Mookie's 2013 Awards

As we crawl towards the end of the year, it's time to throw out some nominations for the "Best of the year" for a number of categories.Historically, I would sift through the WBER Best of 2013 Countdown Options via Youtube playlist and select my favorite songs.  (see 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 examples) but I just didn't manage to do that this year. I haven't been listening to a lot of good music.  Honestly, the coolest thing I remember hearing this year was when Alissa & I were in Rochester and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult came on and I knew the song.So, instead I'll focus on the categories that I did engage in during 2013. TELEVISION THEME SONG OF THE YEAR: "You've Got Time" - Regina SpektorNot only is this a WBER artist that I do enjoy (Better, Eet, Fidelity and her team-up with Ben Folds for You Don't Know Me for instance) but it's an original show with the best theme song out there.  You can see this show on Netflix.TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR: Broadchurch It's a very gripping British mystery about a small coastal town thrown into chaos when a local young boy is found murdered. Not only are the performances by David Tennant and Olivia Colman terrific, but the show has one of the most honest portrayals of grief I've ever seen. (I'm not a Doctor Who fan, so I didn't choose this because of the Tennant connection.)  You can catch this on BBC America.  Fox is creating an American version; hopefully it won't be oversexed and borderline torture glorification ala The Following.REDISCOVERY FROM CHILDHOOD OF THE YEAR: FigmentEpcot's finest purple dragon remains awesome. Whether it's old-school in the form of a hat or 15-piece sliding puzzle or new-school such as my coffee mug or stuffed animal for the dogs, 2013 is when I remembered that Figment is cool. (And it doesn't hurt that Eric Idle is the professor in the ride reboot!)NON-FICTION READING THAT WILL KEEP YOU AHEAD OF THE CURVE OF THE YEAR: Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs by Gina KeatingMore than just a well-researched history of Netflix (founded in 1997), it's also the story of the collapse of the Home Video Store - namely Blockbuster. As one billion-dollar franchise falls, another strides confidently into the new millennium. This book answers a lot of questions about the "why" and reveals how one erratic CEO can propel or kill a company. You really start to understand why certain decisions were made and how big of a role that Marketing and PR place.  If you're extra-ambitious, I recommend checking out some 2013 studies on the Netflix including the Nielsen Study on Over-the-top Video and the Harris Interactive Poll.  Both reveal details on Netflix usage by system (traditional non-tablet computer is still #1 way) and age-group (Cable & Netflix Streaming are nearly tied for the under 40 crowd).MOOKIE'S SELF-SERVING HASHTAG OF THE YEAR: #wrestlenomicsThis year, I finally really embraced the Twitter (@mookieghana) and restarted my wrestling stats blog to work as a compliment to my wrestling statistics website.  However, my writing passion has been specific to a certain project: a proposed WWE Network.  I have been covering this topic in-depth for the past two months, and I recently released a free 40-page PDF on the subject.  It's an interesting adventure because you have a passionate fanbase, a new distribution system (going over-the-top ala Netflix instead of via Free/Premium Cable channel) and a completely different revenue model (essentially turning monthly PPV subscriptions into a monthly channel subscription).MOST ENTERTAINING BUT AWKWARD YOUTUBE RETROGAMING SERIES OF THE YEAR: Game SackI love old video game systems - particularly from mid-90s like NES, Turbo-Grafix 16 and Sega Genesis.  Joe & Dave are two collectors who put together a great Youtube show with good & honest insight (glad I wasn't the only one who found the new Ducktales reboot tough!) but also terribly staged "comedy".  It's so bad, it's enduring because you can tell when they're reading from a script. But it's very entertaining.  If you enjoy seeing unusual games, strange systems and learning goofy trivia (like using the mouse-attachment for an improved Marble Madness experience), I don't think there's a better series out there. BEER OF THE YEAR: Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout It gives me a migraine every time I drink one, but it's soooo good.  It's 9.5% ABV and totally different than all the other beers from the Chippewa Falls brewer.  Delicious, dark and very potent - it's a one of a kind beer that probably is the smallest batch that SABMiller brews.IMPROVEMENT OF THE YEAR: Homeland Season Three After a disappointing second season that seemed to overly embrace the frenetic spirit of 24, Homeland came back with a captivating and satisfying season. While another season has been announced (and I won't complaint), the show did end with a satisfying story-arc.  The show redeemed itself through restraint and excellent pacing.MOST ENTERTAINING MOVIE YOU DIDN'T SEE: Pain & GainBest Michael Bey film in years.  Rock is great. If you don't get enough Mark Wahlberg in that, check out "2 Guns" (though the amount of money they're freaking out about seems silly today).WORST MOVIE YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DIDN'T SEE: Now You See MeI cannot fathom why they bothered to involve David Copperfield as a consultant just to make such a mess of a movie.  The bubbles? The bank account? WHY?!  Go see "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" instead. It's much more touching and has both Alan Arkin and Steve Buscemi in it. Or, if you prefer a real magician's magician, check out "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (the story with the ice block is incredible).I also saw The Heat, Captain Phillips, Pacific Rim, Ender's Game, The World's End but I don't have anything to add about them right now.BEST NEW WAY TO EACH VEGETABLES: Radishes with copious amounts of SaltThanks to The Bachelor Farmer for teaching me these aren't inedible root monstrosities.

Posted by on 27 December 2013 | 10:38 am

WWE Network & TV Rights Articles

I've been writing a lot lately about the WWE Network.  If you're interested, please check them all out!Pieces I've Written about WWE Network & TV Rights  10/31/13: Rolling 12 Month WWE Revenue Trends11/01/13: Can WWE Network Succeed? (Traditional Model, No WM)11/09/13: WWE Network Roundtable (Audio)11/21/13: WWE Network to include Wrestlemania12/06/13: WWE to redefine "Network" (Online only)12/06/13: Play the WWE Network Revenue Prediction Game12/09/13: Can we predict WWE TV Rights for 2015?12/10/13: 1 million subscribers?Indeed.  Rock.

Posted by on 10 December 2013 | 8:02 pm

MY THOUGHTS ON PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ANALYSIS

MY THOUGHTS ON PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ANALYSIS Chris Harrington (indeedwrestling@gmail.com)I didn’t spend my childhood tracking professional sports. In fact, I can recall only two contests that ever really intrigued me. The first was the annual March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament. I was fascinated with the odds-making around how to seed the teams, and how often did Number 14 beat Number 3 (answer: 17 times). The second was the Olympics Medal Count standings with the international intrigue and all of the unusual game specialization (Grenada, population 110,000, won a gold medal in 2012 in the 400m dash!) However, these are both short-lived events. So, instead of watching sports, I was always more excited about setting a fictitious Tecmo Super Bowl Sack Record with Howie Long on the NES. Still,. having a love for mathematics, I did hear about sabermetricians (people who engage in “specialized analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics that measure in-game activity”-Wikipedia). While it sounded interesting but I couldn’t imagine studying the works of baseball statistics when I detested actually watching the baseball games. It was when I read Michael Lewis’ Moneyball that I was instantly drawn to the description of historian/statistician/writer Bill James. In his works, James posed baseball questions and answered them with statistics and insightful analysis. He self-published books full of metrics, some as his own new inventions, and proved his points & theses about baseball. Since he wasn’t a traditional sports writer his approach baffled some and left them uninterested. A lot of people didn’t foresee any demand for that form of exploration. Yet he prospered among a core group of likeminded folk and over time his examinations grew in popularity and influence. Bill James succeeded in inspiring others people to look for relationships squeeze meaning from these imaginary numbers. That idea, aggregating data points and using statistical tools to gleam significant (and insignificant) conclusions fascinated me.Luckily, instead of baseball, I did have a athletic endeavor that intrigued me - Professional Wrestling. Whilst the WWE’s moniker of “Sports Entertainment” is oft-derided, I loved the nexus of the colorful characters from theater with the truly impressive displays of activity. In High School I began tracking results from the syndicated C-shows such as WCW Worldwide and WWF Jakked. I loved the randomness – seeing the journeymen battling the jobbers-to-the-stars against the developmental prospects. I began to scour for additional results so I could put together brackets populated by the win-loss records for the likes of Super Calo, Fit Finlay, Crash Holly and Mideon. I wanted to know who was the king of the jobbers (the tallest midget)?I was hardly the first person to do this. For instance, one of the first pieces of analysis that I came across was from the original UseNet group rec.sport.pro-wrestling (RSPW). Nicolas Seafort had decided to tackle someone’s question about Alex Wright’s win-loss record by compiling the data going back several years to the mid-1990s. You can see still read an archive of his great work over at www.solie.orgMost pro wrestling analysis projects have started in a similar way – someone asks a somewhat open-ended question (“Is this the youngest roster that WWF has ever had?”). To answer that, you need to cross a large timespan and utilize a larger timeframe of data before a meaningful compare/contrast can be provided.A big turning point for me was an econometrics class that I took at the University of Rochester. One of my final projects was creating a predictive model to look for rhyme and reason in how the Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 ranked various wrestlers. It required importing the historical PWI 500 lists, cross-referencing all of the names and adding various accomplishments in that year (# of PPV appearances, belts won, federations worked) and prior year rankings to look at what variables represented a meaningful correlation. As with many quandaries, it’s a much easier question to ask (“What are the PWI 500 rankings based on?”) than answer.THE CHALLENGESIn my time reviewing professional wrestling records and attempting to create meaningful (and random) analysis, here are a many of the major challenges that I’ve encountered:1. Name & Identity ConfusionPeople have a lot of gimmicks and the same gimmicks get re-used. Some territories will cycle through various people under the same mask. Legends and rumors often replace discernible facts (i.e. who played Doink the Clown at a given European House Show after Borne was fired). In older reports, names are reported phonetically how they sounded over the loudspeaker rather and particularly pernicious misspellings abound!2. “Propriety” resourcesIn any field of research some materials are easier to access than others. Professional Wrestling History is no exception. There are terrific Pro Wrestling Historians who have spent enormous swatches of time carefully transcribing results and indexing information. Some publish record books or write detailed biographies. Information may be posted online in large, well-organized chunks (I am fond of www.thehistoryofwwe.com posting an entire year on a single webpage). Other times, the information is available but broken into dozens of posts on somewhat obscure webpages or tape-trading sites. Or, the results could show up as chunks of text behind paywalls in Newsletter Archives or only in non-electronic published forms. Television ratings may be quoted, but the raw information is usually available from the measurement services directly, for a hefty subscription fee. The work involved in collecting and organizing the results can be incredible and consequently many people don’t share their “raw” databases. Or, they have 3. Incomplete and evolving Record-keepingAs people bounce from project to project, it can be hard to keep track of what new information has been revealed since the last time you may have built a database on a certain subject. Not only are new matches taking place every day, but despite the adage “once it’s out there, it’s out there forever”, old information can seem to slip away. Some of it is the shift from published newspapers to online news sources. Some of it is message boards disappearing years later, or websites no longer being maintained as federations go out of business and fans lose interest. Historians, often older fans, do a fantastic job resurrecting accounts and memories of people who were around in younger days, but if information isn’t recorded in a real-time fashion, there is a strong chance it will be lost eventually. 4. Private InformationDiscrete data such as “number of buys for a Pay-Per-view” or “downside guarantee for a WCW employee” aren’t always available. Since WWE is a publicly traded company, many of their metrics are available in some form since their IPO in late 1999. However, most pro wrestling companies were not publicly traded and the quality of the information that the promoters released publicly varies enormously. Companies that have “gone under” also face the danger that many of the best sources of their records (records, gate receipts, booking sheets) were not captured and carefully recorded. Still, to pay the tax man, many state commissions did have a hand in auditing the information (attendance, gate, licensing wrestlers) so information can vary state to state.4. Exaggerations and assorted Tall TalesNo one’s memory is perfect. Likewise, promoters have an incentive to be larger-than-life and appear infallible. There’s a lot of reasons to lie ranging from outright jealous and pettiness to benign indifference and honest confusion. Fans misremember events they attended. Wrestlers misrecall where they were and who they wrestled. The past is remembered with rose-colored glasses. The seedy nature of pro-wrestling and the kayfabe-laden, pseudo-sport coverage it’s given leave large holes in the record. Published articles from respectable news source have been laced with mistakes and even outright carny lies.5. Over-reliance on same resources (or unsourced claims)There are situations where a single source of “truth” (Wikipedia, for instance) is cited to credit a fact (an age, a claim about the success or attendance of an event, etc.) that cannot be firmly established. True primary or well-sourced secondary resources can be quite difficult to obtain. Events with results emerge, and it can be difficult to ascertain the origin of the information.6. Inaccurate AssumptionsGood data collection practices can still lead poorly reasoned conclusions. This especially happens when comparing datapoints from different countries or from different time periods. I’ve especially noticed the confusion that stems from Television (Nielsen) share ratings and Pay-per-view “buyrate” (percentage of the users among the universe of PPV-capable television systems which has bought a PPV) . Comparing arena attendances from companies across the United States doesn’t always factor in the population differences and the venues available to run.8. Attempting to capture intangible variablesHow “hot” was the crowd? How “good” was the wrestler? Was the show “successful”? Tallying wins & losses is often an easier exercise, but finding ways to quantify these sort of extremely atmospheric and experiential information is hard. Often, only the basic statistics (Who wrestled? How long? Where and When? Which spot on the card? What was the attendance? How old or how tall or how much did they weigh?) are available, but more complexity can be added with thoughtful measurement.9. Lack of a formal communityUnlike more established analysis in professional sports, pro wrestling analysis remains somewhat scattered. This is partially because of the broadness of the term “pro wrestling” and the number of different federations, wrestlers, styles, and locations that covers. There are language barriers when you’re comparing Lucha Libre and Puroresu. Fans often are attached to the promotion they grew up with so older fans are more likely to cover WWWF or Georgia Championship Wrestling while younger fans are more focused on ECW and Ring of Honor. Pro Wrestling Historians and Pro Wrestling Analysts often cross paths, but they don’t always do the same work – transcribing results versus standardizing the information into a generalized and indexed format.THE RESOURCESYet, we’ve come a long way in the past thirty years about overcoming these challenges. In the past dozen years, the internet has grown into an enormous resource with many well-organized databases.For instance, there are incredible wrestling databases online now. Here is a list of websites that have search engines that I will often consult for information – especially birth/death, height/weight, debut or other relevant statistics:• wrestlingdata.com• profightdb.com • genickbruch.com• cagematch.net• prowrestling.wikia.com• luchawiki.com• wikipedia.orgWhen I started subscribing to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, I’ll admit that I was disappointed that a portion of the publication was taken up with RING RESULTS. These would be text recaps the house shows and international tours of various pro-wrestling organizations. I would skip that part and instead focus in on the insider news and rumors. It didn’t seem important to know how many people attended the Butte, Montana event or who worked in the third match from the top.However, now I cherish that the information has been recorded and saved. The raw and unbiased data provides an unbelievably excellent pool of information to be mined. It’s exceptionally easy to miss the seemingly unimportant points of history which are happening now while you’re blinded by whatever the “big story” of the week may be. These are the websites that I normally visit besides the ones listed above:Pro Wrestling Discussion Boards:• f4wonline.com• prowrestlingonly.com• deathvalleydriver.com• kayfabememories.com• wrestlingclassics.comPro Wrestling Newsletters:• wrestlingobserver.com• pwtorch.comPro Wrestling History Sites:• thehistoryofwwe.com• prowrestlinghistory.com• www.asahi-net.or.jp/~qy3i-hmn/index.htmPro Wrestling Statistics & Other Interesting Data:• solie.org• wrestling-titles.com• www.obsessedwithwrestling.com• starratingslist.blogspot.com• www.gerweck.net/• www.garywill.com/wrestling/decwres.htm• indeedwrestling.com (I would be remiss if I didn’t plug my website at least once!)WHAT DO WE NEED?Right now, pro-wrestling analysis is usually distributed in one of four ways:a) Posted on a message board (some behind a pay wall, some not). Sometimes this is reposted on other message boards.b) Incorporated into newsletter analysis. Dave Meltzer has done a lot of great original work. I’ve read very good debates on “drawing power” from message boards reappropriated into point systems and brought into newsletter articles. c) Published stand-alone on a website for reference. Sometimes author will post a link to the analysis on message boards or link-sharing sites like reddit.comd) Formally published as an article in a magazine (Fighting Spirit Magazine, for instance), analysis in a newspaper article (for instance, USA Today articles about Pro Wrestling deaths) or stand-alone in a book (The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels).What we don’t have now is a clearinghouse that provides a place to have detailed pro wrestling analysis discussions outside of the general pro wrestling discussion areas. I am not aware of a purely pro wrestling analysis (statistics, studies, etc.) journal or a message board purely devoted to this topic. It’s likely the universe is still compromised of many isolated souls working on their own pet projects. Hopefully, someday we can all come together and share what we’ve learned and what we want to learn in a larger setting. Rock.

Posted by on 15 July 2013 | 1:57 pm

Joe Gagne's Funtime Arcade: Wrestler Count!

I love this series and watching the last two episodes re-awoke a question I had awhile ago: who has appeared in the most Wrestling video games?To count, things I tried to deal with were: a) Games released on multiple platforms, sometimes with different charactersb) People that are represent someone else but were renamed to mask their identityc) Fictional Characters that seem to be strongly based on someone elsed) People that are in a game more than onceI took the 42 episode from the Youtube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL35bTiTgcmQPVQYGjeEvnzlZkmquchP6D1 NES Pro Wrestling2 Tecmo World Wrestling3 Pro Wrestling (Sega Master System)4 WWF Wrestlemania (NES)5 WWF Superstars6 World Championship Wrestling (NES)7 Mat Mania8 Takedown9 Wrestle War (Sega Genesis)10 WWF Wrestlemania Challenge11 WWF Microleague Wrestling12 WWF Wrestlefest13 WWF Royal Rumble14 WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD)15 WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X)16 WCW Superbrawl17 Saturday Night Slam Masters18 Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X19 WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game20 WWF King of the Ring21 WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge22 Sgt Slaughter's Mat Wars (C64)23 WWF Wrestlemania (C64/Amiga)24 WCW/nWo World Tour25 WCW/nWo Revenge26 WWF Wrestlemania 200027 WWF No Mercy28 Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 229 WCW vs the World30 WWF War Zone31 WWF Attitude32 WWF in Your House (Sega Saturn, PS, DOS)33 WCW Nitro34 WWF Superstars (Game Boy)35 WCW Mayhem36 WCW Backstage Assault37 ECW Hardcore Revolution38 ECW Anarachy Rulz39 Power Move Pro Wrestling40 WWF Smackdown41 WWF Smackdown: Know Your Role42 WCW ThunderI looked at the resources online such as GameFaqs to find rosters lists. Some of the better wrestling databases also have lists of people. I did not include announcers unless they were some kind of in-ring character. I only looked at the games that were listed above so newest games or DLC content (for instance, the re-release of Wrestlefest) updated games aren't included.I would only count people once in a game - so Mick Foley's trifecta's WWF Wrestlemania 2000 / WWF No Mercy weren't overweighting him.I tried to note both the original name used in the game, as well as who that character was based on (where the information was available) - especially in Virtual pro Wrestling and Fire Pro.I looked at the various platforms each game was released for and counted the sum total of characters between the versions - i.e. Kwang in Sega 32X version of WWF Raw.What I foundWINNER: HULK HOGAN: 19+ appearances WWF Wrestlemania (NES), WWF Superstars, WWF Wrestlemania Challenge, WWF Microleague Wrestling, WWF Wrestlefest, WWF Royal Rumble, WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WWF Wrestlemania (C64/Amiga), WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64, Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WWF Superstars (Game Boy), WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW ThunderThere's also versions of him as The Golden Hulk (Mat Mania) and Ax Duggan (Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X).Randy Savage: 15 appearancesWWF Wrestlemania (NES), WWF Superstars, WWF Wrestlemania Challenge, WWF Microleague Wrestling, WWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW Nitro, WWF Superstars (Game Boy), WCW Mayhem, WCW ThunderLex "The Total Package" / "The Narcissist" Luger: 14 appearancesWorld Championship Wrestling (NES), WWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X), WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game, WWF King of the Ring, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW ThunderThe Undertaker: 13 appearancesWWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X), WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game, WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WWF Wrestlemania 2000, WWF No Mercy, WWF War Zone, WWF Attitude, WWF in Your House (Sega Saturn, PS, DOS), WWF Smackdown, WWF Smackdown: Know Your RoleHe also appears as "The Undead Taylor" in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X.(I am still willing to bet that Undertaker has the record for most overall North American Wrestling Game appearances when you consider the plethora of WWE titles that have been released in the past decade where he & Kane are pretty much in every single one and that Hogan, Savage or Luger has not been on nearly as many.)Bret Hart: 13 appearancesWWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X), WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game, WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF War Zone, WWF in Your House (Sega Saturn, PS, DOS), WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW ThunderScott "Razor Ramon" Hall: 12 appearancesWWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X), WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game, WWF King of the Ring, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW ThunderShawn "HBK" Michaels: 12 appearancesWWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Raw (SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X), WWF Wrestlemania The Arcade Game, WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WWF Wrestlemania 2000, WWF No Mercy, WWF War Zone, WWF Attitude, WWF in Your House (Sega Saturn, PS, DOS), WWF Smackdown: Know Your RoleRic Flair: 10 appearancesWorld Championship Wrestling (NES), WWF Royal Rumble, WCW Superbrawl, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WCW/nWo World Tour, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW ThunderHe also wins the award for best fake name with DICK SLENDER in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X.Curt "Mr Perfect" Hennig: 10 appearancesWWF Wrestlefest, WWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF King of the Ring, WWF Wrestlemania (C64/Amiga), WCW/nWo Revenge, WCW Nitro, WWF Superstars (Game Boy), WCW Mayhem, WCW ThunderSting: 10 appearancesWorld Championship Wrestling (NES)WCW Superbrawl, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW Thunder(Not to be confused with nWo Sting in WCW/nWo World Tour, El Stingray in Saturday Night Slam Masters or StingRay in WCW Thunder.)Chris "The Canadian Crippler" Benoit: 9 appearancesWCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF No Mercy, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WWF Smackdown: Know Your Role, WCW ThunderWild Pegasus became Wild Phantom in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X.Eddy Guerrero: 9 appearancesWCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF No Mercy, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WWF Smackdown: Know Your Role, WCW ThunderBlack Tiger became Black Kaiser in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X but the mullet stayed just fine.Rick Steiner: 9 appearancesWorld Championship Wrestling (NES), WCW Superbrawl, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW ThunderAlso, he was Big Snider in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X. Having never seen his Snider, I cannot comment on that nickname at this time.Scott "Big Poppa Pump" Steiner: 9 appearancesWCW Superbrawl, WCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WCW Backstage Assault, WCW Thunder Also, he was Small Snider in Super Fire Pro Wrestling Premium X which is only true if in fact all those roids actually did make his dick slender.Dean Malenko: 9 appearancesWCW/nWo World Tour, WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF No Mercy, Virtual pro Wrestling 64 & Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, WCW vs the World, WCW Nitro, WCW Mayhem, WWF Smackdown: Know Your Role, WCW ThunderRay "The Big Boss Man" Traylor: 9 appearancesWWF Wrestlemania Challenge, WWF Wrestlefest, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Wrestlemania 2000, WWF No Mercy, WWF Attitude, WWF Smackdown, WWF Smackdown: Know Your Role (was he in any WCW games?)Ted "The Million Dollar Man" DiBiase: 9 appearancesWWF Wrestlemania (NES), WWF Superstars, WWF Microleague Wrestling, WWF Wrestlefest, WWF Royal Rumble, WWF Rage in the Cage (SegaCD), WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, WWF Wrestlemania (C64/Amiga), WWF Superstars (Game Boy)(From here on, I'll just list # of appearances and games which correspond to my list at the start)Bam Bam Bigelow: 8 appearances: 4, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, 35, 36Chris 'Y2J' Jericho: 8 apperances: 25, 26, 27, 33, 35, 40, 41, 42Kevin 'Diesel' Nash: 8 appearances: 15, 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 42Paul "The Giant"/"The Big Show" Wight: 8 appearances: 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 33, 40, 42 (though it's really Andre's template from Japan modified for at least one game)Sean "1-2-3 Kid"/"Syxx"/"X-Pac" Waltman: 8 appearances15, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 40, 41Ken Shamrock: 6 appearances: 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 40 PLUS Win Harlock (18) and Sherlock (29)Marcus "Buff" Bagwell: 7 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 42Diamond "It's Me, It's Me, it's DDP!" Dallas Page: 7 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 42Eric Bischoff: 7 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 42Rey Mysterio Jr: 7 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 42Ron "Faarooq" Simmons: 7 appearances: 16, 26, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41Brian "Crush "Adams: 7 appearances: 12, 13, 14, 25, 33, 36, 42Triple H: 7 appearances: 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 40, 41Scott "Flash" Norton: 6 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 42 PLUS Flash Burton/Billy Gaijin in 29/24 respectively(The) Ultimo Dragon: 6 appearances: 24, 25, 28, 28, 29, 33, 42 PLUS Azteca Dragon in 18Charles "Papa Shango"/"The Godfather"/"The Goodfather" Wright: 6 appearances: 13, 21, 26, 27, 40, 41Kane: 6 appearances: 26, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41Mick "Cactus Jack"/"Mankind"/"Dude Love" Foley: 6 appearances: 26, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41Steve Austin: 6 appearances: 26, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41The British Bulldog: 6 appearances: 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 33The Rock: 6 appearances: 26, 27, 30, 31, 40, 41The Ultimate Warrior: 6 appearances: 5, 10, 12, 23, 32, 34Taka Michinoku only has 3 outright appearances (27, 28, 31) but he's "WAKA Yukiguni" in 18 and "Black Belt" in 24 and 29.Similarly, Steve "Dr Death" Williams has 3 outright appearances (6, 28, 31) but he's "Still James" in 18, "Jekel" in 25 and "Siberia" in 29.(Includes both official and unofficial appearances)5 appearancesPaul Bearer, Mil Mascaras, Hayabusa, Genichiro Tenryu, Atsushi Onita, Road Warrior Animal, Tarzan Goto, Road Warrior Hawk, Chavo Guerrero Jr, Rick Rude, Raven, Road Dogg, Mark Henry, Steve Blackman, Perry Saturn, Stevie Ray, Val Venis, Yokozuna, Billy Kidman, Booker T, Edge, Al Snow, Bill Goldberg, Billy Gunn, Konnan, Kanyon, Jacqueline, Bradshaw, Bryan Clark, D-Lo Brown, Disco Inferno, Christian, Koji Kitao, Chyna, La Parka4 appearancesHakushi, Vader, Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Super Delfin, Bruiser Brody, Great Sasuke, Andre the Giant, Kenta Kobashi, Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, Owen Hart, Test, Tori, Mike Rotunda, Prince Albert, Psychosis, Viscera, Matt Hardy, Pat Patterson, Sgt Slaughter, Gerald Brisco, Juventud Guerrera, Hardcore Holly, Alex Wright, Dustin Rhodes, Ivory, Jeff Hardy, Brian Christopher, Jeff Jarrett, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Jimmy Hart, Dynamite Kid, Gangrel3 appearancesGreat Muta, Kensuke Sasaki, Nobuhiko Takada, Masakatsu Funaki, The Barbarian, Masahiro Chono, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Tiger Mask, Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Terry Funk, Shiro Koshinaka, Stan Hansen, Shinya Hashimoto, Gary Albright, Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Maeda, Gedo, Hiroshi Hase, Jushin Thunder Liger, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Akira Taue, Kazuo Yamazaki, Bas Rutten, Antonio Inoki, Miss Elizabeth, Scott Vick, Sonny Oono, Stephanie McMahon, Van Hammer, Meng, Scott Taylor, Tatanka, Rikishi, Reese, Tazz, Mongo, Terry Gordy, Sabu, Mike Awesome, William Regal, Lodi, Scotty Riggs, Shane McMahon, Kaz Hayashi, Jim Neidhart, Glacier, Ed Leslie, Ernest Miller, Debra, Larry Zbysko, Headbanger Mosh, D-Von Dudley, Headbanger Thrasher, Bubba Ray Dudley, Arn Anderson, Honky Tonk Man, Kimberly, Jake Roberts, Lance Storm, Jerry Lawler2 appearancesVolk Han, Masahito Kakihara, Minoru Suzuki, Dory Funk Jr, Rickson Gracie, Johnny Ace, Kiyoshi Tamura, Giant Baba, Gran Naniwa, Jun Akiyama, El Samurai, Abdullah The Butcher, Jado, Koji Kanemoto, Michael Hayes, Seiji Sakaguchi, Spike Dudley, Yoji Anjoh, Rick Fuller, Nunzio, Maurice Smith, Super Crazy, Shinjiro Ohtani, Lita, The Kat, Yoshahiro Tajiri, The Original Sheik, Yuji Nagata, Mean Gene, Big Sal E Graziano, Nova, Manami Toyota, Masato Tanaka, Michael Cole, Rikidozan, Tommy Dreamer, Marc Mero, Tony DeVito, New Jack, Steve Corino, Masanobu Fuchi, Steven Richards, MEN'S Teioh, Simon Diamond, Trish Stratus, Rhyno, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Norman Smiley, Prince Iaukea, Mideon, Rob Van Dam, Sgt Buddy Lee Parker, Ricky Steamboat, Tiger Jeet Singh, Sho Funaki, Ahmed Johnson, Angel, Karl Gotch, Droz, Dick Togo, Bull Buchanan, Bill Alfonso, Bill Wiles, Jack Victory, CW Anderson, Fit Finley, Dick Vrij, Jim Ross, Kurt Angle, Balls Mahoney, El Gran Hamada, Joel Gertner, Doink the Clown, Joey Styles, Enos, Bitsadze Tariel, Doug Dillinger, Judge Jeff Jones, Jacques Rougeau, Barry Windham, Danny Doring, Jason, Horace Hogan, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Justin Credible, Jazz, Amish Roadkill, Crash Holly, Jerry Lynn, Francine, Essa Rios1 appearanceYoshihiro Takayama, Naoya Ogawa, Yoshiki Takahashi, David Khakhaleishvili, Kodo Fuyuki, Nim Rod Falcon, Ron Harris, Nurse, Shane Douglas, Sallie, Shane Helms, Mr J, nWo Sting, Tony Schiavone, Shannon Moore, Sable, Oni, Sandman, Shawn Stasiak, Bobo Brazil, Osamu Kido, A Master, Shinjiro Otani, Tomahawk, Manabu Yamada, Tracey Smothers, Pat Gordon, Nasty Boy Knobbs, Linda McMahon, Viking, Short Circuit, WING Kanemura, Shunji Tanako, Saturn, Sid Justice, Zuit Suit, Sid Vicious, Mr Gannosuke, Lou Thesz, Medusa, Sledge Hammer, H Slash, Sleep Dep Ed, Titan Morgan, Snuff, Tommy Rich, Mantis, Torrie Wilson, Sound Guy, Major Gunns, Sparrow, Twist, Spice, Uncle Monkey, Paul Heyman, Maunakea Mossman, Squire, Vince Russo, Paul Orndorff, Whisper, Star Fish, Wolf McSnider, StarMan, SATO, Louie Spicolli, Yoshinari Ogawa, Michael Spinks, Zombie, Pete Gas, Malibu Mike Swanson, Pit Scorpion, Hugh Morrus, Lucky, Dr Guildo, Mark Kerr, Bobby Duncam Jr, Mark Rose, Lizmark Jr, StingRay, Sergeant, Stone Head, Sgt Slam, Sultan, Tiger Mask III, Sunny, Titanic Tim, Randy Gomez, Muhammad Ali, Mike Haggar, Muscle Solider, Super Strong Machine, Robot, Super Tiger, Rocco Rock, Tadao Yasuda, Trainer, Luna Vachon, Rodney, Takao Omori, Tsuyoshi Kosaka, Tank Abbott, Tygress, Reanimator, Rumina Sato, Tasutoshi Goto, Rusher Kimura, Mike Tenay, Vampiro, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Veal, Mikey Whipwreck, Sailor, Mack Daddy, Virgil, Mad Goat, Samu, Terri, Sanders, Terri Runnels, WireFrame, Rick Martel, Wrestling Matt, Minoru Tanaka, Santoro, Mae Young, Satoshi Kojima, Masao Orihara, Savio Vega, The Blue Meanie, Younger Crusher, Ricky Fuji, Yuki Ishikawa, The Commandant, Zoomie, The Destroyer, Ninja, The Egyptian Conniption, The Karate Fighter, The Godfather, Norio Honaga, Ricky Fuyuki, Lou E Dangerously, The Model, Manabu Nakanishi, Mohawk Kid, Sea Dawg, The Prodigy, AC Jazz, Mona, Mean Gene Okerlund, The Scorpion, Dr Wagner Jr, Magnum TOKYO, Semmy Schilt, The Wall, MC Myoue, The Warlord, Mr Pogo, Tiffany Pane, Wellington Williams Jr, Mr Cool, Ms Hancock, Tiger Mask II, Karl Mildenberger, Dave Hoffman, Lash LaRoux, Eddie Gilbert, Devastating Dorizas, Alexander Karelin, Kin Corn Karn, Axl Rotten, Da' Judge, Brian Pillman, John, Alexander Otsuka, Aja Kong, El Stingray, Kenny Kaos, El Temblor, Dudeman, El Tigre, Cyrus, Elder Crusher, Big Vito, Elektra, Joe Bruiser, Bruzzese, Abdul Makask, Enson Inoue, Area 51, Alexander the Greater, Kamala, Eric Starbuck, Don Harris, Baron Freebird, Dos Caras, 5 o'clock Tony, Bobby Heenan, Evan Karagias, Boris Chekov, Excel, Leon Spinks, Fabulous Moolah, Cyrus the Virus, Fast Ed, Daijiro Zama, Fighter Haybusa, Jerry Saggs, Finnegan, Adam, Fit Finlay, Joey Abs, Buckskin Rogers, John Bantline Saigo, Flapper, Johnny Smith, Barry Darsow, Jumbo Jack, Fritz von Erich, Jun Izumida, Buffone, Bobby Blaze, Amazon, Dolores, Chae, Don Fyre, Chaingang, Kengo Kimura, Bart Gunn, Donn Nauret, Gerard Gordeau, Kid Kash, Cheesemeister, King Rasta, Giant Bull, Dragonfly, Giant Kimala, Kurrgan, Giant Machine, Dynamite Johnny, Giant Panther, Lee Marshall, Giant Zebra, Asya, Chicken Boy, Jailbreaker Bullnoi, Goochie, Jamie The Learned, Gorgon, Daffney, Akira Dragon, Daisuke Ikeda, Grand Kong, Danny Mcgee, Great Kabuki, Jim Molineaux, Chris Candido, David Flair, Chris Chetti, Jobbers, Great Zebra, Dawn Marie, Green Mask, Agent Orange, Guerrilla, John Ardell, Gunloc, John Tenta, Chris Dolman, Johnny Grunge, Chris Ghetti, Johnny The Bull, Benji, Julio Falcon, Harley Race, Jumbo Tsuratu, Haruka Eigen, Arge and Varge, Bessie, Junji Hirata, Hayate, Bobby, Head, Jym Killy, Chrome Dome, Bobby Eaton, Beulah McGillicutty, Don Dambuster, Hiro Saito, Don Frye, CIMA, Kazushi Sakuraba, Claude Rains, Kendo Kashin, Hizelshutat Von Ludwig, Kengo Watanabe, Ho, Don Nielson, Ho Ying-Long, Kentaro Shiga, Cobra, Kevin Sullivan, Hoof Hearted, Doug Dellenger, Horace, King Og, Colossus, King Slender, Howard Finkel, Dragon Kid, Cowboy, Bobby Hennan, Hurricane Joe, Ashura Hara, Indian, Dusty Rhodes, Iron Head, Lance Dewlock, Iron Solider, Astronaut, Biff Slamkovich, Lash LeRoux, Crowbar, Leland Max, Jackie Lee, Earl Hebner, Crush Depth, Big JohnFavorite Random People:Headshrinker Samu, Bobby Blaze, Johnny Grunge, Lizmark Jr and David Khakhaleishvili.SPEADSHEET IS AVAILABLE AT: http://bit.ly/127mFxv

Posted by on 7 June 2013 | 4:26 pm

Last year I wrote half of an Archer script.. Airport 2012!

“AIRPORT ‘12” BY CHRIS HARRINGTONCOLD OPENINT. MALORY’S OFFICE - DAYMallory sits behind her desk. She shuffles papers and sighes heavily. She buzzes the intercom.MALLORYCheryl! Please call everyone in here.CHERYL​​(from the other room)What is it? The liquor store doesn’t open for another hour. Relax.MALLORYThis isn’t about the alcohol budget, though we are running suspiciously low on Chardonnay. I need the whole team in here NOW!CHERYL​​(wandering into the room)Fine. (under her breathe) Drunk.Cheryl sits down in a chair. She cranes her neck and screams at the top of her lungs.CHERYLISIS. Get. Your. Ass. In. Here.The entire ISIS team arrives except Archer. Lana sits down. Ray and Pam stand behind the chairs. Doctor Krieger arrives wearing a blood splattered lab coat. Cyril dashes in.CYRILI’m here. Sorry I’m late. I was paying a parking ticket but the court clerk kept rounding down the processing tax.PAMWhy didn’t you just tell the Pig to shove it?LANAAnd behold - Archer is late again.RAYHe’s probably sleeping. On a bed. Made of hookers.MALLORYEnough! We don’t need Sterling -ARCHER(entering the room wearing sun glasses)Thanks Mother. I will remember that when you’re sitting in the nursing home – alone.CHERYL(under her breathe) And Drunk.MALLORY- we don’t need Sterling because this meeting is about Cyril.DR KRIEGER(nervously adjusting his bloody coat)So this has nothing to do with the disappearing hound epidemic?MALLORYI’m announcing that Cyril has been promoted to Vice President of ISIS Intergovernmental Affairs.CYRIL(getting excited) Really?ARCHERSeriously mother? You called us in her for that? And the award for WHO CARES goes to Cyril.PAMAre you sure about this? Last week I changed Cyril’s title in the system to “Director of Buttsnacks” and no one said a thing.MALLORYRelax Pam. It’s not official until tomorrow. I called you all in today since tomorrow Sterling and Lana will be in Pakistan.CHERYLBanging?STERLINGTerrorism! Why else would we go to Pakistan- the Petunia convention? If ISIS needed an expert on that, they’d send Ray.RAYIf it wasn’t for my immense love of flowers, Archer, that would be the most homophobic thing you’ve said today.CYRIL(shell-shocked from the promotion) I don’t know what else to say except thank you to everyone and that I promise to best the Vice President of Inter-PAMNobody Cares Cyril.MALLORYLana and Sterling –don’t mess this up, ISIS needs the money. Cyril, come back tomorrow to talk about the new position. And in the meanwhile, go buy two bottles of congratulatory red wines.CYRILI actually prefer white.MALLORYThey’re not for you.CHERYLDrunk.ACT ONEEXT. AIRPORT – MORNINGA plane takes off. A town car pulls up driven by Woodhouse. The door opens and hung-over Archer tumbles out. Lana is standing on the curb.LANAWow. Just wow. You are truly the embodiment of professionalism, Archer.ARCHER(sarcastic) First of all, Lana, thank you. Second of all, WOODHOUSE – WHERE IS MY LUGGAGE?WOODHOUSE(exiting the car and holding a chest) Here you are, sir.ARCHERWhat are you doing? I’m not going to lug that around - carry it inside.WOODHOUSEBut the car, sir. I can’t leave it here.ARCHERWhy not?LANABecause they’ll tow it, Archer. You know, preventing Terrorism?ARCHERWell, that’s what I’m going off to do. This will only take a minute if your decrepit ancient legs move faster Woodhouse! HURRY UP!WOODHOUSE(tired) Yes, sir.INT. AIRPORT – SAMEWoodhouse struggles to carry the large chest as a cavalier Archer bounds towards the gate. Lana wheels her suitcase.LANADoes your ticket have the gate listed?ARCHERWhat? How the hell would I know? Woodhouse what gate is on the ticket?WOODHOUSEI don’t have your ticket, sir.ARCHERWOODHOUSE! Why the hell didn’t you bring the ticket?WOODHOUSEYou never bought one, sir.LANA(incredulous) What do you mean? Mallory told us about this trip a month ago.ARCHERWe’re going to PAKISTAN Lana. This isn’t exactly Burtwood. I don’t think there is going to be a shortage of people waiting to fly to the only country with slightly less beheadings than Afghanistan. There will be plenty of tickets.LANAIt’s a twenty hour flight. And first-class is going to be completely booked by now.ARCHERDon’t be ridiculous.INT. AIRPORT – TICKET COUNTER - SAMEAn irate Archer argues with a ticket agent. Lana is bemused, watching from the sidelines.ARCHERWhat the hell do you mean that First class is sold out?TICKET AGENTI’m sorry Mr. Sterling. We sold all the first class tickets to a youth group.ARCHERTo see who - Cat Stevens? Seriously, who would want to go to Pakistan?TICKET AGENTIt’s completely sold out, Sir.ARCHERIt doesn’t matter. We’ll take turns sitting in First Class during the flight. I call first dibs.LANANot a chance.EXT/ESTAB. ISIS HEADQUARTERS - DAYINT. MALORY’S OFFICEMallory sits behind her desk. Cyril peeks his head in.CYRILToodle-oo! Vice President of ISIS Intragovernmental Affairs reporting for duty!MALLORYTake this. I need you to sign these papers.CYRIL(leafing through the papers) Grants? Are these new? Why is ISIS applying for Government Grants?MALLORYHomeland Security. CIA Food Drives. I don’t remember nor do I care. Washington has money and ISIS needs it. But we won’t get said money until you sign these applications.CYRILI just think that I should take a few minutes to read over –MALLORYMaybe I should have given the job to someone who could handle the extra responsibility… and pay – like Pam.PAM(off-screen) Hell yeah!CYRIL(scribbling his name on the papers) Wait - There’s no need to be rash.MALLORY(snatching the papers back from Cyril) Good. Now scram.Cyril leaves. Mallory presses the intercom buzzer. Cheryl enters.MALLORYCheryl – get in her and fax these papers to Washington, I’m going to get…CHERYL AND MALLORYDrunk.INT. AIRPORT – SECURITY LINEArcher and Lana stand in the passenger screening line holding their IDs and Tickets.ARCHERThis is idiotic. Why are we even going to Pakistan?LANAGod, Archer, don’t you ever read the dossier? There has been a credible threat by Fundamentalists against the US Embassy in Lahore.ARCHER(distracted) Whore of Pakistan. Got it.LANALook, it’s not my fault you did absolutely zero preparation for this trip. Except for that massive trunk you made Woodhouse haul around. What the hell did you put in that thing anyways?ARCHEREssentials – Lana. I’m going to be spending at least a week in Pakistan – I pack-i-stanied the things that anyone would need.LANAWeapons? Disguises? Money to bribe corrupt officials?ARCHERFood, Lana. American Food. I’m not going to spend the next week eating sandworms and hummus.LANAWe’re going to Pakistan, Archer – not Dune.TSA AGENTTicket and Identification Ma’am.LANA(Handing her materials to the agent) Here you go.TSA AGENTFirst Class? You didn’t have to wait in line.LANA(scowling at Archer) I wanted to see how the other half live.Lana proceeds to the X-Ray machine.ARCHERHilarious Lana. (to the TSA Agent, motioning to Lana) I thought she would never shut up. ‘Al Qaeda’ this and ‘Jihad’ that. What a weirdo.TSA AGENTIs that so? (into his walkie-talkie) We’ve got a ‘code Turban’ on an individual entering the security area. Black female – 125 lbs.ARCHER125? In her dreams!TSA AGENT(listening to his earpiece) Target identified? Good. (to Archer) You’re free to go, sir. Thanks for the heads up.ARCHERNo problem.Archer dashes over to the conveyor belt. As Lana goes through the metal detector, a large armed security agent approaches her.SECURITY GUARDCan you come with me, Ma’am?LANAWhat? Why?SECURITY GUARDJust come along Ma’am. We need to ask you some questions.ARCHERGo with the man, Lana. I’ll watch your stuff.Lana leaves with the Guard. Archer switches his ticket with the Lana’s. He takes off, leaving her stuff behind.EXT/ESTAB. ISIS HEADQUARTERS - DAYCYRIL’S DESKCyril is sitting at his desk affixing his new title to his nameplate. His phone rings.CYRILHello? Yes, this is Cyril Figgis. (pause, proudly) Yes, I AM Vice President of Intergovernmental ISIS Affairs. How can I help you?As Cyril listen, his face goes pale.CYRILI…. understand… No, there isn’t… a… Goodbye.Pam walks by.PAMWhat’s the matter with you? Just heard about the picture of your crank we posted online?CYRILWhat? No. That was the Auditor’s office. They said there were “Gross inaccuracies” with ISIS’ paperwork and they are sending a team over to investigate.PAMWell, gross was the word I used too.CYRILI’ve got to talk to Mallory about this!PAM(yelling after Cyril as he dashes off) You might need to print out a copy. She doesn’t read her email.MALLORY’S OFFICE - SAMEMallory pour wine and looks up at Cyril who is holding paperwork.CYRILExcuse Me -MALLORYWhat is it Cyril? If that’s a picture of what I think it is, I’ve already seen it.CYRILNo. It’s the Grant paperwork. I just had a call with some government auditors and they sounded very upset.MALLORYWhy are you telling me? I wasn’t involved in any of that.CYRILYou filled out all of the paperwork!MALLORY(loudly so others could hear her)I have NO idea what you’re talking about. It’s your signature on all of the papers, Cyril. If you’ve been siphoning Government Grant money into ISIS accounts, I SURELY knew nothing of this.CYRILBut you -MALLORY* Wink * (spoken and performed)CYRIL(inaudible)MALLORYNow get out. And fix this! Mr. VP of intergovernmental affairs. We run a tight ship here at ISIS. (she begins to drink her wine)INT/ESTAB. AIRPLANE - DAYFIRST CLASS SEATINGArcher is sitting in a comfy seat in first class. A steady stream of passengers are boarding as Archer is drunkenly carousing and partying with two stewardesses. Finally, Lana appears. She is disheveled and upset.LANAArcher - There you are!ARCHER(slurred) Lana! You made it! Congrat-*hic*-ulations! Where have you been?LANABeing strip searched by TSA officers. Someone sent in an anonymous tip that I was a TERRORIST. (annoyed) Know anything about that?ARCHERCan’t say that I do. All I know is that for some reason this flight has three things: Booze, Swedish Stewardesses and Sleeping Pills.LANAArcher – you’re in my seat! You took my ticket!STEWARDESSMa’am – you’re preventing the other passengers from boarding. And you’re harassing our first class clients. Please proceed down the aisle or I will have to ask you to deplane.LANAHe took my ticket! Look at the name on there. He’s not Lana Kane. I am!STEWARDESSListen Miss ‘Turban’. You have two choices – you can return to the interview room with shift supervisor Dow and his tiny, cold hands, or you can sit down in your seat at the rear entrance of the plane.ARCHERRear Entrance – ha!LANAArcher – you better have the time of your life now because I am going to beat you to death once we land.Lana storms off down the aisle.ARCHERI guess some people are just jealous of those of us who deserve first class, right?Archer toasts the stewardesses. Sounds of revelry and glasses clinking.INT. FIRST CLASS SEATING - LATERA blurry-eyed Archer starts to resolve the scene around him. There are clean-cut young men, wearing ties, standing in the aisles holding guns.ARCHERWha – hello?HIJACKER #1Don’t move, brother. Everything is going to be fine.ARCHERCertainly. Just two questions – do you any of you have any Tylenol and are we being hijacked?HIJACKER #1We don’t believe in Pills, brother. They are the seeds of Satan. And yes.ARCHEROh shit.CALLBACK TO KRIEGER DOG JOKES.  Rock.FADE OUT.

Posted by on 28 May 2013 | 8:18 pm

JCP/WCW guys that weren't in WWF

I was going through my JCP/WCW 1983-2001 files and cross-referencing people my WWWF/WWF/WWE 1970-2012 data.These were the people that had 100+ JCP/WCW matches but I didn't find any records for WWF events. I tried to grab all of the less obvious name changes (for instance, Tom Zenk's partner Johnny Gunn = Salvatore Sincere a.k.a. Tom Brandi in WWF).Here was my list:Bobby Eaton - Eaton's legacy in JCP/WCW (1983-2001-wise) is enormous lasting longer than even Ric Flair with over 2,100 matches between 1985-2001. He would have been too old after WCW folder. (2,134 JCP/WCW matches 1985-2000)Sting - Arguably, the biggest WCW star never to go to WWF. (1,652 JCP/WCW matches from 1987 to 2001)Nikita Koloff - "The Russian Nightmare" alleges that Vince wanted him for WM2/WM3 but they couldn't come to agreement. Meltzer didn't buy that but did confirm that "Hole-in-one" Barry Darsow wanted Koloff as part of Demolition when Eadie had health issues. (823 matches for 1984-1988, 226 matches 1991/1992 = 1,050 matches)Stan Lane - part of the Midnight Express, the Fabulous Ones and the original Heavenly Bodies (prior to Jimmy Del Ray joining), I don't think Lane wrestled for WWF. However, he did join the fed in the early 90's to announce on Superstars, Wrestling Challenge and Colosseum Video matches. (776 matches 1987-1990)Dennis Condrey - Midnight Expresser from 1985-1989 with 636 matches. I believe he ended up down at FCW as a Trainer for a short stint in April-May 2010.Manny Fernandez - The Raging Bull had 554 matches from 1984-1987 but my favorite of his were the random late 1990's jobs to all sorts of guys including Brian Pillman (3/95), Bill Goldberg (12/97) and Chris Jericho (twice! 10/96 & 1/99).Stevie Ray - His brother Booker similar/more matches in WWF (750+ vs 670), but I don't believe Stevie ever wrestled for the Fed. The original Kane had 528 matches between 1993-2001.Magnum TA - 435 matches between 1984-1986. Car accident cut his wrestling career short.Alex Wright - The one wrestler who should have been on Dancing with the Stars, his 1994-2001 career (400 matches) started young and meant that he left the WCW collapse at the tender age of 26.Others:Disco Inferno: 373 matches from 1995-2001Denny Brown: 365 matches from 1984-1987Joel Deaton: This Thunderfoot had 332 matches from 1983-1987Ole Anderson: 252 matches during his 1985-1987 run. What a softie!Jack Victory: 282 matches during his 1988-1991 run. We shall call you Jacko.Mark Fleming: 252 matches from 1983-1988.Kendall Windham: 193 matches from 1987-1989 and brief 1998/1999 50-match return with the West Texas Rednecks. Perhaps Vince didn't need phony bills floating around the lockerroom.Johnny Weaver: 244 matches 1983-1985. Broadcaster, Sleepholder, Blonde dude.Sgt Buddy Lee Parker: 225 matches from 1989 to 1999 and Goldberg's partner in the dying days. Not invited to Batista's gym openings (or closings).Prince Iaukea: 225 matches from 1996-2001. Perhaps now that WWE is in the terrible movie business, his work from Ready to Rumble will be in demand.Rufus R Jones: 225 matches from 1983 to 1986Rocky King: 224 matches from 1985 to 1988.  The original Rock.Mark Youngblood: 213 matches from 1983 to 1984Rip Morgan: 208 matches from 1988 to 1991Al Greene: 193 matches from 1989 to 1991, 1993, 1998-2001.Jody Hamilton: 192 matches from 1983 to 1984La Parka: 183 matches from 1997 to 2001Steve McMichael: 155 matches from 1996 to 1999. Though, he was with LT at Wrestlemania.Bunkhouse Buck: 155 matches from 1994 to 1997. Jimmy Golden did appear at Swagger's daddy-o on Smackdown!.Kaz Hayashi: 154 matches from 1998 to 2001. Back to Japan with the youngster!PN News: 147 matches from 1991 to 1992. Perfect fodder for Otto's tournaments.Vampiro: 144 matches from 1999 to 2001. Even ICP got to compete in WWF for goodness sake!Brian Adidas: 143 matches in 1984. WCCW's own...Silver King: 138 matches from 1997 to 2001Evan Karagias: 137 matches from 1998 to 2001. They let Shannon Moore have a job for year but not Evan. What does that say?Kenny Kaos: 134 matches from 1996 to 1999. Rick Steiner's favorite tag partner.Chris Champion: 130 matches from 1987 to 1988 with 97 matches, and 33 more matches in 1993.Gene Anderson: 127 matches from 1983 to 1984Chris Adams: 121 matches from 1987 (22 matches) and a 1998-1999 mini-run (93 matches)Lash Laroux: 121 matches from 1999 to 2001. Cajun power!Dave Sullivan: 118 matches from 1993 to 1995. Evad Batista would have been a fun gimmick.Super Calo: 117 matches from 1996 to 1999. Not normal Calo.Dave Shelton: 117 matches from 1987 to 1991Glacier: 115 matches from 1996 to 1999Ranger Ross: 111 matches from 1989 to 1990. Nick Gage stole a page from him!Jim & Mack Jeffers: 111 matches from 1985 to 1987Ben Alexander: 105 matches from 1983 to 1985Robbie Rage: 104 matches from 1996 to 1998. In another era, Vince would have found room in his heart for High Dosage.Marcus Laurinaitis: 102 matches from 1987 to 1993. Ace's brother... the Terminator.Sgt Craig Pittman: 100 matches from 1995 to 1997. He's a fighter!So, did I mess up - any of these fellas have WWF runs that I missed?I did find at least one WWF match for the other 231 people with 100+ matches....Hector Guerrero: 222 matches from 1986/1987 and mini-run back in 1997.He was the Gooker and I believe it was him in the suit for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WM.Others that had a lot of JCP/WCW matches...Jimmy Garvin (see below post for a list of the near-hits for Garvin in WWF)Wahoo McDaniel - he was a 1972 Hawaii show where he teamed with World Champion Pedro Morales! But nothing else. They had Strongbow.Tommy Rich - had two matches on WWF shows: Tommy Rich/Johnny Rodz (MSG 2/18/1980), Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert/ Skip & Zip/Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (1996, Memphis, elimination match)Gary Royal - was a jobber for three matches in April 1989 (lost to Ultimate Warrior, Rockers and Blue Blazer)Van Hammer - two try-out matches in July 1993 against Virgil and Damien DementoRocky Kernodle - one match against the "Masked Warrior" at WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 10, 1984 (19,699)Scotty Riggs - Scott Studd did one WWF Show 6/7/95 versus Gorgeous George III (w/ Harvey Wippleman) aka The MaestroThe Great Muta (see below post)Todd Champion - had three WWF matches (1988 beat Barry Horowitz, 1993 wrestled Rikki Nelson twice)Jay Youngblood - was on one WWF 4/21/80 MSG show: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Tor Kamata & Bulldog Brower at 15:11Scott Norton - wrestled Bob Holly once in Sunrise, FL in 1994Tommy Rogers - had two matches on one WWF show (against Brian Christopher and Bobby Fulton)Abdullah the Butcher - see belowPaul Jones - Bryan's #1 guy wrestled on 1972 MSG show (vs Jerry Brisco) and possibly was the same guy in 1993 who jobbed- Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Paul Jones via submission with the head vice at 1:58- WWF Tag Team Champions the Quebecars (w/ Johnny Polo) defeated Paul Jones & Chaz Ware at 1:47 when Pierre pinned Ware following the Tower of Quebec; after the bout, the champions hit the Boston Crab / legdrop combo on JonesThe Renegade - had one match in WWF in 8/8/93 with The Brooklyn Brawler defeating Rio Lord of the JungleBuzz Tyler - would be on St Louis shows but nothingBobby Jaggers - jobbed twice around Halloween 1989 (HBK, Rockers)Steve Casey - jobbed for the Brooklyn Brawler as part of the Rampage 91 tour, and then came back in 1997 to lose to Jerry Lynn and Scott Putski. How very, very random.Guys who Did have a few WWF matches :Brad Armstrong -wrestled Eric Perez (aka Eric Escobar) on ECW House shows for Oct/Nov 2006Buff Bagwell - infamous Buff/Booker T matches (there were two!)David Flair - had a singles match with Undertaker, but also did some house showsJerry Flynn - June/July 1995 jobbed to Jean Pierre, MOM, The Roadie, Kama, Rad Radford (someone had to), Waylon Mercy and Henry GodwinnJeff Sword - jobbed to Jim Duggan, Tugboat, The Big Bossman and the Rockers in 1990/1991Brad Anderson - had at least 6 matches as a jobber in 1998, 1994 and as late as 1999 (vs Meat~!)Scott Armstrong - besides his run as a ref (and commentator), he did have the one match with CM Punk!Rip Rogers - did job twice in 1995 to Adam Bomb and the Smoking Gunns; wasn't he also a OVW trainer?Joe Gomez - put over the Wild Samoans, the Iron Sheik and Salvatore Bellomo back in 1984 and re-emerged in 1996 to job for the GodwinnsLenny Lane - Ab cream extraordinare jobbed in 2000 (Sho Funaki), 2002 beat Bull & Doug Basham (with Mark Jindrak), Paul London beat him in 2004, Tomko killed him in 2004, La Resitance beat Mr Anderson & Lenny Lane in 2004 and in 2008 Jack Swagger beat him up.* Abdullah the Butcher: didn't have any 1970s-2010s WWF matchesClosest thing I noticed was:Pittsburgh, PA - Civic Arena - November 10, 1972Manuel Soto fought Johnny DeFazio to a drawLarry Zbyzsko defeated Killer LopezEric the Red defeated Frank HoltzLuis Martinez defeated Frank DursoProf. Toru Tanaka defeated Victor RiveraBaron Mikel Scicluna defeated the ExecutionerTony Parisi defeated Abdullah the Butcher via count-outBruno Sammartino & Dominic DeNucci defeated the Fargo Brothers via disqualification* The Great Muta: There was a couple WWF/NJPW shows in Jan 1985 he was on... but that's still a stretch...WWF / NJPW @ Tokyo, Japan - Korakuen Hall - January 1, 1985 (3,000; sell out)Naoki Sano defeated Keiji Muto via submission with an arm lockHirokazu Hata defeated Shinya Hashimoto via submission with a triangle chokeMakoto Arakawa pinned Kim Su HongBlack Tiger & David Morgan defeated Shunji Kosugi & Keiichi Yamada when Tiger pinned YamadaAnoaro Atisanoe pinned Tatsutoshi GotoTiger Toguchi pinned Kerry BrownHiro Saito & Umanosuke Ueda fought WWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion the Cobra & Kantaro Hoshino to a double count-outThe Strong Machines (w/ Ichimasa Wakamatsu) defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura when Kimura was pinned following a lariat; the Machines were not the usual pair; the original duo appeared during the contestWWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Samula fought Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami to a double disqualification when the four Strong Machines interfered and attacked both teamsWWF / NJPW @ Fujiyoshiwara, Japan - January 4, 1985 (3,200)Keiji Muto defeated Shinya Hashimoto via submission with a triangle chokeMakoto Arakawa pinned Naoki SanoDavid Morgan pinned Keiichi YamadaAnoaro Atisanoe & Samula defeated Shunji Kosugi & Kim Su Hong when Atisanoe pinned HongThe Cobra fought the Black Tiger to a double count-outThe Strong Machines defeated Kengo Kimura & Tatsutoshi Goto when #1 pinned GotoUmanosuke Ueda & Hiro Saito defeated Seiji Sakaguchi & Tiger Toguchi via disqualificationWWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, King Kong Bundy & Kerry Brown defeated IWGP Champion Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami & Kantaro Hoshino when Bundy pinned Hoshino; after the bout, Hogan and Bundy fought each other (Bundy's New Japan debut)* Jushin Liger: closest thing was a WWF/NJ/AJ Summit in 1990WWF / New Japan / All Japan Wrestling Summit @ Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome - April 13, 1990 (53,742)Dan Kroffat, Joe Malenko, & Doug Furnas defeated Samson Fuyuki, Toshiaki Kawada, & Tatsumi Kitihara when Kroffat pinned Kitahara with a Tiger Driver at 11:56Jushin Liger pinned Akira Nogami with a moonsault press at 8:37Jimmy Snuka & Tito Santana defeated Masa Fuchi & Kenta Kobashi at 8:28 when Snuka pinned Fuchi with the splash off the top following the flying forearm and a bodyslam from Santana, with Santana hitting the flying forearm on Kobashi when he attempted to break the cover; Fuchi & Kobashi used Kenny Loggins' "Highway to the Danger Zone" as their entrance music; Shane McMahon was the referee for the boutTiger Mask II fought Bret Hart to a 20-minute time-limit draw; the bell rang as Tiger Mask ducked a clothesline and covered Hart with a crossbodyThe Great Kabuki pinned Greg Valentine with a modified inside cradle at 7:16 as Valentine attempted to apply the figure-4; Valentine came to the ring in his Rythem & Blues attire and used Roxette's "She's Got the Look" as his entrance music; Shane McMahon was the referee for the boutJake Roberts pinned the Big Bossman with the DDT at 10:25 after floating over a bodyslam attempt; Bossman came to the ring to his babyface entrance music but played the heel in the match; after the contest, Jake briefly covered Bossman with Damien before leaving the ring; Earl Hebner was the referee for the boutIWGP Tag Team Champions Masa Saito & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Riki Choshu & Masa Chono when Saito pinned Chono following a backdrop suplexJumbo Tsuruta & Haku defeated Mr. Perfect & Rick Martel at 10:53 when Tsuruta pinned Martel with a running kneelift and a back suplex; Haku was referred to as King Haku during the boutGenichiro Tenryu pinned Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) with an enzuiguri and powerbomb at 10:49 after Savage injured his knee attempting a flying crossbodyWWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Ted Dibiase with a flying clothesline and the splash at 6:11; Earl Hebner was the referee for the bout (World Tour 90)Giant Baba & Andre the Giant defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition in a non-title match when Andre pinned Smash with an elbowdrop following a kick to the chest by Baba at 6:39Hulk Hogan pinned Stan Hansen with the axe bomber at 12:32 after a boot to the face; as he made his way into the ring, Hansen knocked down ring announcer Mel Phillips as Phillips introduced him; Earl Hebner was the referee for the bout (Hulkamania 6)* Ice Train: yeah, he had at least 99 WCW matches (1993-1994, 1996-1997 and again 2000-2001) but nothing WWF-esque.* Jimmy Garvin: There are a few times he was cards with WWF guys, but not true WWF events...WWF / International @ Montreal, Quebec - Forum - August 26, 1985Mad Dog Lefebvre defeated Rick McGrawGino Brito Jr. defeated Tito SenzaBob Orton Jr. defeated Armand RougeauRicky Steamboat defeated Don MuracoIvan Putski defeated Richard CharlandJos LeDuc defeated George WellsJacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim & Ron GarvinDino Bravo & King Tonga defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron SheikMiami, FL - September 29, 1982WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Jim GarvinWWF @ Springfield, IL - Convention Center - October 26, 1992 (4,500; 3,300 paid)Included an untelevised podium interview with Jimmy Garvin who insulted Randy Savage & the Ultimate Warrior and predicted all the heels to win at Survivor SeriesROB FULLERWWWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - April 29, 1974Televised on HBO - included Vince McMahon on commentary:Jose Gonzalez fought Larry Zbyzsko to a drawRobert Fuller defeated Ed Sullivan at 10:39Tony Garea defeated Mike Conrad at 17:09Nikolai Volkoff defeated Dean Ho at 5:22Pedro Morales pinned Mr. Fuji at 10:29 with two bodyslams after Fuji failed a splash off the topChief Jay Strongbow & Andre the Giant defeated Otto Von Heller & Don Leo Jonathan in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino (w/ Arnold Skaaland) fought Killer Kowalski to a no contest at 24:15 when the two men began brawling around the ring after the champion began bleeding from the face; after the bout, Chief Jay Strongbow, Pedro Morales, and another wrestler pulled the two men apart (Bruno Sammartino: Wrestling's Living Legend, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship)

Posted by on 3 May 2013 | 8:00 pm

Analysis: Taped vs Live RAW (2000-2013)

Since there's been the whole hullabaloo about whether being taped delayed affects the RAW rating in 2013, I decided to take a stab at the question.I started with a dataset of RAW from 2000 to 2013 (about 693 weeks RAWs)..This was the list of TAPED RAWs that I came up with:taped........aired..........reason12/22/2000 12/25/2000 HOLIDAY12/29/2000 1/1/2001 HOLIDAY12/21/2001 12/24/2001 HOLIDAY12/21/2002 12/23/2002 HOLIDAY10/11/2004 10/11/2004 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)2/4/2005 2/7/2005 JAPAN4/25/2005 4/25/2005 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)11/13/2005 11/14/2005 TAPED (Ended up as Eddie Guerrero Tribute)11/21/2005 11/21/2005 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)12/9/2005 12/19/2005 AFGHANISTAN (Tribute to the Troops 2005)4/21/2006 4/24/2006 ENGLAND10/15/2006 10/16/2006 LOS ANGELES (recorded a day earlier at the Staples Center)11/13/2006 11/13/2006 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)12/8/2006 12/25/2006 IRAQ (Tribute to the Troops 2006)2/12/2007 2/15/2007 PORTLAND (recorded several days earlier)4/16/2007 4/16/2007 ITALY (same day, tape delay)4/23/2007 4/23/2007 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)9/2/2007 9/3/2007 COLUMBUS (recorded a day earlier)10/15/2007 10/15/2007 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)12/7/2007 12/24/2007 IRAQ (Tribute to the Troops 2007)12/29/2007 12/31/2007 HOLIDAY2/4/2008 2/11/2008 ONE WEEK EARLY (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)4/14/2008 4/14/2008 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)11/10/2008 11/10/2008 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)4/20/2009 4/20/2009 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)6/29/2009 7/6/2009 SAN JOSE (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)11/9/2009 11/9/2009 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)4/12/2010 4/12/2010 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)7/26/2010 8/2/2010 ONE WEEK EARLY (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)8/16/2010 8/23/2010 ONE WEEK EARLY (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)9/20/2010 9/27/2010 ONE WEEK EARLY (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)11/8/2010 11/8/2010 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)4/18/2011 4/18/2011 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)6/27/2011 7/4/2011 ONE WEEK EARLY (one live RAW; one recorded RAW)10/15/2011 10/17/2011 MEXICO (recorded days earlier)4/16/2012 4/16/2012 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)11/5/2012 11/5/2012 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)12/18/2012 12/24/2012 HOLIDAY12/29/2012 12/31/2012 HOLIDAY4/22/2013 4/22/2013 ENGLAND (same day, tape delay)Things that jump out:- Since 2000, a quarter of all taped RAWs were taped in December- 43% of the taped RAWs aired the same day, just on tape delay- Between 2000 and 2007, the only RAWs that aired more than 3 days after they taped were Tribute for the Troops shows; meanwhile, there were six times between 2008 and 2012 that an episode of RAW aired a week after it was originally taped.I ran a regression on "RAW rating" a function of several variables:* 8-week trailing RAW rating average* was there show taped? (1 or 0)* was it a 3-hour RAW? (1 or 0)* was it a the first RAW following a PPV? (1 or 0)This simple regression would suggest a predictive formula (adjusted r-squared around 82%) of:2000 to 2013 RAW Rating = 0.200 + 0.938x(8 week trailing RAW average rating) - 0.238x(was the show taped?) -.031x(is it a 3-hour RAW?) + 0.136x(is it a post-PPV RAW?)Interestingly, the coefficient that has the highest p-value (making it statistically questionable) is the 3-hour RAW. Essentially, because 3-hour RAWs are now the norm, the meaningfulness of this variable is basically encapsulated in the trailing 8-week RAW rating average. (Or the 49 three-hour RAWs, only nine weren't part of this current consecutive run: 6/11/2012, 4/23/2012, 12/12/2011, 11/14/2011, 6/20/2011, 6/13/2011, 11/29/2010, 4/26/2010 and 10/3/2005).So, this initial regression would suggest that a "taped" show impacts the show's rating negatively by about 0.24, which is a lot.However, as I mention in the beginning - during 2000-2007, a taped RAW was mostly a Holiday RAW (in December) including Tribute to Troops shows, same day taped delay shows or aired within 3 days. I think the Holiday/December dates are tanking this calculation.This leads to this inquiry paths: (1) Is there a more recent (2008-2013) trend around RAW ratings for tape delayed shows? (2) Does # of days since the tape delay affect the rating?(1) What's the trend since 2008?2008 to 2013 RAW Rating = 0.923 + 71.6%x(8 week trailing RAW average rating) - 0.180x(was the show taped?) -.096x(is it a 3-hour RAW?) + 0.126x(is it a post-PPV RAW?)(All variables have a p-value of 0.03 or lower)(2) Does # of days since the tape delay affect the rating?2000 to 2013 Rating = 0.200 + 93.8%x(8 week trailing average) -0.10x(is the show taped?) -0.044x(how many days since it was taped?) + 0.138x(first RAW after a PPV?) -0.032x(is it a 3-hour RAW?)(Taped and 3-hour raw have high p-values in this one; taped is 0.15 and 3-hours is 0.55.)2008 to 2013 Rating = 0.94 + 71.2%x(8 week trailing average) -0.14x(is the show taped?) -0.015x(how many days since it was taped?) + 0.126x(first RAW after a PPV?) -0.101x(is it a 3-hour RAW?)(Days have a high p-value in this one of 0.39)Conclusion: So, this would suggest that same-day taped delay shows in 2013 (i.e. from the UK) would be impacted by around a tenth of a rating point drop beyond expected Rating. The model estimates that RAW should have been a 3.03 and it did a 3.1. (If it wasn't taped it "would" have been 3.17 supposedly.)I don't believe that a tenth of a rating point is worth fretting about since talent appearance move the needle a lot more.Q: Do the numbers change much if you look at 2008 onward and remove the holiday shows?A: Not a lot.I added a Holiday Variable which was triggered for the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, July 4th and Memorial Day.Projected RAW Rating = 0.99 - (0.14)x(Was the show taped?) - 70%x(8 week Trailing RAW Average Rating) - (0.10)x(Is it a 3 hour RAW?) - (0.33)x(Is it a Holiday show?) + 0.12x(Is it the day after a PPV?)(p-value for all variables was 0.02 or lower. Adjusted r-squared is only 0.46. Days variable wasn't statistically significant enough to keep in the model.)So, this model suggest that taped shows do have a slightly ratings decrease (again, around -0.1 ratings point). However, the lowered r-squared (down to 46%) suggests to me that there is a lot of week-to-week ratings variation that isn't being explained by the variables - i.e. big character returns or other factors (televised competition) contribute a lot to whether you're gaining or losing viewers. The quarter-hour trends lend a lot to this because we've seen how certain people can hold an audience while others have shaky/consistent-loss track records.In short, methinks people like to watch The Rock.-Chris HarringtonPost-script: Dave Meltzer noted that, "WWE actually did the exact same study internally last week. One thing noted is that the special shows that are expected to do better, day after Mania, day after Summer Slam, day after Rumble, appearance by major stars coming back, theme shows, are virtually always live. If you factor that out, and throw out the holiday shows which are going to do lower numbers, the difference between live and tape is very little."

Posted by on 26 April 2013 | 3:26 pm

Baseball Movies: Opening Weekends vs RT/IMDB Scores

Rock.Brandon raised an interesting point about Bloomberg Businessweek's graph of Box Office Opening Grosses for the Baseball movies since the 1980s - namely, "is there an inverse relationship between quality of the movie and opening weekend profits?" So I looked up the Rotten Tomatoes/ IMDb scores for each movie. I wanted to see if there was a consensus between these two sources. That's generally agreement that ED (chimp movie) was terrible, Hardballwas alright and Bull Durham was good. There are some minor differences (how they rank the three Major League franchises for instance), so I developed a trendline which aggregates the sources and provides a score. (In this model a movie like The Slugger's Wife 9% score which puts it nominally above the Matt LeBlanc mess). The bottom graph looks at opening weekends by decade (to adjust for ticket inflation and distribution changes) versus my score.80's are a jumble. 90's are more linear. 2000's have a HUGE outlier withBenchwarmers. This decade only has three datapoints but they are in ascending order.Conclusion: From a preferences of the critics/masses, the 80s were a mess in correlation, but the rest of the dataset generally shows that better rated movies had stronger openings. The biggest exception was beloved movie The Sandlot which had a surprisingly weak opening for its time.

Posted by on 17 April 2013 | 2:35 pm

Roger Ebert

I've struggled for the past four hours on what to write about Roger Ebert's passing. March 2006 - I met him at the George Eastman House and he signed his book, "I hated, hated, hated, hated thismovie". This was just a few months before he nearly died after surgery.March 2010 - He starts the Ebert club (we joined!) and the terrific Esquire profile about Chaz & him is published...March 2011 - I was moved to tears with his his TED talk.http://www.ted.com/talks/roger_ebert_remaking_my_voice.htmlhttp://www.esquire.com/features/roger-ebert-0310The first date I ever had with Alissa Harrington was at The Little Theatre to see Lost in Translation (film). I always loved Roger Ebert's review of that movie and the reference he makes to one of his favorite poems - "To His Coy Mistress".Review: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20030912%2FREVIEWS%2F309120302%2F1023Poem: http://www.bartleby.com/101/357.html ROCK.

Posted by on 4 April 2013 | 6:37 pm

WBER - Best of 2012

Every year, I always try to create a YouTube playlist of the WBER Best of the Year countdown.WBER BEST OF 2012 YOUTUBE PLAYLIST: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ3GqYxO716dYFlKZxGQkvKaFcbNQQo9pSince I moved away from Rochester, I try to check out the WBER lists at the end of each year so I can learn about some new artists that I hadn't heard before.  Past discoveries included Pete Yorn & Scarlet Johansson, Hot Chip, Lily Allen, Regina Spektor, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Nash, Tegan and Sara, Junior Senior, Yoav, Bat for Lashes and Air Traffic.My thoughts on what rocks and what does not rock from this year's list:GreatGreat songs I knew:Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know"Fun  "We Are Young"Florence + the Machine "Shake It Out"Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait"Passion Pit "Take a Walk"Fun "Carry On"songs I did not know:Chantal Claret "Pleasure Seeker"M83 "Midnight City"The Black Keys "Lonely Boy"Karen O, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross: "Immigrant Song"Voodoun Moi "monthly lullaby"Ben Folds Five "Do It Anyway"Youth "Daughter"JD McPherson "North Side Girl"Matt & Kim "Let's Go"The Asteroids Galaxy Tour "The Golden Age"Not GreatThe Avett Brothers  Live and DieMC Lars  Summer Camp LoveChris Trapper "Skin"POLICA  Dark StarVideo Games  Lana Del ReyThe Shins  Simple SongJane's Addiction "Irresistible Force"KO "Capable"Coldplay "Paradise"Muse "Madness"Metric "Youth without Youth"Porter Robinson  Unison (Knife Party Remix)BT "Suddenly"Dry the River "Weights & Measures"

Posted by on 4 January 2013 | 1:30 pm

WWe 2010, 2011 and 2012 Stats

WWE 2010: https://sites.google.com/site/chrisharrington/mookieghana-prowrestlingstatistics/wwe_2010WWE 2011: https://sites.google.com/site/chrisharrington/mookieghana-prowrestlingstatistics/wwe_2011WWE 2012: https://sites.google.com/site/chrisharrington/mookieghana-prowrestlingstatistics/wwe_2012WWE 2012 Stats (in brief) - longer details on webpageMore than 200 MatchesSheamus: 205 matches (186-17-2 and 3 rumbles)Daniel Bryan: 204 matches (85-111-8)Big Show: 200 matches (78-117-5)More than 175 matchesKane: 187 matches (74-105-8)Kofi Kingston: 185 matches (121-63-1)Dolph Ziggler: 180 matches (35-142-3)More than 150 matchesCM Punk: 175 matches (119-52-4)John Cena: 174 matches (155-13-6)Santino Marella: 173 matches (125-47-1 and 2 rumbles)Cody Rhodes: 161 matches (52-109-0)More than 125 matchesBrodus Clay: 148 matches (139-8-1)The Miz: 145 matches (33-111-1 and 1 rumble)R Truth: 144 matches (108-36-0 and 1 rumble)Zack Ryder: 141 matches (70-70-1 and 1 rumble)Alberto Del Rio: 137 matches (45-89-3)Jack Swagger: 131 matches (25-105-1)Epico: 130 matches (37-93-0)Primo Colon: 128 matches (38-90-0)More than 100 matchesRyback: 120 matches (114-4-2)Randy Orton: 119 matches (88-25-6)Natalya Neidhart: 117 matches (33-84-0)Jinder Mahal: 114 matches (36-76-2)Tyson Kidd: 113 matches (50-62-1)Lord Tensai: 111 matches (39-70-2)Layla: 101 matches (74-27-0)Alex Riley: 101 matches (28-73-0)Highest Win % (with 5+ matches)Sheamus: 205 matches (186-17-2 and 3 rumble) = 92 % winJohn Cena: 174 matches (155-13-6 ) = 92 % winBrodus Clay: 148 matches (139-8-1 ) = 95 % winRyback: 120 matches (114-4-2 ) = 97 % winRandy Orton: 119 matches (88-25-6 ) = 78 % winSin Cara: 98 matches (75-22-1 ) = 77 % winAntonio Cesaro: 88 matches (68-19-1 ) = 78 % winGreat Khali: 69 matches (52-16-1 and 1 rumble) = 76 % winLowest Win % (with 5+ matches)Dolph Ziggler: 180 matches (35-142-3 ) = 20 % winThe Miz: 145 matches (33-111-1 and 1 rumble) = 23 % winJack Swagger: 131 matches (25-105-1 ) = 19 % winEpico: 130 matches (37-93-0 ) = 28 % winPrimo Colon: 128 matches (38-90-0 ) = 30 % winNatalya Neidhart: 117 matches (33-84-0 ) = 28 % winAlex Riley: 101 matches (28-73-0 ) = 28 % winHeath Slater: 98 matches (18-80-0 ) = 18 % winDarren Young: 97 matches (25-72-0 ) = 26 % winDavid Otunga: 87 matches (22-65-0 ) = 25 % winTitus O’Neil: 81 matches (20-61-0 ) = 25 % winDrew McIntyre: 77 matches (17-60-0 ) = 22 % winMajor FeudsSheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio: 61 matchesJohn Cena vs. Big Show: 54 matchesPrimo Colon vs. Kofi Kingston: 53 matchesKofi Kingston vs. Epico: 53 matchesSantino Marella vs. Jack Swagger: 47 matchesDaniel Bryan vs. CM Punk: 46 matchesKane vs. John Cena: 44 matchesDaniel Bryan vs. Big Show: 44 matchesR Truth vs. Primo Colon: 40 matchesR Truth vs. Epico: 40 matchesMajor Tag TeamsPrimo Colon & Epico: 123 matchesR Truth & Kofi Kingston: 78 matchesTitus O’Neil & Darren Young: 73 matchesJimmy Uso & Jey Uso: 67 matchesKane & Daniel Bryan: 65 matchesRock.

Posted by on 30 December 2012 | 4:47 pm

Optimal WWE PPV Pricing Strategy

Optimal PPV Pricing Strategy has been something I've spent awhile thinking about.The question I looked at was: "What would happen if WWE were to slash prices on a B-show PPV?"I started with a list of PPVs between 2001 and 2012 and the estimated worldwide total number of buys (assembled from Dave's 2/14/05 Wrestling Observer which covers 2001-2004 and SEC filings which cover 2004-2012). For the purposes of this, I did reallocate Prior Event buys to the PPVs to the preceding quarter.I took out the major events: Royal Rumble, Summerslam, Wrestlemania. I took out the minor events: Taboo Tuesday (non-weekday), ECW's December 2 Dismember (ECW branded PPV with terrible build). I took out the remaining exceptional events: Invasion and PPVs with Hell in the Cell events.In the end, I was left with a sample size of 98 events.I looked at three variables: year, month (in relation to Wrestlemania) and price.I found that when you use year/month variables, price is actually pretty irrelevant (or technically, it's statistically irrelevant as it has a high p-value.)For a deeper dive, I would want to look at TV ratings, # of weeks to build, etc - however, since I didn't have the time (or the real interest) in trying to quantify those factors, I just used year (to compensate for higher international penetration combined with lower domestic buying and piracy) and month (to adjust for the fact that the events held further away from Wrestlemania tend to be weaker). The other factor I'd like to incorporate is UFC event proximity, but for now I left that blank.For 2012, a $44.95 PPV in May would do a projected 178k buys worldwide while at $24.95 it would sell about 289k buys.From a revenue standpoint, that's $3.7 million versus $3.4 million.(I used a ratio of average revenue per worldwide buy by year for this calculation to balance between domestic/int'l and changes by year.)Overall, it's a balancing act between the added eyeballs versus all of the downsides:- less revenue (or flat)- major perception issues (they can't compete with UFC & Boxing, etc.)- confusion of the quality of the PPV (you should "skip" these events)- so forth.Thoughts? I think it's a bit too extreme on how it looks at $44.95 and certainly build of the card and the people involved (i.e. is Cena injured?) have a role to play, but it's really a machine at this point.-Chris Harrington

Posted by on 12 November 2012 | 5:10 pm

WWE PPV buys 2004-2011

WWE Worldwide PPVs buys from 2004 to 2011date    event    Total7/27/2003    Vengeance     3228/24/2003    Summerslam     4159/21/2003    Unforgiven     28010/19/2003    No Mercy     24010/31/2003    Prior Events     28511/16/2003    Survivor Series     39812/14/2003    Armageddon     2171/10/2004    Prior Events     1681/25/2004    Royal Rumble     5822/15/2004    No Way Out     2663/14/2004    Wrestlemania     8864/18/2004    Backlash     2905/1/2004    Prior Events     3785/16/2004    Judgment Day     2206/13/2004    Bad Blood     2646/27/2004    The Bash     2337/11/2004    Vengeance     2327/31/2004    Prior Events     1738/15/2004    Summerslam     3879/12/2004    Unforgiven     24310/3/2004    No Mercy     19310/19/2004    Taboo Tuesday     17410/31/2004    Prior Events     13511/14/2004    Survivor Series     37312/12/2004    Armageddon     2421/9/2005    New Year's Revolution     2751/10/2005    Prior Events     1531/30/2005    Royal Rumble     5642/20/2005    No Way Out     2394/3/2005    Wrestlemania     9834/30/2005    Prior Events     1985/1/2005    Backlash     3085/22/2005    Judgment Day     2666/12/2005    One Night Stand     3336/26/2005    Vengeance     4297/24/2005    The Bash     2797/31/2005    Prior Events     1158/21/2005    Summerslam     6349/18/2005    Unforgiven     24010/9/2005    No Mercy     22410/31/2005    Prior Events     31211/1/2005    Taboo Tuesday     20711/27/2005    Survivor Series     37512/18/2005    Armageddon     28012/31/2005    Prior Events     2101/8/2006    New Year's Revolution     2941/10/2006    Prior Events     2011/29/2006    Royal Rumble     5482/19/2006    No Way Out     2193/31/2006    Prior Events     1224/2/2006    Wrestlemania     9584/30/2006    Backlash     2135/1/2006    Prior Events     2155/21/2006    Judgment Day     2386/11/2006    One Night Stand     2946/25/2006    Vengeance     3396/30/2006    Prior Events     1857/23/2006    The Bash     2277/31/2006    Prior Events     1668/20/2006    Summerslam     5299/17/2006    Unforgiven     2899/30/2006    Prior Events     8110/8/2006    No Mercy     19710/31/2006    Prior Events     8711/5/2006    Cyber Sunday     22811/26/2006    Survivor Series     38312/3/2006    December to Dismember     9012/17/2006    Armageddon     23912/31/2006    Prior Events     1241/7/2007    New Year's Revolution     2201/28/2007    Royal Rumble     4912/18/2007    No Way Out     2183/31/2007    Prior Events     (28)4/1/2007    Wrestlemania     1,1884/29/2007    Backlash     1945/20/2007    Judgment Day     2426/3/2007    One Night Stand     1866/24/2007    Vengeance     2436/30/2007    Prior Events     517/22/2007    The Bash     2298/26/2007    Summerslam     5379/16/2007    Unforgiven     2109/30/2007    Prior Events     8710/7/2007    No Mercy     27110/28/2007    Cyber Sunday     19411/18/2007    Survivor Series     34112/16/2007    Armageddon     23712/31/2007    Prior Events     1071/27/2008    Royal Rumble     5332/17/2008    No Way Out     3293/30/2008    Wrestlemania     1,0583/31/2008    Prior Events     1134/27/2008    Backlash     2005/18/2008    Judgment Day     2526/1/2008    One Night Stand     1946/29/2008    Night of Champions     2736/30/2008    Prior Events     1447/20/2008    The Bash     1968/17/2008    Summerslam     4779/7/2008    Unforgiven     2119/30/2008    Prior Events     4210/5/2008    No Mercy     26110/26/2008    Cyber Sunday     15311/23/2008    Survivor Series     31912/14/2008    Armageddon     19312/31/2008    Prior Events     861/25/2009    Royal Rumble     4502/15/2009    No Way Out     2723/31/2009    Prior Events     964/5/2009    Wrestlemania     9604/26/2009    Backlash     1825/17/2009    Judgment Day     2286/7/2009    Extreme Rules     2136/28/2009    The Bash     1786/30/2009    Prior Events     587/26/2009    Night of Champions     2678/23/2009    Summerslam     3699/13/2009    Breaking Point     1699/30/2009    Prior Events     3110/4/2009    Hell in a Cell     28310/25/2009    Bragging Rights     18111/22/2009    Survivor Series     23512/13/2009    TLC     22812/31/2009    Prior Events     901/31/2010    Royal Rumble     4622/21/2010    Elimination Chamber     2853/28/2010    Wrestlemania     8853/31/2010    Prior Events     (40)4/25/2010    Extreme Rules     1825/23/2010    Over the Limit     1976/20/2010    Fatal 4 Way     1436/30/2010    Prior Events     107/18/2010    Money in the Bank     1658/15/2010    Summerslam     3509/19/2010    Night of Champions     1659/30/2010    Prior Events     5510/3/2010    Hell in a Cell     21010/24/2010    Bragging Rights     13711/21/2010    Survivor Series     24412/19/2010    TLC     19512/31/2010    Prior Events     (2)1/30/2011    Royal Rumble     4462/20/2011    Elimination Chamber     1993/31/2011    Prior Events     454/3/2011    Wrestlemania     1,0595/1/2011    Extreme Rules     2095/22/2011    Over the Limit     1406/19/2011    Capitol Punishment     1706/30/2011    Prior Events     207/17/2011    Money in the Bank     1958/14/2011    Summerslam     2969/18/2011    Night of Champions     1619/30/2011    Prior Events     10610/2/2011    Hell in a Cell     18210/23/2011    Vengeance     12111/20/2011    Survivor Series     28112/18/2011    TLC     17912/31/2011    Prior Events     331/29/2012    Royal Rumble     4432/19/2012    Elimination Chamber     1783/31/2012    Prior Events     644/1/2012    Wrestlemania     1,2174/29/2012    Extreme Rules     2635/20/2012    Over the Limit     1676/17/2012    No Way Out     1946/30/2012    Prior Events     56Last reported 8-K SEC filing number was used for each event.Data was last updated: 10/30/12; last SEC filing used was 08/02/12Rock.Adding 2001-2004 results:1/21/2001    Royal Rumble 01    6252/25/2001    No Way Out 01    5904/1/2001    WrestleMania X    10404/29/2001    Backlash 01    3755/20/2001    Judgment Day 01    4056/24/2001    King of the Ring 01    4457/22/2001    Invasion    7758/19/2001    Summer Slam 01    5659/23/2001    Unforgiven 01    35010/21/2001    No Mercy 01    32511/18/2001    Survivor Series 01    45012/9/2001    Vengeance 01    3151/20/2002    Royal Rumble 02    6702/17/2002    No Way Out 02    5753/17/2002    WrestleMania X    8404/21/2002    Backlash 02    4005/19/2002    Judgment Day 02    3736/23/2002    King of the Ring 02    3207/21/2002    Vengeance 02    3758/25/2002    Summer Slam 02    5209/22/2002    Unforgiven 02    30010/20/2002    No Mercy 02    30011/17/2002    Survivor Series 02    34012/15/2002    Armageddon 02    3351/19/2003    Royal Rumble 03    5852/23/2003    No Way Out 03    4503/30/2003    WrestleMania XIX    5604/27/2003    Backlash 03    3455/18/2003    Judgment Day 03    3156/15/2003    Bad Blood (Raw)    3857/27/2003    Vengeance 03 (Smackdown!)    3658/24/2003    Summer Slam 03    4659/21/2003    Unforgiven 03 (Raw)    36010/19/2003    No Mercy 03 (Smackdown!)    27511/16/2003    Survivor Series 03    45012/14/2003    Armageddon 03 (Raw)    2401/25/2004    Royal Rumble 04    5002/15/2004    No Way Out 04 (Smackdown!)    2653/14/2004    WrestleMania XX    8854/18/2004    Backlash 04 (Raw)    2955/16/2004    Judgment Day 04 (Smackdown!)    2356/13/2004    Bad Blood (Raw)    2906/27/2004    Great American Bash (Smackdown!)    2387/11/2004    Vengeance 04 (Raw)    2408/15/2004    Summer Slam 04    4159/12/2004    Unforgiven 04 (Raw)    23910/3/2004    No Mercy 04 (Smackdown!)    18310/19/2004    Taboo Tuesday (Raw)    17411/14/2004    Survivor Series 04    32512/12/2004    Armageddon (Smackdown!)    2302001-2004 data is based on 2/14/05 Wrestling Observer.Rock.

Posted by on 30 October 2012 | 9:02 am

My letter to Esquire re: terrible Nov 2012 issue

I was so disappointed by the most issue of Esquire that I wrote this letter on a rocking plane.Dear Esquire,After more than 15 years faithfully reading your magazine, I was dumbstruck by the banality of your latest issue.  Mila Kunis looks like a discarded Martian clone of an Olsen twin. The political profiles were gobsmackingly dull, uninspired and full of flowery portraits of unlikeable pompous people.  Your restaurant editor willfully ignored that the Midwest exists.  You have yet again found a way to be wholly loathsome – two parts hipster, three parts smarmy consultant wearing a gaudy watch.  Well done,Chris HarringtonSaint Paul, MinnesotaP.S. Your Heroes issue with Mister Rogers made me love this magazine and subscribe for over a decade.  Now, it just seems like a pointless monthly foray to read this dribble. 

Posted by on 21 October 2012 | 1:27 pm

My favorite American Dad episodes

Star Trek (1x15)Spring Break-up(3x16)The One That Got Away (4x2)Stan's Night Out (4x20)Rapture's Delight (5x9)Cops and Roger (5x14)Son of Stan (Part 2)(6x2)Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (6x3)ROCK.

Posted by on 12 October 2012 | 11:57 am

WWF Feuds 1980-2011

In preparation for my book, I was doing a trial run on some stats. One I was looking at was "feuds". Basically, if two people had a match (tag or singles or 4-way or 3-way or whatever) and they weren't on the same "team" (which was basically either team A or team B - so it's not perfect, especially for 3-ways/4-way/multi-tag match/etc.), I considered that a feud.These are based on The History of WWE results but it's light on 80's results for house shows, and there is a strong possibility that some matches were repeats (i.e. televised more than once so they were captured multiple times). This looks at all matches - house shows, dark matches, TV shows, PPVs, etc. In reality, I should probably weight televised matches more and PPV matches even more. But you get the idea. Because I broke up all the interactions into A vs B, you'll see tag teams being in there again and again - for instance Beverly Brothers vs Bushwhackers in 1991. In my book, I'll break out singles & tag feuds much better.1980Rene Goulet vs. Sika: 63 matchesAfa vs. Rene Goulet: 60 matchesDominic DeNucci vs. Sika: 54 matchesAfa vs. Dominic DeNucci: 51 matchesSika vs. Tito Santana: 45 matchesAfa vs. Tito Santana: 43 matchesIvan Putski vs. Ken Patera: 41 matchesAfa vs. Ivan Putski: 38 matchesIvan Putski vs. Sika: 38 matchesKen Patera vs. Pat Patterson: 36 matches1981Randy Colley vs. Tony Garea: 98 matchesRandy Colley vs. Rick Martel: 92 matchesMoondog King vs. Tony Garea: 45 matchesCapt Lou Albano vs. Rick Martel: 43 matchesBaron Mikel Scicluna vs. SD Jones: 43 matchesCapt Lou Albano vs. Tony Garea: 42 matchesMoondog King vs. Rick Martel: 41 matchesRandy Colley vs. Rick McGraw: 41 matchesDominic DeNucci vs. Randy Colley: 38 matchesBob Backlund vs. Killer Khan: 35 matches1982Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Masa Saito: 72 matchesChief Jay Strongbow vs. Mr Fuji: 72 matchesJules Strongbow vs. Masa Saito: 71 matchesJules Strongbow vs. Mr Fuji: 70 matchesMasa Saito vs. Tony Garea: 43 matchesMr Fuji vs. Tony Garea: 42 matchesGreg Valentine vs. Pedro Morales: 39 matchesBob Backlund vs. Bob Orton Jr: 34 matchesMasa Saito vs. Rick McGraw: 33 matchesMasa Saito vs. Steve Travis: 33 matches1983Don Muraco vs. Jimmy Snuka: 54 matchesAfa vs. Rocky Johnson: 47 matchesChief Jay Strongbow vs. Sika: 46 matchesRocky Johnson vs. Sika: 45 matchesAfa vs. Chief Jay Strongbow: 43 matchesAfa vs. Jimmy Snuka: 39 matchesJules Strongbow vs. Sika: 38 matchesAfa vs. Jules Strongbow: 38 matchesAndre the Giant vs. Big John Studd: 38 matchesJimmy Snuka vs. Ray Stevens: 38 matches1984Sgt Slaughter vs. the Iron Sheik: 94 matchesGreg Valentine vs. Tito Santana: 60 matchesDick Murdoch vs. Sika: 46 matchesAdrian Adonis vs. Afa: 45 matchesAfa vs. Dick Murdoch: 45 matchesAdrian Adonis vs. Sika: 45 matchesRocky Johnson vs. Roddy Piper: 44 matchesJimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper: 39 matchesRocky Johnson vs. Sika: 30 matchesPaul Orndorff vs. Tito Santana: 28 matches1985Greg Valentine vs. Tito Santana: 108 matchesMike Rotundo vs. Nikolai Volkoff: 102 matchesBarry Windham vs. the Iron Sheik: 99 matchesMike Rotundo vs. the Iron Sheik: 97 matchesBarry Windham vs. Nikolai Volkoff: 93 matchesAndre the Giant vs. Big John Studd: 89 matchesDon Muraco vs. Ricky Steamboat: 81 matchesAndre the Giant vs. Ken Patera: 59 matchesBob Orton Jr vs. Paul Orndorff: 56 matchesBob Orton Jr vs. Jimmy Snuka: 55 matches1986Davey Boy Smith vs. Greg Valentine: 89 matchesBrutus Beefcake vs. Davey Boy Smith: 83 matchesBrutus Beefcake vs. the Dynamite Kid: 82 matchesRandy Savage vs. Tito Santana: 81 matchesGreg Valentine vs. the Dynamite Kid: 77 matchesCpl Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff: 74 matchesCpl Kirchner vs. the Iron Sheik: 52 matchesHulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff: 49 matchesJake Roberts vs. Ricky Steamboat: 48 matchesGeorge Steele vs. Randy Savage: 40 matches1987Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith: 81 matchesDavey Boy Smith vs. Jim Neidhart: 75 matchesRandy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat: 73 matchesRick Martel vs. The Tonga Kid: 69 matchesHaku vs. Rick Martel: 67 matchesRandy Savage vs. the Honky Tonk Man: 60 matchesJim Neidhart vs. the Dynamite Kid: 59 matchesBret Hart vs. the Dynamite Kid: 59 matchesDino Bravo vs. Jacques Rougeau: 56 matchesGreg Valentine vs. Raymond Rougeau: 55 matches1988Jake Roberts vs. Rick Rude: 116 matchesRockin Robin vs. Sensational Sherri: 79 matchesRandy Savage vs. Ted Dibiase: 78 matchesthe Honky Tonk Man vs. The Ultimate Warrior: 76 matchesJim Neidhart vs. Raymond Rougeau: 66 matchesBret Hart vs. Jacques Rougeau: 66 matchesAndre the Giant vs. Jim Duggan: 66 matchesBret Hart vs. Raymond Rougeau: 63 matchesJacques Rougeau vs. Jim Neidhart: 63 matchesBrutus Beefcake vs. the Honky Tonk Man: 61 matches1989Raymond Rougeau vs. Shawn Michaels: 78 matchesJacques Rougeau vs. Shawn Michaels: 78 matchesMarty Jannetty vs. Raymond Rougeau: 78 matchesJacques Rougeau vs. Marty Jannetty: 78 matchesAndre the Giant vs. The Ultimate Warrior: 77 matchesRick Martel vs. Tito Santana: 68 matchesHulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage: 66 matchesSteve Lombardi vs. Terry Taylor: 65 matchesDusty Rhodes vs. The Big Bossman: 63 matchesRick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior: 60 matches1990Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Savage: 104 matchesCurt Hennig vs. Kerry Von Erich: 76 matchesDino Bravo vs. Fred Ottman: 75 matchesTed Dibiase vs. The Big Bossman: 72 matchesBushwhacker Butch vs. the Honky Tonk Man: 70 matchesBushwhacker Luke vs. the Honky Tonk Man: 70 matchesBushwhacker Butch vs. Greg Valentine: 70 matchesBushwhacker Luke vs. Greg Valentine: 70 matchesSapphire vs. Sensational Sherri: 65 matchesBarry Darsow vs. Bret Hart: 61 matches1991Ted Dibiase vs. Virgil: 98 matchesJacques Rougeau vs. The Big Bossman: 94 matchesJerry Saggs vs. Road Warrior Animal: 83 matchesThe Ultimate Warrior vs. the Undertaker: 83 matchesBrian Knobbs vs. Road Warrior Animal: 75 matchesJerry Saggs vs. Road Warrior Hawk: 68 matchesBrian Knobbs vs. Road Warrior Hawk: 67 matchesBlake Beverly vs. Bushwhacker Luke: 67 matchesBeau Beverly vs. Bushwhacker Luke: 67 matchesBlake Beverly vs. Bushwhacker Butch: 66 matches1992John Tenta vs. Mike Rotundo: 79 matchesRandy Savage vs. Ric Flair: 78 matchesJohn Tenta vs. Ted Dibiase: 74 matchesCharles Wright vs. The Ultimate Warrior: 72 matchesNailz vs. The Big Bossman: 71 matchesFred Ottman vs. Mike Rotundo: 69 matchesFred Ottman vs. Ted Dibiase: 68 matchesBret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels: 64 matchesBlake Beverly vs. Road Warrior Animal: 54 matchesBrian Knobbs vs. Owen Hart: 53 matches1993the Undertaker vs. Yokozuna: 83 matchesBart Gunn vs. Samula: 56 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Samula: 56 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Rikishi: 54 matchesBart Gunn vs. Rikishi: 53 matchesMike Rotundo vs. Scott Steiner: 51 matchesMike Rotundo vs. Rick Steiner: 50 matchesLex Luger vs. Ludvig Borga: 48 matchesCurt Hennig vs. Shawn Michaels: 48 matchesJim Duggan vs. Yokozuna: 48 matches1994Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart: 110 matchesDoink the Clown vs. Jeff Jarrett: 65 matchesthe Undertaker vs. Yokozuna: 53 matchesKevin Nash vs. Scott Hall: 53 matchesBrian Adams vs. Lex Luger: 53 matchesAlundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano: 52 matchesMike Rotundo vs. Tatanka: 51 matchesBret Hart vs. Jim Neidhart: 47 matchesBam Bam Bigelow vs. Viscera: 44 matchesLex Luger vs. Tatanka: 44 matches1995Jeff Jarrett vs. Scott Hall: 52 matchesAlundra Blayze vs. Bertha Faye: 51 matchesBret Hart vs. Owen Hart: 49 matchesCharles Wright vs. the Undertaker: 49 matchesBarry Horowitz vs. Chris Candido: 37 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Ron Harris: 34 matchesDavey Boy Smith vs. Owen Hart: 34 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Don Harris: 34 matchesPsycho Sid vs. Scott Hall: 33 matchesBart Gunn vs. Don Harris: 32 matches1996Mick Foley vs. the Undertaker: 84 matchesMarc Mero vs. Triple H: 69 matchesDustin Rhodes vs. Shawn Michaels: 47 matchesHenry Godwinn vs. Tom Prichard: 43 matchesChris Candido vs. Henry Godwinn: 43 matchesDennis Knight vs. Tom Prichard: 43 matchesChris Candido vs. Dennis Knight: 43 matchesSavio Vega vs. Steve Austin: 40 matchesShawn Michaels vs. Vader: 40 matchesHenry Godwinn vs. Owen Hart: 37 matches1997Glen Ruth vs. Henry Godwinn: 44 matchesBret Hart vs. the Undertaker: 44 matchesOwen Hart vs. Steve Austin: 43 matchesChaz Warrington vs. Dennis Knight: 42 matchesDennis Knight vs. Glen Ruth: 42 matchesChaz Warrington vs. Henry Godwinn: 42 matchesDustin Rhodes vs. Triple H: 38 matchesRon Simmons vs. the Undertaker: 35 matchesHenry Godwinn vs. JBL: 33 matchesMick Foley vs. Owen Hart: 32 matches1998Kane vs. Steve Austin: 62 matchesThe Rock vs. Ken Shamrock: 59 matchesKane vs. the Undertaker: 58 matchesBrian Christopher vs. Taka Michinoku: 45 matchesMick Foley vs. Steve Austin: 43 matchesKen Shamrock vs. Owen Hart: 43 matchesSteve Austin vs. the Undertaker: 41 matchesRoad Dogg vs. Road Warrior Animal: 40 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Road Warrior Animal: 40 matchesBilly Gunn vs. Mick Foley: 39 matches1999Al Snow vs. Bob Holly: 46 matchesThe Rock vs. Triple H: 45 matchesIvory vs. Jackie: 41 matchesChristian vs. Matt Hardy: 40 matchesChristian vs. Jeff Hardy: 39 matchesThe Rock vs. Mick Foley: 38 matchesKane vs. Triple H: 37 matchesThe Big Bossman vs. the Big Show: 36 matchesEdge vs. Ron Simmons: 35 matchesIvory vs. Tori: 35 matches2000The Rock vs. Triple H: 58 matchesChristian vs. D-Von Dudley: 48 matchesD-Von Dudley vs. Edge: 48 matchesChris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho: 48 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Christian: 46 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Edge: 46 matchesEdge vs. Matt Hardy: 45 matchesChristian vs. Jeff Hardy: 43 matchesEdge vs. Jeff Hardy: 43 matchesChristian vs. Matt Hardy: 42 matches2001Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Edge: 36 matchesKurt Angle vs. Steve Austin: 36 matchesD-Von Dudley vs. Edge: 35 matchesChristian vs. D-Von Dudley: 34 matchesIvory vs. Lita: 33 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Christian: 32 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Jeff Hardy: 31 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Matt Hardy: 30 matchesD-Von Dudley vs. Jeff Hardy: 30 matchesD-Von Dudley vs. Matt Hardy: 30 matches2002Molly Holly vs. Trish Stratus: 74 matchesBilly Kidman vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri: 65 matchesEdge vs. Kurt Angle: 48 matchesBilly Kidman vs. Jamie Noble: 44 matchesJackie vs. Molly Holly: 43 matchesSpike Dudley vs. William Regal: 43 matchesTrish Stratus vs. Victoria: 40 matchesDawn Marie vs. Torrie Wilson: 34 matchesJazz vs. Trish Stratus: 34 matchesSteven Richards vs. Tommy Dreamer: 34 matches2003Charlie Haas vs. Eddie Guerrero: 54 matchesEddie Guerrero vs. Shelton Benjamin: 52 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs. Rene Dupree: 49 matchesD-Von Dudley vs. Rene Dupree: 47 matchesTrish Stratus vs. Victoria: 47 matchesBooker T vs. Christian: 42 matchesMolly Holly vs. Trish Stratus: 41 matchesNidia vs. Torrie Wilson: 38 matchesBrock Lesnar vs. the Big Show: 38 matchesChavo Guerrero Jr vs. Shelton Benjamin: 36 matches2004Molly Holly vs. Victoria: 79 matchesChris Benoit vs. Triple H: 61 matchesBatista vs. Chris Benoit: 56 matchesEddie Guerrero vs. JBL: 46 matchesNick Dinsmore vs. Rob Conway: 44 matchesRandy Orton vs. Triple H: 44 matchesNick Dinsmore vs. Sylvian Grenier: 42 matchesChris Jericho vs. Christian: 41 matchesChavo Guerrero Jr vs. Rey Mysterio Jr: 40 matchesBatista vs. Chris Jericho: 39 matches2005John Cena vs. Kurt Angle: 65 matchesBatista vs. Triple H: 52 matchesJBL vs. John Cena: 49 matchesTrish Stratus vs. Victoria: 46 matchesJoey Mercury vs. John Heidenreich: 40 matchesAntonio Thomas vs. Rosey: 40 matchesRomeo vs. Rosey: 39 matchesJBL vs. the Big Show: 38 matchesAntonio Thomas vs. Gregory Helms: 37 matchesGregory Helms vs. Romeo: 37 matches2006Edge vs. John Cena: 111 matchesJeff Hardy vs. John Morrison: 45 matchesBobby Lashley vs. Fit Finlay: 41 matchesBatista vs. Booker T: 40 matchesLance Cade vs. Robbie McAllister: 37 matchesLance Cade vs. Rory McAllister: 36 matchesMark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio Jr: 36 matchesRory McAllister vs. Trevor Murdoch: 36 matchesRandy Orton vs. Triple H: 36 matchesBobby Lashley vs. Booker T: 36 matches2007Melina vs. Mickie James: 71 matchesJohn Cena vs. Randy Orton: 60 matchesElijah Burke vs. Tommy Dreamer: 48 matchesBatista vs. The Great Khali: 48 matchesBatista vs. Edge: 41 matchesFit Finlay vs. Kane: 39 matchesChris Benoit vs. MVP: 37 matchesBrian Kendrick vs. Deuce: 36 matchesBatista vs. Fit Finlay: 36 matchesDomino vs. Paul London: 35 matches2008Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James: 88 matchesMark Henry vs. Matt Hardy: 58 matchesMaryse vs. Michelle McCool: 47 matchesMichelle McCool vs. Natalya Neidhart: 44 matchesCody Rhodes vs. Shad Gaspard: 42 matchesCody Rhodes vs. JTG: 42 matchesMatt Hardy vs. MVP: 40 matchesChavo Guerrero Jr vs. CM Punk: 39 matchesJTG vs. Ted Dibiase Jr: 38 matchesShad Gaspard vs. Ted Dibiase Jr: 38 matches2009John Cena vs. Randy Orton: 79 matchesRandy Orton vs. Triple H: 59 matchesBeth Phoenix vs. Mickie James: 58 matchesCody Rhodes vs. Triple H: 55 matchesTed Dibiase Jr vs. Triple H: 51 matchesBeth Phoenix vs. Melina: 49 matchesChristian vs. William Regal: 46 matchesChristian vs. Jack Swagger: 44 matchesEdge vs. Jeff Hardy: 41 matchesDavid Hart Smith vs. JTG: 39 matches2010John Cena vs. Sheamus: 74 matchesEve Torres vs. Maryse: 57 matchesAlicia Fox vs. Eve Torres: 49 matchesKelly Kelly vs. Layla: 48 matchesRandy Orton vs. Sheamus: 47 matchesBrie Bella vs. Maryse: 44 matchesMaryse vs. Nikki Bella: 43 matchesDolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston: 43 matchesAlicia Fox vs. Gail Kim: 41 matchesGail Kim vs. Maryse: 41 matches2011John Cena vs. Mike Mizanin: 88 matchesAlicia Fox vs. Natalya Neidhart: 63 matchesCM Punk vs. John Cena: 60 matchesChristian vs. Randy Orton: 54 matchesMike Mizanin vs. Randy Orton: 52 matchesMichael McGillicutty vs. Santino Marella: 49 matchesBrie Bella vs. Eve Torres: 48 matchesDolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston: 45 matchesMichael McGillicutty vs. Vladimir Kozlov: 42 matchesDavid Otunga vs. Santino Marella: 42 matchesOverall (1980-2011)Randy Orton vs Triple H: 217 matchesGreg Valentine vs Tito Santana: 193 matchesAndre the Giant vs Big John Studd: 191 matchesBret Hart vs Jacques Rougeau: 189 matchesTrish Stratus vs Victoria: 185 matchesJohn Cena vs Randy Orton: 181 matchesEdge vs John Cena: 180 matchesBeth Phoenix vs Mickie James: 179 matchesBret Hart vs Owen Hart: 175 matchesDavey Boy Smith vs Jim Neidhart: 167 matchesBret Hart vs Davey Boy Smith: 164 matchesEdge vs Jeff Hardy: 160 matchesthe Undertaker vs Yokozuna: 158 matchesThe Rock vs Triple H: 156 matchesMolly Holly vs Trish Stratus: 153 matchesKane vs the Undertaker: 135 matchesBret Hart vs the Dynamite Kid: 133 matchesJohn Cena vs Mike Mizanin: 132 matchesEdge vs Matt Hardy: 128 matchesJake Roberts vs Rick Rude: 128 matchesMick Foley vs the Undertaker: 127 matchesBubba Ray Dudley vs Christian: 124 matchesJim Neidhart vs the Dynamite Kid: 124 matchesKane vs Triple H: 123 matchesBatista vs Randy Orton: 123 matches-Chris Harringtonindeedwrestling.com

Posted by on 9 October 2012 | 5:20 pm

Travel

8/30 - Fly to ROC(k).9/3 - Drive to Montvale, NJ via Ithaca, NY.9/5 - Fly to MSP.9/18 - Fly to LGA.  Drive to Montvale, NJ.9/19 - Fly to MSP.9/20 - Fly to BWI. Drive to Annapolis, MD.9/23 - Drive to Washington, DC.9/24 - Fly to MSP.10/4 - Fly to Cleveland.10/5 - Drive to Buffalo.10/6 - Drive to Ann Arbor.10/8 - Fly to LGA. Drive to Montvale, NJ.10/11 - Fly to MSP.

Posted by on 2 October 2012 | 9:16 am

WWF ELO Ratings 2002-June 2012

I finally figured out how to get my Excel spreadsheet handle 83,000 lines of match data and calculate ELO ratings without completely locking up.  I started everyone at 1600 on Jan 2001 and all draws/no contests resulted in zero point changes. There is a variable k-factor where PPVs are worth a lot more than A-show shows which are worth a lot more than B-shows which are worth a lot more than house shows and dark matches.  The "n/a chg" means that the person didn't wrestle in the previous month. Changes I want to implement to the regiment:- Right now there is no decline for inactivity.  Brock Lesnar returns after years of being gone - should he go down? What about The Undertaker taking long hiatuses between big matches?- Additionally, title matches have no added weight and rumbles are not included.  Shouldn't a title win be worth a lot? If you lose a title match, should that also be a large wager?- Wins via DQ are treated the same as clean wins. Losing via DQ is often a cheap out which is almost a "win" for the loser.Jan-021. the Undertaker: 4 matches (1808, +19 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 17 matches (1784, +16 chg)3. The Rock: 8 matches (1744, 0 chg)4. Chris Jericho: 15 matches (1738, +16 chg)5. D-Von Dudley: 15 matches (1736, -7 chg)6. Billy Gunn: 16 matches (1732, +50 chg)7. Edge: 15 matches (1726, +11 chg)8. JBL: 12 matches (1715, -13 chg)9. Kane: 11 matches (1710, -12 chg)10. Bubba Ray Dudley: 16 matches (1707, -26 chg)Feb-021. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1797, +13 chg)2. the Undertaker: 11 matches (1790, -18 chg)3. Chris Jericho: 11 matches (1763, +25 chg)4. Billy Gunn: 13 matches (1757, +25 chg)5. The Rock: 3 matches (1743, -1 chg)6. Kane: 12 matches (1723, +13 chg)7. Steve Austin: 10 matches (1717, +32 chg)8. Chuck Palumbo: 13 matches (1712, +21 chg)9. Trish Stratus: 3 matches (1705, +10 chg)10. D-Von Dudley: 13 matches (1704, -32 chg)Mar-021. Rob Van Dam: 16 matches (1791, -6 chg)2. Billy Gunn: 12 matches (1777, +20 chg)3. Chris Jericho: 10 matches (1766, +3 chg)4. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1765, -25 chg)5. The Rock: 10 matches (1758, +15 chg)6. Kane: 10 matches (1739, +16 chg)7. Chuck Palumbo: 10 matches (1737, +25 chg)8. Steve Austin: 7 matches (1730, +13 chg)9. JBL: 12 matches (1707, +11 chg)10. Matt Bloom: 12 matches (1694, +12 chg)Apr-021. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1807, +16 chg)2. Billy Gunn: 16 matches (1799, +22 chg)3. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1779, +14 chg)4. The Rock: 1 matches (1766, +8 chg)5. Chuck Palumbo: 17 matches (1758, +21 chg)6. Kane: 6 matches (1746, +7 chg)7. Chris Jericho: 15 matches (1741, -25 chg)8. Steve Austin: 12 matches (1736, +6 chg)9. Matt Bloom: 16 matches (1701, +7 chg)10. JBL: 12 matches (1701, -6 chg)May-021. Billy Gunn: 15 matches (1803, +4 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1787, -20 chg)3. the Undertaker: 11 matches (1784, +5 chg)4. The Rock: 1 matches (1774, +8 chg)5. Chuck Palumbo: 15 matches (1759, +1 chg)6. Steve Austin: 11 matches (1758, +22 chg)7. Chris Jericho: 15 matches (1722, -19 chg)8. Jazz: 6 matches (1701, +24 chg)9. Brock Lesnar: 13 matches (1699, +27 chg)10. the Big Show: 13 matches (1684, +8 chg)Jun-021. the Undertaker: 14 matches (1821, +37 chg)2. Steve Austin: 5 matches (1791, +33 chg)3. The Rock: 1 matches (1778, +4 chg)4. Rob Van Dam: 17 matches (1763, -24 chg)5. Billy Gunn: 17 matches (1762, -41 chg)6. Brock Lesnar: 17 matches (1749, +50 chg)7. Chris Jericho: 16 matches (1720, -2 chg)8. Chuck Palumbo: 16 matches (1720, -39 chg)9. Triple H: 12 matches (1698, +24 chg)10. Trish Stratus: 16 matches (1681, +36 chg)Jul-021. the Undertaker: 12 matches (1849, +28 chg)2. The Rock: 6 matches (1798, +20 chg)3. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1795, +32 chg)4. Brock Lesnar: 15 matches (1764, +15 chg)5. Billy Gunn: 16 matches (1758, -4 chg)6. Chuck Palumbo: 16 matches (1723, +3 chg)7. Edge: 18 matches (1705, +30 chg)8. Booker T: 16 matches (1682, +41 chg)9. Chris Jericho: 13 matches (1669, -51 chg)10. Sean Waltman: 1 matches (1668, -10 chg)Aug-021. the Undertaker: 12 matches (1847, -2 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 16 matches (1800, +5 chg)3. The Rock: 6 matches (1800, +2 chg)4. Brock Lesnar: 10 matches (1768, +4 chg)5. Kane: 1 matches (1740, +n/a chg)6. Billy Gunn: 7 matches (1734, -24 chg)7. Edge: 9 matches (1726, +21 chg)8. Booker T: 17 matches (1713, +31 chg)9. Chuck Palumbo: 8 matches (1704, -19 chg)10. Triple H: 5 matches (1702, +n/a chg)Sep-021. Brock Lesnar: 16 matches (1824, +56 chg)2. the Undertaker: 8 matches (1817, -30 chg)3. Rob Van Dam: 13 matches (1807, +7 chg)4. Kane: 13 matches (1742, +2 chg)5. Edge: 16 matches (1732, +6 chg)6. Triple H: 15 matches (1727, +25 chg)7. Billy Gunn: 14 matches (1714, -20 chg)8. Chuck Palumbo: 13 matches (1696, -8 chg)9. Booker T: 14 matches (1693, -20 chg)10. Chris Benoit: 15 matches (1675, -20 chg)Oct-021. Brock Lesnar: 14 matches (1861, +37 chg)2. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1804, -13 chg)3. Triple H: 12 matches (1798, +71 chg)4. Kane: 15 matches (1774, +32 chg)5. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1774, -33 chg)6. Edge: 16 matches (1713, -19 chg)7. Billy Gunn: 9 matches (1698, -16 chg)8. Chris Benoit: 16 matches (1690, +15 chg)9. Jamie Noble: 15 matches (1689, +36 chg)10. Booker T: 12 matches (1685, -8 chg)Nov-021. Brock Lesnar: 8 matches (1890, +29 chg)2. Triple H: 9 matches (1816, +18 chg)3. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1778, +4 chg)4. Kane: 16 matches (1763, -11 chg)5. Torrie Wilson: 9 matches (1720, +43 chg)6. Chris Benoit: 17 matches (1715, +25 chg)7. Chris Jericho: 15 matches (1704, +32 chg)8. Edge: 17 matches (1700, -13 chg)9. Christian: 14 matches (1697, +37 chg)10. Jamie Noble: 15 matches (1695, +6 chg)Dec-021. Brock Lesnar: 6 matches (1866, -24 chg)2. Triple H: 9 matches (1796, -20 chg)3. Rob Van Dam: 10 matches (1779, +1 chg)4. Kane: 9 matches (1751, -12 chg)5. Batista: 11 matches (1713, +40 chg)6. the Big Show: 9 matches (1697, +36 chg)7. Christian: 11 matches (1697, 0 chg)8. Chris Jericho: 9 matches (1696, -8 chg)9. Rikishi: 7 matches (1678, +27 chg)10. Billy Kidman: 11 matches (1669, +56 chg)Jan-031. Brock Lesnar: 10 matches (1875, +9 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1787, +8 chg)3. the Undertaker: 1 matches (1785, +n/a chg)4. Triple H: 11 matches (1777, -19 chg)5. Kane: 12 matches (1755, +4 chg)6. Torrie Wilson: 5 matches (1745, +n/a chg)7. Batista: 14 matches (1733, +20 chg)8. Booker T: 11 matches (1694, +43 chg)9. Rikishi: 13 matches (1682, +4 chg)10. Billy Kidman: 12 matches (1681, +12 chg)Feb-031. Brock Lesnar: 14 matches (1903, +28 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 13 matches (1800, +13 chg)3. Steve Austin: 1 matches (1798, +n/a chg)4. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1791, +6 chg)5. The Rock: 1 matches (1787, +n/a chg)6. Triple H: 5 matches (1755, -22 chg)7. Torrie Wilson: 10 matches (1752, +7 chg)8. Kane: 10 matches (1751, -4 chg)9. Booker T: 12 matches (1716, +22 chg)10. Billy Kidman: 14 matches (1715, +34 chg)Mar-031. Brock Lesnar: 8 matches (1919, +16 chg)2. Steve Austin: 2 matches (1808, +10 chg)3. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1804, +4 chg)4. the Undertaker: 5 matches (1797, +6 chg)5. The Rock: 3 matches (1791, +4 chg)6. Triple H: 11 matches (1776, +21 chg)7. Kane: 10 matches (1750, -1 chg)8. Torrie Wilson: 6 matches (1745, -7 chg)9. Booker T: 9 matches (1736, +20 chg)10. Scott Steiner: 7 matches (1712, +11 chg)Apr-031. Brock Lesnar: 7 matches (1924, +5 chg)2. The Rock: 2 matches (1818, +27 chg)3. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1815, +18 chg)4. Rob Van Dam: 7 matches (1802, -2 chg)5. Triple H: 7 matches (1789, +13 chg)6. Torrie Wilson: 6 matches (1760, +15 chg)7. Kane: 7 matches (1748, -2 chg)8. Booker T: 7 matches (1742, +6 chg)9. Scott Steiner: 5 matches (1716, +4 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 10 matches (1696, +47 chg)May-031. Brock Lesnar: 14 matches (1942, +18 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1830, +28 chg)3. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1797, -18 chg)4. Triple H: 11 matches (1781, -8 chg)5. Kane: 13 matches (1780, +32 chg)6. Booker T: 4 matches (1753, +11 chg)7. Torrie Wilson: 10 matches (1750, -10 chg)8. Scott Steiner: 14 matches (1707, -9 chg)9. Matt Hardy: 15 matches (1701, +5 chg)10. Chris Jericho: 7 matches (1686, +26 chg)Jun-031. Brock Lesnar: 13 matches (1947, +5 chg)2. Rob Van Dam: 13 matches (1824, -6 chg)3. Triple H: 12 matches (1806, +25 chg)4. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1803, +6 chg)5. Kane: 10 matches (1784, +4 chg)6. Booker T: 11 matches (1737, -16 chg)7. Torrie Wilson: 8 matches (1724, -26 chg)8. Scott Steiner: 13 matches (1716, +9 chg)9. Billy Gunn: 17 matches (1707, +n/a chg)10. Eddie Guerrero: 16 matches (1698, +74 chg)Jul-031. Brock Lesnar: 9 matches (1940, -7 chg)2. Triple H: 6 matches (1843, +37 chg)3. the Undertaker: 1 matches (1820, +17 chg)4. Rob Van Dam: 10 matches (1793, -31 chg)5. Kane: 5 matches (1754, -30 chg)6. Scott Steiner: 9 matches (1731, +15 chg)7. Billy Gunn: 12 matches (1729, +22 chg)8. Eddie Guerrero: 10 matches (1728, +30 chg)9. Booker T: 13 matches (1723, -14 chg)10. Sylvian Grenier: 13 matches (1720, +48 chg)Aug-031. Brock Lesnar: 14 matches (1876, -64 chg)2. Triple H: 2 matches (1848, +5 chg)3. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1814, -6 chg)4. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1792, -1 chg)5. Kane: 11 matches (1760, +6 chg)6. Eddie Guerrero: 11 matches (1745, +17 chg)7. Booker T: 3 matches (1743, +20 chg)8. Sylvian Grenier: 12 matches (1736, +16 chg)9. Scott Steiner: 12 matches (1722, -9 chg)10. Rene Dupree: 13 matches (1712, +6 chg)Sep-031. Triple H: 9 matches (1828, -20 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1820, +6 chg)3. Brock Lesnar: 14 matches (1815, -61 chg)4. Eddie Guerrero: 16 matches (1792, +47 chg)5. Kane: 12 matches (1777, +17 chg)6. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1767, -25 chg)7. Kurt Angle: 11 matches (1757, +49 chg)8. Charlie Haas: 13 matches (1744, +41 chg)9. Sylvian Grenier: 8 matches (1726, -10 chg)10. Torrie Wilson: 1 matches (1723, +n/a chg)Oct-031. Brock Lesnar: 13 matches (1844, +29 chg)2. Eddie Guerrero: 11 matches (1823, +31 chg)3. the Undertaker: 8 matches (1808, -12 chg)4. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1779, +12 chg)5. Bill Goldberg: 8 matches (1766, +45 chg)6. Kane: 7 matches (1757, -20 chg)7. Kurt Angle: 9 matches (1752, -5 chg)8. Booker T: 9 matches (1752, +n/a chg)9. Charlie Haas: 12 matches (1735, -9 chg)10. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1728, +35 chg)Nov-031. Brock Lesnar: 12 matches (1825, -19 chg)2. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1804, -4 chg)3. Triple H: 6 matches (1802, +n/a chg)4. Bill Goldberg: 9 matches (1792, +26 chg)5. Eddie Guerrero: 10 matches (1789, -34 chg)6. Kurt Angle: 7 matches (1783, +31 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1777, -2 chg)8. Chris Benoit: 14 matches (1763, +35 chg)9. Booker T: 15 matches (1758, +6 chg)10. Kane: 11 matches (1729, -28 chg)Dec-031. Brock Lesnar: 8 matches (1821, -4 chg)2. Bill Goldberg: 4 matches (1819, +27 chg)3. Triple H: 3 matches (1795, -7 chg)4. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1788, +25 chg)5. Eddie Guerrero: 9 matches (1780, -9 chg)6. Rob Van Dam: 9 matches (1778, +1 chg)7. Booker T: 7 matches (1752, -6 chg)8. Danny Basham: 9 matches (1730, +36 chg)9. D-Von Dudley: 9 matches (1726, +21 chg)10. Bubba Ray Dudley: 9 matches (1724, +33 chg)Jan-041. Brock Lesnar: 3 matches (1824, +3 chg)2. Bill Goldberg: 3 matches (1815, -4 chg)3. Kurt Angle: 1 matches (1810, +n/a chg)4. Triple H: 1 matches (1795, 0 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1794, +6 chg)6. Booker T: 9 matches (1774, +22 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 10 matches (1761, -17 chg)8. Eddie Guerrero: 8 matches (1760, -20 chg)9. Danny Basham: 12 matches (1759, +29 chg)10. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1702, +52 chg)Feb-041. Brock Lesnar: 13 matches (1831, +7 chg)2. Bill Goldberg: 1 matches (1823, +8 chg)3. Triple H: 10 matches (1811, +16 chg)4. Chris Benoit: 14 matches (1804, +10 chg)5. Booker T: 11 matches (1803, +29 chg)6. Kurt Angle: 15 matches (1801, -9 chg)7. Eddie Guerrero: 15 matches (1763, +3 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1744, -17 chg)9. Danny Basham: 16 matches (1744, -15 chg)10. Batista: 13 matches (1740, +38 chg)Mar-041. Eddie Guerrero: 13 matches (1828, +65 chg)2. Brock Lesnar: 2 matches (1825, -6 chg)3. Booker T: 12 matches (1824, +21 chg)4. Bill Goldberg: 1 matches (1823, 0 chg)5. Triple H: 9 matches (1819, +8 chg)6. Kurt Angle: 1 matches (1796, -5 chg)7. The Rock: 1 matches (1795, +n/a chg)8. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1795, -9 chg)9. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1793, +n/a chg)10. Rikishi: 11 matches (1782, +66 chg)Apr-041. Eddie Guerrero: 11 matches (1861, +33 chg)2. Chris Benoit: 14 matches (1840, +45 chg)3. the Undertaker: 4 matches (1811, +18 chg)4. Booker T: 9 matches (1797, -27 chg)5. Rikishi: 11 matches (1790, +8 chg)6. Batista: 12 matches (1776, +26 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 9 matches (1766, -2 chg)8. Randy Orton: 9 matches (1763, +17 chg)9. Triple H: 10 matches (1761, -58 chg)10. John Cena: 13 matches (1749, +35 chg)May-041. Chris Benoit: 17 matches (1900, +60 chg)2. Eddie Guerrero: 9 matches (1846, -15 chg)3. the Undertaker: 5 matches (1830, +19 chg)4. Booker T: 12 matches (1785, -12 chg)5. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1781, +15 chg)6. Randy Orton: 20 matches (1773, +10 chg)7. John Cena: 17 matches (1771, +22 chg)8. Torrie Wilson: 8 matches (1752, +10 chg)9. Batista: 18 matches (1742, -34 chg)10. Mark Jindrak: 16 matches (1724, +27 chg)Jun-041. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1917, +17 chg)2. the Undertaker: 9 matches (1857, +27 chg)3. Eddie Guerrero: 11 matches (1836, -10 chg)4. John Cena: 13 matches (1794, +23 chg)5. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1785, +4 chg)6. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1773, 0 chg)7. Booker T: 12 matches (1762, -23 chg)8. Torrie Wilson: 3 matches (1755, +3 chg)9. Mark Jindrak: 12 matches (1729, +5 chg)10. Charlie Haas: 12 matches (1721, +39 chg)Jul-041. Chris Benoit: 16 matches (1938, +21 chg)2. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1878, +21 chg)3. Eddie Guerrero: 7 matches (1812, -24 chg)4. John Cena: 14 matches (1806, +12 chg)5. Randy Orton: 11 matches (1780, +7 chg)6. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1772, -13 chg)7. Kurt Angle: 2 matches (1771, +n/a chg)8. Sylvian Grenier: 14 matches (1758, +68 chg)9. Torrie Wilson: 2 matches (1741, -14 chg)10. Booker T: 11 matches (1735, -27 chg)Aug-041. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1929, -9 chg)2. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1883, +5 chg)3. John Cena: 15 matches (1819, +13 chg)4. Eddie Guerrero: 8 matches (1800, -12 chg)5. Randy Orton: 11 matches (1786, +6 chg)6. Sylvian Grenier: 10 matches (1783, +25 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1783, +11 chg)8. Kurt Angle: 14 matches (1764, -7 chg)9. JBL: 8 matches (1750, +21 chg)10. Torrie Wilson: 1 matches (1740, -1 chg)Sep-041. Chris Benoit: 11 matches (1946, +17 chg)2. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1884, +1 chg)3. John Cena: 1 matches (1827, +8 chg)4. Sylvian Grenier: 10 matches (1812, +29 chg)5. Rob Van Dam: 6 matches (1807, +24 chg)6. Randy Orton: 12 matches (1800, +14 chg)7. Eddie Guerrero: 8 matches (1795, -5 chg)8. JBL: 7 matches (1771, +21 chg)9. Kurt Angle: 7 matches (1757, -7 chg)10. Torrie Wilson: 3 matches (1743, +3 chg)Oct-041. Chris Benoit: 18 matches (1966, +20 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1874, -10 chg)3. Sylvian Grenier: 17 matches (1845, +33 chg)4. John Cena: 2 matches (1838, +11 chg)5. Eddie Guerrero: 8 matches (1799, +4 chg)6. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1784, -16 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1778, -29 chg)8. JBL: 12 matches (1774, +3 chg)9. Chris Jericho: 16 matches (1739, 0 chg)10. Shelton Benjamin: 18 matches (1729, +47 chg)Nov-041. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1978, +12 chg)2. the Undertaker: 6 matches (1878, +4 chg)3. Sylvian Grenier: 14 matches (1836, -9 chg)4. John Cena: 2 matches (1835, -3 chg)5. Eddie Guerrero: 13 matches (1806, +7 chg)6. Randy Orton: 14 matches (1804, +20 chg)7. JBL: 12 matches (1796, +22 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1796, +18 chg)9. Shelton Benjamin: 15 matches (1786, +57 chg)10. Chris Jericho: 13 matches (1750, +11 chg)Dec-041. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1982, +4 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1890, +12 chg)3. John Cena: 4 matches (1850, +15 chg)4. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1842, +38 chg)5. JBL: 10 matches (1813, +17 chg)6. Shelton Benjamin: 12 matches (1807, +21 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 9 matches (1807, +11 chg)8. Sylvian Grenier: 8 matches (1787, -49 chg)9. Eddie Guerrero: 9 matches (1784, -22 chg)10. Chris Jericho: 10 matches (1768, +18 chg)Jan-051. Chris Benoit: 17 matches (1949, -33 chg)2. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1896, +6 chg)3. John Cena: 11 matches (1870, +20 chg)4. Randy Orton: 17 matches (1848, +6 chg)5. Rob Van Dam: 4 matches (1820, +13 chg)6. Shelton Benjamin: 14 matches (1820, +13 chg)7. JBL: 14 matches (1788, -25 chg)8. the Big Show: 12 matches (1785, +35 chg)9. Eddie Guerrero: 13 matches (1769, -15 chg)10. Sylvian Grenier: 11 matches (1765, -22 chg)Feb-051. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1946, -3 chg)2. the Undertaker: 10 matches (1917, +21 chg)3. John Cena: 12 matches (1897, +27 chg)4. Shelton Benjamin: 15 matches (1842, +22 chg)5. Randy Orton: 15 matches (1810, -38 chg)6. JBL: 8 matches (1794, +6 chg)7. the Big Show: 10 matches (1786, +1 chg)8. Eddie Guerrero: 9 matches (1764, -5 chg)9. Triple H: 14 matches (1761, +56 chg)10. Torrie Wilson: 1 matches (1741, +n/a chg)Mar-051. Chris Benoit: 11 matches (1959, +13 chg)2. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1928, +11 chg)3. John Cena: 20 matches (1916, +19 chg)4. Shelton Benjamin: 11 matches (1850, +8 chg)5. Randy Orton: 2 matches (1812, +2 chg)6. the Big Show: 12 matches (1800, +14 chg)7. Eddie Guerrero: 13 matches (1794, +30 chg)8. William Regal: 10 matches (1779, +40 chg)9. JBL: 17 matches (1772, -22 chg)10. Triple H: 11 matches (1758, -3 chg)Apr-051. John Cena: 11 matches (1954, +38 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1947, +19 chg)3. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1930, -29 chg)4. Shelton Benjamin: 12 matches (1829, -21 chg)5. Randy Orton: 2 matches (1809, -3 chg)6. William Regal: 13 matches (1808, +29 chg)7. the Big Show: 14 matches (1788, -12 chg)8. Batista: 12 matches (1756, +73 chg)9. Rey Mysterio Jr: 12 matches (1753, +10 chg)10. Torrie Wilson: 7 matches (1751, +n/a chg)May-051. John Cena: 10 matches (1970, +16 chg)2. Chris Benoit: 15 matches (1875, -55 chg)3. Shelton Benjamin: 15 matches (1839, +10 chg)4. Batista: 14 matches (1798, +42 chg)5. the Big Show: 8 matches (1794, +6 chg)6. William Regal: 8 matches (1783, -25 chg)7. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1773, +24 chg)8. Kane: 11 matches (1761, +38 chg)9. Torrie Wilson: 2 matches (1759, +8 chg)10. Booker T: 10 matches (1753, +29 chg)Jun-051. John Cena: 11 matches (1987, +17 chg)2. the Undertaker: 4 matches (1943, +n/a chg)3. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1880, +5 chg)4. Shelton Benjamin: 10 matches (1836, -3 chg)5. Batista: 10 matches (1826, +28 chg)6. the Big Show: 9 matches (1798, +4 chg)7. Shawn Michaels: 6 matches (1778, +5 chg)8. Booker T: 10 matches (1777, +24 chg)9. Chris Masters: 7 matches (1764, +17 chg)10. Kane: 8 matches (1760, -1 chg)Jul-051. John Cena: 16 matches (2003, +16 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1941, -2 chg)3. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1884, +4 chg)4. Batista: 14 matches (1839, +13 chg)5. the Big Show: 11 matches (1818, +20 chg)6. Shawn Michaels: 10 matches (1795, +17 chg)7. Shelton Benjamin: 14 matches (1782, -54 chg)8. Kane: 10 matches (1777, +17 chg)9. Chris Masters: 7 matches (1776, +12 chg)10. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1775, +21 chg)Aug-051. John Cena: 12 matches (2016, +13 chg)2. the Undertaker: 8 matches (1939, -2 chg)3. Batista: 20 matches (1865, +26 chg)4. the Big Show: 14 matches (1857, +39 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1857, -27 chg)6. Randy Orton: 14 matches (1798, +n/a chg)7. Shawn Michaels: 11 matches (1796, +1 chg)8. Rey Mysterio Jr: 16 matches (1795, +20 chg)9. Chris Masters: 14 matches (1766, -10 chg)10. Booker T: 12 matches (1744, -10 chg)Sep-051. John Cena: 13 matches (2024, +8 chg)2. the Undertaker: 4 matches (1932, -7 chg)3. Batista: 11 matches (1901, +36 chg)4. the Big Show: 9 matches (1876, +19 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1870, +13 chg)6. Randy Orton: 9 matches (1812, +14 chg)7. Shawn Michaels: 6 matches (1790, -6 chg)8. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1785, -10 chg)9. Chris Masters: 9 matches (1768, +2 chg)10. John Heidenreich: 10 matches (1742, +56 chg)Oct-051. John Cena: 17 matches (1994, -30 chg)2. the Undertaker: 1 matches (1939, +7 chg)3. Batista: 14 matches (1921, +20 chg)4. the Big Show: 15 matches (1884, +8 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 11 matches (1877, +7 chg)6. Shawn Michaels: 9 matches (1799, +9 chg)7. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1795, -17 chg)8. John Heidenreich: 9 matches (1788, +46 chg)9. Trish Stratus: 14 matches (1787, +46 chg)10. Kane: 5 matches (1775, +n/a chg)Nov-051. John Cena: 13 matches (1983, -11 chg)2. Batista: 7 matches (1935, +14 chg)3. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1920, -19 chg)4. the Big Show: 14 matches (1903, +19 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1840, -37 chg)6. Shawn Michaels: 13 matches (1808, +9 chg)7. Trish Stratus: 10 matches (1805, +18 chg)8. Rey Mysterio Jr: 12 matches (1797, +49 chg)9. Kane: 13 matches (1786, +11 chg)10. John Heidenreich: 12 matches (1776, -12 chg)Dec-051. John Cena: 13 matches (2000, +17 chg)2. Batista: 9 matches (1948, +13 chg)3. the Undertaker: 6 matches (1938, +18 chg)4. the Big Show: 9 matches (1908, +5 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1820, +23 chg)6. Chris Benoit: 8 matches (1819, -21 chg)7. Trish Stratus: 7 matches (1817, +12 chg)8. Shawn Michaels: 6 matches (1806, -2 chg)9. Booker T: 7 matches (1805, +42 chg)10. Kane: 11 matches (1804, +18 chg)Jan-061. John Cena: 15 matches (1986, -14 chg)2. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1950, +12 chg)3. Batista: 3 matches (1929, -19 chg)4. the Big Show: 9 matches (1882, -26 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1840, +21 chg)6. Kane: 11 matches (1832, +28 chg)7. Trish Stratus: 10 matches (1812, -5 chg)8. Shawn Michaels: 11 matches (1806, 0 chg)9. Rob Van Dam: 1 matches (1803, +n/a chg)10. Rey Mysterio Jr: 8 matches (1798, -22 chg)Feb-061. John Cena: 11 matches (1992, +6 chg)2. the Undertaker: 11 matches (1952, +2 chg)3. the Big Show: 12 matches (1864, -18 chg)4. Chris Benoit: 10 matches (1857, +17 chg)5. Kane: 12 matches (1848, +16 chg)6. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1825, +19 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 14 matches (1823, +20 chg)8. Bobby Lashley: 10 matches (1791, +5 chg)9. Trish Stratus: 11 matches (1784, -28 chg)10. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1782, -16 chg)Mar-061. John Cena: 11 matches (2008, +16 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1930, -22 chg)3. Chris Benoit: 14 matches (1884, +27 chg)4. Kane: 10 matches (1858, +10 chg)5. the Big Show: 10 matches (1855, -9 chg)6. Shawn Michaels: 9 matches (1812, -13 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 10 matches (1811, -12 chg)8. Kurt Angle: 16 matches (1794, +39 chg)9. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1791, +9 chg)10. Trish Stratus: 7 matches (1786, +2 chg)Apr-061. John Cena: 16 matches (2029, +21 chg)2. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1937, +7 chg)3. Kane: 15 matches (1865, +7 chg)4. Chris Benoit: 14 matches (1848, -36 chg)5. the Big Show: 13 matches (1841, -14 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 13 matches (1815, +24 chg)7. Shawn Michaels: 9 matches (1806, -6 chg)8. Bobby Lashley: 13 matches (1786, +3 chg)9. Kurt Angle: 13 matches (1785, -9 chg)10. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1781, -30 chg)May-061. John Cena: 18 matches (2037, +8 chg)2. the Undertaker: 3 matches (1941, +4 chg)3. Kane: 5 matches (1870, +5 chg)4. the Big Show: 11 matches (1842, +1 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 7 matches (1824, -24 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1824, +9 chg)7. Bobby Lashley: 12 matches (1811, +25 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1793, +12 chg)9. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1786, -20 chg)10. Kurt Angle: 2 matches (1771, -14 chg)Jun-061. John Cena: 14 matches (2023, -14 chg)2. Batista: 6 matches (1927, +n/a chg)3. the Undertaker: 5 matches (1917, -24 chg)4. Kane: 7 matches (1850, -20 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 16 matches (1832, +8 chg)6. the Big Show: 5 matches (1831, -11 chg)7. Bobby Lashley: 16 matches (1827, +16 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 7 matches (1797, +4 chg)9. Shawn Michaels: 4 matches (1792, +6 chg)10. Kurt Angle: 6 matches (1778, +7 chg)Jul-061. John Cena: 19 matches (2008, -15 chg)2. Batista: 7 matches (1929, +2 chg)3. the Undertaker: 6 matches (1927, +10 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1850, +18 chg)5. Bobby Lashley: 8 matches (1840, +13 chg)6. the Big Show: 13 matches (1831, 0 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 4 matches (1824, +27 chg)8. Shawn Michaels: 9 matches (1824, +32 chg)9. Kane: 7 matches (1790, -60 chg)10. Umaga: 12 matches (1762, +41 chg)Aug-061. John Cena: 14 matches (1989, -19 chg)2. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1942, +15 chg)3. Batista: 13 matches (1921, -8 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 10 matches (1842, +18 chg)5. the Big Show: 12 matches (1841, +10 chg)6. Bobby Lashley: 9 matches (1836, -4 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 7 matches (1816, -34 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 12 matches (1802, -22 chg)9. Umaga: 6 matches (1794, +32 chg)10. Kane: 5 matches (1769, -21 chg)Sep-061. the Undertaker: 2 matches (1946, +4 chg)2. Batista: 8 matches (1930, +9 chg)3. John Cena: 17 matches (1922, -67 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 11 matches (1872, +30 chg)5. the Big Show: 11 matches (1849, +8 chg)6. Bobby Lashley: 11 matches (1820, -16 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 13 matches (1803, +1 chg)8. Umaga: 13 matches (1802, +8 chg)9. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1797, -19 chg)10. Triple H: 15 matches (1785, +18 chg)Oct-061. John Cena: 10 matches (1937, +15 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1933, -13 chg)3. Batista: 12 matches (1926, -4 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1891, +19 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 7 matches (1846, +n/a chg)6. the Big Show: 11 matches (1834, -15 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 6 matches (1821, +24 chg)8. Bobby Lashley: 10 matches (1817, -3 chg)9. Rob Van Dam: 17 matches (1815, +12 chg)10. Triple H: 16 matches (1809, +24 chg)Nov-061. the Undertaker: 9 matches (1945, +12 chg)2. John Cena: 12 matches (1942, +5 chg)3. Batista: 11 matches (1938, +12 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 13 matches (1898, +7 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1864, +18 chg)6. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1828, +13 chg)7. Triple H: 13 matches (1823, +14 chg)8. Umaga: 13 matches (1810, +5 chg)9. the Big Show: 4 matches (1807, -27 chg)10. Bobby Lashley: 10 matches (1801, -16 chg)Dec-061. John Cena: 17 matches (1985, +43 chg)2. Batista: 12 matches (1962, +24 chg)3. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1938, -7 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1921, +23 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 12 matches (1867, +3 chg)6. Triple H: 11 matches (1852, +29 chg)7. Bobby Lashley: 10 matches (1840, +39 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 9 matches (1831, +3 chg)9. Umaga: 12 matches (1789, -21 chg)10. Ric Flair: 7 matches (1788, +20 chg)Jan-071. John Cena: 11 matches (1982, -3 chg)2. Batista: 9 matches (1977, +15 chg)3. the Undertaker: 6 matches (1949, +11 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 7 matches (1932, +11 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 13 matches (1872, +5 chg)6. Triple H: 1 matches (1861, +9 chg)7. Bobby Lashley: 13 matches (1859, +19 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1830, -1 chg)9. Kane: 12 matches (1811, +31 chg)10. Umaga: 8 matches (1783, -6 chg)Feb-071. John Cena: 11 matches (2006, +24 chg)2. Batista: 11 matches (1993, +16 chg)3. the Undertaker: 7 matches (1944, -5 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 7 matches (1941, +9 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 7 matches (1885, +13 chg)6. Bobby Lashley: 11 matches (1871, +12 chg)7. Kane: 6 matches (1831, +20 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 11 matches (1796, -34 chg)9. Umaga: 7 matches (1774, -9 chg)10. Ric Flair: 3 matches (1758, -14 chg)Mar-071. John Cena: 12 matches (2032, +26 chg)2. Batista: 10 matches (2002, +9 chg)3. Shawn Michaels: 6 matches (1961, +20 chg)4. the Undertaker: 9 matches (1942, -2 chg)5. Chris Benoit: 8 matches (1881, -4 chg)6. Bobby Lashley: 8 matches (1880, +9 chg)7. Kane: 7 matches (1831, 0 chg)8. Umaga: 10 matches (1789, +15 chg)9. Rob Van Dam: 7 matches (1785, -11 chg)10. Ric Flair: 8 matches (1766, +8 chg)Apr-071. John Cena: 15 matches (2054, +22 chg)2. the Undertaker: 16 matches (1996, +54 chg)3. Batista: 16 matches (1990, -12 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 11 matches (1941, -20 chg)5. Bobby Lashley: 12 matches (1900, +20 chg)6. Chris Benoit: 15 matches (1870, -11 chg)7. Kane: 14 matches (1809, -22 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 15 matches (1802, +17 chg)9. The Great Khali: 3 matches (1762, +34 chg)10. Ken Kennedy: 15 matches (1760, +11 chg)May-071. John Cena: 14 matches (2062, +8 chg)2. the Undertaker: 2 matches (2011, +15 chg)3. Batista: 17 matches (1992, +2 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 3 matches (1937, -4 chg)5. Bobby Lashley: 9 matches (1902, +2 chg)6. Chris Benoit: 19 matches (1877, +7 chg)7. Kane: 18 matches (1820, +11 chg)8. Rob Van Dam: 13 matches (1808, +6 chg)9. The Great Khali: 10 matches (1793, +31 chg)10. Umaga: 9 matches (1781, +22 chg)Jun-071. John Cena: 16 matches (2043, -19 chg)2. Batista: 15 matches (1965, -27 chg)3. Bobby Lashley: 10 matches (1913, +11 chg)4. Chris Benoit: 9 matches (1841, -36 chg)5. The Great Khali: 8 matches (1821, +28 chg)6. Rob Van Dam: 1 matches (1806, -2 chg)7. Kane: 3 matches (1804, -16 chg)8. Umaga: 9 matches (1773, -8 chg)9. CM Punk: 14 matches (1772, +30 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 14 matches (1762, 0 chg)Jul-071. John Cena: 13 matches (2046, +3 chg)2. Batista: 13 matches (1961, -4 chg)3. Bobby Lashley: 13 matches (1920, +7 chg)4. The Great Khali: 8 matches (1824, +3 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 5 matches (1821, +n/a chg)6. Kane: 9 matches (1797, -7 chg)7. Edge: 2 matches (1769, +13 chg)8. Umaga: 12 matches (1761, -12 chg)9. CM Punk: 8 matches (1746, -26 chg)10. Jeff Hardy: 12 matches (1741, -19 chg)Aug-071. John Cena: 18 matches (2056, +10 chg)2. Batista: 17 matches (1976, +15 chg)3. Triple H: 2 matches (1865, +n/a chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 7 matches (1834, +13 chg)5. The Great Khali: 16 matches (1825, +1 chg)6. Kane: 10 matches (1806, +9 chg)7. Umaga: 12 matches (1791, +30 chg)8. Matt Hardy: 11 matches (1739, +5 chg)9. CM Punk: 9 matches (1736, -10 chg)10. Jeff Hardy: 1 matches (1736, -5 chg)Sep-071. John Cena: 12 matches (2061, +5 chg)2. the Undertaker: 5 matches (2004, +n/a chg)3. Batista: 12 matches (2002, +26 chg)4. Triple H: 6 matches (1881, +16 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 7 matches (1856, +22 chg)6. Umaga: 2 matches (1808, +17 chg)7. Kane: 10 matches (1802, -4 chg)8. The Great Khali: 15 matches (1796, -29 chg)9. Candice Michelle: 8 matches (1752, +30 chg)10. Jeff Hardy: 10 matches (1749, +13 chg)Oct-071. John Cena: 1 matches (2050, -11 chg)2. Batista: 11 matches (2030, +28 chg)3. the Undertaker: 11 matches (2017, +13 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 3 matches (1912, +n/a chg)5. Triple H: 15 matches (1878, -3 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1857, +1 chg)7. Kane: 15 matches (1827, +25 chg)8. Umaga: 16 matches (1775, -33 chg)9. The Great Khali: 13 matches (1762, -34 chg)10. CM Punk: 13 matches (1754, +18 chg)Nov-071. Batista: 11 matches (2060, +30 chg)2. the Undertaker: 7 matches (2013, -4 chg)3. Shawn Michaels: 3 matches (1919, +7 chg)4. Triple H: 12 matches (1909, +31 chg)5. Kane: 13 matches (1864, +37 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 13 matches (1854, -3 chg)7. CM Punk: 13 matches (1775, +21 chg)8. Edge: 3 matches (1765, +n/a chg)9. Matt Hardy: 8 matches (1764, +10 chg)10. Jeff Hardy: 14 matches (1752, +2 chg)Dec-071. Batista: 17 matches (2068, +8 chg)2. the Undertaker: 11 matches (2000, -13 chg)3. Triple H: 10 matches (1925, +16 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1904, -15 chg)5. Kane: 13 matches (1872, +8 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 5 matches (1868, +14 chg)7. Rob Van Dam: 1 matches (1816, +n/a chg)8. Jeff Hardy: 12 matches (1796, +44 chg)9. CM Punk: 13 matches (1794, +19 chg)10. Edge: 16 matches (1771, +6 chg)Jan-081. Batista: 11 matches (2020, -48 chg)2. the Undertaker: 6 matches (1994, -6 chg)3. Triple H: 11 matches (1919, -6 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 10 matches (1909, +5 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1877, +9 chg)6. Kane: 11 matches (1872, 0 chg)7. Edge: 16 matches (1829, +58 chg)8. CM Punk: 18 matches (1801, +7 chg)9. Jeff Hardy: 15 matches (1797, +1 chg)10. Ric Flair: 5 matches (1758, +25 chg)Feb-081. John Cena: 5 matches (2056, +n/a chg)2. Batista: 11 matches (2005, -15 chg)3. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2003, +9 chg)4. Triple H: 7 matches (1924, +5 chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1921, +12 chg)6. Edge: 7 matches (1875, +46 chg)7. Kane: 11 matches (1868, -4 chg)8. Rey Mysterio Jr: 6 matches (1857, -20 chg)9. CM Punk: 11 matches (1791, -10 chg)10. Ric Flair: 9 matches (1787, +29 chg)Mar-081. John Cena: 4 matches (2066, +10 chg)2. the Undertaker: 9 matches (2010, +7 chg)3. Batista: 7 matches (1986, -19 chg)4. Triple H: 7 matches (1942, +18 chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1918, -3 chg)6. Edge: 11 matches (1904, +29 chg)7. Kane: 12 matches (1873, +5 chg)8. Ric Flair: 4 matches (1806, +19 chg)9. Randy Orton: 10 matches (1774, +17 chg)10. the Big Show: 10 matches (1766, -2 chg)Apr-081. the Undertaker: 15 matches (2041, +31 chg)2. John Cena: 3 matches (2026, -40 chg)3. Batista: 11 matches (1994, +8 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 1 matches (1931, +13 chg)5. Triple H: 14 matches (1925, -17 chg)6. Edge: 11 matches (1890, -14 chg)7. Kane: 13 matches (1884, +11 chg)8. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1805, +31 chg)9. Matt Hardy: 13 matches (1754, +7 chg)10. the Big Show: 11 matches (1751, -15 chg)May-081. the Undertaker: 7 matches (2062, +21 chg)2. John Cena: 9 matches (1995, -31 chg)3. Batista: 7 matches (1983, -11 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 12 matches (1964, +33 chg)5. Triple H: 12 matches (1936, +11 chg)6. Kane: 14 matches (1890, +6 chg)7. Edge: 10 matches (1875, -15 chg)8. Randy Orton: 8 matches (1796, -9 chg)9. the Big Show: 12 matches (1791, +40 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 12 matches (1776, +22 chg)Jun-081. the Undertaker: 8 matches (2055, -7 chg)2. Batista: 17 matches (2022, +39 chg)3. John Cena: 12 matches (1993, -2 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1964, 0 chg)5. Triple H: 12 matches (1948, +12 chg)6. Kane: 15 matches (1872, -18 chg)7. Edge: 17 matches (1868, -7 chg)8. the Big Show: 5 matches (1820, +29 chg)9. Matt Hardy: 16 matches (1806, +30 chg)10. Randy Orton: 1 matches (1802, +6 chg)Jul-081. Batista: 13 matches (1997, -25 chg)2. Triple H: 6 matches (1982, +34 chg)3. John Cena: 16 matches (1977, -16 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1957, -7 chg)5. Edge: 11 matches (1854, -14 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 1 matches (1847, +n/a chg)7. Kane: 13 matches (1826, -46 chg)8. Matt Hardy: 16 matches (1814, +8 chg)9. the Big Show: 8 matches (1810, -10 chg)10. Cody Rhodes: 15 matches (1809, +34 chg)Aug-081. the Undertaker: 4 matches (2063, +n/a chg)2. Triple H: 12 matches (2006, +24 chg)3. Batista: 14 matches (1987, -10 chg)4. John Cena: 14 matches (1972, -5 chg)5. Edge: 5 matches (1838, -16 chg)6. CM Punk: 16 matches (1831, +39 chg)7. the Big Show: 9 matches (1831, +21 chg)8. Kane: 15 matches (1811, -15 chg)9. Cody Rhodes: 16 matches (1809, 0 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 14 matches (1786, -28 chg)Sep-081. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2070, +7 chg)2. Triple H: 16 matches (2025, +19 chg)3. Batista: 8 matches (1968, -19 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 7 matches (1937, +n/a chg)5. Cody Rhodes: 15 matches (1863, +54 chg)6. CM Punk: 9 matches (1852, +21 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1847, +n/a chg)8. the Big Show: 9 matches (1842, +11 chg)9. Matt Hardy: 16 matches (1806, +20 chg)10. Chris Jericho: 15 matches (1794, +40 chg)Oct-081. the Undertaker: 11 matches (2062, -8 chg)2. Triple H: 9 matches (2047, +22 chg)3. Batista: 14 matches (1959, -9 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 7 matches (1927, -10 chg)5. Cody Rhodes: 8 matches (1881, +18 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1864, +17 chg)7. CM Punk: 9 matches (1863, +11 chg)8. the Big Show: 12 matches (1862, +20 chg)9. Chris Jericho: 12 matches (1823, +29 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 10 matches (1816, +10 chg)Nov-081. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2072, +10 chg)2. Triple H: 19 matches (2039, -8 chg)3. John Cena: 3 matches (1974, +n/a chg)4. Batista: 19 matches (1966, +7 chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 11 matches (1921, -6 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 17 matches (1895, +31 chg)7. CM Punk: 16 matches (1891, +28 chg)8. Cody Rhodes: 14 matches (1848, -33 chg)9. Matt Hardy: 21 matches (1840, +24 chg)10. Edge: 6 matches (1839, +n/a chg)Dec-081. the Undertaker: 8 matches (2077, +5 chg)2. John Cena: 15 matches (2008, +34 chg)3. Triple H: 13 matches (2005, -34 chg)4. Batista: 6 matches (1938, -28 chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1930, +9 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1910, +15 chg)7. CM Punk: 13 matches (1890, -1 chg)8. Cody Rhodes: 6 matches (1860, +12 chg)9. Jeff Hardy: 12 matches (1850, +45 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 13 matches (1831, -9 chg)Jan-091. the Undertaker: 9 matches (2089, +12 chg)2. John Cena: 15 matches (2038, +30 chg)3. Triple H: 8 matches (1985, -20 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1930, 0 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1896, -14 chg)6. Jeff Hardy: 7 matches (1890, +40 chg)7. Cody Rhodes: 8 matches (1875, +15 chg)8. Matt Hardy: 12 matches (1841, +10 chg)9. CM Punk: 16 matches (1829, -61 chg)10. the Big Show: 15 matches (1816, +1 chg)Feb-091. the Undertaker: 11 matches (2093, +4 chg)2. John Cena: 15 matches (2042, +4 chg)3. Triple H: 11 matches (1993, +8 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 7 matches (1937, +7 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1890, -6 chg)6. Cody Rhodes: 6 matches (1880, +5 chg)7. Jeff Hardy: 13 matches (1868, -22 chg)8. Edge: 16 matches (1827, +36 chg)9. CM Punk: 14 matches (1811, -18 chg)10. the Big Show: 11 matches (1808, -8 chg)Mar-091. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2093, 0 chg)2. John Cena: 9 matches (2041, -1 chg)3. Triple H: 11 matches (2006, +13 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1953, +16 chg)5. Cody Rhodes: 9 matches (1899, +19 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1886, -4 chg)7. Jeff Hardy: 15 matches (1854, -14 chg)8. CM Punk: 12 matches (1827, +16 chg)9. Edge: 17 matches (1820, -7 chg)10. the Big Show: 14 matches (1800, -8 chg)Apr-091. the Undertaker: 12 matches (2118, +25 chg)2. John Cena: 18 matches (2059, +18 chg)3. Triple H: 14 matches (2028, +22 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 1 matches (1957, +4 chg)5. Batista: 8 matches (1938, +n/a chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 16 matches (1922, +36 chg)7. Cody Rhodes: 13 matches (1892, -7 chg)8. CM Punk: 16 matches (1837, +10 chg)9. the Big Show: 14 matches (1825, +25 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 16 matches (1821, +30 chg)May-091. John Cena: 12 matches (2050, -9 chg)2. Batista: 13 matches (1928, -10 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 6 matches (1924, +2 chg)4. Cody Rhodes: 10 matches (1897, +5 chg)5. Primo Colon: 7 matches (1835, +23 chg)6. the Big Show: 9 matches (1833, +8 chg)7. CM Punk: 12 matches (1827, -10 chg)8. Jeff Hardy: 13 matches (1821, +11 chg)9. Edge: 13 matches (1819, +16 chg)10. Matt Hardy: 7 matches (1800, -21 chg)Jun-091. John Cena: 16 matches (2083, +33 chg)2. Triple H: 11 matches (2002, +n/a chg)3. Batista: 3 matches (1949, +21 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1892, -32 chg)5. Cody Rhodes: 12 matches (1867, -30 chg)6. Primo Colon: 15 matches (1861, +26 chg)7. CM Punk: 13 matches (1860, +33 chg)8. Edge: 14 matches (1845, +26 chg)9. Jeff Hardy: 14 matches (1806, -15 chg)10. the Big Show: 11 matches (1803, -30 chg)Jul-091. John Cena: 13 matches (2081, -2 chg)2. Triple H: 11 matches (1985, -17 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1885, -7 chg)4. Edge: 1 matches (1882, +37 chg)5. CM Punk: 13 matches (1854, -6 chg)6. Cody Rhodes: 10 matches (1834, -33 chg)7. Primo Colon: 10 matches (1816, -45 chg)8. the Big Show: 14 matches (1811, +8 chg)9. Jeff Hardy: 14 matches (1800, -6 chg)10. Vladimir Kozlov: 5 matches (1778, -5 chg)Aug-091. John Cena: 11 matches (2076, -5 chg)2. Triple H: 11 matches (1963, -22 chg)3. Shawn Michaels: 3 matches (1949, +n/a chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1902, +17 chg)5. CM Punk: 16 matches (1845, -9 chg)6. Jeff Hardy: 7 matches (1824, +24 chg)7. the Big Show: 19 matches (1816, +5 chg)8. Cody Rhodes: 13 matches (1814, -20 chg)9. Kofi Kingston: 14 matches (1793, +37 chg)10. Randy Orton: 12 matches (1786, +20 chg)Sep-091. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2091, +n/a chg)2. John Cena: 18 matches (2080, +4 chg)3. Triple H: 12 matches (1971, +8 chg)4. Batista: 8 matches (1969, +n/a chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 6 matches (1944, -5 chg)6. CM Punk: 14 matches (1902, +57 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 1 matches (1896, -6 chg)8. the Big Show: 16 matches (1820, +4 chg)9. Kofi Kingston: 13 matches (1818, +25 chg)10. Cody Rhodes: 13 matches (1813, -1 chg)Oct-091. the Undertaker: 8 matches (2096, +5 chg)2. John Cena: 14 matches (2057, -23 chg)3. Triple H: 9 matches (1983, +12 chg)4. Batista: 8 matches (1952, -17 chg)5. Shawn Michaels: 5 matches (1947, +3 chg)6. CM Punk: 14 matches (1905, +3 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1885, -11 chg)8. the Big Show: 7 matches (1835, +15 chg)9. John Morrison: 13 matches (1831, +28 chg)10. Kofi Kingston: 12 matches (1818, 0 chg)Nov-091. the Undertaker: 18 matches (2126, +30 chg)2. John Cena: 16 matches (2056, -1 chg)3. Triple H: 16 matches (1990, +7 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 13 matches (1943, -4 chg)5. Batista: 11 matches (1926, -26 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1885, 0 chg)7. CM Punk: 21 matches (1862, -43 chg)8. John Morrison: 17 matches (1808, -23 chg)9. Kofi Kingston: 14 matches (1803, -15 chg)10. the Big Show: 10 matches (1800, -35 chg)Dec-091. the Undertaker: 12 matches (2144, +18 chg)2. John Cena: 10 matches (2069, +13 chg)3. Triple H: 13 matches (1997, +7 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 8 matches (1940, -3 chg)5. Batista: 12 matches (1922, -4 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1874, -11 chg)7. Kofi Kingston: 14 matches (1807, +4 chg)8. CM Punk: 14 matches (1806, -56 chg)9. Mike Mizanin: 11 matches (1804, +29 chg)10. the Big Show: 10 matches (1795, -5 chg)Jan-101. the Undertaker: 4 matches (2156, +12 chg)2. John Cena: 8 matches (2062, -7 chg)3. Triple H: 15 matches (2021, +24 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 10 matches (1954, +14 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1902, +28 chg)6. Batista: 10 matches (1897, -25 chg)7. Randy Orton: 14 matches (1813, +29 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 13 matches (1809, +5 chg)9. Mickie James: 9 matches (1803, +15 chg)10. CM Punk: 8 matches (1797, -9 chg)Feb-101. the Undertaker: 10 matches (2159, +3 chg)2. John Cena: 16 matches (2057, -5 chg)3. Triple H: 7 matches (2036, +15 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 4 matches (1952, -2 chg)5. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1921, +19 chg)6. Edge: 9 matches (1891, +n/a chg)7. Batista: 14 matches (1858, -39 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 15 matches (1828, +19 chg)9. Sheamus: 10 matches (1819, +28 chg)10. Mickie James: 8 matches (1814, +11 chg)Mar-101. the Undertaker: 6 matches (2147, -12 chg)2. John Cena: 14 matches (2049, -8 chg)3. Triple H: 11 matches (2033, -3 chg)4. Shawn Michaels: 9 matches (1942, -10 chg)5. Edge: 11 matches (1912, +21 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1907, -14 chg)7. Batista: 12 matches (1853, -5 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 14 matches (1842, +14 chg)9. Sheamus: 13 matches (1805, -14 chg)10. the Big Show: 13 matches (1801, +19 chg)Apr-101. the Undertaker: 2 matches (2160, +13 chg)2. John Cena: 16 matches (2058, +9 chg)3. Triple H: 3 matches (2041, +8 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1927, +20 chg)5. Edge: 12 matches (1879, -33 chg)6. Mike Mizanin: 18 matches (1854, +12 chg)7. the Big Show: 16 matches (1837, +36 chg)8. Batista: 10 matches (1811, -42 chg)9. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1807, +30 chg)10. Sheamus: 14 matches (1796, -9 chg)May-101. the Undertaker: 6 matches (2157, -3 chg)2. John Cena: 18 matches (2092, +34 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1925, -2 chg)4. Edge: 13 matches (1862, -17 chg)5. the Big Show: 12 matches (1833, -4 chg)6. Mike Mizanin: 9 matches (1812, -42 chg)7. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1810, +3 chg)8. Batista: 11 matches (1798, -13 chg)9. Drew McIntyre: 16 matches (1797, +27 chg)10. Sheamus: 11 matches (1795, -1 chg)Jun-101. John Cena: 18 matches (2112, +20 chg)2. Rey Mysterio Jr: 10 matches (1939, +14 chg)3. the Big Show: 14 matches (1849, +16 chg)4. Edge: 13 matches (1836, -26 chg)5. Randy Orton: 7 matches (1827, +17 chg)6. Kofi Kingston: 12 matches (1816, +57 chg)7. David Hart Smith: 9 matches (1789, +44 chg)8. Sheamus: 20 matches (1776, -19 chg)9. Michelle McCool: 3 matches (1774, +25 chg)10. Kane: 8 matches (1773, +17 chg)Jul-101. John Cena: 12 matches (2071, -41 chg)2. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1947, +8 chg)3. the Big Show: 8 matches (1843, -6 chg)4. Randy Orton: 10 matches (1823, -4 chg)5. Kofi Kingston: 10 matches (1823, +7 chg)6. Sheamus: 12 matches (1816, +40 chg)7. David Hart Smith: 11 matches (1812, +23 chg)8. Edge: 12 matches (1796, -40 chg)9. Mike Mizanin: 15 matches (1793, +30 chg)10. Kane: 5 matches (1793, +20 chg)Aug-101. the Undertaker: 3 matches (2163, +n/a chg)2. John Cena: 14 matches (2058, -13 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1912, -35 chg)4. Kane: 12 matches (1857, +64 chg)5. Randy Orton: 12 matches (1852, +29 chg)6. the Big Show: 14 matches (1842, -1 chg)7. Mike Mizanin: 13 matches (1828, +35 chg)8. David Hart Smith: 8 matches (1817, +5 chg)9. Sheamus: 12 matches (1813, -3 chg)10. Edge: 7 matches (1792, -4 chg)Sep-101. the Undertaker: 7 matches (2149, -14 chg)2. John Cena: 13 matches (2031, -27 chg)3. Kane: 13 matches (1907, +50 chg)4. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1866, +14 chg)5. Mike Mizanin: 13 matches (1844, +16 chg)6. the Big Show: 12 matches (1836, -6 chg)7. David Hart Smith: 14 matches (1809, -8 chg)8. Sheamus: 14 matches (1798, -15 chg)9. Edge: 14 matches (1790, -2 chg)10. Melina: 12 matches (1779, +11 chg)Oct-101. the Undertaker: 8 matches (2121, -28 chg)2. Triple H: 1 matches (2016, +n/a chg)3. John Cena: 10 matches (2000, -31 chg)4. Kane: 16 matches (1956, +49 chg)5. Randy Orton: 17 matches (1920, +54 chg)6. Rey Mysterio Jr: 12 matches (1899, +n/a chg)7. the Big Show: 16 matches (1843, +7 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 11 matches (1809, -35 chg)9. Edge: 12 matches (1804, +14 chg)10. Melina: 10 matches (1777, -2 chg)Nov-101. John Cena: 12 matches (2002, +2 chg)2. Kane: 14 matches (1967, +11 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 8 matches (1925, +26 chg)4. Randy Orton: 20 matches (1925, +5 chg)5. the Big Show: 15 matches (1876, +33 chg)6. Edge: 11 matches (1840, +36 chg)7. Melina: 7 matches (1782, +5 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 14 matches (1770, -39 chg)9. Brie Bella: 4 matches (1767, +17 chg)10. Vladimir Kozlov: 10 matches (1742, -7 chg)Dec-101. John Cena: 11 matches (2013, +11 chg)2. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1923, -2 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1922, -3 chg)4. Kane: 11 matches (1921, -46 chg)5. the Big Show: 8 matches (1896, +20 chg)6. Edge: 14 matches (1870, +30 chg)7. Mike Mizanin: 18 matches (1805, +35 chg)8. Melina: 11 matches (1787, +5 chg)9. Brie Bella: 6 matches (1783, +16 chg)10. Vladimir Kozlov: 11 matches (1753, +11 chg)Jan-111. John Cena: 9 matches (2012, -1 chg)2. Edge: 15 matches (1920, +50 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 6 matches (1913, -9 chg)4. Randy Orton: 21 matches (1909, -14 chg)5. the Big Show: 8 matches (1899, +3 chg)6. Kane: 10 matches (1874, -47 chg)7. Mike Mizanin: 18 matches (1843, +38 chg)8. Brie Bella: 6 matches (1800, +17 chg)9. Vladimir Kozlov: 15 matches (1779, +26 chg)10. Melina: 6 matches (1769, -18 chg)Feb-111. John Cena: 18 matches (1998, -14 chg)2. Edge: 13 matches (1959, +39 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 12 matches (1919, +6 chg)4. the Big Show: 7 matches (1893, -6 chg)5. Randy Orton: 20 matches (1889, -20 chg)6. Mike Mizanin: 20 matches (1861, +18 chg)7. Kane: 12 matches (1838, -36 chg)8. Brie Bella: 2 matches (1791, -9 chg)9. Vladimir Kozlov: 15 matches (1767, -12 chg)10. The Great Khali: 1 matches (1755, +4 chg)Mar-111. Triple H: 3 matches (2018, +n/a chg)2. John Cena: 17 matches (1997, -1 chg)3. Edge: 16 matches (1995, +36 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 11 matches (1926, +7 chg)5. the Big Show: 14 matches (1910, +17 chg)6. Randy Orton: 19 matches (1894, +5 chg)7. Mike Mizanin: 21 matches (1869, +8 chg)8. Kane: 13 matches (1817, -21 chg)9. The Great Khali: 13 matches (1772, +17 chg)10. Trish Stratus: 2 matches (1771, +n/a chg)Apr-111. the Undertaker: 1 matches (2088, +n/a chg)2. Edge: 2 matches (2013, +18 chg)3. Triple H: 2 matches (2011, -7 chg)4. John Cena: 16 matches (1990, -7 chg)5. the Big Show: 13 matches (1947, +37 chg)6. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1921, +27 chg)7. Rey Mysterio Jr: 14 matches (1911, -15 chg)8. Mike Mizanin: 15 matches (1865, -4 chg)9. Kane: 12 matches (1859, +42 chg)10. The Great Khali: 1 matches (1783, +11 chg)May-111. John Cena: 23 matches (2026, +36 chg)2. the Big Show: 14 matches (1955, +8 chg)3. Randy Orton: 15 matches (1955, +34 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1931, +20 chg)5. Kane: 13 matches (1882, +23 chg)6. Mike Mizanin: 20 matches (1838, -27 chg)7. The Great Khali: 7 matches (1788, +5 chg)8. John Morrison: 2 matches (1763, +4 chg)9. Brie Bella: 19 matches (1763, +9 chg)10. Christian: 17 matches (1759, +8 chg)Jun-111. John Cena: 15 matches (2033, +7 chg)2. Randy Orton: 11 matches (1969, +14 chg)3. the Big Show: 8 matches (1941, -14 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 9 matches (1902, -29 chg)5. Kane: 8 matches (1883, +1 chg)6. Mike Mizanin: 12 matches (1801, -37 chg)7. John Morrison: 1 matches (1759, -4 chg)8. Vladimir Kozlov: 17 matches (1752, +1 chg)9. Kofi Kingston: 14 matches (1751, +11 chg)10. Christian: 14 matches (1750, -9 chg)Jul-111. John Cena: 17 matches (2024, -9 chg)2. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1963, -6 chg)3. the Big Show: 8 matches (1916, -25 chg)4. Rey Mysterio Jr: 15 matches (1884, -18 chg)5. Kane: 9 matches (1880, -3 chg)6. Christian: 15 matches (1768, +18 chg)7. John Morrison: 1 matches (1759, 0 chg)8. Eve Torres: 3 matches (1738, +15 chg)9. Sin Cara: 8 matches (1737, +25 chg)10. Beth Phoenix: 12 matches (1725, +45 chg)Aug-111. John Cena: 13 matches (2004, -20 chg)2. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1925, -38 chg)3. Rey Mysterio Jr: 5 matches (1882, -2 chg)4. Christian: 12 matches (1802, +34 chg)5. The Great Khali: 5 matches (1775, +n/a chg)6. Kelly Kelly: 13 matches (1766, +67 chg)7. John Morrison: 14 matches (1747, -12 chg)8. Eve Torres: 6 matches (1745, +7 chg)9. Sin Cara: 6 matches (1738, +1 chg)10. Beth Phoenix: 8 matches (1738, +13 chg)Sep-111. John Cena: 16 matches (2020, +16 chg)2. Triple H: 1 matches (2003, +n/a chg)3. Randy Orton: 14 matches (1940, +15 chg)4. Kelly Kelly: 16 matches (1797, +31 chg)5. Christian: 15 matches (1760, -42 chg)6. Kofi Kingston: 17 matches (1759, +66 chg)7. Sin Cara: 10 matches (1755, +17 chg)8. The Great Khali: 10 matches (1749, -26 chg)9. Eve Torres: 5 matches (1748, +3 chg)10. John Morrison: 13 matches (1739, -8 chg)Oct-111. John Cena: 11 matches (2019, -1 chg)2. Triple H: 1 matches (2007, +4 chg)3. the Big Show: 4 matches (1899, +n/a chg)4. Randy Orton: 8 matches (1887, -53 chg)5. Kofi Kingston: 12 matches (1807, +48 chg)6. Kelly Kelly: 7 matches (1802, +5 chg)7. Sheamus: 11 matches (1788, +55 chg)8. Sin Cara: 5 matches (1761, +6 chg)9. Beth Phoenix: 7 matches (1742, +20 chg)10. Alberto Del Rio: 14 matches (1741, +17 chg)Nov-111. John Cena: 16 matches (2011, -8 chg)2. the Big Show: 19 matches (1921, +22 chg)3. Randy Orton: 22 matches (1901, +14 chg)4. Sheamus: 19 matches (1810, +22 chg)5. Beth Phoenix: 14 matches (1799, +57 chg)6. Kelly Kelly: 3 matches (1797, -5 chg)7. Kofi Kingston: 16 matches (1773, -34 chg)8. The Rock: 1 matches (1771, +n/a chg)9. Sin Cara: 4 matches (1762, +1 chg)10. Mark Henry: 22 matches (1752, +14 chg)Dec-111. John Cena: 13 matches (2035, +24 chg)2. Triple H: 1 matches (1983, +n/a chg)3. the Big Show: 16 matches (1938, +17 chg)4. Kane: 5 matches (1865, +n/a chg)5. Randy Orton: 13 matches (1853, -48 chg)6. Sheamus: 15 matches (1830, +20 chg)7. Beth Phoenix: 12 matches (1818, +19 chg)8. Kelly Kelly: 4 matches (1808, +11 chg)9. CM Punk: 16 matches (1782, +56 chg)10. Mark Henry: 12 matches (1743, -9 chg)Jan-121. John Cena: 15 matches (2048, +13 chg)2. the Big Show: 14 matches (1903, -35 chg)3. Randy Orton: 3 matches (1859, +6 chg)4. Sheamus: 15 matches (1847, +17 chg)5. Kane: 12 matches (1847, -18 chg)6. Beth Phoenix: 15 matches (1832, +14 chg)7. CM Punk: 17 matches (1803, +21 chg)8. Kelly Kelly: 8 matches (1790, -18 chg)9. Bryan Danielson: 19 matches (1761, +73 chg)10. Kofi Kingston: 13 matches (1728, -5 chg)Feb-121. John Cena: 9 matches (2053, +5 chg)2. the Big Show: 15 matches (1891, -12 chg)3. Randy Orton: 4 matches (1866, +7 chg)4. Beth Phoenix: 11 matches (1855, +23 chg)5. Sheamus: 12 matches (1852, +5 chg)6. Kane: 10 matches (1825, -22 chg)7. CM Punk: 12 matches (1816, +13 chg)8. Bryan Danielson: 15 matches (1799, +38 chg)9. Kelly Kelly: 3 matches (1785, -5 chg)10. The Great Khali: 11 matches (1752, +n/a chg)Mar-121. John Cena: 13 matches (2073, +20 chg)2. Triple H: 1 matches (1985, +n/a chg)3. the Big Show: 14 matches (1888, -3 chg)4. Beth Phoenix: 9 matches (1868, +13 chg)5. Sheamus: 12 matches (1866, +14 chg)6. Randy Orton: 10 matches (1851, -15 chg)7. Bryan Danielson: 13 matches (1835, +36 chg)8. CM Punk: 15 matches (1824, +8 chg)9. Kane: 16 matches (1806, -19 chg)10. Kelly Kelly: 9 matches (1774, -11 chg)Apr-121. the Undertaker: 1 matches (2108, +n/a chg)2. John Cena: 12 matches (2048, -25 chg)3. Triple H: 1 matches (1987, +2 chg)4. the Big Show: 16 matches (1904, +16 chg)5. Sheamus: 15 matches (1890, +24 chg)6. Beth Phoenix: 9 matches (1852, -16 chg)7. CM Punk: 13 matches (1842, +18 chg)8. Randy Orton: 14 matches (1830, -21 chg)9. Kane: 16 matches (1813, +7 chg)10. Bryan Danielson: 14 matches (1809, -26 chg)May-121. John Cena: 13 matches (2034, -14 chg)2. Sheamus: 19 matches (1931, +41 chg)3. the Big Show: 12 matches (1899, -5 chg)4. CM Punk: 14 matches (1861, +19 chg)5. Randy Orton: 16 matches (1847, +17 chg)6. Beth Phoenix: 11 matches (1810, -42 chg)7. Kane: 16 matches (1776, -37 chg)8. Bryan Danielson: 17 matches (1775, -34 chg)9. Kelly Kelly: 5 matches (1772, -17 chg)10. Brodus Clay: 11 matches (1760, +42 chg)Jun-121. John Cena: 15 matches (2033, -1 chg)2. Sheamus: 13 matches (1958, +27 chg)3. the Big Show: 13 matches (1894, -5 chg)4. CM Punk: 13 matches (1867, +6 chg)5. Beth Phoenix: 9 matches (1790, -20 chg)6. Brodus Clay: 10 matches (1780, +20 chg)7. Sin Cara: 7 matches (1760, +22 chg)8. Kane: 13 matches (1759, -17 chg)9. Bryan Danielson: 13 matches (1756, -19 chg)10. The Great Khali: 5 matches (1753, -6 chg)

Posted by on 30 August 2012 | 4:14 pm

Geva Comedy Improv Invitational (July 18-July 21)

Adam & I went to Rochester last weekend to perform as Minnesota Snow Job.  We won a second place karate trophy (and jar of Grape Jelly) and faced the winners, The Sufferettes, twice that weekend.  They were superb improvisers. Our One Voice structures were quite popular with the other troupes. It was a lot of fun and we got to see a million old friends - too numerous to name each one right now - but it was very, very, very heartwarming. We also got to meet the new talent and they are amazing. Rochester continues to grow and prosper comedically.  I'm very proud of my hometown (ROCK!), and especially the quality shows that were produced. The Amazing Cmar has provided some super secret links to the shows. Enjoy!Wednesday 8 PM: 1st Half: Search Engine Improv vs GCI2nd Half: Minnesota Snow Job vs Uncle LinaThursday 8 PM: 1st Half: Sportsmen vs. Sufferettes2nd Half: GCI vs. Uncle LinaThursday 10 PM1st Half: Etch-a-Sketch vs. Search Engine Improv2nd Half: Minnesota Snow Job vs The SufferettesFriday 8 PM:   1st Half – Sportsmen vs. Minnesota Snow Job2nd Half – Etch-a-Sketch vs. GCIFriday 10 PM:  1st Half – Uncle Lina vs. the Sufferettes2nd Half – Search Engine Improv vs. Improv Little RockSaturday 8 PM1st Half - GCI for Uncle Lina (7th place)2nd Half - Search Engine Improv vs. Improv Little Rock (5th place)Saturday 10 PM1st Half - Sportsmen vs. Etch-a-Sketch (3rd place)2nd Half - Minnesota Snow Job vs. the Sufferettes (1st place)

Posted by on 23 July 2012 | 2:34 pm

Cinemassacre reviews 10 "Obscure" NES Games

Here is a good review of ten "obscure" NES Games: http://cinemassacre.com/2012/05/27/top-10-obscure-nes-games/HIS TOP TEN10. Felix the Cat09. Krazy Kreatures08. Joe & Mac07. Xexyz06. New Ghostbusters 205. Clash at Demonhead04. Action in New York (S.C.A.T.)03. Gun Nac02. Bucky O'Hare01. The Guardian LegendSHOUT-OUTS:Metal StormSweet HomeLittle SamsonMighty Final FightPanic ResturantMr. GimmickI've played about a third of these - Metalstorm and Bucky O'Hare were two that immediately came to mind.  Krazy Kreatures reminds me a bit of Palamedes.Last time I made a list of my favorite "unusual" NES games, other titles were: Destiny of an Emperor, Kickle Cubicle, Romance of the Three Kingdoms II, Monster in my Pocket, Trog, Shadowgate and Widget.ROCK.

Posted by on 5 June 2012 | 12:43 pm

Movies and NY

Alissa and I stayed near Times Square this weekend and had a wonderful time. The beds in Courtyard Marriott in NYC are amazing - we slept until noon on Friday & Saturday.Thursday was hectic because I worked in Montvale that morning, rode with my co-worker to LGA, picked up Alissa, took a cab to Times Square and checked in to the hotel. Shortly after we settled in, I realized that I hadn't grabbed my suitcoat out of the car. Strike One. So I called my co-worker but unfortunately, he didn't notice it so it was gone into the Rental Car void. This wouldn't be a major issue if it wasn't for the fact that the impetus for the entire trip was a George Eastman Circle (UR Alumni) event at Gotham Hall. I needed to look respectable and that takes work. So we needed a suit. We visited the concierge desk, who promptly googled "Men's Suits", to inform us that Macy's was down the street. So we went to the megastore that is megastores. After swashbuckling through the Coach purses (Alissa bought one on Sunday) and colognes, we finally discovered a decent Hugo Boss Gray (Grey?) suit. It fit well but needed to be hemmed and hemmed STAT. Our excellent salesperson (Bipal) promised it would be ready by 5 PM instead of the several day wait - hail commission sales! To save 20%, we opened a Macy's card which managed to trigger the fraud alert on Alissa's credit card. They called us informed us that it had been cancelled even though there really was no fraud. Strike Two. We went to an Irish Pub (it was Thursday so it was empty) and got some lunch. Dog Days called - Scarlet, who had surgery last week to remove a small mass on her chest, had managed to rip her shirt and open her wound back up and tear our a stitch. Strike Three. Alissa's wonderful parents managed to bring her to vet, get her checked out and check her back into dog care. My pants were in fact hemmed and waiting for me when I got back there at 5pm. We went to the UR event and it was great.  Alissa even managed to use her Epi-pen, but not on herself.  (There was a panicked girl eating nuts and the doctors present (it was a UR Alumni event - of COURSE there were doctors there) basically paging Alissa to use her Epi-pen on the student.)Friday and Saturday were substantially less stressful. We saw Grand Central Station, we bought a Muppet at FAO Schwartz, we ate Cupcakes, we dined on Mexican Food, we sat in a revolving restaurant, we bought fancy pens on 5th Ave, we saw some of the parade, we drank Belgian beers and we saw friends. I got to visit TWO magic shops as well.  It was a rockin' weekend!On Sunday, I dropped Alissa off at the airport and rented a car to drive to Jersey.  I ended up in Woodridge (??) where I saw "21 Jump Street" which was a pretty hysterical movie - just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek humor. That evening I drank mini-Fanta cans with Absolut while watching "Tailor, Tinker, Solider, Spy" on the LodgeNet TV.  Another terrific film!

Posted by on 19 March 2012 | 10:48 am

Oscar 2012 Odds: Live Action Short Film Category

Last night, Adam, Emily, Alissa and I went to the Lagoon and saw the 2012 Oscar nominees for Live Action Short Film.  So, I researched the "odds" this morning.If I'm reading Oddschecker correctly, it's:1. Pentecost (1.95x)2. The Shore (2.42x)3. Tuba Atlantic (3.85x)4. Raju (3.94x)5. Time Freak (5.80x)http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/awards/oscars/best-live-action-short-film(I'm not sure how the odds really work on this one, but I'm pretty sure I'm getting the order right.)However, the various people who have posted reviews (Critics seems like a strong word) have this order:CraveOnline1. Tuba Atlantic (9.5/10)2. The Shore (8.5/10)3. Raju (8/10)4. Pentecost (7/10)4. Time Freak (7/10)http://www.craveonline.com/film/reviews/182881-review-oscar-nominated-short-films-2012TheWrap (if I follow his logic correctly)1. Tuba Atlantic ("likeliest winner")2. The Shore ("wouldn't rule out")3. Raju ("longshot for the win")4. Pentecost ("type of film that frequently gets nominated, but never wins.")5. Time Freak ("voters will find it amusing but too slight")http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/oscars-live-action-shorts-europeans-are-coming-35208?page=0,0SlantMagazine1. Tuba Atlantic (will win/should win; "repulsively Scandinavian.. personal favorite")2. Raju (could win; "Brangelina porn")3. The Shore ("others among us thought it felt oddly incomplete")4. Pentecost ("celebratory punchline that would've been a sure winner…if we were talking about the British Television Advertising Awards. ")5. Time Freak ("might just be the apotheosis of post-graduate navel gazing")http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/2012/02/oscar-2012-winner-predictions-short-film-live-action/TheIndependentCritic1. Raju (3.0; B+) - "even odds to win"2. Pentecost (3.5; A-) - "2-1 to win"3. The Shore (3.0; B+) - 2-1 to win"4. Tuba Atlantic (3.0; B) - "4-1 to win"5. Time Freak (3.0; B+) - "10-1 to win"http://theindependentcritic.com/2012_oscar_nominated_live_action_shortsSo, combining these five reviews on a 5/3/2/1/0 point basis, I come up with:1. Tuba Atlantic (19 points)2. The Shore (14 points)3. Raju (13 points)4. Pentecost (11 points)5. Time Freak (2 points)So, clearly the shorter films (Time Freak and Pentecost) don't seem to be in the running.  I think the The Shore has a leg up on the competition because Terry George was the Hotel Rwanda Screenwriter and has some fame on that.  Tuba Atlantic just seems to be a popular pick because they feel it "connects with something with everyone" as several writers put it.  I think people are giving it too much praise for comedic timing (Terry Gross must have taught them how to deliver a joke) and the find the radio bit at the end a little too deus ex machina for my taste but it was a good film.  Personally, I think I would vote for Raju.  It was the most interesting film to me and I really felt the actor's emotions - especially when he lost the boy and felt completely helpless.  I'm baffled by Pentecost's strong showing in the Oddschecker website, but I think it's just ridiculous British sentiment (as one reviewer put it, "As someone who cares more deeply about soccer than the church..") that gives it strong odds on a UK betting site.  Rock.

Posted by on 20 February 2012 | 10:46 am

Chad-Libya Border War

In the past two weeks, I've read two articles this month about the Libya-Chad war - in the NYTimes and New Yorker.  Frank Jacobs wins this round as he not only uses the word "transmogrifications", but his article also contains the phrase, "byzantine history of these internecine acronyms".  However, Anderson does get bonus points for re-telling a Qaddafi joke with the punchline, "‘The Armenian resistance—very strong.’ ”"The World’s Largest Sandbox" by Frank Jacobs- "King of Kings" by Joe Lee AndersonROCK.

Posted by on 8 November 2011 | 12:27 pm

nothing if not redudant

When "The Daily Show" returned to television on Thursday, September 20, 2001, Jon Stewart had an emotional and memorable opening monologue.  I watched it online shortly after it aired and I was transcribed the words.  Comedy Central is kind enough to provide the video today: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-september-20-2001/september-11--2001JS: "Are you OK?  And we pray that you and your family is.  I'm sorry to do this to you.  It's another entertainment show beginning with an overwrought speech of a shaken host and television is nothing if not redundant. So I apologize for that.  It's something that unfortunately we do for ourselves so we can drain whatever abyss is in our hearts and move to the business of making you laugh - which we haven't been able to do very effectively lately."Like television, posting on LJ/Facebook/Twitter/etc. about your September 11 experience on the anniversary is nothing if not redundant - but also as Stewart said - it's something you do for yourself.  Somehow, focusing your energy to write something seems like it helps put your mind in the right place.  So I post.Interestingly (to me), when I looked through my LJ archives, I found nearly zero references to 9/11 near any of the anniversary dates.  In fact, the only substantial entry that I located was actually written 8/4/2002.  I had met with someone from the newspaper and they were intrigued about the September 11 experience.  In 2001, I was about three-weeks into my study abroad trip in Accra, Ghana.Here's my memory of the day:That Tuesday morning I went to my Agriculture Economics class. Afterwards, I returned to my room and following lunch, I continued reading Frank Herbert’s Dune. Around two in the afternoon, a friend of my Botswanian roommate came in and told me that, “Planes were crashing into your buildings. You should probably come and see.” I figured that was telling some sort of joke, or perhaps referring to a movie on television.I was staying in the International Students’ Hostel.  We were ridiculously spoiled compared to most of peers. Our dorm had television lounges on each of the four floors.  That day, everyone had piled into second story to silently watch TV.There were only three channels in our area.  The idea of a television schedule in Ghana is laughable.  You turned on the television and never knew what was going to be on.  I remember once at the end of the hour they showed a Ric Flair vs Rey Mysterio match from WCW Nitro for absolutely no earthly reason.  However, on this day, the television station was broadcasting CNN.  The rule was "no talking".  You could watch or you could go outside the room and talk about politics, motivations, ramifications, etc.  But if you wanted to watch, you had to be silent.  As you can imagine, people were tense and things were very uncertain.Since we were on Greenwich Mean Time, it was already early afternoon in West Africa when the news of 9/11 really broke. I remember thinking that, "Things back at home looked completely chaotic."I’d heard of the Taliban from their efforts to destroy Afghanistan’s gigantic Buddha statues. The name Osama Bin Laden was well known in Africa – he was responsible for the horrific 1998 Embassy Bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. That was a stinging memory for a lot of Africans and was often brought up in conversation.School wasn’t cancelled that day.  From what I gather, in the US everything sort of stopped and a lot of television stations went to 24/7 news.  It wasn't the same way for us.  Around five PM, we had our Twi (local Ghanaian language) class with other Americans. We stood outside and discussed the news.  Some people had been shopping all afternoon and came directly to class.  They were clueless about what we all discussing.  Some people had been on the Internet talking with friends in the US. I recall that at some point that day I got an email from my parents.  Things were tense.  Our Twi Professor didn't quite grasp how shaken everyone was.  A few minutes into class, our linguistics professor dismissed us. No one seemed able to concentrate.  As I recall, he tried to teach us a phrase akin to, "something terrible has happened" in Twi.I had brought a radio, and for the next four months, BBC was on – morning, noon, and night.  We rarely watched television but we would visit Internet Cafes almost daily so we read a lot of news.  Ghanaians had mixed reactions to the tragedy. All their newspaper had  huge headlines and sensationalist pictures, but the only reliable and informative news could be found on BBC or the Internet.The time difference made things difficult: we would have to stay up until midnight to hear the President speak which was kind of late for us.  I would have to be up again by six AM for my Physics class (which is comical now since a year later my 9 AM classes seemed "too early").No one slept well that night, and the kitchen was surprisingly full that next morning. I brought my radio in and we sat around drinking Milo and conversing softly. A lot of us had friends from NYC, and a few students were from NYU. At some point over the next few days, I recall some kind of candle vigil.  Maybe I made that up in my head - but I seem to remember standing around the ISH and holding a candle.I got up early but I skipped my physics class that day.  I felt bad about it.  However, now I realize how little time we had to "stop our lives" during that week.  Instead, while people were sympathetic to the gravity of the situation, it wasn't like much changed in Ghana.At my classes, some students wanted to discuss the situation. I was obviously an American. A lot of people wanted to know how my family and friends were back in the US. I would assure them they were not in danger from the attacks.  Not everyone understood the different between Rochester, NY and New York City – but that’s typical when you travel overseas.  If I said I was from New York, they immediately thought I was meant that I lived in NYC.While the reality of the subject loomed, there wasn’t quite the fear or apprehension that I believe many Americans experienced. Ghana was very safe, and the main threat there was robbery – not Terrorism. Christians and Muslims got along just fine, and I knew many people from either religion.  Sometime in September, the US Embassy in Ghana had a meeting for all American Students on campus.  A man read a prepared statement that basically warned us against getting our purses stolen.  Kids were angry because they thought they were going to tell us about a specific threat in the country.  In hindsight, it was kind of funny.Oftentimes, the Ghanaians would tease the American students.  It’s a very machismo society. Moreover, the majority of the American students were female so the men would often shot things from the windows as you walked by.  After September 11th, the jibes included things about Afghanistan or Osama Bin Laden. You started to grow a skin about things like that. It was a different atmosphere.  Later I'd find out that after the first Gulf War, they used to yell "Saddam Hussein!" as people walked by.  It was goofy but basically harmless - as if we were going to lay on the ground in fear screaming, "WHERE?".  For us, it was just part of the world we were in.when I came back home and told people about the taunts, some seemed sort of perplexed.  I always liken to starving in Ethiopia or Somalia. Most Americans will never travel there and experience that, and so those events don’t personally impact their lives. It doesn't mean they don't care - but it's not affecting them on a personal level.  Likewise, most Ghanaians know they were never going to the US, and so what they see, hear, and read about the attacks seemed very abstract and unreal.One thing I do remember was that initially many Ghanaians didn’t believe that Osama Bin Laden wasn’t responsible. That might seem odd, but understand that after the East African Embassy Bombings, his organization took immediate credit. Therefore, some people assumed that he would just admit responsibility.  People would sometimes ask me things like that - with almost a childlike sense of innocence when it came to lying.  It was certainly a cultural difference.I was never afraid to fly home, and I wasn’t interested in returning early. Out of the eighty kids on the program, only one went back to the US. Her parents were no longer comfortable with her living in such a “hostile” environment.  She was from Brown University.  I add that detail because she's the only person I've ever known who went there.When I got back to the US, I heard about "nine-eleven" and I was confused.  I really don't remember t hearing the term while I was abroad - it was always "September 11th".  I'm sure this is largely since many countries go day-month instead of month-day.I wrote a lot of letters while I was in Ghana, and that night I wrote  one about fearing "a sweeping wave of nationalism that might include  intolerance".  And I remember talking about my fear of "a lot of bad  Art" in the name of September 11.I would find out later that many of my friends, including people I met in Ghana (like Deborah) had 9/11 birthdays but I didn't really know her at that point in the trip. Those are my scattered memories - nothing if not redundant.

Posted by on 11 September 2011 | 7:07 pm

Shows that I watch regularly

30 Rock (Thursday night Comedy!)Archer (new favorite animated show)Colbert Report (except the interviews) (on Comcast On Demand)Community (Thursday night Comedy!)CSI (on Comcast On Demand)Cupcake Wars (weekend fare)Daily Show with Jon Stewart (except the interviews) (on Comcast On Demand)Family Guy (watch it on Hulu)House (try to catch it on Mondays over Dinner)Iron Chef America (when I'm not too tired)Law & Order: SVU (always good random stuff)Modern Family (on Hulu) - still my favorite showMonk (on Netflix)Mythbusters (haven't seen this much, lately)Newsradio (on DVD, nightly)No Reservations (on Netflix)Parks & Recreation (Favorite Thursday night Comedy!)Psych (on Netflix)Resturant Impossible - my new favorite reality showThe Office (Thursday night Comedy!)The Soup - never miss a weekTop ChefWorst Cooks in AmericaWWE Monday Night Raw (especially when I'm travelling)Indeed!  Rock.  I wonder if I missed any?My latest find is the Carlos Miniseries.  Really great stuff!

Posted by on 28 February 2011 | 12:13 pm