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
The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards)
In an ultra-rare house show title change, The Wolves defeated TNA World Tag Team Champions The BroMans (Jesse & Robbie) on Sunday in Morgantown, West Virginia. Virtually no one saw the Title change, but photos of the new Champions are circulating all over the Internet and TNA is promoting the victory. The Wolves just very recently debuted in TNA Wrestling, and while everyone expected them to win the TNA Tag Titles at some point, no one could have predicted them to win the Championships in such short order, and in such an unusual circumstance.
Bray Wyatt and his minions (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) had a top-notch week all across the board on WWE TV. On Monday Night RAW, “The Eater of Worlds” and his team defeated the lucha trio of Sin Cara and Los Matadores in short order. Then on SmackDown they defeated the all-star trio of Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust. This led to a well-built, well-executed bout with The Shield last night at the Elimination Chamber pay per view that saw The Wyatts emerge victorious. It is an early contender for match of the year early in the year and was a unique and fresh pairing that WWE audiences were clamoring for.
The biggest thing on the independent scene right now defeated AR Fox on Saturday night to win the EVOLVE Championship at Dragon Gate USA’s Way of the Ronin event. Hero has been on fire on the indys since being released by WWE in late 2013 and this is reward for returning to his roots. The victory also ended Fox’s nearly yearlong reign as Champion.
Randy Orton…the WWE World Heavyweight Champion won’t earn any points but deserves some love for a hard fought battle with Sheamus on WWE Monday Night RAW and then defeating five men inside the Elimination Chamber last night to retain the Championship and punch his ticket to the main event of WrestleMania XXX.