WWE held WrestleMania Backlash on Sunday and it was a solid pay-per-view. The match with zombies wasn’t promoted, but they did have plenty of other things on the card. That still didn’t light up the wrestling community with interest.
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During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer broke down how Google search trends showed that WWE fans just didn’t show up for Backlash in mass numbers. They didn’t even crack the top twenty search trends for the night, which is not a good thing for the company.
“For Google trends, it’s the first time I can remember a WWE pay-per-view not cracking the top twenty and number twenty was 100,000. WWE, like the B-pay-per-views are usually 200,000 — I believe the March show before WrestleMania did 140,000 which was incredibly low. The AEW show, Revolution, did 210,000 in Google trends. Probably 140,000 to 150,000 in pay-per-view buys — by far the biggest they ever did. So, the interest level for Backlash wasn’t there. That’s the basic of it.”
WWE didn’t put a ton of hype into WrestleMania Backlash and that showed in the amount of people who were interested. Plenty of WWE fans watched the event, but they didn’t have those fans curious enough to search all night for updates.
Peacock doesn’t release streaming numbers and pay-per-view buys are a thing of the past. We will have to see if WWE can pull up interest with Hell in a Cell, which could be the final pay-per-view without any live fans.
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