Early WrestleMania Buyrate, WWE Adding African Americans, More

Ryan Gray

The following are some news tidbits from Dave Meltzerâ<80><99>s Wrestling Observer Newsletter. You can obtain subscription information at WrestlingObserver.com

– Early numbers indicate that WrestleMania XXIV did approximately 1.1 million buys with 700,000 to 800,000 of them from North America. This will place it at number two on the list as one of the most watched pay-per-view events in WWE history.

– WWE is taking the initiative to get more African American faces on television. Over the last year WWE has lost Boogeyman (out with a torn calf), Marcos Cor Von, Booker T, Sharmell, Kristal Marshall, and Bobby Lashley. This is likely the reason for Cryme Tymeâ<80><99>s return out of nowhere.

– The WrestleMania XXIV DVD will include the entire Hall of Fame ceremony and the pre-show Battle Royal.

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