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DeMarco’s WWE RAW YouTube Ratings Analysis (1/28/19)



A look at the YouTube performance for the January 28th edition of 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 include cable television. As such, YouTube has joined social media as a metric as important to WWE as television ratings/

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s RAW YouTube Report, compiled approximately 48 hours after RAW went off the air:

  • Brock Lesnar attacks Seth Rollins – 3.2 Million views
  • Becky Lynch chooses Ronda Rousey as her WrestleMania opponent – 2.7M views
  • Nia Jax attacks Dean Ambrose – 2M views
  • Dean Ambrose interrupts Seth Rollins & Triple H – 1.2M views
  • Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre – 1.1M views
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Bayley – 1M views
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose – 828K views
  • Elias bashes Jeff Jarett & Road Dogg with guitars – 635k views
  • Bobby Lashley attacks Finn Balor – 534k views
  • Daniel Bryan & Rowan arrive at Raw – 409k views
  • Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Nia Jax & Tamina – 364K views
  • Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin – 363k views
  • Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins vs. The Revival – 254k views
  • Bayley answers Ronda Rousey’s open challenge – 245K views
  • Sasha Banks & Seth Rollins surprise a fan – 218K views
  • Natalya & Dana Brooke vs. Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan – 210K views
  • Footage of Nia Jax attacking R-Truth at the Royal Rumble – 158k views
  • Mojo Rawley cuts a promo on…Mojo Rawley – 149k views

WWE Raw YouTube Ratings Analysis

The top programs coming out of the Royal Rumble—Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch choosing their opposition—took center stage on YouTube this week. Universal Champion Brock Lesnar attacked Seth Rollins before he could make his choice official (the company would later do that for him), hitting multiple F5s and garnering 3.2 million YouTube views in the process.

A half million behind them, at 2.7 million views, was the hottest star in the company Becky Lynch revealing that her selection was indeed Raw Women’s Champion (and former UFC Champion) Ronda Rousey. Nia Jax attack on Dean Ambrose (or tripping and falling into him, as Ambrose puts it) drew an even 2 million views.

Dean Ambrose’s brilliant interruption of Seth Rollins (including his fantastic mocking of Triple H) drew in 1.2 million views, followed closely by Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre getting 1.1 million and Ronda Rousey being challenged by Bayley (the actual match) getting 1 million.

Facts and Figures

  • Big Winner – Seth Rollins (4.4 million views between two videos)
  • 6 videos at or over 1 million views
  • Total views – 15.6 million
  • The top video represented 20% of the total views
  • The 18 videos associated with Raw averaged 865k views
  • There was 3.05 million view difference between #1 and #18
  • The top 6 videos accounted for 72% of the total views

And that Mojo Rawley video? Totally underrated…

What did the YouTube results for this week tell you?

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


Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Lars Injured, ICW Champ Passes, UK WrestleMania and More! (6/21/19)

News Involving Lars Injury, ICW Champ Passing, UK WrestleMania and More!



WWE Nikki Bella Divas Division

News here! Lars Injured, ICW Champ Passes, UK WrestleMania and More!

Lars Sullivan Injured

Last week, it had been widely reported that Lars Sullivan had suffered a knee injury. Dave Meltzer has reported that the injury is serious, and could keep Sullivan out 6 to 9 months.

Jason’s Tale

Many say that this is karma. I won’t say if I agree or not. Sullivan appeared to be in line for a big push, but, even with the injury, that could still be the case. The return timeline would put Sullivan on track for a return during WrestleMania season.

ICW Champion Passes Away

According to the official Twitter account of UK bases promotion ICW, ICW Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum, has passed away at 36. No cause of death was revealed.

Jason’s Take

Another sad and early death in wrestling. Many of you may remember Lionheart as back in 2014 during a match with AJ Styles, his neck was broken in two places, and was thought to never walk, let alone wrestle, again,

Nikki Bella’s In Ring Career Is Over

Wednesday evening, the Bella Twins made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Nikki Bella revealed that he in ring career is over due to a cyst on her brain.

“I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles. I’ve always had my neck issues and after neck surgery, it hasn’t been ok. I feel like I needed to get that check up before we went back for the tag titles. I herniated the disc above where I had surgery. I had all this inflammation around the metal and I have a cyst on my brain.”

Jason’s Take

Regardless of what you think of them and their in ring ability, their contribution to the WWE Divas division and the the exposure they brought to it cannot be understated. Sending well wishes Nikki’s way

WrestleMania Coming To A City Near You?

In an interesting note, WWE recently sent out a survey to fans to look at interest in a list of cities that could potentially host WrestleMania in the future. The list of cities include:

— Washington,DC
— Boston, MA
— Toronto, ON
— Mexico City, MX
— Phoenix-Glendale, AZ
— Houston, TX
— Los Angeles, CA
— New Orleans, LA
— Tampa, FL
— Seattle, WA
— San Diego, CA
— San Francisco-Santa Clara-San Jose, CA
— London, UK
— Indianapolis, IN
— Las Vegas, NV
— Miami, FL
— Chicago, IL
— Philadelphia, PA
— Atlanta, GA
— Orlando, FL
— Dallas-Fort Worth -Arlington, TX
— Jacksonville, FL
— San Antonio, TX

Jason’s Take

It has long been rumored that the company has had interest in an international WrestleMania, so it isn’t a surprise to see London on this list. I would expect that we will see a WrestleMania occur their soon.




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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Brooke Injured, Tag Teams In AEW, EC3 Unhappy and More! (6/19/2019)

News Involving: Brooke Injury, Tag Teams In AEW, EC3 Unhappy and More!



Scarlett Bordeaux IMPACT Wrestling

News here! Brooke Injured, Tag Teams In AEW, EC3 Unhappy and More!

Scarlett Bordeaux Released

One of the bright spots on Impact has been Scarlett Bordeaux. However, she is no longer a part of Impact as the company announced today that she has been released. Reportedly, Scarlett had asked for her release a month ago due to unhappiness regarding her pay.

Jason’s Take

I think Impact really dropped the ball with her by not having her be a part of the knockouts division. While I get the fact she is attractive, she also is a very talented wrestler. In the ever present battle for talent between WWE and AEW, I am sure Scarlett will come out a winner.

Tag Team Division In AEW?

One of the many complaints fans and media have had with the weekly WWE product is the lack of focus in the tag team division. On Tuesday, Tony Kahn appeared on the Steven Austin Show podcast and had the following to say about the tag team division in AEW:

“We’re super focused on it. One of the things we’re going to be focused on and something we’re going to do is establish a great tag team division. When we launch our weekly television show in the fall, we’re going to be doing a tag team tournament that’s going to have some of the greatest tag team matches ever on TV. We’re going to be starting that, it’s going to be one of the main focuses of our TV. There’s going to be team’s competing to get a first-round bye in that tournament, which is a big deal. And we’ve got some of the best tag teams in all of wrestling competing for our tag team championship coming up in the fall.”

Jason’s Take

If AEW is trying to do the opposite of what the competition is doing, than focusing on the tag team division is the way to go. Having it a part of weekly television will also be good for ratings, as many fans miss the days of a solid tag team division.

EC3 Unhappy In WWE?

Fans felt that EC3 was destined for big things in WWE, especially after picking up a victory against Dean Ambrose earlier this year. However, since then, the company really hasn’t seemed to have much creatively for EC3. It appears that after Monday’s segment with Baron Corbin and the New Day, EC3 has become frustrated.

Jason’s Take

To me this feels like another instance of WWE not knowing how to properly push an NXT star after they call them up to the main roster. He can talk, he has the look, and he can wrestle, so I really don’t understand where the disconnect is here with WWE.

Dana Brooke Injured?

In news that has been making its way across various outlets, Dana Brooke appeared to be injured during a Main Event taping before RAW when taking on Sarah Logan. Brooke was busted open during the match, and the match was promptly stopped by the referee.  Video is below, but be aware, it is a bit gruesome.

Jason’s Take

Brooke is another talent that I feel the company really hasn’t done anything with since they brought her up from NXT. Many have commented that she has been working hard, putting in the extra time to become a better in ring performer. Here is hoping for a speedy recovery.




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