WWE fans know that the company's Superstars work extremely hard on a night-to-night basis, but when you actually look at the numbers, they're absolutely astounding.
Aside from televised events such as Monday Night RAW, SmackDown Live, and 205 Live, WWE Superstars compete almost every day of the week at live events that aren't broadcast on television. Some WWE Superstars compete on nearly all live events, and Dean Ambrose was previously at the top of that list.
Per wrestling reporter Chris Harrington, Ambrose has competed on WWE shows from March of 2012 up until December 18th of last week. He had wrestled 1,054 matches over that time period with very few periods of time off over the years.
With Ambrose now being sidelined due to an injury the WWE's new 'iron man' is none other than one-half of the SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, Jimmy Uso. Jimmy has been wrestling WWE shows since June of 2010.
Although he has been with WWE longer than Ambrose he has won 982 matches, a few less than "The Lunatic Fringe." If you count Uso's days in FCW (WWE's old developmental territory), however, it's much more.
Other iron men for WWE include New Day member Big E who has wrestled over 900 matches, and Fandango who has wrestled 802 matches. While some of these names may not be headlining WrestleMania anytime soon, fans should appreciate the sacrifice these competitors are making:
These men and women in WWE compete over 300 days a year and spend a ton of time away from their family. Some fathers and mothers miss out on their children growing up and miss key days (such as Christmas) that are meant for spending with family.
They do it for the love of the craft and they also do it because it makes us fans happy. The statistics provided by Chris Harrington should only make us appreciate their work even more.
What are your thoughts on Jimmy Uso becoming the new 'iron man' of WWE now that Dean Ambrose has gone down with an injury? Do you expect Ambrose to be out up to the nine month time frame that WWE has been broadcasting? Or will he return sooner like many other stars have this year? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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