2015 was a busy year for the WWE and the Superstars with plenty of action on a weekly basis as well as the monthly pay-per-views, but which Superstar has the WWE relied on the most?
Pro-wrestling statistician and analyst Chris Harrington has compiled a list of the full win-loss records of the WWE Superstars, highlighting who has been the most successful as well as showing who the WWE have relied on the most.
Some of the statistics do come as a little bit of a surprise, such as Bray Wyatt only winning 20 of the 111 singles matches he’s competed in last year. Asuka is the only active competitor who was unbeaten in 2015, not picking up a single draw or a loss in 24 singles and tag team matches while Viktor of The Ascension has competed in more matches than John Cena.
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Let’s take a look at who has fought the most for the WWE in 2015 and what their win rates finished as.
#5 – BIG E
That’s right, Big E comes in at number five having competed in 184 total matches in the WWE last year.
Big E has only competed in 13 singles matches throughout the year and has picked up seven wins with six losses, leaving his singles record at 54%.
However, it’s the tag team statistic that helps his cause considering he’s been outstanding as part of the New Day alongside Kofi Kingston – who competed in six fewer matches than Big E – and Xavier Woods who competed in 113 matches.
The New Day have been featured heavily in 2015 as they enjoyed a fantastic year and finished with two championship reigns. Big E has been integral to the group's success and picked up 84 tag team victories with 72 losses and one draw.
Harrington has also highlighted ‘other’ match types that include stipulations such as the Royal Rumble, handicap matches and gauntlets.
In those matches, Big E has five victories and nine losses, meaning his overall win percentage for 2015 stands at 54%.
#4 – CESARO
Cesaro was a huge fan favourite in 2015 with the Cesaro Section in full swing. Unfortunately, his exciting year was cut short due to an injury.
The Swiss Superman competed in 102 singles matches and picked up 68 wins with 33 losses and one draw in those matches. Cesaro also competed in a high amount of tag team matches, mainly with Tyson Kidd as they also held the WWE Tag Team Championships for a stint.
In 79 tag team matches, Cesaro won 47 matches and lost 32 but lost all four in the ‘other’ match stipulations.
This leaves Cesaro with a decent win rate of 64% for the year, not too bad for someone who had to sit out the final few months of 2015.
#3 – NEVILLE
Neville comes in at number three as he had a busy year on NXT for the first three months before jumping to the main roster in March where he continued his excellent performances.
Neville has competed in 163 matches and has won 112 of those, losing 51 which boasts an impressive 69% win rate in singles competition.
The WWE didn’t rely on the man that gravity forgot too much in the tag team division, however, participating in 27 tag team matches and won 18 of those, losing 9 and he didn’t compete in any other match types.
You can say that 2015 was a success for Neville despite a lack of a push, finishing the year with a win rate of 68%.
#2 – ROMAN REIGNS
Most of you might have thought Roman Reigns would come in at number one considering he’s always in the limelight, he’s been in feuds throughout the year and he almost never loses, either.
Reigns has certainly found success when in the ring. Of the 146 singles matches, he’s been involved in he’s won a staggering 128 of them, racking up 13 defeats and five draws along the way that brings his win percentage up to 91%.
Despite being a singles star he’s competed in a high number of tag team matches, he’s won 54 of the 60 matches he competed in and lost only four with two draws.
In the ‘other’ category Reigns competed in seven matches and won five of them. This brings his total matches up to 213 and he finished 2015 with a 91% win rate.
#1 – DEAN AMBROSE
Dean Ambrose was the most used star in the WWE last year. Despite floating around from feud to feud before finally capturing the Intercontinental Champion, Ambrose has featured in a total of 218 matches.
Ambrose has a singles win rate of 66% after winning 102 out of the 157 matches he competed in, losing 52 and drawing three of those. He was successful in his tag team matches as well as he won 47 and lost eight; two matches ended in a draw.
In the ‘other’ match type Ambrose only won one of the four he was involved in and ended 2015 with a win rate of 71%.
Harrington put in fantastic work to compile this massive list, to see the list in full and see where your favourite superstars finished, click here.