WWE Wrestler of the Week returns for the final full week of May. This week’s candidates are all young, hungry and for the most part the future of the company. Each candidate scored a record of 2-0 this week, but some wins were more impressive than others. This week’s candidates are Curtis Axel, Tons of Funk and The Shield’s Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
One week after WWE declared Axel a winner over Triple H, the May 27th edition of Raw included a count-out win for Axel over John Cena. Granted Ryback gave Axel the assist, but still wins over Triple H and Cena in two weeks is impressive. Clearly, WWE is pushing Axel. Hopefully, he is part of this group of young superstars like The Shield and Big E Langston and not the next Lord Tensai.
Speaking of The Shield, Rollins and Reigns also were 2-0 this week with wins on Raw and Smackdown. On Friday the 24th, they teamed with Shieldmate Dean Ambrose against Sheamus, Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston. Ambrose lost to Kingston by disqualification, but good old Teddy Long came out and made a six-man tag match. It resulted in a win for The Shield. On Raw, Rollins and Reigns defeated former champions Team Hell No. Rollins and Reigns continue their dominance and it looks as though they will be tag team champions for the foreseeable future.
The final candidates for WWE Wrestler of the Week are Brodus Clay and Sweet T, also known as Tons of Funk. Clay and Sweet T scored two victories over 3MB on Raw and Main Event in six-man tag matches. On Raw, they teamed with the Great Khali, while on Main Event it was R-Truth on their side. Truth makes a lot more sense as their partner due to the dancing he does. WWE has a tendency to use Khali in dancing segments. Why? I have no idea, but it needs to stop. Tons of Funk is used as filler on any WWE TV program so I would not consider them favorites for WWE Wrestlers of the Week.
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