Wrestling By The Numbers: WWE Raw Matches‏

Jul 26, 2012 - by staff

World Wrestling Entertainment celebrated it’s 1000th episode of Raw this past Monday in St. Louis Missouri. The show has been on the air for the past 19-seasons and has aired on only two television stations during it’s run, the combination of The Nashville Network / Spike Tv and The USA Network. In addition to being known as WWE Raw, this flagship show was also called WWE Monday Night Raw, WWE Raw Is War and WWE Raw Supershow throughout the years. WWE Raw is currently the longest running weekly wrestling show in the world after having started back on January 11th 1993.

Below we look at the top 25-male and the top 10-female performers who have competed in the most matches on WWE Raw broadcasts by the numbers…

List Of The Top 25-Male Performers:

# 1 Paul ‘Triple H.’ Levesque 363 Matches
First Match: May 22nd 1995 Vs John Crystal
Last Match: April 19th 2010 With Edge & Rey Mysterio Vs Chris Jericho, C.M. Punk & Luke Gallows

# 2 Chris ‘Jericho’ Irvine 354 Matches
First Match: September 13th 1999 Vs Gotch Gracie
Last Match: July 23rd 2012 With Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler Vs Rey Mysterio, Sheamus & Sin Cara

# 3 Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs 338 Matches
First Match: September 11th 1995 Vs Scott Taylor
Last Match: July 9th 2012 With John Cena Vs The Big Show & Chris Jericho

# 4 Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland 278 Matches
First Match: June 16th 1998 Vs Jose Estrada
Last Match: March 28th 2011 With Christian Vs Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay

# 5 Randy Orton 272 Matches
First Match: September 23rd 2002 Vs Stevie Richards
Last Match: May 21st 2012 Vs Alberto Del Rio

# 6 John Cena 259 Matches
First Match: June 13th 2005 With Chris Jericho Vs Christian & Tyson Tomko
Last Match: July 23rd 2012 Vs C.M. Punk

# 7 Jeff Hardy 240 Matches
First Match: June 6th 1994 Vs Razor Ramon
Last Match: June 22nd 2009 With Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali Vs Edge, Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler

# 8 Paul ‘The Big Show’ Wight Jr. 239 Matches
First Match: March 29th 1999 Vs Test
Last Match: July 16th 2012 Vs C.M. Punk

# 9 William ‘Christian’ Reso 225 Matches
First Match: November 2nd 1998 With Gangrel & Edge Vs Billy Gunn, X-Pac & The Road Dogg
Last Match: July 23rd 2012 Vs The Miz

# 10 Michael ‘Shawn Michaels’ Hickenbottom 216 Matches
First Match: January 11th 1993 Vs Max Moon
Last Match: March 22nd 2010 Vs Kane

# 11 Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson 198 Matches
First Match: November 25th 1996 Vs Salvatore Sincere
Last Match: April 7th 2003 Vs Jeff Hardy

# 12 Monte ‘Billy Gunn’ Sopp 180 Matches
First Match: May 17th 1993 With Bart Gunn Vs Glenn Ruth & Tony Vadja
Last Match: March 25th 2002 Vs Jeff Hardy

# 13 John Bradshaw Layfield 173 Matches
First Match: March 4th 1996 Vs Hakushi
Last Match: March 30th 2009 Vs Rey Mysterio

# 14 Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman 171 Matches
First Match: May 17th 1993 Vs Razor Ramon
Last Match: July 8th 2002 With Kevin Nash, The Big Show, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero Vs Rob Van Dam, Booker T., Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley

# 15 Matt Hardy 171 Matches
First Match: May 23rd 1994 Vs Nikolai Volkoff
Last Match: June 7th 2010 Vs Drew McIntyre

# 16 Mark ‘Bubba Ray Dudley’ LoMonaco 166 Matches
First Match: September 20th 1999 With D-Von Dudley Vs Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy
Last Match: March 15th 2004 With D-Von Dudley Vs Rob Van Dam & Booker T.

# 17 Andrew ‘Test’ Martin 157 Matches
First Match: December 21st 1998 With The Rock Vs Triple H. & X-Pac
Last Match: March 1st 2004 With Matt Hardy Vs Rob Van Dam & Booker T.

# 18 Mark ‘The Undertaker’ Calaway 157 Matches
First Match: January 11th 1993 Vs Damien Demento
Last Match: May 17th 2010 Vs Edge

# 19 Rob ‘Van Dam’ Szatowski 154 Matches
First Match: July 9th 2001 With Tazz, Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Justin Credible, Lance Storm, Rhyno & Mike Awesome Vs The Big Show, Billy Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Faarooq, Bradshaw, Chris Kanyon, Shawn Stasiak, Sean O’Haire, Mark Jindrak & Chuck Palumbo
Last Match: December 10th 2007 Vs Santino Marella

# 20 Sean ‘Val Venis’ Morley 150 Matches
First Match: May 18th 1998 Vs Scorpio
Last Match: April 7th 2008 Vs Umaga

# 21 Mark Henry 150 Matches
First Match: December 15th 1997 Vs The Brooklyn Brawler
Last Match: April 23rd 2012 Vs Sheamus

# 22 Michael ‘The Miz’ Mizanin 146 Matches
First Match: April 2nd 2007 With Johnny Nitro in a 10-Team Battle Royal Match
Last Match: July 23rd 2012 Vs Christian

# 23 Darren ‘William Regal’ Matthews 145 Matches
First Match: June 29th 1998 Vs Droz
Last Match: December 20th 2010 Vs Daniel Bryan

# 24 Chris Benoit 139 Matches
First Match: February 7th 2000 With Triple H., X-Pac, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn Vs The Rock, Cactus Jack, Rikishi Phatu, Scotty 2 Hotty & Grandmaster Sexay
Last Match: June 11th 2007 Vs Bobby Lashley

# 25 Dustin ‘Goldust’ Runnels 135 Matches
First Match: October 30th 1995 Vs Savio Vega
Last Match: November 8th 2010 Vs Ted DiBiase

List Of The Top 10-Female Performers:

# 1 Patricia ‘Trish Stratus’ Stratigias 161 Matches
First Match: July 10th 2000 Vs Lita
Last Match: September 14th 2009 With Mark Henry & M.V.P. Vs The Big Show, Chris Jericho & Beth Phoenix

# 2 Mickie James 126 Matches
First Match: October 24th 2005 Vs Victoria
Last Match: March 29th 2010 With Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly Vs Eve Torres, Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Alicia Fox & Vickie Guerrero

# 3 Lisa Marie ‘Victoria’ Varon 113 Matches
First Match: August 5th 2002 Vs Trish Stratus
Last Match: November 17th 2008 Vs Kelly Kelly

# 4 Melina Perez 103 Matches
First Match: November 14th 2005 in a 9-Woman Battle Royal Match
Last Match: August 1st 2011 in a 12-Woman Battle Royal Match

# 5 Barbara ‘Kelly Kelly’ Blank 96 Matches
First Match: May 28th 2007 in a 10-Woman Battle Royal Match
Last Match: May 21st 2012 Vs Beth Phoenix

# 6 Elizabeth ‘Beth Phoenix’ Kocanski 96 Matches
First Match: May 29th 2006 With Torrie Wilson Vs Victoria & Candice Michelle
Last Match: June 25th 2012 in a 11-Woman Battle Royal Match

# 7 Nora ‘Molly Holly’ Greenwald 83 Matches
First Match: November 20th 2000 Vs Ivory
Last Match: April 11th 2005 With Trish Stratus Vs Victoria & Christy Hemme

# 8 Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas 79 Matches
First Match: June 12th 2000 Vs Stephanie McMahon
Last Match: July 23rd 2012 Vs Heath Slater

# 9 Gail Kim 75 Matches
First Match: June 30th 2003 in a 7-Woman Battle Royal Match
Last Match: August 1st 2011 in a 12-Woman Battle Royal Match

# 10 Eve Torres 72 Matches
First Match: November 3rd 2008 With Mae Young, Mickie James, Candice Michelle, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella & Tiffany Vs Victoria, Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Jillian Hall, Katie Lea Burchill, Layla, Maryse & Lena Yada
Last Match: July 16th 2012 With The Miz Vs Daniel Bryan & A.J. Lee

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