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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Rousey, Anderson, Ambrose and more!

News Here! Commentary on Rousey, Anderson, Ambrose and more!

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Jason shuffles in to your Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle with commentary on Rousey, Anderson, Ambrose and more!

Torrie Wilson Announced For 2019 WWE Hall Of Fame

As I discussed yesterday, there was the possibility that Torrie Wilson would be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year according to WrestleVotes. Well, it looks like that rumor has become reality.

Jason’s Take

As I said in my commentary yesterday, I am ok with this induction. Yes, it isn’t the most exciting induction to most of you, but it’s well deserved.

Dean Ambrose Re-Signing With WWE?

As we told you last month, and as was confirmed by WWE, Dean Ambrose will not be re-signing with the company when his contract expires in April. That is, unless he does re-sign. According to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio, the rumor making the rounds backstage this weekend in WWE was that Ambrose has changed his mind and plans to re-sign with the company with a promised push.

Jason’s Take

With Roman Reigns returning to the company, the creative changes company wide, and a possible renewed push, I’d say a chance exists that Ambrose will re-sign.

WWE Asks If Rousey Should Defend Title In Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania

WWE.com is currently running a poll asking fans if Ronda Rousey should defend her RAW Women’s title in a triple threat match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania.The current poll has the original planned match of Lynch/Rousey with the most votes.

Jason’s Take

What can I say? We all know the match will be a triple threat, and was the plan all along.

Reason For Arn Anderson Firing

A little over a week ago, I commented on the release of Arn Anderson from the WWE. At the time, there wasn’t a specific reason that led to the firing. Wrestling Inc has confirmed with multiple sources that the main reason was Anderson letting Alicia Fox wrestle at a house show while she was intoxicated.

Jason’s Take

Wow. Just, wow.

Ronda Rousey Stripped Of Title

Normally, I work on the news shuffle throughout the day. As I was getting ready to finish today’s entry, a plot twist has occurred involving the RAW Women’s Championship. Ronda Rousey has been stripped of the title on RAW by Stephanie McMahon, and the title will be put on the line in a match at Fastlane this Sunday between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

Jason’s Take

As I said earlier in the shuffle, the plan all along has seemed to be a triple threat match at WrestleMania. This wasn’t exactly how I expected the WWE to get there, but it works. I would imagine Ronda will interfere in the match, making the title still vacant, and will be held up until WrestleMania

 


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DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Viewership Report (5/21/19)

R-Truth and the WWE 24/7 Championship on Smackdown delivers nearly 3 million YouTube total views.

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Greg DeMarco’s look at the WWE Smackdown YouTube viewership for the May 21st broadcast!

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). The weekly WWE Smackdown YouTube Performance Report is a look into that success metric.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Performance Report, compiled overnight Thursday (about 36 hours after Smackdown went off the air), for the 5/21/19 edition of WWE Smackdown:

  • Roman Reigns vs. Elias – 1.539 million views
  • R-Truth chased by Smackdown roster members – 1.311 million views
  • Dolph Ziggler attacks Kofi Kingston – 818k views
  • Carmella vs. Mandy Rose – 801k views
  • Becky Lynch & Bayley vs. Lacey Evans & Charlotte Flair – 616k views
  • Big E returns – 508k views
  • Dolph Ziggler explains attack on Kofi Kingston – 498k views
  • R-Truth asks Carmella for help – 421k views
  • Carmella creates R-Truth’s disguise – 366k views
  • Promo video for Triple H vs. Randy Orton – 365k views
  • Ali vs. Andrade – 227k views
  • Kayla Braxton interviews Bayley – 96k views
  • Elisa and Shane McMahon backstage promo – 81k views

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Greg DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Ratings Analysis

Numerical analysis!

  • 5/21 edition of Smackdown: 7.647 million total views across 13 videos
  • 5/14 edition of Smackdown: 4.226 million total views across 10 videos
    • +3.421 million views, 80% increase for this week over last week
  • 5/21 Top 5: 5.085 million views
  • 5/14 Top 5: 3.614 million views
    • +1.471 million views, 40% increase over last week
  • 5/21 average: 588k views
  • 5/14 average: 422k views
    • +166k views per video, 39% decrease over last week

The overall views are WAY UP over last week’s Smackdown, but WWE produced 3 more videos. However, the average per video was way up, 166k per video. So you can’t attribute the overall view count to the fact that more videos came out. You can attribute it to more people watching the videos–and that’s the goal! Smackdown also improved in the TV ratings this week, so it’s all positive all around for the blue brand.

Roman Reigns leads the way, but Elias has the odd distinction of being in the first place AND the last place videos this week. The WWE 24/7 Championship delivered once again, coming in at #2 and driving nearly 2.9 million total views across 4 videos. The title may be ugly, but the results aren’t. Dolph Ziggler’s return was enough to garner a 3rd place spot this week, and his two videos combined to hit over 1.3 million views. Big E’s return finished outside the Top 5, which surprised me.

Strong showing for the women’s division as Carmella and Mandy Rose finished #4, and Becky Lynch & Bayley vs. Laecy Evans & Charlotte Flair finished #5. Thanks to the 24/7 Championship, Carmella appeared in 4 different videos with R-Truth this week.

Sad stat of the week: Ali vs. Andrade only drew 227k views, more than 100k less than the promo package for Randy Orton vs. Triple H at Super ShowDown (365k views). For a comparison, the video of the match Ali shared on Twitter did 102k views at the time of this writing:

My favorite video…Ali vs. Andrade! Both men delivered in a great way.

What did the YouTube results for this week tell you?


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Greg DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown Rating Analysis (5/21/19): #2 For Cable

Did Smackdown retain it’s footing in the ratings this week? (Spoiler: it did.)

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Greg DeMarco chimes in with your May 21WWE Smackdown rating. What does it really tell us? Greg tells you!

We now have your May 21 edition of WWE Smackdown rating, and it’s good news for the show! Let’s start with the breakdown:

  • 1.983 million viewers
  • .61 rating in the all important 18-49 demographic
  • ranked #2 among all cable shows for the night

Here are last week’s results:

  • 1.87 million viewers
  • .56 rating in the all important 18-49 demographic
  • ranked #6 among all cable shows for the night

(Available via ShowbuzzDaily)

But what does the WWE Smackdown Rating really mean, Greg?

After sitting outside the Top 5 for two weeks, Smackdown made a triumphant return coming at #2 for the night, narrowly losing out to the NHL Conference Finals (won by the St. Louis Blues and apparently Patrick O’Dowd). Interesting of note is that Smackdown outdrew the NHL in terms of overall viewership (hockey drew 1.807 million viewers), but fell just short in the share (Smackdown’s .61 versus hockey’s .62). Once again, the only thing that tends to knock WWE out of the top spots is live sports (and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 8).

This is good news for Smackdown and WWE in general, as Money In The Bank and the return of Brock Lesnar did in fact garner more eyeballs. Add in the WWE 24/7 Championship, which I am inclined to believe had at least a short term impact based on the fact that R-Truth and Robert Roode came in #1 in the 36 hour YouTube views for Raw, and things being thrown at walls are sticking right now. Let’s hope it continues! Also of note, Miz & Mrs came in at #5 with 1.037 million viewers and a .37 rating, strong for the show. Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills and The Last OG came in #3 adn #4, respectively.


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