WWE News: WWE Officials Reportedly Expecting WWE TLC Buyrate to Flop

Drake OzSenior Writer IIDecember 16, 2011

There are many things you can expect out of the WWE, including a lack of any interest in promoting the tag team division and three-hour episodes of Monday Night Raw that are a complete waste of your time. 

However, it’s usually just the fans who expect bad things from the WWE. It’s very rare that we see people within the WWE admit that something they do could fail miserably. 

We have, however, seen that happen. We saw it recently with the WWE Network and we’re seeing it again as we near Sunday’s WWE TLC pay-per-view. 

From the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via WrestleZone.com)

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that some people within WWE are expecting this Sunday night's TLC PPV to draw the lowest buy rate of the year. 

Wow. If people within the WWE don’t have faith in the company, how are we supposed to? 

I’m actually somewhat excited about Sunday’s pay-per-view. I think the triple threat match for the WWE championship will be good. The same goes for the United States title match, Booker T vs. Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett. 

That being said, this pay-per-view is just too much of the same. We’ve basically already seen every match on the card in some shape or form in the past, with the only exception being Booker T vs. Rhodes. Meanwhile, the rest of the card is filled with rehashed and recycled feuds that—even if they’re good—we’ve already seen at some point during the last two years. 

Much like those people within the WWE, I think the buyrate for WWE TLC will be ridiculously low as a result. However, will it really be lower than Vengeance? 

I don’t think so. Vengeance had the second lowest PPV buyrate in WWE history, and it would take a lot for TLC to top—or is it bottom?—that.