NXT Star Rumored to Join The Shield, How Long is an Average Cena Match?, How Long Has Ambrose Held the U.S. Title?, More Stats

Nick Paglino

NXT Star Rumored to Join The Shield

Mason Ryan​According to F4WOnline.com, if the rumored plans of a Roman Reigns baby face turn do end up playing out, there have been talks of having Mason Ryan, who is currently in NXT, fill the vacant role in The Shield.

2013 WWE Stats

Kayfabermetrics.com has compiled a lengthy, detailed list of interesting WWE stats from 2013, including how many times Orton has main evented a PPV, which two wrestlers faced each other the most in 2013 and many more.

Below are a few stat excerpts, and you can check out the entire piece at this link:

15:24 – John Cena’s average match length. In 23 singles matches in 2013, Cena led all of WWE in match length by almost two minutes, beating CM Punk’s 2nd place time of 13:27. It’s no surprise that the two biggest stars in the Fed dominated this category – if they’re advertised the WWE makes a conscious effort to get fans their money’s worth. With Cena you always get at least ten minutes worth of hot babyface comeback fire sandwiched around those 5 sweet moves, as only three of Cena’s matches failed to hit that mark. He might be booked as the WWE Superman, but at least he puts some time in before taking flight.

226 Days – Number of days Dean Ambrose held the US Title in 2013. Improbably, Dean Ambrose weaseled his way to the longest title reign of any championship belt in 2013. Well, not improbably if you noticed his last titled defense was all the way back on October 28th, against Big E. Langston. I’m surprised WWE hasn’t focused more on his ducking competition and winning almost every title match via DQ loss – it fits the character arc so well. Probably because the lack of luster makes it as worthy of a prize as the Jelly of the Month club – focusing on it might actually hurt Ambrose’s standing. The guy is jawing with CM Punk on Raw every week, the US is not a great talking point in his favor.

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