A Good Decade for Wrestling, and a Good Few Years for Writing

A friend recently shared statistics on the companies and wrestlers he was able to see live most over the last decade. In addition to finding the idea of looking back intriguing, it also seemed a fitting topic for the 600th entry of this blog, itself largely growing out of my wish to share my thoughts and memories of wrestling events and other things I enjoy.

My tastes, viewing habits, and opportunities have changed a lot over 10 years. A five year examination of either half of the decade, or even going back a little farther, would feel quite different. Other limiting factors such as geography, etc have also contributed to a couple of curious omissions.

I didn’t keep careful track of shows as they happened at the beginning of the 2010’s so don’t have access to wrestler specific stats (nor do I have the incredible amount of time it’d take to retroactively compile such data). So I’ll only be looking at most seen promotions, not performers.

I’m counting the shows I’m fully expecting to see in the rest of this month, as it does change a couple of positions. Sub- or co-promotions will be grouped in with the associated promotion. Finally, I’m going to let this list largely stand on it’s own, providing the number seen and a favorite show from the company with no further commentary.

Now then, without further ado:

10- SEAdLINNNG
Live shows seen: 7
Favorite: Arisa Nakajima Produce 4/18/18

8 (tie)- Ring of Honor, Tokyo Joshi Pro
Live shows seen: 9 each
Favorite: ROH- War Of The Worlds 5/17/14, TJPW- 8/26/17

7- Wave (including Young OH! OH!)
Live shows seen: 10
Favorite: 12/29/17

6 – WWE/NXT
Live shows seen: 11
Favorite: Takeover Brooklyn II

5- Marvelous (including Marvelous USA)
Live shows seen: 12
Favorite: 12/25/17

4- Evolve/DGUSA
Live shows seen: 33
Favorite: Evolve 79

3- Shimmer
Live shows seen: 36
Favorite:  Volume 67

2- Ice Ribbon (including P’s Party)
Live shows seen: 38 
Favorite show: Ribbonmania 2015

1- Gatoh Move (including DareJyo)
Live shows seen: 45
Favorite show: 10/4/18 (special mention to 4/27/19, which likely would be the entry here if I hadn’t missed the first half live.)

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Here’s to another great decade, and perhaps another 600 crazy ramblings of mine. 😉

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