WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE Wrestler of the Week: June 7th-13, 2013

Welcome back to another edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! As the school year ends for some of you (students and teachers), it is time to do some reflecting. With that reflection, I have decided to continue to tweak how I determine the WWE Wrestler of the Week.

As we all know, WWE is definitely not only about the wins. In fact, a lot of times we don’t agree with who is booked as the winner. Therefore, each week I will only choose one wrestler, as opposed to the debate that has been going on each week. One wrestler or WWE superstar who has stood out this week. Maybe it is because of wins, maybe it isn’t. With that said, this week’s winner is the next Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.

Although Kane and Daniel Bryan had successful weeks, Axel did more than just win this week. Kane had two disqualification match wins against Ryback and Dean Ambrose, the latter of whom he will face at Payback for the United States Championship. Bryan teamed with Randy Orton in successful fashion against their Payback opponents Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Bryan also had the match of the night on Raw against Seth Rollins. Clearly, these two will face off in a world title match in the next five years.

Now in terms of Axel, he defeated Chris Jericho on the June 7th edition of Smackdown. Granted, CM Punk’s entrance music distracted Jericho and allowed Axel to roll him up for the win. On the June 10th edition of Raw, Axel got extremely lucky. He has been stuck in the middle of the McMahons-Triple H feud. Axel was able to score two victories over Triple H due to Mr. McMahon repeatedly entering ringside and ordering ring announcer Justin Roberts to declare Axel the winner only for Triple H to restart the match.

In addition to his impressive or maybe not so impressive wins, Axel was also inserted into the Intercontinental title match at Payback. Fandango unfortunately suffered a concussion recently and will not be able to compete at Payback. WWE removed one young, up-and-coming superstar with another for this match. Wade Barrett and The Miz will now have to deal with the newest Paul Heyman guy.

It seems obvious that WWE was looking to move the Intercontinental title off Barrett and onto a new heel. Without Fandango in the match, Axel will now win the title. His father Mr. Perfect was very well known in WWE for his Intercontinental title reign. Perhaps Axel can live up to the same hype. Although I thought Axel was a great choice for Paul Heyman’s clientele, he needs to win cleanly as Payback to prove his worth.\

Axel showed his poor mic skills on Raw and its clear how much Heyman has already done for the third generation superstar. He is winning on a regular basis and will most likely win his first singles title this Sunday at Payback. These accomplishments and booking decisions have earned Curtis Axel his first undisputed WWE Wrestler of the Week award.

Thanks for reading once again and be sure to check out Camel Clutch Blog each and every Friday for a new WWE Wrestler of the Week!

Seth M. Guttenplan is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. To read more from Seth follow him on twitter (@sethgutt) and check out guttwrenchpowerblog.com. You can also like GWP on Facebook here.

[amazon_link id=”B00BCMT4MK” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History[/amazon_link]

[amazon_link id=”B00CAYH2NM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]WWE Payback DVD[/amazon_link]

Grab discounted WWE DVDs, merchandise, t -shirts, figures, and more from the WWE Shop on Amazon.com

(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)

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

More Posts



Welcome to the Camel Clutch Blog. The CCB was born in 2007 and features blogs from over 50 different writers. Articles from the Camel Clutch Blog have been featured by some of the world's most respected websites including; CNNSI.com, Foxsports.com, Yahoo News, Business Insider, MSNBC, NBCsports.com, and more.

Writers Wanted

Do you have a passion for blogging? The Camel Clutch Blog is proud to have featured over 50 guest bloggers and contributors since its inception. The CCB is a great outlet for your blogging or a great way to promote your own site, blog, and/or podcast through Guest Blogging. The CCB reaches millions of people per year and you can be sure you will be read when you post on the CCB. Email Eric Gargiulo at [email protected] if you are interested.

Add to Flipboard

Connect with me

Link to my Facebook Page
Link to my Rss Page
Link to my Twitter Page
Link to my Youtube Page
To Top