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WR's 2017 Best of Awards

Post by cero2k » Jan 12th, '18, 16:03

Submit one winner and one runner up. You may use a tag team for all individual awards aside from Wrestler of the Year, Worker of the Year, best on the Mic.

Match of the Year:

Wrestler of the Year (best overall):

Worker of the Year (best matches):

Tag Team of the Year:

Stable of the Year:

Woman of the Year:

Woman’s match of the Year:

Best Non-wrestler of the Year:

Storyline of the Year:

Worst Storyline of the Year:

Feud of the Year:

Worst Feud of the Year (this should be between guys who are on a least the upper mid-card- something the company really wanted to be a big deal, but totally failed):

Promotion of the Year:

Worst Promotion of the Year:

Best Individual Show of the Year (must be a single event. If you want to nominate an episode of a TV program, you must give the date):

Worst Major Show of the Year (must be a PPV or indy show, no episodes of TV shows):

Best TV Show of the Year:

Worst TV Show of the Year:

Best on the Mic (overall best promos):

Promo of the Year (single best promo):

Booker of the Year (if you don't know who is booking the promotion in question, just put down the name of the promotion):

Worst Booker of the Year:

Rookie of the Year (Less than a year in major promotion):

Comeback of the year (either a comeback from injury or retirement, or a revitalization of someone's career):

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year:

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year:

Announcer of the Year:

Worst Announcer of the Year:

Best Babyface of the Year:

Best Heel of the Year:

Best Turn of the Year:

Breakout Star of the Year:

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion:

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year:

In-ring Spot of the Year:

Most Shocking Moment of the Year:

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year:

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award (the thing you thought fans would crap on, but instead it got over):

Get Off My TV! Award:

Throw The Remote Award (most facepalmingly or infuriatingly awful booking decision):

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2018:

Wildest Prediction for 2018:



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Re: WR's 2017 Best of Awards

Post by cero2k » Jan 12th, '18, 17:09

Match of the Year: Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega @ NJPW Dominion
RU: Kazuchika Okada vs Katsuyori Shibata @ NJPW Sakura Genesis

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Kazuchika Okada
RU: Kenny Omega

Worker of the Year (best matches): Kazuchika Okada
RU: Kenny Omega

Tag Team of the Year: The Young Bucks
RU: Mustache Mountain

Stable of the Year: Los Ingobernables de Japon
RU: British Strong Style

Woman of the Year: Io Shirai
RU: Mayu Iwatani

Woman’s match of the Year: Io Shirai vs Mayu Iwatani @ STARDOM 6.21
RU: Hana Kimura vs Kagetsu @ STARDOM 9.10

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Dario Cueto
RU: Dan Lambert
**I'm assuming Darryl doesn't count**

Storyline of the Year: Can Omega beat Okada?
RU: Dan Lambert wants to destroy wrestling

Worst Storyline of the Year: Alexa Bliss brings up all of Bayley's weaknesses.
RU: The Noam Dar/Cedric/Swann/FAAAUUUXXX storyline.

Feud of the Year: Best Friends vs LDRS (PWG)
RU: LAX vs OVE

Worst Feud of the Year: Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt
RU: Alexas Bliss vs Bayley

Promotion of the Year: NJPW
RU: CMLL

Worst Promotion of the Year: AAA
RU: WWE Main Roster side

Best Individual Show of the Year : NJPW Dominion
RU: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11

Worst Major Show of the Year: AAA Triplemania XXV
RU: Impact/GFW Bound For Glory 2017

Best TV Show of the Year: Lucha Underground
RU: NJPW on ASX

Worst TV Show of the Year: WWE RAW
RU: WWE Smackdown

Best on the Mic (overall best promos): Low Ki
RU: Dan Lambert

Promo of the Year (single best promo): Low Ki Pre-X-Division match with Sonjay Dutt
RU: Katey Harvey's THIS IS NOT PROGRESS promo

Booker of the Year: PROGRESS team
RU: Sonjay Dutt (as X-Division booker)

Worst Booker of the Year: Dorian Roldan for AAA
RU: WWE Main Roster creative

Rookie of the Year: Hana Kimura
RU: Hirai Kawato

Comeback of the year: Low Ki to Impact
RU: Minoru Suzuki to NJPW

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Matt Riddle
RU: Braun Strowman

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Hiromu Takahashi for NJPW
RU: LAX to Impact (both debuts and returns)

Announcer of the Year: Corey Graves
RU: Don Callis

Worst Announcer of the Year: Percy Williams
RU: Byron Saxton

Best Babyface of the Year: Matt Riddle
RU: Travis Banks

Best Heel of the Year: Minoru Suzuki
RU: Johnny Mundo (and WWU)

Best Turn of the Year: Zack Sabre Jr for PWG
RU: Havoc and Haskins simultaneously turn heel

Breakout Star of the Year: Keith Lee
RU: WALTER

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Rusev in WWE
RU: Bayley in WWE

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: TK Cooper and Dahlia Black return to PROGRESS
RU: Pentagon Jr wins LU Championship

In-ring Spot of the Year: Okada misses a Rainmaker as Omega is too weak to stand by himself to take it (NJPW DOMINION 6.11)
RU: Killshot and Dante Fox fight over broken glass/Glass Window spot

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Dr. Wagner Jr loses his mask
RU: Young Bucks FINALLY lose the PWG titles

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: JBL's Bullying saga
RU: Shibata's forced retirement

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: "Hot Mess" Van Ness
RU: Unmasking Dr. Wagner Jr.

Get Off My TV! Award: The McMahon Family
RU: Enzo/Nia Jax

Throw The Remote Award: Unmasking Dr. Wagner Jr. for the sake of Psycho Clown
RU: Bayley's 2017

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2018: Ricochet
RU: Matt Riddle

Wildest Prediction for 2018: Dragon returns to the ring
RU: CM Punk returns to the ring

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Re: WR's 2017 Best of Awards

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 19th, '18, 11:37

Match of the Year: Kazuchika Okada vs. Katsuyori Shibata- NJPW Sakura: Genesis 2017
RU: Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.- RPW Global Wars 2017: Night 2
HM: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega- NJPW Dominion 6.11


Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Zack Sabre Jr.
RU: Kenny Omega
HM: AJ Styles
(I thought AJ really carried Smackdown this year, to the point where I had him on top for my Observer Ballot because that seems to be what Meltzer values most in his description the award. I’d also like to take this time to make an argument for Travis Banks, who was, I think more valuable to more promotions than anyone aside from Zack, and in different roles to boot)


Worker of the Year (best matches): Kenny Omega
RU: Zack Sabre Jr.
HM: Kazuchika Okada


Tag Team of the Year: Young Bucks
RU: Roppongi Vice
HM: The Bar


Stable of the Year: RISE
RU: CCK
HM: Catchpoint


Woman of the Year: Asuka
RU: Alexa Bliss!
HM: Ember Moon

Woman’s Match of the Year: Asuka vs. Ember Moon- NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III
RU: Asuka vs. Nikki Cross (Last Woman Standing)
HM: Kairi Sane vs. Toni Storm (Mae Young Classic)


Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Stokely Hathaway
RU: Dario Cueto
HM: William Regal


Storyline of the Year: Travis Banks’ quest for the PROGRESS Title
RU: The rise of Ilja Dragunov
HM: Chuck Taylor’s quest for the PWG World Title


Worst Storyline of the Year: The Neutering of Bayley Part 2: Alexa Makes Bayley Look Like the World’s Biggest Chump
RU: Never-Ending Dar/Cedric/Alicia Fox bullsh*t
HM: The Neutering of Bayley Part 1: Bayley Acts Like a Total Heel After Winning the Title


Feud of the Year: Alpha Kevin & Melanie Gray vs. Marius van Beethoven & Alpha Female
RU: Ethan Page vs. Darby Allin
HM: British Strong Style vs. CCK/SPPT/SPPC (basically everyone who is friends with Travis Banks)


Worst Feud of the Year: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
RU: Raw vs. Smackdown
HM: Suzuki vs. Yano
(and another [dis]honorable mention to Charlotte vs. The Welcoming Committee)


Promotion of the Year: PROGRESS
RU: wXw
HM: New Japan


Worst Promotion of the Year: AAA
RU: WWE Main Roster
HM: CHIKARA
(For the record, if Raw and SD were being considered separately, SD would be in the top spot and Raw wouldn’t even be on the list.)


Best Individual Show of the Year: NJPW Dominion 6.11
RU: RPW Epic Encounter 2017
HM: NXT Takeover: Chicago


Worst Major Show of the Year: NJPW Destruction in Fukushima
RU: TNA Bound For Glory 2017
HM: ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds Tour UK: Liverpool
(It should also be noted that there were several WWE PPVs and a few ROH shows that were essentially saved from this lost by having one standout match on them)


Best TV Show of the Year: Lucha Underground
RU: NXT
HM: Raw
(wXw’s show is monthly, but it’s pretty awesome, but that’s because it has the advantage of being a “here are all the angles/matches you need to see to be caught up” special).

Worst TV Show of the Year: Smackdown
(In reality, nothing even comes close to Smackdown, but if I must fill the list out…)
RU: Impact
HM: ROH


Best on the Mic: Alexa Bliss!
RU: Kevin Owens
HM: Sami Callihan


Promo of the Year: Paul Heyman’s “Yeah, but…” promo (Raw 1/30/2017)
RU: Sami Callihan’s promo from AAW Take No Prisoners 2017
HM: Alexa Bliss! “That’s why I’m up here and you’re down there” (Raw 5/1/2017)

Booker of the Year: Christian Michael Jakobi (wXw)
RU: PROGRESS crew
HM: Gabe Sapolsky
(Gabe barely beats out the NXT Crew, Danny Daniels for AAW, Excalibur for PWG, Gedo for New Japan, and the RPW crew really more because I’m giving him some extra credit for booking so many promotions at once more than anything else).

Worst Booker of the Year: Delirious
RU: TNA Crew before Jeff Jarrett took over again
HM: Jeff Jarrett’s TNA crew


Rookie of the Year: Hirai Kawato
RU: Myron Reed
HM: Katsuya Kitamura


Comeback of the Year: Low Ki in TNA
RU: Minoru Suzuki in New Japan
HM: AR Fox in EVOLVE


Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Braun Strowman
RU: Alexa Bliss!
HM: Keith Lee


Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Keith Lee in EVOLVE
RU: Suzuki-Gun in New Japan
HM: Shayna Baszler in NXT

Announcer of the Year: Don Callis
RU: Corey Graves
HM: James R. Kennedy (the Scottish heel in WCPW)

Worst Announcer of the Year: MATT STRIKER
RU: Byron Saxton
HM: JBL


Best Babyface of the Year: Ilja Dragunov
RU: KUSHIDA
HM: AJ Styles
(Another honorable mention to Travis Banks)


Best Heel of the Year: Jinny
RU: Pete Dunne
HM: RISE
(Jinny beats out Dunne only because I couldn’t decide between them so I gave it to Jinny simply because Dunne kind of seemed like a babyface that one night on Raw)


Best Turn of the Year: Ciampa turns on Gargano
RU: Jurn Simmons turns heel in wXw
HM: Owens turns on Jericho
(with more honorable mentions going out to the heel turns of John Klinger, Da Mack, and Absolute Andy all in wXw, as well as ACH’s heel turn in EVOLVE and Will Ospreay’s babyface turn in WCPW)


Breakout Star of the Year: Keith Lee
RU: Roppongi 3K
HM: David Starr


Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Gran Metalik in WWE
RU: Chad Gable in WWE
HM: Rusev in WWE
(and most of the other Cruiserweights in WWE)


YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Daniels fulfills is prophecy and wins the ROH World Title
RU: Alexa Bliss! wins the Raw Women’s Title back from Sasha Banks just two weeks after losing it
HM: Joe wins #1 contendership to Brock’s title


In-ring Spot of the Year: That CRAZY finish to Mon-Stars vs. Chosen Bros.
RU: Lucha Underground Plate Glass Spot
HM: An Author of Pain obliterates a ladder



Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Chris Jericho shows up in New Japan
RU: Absolute Andy turns on Marius Al-Ani after their loss in the World Tag Team League
HM: Da Mack joins RISE


Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: WWE winds up under the microscope for bullying
RU: Lots of talent don’t work to work for ROH.
HM: Shibata retires after ruining his brain with a headbutt

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: The Velveteen Dream
RU: “Hot Mess” Laurel Van Ness
HM: Dr. Wagner loses his mask


Get Off My TV! Award: Shane McMahon
RU: Stephanie McMahon
HM: Cody


Throw The Remote Award: Goofy “Being The Elite” bullsh*t treated as real in ROH, including Adam Page supposedly being kidnapped by WWE
RU: Cody Rhodes as ROH World Champion, despite putting on terrible matches
HM: Kyle O’Reilly loses the ROH World Title right back to Adam Cole in his first defense, and in an undercard match in Japan to boot.


**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2018: WALTER
RU: Keith Lee
HM: Shayna Baszler


Wildest Prediction for 2018: Dragon returns to ROH/New Japan
RU: Zack Ryder quits WWE
HM: Chris Jericho wrestles for ROH
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