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Money In The Bank PPV bombs worse than originally reported

Money In The Bank may be a great concept for elevating a young wrestler like The Miz, but it isn't one for selling PPVs.

According to Dave Meltzer on the September 6th Wrestling Observer radio show,'s report that the Money In The Bank PPV drew 189,000 buys worldwide was incorrect.  That number erroneously included late buys from previous PPV shows.  The actual number was 162,000 worldwide buys with only 93,000 coming from North America, which was down a whopping 44% from the Night Of The Champions PPV show that was held in July last year.  Given that Money In The Bank was on paper one of the better new ideas WWE had for a match themed PPV show, the concept of coming up with match themed PPVs for all their B shows seems to be a failure at this point.  It probably didn't help that like the Fatal Four Way PPV that also recently bombed there was much more interest and intrigue in Nexus who weren't even officially involved in a match on the PPV, than any of the participants in the Money In The Bank matches.

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