A year of Pro Wrestling
One night while listening to the Between The Sheets podcast I asked myself, "Have I watched a year's worth of pro wrestling." When I say a year's worth of pro wrestling I mean 8760 hours of pro wrestling. A year of wrestling is a lot of wrestling to watch. Within a few minutes I broke it down to three different levels of watching wrestling.
Full Year (24 Hours x 365 Days) = 8760 hours
Waking Year (18 Hours x 365 Days) = 6570 hours
Work Year (8 Hours x 250 Days) = 2000 hours
To be honest, I don't think I've watching 8760 hours of wrestling in my life. It seems like a lot of time to do anything in my life. If you watch WWE premier content, Raw, Smackdowns, PPVs, you'd watch about 312 hours a year. That would take you 28 years to watch a full year of wrestling. I've been watching wrestling on and off since the first Wrestlemania. That means I'd need to average 258 hours a year or about 5 hours a week.
There are some years where I've watched more than 5 hours of wrestling a week and some where I've watched less. Right now I only get to watch wrestling when my friends have a PPV party, when I am traveling, or when my son falls asleep early. In 1996 and 1997 I could watch wrestling on TV six days a week, total of 8 hours a week. In 2015 and 2016 I watched about 20 hours a week making my way through the WWE Network content. In 1998 and 1999 I watched very little wrestling because I lacked cable.
I have no doubt that the hosts of Between the Sheets (Kris Zellner or David Bixenspan) or most of the Voices of Wrestling hosts have watched more than a full year of televised wrestling. Joe Lanza did a where we watched every WWE match that made tape in 2017. I can see some wrestling fans watching 20 hours a week over several years.
If I have to estimates over my life I've watched about 5000 of wrestling, the large majority has been on TV. If I include podcasts I think I've consumed over a year of wrestling content. If I think about the hours I spent listening to What A Maneuver, Wrestlenomics, Wrestlespective, TH's Podcast, and the Old School Wrestling Podcast, that seems to be thousands of hours alone.