It's the season for giving thanks and the following people should be very thankful to be employed by the premier sports entity in the world. That's right, loyal readers. It's time for the Wrestler Wrankings Bottom 10!
34th Place (tied for ninth worst) - Ricardo Rodriguez, Sin Cara
These two are both talented athletes in their own right, just not in the Wrestler Wrankings sort of way. If WWE didn't already have Los Matadores tearing up the latin tag team world, these two might even make quite the dynamic team!
36th place (tied for third worst) - Sweet T, Undertaker, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Xavier Woods
A lot of range here. A rookie, both members of a middling tag team combination, a scintillating vocal talent, and a guy who might as well be dead. And the Undertaker.
42nd place (second worst)- Paul Heyman - 1.5 points
This is actually quite a nice result for the non-wrestler, non-athlete, non-fit, non-physically inclined Paul Heyman. That the points came at the expense of his former protege CM Punk must make his total all the sweeter.
43rd place (last place in the Wrestler Wrankings) - Goldust - 1 point
The Bizarre One would frankly be considered tremendously lucky to have this single point at the beginning of the season. If given the chance, I have no doubt that the man they once called "The Natural" could give most of the WWE more than they can handle in the ring. Though it's far-fetched to think he could ever turn on his brother in favor of a singles run after being so fortunate to get his career restored in the first place.
So there you have it folks. If anything, this exploration of the depths of the Wrestler Wrankings shows us just how lucky we are as fans in this new era of wrestling. This list consists mainly of people who aren't really vieing for singles wrestling glory, making them long shots in the Wrankings to begin with. Also, don't forget that there are many wrestlers that don't have a single point, making them the true last place finishers. As usual, the real losers aren't those who never make an attempt, but rather those who try and fail miserably.
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 29 and culminates with WrestleMania 30. The wrestler who accumulates the most points over the course of the season, wins the coveted Wrankings Championship!
Survivor Series-- 11/24/13 (2x bonus included)
Monday Night Raw -- 11/25/13
Main Event -- 11/27/13
SmackDown -- 11/29/13
1. ALBERTO DEL RIO -- 109.5 points
2. Randy Orton -- 96.5
3. Daniel Bryan -- 82.5
4. Curtis Axel -- 70.5
5. John Cena -- 60
6. Dolph Ziggler -- 49.5
T7. Rob Van Dam -- 42
T7. Ryback -- 42
9. Big E. Langston -- 40.5
T10. Fandango -- 38
T10. Miz -- 38
Thanks for reading, Cagesiders. We'll see you back here next week!