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WWE News: Incredible stats from 2017 revealed

2.42K   //    05 Jan 2018, 10:40 IST

Styles had a great run in 2017
Styles had a great run in 2017

What’s the story?

Wrestling Observer has released some eye-catching WWE statistics from 2017. The stats took a look at the Superstars with most matches, most wins, highest winning percentage, most defeats, and the worst winning percentage.

In case you did not know…

2017 was a roller-coaster year for WWE. While the company made some major strides with the Mae Young Classic, The UK Championship, 205 Live, among many others, had their fair share of controversies as well.

The heart of the matter

The stats released by Wrestling Observer revealed some surprising observations. Former WWE champion Jinder Mahal wrestled the most in 2017 with 185 matches, and was closely followed by Baron Corbin with 181 and AJ Styles with 179. Sami Zayn and Charlotte completed the top five.

As for most wins, Dean Ambrose claimed the top position with 144 wins, while Shinsuke Nakamura (131) and Seth Rollins (127) came second and third, respectively. AJ Styles was fourth with 117 wins as Roman Reigns also sneaked into the top with 116 wins.

Asuka had the highest win percentage with 1.00. Nikki Bella featured second with .947, but it should be noted that she did not wrestle throughout the year.

Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre, and Finn Balor had a high winning percentage as well.

Natalya had a forgettable 2017 as she suffered the most losses in the year with 131, while Nia Jax came in at a surprise second position with 128 losses. Carmella, Jinder Mahal, and Aiden English completed the top five in this category.

Lastly, Curt Hawkins had the worst winning percentage with 0 wins.

What’s next?

The first major stop for WWE in 2018 is Royal Rumble, which is scheduled to take place on 28 January 2018 and will feature both Raw and SmackDown brands. On the same week, NXT will have its own big show in the form of NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.

Author’s take

The stats underline how good AJ Styles was in 2017. He not only featured in the top five of ‘Most Matches’ category but was also in the top five of ‘Most wins’ category.

Jinder Mahal deserves some appreciation for working his rear off despite all the criticism that came his way. The same applies to Baron Corbin who has been wrestling throughout the year.

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An engineer by luck and a sports writer by passion, Renjith has been covering various sports for almost half a decade. He has received praise from the likes of WWE superstars Paul Heyman and Natalya for his work and is constantly looking out for creative challenges that excite him while finding beauty in the art of Combat Sports.
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