WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

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WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by cero2k » Jul 24th, '18, 15:59

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 FROM JAN 1st to JULY 2nd (middle of the year).

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 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by cero2k » Jul 25th, '18, 11:32

End of 2017 Wildest Predictions:

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

BRM:
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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Re: WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 25th, '18, 11:35

So do I get points for the Jericho one because of the cruise, or does that not count as an ROH show?
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Re: WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by cero2k » Jul 25th, '18, 12:51

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jul 25th, '18, 11:35
So do I get points for the Jericho one because of the cruise, or does that not count as an ROH show?
i think that counts

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Re: WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 16th, '18, 10:42

Match of the Year: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano- NXT Takeover: New Orleans
RU: Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll- NJPW Sakura: Genesis 2018


Wrestler of the Year (best overall): WALTER
RU: Will Ospreay

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

Tag Team of the Year: Young Bucks
RU: Briscoes
HM: Strong & O’Reilly

Stable of the Year: Undisputed Era
RU: Catchpoint
HM: Havoc/Haskins/Webster
(I can’t believe I almost got stuck voting for The Kingdom. Uch.)

Woman of the Year: Toni Storm
RU: Alexa Bliss!
HM: Shayna Baszler

Woman’s match of the Year: Charlotte vs. Asuka- WWE WrestleMania XXXIV
RU: Raw Women’s Elimination Chamber
HM: Toni Storm vs. Melanie Gray- wXw 16 Carat Gold 2018: Night 2

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Drake Maverick
RU: Stokely Hathaway
HM: Zelina Vega


Storyline of the Year: RISE babyface turn
RU: Gargano’s descent into darkness

Worst Storyline of the Year: Sasha/Bayley will they/won’t they
RU: Bullet Club Civil War
HM: John Cena is worried he won’t be booked on WrestleMania



Feud of the Year: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
RU: Absolute Andy vs. Marius Al-Ani
HM: Ilja Dragunov vs. WALTER

Worst Feud of the Year: Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt
RU: Asuka vs. Carmella
HM: Sami Zayn vs. Bobby Lashley
(others to consider: Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey, Owens & Zayn vs. Shane & Bryan)


Promotion of the Year: wXw
RU: NJPW

(others to consider: ROH almost purely on business, TNA on reputational repair. I also have EVOLE and PWG both hovering right below the point where I would give them an honorable mention in the solid “really good but not quite great” spot)

Worst Promotion of the Year: AAA
RU: CHIKARA
HM: WWE main roster

Best Individual Show of the Year: NJPW Dominion 6.9
RU: NXT Takeover: New Orleans


Worst Major Show of the Year: WWE WrestleMania XXXIV
RU: AAW Showdown 2018
HM: WWE Backlash 2018.


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

Worst TV Show of the Year: Raw
RU: Smackdown

Best on the Mic: Alexa Bliss!
RU: Kevin Owens
HM: Chris Swear-ico

Promo of the Year (single best promo):
HM:

Booker of the Year: Christian Michael Jakobi
RU: Triple H

Worst Booker of the Year: WWE main roster
RU: Andy Quildan/whoever does RevPro


Rookie of the Year: Uemura
RU: Ronda Rousey


Comeback of the year: PCO
RU: Bryan Danielson


Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Lacey Evans
HM: Mojo Rawley


Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Shane Strickland in EVOLVE
RU: Adam Brooks in RevPro


Announcer of the Year: Nigel McGuinness
RU: Don Callis
HM: Jurn Simmons


Worst Announcer of the Year: Matt Striker
RU: Coach
HM: Byron Saxton

Best Babyface of the Year: Ilja Dragunov
RU: Johnny Gargano
HM: Will Ospreay

Best Heel of the Year: Tommaso Ciampa
RU: Shayna Baszler
HM: Undisputed Era
(others to consider: Absolute Andy, Alexa Bliss!, Jinny)


Best Turn of the Year: Pete Bouncer turns babyface on RISE
RU: Jay White turns heel in NJPW
HM: Shinsuke Nakamura turns heel in WWE


Breakout Star of the Year: Bianca Belair
RU: Buddy Murphy
HM: Adam Brooks

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: The Revival in WWE
RU: Nothing comes close enough to even be worth mentioning

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Ilja Dragnunov returns to wXw and wins the wXw Unified World Wrestling Title
RU: Pete Bouncer turns babyface on RISE
HM: Bryan Danielson can wrestle again!

In-ring Spot of the Year: Mustafa Ali gives Buddy Murphy a Standing Solo Spanish Fly off the barricade and onto the announcers’ table.
RU:

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Ilja Dragunov returns to wXw
RU: Lacey Evans pins Kairi Sane clean


Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: ROH/NJPW get a date at MSG over WWE’s objections
RU: Ronda Rousey to WWE
HM: WWE gets a sickeningly large new TV contract

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: RISE as babyfaces
RU: Heel Lio Rush

Get Off My TV! Award: IIconics
RU: New Day

Throw The Remote Award: WWE totally buries Raw tag team division by having Braun Strowman destroy it all on his own and making a small child a champion
RU: WWE doesn’t do the simple and obvious thing of booking Sasha vs. Bayley at Mania

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in the rest of 2018: Samoa Joe
RU: Matt Riddle, Bro

Wildest Prediction for the rest of 2018: The Revival leave WWE
RU: Dalton Castle signs with WWE
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Re: WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by cero2k » Sep 17th, '18, 10:29

totally forgot i had started mine. I'll finish it today

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Re: WR's 2018 Half of the Year Awards (Jan 1st - July 2nd)

Post by cero2k » Sep 17th, '18, 20:05

Match of the Year: Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega @ NJPW Dominion 6.9
RU: Will Ospreay vs Hiromu Takahashi @NJPW Dominion 6.9

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

Worker of the Year (best matches): Kazuchika Okada
RU: William Ospreay

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

Stable of the Year: CHAOS
RU: Undisputed Era

Woman of the Year: Ronda Rousey
RU: Kagetsu

Woman’s match of the Year: Io Shirai vs Momo Watanabe @ Stardom 5/23
RU: Momo Watanabe vs Jungle Kyona @ Stardom 6/17

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Konnan
RU: Famous B

Storyline of the Year: Build up to the Golden Lover's Reunion
RU: King vs Konnan Turf War

Worst Storyline of the Year: Banks and Bayley's Friendship issues.
RU: Roman Reigns can't defeat Brock Lesnar

Feud of the Year: Gargano vs Ciampa
RU: Eddie Edwards vs Sami Callihan

Worst Feud of the Year : Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for WWE
RU: Sasha Banks vs Bayley for WWE
HM: Styles vs Nakamura, simply because this should had been an easy thing to book

Promotion of the Year: NJPW
RU: CMLL

Worst Promotion of the Year: AAA
RU: WWE

Best Individual Show of the Year: NJPW Dominion 6.9
RU: NJPW Sakura Genesis 2018

Worst Major Show of the Year : WWE Backlash
RU: WWE Greatest Royal Rumble

Best TV Show of the Year: Impact Wrestling
RU: Lucha Underground

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

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

Promo of the Year (single best promo): Jericho Promo about booting Naito off WK.
RU: Konnan's promo shitting on Eli Drake and Scott Steiner

Booker of the Year : Gedo
RU: Callis/D'Amore

Worst Booker of the Year: Vampiro/Roldan for AAA
RU: Any WWE Main Roster booker, pick one out of the hat.

Rookie of the Year (Less than a year in major promotion): Bandido
RU: Tessa Blanchard

Comeback of the year: Don Callis...to wrestling
RU: PCO

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: SHO
RU: Juice Robinson

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Chris Jericho to NJPW
RU: L.A. Park to CMLL

Announcer of the Year: Don Callis
RU: Nogami

Worst Announcer of the Year: Matt Striker
RU: WWE, pick one.
HM: Jim Ross

Best Babyface of the Year: Hiroshi Tanahashi
RU: Juice Robinson

Best Heel of the Year: Minoru Suzuki
RU: Sami Callihan
HM: Tommaso Ciampa

Best Turn of the Year: Kenny Omega turns face and rejoins Golden Lovers
RU: Travis Banks turns heel

Breakout Star of the Year: WALTER
RU: Velveteen Dream

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Chris Hero in WWE
RU: Chad Gable in WWE

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Kenny Omega wins the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
RU: Ibushi and Omega reunite

In-ring Spot of the Year: Okada collapses as he tries to hit the Rainmaker on Omega
RU: Literally any of WALTER's chops

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Lesnar defeats Roman @ Wrestlemania
RU: Lesnar again defeats Roman @ GRR

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: WWE Signs with FOX and become stupidly rich
RU: ALL IN' s build and success

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: Don Calli's Impact Wrestling
RU: Emo Heel Jay White

Get Off My TV! Award: McMahons
RU: The New Day

Throw The Remote Award: The Death (as of now) of Dario Cueto
RU: WWE extends Lesnar vs Reigns just for the Saudi Arabian show.

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2018: Matt Riddle
RU: Drew Galloway (I'm calling it, he wins the 2019 RR)

Wildest Prediction for 2018: Scurll Signs with WWE
RU: CM Punk debuts for NJPW, preps WK Match

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