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
Jimmy & Jey Uso
The twin sons of Rikishi had the week of the career this past week. On Monday Night RAW they defeated The New Age Outlaws in a hot match to finally win the WWE Tag Team Championships that have eluded them since 2010. Then the next night on a live edition of The Main Event they successfully defended their Title against Los Matadores. They finished up their “best week ever” on SmackDown by defeating Ryback and Curtis Axel in a non-title match. The Usos are getting hot at the right time and should find themselves in a nice spot on the WrestleMania XXX card.
The Young Bucks
Matt and Nick Jackson solidified themselves as THE tag team on the independent scene this past weekend. On Saturday night, The Young Bucks defeated reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) in suburban Chicago to win the ROH World Tag Team Championships. With that Championship victory, The Young Bucks now hold the ROH Titles, the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Tag Titles and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles simultaneously. That’s quite the impressive feat.
Montel Vontavious Porter led his team to victory in a wild Lethal LockDown match at TNA Wrestling’s aptly named LockDown pay per view. Thanks to the victory (alongside his teammates Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards and a masked Jeff Hardy as Willow), Porter now takes control of Wrestling Operations in TNA Wrestling.