Numbers For The Fourth Quarter WWE PPV’s Released

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As we stated earlier the WWE held their fourth quarter conference call today. The company during the call released their quarter numbers and revenues for pay-per-view.

-October’s Battleground drew 114,000 buys.

-October’s Hell in a Cell drew 228,000 buys compared to the 199,000 buys in 2012, 182,000 buys in 2011, 210,000 buys in 2010, and 283,000 buys for the same event in 2009.

-November’s Survivor Series pay-per-view produced 177,000 buys compared to 208,000 buys in 2012, 281,000 buys in 2011, 244,000 buys in 2010, and 235,000 buys in 2009.

-December’s TLC drew 181,000 buys compared to 175,000 buys in 2012, 179,000 in 2011, 195,000 buys in 2010, and 228,000 buys in 2009.

It was the first time that Battleground had been a PPV. Hell in a Cell this year headlined by Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship inside the cell with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. That event also marked the return of John Cena, who was out with an arm injury.

Survivor Series was headlined by Orton vs The Big Show for the WWE championship and TLC was headlined by Cena vs Orton in a title unification bout.

Are the numbers where you expected them to be?

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October WWE PPV Numbers Released

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The WWE presented two pay-per-views in October as Battleground and Hell In A Cell took place. The company released that the two shows combined did 334,000 buys worldwide, but an exact figure for each show hasn’t been released as of this time.

Battleground featured Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship and HIAC featured a third bout between the two, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee inside the cell structure and the return of John Cena. As soon as we get the exact numbers from each show, we will release those numbers to you.

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Between The Ropes Video: WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Recap

Brian, Steve and Michael recap the WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 PPV including Randy Orton walking away with the WWE Championship, John Cena returning to defeat Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship, CM Punk facing Ryback in Hell in a Cell and getting his hands on Paul Heyman, a fantastic opening tag-team match, added matches, follies and tomfoolery and more.

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Randy Orton Defeats Daniel Bryan To Regain The WWE Championship

The fans around the world thought Hell In A Cell would be the pay-per-view that Daniel Bryan would win the WWE championship. Unfortunately for the WWE Universe, it wasn’t meant to be.

Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan inside the Hell In A Cell to regain the WWE title after special guest referee Shawn Michaels supekicked Bryan. Then Orton pinned Bryan for the fall.

Bryan and Orton were having a pretty good match and the ending started to unfold. Orton gave Bryan a superplex onto a stack of chairs, which even made Michaels cringe. Orton covered Bryan and only got a two count from Michaels. Orton was upset at Michaels as he felt that should have been three count.

This led to WWE COO Triple H to come to a chorus of boos. Triple H told Michaels that he needed to do his job and count to three. Michaels told HHH that he was doing his job and let him do it. Orton then came outside the ring and screamed at Michaels that he has been giving him a slow count all night.

Hunter asked Michaels, “Are you going to do this or not?”

Michaels told HHH to let him handle it. Orton and Michaels get back into the ring and a moment later, Orton attempted an RKO and Bryan pushed Orton into Michaels who was lying on the mat.

Triple H then brought the WWE trainer with him and had a referee unlock the cage door to attend to Michaels. Bryan then hit the flying knee on Orton, but Michaels was still out. Bryan was telling Michaels to get up and make the count.

HHH approached Bryan and shoved him out of the way, so he could attend to Michaels. Bryan then Triple H with the flying knee, with Bryan leading a “YES” chant. Michaels then hit Sweet Chin Music on Bryan and then Orton pinned Bryan to regain the title.

The event ended with Michaels leaving the cage with no reaction. Bryan was helped out of the ring by two referees and the WWE trainer. Orton got Triple H to his feet and they smiled at Orton winning the title.

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WWE Big Show Talks Hell in a Cell 2013, John Cena Comeback

WWE superstar the Big Show talks about the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV, driving a big rig on Raw this past Monday, being able to cry on demand and learning how to do that, John Cena’s quick return from surgery, the rise of Daniel Bryan, not having his own catchphrase, the charity work WWE does and more.

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Between The Ropes Video: Raw Fallout, WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Preview

Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.

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Video: Daniel Bryan Says Randy Orton Has “Never Seen How Violent Daniel Bryan Can Be”

Daniel Bryan quite arguably is the most popular superstar right now in the WWE. This coming Sunday at Hell In A Cell, Bryan gets another chance to win the WWE title as he will battle Randy Orton in the main event for the vacant WWE title inside the cell structure. The WWE released a video on You Tube with Bryan that shows what he did earlier in his career, his WWE run and has some choice words for Orton. Watch the video above. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter.

WWE Hell In A Cell 2013 Updated Lineup

WWE Hell In A Cell takes place this Sunday from the American Airlines in Miami, Florida. The main event will feature Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for vacant WWE title with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee inside the Hell In A Cell.

A couple of matches were made last night on the show, bringing the total to six matches. Here is the updated lineup for WWE Hell in a Cell.

- Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton for the vacant WWE title with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee (Hell In A Cell)
- Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship
- Paul Heyman and Ryback vs CM Punk (Hell In A Cell)
- Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Titles
- AJ Lee vs Brie Bella for the WWE Divas Titles
- Curtis Axel vs Big E Langston for the Intercontinental Title

More matches can be added as the event doesn’t take place for five days. With this lineup, will you be buying the show?

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Between The Ropes Video: TNA Bound for Glory 2013, Hell in a Cell Matches

Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman are back with the weekly video talking about his Sunday’s TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV headlined by Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Championship and the poll on the greatest Hell in a Cell match of all time.  (We apologize for the audio for Fritz as something was set incorrectly which is why the audio is a lower quality.)

POLL: Greatest ‘Hell in a Cell’ Match of All Time?

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Since its inception in 1998, the Hell in a Cell match gimmick has seen some incredible battles… and some not-so-incredible ones.  But which one is the greatest of all time? Let us know what you think by voting in the poll below.  And be sure to watch the next ‘Between the Ropes’ video podcast where we here at Between the Ropes discuss the results of the poll, and give our own favorite Hell in a Cell memories. [Read more...]

Between The Ropes Talks Raw, John Cena Return, Hell in a Cell – October 8, 2013

Brian and Steve talk about Raw from Monday night including the announced return of John Cena at the Hell in a Cell PPV, the latest on the Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton storyline, Big Show getting fired, Orton’s position, Rob Van Dam’s status with the company, Hulk Hogan and more.

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WWE Title Match Set for Hell In A Cell, Shawn Michaels Special Referee

The WWE announced on last night’s Monday Night Raw that Daniel Bryan will battle Randy Orton for the vacant WWE title at the Hell In A Cell PPV. During the show it was announced that former WWE champion and Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is going to be the special guest referee.

This will be the third time that Bryan and Orton will be squaring off. The two battled first at Night of Champions last month. Bryan pinned Orton to win the title, but on the next on Raw, COO Triple H said due to the fast count of referee Scott Armstrong the title would be vacated.

The rematch took place on Sunday at Battleground and the match ended in a no contest, when The Big Show came out and knocked out Bryan and Orton.

Michaels was made the special referee when Raw General Manager made a poll with Michaels, Bob Backland and Booker T. “The Heartbreak Kid” won the poll with 61 percent of the vote.

Hell In A Cell takes place on Sunday, October 27 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

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Between The Ropes Talks John Cena Return – October 7, 2013

A quick podcast as Brian Fritz and Michael Wiseman talk about the unexpected return of John Cena who will face Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Hell in a Cell PPV just more than two months after torn triceps surgery, possible scenarios for the match, if he is back as a regular or will be taking more time off and more.

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BREAKING NEWS: John Cena Returning at Hell in a Cell

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Just announced on Monday Night Raw – John Cena will be returning at Hell in the Cell to challenge Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Cena has been out since SummerSlam with a pretty serious elbow injury.  Early reports suggested he might return around Royal Rumble. When rumors popped up that he might return earlier, he quickly shot them down on Twitter.

Does this indicate a panic within WWE over lackluster ratings, or has “superman” John Cena proven once again that injuries simply can’t keep him down?

What do you think about John Cena’s early return?  Discuss in the comments below! And be sure to follow Between the Ropes on Facebook and Twitter!