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WWE Wrestler Of The Week: December 21-27th 2012

Welcome to the third edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! So far Sheamus and Kofi Kingston have taken the honors, however this week the wrestler of the week is very different from these two superstars in many ways, including looks.

I had a little bit of difficulty choosing the WWE WOW as there were a few deserving superstars. I would like to honor the runner up WWE Wrestler of the Week, the Great Khali.  The Punjabi giant defeated Brad Maddox in a quick match, but more importantly, won a battle royal on Main Event to become the number one contender for Antonio Cesaro’s United States Championship. I am the farthest thing from a Great Khali fan, but I think I understand what WWE is doing here. I hope, for the sake of all WWE fans, that the plan is to help Cesaro more than Khali. Khali is one of the worst wrestlers, talkers and characters in WWE history. However, Cesaro has become known for punishing superstars, big and small, with the neutralizer. I have to think that Khali only won that battle royal to challenge Cesaro in putting Khali through his finisher.

That was the runner. Now let’s get to the winner. This week’s highlighted wrestler has never held any championships, but she has pinned a champion twice this week. Yes, that’s right. This week’s WWE Wrestler of the Week is a diva. Let’s take a look at the week Kaitlyn had in WWE.

Although the December 21st edition of SmackDown was taped and aired live on the 18th, it was replayed on Friday, allowing it to count towards this week’s WWE Wrestler of the Week. On this particular episode, after an altercation with AJ, Kaitlyn faced Eve in a match with the Divas Championship on the line. At the end, Eve grabbed the referee’s ankle causing him to fall and disqualify her. A win is a win though and Kaitlyn gains one in the win column after this match.

Then, on the Christmas Eve edition of Raw, Kaitlyn participated in an 8 diva tag team match with partners Alicia Fox, Natalya and Layla against Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Tamina Snuka and Eve. Although six other divas were involved, the match came down to Eve and Kaitlyn. Unlike SmackDown though, Kaitlyn finished the Divas Champion with a knee to the stomach and a pinfall.

The third recipient of the WWE Wrestler of the Week is the first diva to achieve the honor. Her impressive wins over the current WWE Divas Champion could be a sign of things to come. Then again, it could be a tease. Eve Torres has done a great job as divas champion and Kaitlyn may just be a long-term challenger like R-Truth and Alberto Del Rio were for Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus, respectively.

Happy holidays to Kaitlyn, WWE and all of you! You are cordially invited back next week for another edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week.

Seth M. Guttenplan is a WWE Featured Columnist for Report and host of OH YOU DIDN’T KNOW!? PWPRadio’s weekly radio show covering all wrestling news and rumors. To read more from Seth follow him on twitter (@sethgutt) and check out guttwrenchpowerblog.com.

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Seth Guttenplan

Seth Guttenplan is a math and computer technology teacher for special education students in New Jersey. In his free time, Seth writes about wrestling for Camel Clutch Blog and SEScoops. Follow Seth on twitter @sethgutt

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