Congratulations are in order to the world's largest professional wrestling promotion—the WWE's YouTube channel has reached one million subscribers.
Though the WWE began posting videos on the popular website in 2007, the WWE's partnership with YouTube last year demonstrated the company's interest in expanding its footing in the world of social media.
The WWE's interest in having an online presence was fueled in part by the popularity of WWE Superstar Zack Ryder's YouTube show Z! True Long Island Story. Ryder had managed to reach over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube before his popular show was integrated to the WWE's own lineup.
In addition to Ryder's show (which as of now is on an undetermined hiatus) the WWE also features other YouTube shows including Superstar Toyz (an MTV Cribs clone), Backstage Fallout (a backstage interview segment), and the popular Are You Serious? (staring the "Road Dogg" Jesse James).
According to a press release sent out by the WWE on Tuesday morning, the promotion's YouTube Channel "has seen a 340 percent increase in subscribers over the past year."
The press release is also quick to mention that the WWE's one million subscribers surpasses the subscription numbers of other "popular YouTube channels such as ESPN, HBO, Comedy Central, Discovery Networks and Apple." The press release also mentions that fact that the "WWE has more video views than Showtime, ABC News, ESPN and UFC."
Despite the fact that the WWE's accomplishment is an impressive one, the WWE's mark of one million fans is still far away from reaching the most subscribed channel on YouTube, Smosh—the channel boasts over 7 million subscribers.
Nonetheless, with over 463,000,000 combined video views, the WWE should be proud.
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