Ah, WrestleMania! The Super Bowl of professional wrestling. The one event of the year that all Superstars dream to compete at, and have their WrestleMania Moment. Unfortunately for some, that dream will never come into fruition. For every “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, and John Cena, we have a Joey Abs, Rodney, and Pete Gas. So, that begs the question: which WWE Superstars had the worst year, performance wise? Well, I have the answer!
I have spent many, many hours looking over every televised episode of Raw, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live, PPV, Takeover, and even Main Event, jotting down the win-loss-draw record for every WWE Superstar from WrestleMania 35 to present, to compile the list of the 25 WWE Superstars who had the worst win-loss record of the year.
*Disclaimer- 24/7 Title changes were not included in a Superstar’s overall record. Also, a Superstar must have competed in two or more matches this year to be considered.
Here we go!
25.) Sarah Logan (5-18-0)
As part of the Superstar Shake-Up, Sarah Logan was drafted to Raw while Riott Squad teammate Liv Morgan was drafted to SmackDown, thus breaking the team up. Logan would wrestle mostly on Main Event, swapping wins with Dana Brooke. Logan was a shocking addition to the Raw Women’s Team at Survivor Series and participated in the Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match, but she came up short in both.
Despite her poor win/loss record, with all three Riott Squad members currently on Raw, expect more screen time coming for all three members, including Sarah Logan.
24.) Kenny Williams (2-7-0)
One of the more prominently shown jobbers of the NXT UK Brand, Kenny Williams is usually shown on TV in a losing role, only winning a couple of tag team matches since joining the promotion.
23.) Bronson Reed (2-7-0)
Since debuting in the 2019 NXT Breakout Tournament, Bronson Reed was able to pick up a first-round victory before losing to Cameron Grimes in the second round. Since then, Reed has gone to lose matches on NXT to the likes of Shane Thorne. Reed is a big guy that can really move in the ring — so here’s to seeing more from the Australian wrestler moving forward.
22.) Vanessa Borne (1-4-0)
Vanessa Borne and her partner Aliyah haven’t had the best year in WWE/NXT. Winning only one match this year, Borne served mostly as a side-feud to Mia Yim to help build her up as a credible challenger to Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Championship. Borne hasn’t been seen much recently, and it will be interesting to see what happens when she does make her return to WWE.
21.) Shotzi Blackheart (1-4-0)
A recent signee with WWE, Shotzi Blackheart debuted on the NXT brand in a losing effort against Bianca Belair. Blackheart would continue to lose in matches against Shayna Baszler, the Women’s Rumble Match, and another battle royal on NXT before picking up her first victory over Deonna Purrazzo on January 29th. I am expecting big things for Shotzi Blackheart moving forward this year.
20.) Matt Hardy (1-3-1)
Matt Hardy’s year started off with a SmackDown Tag Team Championship victory on the SmackDown after WrestleMania. However, this victory would end up being the only one Matt would earn in WWE since. After vacating the tag titles due to his brother’s injury, Matt would occasionally wrestle on Raw, losing to the likes of Buddy Murphy, Ricochet, and Erick Rowan. Matt’s last appearances on WWE TV would see him get brutally attacked by Randy Orton. There is good news, though, Matt Hardy fans: Just recently, “Broken” Matt Hardy debuted in All Elite Wrestling. This ought to be good!
19.) Mandy Rose (5-18-2)
Mandy Rose is currently involved in one of the more entertaining storylines in WWE as she is in a romantic love triangle — rectangle, pentagon, hexagon… (who knows how many people are involved, honestly…) — with Otis and Dolph Ziggler. Earlier in the year, Rose was involved in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, and along with Fire and Desire tag team partner Sonya Deville, has been hovering around Women’s Tag Team Championship contention.
18.) Kacy Catanzaro (1-4-0)
Miss Ricochet spent most of the year in semi-retirement, citing a back injury suffered earlier in the year. Catanzaro has since returned as a surprise entrant in a battle royal on the January 15th episode of NXT and has continued to compete on the brand since, competing with Mercedes Martinez amongst others.
17.) Deonna Purrazzo (1-4-0)
The most notable thing about Deonna Purrazzo’s year was her December 16th debut on Raw in a losing effort to Auska to help build the Empress of Tomorrow as a threat to Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship. She also turned heel early in 2020 and entered a brief feud with Shotzi Blackheart in NXT, and lost to Tegan Nox in a singles match. Maybe 2020 will see a better performance for Deonna Purazzo.
16.) Ligero (2-8-1)
Prior to WrestleMania, Ligero would see success, winning most of his matches in WWE. Since then, however, Ligero has not seen much in terms of victories across WWE. It will be interesting to see how 2020 turns out to be for Ligero as WWE continues to develop its WWE UK brand.
15.) Eric Young (4-18-0)
It breaks my heart to see what has become of the former SAnitY leader, Eric Young. Starting his year on the SmackDown brand in a losing effort to The Miz, not much has changed since being drafted to Raw. Unlike the other members of SAnitY (Killian Dain, Nikki Cross, and Alexander Wolfe) who have all seen increased success since the stable’s dissolution, EY has continued to lose match after match to the likes of Andrade and Aleister Black, only picking up an occasional victory on Main Event.
14.) Taynara Conti (1-5-0)
Taynara Conti hasn’t had the hottest WWE career since her signing back in 2016. She competed in the second Mae Young Classic before being eliminated in the second round. Since then, Conti has wrestled occasionally on NXT TV, usually in a losing role. It was rumored back in January that Conti had walked out on her contract, only to be recently spotted at a live event (in a losing effort). If Conti is back in NXT, it’ll be interesting to see how WWE uses her moving forward in what is arguably WWE’s most stacked division.
13.) Sami Zayn (3-17-0)
Sami Zayn returned from injury the Monday after WrestleMania this year in a losing effort to then-Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor. From there, Zayn would become the target of Braun Strowman, defeating him once with the help of Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin to earn Strowman’s place in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Zayn would shortly reform his tag team with Kevin Owens before being disbanded, which would lead Zayn to entering the King of the Ring Tournament just to lose in the first round. At this point in the year, Sami Zayn had lost fifteen out of his last sixteen matches.
Zayn would then shift into a managerial role for the last part of 2019. Just when all hope seemed lost, Sami Zayn won the Intercontinental Championship in a 3-on-1 Handicap match against Braun Strowman. I was as happy as anybody to see Sami Zayn win his first title on the main roster in WWE, but it saddens me that a Superstar with one of the worst win-loss records in all of WWE is Intercontinental Champion… Only time will tell to see if the WWE actually does something with Sami Zayn moving forward.
12.) Kayden Carter (1-6-0)
Debuting in the second Mae Young Classic, Kayden Carter made it all the way to the quarterfinals. Since then, Carter has been used as a jobber to get over other female talent on the NXT brand. However, Carter did manage to win her first match in NXT, defeating Chelsea Green on the January 29th episode of NXT. Her winning ways did not last for long, though, losing a rematch to Green on the February 19th episode of NXT.
11.) R-Truth (1-6-1)
The greatest 24/7 Champion of all time! The 34-time champion has only won one match not associated with the 24/7 title this year. Even though his win-loss record is not the most impressive, Truth has taken part of some of the most hilarious moments on WWE TV this year, including crashing Drake Maverick’s wedding and interrupting Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman leading into Royal Rumble. Truth doesn’t need wins to be one of the most beloved Superstars on the WWE roster.
10.) Jack Starz (1-7-0)
Competing on WWE’s NXT UK brand, Jack Starz has served primarily as a jobber to other established talent on the brand like Kassius Ohno as well as upcoming debuting stars like Ilia Dragunov and current United Kingdom Champion WALTER.
9.) No Way Jose (2-19-0)
The jobber to the stars. No Way Jose has lost every match he has been featured in on Monday Night Raw (almost since his debut in 2018). Jose has competed mostly on Main Event, picking up two victories over fellow jobber to the stars Eric Young.
8.) Apollo Crews (1-10-0)
Talk about wasted potential. Apollo Crews has all the skills needed to be a major player in WWE — however, he is often regulated to jobber status. Crews’ year saw him in losing efforts to Andrade and most recently a returning Sheamus, even losing to the latter with tag partner Shorty G in handicap action.
7.) Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir (0-1-1)
Serving primarily as Shayna Baszler’s run-in buddies, not much can be said about Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir’s WWE careers as of late. They lost their debut match against Io Shirai and Kairi Sane and lost their second tag match against Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai on NXT TV in October. It will be interesting to see what happens to Duke and Shafir now that Baszler has been moved to Raw.
6.) Sin Cara (0-4-0)
Used sparingly in WWE this year, Sin Cara had one brief feud with Andrade, losing all four of their encounters. Sin Cara also made an appearance in the 51-man battle royal at Super ShowDown in a losing effort. Sin Cara asked for his WWE release in November 2019, which was granted a little under a month later. Since then, Sin Cara, now under the ring name Cinta de Oro (“Golden Ribbon”) now wrestles for AAA.
5.) Ruby Riott (0-4-0)
Ruby Riott’s year was a year full of injuries, which kept her on shelf until early 2020. However, since returning from double shoulder surgery, Riott has yet to win a match, effectively putting her at number 5 on our list. If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t expect to see Ruby Riott on this list again next year as she looks to get her pre-injury momentum back.
4.) Tamina (0-6-0)
Tamina started her year off in a losing effort at WrestleMania 35. Immediately after, both Tamina and partner Nia Jax were written off Raw so that Jax could have knee surgeries. Yes, multiple surgeries. Ouch. Tamina would wrestle occasionally on Main Event in losing efforts before leaving TV on her own in July due to concussion-related issues. Tamina returned at Hell in a Cell and won the 24/7 Championship, but she has done nothing of note since besides lasting a little over a minute in the Women’s Royal Rumble match. Oh, but I can’t wait to see Tamina and her 0-6 record get a title shot at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania (said no one ever)!
3.) Aliyah (0-6-0)
In early 2019, the 25-year-old Canadian Aliyah started an alliance with Vanessa Borne where the duo picked up a victory here and there. Unfortunately for Aliyah, those victories happened prior to WrestleMania 35. Since then, Aliyah has picked up no victories in NXT. In November, Aliyah lost to Xia Li, writing her off television so she could have nose surgery. Aliyah hasn’t been seen since.
2.) Kona Reeves (0-7-0)
Dedicated jobber to the upcoming stars of NXT. The only time anybody saw Kona Reeves in a WWE/NXT ring this year was in a losing fashion. With how stacked the NXT roster is as of late, don’t expect things to change for The Finest any time soon.
1.) The B-Team (0-9-0)
There really isn’t much to say about the former Tag Team Champions Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel besides they have not been used appropriately since their title run of 50 days a little under three years ago. A couple of jobs here and there for upcoming or established tag teams on Raw and SmackDown and a few more losses on Main Event put the B-Team at the top of the list of Superstars with the worst performance this year.
The Top 25 WWE Superstars With The BEST year is coming soon!
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