Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WWE's Iron Man

Dean Ambrose underwent surgery for a torn triceps on Tuesday.

What was remarkable was that prior to this, Dean was WWE's "Iron Man" -- he hadn't been off for more than 40 days since 2011. He had 1,054 matches between 3/3/2012 and 12/18/2017.

The new leader is Jimmy Uso. He's been doing WWE shows since 6/4/10 and is at 982 matches currently. If you include FCW, it's even longer. He's had gaps of 15-24 days, but never more than 34 days (2016).

Cody Rhodes deserves more acclaim for his longevity too -- he had 1,100 matches between 1/8/10 and 5/16/16 without missing 40+ days.

Overal, Dolph Ziggler would have been the champion had he not had taken a short break in 2015 for 48 days. Similarly, Big E had racked up longevity until New Day took time between their Raw & Smackdown changeover (818 matches before the break). Fandango may have regular 20-33 day gaps, but he's over 800 matches already. Keep an eye on the Fashion Police!

For most matches in 2017 (through 12/25), Smackdown champions AJ Styles & Jinder Mahal lead the crew. Cesaro & Sheamus similarly performed strongly for the Raw brand. Charlotte & Sasha & Natayla are the leaders among the women. It's interesting to see how some NXT stars like Alexander Wolfe & Andrade Almas can have more matches than main roster talent like the Ascension or Tamina.

My estimates suggest that once someone has done 500+ matches without taking a 40 day break, they're likelyhood of being injured (or just taking a break) goes up a lot.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Second Amended Complaint in WWE CTE Lawsuit

On September 29, Judge Bryant ordered the Plaintiffs to refile within 35 days with specific details for each plaintiff:

On November 3, 2017, the plaintiff filed their second amended complaint.


  • Joseph Laurinaitis (Road Warrior Animal)

  • Carole M. Snuka, on behalf of the Estate of Jimmy Snuka

  • Paul Orndorff

  • Salvador Guerrero, IV (Chavo Guerrero, Jr.)

  • Kelli Fujiawara Sloan represents Estate of Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara (Mr. Fuji)

  • Bryan Clark, Jr. (Adam Bomb)

  • Anthony Norris, Jr (Ahmed Johnson)

  • James Harris, Jr. (Kamala)

  • Dave Hebner

  • Earl Hebner

  • Chris Pallies (King Kong Bundy)

  • Ken Patera

  • Terry Michael Brunk (Sasbu)

  • Barry Darsow (Smash)

  • John Nord (Berzerker)

  • Jonathan Hugger (Johnny the Bull/Johnny Stamboli)

  • James Brunzell (Jumpin' Jim)

  • Susan Green

  • Angelo Mosca (King Kong Mosca)

  • James Manley (Jim Powers)

  • Mike Enos (Blake Beverly)

  • Butch Reed (The Natural)

  • Carlene Denish Moore-Begnaud (Jazz)

  • Sylvain Greiner

  • Omar Mijares (Omar Atlas)

  • Don Leo Heaton (Don Leo Jonathan)

  • Troy Martin (Shane Douglas)

  • Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)

  • Mark Canterbury (Henry Godwinn)

  • Victoria Otis (Princess Victoria)

  • Judy Hardee (Judy Martin)

  • John Jeter (Johnny from the Spirit Squad)

  • Mark Jindrak

  • Gayle Schechter as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jon Rechner (Balls Mahoney)

  • Bernard Knighton & Barbara Marie Leydig co-representatives of the estate of Brian Knighton (Axl Rotten)

  • Marty Jannetty

  • Michael Robert Halac (Mantaur)

  • Jon Heidenreich

  • Lou Marconi

  • Terry Scott Szopinski (The Warlord)

  • Sione Havea Vailahi (The Barbarian, Sionne)

  • Larry Oliver (Rip 'The Crippler' Oliver)

  • Barbara Billard (Bobbi Billard)

  • Ashley Massaro

  • From December 2016 filing by WWE:

  • Perry Satullo (Perry Saturn)

  • David Silva (Sylvano Sousa)

  • Charles Wicks (Chad Wicks)

  • Shirley Fellows as personal representative of Estate of Timothy Alan Smith (Rex King/Timothy Well)

  • Tracy Smothers (Freddie Joe Floyd)

  • Ricky Lynn Jones (Black Bart)

  • Ken Johnson (Slick)

  • George Gray (One Man Gang/Akeem)

  • Ferrin Jesse Barr (Jimmy Jack Funk)

  • Rod Price

  • Charles Bernard Scaggs (2 Cold Scorpio/Flash Funk)

  • Donald Driggers

  • Rodney Begnaud (Redd Dogg/Rodney Mack)

  • Ronald Scott Heard, for the Estate of Ronald Heard (Outlaw Ron Bass)

  • Boris Zhukov (f/k/a James Harrell)