It’s time once again for a wrap up of our weekly top 5 performers, our Fave Five as Booker T would say, based on THIS PAST week of action. Since the WWE week traditionally starts each Monday on Raw we’re also including last night’s Extreme Rules PPV.
Based on highly subjective criteria, here are OUR findings, with CDW writers voting for their top 5 names in all of Professional Wrestling for the week. Could be managers, could be superstars, could be announcers.
Disagree with our results? Want to argue a placement? Want to name your top 5? Feel free to leave a comment or message us on twitter: @dukeswrestling. We’ll gladly name names of who voted for whom, and demand the defend themselves.
Hit the jump for the results for this week.
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Pull two tractor trailers behind you because you’re the World’s Strongest Man, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO, and it’s FRIDAY!!!
Tonight on Friday Night Smackdown from Wichita, KS just two days before Extreme Rules, the WWE Superstars get their last licks in on each other before going to the EXTREME (TM Paul Heyman)! This year’s card has a lot to live up to once you consider the amazing show that occured at last year’s Extreme Rules. Let’s see if they can top it.
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Tonight’s episode of WWE Main Event features two — count ‘em TWO — matches for the WWE Universe’s viewing pleasure.
1. Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro
As recently as two weeks ago, this might have seemed like a sure squash match, as Cesaro was mired in a lengthy losing streak. However, after an amazing showing against Alberto Del Rio, a resounding victory over Zack Ryder, and an emphatic promo following his beatdown of the Long Island Iced Z, the Swiss Superman appears to be rejuvinated. A victory over the Apex Predator would go a long way in re-establishing Cesaro as a major force in the WWE.
2. 3MB vs. The Usos and Justin Gabriel
3MB takes a break from harassing the Shield and engages in some 6-man tag action with The Usos and Justin Gabriel in what is sure to be an entertaining match. This also marks the second straight television apperance for Jimmy and Jey Uso. Hopefully this is a sign of good things in the tag team’s future.
With no offense to Y2J, this was the highlight of my night.
I can’t help but notice so many people are down on this guy – and, well, taking all the bait WWE is clearly laying out to build heat on the most talented man yet to debut on the main roster.
Coincidentally enough, if Fandango and Big E. Langston can avoid having a scheduled match for the next two weeks, they will tie one another for being the first Superstars ever to debut on the main roster on the Wrestlemania card. Yeah. Stats. Know about ‘em.
Alright, so where were we…
Ah, the ever windy road the Wrestlemania 29. Here is what we have tonight:
- Dolph Ziggler and Big E. will challenge for the Tag Titles against Kane and DB – buuuuuut what can that hellion AJ Lee do to throw Team Hell No off there game?
- Alberto Del Rio is going to be looking to settle ALL the scores with Jack Swagger after he incapacitated Ricardo Rodriguez last week.
- Will Randy Orton and Sheamus accept Big Show as their teammate against Shield at WM?
- Chris Jericho and the Miz are still pursuing Randy Ortons IC title.
- CM Punk has reaaaalllly irked the Deadman. It seems he may be trying to play head game with the Undertaker to force a mistake that could result in a DQ win and culmination of the streak.
- Triple H and Brock Lesnar are booked, going no DQ – no holds barred. Expect recap and discussion.
- And the Rock has (finally) arrived in Philly for tonights RAW and will be confronting John Cena with a heated… I don’t know. They’ll posture around for a bit, but have a lot of work to do to explain why they are the main event.
All this and, well, yeah much much more. So much to do – in so much time.
This is a great debut. I could go with this guy teasing the audience for weeks. I don’t care how old school his gimmick is. Give him a perfume bottle to spray in people’s faces for all I care. He’s going to conquer the squared circle, the same way he conquered the world of dance.
Wrestlemania is but a few short weeks away – we’ve confirmed four matches thus far.
- The Rock (c) vs. John Cena for WWE Championship
- Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger for the World Heavyweight Championship
- The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
- The Shield vs. Sheamus, Randy Orton, & Ryback
There is still a lot to be decided! On tonight’s show:
- Triple H will confront Brock Lesnar and their Wrestlemania match will be confirmed
- There will be a Triple Threat Match for the IC title with Wade Barret (c), Chris Jericho, and the Miz.
- And you know, the rest of the undercard will probably do something.
I’m hoping for some huge swerves and proverbial wrenches to be thrown in the dastardly of plans!