The preliminary pay-per-view buy figures for the Ring of Honor Final Battle from last Saturday are in.
According to Dave Meltzer’s report in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the program generated more than 25,000 PPV buys in its first week, of which 19,000 came through streaming platforms and 6400 via traditional outlets.
When the final tallies are in, he pointed out that the linear number might rise by anywhere between five and 10 percent.
Even with a 10% rise, the show would still fall short of July’s Death Before Dishonor, which produced 37,000 buys, despite the fact that the amount is higher than April’s Supercard of Honor’s 23,000 buys.
This past Saturday’s concert was the first in the Tony Khan era to take place in the afternoon, in contrast to April’s show, which took place on a busy Friday during WrestleMania weekend. NXT Deadline plus a UFC pay-per-view made for a busy night as well.
The largest sales, attendance, and live gate ever recorded in Final Battle’s 21-event history.
The day’s main event was a rematch between Chris Jericho and Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH championship, which was followed by FTR vs. The Briscoes in a double dog collar trilogy match for the ROH Tag Team titles, which was revealed on the Wednesday before the show.