Our look at Youtube in wrestling, how it drew and how it performed in totality in 2019 continues with a look at two fairly independent, but visual companies in MLW and NWA.
MLW has a presence on BeIN Sports, and a cult following, with their entire program airing on a delay on Youtube. This has resulted in pretty definitive numbers as it pertains to which shows gain the most interest, by far being their "special events." Of the top 8 videos all-time on their channel, five are Battle Riot or War Games/War Chamber events or matches.
- 2019 Battle Riot (219k)
- War Chamber 2019 (120k)
- Kings of Colosseum (114k)
- MLW Superfight (101k)
- Intimidation Games (91k)
- MLW Fusion Ep 50 (90k) LA Park v. Mance Warner
- Von Erichs visit the Sportatorium grounds (89k)
- MLW Fusion Ep 61 (83k) MJF vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- MLW Fusion Ep 78 (79k) Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Austin Aries
- MLW Fusion Ep 68 (77k) Von Eichs vs. CONTRA
NWA Powerrr emerged on the scene in 2019, after the Ten Pounds of Gold series already had a steady following for almost two years. Early episodes drew more viewers than others, though outside of the top 5, that starts to switch up a little bit.
1. NWA Powerrr Episode 1 (600k) Aldis/Kamille thumbnail
2. Briscoes confront Rock N' Roll Express (364k)
3. NWA Powerrr Episode 2 (346k) Aldis/Kamille thumbnail
4. NWA Powerrr Episode 3 (257k) James Storm/Eli Drake/ Aldis/Cabana thumbnail
5. Scott Steiner's debut (268k)
6. NWA Powerrr Episode 6 (244K) Aldis/Kamille thumbnail
7. NWA Powerrr Episode 3 (243k) Tim Storm/Eli Drake thumbnail
8. NWA Powerrr Episode 5 (234k) Colt Cabana/James Storm thumbnail
9. NWA Powerrr Episode 10 (231k) Marty Scurll thumbnail
10. NWA Powerrr Episode 7 (229k) Aldis/Murdoch thumbnail
As showcased, some of the top draws featured familiar names appearing. It's worth noting that a James Ellsworth vs. Nick Aldis match from February 2018 is the top drawing video on the channel at 1.1M views, the only video to eclipse 600k+ at the time of producing this list.
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