Thursday, October 16, 2014

Streaming Services Update

As we eagerly await the latest update on WWE Network subscriber numbers (WWE Q3 earnings and conference call tentatively scheduled for 10/30), today is a good opportunity to catch up on the latest news and developments in the area of over-the-top streaming video services.


HBO GO

First up is yesterday's news from Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc. Richard Plepler that HBO would be launching a "stand alone" version of their popular HBO Go service.

Variety immediately speculated on some questions around what this service may look like:

  • Would it have the full library of past and current HBO programming? 
  • Would it cost more than the normal monthly HBO pay-TV price? 

Already, we've seen a few answers emerge to address these questions. New York Post media Reporter Claire Atkinson tweeted that according to executives the "HBO GO OTT will be the full monty... not a lightweight version." And the Wall Street Journal reported that "according to a person familiar with the matter... the fee for the new service isn’t expected to be any cheaper than... average monthly cost for an HBO subscription ($15)."

CEO Plepler noted there is already "10 million broadband-only homes" and that "large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped." Certainly, with sky-high piracy rates for popular HBO shows like Game of Thrones, there's a healthy appetite for the original content. However, how much that will translate into recaptured revenue from new U.S. subscriptions remains anyone's guess.

HBO Go is already available as an internet-only option in the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark). This is no doubt a response to the rapid growth of Netflix in this same area. This area of the world has been a fertile ground for over-the-top subscription services with some analysts connecting this to the acceptance and growth created by Spotify (a Swedish company).




NETFLIX

As the SNL Kagan's analysis highlights, Netflix has continued to robustly grow their domestic streaming subscribers numbers over the last three years while HBO has only gently increased their domestic subscriber ranks.

As the chart above demonstrates, Netflix has continued to acquire new members. However, the company's stock did drop more than 20% when announced Q3 results which did not match original forecasts. It should be stressed that Netflix still added 3 million new members (1 million US, 2 million int'l) but they didn't meet the original target of 3.7 million new members.

Interestingly, the company is pointing the finger of blame on "slightly higher prices we now 
have compared to a year ago. Slightly higher prices result in slightly less growth, other things being 
equal, and this is manifested more clearly in higher adoption markets such as the US." The letter to shareholders goes on to note that the "large positive reception to Season Two of Orange is the New Black" seems to have offset the "late Q2 and early Q3 the impact of higher prices".

It does seem remarkable that a $1 price increase in the U.S. in May would have such a blunt impact on subscription growth. As CEO Reed Hastings told the Associated Press, "There is slightly more (pricing) sensitivity than we thought".  (It would appear the new drinking game is around the word "slightly".)



WWE NETWORK

One reoccurring theme from reading articles about Netflix and HBO Go is that content is still king.

The strength of these services is built on the high-quality programs they create and rights they control. It's an important lesson that if you're implementing a price adjustment, they'll need to time it strategically. In WWE's example, one would expect that would be around premium event such as WrestleMania. 

Still, I don't expect that we'll see what Robert Routh said during the Q1 conference call, "all you need is one House of Cards or one Game of Thrones and obviously subscriptions for WWE network will go off the chart."

In attempt to generate additional revenue, this week the WWE announced they are adding limited video advertising to the WWE Network. I outlined all the important elements in my B/R article (15-30 seconds, every fourth stream, initial sponsors include Pepsi, Mattel and Kmart). 

Certainly, more established services such as Netflix and HBO Go have eschewed advertisements while smaller services with smaller subscription bases such as Hulu Plus (6+ million) continue to utilize them. Why? "(T)o reduce the monthly subscription price of the service."  With WWE still struggling to hit a million subscribers, it makes far more sense for them to follow Hulu Plus' model instead of Netflix or HBO Go.

One positive step for the WWE Network is that there's a new Chief Digital Officer (Lou Schwartz) whose responsibilities include overseeing "product development and operations for WWE Network." While the company has recently been doing cost-cutting, it's good to know that executive positions, particularly in the digital media space, aren't going to stay vacant forever.


OTHER

A new player in the streaming media space include "CBS All Access" ($5.99/month), The USA Network just launched their new app "USA Now" (and companion "SyFy Now"). 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WWF 1963-1993 Wrestlenomics

I've been going through the archived results from TheHistoryofWWE, In particular, I've been looking at 1963-1993.

The recorded record for WWF shows after Monday Night Raw was established is fairly solid. Most of those results have been cataloged into the databases at CageMatch and WrestlingData. Things are much more spotty for results from the 1960s, 1970s and even early 1980s.

Periodically, I like to audit the current results up at History of WWE and see how complete the record is/is not.

Old results are always challenging because there's a lot of name/spelling issues in the results and everything is (understandably) far less complete. You also have a lot more lines that say "also featured" and "included". These notes often don't get put into databases as wrestling appearances but really should be included because they can represent a large hunk of appearances for some wrestlers.
(I've tried my best to include these appearances in my "match database" that I built.)

The History of WWE - All Events 1963-1992 pages

yeareventsmatchesmatches
per card
yeareventsmatchesmatches
per card
1963
296
1222
4.13
1978
491
3182
6.48
1964
294
1271
4.32
1979
437
2843
6.51
1965
259
942
3.64
1980
481
3033
6.31
1966
356
1271
3.57
1981
474
3092
6.52
1967
296
1167
3.94
1982
499
3555
7.12
1968
260
1124
4.32
1983
605
4092
6.76
1969
230
1185
5.15
1984
688
4591
6.67
1970
250
1225
4.90
1985
704
4872
6.92
1971
238
1143
4.80
1986
745
4386
5.89
1972
276
1405
5.09
1987
750
4744
6.33
1973
232
1175
5.06
1988
631
4268
6.76
1974
215
953
4.43
1989
617
3926
6.36
1975
343
1528
4.45
1990
613
4181
6.82
1976
400
2178
5.45
1991
499
3878
7.77
1977
469
2792
5.95
1992
494
3697
7.48

Keep in mind that results I used contain a lot more than just WWWF results.

There's lots of results from Toronto, Pittsburgh and international shows (often joint promotions) such as tours with Japanese companies. Still, it's interesting to see some of the trends that emerge.

Here's a look at the average number of matches reported per card:


Isn't it remarkable how the average number of matches per card has shot up over time?

It goes from about four (1960s) to five (early 1970s) to six (late 1970s) to more than six (1980s) to more than seven (1990s). I believe that this is a combination of lots of factors. 

The further back you go, the record grows less complete. Oftentimes, only the title matches (especially a world title match) are called out on the cards. The matches from the undercard may be missing. Also, some of these spot shows could actually had far less matches than today's lavish house shows. Lastly, television tapings, particularly the infamous marathon television tapings for syndicated programming from the 1980s and early 1990s, can skew the matches/card metric.

yeareventsatt record?% of
events
yeareventsatt record?% of
events
1963
296
21
7%
1978
491
21
4%
1964
294
20
7%
1979
436
14
3%
1965
259
23
9%
1980
481
55
11%
1966
356
11
3%
1981
474
71
15%
1967
294
12
4%
1982
499
72
14%
1968
260
10
4%
1983
605
87
14%
1969
229
20
9%
1984
688
195
28%
1970
250
19
8%
1985
704
311
44%
1971
238
15
6%
1986
745
331
44%
1972
276
10
4%
1987
750
367
49%
1973
232
21
9%
1988
632
258
41%
1974
215
21
10%
1989
617
238
39%
1975
344
17
5%
1990
613
287
47%
1976
401
15
4%
1991
499
226
45%
1977
468
40
9%
1992
494
284
57%

This looks at what proportion of the wrestling events actually have any sort of "attendance" record connected with it. For the first fifteen years, the percentage is hovering at/below 10%. Things get a lot more complete in the early 1980s (when the Wrestling Observer Newsletter comes along) and by 1985, it's closing in on more than 40% of the events.

When you're trying to evaluate "drawing power" for WWWF champions, these sorts of sample size differences make it tough. Consider, between 1963-1972, Sammartino had well over 1,500 matches. However, there's only records (in this dataset) covering about 67 crowds over ten thousand people. Conversely, in Hulk Hogan's 325 matches between 1985 and 1986, there's over 125 shows with 10k+ crowds. While WWF was extremely hot in the Hulkamania Rock 'n' Wrestling era, it's disingenuous to simply compare the where I have 642 attendance records (1985/1986) and where I only have 161 attendance records (1963-1972). 

However, you can look at "drawing power" from within the same time period among WWF stars.

For instance, consider WWF tours with and without Hulk Hogan appearing between 1984-1989. I found 97 cities which had attendance records for shows that both did and did not include Hulk.



Location
No Hogan
w/ Hogan
diff
Albuquerque, NM -- USA
2,522
7,593
5,070
Anaheim, CA -- USA
3,917
8,250
4,333
Arena St. Louis, MO -- USA
5,454
10,575
5,121
Atlanta, GA -- USA
3,021
4,658
1,637
Auburn Hills, MI -- USA
6,900
13,750
6,850
Baltimore, MD -- USA
8,132
11,489
3,356
Binghamton, NY -- USA
2,422
5,900
3,478
Birmingham, AL -- USA
3,120
12,000
8,880
Boston, MA -- USA
10,524
12,707
2,184
Buffalo, NY -- USA
5,829
9,038
3,209
Calgary, AB -- CANADA
8,500
15,000
6,500
Chicago, IL -- USA
7,713
12,527
4,814
Cincinnati, OH -- USA
3,830
7,981
4,151
Cleveland, OH -- USA
6,671
13,250
6,579
Columbus, OH -- USA
3,353
21,333
17,980
Dallas, TX -- USA
1,460
2,994
1,534
Dayton, OH -- USA
1,000
8,000
7,000
Denver, CO -- USA
4,842
7,019
2,177
Des Moines, IA -- USA
2,000
11,000
9,000
Detroit, MI -- USA
8,473
12,263
3,790
East Rutherford, NJ -- USA
8,054
14,335
6,281
Edmonton, AB -- CANADA
9,500
12,500
3,000
Erie, PA -- USA
2,276
4,850
2,573
Foxboro, MA -- USA
12,000
23,000
11,000
Fresno, CA -- USA
4,486
7,725
3,239
Glens Falls, NY -- USA
5,833
8,500
2,667
Greensboro, NC -- USA
1,800
2,835
1,035
Halifax, NS -- CANADA
5,667
7,500
1,833
Hamilton, ONT -- CANADA
10,560
15,500
4,940
Hartford, CT -- USA
6,244
11,730
5,486
Hershey, PA -- USA
4,687
7,767
3,080
Houston, TX -- USA
5,575
5,375
(200)
Huntsville, AL -- USA
9,000
6,781
(2,220)
Indianapolis, IN -- USA
7,000
8,352
1,352
Jackson, MS -- USA
2,086
4,500
2,414
Joe Louis Detroit, MI -- USA
20,000
20,997
997
Kansas City, MO -- USA
3,323
6,929
3,605
Kiel Auditorium
 - St. Louis, MO -- USA
4,067
6,387
2,320
Landover, MD -- USA
5,589
12,977
7,388
Las Vegas, NV -- USA
3,833
10,807
6,973
Little Rock, AR -- CANADA
2,452
3,800
1,348
London, ONT -- CANADA
3,918
2,500
(1,418)
Long Island, NY -- USA
7,255
12,473
5,218
Los Angeles, CA -- USA
8,277
12,336
4,058
Louisville, KY -- USA
1,189
3,587
2,398
Madison, WI -- USA
4,100
7,557
3,457
Maple Leaf Gardens 
Toronto, ONT -- CANADA
17,500
18,000
500
Memphis, TN -- USA
750
4,475
3,725
Miami, FL -- USA
3,041
5,104
2,063
Milwaukee, WI -- USA
4,402
13,993
9,591
Minneapolis, MN -- USA
2,750
7,660
4,910
Montreal, QC -- CANADA
12,737
16,167
3,429
MSG New York City, NY -- USA
17,407
19,259
1,852
Nashville, TN -- USA
6,482
9,000
2,518
New Haven, CT -- USA
4,155
9,850
5,695
New Orleans, LA -- USA
1,800
6,267
4,467
Oakland, CA -- USA
7,519
11,810
4,291
Oklahoma City, OK -- USA
2,175
3,472
1,297
Omaha, NE -- USA
5,831
9,443
3,612
Orlando, FL -- USA
5,600
9,200
3,600
Osaka, Japan -- JAPAN
13,000
5,841
(7,159)
Paris, France -- FRANCE
12,000
12,000
-
Peoria, IL -- USA
3,789
10,500
6,711
Philadelphia, PA -- USA
9,210
12,934
3,724
Phoenix, AZ -- USA
6,084
11,820
5,736
Pittsburgh, PA -- USA
9,327
12,546
3,219
Pontiac, MI -- USA
2,400
25,406
23,006
Portland, ME -- USA
3,270
8,550
5,281
Portland, OR -- USA
4,000
6,750
2,750
Providence, RI -- USA
6,321
8,500
2,179
Richfield, OH -- USA
6,214
11,793
5,579
Richmond, VA -- USA
6,250
8,955
2,705
Rochester, NY -- USA
2,974
8,238
5,264
Rockford, IL -- USA
1,917
10,000
8,083
Sacramento, CA -- USA
5,282
7,880
2,598
Salisbury, MD -- USA
7,000
6,850
(150)
Salt Lake City, UT -- USA
5,562
7,200
1,638
San Antonio, TX -- USA
9,000
6,000
(3,000)
San Diego, CA -- USA
5,871
10,875
5,004
San Francisco, CA -- USA
7,189
10,500
3,311
Seattle, WA -- USA
5,900
16,000
10,100
South Bend, IN -- USA
2,586
10,749
8,163
Springfield, IL -- USA
4,217
8,302
4,086
Springfield, MA -- USA
4,153
6,133
1,980
St. Louis, MO -- USA
3,879
6,131
2,252
Syracuse, NY -- USA
2,120
6,000
3,880
Tacoma, WA -- USA
7,731
15,068
7,337
Tampa, FL -- USA
4,000
9,780
5,780
Tokyo, Japan -- JAPAN
10,000
11,000
1,000
Toledo, OH -- USA
5,433
8,881
3,448
Toronto, ONT -- CANADA
9,849
12,810
2,961
Vancouver, BC -- CANADA
4,233
16,000
11,767
Wheeling, WV -- USA
3,334
7,190
3,857
Wichita, KS -- USA
10,000
7,932
(2,068)
Winnipeg, MB -- CANADA
3,600
11,894
8,294
Worcester, MA -- USA
2,000
9,805
7,805
Youngstown, OH -- USA
2,900
6,000
3,100
Median5,4339,0383,605

The initial exercise suggests that in over 90% of the cities, shows with Hogan drew remarkable more than shows without Hogan.

This is certainly not a perfect dataset. There are apples-oranges comparisons including matinees versus evening shows, television tapings versus house shows, pay-per-views versus spot shows, etc. However, the general trend is very telling.

Sure, Hogan was a big attraction the first few times. However, what happens with the Immortal One comes to your town more than a handful of times? Does his drawing power "hold up"?

Let's look at the 44 cities which had at least four visits from Hogan (along with some shows where Hulk Hogan was not there). Again, we must have attendance records available.


CityHogan
Appearances
(w/ att. Record)
First Three
Hogan
RemainingDifferenceNo HoganJudgment
Philadelphia, PA -- USA
33
12,370
12,991
620
9,210
Flat (5%)
MSG New York City, NY -- USA
28
25,795
18,475
(7,319)
17,407
Down (-28%)
Chicago, IL -- USA
24
7,500
13,245
5,745
7,713
Up (77%)
Los Angeles, CA -- USA
23
8,667
12,886
4,219
8,277
Up (49%)
Boston, MA -- USA
22
14,233
12,466
(1,767)
10,524
Down (-12%)
Minneapolis, MN -- USA
22
10,500
7,211
(3,289)
2,750
Down (-31%)
Kiel Auditorium 
- St. Louis, MO -- USA
19
7,647
6,150
(1,497)
4,067
Down (-20%)
Pittsburgh, PA -- USA
18
14,667
12,121
(2,545)
9,327
Down (-17%)
Oakland, CA -- USA
15
10,733
12,079
1,346
7,519
Up (13%)
East Rutherford, NJ -- USA
14
15,918
13,903
(2,015)
8,054
Down (-13%)
Landover, MD -- USA
14
15,400
12,316
(3,084)
5,589
Down (-20%)
Richfield, OH -- USA
14
13,333
11,373
(1,961)
6,214
Down (-15%)
Houston, TX -- USA
13
3,300
5,997
2,697
5,575
Up (82%)
Toronto, ONT -- CANADA
12
11,407
13,278
1,871
9,849
Up (16%)
Hartford, CT -- USA
10
10,833
12,114
1,281
6,244
Up (12%)
Milwaukee, WI -- USA
9
9,784
16,097
6,313
4,402
Up (65%)
Long Island, NY -- USA
9
12,945
12,237
(707)
7,255
Flat (-5%)
Baltimore, MD -- USA
9
11,367
11,550
183
8,132
Flat (2%)
Kansas City, MO -- USA
9
6,333
7,226
893
3,323
Up (14%)
Detroit, MI -- USA
8
14,167
11,121
(3,046)
8,473
Down (-22%)
San Francisco, CA -- USA
8
7,667
12,200
4,533
7,189
Up (59%)
Miami, FL -- USA
8
3,974
5,782
1,807
3,041
Up (45%)
Providence, RI -- USA
7
8,667
8,375
(292)
6,321
Flat (-3%)
Cincinnati, OH -- USA
7
7,123
8,625
1,502
3,830
Up (21%)
Denver, CO -- USA
7
7,454
6,693
(762)
4,842
Down (-10%)
Montreal, QC -- CANADA
6
20,333
12,000
(8,333)
12,737
Down (-41%)
Omaha, NE -- USA
6
9,115
9,771
656
5,831
Flat (7%)
Hershey, PA -- USA
6
8,833
6,700
(2,133)
4,687
Down (-24%)
Atlanta, GA -- USA
6
5,500
3,815
(1,685)
3,021
Down (-31%)
Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto
, ONT -- CANADA
5
17,833
18,250
417
17,500
Flat (2%)
Tacoma, WA -- USA
5
19,746
8,050
(11,696)
7,731
Down (-59%)
Phoenix, AZ -- USA
5
11,067
12,950
1,883
6,084
Up (17%)
Sacramento, CA -- USA
5
7,133
9,000
1,867
5,282
Up (26%)
Pontiac, MI -- USA
4
29,875
12,000
(17,875)
2,400
Down (-60%)
San Diego, CA -- USA
4
10,500
12,000
1,500
5,871
Up (14%)
Arena St. Louis, MO -- USA
4
11,167
8,800
(2,367)
5,454
Down (-21%)
New Haven, CT -- USA
4
9,033
12,300
3,267
4,155
Up (36%)
Buffalo, NY -- USA
4
8,833
9,651
818
5,829
Flat (9%)
Rochester, NY -- USA
4
8,450
7,600
(850)
2,974
Down (-10%)
Fresno, CA -- USA
4
7,300
9,000
1,700
4,486
Up (23%)
Salt Lake City, UT -- USA
4
4,933
14,000
9,067
5,562
Up (184%)
Wheeling, WV -- USA
4
6,987
7,800
813
3,334
Up (12%)
Memphis, TN -- USA
4
4,067
5,700
1,633
750
Up (40%)
Dallas, TX -- USA
4
2,126
5,600
3,474
1,460
Up (163%)

Ultimately, here was the tally:

  • 20 cities were UP more than 10% in average attendance in the later Hogan appearances compared to the initial ones. 
  • 17 cities were DOWN more than 10% in average attendance in later Hogan appearances compare to the initial ones.  
  • 7 cities were FLAT which meant overall attendance for those Hogan shows after the initial trio was within the +/- 10% of the original Hogan attendances. 
One might argue that there's a slightly negative trend, but the average drop in attendance across the cities was 300 people which doesn't really seem very substantial to me.

There are places like Boston or St. Louis or Minneapolis or Denver or Montreal where it looks like Hogan's repeat appearances might have diminished in effectiveness. Bruno's drawing record at MSG is certainly much stronger (and lengthier) than Hogan's. However, I think it might be an over-simplification to ignore examples of Chicago or Milwaukee or Miami or Phoenix where it appears that Hogan held up just fine with repeat appears. In all, it seems to be a mixed bag.

Honestly, there's the counter-argument that Hogan went back to these cities because it was clear he was still a draw there and it's really about the cities they didn't book because they didn't feel Hogan was going to pop the house. I'd have to keep digging to really make a strong determination.

Hope this was interesting to you faithful readers. All analysis by Chris Harrington. 

Twitter: @mookieghana
Email: chris.harrington@gmail.com

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Mookie's Wrestlenomics Round-up (and a quarter of a parody article)

I couldn't help but giggle when I read Ryan Dilbert's opening line in "Examining Parallels Between Current WWE Product and Hulkamania Era".
Friedrich Nietzsche (and Rust Cohle) seems to be right that time is a flat circle, as we've seen with how WWE has circled back to the days of Hulkamania in many ways.

I follow what he's saying, but it always seems a little goofy when we start throwing around Nietzsche in our articles.

I even started on my parody article, but I got distracted....

Avicenna (and Galileo Galilei ) seems to be right that Venus is closer than the Sun to Earth, as we've seen with how WWE has circled back to the days of Brooklyn Brawlermania in many ways.

It's been 31 years since Steve Lombardi first teamed up with Barry Horowitz and launched the jeans and torn Yankee t-shirt into a new orbit. Even with all the changes fans have witnessed WWE go through since then, one can't help but notice that Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz is consistently ignored by the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame voters.

WWE's central loser, its Northeastern dynamic and the jobbertastic nature of the product all remind one of 1989.Perhaps those parallels speak to how much wrestling relies on goofs and who will work cheaply. Maybe it's a testament to how winners need to crush jobbers, and how we continue to get pinned and get paid.Either way, to watch a crowd boo Heath Slater is to flash back to when Brawler was jobber king. 

Reprise of a Zero 

The biggest jobber in today's WWE is most certainly Slater.Heath Slater was a one-man band with red hair and possibly JBL's long-lost relative. He told kids to worship him and and respect West Virginia. His charisma compliments his ring skills. That description could just as well be about Brawler. Replace the Red Hair and vitamins with oddball accent, questionable grooming skills and musical prowness, switch out a bandana for a ball cap and the similarities are even more obvious.

I did actually finish something and publish a piece over at Voices of Wrestling: "12 Months. Five Feuds. #wrestlenomics" looking at matches that have been repeated extensively in the past year. (If you've got time on your hands, look at the alternative text for the images.)

The delay of the WWE Network in the UK has caused a lot of eyebrows to raise. I wrote about on Tuesday at Bleacher Report: "Delay of WWE Network in UK Underscores the Importance of WWE's TV Rights Deals".

I found myself scratching my head when I read the BBC report about the WWE Network UK situation which included this line, "It is available in more than 150 countries around the world including the key markets of India and China, although in Canada it is only available through cable TV firm Rodgers Communications." Huh?

Calling out the "key markets" was something I did in my piece. Weird coincidence. However, as I've explained in other pieces, the WWE Network is not available in either India or China. Even more baffling BBC.

Lastly, I've updated the 2006-2014 PPV numbers log. It's pretty dramatic how much the North American numbers have dropped since the WWE Network has launched (-70%; 2006-2013 the average B-PPV from March to August was 136,000 buys; in 2014 it was 40,000 buys) while the international numbers are very different (-30%; 2006-2013 average B-PPV from March to August was 85,000 buys; in 2014 it was 59,500 buys). Interesting.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What has been the most repeated WWE match in the last 12 months?

Which two wrestlers have faced each other the most in the past 12 months?

The answer appears to be Luke Harper & Erick Rowan versus Jey & Jimmy Uso.
They've faced off at least 66 times over the past year.

  • 10/5/2013: WWE Live -- The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)
  • 10/22/2013: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #740 -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) (2:34)
  • 11/12/2013: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #743 -- The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (7:54)
  • 11/26/2013: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #745 -- Twelve Man Tag Team: CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) & The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (12:18)
  • 12/19/2013: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #749 -- The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (2:04)
  • 12/26/2013: WWE Live -- Steel Cage Six Man Tag Team: Daniel Bryan & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 12/27/2013: WWE Live -- Steel Cage Six Man Tag Team: Daniel Bryan & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 12/28/2013: WWE Live -- Steel Cage Six Man Tag Team: Daniel Bryan & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 1/5/2014: WWE Live -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 1/6/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1076 - Old School RAW -- Rey Mysterio & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Daniel Bryan, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) (8:41)
  • 1/7/2014: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #751 -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) vs. The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt & Daniel Bryan) - No Contest (9:00) - lone no contest
  • 1/11/2014: WWE Live -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 1/12/2014: WWE Live -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 1/20/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1078 -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) (12:32)
  • 3/1/2014: WWE Live -- Sheamus & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 3/2/2014: WWE Live -- Sheamus & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 4/29/2014: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #767 -- The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat Sheamus & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (10:13)
  • 5/12/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1094 -- John Cena & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (9:43)
  • 5/15/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/16/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/17/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/18/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/20/2014: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #770 -- Tag Team: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (w/John Cena) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/Bray Wyatt) (11:29)
  • 5/21/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/22/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/23/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/24/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 5/27/2014: WWE Main Event #87 -- The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (10:40)
  • 6/2/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1097 -- Tag Team: The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (17:00)
  • 6/6/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/7/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/8/2014: WWE Live -- John Cena & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/13/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/14/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/15/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/17/2014: WWE Main Event #90 -- The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat Sheamus & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (12:00)
  • 6/20/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/21/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/22/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/28/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 6/29/2014: WWE Money In The Bank 2014 -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (13:13)
  • 6/30/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1101 -- The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat Sheamus & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (13:06)
  • 7/4/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/5/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/6/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/7/2014: WWE Monday Night RAW #1102 -- Tag Team: The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeat The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (11:03)
  • 7/18/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Three Way Elimination: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat RybAxel (Curtis Axel & Ryback) and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/19/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Three Way Elimination: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat RybAxel (Curtis Axel & Ryback) and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/20/2014: WWE Battleground 2014 -- WWE Tag Team Title Best Two Out Of Three Falls: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) [2:1] (18:50)
  • 7/26/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 7/27/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/3/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/7/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/8/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/9/2014: WWE Live -- Chris Jericho & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/22/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Triple Threat: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods) and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/23/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Three Way Elimination: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods) and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 8/24/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title Three Way Elimination: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods) and The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/5/2014: WWE Live -- Jimmy Uso & The Great Khali defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (no Jey Uso)
  • 9/6/2014: WWE Live -- The Great Khali & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/7/2014: WWE Live -- The Great Khali & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/9/2014: WWE Friday Night SmackDown #786 -- Mark Henry, The Big Show & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat Goldust, Stardust & The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (10:23)
  • 9/12/2014: WWE Live -- WWE Tag Team Title: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/13/2014: WWE Live -- Six-Man Tag Team: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) & The Big Show defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/14/2014: WWE Live -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) & Big Show defeat The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
  • 9/26/2014: WWE Live -- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeat The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
Out of these contests, Usos won 56 times, Wyatts won 9 times and there was one no contest.

Friday, September 26, 2014

WON Awards: Best and Worst Match on the Same Day

jimbob5 asks:
What about best & worst match of the year on the same show? Which surely will happen this year for Summerslam.

Great question. Let's look at the WON Awards archives.

YES, in 1987. 

Match of the year was Ricky Steamboat versus Randy Savage at WrestleMania III. Worst match of the year was Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III.

As far as I can tell since then no single show has had a match was ranked both MOTY and worst match of the year. However, it's been very close at least three times in the past decade.

Exhibit One: Royal Rumble 2003
5. Scott Steiner defeated Triple H (c) (with Ric Flair) by disqualification (Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship) 18:14
6. Kurt Angle (c) (with Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) defeated Chris Benoit (Singles match for the WWE Championship) 19:50

It's remarkable that these two matches went back-to-back with similar stips (top titles) and similar length (18-20 minutes).

Angle/Benoit was #2 for MOTY (behind Misawa/Kobashi 3/1/03 Tokyo). Meanwhile, HHH/Steiner won worst match of the year.

Exhibit Two: WrestleMania XXV (4/5/2009)
7. The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels (Singles match) 30:41
9. Triple H (c) defeated Randy Orton (Singles match for the WWE Championship)

Taker/Shawn won match of the year (second place was Davey Richards/Shingo Takagi 9/6/09). Meanwhile, HHH/Orton got second place for worst match of the year. However, that year's worst match winner has gone down in history for it's terribleness: TNA's Sharmell VS. Jenna Morasca 7/19/09.

Exhibit Three: WrestleMania XXVI (3/28/2010)
7. Bret Hart defeated Mr. McMahon by submission (No Holds Barred Lumberjack match with Bruce Hart as the special guest referee) 11:09
11. The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels (No Disqualification Streak vs. Career match) 23:59

Taker/Shawn repeated MOTY honors with HBK's retirement match. (Second place was Tyler Black vs. Davey Richards 6/19/10)
Meanwhile, the Bret Hart/McMahon was a head-scratching and awful affair. Still, it was only the second worst match of the year in the eye's of voters. Kaitlyn vs Maxine from NXT 10/19/10 was that year's worst offense. I feel that in time people won't remember that terrible NXT match but the stain of McMahon/Hart will stick around in people's minds.

Trivia Note: Clash of the Champions I vs WWF WrestleMania IV on 3/27/88
Clash of the Champions went #1/#2 in the MOTY balloting (Flair/Sting won followed by Midnight Express/Fantastics) in Greensboro.
Meanwhile, up in Atlantic City, WMIV had Warrior/Hercules (finished second for Worst Match of the Year) and Jake Roberts/Rick Rude (finished fifth for Worst Match of the Year). 

Wonder what atrocity won worst match of the year in 1988? All Japan's (Great) Hiroshi Wajima vs (Megaman) Tom McGee (4/21/88).

Friday, September 19, 2014

WWE Records - Last 12 Months (9/16/14 ending)

Analysis: Chris Harrington

I got curious.

Looking at WWE Results from 9/17/2013 to 9/16/2014 (actually, this does include the NXT results from 9/18/2014 too)....

RESULTS (does not include battle royals/rumbles)
More than 200 matches
Cesaro: 212 matches (80-131-1) = 38% win; won the 31 Man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WM30
Seth Rollins: 202 matches (89-105-8) = 46% win

More than 175 matches
Roman Reigns: 200 matches (123-69-8) = 64% win; won the MITB Qualifying Battle Royal on Raw
Curtis Axel: 190 matches (36-152-2) = 19% win
Jack Swagger: 187 matches (40-146-1) = 22% win
Dolph Ziggler: 186 matches (107-77-2) = 58% win
Jimmy Uso: 183 matches (145-33-5) = 81% win
Ryback: 182 matches (52-128-2) = 29% win
Luke Harper: 181 matches (52-127-2) = 29% win
Damien Sandow: 180 matches (32-148-0) = 18% win
Dean Ambrose: 178 matches (111-63-4) = 64% win
Jey Uso: 178 matches (142-31-5) = 82% win
Erick Rowan: 177 matches (51-124-2) = 29% win

More than 150 matches
Goldust: 175 matches (118-56-1) = 68% win
Stardust: 173 matches (114-58-1) = 66% win
Big E: 172 matches (111-60-1) = 65% win
Kofi Kingston: 172 matches (71-96-5) = 43% win
Alberto Del Rio: 166 matches (47-117-2) = 29% win
Randy Orton: 164 matches (47-111-6) = 30% win
Fandango: 164 matches (28-134-2) = 17% win
Bray Wyatt: 159 matches (51-107-1) = 32% win; won a dark battle royal in October 2013 at a SmackDown taping
Titus O'Neil: 157 matches (44-111-2) = 28% win

More than 125 matches
John Cena: 150 matches (127-21-2) = 86% win
Natalya: 135 matches (88-47-0) = 65% win
Alicia Fox: 134 matches (19-115-0) = 14% win
R-Truth: 129 matches (67-62-0) = 52% win
Sheamus: 127 matches (106-20-1) = 84% win; won the US Title 20 Man Battle Royal on Raw

More than 100 matches
Rusev: 125 matches (114-10-1) = 92% win
Hunico: 124 matches (65-59-0) = 52% win
Big Show: 120 matches (102-17-1) = 86% win
Miz: 118 matches (39-75-4) = 34% win; won the IC Title Battle Royal at Battleground
Daniel Bryan: 114 matches (85-24-5) = 78% win
Diego: 114 matches (87-26-1) = 77% win
Heath Slater: 108 matches (11-96-1) = 10% win
AJ Lee: 105 matches (46-59-0) = 44% win; won the WWE Divas Title Vickie Guerrero Invitational at WM30
Drew McIntyre: 104 matches (4-98-2) = 4% win
Paige: 102 matches (81-19-2) = 81% win
Fernando: 102 matches (77-24-1) = 76% win
Nikki Bella: 101 matches (79-22-0) = 78% win

More than 75 matches
Bo Dallas: 99 matches (56-42-1) = 57% win
Jinder Mahal: 98 matches (2-94-2) = 2% win
Kane: 97 matches (5-90-2) = 5% win
Bad News Barrett: 93 matches (69-22-2) = 76% win
Brie Bella: 92 matches (67-24-1) = 74% win; won a dark match non-title battle royal on the Tribute to the Troops 2013
Zack Ryder: 89 matches (17-72-0) = 19% win
Aksana: 88 matches (6-82-0) = 7% win
Adam Rose: 86 matches (80-6-0) = 93% win
Naomi: 85 matches (73-10-2) = 88% win
Adrian Neville: 82 matches (67-15-0) = 82% win
Tyson Kidd: 79 matches (26-53-0) = 33% win; won NXT battle royal
Sami Zayn: 78 matches (39-39-0) = 50% win; won NXT battle royal
Cameron: 78 matches (52-25-1) = 68% win
Rob Van Dam: 76 matches (37-36-3) = 51% win; won two battle royals

More than 50 matches
Tamina Snuka: 75 matches (15-60-0) = 20% win; won one battle royal
Emma: 73 matches (56-17-0) = 77% win
Darren Young: 72 matches (46-25-1) = 65% win
Viktor: 70 matches (53-17-0) = 76% win
Konnor: 68 matches (51-17-0) = 75% win
Great Khali: 67 matches (54-12-1) = 82% win
CM Punk: 66 matches (60-4-2) = 94% win
Justin Gabriel: 64 matches (16-47-1) = 25% win
Tyler Breeze: 63 matches (22-40-1) = 35% win; won NXT battle royal
Xavier Woods: 63 matches (28-34-1) = 45% win
Bayley: 59 matches (37-22-0) = 63% win
Summer Rae: 59 matches (19-38-2) = 33% win
Santino Marella: 59 matches (38-21-0) = 64% win
Colin Cassady: 56 matches (29-27-0) = 52% win
Aiden English: 56 matches (30-26-0) = 54% win
Layla: 54 matches (8-44-2) = 15% win
Mark Henry: 54 matches (43-9-2) = 83% win
Sasha Banks: 54 matches (16-38-0) = 30% win
Brodus Clay: 53 matches (15-37-1) = 29% win

More than 30 matches
Charlotte: 50 matches (27-23-0) = 54% win
CJ Parker: 47 matches (18-29-0) = 38% win
Eva Marie: 41 matches (24-16-1) = 60% win
Jason Jordan: 41 matches (13-28-0) = 32% win
Rosa Mendes: 40 matches (3-36-1) = 8% win
Baron Corbin: 40 matches (22-18-0) = 55% win
El Torito: 40 matches (37-3-0) = 93% win
Simon Gotch: 36 matches (23-13-0) = 64% win
Camacho: 35 matches (7-28-0) = 20% win
Mojo Rawley: 34 matches (25-9-0) = 74% win
Wesley Blake: 33 matches (7-26-0) = 21% win
Angelo Dawkins: 33 matches (13-20-0) = 39% win
Kalisto: 33 matches (22-11-0) = 67% win
Rey Mysterio: 32 matches (20-12-0) = 63% win
Batista: 31 matches (14-13-4) = 52% win; won the 2014 Royal Rumble
Bull Dempsey: 31 matches (18-13-0) = 58% win

More than 25 matches
Becky Lynch: 30 matches (16-14-0) = 53% win
Sylvester Lefort: 28 matches (8-20-0) = 29% win
Tye Dillinger: 27 matches (7-20-0) = 26% win
Mason Ryan: 26 matches (17-9-0) = 65% win
Alexa Bliss: 26 matches (13-13-0) = 50% win

More than 15 matches
Chris Jericho: 25 matches (19-4-2) = 83% win
Tensai: 25 matches (11-13-1) = 46% win
Hornswoggle: 24 matches (2-22-0) = 8% win
Corey Graves: 24 matches (15-9-0) = 63% win
Christian: 24 matches (10-14-0) = 42% win
Sawyer Fulton: 22 matches (3-19-0) = 14% win
Enzo Amore: 21 matches (14-7-0) = 67% win
Marcus Louis: 21 matches (8-13-0) = 38% win
Billy Gunn: 20 matches (7-12-1) = 37% win
Ricardo Rodriguez: 20 matches (3-17-0) = 15% win
Buddy Murphy: 19 matches (1-18-0) = 5% win
Scott Dawson: 19 matches (3-16-0) = 16% win
Road Dogg: 18 matches (7-10-1) = 41% win
Travis Tyler: 18 matches (8-10-0) = 44% win
Dash Wilder: 17 matches (3-14-0) = 18% win
Solomon Crowe: 16 matches (6-10-0) = 38% win

More than 10 matches
Kaitlyn: 15 matches (4-11-0) = 27% win
Troy McClain: 14 matches (1-13-0) = 7% win
Danny Burch: 14 matches (0-14-0) = 0% win
Carmella: 13 matches (4-9-0) = 31% win
Kendall Skye: 13 matches (4-9-0) = 31% win
Slate Randall: 13 matches (1-11-1) = 8% win

More than 5 matches
Paul Heyman: 10 matches (1-9-0) = 10% win
Yoshi Tatsu: 8 matches (2-6-0) = 25% win
Curt Hawkins: 8 matches (0-8-0) = 0% win
unknown: 7 matches (1-6-0) = 14% win
Steve Cutler: 7 matches (1-6-0) = 14% win
Kassius Ohno: 7 matches (2-5-0) = 29% win
Cal Bishop: 6 matches (3-2-1) = 60% win
Mistico: 6 matches (3-2-1) = 60% win

More than 3 matches
Veronica Lane: 5 matches (0-5-0) = 0% win
Brad Maddox: 5 matches (1-4-0) = 20% win
Oliver Grey: 5 matches (1-4-0) = 20% win
JoJo: 5 matches (3-2-0) = 60% win
Triple H: 4 matches (0-3-1) = 0% win
Elias Sampson: 4 matches (0-4-0) = 0% win

Multiple matches
Knuckles Madsen: 3 matches (2-1-0) = 67% win
Chad Gable: 3 matches (2-1-0) = 67% win
Vickie Guerrero: 3 matches (0-3-0) = 0% win
Brock Lesnar: 3 matches (3-0-0) = 100% win
Garrett Dylan: 3 matches (0-3-0) = 0% win
Alex Riley: 2 matches (0-2-0) = 0% win
Jonny Vandal: 2 matches (0-2-0) = 0% win
Hideo Itami: 2 matches (2-0-0) = 100% win
Grandmaster Sexay: 2 matches (1-1-0) = 50% win
Scotty 2 Hotty: 2 matches (1-1-0) = 50% win
Devin Taylor: 2 matches (1-1-0) = 50% win
Stephanie McMahon: 2 matches (2-0-0) = 100% win
CJ O'Doyle: 2 matches (0-2-0) = 0% win

One Shot Stars
Aaron Solo: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
CM Skunk: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Vordell Walker: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Chris Rockwell: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Rikishi: 1 match (1-0-0) = 100% win
Mike Lebosca: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Nick Nardone: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Tee Perkins: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
William Regal: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Derek Billington: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Jonathan Ortagun: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Philip Gouljar: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Undertaker: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Tommy Taylor: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Mike Cuellari: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
John Cahill: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Captain Comic: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Matt Sugarman: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Stuart Cumberland: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Raquel Diaz: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Jack Hurley: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
John Icarino: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Mac Miles: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win
Dana Brooke: 1 match (1-0-0) = 100% win
Tyson Dux: 1 match (0-1-0) = 0% win

Observations:
  • Cesaro is a beast. He's wrestled over 200 times in the past year. My count has him at 212 matches (without including battle royal/rumble appearances&wins) and 208 different events where he had a match. Poor dude.
  • Most tag matches go to the teams you'd expect: Goldust & Stardust (159), Erick Rowan & Luke Harper (165) and the Usos (171). However, Jimmy Uso actually has one additional tag match match without his brother. At a live event in Indiana on September 5, Jimmy tagged with The Great Khali. (New Tag Champs?!)
  • The King of singles matches might surprise you: Damien Sandow. He's had 165 singles matches (including multi-man singles) which puts him well ahead of the two runner-ups Dolph Ziggler (151 singles) and recently released Alberto Del Rio (150). Sandow is only 30-165 in singles competition though.
  • Some guys are predominately tag wrestlers. Some guys are predominately singles wrestlers. Who has straddled the line the most in the past 12 months? Bray Wyatt with 79 singles matches and 80 tag matches. He's won 38% of the singles matches and only 27% of the tag matches.
  • Only four wrestlers (with more than ten matches) have won more than 90% of their matches (note: this includes victories via DQ). What a stable they would make: Rusev (114-10-1), Adam Rose (80-6-0), CM Punk (60-4-2) and El Torito (37-3-0).
  • Only six main roster wrestlers have sunk below the 10% mark in terms of winning percentage (again, this includes losses via DQ/count-out). That's recently released two-thirds of 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) along with theDemonKane, Aksana, Total Divas' star Rosa Mendes and Hornswoggle.
  • Who is splitting the uprights with a 50% win record? Sami Zayn (39-39) and Alexa Bliss (13-13). (Pair 'em up!)