Wrestler Wrankings™: 2012-13 Season, Week 50

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Sure Alberto Del Rio is on a dominant run, but let's not forget the (Patriot) actions of his Wrestlemania 29 opponent... Jack Swagger!

Last week, I espoused the merits of #2 Alberto Del Rio, his remarkable season, and the legitimate possibility that he'll win the season Wrankings Championship. None of what I've said is any less true, but in researching Del Rio's success I couldn't help but take note of the recent rash of wins by his Wrestlemania 29 opponent.

Yes, Jack Swagger made his way back into the win column on the February 1st edition of Smackdown with a win over Kofi Kingston. Since that time there have been a total of 20 episodes of Wrankings-eligible WWE programming. In those 20 shows, Swagger had scored at least 2 points in 12 of them. The only other wrestler who is even close is the World Heavyweight Champion himself... Alberto Del Rio.

So while the lamestream professional wrestling media laps up the Cena/Rock, Punk/Undertaker, and Helmsley/Lesnar encounters, don't sleep on the fact that the 2 hottest wrestlers in the game today are Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. That's going to be some kind of matchup.

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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 BONUS = 1.5X

SUMMERSLAM, SURVIVOR SERIES, ROYAL RUMBLE = 2X BONUS

WRESTLEMANIA = 3X BONUS

The WWE season begins on the day after WrestleMania 28 and culminates with WrestleMania 29. The wrestler who accumulates the most points over the course of the season, wins the coveted Wrankings Championship!

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Monday Night Raw -- 3/11/13

  • Alberto Del Rio - 2 points (win)
  • Ryback - 2 points (win)
  • Big Show - 2 points (win)
  • Dolph Ziggler - 2 points (win)
  • Kane - 2 points (win)
  • Mark Henry - 2 points (win)
  • Jack Swagger - 2 points (win)

Main Event -- 3/13/13

  • Big Show - 2 points (win)
  • Wade Barrett - 2 points (win)

SmackDown -- 3/15/13

  • Miz - 2 points (win)
  • Dolph Ziggler - 2 points (win)
  • Jack Swagger - 2 points (win)

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WRESTLER WRANKINGS, WEEK 50 *TOP TEN*

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1. SHEAMUS -- 165.5 points

2. Alberto Del Rio -- 127

3. Ryback -- 124.5

4. CM Punk -- 116.5

5. Big Show -- 102

6. Antonio Cesaro -- 92

7. Randy Orton -- 73.5

8. John Cena -- 72.5

9. Miz -- 58

10. Dolph Ziggler -- 54

Thanks so much for reading, Cagesiders. We'll see you next week!

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