The following is a display of the top grapplers in AEW as of 02/08/20. The numbers are compiled from all 1v1 Male Singles matches with traditional rules in 2020. Grapples per hour rates are used as strikes per match would be affected by differing match times.
However per hour rates are affected by match length too as shorter matches tend towards higher rates of grappling as there is less of a need to sell the affects of the damage taken in the match. Wrestlers sell more in longer matches.
Therefore there are 2 Top 5s. One of these included all wrestlers, the other excludes wrestlers who have less than 30 minutes total ring time. Grapples are more powerful moves such as slams, bombs and suplexes.
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