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ROH Death Before Dishonor does over 36,000 PPV buys

Last Saturday's PPV was a financial success and a big increase from April's Supercard of Honor.

Last Saturday's Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view brought in 36,100 buys, according to Dave Meltzer in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Meltzer said 27,000 of the buys came from streaming while 9100 was via traditional cable providers.

The numbers are a big jump from April's Supercard of Honor's 19,200 buys (15,500 streaming/3700 traditional). 

However, Meltzer noted that show was also available for HonorClub subscribers while last Saturday's event was not. It was also on a Saturday night against no big wrestling competition while the Supercard show was on a busy Friday night during WrestleMania weekend.

The show drew 3100 (2900 paid/200 comps)to the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts -- the promotion's fourth-largest crowd in history. 

Meltzer also had the following notes about the crossover with AEW PPV buyers:

  • Of the fans who purchased Supercard, nearly 39% (about 7400) also purchased March's Revolution. 
  • Nearly 68% of Dishonor buyers (estimated at 24,300) also purchased AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door while 68% (24,600) also purchased AEW Double or Nothing.

Also from Meltzer:

"The digital buy number is important because the exclusive domestic distributor was Bleacher Report, a system owned by Discovery. So this show generated probably in excess of $400,000 for that system. The idea is that number would seem a positive in Khan’s attempt to make a deal with Discovery for a weekly television show based on the idea they can make money for Discovery doing multiple PPV shows a year along with the value of the programming itself."