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WWE Wrestler of the Week: May 24th-30th, 2013

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.

After re-debuting as the newest Paul Heyman Guy, Curtis Axel continued his winning ways this week on Smackdown and Raw. On the May 24th edition of Friday night Smackdown, Axel defeated Sin Cara. This was not a surprise as Sin Cara has been a jobber for quite some time now. However, Axel’s second win this week was over a major star.

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.

Therefore, the winner is either Curtis Axel or The Shield’s Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The Shield has been dominating for basically all of 2013. Axel, on the other hand, is a newbie. He may have been Michael McGillicutty before, but this week was all about Curtis Axel. If WWE uses him correctly, he could be a star. I thought it was a great move to put him with Heyman. I also thought it was a great choice to choose Mr. Perfect’s son as the new Paul Heyman guy. He has terrible mic skills and Heyman can do that work for him.

Who do you think deserves WWE Wrestler of the Week this week? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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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.

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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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