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 reigning and defending TNA World Heavyweight Champion had another big week. Last night at TNA’s flagship Slammiversary pay per view, Young successfully defending his Championship against Austin Aries and Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match. Things had to be booked on the fly when Young’s original opponent, MVP, suffered a legit injury, causing TNA to change things on the fly.
The twenty-plus year veteran of Japanese pro wrestling finally earned the “big one” this past weekend. Omori defeated Jun Akiyama to win the vacant All-Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Championship after previous champion Akebono was forced to vacate the Titles due to illness. Think of this as Omori’s lifetime achievement award for his service to the pro wrestling industry.
“The King of Swing” had another big week on WWE TV. On WWE Monday Night RAW he defeated Rob Van Dam to earn a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at the upcoming Money in the Bank pay per view. Then on SmackDown he defeated Sheamus in another hard-hitting brawl. Cesaro continues to grow and evolve in 2014 and could be a major star for WWE in 2015.