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WWE News: SmackDown Live Weekly YouTube Report (5/22/18)

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As we all know, social media and other outlets have become a huge means of drawing in interaction and viewers for WWE. Most people will point to television ratings like they did during the Monday Night Wars in the late 1990’s, however that can be skewed with so many various means of watching today that do not include cable television.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s SmackDown Live YouTube Report (2:30 PM EST, 5/24/18):

  1. Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy – 1.1 million views
  2. Shinsuke Nakamura reveals his stipulation for MITB – 1 million views
  3. MITB Qualifier: Lana vs. Billie Kay – 878k views
  4. Big E vs. The Miz – 554k views
  5. MITB Qualifier: Naomi vs. Sonya Deville – 523k views
  6. Tag Title #1 Contender’s Match: The Usos vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson – 452k views
  7. MizTV with The New Day – 353k views

Coming in at number one for the second week in a row is the new face of SmackDown Live, Daniel Bryan, in the night’s main event against US Champion Jeff Hardy. These numbers are nearly identical to what Bryan took in the week before, except this week it was against a much more known opponent and the match had MITB implications. Except last week was not a match, but just merely a segment involving Big Cass. With viewership down again this week on television following a slight uptick last week, I chalk Bryan’s drop up to that.

At number two is our WWE Champion yet again, as Nakamura and AJ Styles keep with their consistent numbers and hover around the one million mark once again. This also had MITB implications and doesn’t appear that the viewership decline affected (what I still believe to be) SmackDown Live’s hottest feud.

Moving onto number three, this is a complete outlier. Is Billie Kay responsible for this? Absolutely not. Some have griped about people (male fans) only caring about Lana for her looks, but also like to leave out that a lot of women feel the same about someone like Roman Reigns. WWE is a business and even though Lana needs work in the ring, PEOPLE CARE. That’s all that matters.

Numbers four and seven are intertwined with The New Day and The Miz. We’ve seen The New Day struggle recently with drawing YouTube views and even with The Miz’s appeal outside of WWE, it doesn’t help at all here. On a night when there was something on the line in every match, this wasn’t the case here and it had to only hurt. How do I know this? Numbers five and six. Both had outcomes that affect MITB and weren’t too far off from matching what the opening Big E/Miz match did. Naomi and The Usos have been a bit of a “powerhouse” for YouTube views in the past, but only when they’ve been together.

What you won’t see here is one of SmackDown Live’s newest Superstars, Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas. Granted, it was another squash match against an enhancement talent, but a massive dip from his debut last week as he pulls in less than 200k. This is more proof in my eyes that fans who watch RAW and SmackDown Live don’t necessarily watch NXT. If they did, Almas would do better.

 

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NJPW News: G1 Climax Field & Blocks Revealed

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The field for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax tournament is now set with twenty of NJPW’s top stars ready to compete for the crown. Today, NJPW revealed who will be heading to which block with the start scheduled for July 14th and concluding on August 12th.

One of the more interesting things coming from the Block announcement is that IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and his Golden Lovers tag team partner Kota Ibushi are both in Block B, meaning they will square off at some point. Below are the full Block listings:

Block A

  • YOSHI-HASHI
  • Michael Elgin
  • IWGP United States Champion ‘Switchblade’ Jay White
  • EVIL
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Bad Luck Fale
  • Minoru Suzuki
  • ‘Hangman’ Adam Page
  • Togi Makabe
  • Kazuchika Okada

Block B

  • Toru Yano
  • NEVER Openweight Champion Hirooki Goto
  • Tama Tonga
  • IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega
  • SANADA
  • Tetsuya Naito
  • Kota Ibushi
  • Juice Robinson
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Zack Sabre Jr.

 

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WWE News: Paige Assaulted By Fan While Leaving Allstate Arena Last Night

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In some breaking news this morning, it looks like one member of the WWE Universe took things way too far following last night’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view in Rosemont, Illinois.

PWInsider is reporting that SmackDown Live General Manager Paige was the victim of an assault as she was leaving the building. According to an eye witness, the multi-time WWE Divas was on her way out of the arena in the passenger seat of her vehicle with the window down to say goodbye to the loads of fans who were patiently waiting to get a final glimpse of their favorite Superstars. While giving out some high-fives, a male approached the vehicle and then “pie-faced” Paige, telling her to “lose some weight”.

It’s being said that the fan was confronted after the incident, but it was not by Paige and has yet to be specified. It’s also unclear at this time if the fan was arrested or not, however Paige posted about it via Instagram story, which we were able to get a screen capture of:

EA’s Take: This is all kinds of wrong. Of course, this is definitely assault by the letter of the law, but it remains to be seen what will come of it or if she’ll be pressing charges (if the guy was arrested). Secondly, what the $*!# is wrong with people?!? Perhaps I have blinders on, but there’s nothing wrong with Paige’s body, so I truly don’t understand why people shame her about her weight. What does she weigh, 140? 150? Give me a break. I could be wrong, but I’d be willing to bet there are a lot of women who wish they looked as good as Paige does. Keep doing you boo.

 

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WWE News: Preview Tonight’s Post-MITB Edition Of Monday Night RAW (6/18/18)

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Money In The Bank is now in the books and the next pay-per-view on the horizon for the WWE is Extreme Rules on July 15th from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first stop towards the event comes tonight however, as Monday Night RAW rolls into the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan tonight.

Below are the main points of focus for the show which airs at 8PM EST. You can follow along with Mitchell’s Live RAW Report, as well as join the conversation and check out instant reactions from members of The Chairshot staff on Twitter (@theCHAIRSHOTcom):

  • Will new RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss suffer the consequences after cashing in MITB last night?
  • What does Men’s MITB winner Braun Strowman have in store for oft-seen Universal Champion Brock Lesnar?
  • Is it really over now between Elias and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins?
  • What’s next for Roman Reigns after defeating Jinder Mahal last night?

 

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