Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
The latest WWE estimates for the WWE TLC PPV on 12/16 has the show doing 71,000 buys domestic and 99,000 buys international for a total of 170,000 buys. This would be the lowest domestic buyrate for a WWE PPV all year in 2012 and ties the 2010 Bragging Rights PPV as the third worst domestic number in modern history.
Given how well some of the "B" WWE PPV events were drawing in 2012 it was considered a big surprise as to how low the domestic total was for the final event of the year.Credit: ewrestlingnewsWWE star CM Punk took a bad bump getting dropped on his head while taking a suplex from The Miz on Saturday night at the WWE live event in Springfield, Missouri. The incident went down during the tag team main event featuring Punk tagging with WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Miz and Ryback. Punk rolled out of the ring shortly after taking the bad bump and was later helped to the back by WWE officials.
Early reports are that Punk was sore, but was expected to be okay and work tonight in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
No WWE Champion at the TLC PPV is a good enough reason why the buyrate was horrible. Hopefully CM Punk is OK. I read this report on another site with a fan report saying that Miz was telling the referee to check on Punk during the match. I'm a bit alarmed by all of the comments regarding this matter on various news sites with some fans suggesting WWE firing Miz for this.
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