WWE’s 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of 2017 Prove The Power Of Nostalgia
December 31, 2017 - WWE
WWE had a transparent No. 1 captivate on YouTube in 2016, Roman Reigns.
As many loathing as “The Big Dog” continues to get from fans who don’t consider he deserves his push, Reigns dominated WWE’s Top 10 YouTube videos, appearing in 6 of those tip 10 videos. That was distant some-more than any other WWE star and can be taken as a clever pointer that Reigns’ push, yet despised by many, is operative and has achieved a idea of attracting some-more fans to a product.
In 2017, things were a small different, however.
Through a initial 3 buliding of 2017, WWE amassed 14.2 billion tellurian AVOD views, according to a company’s Key Performance Indicators, that is on gait to break a company’s prior record of 15.1 billion set usually final year. WWE also reached a really considerable miracle in Dec when it topped 20 million YouTube subscribers. And although Reigns still has a clever participation on this year’s list (appearing in dual of a tip 10 videos and hardly blank a cut with a few others), we schooled something else in 2017: Like it or not, nostalgia is a large hit.
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The 2017 list of WWE’s many noticed YouTube videos was dominated by performers from a past, some of that no longer seem for WWE, so let’s take a demeanour during a energy of nostalgia.
Note: This list differs somewhat from final year’s tip 10 in that it focuses exclusively on videos featuring a names of specific superstars and does not embody lists or countdowns. That will give a some-more accurate comment of that stars are drawing. Videos contingency have been uploaded within a final 12 months and underline during slightest one star who seemed in WWE in 2017. View depends are stream as of Dec. 31, 2017.
10. John Cena and Nikki Bella charge onto “Miz TV” (10.9 million)
9. Two-time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura debuts on SmackDown LIVE (11.8 million)
7. The Shield reunite (13.1 million)
6. FULL MATCH — Banks vs. Flair – Raw Women’s Title Hell in a Cell Match (13.7 million)
5. Brock Lesnar goes face-to-face with Goldberg and The Undertaker (14.1 million)
Goldberg’s five-month run with WWE was deliberate a large success, in partial since a data proved that Goldberg was a really clever pull for Raw and would be welcomed behind with open arms if he chooses to return.
Likewise, Lesnar has been called WWE’s biggest draw, so naturally, a expectancy was that putting those dual together for a argument would be a large hit, and while it positively didn’t do anything for WWE’s future, it seemed to infer once again that WWE fans adore things from a past. Goldberg vs. Lesnar, that was widely panned when it initial took place approach behind during WrestleMania 20, generated a ton of hunt seductiveness on Google at Survivor Series 2016 and resulted in a compare during WrestleMania 33 that was many improved than expected.
Lesnar and Goldberg are dual of a many stable stars in WWE history, so even yet their prior interactions suggested there would be really small confidence with both stars good past their prime, fans seemed to adore this argument this time around.
4. Dakota Kai vs. Kavita Devi – First Round Match: Mae Young Classic (15 million)
Not usually was Kavita Devi the first Indian lady to pointer with WWE, though her initial turn compare opposite Dakota Kai in a Mae Young Classic generated distant some-more views than anything else in a tournament. In fact, that hitch blew each other compare out of a water.
What does that tell us? Well, for starters, it shows that WWE is impossibly renouned in India and that there is a reason because WWE has been creation efforts to enhance there, quite in a final year. It also creates we consternation because Jinder Mahal’s categorical eventuality run wasn’t accurately a rousing success and because assemblage was down by some-more than 2,500 fans for this year’s India “super show” in comparison to a dual live events run there in early 2016, according to the Wrestling Observer.
Well, maybe now there is something there to build on with Devi, who appears to have a organisation subsidy from a world’s many populous country.