Report: IMPACT Slammiversary 2023 TV PPV Buys Up 250% From 2022

A big increase for IMPACT Slammiversary

IMPACT Wrestling held their Slammiversary pay-per-view on July 15 and the show received positive reviews overall. The event featured the return of Eric Young, Trinity vs. Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts World Championship, and a main event that saw Alex Shelley defeat Nick Aldis to retain the IMPACT World Title. 

Slammiversary performed better than expected on TV pay-per-view, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Meltzer noted that IMPACT drew an "outstanding" 4,400 TV pay-per-view buys, which was up 248.8 percent from 2022's Slammiversary of less than 1,300 TV buys. Although the number is relatively small when compared to the likes of All Elite Wrestling, the increase is believed to have been generated by improved TV ratings from IMPACT and Slammiversary 2023 was the best TV buyrate for the promotion since Kenny Omega was IMPACT World Champion in 2021. 

Omega spent several months in IMPACT from December 2020 until August 2021, during which he had a 110-day reign as IMPACT World Champion. He defeated Rich Swann for the gold in a Title vs. Title Match at Rebellion in April and he would drop the belt to Christian Cage on the August 13 edition of AEW Rampage. 

Slammiversary's streaming pay-per-view numbers have not been revealed but Meltzer estimated the show probably outdrew a lot of IMPACT's pay-per-views that took place during their final months on Spike TV. 

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