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 Celtic Warrior” outlasted nineteen other man, including reigning United States Champion Dean Ambrose, last Monday Night on RAW in a battle royal to win the United States Championship for a second time. Sheamus ended Ambrose’s record breaking, yet uneventful, Title reign. And as a former multi-time World Champion, Sheamus instantly brings some prestige to the secondary title. Then on SmackDown, Sheamus pinned Ambrose clean in a one-on-one bout to justify the Title victory from Monday night.
Over in Japan, YAMATO defeated Ricochet to win the Dragon Gate promotion’s Open The Dream Gate Championship, which is Dragon Gate’s premier championship. YAMATO now ties the record for holding the Championship three times.
This is more of a fun pick than anything else. The carnival-themed entourage led by Knux debuted this past week on Impact Wrestling, with Knux picking up a quick, easy win over Kazarian of all people. The group, which also included The Freak, Crazy Steve and the vivacious Rebel, brought a fresh, unique element to TNA Wrestling. They instantly freshen up the undercard and provide something different for TNA.