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 sons of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes had a huge night at last night’s WWE Battleground pay per view. With the old man in their corner the brothers defeated reigning WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) in arguably the best match of the pay per view. While the Titles were not on line the brothers did earn jobs back with WWE because of the victory. The Rhodes family saga has easily been the best part of WWE the past few weeks
In one of the most hyped things on WWE TV this past week, the new tag team of Los Matadores finally made in their in-ring debut on WWE TV. The repackaged and masked former WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico came out as Fernando and Diego, masked matadors from Mexico. With them in tow was the diminutive El Torito, a mini wrestler in a kid friendly bull costume. In both their appearances on RAW and SmackDown, Los Matadores defeated the 3MB combination of Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal. While they probably won’t amount to much more than a comedy tag team, they got great online social media buzz, a couple of victories and valuable airtime. It will be interesting to see the direction the act takes in the weeks and months to come.
In a fairly slow wrestling week, Cesaro gets a nod for freaking strength, power and agility. During his three appearances on WWE TV last week, Cesaro demonstrated his insane skill and power by utilizing the Giant Swing in impressive fashion and on an incredible variety of opponents. On Monday Night RAW it was against the cruiserweight-sized Santino Marella for a great comedy spot. Then on Main Event, Cesaro used it against 400 plus pound Brodus Clay in an impressive feat. But he outdid himself last night at Battleground when he executed against the 7-foot, 400-pound plus Great Khali. Cesaro and his partner Jack Swagger ended up victorious in their bouts against Brodus Clay & Tensai on Main Event and Khali & Marella at Battleground.