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NXT WRESTLERS AT RAW
This follows up on the NXT invasion of SmackDown that took place on Friday night when most of the SmackDown roster delayed in Saudi Arabia.
WWE YOUTUBE VIEWS DOWN, SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS UP
Following their Q3 findings, more has come out regarding their social media standings.
WWE’s AVOD consumption (ad-supported video on demand) stayed flat from the prior-year quarter with 333 million hours viewed. All of this includes videos viewed on third-party platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) as well as WWE.com and the WWE App.
Global views were up 7% from 8.4 billion views to 9 billion so this whilst more people were viewing their content, people were spending less time on average watching each video.
According to Social Blade, WWE video views on YouTube suffered a big decline over that period. WWE garnered 2.4 billion views on their YouTube channel in Q3 of 2019, down 24% from 3.15 billion views in the same quarter in 2018.
WWE ANNOUNCE DEAL EXTENSION WITH SAUDI ARABIA
World Wrestling Entertainment have shockingly extended their deal with the Saudi Arabian General Entertainment Authority until 2027. Click here for more.
WWE HIRES ACE STEEL AS COACH
According to PWInsider, WWE has hired Ace Steel as a WWE Performance Center Coach.
Ace Steel (real name Christopher Guy) had a few stints in WWE, one where he was Donald Trump on an episode of RAW in 2007. He was also a guest trainer at one point and helped work on the forthcoming Netflix family comedy, The Main Event.
Steel wrestled for Ring of Honor, World League Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Rocky Mountain Pro and trained CM Punk and Colt Cabana.
AEW ANNOUNCES TAG TEAM MATCH FOR DYNAMITE
A few days before Full Gear, AEW Champion Chris Jericho will be in action on AEW’s go-home show for Full Gear.
Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Kenny Omega & Hangman Page has been made official for this Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cody will also finally make the career announcement he was going to make two weeks ago.
AEW DYNAMITE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ANNOUNCED
AEW has announced that the Anniversary Edition of Dynamite will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
This will celebrate the anniversary of AEW’s launch, the Double Or Nothing press conference held back on Tuesday, January 8th 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH MADE FOR MLW TAPINGS
MLW has announced that Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc will face off in a falls count anywhere match at their ‘Blood and Thunder’ next tapings at GILT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida this Saturday afternoon.
Following Warner’s victory over Havoc and Bestia 666 in a Stairway To Hell match at Saturday Night Superfight, Havoc attacked Warner after the match, piledrove him into a guardrail, and laid him out with the Acid Rainmaker.