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Studying the \'Mania stats
Who\'s a good percentage bet? Who\'s lost the most?
By JON WALDMAN - SLAM! Wrestling

Ahh, WrestleMania. The showcase of the immortals. The granddaddy of them all. The Super Bowl of sports entertainment.

Ask any wrestler, and they\'ll tell you that there\'s something special about having a match at WrestleMania. While it can be argued that such a statement might just be hyperbole from WWF higher-ups, there is a certain aura surrounding the event, and for the 200-plus wrestlers who have fought on the biggest stage of them all, there are certainly a lot of memories.

In honour of these 200-plus \'rasslers who have graced the biggest stage of them all, we at SLAM! proudly present the WrestleMania Stat Sheet. Below you will find the full record of each wrestler\'s matches, broken down into wins, losses and draws.

First, however, a couple notes:

  1. Battle Royal participants have not been counted in this listing. This includes the NFL/WWF Battle Royal at WM2, the Battle Royal at WM4, the Tag-Team Battle Royal at WM14, the Hardcore Battle Royal at WM16 and the Gimmick Battle Royal at WM17.
  2. If a wrestler is disqualified in a match, it counts as a loss. If both competitors are DQ\'d, the match is considered a draw.
  3. If a wrestler fought in multiple matches on one card, they are counted individually. For example, Randy Savage fought four times at WM4 in the World Title tournament, and Maven fought in two Hardcore Title matches at WM18.

Now after breaking down the records of wrestlers, here are some of the highlights:

Match(es) of a lifetime

  • 201 wrestlers have wrestled at WrestleMania. Of those, 86 wrestled only one WM match, while three have wrestled 12 matches.
  • This year, Hulk Hogan will break the record he currently shares with Bret Hart and Randy Savage for most WrestleMania matches. Hogan will have wrestled 11 matches after this year\'s bout with Vince McMahon.
  • Undertaker will be wrestling at his 11th WrestleMania, as will Hogan. The two share this record (Hogan wrestled two matches at WM9). Bret Hart is second with matches at 10 WM\'s (he wrestled two matches at WM10).
  • Randy Savage holds the record for most matches at one WrestleMania with four (vs. Butch Reed, Greg Valentine, One Man Gang and Ted Dibiase).
  • Some people are just born losers. Golddust (Dustin Runnels) is 0-4 at \'Mania.
  • Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart share the record for most consecutive WrestleManias with a match at nine. Second is Tito Santana with eight. If you count Bret\'s two Battle Royals, however, then he stands alone with 13 consecutive WM appearances.
  • He might have been middle-aged and crazy, but Terry Funk\'s return at WM14 established a record that will likely never be broken - longest length of time between matches. Between his first match (at WM2) and his second \'Mania, there were 10-events. No other wrestler has hit the decade mark, excluding various members of the Gimmick Battle Royal (counting those, Iron Sheik would have the record).

Title Talk

  • Christian is currently on a three-year title-winning streak, winning the tag belts at 16 and 17, and the Hardcore title at 18. The streak can stay alive if he does not participate in this year\'s WrestleMania, or he suddenly gets inserted into a title program. He is the only wrestler to have won titles at three consecutive WrestleManias.
  • Christian also shares the record for the most consecutive title victories at three. Demolition (Ax and Smash) won three WMs in a row, winning the tag-titles twice (vs. Strike Force at WM4 and vs. The Colossal Connection at WM6), and retaining one (vs. Powers of Pain/Mr. Fuji at WM5).
  • One person who must be happy that the Intercontinental title is no longer active must be William Regal. His two WrestleMania matches were for the IC belt (vs. Chris Jericho at 17, Rob Van Dam at 18), both of which he lost.
  • One person who is likely not happy about the title being dropped is The Rock. Two of his three wins were Intercontinental Title defences (at WM12 vs. The Sultan, at WM14 vs. Ken Shamrock).
  • Rock has also lost an unprecedented three World Title matches, two to Steve Austin (WM15 and WM17) and one to Triple H (at WM16).
  • The record for least amount of time between matches is co-held by Yokozuna and Spike Dudley. Both had matches immediately following their previous bout, with Yoko first beating Bret Hart at WM9 then losing to Hulk Hogan, while Spike beat Goldust and Maven for the Hardcore title at WM17, only to be drawn into a second match featuring The Hurricane, Al Snow and Crash.

WrestleMania 19\'s possibilities

  • History is on Booker T\'s side at this year\'s WrestleMania. Six wrestlers have won the World title having lost the previous year, including Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, \"Stone Cold\" Steve Austin and Triple H.
  • Bad news for Triple H, however. Only one wrestler won the title one year and made it to WrestleMania the next year defending the belt. That was Randy Savage, who won the title at WM4, and he lost the title to Hulk Hogan at WM5.
  • Brock Lesnar\'s chances of winning the WWE title in his first WrestleMania are pretty good, based on history. Of the three wrestlers whose first-ever WM match was a World title bout, two won (Yokozuna beat Bret Hart at WM9, Diesel beat Shawn Michaels at WM12). The other, Sergeant Slaughter, lost his inaugural match to Hulk Hogan at WM7.
  • There is some bad news for Team Angle this year. If their mentor has blazed the path for them, then they\'ll be losing their gold. Kurt Angle\'s triple-threat matches at WM16 were both losses, one of which was to Chris Benoit who will be teaming with Rhyno during the tag-team triple-threat.

Hello Ladies!

  • Trish Stratus will try to avoid being the second female wrestler to lose both of her Women\'s Title matches at WM19. The first was Leilani Kai (lost at WM1 to Wendi Richter, at WM10 to Alundra Blayze).
  • Along with Kai, two other women have had multiple WrestleMania matches. Luna Vachon wrestled two inter-gender matches (w/Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Doink/Dink at WM10, w/Goldust vs. Marc Mero/Sable at WM 14), while Sable wrestled one title match (vs. Tori at WM 15) and one inter-gender match (w/Marc Mero vs. Luna/Goldust at WM 14). This year, Trish Stratus and Jazz will join them.
  • Chyna who? \"Mighty\" Molly Holly is the only female wrestler to win a men\'s title at a WrestleMania, winning the Hardcore Title from The Hurricane at WM17.

It\'s all about family

  • There have only been two families that have had a father and a son compete at WrestleMania: Vince and Shane McMahon and Virgil (Dusty Rhodes) and Dustin (Goldust) Runnels.
  • There have been four brothers who have wrestled at \'Manias: Bret and Owen Hart; Jacques and Raymond Rougeau; Dory Jr. and Terry Funk; and Sam (Tama) and Solofa (Rikishi/Sultan/Fatu) Fatu.
  • Talk about brotherly love: Of the four brother sets listed above, only Bret and Owen have faced each other at a \'Mania.

Oh, Canada!

  • Bret Hart, as should be a surprise to no one, has won the most WrestleMania matches of any Canadian at six. Owen Hart is second with five.
  • Bret Hart has also lost the most WrestleMania matches (five). Second is a tie between Jacques Rougeau and Rick Martel with three each.
  • Surprisingly, Earthquake has won the most matches without a loss of any Canadian with four. Edge is next with three. Pierre-Carl Ouelett is the only other undefeated Canadian at \'Mania (one win).
  • Several Canadians, however, have not won a WrestleMania match. Tops among those are Raymond Rougeau, who failed to win at two \'Manias, while Trish Stratus and Val Venis are 0-1.
  • Several Canadians have won title bouts at WrestleMania, including Bret Hart, Edge, Christian, Owen Hart, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Jacques Rougeau and Pierre-Carl Ouelett.
  • There have also been several Canadians who have lost title bouts, including Bret Hart, Christian, Benoit, Jericho, Roddy Piper, Val Venis and Trish Stratus.

Miscellaneous

  • Not included in the listings are Battle Royal participants. There have been five Battle Royals in WM history: WM2 (WWF vs. NFL - Andre the Giant winner); WM4 (Bad News Brown winner); WM14 (Tag-Team, Legion of Doom winners); WM16 (Hardcore, Hardcore Holly winner), and WM17 (Gimmick, Iron Sheik winner).
  • Bret Hart, it should be noted, was the last man eliminated at WM2\'s and WM4\'s Battle Royals.
  • Having Tito Santana on your tag-team is the proverbial kiss of death. Santana has seven WM losses (a record), of which four were tag-team matches: WM2 w/ JYD; WM3 w/ British Bulldogs; WM4 w/ Rick Martel; WM5 w/ Rick Martel.
  • Bad News Brown is the only wrestler to have two draws in WrestleManias (vs. Jim Duggan at WM5, vs. Roddy Piper at WM6).
  • Who has wrestled the most WrestleManias with the most gimmicks? Mick Foley, of course. Foley wrestled two \'Manias as Mankind (13 and 14), one as Cactus Jack (15) and one as Mick Foley (16).

WrestleMania Stat Sheet

Wrestler Win/Loss/Draw
Record
Total
Matches
David Sammartino 0W 0L 1D 1
Billy Jack Haynes 0W 0L 1D 1
Vince McMahon 0w 1L 1
Velvet McIntyre 0w 1L 1
Val Venis 0w 1L 1
Uncle Elmer 0W 1L 1
Trish 0w 1L 1
Tori (Terri Powers) 0w 1L 1
The Kat 0w 1L 1
Steven Richards 0w 1L 1
Skinner 0w 1L 1
Sensational Sherri 0w 1L 1
SD Jones 0w 1L 1
Samu 0w 1L 1
Ronnie Garvin 0w 1L 1
Raven 0w 1L 1
Phineas Godwinn/Mideon 0w 1L 1
Philip LaFon 0w 1L 1
Perry Saturn 0w 1L 1
Paul Roma 0w 1L 1
Mr. Fuji 0w 1L 1
Mo 0w 1L 1
Mabel/Viscera 0w 1L 1
Lord Littlebrook 0w 1L 1
Little Tokyo 0w 1L 1
Lita 0w 1L 1
Jim Brunzell 0w 1L 1
Jacob Blu 0w 1L 1
Ivory 0w 1L 1
Henry Godwinn 0W 1L 1
Giant Gonzalez 0W 1L 1
George Wells 0w 1L 1
George \'The Animal\' Steele 0w 1L 1
Executioner (Buddy Rose) 0W 1L 1
Eli Blue 0W 1L 1
Doug Furnas 0w 1L 1
Doink (not Matt Borne) 0w 1L 1
Dink (Tiger Jackson) 0w 1L 1
Dean Malenko 0w 1L 1
Danny Davis 0W 1L 1
Crash Holly 0w 1L 1
Boris Zukoff 0w 1L 1
Booker T 0w 1L 1
Bob Orton 0w 1L 1
Big John Studd 0W 1L 1
B. Brian Blair 0w 1L 1
Adam Bomb 0w 1L 1
Wendi Richter 1W 0L 1
Typhoon 1W 0L 1
Tully Blanchard 1W 0L 1
Tom Zenk 1W 0L 1
Thrasher 1W 0L 1
Terri Runnels 1W 0L 1
Tenryu 1W 0L 1
Tazz 1w 0L 1
Tatoi 1W 0L 1
Tanaka 1W 0L 1
Tama 1W 0L 1
Taka Michinoku 1W 0L 1
Scott Taylor/Scottie 2 Hottie 1W 0L 1
Scott Steiner 1W 0L 1
Sato 1W 0L 1
Sapphire 1W 0L 1
Rob Van Dam 1W 0L 1
Rick Steiner 1W 0L 1
Red Rooster 1W 0L 1
Pierre-Carl Ouelett 1W 0L 1
Palumbo 1W 0L 1
Mosh 1W 0L 1
Fabulous Moolah 1W 0L 1
Marc Mero 1W 0L 1
Luke 1W 0L 1
Little Beaver 1W 0L 1
Lawrence Taylor 1W 0L 1
Kerry Von Erich 1W 0L 1
Jazz 1W 0L 1
Hillbilly Jim 1W 0L 1
Harley Race 1W 0L 1
Haiti Kid 1W 0L 1
Dusty Rhodes 1W 0L 1
Dory Funk Jr. 1W 0L 1
Diamond Dallas Page 1W 0L 1
Butterbean 1W 0L 1
Butch 1W 0L 1
Brian Christopher 1W 0L 1
Bob Holly 1W 0L 1
Arn Anderson 1W 0L 1
Alundra Blayze 1W 0L 1
Albert/A-Train 1W 0L 1
Bad News Brown 0W 0L 2D 2
X-Pac 0W 2L 2
William Regal 0W 2L 2
Warlord 0W 2L 2
Sid Justice/Psycho Sid 0W 2L 2
Savio Vega 0W 2L 2
Ric Flair 0W 2L 2
Raymond Rougeau 0W 2L 2
Lelani Kai 0W 2L 2
Ken Shamrock 0W 2L 2
Jimmy Snuka 0W 2L 2
Godfather 0w 2L 2
Don Muraco 0W 2L 2
D-Lo Brown 0w 2L 2
Bob Backlund 0W 2L 2
Bart Gunn 0W 2L 2
Barry Windham 0W 2L 2
Paul Orndorff 1L 1D 2
Vader 1W 1D 2
Spike Dudley 1W 1L 2
Sgt. Slaughter 1W 1L 2
Molly Holly 1W 1L 2
Maven 1W 1L 2
Matt Borne 1W 1L 2
Luna Vachon 1W 1L 2
Jerry Sags 1W 1L 2
Jeff Jarrett 1W 1L 2
Hurricane 1W 1L 2
Eddy Guererro 1W 1L 2
Diesel/Kevin Nash 1W 1L 2
Butch Reed 1W 1L 2
Bull Buchanan 1W 1L 2
Brian Knobbs 1W 1L 2
Bradshaw 1W 1L 2
Bobby Heenan 1W 1L 2
Ahmed Johnson 1W 1L 2
Adrian Adonis 1W 1L 2
Virgil 2W 0L 2
Terry Funk 2W 0L 2
Tatanka 2W 0L 2
Shane McMahon 2W 0L 2
Sable 2W 0L 2
Mr. T 2W 0L 2
Iron Shiek 2W 0L 2
Hawk 2W 0L 2
Chyna 2W 0L 2
Animal 2W 0L 2
Matt Hardy 0W 3L 3
Koko B. Ware 0W 3L 3
Jeff Hardy 0W 3L 3
IRS (Mike Rotundo) 0W 3L 3
D-von Dudley 0W 3L 3
Crush 0W 3L 3
Bubba Ray Dudley 0W 3L 3
Big Show 0W 3L 3
Al Snow 0W 3L 3
Test 1W 2L 3
Marty Jannetty 1W 2L 3
Junkyard Dog 1W 2L 3
Jesse Jammes Armstrong 1W 2L 3
Honky Tonk Man 1W 2L 3
Haku 1W 2L 3
Fatu/Rikishi/Sultan 1W 2L 3
Dynamite Kid 1W 2L 3
Dino Bravo 1w 2L 3
Chris Benoit 1W 2L 3
Barbarian 1W 2L 3
Bam Bam Bigelow 1W 2L 3
Rick Rude 2W 1D 3
Nikolai Volkoff 2W 1L 3
Lex Luger 2W 1L 3
Edge 3W 0L 3
Golddust 0W 4L 4
King Kong Bundy 1W 3L 4
Mr. Perfect 1W 3L 4
Mick Foley/Makind/Cactus Jackk 2W 1L 1D 4
Jim Duggan 2W 1L 1D 4
One Man Gang/Hakeem 2W 2L 4
Kurt Angle 2W 2L 4
Jim Neidhart 2W 2L 4
Chris Jericho 2W 2L 4
Billy Gunn 2W 2L 4
Ricky Steamboat 3w 1L 4
Razor Ramon/Scott Hall 3w 1L 4
Ax 3W 1L 4
Earthquake 4W 0L 4
Andre The Giant 1W 3L 1D 5
Roddy Piper 2W 3L 5
Rick Martel 2W 3L 5
Kane 2W 3L 5
Jacques Rougeau/Mountie 2W 3L 5
Smash/Repo Man 3w 2L 5
Christian 3W 2L 5
Ultimate Warrior 4W 1L 5
Hercules 1W 4L 1D 6
Yokozuna 3W 3L 6
Rock/Rocky Miavia 3W 3L 6
Steve Austin 5W 1L 6
Big Bossman 5W 1L 6
Greg Valentine 2W 5L 7
Brutus Beefcake 3W 2L 2D 7
Davey Boy Smith 4W 2L 1D 7
HHH 5W 2L 7
Tito Santana 1W 7L 8
Ted Dibiase 3W 4L 1D 8
Jake Roberts 3W 4L 1D 8
Owen Hart/Blue Blazer 5W 2L 1D 8
Shawn Michaels 3W 6L 9
Undertaker 10W 0L 10
Bret Hart 6W 5L 11
Randy Savage 7w 4L 11
Hulk Hogan 8W 2L 1D 11


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