As WrestleMania 39 approaches, the excitement among WWE fans is palpable. Some of the biggest WWE Superstars are ready to put themselves in the history books by winning on the grandest stage of them all. However, some new names on this year’s WrestleMania card have also been making waves in the industry, and a recent study by Betway sheds light on which wrestlers have gained the most followers over the past year.

According to the research via Betway, Austin Theory saw the biggest percentage rise in followers, with his Instagram follower count increasing by a whopping 71.64%. The Superstar had a massive year in 2022 becoming the United States Champion and also winning the Money In The Bank ladder match.

The list of top 43 WWE Superstars, ranked in order of the percentage change in their follower count over the past year, also includes names like Solo Sikoa, Rhea Ripley, Raquel Rodriguez, Gunther, and Shotzi. WWE legends such as Lita and Trish Stratus also made the list, alongside current Superstars such as Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, and Bayley.

RankWrestlers NameGrowth in followingTotal followersEngagement rate
1Austin Theory71.64%474,7003.99%
2Solo Sikoa67.84%336,00018.36%
3Rhea Ripley66.37%2,100,0004.47%
4Raquel Rodriguez65.76%543,0005.45%
8Cody Rhodes34.57%1,100,0002.75%
9Iyo Sky34.15%467,0006.88%
10Matt Riddle33.52%823,9004.02%
11Bianca Belair31.19%1,300,0004.79%
12Dakota Kai29.22%503,0006.50%
13Dexter Lumis26.13%264,00012.08%
14Sami Zayn26.02%715,0003.99%
15Santos Escobar25.95%98,0008.71%
16Liv Morgan23.53%2,000,0003.90%
17Damien Priest23.02%368,0005.07%
18Dominik Mysterio20.71%613,0007.21%
19Karrion Kross19.53%374,6001.67%
20Roman Reigns17.16%7,100,0006.22%
21Bobby Lashley16.14%1,100,0002.66%
22Tommaso Ciampa15.76%341,0000.83%
23Bray Wyatt11.88%500,00015.94%
24Logan Paul11.78%25,100,0003%
26Ronda Rousey11.39%16,700,0000.43%
27Jey Uso0.11351,100,0003.83%
30Charlotte Flair7.76%5,100,0000.84%
31Shayna Baszler7.42%516,0001.09%
32Finn Balor6.88%4,500,0000.46%
34Johnny Gargano6.11%661,0003.05%
35Trish Stratus5.03%2,100,0000.77%
36Becky Lynch4.81%5,700,0000.01%
39Baron Corbin2.87%1,100,0000.41%
40Drew McIntyre0.41%1,100,0000.15%
41John Cena0.05%14,100,0000.11%
42Seth Rollins-0.23%4,500,0002.31%
43Xavier Woods-0.77%1,500,0000.38%

As WrestleMania 39 draws near, it will be interesting to see which Superstars emerge victorious and how their social media following continues to grow in the years to come.


What are your thoughts on the Betway study ranking WWE Superstars based on their increase in Instagram followers over the past year? Do you think social media popularity translates to success in the ring and drawing crowds? Who do you think will have the most impressive showing at WrestleMania 39, both in the ring and on social media? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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