Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wrestling: The Kayfabe Countdown - 03/27

#1 Edge [--] (15-1-1) (WWE)
[World Heavyweight Champion]

#2 [+2] Rey Mysterio (10-4-0) (WWE)
#3 [-1] Alberto Del Rio (9-5-2) (WWE) [Royal Rumble]
#4 [-1] Randy Orton (9-5-0) (WWE)
#5 [+2] Eve Torres (8-3-0) (WWE) [Divas Champion]
#6 [+2] Chris Masters (8-3-0) (WWE)
#7 [+3] Justin Gabriel (8-4-0) (WWE) [Tag Team Champion]
#8 [new] Layla (8-5-0) (WWE)
#9 [-4] Robert Roode (7-0-0) (TNA) [Tag Team Champion]
#10 [-4] James Storm (7-0-0) (TNA) [Tag Team Champion]

#1 [--] Robert Roode & James Storm (7-0-0) (TNA) [Tag Team Champions]
#2 [+1] Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater (6-3-0) (WWE) [Tag Team Champions]
#3 [-1] Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (6-6-0) (WWE)
#4 [+1] Layla & Michelle McCool (5-1-0) (WWE)
#5 [-1] Sarita & Rosita (3-1-0) (TNA) [Knockouts Tag Team Champions]
#6 [--] Angelina Love & Winter (3-2-0) (TNA)
#7 [--] Edge & Randy Orton (2-0-0) (WWE)
#8 [--] John Morrison & R-Truth (2-0-0) (WWE)
#9 [--] Rey Mysterio & R-Truth (2-0-0) (WWE)
#10 [--] Edge & Kelly Kelly (2-0-0) (WWE)

Superstar Spotlight:
#29 Christian
(4-0-0) (WWE)

The World Heavyweight Championship situation continues to develop in unforseen ways as Christian enjoys another big start to a year. In 2010 Christian kicked things off with a lot of momentum coming off of his ECW Championship reign, and the same sort of thing has come from his return from injury. I'm not sure if it's a positive or a negative, right now, but I'm enjoying the possibilities.

The elephant in the room (not to be confused with Brodus Clay) is the prospect of Christian turning on fictional-brother Edge at some point, possibly at Wrestlemania. It wouldn't be the first time the "Instant Classic" made a sudden turn against one of his partners, not even the first at Wrestlemania. Personally, I would consider it a disappointment if it was a situation reprised. I've got a taste for the sport side of things and right now I can't think of a better situation than Alberto Del Rio rising to the challenge of Edge -- not necessarily at Wrestlemania XVII, but at some point -- giving Christian the chance to then challenge legitimately, without the wacky antics of a "shock" heel turn and feud with Edge. Granted, that kind of set-up requires at least one round of disappointments before I could accept a switch -- it would be a shame to have Del Rio serve as nothing more than a transition champ -- but with a year ahead of us, it's the kind of earning that I'd love to see behind Christian's first reign as the top WWE Champion.

The Kayfabe Countdown is based on the cumulative tally of wrestler win/loss records, based on televised matches from WWE and TNA 2010 broadcasts. At present, they includes TNA: Impact!, WWE: RAW, WWE: Superstars, WWE: Smackdown, and monthly Pay-Per-View events. Blogger errors delayed the publication of this post. 

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