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WrestleMania 27 pay per view buys updated to make it number two in WWE history

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Was WrestleMania 27 "The Biggest WrestleMania Ever?"

Almost ... but not quite.

That's because more returns are in and after reconfiguring the numbers to reflect that, WrestleMania 27 is now the second biggest pay-per-view in the history of the WWE. The latest Wrestling Observer newsletter has the numbers:

However, good news is that in refiguring the WrestleMania numbers after more returns are in, they are now up to 1,120,000 buys and 663,000 domestic, beating the worldwide total for the 2005 Batista vs. HHH match of 1,090,000 buys (not the domestic number for that show, which was 720,000). So it is now No. 2 of all-time worldwide behind the 2007 Donald Trump show, which at 1,250,000, it will not catch.

WrestleMania 27, of course, featured The Rock returning as guest host and interfering in the main event match to cost John Cena the WWE championship. The next night on Raw, the match was set up between Cena and Rock for WrestleMania 28 next year because, obviously, they want to capitalize on the big money potential of a Cena vs. Rock match.

The rest of the event was solid. CM Punk and Randy Orton had a great feud heading into the pay-per-view and finished it with another great match, though Punk was made to job. Big surprise, right? Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler drew a surprising amount of heat for their match but disappointed big time on the big stage. Snooki made an appearance that would be better left unsaid and Undertaker had yet another awesome match in his WrestleMania streak, this one with Triple H in what was his last match.

Think they can beat these numbers next year with Rock vs. Cena and a solid undercard?

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