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 Rhodes brothers continued their momentum from the WWE Battleground pay per view where they defeated WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) to win their jobs back. On Monday Night RAW, they teamed with Daniel Bryan in a fun six man tag match against Reigns, Rollins and WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose. Then on SmackDown the brothers defeated The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) in the night’s main event, giving The Wyatts their first televised loss. The Rhodes brothers have the hottest act going on WWE television right now and here’s hoping their momentum carries throughout the end of the year.
Without lifting a finger, the face of the WWE once again came back into everyone’s consciousness when it was announced by WWE SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero that Cena would challenge Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Hell in the Cell pay per view in two weeks. What was so surprising about the announcement was that Cena was out with an elbow injury and wasn’t expected to return to the ring until the start of 2014. But as Cena has done multiple times in the past, he has once again shown his amazing genetics, healing powers, hard work and determination that allow him to return from serious injury far sooner than any normal man would.
The Japanese high flyer defeated YAMATO to win the Dragon Gate Open The Dream Gate Championship. Dragon Gate is a Japanese wrestling promotion based on high flying and blistering in-ring speed that launched an American counterpart a few years ago. This is Yoshino’s second reign with the Championship, having originally won the Championship back in 2010.