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Wrestler Wrankings™ 2013-14 Season: FINAL STANDINGS

This is the end.

Well we did it, people. Another year of great action.

In all, it was likely the best year of wrestling since the end of the Attitude Era and it ended, fittingly, with one of the greatest cards in memory. As most of you know, I had the privilege of WrestleMania 30 and I'll be writing up a running diary of my memories in the near future. But that's for another time. Right now, we celebrate the year that was and run down the list of who mattered in WWE this season!

In case you've been living under a rock for the past two years, the Wrestler Wrankings are a quick and dirty scoreboard for the year in wrestling. Spanning from the night after WrestleMania 29 until the WrestleMania 30, we awarded points based strictly on athletic performance. Win a match, and you get two points. Participate in a minor title fight and get a one point bonus. Participate in a world title bout and get a three point bump. Pay-per-views receive multiplier bonuses that escalate with the prestige of the show.

Win and win often. Earn title matches. Perform on the biggest shows. That's it.

Before we can get to the main event, here's the action as it happened this week.

Monday Night Raw -- 3/31/14

  • Alberto Del Rio - 2 points (win)
  • Bray Wyatt - 2 points (win)
  • Kane - 2 points (win)
  • Main Event -- 4/2/14

  • Sheamus - 2 points (win)
  • SmackDown -- 4/4/14

  • Dolph Ziggler - 2 points (win)
  • Wrestlemania XXX -- 4/6/14

  • Daniel Bryan - 21 points (win, WWE title bout, win)
  • Randy Orton - 9 points (WWE title bout, no win)
  • Batista - 9 points (WWE title bout, win)
  • Brock Lesnar - 6 points (win)
  • John Cena - 6 points (win)
  • Cesaro - 6 points (win)
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    With the formalities out of the way, allow me to present...


    T50. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan - 1 point

    49. Paul Heyman - 1.5

    T42. Undertaker, Heath Slater, Brodus Clay, Rey Mysterio, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Fernando - 2

    T39. Ricardo Rodriguez, Sweet T., Xavier Woods - 4

    38. Darren Young - 6

    T36. Titus O'Neil, Goldust - 7

    35. Justin Gabriel - 9 points

    34. Seth Rollins - 9.66

    33. Great Khali - 10

    32. Roman Reigns - 11.66

    31. Santino Marella - 14

    30. Brock Lesnar - 17

    29. Wade Barrett - 17.5

    T27. Sin Cara, Batista - 18

    26. Jack Swagger - 26

    T24. Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes - 24

    23. Kane - 26.5

    22. R-Truth - 27.5

    21. Bray Wyatt - 28

    20. Big Show - 30

    19. Cesaro - 32.5

    18. Mark Henry - 34.5

    17. Dean Ambrose - 38.66

    16. Damien Sandow - 39.5

    15. Rob Van Dam - 42

    14. Christian - 42.5

    13. CM Punk - 44

    12. Ryback - 44

    11. Kofi Kingston - 48

    10. Miz - 49

    9. Fandango - 58

    8. Sheamus - 60.5

    7. Dolph Ziggler - 68.5

    6. Curtis Axel - 72.5

    5. Big E - 87.5

    4. John Cena - 97.5

    3. Alberto Del Rio - 133.5

    2. Daniel Bryan - 144



    This man, Randy Orton, may not be champion anymore, but he took the opportunity that presented itself when the WWE and world heavyweight titles were unified and he ran with it all the way to WrestleMania.

    I can't say that I would pick Orton as a favorite for next season's Wrankings title (Cesaro seems primed for a career season). Nor do I think that Orton was the world's best wrestler for the entirety of the season (Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, John Cena, and Roman Reigns, among others had their moments). But for consistency, frequency in competition, title possession, durability, and general success, Orton really had it all working this season. He's been great before, most notably in his Apex Predator days at the head of Legacy, but never was he this complete or effortless in his dominance. He was a fierce prototype of what a professional wrestler can be, both in the ring and out.

    Orton's Wrankings Championship takes nothing away from the runner-up Daniel Bryan who, let's not forget, wasn't even an active singles competitor for a decent stretch of the season. Team Hell No didn't break up until early summer! Keep a close eye on Daniel Bryan as he looks to put his stamp on WWE and the Wrestler Wrankings.

    So there you have it, Cagesiders. Another year (and a lot of work) in the books! Sound off with your thoughts on the final Wrestler Wrankings of the season in the comments section. Tell me what you liked and didn't like and the types of things you'd like to see next season. And most of all, thank you for reading. You guys are the reason I do this!

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