Although it's the main event players who are seen as top stars in WWE, there are a number of solid wrestlers who dedicatedly wrestle week in and week out for fans. These guys are the real workhorses and although they sometimes get overlooked, we decided to take some time and take a look at them. Here are the Superstars with the most matches in the WWE. A couple of these could definitely surprise you.
Note: This list includes matches in WWE. The number of matches are updated until March 2020 (Data Courtesy: ProfightDB)
#10 R-Truth - 1094
We start off our list with fan-favorite R-Truth, who currently sits #10 on the list of most matches inside a WWE ring. Truth has had a very successful career in WWE, winning a tag-team championship, the United States Championship twice as well two hardcore championships. Let’s not forget that the man is also a 35-time WWE 24X7 Champion.
So far in his WWE career, Truth has had 1094 matches. During his WWE career, Truth has shared the ring with greats like John Cena, Kane and Daniel Bryan. Despite being around for years, Truth is still as popular and entertaining as ever with fans and recently even cracked Brock Lesnar up during a live segment.
#9 Chris Jericho - 1100
Next up is Chris Jericho. Although he’s currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, Jericho’s time in WWE will always be legendary. During his nearly two-decade-long career with WWE, Jericho racked up a total of 1100 appearances in the company. During his career, Jericho has reinvented himself a number of times, keeping his character fresh, something he’s doing as well as ever in AEW right now.
Jericho is a 6-time world champion in the WWE and also holds the record for most Intercontinental Championships - at 9.
#8 Sheamus - 1194
Sheamus made his WWE debut in 2009 and is still going strong today. He recently returned from injury as a heel on the SmackDown brand. The Irishman has had an astoundingly successful career in WWE. Apart from winning 4 world championships, 2 US Championships, and 5 Tag Team titles, he’s also won a Royal Rumble and the King of The Ring tournament.
Sheamus’ total matches in WWE at the time of writing stands at 1194. It wouldn't be surprising if he adds at least a couple of hundred more before retiring.
#7 The Miz - 1305
At #7 on our list is the A-Lister, The Miz. For someone who joined WWE following a reality show, The Miz has defied all expectations. He’s one of the most hard-working Superstars in the WWE and deserves all the success he’s had.
The Miz made his way to WWE though the 4th season on Tough Enough. Despite not winning, he made it to the final round and was offered a contract.
Since his debut in 2006, The Miz has gone on to while a whole host of championships in the company. He’s a former world champion, an 8-time Intercontinental Champion and an 8-time Tag Team Champion amongst others. As of writing, The Miz sits at 1305 matches in WWE.
#6 Kofi Kingston - 1312
Kofi Kingston finally won the WWE Championship last year at WrestleMania. Kofi has been one of the most reliable Superstars on the roster for years, and you can understand that just from the number of matches he’s had in WWE. Since making his debut for the company way back in 2006, Kofi has racked up 1312 matches in WWE which is the sixth-highest of all-time.
Apart from winning the WWE Championship, Kingston is also a 4-time Intercontinental Champion, 3-time US Champion, and 9-time Tag Team Champion.
#5 John Cena - 1334
At number 5 is the ‘Face that runs the place’ John Cena. Cena currently stands at 1334 matches in a WWE ring although the number could have been much higher if he hadn’t been a part-timer in recent years.
Cena is considered to be one of the greatest of all time and has equaled Ric Flair’s 16 world titles. He’s won almost everything there is to win in WWE including two Royal Rumbles.
Cena will face ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36.
#4 Randy Orton - 1349
Up next is ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton. After 18 years in WWE, Orton is still going strong to this day. He currently stands at 1349 matches in the company and will definitely add to this tally before he retires.
Orton is still the youngest WWE World Champion ever and has gone on to win the world championship 13 times. Apart from the host of titles Orton has won in WWE, he’s also won the Royal Rumble twice and is a grand slam champion.
Orton will take on Edge in a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania 36.
#3 Dolph Ziggler - 1379
Dolph Ziggler may not have the star power of some of the names on this list, but's he's some WWE relies on heavily. Ziggler may not have been pushed as a main event star for much of his career but WWE know what he brings to the table. WWE usually have Ziggler work with younger and newer talent, helping them get acclainatised to the main roster and more importantly, he helps them get over.
There's a reason why Ziggler is 3rd on this list with 1379 matches in his WWE career, and the reason is that he's very very good. Ziggler is a 2-time World Heavyweight Champion and a 6-time US Champion amongst other titles.
#2 The Big Show - 1434
Second, on the list of all-time matches in WWE is Big Show with 1434. Show made his WWE debut at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre PPV in 1999, coming out of the ring to attack Stone Cold Steve Austin during his Steel Cage match against Vince McMahon.
21 years and 1434 matches later, Big Show is still signed to WWE and hasn't officially retired. Big Show has won multiple world titles in WWE and is also a former Intercontinental and US Champion.
#1 Kane - 1663
At the top of the list, quite far ahead of everyone is, is the Mayor of Knoxville and Devil's Favorite Demon - Kane. Clocking in at 1663 matches, Glenn Jacobs made his WWE debut in 1995 as Mike Unabomb before later returning as Isaac Yankem DDS. In 1997, he was repackaged as Kane and the rest is history.
Kane is a former WWE World Champion, a former United States Champion as well as a multiple-time tag-team champion. One thing's for sure, it will be a few years before anyone breaks Kane's record.