WWE is a promotion that is based upon statistics and records. The company prides itself on being able to keep track of record reigns, losing streaks, and sometimes, undefeated streaks. Sometimes, however, WWE allows stars to create statistics that they never meant to do.
WWE is in an era where technology has taken over, and WWE has also begun employing a number of individuals to keep track on their records and statistics. There are a number of wrestling fans who also pride themselves on being able to keep up to date with the best statistics in wrestling. It seems that sometimes the fans that WWE creates can become their worst enemies, especially when they can pull WWE on statistics that even they didn’t actually know about.
There are more superstars in WWE right now than there ever has been, across their three brands. It would be hard for WWE to keep track of all of their talent, especially when many of these stars aren’t appearing on TV regularly.
Whilst the company will openly boast about statistics like John Cena being a record-equalling 16-time World Champion along with Ric Flair, or that CM Punk once went on a 434-day reign as Champion, a reign that hasn’t been broken in the past four years, there are some statistics that the company doesn’t manage to keep track of.
The following list looks at 15 statistics about your favourite WWE stars that will shock you. These are the statistics that you definitely won’t find advertised on WWE.com.
15. CM Punk’s Title Reign
Even though WWE has made the WWE Universe aware that CM Punk held the WWE Championship for 434 days, up until the 2013 Royal Rumble, since then it seems that WWE has found it hard to put a superstar in the spot that Punk left open when he departed in 2014.
Following Punk’s loss to The Rock at The Royal Rumble in 2013, there were six WWE Champions in 2013. This was then followed by four different Champions in 2015 and a further three in 2016, with both years seeing the WWE title vacated at least once. 2017 alone has seen five different champions already, which means that even bringing back the Brand Split hasn’t changed the fact that there is no one who can follow in Punk’s footsteps. The Universal Championship has only been part of WWE for just over a year, and there have already been four different Champions, with the title being vacated following last year’s SummerSlam.
14. WWE Have Become Dependent On Brock Lesnar
CM Punk has definitely become a hard act to follow, but it seems that because WWE doesn’t have a dominant star as part of their company full time, they have turned their attention to Brock Lesnar, who has become WWE’s go-to guy, despite him only making a small number of appearances for WWE over the past few years.
Since 2014, Brock Lesnar has the longest reign as WWE Champion, a title he held up until WrestleMania 31 when Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Lesnar held the title for 224 days, four more than Rollins, who was forced to vacate the title in November 2015 following injury. Lesnar is also the current Universal Champion and once again holds the longest reign record with the title after holding it for 171 days. This isn’t that much of a shock, considering Brock Lesnar is part-time, and if he doesn’t lose the title this weekend at No Mercy, then he isn’t scheduled to be on WWE TV again until The Royal Rumble, which means his reign will definitely be a hard one to beat in the future.
13. Jake Roberts Never Won A WWE Championship
Jake “The Snake” Roberts is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the biggest legends that WWE has ever produced, but even though Jake was welcomed into the hearts of a number of WWE fans over the past few decades, he was never actually pushed by WWE.
Title reigns and records were different back in Roberts’ era because WWE wasn’t broadcasted as regularly, and there definitely weren’t as many pay-per-views on an annual basis. That being said, it doesn’t explain how Jake managed to go through his entire WWE career without lifting a single Championship. Roberts definitely had a Hall of Fame worthy career that saw him overcome a number of obstacles. It’s sad that someone of Jake’s calibre was never able to lift a title to finally get rid of a statistic that I’m sure he never actually wanted and WWE never intended for him to have.
12. WWE Inflated The WrestleMania Attendance Record
The Rock made an appearance at WrestleMania 32 back in 2016 to declare to the WWE Universe in attendance at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas that they had all created history.
The arena was advertised to hold more than 100,000 fans, and it was a record that WWE was eager to break. The company announced that there were 101,763 fans packed inside the arena, this was later disputed and it seems that the actual figure for the show was closer to 93,730. It seems that WWE decided to inflate the attendance figure somewhat and sent The Rock out to the ring to share this. The figure of 93,730 is still a WWE record, but it isn’t actually a record attendance for the arena, which was the figure that the company was aiming for. Vince McMahon did later admit that the figure wasn’t just for paid tickets, but it also included ticket takers and ushers.
11. Undertaker’s WrestleMania Record
WWE takes pride in stating that The Undertaker managed to go 21 years undefeated at WrestleMania, but it seems that this isn’t actually the case. Undertaker’s current record at WrestleMania stands at 22-2 after losses to Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, but considering the streak started at WrestleMania VII, it means that there were two WrestleMania events that Undertaker wasn’t actually part of.
Undertaker failed to appear at WrestleMania X following a beat down from Yokozuna at The Royal Rumble earlier that year, and Undertaker then skipped WrestleMania XVI. He was suffering a groin injury in September 1999 that kept him out of action until the fall of 2000. Undertaker’s match against Giant Gonzales ended in strange circumstances at WrestleMania IX as well, since Gonzales used chloroform to knock Undertaker out and was then disqualified for cheating. This was the one match in the 22 that Undertaker has won at WrestleMania that he wasn’t able to win clean.
10. Paige Started The Women’s Revolution
Back in 2014, Paige made her WWE main roster debut the night after WrestleMania 30 when she successfully challenged AJ Lee for her Divas Championship. Paige was then the first ever women to hold the NXT Women’s Championship and Divas Championship at the same time as well as becoming the youngest ever female Champion in WWE.
Paige then went on to be handed more than 40 Championship shots in 2015 as she tried to take the title from Nikki Bella. This was what WWE resorted to, because AJ Lee retired from the company and there were no other female wrestlers to challenge Nikki. This later forced WWE to bring the likes of Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch to the main roster. The fact that Paige was given 40 shots at a title in the space of a year is something that the WWE won’t be repeating anytime soon.
9. Summer Rae Has Been AWOL Since WrestleMania 32
Summer Rae is still contracted to WWE and was drafted to the Raw roster as part of the WWE draft back in July last year. The problem here is the fact that WWE is attempting to continue a Women’s Revolution, whilst one of the women who was once a main part of their NXT roster hasn’t been seen for more than a year.
Summer Rae was part of the WrestleMania 32 kickoff show back in April 2016 before it was reported that Summer had suffered a back injury and has been out of action since. Summer has actually been cleared to return to WWE for a number of months but hasn’t been mentioned, and WWE hasn’t tried to fit her back into the Raw roster at all. Summer has been off WWE TV for 536 days and it seems that the company has just decided to forget about her; so much for giving women a chance.
8. Triple H’s WrestleMania Record
The WWE Universe likes to believe that Triple H buries wrestlers. He always appears at WrestleMania because he wants to be on the Grandest Stage of Them All and he likes to prove who The Game really is, but this isn’t actually the case.
Triple H has appeared at WrestleMania 21 times over the past few decades and has a record of 12 losses and nine wins. This means that Triple H now holds the record for the most losses at WrestleMania. Mr. WrestleMania himself, Shawn Michaels, who is the previous holder of the record, had 11 losses at the biggest event of the year. Triple H’s most recent loss against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 33 gave The King of Kings a record that he would not have wanted, with Triple H’s last WrestleMania win coming at WrestleMania 31 in a WWE vs WCW match against The Icon, Sting.
7. The Raw Women’s Championship Changes Hands Way Too Much
WWE unveiled The Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 32 when the term “Divas” was scrapped along with the Divas Championship. In the space of 536 days, the Raw Women’s Championship has changed hands an incredible 11 times. The longest title reign is just 113 days, which was Charlotte’s first reign and Sasha Banks and The Queen have both become four-time Champions over the space of a year and a half. However, Sasha does hold the shortest reign record with her previous reign lasting just eight days.
No title has changed hands more than the Women’s Championship over the past year and many fans have picked up on the fact that WWE has made the title a hot potato. The Championship means much less than the Divas Championship at this point, and it is hard to see WWE being able to pull this back unless they give Asuka another lengthy reign with a women’s title. To put this into context, The NXT Women’ s Championship was unveiled in 2013, and has seen just five champions in four years.
6. Dean Ambrose Is The Worst Example Of WWE’s 50/50 Booking
Following the split of The Shield back in 2014, Dean Ambrose went on to become the worst member of the trio when it came to their singles runs, and the stats back up Ambrose’s bad year in 2014 when he lost almost every match he had against former teammate Seth Rollins as WWE attempted to push Rollins into the main event picture.
Somehow, Ambrose has gone from having the worst loss record in 2014 to having the best win record in 2016. Ambrose and AJ Styles were both tied with 37 wins on WWE TV for the calendar year last year, whilst Ambrose also became the youngest Grand Slam Champion in WWE history back at SummerSlam in August, when he won the Tag Team Championships alongside Rollins. This is one of the worst examples of the way that WWE can decide to push or bury a superstar whenever they decide.
5. Sasha Banks Is Unable To Successfully Defend The Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks is the internet darling of WWE. She is the woman that the WWE Universe always want on top of the mountain, from her time in NXT as one of the Four Horsewomen, to The Boss that she currently portrays on Monday Night Raw. It seems that WWE does listen to the WWE Universe when it comes to giving Sasha Championships, but she is unable to successfully defend them.
Sasha is a four-time Raw Women’s Champion, but every time Sasha defended the Championship against Charlotte, she lost the title to the fellow Four Horsewoman. Sasha then won her fourth Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss a few weeks ago at SummerSlam, only to lose the title to Alexa the following week on Raw. How is it possible for Sasha to hold the record for the most title reigns with the Raw Women’s Championship, but be incapable of actually defending it?
4. Bray Wyatt’s Shocking Win/Loss Record
Bray Wyatt was the first member of his family to be able to lift the WWE Championship back at Elimination Chamber, but shockingly, he dropped the Championship just weeks later to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 33.
Many of the WWE Universe have picked up on the fact that WWE just doesn’t want to push Wyatt, whose best run in WWE is still seen as his feud with Dean Ambrose ahead of his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31. There is actual evidence of how bad Bray’s current WWE run has been, when his win/loss record is taken into account. Wyatt has wrestled 611 matches on WWE TV and he has lost 425 of them. He has wrestled 38 matches on WWE Pay-per-views and won just 21 of them, as well as failing to win at his previous four visits to WrestleMania. Why should the WWE Universe care about The Eater Of Worlds with records like that?
3. Charlotte Hasn’t Won A Pay-Per-View Match Since FastLane
Charlotte Flair ran the Women’s Division in 2016 alongside Sasha Banks and became a four-time Women’s Champion. She also held a pay-per-view winning streak of 16 matches which dated back to her first Pay-per-view match on the main roster at Night of Champions 2015. Charlotte lost this record at FastLane back in February when she failed to claim the Women’s Championship back from Bayley.
Since then, it seems that Charlotte has had a much less successful 2017 since she hasn’t won a single match on pay-per-view since February. Bayley once again retained her Championship at WrestleMania, before she later lost in tag team action Backlash in her first PPV match as part of SmackDown Live. Since then Charlotte has lost at both Money in the Bank and Battleground before not even appearing at SummerSlam. It seems that 2017 has definitely been a year to forget for The Queen of WWE.
2. Jinder Mahal Isn’t Championship Material
Jinder Mahal is the current WWE Champion, and even though the WWE Universe wanted WWE to push someone new to the top of the company, it seems that Jinder hasn’t been given the reception that WWE thought he would receive as Champion.
Mahal was released from WWE back in the summer of 2014, before returning to the company earlier this year and being pushed to into the main event picture. Jinder was once a jobber alongside current NXT Champion Drew McIntyre and former SmackDown Tag Team Champion Heath Slater, and he has an incredible WWE record of just 80 overall wins and 344 losses. Even in 2017, before Jinder won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton back in Maty, his record for the year was just 11 wins and 42 losses, which isn’t exactly a record WWE would want one of their Champions to hold. Unsurprisingly, his record has improved somewhat since he has been Champion.
1. Roman Reigns Hasn’t Won A PPV Match Since WrestleMania
When Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker back at WrestleMania 30, he went on a lengthy undefeated streak and managed to lift the WWE World Heavyweight Championship merely months later. However, the WWE hasn’t been as kind to Roman Reigns.
Reigns defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 back in April but has failed to win a single pay-per-view match since. Reigns has twice been defeated by Braun Strowman at both Payback and Great Balls Of Fire. He also lost the fatal-four-way match at Extreme Rules, and was the superstar who was pinned back at SummerSlam so that Brock could retain his title. Considering the WWE Universe think that Reigns is being forced down their throat right now, this stat seems to prove the complete opposite. Does this mean that Roman’s upcoming match with John Cena at No Mercy this weekend could have much more than just pride riding on it?
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