Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
— As noted earlier, the early buyrate estimates for the 1/27 WWE Royal Rumble PPV has the show drawing 498,000 buys according to WWE. The estimate breaks down to 322,000 buys domestic and 176,000 buys overseas. Last year’s Royal Rumble PPV in 2012 drew 443,000 buys. WWE will be releasing final buyrate figures during the first quarter earnings report of 2013.
— As of right now, Triple H is scheduled to defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 29. A stipulation is expected to be announced on RAW next week and it’s rumored to have something to do with MMA. The feeling is that Triple H will get the win because Lesnar beat him the first time and then “broke his arm” twice. Lesnar also “broke” the arm of Shawn Michaels.
Speaking of Shawn Michaels, there is talk of having him featured in the match so he can have a WrestleMania role. That is not confirmed at this point though.