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Finn Balor Was WWE’s True Iron Man In 2018

Finn Balor has wrestled more WWE matches than any other Superstar on the main roster in 2018, a full 14 matches more than second-placed Seth Rollins.

2018 is coming to a close and by the time you read this, there will likely only be one SmackDown Live and the New Year's Eve edition of Raw left to go before the end of the year. It has been a successful year for some and a not-so-great one for others in WWE, and it has also been an extremely busy 12 months for some Superstars too.

An impressive 16 wrestlers have competed in more than 130 matches this year, based on data gathered prior to the TLC PPV. Perhaps the most surprising thing about that statistic is despite how great a year WWE's female stars have had, only two of the 16 are women. Asuka has wrestled more matches than any other woman in WWE, an impressive 137 bouts. That number is now 139 following her title win at TLC and first defense on the subsequent SmackDown Live.

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When it comes to the top of the male Superstar charts the number one name might surprise you somewhat. Finn Balor has wrestled in more matches than anyone else in WWE this season. An incredible 162 matches and again, that number will have increased since the stats were collated due to the Irishman competing at TLC.

A couple of things make that high number even more impressive. First of all, no one is going to catch him. The Superstar in second place is Seth Rollins with 148 matches, and then surprisingly, Baron Corbin in third with 147. The number is also already the most matches Balor has ever wrestled in a calendar year by far. His previous best was 127 matches in 2015.

In light of the above record, we really wonder what else Balor needs to do to prove to Vince McMahon that he deserves more than he is currently getting. The first-ever Universal Champion's shoulder injury really derailed his main roster career. There are rumors that Balor will be receiving a well-deserved push in 2019. We would certainly hope so after wrestling more than 160 matches in a single year.

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