Welcome to the first November edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week. This week saw the banning of Big Show from WWE for life, only for him to be rehired and become number one contender for the WWE Championship. Only in WWE, people. We also witnessed the returns of two superstars, one of whom is earning honorable mention and the other is the recipient of WWE Wrestler of the Week.
[adinserter block=”1″]The honorable mention goes to Tyson Kidd, after his year long struggle to return from injury. As a side note, I had no idea until a good friend mentioned that Kidd was one of the Los Locals tag team (with Ricardo Rodriguez) who faced Los Matadores a few weeks ago. However, this week Kidd returned as himself and the best possible way for both himself and the fans. I never understood why his wife, Natalya, was paired with the Great Khali. Well, that is finally over as Natalya and Kidd teamed up against Fandango and Summer Rae on Raw this week.
With the promoting of Kidd and Natalya’s wedding on E! Total Divas, the future could be very bright for the happy couple. Kidd is likely to stay in the midcard due to deficiencies in his mic skills, but it may just be a matter of time until he is Intercontinental Champion. The current titleholder, Curtis Axel, is without his mouthpiece right now, making it wise for WWE to move the belt to Kidd.
While Kidd’s return should lead to more success in the future, he is not the only one. Kane, or Corporate Kane, also returned. While the Big Red Machine was not absent for very long, his future has certainly changed drastically. After removing his mask last week and basically telling Stephanie McMahon that the heel was back, Corporate Kane returned maskless in a suit. He has joined Corporation 2.0, aka the Authority. Like Kidd, Kane’s future is bright again.
Kane is like the Undertaker in that his gimmick has been modified and altered throughout the years with success. Kane has been the monster who couldn’t speak to the babyface in anger management classes. Now, Kane is as close to Glenn Jacobs (his real name) as he can be on WWE TV. I read articles recently about the new Kane and how it’s a great change for this part of his career. I couldn’t help, but agree that Kane in a suit is something we should get used to seeing.
After he does his part in the Authority role, Kane could retire and become a road agent for the company or even a general manager. Kane has yet to speak his returning on Monday’s Raw, but how intimidating would it be to work for a guy like Kane? The answer is very.
Kane recently was off WWE TV filming the sequel to See No Evil. I came across a video where someone is interviewing him for the movie. It didn’t even make sense for him to have the mask on WWE programming when we all knew what he looked like. There was no explanation for why he put the mask back on in 2011. The story behind the first mask was that he was in a fire. Why did he put the mask back on a couple of years ago?
While Kidd and Kane may not have accomplished a great deal this week, they were both set up for good things to come. Kidd earns honorable mention for the potential that he could win his very first singles title in the near future. Kane wins WWE Wrestler of the Week for once again reigniting his gimmick in a unique way that will lead to even more success for the future Hall of Famer.
[adinserter block=”2″]Who do you think deserves WWE Wrestler of the Week? Will Kidd defeat Axel for the Intercontinental title soon? How will Kane fare in the Authority angle? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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