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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/5/2019)

Start your Tuesday off with comments on Seth Rollins, Rusev, and the Hall of Fame!

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Jason shuffles in to Tuesday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! A look at Seth Rollins being injured, Rusev unhappy, and the WWE Hall Of Fame!

RAW Results

If you missed any of the highlights from Monday Night RAW, take a look at Steven Mitchell’s RAW Results & Report HERE.

Seth Rollins Dealing With An Injury?

In yesterday’s article, I discussed the injury that Becky Lynch appears to be dealing with. It appears that “The Man” is not the only superstar dealing with an apparent injury. Various news outlets are reporting that Seth Rollins has been dealing with an injury, and could be out for possibly up to a month.

Rusev Frustrated With WWE ?

Rusev and Lana made an appearance on the Chasing Glory with Lillian Garcia podcast today. During the podcast, Rusev expressed some of his frustrations with WWE:

I do want to look my best. I do want to be at my best. I want to be WWE Champion. I want to be on top. I don’t want to be forgotten, but that’s what irks me. I do all these things and nothing changes and that’s where the frustration comes, ‘What am I supposed to do?’ I cut my hair, I did that. That wasn’t a good decision [laughter]. I got a few phone calls about it. No, [they did not like it]. I’m just trying something to catch Vince’s eye. We go to pitch, to talk. It never comes to anything….it was last year before WrestleMania when the whole Rusev Day thing started. I thought it was my time and I keep pushing for it to be my time. I keep talking to everybody, but nobody wants to do anything. It’s very frustrating, but still, as frustrating as it is, ‘Let’s go to the gym. Let’s get better. Let’s do whatever we can. Let’s get this meal plan or let’s get a trainer. Let’s try freaking cross fit.’ Holy crap cross fit! It’s terrible, but I’m doing that now. Anything so that I can look better. I don’t know what’s holding me back, to be honest. I really don’t.

Other Potential Hall Of Fame Inductees?

Today it was announced/rumored that the original Hart Foundation consisting of Bret Hart, Jimmy Hart, and Jim Neidhart would be inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of the class of 2019. While there have been many names thrown around this year as to who will be inducted, including the Undertaker, Dave Meltzer speculated on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Batista is heavily being rumored to be an inductee this year. Meltzer would also go on to report that the hall of fame is lower on the priority list this year for the WWE.

Jason’s Thoughts On Today’s News

I don’t know if I agree with Meltzer on the hall of fame being low priority for the WWE this year. The Hart Foundation announcement is a big deal. They were arguably at the top of the tag team division during the 80’s and early 90’s. Many would make the argument that they are one of the top tag teams of all time. To WWE’s credit, they have done a good job of filling some of the omissions from the hall of fame over the years, with Bruno Samartino, Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage. Teams with close ties to the Hart Foundation I would like to see inducted include the British Bulldogs, and Demolition.

WrestleMania season doesn’t appear to be too kind for Seth Rollins. With his match for the show of shows set, there isn’t really a need for him to participate in matches weekly on RAW.

I can understand the frustrations of Rusev. For a long period of time, it felt as if he was being groomed to be a future world champion. Apparently it is no longer Rusev day.

If you don’t follow Steven’s results and reports, you really need to be. I am curious what WWE plans to do with the Becky Lynch suspension angle. This could be the opening that allows Charlotte Flair to become involved making the WrestleMania match a triple threat. With Finn Balor picking up the victory over Bobby Lashley on RAW, sings point to an Intercontinental Championship match between the two.


Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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Greg DeMarco’s YouTube Performance Report: WWE Smackdown (4/23/19)

How did Smackdown perform on YouTube this week?

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A look at the YouTube performance for the April 23rd edition of WWE Smackdown!

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 (if not more).

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s RAW YouTube Report, compiled Wednesday morning, for the 4/23/19 edition of WWE Smackdown:

  • Kofi Kingston vs. Shinsuke Nakamura / Kevin Owens attacks Kofi & Xavier Woods – 1.18 million views
  • Shane McMahon & Elias attack on Roman Reigns – 865k views
  • Lars Sullivan attacks Chad Gable, R-Truth, and The Singh Bros – 531k views
  • Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair promo – 478k views
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley – 404k views
  • Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce – 365k views
  • Finn Balor vs. Andrade – 289k views
  • Becky Lynch announcement (2 MITB title matches) – 221k views
  • The New Day (with Kevin Owens) promo – 212k views
  • Roman Reigns accepts Elias’ challenge – 191k views
  • Aleister Black promo – 181k views
  • Elias’ challenging Roman Reigns for Money In The Bank – 144k views

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Greg DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Ratings Analysis

Kofi Kingston and The New Day continue to dominate the top of Smackdown, and man does it feel good to say that. It’s good to see this act getting so much attention. The attack from Kevin Owens was a matter of when, not if. It happened here, and that’s our lone Smackdown video over a million views.

Roman Reigns and Shane McMahon are elevating Elias to the top of the Smackdown card, and that’s a good thing. Elias was part of the #2 video of the week with 865k views thanks to the Samoan Sex Machine and the Boss’s Son.

Biggest surprise for me was LARS. Lars Sullivan occupied the #3 position thanks to his brutal attack on Chad Gable, R-Truth, and the Singh Bros. He was followed by the women, who are in the midst of a resetting process but came in at #4, #5, #6, and #8. I think the Becky Lynch Fatigue is a real thing (article coming soon?), but the focus is there.

I am sad for Aleister Black bringing up the rear, as he is such a talented performer shifted to Smackdown because of someone else’s relationship. Let’s boost that video up now!

What did the YouTube results for this week tell you?


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Greg DeMarco’s YouTube Performance Report: WWE Raw (4/22/19)

You shouldn’t be surprised at the video that topped Raw on YouTube this week.

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A look at the YouTube performance for the April 22nd 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 (if not more).

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s RAW YouTube Report, compiled Wednesday morning, for the 4/22/19 edition of WWE Raw:

  • Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House – 2 million views
  • Seth Rollins’ challengers emerge – 1.58m views
  • AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin – 904k views
  • The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin – 815k views
  • AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe – 775k views
  • Becky Lynch & Lacey Evans promo – 450k views
  • Robert Roode vs. Ricochet – 440k views
  • Becky Lynch vs. Alicia Fox – 395k views
  • Naomi vs. Billie Kay – 332k views
  • Cedric Alexander vs. Cesaro – 325k views
  • The Revival and The Usos Backstage – 292k views
  • Sami Zayn runs down the WWE Universe – 282k views
  • The Viking Raiders decimate The Lucha House Party – 225k views
  • Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins discuss The Viking Raiders – 126k views

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Greg DeMarco’s WWE Raw YouTube Ratings Analysis

It should be no surprise that Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse comes in at #1 for the week, surpassing 2 million views. We are in the post-Easter week, so numbers are down overall (only 2 videos over 1 million views), but this one definitely has people talking. It’s also the #18 trend on all of YouTube.

Seth Rollins also topped a 1.5 million, as we had the show opening multi-man promo scheme designed to set up the matches for later. The set-up and those matches were the major focus on Raw on YouTube this week, ranking #2-#5 in terms of views.

Becky Lynch didn’t deliver this week, as she might be suffering from a bit of overexposure. The Raw women’s division continues to rebuild, making me wonder why they broke up The Riott Squad. The division occupied spots #6, #8, and #9, and cumulatively they barely broke a million views. But let’s be honest, the less people that see Becky Lynch vs. Alicia Fox, the better.

Also bad news for the tag team division, as they occupied 3 of the four bottom videos.

My favorite video…the Robert Roode pornstache!

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!
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