Bonjour! This is week 8 of my 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 the Cody Rhodes era
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 many different shows and they will be ranked on my personal enjoyment of the match (70%) and the significance of their victories (30%).
Just a reminder our current top 10 is
1) El Generico & Kevin Steen 18 points
3) Takeshi Morishima 17 points
4) Yuji Nagata & Chavo Guerrero 16 points
6) Takashi Sasaki 15 points
7) Bryan Danielson & Kurt Angle 13 points
9) Claudio Castangnoli & Eddie Kingston 12 points
Brian Kendrick & Paul London (Raw)
Davey Richards (ROH)
Chuck Palumbo (Smackdown)
Now lets get onto the list!
10) Ruckus (ROH)
Ruckus earned a spot on this weeks list by defeating Eddie Edwards and making a big appearance as a new partner for Julies Smokes & Jack Evans in what I believe is his first appearance as a member of the ROH roster.
Total Points: 1 (84th Place)
9) Rey Mysterio (Smackdown)
After about 10 months away from WWE Rey Mysterio made his return and had a good showing in his match against Chavo Guerrero in what would go on the be the best match at Summerslam.
Total Points: 2 (80th place)
8) Bryan Danielson (ROH)
Bryan Danielson earned a spot on this weeks list by having a banger with Pac and then taking Morishima to the limit in an amazing ROH title match that he would eventually lose. I’m excited to see what Danielson does next in his journey to become ROH champion.
Total Points: 16 (4th place)
7) Kota Ibushi (Pro Wrestling Festival & DDT)
Kota Ibushi earned a spot on this weeks list by first having a good match on DDT’s samurai tv against an opponent I genuinely could not find the name of but then also winning the Independent Junior Heavyweight Title in a very fun match against Madoka at the Pro Wrestling Festival.
Total Points: 5 (53rd place)
6) The Resilience (Austin Aries, Erick Stevens & Matt Cross) (ROH)
The Resilience earned a spot on this weeks list by first winning a really fun 6 man tag team match Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards & Jason Blade and then split up for a night to win 2 different matches. Stevens & Cross defeated Jigsaw & Mike Quackenbush in the opener Manhattan Mayhem II and Austin Aries defeated Jack Evans and Roderick Strong in triple threat action.
Total Points: 5 each (53rd place)
5) Jaki Numazawa (Pro Wrestling Festival)
Jaki Numazawa earned a spot on this weeks list by defeating Takashi Sasaki in the main event of the Pro Wrestling Festival to win the BJW championship in a deathmatch.
Total Points: 16 (4th Place)
4) Roderick Strong (ROH)
Roderick Strong earned a spot on this list by having one of the best matches of the year so far against Jack Evans in a steel cage at ROH’s Caged Rage. A match that had some insane bumps and a strong story behind it this is enough to over shadow his loss the next night and earn him a high spot on this weeks list.
Total Points: 11 (12th Place)
3) Kensuke Sasaki (AJPW)
Kensuke Sasaki earned a spot on this weeks list by defeating Minoru Suzuki to win the AJPW triple Crown Championship in the main event of an All Japan show in what was an okay match but a significant accomplishment for Sasaki.
Total Points: 8 (31st place)
2) Takeshi Morishima (ROH)
Takeshi Morishima earned a spot on this weeks list by defending his title twice. The first victory was in a great 3 way elimination match against Claudio & Brent Albright which was hard hitting as fuck and then defeated Bryan Danielson in what was a beautiful match and probably my second favorite of the whole year. Morishima stands strong and now tops the rankings by a significant amount
Total Points: 26 (1st place)
1) The Briscoes (ROH)
The Briscoes earned a spot on this list by getting 3 straight main event victories over arch rivals Steenerico to retain their ROH Tag Team Championships, First in a steel cage in what was a really good match and then in a 2/3 falls match where The Briscoes got 2 straight victories over Kevin Steen & El Generico
Total Points: 10 each (13th Place)