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EA’s Weekly SmackDown Live YouTube Report (7/10/18)

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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 (2:30PM EST, 7/12/18):

  1. James Ellsworth vs. Asuka in a Lumberjack match – 1.5 million views
  2. Team Hell No gets ambushed on MizTV – 1.2 million views
  3. Team Hell No & New Day vs. SAnitY & Bludgeon Brothers – 739k views
  4. AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – 610k views
  5. AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev – 502k views
  6. Paige puts a stipulation on Carmella vs. Asuka at Extreme Rules – 363k views
  7. Team Hell No & New Day make their battle plan – 321k views

In three out of the last four weeks now, James Ellsworth and Asuka take the top spot in our YouTube report with 1.5 million views, up .2 million from last week. Does this make Ellsworth a YouTube “titan”? I’d hold the mustard there, but this has to mean something for intergender matches moving forward. It’s not Asuka drawing these kind of numbers and it’s not Ellsworth himself, but as much as I don’t care for it, it tells me there’s a genuine interest in intergender matches. I think WWE has recognized it. We’ll also see the trio of Ellsworth, Carmella and Asuka, along with General Manager Paige coming in at number six. This is more of a “Welp, more interesting than anything else” kind of number.

At two, three and seven comes the reunited Team Hell No, who opened the show on MizTV which is good for 1.2 million, teams with New Day in a 10-Man tag to close out the show and then round out our top seven with a backstage segment. Bryan has probably been the most consistent “earner” for SmackDown Live since I’ve covered these, so nothing shocking to me that his angle heading into Extreme Rules shows up three times on our list and the primary focus of the blue brand. While I’m thinking this reformed partnership with Kane will be short-lived, you’ll see no affect on Bryan’s drawing whatsoever.

As was the case in the last two paragraphs, we see repeated names coming in at fourth and fifth this week. AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura revisited their rivalry in a singles match, which broke down when Styles’ Extreme Rules challenger, Rusev, got involved. Jeff Hardy would make the save, leading to a tag team match that pulls less views than what it followed. AJ feels like he’s really lost a lot of steam by having to take so much ring time off, not just in YouTube views, but fan interest in general. This was also Nakamura’s return to the ring on television after missing a couple of weeks, so it just feels like the numbers are low. I do see a lot of complaining about how many times they’ve squared off over the past few months though, which could play a part.

 

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Sonoran Championship Wrestling BATTLE|LINES Results (9/21/18)

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SCW Battle Lines

SCW (Sonoran Championship Wrestling) returned to The World Famous Nile Theater on Friday night, September 21, for BATTLE|LINES! Tensions were high all night, and the rowdy crowd in attendance were treated so some amazing action.

By the end of the night we had a new (but reluctant) tag team, fans begging for more EJ-Calder, one pissed off challenger, and the revelation of perhaps the strongest force ever to hit SCW…

Full results:

Navajo Warrior pinned Alex Salyers
Salyers reminded everyone of the reasons he asked for “the biggest, baddest, and most respected man in Arizona,” and then promptly punched him in the face. The legendary competitor proved too much in the end.

SBR & Cole Wright (with Travis Lee) beat Awesome Andy & Aguila
Two brand new teams in SCW brought the action early and never stopped, bringing the fans to their feet on multiple occasions. In the end, Travis sprayed Andy with Body Spray, leading his team to victory. After the match it was obvious that SBR & Cole had no clue what Travis was up to.

The Heat Seat with Pete The Heat and special guest Sergio Vega
Pete The Heat welcomed Sergio Vega, who explained that he was attacked at the border on his way to August’s Big Trouble In Little Mesa. He didn’t see the attacker, but did notice that Jay Garland was wearing a Sergio Vega shirt when he left the building with Thugnificent that night. The Hawaiian Lion entered the ring to remind Sergio to focus on their match later in the evening, and that the Arizona legend fully intended on ending the year-plus reign of the champion.

SOS (with June Jackson) pinned Morgan (with Adrenalyn) in a No Disqualification Match
June Jackson announced that she would not be participating in the match, but “supervising” as her best friend, SOS, battled Morgan instead. Morgan didn’t come alone, bringing back-up on the form of Adrenalyn! All four women battled throughout The Nile, but in the end a (legal) chairshot from SOS allowed her to score the pin after June blasted Adrenalyn with a tire iron.

EJ Sparks and Calder McColl battled to a time limit draw
In another first time ever encounter, EJ and Calder brought the fight in a big way, neither letting up for the duration of the match. Calder connected with an Air Raid Crash, but EJ kicked out of the pinfall attempt right before time expired. Calder was frustrated, but the two men embraced to end a match that fans are already asking to see again.

Toom E Guci addressed the crowd
SCW co-owner and general manager Toom E Guci announced that on October 19, we will celebrate two years of Sonoran Championship Wrestling  at Run The Gauntlet. Competitors will compete in the biggest Gauntlet ever, spanning the entire evening, and the winner will have the ability to make any match they choose. Toom revealed that the first match of Run The Gauntlet.

SCW Tag Team Champions Jay Garland & The MITH and Impulse Champion Thugnificent fought The Brothers Of Wrestling (Evan Daniels & R-Three) and LJ Ramos to a no-contest
Toom E Guci got the answers he was seeking when these six men jumped into action. LJ Ramos was (seemingly) injured during the match, and was rendered unable to continue and helped to the back. The 3-on-2 advantage proved to be too much for the BOW, and when all hope was lost LJ returned to the ring! Once LJ was tagged in, he stood face-to-face with The Man In The Hood, but turned around and attacked Evan Daniels! Garland, Thugnificent, MITH, and Ramos maintained a 4-on-2 advantage until EJ Sparks ran to confront the four men. Before EJ could do anything, June Jackson snuck in and hit EJ with a low blow, leading to a 5-on-1 attack on the fan favorite. Jay Garland took the mic and revealed that Genesys was reformed, much to the dismay of Toom E Guci.

SCW Heavyweight Champion Sergio Vega pinned The Hawaiian Lion to retain his championship
After defeating Ricky Mandel to earn this championship opportunity, The Hawaiian Lion took the fight to the champion, but there was no backing down for Sergio Vega. Lion connected with an Axe Bomber late in the match, but was slow to cover. Sergio kicked out, but Lion immediately latched onto a Coquina Clutch. Sergio got to the ropes multiple times, and referee Scott Johnson had to pull Lion off of Sergio. Lion protested, but that gave Sergio the opening he needed to score the victor. Lion snapped after the match, taking out his frustrations on the champion and refusing to release the Clutch. The Navajo Warrior hit the ring to finally break Lion from the hold, restraining him before he could do more damage to the champion, the official, and potentially his own career.

Sonoran Championship Wrestling returns to The Nile Theater on Friday, October 19, 2018 for Run The Gauntlet! Don’t miss this night of non-stop action as the SCW roster attempts to Run The Gauntlet from start to finish.

Credit: https://scwwrestlingaz.com/


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WWE News: SmackDown Live Event Results From Tucson, Arizona (9/22/18)

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Before heading into the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado this coming Tuesday, WWE’s SmackDown Live roster hit up Tucson, Arizona for a Live Event.

Fans who attended got some great action including NXT’s Nikki Cross in a 6-Woman Tag Team match, Shinsuke Nakamura defended the United States Championship in a Triple Threat, as well as Samoa Joe challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Title in the main event. Below are the results:

  • SmackDown Tag Titles: The New Day retained over SAnitY
  • Harper defeated Tye Dillinger
  • R-Truth defeated Shelton Benjamin
  • Rusev defeated Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
  • SmackDown Women’s Title: Becky Lynch retained over Charlotte Flair
  • Asuka, Naomi & Nikki Cross defeated Carmella & The IIconics
  • United States Title Triple Threat: Shinsuke Nakamura retained over Jeff Hardy & Randy Orton
  • WWE Title: AJ Styles retained over Samoa Joe

Results c/o Gerweck

 

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WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Largo, Florida (9/22/18)

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After spending Friday night in Sanford, Florida for an event that featured the debut of Matt Riddle, WWE’s NXT continued their weekend run of shows last night in Largo, Florida.

While Riddle was not in action last night, the card still featured some other great NXT Superstars as Johnny Gargano met The Velveteen Dream in the main event, Lars Sullivan went one-on-one with Keith Lee, on top of 205 Live Superstar Tony Nese facing off against ‘The Top One Percent’ EC3. Below are the results:

  • EC3 defeated Tony Nese
  • Reina Gonzalez defeated Xia Li
  • War Raiders defeated Humberto Carrillo & Raul Mendonza
  • Babatunde defeated Brennan Williams
  • Heavy Machinery & Jessie Elaban defeated The Forgotten Sons & Lacey Evans
  • Lars Sullivan defeated Keith Lee
  • Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir & Shayna Baszler defeated Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Kairi Sane
  • Johnny Gargano defeated The Velveteen Dream

Results c/o LordsOfPain

 

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