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Ranked, 2018 WWE Roster (1-100)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

There are more than 100 acts signed to this promotion, I didn't rank all of them. 

I didn't rank the women; were I to add them in, they'd be in the single digits. 

Some tags were split, some kept together.  I may have missed someone.  I didn't rank Neville.  Did I consider injuries and age and availability and all manner of factors?  Yes, yes I did. 

1. Daniel Bryan
2. Sami Zayn
3. AJ Styles
4. Cesaro
5. Ricochet
6. Finn Balor 
7. Johnny Gargano
8. Kyle O’Reilly
9. Roderick Strong
10. Shinsuke Nakamura
11. Samoa Joe
12. Kassius Ohno
13. Seth Rollins
14. Kevin Owens
15. Akira Tozawa
16. Hideo Itami
17. Pete Dunne
18. The Usos
19. Cedric Alexander
20. Kalisto
21. Harper
22. Dean Ambrose
23. Roman Reigns
24. Brock Lesnar
25. Gran Metalik
26. Dolph Ziggler
27. Apollo Crews
28. Chad Gable
29. The Revival
30. New Day
31. Rusev 
32. Andrade Cien Almas
33. Adam Cole
34. Tommaso Ciampa
35. Tyler Bate
36. TJP
37. Lio Rush
38. Aleister Black
39. Jeff Hardy
40. Karl Anderson
41.   Bobby Fish
42. Bobby Roode
43. Bobby Lashley
44. Drew McIntyre
45.   War Raiders
46. Drew Gulak
47. Shelton Benjamin
48. Sheamus
49. Bray Wyatt
50. Jason Jordan
51. Velveteen Dream
52. Braun Strowman
53. TM-61
54. Authors of Pain
55. Matt Hardy
56. John Cena
57. The Miz
58. Chris Dijak
59. Mustafa Ali
60. Mark Andrews
61.   Randy Orton
62. Fandango
63. Jack Gallagher
64. Trent Seven
65. Colons
66. Oney Lorcan
67.   Chris Jericho
68. Tyler Breeze
69. Ariya Daivari
70. Noam Dor
71. Lince Dorado
72. Brian Kendrick
73. EC3
74. Buddy Murphy
75.   Goldust
76. Sanity
77.   Tony Nese
78. Luke Gallows
79. Baron Corbin
80. Bo Dallas
81. Zack Ryder
82. Cass
83. Mojo Rawley
84. Rowan
85. Elias
86. Street Profits
87. Lars Sullivan
88. Mike Kanellis
89. Curtis Axel
90. Heath Slater
91. Danny Burch
92.   Curt Hawkins
93. Tye Dillinger
94. No Way Jose
95. The Forgotten Sons
96. Heavy Machinery
97.   Kurt Angle
98. Sin Cara
99. Jinder Mahal
100. Chad Lail

Day 3 Big Board 2018 NFL Draft

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Maurice Hurst.  Christ.

1. Maurice Hurst DT Mich
2. Kyle Lauletta QB Rich
3. Jamarco Jones T Ohio St
4. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE Okla
5. Tyrell Crosby T Ore
6. DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn St
7. Nick Nelson CB Wisc
8. Armani Watts S A&M
9. Antonio Callaway WR Fla
10. Josey Jewell LB Iowa
11. Parry Nickerson CB Tul
12. Josh Sweat DE Fl St
13. Wyatt Teller G Va Tech
14. Duke Ejiofor DE Wake
15. Cedrick Wilson WR Boise
16. Nyheim Hines RB NC St
17. Equanimeous St Brown WR ND
18. Hercules Mata’afa DE Wash St
19. Mike White QB WKy
20. Kyzir White S WVA
21. Tim Settle DT VA Tech
22. RJ McIntosh DT Mia
23. Shaquem Griffin OLB UCF
24. Keke Coutee WR TTech
25. Kalen Ballage RB Ariz St
26. Mark Walton RB Mia
27. Josh Adams RB ND
28. John Kelly RB Tenn
29. Will Clapp C LSU
30. Deshon Elliott S Tex
31. Will Richardson T NC St
32. Jordan Lasley WR UCLA
33. Quin Blanding S Va 
34. Marcus Allen S Penn St
35. Godwin Igwebuike S Nwestern
36. Troy Fumagalli TE Wisc 
37. Deon Cain WR Clem 
38. Allen Lazard WR Iowa St 
39. Jalyn Holmes DT Ohio St 
40. Genard Avery LB Mem 
41. Trey Quinn WR SMU 
42. Anthony Averett CB Ala
43. Darius Phillips CB W Mich 
44. Colby Gossett G App St 
45. Micah Kiser LB UVA 
46. Jeff Holland OLB Aub 
47. Quenton Meeks CB Stan
48. Holton Hill CB Tex
49. DJ Reed CB K St
50. Avonte Maddox CB Pitt
51. Ian Thomas TE Indiana
52. Andrew Brown DT UVA
53. Skai Moore LB UCon
54. Justin Lawler DE SMU
55. Deontay Burnett WR USC
56. Javon Wims WR UGA
57. Daurice Fountain WR No Iow
58. J'Mon Moore WE Miss
59. Levi Wallace CB Ala
60. Ito Smith RB S Miss
61. Marcell Ateman WR OK St
62. Trenton Thompson DT UGA
63. Da'Shawn Hand DT Ala
64. Desmond Harrison T W Geo
65. Luke Falk QB Wash
66. Leon Jacobs DE Wisc
67. Damon Webb S Ohio St
68. Greg Stroman CB Va Tech
69. Arrion Springs CB Ore
70. Joe Ostman OLC Central Mich
71. Kris Weatherspoon S Troy
72. Al-Rasheed Benton LB WVA
73. Jack Cichy LB Wisc
74. Dylan Cantrell WR TTech
75. Justin Watson WR Penn
76. Auden Tate WR Fl St
77. Jaylen Samuels TE NC St
78. Akrum Wardley RB Iowa
79. Logan Woodside QB Tol
80. Matthew Thomas LB Fl St


Day 2 Big Board, 2018 NFL Draft

Friday, April 27, 2018

Did the Steelers think they were drafting Tremaine?

1. Maurice Hurst DT Mich
2. Harold Landry OLB BC
3. Josh Jackson CB Iowa   
4. Will Hernandez G UTEP
5. Connor Williams T Tex
6. Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St
7. Mason Rudolph QB Ok St
8. Derrius Guice RB LSU
9. James Washington WR Ok St
10. Isaiah Oliver CB Col
11. Nick Chubb RB UGA
12. Donte Jackson CB LSU
13. Cortland Sutton WR SMU
14. James Daniels C Iowa
15. Ronald Jones RB USC
16. Ronnie Harrison S Ala
17. Mike Gesicki TE Penn St
18. Anthony Miller WR Mem
19. Justin Reid S Stanford
20. Austin Corbett C Nev
21. Christian Kirk WR A&M
22. Kyle Lauletta QB Rich
23. Braden Smith G Aub
24. Mark Andrews TE Okla
25. Nathan Shepherd DT Ft Hays St
26. Jamarco Jones T Ohio St
27. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE Okla
28. Tyrell Crosby T Ore
29. Michael Gallup WR Colo St
30. Carlton Davis CB Aub
31. Sam Hubbard OLB Ohio St
32. DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn St
33. BJ Hill NC St DT
34. Kemoko Turay DE Rutgers
35. Tyquan Lewis DE Ohio St
36. Brian O’Neill T Pitt
37. Uchena Nwosu DE USC
38. Nick Nelson CB Wisc
39. Antonio Callaway WR Fla
40. Orlando Brown T Okla
41. DJ Chark WR LSU
42. MJ Stewart CB UNC
43. Josey Jewell LB Iowa
44. Harrison Phillips DT Stan
45. Dante Pettis WR Wash
46. Jessie Bates S Wake
47. Parry Nickerson CB Tul
48. Lorenzo Carter OLB UGA
49. Royce Freeman RB Ore
50. Tre’quan Smith WR UCF
51. Arden Key DE LSU
52. Josh Sweat DE Fl St
53. Wyatt Teller G Va Tech
54. Duke Ejiofor DE Wake
55. Cedrick Wilson WR Boise
56. Nyheim Hines RB NC St
57. Derrick Nnadi Fl St Dt
58. Equanimeous St Brown WR ND
59. Jerome Baker LB Ohio St
60. Kerryon Johnson RB Aub
61. Malik Jefferson LB Tex
62. Hercules Mata’afa DE Wash St
63. Geron Christian T Louis
64. Mike White QB WKy
65. Kyzir White S WVA
66. Rasheem Green DE USC
67. Tim Settle DT VA Tech
68. RJ McIntosh DT Mia
69. Mason Cole C Mich
70. Shaquem Griffin OLB UCF
71. Keke Coutee WR TTech
72. Kalen Ballage RB Ariz St
73. Mark Walton RB Mia
74. Will Clapp C LSU 
75. Martinas Rankin T Miss St
76. Deshon Elliott S Tex 
77. Chad Thomas DE Miami 
78. Will Richardson T NC St 
79. Dorian O'Daniel LB Clem 
80. Jordan Lasley WR UCLA 
81 Deadrin Senat DT USF
82. Quin Blanding S Va 
83. Marcus Allen S Penn St 
84. Duke Dawson CB Fla
85. Troy Fumagalli TE Wisc 
86. Deon Cain WR Clem 
87. Allen Lazard WR Iowa St 
88. Jalyn Holmes DT Ohio St 
89. Genard Avery LB Mem 
90. Trey Quinn WR SMU 
91. Anthony Averett CB Ala
92. Darius Phillips CB W Mich 
93. Colby Gossett G App St 
94. Micah Kiser LB UVA 
95. Isaac Yiadom CB BC 
96. Jeff Holland OLB Aub 
97. Quenton Meeks CB Stan
98. Holton Hill CB Tex
99. Chukwuma Okorafor T WMich
100. Breeland Speaks DT Miss
100. PJ Hall DT Sam Houston 
100. Ian Thomas TE Indiana
100. Fred Warner LB BYU
100. Andrew Brown DT UVA
100. Skai Moore LB S Carol
100. Tarvarius Moore S S Miss
100. Jordan Akins TE UCF 
100. Justin Lawler DE SMU 
100. Javon Wims WR UGA
100. Marcell Ateman WR OK St
100. Trenton Thompson DT UGA 
100. Desmond Harrison T W Geo
100. Oren Burks LB Vandy
100. Darius Leonard LB S Carol St
100. Luke Falk QB Wash St

















Athlete of the Month, April 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

March is here.


Arike Ogunbowale. Runners-up: Donte DiVincenzo, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Davis

One-third of the way through the race for 2018 Athlete of the Year:

January: Nick Foles
February: Yuzuru Hanyu
March: Azura Stevens
April: Arike Ogunbowale


2018 NFL Draft Big Board

Friday, April 20, 2018

I enjoy the draft. Here's my final 2018 big board going into round 1

1. Quenton Nelson G ND                     Colts 6
2. Sam Darnold QB USC                     Jets 3
3. Roquan Smith LB UGA                   Bears 8
4. Derwin James S Fl St                       Chargers 17
5. Saquon Barkley RB Penn St             Giants 2
6. Bradley Chubb DE NC St                 Broncos 5
7. Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma         Browns 1
8. Minkah Fitzpatrick CB Ala              Dolphins 11
9. Josh Rosen QB UCLA                      Cards 10
10. Denzel Ward CB Oh St                   Browns 4
11. Mike McGlinchy T ND                   Niners 9
12. Vita Vea DT Wash                           Bucs 12
13. Maurice Hurst DT Mich   
14. Frank Ragnow C Ark                      Lions 20
15. Harold Landry OLB BC
16. Jaire Alexander CB Louis              Pack 18
17. Josh Jackson CB Iowa       
18. Lamar Jackson QB Louis               Ravens 32
19. Tremaine Edmunds LB Va Tech     Bills 16
20. Josh Allen QB Wyo                         Bills 7
21. Calvin Ridley WR Ala                    Falcons 26
22. Marcus Davenport DE UTSA         Saints 14
23. Will Hernandez G UTEP
24. Isaiah Wynn G UGA                       Patriots 23
25. Da’Ron Payne DT Ala                    Skins 13
26. Mike Hughes CB UCF                    Vikes 30
27. DJ Moore WR Mary                       Panthers 24
28. Taven Bryan DT Fla                       Jags 29
29. Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise       Cowboys 19
30. Connor Williams T Tex
31. Rashaan Evans LB Ala                     Titans 22
32. Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St
33. Mason Rudolph QB Ok St
34. Derrius Guice RB LSU
35. Rashaad Penny RB San Diego St   Seahawks 27
36. Sony Michel RB UGA                   Patriots 31
37. James Washington WR Ok St
38. Isaiah Oliver CB Col
39. Nick Chubb RB UGA
40. Donte Jackson CB LSU
41. Cortland Sutton WR SMU
42. James Daniels C Iowa
43. Ronald Jones RB USC
44. Ronnie Harrison S Ala
45. Mike Gesicki TE Penn St
46. Anthony Miller WR Mem
47. Justin Reid S Stanford
48. Austin Corbett C Nev
49. Christian Kirk WR A&M
50. Kyle Lauletta QB Rich
51. Billy Price C Ohio St                      Bengals 21
52. Braden Smith G Aub
53. Kolton Miller T UCLA                   Raiders 15
54. Mark Andrews TE Okla
55. Nathan Shepherd DT Ft Hays St
56. Jamarco Jones T Ohio St
57. Hayden Hurst TE SCarolina           Ravens 25
58. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE Okla
59. Tyrell Crosby T Ore
60. Michael Gallup WR Colo St
61. Carlton Davis CB Aub
62. Sam Hubbard OLB Ohio St
63. DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn St
64. BJ Hill NC St DT
65. Kemoko Turay DE Rutgers
66. Tyquan Lewis DE Ohio St
67. Brian O’Neill T Pitt
68. Uchena Nwosu DE USC
69. Nick Nelson CB Wisc
70. Antonio Callaway WR Fla
71. Orlando Brown T Okla
72. DJ Chark WR LSU
73. MJ Stewart CB UNC
74. Josey Jewell LB Iowa
75. Harrison Phillips DT Stan
76. Dante Pettis WR Wash
77. Jessie Bates S Wake
78. Parry Nickerson CB Tul
79. Lorenzo Carter OLB UGA
80. Royce Freeman RB Ore
81. Tre’quan Smith WR UCF
82. Arden Key DE LSU
83. Josh Sweat DE Fl St
84. Wyatt Teller G Va Tech
85. Duke Ejiofor DE Wake
86. Cedrick Wilson WR Boise
87. Nyheim Hines RB NC St
88. Derrick Nnadi Fl St Dt
89. Equanimeous St Brown WR ND
90. Jerome Baker LB Ohio St
91. Kerryon Johnson RB Aub
92. Malik Jefferson LB Tex
93. Hercules Mata’afa DE Wash St
94. Geron Christian T Louis
95. Mike White QB WKy
96. Kyzir White S WVA
97. Tim Settle DT VA Tech
98. Mason Cole C Mich
99. Shaquem Griffin OLB UCF
100. Keke Coutee WR TTech




(This is not a) Mock 2018 NFL Draft (Rnd 2)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Not predicting, selecting as if I were the GM for each club.  

33. Cleveland  DT T.Bryan Fla
34. New York Giants RB R.Penny SD St
35. Cleveland (from Houston) CB M.Hughes UCF
36. Indianapolis WR DJ Moore Mary
37. Indianapolis (from New York Jets) RB R.Jones USC
38. Tampa Bay RB N.Chubb UGA
39. Chicago WR M.Gallup Col St
40. Denver CB I.Oliver Col
41. Oakland TE M.Gesicki Penn St
42. Miami DT D.Payne Ala
43. New England (from San Francisco) T J.Jones Ohio St
44. Washington RB  D.Guice LSU
45. Green Bay WR C.Wilson Boise
46. Cincinnati DE A.Key LSU
47. Arizona QB K.Lauletta Rich
48. Los Angeles Chargers CB C.Davis Aub
49. Indianapolis (from New York Jets via Seattle) CB N.Nelson Wisc
50. Dallas WR A.Miller Mem
51. Detroit CB P.Nickerson Tul
52. Baltimore TE M.Andrews Okla  
53. Buffalo WR E. St Brown ND
54. Kansas City S R.Harrison Ala
55. Carolina WR C.Kirk A&M
56. Buffalo (from Los Angeles Rams) T T.Crosby Ore
57. Tennessee LB J.Jewell Iowa
58. Atlanta WR M.Ateman OK St
59. San Francisco (from New Orleans) C/G B.Price Ohio St
60. Pittsburgh DE O.Okoronkwo Okla
61. Jacksonville DT T.Settle Va Tech
62. Minnesota G W.Teller Va Tech
63. New England LB S.Hubbard Ohio St
64. Cleveland (from Philadelphia) DE K.Turay Rutgers


(This is Not a) Mock 2018 NFL Draft (Rnd 1)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Not a prediction, me attempting to make the best selection for each team.  I've decided I want Roquan or Landry at #9 instead of dealing down.


1. Cleveland Browns  QB S.Darnold USC
2. New York Giants QB J.Rosen UCLA
3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts) QB B.Mayfield Okla
4. Cleveland (from Houston Texans) S D.James Fl St.
5. Denver Broncos RB S.Barkley Penn St
6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) G Q.Nelson NDame
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB J.Jackson Iowa
8. Chicago Bears DE B.Chubb NC St
9. San Francisco 49ers OLB H.Landry BC
10. Oakland Raiders DT M.Hurst Mich
11. Miami Dolphins  LB R.Smith UGA
12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals) QB L.Jackson Louisville
13. Washington Redskins CB M.Fitzpatrick Ala
14. Green Bay Packers CB D.Ward Ohio St
15. Arizona Cardinals WR C.Ridley Ala
16. Baltimore Ravens T M.McGlinchey NDame
17. Los Angeles Chargers T C.Williams Tex
18. Seattle Seahawks  G I.Wynn UGA
19. Dallas Cowboys DT V.Vea Wash
20. Detroit Lions  DE M.Davenport UTSA
21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills) C F.Ragnow Ark
22. Buffalo (from Kansas City Chiefs) OLB T.Edmunds Va Tech
23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams) WR C.Sutton SMU
24. Carolina Panthers G W.Hernandez UTEP
25. Tennessee Titans WR J.Washington Okla St.
26. Atlanta Falcons CB J.Alexander Louisville
27. New Orleans Saints TE D.Goedert S Dak St
28. Pittsburgh Steelers  LB L. Vander Esch Boise
29. Jacksonville Jaguars QB J.Allen Wyo
30. Minnesota Vikings CB D.Jackson LSU
31. New England Patriots QB M.Rudolph Ok St
32. Philadelphia Eagles LB R.Evans Ala

2018 Top 50 NBA Players

Friday, April 13, 2018

Here were the 50 best players in the NBA in the 2017-18 season


1. F A.Davis NO (1st team All NBA, MVP1)
2. F L.James Cle  (1st team all NBA)

(a coin flip MVP vote between Davis and James

3. G J.Harden Hou (1st team all NBA)

(I expect Harden to win and that's also defensible)

4. G D.Lillard Port  (1st team all NBA)
5. F G.Antetokounmpo Mil (2nd team All NBA)
6. C  K.A. Towns Minn (1st team All NBA)
7. G R.Westbrook OKC (2nd team All NBA)
8. C  N.Jokic Den (2nd Team All NBA)
9. F K.Durant GSW  (2nd Team All NBA)
10. G V.Oladipo Ind (2nd Team All NBA)
11. F L.Aldridge SA (3rd Team All NBA)
12. G J.Butler Min  (3rd Team All NBA)
13. G K.Lowry Tor (3rd team all NBA)
14. C A.Drummond Det  (3rd Team all NBA)
15. G S.Curry GSW
16. G C.Paul Hou
17. G K.Walker Charl
18. G B.Simmons Phi   (ROY)
19. G D.DeRozan Tor
20. F P.George OKC  (3rd Team all NBA)
21. C C.Capela Hou
22. F O.Porter Wash
23. G K.Irving Bos
24. C S.Adams OKC
25. G J.Holiday NO

26. C J.Embiid Phi
27. C D.Jordan LA
28. G B.Beal Wash
29. G L.Williams LAC
30. F K.Middleton Mil
31. C R.Gobert Uta
32. F A. Horford Bos
33. C D.Howard Charl
34. F T.Harris LAC
35. C D.Cousins NO
36. C J.Valanciunas Tor
37. C E.Kanter NY
38. F R.Covington Phi
39. G E.Bledsoe Mil
40. F D.Green GSW
41. CJ McCollum Por
42. F J.Ingles Uta
43. C K. Love Cle
44. D.Collison Ind
45. G K.Thompson GSW
46.  G D.Mitchell Utah
47. C M.Gasol Mem
47. C J. Nurkic Por
49.  G G.Harris Den
50. G S.Dinwiddie Brook








2018 NBA Playoff Predictions

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Every year at this time I talk about Simple Rating System (SRS) the pro-basketball-reference rating system; for the past 3 years its been in conjunction with the historic stretch put together by the Warriors.  Here's every team in NBA history with an SRS over 10:

1971 Bucks -won title
1996 Bulls - won title
1972 Lakers - won title
2017 Warriors - won title
1997 Bulls - won title
1972 Bucks - lost to that Lakers team in playoffs
2016 Warriors - lost in the finals
2016 Spurs - lost in the playoffs
1992 Bulls - won title
2015 Warriors - won title

10 teams, 3 of them the last 3 Warriors teams.

This year's Warriors SRS is 5.79.  This team is not those teams is my point.  This looks less like year 4 of the dynasty and more like a step back.

East
Toronto d Washington
Boston d. Milwaukee
Philly d. Miami
Cleveland d. Indiana

Toronto d. Cleveland
Philly d. Boston

Toronto d. Philly

West
Houston d. Minnesota
Warriors d. San Antonio
Portland d. New Orleans
Utah d. OKC

Houston d. Utah
Warriors d. Portland

Houston d. Warriors

NBA Finals: Houston d. Toronto





Wrestlemania 34 Preview

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Wrestlemania is 7 hours long.

You probably know that; you're reading a Wrestlemania preview on a blog in 2018, but goddamn that's a long show.  I am certain there was a time in my life where I would have been stoked to watch a 7 hour wrestling show as it aired, but that time is not today.

Wrestlemania 34 is in New Orleans on Sunday, here's the card.

1. Universal championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
-Brock's the top guy in the company; I don't mean he's the biggest draw or he's the best worker or he's the biggest star - I mean that since his return to the promotion, he's largely been positioned at the top of the roster.  Brock's the champ, whether he has the belt or not.

That ends Sunday - WWE is going to put Roman Reigns over him in the middle of the ring and Lesnar's going back to UFC. This is for the Universal Title, that's the RAW Title, the one created two years ago.  Lesnar took the belt from Goldberg at WM33 and has held it for a year.  Reigns has been positioned for the last 3 years as the guy who will take Cena's place at the head of the promotion, and the idea has long seemed that he'd beat Lesnar in order earn that spot. Reigns won the chamber match in February to get the shot and has played the card Cena played on the Rock "you're a part timer, you don't really work here, the champ needs to work here" which maybe....maybe has helped minimize the likely fan animosity toward Reigns winning this title.

Reigns is good; the negative reaction to him is outsized - but as a symbol of all of the ways, large and small, that WWE has ignored fan preference for the last 15+ years, booing him is a reasonable expression of that frustration.  And from the perspective of the company, they can just pretend the mixed reaction is indicative of success, like they did with Cena.  I'd guess anything that isn't a CM Punk chant is fine with WWE.

Lesnar matches are good unless Lesnar isn't interested in their not being good, if he has his working boots on, no reason this isn't a four star match.

(Edit - it wasn't, it was a 3 star match that the crowd hated; the booking was designed to get the crowd to turn on Brock, they did, but they didn't embrace Reigns or the idea that Reigns was going to win.  He didn't win, as it turned out, Brock signed a new deal and kept the belt.

My Star Ratings of Every Wrestlemania Main Event:

1. Hulk Hogan/Mr. T d. Roddy Piper/Paul Orndorff **3/4
2. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. King Kong Bundy **1/4
3. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Andre the Giant *
4. WWF Title: Randy Savage d. Ted DiBiase ***
5. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage  ***3/4
6. WWF/IC Titles: Ultimate Warrior d. Hulk Hogan ***1/2
7. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Sgt Slaughter ***
8. Hulk Hogan d. Sid *
9. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Yokozuna zero
10.  WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Yokozuna **1/2
11. Lawrence Taylor d. Bam Bam Bigelow *1/2
12. WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Bret Hart ****1/2
13. WWF Title: Undertaker d. Sid **
14.  WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Shawn Michaels ***3/4
15. WWF Title: Steve Austin d. The Rock ****
16. WWF Title: HHH d. Rock d. Mick Foley d. Big Show ***1/2
17. WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Rock ****
18. WWF Title: HHH d. Chris Jericho ***
19. WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. Kurt Angle ****
20.World Title: Chris Benoit d. HBK d. HHH ****1/2
21. World Title: Batista d. HHH **3/4
22. WWE Title: John Cena d. HHH ***
23. WWE Title: John Cena d. Shawn Michaels ***1/2
24. World Title: Undertaker d. Edge ***1/2
25. World Title: HHH d. Randy Orton ***
26. Undertaker d. Shawn Michaels ****
27. WWE Title: Miz draw John Cena **1/2
28. Rock d. John Cena ***1/2
29. WWE Title: John Cena d. Rock ***1/2
30. WWE Title: Daniel Bryan d. Randy Orton/Batista ***3/4
31. WWE Title: Seth Rollins d. Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns ****
32. WWE Title: Roman Reigns d. HHH **3/4
33. Roman Reigns d. Undertaker **1/2


2. WWE championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The cornerstone of TNA against the man (other than Tanahashi) most associated with New Japan's resurgence for the WWF Title (not some bullshit belt created six minutes ago - this is the by god World Wrestling Federation Championship) at Wrestlemania.  Is this real life?

It's a babyface matchup, which I like at Wrestlemania as it marks it as a special match; AJ took the title from Jinder Mahal (in the discussion for worst WWF Champion ever) Nakamura won the Royal Rumble, and here we are.  A couple of years ago these two had one of the best matches of the year when both were in NJPW, this is positioned as the workrate match for this card - high stakes, it will get time, the quality of the match is the main selling point.  It's what you want.  There have been 29 four star matches at Wrestlemania; if this isn't 30 it's a significant disappointment.  Nakamura's going to beat him.

(Edit - this is a much better match than it will be remembered as being, 3 3/4 stars, the second best match of the night - but that's less than 4, that makes it, a significant disappointment, and Nakamura lost.  

3. Daniel Bryan/Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn
Forget about the Shane McMahon part of this for a second and dig if you will this picture - Kevin Steen and El Generico, two of the best wrestlers in the world, two men heavily associated with the 21st century independent wrestling boom - are facing Bryan Danielson, one of the greatest wrestlers who ever lived, in his first match in three years.  I would buy the show under any circumstances just for this match.  It may not be great -  because the Shane McMahon part does exist, but there's no earthly way it won't be a memorable moment when Bryan returns to the ring, and my expectation is they'll pull this off.  I think the babyfaces go over here as well (Bryan and McMahon are the figurehead commissioners of Smackdown, Owens and Zayn are the lead heels of that brand, there's been a long feud, it's been good and here we are).  Owens and Zayn are "fired" from Smackdown if they lose.

(Edit - Bryan's return was memorable, and then they booked him to sit out most of the match while the promoter's kid "sold" - it didn't make 3 stars)

4. Kurt Angle/Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H/Stephanie McMahon
This might be the main event; it's certainly the match with the most casual interest.  My interest is limited to seeing Angle in his first Mania match in over a decade; I don't care about Rousey, whatever her value as a shoot fighter, there's no evidence she can be a good professional wrestler and (while I don't care about this sort of thing) the personal qualities that made her enormously successful outside of MMA dont translate for me at all yet in this environment.  Hunter is no longer a good worker; Stephanie is my least favorite McMahon (and that's a race to the bottom) and it appears that Kurt has finally drained the last drops out of his ability to have a good match.  I want to see Angle - but my expectation here is very low.

(Edit - they got the most out of this they could, it was much more spectacle than match, but the wrestling they did wasn't embarrassing, I've got it at 3 1/4)

5. John Cena v. Undertaker
I include this here because, if this match is on the show, you can't talk about it any lower than this.  I say "if" because this match isn't announced - it's assumed - but it sort of seems to me that they're setting up more of a confrontation to set up a match than an actual match.  I'd assume the build is heading to a retirement match for the Undertaker - Shawn ended Flair's career at Mania, Undertaker ended Shawn's, and I think Cena is going to put the Dead Man down, but not Sunday.

(They had a two minute match with the Taker going over, I think we see this again in a year)

6. IC: The Miz (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn B├ílor
Rollins and Balor had a four star match on the go home RAW; a thing that happens sometimes with Mania is that the workrate version of the match actually occurs on television (usually after) my concern is that's the case here.  Miz is fine but drags down the likelihood of a great match here.  Miz is on his 8th IC run; he's had the belt since beating Reigns in January.  Balor and Rollins are both babyfaces; I'd expect one of them wins and the other heads to Smackdown (probably with the Miz, so he can feud with Bryan).

(Best match of the night, 4 stars, which only makes it the 4th best televised WWE match of the weekend)

7. US Title: Randy Orton (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Rusev
I have very little expectations here; Orton and Roode are both babyfaces, Orton took the title from Roode a month ago in what has been an underperforming in-ring program.  Mahal's the heel, he's been in the mix for this belt for months, losing to Roode in the finals of a tournament to crown a champion.  Orton and Roode might both be better served as halves of a tag act at this point in their careers, Jinder shouldn't be on the roster - Rusev was hot-shot into the program, either to aid it or to pacify him.  Rusev's getting an enormous crowd reaction (sort of like Zach Ryder once got an enormous crowd reaction; Rusev's a better worker than Ryder - but the fan reaction is more playful, "hey, it's fun to cheer for Rusev" as opposed to insistent "this guy is our guy and he needs to get pushed now".  Ryder won a title at Mania and I think Rusev does as well.

(Jinder took the belt in a nondescript match)

8. Smackdown Tags: The Usos (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan)
If they give it enough time, this is the sneaky breakout match of this show.  Usos are one of the best tag teams in the world; they've had the belts since October, when they took them from New Day - who had taken the belts from the Usos - who had taken the belts from the New Day - who had taken the belts from the Usos.  Some of those matches have been very good; the best worker in the match is Harper, and his addition (and the possibility of this becoming some type of ladder related match) gives this some extra juice.  I'd expect Harper and Rowan to take the belts.

(They didn't give it any time, Harper/Rowan take)

9. RAW Tags: Cesaro/Sheamus (c) vs. Braun Strowman /Mystery Partner
Like the Usos, Cesaro/Sheamus have dominated the RAW tags for over a year, they're on their fourth title run and cleared out the rest of the division.  Enter Strowman - maybe the most over guy in the promotion, he's not for me, mainly just size and beard, but he's not terrible in limited doses and you understand why they push him.  The partner could be anyone from Samoa Joe to Rey Mysterio (probably its Big Cass) and they win the belts in what is probably not the best match.  I'm ready to see Cesaro (who might still be the best wrestler in the promotion) back as a single.

(A young child was the mystery partner and is now one half of the WWF tag team champions; I've been writing a wrestling counterfactual for over a decade, occasionally, as we see guys like AJ Styles have long title reigns IRL, I'll be asked if the counterfactual makes sense to continue since WWE has finally gotten it right. And then, this.)

10. Smackdown Women's Title: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka
This could be a really good match; Asuka is head and shoulders above the rest of the women on the roster, she's a legitimately good worker as opposed to a good women's wrestler - Charlotte's a good women's wrestler, but that's plenty good enough to have a really good match here.  Asuka's still undefeated; I assume that stays true and she goes over.  I am historically on the negative end for women's wrestling, most specifically WWF women's wrestling - but this is a match I'm looking forward to seeing.  There's another wrestler, Carmella, who isn't particularly good, with a briefcase, and she might be involved here.

(It was a really good match, 3 3/4, with Asuka losing her streak)

11. RAW Women's Title: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
This is more of a typical WWF women's match, they aren't terrible workers but there's just no chance this is a three star match.

(This was a very typical WWE women's match and didn't get close to 3 stars)

That's the show proper - the pre show has the finals of the juniors tournament (Cedric Alexander, who is really good, facing Mustafa Ali, who is fine) and both a men's and a women's battle royal (if someone isn't on the main card, they're probably in one of those two matches).

That's the show.  It's a definite buy; Daniel Bryan/Kurt Angle/the end of this Lesnar run are all good attractions; I'm expecting one of the women's matches and one of the tag matches to deliver - and then you get Nakamura/Styles.  My expectations are high for WM34.

I'm not old enough to have seen every Super Bowl, but I was 14 for the first Wrestlemania - the build for which was right in my not yet critical of corporate homogeneity brain.

I've seen every Wrestlemania match.  This is, I believe, all of them.  Ranked in order of quality, for whatever reason.  Match times are rounded; the Wrestlemania at which the match took place is in parentheses; there's a star rating for every *** and up match.

Now updated through WM33

1      IC Title: Razor Ramon d. Shawn Michaels 19 min (10) 5
2.       Owen Hart d. Bret Hart 20:30 (10) 5

3.       Bret Hart d. Steve Austin 22 min (13) 4 ¾
4.       IC: Ricky Steamboat d. Randy Savage 14:30 (3) 4 ¾

5.    World Title: Chris Benoit d. HBK d. HHH 24:30 (20) 4 ½
6.       WWF Title: Kurt Angle d. Shawn Michaels 27:30 (21) 4 ½
7.     Undertaker d. Shawn Michaels 30:30 (25) 4 1/2
8.       WWF Title: Shawn Michaels d. Bret Hart 62 min (12) 4 ½
9.       Tags: Edge/Christian d. Hardys d. Dudleys 22 min (16) 4 ½
10.    Tags: Edge/Christian d. Hardys d. Dudleys 15:30 (17) 4 ½

11.   WWF Title: Randy Savage d. Ric Flair 18 min (8) 4 ¼

12. WWF Title: Seth Rollins d. Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns 16:30 (31) 4
13. WWF Title: Brock Lesnar d. Kurt Angle 21 min (19) 4
14. Undertaker d. Shawn Michaels 24 min (26) 4
15.   WWF Title: Steve Austin d. The Rock 15 min (15) 4
16. Kurt Angle d. Chris Benoit 14 min (17) 4
17. Eddy Guerrero d. Kurt Angle 21:30 (20) 4
18. HHH d. Brock Lesnar 22:30 (29) 4
19. Money in the Bank 15 min (21) 4
20.   IC: Bret Hart d. Roddy Piper 14:00 (8) 4
21. Shawn Michaels d. Chris Jericho 22:30 (19) 4
22. Daniel Bryan d. HHH 26:00 (30) 4
23. Undertaker d. CM Punk 22 (29) 4
24.   Ultimate Warrior d. Randy Savage 20:30 (7) 4
25. RAW Tags: Hardys d. Cesaro/Sheamus d. Cass/Enzo d. Anderson/Gallows 11 min (33) 4
26. Undertaker d. HHH 29 min (27) 4
27.   WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Rock 28 min (17) 4
28.   WWF Title: CM Punk d. Chris Jericho 22:30 (28) 4
29.   Undertaker d. HHH 30:30 (28) 4

30.   Edge d. Mick Foley 14:30 (22) 3 ¾
31. IC Ladder Match 15:30 (32) 3 3/4
32. IC Ladder Match 14 min (31) 3 3/4
33.   MITB: 14 min (24) 3 ¾
34.  WWF Title: Steve Austin d. Shawn Michaels 20 min (14) 3 ¾
35. WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage 18 min (5) 3 ¾
36. WWF Title: Daniel Bryan d. Randy Orton/Batista 23:30 (30) 3 3/4
37. AJ Styles d. Shane McMahon (33) 3 ¾
38. Women's Title: Charlotte d. Sasha/Becky 16 min (32) 3 3/4

39.   IC/Euro: Chris Jericho &Chris Benoit d. Kurt Angle 13:30 (16) 3 ½
40.   WWF/IC Titles: Ultimate Warrior d. Hulk Hogan 23:30 (6) 3 ½
41.   WWF Title: Diesel d. Shawn Michaels 20:30 (11) 3 ½
42.   World: Rey Mysterio d. Kurt Angle d. Randy Orton 9:30 (22) 3 ½
43.   Rock d. Steve Austin 18 min (19) 3 ½
44.   Christian d. Chris Jericho 15 min (20) 3 ½
45.   MITB 19 min (23) 3 ½
46.   MITB 12:30 (21) 3 ½
47.   World: Undertaker d. Batista 16 min (23) 3 ½
48.   Undertaker d. HHH 18 min (17) 3 1/2
49.   Randy Orton d. Seth Rollins 13:30 (31) 3 1/2
50    WWF Title: HHH d. Rock d. Mick Foley d. Big Show 36:30 (16) 3 ½
51.   Shawn Michaels d. Ric Flair 20:30 (24) 3 ½
52.   World Title: Undertaker d. Edge 24 min (24) 3 ½
53.   Brainbusters d. Tito Santana/Rick Martel 9 min (5) 3 ½
54    MITB 13:30 (26) 3 ½
55.   MITB 14:30 (25) 3 ½
56.   WWF Title: John Cena d. Shawn Michaels 27:30 (23) 3 ½
57.   Rock d. John Cena 30:30 (28) 3 ½
58.   John Cena d. Rock 24 min (29) 3 1/2
59.   US Title: Kevin Owens d. Chris Jericho 16:30 (33) 3 1/2
     
60. Brock Lesnar v. Dean Ambrose 13 min (32) 3 1/4
61.   Ric Flair/Randy Orton/Batista d. Mick Foley/Rock 17 min (20) 3 ¼
62.   Rey Mysterio d. Eddie Guerrero  12:30 (21) 3 1/4
63.   Chris Jericho d. AJ Styles 17 min (32) 3 1/4
64.   Tags: Cactus Jack/Chainsaw Charlie (Terry Funk) d. New Age Outlaws 10 min (14) 3 ¼
65.   Matt Hardy d. Jeff Hardy 13 min (25) 3 ¼
66.   World Title: Chris Jericho d. Edge 15:30 (26) 3 ¼
67.   Undertaker d. Diesel 16:30 (12) 3 ¼
68.   Randy Orton d. CM Punk 15min (27) 3 ¼
69. US: John Cena d. Rusev 14:30 (31) 3 1/4
70. John Cena d. Bray Wyatt 23 min (30) 3 1/4
71.   World Title: Edge d. Alberto del Rio 11:30 (27) 3 ¼
72.   Tags: Nastys d. Hart Foundation 12 min (7) 3 ¼
73.   Rockers d. Haku/Barbarian 10:30 (7) 3 ¼
74. World: Alberto del Rio d. Jack Swagger 12:30 (29) 3 1/4
75.   Steve Austin d. Savio Vega 10 min (12) 3 ¼
76.   Hart Foundation/Danny Davis d. British Bulldogs/Tito Santana 9 min (3) 3 ¼
77.   Tags: British Bulldogs d. Greg Valentine/Brutus Beefcake 12 min (2) 3 ¼
78.   Terry Funk/Dory Funk d. Tito Santana/Junkyard Dog 11:30 (2) 3 ¼

79.   Tags: Shelton Benjamin/Charlie Haas d. Eddie Guerrero/Chavo Guerrero d. Chris Benoit/Rhyno 8:30 (19) 3
80.   Tags: Vader/Mankind draw Owen Hart/British Bulldog 16 min (13) 3
81.   Jr. Title: Taka Michinoku d. Aguila 6 min (14) 3
82.   IC: Chris Jericho d. Steve Regal 7 min (17) 3
83.   Mr. Perfect d. Blue Blazer (Owen Hart) 6 min (5) 3
84.   Greg Valentine d. Ricky Steamboat 9 min (4) 3
85.   LOD/Ahmed Johnson d. Farooq/Savio Vega/Crush 11 min (13) 3
86.   Too Cool/Chyna d. Eddie Guerrero/Perry Saturn/Dean Malenko 9:30 (16) 3
87.   IC: RVD d. Steve Regal 6:30 (18) 3
88.   Kurt Angle d. Kane 11 min (18) 3
89.   Orient Express d. Rockers 7:30 (6) 3
90.   Cody Rhodes d. Rey Mysterio 12 min (27) 3
91.   US: Chris Benoit d. MVP 9 min (23) 3
92.   WWF Title: HHH d. Chris Jericho 18:30 (18) 3
93.   WWF Title: Randy Orton d. HHH d. John Cena 14 min (24) 3
94.   Euro: Shane McMahon d. XPac 8:30 (15) 3
95.   Euro Title: HHH d. Owen Hart 11:30 (14) 3
96.   WWF Title: HHH d. Booker T 18:30 (19) 3
97.   WWF Title: Randy Savage d. Ted DiBiase 9 min (4) 3
98.   WWF Title: John Cena d. Batista 13:30 (26) 3
99.   WWF Title: John Cena d. HHH 22 min (22) 3
100.   HHH d. Sheamus 12 min (26) 3
101.   IC: Razor Ramon d. Jeff Jarrett 13:30 (11) 3
102.   WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Sgt Slaughter 20:30 (7) 3
103.   Tatanka d. Shawn Michaels 18:00 (9) 3
104.   Steiners d. Headshrinkers 14:30 (9) 3
105.   Shawn Michaels d. Tito Santana 10:30 (8) 3
106.   Ted DiBiase d. Jake Roberts 12 min (6) 3
107.    Seth Rollins d. HHH 25:30 (33) 3
108. Undertaker d. Shane McMahon 30 min (32) 3
109.   Shawn Michaels d. Vince McMahon 18:30 (22) 3
110.   Shane McMahon d. Vince McMahon 14 min (17) 3
111.   World Title: HHH d. Randy Orton 23:30 (25) 3
112.   Brutus Beefcake d. Mr Perfect 8 min (6) 3
113.   Tags: Demolition d. Rick Martel/Tito Santana 8 min (4) 3

114.   Rey Mysterio d. CM Punk 6:30 (26)
115.   Jr. Title: Matt Hardy d. Rey Mysterio 5:30 (19)
116.   Jr. Open 10:30 (20)
117.   RAW Title: Brock Lesnar d. Bill Goldberg 5 min (33)
118.   Undertaker d. Ric Flair 19 min (18)
119.   Vader/Owen Hart/British Bulldog d. Yokozuna/Ahmed Johnson/Jake Roberts 11:30 (12)
120.   World Title: Batista d. HHH 21:30 (21)
121.   US Title: JBL d. Chris Benoit 10 min (22)
122.   Brock Lesnar d. Undertaker 25:30 (30)
123.   WWF Title: Roman Reigns d. HHH (27 min (32)
124.   Undertaker d. Bray Wyatt 15 min (31)
125.                        JBL d. Fit Finlay 8:30 (24)
126.                        IC: Rick Rude d. Ultimate Warrior 9 min (5)
127.                        Boss Man/Akeem d. Rockers 8 min (5)
128. Fandango d. Chris Jericho 9 min (29)
129.                        Randy Savage d. Crush 9:30 (10)
130.                        IC The Rock d. Ken Shamrock 5 min (14)
131.  Undertaker v. Roman Reigns 23 min (33)
132.                        Hardcore Title: Kane d. Raven d. Big Show 9 min (17)
133.                        Hardcore Title Battle Royal 15 min (16)
134.                        WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Yokozuna 10:30 (10)
135.                        Bret Hart d. Bob Backlund 9:30 (11)
136.                        Roddy Piper d. Goldust 12 min (12)
137.                        WWF Title: John Cena d. Edge d. Big Show 14:30 (25)
138.                        Euro: Eddie Guerrero d. Test 8 min (17)
139.                        IC: Boss Man d. Perfect 10:30 (7)
140. The Shield d. Sheamus/Randy Orton/Big Show 10:30 (29)
141.                        Roddy Piper d. Adrian Adonis 7 min (3)
142.                        Randy Savage d. Greg Valentine 6 min (4)
143. Tags: Daniel Bryan/Kane d. Dolph Ziggler/Big E Langston 6:30 (29)
144.                        Women's Title: Mickie James d. Trish Stratus 8:30 (22)
145.                        Hulk Hogan d. Vince McMahon 20:30 (19)
146.                        Islanders/Bobby Heenan d. British Bulldogs/Koko B Ware 7:30 (4)
147.                        Hart Foundation d. Greg Valentine/Honky Tonk Man 7:30 (5)
148.                        Hulk Hogan/Mr. T d. Roddy Piper/Paul Orndorff 13 min (1)
149.                        Tags: Money Inc d. Hulk Hogan/Brutus Beefcake 18:30 (9)
150.                        Hardcore Title: Bob Holly d. Al Snow d. Billy Gunn 7 min (15)
151.                        Undertaker d. Randy Orton 14 min (21)
152.                        Hulk Hogan d. Rock 16:30 (18)
153.                        Edge d. Booker T 6:30 (18)
154.                        IC: Road Dogg d. Ken Shamrock d. Goldust d. Val Venis 8:30 (15)
155.                        Lex Luger d. Mr Perfect 11 min (9)
156.                        WWF Title: Undertaker d. Sid 21:30 (13)
157.                        Ricky Steamboat d. Hercules 7 min (2)
158.                        Hercules d. Haku 6:30 (5)
159.                        HHH d. Goldust 14:30 (13)
160.                        Tags: Owen Hart/Jeff Jarrett d. DLo Brown/Test 4 min (15)
161.                        Tags: Owen Hart/Yokozuna d. Smoking Gunns 9:30 (11)
162.                        Mankind d. Big Show 7 min (15)
163.                        Headbangers d. Doug Furnas/Phil Lafon d. Godwinns d. New Blackjacks 10:30 (13)
164.                        Goldust/Luna Vachon d. Marc Mero/Sable 9 min (14)
165.                        Euro: DDP d. Christian 6 min (18)
166.                        Randy Orton d. Ted DiBiase/Cody Rhodes 9 min (26)
167.                        Bobby Lashley d. Umaga 13 min (23)
168.                        Undertaker d. Kane 17 min (14)
169.                        HHH d. Sting 18:30 (31)
170.                        Women: Trish d. Victoria d. Jazz 7 min (19)
171.                        Chris Jericho d. Jimmy Snuka/Roddy Piper/Ricky Steamboat 9 min (25)
172.                        WWF Title: Miz draw John Cena 15 min (27)
173.                        WWF Title: Yokozuna d. Bret Hart 9 min (9)
174. RAW Women’s Title: Bayley d. Charlotte d. Sasha d. Nia 12 min (33)
175. League of Nations d. New Day 10 min (32)
176.                        Floyd Mayweather d. Big Show 11:30 (24)
177.                        APA/Taz d. Goodfather/Val Venis/Bull Buchanan 4 min (17)
178.                        Rick Martel/Ton Zenk d. Don Muraco/Bob Orton 5:30 (3)
179.                        12 Man Tag 11:30 (28)
180.                        RVD/Sabu/Sandman/Tommy Dreamer d. Elijah Burke/Matt Striker/Marcus Cor Von/Kevin Thorne 6:30 (23)
181.                        Undertaker d. Mark Henry 9:30 (22)
182.                        IC: Big Show d. Cody Rhodes 5 min (28)
183.                        Bill Goldberg d. Brock Lesnar 13:30 (20)
184.                        Steve Austin d. Scott Hall 10 min (18)
185.                        Tags: Natural Disasters d. Money Inc 8:30 (8)
186.                        Tags: Billy Gunn/Chuck Palumbo d. Hardys d. Dudleys d. APA 14 min (18)
187.                        British Bulldog/Lex Luger d. Blu Brothers 6:30 (11)
188.                        Tags: Men on a Mission d. Quebecers 7:30 (10)
189.                        Boss Man/Bull Buchanan d. D Lo Brown/Godfather 9 min (16)
190.                        Kane d. HHH 11:30 (15)
191.                        Tags: RVD/Booker d Dudleys d. La Resistance d. Mark Jindrak/Lance Cade 8 min (20)
192.                        IC: Rocky Maivia d. The Sultan (Rikishi) 9:30 (13)
193.                        US: John Cena d. Big Show 9 min (20)
194.                        Rikishi/Kane d. XPac/Road Dogg 4:30 (16)
195.                        Ted DiBiase draw Brutus Beefcake 10 min (5)
196.                        WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. King Kong Bundy 10 min (2)
197.                        Tags: Kane/Show d. Carlito/Chris Masters 6:30 (22)
198.                        Boss Man/Virgil/Slaughter/Duggan d. Mountie/Repo Man/Nastys 6:30 (8)
199.                        Demolition d. Tenryu/Kitao 4:30 (7)
200.                        Tags: Demolition d. Powers of Pain/Fuji  9 min (5)
201.                        Lawrence Taylor d. Bam Bam Bigelow 11:30 (11)
202.                        Greg Valentine/Brutus Beefcake d. Rougeaus 4 min (3)
203.                        Tags: Nikolai Volkoff/Iron Sheik d. Barry Windham/Mike Rotundo 7 min (1)
204.                        Killer Bees d. Iron Sheik/Nikolai Volkoff 6 min (3)
205.          The Shield d. Kane/NAO 3 min (30)
206.                        IC Randy Savage d. George The Animal Steele 7 min (2)
207.                        Batista d. Umaga 7 min (24)
208.                        Kane d. Randy Orton 11 min (28)
209.                        Undertaker d. Big Boss Man 10 min (15)
210.                        Undertaker d. Jake Roberts 6:30 (8)
211.                        Roddy Piper draw Bad News Brown 7 min (6)
212.                        Rick Rude d. Jimmy Snuka 4 min (6)
213.                        Ted DiBiase d. Jim Duggan 5 min (4)
214.                        Ted DiBiase d. Don Muraco 5:30 (4)
215.                        Tatanka d. Rick Martel 4:30 (8)
216.                        Randy Savage d. Butch Reed 4 min (4)
217.                        WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Andre the Giant 12 min (3)
218.                        Battle Royal 12:30 (30)
219.                         Battle Royal 10 min (4)
220.                        Battle Royal 9:30 (32)
221.                        Battle Royal (2)
222.                        Tag Team Battle Royal 8:30 (14)
223.                        Razor Ramon d. Bob Backlund 4 min (9)
224.                        Virgil d. Ted DiBiase 8 min (7)
225.                        Barbarian d. Tito Santana 4:30 (6)
226.                        Rick Martel d. Koko B Ware 6 min (6)
227.                        Honky Tonk Man d. Jake Roberts 7 min (3)
228.                        IC Title: Brutus Beefcake d. Honky Tonk Man 9 min (4)
229.                        Tito Santana d. Executioner (Buddy Rose) 5 min (1)
230.                        IC Title: Junkyard Dog d. Greg Valentine 7 min (1)
231.                        Undertaker d. Kane 8 min (20)
232.                        Ricky Steamboat d. Matt Borne 4:30 (1)
233.                        Rick Rude draw Jake Roberts 15 min (4)
234.                        British Bulldog d. Warlord 8 min (7)
235.                        Mark Henry d. Ryback 8 min (29)
236.                        Hercules draw Billy Jack Haynes 8 min (3)
237.                        Harley Race d. Junkyard Dog 3:30 (3)
238.                        Tags: Big Show/Miz d. John Morrison/Truth Killings 3:30 (26)
239.                        Randy Savage d. One Man Gang 4 min (4)
240.                        Women: Victoria d. Molly Holly 5 min (20)
241.                        Undertaker d. Jimmy Snuka 4:30 (7)
242.                        Tags: Rikishi/Scott Taylor d. APA d. Charlie Haas/Shelton Benjamin d. Bashams 6 min(20)
243.                        Hardcore: Spike Dudley d. Maven d. Goldust 3:30 (18)
244.                        Bushwackers d. Rougeaus 5 min (5)
245.                        Paul Orndorff draw Don Muraco 4:30 (2)
246.                        Doink d. Crush 8:30 (9)
247.  John Cena/Nikki Bella d. Miz/Maryse 9:45 (33)
248.                        Butterbean d. Bart Gunn 30 sec (15)
249.                        Mr. T d. Roddy Piper 10 min (2)
250.                        Hulk Hogan d. Sid 12:30 (8)
251.                        WWF Title: John Cena d. JBL 11:30 (21)
252.                        Women: Jazz d. Lita d. Trish 6:30 (18)
253.                        WWF Title: Yokozuna d. Lex Luger 14:30 (10)
254.                        Bret Hart d. Vince McMahon 11 min (26)
255.                        Don Muraco d. Dino Bravo 5 min (4)
256.                        Butch Reed d. Koko B Ware 3:30 (3)
257.                        One Man Gang d. Bam Bam Bigelow 3 min (4)
258.                        Earthquake d. Greg Valentine 3 min (7)
259.                        8 Man 1:30 (27)
260.                        Ultimate Warrior d. Hercules 4:30 (4)
261.          Paige/AJ d. Bellas 6:30 (31)
262                        Big Moss Man d. Akeem 2 min (6)
263. Women: 14 Divas Match (30) 6:30
264. Smackdown Women: Naomi d. Alexa/Becky/Carmella/Mickie/Natalya 5:30 (33)
265.                        John Morrison/Trish Stratus/Snooki d. Dolph Ziggler/Layla/Michelle McCool 3:30 (27)
266.                        Kelly Kelly/Maria Menounos d. Beth Phoenix/Eve 7 min (28)
267.                        Women: Chyna d. Ivory 2:30 (17)
268.                        Women: Wendi Richter d. Lelani Kai 6 min (1)
269.                        Beth Phoenix/Melina d. Maria/Ashley 6:30 (24)
270.                        Women: Trish d. Christy Hemme 4:30 (21)
271.                        Torrie Wilson/Sable d. Stacy Keibler/Jackie 2:30 (20)
272.                        Women: Alundra Blayze d. Lelani Kai 3:30 (10)
273.                        Women: Sable d. Tori 4:30 (15)
274.                        Women: Melina d. Ashley 3 (23)
275.                        LOD d. Power&Glory 1 min (7)
276.                        Owen Hart d. Skinner 1 min (8)
277.                        Ultimate Warrior d. HHH 1:30 (12)
278.                        Tags: Demolition d. Andre the Giant/Haku 9 min (6)
279.                        Test/Albert d. Al Snow/Steve Blackman 7 min (16)
280.                        Jim Duggan d. Bad News Brown 4 min (5)
281.                        Earthquake d. Hercules 5 min (6)
282.                        Jim Duggan d. Dino Bravo 4:30 (6)
283.                        Dino Bravo d. Ronnie Garvin 4 min (5)
284.                        Jake Roberts d. George Wells 3 min (2)
285.                        The Mountie d. Tito Santana 1:30 (7)
286.                        Andre the Giant draw Hulk Hogan 5:30 (4)
287.                        King Kong Bundy/Lord Littlebrook/Little Tokyo d. Hillbilly Jim/Little Beaver/Haiti Kid 4:30 (3)
288.                        Gimmick Battle Royal 3 min (17)
289.                       Undertaker d. Big Show d. Albert 10 min (19)
290.                        Torrie Wilson d. Candice Michelle 4 min (22)
291.                        Akebono d. Big Show 1 min (21)
292.                        Kerry Von Erich d. Dino Bravo 3 min (7)
293.                        Undertaker d. King Kong Bundy 6:30 (11)
294.                        Adrian Adonis d. Uncle Elmer 3 min (2)
295.                        Rock d. Eric Rowan 30 sec (32)
296.                        King Kong Bundy d. SD Jones 30 sec (1)
297.                        IC: Rey Mysterio d. JBL 30 sec (25)
298.                        Hart Foundation d. Bolsheviks 30 secs (6)
299.                        WWF Title: Hulk Hogan d. Yokozuna 30 secs (9)
300.                        Earthquake d. Adam Bomb 30 secs (10)
301.                        Red Rooster (Terry Taylor) d. Bobby Heenan 30 sec (5)
302.                        ECW Title: Kane d. Chavo Guerrero 30 sec (24)
303.                        Sheamus d. Daniel Bryan 30 sec (28)
304.                        Corporal Kirschner d. Nikolai Volkoff  1:30 (2)
305.                        10 Woman Tag 3:30 (26)
306.                        Women: Fabulous Moolah d. Velvet McIntyre 1 min (2)
307.                        Brutus Beefcake draw David Sammartino 12:30 (1)
308.                        WWF Title: Randy Orton d. Bray Wyatt 10:30 (33)
309.                        Great Khali d. Kane 5:30 (23)
310.                        Andre the Giant d. Jake Roberts 9:30 (5)
311.                        Bodyslam Match: Andre the Giant d. John Studd 6 min (1)
312.                        Boogyman d. Booker/Sharmell 4 min (22)
313.                        Dusty Rhodes/Sapphire d. Randy Savage/Sherri Martel 7:30 (6)
314.                        Bam Bam Bigelow/Luna Vachon d. Doink/Dink 6 min (10)
315.                        Terri Runnels d. The Kat 2:30 (16)
316.                        Miss Wrestlemania Battle Royal 6 min (25)
317.                        Jake Roberts d. Rick Martel 8:30 (7)
318.                        Undertaker d. Giant Gonzalez 7:30 (9)
319.                        Michael Cole d. Jerry Lawler 14 min (27)











All Time Wizards/Bullets 15 Man Roster

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Next project, all time 15 man rosters for NBA franchises.  Selected by win shares (regular season+playoffs).  Positional fidelity important (two seasons at position minimum)

Starters
C W.Unseld
PF E.Hayes
SF G.Ballard
PG J.Wall
SG P.Chenier

Reserves
C B.Haywood
C M.Gortat
PF A.Jamison
PF J.Howard
SF J.Marin
SF C.Butler
PG G.Arenas
PG E.Monroe
SG J.Malone
SG B.Beal

All Time Spurs/Chaparals 15 Man Roster

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Next project, all time 15 man rosters for NBA franchises.  Selected by win shares (regular season+playoffs).  Positional fidelity important (two seasons at position minimum)

Starters
C D.Robinson
PF T.Duncan
SF G.Gervin
PG T.Parker
SG M.Ginobli

Reserves
C A.Gilmore
C C.Dietrick
PF L.Kenon
PF J.Beasley
SF K.Leonard
SF S.Elliott
PG J.Silas
PG A.Johnson
SG D.Green
SG V.Del Negro


All Time Kings/Royals 15 Man Roster

Monday, April 2, 2018

Next project, all time 15 man rosters for NBA franchises.  Selected by win shares (regular season+playoffs).  Positional fidelity important (two seasons at position minimum)

Starters
C A.Risen
PF J.Lucas
SF J.Twyman
PG O.Robertson
SG B.Wanzer

Reserves
C S.Lacey
C V.Divac
PF C.Webber
PF W.Tisdale
SF P.Stojakovic
SF S.Wedman
PG T.Archibald
PG B.Davies
SG M.Richmond
SG D.Christie

All Time Blazers 15 Man Roster

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Next project, all time 15 man rosters for NBA franchises.  Selected by win shares (regular season+playoffs).  Positional fidelity important (two seasons at position minimum)

Starters
C A.Sabonis
PF L.Aldridge
SF J.Kersey
PG T.Porter
SG C.Drexler

Reserves
C M.Thompson
C K.Duckworth
PF R.Wallace
PF B.Williams
SF C.Robinson
SF N.Batum
PG D.Lillard
PG D.Stoudamire
SG J.Paxson
SG B.Roy

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