On day 1 we covered brand specific wins and losses, on day 2 we took a look at the overall numbers, and yesterday we looked at “who beat who”, with our versus statistics. Today, we’re shifting gears by looking at the months of the year.
I’ll explain some of the nuances of the stats as we go (you can explore the entire spreadsheet on Google Docs), but I’d first like to thank Cagematch.net for their exhaustive record keeping that helped me start, maintain and double check this mammoth undertaking. Also everyone on ProWrestling.Net for the easy to skim TV reports, which I used in place of watching the shows when my free time was short.
And now, the breakdown.
The following stats are, to the best of my knowledge, accurate. They were taken from every televised WWE show between episode 1284 of Raw on January 1st and episode 1336 of Raw on December 31st. Matches were only counted if they aired on TV or the WWE network, and only if they aired during 2018 (this discounts any events taped in 2018 that won’t air until 2019). Also, any wins or losses that occurred whilst a wrestler wasn’t under WWE contract were not counted (this largely effects NXT UK talent). They had to appear on the roster pages of either the WWE website or Wikipedia (or both) to be counted.
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Here are the marathon men and women that managed to wrestle at least one match a month for the entirety of 2018. That may not sound like a lot, but of the 231 members of the WWE roster in 2018, only 37 of them managed this feat - a lowly 16% of the total roster. This point is best driven home by the fact that not a single NXT superstar managed it. Kairi Sane fell at the last hurdle in December, and only Dakota Kai (March) and Roderick Strong (September) can match her 11 months out of 12.