Stat Pack Vol 17

Welcome everybody to the newest Stat Pack in the series, the 17th Stat Pack that I’ve written. If you haven’t read a stat pack of mine before then you’re in for a treat. Within this article you will find all the stat, facts and lists from the first 85 WWF/E PPVs. That takes us from the very first Wrestlemania all the way through to Summerslam 1998. From Hulk Hogan and Mr T headlining against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff all the way through to Steve Austin and The Undertaker. When I wrote the last Stat Pack, just after Mayhem In Manchester, Stone Cold Steve Austin was the WWF Champion, well he’s still that champion now but he did lost it to Kane for one day. The Rock has now lost his Intercontinental championship to Triple H, Triple H lost his European title to D-lo and the tag team champions are back on The New Age Outlaws after short reigns from Kane and Mankind (twice) and Steve Austin and The Undertaker. So let’s get to the stats.

PPV Ranking

1. In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede (76/100)
2. Royal Rumble 98 (69.5/100)
3. Summerslam 98 (66/100)
4. Wrestlemania 14 (64.6/100)
5. King Of The Ring 98 (64.4/100)
6. Wrestlemania 13 (63.5/100)
7. In Your House 13: Buried Alive (63/100)
8. In Your House 22: Over The Edge (62.86/100)
9. Royal Rumble 96 (62.5/100)
10. Survivor Series 96 (61.6/100)
11. Wrestlemania XII (61.5/100)
12. In Your House 20: No Way Out (61.4/100)
13= Summerslam 94 (61/100)
13= King Of The Ring 97 (61/100)
15. Survivor Series 89 (61/100)
16= Royal Rumble 95 (60/100)
16= Survivor Series 94 (60/100)
16= In Your House 12: It’s Time (60/100)
19. Survivor Series 95 (60/100)
20=. Royal Rumble 94 (59/100)
20= In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog (59/100)
20= In Your House 9: International Incident (59/100)
23. In Your House 3 (59/100)
24. In Your House: Ground Zero (58/100)
25. In Your House 14: Revenge Of The Taker (58/100)
26= In Your House 15: Cold Day In Hell (57.5/100)
26= In Your House 10: Mind Games (57.5/100)
28. Survivor Series 92 (57/100)
29. In Your House 21: Unforgiven (57/100)
30. In Your House 7: Good Friends Better Enemies (56/100)
31= In Your House 6 (56/100)
31= Survivor Series 93 (56/100)
33. Survivor Series 97 (56/100)
34. King Of The Ring 93 (56/100)
35. Royal Rumble 90 (55.9/100)
36. In Your House 23: Fully Loaded (55.8/100)
37. In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks (56/100)
38. King Of The Ring 94 (55/100)
39. Summerslam 97 (55/100)
40= Wrestlemania VIII (55/100)
40= Royal Rumble 92 (55/100)
42. In Your House 19: D-Generation X (55/100)
43. Survivor Series 90 (54/100)
44. Royal Rumble 93 (54/100)
45. One Night Only (54/100)
46= Wrestlemania X (54/100)
46= Summerslam 91 (54/100)
46= King Of The Ring 96 (54/100)
49= In Your House 18: Badd Blood (54/100)
49= Summerslam 96 (54/100)
51. In Your House 13: Final Four (53/100)
52. Summerslam 95 (53/100)
53. Royal Rumble 91 (52/100)
54= Royal Rumble 97 (52/100)
54= Survivor Series 88 (52/100)
56. Summerslam 92 (52/100)
57. Summerslam 90 (52/100)
58. Battle Royal 91 (51/100)
59. Wrestlemania XI (50/100)
60. Summerslam 93 (50/100)
61= Royal Rumble 89 (50/100)
61= Survivor Series 91 (50/100)
61= This Tuesday In Texas (50/100)
64. Survivor Series 87 (49/100)
65= In Your House 1 (48/100)
65= Wrestlemania IX (48/100)
67. In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings (48.5/100)
68. Summerslam 89 (48/100)
69. UK Rampage 91 (47/100)
70. Wrestlemania III (47/100)
71. King Of The Ring 95 (47/100)
72. Summerslam 88 (46/100)
73. Wrestlemania VII (45/100)
74. UK Rampage 93 (45/100)
75. UK Rampage 92 (45/100)
76. Wrestlemania (45/100)
77. Royal Rumble 88 (44/100)
78. In Your House 4: Great White North (43/100)
79. Wrestlemania IV (43/100)
80. Wrestlemania V (43/100)
81. Wrestlemania II (41/100)
82. Wrestlemania VI (41/100)
83. The Big Event (38/100)
84. Wrestling Classic (36/100)
85. Mayhem In Manchester (N/A)

Year Ranking

1. 1998* (62.7)
2. 1996 (58.8)
3. 1997 (58)
4. 1994 (57.8)
5. 1992 (52.8)
6. 1995 (52.37)
7. 1993 (51.5)
8. 1990 (50.75)
9. 1989 (50.5)
10. 1991 (49.8)
11. 1987 (47)
12. 1988 (46)
13. 1985 (40.5)
14. 1986 (39.5)

1998 continues to prove it is the best year in the history of WWF at this point with strong pay per views. The year still sits at the top of the best year ranking despite falling a peg or two since the last stat pack. Summerslam 98 is the highest new entrant in the PPV rankings, going straight in at number 3. King Of The Ring is also a high new entry in the top 5 whilst Over The Edge also joins them in the top 10. Unforgiven and Fully Loaded were the weaker two of the five PPVs and sit at 29th and 36th respectively. A very strong showing from 1998 none the less.

Most PPVs Wrestled On

1. Bret Hart (57)
2. Shawn Michaels (54)
3. The Undertaker (53)
4. Owen Hart/The Blue Blazer (49)
5. The British Bulldog (48)
6. Jake “The Snake” Roberts (28)
7= Hulk Hogan (27)
7= Triple H (27)
9= Billy Gunn (26)
9= “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (26)

This top 10 is in a transitional stage right now and we’re starting to see new names pop up from the attitude era. The top three stay the same but with Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels gone, The Undertaker has caught them up and is now just one PPV away from catching Shawn Michaels. Owen Hart has also leapfrogged his brother in law The British Bulldog into 4th place and isn’t far from The Undertaker and Michaels himself. There is a bigger gap now between 5th and 6th with 20 PPVs separating British Bulldog and Jake Roberts. Roberts and Hulk Hogan keep their places but Hogan is now joined in 7th place by Triple H who has been in the company 3 years at this points. Billy Gunn and Steve Austin are new entries in joint 9th with 26 PPVs appearances each and as a result “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Goldust, Tito Santana, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega and Jacques Rougeau fall off this list. 5 of this top 10 are on the active roster.

Most PPV Matches

1. Bret Hart (63)
2= Shawn Michaels (55)
2= The Undertaker (55)
4. Owen Hart/The Blue Blazer (52)
5. The British Bulldog (49)
6. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (31)
7= Jake “The Snake” Roberts (29)
7= Hulk Hogan (29)
7= Triple H (29)
10= Tito Santana (27)
10= Savio Vega/Kwang (27)
10= Goldust/Dustin Rhodes (27)
10= “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (27)

This list goes from a top 11 to a top 13. The Undertaker has caught Shawn Michaels up in terms of matches and Owen Hart becomes the 4th man to have wrestled 50+ matches on PPV, he leapfrogs The British Bulldog. Randy Savage, Jake Roberts and Hulk Hogan keep their positions and it’s Triple H that joins Hogan and Roberts with 29 matches. Tito Santana, Savio Vega and Goldust all stay on this list but are now joined by Steve Austin, all of which have fought 27 PPV matches.

Highest Win Percentage (2+ matches)

1. Max Mini 100% (3 matches)
2= Mr T 100% (2 matches)
2= The Jumping Bomb Angels 100% (2 matches)
2= Nova 100% (2 matches)
5. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat 80% (10 matches)
6. The Ultimate Warrior 79% (19 matches)
7. Hulk Hogan 72% (29 matches)
8= Scott Steiner 66.6% (6 matches)
8= Rick Steiner 66.6% (6 matches)

I decided to go with a top 9 for this list as alternatively we would be looking at a top 15. It’s a familiar looking list with the only change to the top 9 being that Taka Michinoku is no longer on it. Taka has been on a bad run since Wrestlemania losing to the likes of Kaientai and joining up with Kaientai to lose even more matches. Nobody on the list has fought on the last 5 PPVs.

Most PPV Wins

1. Bret Hart (35)
2. The Undertaker (32)
3. The British Bulldog (25)
4= Shawn Michaels (24)
4= Owen Hart (24)
6. Hulk Hogan (21)
7. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (18)
8. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (17)
9. The Ultimate Warrior (15)
10= The Legion Of Doom (14)
10= Triple H (14)

To get on this list, wrestlers now need 14 instead of 13 PPV victories. The top 5 stay the same with Owen Hart now joining Shawn Michaels in joint 4th. You’ll notice that Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, British Bulldog and Owen Hart appear at the top of these lists a lot. 6th and 7th stay the same with Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage taking those spots. WWF Champion Steve Austin has risen from 9th to 8th following 3 PPV wins for him which means Ultimate Warrior falls down to 9th. The Legion Of Doom manage to keep their 10th spot but following their win over DOA they are now up to 14 wins and joined by the only newcomer to the list, Triple H, at the expense of Razor Ramon.

Most Draws

1. Shawn Michaels (5)
2= Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (3)
2= The British Bulldog (3)
4= “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff (2)
4= Bad News Brown (2)
4= Don Muraco (2)
4= Mankind (2)
4= Vader (2)
4= Yokozuna (2)
4= Triple H (2)

A nice round top 10 for this list. The same as before except Triple H, who seems to be popping up on a lot of lists on this stat pack, completes the ten. He drew with The Rock at Fully Loaded in a 2 out of 3 falls match after previously drawing with Mankind at IYH: Canadian Stampede.

Most Losses

1= Bret Hart (27)
1= Owen Hart/The Blue Blazer (27)
3. Shawn Michaels (26)
4= Tito Santana (22)
4= The Undertaker (22)
6= The British Bulldog (21)
6= Jake “The Snake” Roberts (21)
8. Marty Jannetty (20)
9= Hercules (19)
9= Crush (19)
9= Goldust/Dustin Rhodes (19)

There are no new entries to this list but two changes. The Undertaker losing to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at Summerslam means that he rises a position to joint 4th with Tito Santana. Owen Harts loses to the likes of Triple H, Ken Shamrock and X Pac means that he going from third to the joint most PPV loses of all time with his brother, Bret. That’s some record for Owen who is still on the active roster and will potentially go above his brother for most PPV losses. Goldust hasn’t actually fought on the last 5 PPVs despite being on the active roster so stays where he is.

Highest Loss Percentage

1. Koko B.Ware 100% (11 matches)
2. Boris Zhukov 100% (7 matches)
3= Adam Bomb 100% (6 matches)
3= Skinner 100% (6 matches)
3= Leif Cassidy/Al Snow 100% (6 matches)
6= Ron Bass 100% (5 matches)
6= The Bezerker 100% (5 matches)
8= Barry Windham 100% (4 matches)
8= Leilani Kai 100% (4 matches)
8= Ken Patera 100% (4 matches)
8= Paul Diamond (Max Moon/Kato) 100% (4 matches)

This list stays pretty much the same as on the last stat pack with the exception being Leif Cassidy’s return as Al Snow put him back in PPV action and he lost against Too Much. This popped Leif/Al up one place from 4th to 3rd with 6 PPV losses.

Most Main Events

1. Bret Hart (24)
2. The Undertaker (23)
3. Shawn Michaels (21)
4. Hulk Hogan (20)
5= Diesel (12)
5= “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (12)
7. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (10)
8= The British Bulldog (9)
8= Yokozuna (9)
10. Sid (8)

There is a bit of movement to this list, with Undertaker rising from joint second to second on his own after main eventing Fully Loaded and Summerslam. Steve Austin has leaped from joint 10th to joint 5th after main eventing all 5 of the last batch of PPVs. He’s only going to go higher on this list. As a result, Randy Savage, British Bulldog, Yokozuna and Sid all fall down a place and The Ultimate Warrior falls off the list completely. Interestingly, Diesel only had 17 PPV matches and 12 of those were main events.

Top Rated Matches

1. The Hart Foundation vs. Team Austin – IYH: Canadian Stampede (9.5/10)
2= Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage – Wrestlemania VII (9/10)
2= The Undertaker vs. Mankind – King Of The Ring 98 (9/10)
4=  Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat – Wrestlemania III (8.5/10)
4= Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin – Wrestlemania 13 (8.5/10)
4= Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels – Wrestlemania X (8.5/10)
4= Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker – Badd Blood 97 (8.5/10)
4= The 1992 Royal Rumble Match (8.5/10)
9= Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior – Summerslam 92 (8.25/10)
9= Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart – Wrestlemania X (8.25/10)
9= Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon – Summerslam 95 (8.25/10)
9= Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind – IYH: Mind Games (8.25/10)
9= “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Dude Love – IYH: Over The Edge (8.25/10)
9= The Rock vs. Triple H – Summerslam 98 (8.25/10)

Lowest Rated Matches

1. Guerrera, Heavy Metal & Estrada vs. Aguayo, Canek & Garza – Royal Rumble 1997 (1/10)
2. Leif Cassidy vs. Tiger Ali Singh – One Night Only (1.75/10)
3= Paul Orndorff vs. Tito Santana – Wrestling Classic (2/10)
3= Fabulous Moolah vs. Velvet McIntyre – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
3= Uncle Elmer vs. Adrian Adonis – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
3= Corporal Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
3= Tony Garea vs. Ted Arcidi – The Big Event (2/10)
3= Haku vs. Don Muraco – The Big Event (2/10)
3= Adrian Adonis vs. Junkyard Dog – The Big Event (2/10)
3= Jake Roberts vs. Andre The Giant – Wrestlemania V (2/10)
3= Demolition vs. Tenryu & Kitao – Wrestlemania VII (2/10)
3= Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler – Summerslam 96 (2/10)
3= Mosaic & Tarantula vs. Max Mini & Nova – Badd Blood 97 (2/10)

There are a few new entries to the best match list but the worst match list doesn’t change. The Undertaker vs. Mankind in their infamous Hell In A Cell match is the highest new entry, going right in at joint second. Th match was a classic and if you haven’t seen it then go watch it now. Mick Foley also enters the list at joint 9th with his match against Steve Austin at Fully Loaded. The Rock and Triple H’s ladder match at Summerslam also makes the list.

Tag Teams With Highest Win Percentage (2+ Tag Team Matches)

1. The Natural Disasters 100% (4 matches)
2. The Steiner Brothers 100% (3 matches)
3= The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff 100% (2 matches)
3= Men On A Mission 100% (2 matches)
3= The Brain Busters 100% (2 matches)
6. The Headbangers 80% (5 matches)
7. Owen Hart & Yokozuna 75% (4 matches)
8. The Legion Of Doom 69% (16 matches)
9. The Nasty Boys 66.6% (3 matches)
10. Demolition 60% (5 matches)

There’s a bit of a change on this list with Legion Of Doom dropping below Yokozuna and Owen Hart. LOD had a 77% win record on the last Stat Pack but since then, losses to the likes of The New Age Outlaws and DOA have dropped them down to 69%. Everything else stays exactly the same.

Tag Teams With Highest Loss Percentage (2+ Tag Team Matches)

1= Strike Force 100% (2 matches)
1= The Bolsheviks 100% (2 matches)
1= The Blu Brothers 100% (2 matches)
1= The Rock’n’Roll Express 100% (2 matches)
5. The Godwinns 70% (10 matches)
6= The Dream Team 66.6% (3 matches)
6= The Beverly Brothers 66.6% (3 matches)
6= Money Inc 66.6% (3 matches)
6= Power & Glory 66.6% (3 matches)
6= The Quebecers 66.6% (3 matches)
6= Skull & 8 Ball 66.6% (3 matches)

There are more changes to this list than the last once. At the top the Rock’n’Roll Express have joined the other teams following their loss to the New Midnight Express and previously The Heavenly Bodies. The New Age Outlaws are off this list after a decent run of results and are now 11th for highest win percentage. The teams in joint 6th are now joined by Skull & 8 Ball after they lost to The Legion Of Doom at Unforgiven. Ron & Don Harris appear twice on this list, once as The Blu Brothers and once as Skull & 8 Ball!

Highest Average Match Rating (2+ matches)

1= Cactus Jack (7.66)
1= Chainsaw Charlie (7.66)
3. Dude Love (7.56)
4. Ric Flair (7.14)
5. Hakushi (7.06)
6. Aldo Montoya (7)
7. Mankind (6.98)
8. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (6.93)
9. Kane (6.82)
10. Kwang (6.75)

This top 10 is very interesting. Guys like Aldo Montoya and Kwang find themselves on it after appearing only in Royal Rumble matches. Mick Foley appears on this list as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, all in the top 7. That’s pretty unbelievable. Kane drops from 6th to 9th. Taka Michinoku and Dean Douglas drop off the list altogether.

Lowest Average Match Rating (2+ matches)

1. Corporal Kirchner (2.5)
2. Adrian Adonis (2.85)
3= Velvet McIntyre (3)
3= Fabulous Moolah (3)
5. Rockin Robin (3.5)
6. Judy Martin (3.58)
7. Recon & Sniper (3.625)
8. Tama (3.66)
9= Leilani Kai (3.75)
9= Nailz (3.75)
9= Billy Jack Haynes (3.75)

This list stays exactly the same as the last stat pack with no new entries. Match quality is on the up so it’s less likely we’ll see anyone new for the time being.

Bastions Top 10

1. Bret Hart (24162)
2. The Undertaker (22048)
3. Shawn Michaels (17972)
4. The British Bulldog (15644)
5. Owen Hart (15487)
6. Hulk Hogan (15331)
7. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (12985)
8. “Mach0 Man” Randy Savage (11988)
9. The Ultimate Warrior (9629)
10. Triple H (8781)

In some ways this is the most important list of them all. This top ten is decided by a complicated formula based around matches wrestled, matches won, win percentage and average match rating. This gives us a list of the top ten PPV players. Owen Hart is the highest mover, over-taking the legendary Hulk Hogan into fifth place. Steve Austin also moves, he goes from 8th to 7th whilst Triple H is the newest entry in at #10 replacing The Legion Of Doom. Ultimate Warrior is the man that has wrestled on the least amount of PPVs on this list having only wrestled on 18 PPVs.

Top 10 Title Reigns

1. Diesel – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign
2. Shawn Michaels – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign
3. The British Bulldog & Owen Hart – 1st Tag Team Title Reign
4. Hulk Hogan – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign
5. The Undertaker – 2nd World Heavyweight Title Reign
6. The Rock – 2nd Intercontinental Title Reign
7. Yokozuna – 2nd World Heavyweight Title Reign
8. Bret Hart – 3rd World Heavyweight Title Reign
9. The New Age Outlaws – 2nd Tag Team Title Reign
10. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign

What I love about this list is that no wrestler features on it twice. The Rock is the highest new entrant with his second Intercontinental title reign which spanned the first 8 months of 1997. He beat the likes of Ken Shamrock, Faarooq and Triple H to retain his gold until eventually losing it to Triple H at Summerslam. The New Age Outlaws also had a lengthy reign as tag team champions winning the belts back shortly after Wrestlemania 14 and going on to successfully defend against the likes of LOD 2000 and The New Midnight Express. Then making up the list is Steve Austins 1st World title reign. He won the belt at Wrestlemania 14 and defended it against Triple H and Dude Love. Rocky Maivia and Shawn Michaels first Intercontinental title reigns and Demolitions 1st Tag Team title reign drop out of the top 10.

Most Matches Managed

1. Jimmy Hart (64)
2. Paul Bearer (43)
3. Mr Fuji (40)
4. Bobby Heenan (37)
5. Jim Cornette (32)
6. Slick (23)
7= “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase (21)
7= Chyna (21)
9. Miss Elizabeth (18)
10. Marlena (15)

Jimmy Hart is still way out ahead on this list but Paul Bearer gets ever closer, going from 3rd to 2nd and 21 matches behind Hart now. Chyna is the other big mover, she goes from joint 9th to joint 7th after managing 6 matches on the last 5 PPVs. Everything else is as you were.

Highest Managerial Success Rate (2+ matches)

1. Paul Ellering 100% (2 matches)
2. Miss Elizabeth 77.7% (18 matches)
3. Jose Lothario 77.7% (9 matches)
4. Diesel 66.6% (3 matches)
5. Paul Bearer 58% (43 matches)
6. Chyna 57% (21 matches)
7. Sensational Sherri 50% (12 matches)
8. Frenchy Martin 50% (6 matches)
9.Tennessee Lee 50% (4 matches)

Just a top 9 for this list or we’ll be here all day. Paul Ellering is a new entrant and goes straight in at number one after returning recently and managing DOA to a victory over LOD 2000. Bearer has dropped 1% to 58 whilst Chyna has dropped 2% to 57% which means Paul Bearer is now above Chyna. Tennessee Lee is a new entry in at number 9 after managing Jeff Jarrett to two wins from 4 PPV matches.

Highest Managerial Loss Rate (2+ matches)

1. Hillbilly Jim 100% (6 matches)
2. Uncle Zeb 100% (3 matches)
3= Cowboy Bob Orton 100% (2 matches)
3= Kim Chee 100% (2 matches)
3= Oliver Humperdink 100% (2 matches)
6. Harvey Wippleman 84.6% (13 matches)
7. General Adnan 60% (5 matches)
8. Luna 77.7% (9 matches)
9. Diana Smith 75% (4 matches)
10. Clarence Mason 72.7% (11 matches)

This list has the same 10 managers as on the last stat pack but there is one subtle change. Luna managed her Oddities to a win at Summerslam 98 and as a result her loss record goes from 87.5% to 77.7% and she drops below General Adnan and Harvey Wippleman. Everyone else stays the same.

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