Welcome to year two of Wrestler of the Week. Much like last year 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 last year, in addition to highlighting a Wrestler of Week, two honorable mentions will also be noted. Throughout the year point totals will be tallied. Each week 5 points will go to the actual Wrestler of the Week, 3 points going to the first Honorable Mention and 1 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 superstar from Ghana has been a permanent fixture in WWE’s mid-card since 2008 and has won every mid-card and tag team championship put in front of him over the past four and a half years. Over that time his stock has gone up and down constantly but has always kept the fans’ support and obviously some sort of office support as well. This past week saw Kingston’s stock rise once again. On Monday Night RAW he defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match with a sick looking Trouble in Paradise kick that absolutely landed right between Miz’ eyes and will become a replay highlight for years to come. Then on The Main Event on Wednesday night he kept the momentum up by pinning Miz again, this time to win his fourth Intercontinental Championship. Here’s hoping Kofi can ride his new wave of momentum into something substantial in the weeks and months to come.
Got the main event stamp of approval this past week on Monday Night RAW when he stood mid-ring with John Cena, Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman and WWE Champion CM Punk at the show’s end and signed his name to a contract to challenge Punk for the WWE Championship inside Hell in a Cell in the main event of the aptly named Hell in a Cell pay per view next weekend. Then to keep his win streak alive on RAW, he defeated Dolph Ziggler and David Otunga in a handicap match.
The Rhodes Scholars
Cody Rhodes and Damian Sandow continue to gel as a legitimate tag team that WWE is clearly high on and has big plans for. Last week on Monday Night RAW The Scholars beat former WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico clean as a whistle. Then on SmackDown the villainous duo beat Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel in another clean victory. It is evident they are riding a wave of momentum leading into the finals of the tag team tournament on this week’s RAW.