From Becky Lynch’s shocking announcement to a Royal Rumble return we never expected, these are the 10 most-watched clips on WWE’s YouTube channel in 2020.
WWE’s weekly TV ratings in the US are often the subject of fan talk.
As of the date this article was written (June 28, 2020), the latest episodes of each show hit the following average ratings: RAW (1.92 million viewers), SmackDown (2.17 million people view), NXT (786 thousand viewers).
National TV numbers are still a big deal in 2020, but the growing number of WWE fans on YouTube and social media platforms is also impressive.
Excluding YouTube movies, music, games and sports, WWE’s channel is the sixth most subscribed channel in the world, with just five others – T-Series, PewDiePie, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, SET India and 5 Minute Crafts – boasting more subscribers.
In this article, dive into WWE’s video archive to find out which 10 videos have accrued the most views on the company’s YouTube channel.
# 10 WWE Superstars scared senseless – 100m views
To celebrate Halloween in 2017, WWE uploaded a list of the top 10 moments that scared WWE Superstars senseless. Without giving away the # 1 position, it goes without saying that nobody features more than The Undertaker in the list.
As you can see from the thumbnail, the video features The Boogeyman (not once but twice), while Kane dragging Seth Rollins underneath the ring on a 2015 episode of RAW also gets a mention.
Bray Wyatt’s spider walk in his match against a frightened John Cena at WrestleMania 30 is also included. However, due to this video being uploaded in October 2017, there is no room for “The Fiend” in the top 10.
# 9 41-Man Battle Royal on WWE SmackDown – 101m views
WWE has started to upload full-length matches to YouTube over the last few years, and it is no surprise that three of those matches are among the most popular videos on the channel.
In October 2013, a 41-man Battle Royal from an October 2011 episode of SmackDown was uploaded. The chaotic match saw Randy Orton hit The Miz with an RKO on the ring apron to win the Battle Royal, setting up an immediate World Heavyweight Championship match against Mark Henry.
WWE uploaded both the Battle Royal and the title match in the same 34-minute video, which might explain why it was so popular.