Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mookieghana's North American Indy Power 325 Rankings (YTD 2014)

Following the Lucha 1000 and Japan 400 / Joshi 100, I have now completed the YTD 2014 North American Indy 325.

As before, I used several variables in my methodology:
  • Total Matches Wrestled
  • Singles Win Percentage (Estimated Singles Wins)
  • Tag Win Percentage (Estimated Tag Wins)
  • Place on 8-match Card
However, since this was looking at "independent" wrestlers, I gathered results from almost 200 Pro-Wrestling companies (from CageMatch.net) holding events in USA and Canada.  "Eligible" wrestlers were selected from this list based on working matches in non-major* companies along with working matches for companies located in various states spread across several regions.

You'll notice several wrestlers who are prominently employed by a major company. They qualified for this list because they also wrestled a lot of matches for independent promotions.  Everyone's rankings were weighted based on the four-match factors along with looking at their records w/ & w/o major companies included as well as added emphasis towards people who competed in more diverse regions (such as wrestling on both coasts or in both Central  & Southern States or US & Canada, and so forth.)

(*) Major companies were considered WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor, WWC, Dragon Gate USA and Evolve.

RankWrestler2014 MatchesFederation with most AppearancesSingles
win %
Tag
win %
Place
1 Michael Elgin
73
Ring Of Honor (23)
71%
88%
6
2 Kevin Steen
53
Ring Of Honor (20)
55%
46%
5
3 Chris Hero
51
Ring Of Honor (8)
54%
75%
6
4 Jimmy Jacobs
49
Ring Of Honor (15)
56%
64%
5
5 Joey Ryan
39
Championship Wrestling From Hollywood (8)
65%
68%
4
6 Rich Swann
47
EVOLVE Wrestling (7)
37%
40%
5
7 Johnny Gargano
33
DREAMWAVE Wrestling (8)
54%
33%
6
8 Athena
27
Anarchy Championship Wrestling (5)
48%
100%
4
9 ACH
47
Ring Of Honor (20)
48%
21%
4
10 Kyle O'Reilly
48
Ring Of Honor (22)
29%
53%
5
11 Candice LeRae
28
Women Superstars Uncensored (6)
50%
69%
4
12 Nick Jackson
20
Ring Of Honor (4)
50%
67%
7
13 Davey Vega
30
Beyond Wrestling (6)
39%
43%
4
14 Trent Barreta
31
EVOLVE Wrestling (7)
29%
50%
6
15 Leah Von Dutch
19
Absolute Intense Wrestling (4)
63%
NA
6
16 Matt Hardy
39
Big Time Wrestling (6)
76%
63%
7
17 Ron Mathis
38
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (18)
65%
77%
5
18 Lince Dorado
42
I Believe In Wrestling (10)
64%
54%
5
19 AJ Styles
26
Ring Of Honor (6)
81%
100%
7
20 JT Dunn
37
Combat Zone Wrestling (10)
60%
71%
5
21 David Starr
36
Combat Zone Wrestling (11)
67%
65%
5
22 Gory
32
Pro Wrestling eXpress (10)
71%
59%
5
23 Jack Pollock
26
Pro Wrestling eXpress (15)
50%
75%
6
24 Caleb Konley
47
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (12)
58%
33%
5
25 Ethan Page
38
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (9)
41%
78%
4
26 Matt Cage
32
Beyond Wrestling (11)
69%
67%
4
27 Jason Kincaid
23
National Wrestling Alliance (9)
67%
60%
5
28 Drake Younger
24
Supreme Pro Wrestling (6)
50%
67%
6
29 Matt Conard
29
Black Diamond Wrestling (13)
61%
40%
5
30 Josh Crane
37
IWA Mid-South (14)
46%
42%
4
31 Mia Yim
24
SHINE Wrestling (6)
56%
71%
5
32 Dave Crist
34
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (14)
70%
58%
4
33 Kimber Lee
33
Women Superstars Uncensored (8)
53%
50%
3
34 LuFisto
22
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (5)
73%
60%
5
35 Gangrel
19
West Coast Wrestling Connection (7)
70%
63%
5
36 Matt Cross
26
Absolute Intense Wrestling (7)
81%
50%
4
37 Chris LeRusso
31
Black Diamond Wrestling (13)
52%
14%
5
38 Tommy Dreamer
17
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (3)
40%
50%
6
39 Matt Jackson
17
Ring Of Honor (4)
NA
69%
7
40 Louis Lyndon
23
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (8)
43%
63%
4
41 Allysin Kay
14
SHINE Wrestling (7)
50%
75%
6
42 Tripp Cassidy
26
Evolution Pro Wrestling (9)
38%
54%
4
43 Facade
22
International Wrestling Cartel (9)
50%
50%
5
44 Gregory Iron
20
Smash Wrestling (4)
40%
50%
3
45 AR Fox
41
EVOLVE Wrestling (7)
45%
33%
5
46 Reby Sky
23
Big Time Wrestling (6)
73%
100%
4
47 Carlito
15
World Wrestling Council (7)
44%
67%
7
48 Ricky Starks
24
Canadian Wrestling's Elite (6)
32%
20%
4
49 Jessicka Havok
16
SHINE Wrestling (4)
63%
33%
5
50 Jay Flash
11
Black Diamond Wrestling (8)
38%
100%
6
51 John Skyler
30
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (11)
45%
22%
4
52 Leva Bates
19
SHINE Wrestling (7)
50%
56%
4
53 Matthew Justice
17
Pro Wrestling eXpress (9)
64%
50%
4
54 Nevaeh
23
Women Superstars Uncensored (5)
50%
38%
4
55 Roderick Strong
34
Ring Of Honor (19)
32%
56%
4
56 Tony Johnson
15
Black Diamond Wrestling (10)
82%
0%
5
57 Su Yung
21
SHINE Wrestling (5)
63%
60%
3
58 Jake Crist
30
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (12)
17%
57%
5
59 Christopher Daniels
27
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (10)
43%
40%
5
60 Timothy Thatcher
15
Supreme Pro Wrestling (3)
42%
33%
5
61 Brady Pierce
11
Renegade Wrestling Alliance (5)
100%
43%
5
62 Colt Cabana
17
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (4)
25%
56%
5
63 Sugar Dunkerton
13
Beyond Wrestling (8)
67%
50%
5
64 Andrew Palace
25
Black Diamond Wrestling (14)
33%
75%
4
65 Tyson Dux
28
Smash Wrestling (5)
42%
0%
4
66 Gary Jay
21
IWA Mid-South (10)
50%
22%
4
67 Shynron
22
Beyond Wrestling (8)
36%
NA
4
68 Chest Flexor
19
Black Diamond Wrestling (11)
0%
78%
5
69 Danny Duggan
33
Canadian Wrestling's Elite (18)
91%
78%
6
70 Jay Cruz
22
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (8)
NA
48%
5
71 Tim Donst
19
Absolute Intense Wrestling (9)
56%
0%
4
72 Heidi Lovelace
46
IWA Mid-South (10)
54%
40%
4
73 Christina Von Eerie
15
SHIMMER Women Athletes (4)
55%
25%
3
74 Eddie Rios
15
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (4)
NA
50%
5
75 Aaron Williams
30
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (19)
57%
43%
6
76 Matt Tremont
25
On Point Wrestling (5)
61%
86%
6
77 Aaron Epic
37
I Believe In Wrestling (12)
43%
57%
5
78 Chuck Taylor
29
EVOLVE Wrestling (7)
29%
29%
4
79 B-Boy
22
Empire Wrestling Federation (6)
63%
67%
6
80 Mason Cutter
36
Beyond Wrestling (11)
NA
60%
4
81 Sabu
13
Big Time Wrestling (4)
60%
100%
7
82 Reed Bentley
28
IWA Mid-South (12)
58%
50%
5
83 Devin Cutter
36
Beyond Wrestling (11)
NA
60%
4
84 Mad Man Pondo
24
Juggalo Championship Wrestling (7)
63%
80%
6
85 Christian Rose
27
Beyond Wrestling (9)
59%
67%
5
86 BJ Whitmer
41
Ring Of Honor (20)
56%
64%
3
87 Trevor Lee
30
Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic (16)
48%
44%
5
88 Chance Prophet
10
Vicious Outcast Wrestling (3)
63%
0%
7
89 Mickie Knuckles
17
Women Superstars Uncensored (7)
83%
60%
5
90 Cedric Alexander
48
Ring Of Honor (22)
62%
13%
5
91 Tyler Cross
14
Black Diamond Wrestling (11)
50%
30%
5
92 Jon Bolen
10
Classic Championship Wrestling (2)
29%
50%
5
93 MASADA
15
Combat Zone Wrestling (7)
77%
100%
6
94 Drew Gulak
27
Combat Zone Wrestling (8)
59%
20%
5
95 Ace Perry
33
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (11)
47%
42%
4
96 Rhino
21
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (6)
40%
73%
5
97 Tommaso Ciampa
34
Ring Of Honor (16)
52%
86%
4
98 Brian Cage
23
Fighting Spirit Pro (5)
60%
43%
5
99 Taeler Hendrix
10
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (4)
56%
0%
5
100 Kahagas
13
National Wrestling Alliance (8)
73%
100%
6
101 Alex Colon
24
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (17)
50%
50%
5
102 Takaaki Watanabe
17
Smash Wrestling (4)
20%
0%
5
103 Shane Strickland
26
Combat Zone Wrestling (10)
52%
67%
4
104 Dan Sandwich
14
Black Diamond Wrestling (12)
45%
100%
4
105 Mike Dell
10
Inspire Pro Wrestling (4)
100%
0%
6
106 Chase Owens
22
National Wrestling Alliance (13)
68%
0%
5
107 Patrick Hayes
20
Pro Wrestling eXpress (9)
69%
50%
4
108 La Rosa Negra
17
Valkyrie Womens Professional Wrestling (4)
67%
0%
4
109 Biff Busick
34
Combat Zone Wrestling (9)
46%
0%
5
110 Hudson Envy
18
Alternative Wrestling Show (6)
54%
60%
5
111 N8 Mattson
19
Pro Wrestling All-Stars Of Detroit (6)
50%
67%
5
112 Beautiful Beaa
15
Pure Wrestling Association (10)
50%
100%
6
113 Christian York
8
Maryland Championship Wrestling (4)
38%
NA
7
114 Matt Striker
20
West Coast Wrestling Connection (6)
43%
60%
4
115 Josh Alexander
18
Smash Wrestling (5)
64%
43%
4
116 Sigmon
17
Canadian Wrestling's Elite (6)
60%
43%
5
117 Flex Armstrong
12
Big Time Wrestling (10)
80%
100%
5
118 Jimmy Nutts
16
International Wrestling Cartel (7)
55%
75%
5
119 Ganon Jones Jr.
19
Pro Wrestling eXpress (11)
67%
29%
4
120 Eddie Kingston
28
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (9)
35%
0%
5
121 John Wayne Murdoch
20
IWA Mid-South (10)
57%
0%
5
122 Alexandre Rudolph
18
Beyond Wrestling (9)
29%
70%
4
123 Luke Hawx
9
Ring Of Honor (2)
75%
100%
5
124 The Hurricane
5
Big Time Wrestling (2)
100%
100%
6
125 Darin Corbin
22
West Coast Wrestling Connection (9)
38%
42%
5
126 The Amazing Red
9
Victory Pro Wrestling (4)
60%
50%
6
127 Blind Rage
6
CHIKARA (3)
100%
67%
6
128 DJ Hyde
16
Combat Zone Wrestling (5)
67%
25%
5
129 Jack Gallow
14
Warriors Of Wrestling (6)
71%
57%
4
130 Ashton Vuitton
16
West Coast Wrestling Connection (12)
60%
67%
4
131 Dylan Bostic
28
Ohio Valley Wrestling (27)
43%
75%
4
132 Angel Dust
15
Resistance Pro Wrestling (4)
55%
75%
4
133 Hania The Howling Huntress
15
Women Superstars Uncensored (4)
31%
50%
4
134 Damien Wayne
14
National Wrestling Alliance (6)
17%
86%
6
135 The Estonian ThunderFrog
17
CHIKARA (5)
33%
75%
5
136 Lodi
14
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (7)
64%
33%
4
137 Angelina Love
28
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (22)
62%
57%
4
138 Mercedes Martinez
10
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
50%
0%
6
139 Devyn Nicole
10
Vicious Outcast Wrestling (3)
63%
0%
4
140 Cheerleader Melissa
14
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
55%
0%
5
141 RJ City
12
International Wrestling Cartel (6)
70%
0%
5
142 Payton Graham
15
Black Diamond Wrestling (8)
25%
67%
5
143 Cody Smith
13
West Coast Wrestling Connection (11)
67%
50%
5
144 Danny Havoc
14
Combat Zone Wrestling (10)
45%
0%
6
145 Zach Gowen
13
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (5)
67%
43%
3
146 Scott Parker
16
CHIKARA (5)
0%
54%
4
147 Fire Ant
14
Dragon Gate USA (5)
33%
55%
5
148 QT Marshall
9
Jersey Championship Wrestling (5)
63%
100%
5
149 Davey Richards
66
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (59)
33%
92%
4
150 Gavin Jacobs
16
Black Diamond Wrestling (17)
43%
100%
4
151 Jim Duggan
6
Real Canadian Wrestling (3)
75%
50%
6
152 Edric Everhart
14
Black Diamond Wrestling (10)
0%
27%
5
153 Kazarian
24
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (13)
40%
47%
4
154 Willie Richardson
11
Resistance Pro Wrestling (6)
40%
83%
5
155 Justin Credible
7
Resistance Pro Wrestling (2)
25%
33%
6
156 Jessie Belle Smothers
14
National Wrestling Alliance (4)
71%
43%
4
157 Alex Matthews
16
Pro Wrestling eXpress (10)
70%
33%
4
158 Kellie Skater
7
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
67%
100%
5
159 Bobby Beverly
17
Pro Wrestling eXpress (8)
57%
0%
5
160 Sassy Stephie
15
SHINE Wrestling (4)
67%
33%
3
161 Barbi Hayden
11
Anarchy Championship Wrestling (4)
100%
NA
4
162 Hallowicked
13
CHIKARA (5)
67%
50%
5
163 Slyck Wagner Brown
8
Big Time Wrestling (3)
57%
NA
5
164 Mark Angelosetti
19
Wrestling Is Fun! (8)
17%
85%
5
165 Austin Bradley
32
Rockstar Pro Wrestling (19)
18%
32%
4
166 Missile Assault Ant
11
CHIKARA (5)
67%
20%
5
167 Jojo Bravo
21
Inspire Pro Wrestling (5)
44%
40%
3
168 Shane Matthews
14
CHIKARA (5)
0%
54%
4
169 Chase Aaryons
15
Black Diamond Wrestling (10)
80%
NA
4
170 CW Anderson
9
Organization Of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (4)
60%
75%
5
171 Petey Williams
14
Collective League Of Adrenaline Strength And Honor (4)
38%
33%
5
172 Blaster McMassive
14
Wrestling Is Fun! (6)
0%
46%
5
173 Earl Cooter
15
Full Impact Pro (5)
33%
67%
5
174 Chris Sabin
30
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (19)
38%
0%
3
175 Dick Justice
17
Squared Circle Wrestling (7)
42%
60%
3
176 Jordynne Grace
17
IWA Mid-South (8)
40%
43%
4
177 Sean Casey
5
Vendetta Pro Wrestling (3)
100%
0%
6
178 Vader
7
Big Time Wrestling (4)
100%
100%
5
179 Jaka
16
Wrestling Is Fun! (6)
57%
44%
4
180 Danny Cannon
20
Beyond Wrestling (5)
53%
NA
3
181 Jock Samson
12
Ohio Championship Wrestling (5)
57%
25%
5
182 Jonathan Gresham
14
Beyond Wrestling (4)
23%
100%
5
183 Courtney Rush
11
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
63%
100%
4
184 Andre Kanan Alexander
14
Pro Wrestling Rampage (11)
58%
50%
4
185 Pepper Parks
19
Smash Wrestling (5)
47%
50%
3
186 Anthony Nese
19
New York Wrestling Connection (5)
33%
71%
4
187 Joey Vincent Martini
14
Pro Wrestling eXpress (7)
63%
20%
4
188 Colin Delaney
17
Absolute Intense Wrestling (5)
27%
50%
4
189 Alex Shelley
12
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (2)
25%
50%
4
190 Jessie Belle
19
Ohio Valley Wrestling (16)
44%
0%
4
191 Oleg The Usurper
15
Wrestling Is Fun! (6)
57%
25%
4
192 Santana Garrett
11
I Believe In Wrestling (4)
50%
67%
4
193 Chris Masters
6
Real Canadian Wrestling (2)
20%
0%
6
194 Frank Wyatt
22
Beyond Wrestling (9)
25%
57%
3
195 Cherry Bomb
14
SHIMMER Women Athletes (4)
29%
50%
3
196 Sebastian Suave
11
Smash Wrestling (6)
50%
60%
4
197 Qefka The Quiet
15
CHIKARA (6)
29%
50%
4
198 Bolt Brady
19
Beyond Wrestling (4)
20%
33%
3
199 Veda Scott
19
Absolute Intense Wrestling (7)
36%
20%
4
200 Tyler Nitro
15
Pro Wrestling Rampage (10)
45%
50%
4
201 TJ Cannon
5
Allied Independent Wrestling Federations (3)
100%
50%
5
202 UltraMantis Black
8
CHIKARA (5)
0%
71%
5
203 Marti Belle
20
New York Wrestling Connection (5)
22%
0%
4
204 Kerry Awful
17
Beyond Wrestling (6)
100%
69%
4
205 Adam Pearce
10
House Of Hardcore (3)
38%
0%
5
206 Seth Allen
14
Pro Wrestling eXpress (9)
40%
67%
4
207 Seleziya Sparx
16
Absolute Intense Wrestling (6)
42%
33%
4
208 Evan Gelistico
17
Saint Louis Anarchy (5)
0%
30%
4
209 The Beast
11
World Xtreme Wrestling (6)
33%
63%
4
210 Harley T. Morris
12
Black Diamond Wrestling (12)
75%
67%
3
211 Mallaki Matthews
21
Beyond Wrestling (8)
29%
57%
3
212 Marcus Knight
15
Pro Wrestling Rampage (11)
50%
0%
4
213 Shawn Blaze
13
Pro Wrestling Rampage (4)
44%
25%
4
214 Pierre Abernathy
9
Full Impact Pro (3)
NA
22%
4
215 Ashley Sixx
7
Squared Circle Wrestling (3)
67%
100%
5
216 Jake Manning
19
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (10)
25%
33%
4
217 Dasher Hatfield
16
Wrestling Is Fun! (7)
0%
85%
4
218 Frightmare
10
CHIKARA (4)
25%
67%
4
219 Sonjay Dutt
9
Absolute Intense Wrestling (2)
38%
0%
5
220 Gran Akuma
8
Full Impact Pro (4)
29%
0%
5
221 Portia Perez
6
SHIMMER Women Athletes (2)
50%
0%
5
222 Sean Reznikk
13
Black Diamond Wrestling (9)
63%
0%
4
223 Sammy Guevara
7
Inspire Pro Wrestling (4)
50%
100%
5
224 Nick Iggy
17
Beyond Wrestling (6)
0%
69%
4
225 Phil Atlas
5
Classic Championship Wrestling (2)
60%
NA
5
226 Bam Shaw
11
Big Time Wrestling (11)
17%
20%
5
227 Shanna
12
Women Superstars Uncensored (6)
38%
75%
4
228 Cassidy Stone
16
Pro Wrestling eXpress (11)
56%
50%
3
229 Brent Banks
18
Smash Wrestling (7)
33%
33%
3
230 D'Arcy Dixon
6
Resistance Pro Wrestling (3)
40%
100%
5
231 The Bouncer
10
Magnum Pro Wrestling (4)
0%
50%
5
232 Jax Dane
8
National Wrestling Alliance (6)
20%
67%
5
233 Dirty Money
5
Vanguard Championship Wrestling (2)
80%
NA
5
234 Ophidian
12
Wrestling Is Fun! (5)
60%
57%
3
235 Tanner Reynolds
17
Pro Wrestling eXpress (15)
36%
50%
3
236 Sinn Bohdi
8
Vendetta Pro Wrestling (4)
100%
43%
5
237 Zakk Sawyers
15
Beyond Wrestling (8)
46%
50%
3
238 Annie Social
6
Women Superstars Uncensored (4)
NA
67%
5
239 Jake Parnell
19
Beyond Wrestling (7)
40%
54%
3
240 Archibald Peck
5
CHIKARA (4)
33%
100%
5
241 Shelly Martinez
8
Santino Bros. Wrestling (3)
60%
50%
4
242 Jay Rios
12
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (6)
50%
30%
4
243 Pinkie Sanchez
12
Beyond Wrestling (7)
22%
33%
4
244 Kriss Stark
10
American Revolution Wrestling (4)
30%
NA
3
245 Brandon K
10
Pro Wrestling eXpress (8)
33%
100%
4
246 Krimson
8
Juggalo Championship Wrestling (3)
43%
NA
4
247 Markus Crane
21
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (8)
17%
53%
3
248 Caleb Stills
17
Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling (8)
9%
60%
4
249 Jasmin
7
Absolute Intense Wrestling (2)
33%
100%
3
250 Max Smashmaster
12
Wrestling Is Fun! (7)
100%
60%
3
251 Joe Pittman
5
Evolution Pro Wrestling (3)
75%
0%
5
252 Worker Ant
6
CHIKARA (5)
100%
33%
4
253 Buxx Belmar
12
North Shore Pro Wrestling (4)
36%
0%
4
254 Benjamin Boone
12
National Wrestling Alliance (3)
0%
75%
4
255 Mike Bailey
5
Combat Zone Wrestling (2)
60%
NA
5
256 Kodama
13
CHIKARA (5)
NA
54%
4
257 Nikki Storm
10
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
40%
NA
4
258 Hurricane Helms
7
Continental Wrestling Federation (1)
0%
80%
4
259 Bulldozer
9
Black Diamond Wrestling (5)
29%
0%
4
260 Asylum
7
International Wrestling Cartel (3)
50%
40%
5
261 Carlos Rivera
10
World Xtreme Wrestling (7)
50%
33%
4
262 Broderick Shaw
11
Pro Wrestling Rampage (4)
75%
0%
3
263 Obariyon
13
CHIKARA (5)
NA
54%
4
264 Levi Connors
7
Mid-Ohio Wrestling (3)
40%
NA
5
265 Rickey Shane Page
11
Absolute Intense Wrestling (5)
0%
33%
5
266 Flip Kendrick
11
Absolute Intense Wrestling (6)
0%
60%
4
267 Ryan Swift
21
Pure Wrestling Association (10)
22%
33%
3
268 Oliver Grimsly
16
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (6)
13%
25%
3
269 Brian XL
8
Victory Pro Wrestling (2)
33%
0%
5
270 The Shard
7
CHIKARA (5)
NA
43%
4
271 Angie Skye
9
SHIMMER Women Athletes (3)
29%
50%
3
272 Mr. TA
10
Big Time Wrestling (10)
20%
20%
4
273 Malice
7
National Wrestling Alliance (4)
67%
0%
4
274 Oz Tyler
13
On Point Wrestling (6)
40%
33%
3
275 Remy Lavey
16
Black Diamond Wrestling (7)
50%
25%
3
276 Jester
17
Black Diamond Wrestling (17)
29%
0%
3
277 Steve Anthony
5
National Wrestling Alliance Houston (2)
75%
NA
4
278 Kongo
8
Ring Of Honor (3)
67%
0%
4
279 Todo Loco
13
Big Time Wrestling (7)
75%
0%
2
280 Jack Jameson
12
Anarchy Championship Wrestling (7)
0%
60%
4
281 Shane Andrews
10
Renegade Wrestling Alliance (5)
63%
50%
2
282 Mike Sydal
10
Dynamo Pro Wrestling (5)
0%
67%
4
283 Zac Vincent
7
National Wrestling Alliance (3)
57%
NA
3
284 Jun Hado
10
Real Canadian Wrestling (8)
40%
20%
3
285 Jenny Rose
10
Women Superstars Uncensored (5)
56%
0%
3
286 Destin Vaine
11
Black Diamond Wrestling (10)
14%
0%
4
287 Jewells Malone
7
Women Superstars Uncensored (4)
25%
0%
4
288 Dan The Man
10
DREAMWAVE Wrestling (5)
67%
57%
2
289 Nickie Valentino
9
Pro Wrestling eXpress (4)
14%
0%
4
290 Jaxson James
12
Premiere Wrestling Xperience (6)
33%
67%
3
291 Tursas
5
CHIKARA (5)
NA
40%
4
292 Mathieu St-Jacques
12
North Shore Pro Wrestling (3)
0%
36%
3
293 Thomas Dubois
11
Beyond Wrestling (3)
NA
36%
3
294 Corey Futuristic
8
International Wrestling Cartel (5)
0%
0%
4
295 Derek Direction
9
American Revolution Wrestling (4)
67%
0%
3
296 Evie
6
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
50%
50%
4
297 The American Viking
13
IWA Mid-South (9)
57%
0%
3
298 Sam Cassidy
13
International Wrestling Cartel (5)
0%
27%
3
299 Travis Sionys
13
West Coast Wrestling Connection (10)
36%
0%
3
300 Jervis Cottonbelly
7
CHIKARA (5)
50%
33%
3
301 N√łkken
5
CHIKARA (5)
NA
40%
4
302 Angelus Layne
14
IWA Mid-South (4)
27%
67%
2
303 Viper
6
Remix Pro Wrestling (2)
20%
100%
4
304 Spencer Wallace
5
Beyond Wrestling (2)
25%
0%
4
305 Mary Elizabeth Monroe
6
Ohio Valley Wrestling (3)
60%
NA
3
306 Aaron Anders
7
Wrestling For A Cause (5)
67%
75%
2
307 Ric Rumskey
8
Black Diamond Wrestling (8)
0%
40%
3
308 Knight Wagner
17
AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (10)
8%
50%
2
309 Kat Von Heez
5
Vendetta Pro Wrestling (2)
67%
0%
3
310 Bu Ku Dao
7
WildKat Pro Wrestling (2)
67%
50%
2
311 Amanda Rodriguez
7
Resistance Pro Wrestling (3)
20%
0%
4
312 Cheech
9
Squared Circle Wrestling (7)
22%
NA
3
313 Danny Miles
12
Big Time Wrestling (11)
20%
0%
3
314 Brandon Scott
6
World Xtreme Wrestling (3)
67%
NA
2
315 Kay Lee Ray
8
SHIMMER Women Athletes (5)
38%
NA
3
316 Shawn Adams
7
National Wrestling Alliance (4)
0%
33%
3
317 Rudy Russo
7
National Wrestling Alliance (3)
57%
NA
2
318 Brandon Gallagher
12
Dynamo Pro Wrestling (6)
9%
0%
3
319 William Huckaby
5
National Wrestling Alliance (3)
0%
0%
3
320 Chris Marx
5
Championship Wrestling Federation (3)
40%
NA
2
321 Nick Price
5
West Coast Wrestling Connection (3)
0%
0%
3
322 Joe Black
9
National Wrestling Alliance (6)
33%
0%
2
323 MsChif
5
Pro Wrestling Eclipse (1)
33%
0%
2
324 Josh Crow
5
Beyond Wrestling (4)
0%
0%
3
325Nick Westgate7National Wrestling Alliance (3)14%NA1

While the list does heavily reflect wrestlers that have significant national exposure from major wrestling companies, there are a number of other talents who have not competed as prominently. Even though this exercise is completely statistically driven (and thus lacks the all-important critical thinking element), perhaps it still provides some interesting discussion points.

#tongueincheek

-Chris Harrington
chris.harrington@gmail.com
@mookieghana

2 comments:

Mookie said...

I'll do my best to explain the voodoo wrestlenomics that generate the rankings.

Let's take AJ Styles.

Among the companies in my database, Styles worked 18 matches for "non-major" companies. Those companies held shows in many places including Canada, Central States (Ohio/Illinois), Northern States (NY/PA/NJ), Pacific States (California) and Southern States (North Carolina). In the end he gets 3 points out of a possible five points for working in Canada (1 point) and because he had several matches in Northern States (1 point) and several matches in Central States (1 point).

(To qualify for the list, you had to have at least 2 points.)

Styles record (all North American companies including major companies) was 23 singles matches and 3 tag matches for 26 total matches. His singles record was 17-4-2 (81% win) and his tag record was 3-0 (100% win). This put his "estimated singles wins" at (17+4+2)*.81=18.63 and his "estimated tag wins" at (3+0+0)*1.0=3.

AJ Styles' "estimated single wins" (18.63) was 8th highest among everyone on the list (Michael Elgin, Kevin Steen, Chris Hero, Cedric Alexander, Caleb Konley, Lince Dorado, Danny Duggan all had more). AJ Styles' "estimated tag wins" (3.00) was 125th on the list (the leaders were Michael Elgin, Davey Richards, BJ Whitmer, JT Dunn, David Starr, Mason Cutter, Devin Cutter, Dylan Bostic).

If you think of a wrestling card completion going from 0% to 100% (opening match at 0%, last match at 100%), AJ Styles average "placement" on the card was 92.6%. That put his "main event equivalence" at 93%x26 matches=24.09. Among all the wrestlers on the list his ""main event equivalence" (24.09) was ranked 16th (top ten were Michael Elgin, Davey Richards, Kevin Steen, Chris Hero, Jimmy Jacobs, Kyle O'Reilly, Cedric Alexander, Caleb Konley, Rich Swann, Matt Hardy).

So, his "weighted average" was a combination of Singles Win Rank(3x), Tag Win Rank (2x), Placement rank (1x) which was (8*3+125*2+16*1)/6=48.333
Final score was then "adjusted" by the absolute placement, [1.1-placement]x"weighted average"=[1.1-.926]x48.33 = 8.41 score.

That was AJ Styles' "all companies" score (8.41). Among everyone on the list, it was 7th (behind Michael Elgin, Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs, Matt Hardy, Ron Mathis, Danny Duggan). However, we're not done.

Indeed Wrestling said...

Next, we calculate all of the same variables, but we do it just looking at match records for non-major companies. AJ Styles was 13-3-1 singles (81%) and 1-0 tag (100%). His "estimated singles wins" was 13.8 and "estimated tag wins" was 1.0. That put him at 13th and 240th respectively.

On non-major shows, his average placement on the card was similar, 93.5%. His "main event equivalence" for non-major companies was 16.8, which put him at 36th. His weighted average would be (13*3+240*2+36)/6=92.5. Final score is adjusted by absolutel placement (93.5%) so [1.1-0.935]x92.5=15.26.
This is AJ Styles' "non-major companies" score (15.26) which put him 15th among everyone. (The top ten for the "non-major companies" were Michael Elgin, Heidi Lovelace, Joey Ryan, Ron Mathis, Lince Dorado, JT Dunn, Danny Duggan, Jimmy Jacobs, Gory, Matt Hardy).

Now, we have two rankings: all-companies (Styles was 7th) and non-major companies (Styles was 15th).

His final score is a combination of these two factors with the original "points" metric thrown in.
So, his final score was calculated at (points/5)x((400-[all companies rank])*3+(400-[non-major companies rank])*2)/5. In this case, his score would be (2/5)x[(400-7)*3+(400-15)*2]/5=60%*(1179+770)/5=234.
That number (234) was ranked among everyone and that's where AJ Styles ended up as 19th.

To be honest, there's really a very tight pack as numerous people have scores that range from 220 to 240 Matt Hardy, Ron Mathis, Lince Dorado, AJ Styles, JT Dunn, Gory, David Starr, Jack Pollock, Matt Cage, Drake Younger. There's a "random variable" in my data to prevent ties and when you're dealing with many people who have the same tag records (or whatnot), people really start to fly around when you rerun the data. It's a shortcoming in the model based on not enough matches. I can certainly talk about the reasoning behind each of the steps, but basically it was just something I threw together with the idea that I wanted to reward people who
(1) won a lot (2) worked both tag & singles (3) worked in several regions (4) worked near the top of the card.

So, the short answer is that if I re-run the model, even today, there's some significant shuffling that happens naturally (or randomly) so it might be more accurate to band the wrestlers where you have the top four (Elgin, Steen, Hero, Ryan) as one group and then the next band and so forth.

I know this all sounds crazy and well, it is.