Bonjour! This is week 2 of my new hopefully long term series Wrestlers of the Week, Where I will be very bias every week and use these biases to decide who the best wrestler of 15 years ago were!
The Rules are simple
– The evaluation period start and ends on Monday every week (in 2007)
– The higher you rank the more points you get
– You must have won a match this week to be considered for the list.
–Tag teams are typically bunched together unless one is significantly more notable than the other
– The time period is 15 years ago to the day.
People who show up on this list spread across 6 different shows with only one of them being on multiple and they will be ranked on my personal enjoyment of the match (70%) and the significance of their victories (30%).
I’ll be honest this was a weak ass week so there will be no Honorable Mentions
Just a reminder our current top 10 is
1) Kurt Angle 10
2) CIMA 9
3) Shingo Takagi 8
4) Chavo Guerrero 7
5) Rocky Romero 6
6) Koji Kanemoto 5
7) Munenori Sawa 4
8) Sara Del Ray 3
9) John Cena 2
10) Naoya Ogawa 1
Now lets get to the rankings!
10) Gail Kim (TNA)
Gail Kim earned a spot on this weeks list by having an average triple threat match victory against Jackie Moore and Ms. Brooks. This was definitely a showcase of how good the TNA Knockouts division would later become but this match itself was okay at best.
Total Points: 1
9) Super Crazy (RAW)
Super Crazy has earned a spot on this list by having the quickest match of the week defeating Mr. Kennedy
in a 7 second match to prevent Mr. Kennedy from getting a WWE title match. I’m hoping this leads to another singles match that gets a bit of time because Idk where this leads as I wasn’t watching at the time but I hope it leads to some bangers for Super Crazy.
Total Points: 2
8) Matt Hardy (Smackdown)
Matt Hardy earned a spot on this list by having a 19 minute victory over United States Champion MVP in the opener of Smackdown. A match that was a bit too long for my liking still had some decent phycology and fun spots.
Total Points: 3
7) Emi Sakura (Mr. Gannosuke Produce)
Emi Sakura earns a spot on this weeks list by standing out as the best member of a decent tag match where she teamed with Nayanko to defeat Lingerie Muto & Makoto. Nothing too special in the mtch itself but it was a very weak week and Emi outshined everyone around her.
Total Points: 4
6) Bobby Lashley (Raw)
Bobby Lashley earned a spot on this weeks list by defeating Shelton Benjamin with a cool ass spear in a short match that was tbh wasn’t much until the spear. Lashly also became #1 contender for John Cena’s WWE championship in the process.
Total Points: 5
5) Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW)
Ryusuke Taguchi earned a spot on this list by winning the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title by defeating Minoru during the NJPW 35th Anniversary tour. A 18 minute light banger sees Taguchi appear on this list as well as wins a singles title for the first time ever.
Total Points: 46
4) Takashi Sasaki & Yuko Miyamoto (BJW)
Takashi Sasaki & Yuko Miyamoto earned a spot on this list by having a very fun deathmatch against Isami Kodaka & Jun Kasai on BJW tv that featured a lot of blood and some pretty innovative spots for the time. The first tag team to get points on this list.
Total points: 7 (Each)
3) Team 3D (Brother Devon & Brother Ray) (TNA)
Team 3D earned a spot on this list by successfully defending their TNA Tag Team titles against Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles and LAX on TNA tv in a fantastic match. This match made Hernadez look like a star but had Team 3D come out on top and move on to face Samoa Joe & Kurt Angle at the ppv
Total Points: 8 (Each)
2) Daisuke Sekimoto, Katsumasa Inoue & Mammoth Sasaki (BJW)
Look I know this sounds like cheating just throwing 3 guys in at a time but they all teamed together in what was the best match of the week defeating Hi69, Kintaro Kanemura & Tetsuhiro Kuroda in an absolutely amazing match on BJW TV that featured all 6 men busting their ass to have the best match possible.
Total Points: 9 (Each)
1) Yuji Nagata (NJPW)
Yuji Nagata earned the top spot on this list by having a blood bath against Togi Makabe on the New Japan 35th anniversary to successfully defend his IWGP Heavyweight championship. Hard hitting back and fourth action with a lot of blood plus a major world title defense is enough to say that Yuji Nagata is this weeks wrestler of the week!
Total points: 10