WWE reached a monumental social media milestone this week, with their YouTube channel surpassing 50 billion views.
The channel was first launched on May 10th, 2007 and currently has over 67 million subscribers, making it the 10th most subscribed to channel on all of YouTube. Combining weekly content from RAW, SmackDown, pay-per-views, NXT and 205 Live with classic matches, pay-per-view kick offs and original content such as The Bump, the channel boasts 52,214 videos available to viewers and subscribers.
The first video uploaded to the channel was a promotional package for No Way Out 2008, which saw Triple H win an Elimination Chamber match for a WWE title opportunity at Wrestlemania XXIV. WWE is ranked number one in YouTube’s sport category, ahead of giants such as the NFL, NBA and ESPN.
Speaking of the achievement, WWE Executive Vice President of Advanced Media Jayar Donlan said:
We are proud to set the standard for premium content on YouTube and are thankful for the 67+ million subscribers and members of the WWE Universe who helped us achieve this milestone.
WWE took to Twitter to thank the WWE Universe, stating:
WWE’s YouTube channel has surpassed 50 billion views!
Thank you to the entire @WWEUniverse for helping our channel reach another amazing milestone.
Inside The Ropes congratulates WWE on this huge achievement.