WWE received some good news and bad news when it comes to the May 2011 PPV events.

Extreme Rules on 5/1 ended up producing the second worst domestic PPV buyrate in company history with a preliminatry estimate of 65,000 buys (December 2 Dismember in 2006 holds the record with 52,000 buys) or 138,000 buys worldwide.

Over The Limit on 5/15, just two weeks later, rebounded for the company drawing an estimated 220,000 buys worldwide with 113,000 domestic. This is up from last year’s show that drew 197,000 buys, although the overseas market definitely helped out with the number.

Domestic PPV buyrate totals remain disappointing for WWE the last two years as evident in a list compiled back in November 2010 at this link.