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
Last night at TNA Wrestling’s tenth annual Sacrifice pay per view, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards defeated The BroMans (Jesse & Robbie) to win the TNA World Tag Team Championships for a second time. Richards and Edwards are one of the premiere tag teams in the entire world and this victory may validate that to fans that may not know much of their independent wrestling past.
The twenty-year veteran of Japanese pro wrestling arguably had the biggest moment of his career this past week. This past Sunday, Omori became the nineteenth man over the course of thirty-four tournaments to win the prestigious All-Japan Pro Wrestling Champion Carnival. He pinned Jun Akiyama in the finals, but also defeated Osamu Nishimura, Kendo Kashin, and Mitsuya Nagai over the course of the tournament.
The TNA World Heavyweight Champion has continued his improbable role as the company’s new face. Last night at the Sacrifice pay per view, EY defeated the former Champion Magnus in the night’s main event to retain the Championship once again. The fact that the victory was clean also shows that there may be plans for EY to be more of a long-term choice for Champion, as opposed to the “charity” reign Chris Sabin received that summer.