I was under the impression that there would be no math. Since the day they debuted, AEW has been trying to do some different things to make themselves stand out from both WWE and the rest of the wrestling world. One of these things has been to focus on the wrestling side of things, including keeping track of wins and losses. This can present a bit of a challenge as there are a lot of people having a lot of matches in the company, but now they have a new idea that could help people up to date, but also cause some problems at the same time.

On Friday, AEW released three sets of official rankings, putting the top five male wrestlers, female wrestlers and tag team wrestlers in order based on wins and losses. Each set of rankings includes their singles and trios records, plus an overall record which also includes tag team matches. The total amount of matches differ between wrestlers as some of them have not been on television as frequently as others. During a media conference call for Full Gear, Cody mentioned that a new edition of each will be released every Friday.

There is a lot to these people. Check out the rankings and a look at everyone on the top:

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Opinion: This is one of those things that is going to cause some issues in the short term as ranking wrestlers or teams every single week could present a problem in a hurry. If nothing else, do we really need an update that frequently? The wins/losses are an acceptable idea for a wrestling company but at the same time, it could create a big problem in bringing wrestlers up a long way in a hurry. They can make this work, but it is going to have to be something they do rather delicately, and it may be harder than it seems.

Do you like the idea of rankings? Did AEW get the first batch right? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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