Updated: Oct 25, 2021
For the second week in a row, I have added an additional column to the weekly update; this time it is MPM, or Metrics Per Match. This had been considered in the past but was finally calculated for comparative purposes for the first of my two year-in-review articles (2019). MPM is a simple calculation of Combined Metrics divided by all matches that produce metrics. Basically, this is a way to count Battle Royals, wherein a wrestler gains points for Eliminations and Winning the match and also discount other matches that have taken place on AEW programming such as Lights-Out, the Cody vs QT Marshall Exhibition Match and the Omega/Riho vs Sabian/Ford Mixed Tag from the 2020 Jericho Cruise.
Top 10 Combined Metrics – Men’s Roster > Updated Following Dynamite #107 – October 23, 2021
Frankie Kazarian once again flip-flopped with his former World Tag Team Champion partner Scorpio Sky to re-enter the Top 10. Otherwise, it was a fairly uneventful week. As such, I will note the addition of the MPM column helps emphasize the rate in which active competitors can more up the ranks; further, it speaks to the workhorse mentality of both Kazarian and Jungle Boy but in distinct ways. Kazarian has quietly accrued an overall record of 55-26 but has rarely been prominently featured since early 2020. Jack Perry (61-34-1), on the other hand, is the only one among the Top 14 all-time who has reached such heights without accruing a single Championship Point.
*Note: Some of the 2021 Totals, including Allin’s, were adjusted over the last week as matches from 2020 episodes of Dark were attributed to the incorrect year. Totals are now accurate.
Top 10 Combined Metrics – Women’s Roster > Updated Following Dynamite #107 – October 23, 2021
Baker won a Non-Title ‘Grudge Match’ against Anna Jay to set up her match with Tay Conti for Full Gear PPV to extend her 2021 lead. Statlander and Rosa, as well as Red Velvet, became the first women on the AEW roster to earn Quality Points for a Trios victory. This is owing to the fact that they defeated Diamanté, Emi Sakura and Nyla Rose, who had won the previous night on Elevation. With the loss, their record fell to 1-1 (.500). Other Notables:
With a focus firmly on the ongoing World Championship Eliminator Tournament, it is intriguing to observe how the three that have already advanced (Cassidy, Kingston, Danielson) stack up overall. Vance will get his opportunity this week against Moxley but don’t expect the unexpected. Fish also continues to be featured more than I would have predicted including an upcoming Singles match with Punk. Deeb’s recent victory over Shida looms over the week to come as The Woman of 1000 Holds looks to continue denying the former Women’s World Champion her 50th AEW victory when the two face off in the First Round of the TBS Championship Tournament. I anticipate another Deeb win followed by Shida getting revenge via distraction when Serena faces Nyla Rose in her Quarter Final matchup.
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