WWE By the Numbers – July 2016

Jul 30, 2016 - by Michael Riba

Hello, gerweck.net readers! WWE By the Numbers is back with the July 2016 edition. In this column, if you haven’t read before or are not familiar with it, I look at how Superstars performed on WWE TV each and every month. By WWE TV, I mean Raw, Main Event Smackdown, NXT, Cruiserweight Classic, Superstars, and any WWE Network special event, like WWE Battleground for July. I also look at other aspects as requested by you the readers, such as NXT call-ups, injuries, longest and shortest matches, among other things. Without further delay, let’s take a look at July 2016!

Superstars with the Most Wins on TV in July 2016:

Becky Lynch (5 wins). Let’s take a look at Becky’s wins:
1. defeated Summer Rae; Raw, July 4th
2. defeated Alicia Fox; Main Event, July 12th
3. defeated Summer Rae; Superstars, July 15th
4. defeated Charlotte and Dana Brooke (via disqualification) while teaming with Sasha Banks; Raw, July 18th
5. defeated Natalya; Smackdown, July 26th

The Golden Truth (5 wins). Let’s take a look at The Golden Truth’s wins:
1. defeated The Ascension; Superstars, July 1st
2. defeated The Vaudevillains; Raw, July 4th
3. defeated The Ascension; Main Event, July 6th
4. defeated The Vaudevillains and The Ascension while teaming with Apollo Crews and Jack Swagger; Main Event, July 12th
5. defeated The Dudley Boyz and Baron Corbin while teaming with Apollo Crews; Main Event, July 19th

Sasha Banks (5 wins). Let’s take a look at Sasha’s wins:
1. defeated Dana Brooke; Raw, July 11th
2. defeated Dana Brooke; Smackdown, July 14th
3. defeated Charlotte and Dana Brooke, via disqualification, while teaming with Becky Lynch; Raw, July 18th
4. defeated Charlotte and Dana Brooke while teaming with Bayley; WWE Battleground, July 24th
5. defeated Charlotte to win the WWE Women’s Championship; Raw, July 25th

Rounding Out the Top 5:
T2. Apollo Crews (4 wins)
T2. Big Cass (4 wins)
T2. Enzo Amore (4 wins)
T2. Rusev (4 wins)
T2. Sami Zayn (4 wins)
T2. Sheamus (4 wins)
T2. Zack Ryder (4 wins)

Superstar with the Most Losses on TV in July 2016:

Viktor (7 losses). Let’s take a look at Viktor’s losses.
1. lost to The Golden Truth while teaming with Konnor; Superstars, July 1st
2. lost to The Golden Trush while teaming with Konnor; Main Event, July 5th
3. lost to The Usos while teaming with Konnor; Superstars, July 8th
4. lost in a Battle Royal to determine the number one contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship; Raw, July 11th
5. lost to Jack Swagger, Apollo Crews, and The Golden Truth while teaming with Konnor and The Vaudevillains; Main Event, July 12th
6. lost to Kalisto; Main Event, July 19th
7. lost in a Battle Royal to determine the sixth participant in a Six-Pack Challenge for a WWE World Championship Match; Smackdown, July 26th

Rounding Out the Bottom 5:
T2. Jey Uso (6 losses)
T2. Konnor (6 losses)
T3. Aiden English (5 losses)
T3. Alberto Del Rio (5 losses)
T3. Bubba Ray Dudley (5 losses)
T3. Curtis Axel (5 losses)
T3. D-Von Dudley (5 losses)
T3. Simon Gotch (5 losses)

Championship Matches on TV in July 2016:
1. WWE United States Championship: Rusev defeated Titus O’Neil to retain the title; Raw, July 4th
2. NXT Tag Team Championship Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match: The Revival defeated American Alpha to retain the titles; NXT, July 6th
3. WWE Championship Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins ended in a draw; Raw, July 18th
4. WWE Championship Match: Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins to retain the title; Smackdown, July 19th
5. WWE United States Championship Match: Rusev defeated Zack Ryder to retain the title; WWE Battleground, July 24th
6. WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz vs. Darren Young ended in a double disqualification; WWE Battleground, July 24th
7. WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: Dean Ambrose defeated Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to retain the title; WWE Battleground, July 24th
8. WWE Women’s Championship Match: Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte to win the title; Raw, July 25th

Longest Match:
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins; Raw, July 18th – 24 minutes, 16 seconds

Shortest Match:
Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens; Smackdown, July 14th – 34 seconds

Most Matches:
Jey Uso (3 wins, 6 losses) and Zack Ryder (4 wins, 4 losses, 1 no contest) – 9 matches total

NXT Callups:
Finn Balor, July 19th, Raw
American Alpha, July 19th, Smackdown
Nia Jax, July 19th, Raw
Alexa Bliss, July 19th, Smackdown
Mojo Rawley, July 19th, Smackdown
Carmella, July 19th, Smackdown

Heath Slater; eye injury, 18 stitches, no time missed

Kota Ibushi, NXT, July 27th
Note: I did not include the Cruiserweight Classic competitors’ appearances on the Cruiserweight Classic itself, nor did I include the NXT callups’ appearances on their new shows.

ZZ Loupe (Developmental); released, July 28th
Josh Woods (Developmental); released, July 28th
Tom Kingdon (Developmental); released, July 28th
Booker T; retired, July 30th

There you have it: WWE By the Numbers for July 2016. If you think of anything that you would like to see included in future columns, mention it in the comments below and I’ll try my best to get it included! Thoughts, opinions, etc. are always welcomed, so use the comment section below, or send me tweets (@CoachRiba).

Until next time…

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