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WM to Bring In Big PPV Revenue, New WWE HOF Logo, HHH-Lesnar

– Below is WWE’s new Hall of Fame logo for 2013, which first appeared in Booker T’s induction video:

New Hall of Fame Logo

– Even if WrestleMania 29 doesn’t match the record-setting 2007 event of come even with WrestleMania 28, it will most likely set a new mark with overall pay-per-view revenue. WWE has increased the price of WrestleMania by $5 so it will be $59.95 for standard definition and $69.95 for HD this year. If the price increase doesn’t turn buyers away, it will lead to $3 million in extra revenue, based on 1.2 million worldwide buys, not including the increase in viewers who have moved to HD. Based on changes in annual trends, viewers moving to HD could add another $900,000 in profit.

– The No Holds Barred stipulation for Brock Lesnar and Triple H at WrestleMania 29 was decided on just a few days before RAW as several stipulations including Hell In a Cell were being considered. One idea discussed would have Shawn Michaels be in Triple H’s corner to counteract Paul Heyman being there.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Jason Lentini

    That’s the best way to go if you’re not gonna try to see it at a bar or something. Having some friends who will help chip in that way the cost isn’t so bad is a good way to go. Hopefully things don’t come up and prevent people from showing up.

  • Jason Lentini

    I remember going there and Buffalo Wild Wings to see events a few years ago but didn’t WWE put the kabosh on that stating they were “losing money” and that those places should give them X amount percentage wise of what they pulled in ? However though I’ve seen some local bars advertise they carry PPV’s.

  • chronoxiong

    $60 for a PPV? Are you kidding me? Will it even be worth it due to rematches among rematches?

  • StocktonJoe

    Can’t speak for anyplace else, but in “Sunny California” there’s an additional 15 dollars worth of taxes and franchise fees and user fees. So it comes out to 75 bucks to watch a three-hour RAW w/o commercials. It really IS a viscous circle. WWE charges more money because people “pirate” the stream. Then people pirate the stream because it costs so much. So WWE has to charge even more.

  • Sean Kaboni

    hook the trusty old laptop up to the tv…free streams all day

  • Elvis Dolinski

    Yeah, I”m going to Hooters and watching it for free, 69 dollars, freaking kidding me,

  • Pat

    thank god for torrents, i never watch it live cuz the person i watch it with comes over on Wednesdays and we watch raw smackdown and the ppv all together 🙂
    and no, its not worth it to pay that much

  • Centurypromotion

    Im going to get it in HD 70$ damn lucky friends coming over to rent it with me with tax will come around 85$ !

  • d_pooch

    Whoa Jack! That’s a lot of monay!

  • Johhny

    59 bucks,Man thats alot for wm i am honestly not sure if its worth it,as you will be able to watch the matches online for free after its over….i am still debating my self to buy it or not