In updated business numbers and the first for the 2013 year, WWE released the preliminary buyrate for the 2013 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event which was headlined by CM Punk defending his WWE Championship against The Rock.

The event did an estimated total of 498,000 buys, with 322,000 coming from domestic purchases and 176,000 coming from international purchases. The 2012 pay-per-view did 443,000, while the event in 2011 did 446,000 buys.