PTBN’s WWE Match Watch 2020 – January

For all of 2020, six PTBN staff members are watching every WWE match to air on Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK and PPV. Below are a series of ongoing stats that we will track throughout the year. The matches are graded on a 10 point scale.

Graders: Michael Cook, Darren Bongiovanni, Ethan Skie, Matt Mehnert, Rory James & Trent Williams

Total Matches Watched: 109

Top 10 Matches (January):
1. Men’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2020 (9.42)
2. Jordan Devlin vs. Tyler Bate – NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II (9.25)
3. DIY vs. Moustache Mountain – When Worlds Collide 2020 (9)
4. Undisputed Era vs. Imperium – When Worlds Collide 2020 (8.83)
5. Gallus vs. Imperium vs. Andrews & Morgan vs. Grizzled Young Veterans – NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II (8.67)
6. Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2020 (8.67)
7. Damien Priest vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijakovic – NXT 1/8/20 (8.21)
8. Broserweights vs. Grizzled Young Veterans – NXT 1/29/20 (8)
9. Jordan Devlin vs. Angel Garza vs. Isaiah Scott vs. Travis Banks – When Worlds Collide 2020 (7.83)
10. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka – Royal Rumble 2020 (7.75)

Bottom 5 Matches (January)

109. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Fire & Desire – Friday Night SmackDown 1/24/20 (.33)
108. Erick Rowan vs. Joey O’Reilly – Monday Night Raw 1/13/20 (.71)
107. Mojo Rawley vs. No Way Jose – Monday Night Raw 1/27/20 (.83)
106. Erick Rowan vs. KJ Orso – Monday Night Raw 1/6/20 (.86)
105. Erick Rowan vs. Branden Vice – Monday Night Raw 1/27/20 (.92)

Best Shows (Based on Average Grade)
NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool II (7.47)
When Worlds Collide 2020 (7.28)
NXT 1/15/20 (7.04)

Worst Show (Based on Average Grade)
Monday Night Raw 1/27/20 (3.6)

Top 10 Male Workers (Based on Average Grade; Minimum Three Matches)
1. Keith Lee (7.77)
T2. Alexander Wolfe (7.75)
T2. Mark Andrews (7.75)
T2. Flash Morgan (7.75)
T5. James Drake (7.52)
T5. Zack Gibson (7.52)
T7. Jordan Devlin (7.42)
T8. Matt Riddle (7.36)
T8. Pete Dunne (7/36)
T10. Fabien Aichner (7.3)
T10. Marcel Barthel (7.3)

Top 5 Female Workers (Based on Average Grade; Minimum Two Matches)
1. Asuka (7.71)
2. Becky Lynch (6.54)
3. Toni Storm (6.45)
4. Rhea Ripley (6.43)
5. Kay Lee Ray (6.18)

Top 3 Tag Teams (Based on Average Grade; Minimum Two Matches)
1. Flash Morgan & Mark Andrews (8.13)
2. Grizzled Young Veterans (7.52)
3. Broserweights (7.36)

Bottom 5 (Based on Average Grade)
5. Nikki Cross (3.23)
4. Alexa Bliss (3.01)
3. Mandy Rose (2.28)
2. Sonya Deville (1.78)
1. Erick Rowan (1.14)

Starting next month, we will be including categories for the full year.

Grader Bio of the Month: My name is Darren Bongiovanni. I have been a wrestling fan since I was five years old. My family went to see WrestleMania III on Closed-Circuit TV at Nassau Community College in Long Island, New York. I didn’t watch wrestling at the time, so I didn’t care about anything. I cried when Aretha Frankin sang America The Beautiful because it was too loud. But, after being bored for a while, Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage began. I started watching the match and my eyes didn’t leave the screen. From that point on, I was hooked and haven’t looked back since. So, my favorite match of all-time was Steamboat vs. Savage. My favorite wrestlers of all-time are Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, & Roddy Piper. 

Check out the grades for every match to date in 2020 here!

Author: Place to Be Nation Staff

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