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Wrestler Wrankings™: 2014-15 Season, Weeks 1-3

The season begins with a four way tie atop the Wrestler Wrankings!

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Professional wrestling is the purest form of competition yet devised by man. Of this there is no question. But with all the pomp, egos, and sensationalized coverage, it can be hard to determine which wrestlers are most successful at their chosen sport, and to what degree. Here at Wrestler Wrankings, we strive to cut through the fluff and make this your one and only source for scoring the in-ring action that takes place in the world's foremost professional wrestling organization, WWE.

The goal is to determine who the best singles wrestler over the entirety of the WWE season. In case you have been in Parts Unknown for the past two years, allow me to explain how this whole thing works:

  • Wrestlers are awarded two points for winning a singles match on RAW or Smackdown.
  • Additonal points are awarded for participating in a title bout. Three points for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship fight and one for United States or Intercontinental Championship matches.
  • Point multipliers are in place for Special Events (formerly Pay Per Views). It's a 3x bonus for Wrestlemania, 2x for Summerslam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble, and 1.5x for anything else.
  • The season spans from the day after Wrestlemania 30 until it's conclusion at Wrestlemania 31.
  • The wrestler with the most points at season's end wins the coveted Wrestler Wrankings Championship!

For example, if Bam Bam Bigelow successfully defended the Intercontinental Championship against the 123 Kid on RAW, Bam Bam would earn 3 points (two for the win and one for the title bout). 123 Kid would earn a single point (for participating in the title bout). If this match was instead taking place at Summerslam, then the point totals would double since it's a major PPV show.

Take note that for the purposes of point tabulation, it's only relevant that a wrestler actually wins the match, not the championship. If 123 Kid won the aforementioned bout by count out, he would earn the 2 points for the win (plus 1 for the title bout) even though he didn't win the belt. Of course, he won't see the benefits of future title defense point bonuses since he's not the champion.

Our goal is to determine who the best wrestler is over the course of the entire season. A few hot weeks won't win the Wrestler Wrankings Championship. A wrestler must be consistent, healthy, active, and most of all competitively successful to stand any chance.

Good luck to all the competitors and may most gifted, motivated, and deserving athlete win!


Monday Night Raw -- 4/7/14

  • Cesaro - 2 points (win)
  • Rob Van Dam - 2 points (win)
  • Bad News Barrett - 2 points (win)
  • Alexander Rusev - 2 points (win)
  • SmackDown -- 4/11/14

  • Cesaro - 2 points (win)
  • Rob Van Dam - 2 points (win)
  • Bad News Barrett - 2 points (win)
  • Fandango - 2 points (win)
  • Monday Night Raw -- 4/14/14

  • Cesaro - 2 points (win)
  • Rob Van Dam - 2 points (win)
  • Bad News Barrett - 2 points (win)
  • Alexander Rusev - 2 points (win)
  • Sheamus - 2 points (win)
  • SmackDown -- 4/18/14

  • Alexander Rusev - 2 points (win)
  • Batista - 2 points (win)
  • Big E - 2 points (win)
  • Santino Marella - 2 points (win)
  • El Torito - 2 points (win)
  • Monday Night Raw -- 4/21/14

  • Rob Van Dam - 2 points (win)
  • Bad News Barrett - 2 points (win)
  • Alexander Rusev - 2 points (win)
  • John Cena - 2 points (win)
  • SmackDown -- 4/25/14

  • Cesaro - 2 points (win)
  • Curtis Axel - 2 points (win)
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    T1. ALEXANDER RUSEV -- 8 points

    T1. BAD NEWS BARRETT -- 8 points

    T1. CESARO -- 8 points

    T1. ROB VAN DAM -- 8 points

    T5. Batista -- 2

    T5. Big E -- 2

    T5. Curtis Axel -- 2

    T5. El Torito -- 2

    T5. Fandango -- 2

    T5. John Cena -- 2

    T5. Santino Marella -- 2

    T5. Sheamus -- 2

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