Wrestler stats at WrestleMania
Apr 1, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank
There have been a total of 334 in-ring performers in WrestleMania history. The vast majority of those have competed in under 3 matches, however, there are 9 wrestlers who have competed in more than 10 matches. They are The Undertaker (20), Shawn Michaels (17), Triple H (16), Bret Hart (14), Kane (14), Hulk Hogan (12), The Big Show (12), Chris Jericho (11) and Randy Savage (11).
Unsurprisingly, The Undertaker holds the record for the most WrestleMania wins with 20. To put that further into context, Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan are tied for second place with 8 wins each. Kane, Randy Savage and Triple H have 7 wins each, while John Cena, Edge and Shawn Michaels have 6.
It may come as a surprise to some that Shawn Michaels has accumulated the most losses in WrestleMania history, with 11 matches going against him. In second place is his good friend Triple H (9), followed by The Big Show (8).
20 wrestlers have had matches end in a draw for various reasons. Of these, only Brutus Beefcake and Bad News Brown have more than 1, having tied 2 matches each, neither of which was against one another.
It is common knowledge that The Undertaker’s 20-0 is by far and away the best win/loss record, but who else is undefeated at WrestleMania? Excluding those who have less than 3 appearances under their belts, there are only 7 other wrestlers who are unbeaten. Rob Van Dam has a 4-0 record, while The Road Warriors, Ax, Sable and The Miz stand at 3-0. Rick Rude is also undefeated in his 3 matches, but one of those ended in a draw. At the other end of the scale, there are numerous people who have failed to win a match on the grandest stage of them all. The worst record belongs to Jeff Hardy, who has lost all of his 5 matches at WrestleMania. Goldust has also failed to win any of his 5, but one match ended in a draw. The Dudley Boyz, Crush, Finlay, MVP and Vince McMahon have each lost all 4 of their matches
Other notable win/loss records (at both ends of the spectrum) include those of Earthquake (who, had he not competed and been eliminated in the WM17 Gimmick Battle Royal, would have a 4-0 record), Tito Santana and Jacques Rougeau (who have arguably the worst win/loss records with 1-7 and 1-6 respectively) and The Big Show, who despite his reputation, actually has a somewhat reasonable record at WrestleMania, having gone 4-8 to date.
Last but not least, where would a WWE PPV be without a run-in or two? Excluding designated managers, only 3 people have interfered in multiple matches, namely Vince McMahon, Trish Stratus and Charles Wright (who made one as Papa Shango and one as Kama Mustafa)
Gerweck Note: Jamie will be posting stats for Managers, ring announcers, announcers, musical acts, and referees as well, so stay tuned!