You only have to look at the calendar to see how behind I am on watching and writing about these 365 matches before the year is over. I’m still grinding away, though, and don’t plan on throwing in the towel. (With that said, note to self, find a good match with that gimmick for the list…)

Anyway, here are some numbers and rankings with two months of matches down!

FACTS AND FIGURES

22 — The number of different companies and promotions included in the 28 matches in February.

4 — The number of WWF/WWE matches on the February list, the most of any promotion.

25 — The total number of years represented on the February list. This was totally by design, as I was aiming to watch at least one match from every year between 1980 and now as early as possible in the project.

29,640 — The total number of words I wrote in the 28 entries for February.

60,259  The total number of words written so far in the project.

16.16 — The percentage completed. A long way to go!

THE RANKINGS

Reminder… I’m not a star-rating guy. I prefer the 10-point scale instead. I consider anything rated at 5.5 or higher to be worth watching, and worth you taking the time to seek it out. It’s also worth noting that I think any ratings or rankings of entertainment are fluid in nature. I might go back later and see one of these matches and like it significantly more. This was my initial take on each match, after finishing it. Anything bolded is what I would consider to be a great match.

FEBRUARY RANKINGS

  1. 8.2, White Castle of Fear Strap Match, Non Title: Sting vs. Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race), WCW Superbrawl III, 2/21/93
  2. 8.0, NWA International Tag Titles-Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu (Ch) vs. Ishin Gundan (Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu), All Japan, 2/5/86
  3. 7.8, Kana vs. Meiko Satomura, Triple Tails, 2/13/11
  4. 7.8, 2/3 Falls: Mistico vs. Ultimo Guerrero, CMLL Arena Mexico, 2/25/05
  5. 7.6, Ben Carter vs. B-Boy, ACTION: $2500 vs. Hair, 2/7/20 
  6. 7.5, Jim Breaks vs. Adrian Street, Joint Promotions, 2/12/72
  7. 7.2, SMASH Title-Dave Finlay (Ch) vs. Tajiri, SMASH 25, 2/19/12
  8. 6.8, Vacant WWE Women’s Tag Titles-Elimination Chamber: Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection vs. Carmella & Naomi vs. Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Fire and Desire vs. Iiconics vs. Riott Squad (Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan), WWE Elimination Chamber 2019, 2/17/19
  9. 6.7, WWE Tag Titles-Los Guerreros (Ch) vs. Team Angle (w/ Paul Heyman), WWE SmackDown, 2/6/03
  10. 6.7, Steel Cage: Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon, WWF St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 2/14/99
  11. 6.5, I Quit: Jake Manning vs. John Skyler, PWX Rise of a Champion IX, Night One, 2/15/14
  12. 6.4, Japanese Death Match: Super Crazy vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri, ECW in Jacksonville, 2/4/00
  13. 6.3, Junkyard Dog & Dusty Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne, Houston, 2/11/83
  14. 6.3, WOH World Title-Kelly Klein (Ch) vs. Mayu Iwatani, ROH Bound By Honor 2019, 2/10/19
  15. 6.2, Slim J vs. Andrew Alexander, NWA Chattanooga, 2/18/11
  16. 6.2, Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. British Bulldogs, When Worlds Collide, 2/2/89
  17. 6.1, WWF IC Title-Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Ch) vs. Undertaker, WWF Shotgun Saturday Night, 2/8/97
  18. 6.1, ECWA Mid-Atlantic Title-Prince Nana (Ch) vs. Ace Darling, 2/28/04
  19. 6.1, Jordynne Grace vs. Skylar, Beyond I Want It All, 2/24/18
  20. 5.9, TNA World Tag Titles-Monster’s Ball: The Wolves (Ch) vs. Decay (Abyss & Crazzy Steve) (w/ Rosemary), Impact Wrestling, 2/16/16
  21. 5.9, No DQ: AJ Styles vs. Sandman, NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #34, 2/26/03
  22. 5.8, Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Semifinals: Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez, WWE NXT, 2/3/21
  23. 5.5, TWGP 2005, Quarterfinals: Chris Hero & Mike Quackenbush vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico, CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, 2/20/05
  24. 5.5, Satoshi Kojima vs. Drew McDonald, Reslo, 2/27/95
  25. 5.2, WCW U.S. Title #1 Contendership: Booker T vs. Bret Hart, WCW Nitro, 2/22/99
  26. 5.2, El Texano, Silver King & El Fantasma vs. Samu, Fatu & Fishman, UWA, 2/9/92
  27. 5.0, Mesias vs. Takeshi Morishima, AAA, 2/1/10
  28. 5.0, Randy Savage & Lanny Poffo vs. Lou Winston & Jerry Bryant (w/ Eddie Gilbert), Memphis TV, 2/23/85

PROJECT TOP 10

  1. 9.0, WWE World Title-Last Man Standing: John Cena (Ch) vs. Umaga (w/ Armando Alejandro Estrada), WWE 2007 Royal Rumble, 1/28/07
  2. 8.9, Rockers vs. New Orient Express (Tanaka & Kato [aka Paul Diamond]) (w/ Mr. Fuji), WWF 1991 Royal Rumble, 1/19/91
  3. 8.7, OMEGA Tag Titles-Hardy Boyz (Ch) vs. Serial Thrillas (Mike Maverick & Shane Helms), Wendell, NC, 1/29/99
  4. 8.2, White Castle of Fear Strap Match, Non Title: Sting vs. Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race), WCW Superbrawl III, 2/21/93
  5. 8.0, NWA International Tag Titles-Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu (Ch) vs. Ishin Gundan (Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu), All Japan, 2/5/86
  6. 7.8, Kana vs. Meiko Satomura, Triple Tails, 2/13/11
  7. 7.8, 2/3 Falls: Mistico vs. Ultimo Guerrero, CMLL Arena Mexico, 2/25/05
  8. 7.8, WWE Cruiserweight Title-Tajiri (Ch) (w/ Akio & Sakoda) vs. Rey Mysterio, Jr., WWE SmackDown, 1/1/04
  9. 7.6, Ben Carter vs. B-Boy, ACTION: $2500 vs. Hair, 2/7/20 
  10. 7.5, Jim Breaks (Ch) vs. Adrian Street, Joint Promotions, 2/12/72

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