Welcome to year four of Wrestler of the Week. Much like the previous three years this will continue to be a little way to highlight an individual (or tag team as the case may be) that had a particularly banner week in terms of storyline or on-air achievement. Just like in previous years, in addition to highlighting a Wrestler of Week, two honorable mentions will also be noted. Throughout the year point totals will be tallied. Just like in year three, each week 10 points will go to the actual Wrestler of the Week, 5 points going to the first Honorable Mention and 3 going to the second Honorable Mention. At the end of the year a Wrestler of the Year will be crowned.
Wrestler of the Week
It was a slow week across the entire wrestling world so a lot of the main players stay the same this week. The new TNA World Heavyweight Champion built off the surprise momentum of his Title win last week on Impact Wrestling and remained successful. This past week on Impact Wrestling, EY defeated his archrival Abyss in a brutal Monster’s Ball Match and retained his Championship for the first time. A few more weeks like this and EY can turn into a credible Champion and player within Impact Wrestling.
The new WWE Divas Champion and long-reigning NXT Women’s Champion also kept up her momentum for a second week in a row after her surprise Divas Title victory over AJ Lee the night after WrestleMania XXX. This past week she defeated former WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox live on Monday Night RAW and then beat Aksana on SmackDown. The new Champion is building momentum the right way and could be a big thing in WWE for years to come.
“Bad News” started on the road to a renewed push the night after WrestleMania XXX and was found resounding success and support from many fans. On Monday Night RAW he defeated Dolph Ziggler in a fun one-on-one bout as part of an eight man single elimination tournament to crown a number one contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Barrett won the exciting the bout and saw his stock rise once again as he moved forward in the tournament.