Since its inception in 1980, WWE has given its loyal fan base some pretty exhilarating entertainment. From funny and engaging storylines to compelling wrestling matches to hilarious pay-per-view events, WWE has never been short of amusement. However, there is one aspect that keeps being brushed off – the stats. In this article, we will look at the most incredible WWE statistics you’ll ever come across.
We will look at the net worth of the WWE CEO, gripping records such as the highest number of eliminations in a single Royal Rumble event, the highest number of WrestleMania wins and losses, the WWE superstar with the most social media fans and the like. These are things you overlook every day and we have decided to put them into an engaging list for your enjoyment.
Here are the 10 incredible WWE statistics you do not want to miss:
10 $1.2 Billion – Vince McMahon’s 2015 Net Worth
Vince McMahon is the vivacious owner of the expansive WWE Empire. As the chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, he has amassed a net worth of $1.2 billion over the years, according to Forbes. His business savvy started when he was 12 when his father Vincent J. McMahon introduced him to the world of professional wrestling. He incessantly wanted to be a promoter as well as a wrestler at the same time but his father wouldn’t let him, explaining that promoters never appeared on shows. In 1968, he debuted in his father’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, and the money started flowing. Fast forward 47 years, WWE is aired in nearly 150 countries.
9 0-2 – Big Show’s Win-Loss Record at Money in the Bank Matches
Did you know that the Big Show has never won any Money in the Bank match? This humongous wrestler has participated in two Money in the Bank matches with the first one being held in 2010. During the match, Kane beat the Big Show together with Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Christian, Dolph Ziggler among others to win. The second one was held in 2012 and John Cena beat Big Show, together with Kane, Chris Jericho, and The Miz. Nevertheless, this father of three has clinched the World Heavyweight Championship two times and the WWF Hardcore Championship three times.
8 22 – The Most WrestleMania Appearances by One Wrestler
The Undertaker has made 22 WrestleMania Appearances during his career. Mark William Calaway, his real name, has been signed to WWE since 1990 making him the longest-tenured performer at WWE. His first WrestleMania debut was WrestleMania VII in 1991, where he defeated Jimmy Snuka. His other opponents at the WrestleMania have included his own brother Kane, Big Show, Ric Flair, Mark Henry, Edge, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Batista, and Randy Orton. Astonishingly, the ‘deadman’ has won 21 out of the 22 WrestleMania matches, only being beaten by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX.
7 1,740,202 – AJ Lee’s Twitter Followers
This number represents AJ Lee’s Twitter followers and it isn’t hard to see why she has such a loyal fan base. After joining WWE in 2009, she went on to win the WWE Divas Championship three times and was named Woman of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated for three successive years. She has also been involved in high drama stints such as her 2011 romantic storyline with Daniel Bryan. Their relationship ended when Bryan called it off after a ‘good luck kiss’ from AJ cost him the WrestleMania XXVIII title.
6 10 – The Most Wrestlemania Losses By One Wrestler
Triple H holds the highest number of WrestleMania losses. Hunter Hearst Helmsley has made 18 WrestleMania appearances over the years, only four less than the Undertaker, and has lost 10 of them. Triple H first sprung into the limelight in 1987 when he started competing in bodybuilding contests. He then joined WCW seven years later where he was given the name Jean-Paul Lévesque. In 1999, he began a storyline with McMahon’s daughter Stephanie, one that ended up in marriage in 2003. At WrestleMania XIII, he faced Goldust and won. This match introduced Chyna to the world as she acted as Triple H’s bodyguard.
5 0-3 – The Great Khali’s SummerSlam Record
Despite the Great Khali clinching the World Heavyweight Championship once, The Punjabi Playboy has never won a match at SummerSlam. The Undertaker challenged Khali to a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam in 2006 where The Undertaker won. In 2007, he competed against Mr. Kennedy, the Big Show, Umaga and Montel Vontavious Porter and went on to face Triple H at SummerSlam. He lost to Triple H after receiving a Pedigree. The Great Khali has also appeared in many films and television shows over the years including Get Smart, The Longest Yard, Big Boss, and the hilarious Outsourced.
4 46,666,025 – The Rock’s Facebook Fans
The Rock has more Facebook fans than The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kane combined. In fact, he is in the same quadrant as Jennifer Lopez, Jason Statham, Nicki Minaj and president Barack Obama as far as individual Facebook fans are concerned. The well-groomed character became famous when he debuted at Survivor Series in November 1996. The federation extensively publicized him as the first third-generation wrestler. Over the subsequent years, he went on to win the WWF/E Championship eight times, the Slammy Award eight times, and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. The many widely successful films he has been featured in such as The Mummy Returns, Be Cool, Get Smart, Fast & Furious 6, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation have also amplified his fame.
3 8-1 - John Cena’s Win-Loss Record at Survivor Series
John Cena’s ‘never give up’ slogan seems valid given his record at the second longest running pay-per-view event in the history of WWE. Of his nine Survivor Series matches, Cena has won eight. His first match at the event was against Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship. His latest Survivor Series match had incredible twists and turns though. The match involved two teams – Team Cena and Team Authority. Cena’s team included Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan, and Ryback while Authority included Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev, and Luke Harper. Vince announced that should team Cena lose, then all members of the team would become jobless. He also added that should Authority lose, the same would happen to them, but Cena would have absolute power to give them back their jobs. Team Cena ended up winning.
2 3 - Most Royal Rumble Match Wins
Stone Cold Steve Austin holds the record for the most Royal Rumble wins. He has won the match thrice – in 1997, 1998 and 2001. In 1997, the ‘Rattle Snake’ hurled Bret Hart over the top rope to win the match. However, during the match, Austin had already been thrown out and came back in because the officials were distracted trying to separate Terry Funk and Mankind. In 1998, he threw the Rock over the top rope to clinch the win. Three years later, he tossed The Big Red Monster, Kane, out of the ring to gain the 2001 Royal Rumble win.
1 12 – The Most Eliminations in a Single Royal Rumble
Kane has always put on great performances in the ring over the years. He has won 18 WWE/F championships and countless matches during his time with the company. His record for the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble (11) went untouched for 13 years until 2014. Kane’s record, one of the longest reigns a record has ever had at WWE, was recently beaten by Roman Reigns, who eliminated 12 opponents over the top rope in the 2014 Royal Rumble. However, it was Batista who clinched the title that year with only four eliminations. Reigns left the ring winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble to the chagrin of many fans who would have rather seen Daniel Bryan left standing.
Sources: wwe.com, forbes.com, fansided.com, prowrestling.about.com
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