A look at the YouTube performance for this week’s editions of WWE Raw and 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.
A note of apology: As some of you know, the real job took a dump on everyone back on 1/22/19, leaving a now 900 employees jobless. That took some priority this week, as Big Daddy is starting his new job on Monday! Thus, this is late. However, we have placed a priority on YouTube ratings, and here they are! This should resume its normal schedule next week. No one covers YouTube like The Chairshot!
WWE Raw on YouTube
Here are the YouTube views for Monday’s Raw, as of Sunday night:
- Braun Strowman & Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre: 2.48 million views
- Becky Lynch attacks Stephanie McMahon: 2.36m views
- Dean Ambrose tries to turn “A Moment of Bliss” into “The Ambrose Asylum”: 1.58m views
- EC3 vs. Dean Ambrose: 1.45m views
- Finn Balor vs. Lio Rush: 1.06m views
- Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Logan: 1.06m vuews
- Becky Lynch is forced out of the arena: 943k views
- Jeff Jarrett vs. Elias: 542k views
- Ronda Rousey vs. Liv Morgan: 500k views
- Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre interrupt Kurt Angle’s emotional address: 462k views
- Banks & Bayley vs. Fox & Cross – WWE Women’s Tag Title Qualifying Match: 442k views
- Paige presents a special look at “Fighting with My Family”: 298k views
- Lucha House Party vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team vs. The Revival: 290k views
- Natalya inadvertently gives Dana Brooke the silent treatment: 212k views
- Elias disrespects Jeff Jarrett, Road Dogg and the people of Portland: 202k views
- Mojo Rawley refuses to be a team player: 188k views
- Ruby Riott on why she didn’t get in the ring with Ronda Rousey: 166k views
- Rezar confronts Apollo Crews in the locker room area: 163k views
- Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins won’t be losers for long: 168k views
- Finn Balor is still standing: 149k views
Dean Ambrose eclipses 2 million views between his two videos this week (also good for EC3), but Kurt Angle proves why WWE is still using him by topping 3 million between his two videos. Hopefully it can turn into more of a push for Drew McIntyre, because Kurt needs to stop.
Not a good look for the tag team division, as operation #SaveTagTeamWrestling isn’t doing so well with 290k views for the 4-way. Also surprising to see Finn Balor coming in dead last with his backstage moment.
WWE Smackdown on YouTube
Here are the YouTube views for Tuesday’s Smackdown, as of Sunday night:
- Becky Lynch slaps Triple H: 3.00m views
- Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan: 914k views
- Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton: 658k views
- Gallows & Anderson vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura: 411k views
- Naomi & Carmella vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs. The IIconics: 398k views
- Daniel Bryan files a complaint against WWE: 371k views
- Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles exchange heated words: 269k views
- Relive Asuka’s path of destruction: 165k views
- Andrade & Zelina Vega vow to end the legend of Rey Mysterio: 130k views
- The Usos tell The Co-Besties to beware ahead of “McMiz TV”: 123k views
Becky Lynch and Triple H delivered in a big way this week, surpassing 3 million views and beating any video on Raw (despite Raw videos being out a week longer). #SaveTagTeamWrestling did a little better on Smackdown with the Good Brothers vs. RuNak getting above 400k views.
All total, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair were responsible for 6.92 million YouTube views this week–and that’s huge. If you didn’t already see it, you should see it now: this is why all three women will be in your WrestleMania 35 main event. Kudos to WWE for letting it happen, and to Becky Lynch for making it happen.
NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 2
Night 2 taping results, including the formation of a new stable!
See the results from today’s WWE NXT UK tapings!
Following on from the first night of taping in the Braehead arena in Glasgow how would WWE NXT UK continue the momentum from the previous night.
- Kenny Williams beat BT Gunn
- Walter, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner cut a promo. They refer to themselves as Imperium. British Strong Style came out which leads to a mass brawl.
- Wolfgang & Mark Coffey & beat Carlos Ramero & A-kid
- Kassius Ohno beat Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
- Toni Storm beat Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship
- The Hunt beat Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
- Imperium beat British Strong Style thanks to interference from Alexander Wolfe
- Kay Lee Ray beat Kasey Owens
- Noam Dar beat Mark Andrews
- Grizzled Young Veterans cut a in ring promo furious about having to defend their titles at Download.
- Jinny & Jazzy Gabert beat Isla Dawn & Xia Brookside
- Travis Banks beat Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff & Jordan Devlin to become the number 1 contender to the UK Championship
NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 1
See what happened at the tapings (night 1)!
Spoilers results from today’s NXT UK TV taping.
The first TV taping since Pete Dunne’s historic 600+ day reign was ended at the hands of Walter in New York. How would this change the landscape of NXT UK? We find out as they hold their first TV taping outside of England from the Braehead arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Kassius Ohno beat Oliver Carter
- Sid Scala comes on the big screen announcing there would be qualifying matches for a fatal 4 way to determine the number 1 contender for the UK Championship.
- Moustache Mountain beat The Hunt
- Joe Coffey beat Flash Morgan Webster to qualify for the 4 way.
- Nina Samuels beat Kasey Owens
- Walter beat Pete Dunne to retain the UK Championship with help from Aichner & Barthel.
- Piper Niven beat Jamie Hayter
- Jordan Devlin beat Ligero to qualify for the 4 way.
- Ilja Draganov beat Jack Starz
- On the screen we see Amir Jordan being taken to the trainers room.
- Xia Brookside vs Killer Kelly goes to a no contest when Jinny comes out with Jazzy Gabert. Kelly abandons Xia who is attacked by Jazzy.
- Dave Mastif beat Wolfgang to qualify for the 4 way. Gallus beat Mastif down after the match.
- Travis Banks beat Joseph Conners to qualify for the 4 way.
- Rhea Ripley cuts a promo saying the fans aren’t going to get to see her wrestle and she talks trash about Piper Niven.
- Grizzled Young Veterans beat Kenny Williams & Noam Dar to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
- After the match Gallus tease beating up Gibson & Drake but align with them to attack Williams & Dar. Moustache Mountain come out to make the save.Moustache Mountain, Kenny Williams & Noam Dar beat Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & the Grizzled Young Veterans
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