Wrestler Wrankings™: 2012-13 Season, Week 36

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Check out the latest edition of the Wrestler Wrankings™, your weekly breakdown and scoring for the world's purest form of sport, for week 36 of the 2012-2013 season.

I think we all had our suspicions about Ion Television's new WWE Main Event program.

Even after the first episode featured a rare WWE Champion vs. World Heavyweight Champion (non-title) match, the general consensus was that matches of this quality would not be regularly featured on the show. It was seen as merely a quick and sexy attention grab followed by weeks of irrelevant bouts and filler that would waste both our time and will.

Happily, WWE Main Event has been anything but a waste, with consistently fresh and interesting matches and a taped TV format that allows for a tight and entertaining show that is, most importantly, centered on sport in its purest form. Simply put, the show is entertaining for all the right reasons and free of much of the fluff that sometimes plague marathon length shows like Monday Night RAW.

This puts me in a pickle, loyal readers. In my quest to holistically score and rank the sport we love, I pledged to find a formula and stick to it. This formula included only RAW, SmackDown, and Pay Per View shows. WWE Main Event on ION certainly doesn't fit this description, but it's turned into what I believe is the best hour of wrestling on TV each week.

I can't risk my impartiality, so I ask you Cagesiders, to please vote in this poll. Determine the fate of WWE Main Event as it pertains to "Wrestler Wrankings" and I'll either ignore or retroactively add Main Event to the Wrankings lexicon starting next week.

Choose wisely, and thank you for your help!

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OFFICIAL WRESTLER WRANKINGS FORMULA:
  • ANY WIN = 2 POINTS
  • US OR INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE BOUT = 1 POINT
  • WWE OR WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT = 3 POINTS
  • NON "BIG 4" PPV = x1.5 BONUS
  • SUMMERSLAM, SURVIVOR SERIES, ROYAL RUMBLE = x2 BONUS
  • WRESTLEMANIA = x3 BONUS

The wrestler with the highest score when the season culminates atWrestleMania 29, wins the coveted Wrankings Championship!

Now, without further delay, let's get to this week's scores:


    Raw, 12/3/2012:
    • Antonio Cesaro - 3 points (US title bout, win)
    • Kofi Kingston - 1 point (US title bout, no win)
    • Wade Barrett - 1 point (US title bout, no win)
    • R Truth - 1 point (US title bout, no win)
    • Alberto Del Rio - 2 points (win)
    • Randy Orton - 2 points (win)
    • Damien Sandow - 2 points (win)

    SmackDown, 12/7/2012:
    • Sheamus - 2 points (win)
    • Big Show - 2 points (win)
    • Randy Orton - 2 points (win)

    WEEK 36 WRANKINGS TOP TEN:

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    1. SHEAMUS -- 131
    2. Ryback -- 95.5
    3. CM Punk -- 93
    4. Alberto Del Rio -- 76.5
    5. John Cena -- 54.5
    6. Big Show -- 54
    T6. Antonio Cesaro -- 54
    8. Randy Orton -- 51.5
    9. Daniel Bryan -- 37
    10. Dolph Ziggler -- 35.5

    Thanks for reading Cagesiders, we'll see you next week!

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