|Rock vs. Cena (WWE)|
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The WWE is reporting the Wrestlemania 28 has set a record in terms of pay per view buys and the live crowd attendance at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. There were 1.3 million PPV buys world wide, meaning more than five million fans watched the Rock vs. John Cena. 78,363 fans from all 50 states and 36 countries were live in attendance that day.
What conclusions can be made here? Should the Rock get the praise for the higher buy rate? Did fans from the Attitude Era come back as the Rock made his return? While the numbers sound good on paper, it's not been reflective on the subsequent episodes of Raw. Ratings are still down. Even for the shows the Rock appeared on.
|Rock wins at Survivor Series|
I was skeptical about the Rock going over Cena at the event. I still don't agree with it, but I'm assuming there is still some kind of bigger picture thing we're still waiting to see pan out.
I wonder with the success of the Rock's return (in PPVs buys) will the WWE continue to bring back stars from wrestling's boom period? Of course time is not on the company's side, as the Rock may be one of the few guys who is still in as good of shape (if not better) than he was 12 years ago.
So while the WWE touted it as the end of an era at Wrestlemania, I have trouble believing that will so many buys we won't see more of that "era" at future events.
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