According to the WWE's Investor Relations website and their September 17th Key Business Drivers update, the SummerSlam initial buyrate estimate is somewhere in the range of 380,000 buys.
SummerSlam 2004 got ~380K, 2003 got ~450K and 2002 got ~525K. The last co-branded PPV (WrestleMania XX) got ~900K, the last Smackdown PPV (Great American Bash) got ~230K and the last RAW PPV (Vengeance) got ~225K.
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Still HHH vs Benoit vs Eugene should of outsold Eddie vs JBL remembering exactly what everyone thought about Eddie and JBL at the time. This was JBL's first push towards the championship (judgement day withstanding..) which left me thinking WTF~!!!!
Or you have HHH vs Benoit and a comedy act aswell...
(edited by devineman on 17.9.04 0550) True intelligence is the ability to admit you know nothing (or something like that)
But you have to also take into consideration that Raw's Vengeance[July] PPV was the third of the three PPV's in six weeks experiment, which I doubt gave that PPV any buyrate favors.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory holds at ORANGE alert - High (JBL is STILL WWE champion and now smarks arch enemy HHH is the World Champion. Major red threat, but the undercard seems okay. The alert holds... for now)- 9/19
I disagree about Sting. Prior to this, he was defending Lex from everyone when he showed up. Sting defended him from Hogan to the Stieners to the entire WCW roster. The second, there is even some doubt, Lex runs up the white flag on Sting.