Welcome to year three of Wrestler of the Week. Much like the previous two 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, and they have been enhanced for 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
The WWE Intercontinental Champion is getting on a roll at the perfect time. He has been the rocket push up the card the past few weeks and this week the success continued. On Monday Night RAW, Langston acted as “the third Mega Power” to the super team of CM Punk and John Cena and the trio defeated the red hot Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) in a fun six man tag main event. The rivalry continued into SmackDown on Friday when Langston defeated Ambrose in a non-title match. If Langston as acting as the “Hercules” to Punk and Cena’s Macho Man and Hulk Hogan then he is sitting in a lofty position.
WWE’s other commanding trio had a huge week on television as well. Bray Wyatt and his minions Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Daniel Bryan and WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust & Cody Rhodes in a fun six-man tag match on RAW. Wyatt then led his boys into battle on SmackDown where they defeated the twin brothers Jimmy & Jey Uso in the night’s opening match.
While The Shield always works well as a unit, lately all three men have had chances to shine alone in preparation for the inevitable split sometime in 2014. This week it was Rollins time to shine. In addition to being in the main event six-man tag on RAW, the cruiserweight “indy god” got a golden chance to wrestle WWE golden boy John Cena in the main event of SmackDown. Rollins lost the match clean to an Attitude Adjustment from Cena but he showed he could hang in the main event in a solo contest and looked like a star, even in defeat.