WWE’s YouTube channel now boasts more than 75 million subscribers, remaining the #1 sports channel on YouTube and the #4 channel overall on the platform.
The 75 million number is an incredible feat considering that it is more than the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, ESPN and NASCAR combined. WWE makes millions in revenue from their YouTube channel with clips from Raw, Smackdown, NXT, NXT UK, The Bump, Kickoff shows, and other documentaries all having advertising pop up either in banner or video format.
Content on WWE’s YouTube channel will receive a massive boost over the next couple of weeks as WrestleMania Week kicks off. Typically, WWE adds several behind-the-scenes videos from all the events surrounding the week and these are usually very popular with fans. Speaking of WrestleMania, we will bring you all the betting odds for all the matches soon and you can sign up for a BetRegal Bonus Code to get started.
The WWE YouTube channel was the fifth most popular worldwide for 2020, with a massive 52.8 billion views in the calendar year from 51,800 videos. WWE occupied the #2 spot in 2019, 2018, and 2017 on YouTube. Three of the top five most popular channels on YouTube were all content from India.
For 2020, the video of Edge returning at the Royal Rumble was the most liked video on the WWE channel. Retribution attacking Braun Strowman on Smackdown, Strowman flipping a van with Miz and Morrison from a June episode of Smackdown, Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy from a May episode of Raw and Roman Reigns feeding King Corbin dog food from a January episode of Smackdown were the top five most liked last year.
On the flip side of that, the video of Goldberg spearing The Fiend four times at the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia was the most disliked video of 2020 from the WWE channel. That was the night that Goldberg won the Universal title, a decision which was universally panned. Goldberg eventually lost the title at WrestleMania to Braun Strowman after his original opponent, Roman Reigns, pulled out of the show due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Interestingly enough, only one video from the last year is part of the top 10 most popular WWE videos of all time and it’s the video of Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley in an arm wrestling match. That video has 119 million views.
But the most-watched WWE YouTube video of all time is Randy Orton kissing a knocked-out Stephanie McMahon on the lips as Triple H is handcuffed to the ropes looking on. The video, from seven years ago, has a whopping 262 million views.
John Cena brawling with Brock Lesnar with the whole WWE locker room trying to separate them is second with 189 million views. That video is from 8 years ago. Rounding up the top 3 most watched is a WWE Top 10 episode titled Stunning in-ring proposals with 182 million views.