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Wrestler of the Week, August 25 - 31

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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

Ricochet

The young independent sensation has been having a great couple of years competing all across the country. This past weekend he went to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla to win in the highly touted Battle of Los Angeles tournament. The BoLA is a yearly single elimination tournament that essentially is a “best of the indys” celebration that can puts together independent wrestling dream matches. Throughout the tournament he defeated TJ Perkins, Kenny Omega, Roderick Strong and finally Johnny Gargano to lay claim to the tournament.

Honorable Mention

Ultimo Guerrero

Guerrero won CMLL’s annual Champion of Champions tournament. The tournament sees all of the Champions (singles and tag) in the Mexican promotion battle in a single elimination tournament to crown the Champion of Champions. He is also the first man in the tournament’s history to win it twice.

Team 3-D

The New York City television tapings for Impact Wrestling this past summer have been some of the best television TNA Wrestling has produced in a long time. One of the forefronts of the tapings was the reunion of Bully Ray and Devon and their reignited war with Matt and Jeff Hardy. Then because Edge & Christian weren’t around to compete with them, they added reigning and defending TNA World Tag Team Champions The Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) to recreate the three-way war. This past week on Impact Wrestling, Team 3-D defeated The Wolves and The Hardys in the first match of a series to determine the TNA Tag Team Champions. The matches will more than likely ramp and get better as the series goes on, but it was a great opening salvo in the new war.

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