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EA’s Weekly RAW YouTube Report (12/10/18)



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

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 incluode cable television.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s RAW YouTube Report (2:30 PM EST, 12/12/18):

  1. TLC Match: Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin – 1 million views
  2. Ronda Rousey & Nia Jax go face-to-face – 644k views
  3. RAW Tag Title Match: AOP & Maverick vs. Roode & Gable – 568k views
  4. Seth Rollins addresses Baron Corbin’s failures – 546k views
  5. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler – 373k views
  6. Ember Moon vs. Tamina – 320k views
  7. Seth Rollins feels the effects of a TLC Match – 308k views

Much like the ratings and Cable Top 150 Rankings this week, RAW sees some pretty big drops on YouTube for a go-home pay-per-view show. Unseating Ronda Rousey and dominating our list this week is Seth Rollins, who shows up three times, but appears at number one with the RAW main event Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for his Intercontinental Title. Everything surrounding Rollins and Corbin was the main storyline of the whole show, also putting it at number three and seven as both guys are on the brink of big matches at TLC.

Sliding down to number two this week is our RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Any guesses as to why? Bueller? Anything we’ve discussed regarding Ronda’s YouTube clips before? Physicality. When she’s not getting physically involved, her YouTube numbers fall significantly, as evidenced again this week. Now on the other hand, numbers for every clip seem to be down, so there’s another factor to add in with regards to why she’s not number one this week. Her effect is still there though, helping pull Ember Moon vs. Tamina into the sixth spot.

At number three this week comes some unfamiliar names in our YouTube Reports, as AOP defended their RAW Tag Titles alongside Drake Maverick in a Handicap Match against Bobby Roode and Chad Gable. Aside from overall numbers being lower, much like Rousey there is another reason I’ve discussed before why a clip like this would be ranked so high up for those who follow along every week. The key here is the title change. Always a help when it comes to YouTube regardless of the participants.

Lastly, down at number five this week was my favorite match from RAW as former friends Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler put on a tremendous match. You know, Dolph Ziggler is STILL so underrated. Just look at the performances he’s had over the past…Hell, just the last month. This was no different, as it made both guys look strong with McIntyre essentially escaping with a victory. Unfortunately, the low views will have to change for Drew should WWE want to keep heading towards having him at the top of the card.

What do this week’s YouTube results for RAW 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!


ROH News: First Tag Wars Match Announced For Road To G1 Supercard In Dallas



Road To G1 Supercard
Ring Of Honor has revealed the first match for Tag Wars!

Now that Ring Of Honor has put Saturday Night At Center Stage (see spoilers here) and Honor Reigns Supreme (check out Andrew’s Ratings & Notes), their next action comes in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston on January 24th, 25th and 26th for the Road To G1 Supecard.

We already know that all three events will feature the return of Tag Wars, where the winners not only receive an ROH World Tag Team Championship opportunity, but a spot in the NWA’s revived Crockett Cup (more on that here).

Today, ROH has revealed the first match for Tag Wars in Dallas as Brody King and PCO of Villain Enterprises take on The Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia:


The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – Dallas!

Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!

The live event in Dallas features Night 1 of Tag Wars, a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.

The first match announced for Tag Wars in Dallas pits PCO and Brody King of the newly formed Villain Enterprises against The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan, two-thirds of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions.


Marseglia and O’Ryan learned first-hand why there was so much buzz surrounding PCO and King, who were two of pro wrestling’s hottest free agents before signing with ROH last month.

During ROH’s international television taping in Philadelphia, Kingdom leader Matt Taven, Marseglia and O’Ryan were about to pounce on “The Villain” Marty Scurll, who appeared to have no backup. That’s when the lights went out, and when they came back on, PCO and King were standing alongside Scurll. Villain Enterprises was officially open for business.

A brawl ensued, with Villain Enterprises getting the better of The Kingdom, who quickly retreated.

Villain Enterprises has been undefeated in six-man tag matches since then, including a big victory over ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe and Silas Young at Honor Reigns Supreme Jan. 13 in Concord, N.C. The match in Dallas will be the first traditional tag match for PCO and King in ROH.

PCO and King are both no-nonsense, physical freaks of nature, but Marseglia and O’Ryan have the edge in experience as a team and have shown that they will stop at nothing to attain victory.

Tag Wars kicks off with three tag matches in Dallas and continues with three more tag matches on Jan. 25 in Houston. On Jan. 26 in San Antonio, the winning teams from the first two nights will compete in a pair of three-way tag matches. The two winners of those matches advance to the finals later that night.

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to and the ROH App for first-round match announcements.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2019
DALLAS , TX 75215




ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein
Matt Taven
“The Villain” Marty Scurll
Dalton Castle & The Boys
Flip Gordon
Mark Haskins
Kenny King
Shane Taylor
Silas Young
Jonathan Gresham

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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WWE News: SmackDown Live Rating Back Up A Bit, Climbs To 2nd In Ranks (1/15/19)



SmackDown Live
A look at the rating and ranking for last night’s SmackDown Live!

Over the two weeks where Monday Night RAW gave us pre-taped episodes taking place on the eve of holidays, the red brand’s ratings took a pretty big hit. Meanwhile SmackDown Live was also pre-taped and fell on those holidays, yet didn’t see as bad of a dip.

Last week, the numbers went down for the blue brand however, although it was their first live episode in weeks (check out last week’s numbers here). The numbers are in for this week’s follow-up and with RAW once again showing significant improvement (more on that here), SmackDown Live has gone back up some with a 2.143 rating, increasing 5.46%. Here’s the last four weeks of ratings for the blue brand:

  • December 25th: 1.904
  • January 1st: 2.091
  • January 8th: 2.032
  • January 15th: 2.143

When it comes to the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic this week, RAW dominated while SmackDown Live has moved up a couple of spots from last week to number two. However, their share of the demographic actually decreased ever so slightly by .01. Here is Tuesday night’s top five:

  1. The Curse Of Oak Island – History – 0.74
  2. SmackDown Live – USA Network – 0.70
  3. The Haves And Have Nots – Oprah Network – 0.39
  4. The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC – 0.38
  5. Body Cam – Investigation Discovery – 0.35

EA’s Take: Most weeks you will catch me trumpeting the fact that week-in and week-out, SmackDown Live has been more consistently the better product than Monday Night RAW. This week, that’s not the case and I don’t think it’s even close. Outside of the incredible Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade match, the blue brand offered nothing that I was interested in. There’s no excuse for it either coming off of pretty hot episode of RAW. I think at this point we can say that as wrestling fans, SmackDown Live is still the better show. However, it very obviously takes more than that to pull in casuals and get the blue brand to beat out RAW.

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