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From the 13th Annual Shorty Awards

WWE's UpUpDownDown

Entered in Games


Hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, a.k.a. Austin Creed, UpUpDownDown dives deep into video games, gaming and nerd culture to bring subscribers highly-entertaining gaming fun! Woods, along with a host of other WWE Superstars, take UpUpDownDown’s 2.24 million subscribers on a journey of Video Game Let’s Plays, Versus, Savepoints, eSports Tournaments, table top games and a rare behind-the-scenes look at WWE Superstars.

The channel is targeted at WWE’s expansive crossover audience of sports-entertainment fans and gamers, while attracting new subscribers who discovered WWE through Woods and WWE’s infectious videos.

Strategy and Execution

Consistency has been the key to UpUpDownDown’s success. Between four to seven videos are uploaded weekly to the YouTube Channel and each piece of content is heavily promoted through UUDD’s social accounts (Instagram and Twitter).

2019 saw the launch of the hugely successful UpUpDownDown Championship Title, allowing WWE Superstars the opportunity to compete to be king of the hill in various games. Subscribers have come to expect engaging live streams, full play-throughs of current and historic games, exclusive access and first looks of new games and a real-life look at WWE Superstars enjoying games and gaming culture the same way they do at home.

UpUpDownDown has benefitted from WWE’s position as a leader in sports and entertainment by being able to partner and collaborate with brands, streamers, celebrities and gaming influencers to further cement its place in the gaming world.

2020 has seen the channel adapt to the current times in finding new life through a core foursome called “daParty.” daParty consists of four WWE Superstars playing games remotely together, and their infectious love of gaming (weekly Uno series) has resulted in a spike in views, overall average view duration and watch time on the channel. 




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