Welcome back to another edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! We are just two weeks away from the one year anniversary of this column. Many WWE Superstars have won this award and this week we have a brand new winner. But first, we have two different honorable mentions to discuss.
The Miz made some headlines this week when he reverted back to the old heel Miz almost exactly a year after turning babyface. Last year, the Miz turned good just in time for WWE Survivor Series. Unfortunately, his face run was a complete disaster. He won the Intercontinental title, but beyond that, didn’t accomplish anything. It is unfortunate as I thought he would have made a great babyface to compliment the work he does for WWE outside the ring. Nonetheless, Miz deserted his tag team partner on Raw, Kofi Kingston and solidified his return to the dark side. Now, Miz will face Kofi during the Kickoff to Survivor Series.
Now, to our winner. Like Woods, he is an NXT alumnus. He is a former NXT champion as well. In fact, thanks to a friend on Twitter, I learned that he is the first wrestler to become NXT champion and win a WWE title in the same calendar year. This week’s winner of WWE Wrestler of the Week is Big E Langston.
Langston reached the highest level of success in career thus far when he defeated Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Championship on Raw. This was the right move for both Langston and Axel. Langston has been super impressive from the start, but has had the crowd behind him for sure since turning babyface. Putting a midcard title proves that WWE believes in Langston as part of the future and choosing the Intercontinental title was the right choice.
Two NXT Superstars made it to this column this week and by the looks of it, there are many more to come. Langston, the WWE Wrestler of the Week, will defend his title in a rematch against Axel and let’s just hope it’s another win for the former NXT champion.
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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