WWE Battleground Scores Third Lowest Buy Rate in History

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by OverratedHeelIndyWrestler, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Hey, this is kind of old news but it's the first I'm hearing of it. Apparently Battleground only garnered 122,000 buys, the third lowest in history. The 2011 edition of Vengeance only managed to draw 121,000 buys, edging out Battleground by a hair as one of the biggest flops WWE has ever produced. Any thoughts on this matter? Payback drew 186k buys, not a bad figure for a debut, and then there's Battleground...I personally don't see it making this year's PPV line up...

    Here's the link to the article I found this information. http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...nary-ppv-buys-for-hell-in-a-cell-battleground
  2. I actually liked the concept & look of Battleground. The PPV itself did not sound exciting.
  3. I buy them all, and was happy DB was in the ME. I understand why others wouldn't buy though.
  4. It was in October, right? From what I recall most of those PPVs didn't really seem great on paper and there are tons of PPVs around that time. They're always going to get bad buyrates (relatively bad, anyway).
  5. I only saw Battleground for the first time a couple days ago, and, uh...I don't even remember it, lol. Not surprised about the buyrates, everybody knew it was just filler.
  6. I bought the PPV but it was boring imo. I bought it just to see how it was BG, but I don't think I'll buy it next year.
  7. Third lowest buyrate in history? I'm surprised it wasn't the lowest (well, not really, but...)

    It was a shit PPV with a shit build. The title vacancy clearly didn't intrigue people like they thought it would (I wonder why) and neither did the usual line-up of matches you can expect to see on almost any given Raw like Axel/R-Truth, Wyatt/Kingston, Real Americans/Khali & Santino, AJ/Brie, etc. ADR can't draw, Ryback has no momentum and only further served to help drag the Punk/Heyman feud down into mediocrity and while the Rhodes/Shield stuff was well built and interesting, 99.9% of regular fans aren't gonna put money down to see a PPV just for it's tag team title match. All in all, there was no hook to order this. Never mind that most of the card was thrown together in the last week or so on top of it.

    It's also damage control to blame it even partially on being a new PPV name. I don't think hardly any fans care whether it's a new PPV title or just a familiar one that they're used to seeing unless there's a special gimmick that comes along with it (i.e. MITB, Extreme Rules, etc.) Regardless, I'm sure WWE has the usual excuses lined up for the next stock holders meeting - new PPV name, Bryan can't draw, Cena wasn't on the card, people couldn't purchase the PPV due to a mysterious blackout throughout the country caused by aliens, etc.
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  8. Shut the doors Vincey, its over.
  9. The can go back to being the WWF again now, World Wrestling Fail.
  10. World Wrestling Faileration
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  11. I have serious deja vu on this entire thread.

    But to point I don't remember the card being great and am sure the build was poor as well.
  12. Doesn't matter. I'll be paying for the WWE network and getting those PPVs a lot cheaper anyway
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  13. Well aren't I glad I never went to Battleground in Buffalo. I honestly don't remember what was on the card but yea, not many people are going to be buying DVDs anymore with the network.