In my continuing efforts to inflict math and statistics where it clearly does not belong, I bring to you the 2008 Win % Leaderboard. This year, I’m going to break it out by current promotion, although all matches are counted regardless of where the wrestler had them.
As usual, these numbers are my best efforts at recording announced cards and results, but obviously many lineups never make the internet. Of those that do, I’d say that the majority of results are posted; newspapers weekly post lineups for buildings like Arena Olimpico Laguna in Gomez Palacio and Coliseo Fraternidad in Veracruz, but only occasionally do results turn up. Even if they do, I do miss things and make mistakes. This is my best guess based on the knowledge I have, but the margin of error number is quite up there.
Mistico was out of action just long enough to prevent him from retaining the lead in total wins this year. Blue Panther took the recorded win total with 97, and Mistico was just behind at 93. That’s 93 more than Carrona had; he went winless on the year.
As you might expect, Mistico winning a lot meant Averno & Mephisto did not. Averno nosed out both his partner and Ultimo Guerrero for the ‘victory’, getting 84 losses. UG and Mephisto each had 83, Guerrero nearly repeating as leader of this category. Of those with at least 10 decisions, mini Celestial had the least losses, 4.
Of those who with 10 decisions or more, it was Mascarita Dorada who had the best winning percentage. He won 82% of matches, a distance ahead of the two women (Dark Angel at 77% and Lady Apache at 76%) who tied Mistico for the lead last year. This is fairly predictable; both the top tecnicas and the top tecnico minis almost all go over unless they’re doing an angle, which isn’t often, and really not at all for Dark Angel this year. Mistico was right behind at 73%.
Worst winning percentage is obviously Carrona at 0%. Of people who are a little bit more regular, Pequeno Warrior clocks in at 19% and Vangelis is at 24%. Misterioso at 31%, which just goes to prove (something.)
The most matches wrestled, in Mexico and maybe all over the world, was Ultimo Guerrero. Last year, it was 313 matches. This year, it was ‘only’ 228. I’m not sure if that means he’s wrestling less, CMLL is running less events (less regular spots shows in Arena Queretaro, Aficion, and Neza, plus not working with IWRG or AULL) or if I’m just missing more. Sombra is second at 213, fooled by Atlantis at 202, Mistico at 197 and Averno at 189. Matches in Chinese bars are not included.
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