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The Destroyer88 -
Keeping track of the records annoys me. It's predetermined. Everyone under the sun knows that. I don't like when wrestling companies go above and beyond to make it seem like a legitimate sport.
They do a lot of things right, but this isn't one of those things.
NO ONE looks at pro wrestling as a legitimate sport. It's entertainment. There's no need to try and blur that line when the audience is just mostly going to roll their eyes to it.
Bluring the line is what prowrestling thrives on. It helps with suspension of disbelief. Its the old adage of "oh man everyone is fake but this guy...this guy is real."
Win loss records dont matter in and of itself. HOWEVER its a story tool, and prowrestling's setting is supposed to be that of a legit sporting event. Win losses beibg relevant isnt some new concept. Wins and losses damn sure mattered in the 80s wwf. Again the exact records themselves wouldn't matter but momentum and quality of wins is what mattered. The audience damn well knew no one ever beat hogan, or that ultimate warrior destroyed honky tonk man etc.
G1 climax is another beautiful example that I mentioned earlier.
Also ufc is the perfect example of wins and losses mattering. However its also an example of how irrelecant the EXACT stats are. Cornette said it best that ufc does prowrestling better than wwe does prowrestling these days. Despite popular opinion ufc has been a sports entertainment company for easily over a decade now. Its a farce. If they want u getting a title shot they will, if they dont you wont. They just need you to bs your way through a significant win or two(sometimes less) and you are good to go. Aew just needs to do what ufc does. Dont stress about overall records unless you can spin something interesting out of it(I have assumed thats where the analytics expertise would come in.) Stress big wins, big losses, win/loss streaks, speed of matches.shit like that. the overall wins and loss records aren't going to be helpful 95 percent of the time.