Stat Pack Vol 4

Welcome to the fourth stat pack. I like to publish these every five pay per views to update you on the statistics of the wrestlers as we go. The last one was published after Royal Rumble 1991 and what’s happened since then?

Well, Hulk Hogan is still World Champion. Well, he lost the belt to Ultimate Warrior who lost it to Sgt Slaughter who then lost it to Hulk Hogan. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Ultimate Warrior was Intercontinental champion when the last stat pack was published but due to him winning the World Heavyweight title, he was forced to vacate the IC belt. Mr Perfect won the belt in a tournament, defeating Tito Santana in the final. At Summerslam Perfect lost the belt to Texas Tornado but shortly after won it back. Perfect is still champion now.

Andre The Giant and Haku, The Colossal Connection were the tag team champions when stat pack vol 3 was posted but at Wrestlemania VI they lost the belts to Demolition. The three time champions would hold the belts until Summerslam where they lost them to The Hart Foundation. Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart have since lost the belts to The Nasty Boys.

Since the last stat pack we’ve had debuts for the likes of The Orient Express, The Texas Tornado, Crush, The Legion of Doom, The Undertaker, Tugboat, Sgt Slaughter, The Nasty Boys, The Mountie, Dustin Rhodes, Saba Simba, Shane Douglas, Tenryu & Kitao.

PPV Ranking

1. Survivor Series 89 (61/100)
2. Royal Rumble 90 (56/100)
3. Survivor Series 90 (54/100)
4. Royal Rumble 91 (52/100)
5. Survivor Series 88 (52/100)
6. Summerslam 90 (52/100)
7. Royal Rumble 89 (50/100)
8. Survivor Series 87 (49/100)
9. Summerslam 89 (48/100)
10. Wrestlemania III (47/100)
11. Summerslam 88 (46/100)
12. Wrestlemania VII (45/100)
13. Wrestlemania (45/100)
14. Royal Rumble 88 (44/100)
15. Wrestlemania IV (43/100)
16. Wrestlemania V (43/100)
17. Wrestlemania II (41/100)
18. Wrestlemania VI (41/100)
19. The Big Event (38/100)
20. Wrestling Classic (36/100)

Year Ranking

1. 1990 (50.75)
2. 1989 (50.5)
3. 1987 (47)
4. 1988 (46)
5. 1985 (40.5)
6. 1986 (39.5)

My enjoyment for a multiman match continues and shows as both the Royal Rumble 1991 and Survivor Series 1990 have entered the top four. Summerslam 1990 also ranked highly. Wrestlemania VI was the lowest ranking show of the year and overall was rated 18th out of the 20 PPVs reviewed so far. Summerslam 90 is the only show to feature in the top 8 that isn’t a Rumble or Survivor Series. In terms of the year rankings, 1990 goes straight to the top of the list which shows that the product is improving overall year by year.

Most Pay Per Views Wrestled On

1. Hulk Hogan (19)
2. Tito Santana (18)
3= Bret “Hitman” Hart (17)
3= Hercules (17)
3= Jake “The Snake” Roberts (17)
3= Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (17)
7= Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (15)
7= “Macho Man” Randy Savage (15)
9= Haku (14)
9= Smash (14)

Hulk Hogan stays top of this list having only missed one pay per view ever. and that was the Royal Rumble 1989. Tito Santana stays second having only missed two shows himself. The Hart Foundation, Hercules and Jake Roberts all hold on to their third spot due to not missing a show since the last stat pack. Greg Valentine and Randy Savage have both missed two shows since the last stat pack so fall down to joint seventh. Haku and Smash make up the list, entering it for the first time. Most of the guys on this list debuted in 19895 & 1986 with Smash being the only man to have debuted in 1987 at the Survivor Series PPV. Andre the Giant and Brutus Beefcake both drop off the list having only had one match each since stat pack vol 3.

Most Pay Per View Matches

1. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (21)
2= Hulk Hogan (20)
2= Tito Santana (20)
4= Hercules (18)
5= Bret “Hitman” Hart (17)
5= Jake “Then Snake” Roberts (17)
5= Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (17)
8. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (16)
9. “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase (15)

Randy Savage stays top of this list. His previous form in tournaments such as The Wrestling Classic and Wrestlemania VI mean he’s fought 3+ matches on some PPVs. Hogan and Santana stay joint second and most recently have both fought two matches at Survivor Series 1990. Hercules also fought twice at the Survivor Series and so rises from 5th to 4th. The Hart Foundation and Jake Roberts keep their 5th place. Greg Valentine drops from 4th to 8th as he hasn’t wrestled as frequently recently whilst Ted Dibiase enters this list for the first time. Much like the pay per views wrestled on list, Brutus Beefcake and Andre the Giant drop of this list. With randy Savage now being forced into retirement he could drop from the top over the coming weeks.

Highest Win Percentage (Minimum 2 matches)

1= Mr T 100% (2 matches)
1= The Jumping Bomb Angels 100% (2 matches)
1= The Mountie 100% (2 matches)
1= Virgil 100% (2 matches)
5. Hulk Hogan 80% (20 matches)
6. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat 77.7% (9 matches)
7. Ultimate Warrior 71% (14 matches)
8. Tama 66.6% (3 matches)
9. “Macho Man” Randy Savage 61% (21 matches)
10. Billy Jack Haynes 50% (2 matches)

Mr T and the Jumping Bomb angels keep their spots at the top of this list having wrestled twice and won twice. They are joined by The Mountie and Virgil who both wrestled at the Royal Rumble 1991 and Wrestlemania VII and won both matches. Hulk Hogan and Ricky Steamboat keep their places behind the 100% win records. Ultimate Warrior rises from 9th place to 7th as his win percentage goes from 62% to 71%. Tama drops a place to 8th and Randy Savage drops from 5th to 9th. Billy Jack Haynes keeps his place at 10th. Mr Perfect and Dusty Rhodes drop off the list after suffering losses to the likes Texas Tornado, Randy Savage and Ted Dibiase respectively.

Most Wins

1. Hulk Hogan (16)
2. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (13)
3. Ultimate Warrior (10)
4. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (7)
5= “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (6)
5= “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase (6)
5= Jake “The Snake” Roberts (6)
6= The Junkyard Dog (5)
6= Demolition (5)
6= Big Boss Man (5)
6= Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (5)
6= The Hart Foundation (5)

Most Draws

1= Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (3)
2= Bad News Brown (2)
2= “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff (2)
2= Don Muraco (2)

Most Losses

1. Tito Santana (16)
2. Hercules (14)
3= Bret “Hitman” Hart (12)
3= Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (12)
3= Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (12)
6= Jake “The Snake” Roberts (10)
6= Haku (10)
6= Honky Tonk Man (10)

It only takes one extra win to get on the “most wins” list every time. So for this list it only took 5 wins to get on. Hulk Hogan tops the list after winning five matches on the last five pay per views. Savage drops to second having only won one match since the last stat pack. Ultimate Warrior and Ricky Steamboat swap places after a good run of matches from Warrior. Jim Duggan and Jake Robers keep their spots in 5th place whilst Ted Dibiase enters the list for the first time. The Hart Foundation and Big Boss Man also enter the list for the first time. The most draws list looks similar to the last one with the addition of Bad News Brown who draw against Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania VI. The top four on the most losses list look the same whilst Honky Tonk Man drops down to 6th. Haku enters this list for the first time following losses on the last three pay per views.

Highest Loss Percentage (minimum 2 matches)

1. Koko B Ware 100% (9 matches)
2= Boris Zhukov 100% (7 matches)
2= “Superfuly” Jimmy Snuka 100% (7 matches)
4. Ron Bass 100% (5 matches)
5= Crush 100% (4 matches)
5= Ken Patera 100% (4 matches)
7= Judy Martin 100% (3 matches)
7= Leilani Kai 100% (3 matches)
7= Sam Houston 100% (3 matches)

All 9 men on this list have a 100% loss record. None of them have manager to muster up a win on pay per view yet. Koko B Ware keeps his spot at the top having gone from 6 losses to 9. The Rockers have picked up a couple of wins so drop off this list and help Boris Zhukov go from 4th to 2nd. Ron Bass keeps his place in 4th whilst Jimmy Snuka leapfrogs him having lost another four matches since the last stat pack. Ken Patera is now joint 5th with Crush who enters the list for the first time. Judy Martin, Leilani Kai and Sam Houston all keep their spot on the bottom of this list.

Most Main Events

1. Hulk Hogan (13)
2. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (6)
3. Ultimate Warrior (5)
4= Andre The Giant (4)
4= “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase (4)
6. “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff (3)

This list just contains six men on it this time to make it feel a bit more prestigious. Hulk Hogan stays on top having main evented at Wrestlemania VI & VII and Survivor Series 1990. Randy Savage keeps his place at second despite not main eventing any of the last five pay per views. Ultimate Warrior enters the list for the first time having main evented four of the last five shows. Andre the Giant drops down from 3rd to 4th whilst Ted Dibiase keeps his spot in fourth and Orndorff drops from 4th to 6th.

Top Rated Matches

1. Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage – Wrestlemania VII (9/10)
2. Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat – Wrestlemania III (8.5/10)
3= Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior – Wrestlemania VI (8/10)
3= The 1990 Royal Rumble Match (8/10)
5= Sgt Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan – Wrestlemania VII (7.75/10)
5= The 1989 Royal Rumble Match (7.75/10)
7= Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant – Wrestlemania III (7.5/10)
7= The Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude – Summerslam 1990 (7.5/10)
9= Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage – Wrestlemania V (7.25/10)
9= The Dream Team vs. The Enforcers – Survivor Series 1989 (7.25/10)

There are four new entries to this list. Ultimate Warrior v Randy Savage tops the list after the fantastic retirement match they had at Wrestlemania. Warrior makes a second appearance with Hulk Hogan in the third spot. Hogan also enters the list again with Sgt Slaughter whilst Ultimate Warriors match with Rick Rude enters in the #7 spot. It now takes a 7.25 out of 10 to make it onto this list.

Lowest Ranking Matches

1= Paul Orndorff vs. Tito Santana – Wrestling Classic (2/10)
1= Fabulous Moolah vs. Velvet McIntyre – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
1= Uncle Elmer vs. Adrian Adonis – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
1= Corporal Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff – Wrestlemania II (2/10)
1= Tony Garea vs. Ted Arcidi – The Big Event (2/10)
1= Haku vs. Don Muraco – The Big Event (2/10)
1= Adrian Adonis vs. Junkyard Dog – The Big Event (2/10)
1= Jake Roberts vs. Andre The Giant – Wrestlemania V (2/10)
1= Demolition vs. Tenryu & Kitao – Wrestlemania VII (2/10)

This list looks a lot like the one in the last stat pack. The only addition is the Demolition vs. Tenryu & Kitao match at Wrestlemania VII. It really wasn’t a good one and I don’t think the result was right either. It’ll take a solid 2 out of 10 to get onto this list now. That match was the first one to be added to the list in two years worth of PPV.

Highest Average Match Rating (2 or more matches)

1. Tugboat (7)
2. Legion of Doom (6.625)
3= Hulk Hogan (6.5)
3= Tony Atlas/Saba Simba (6.5)
5. The Red Rooster (6.45)
6. Brian Knobbs (6.375)
7. Ron Bass (6.1)
8. Ultimate Warrior (6.09)
9. Tully Blanchard (6.06)
10. Arn Anderson (6.05)

This list does bare a resemblance to the one in the last stat pack with a few differences. Tugboat replaces Earthquake at the top. But he’s only had two matches and both were multi-man. LOD also enter the list, both in second place. Hogan jumps up from 5th to 3rd whilst Tony Atlas enters at joint 3rd. The Red Rooster falls from 3rd to 5th whilst Brian Knobbs enters the list at 6th. Ron Bass goes up from 8th to 7th whilst The ultimate Warrior enters the list for the first time. Tully and Arn keep their 9th and 10th spots respectively.

Lowest Average Match Ratings (minimum 2 matches)

1. Corporal Kirchner (2.5)
2. Adrian Adonis (2.85)
3= Velvet McIntyre (3)
3= The Fabulous Moolah (3)
5= Rockin Robin (3.5)
5= The Mountie (3.5)
7= Judy Martin (3.58)
7= Leilani Kai (3.58)
9. Tama (3.66)
10. Billy Jack Haynes (3.75)

As match quality improves in the WWF, there tends to be less added to this list. The top 5 are exactly the same as the list last time. The Mountie has had a couple of stinkers since debuting though and joins Rockin Robin in 5th. The rest of the list is exactly the same and is unlikely to change. Half of this list are females, not that they always have bad matches.

Bastions Top 10

1. Hulk Hogan (11700)
2. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (8167)
3. Ultimate Warrior (6596)
4. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (3694)
5. “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase (3690)
6. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (3276)
7. Jake “The Snake” Roberts (3035)
8. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (2967)
9. Bret “The Hitman” Hart (2867)
10. Ax (2840)

My top ten is based on a formula I have done that involves matches, win percentage, average match rating and main events. The top ten feature ten guys all of which debuted in the first three ears of the WWF. They’ve had a minimum of nine matches each. Two time tag team champions The Hart Foundation are on the list as is one half of three time tag team champions Demolition, Ax is also on it.

Top 5 Title Reigns

1. Hulk Hogan – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign
2. Demolition – 2nd Tag Team Title Reign
3. Ultimate Warrior – 1st World Heavyweight Title Reign
4. Randy Savage – 1st Intercontinental Title Reign
5. Honky Tonk Man – 1st Intercontinental Title Reign

The only change on this list is Greg Valentines Intercontinental title reign dropping from 5th place and Ultimate Warrior’s World Heavyweight title reign entering in at number 3.

Highest Manager Success Rate (2 or more matches)

1. Miss Elizabeth (81.25 %)
2= Frenchy Martin (50%)
2= Sensational Sherri (50%)
2= “Superstar” Billy Graham (50%)
2= Fabulous Moolah (50%)
2= “Classie” Freddie Blassie (50%)
2= Captain Lou Albano (50%)
2= The Genius (50%)

This list features manager who for the most part haven’t managed that many matches. And for the most part, the list remains the same as last time. The Genius is the only addition as he has managed two matches that Mr Perfect has wrestled. Miss Elizabeth stays at the top of the list and her win percentage has gone from 80% to 81.25%. It’s still worth noting that none of the regular managers have entered this list yet.

Highest Manager Loss Rate (2 matches or more)

1= Cowboy Bob Orton (100%)
1= Oliver Humperdink (100%)
3= General Adnan (66%)
4. Bobby Heenan (64.8%)
5. Jimmy Hart (64.4%)
6. Mr Fuji (62.5%)
7. Slick (59%)

Bob Orton and Oliver Humperdink stay at the top of this list unsuprisingly. General Adnan, manager of Sgt Slaughter enters the list for the first time and with only one PPV win to Slaughters name, it’s not good for Adnan either. Bobby Heenans loss percentage has got worst whilst Slick and Jimmy Harts has improved. Mr Fuji also appears on this list.

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