Welcome to the final February edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! This week’s best match is not a question as John Cena and CM Punk delivered arguably the greatest match in Raw history. However, in terms of contenders for Wrestler of the Week, there were three. Three WWE superstars finished the week with a 2-0 record. Plus, all three superstars are former winners of the WWE Wrestler of the Week.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]We will begin with the two runner-ups. First, the World’s Strongest Man was successful on Raw and Main Event this week with wins over Great Khali and Justin Gabriel. Henry continues to dominate as he was doing prior to an injury in late 2011, early 2012. However, wins over superstars such as Khali and Gabriel are not impressive, despite showing one’s strength.
The other runner-up was the first WWE Wrestler of the Week back in December, Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior scored victories over Damien Sandow on Smackdown and Cody Rhodes on Main Event. This goes to show you how far Team Rhodes Scholars have fallen. Sheamus also appeared on Raw to continue what looks to be a feud with Wade Barrett, as well as his feud with The Shield. His wins over Team Rhodes Scholars would have been more impressive if Sandow and Rhodes were consistently losing their matches these days. It is also unclear if Sheamus will have a match with Barrett or The Shield at WrestleMania.
Finally, it is time to reveal the winner of the WWE Wrestler of the Week who also had two victories this week. He has been making headlines in and out of the ring as a supposedly Real American. This week’s winner is Jack Swagger.
In terms of in-ring victories, Swagger overcame Randy Orton on Smackdown and The Miz on Raw. He continues to remain undefeated since returning just prior to the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. His new manager, Zeb Colter, is delivering some of the best promos each night and is a big reason why Swagger won the chamber match and will face Del Rio for the World Heavyweight title at WrestleMania 29.
Jack Swagger also won the WWE Wrestler of the Week because his opponents of Randy Orton and The Miz are clearly a step above the other contenders’ opponents. The Miz has fallen a bit as of late, but he is still regularly seen on WWE TV and even scored a victory over Antonio Cesaro recently. Randy Orton is in a similar boat as Miz in that he is a big name in WWE, but isn’t always successful.
However, it is the out of the ring victory that also has helped Jack Swagger win this week’s award. After getting arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana, most WWE fans were probably expecting to never see Swagger again. Fortunately for Swagger, he is in a position that WWE would be dumb to end so abruptly.
Jack Swagger is possibly the luckiest WWE superstar on the roster right now. Rob Van Dam and other superstars in the past had to drop titles and vanish from WWE TV. Due to Swagger’s gimmick making headlines in WWE and out, including with Glenn Beck, WWE had to continue the story. Chances are Swagger won’t win the title at WrestleMania 29, but it would certainly be one of the biggest surprises of the night.
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