Friday, July 16, 2021

Wrestling Shows by State

Recently Game Changer Wrestling promoted a show in Laramie, Wyoming called "GCW Outlaw Mudshow" and it featured the legendary Ricky Morton defeating Atticus Cogar in the semi-main event.  What was also significant is that Morton has now wrestled in all 50 US States!

Connor McGrath had tweeted that questioning if Wyoming has the least amount of wrestling history than any other state.  I'm here to tell you, yes they do!

Using Cagematch as my source you can search for matches going all the way back to 1887 to present day.  Doing this search I was able to locate that 33 professional wrestling events have been promoted in Wyoming.  The first in 1920 and the most recent in 2021, the biggest gap between shows 1927 to 1972 when the AWA started running events.  

WWE has promoted sevens shows in the state, TNA once, but WCW broadcast a live Monday Nitro in 1996 and Thunder in 1998!   

Looking at the rest of the United States Alaska is right behind Wyoming by just one show.  I've listed the remaining States in order of least to greatest number of events.  

Alaska 34 

South Dakota 63

Montana 72 

New Hampshire 202

Vermont 220

Idaho 286 

Utah 304

North Dakota 347

New Mexico 566

Delaware 573 

Mississippi 586 

Rhode Island 634

Maine 726 

Colorado 741

Nevada 759

Nebraska 856 

Washington DC 868

Washington 984

The following states have more than 1,000 shows listed on Cagematch, I'd break the query down by years to get the exact total of each State.

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, & Wisconsin. 

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