Nakamura’s Theme Tops iTunes
Shinsuke Nakamura’s NXT theme song has topped the iTunes Soundtrack chart.
Since joining WWE and making his in-ring debut at NXT Takeover: Dallas, Shinsuke Nakamura has taken the WWE Universe by storm with his unique style and personality. Now he’s taking over the charts as well. “Rising Sun,” the Japanese Superstar’s entrance theme, is now the No. 1 song on the iTunes soundtrack chart.
The theme tops The Weekend’s “Earned it” from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey,” as well as Eminem’s classic “Lose Yourself” from the film “8 Mile” and “Let it Go” from Disney’s animated hit “Frozen.”
Graham Shoots On Shane’s Cell Bump
WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham has heavily criticized Shane McMahon for jumping off the Hell In A Cell at WrestleMania:
I give Shane McMahon zero credit for jumping off the top of that cage, landing on a table that collapsed after the Undertaker moved. Only fools put their life on the line for a stupid wrestling stunt. Risking being paralyzed or dying with a wife and children waiting for him. He has more money than he can spend. So this insane stunt was all for ego. Well, he didn’t impress me. Did he impress you folks?
One more thing. I am going on record as stating the Undertaker will not be retiring after this match. We will see him in Orlando next year. Why ? Because there was simply not a big enough build-up for his last match. Just a stupid childlike stipulation.
When Will Cody Rhodes Retire?
Cody Rhodes vowed on Twitter that he will retire at age 40:
I don't think so. When 40 comes, I drop my boots and leave it to the next generation without looking back. https://t.co/SFL0Ose123
— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) April 7, 2016
WrestleMania Breaks More Records
Stamford, conn. – April 7, 2016 – In addition to setting a new attendance record of 101,763 fans, which led to the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million, WrestleMania also broke records for digital and social media engagement and merchandise sales.
* WrestleMania 32 was the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social with 2.5 million mentions on Twitter throughout the day and 1.3 million mentions during the broadcast alone, an increase of 50 percent and 18 percent year-over-year, respectively.
* WWE-related content saw more than 250 million video views across WWE.com, WWE App and social media during WrestleMania Week, an increase of 122 percent year-over-year.
* WrestleMania set data usage records, totaling 8.6TB on the AT&T network. This set a new record for data traffic at AT&T Stadium, an increase of 36 percent over the data traffic during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2015.
* WrestleMania reached 1.82 million global households on WWE Network alone, making it the most-watched WrestleMania in history, with pay-per-view data still forthcoming.
* WWE Network subscribers viewed 21.7 million hours during WrestleMania Week or 12 hours per subscriber during the week. This compares to 15 million hours last year, a year-over-year increase of 45 percent.
* WWE generated a record-breaking $4.55 million in WrestleMania merchandise revenue, an increase of 37 percent or $1.2 million, from last year’s previous record at WrestleMania 31