Showing posts with label Sara Del Rey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sara Del Rey. Show all posts

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, July 21

SURPRISE!
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Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Dean Ambrose (Last Week: Not Ranked) - SURPRISE AMBROSE was everywhere last night. The viewing audience only saw three instances, but he was all over Battleground last night. Triple H opened his briefcase to look longingly at photos of his sledgehammer? SURPRISE AMBROSE! Ryback tried to take the last piece of chicken parm at craft services? SURPRISE AMBROSE! Thirsty Tumblr users leering at Renee Young? SURPRISE AMBROSE!

2. AJ Lee (Last Week: 2) - Honestly, all the proof anyone needs at Lee's toughness despite her size is how much of a rocket she comes off as when she delivers the shining wizard. I don't care how big you are, that knee gone knock you the fuck out.

3. Maui Hot Dogs (Last Week: Not Ranked) OFFICIAL HOLZERMAN HUNGERS SPONSORED ENTRY - Not only are the hot dogs there fabulous, but it has a dish called "salty balls." I did not try said balls, although it was only because only six come per order, and three other people were dining with me there, including my toddler son, who'd rather have eaten french fries.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Women Do Not Need to Prove Themselves on the Indies

Against women or men, Kimber Lee has proven she belongs
Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein
Kimber Lee's star in wrestling has risen meteorically since she made her debut a couple of years ago, and for good reason. She's fundamentally sound with her mechanics in the ring, has great facial expressions, plays to the crowd superbly, and can develop chemistry with any opponent against whom she faces. Many promotions have recognized her talent, so she's gotten bookings across the country. Of course, she's made her mark in competition against other women in promotions like Women's Superstars Uncensored and SHIMMER, but her work in Beyond Wrestling is what intrigues me the most. Since the Tournament for Tomorrow II tapings inclusive, Lee has wrestled Rory Mondo, Chuck Taylor, Sozio, Drew Gulak, and JT Dunn (three times!). In each match, she was treated less like a dainty flower who needed special treatment and more like a peer, especially in her matches against Dunn. I hate using the term "next [so-and-so]," but if anyone could claim the mantel of barrier smasher that Sara del Rey had before she became a head trainer at the WWE Performance Center, Lee's the one to stake that claim.

The thing about Lee is that she's not a particularly large woman. She stands 5'3" and weighs 125 lbs., small even by independent wrestling standards. Yet the way she carries herself in the ring would suggest that her character has the confidence of a man the size of a Chris Hero or a Michael Elgin. If her style of work now indicates the body of her career, then she proved herself worthy of being in the same ring as the top male indie wrestlers the moment she stepped into her first intergender match. Yet, as Brandon Stroud pointed out yesterday in his Wrestling Hipster column at With Spandex, that respect is not always shown to female competitors, whether it be in their first or billionth match against a dude with a dick:

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, July 14

Besties (in the World) this week, ABSOLUTE ENEMIES next?
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Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 4) - Despite losing her title to AJ Lee the week before, Paige showed excellent sportsmanship and buried the hatchet to take on the Funkadactyls on RAW last week. Basically though, Paige was in a win/win situation anyway. If she had flipped out, she'd have taken everything that her mom taught her, and hey, she'd have won this spot anyway. What can I say, I'm biased.

2. AJ Lee (Last Week: 2) - Of course, if Paige had flipped the fuck out on her, I'm not sure Lee would have taken it like a rookie level Veda Scott did from Mama Knight. The ensuing chaos might have destroyed Montreal. Maybe it was for the best that they called a truce.

3. Mario Götze (Last Week: Not Ranked) - He scored the only goal in Germany's World Cup clinching match against Argentina on Sunday, inspiring both national pride in Deutschland but a cringeworthy meme about his last name!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, July 7

The Man
Photo via Fox Sports
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Tim Howard (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Howard was pretty much the only reason the United States Men's National Team took Belgium to extra time in the World Cup knockout round. His 16 saves are a World Cup record, and he proved that he could pretty much save everything. Ned Stark's head? Tim Howard could've saved that. The InVasion angle? Yup, Howard would have saved it. YOUR PARENTS' MARRIAGE? I'm not sure Howard could have saved that one, but he sure would have saved your psyche by reassuring you that it was certainly not your fault.

2. Santino Marella (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Marella announced his retirement at a house show this past weekend. His recent work may have been enough to dismiss him from memory, but I still think back to the time he and Vladimir Kozlov tried to make peace with Sheamus by hosting a tea party for him in England, and I smile. I am playing the invisible trombone for the man who gave the world the Honk-a-Meter today.

3. AJ Lee (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Surprise! Lee's return to RAW was pretty much a shock, mainly because all the "sheetz" thought she was pregnant or something. As fate would have it, she just took some time off to enjoy her honeymoon. I look forward to her and Paige showing everyone how it's done once they get to have more than five minutes in a cooldown segment.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, June 30

YOU GET 'ER, VICKIE. YOU GET 'ER GOOD.
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Vickie Guerrero (Last Week: 5) - Sure, she may have been fired, but she went out guns blazing. Sure, she had to take a bath in the pudding-that-the-audience-was-supposed-to-think-was-shit, but Stephanie McMahon needed THREE minions to put her there. Guerrero got her revenge and shimmied out of the company.

2. Paige (Last Week: 1) - She not only retained her WWE Divas Championship, she did so surviving Naomi's posterior to her face. Getting hit with dat ass is like taking a Yokozuna leg drop, an American Balloon moonsault, or a Bronco Buster from Shelton Benjamin and surviving. Plus, THE STUMP PULLLLLAAAAAHHHHHHHH...

3. Veda Scott (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Normally, I'm not for excessive abuse of the physically impaired, but to be fair, Greg Iron had it coming.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, June 23

GET 'ER PAIGE
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Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 2) - She hit Cameron so hard last week on RAW that she broke up the Funkadactyls! Okay, maybe not yet, but it's coming!

2. Alicia Fox (Last Week: 4) - Seriously, she beat Nikki Bella with a shoe. A SHOE. Okay, it was a wrestling boot, but still.

3. Cedric Alexander (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Alexander not only was announced to be on the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Battle of Los Angeles Tournament, but he made a play to get the Ziggler/Rollins Scale named after him.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Your Midweek Links: Game of WHOA

Oh Tywin!
Photo via SpoilerTV
It's hump day, so here are some links to get you through the rest of the week:

Wrestling Links:

- The Wrestling Hipster: Five moments that justify your hatred of John Cena [With Leather]

- The Bourne Legacy [False Underdog]

- Sister Abigail [Turnbuckle Zine]

- The Best and Worst of RAW: Stardust Memories [With Leather]

- Rasslin' Story Time: Pro wrestling desperately needs an offseason [SB Nation]

- PWG Mystery Vortex II Review [Voices of Wrestling]

- Vintage Best and Worst: Halloween Havoc 1996 [With Leather]

- TNA Impact (June 12) Review [Voices of Wrestling]

- The Best and Worst of Impact Wrestling: The Three Count of Monte Cristo [With Leather]

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, June 16

WHY WOULD YOU PISS OFF A MAN WHO LEGITIMATELY PULLED A SEMI WITH NOTHING BUT HIS HOSS ESSENCE, CURT HAWKINS?
Screen Grab via WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Mark Henry (Last Week: 5) - He knows where Curt Hawkins lives and expects an apology. When Mark Henry expects an apology, you best better give it to him.

2. Paige (Last Week: 1) - I totally am on board for a Paige/Bayley bromance, to be honest. For the record, Emma will be too busy doing her dance in the corner to participate in said bromance. But the question remains, would this bromance be able to pass Jessicka Havok and Rachel Summerlyn in terms of totes adorbs?

3. Sweet Lucy's Mac 'n Cheese (Last Week: Not Ranked) OFFICIAL HOLZERMAN HUNGERS SPONSORED ENTRY - Sweet Lucy's boasts the best barbecue in Philly, hands down, but the smoked meats are only the first part. You want pulled pork or brisket or even chicken? Cool, yo, but you're fuckin' up if you don't get this creamy, melty, savory side.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, June 9

Superfriends!
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 1) - Paige not only showed that she's a formidable WWE Divas Champion, she showed that even the daughter of a demonic warrior can know the value of friendship. You know Bayley was certainly appreciative that Paige made the save for her.

2. Kevin Steen (Last Week: Not Ranked) - HUGE HUGE HUGE Steen update: He installed his air conditioner today! DOES ANYTHING EXIST THAT THIS MAN CANNOT DO?

3. Candice LeRae (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Not only did she and Joey Ryan win the Dreamwave Tag Team Championship, they apparently also won the old WWF Tag Team Championships too. Oh wait, the Dreamwave Titles just LOOK like those belts? Ah dang.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, June 2

DON'T MESS WITH PAIGE, EVEN IN THE COOLDOWN SLOT OF DEATH
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 4) - She was put in the death spot of having to follow John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, and she got the crowd to pop for the PTO. She's that bad-ass.

2. Alicia Fox (Last Week: 1) - She didn't give anyone a wedgie this week, which is a shame. Actually, if she had taken a shit in Jerry Lawler's crown, she might have gotten the extra POWER boost needed to win the Divas Championship last night.

3. "Smooth Sailing" Ashley Remington (Last Week: 2) - He got Twitter this week, and one of his first tweets was this gem to Green Ant. Chikara's gonna be fun this year just for his existence.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, May 27

My only complaint is that it wasn't an atomic wedgie
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Alicia Fox (Last Week: 4) - Dude, she gave someone a wedgie last night. A WEDGIE. If that action isn't worthy of a number one slot this week, nothing is. NOTHING I SAY YOU.

2. "Smooth Sailing" Ashley Remington (Last Week: Not Ranked) - If Remington is not your favorite wrestling character, not even Chikara character, but dude in the entire world of wrestling, by the end of September, I will eat his hat. Or maybe I'll just eat one of his delicious-looking fruit baskets.

3. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 3) - Bryan's not delaying the payoff of him dropping the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He's biding his time until his bionic neck brace that will allow him to wrestle and increase his strength levels to Class 100 is ready. Trust me, I'm a nerd.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, May 19

Medical procedure or intro to Captain America 3: YES! YES! YES!?
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Shinsuke Nakamura (Last Week: Not Ranked) - New Japan aficionados don't call him SWAGsuke for nothin'.

2. Paige (Last Week: 2) - Paige took a hellacious beating from Alicia Fox, yet she still came out of her match with the win. She's the Wolverine of the WWE roster.

3. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 4) - Neck surgery was successful for the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, which means he'll be back to kickin' ass in no time. Unless this neck surgery was a front for application and injection of super soldier serum into Bryan's bloodstream, which means goodbye Daniel Bryan, WWE Champion, and hello, Daniel Bryan, Greatest United States Operative.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, May 12

'Sup, girl
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Tyrion Lannister (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Sports Twitter maven Grimey wrote last night that "Tyrion Lannister [became] the first ever person to drop the mic while in chains." I would say that phrasing was putting it mildly. If words were dark magic used to come out of a priestess's vagina and stab one's brother through the heart, then the littlest Lannister would've killed everyone in King's Landing (save Jaime, Bronn, and possibly both King Tommen and Oberyn Martell) with that closing segue. If Peter Dinklage doesn't win a goddamn Emmy based on that soliloquy alone, then, well, you know.

2. Paige (Last Week: 1) - She wasn't on the main shows this past week, but I took it as a well-deserved rest for a month well-defended. Next month, however, she'll be wrestling against a sloth bear. And no, that title is not a euphemism for a homely wrestler (I would never). She's really going to wrestle a sloth bear. I HAVE SKOOPZ.

3. Michael Sam (Last Week: Not Ranked) - His kiss after being drafted on Saturday made 100,000 homophobes lose their collective shit and flip out like someone dropped a bomb on Washington, DC. Fuck the haters. You go get paid and get on that NFL field, son.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, May 5

Ravishing and resilient
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 2) - Proving once again that females are at the very least as tough as males this week at Extreme Rules was the Divas Champion. She, like The Miz, took a giant swing to the barricade from an opponent sizably larger than she was. Unlike The Miz, she came back the very same night (in the same match even, although to be fair, Miz was attacked outside of the confines of a contest) and made her assailant tap out to the most badass looking submission finish in the company. No, but you keep telling me how women wrestlers will never be able to look tough or be badass.

2. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 1) - Bryan's performance in keeping his WWE World Championship last night was impressive, but he also made several OSHA violations. One, he drove a forklift without having his CDL. Two, he climbed on top of said forklift on an unstable pallet for the express purpose of diving off with no fall protection. Third, he used a tool, in this case a crowbar, not for its intended purposes. Four, he performed work on an unstable surface, i.e. the hood of a car. Five, he worked near an open flame without fire resistant clothing. However, looking back upon his case, he's an independent contractor, so he's not really under the standards and practices of OSHA. For once, that designation works in a wrestler's favor!

3. Tacos (Last Week: Not Ranked) OFFICIAL HOLZERMAN HUNGERS SPONSORED ENTRY - Today is Cinco de Mayo. Eat a taco. Hell, eat tacos on days OTHER than Cinco de Mayo. They're good for you. I think. Ah who cares, tacos rule.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, April 28

It was all for charity!
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 2) - The ass-whipping by Kane last week on RAW may look bad until one realizes that Bryan granted him his own Make-a-Wish request to be relevant one more time before he retires to be a libertarian spokesperson. Good deed, Bryan. Good deed.

2. Paige (Last Week: 1) - I would have ranked her #1 again, but the Paige I know would have ripped JBL's throat out and shoved it down his gullet where his throat used to be upon the threat of being stripped of her title. I think Sweet Saraya needs to make a visit to Full Sail University.

3. Mickie Knuckles (Last Week: Not Ranked) - I was not going to tempt fate and not rate her after a weekend where she captured a major independent promotion's women's Championship (Resistance Pro). Honestly, she scares me more than nuclear holocaust, the Heat Death of the Universe, and Dora the Explorer combined. Do you know how creeped out I am by Dora? It's a lot.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, April 21

TAP TAP TAP TAP
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Paige (Last Week: 3) - Scorpion Crosslock rule everything around me. SCREAM get the tapout, winnah winnah match y'all.

2. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 1) - Bryan returns from his honeymoon rested, relaxed, and ready to kick some heads off. That is, until the reveal drops that Brie Bella was a DOUBLE AGENT OF THE AUTHORITY AND SHE POISONED BRYAN'S VEGAN SOY MOCKTAIL MARGARITAS AND NOW HE'S POWERLESS AHAHAHAHAHAHA BUT THEN KANE... goddammit Vince Russo, stop taking over my blog! Jesus.

3. Easter Ham (Last Week: Not Ranked) OFFICIAL HOLZERMAN HUNGERS SPONSORED ENTRY - I move that ham become the official meat of Easter. Turkey shall remain the gold standard for Thanksgiving. And for Christmas, I move that everyone starts eating a roast beef. ALL IN FAVOR, SAY YAY. ALL OPPOSED... NO ONE SHOULD BE OPPOSED.

From the Archives: Sara del Rey vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Chikarasaurus Rex Night 2, 2011

Several of my most cherished live wrestling experiences have come at shows promoted under the Chikara banner. I've enjoyed entire shows better than the one held on August 1, 2011 at the ECW Arena, but scant few matches stand out as more satisfying than the main event of that show. The 12 Large Summit created some matches that wouldn't normally be seen otherwise, the most notable of which pitted fellow members of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes against each other. Claudio Castagnoli, the leader of the Germanic invading group, decided he didn't want to wrestle Sara del Rey, the breakout star poised to make her own name, so he demanded that she lay down for him. She refused. The match that followed was sheer brilliance. I've seen a lot of people wrestle at the Arena, but not a whole lot were more over than del Rey was during and after that contest, and thanks to the Estonian Thunder Frog, everyone can watch it legally and for free. Enjoy!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, April 14

MEETING OF THE TITANS
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 1) - Main evented WrestleMania on Sunday in the most boss way possible, chewed up scenery with Hulk Hogan on Tuesday, and then Friday got married. Yep, I'd say he had a good week.

2. Hulk Hogan (Last Week: Not Ranked) - WHAT'CHA GONNA DO, BROTHER, WHEN THE LARGEST BEARD IN THE WORLD RUNS WILD ON YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. Also, relevant.

3. Paige (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Not only did she capture the Divas Championship in her first match on the main roster, but she also was kind enough to bail her mom out of prison after she killed Pegaboo. Haha, just kidding, no single big city police force can take down Saraya Knight.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Twitter Request Line, Vol. 72

What a time to be a rasslin' fan
Photo Credit: WWE.com

It's Twitter Request Line time, everyone! I take to Twitter to get questions about issues in wrestling, past and present, and answer them on here because 140 characters can't restrain me, fool! If you don't know already, follow me @tholzerman, especially around Friday night after Smackdown, and wait for the call. Anyway, time to go!

First up, @OkoriWadsworth asks if now is the best time for wrestling since mid-'90s All Japan.

I think right now, the scene is the absolute best it has been and can be for the sheer reason that the wrestlers within are drawing from every influence they possibly can. The spirit of that AJPW scene is alive, as well as the old New Japan junior heavy style from the '80s, the classic WWE/NWA main events laden with psychology, and even scenes such as the joshis and English World of Sport, filtered through the lens of Chikara. The current scene should be the best scene ever all the time because it can draw from everything that came before it. The fact that it always hasn't been the case in any given company at any given time speaks to the hubris promoters from time to time.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Wrestling Blog's OFFICIAL Best in the World Rankings, April 7

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Welcome to a feature I like to call "Best in the World" rankings. They're not traditional power rankings per se, but they're rankings to see who is really the best in the world, a term bandied about like it's bottled water or something else really common. They're rankings decided by me, and don't you dare call them arbitrary lest I smack the taste out of your mouth. Without further ado, here's this week's list:

1. Daniel Bryan (Last Week: 1) - He had a good week, I guess.

2. AJ Lee (Last Week: 3) - Neither rain nor sleet nor cougar's whim could keep the Divas Championship off Lee's waist last night. Also, she still has Kaitlyn, err, I'm sorry, Celeste Bonin's Savage Garden CD. VICTORY IS AJ'S!

3. Athena (Last Week: 2) - Oh, no big deal, Athena's only becoming the go-to wrestler for the match of the card at SHIMMER. I heard she's even found a way to get greater than infinite amounts of SWAG, which should be scientifically impossible. I'm beginning to wonder if SWAG is even quantifiable. THIS DISCOVERY COULD BREAK OPEN THE ENTIRE FIELD OF YOLONOMIC PHYSICS.