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EA’s Weekly SmackDown Live YouTube Report (11/13/18)



A look at the YouTube performance for this week’s WWE SmackDown Live!

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 RAW YouTube Report (3:00 PM EST, 11/15/18):

  1. *TIE* Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles/Becky Lynch picks her replacement – 1.8 million views
  2. Becky Lynch injured while invading RAW – 921k views
  3. Daniel Bryan & AJ Styles brawl to open SmackDown Live – 824k views
  4. Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz – 586k views
  5. The Usos rally Team SmackDown before Survivor Series – 476k views
  6. Daniel Bryan offers little explanation for his actions – 406k views

Not much of a surprise what tops our list this week, as I felt that our two clips tied at the top would most likely be neck-and-neck for that spot this week. Daniel Bryan’s big WWE Title win and heel turn, along with what was to become of the Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey match were without question the two biggest talking points of the night. I find it interesting that Bryan is actually the one who wanted to turn heel (see that story here), so I think he may have been feeling what I was and that is him becoming a bit stale. Smart move by WWE to pull the trigger on the same night as Becky’s announcement, seemingly replacing one red hot angle with another all at once. Proving that is seeing four of the top six spots revolving around the segments.

Sliding into the third spot this week is Rey Mysterio taking on The Miz as he successfully hung onto his spot at Survivor Series. Oddly enough, the other match on this night with Survivor Series implications does terribly, as Jeff Hardy vs. Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas only pulls in 280k views. What this tells me is that despite how high on Almas the smart marks are, he’s still not translating in the mainstream and even Jeff Hardy couldn’t help out this week. Rey on the other hand, has continued to perform well in our YouTube reports, but this is easily his weakest showing since returning.

Our final clip at number five is the reveal of the rest of Team SmackDown for the 10-Team Survivor Series Elimination Match. Honestly, this is the definition of a “best of the rest” clip because we didn’t learn anything that couldn’t have been predicted. The Bar’s already booked, The Usos and The New Day were already on the team, so with three spots left, there’s only three other tag teams currently on the blue brand. So by default, Gallows and Anderson, The Colons, SAnitY…you’re in.

What do this week’s YouTube results for SmackDown Live tell you? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/18/19)

Start your Monday off with comments on news regarding Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch and more!



ALL IN Chris Jericho

Jason shuffles into Monday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch, and more!

More On IMPACT Offer To Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio, and during the broadcast he discussed the offer that IMPACT wrestling made to him a few months ago: (credit to Fightful for the transcription below)

“In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That’s the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well– Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well.”

AEW Double Or Nothing Ticket Sale Notes

Cody Rhodes took to Twitter a few days ago and provided some interesting stats on ticket sales for AEW Double Or Nothing:

Why The Women Didn’t Headline Elimination Chamber

Initially, it was thought that the historic Women’s Tag Team Championship match would headline the Elimination Chamber pay per view, however, according to Fightful, Vince McMahon made the change to swap the match out with the men’s Elimination Chamber match. McMahon felt the women’s match would get the reaction desired to close out the show.

Becky Lynch Re-Injures Knee At Live Event

While it appears to be only in storyline, Becky Lynch appeared to re-injure her knee after attempting to attach Charlotte Flair at a house show Saturday evening.


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WWE Elimination Chamber Results: WWE Championship Match

Was Daniel Bryan able to walk out of WWE Elimination Chamber still BOTH the Planet’s and WWE Champion?



WWE Elimination Chamber WWE Championship Match

Six men fought it out in the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber for The New Daniel Bryan’s WWE Championship. Did the Planet’s Champion retain?

The six men involved were:

  • Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods, starting in the near right pod)
  • Jeff Hardy (starting in the far right pod)
  • Randy Orton (starting in the near left pod)
  • AJ Styles (starting in the near left pod)
  • Samoa Joe (starting in the ring)
  • WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (with Eric Rowan, starting in the ring)

Kofi Kingston was THE fan’s favorite headed into this match. But he started in a pod, as the first two men in the match were Samoa Joe and WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (the Ring Of Honor fan in me is happy).

Order of events:

  • Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe started the match at 0:00
  • Kofi Kingston entered the Chamber at 5:16
  • AJ Styles entered the Chamber at 10:27
  • AJ Styles eliminated Samoe Joe at 14:34
  • Jeff Hardy entered the Chamber at 15:14
  • Daniel Bryan eliminated Jeff Hardy at 17:58
  • Randy Orton entered the Chamber at 19:57
  • Randy Orton eliminated AJ Styles at 22:21
  • Kofi Kingston eliminated Randy Orton at 24:01
  • The final two men in the match were WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
  • Daniel Bryan pinned Kofi Kingston at 36:35 to retain the WWE Championship

Daniel Bryan last eliminated Kofi Kingston to win the Elimination Chamber match and retain the WWE Championship

Follow along with Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Coverage!


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