Statistical Analysis of Championship Matches Outcomes in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Pay-Per-View Events
Hilary I. Okagbue1, Sheila A. Bishop2, Abiodun A. Opanuga3, Aderemi A. Atayero4, Nkolika J. Peter5
1Hilary I. Okagbue*, Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
2Sheila A. Bishop, Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
3Abiodun A. Opanuga, Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
4Aderemi A. Atayero, Department of Electrical & Information Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
5Nkolika J. Peter, Department of Estate Management, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 963-967 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: D8258118419/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8258.018520
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Abstract: WWE Pay per view events features championship or title matches where WWE branded and coveted titles are hotly contested. This paper presents the analysis of the frequency of winnings in WWE PPV events from the year January 2000 to February 2019. Some definite criteria were applied to the raw data to ensure that the outcome was either a champion win or lose. Champions of any official titles of the WWE have retained their titles in 664 (63.78%) occasions of the PPV events, while new champions have emerged on 377 (36.22%) occasions. It was also observed that it is only in 14 (5.3%) that any of 266 PPV events were shown without at least a champion win while 59 (22.2%) of the PPV events have been shown without witnessing at least a champion lose. In conclusion, it appears that PPV events often favored the reigning champions and the probability of champions losing their titles and new champions emerging is small.
Keywords: WWE, Wrestling, Sport Analytics, Statistics, Pattern, Pay-Per-View.
Scope of the Article: Data Analytics Modelling and Algorithms.