Originally written June 30, 2013 on Wrestling Truth:
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Right finally we have the Payback results and subsequent week on the chart, I seem to have less and less time to write these days but I will endeavour to continue to deliver the report, even if it is later than late and never seems to get any comments anymore. Anyway, let’s get on with it…   Weekly Top Ten: 1st Place: Mark Henry (10/10) Payback aside it is hard to consider anyone else for the top spot when Henry managed to sucker everyone in before lowering the boom and dropping Cena, obviously earning himself a title shot for MitB. I take back any comments I made about Henry taking on Cena instead of Ryback these past few months, although this angle still would have worked, imagine Cena doing the same to Henry as Ryback and then Henry saying he would retire, it would all still have made sense and would have added more weight to the feud, but whatever. 2nd Place: Alberto Del Rio (9/10) This was a surprising turn in an event that promised turns from others such as Jericho and Orton. Del Rio certainly wasn’t taking off as a face so why not put him back as a heel and with the face turn of Ziggler happening at the same time I am happy with most of how their match went at the PPV, except the Ziggler title loss of course. Still his regaining of the world title is part of why Del Rio is here, so good for him I suppose. 3rd Place: Seth Rollins (8/10) The daredevil of the Shield pulls ahead of the group with his usual mix of offence and offensive taunting. 4th Place: Roman Reigns (7/10) Rollins’ tag team partner comes in next, getting the majority of the wins for the group and making up for his lack of attitude. 5th Place: Dean Ambrose (6/10) The US Champ successfully defended his title and despite it not being a clean victory it was a smart count-out win and showed Ambrose’s ring psychology, which can only grow. 6th Place: AJ Lee (5/10) Despite the confusion when it comes to Ziggler right now, AJ is going from strength to strength, winning the Divas title and actually making her feud with Kaitlyn mean something, even if it is only slight and most likely an afterthought. 7th Place: Curtis Axel (4/10) An Intercontinental championship win for the newest ‘Paul Heyman Guy’ puts him in seventh place, after all the belt is kind of worthless again since it has been traded round with little rhyme or reason. 8th Place: Antonio Cesaro (3/10) Aligning himself with Coulter might seem to be a strange move but I can see the logic to it, Coulter is pretty convincing and Cesaro had little beef with America, even embracing the country as its champion before, instead only hating the attitude of its people, which Coulter is all over anyway. 9th Place: Ryback (2/10) The Ryback didn’t fare so well in his three stages of hell with John Cena, still you have to observe that he did get a clean pinfall over Cena, which admittedly would have never happened had it been a straight singles match but still it is worth something. Now the only question is does the WWE have the technology to rebuild him? 10th Place: Brock Lesnar (1/10) Lesnar continues to provide memorable moments at the cost of his ranking on the chart since he constantly makes an impact in a short amount of time but can’t amass enough points to get further up the chart.   2013-2014 Season Top Ten: 1st Place: Seth Rollins (52) 2nd Place: Bully Ray(51) 3rd Place: Dean Ambrose (49) 4th Place: The Ryback (47) 5th Place: Mark Henry(44) 6th Place: Johnny Curtis (42) 7th Place: Roman Reigns (41) 8th Place: Damien Sandow (33) 9th Place: Dolph Ziggler (29) 10th Place: Mr Anderson (26)   (Heel Hall of Fame) **Heel Report 2010-2011 Winner: The Miz** **Heel Report 2011-2012 Winner: Cody Rhodes** **Heel Report 2012-2013 Winner: C.M. Punk** That’s all for this week, the chart is actually pretty interesting at the moment since I took it back to every man for himself and somehow Seth Rollins has managed to pull ahead of everyone else, but how long will it last? Will I ever find the time to write ridiculously long reports on time again? And will anyone ever comment on them again? Who knows, for now though this is James Wright signing off.
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