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Most viewed WWE videos from Raw and SmackDown (June 4 - 5, 2018)

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Here we go again - after another Monday and Tuesday of WWE TV, it's time to turn to the official YouTube and Facebook accounts and see what the online fandom across the world was most invested in this week:

YouTube

1 Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins vs Jinder Mahal & Elias (Raw) 1.1m views as of ~4pm ET June 4
2 AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura contract signing (SmackDown) 724k views as of ~4pm ET June 5
3 Finn Balor vs Kevin Owens (Raw) 689k
4 Reigns and Mahal brawl backstage (Raw) 553.8k
5 Seth Rollins interrupts Elias (Raw) 553.1k
6 Nia Jax vs Natalya (Raw) 539k
7 Asuka vs Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (SmackDown) 538k
8 Carmella runs down Asuka (SmackDown) 483k
9 Naomi & Jimmy Uso vs Lana & Aiden English (SmackDown) 461k
10 Braun Strowman vs Bobby Roode (Raw) 457k
11 Tag team battle royal (Raw) 455k
12 The New Day vs The Miz, Rusev and Samoa Joe (SmackDown) 441k
13 Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch (SmackDown) 406k
14 Sasha Banks, Ember Moon & Alexa Bliss (and Bayley) vs the Riott Squad (Raw) 394k
15 Curt Hawkins vs James Harden (Raw) 378k
16 Ronda Rousey, Jax and Natalya backstage aftermath (Raw) 347k
17 Deleters Of Worlds promo (Raw) 260k
18 Big Cass promo (SmackDown) 232k
19 Bobby Lashley vs Sami Zayn (Raw) 215k
20 Bayley's team are disciplined backstage (Raw) 214k

Facebook

1 Rollins interrupts Elias (Raw) 1.2m
2 Natalya gets injured (Raw) 1.2m
3 Strowman vs Roode (Raw) 990k
4 Reigns and Mahal brawl (Raw) 846k
5 Asuka vs Rose & Deville (SmackDown) 805k
6 Corbin interrupts Hawkins (Raw) 547k
7 Reigns & Rollins vs Mahal & Elias (Raw) 513k
8 Naomi & Jimmy Uso vs Lana & English (SmackDown) 472k
9 Flair vs Lynch (SmackDown) 419k
10 Deleters Of Worlds promo (Raw) 410k
11 Andrade 'Cien' Almas attacks Sin Cara (SmackDown) 357k
12 Six-woman tag (Raw) 352k
13 Mustafa Ali vs Buddy Murphy (205 Live) 330k
14 Balor vs Owens (Raw) 305k
15 New Day vs Miz, Rusev & Joe (SmackDown) 299k
16 Lashley and Zayn (Raw) 262k
17 Carmella "unmasks" Asuka (SmackDown) 259k
18 Tag team battle royal (Raw) 196k
19 Special Olympians and Big Show accompany Balor (Raw) 190k
20 Karl Anderson vs Harper (SmackDown) 180k

- No real surprise in a slow week to see another Roman/Seth team-up head the YouTube list, but slightly more surprising to see Rollins, who has been underperforming badly on Facebook, do so well there, if only coming out ahead on the number of video shares (4k to 1k, although the gap 24 hours later is 1.7m to 1.4m anyway) And the pair's YouTube views for their gaining the upper hand before the match are almost level too, the first time I've had to go down to hundreds for a tiebreaker - yet checking back on Wednesday Seth and Elias are on 693k and may be overtaken by Nia vs Natalya by the end of the week but Reigns and Mahal, just as their backstage brawl three weeks ago did, has galloped away and is on 797k.

- I can't tell you how SmackDown's main angle did on Facebook because WWE chose not to upload it. *shrugs* At least we have things to discuss with the social media metric, as having been involved in both of last week's top two Facebook videos Owens, in a match set up partly by last week's #1 that finished second on YouTube, finds himself below the 205 Live main event. Conversely Braun vs Bobby was as popular on Facebook as you'd have thought it'd be on YouTube, where not even the breaking of a ladder could convince an audience that has far more often than not been fully invested in the Monster Amongst Men, and a day later the tag team battle royal's viewing number has crept past it.

- RONDA ROUSEY IS LESS OF A DRAW THAN CURT HAWKINS. Seems Nia Jax suddenly being concerned for Natalya's wellbeing confused everyone, though one wonders if the Facebook title "Natalya suffers injury" made people think it was legit. Whatever, both match uploads have no sign of Ronda's involvement, which means on the one hand that people are into Nia as a threat by herself, but then the drastically reducing numbers don't bode well for her long term prospects in the same way as Elias being depushed slightly post-Braun completely did for his pull. While Rousey has had her usual Wednesday views increase it's still not overtaken the six-woman tag. Asuka's latest show of strength proves she can still pull impressive numbers, if not quite as big as they once were, and there's still quite some following for heel Carmella. Lana's pull has degraded from the last two weeks despite the usual added interest in a mixed tag match and its usual promise of woman-on-man moves, which gives the unfortunate suspicion that people don't want to see her wrestle a full match without shenanigans. Charlotte vs Becky is disappointing, but like the tag match it ultimately means nothing.

- Seriously, though, where did that number for a Curt Hawkins squash come from? It's not totally due to Constable Corbin's intervention, the segment where he took the role is down at #24. Lashley and Zayn still isn't taking off and neither is Cass being taken seriously, his being the least watched TV segment among the Facebook uploads, even below TJP's squash. Unfortunately Bryan's fire return promo is only at 73k. 205 Live suffered for this week's wider interest across the board but Ali vs Murphy is up on last week's title match on Facebook and wasn't that far down on YouTube, 129k from 181k.

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