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Pennsylvania has been listed among the top five most “wrestling-obsessed” states in the country
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Wrestling-World.com observed Google Trends data from over the past 12 months that were related to wrestling. Researchers then scored each state based on these search terms to see which had the most wrestling fans.
It appears that, based on this data, Pennsylvania is the fifth overall most wrestling-loving state in the U.S. Rounding out the top five are Iowa (number four); Rhode Island (number three); Kentucky (number two); and West Virginia (number one).
“… West Virginia topped the list by a landslide, as its population has the highest search levels for eight of the nine keywords in the study,’ reads a release sent via email. “For example, the promotions ‘WWE’ and ‘AEW’ are searched the most in the Mountain State, as well as the search terms ‘Wrestling news’ and ‘WrestleMania.’
“Currently, West Virginia’s favorite wrestler is The Undertaker, as West Virginian residents search for him more than any other wrestler, followed by John Cena.”
Interestingly, as the release notes, Illinois and Texas didn’t even make it to the top 10 rankings, “which is surprising considering their considerable wrestling following.”
Adds the release: “The same goes for Connecticut, which is also missing from the ranking but is home to WWE’s headquarters, Titan Towers.”
Rounding out the top 10, by the way, are Ohio (number six); Tennessee (number seven); Mississippi (number eight); South Carolina (number nine); and Indiana (number 10).