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TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by cero2k » Dec 3rd, '19, 10:06

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.

GRADING PERIOD: 2019

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 2020:

Wildest Prediction for 2020:

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Re: TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by NWK2000 » Dec 3rd, '19, 14:09

GRADING PERIOD: 2019

Match of the Year: Will Ospreay vs Amazing Red Best of the Super Juniors Night 1

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt

Worker of the Year (best matches): Kazuchika Okada

Tag Team of the Year: Lucha Bros

Stable of the Year: The Inner Circle

Woman of the Year: Shayna Baszler

Woman’s match of the Year: Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus Summerslam 2019

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Tully Blanchard

Storyline of the Year: Cody vs Jericho

Worst Storyline of the Year: Maria's baby problems/Lana's extramarital affairs

Feud of the Year: Adam Cole vs Johnny Gargano

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): Lashley vs Rusev:

Promotion of the Year: AEW

Worst Promotion of the Year: Ring of Honor

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): AEW All Out

Worst Major Show of the Year (must be a PPV or indy show, no episodes of TV shows): WWE Super Showdown 2019

Best TV Show of the Year: I'm gonna go a bit off the grid on this say AEW Dark. B-shows that double as event centers for the A-show and still have good matches need to be a trend in wrestling rather than an exception

Worst TV Show of the Year: WWE Raw

Best on the Mic (overall best promos): Chris Jericho

Promo of the Year (single best promo): Cody's announcement before Full Gear

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

Worst Booker of the Year: Ring of Honor

Rookie of the Year (Less than a year in major promotion): Does Dominik Mysterio count? Even though he's more of a non-wrestler you can tell he has "it" down, and will be something great. :

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

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Dominik Dijakovic

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt

Announcer of the Year: Mauro Renallo

Worst Announcer of the Year: Corey Graves

Best Babyface of the Year: Cody

Best Heel of the Year: Chris Jericho

Best Turn of the Year: Finn Balor

Breakout Star of the Year: The Fiend Bray Wyatt

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion:

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: The Fiend's entrance at Summerslam 2019

In-ring Spot of the Year: Oscutter on the Apron against Amazing Red

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: The Fiend defeats Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: WWE's Saudi Arabian hostage situation

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

Get Off My TV! Award: King Corbin

Throw The Remote Award (most facepalmingly or infuriatingly awful booking decision): The finish of Fiend vs Seth Rollins at Hell in a Cell

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2020: Keith Lee

Wildest Prediction for 2020: Keith Lee will have the match of the year next year.
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Re: TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by cero2k » Dec 6th, '19, 15:15

Match of the Year: Will Ospreay vs Shingo Takagi @ NJPW BOSJ Finals
RU: Shingo Takagi vs Tomohiro Ishii @ NJPW G1 Climax 8.8

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Kazuchika Okada
RU: Chris Jericho

Worker of the Year (best matches): Will Ospreay
RU: Fenix

Tag Team of the Year: LAX/Proud n Powerful
RU: Violent Giants

Stable of the Year: Bullet Club
RU: CHAOS

Woman of the Year: Tessa Blanchard
RU: Hana Kimura

Woman’s match of the Year: Momo Watanabe vs Jungle Kyona @ Stardom World in Nagoya
RU: Tessa Blanchard vs Gail Kim @ Impact Wrestling Rebellion

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Konnan
RU: Salina de la Renta

Storyline of the Year: Tessa Blanchard takes on the men's division
RU: The Rise of Ben-K

Worst Storyline of the Year: Maria Kanelli's baby
RU: Who is trying to kill Roman Reigns
Honorable mention: Rusev/Lashley/Lana shit.

Feud of the Year: Tessa Blanchard vs Sami Callihan
RU: NJPW Dojo vs LA Dojo

Worst Feud of the Year : Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens
RU: Roman Reigns vs Erik Rowan

Promotion of the Year: NJPW
RU: AEW

Worst Promotion of the Year: ROH
RU: CMLL
Honorable Mention: WWE

Best Individual Show of the Year : AEW Full Gear
RU: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom

Worst Major Show of the Year: WWE Hell in a Cell
RU: WWE TLC

Best TV Show of the Year: AEW Dynamite
RU: Impact Wrestling

Worst TV Show of the Year: WWE RAW
WWE Smackdown

Best on the Mic (overall best promos): Chris Jericho
RU: MJF

Promo of the Year (single best promo): Cody Rhode's Pre-Full Gear Promo
RU: Chris Jericho's The Inner Circle introduction promo

Booker of the Year : Gedo for NJPW
RU: Scott D'Amore/Don Callis for Impact

Worst Booker of the Year: Delirious for ROH
RU: Chavo Lutheroth for CMLL

Rookie of the Year (Less than a year in major promotion): Karl Fredericks for NJPW
RU: Clark Connors for NJPW
Honorable mention to Yuya Uemura who is still a Young Lion, but has been wrestling longer than a year with NJPW already.

Comeback of the year: Amazing Red
RU: KENTA
Honorable mention to both Hiromu and Shibata, but since neither has had a full match, i can't really award them.

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Thunder Rosa
RU: Fallah Bahh

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Shingo Takagi to NJPW
RU: KENTA to NJPW

Announcer of the Year: Excalibur for AEW/PWG
RU: Tony Schiavone for AEW/MLW

Worst Announcer of the Year: Anyone from WWE
RU: Anyone else from WWE

Best Babyface of the Year: Kota Ibushi
RU: Cody Rhodes

Best Heel of the Year: Chris Jericho
RU: MJF

Best Turn of the Year: KENTA turns heel for NJPW
RU: Robbie Eagles turns babyface for NJPW

Breakout Star of the Year: MJF (on a national level)
RU: Jungle Boy

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Aleister Black in WWE
RU: WALTER in the United States of America

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Shibata gets physical, attacks KENTA
RU: Kishin Liger Returns

In-ring Spot of the Year: Acey Romero Ladder fall from Bound for Glory
RU: Spanish Fly spot between Fenix/Penta and Bandido/Flamita

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: KENTA turns heel, Shibata gets physical
RU: Kishin Liger Returns

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: AEW's Debut/Wednesday Night Wars
RU: Everyone wants out of WWE

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: Bray Wyatt in a Joker toy mask
RU: Orange Cassidy

Get Off My TV! Award: WWE
RU: Jim Cornette

Throw The Remote Award: ROH doesn't put the title on Scurll
RU: ROH uses nZo and CassXL for a 'shoot' promo
Honorable mention to "Shorty G"

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2020: Jungle Boy

Wildest Prediction for 2020: ROH either closes down, or goes a serious reconstruction/rebranding phase.

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Re: TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by Big Red Machine » Feb 22nd, '20, 22:05

cero2k wrote:
Dec 6th, '19, 15:15


Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Shingo Takagi to NJPW
This was 2018
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Re: TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by cero2k » Feb 23rd, '20, 09:58

Big Red Machine wrote:
Feb 22nd, '20, 22:05
cero2k wrote:
Dec 6th, '19, 15:15


Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Shingo Takagi to NJPW
This was 2018
true, it was late 2018

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Re: TWR BEST of 2019 Awards!!

Post by Big Red Machine » Mar 22nd, '20, 21:48

Match of the Year: Briscoes vs. Guerrillas of Destiny- ROH Manhattan Mayhem 2019
RU: Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada- NJPW G1 Climax 29: Day 7
HM: Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano- NXT TakeOver: XXV

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Chris Jericho
RU: Will Ospreay
HM: WALTER
(and a further Honorable Mention to David Starr, who was so important in so many places)

Worker of the Year (best matches): Will Ospreay
RU: Kazuchika Okada
HM: Johnny Gargano
(and it wasn’t even close this year, either. Ospreay blew everyone away).

Tag Team of the Year: Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
RU: Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham
HM: Roppongi 3K

Stable of the Year: Undisputed Era
RU: New Day
HM: Bullet Club

Woman of the Year: Shayna Baszler
RU: Rhea Ripley
HM: Toni Storm

Woman’s match of the Year: Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks- WWE Royal Rumbel 2019
RU: Shayna Baszler vs. Rhea Ripley- NXT 12/18/2019
HM: NXT Women’s War Games- NXT TakeOver: War Games 2019[/i]

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Zelina Vega
RU: William Regal
HM: Paul Heyman

Storyline of the Year: David Starr’s quest to beat WALTER gets turned up to 11
RU: Jonathan Gresham slow heel turn in ROH
HM: Poor Lucky kid is caught in the middle of RISE and Schadenfreude

Worst Storyline of the Year: Rusev/Lana/Lashley feud that won’t end
RU: Who is trying to murder Roman Reigns?
HM: Drake Maverick won’t consummate his marriage unless he is the 24/7 Champion

Feud of the Year: Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano
RU: Briscoes vs. Guerrillas of Destiny
HM: Imperium vs. British Strong Style

Worst Feud of the Year: Bully Ray vs. Mark Haskins
RU: Rusev vs. Lashley
HM: Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans vs. Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch

Promotion of the Year: NXT
RU: AEW
HM: ROH

Worst Promotion of the Year: WWE
RU: RevPro
HM: CMLL

Best Individual Show of the Year: NXT TakeOver: XXV
RU: NXT TakeOver: New York
HM: NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2019


Worst Major Show of the Year: NJPW Best of the Super Juniors XXVI: Day 11
RU: WWE Super Showdown 2020
HM: RevPro Live at the Cockpit 43

Best TV Show of the Year: NXT
RU: 205 Live
HM: NXT UK

Worst TV Show of the Year: Smackdown
RU: Raw
HM: ?
(Of the shows I've watched some of, Powerrr is the worst, but it's definitely more me not liking the style than not thinking they're doing a good job of what they're trying to do)

Best on the Mic: David Starr
RU: Chris Jericho
HM: Adam Cole
(Also considered were Alexander James, MJF, Kevin Owens, Johnny Gargano, Shanyna Baszler, and Bobby Gunns. There are a hell of a lot of talented talkers running around right now).


Promo of the Year (single best promo): David Starr exmaplin to us what beating WALTER would mean to him- wXw Road to 16 Carat Gold: Bielefeld
RU: The Crown’s promo from wXw Road to Shortcut to the Top 2019: Guttersloh
HM: Jon Moxley’s promo from the 10/30/2019 Dynamite


Booker of the Year: Triple H
RU: wXw Brain Trust
HM: Jim Smallman

Worst Booker of the Year: Vince McMahon
RU: Andy Quildan
HM: Gedo

Rookie of the Year: Kris Statlander
RU: Dani Luna
HM: Karl Fredericks

Comeback of the year: Dustin Rhodes
RU: Amazing Red
HM: Rey Mysterio Jr.


Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Veit Muller
RU: Thunder Rosa
HM: Julian Pace


Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Cara Noir in PROGRESS
RU: KENTA in New Japan
HM: Alpha Lovers in wXw


Announcer of the Year: Nigel McGuinness
RU: Excalibur
HM: Mauro Ranallo

Worst Announcer of the Year: Michael Cole
RU: Corey Graves
HM: Jim Ross
(Ross just edges out Kevin Kelly and a chunk of the WWE crew)

Best Babyface of the Year: Johnny Gargano
RU: Timothy Thatcher
HM: Lucky Kid


Best Heel of the Year: Chris Jericho
RU: Adam Cole
HM: MJF

Best Turn of the Year: KENTA turns heel in NJPW
RU: Pete Bouncer turns on Lucky Kid
HM: Alexander James turns on Jurn Simmons

Breakout Star of the Year: Michael Oku/The OJMO
RU: Robbie Eagles
HM: Private Party

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Cedric Alexander in WWE
RU: Apollo Crews in WWE
HM: Chad Gable in WWE

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: David Starr chokes WALTER out… but WALTER’s foot was under the rope
RU: Timothy Thatcher finally wins the wXw Unified World Wrestling Title
HM: Johnny Gargano finally wins the NXT Title

In-ring Spot of the Year: Is it bad that I don’t remember anything for this category? Wasn’t there a spot where Ospreay murdered someone with a Hidden Blade (Ibushi, maybe)? Let’s go with that.


Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Shibata takes a bump
RU: David Starr kayfabe quits wXw
HM: Alexander James turns on Jurn Simmons

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: AEW's Debut
RU: Everyone wants out of WWE
HM: NXT moves to Wednesday to counterprogram AEW Dynamite

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: ROH World Champion Matt Taven
RU: 205 Live integrating the sh*t “Maria belittles Mike” and “Drake Maverick chases the 24/7 Title” storylines from Raw into their own show and turning all of that chicken sh*t into chicken salad.
HM: The Undertaker & Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre tag team match

Get Off My TV! Award: Bully Ray
RU: Baron Corbin
HM: There is no one who even comes close to those two.


Throw The Remote Award: ROH using nZo and Cass in an attempted worked shoot angle
RU: Shorty G
HM: Stripping 205 Live of it’s three top stars (and Gulak, too, by the end of the year) and barely doing anything with any of them on their new shows.


**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2020: Bobby Gunns
RU: Darby Allin
HM: Jordan Devlin

Wildest Prediction for 2020: No idea




This was such a weird year because the first nine months of the year were so different from the last few. Never mind the existence of Dynamite (which I didn't feel comfortable voting for as either best or worst due to small sample size), but the big shift in ROH's TV (which had been decent most of the year and pretty damn great over the summer) turning it into nothingness, the big uptick in Raw's quality for the last three months, the total ruining of 205 Live by moving their title to NXT and then taking away their remaining top name in Gulak, plus their two top remaining babyfaces in Tozawa and Carrillo), and so many other things.
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