Welcome to year three of Wrestler of the Week. Much like the previous two 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, and they have been enhanced for 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 World Heavyweight Champion and real life Superman looked he hadn’t missed a beat after his two month long entrance. On WWE Monday Night RAW he defeated Damian Sandow in an incredibly hot opening match. While Sandow lost the match and thus his Money in the Bank challenge for the World Title, Cena again looked like a superstar and the true face of the company. Then on SmackDown he teamed with the red-hot WWE Tag Team Champion duo of Cody Rhodes and Goldust to defeat Sandow, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro in a main event six-man tag team match. Just by wearing The Big Gold Belt he has raised the stock of the Championship tenfold.
One of TNA Wrestling’s most successful homegrown stars, Bobby Roode continued his momentum this past week on Impact Wrestling when he defeated wrestling legend Kurt Angle in a great main event bout. Then on the taped-months-ago One Night Only Tournament of Champions OnDemand pay per view that finally debuted on cable systems, Roode outlasted eight other former TNA World Champions in a single elimination tournament to become victorious once again.
The Millenials (EITA and T-Hawk)
The rising stars of Dragon Gate from Japan had a banner weekend when they defeated The Dragon Kid and K-Ness to win Dragon Gate’s Open The Twin Gate Championships, which are their version of Tag Team Championships. These two young guys look to be bigger stars on the United States independent wrestling scene heading in 2014.