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 American Dragon” got what he and every Internet wrestling fan wanted this past week – he gets his marquee match at WrestleMania XXX. Last week on WWE Monday Night RAW, he and his legion of fans took to “Occupying RAW” and stopped the show midstream. The protest paid off and Daniel Bryan will now get a one-on-one match with Triple H at WrestleMania and if he wins that match, he will go on to challenge Batista and WWE World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton in a triple threat match in the night’s main event. This journey for Daniel Bryan that started way back in August 2013 looks to finally culminate at WrestleMania with the entire SuperDome chanting “Yes!”
The indy favorite traveled to Germany this past week and won the annual wXw 16 Carat Gold single elimination tournament. He defeated Freddy Stahl in the first round, Karsten Beck in the quarter finals, ROH World Champion Adam Cole in the semi-finals and Axeman in the final match. The former WWE developmental talent has been on fire on the independent circuit since his release from WWE in late 2013.
Tigre Uno and Seiya Sanada
TNA Wrestling’s two hottest new international talents put on a tag team showcase this past week on Impact Wrestling. The Mexican masked luchadore and the reigning TNA X-Division Champion from Japan paired up for the first time in history to defeat reigning and defending TNA World Tag Team Champions The BroMans (Robbie & Jesse) clean as a sheet in a non-title match. It is apparent that TNA Wrestling is going through another reboot of sorts and these young international stars are a big part of TNA’s new plan.