In a continuation of our look at Youtube views in relation to pro wrestling, we'll examine last week's episodes of WWE NXT and the Cruiserweight Classic.
NXT is tough to gauge. They don't include all of their segments or matches, so you pretty much have to go with what they give you. The Cruiserweight Classic is much more straightforward, as they don't do any backstage angles outside of interviews (that we don't include here), and post highlights of all their matches.
Either way, Shinsuke Nakamura earned the most views of anyone from Wednesday night. Considering NXT and the CWC are both WWE Network properties. It's safe to put them on a level playing field as it pertains to views. Samoa Joe also did well with his segment trashing Nakamura.
Over on the CWC, Zack Sabre's internet buzz translated well, as he led the cruiserweight pack with 304,000 views -- more than Brian Kendrick, who had years of WWE television exposure. Drew Gulak vs. Harv Shira's numbers disappointed, however, at only 86,069.
Below are last Wednesday's WWE Youtube rankings, as of today at 2:30 PM EST. You can check out last week's Smackdown and Raw totals at this link.
WWE NXT (7/27)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Blake (345,936)
Samoa Joe furious over Takeover match with Nakamura (222,709)
Kota Ibushi vs. Buddy Murphy (189,338)
Cruiserweight Classic (7/27)
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tyson Dux (304,599)
Brian Kendrick vs. Raul Mendoza (224,403)
Anthony Bennett vs. Tony nese (137,476)
Drew Gulak vs. Harv Shira (86,069)