WWE's Investor Relations website has updated their Key Business Drivers document with the latest PPV numbers (approximations):
Fiscal 2006: No Way Out [NEW]: 180,000 (down from ~240,000 in 2005) Royal Rumble [NEW]: 525,000 (down slightly from 2005) New Year's Revolution: 300,000 (down from 375,000 in 2005) Armageddon: 290,000 (up slightly from 2004) Survivor Series: 375,000 (down slightly from 2004) Taboo Tuesday: 250,000 (well up from 2004) No Mercy: 225,000 (up slightly from 2004) Unforgiven: 250,000 (same as 2004) SummerSlam: 650,000 (2004 did 415,000) Great American Bash: 290,000 (up slightly from 2004) Vengeance: 425,000 (2004 did 250,000) ECW One Night Stand: 325,000 (up slightly from 2004) Judgment Day: 250,000 (up slightly from 2004) Backlash 2004: 315,000 (up slightly from 2004)
So...they're making more money (still) than in Fiscal 2005 because their doing more shows (and Backlash from 2004 fell into Fiscal 2006) and showing them in more places. All the shows are either tracking pretty much where they did last time they ran, or well above.
DVDs; Blog Calgary Flames: 33-17-7 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights: 24-24-9
I don't think you CAN turn Austin at this point. They tried that already to the point of totally altering his character, and the only thing that came out of it was the WHAT?! chant. Do you really want to risk that again?