Welcome to another edition of Wrestler Wrankings, the definitive scorekeeper for the world's purest form of sport.
Wade Barrett has sounded the horn and his return looms large. If his own personal propaganda is to be believed, a reinvogorated redux of the "Barrett Barage" is about to engulf WWE. Now normally, a wrestler with zero Wrankings points would hardly be worth mentioning (like the cowardly Brock Lesnar), but in this case it was legitimate injury and not contrived legal machinations that have kept a competitor from registering on the scoreboard. In addition, let's not forget that Barrett came very close to permanently toppling John Cena's mind-boggling reign of dominance on a number of occasions. So he can be quite the threatening presence when conditions are right.
Furthermore, one wonders why the foremost bareknuckle brawler in all of Britian would gravitate towards a sport where a closed fist is illegal and punishable by disqualification. I suppose some men are simply compelled to prove themselves amongst the toughest athletes in the world. Indisputably, the WWE is; therefore, the only logigal place for him to compete. The only question that remains is if he will be able to make any noise in the Wrankings given that he missed the first third of the season.
So what do you think, Cagesiders, will Barrett crack the prestigious Wrestler Wrankings Top 10 before the wrestling season concludes at WrestleMania 29? Let us know in the poll and tell us why in the comments section.
This week's scores and your Wrankings Top 10, after the jump.
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 at WrestleMania 29 wins the coveted Wrankings Championship!
Now without further delay, let's get to this week's scores:
- CM Punk - 2 points (win)
- Ryback -- 2 points (win)
- John Cena -- 2 points (win)
- Alberto Del Rio -- 2 points (win)
- Kane -- 2 points (win)
- Alex Riley -- 2 points (win)
- Christian -- 2 points (win)
- Sin Cara -- 2 points (win)
- Rey Mysterio -- 2 points (win)
- Jinder Mahal -- 2 points (win)
WEEK 19 WRANKINGS TOP TEN
1. SHEAMUS -- 67
2. CM Punk -- 51
3. Ryback -- 49
4. Alberto Del Rio -- 40
5. Daniel Bryan -- 33
6. John Cena -- 30
T7. Brodus Clay -- 26
T7. Christian -- 26
9. Kane -- 22.5
10. Santino -- 20.5
T43. Brock Lesnar -- 0
T43. Wade Barrett -- 0
Thanks for reading and we'll see you next week.
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