Smackdown didn't do too badly on July 4, at least when it comes to Youtube figures.
John Cena's return, a rap battle, James Ellsworth and a battle royal all did strong view counts on the Independence day edition of Smackdown Live. Ellsworth is particularly noteworthy because it continues a trend of mid-card acts exceeding expectations of late (see Enzo and Cass.)
Also worth noting, Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton both finished in the bottom half of the rankings.
Below are the Youtube numbers as of 6 PM EST.
- John Cena and Rusev return (1,671,791)
- Independence Day Battle Royal (1,118,882)
- Ellsworth is suspended (901,557)
- Rap battle! (749,028)
- SD Women's Title Match (616,617)
- AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable (471,824)
- Jinder Mahal promo (435,791)
- Orton vs. English (428,905)
- Nakamura and Corbin brawl (261,429)
- Breezango want Dillinger's strategy (160,175)