Welcome to a Thanksgiving edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! There is so much to be thankful for. From health to family and friends to the fact that WWE Survivor Series 2013 is over. Man that was a terrible pay-per-view. Picking out the wrestler of the week was actually more difficult than you would think. So with that said, let’s take a look at a few honorable mentions.
[adinserter block=”1″]First, we have CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. The GOATs or Greatest of All Teams scored a number of victories over the Wyatt Family this week. Bryan defeated Luke Harper on SmackDown, while the GOATs defeated the Family’s duo at Survivor Series. However, something very interesting occurred on Raw. The GOATs defeated all three members of the Wyatt Family via disqualification. Afterwards, the Family abducted and walked away with Bryan. Punk couldn’t help as he was attacked by the Shield.
Punk and Bryan are in the most intriguing storyline, despite there not being any championships involved.
Two more honorable mentions go to The Miz and Big E Langston. Miz scored two victories over Kofi Kingston this week. He doesn’t seem to be 100% heel yet since he spent some time promoting the Christmas Bounty movie on ABC Family. However, the turn should be complete soon and lead to many more victories for the awesome one. Langston also scored two victories this week over Curtis Axel. The second victory was a tag match as Langston teamed with Mark Henry against Axel and Ryback. The future continues to look bright for the new Intercontinental Champion.
As for the winner, well only superstar stood out to me this week more so than the Miz or Langston. Sure, those guys will have immediate bright futures. However, this superstar is clearly headed to the main event. One of the most dominant wrestlers in Survivor Series history, Roman Reigns is this week’s winner.
Reigns eliminated four of the five opposing superstars and was the sole survivor of his team on Sunday. This means so much; I don’t even know where to begin.
Well, for starters, I thought all three members of the Shield would be the survivors of the match. So I was partially right. However, the fact that Reigns was the only survivor tells me that WWE management sees the Shield member as a future main event star. I have to wonder why they didn’t just have Reigns eliminate all five opponents.
Although it seemed at one point that the Shield may be on the verge of splitting, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Reigns and Rollins will be challenging the Rhodes Brothers for the tag titles on SmackDown. Whether or not they reclaim the gold is yet to be seen, but I think Reigns has a great singles career ahead of him.
Ambrose was once seen as the standout of the Shield group. His mic skills are the best of the three and he is the only remaining member of the group with a championship. Rollins, on the other hand, is seen as the best seller of the group. His in-ring style matches up well with Punk, Bryan and other indy stars now in WWE.
[adinserter block=”2″]After Survivor Series, the perception of the Shield may have changed. Reigns allowed Rollins and Ambrose to celebrate with him as if they all won. But they didn’t. Reigns was the sole survivor and the biggest winner of the night. Believe in the Shield? Believe in Roman Reigns. Let’s be thankful for the WWE Wrestler of the Week.
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