wo_best_worst_2008_2012_poll_results

While assembling information for the WWE PPVs: WO Feedback vs Actual Buys analysis, I thought it would be interesting to look at who has been consistently at the top of the Best/Worst Match polls for the past 4½ years. Worst match really beats up on the women, as expected.

Results
Name: # of best matches (best match pts) / # of worst matches (worst match pts)
Events included: 5 NJPW, 12 DG&DGUSA, 21 ROH, 55 TNA, 61 WWE

Highest Scores
1. Kurt Angle: 33 best matches (15.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 15.25 total points
2. AJ Styles: 32 best matches (12.5 pts) / 5 worst matches (-1 pts) = 11.5 total points
3. CM Punk: 30 best matches (10.5 pts) / 9 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 10 total points
4. Bryan Danielson: 18 best matches (9.75 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 9.5 total points
5. Alex Shelley: 15 best matches (9.25 pts) = 9.25 total points
6. Christopher Daniels: 22 best matches (9 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 8.75 total points
7. Edge: 22 best matches (8.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.75 pts) = 7.75 total points
8. Chris Jericho: 25 best matches (7.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts) = 7.5 total points
8. John Cena: 33 best matches (10.25 pts) / 18 worst matches (-2.75 pts) = 7.5 total points
10. Chris Sabin: 13 best matches (7.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 7.25 total points
11. Davey Richards: 13 best matches (6.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 6.5 total points
12. Rey Mysterio: 21 best matches (5.75 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts) = 5.75 total points
12. Jeff Hardy: 16 best matches (6.25 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 5.75 total points
14. Frankie Kazarian: 16 best matches (5.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 5.5 total points
15. Shawn Michaels: 12 best matches (5.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts) = 5.25 total points
15. The Undertaker: 10 best matches (6.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-1 pts) = 5.25 total points
15. Alberto Del Rio: 12 best matches (5.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 5.25 total points
18. Naruki Doi: 8 best matches (5.25 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.5 pts) = 4.75 total points
18. Austin Aries: 11 best matches (5 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 4.75 total points
20. HHH: 20 best matches (5.25 pts) / 13 worst matches (-0.75 pts) = 4.5 total points
20. Randy Orton: 22 best matches (4.5 pts) / 17 worst matches (0 pts) = 4.5 total points
22. Bobby Roode: 13 best matches (4.75 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 4.25 total points
23. Masato Yoshino: 5 best matches (4 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 4 total points
23. Tyler Black: 5 best matches (4 pts) = 4 total points
25. Christian: 17 best matches (3.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts) = 3.75 total points
25. Kevin Steen: 8 best matches (3.75 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 3.75 total points
27. Eddie Edwards: 7 best matches (3.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 3.5 total points
28. Dragon Kid: 3 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 3 total points
28. Shingo Takagi: 5 best matches (3 pts) = 3 total points
30. James Storm: 9 best matches (3.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 2.75 total points
30. Jay Lethal: 9 best matches (3.25 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 2.75 total points

Lowest Scores
351. Madison Rayne: 17 worst matches (-5.5 pts) = -5.5 total points
349. Mickie James: 15 worst matches (-5 pts) = -5 total points
349. Eve Torres: 15 worst matches (-5 pts) = -5 total points
348. Kelly Kelly: 14 worst matches (-4.5 pts) = -4.5 total points
347. Beth Phoenix: 1 best match (0 pts) / 20 worst matches (-4.25 pts) = -4.25 total points
346. Michelle McCool: 18 worst matches (-4 pts) = -4 total points
342. Layla: 15 worst matches (-3.5 pts) = -3.5 total points
342. ODB: 11 worst matches (-3.5 pts) = -3.5 total points
342. Santino Marella: 2 best matches (0.5 pts) / 11 worst matches (-4 pts) = -3.5 total points
342. Gail Kim: 11 worst matches (-3.5 pts) = -3.5 total points
341. Victoria: 12 worst matches (-3 pts) = -3 total points
338. Mark Henry: 8 best matches (0.5 pts) / 13 worst matches (-3.25 pts) = -2.75 total points
338. Velvet Sky: 11 worst matches (-2.75 pts) = -2.75 total points
338. Crimson: 6 worst matches (-2.75 pts) = -2.75 total points
336. Maryse: 8 worst matches (-2.5 pts) = -2.5 total points
336. Angelina Love: 11 worst matches (-2.5 pts) = -2.5 total points
334. Melina: 1 best match (0 pts) / 6 worst matches (-2.25 pts) = -2.25 total points
334. Natalya: 10 worst matches (-2.25 pts) = -2.25 total points
329. Alicia Fox: 6 worst matches (-2 pts) = -2 total points
329. Toru Yano: 4 worst matches (-2 pts) = -2 total points
329. Manabu Nakanishi: 4 worst matches (-2 pts) = -2 total points
329. Eric Young: 3 best matches (1 pts) / 14 worst matches (-3 pts) = -2 total points
329. Takashi Iizuka: 4 worst matches (-2 pts) = -2 total points
327. Rhino: 4 best matches (0.25 pts) / 7 worst matches (-2 pts) = -1.75 total points
327. Brooke Adams: 4 worst matches (-1.75 pts) = -1.75 total points
319. Matt Morgan: 2 best matches (0.5 pts) / 9 worst matches (-2 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Strongman: 3 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Jack Swagger: 5 best matches (0 pts) / 8 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Rhaka Khan: 2 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Vladimir Kozlov: 2 best matches (0.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-1.75 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Brie Bella: 3 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Montel Vontavious Porter: 5 best matches (0 pts) / 4 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
319. Awesome Kong: 8 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points

20 or More Best Matches

Kurt Angle: 33 best matches (15.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
AJ Styles: 32 best matches (12.5 pts) / 5 worst matches (-1 pts)
CM Punk: 30 best matches (10.5 pts) / 9 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Christopher Daniels: 22 best matches (9 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Edge: 22 best matches (8.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.75 pts)
Chris Jericho: 25 best matches (7.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts)
John Cena: 33 best matches (10.25 pts) / 18 worst matches (-2.75 pts)
Randy Orton: 22 best matches (4.5 pts) / 17 worst matches (0 pts)


15 or More Best Matches

Bryan Danielson: 18 best matches (9.75 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Alex Shelley: 15 best matches (9.25 pts)
Jeff Hardy: 16 best matches (6.25 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Frankie Kazarian: 16 best matches (5.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Christian: 17 best matches (3.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Dolph Ziggler: 15 best matches (2.5 pts) / 8 worst matches (-0.25 pts)


10 or More Best Matches

Chris Sabin: 13 best matches (7.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Davey Richards: 13 best matches (6.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
The Undertaker: 10 best matches (6.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-1 pts)
Shawn Michaels: 12 best matches (5.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Alberto Del Rio: 12 best matches (5.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Austin Aries: 11 best matches (5 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Bobby Roode: 13 best matches (4.75 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
The Miz: 14 best matches (2.25 pts) / 16 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
John Morrison: 13 best matches (1.75 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Sting: 11 best matches (2 pts) / 12 worst matches (-0.75 pts)
Sheamus: 13 best matches (1.75 pts) / 10 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Cody Rhodes: 12 best matches (1.25 pts) / 11 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Samoa Joe: 12 best matches (2.25 pts) / 10 worst matches (-1.5 pts)
Kofi Kingston: 12 best matches (1 pts) / 7 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Kane: 12 best matches (4 pts) / 18 worst matches (-3.75 pts)
The Big Show: 13 best matches (2.75 pts) / 19 worst matches (-3.75 pts)


15 or More Worst Matches

Madison Rayne: 17 worst matches (-5.5 pts)
Mickie James: 15 worst matches (-5 pts)
Eve Torres: 15 worst matches (-5 pts)
Beth Phoenix: 1 best match (0 pts) / 20 worst matches (-4.25 pts)
Michelle McCool: 18 worst matches (-4 pts)
Layla: 15 worst matches (-3.5 pts)
The Big Show: 13 best matches (2.75 pts) / 19 worst matches (-3.75 pts)
Abyss: 4 best matches (1.5 pts) / 16 worst matches (-1.5 pts)
Kane: 12 best matches (4 pts) / 18 worst matches (-3.75 pts)
The Miz: 14 best matches (2.25 pts) / 16 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Randy Orton: 22 best matches (4.5 pts) / 17 worst matches (0 pts)
John Cena: 33 best matches (10.25 pts) / 18 worst matches (-2.75 pts)


10 or More Worst Matches

Kelly Kelly: 14 worst matches (-4.5 pts)
Santino Marella: 2 best matches (0.5 pts) / 11 worst matches (-4 pts)
ODB: 11 worst matches (-3.5 pts)
Gail Kim: 11 worst matches (-3.5 pts)
Victoria: 12 worst matches (-3 pts)
Mark Henry: 8 best matches (0.5 pts) / 13 worst matches (-3.25 pts)
Velvet Sky: 11 worst matches (-2.75 pts)
Angelina Love: 11 worst matches (-2.5 pts)
Natalya: 10 worst matches (-2.25 pts)
Eric Young: 3 best matches (1 pts) / 14 worst matches (-3 pts)
Devon: 6 best matches (1.25 pts) / 11 worst matches (-2.25 pts)
Kevin Nash: 4 best matches (1 pts) / 11 worst matches (-1.5 pts)
R Truth: 8 best matches (1.25 pts) / 11 worst matches (-1 pts)
Samoa Joe: 12 best matches (2.25 pts) / 10 worst matches (-1.5 pts)
Cody Rhodes: 12 best matches (1.25 pts) / 11 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Sheamus: 13 best matches (1.75 pts) / 10 worst matches (-0.5 pts)
Sting: 11 best matches (2 pts) / 12 worst matches (-0.75 pts)
Bully Ray: 9 best matches (2.5 pts) / 10 worst matches (-1.25 pts)
HHH: 20 best matches (5.25 pts) / 13 worst matches (-0.75 pts)


Best By Year

June 2008 - Dec 2008

Edge: 6 best matches (2.75 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.5 pts)
Chris Jericho: 6 best matches (2.25 pts)
Kurt Angle: 6 best matches (2.25 pts)
Shawn Michaels: 4 best matches (2 pts)
Tyler Black: 3 best matches (2 pts)
The Undertaker: 2 best matches (2 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Sting: 3 best matches (1.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Volador Jr: 2 best matches (1 pts)
HHH: 7 best matches (1.5 pts) / 2 worst matches (-0.5 pts)


Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Christopher Daniels: 8 best matches (4.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Alex Shelley: 8 best matches (4 pts)
Chris Sabin: 7 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Rey Mysterio: 8 best matches (2.5 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Chris Jericho: 7 best matches (2.5 pts) / 3 worst matches (0 pts)
Edge: 6 best matches (2.5 pts)
Consequences Creed: 4 best matches (2.5 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.25 pts)
John Cena: 9 best matches (3.5 pts) / 8 worst matches (-1.25 pts)
Shawn Michaels: 7 best matches (2.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Jay Lethal: 4 best matches (2.5 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.25 pts)
Jeff Hardy: 6 best matches (1.75 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Kurt Angle: 10 best matches (1.75 pts)


Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Kurt Angle: 5 best matches (4.25 pts)
Masato Yoshino: 4 best matches (3.5 pts)
Chris Sabin: 5 best matches (3.25 pts)
Alex Shelley: 5 best matches (3.25 pts)
AJ Styles: 5 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Dragon Kid: 3 best matches (3 pts)
Bryan Danielson: 5 best matches (2.75 pts)
Shingo Takagi: 3 best matches (2.5 pts)
Chris Jericho: 8 best matches (2.5 pts)
Yamato: 4 best matches (2.5 pts)
Cima: 2 best matches (2 pts)
Naruki Doi: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.5 pts)
John Cena: 6 best matches (1.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Jeremy Buck: 4 best matches (1.75 pts)
Edge: 7 best matches (2 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.25 pts)


Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Alberto Del Rio: 8 best matches (4.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
CM Punk: 9 best matches (4.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Christian: 5 best matches (3 pts)
Eddie Edwards: 5 best matches (3 pts)
AJ Styles: 7 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
John Cena: 8 best matches (3 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Kurt Angle: 5 best matches (2.75 pts) / 3 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
Bobby Roode: 3 best matches (2.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Davey Richards: 3 best matches (2.25 pts)
Randy Orton: 7 best matches (2 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Jeff Jarrett: 3 best matches (1.75 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)


Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Kurt Angle: 7 best matches (4.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
AJ Styles: 9 best matches (4.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Bryan Danielson: 8 best matches (4.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
CM Punk: 11 best matches (4 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts)
Christopher Daniels: 8 best matches (3.75 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Kevin Steen: 7 best matches (3.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Austin Aries: 7 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Davey Richards: 6 best matches (2.75 pts)
Jeff Hardy: 4 best matches (2.25 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.25 pts)
Hiroshi Tanahashi: 2 best matches (2 pts)
Frankie Kazarian: 5 best matches (2 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Kane: 4 best matches (1.75 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.25 pts)
El Generico: 3 best matches (1.25 pts)
Bobby Roode: 5 best matches (1.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts)
Michael Elgin: 2 best matches (1.5 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.25 pts)


WWE MVPs

CM Punk: 30 best matches (10.5 pts) / 9 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 10 total points
Edge: 22 best matches (8.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.75 pts) = 7.75 total points
Chris Jericho: 25 best matches (7.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts) = 7.5 total points
John Cena: 33 best matches (10.25 pts) / 18 worst matches (-2.75 pts) = 7.5 total points
Bryan Danielson: 14 best matches (7.25 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 7 total points
Rey Mysterio: 21 best matches (5.75 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts) = 5.75 total points
Alberto Del Rio: 12 best matches (5.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 5.25 total points
Shawn Michaels: 12 best matches (5.25 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts) = 5.25 total points
The Undertaker: 10 best matches (6.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-1 pts) = 5.25 total points
Randy Orton: 22 best matches (4.5 pts) / 17 worst matches (0 pts) = 4.5 total points


TNA MVPs

Kurt Angle: 33 best matches (15.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 15.25 total points
AJ Styles: 32 best matches (12.5 pts) / 5 worst matches (-1 pts) = 11.5 total points
Alex Shelley: 15 best matches (9.25 pts) = 9.25 total points
Christopher Daniels: 20 best matches (8.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (0 pts) = 8.5 total points
Chris Sabin: 13 best matches (7.25 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 7.25 total points
Frankie Kazarian: 16 best matches (5.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 5.5 total points
Austin Aries: 10 best matches (4.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 4.5 total points
Bobby Roode: 13 best matches (4.75 pts) / 5 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 4.25 total points
Jeff Hardy: 6 best matches (3.5 pts) / 4 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 3 total points
James Storm: 9 best matches (3.25 pts) / 6 worst matches (-0.5 pts) = 2.75 total points


Remaining Feds MVPs

Davey Richards: 13 best matches (6.5 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 6.5 total points
Masato Yoshino: 5 best matches (4 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 4 total points
Naruki Doi: 7 best matches (4.25 pts) / 1 worst match (-0.5 pts) = 3.75 total points
Kevin Steen: 8 best matches (3.75 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 3.75 total points
Eddie Edwards: 7 best matches (3.75 pts) / 2 worst matches (-0.25 pts) = 3.5 total points
Tyler Black: 4 best matches (3 pts) = 3 total points
Dragon Kid: 3 best matches (3 pts) / 1 worst match (0 pts) = 3 total points
Shingo Takagi: 5 best matches (3 pts) = 3 total points
Bryan Danielson: 4 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Akira Tozawa: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points


Feuds with Highest Scores

AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels: 10 best matches (5 pts) / 2 worst matches (0 pts) = 5 total points
AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle: 8 best matches (3.25 pts) = 3.25 total points
Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle: 4 best matches (2.75 pts) = 2.75 total points
Bryan Danielson vs. CM Punk: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio: 5 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Christopher Daniels vs. Consequences Creed: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Christopher Daniels vs. Jay Lethal: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Alex Shelley vs. Christopher Daniels: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Chris Sabin vs. Christopher Daniels: 3 best matches (2.5 pts) = 2.5 total points
Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle: 5 best matches (2.25 pts) / 1 worst matches (0 pts) = 2.25 total points
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels: 4 best matches (2 pts) / 1 worst matches (0 pts) = 2 total points
Edge vs. Rey Mysterio: 3 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
Christian vs. Randy Orton: 3 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
Alex Shelley vs. Bobby Roode: 2 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena: 3 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
Edge vs. The Undertaker: 2 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker: 2 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points
CM Punk vs. John Cena: 6 best matches (2 pts) = 2 total points


Feuds with Worst Scores

Eve Torres vs. Layla: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 4 worst matches (-2 pts) = -2 total points
Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 7 worst matches (-1.75 pts) = -1.75 total points
ODB vs. Velvet Sky: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 2 worst matches (-1.5 pts) = -1.5 total points
Brie Bella vs. Kelly Kelly: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 2 worst matches (-1.25 pts) = -1.25 total points
Mark Henry vs. The Big Show: 1 best matches (0 pts) / 4 worst matches (-1.25 pts) = -1.25 total points
Beth Phoenix vs. Eve Torres: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 4 worst matches (-1.25 pts) = -1.25 total points
Manabu Nakanishi vs. Takashi Iizuka: 0 best matches (0 pts) / 2 worst matches (-1.25 pts) = -1.25 total points


Tag Teams with Best Scores

Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin: 6 best matches (3.5 pts) = 3.5 total points
Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi: 2 best matches (1.5 pts) = 1.5 total points
Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli: 3 best matches (1.25 pts) = 1.25 total points


Methodology

Since more than one match is often listed, I decided that I would give points according to what proportion of total votes each match received:

Best Match
75% - 100% : 1.0 points
50% - 74%: 0.5 points
25% - 49%: 0.25 points
0 - 25%: no points

Worst Match
75% - 100%: -1.0 points
50% - 74%: -0.5 points
25% - 49%: -0.25 points
0 - 25%: no points

WWE SUMMERSLAM PPV POLL RESULTS
Thumbs up 77 (42.5% pts)
Thumbs down 51 (28.2% pts)
In the middle 53 (29.3% pts)

BEST MATCH POLL
Brock Lesnar vs. HHH 86
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler 66
Punk vs. Show vs. Cena 8

WORST MATCH POLL
Kingston & R-Truth vs. O’Neil & Young 81
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane 28
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio 14
Brock Lesnar vs. HHH 8


Total Votes = 77 + 51 + 53 = 181 votes

Lesnar/Triple H = 86/181 = 47.5% = +0.25 points for HHH and +0.25 for Lesnar
Jericho/Ziggler = 66/181 = 36.4% = +0.25 points for Jericho and +0.25 for Ziggler
Punk/Show/Cena = 8/181 = 4.4% = no points for anyone
Kofi/Truth vs Titus/Young = 44.8% = -0.25 points for each person

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