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WWE Smackdown: 5/29/2020 YouTube Viewership Report

My look at the WWE Smackdown YouTube viewership for the May 29th 2020 broadcast!



WWE Smackdown YouTube Viewer Report

Greg DeMarco’s look at the WWE Smackdown YouTube viewership for the May 29th 2020 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 Sunday (about 48+ hours after Raw went off the air), for the 5/29/2020 edition of WWE Smackdown:

  • Jeff Hardy accident scene and arrest – 1.278 million views
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks – 824k views
  • “Fast Times” promo with Mandy Rose and Otis – 823k views
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus – 659k views
  • Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville – 553k views
  • Bayley & Sasha Banks interrupt Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and The New Day – 513k views
  • Battle Royal for spot in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament – 460k views
  • Kurt Angle introduces Matt Riddle – 425k views
  • AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan lead debate with Adam Pearce – 327k views
  • Shorty G vs. Cesaro – 234k views
  • Forgotten Sons promo – 58k views

WWE Smackdown YouTube Viewership – Greg’s Nerd Numbers

  • 5/29/2020 edition of Smackdown: 6.154 million views spread over 11 videos
  • 5/29/2020 average: 559k views
  • 5/29/2020 Top 5: 4.137 million views, 67% of the total views
    • The #1 video, at 1.278 million views, accounted for 13% of the total views

WWE Smackdown YouTube Viewership – Greg’s Nerd Analysis

This week shows an increase over three weeks ago, my last time analyzing these numbers. This week’s Smackdown was led by the Jeff Hardy saga, a controversial opening to the show that polarized fans online. Did it go too far? Are fans not ready for realism with their wrestling? Time will tell, but one thing we can say is that it did draw eyeballs.

The #2 and #3 videos are my most pleasant surprise of the week. Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks came in at #2, with a solid 800k+ views. Sasha Banks (in sweatpants and tennis shoes) pulled off the win, furthering the storyline for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. Right behind them, also at 800k+ (and just 1000 views less than #2) is the latest video for Mandy Rose and Otis, proving that people really do care about this unlikely couple.

Overall, the women’s division was responsible for 40% of the Top 5 half of the Top 6, thanks to Sonya Deville and Lacey Evans’ double countout coming at #5 with over half of a million views, followed by A Moment Of Bliss at #6.

Matt Riddle’s first/re-introduction to the non-NXT world should be considered a success. Don’t think #8 and 425k views is a success? Compare that to the Forgotten Sons and their abysmal 58k views for what I’d call a really bad promo at best. When Wesley Blake is “the talker” of the group, you’re already water-logged and too damaged to work. Get this trio a manager, and fast.


What do these numbers tell you about Friday’s Smackdown?

Greg DeMarco is a life-long wrestling fan who has been providing analysis and perspective online since 2010. He’s also worked for various wrestling promotions including the NWA and Ring Of Honor, and currently promotes IZW Wrestling in Arizona.

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Mitchell’s AEW Continental Classic Update! (11/27/23)

What a start to the tournament!



Did your picks win points?

The AEW Continental Classic is underway, with almost everyone competing. Check in here if you haven’t seen the winners and losers of week 1!

Here are your Gold League standings!

  • Jon Moxley: 1-0, 3 points
  • Swerve Strickland: 1-0, 3 points
  • Jay White: 1-0, 3 points
  • Rush: 0-1, 0 points
  • Mark Briscoe: 0-1, 0 points.
  • Jay Lethal: 0-1, 0 points


Here are your Blue League standings!

  • Brody King: 1-0, 3 points
  • Claudio Castagnoli: 1-0, 3 points
  • Daniel Garcia: 0-1, 0 points
  • Eddie Kingston: 0-1, 0 points
  • Bryan Danielson: Yet to Compete
  • Andrade El Idolo: Yet to Compete


My Thoughts:

Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, this tournament only just got started. The only disappointing point is that they could not get Bryan “cleared to compete” Saturday night. Not sure how much of that is shoot given the bad eye, but this was kinda the problem of wanting him in the tournament over tons of other choices. Bryan wants to face Okada for WrestleKingdom 18, how is Bryan supposed to do that at his best if he’s also gonna be in a round robin, doing five top level matches in about as many weeks? And it takes away from Andrade being able to do something. Also a little surprised we didn’t even hear from Andrade on Saturday.

Now as we heard on Saturday, round two’s matches are set. Gold League will see Mark Briscoe VS Rush, White VS Swerve, and of course, Moxley VS Lethal. Nice variety there, a couple 0-1 guys facing off, as well as two 1-0 guys, and then 1-0 VS 0-1. No offense to Lethal, but he feels like an 0-2 going up against Moxley. Hard to call the other ones but that’s the fun of it. Meanwhile, Blue League sees Brody VS Claudio in a showdown to be 2-0, then Bryan and Andrade finally jump in, Bryan against Eddie and Andrade against Garcia. Sadly, feels like Eddie and Garcia are going 0-2, no way Tony Khan is booking Bryan and Andrade to lose their first shots.

In fact, that could be half the reason they did wait on those two, that’s almost too good for just a first round opener. But I still would’ve done it, same as NJPW does stuff like that for round robins, which this is all modeled after anyway.

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AEW announces Continental Classic entrants

The C2 is set!



Tony Khan Reveals the Blue and Gold “Leagues!”

Originally livestreamed, Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone officially announced the twelve total entrants and divided them into the two round robin blocks known as the “Blue League” and “Gold League.” If you don’t feel like sifting through the almost 30 minute video, the groups are:

Blue League

  • Bryan Danielson
  • Andrade El Idolo
  • Brody King
  • Claudio Castagnoli
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Eddie Kingston

Gold League

  • Jon Moxley
  • Swerve Strickland
  • Rush
  • Mark Briscoe
  • Jay Lethal
  • Jay White


Tony Khan also explains the rules for the Continental Classic:

  • Every match has a 20 minute time limit
  • The winner of each match earns 3 points, losers earn 0, 1 point for a draw
  • EVERYONE ELSE is banned from ringside for true 1v1 action


Eddie Kingston also joined the selection special as his “life’s work” is on the line in this tournament, both the ROH World Championship and NJPW Strong Openweight Championship on the line as part of the modern day North American Triple Crown Eddie, Tony Khan, AEW, ROH and NJPW are looking to create together. Gold League competes tonight on Dynamite while Blue League will have their start this Saturday on Collision. Look for more articles like this one to keep up with the Continental Classic standings over the next six weeks of tournament action!

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