Raw 1,000: Stats to Get You Ready for the Event

T BDContributor IJuly 19, 2012

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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With the 1,000th episode of RAW looming, an info-graphic has been made with statistics from the first 999 episodes of RAW, which include:

  • The Top 20 Superstars with the most RAW matches
  • Which titles have been defended the most on RAW
  • What types of specialty matches have occurred the most on RAW
  • Cities / States / Countries that have hosted RAW the most

Some findings are not surprising, while others certainly are.

In the surprising column, Triple H was found to have the most matches on the first 999 episodes of RAW, with 374. Chris Jericho isn't far behind (359). Other surprising names on the list include Jeff Hardy (238), Sean Waltman (176) Test (160) and Trish Stratus (160).

Surprising names that don't have as many matches as you would think include Undertaker (159), who is No.20 of the top 20 that are listed. Steve Austin and Bret Hart, for example, didn't make it to the top 20.

In terms of cities, it was surprising to find that seven U.S. states have not hosted a RAW television event, along with several provinces/territories in Canada. There have only been 22 RAW events that did not take place in North America (16 of them being in England). Cleveland has hosted 17 RAWs, which was an eyebrow raiser.

It was not surprising, given the early days of RAW constantly being taped at the Manhattan Center in New York City, that NYC holds the record for most RAW events with 40 (New York State has hosted an impressive 130—that's 13 percent of RAW events). California is second with 75, and Pennsylvania is third with 69.


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