The following is an excerpt from our upcoming Pro Wrestling Youtube roundup for 2020 that takes a look at top videos from each company's 2020 year. Only original content that came from the year 2020, typically on first-run programming is considered.
New Japan still doesn't quite have the Youtube profile of most American companies, but it was good enough to land right around the number three spot as far as consistent, high profile content goes. It landed right around the consistent viewership of IMPACT Wrestling and beat out the likes of ROH, MLW and NWA.
As poorly received stateside as the EVIL push was, it did great numbers for the company, as did....Taichi. No surprise that Jon Moxley continues to draw, as everything he touches seems to turn to gold. Tetsuya Naito's numbers are also impressive, but New Japan's draws seem much more spread out. Moxley, EVIL, Bullet Club, Kenta,Taichi, Tetsuya Naito, Kauchika Okada and others are included in the top ten.
To expand on EVIL, four of the top nine videos on NJPW's list either focused on EVIL or featured someone discussing EVIL. With his push being the focal point of a huge part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's 2020, there was at least a curiosity to check out what was going on with him.
- Jon Moxley lays out Suzuki at New Year Dash (690k)
- Moxley retains against Suzuki (550k)
- EVIL becomes double champion (349k)
- EVIL joins Bullet Club (342k)
- Taichi destroys Okada (342k)
KENTA ruins Naito's moment again! (334k)
- Ospreay starts a new faction (293k)
- Naito is coming for EVIL (257k)
- Naito beats EVIL in Jingu (252k)
- Naito retains at Wrestle Kingdom (212k)
- Moxley's kiss of death to Suzuki (196k)
- Toru Yano steals 6-man gold (168k)
- Shingo Takagi wins NEVER Openweight title (154k)
- Hiromu Takahashi vs. Naito stipulation (153k)
- KENTA holds court in Korakuen (144k)
- Marty Scurll returns to NJPW (139k)
- EVIL vows to send Hiromu Takahashi to hell in Nagoya! (136k)
- Can Hiromu Takahashi make it to his title match with Ishimori? (135k)
- King Minoru Suzuki rules the NEVER crown! (132k)
- Ibushi still believes in Tanahashi! Can he carry GoldenAce forward? * (132k)
- Evil and Sanada EXPLODE (120k)
Will Ospreay and Kazuchika Okada will meet at Wrestle Kingdom 15! (120k)
Hiromu Takahashi is back and he's ready to play (114k)
Dangerous Tekkers retain, but Toru Yano makes a challenge for November 7 (113k)
Will Great-O-Khan Eliminate Kazuchika Okada Nov.7 at Power Struggle? (111k)
Naito stands tall as NJPW returns! But what about Hiromu and Shingo? (109k)
Hiromu and BUSHI challenge for Desperado & Kanemaru's junior tag titles! (104k)
Suzuki-Gun attack Tomohiro Ishii backstage! (103k)
Is there a BULLET CLUB conspiracy against Jay White? (102k)
Kota Ibushi wins back to back G1 Climax trophies! (91k)
Shingo Takagi survives war with SHO, but Desperado takes the belt! (90k)
Kota Ibushi walks out on Hiroshi Tanahashi! is GoldenAce done? (90k)
King Suzuki reigns in Korakuen! But what's next? (86k)
KENTA spells it all out for Naito! (86k)
Minoru Suzuki BRUTALIZES Shingo Takagi backstage! (86k)
It's worth noting that a Great O Khan clip landed just outside of the top 25, but wasn't quite enough to land him multiple spots on the list. The interest in him seemed to pail in comparison to several other more established stars that New Japan Pro Wrestling had built over the years.
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