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TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by cero2k » Jan 3rd, '19, 11:16

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: 2018

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 2019:

Wildest Prediction for 2019:



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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 3rd, '19, 22:17

You might want to change those last two to say 2019.
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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by cero2k » Jan 8th, '19, 11:24

Match of the Year: Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega @ NJPW Dominion 6.9.2018
RU: Hiromu Takahashi vs Will Ospreay @ NJPW Dominion 6.9.2018

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Hiroshi Tanahashi
RU: Kenny Omega

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

Tag Team of the Year: Golden Lovers
RU: The Young Bucks

Stable of the Year: The Elite
RU: Los Ingobernables de Japon

Woman of the Year: Ronda Rousey
RU: Kagetsu

Woman’s match of the Year: Momo Watanabe vs Io Shirai @ 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 to the Golden Lover's reunion
RU: Hiroshi Tanahashi's last hurrah

Worst Storyline of the Year: Sasha and Bayley's friendship issues
RU: John Cena is out of Wrestlemania

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

Worst Feud of the Year: Owens/Zayn vs Shane/Bryan
RU: Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar
HM: AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe, Sasha vs Bayley, Rollins vs Ziggler, Rollins vs Ambrose. I could go on and on.

Promotion of the Year: NJPW
RU: CMLL

Worst Promotion of the Year: WWE
RU: AAA

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

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

Best TV Show of the Year: Impact Wrestling
RU: MLW

Worst TV Show of the Year: RAW
RU: Smackdown

Best on the Mic: Konnan
RU: Chris Jericho

Promo of the Year: Jericho's promo about booting Naito off WK's main event
RU: Kross' Doomsday Clock promo
HM: Konnan berates Steiner and Eli Drake

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

Worst Booker of the Year: WWE Creative
RU: Roldan/Vampiro team

Rookie of the Year : Yuya Uemura
RU: Bandido

Comeback of the year: PAC
RU: PCO

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: MOOSE
RU: Hangman Page

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Jericho to NJPW
RU: PAC to Dragon Gate

Announcer of the Year: Don Callis
RU: Nogami

Worst Announcer of the Year: Michael Cole
RU: Matt Striker

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

Best Heel of the Year: Sami Callihan
RU: Jay White

Best Turn of the Year: Gedo turns on Okada
RU: Moose turns heel

Breakout Star of the Year: Bandido
RU: PCO

Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Andrade Cien Almas in WWE
RU: Mascara Dorada in WWE

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Kenny Omega wins the NJPW title
RU: Okada and Tanahashi join forces
HM: Johnny Mundo releases Drago from the Reptile Tribe

In-ring Spot of the Year: Okada collapses as he tries to hit the Rainmaker on Omega

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Gedo turns on Okada
RU: Lesnar defeats Reigns at Wrestlemania

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: ALL IN's success and consequent AEW announcement
RU: WWE becomes stupidly rich as their ratings go down

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: PCO
RU: Switchblade Jay White

Get Off My TV! Award: McMahon Family
RU: WWE Announcers. All of them

Throw The Remote Award: WWE forces super babyface Becky to be a heel
RU: RAW beats Smackdown at Survivor Series, ignores pre-show match, Smackdown doesn't react all. Survivor Series never happened.

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2019: Drew Galloway

Wildest Prediction for 2019: Pentagon unmasks Caristico at CMLL's anniversary show



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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 8th, '19, 12:40

Best Babyface of the Year: Hiroshi Tanahshi
RU: Juice Robinson
When were these guys ever heels?
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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by cero2k » Jan 8th, '19, 13:58

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 12:40
Best Babyface of the Year: Hiroshi Tanahshi
RU: Juice Robinson
When were these guys ever heels?
Not sure what you mean, it's the best Babyface cat

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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 8th, '19, 14:02

cero2k wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 13:58
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 12:40
Best Babyface of the Year: Hiroshi Tanahshi
RU: Juice Robinson
When were these guys ever heels?
Not sure what you mean, it's the best Babyface cat
Whoops. My brain read the category as "best babyface turn"
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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by NWK2000 » Jan 9th, '19, 08:52

GRADING PERIOD: 2018

Match of the Year: Gargano vs Ciampa Takover Chicago II

Wrestler of the Year (best overall): Seth Rollins
RU: Richochet

Worker of the Year (best matches): Seth Rollins
RU: Ricochet

Tag Team of the Year: Golden Lovers
RU: Lucha Bros

Stable of the Year: BC OGs
RU: None

Woman of the Year: Becky Lynch
RU: Shayna Baszler

Woman’s match of the Year: Charlotte vs Becky Lynch at Evolution
RU: Shayna Baszler vs Nikki Cross at Takeover Chicago II

Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Does Drake Maverick count? He's the only person I can think of to put here

Storyline of the Year: Okada's breakdown and feud against Jay White
RU: Who attacked Aleister Black

Worst Storyline of the Year: Baron Corbin as GM
RU: The World Cup Tournament

Feud of the Year: Gargano vs Ciampa
RU: Okada vs White

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): Sasha vs Bailey
RU: Strowman vs Corbin

Promotion of the Year: Impact
RU: New Japan

Worst Promotion of the Year: Ring of Honor
RU: None
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): NXT Takeover Chicago II
RU: NXT Takeover War Games

Worst Major Show of the Year (must be a PPV or indy show, no episodes of TV shows): ROH Sea of Honor Tournament
RU: WWE Crown Jewel

Best TV Show of the Year: 205 Live
RU: NXT
Worst TV Show of the Year: Lucha Underground
RU: Ring of Honor
Best on the Mic (overall best promos): Becky Lynch
RU: Daniel Bryan

Promo of the Year (single best promo): Samoa Joe "I'm Your Daddy Now"
RU: Daniel Bryan's promo explaining why he turned heel

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

Worst Booker of the Year: Delirious
RU: None

Rookie of the Year (Less than a year in major promotion): The Rascals
RU: Can't think of any

Comeback of the year (either a comeback from injury or retirement, or a revitalization of someone's career): PCO
RU: Randy Orton (I consider his heel run as of late a revitalization, bite me)

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Lashley/Lio Rush
RU: Jay White

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Daniel Bryan returns
RU: The Rascals

Announcer of the Year: Mauro
RU: Corey Graves

Worst Announcer of the Year: Kevin Kelly
RU: Byron Saxton

Best Babyface of the Year: Okada
RU: Gargano

Best Heel of the Year: Becky Lynch
RU: Tomasso Ciampa

Best Turn of the Year: Becky Lynch
RU: Gargano

Breakout Star of the Year: Becky Lynch
RU: Bobby Lashley/Lio Rush
Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Everyone who isn't Bullet Club in Ring of Honor
RU: Samoa Joe

YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: The babyface roster destroys Baron Corbin
RU: Will Ospraey lands on his feet from a Frankensteiner

In-ring Spot of the Year: Richochet sumersaults out of the ring to confront Velveteen Dream

RU: Will Ospraey lands on his feet from a Frankensteiner

Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Roman Reigns reveals leukemia diagnosis, vacates Universal title.
RU: Johnny Gargano attacked Aleister Black

Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: WWE Crown Jewel and the surrounding Saudi Arabia controversy
RU: AEW

I Can't Believe That Worked! Award (the thing you thought fans would crap on, but instead it got over): Okada's mental breakdown. Figured they'd lose even Japanese fans with this, but people still love Okada

RU: Gargano's heel turn.

Get Off My TV! Award: Dalton Castle, Cheeseburger
RU: None

Throw The Remote Award (most facepalmingly or infuriatingly awful booking decision): ROH Sea of Honor Tournament. Just all of it
RU: None

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2019: Braun Strowman

Wildest Prediction for 2019: Braun will be WWE Champion by year's end.
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Re: TWR Your Best of 2018 Awards

Post by Big Red Machine » Feb 14th, '19, 12:29

Match of the Year: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano- NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
RU: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada- NJPW Destruction in Kobe
HM: Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll NJPW Sakura: Genesis 2018
HM #2: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano- NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV



Wrestler of the Year (best overall): WALTER
RU: Omega
HM: Ospreay
(If Ciampa and Gargano counted as one person I’d give it to them but I just can’t justify giving it to either one individually)


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


Tag Team of the Year: Young Bucks
RU: Moustache Mountain
HM: RingKampf


Stable of the Year: Undisputed Era
RU: Bullet Club
HM: British Strong Style


Woman of the Year: Becky Lynch
RU: Toni Storm
HM: Charlotte

Women’s match of the Year: Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch- WWE Evolution
RU: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch- WWE TLC 2018
HM: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka- WWE WrestleMania XXXIV


Best Non-wrestler of the Year: Drake Maverick
RU: William Regal
HM: Stokely Hathaway

Storyline of the Year: Ciampa turns Gargano heel
RU: Pete Bouncer turns RISE babyface
HM: Who attacked Aleister Black?

Worst Storyline of the Year: Sasha/Bayley will they/won’t they
RU: Bullet Club Civil War
HM: Joe Koff announces that SCU’s contracts won’t be renewed

Feud of the Year: Ciampa vs. Gargano
RU: Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
HM: Marius Al-Ani vs. Absolute Andy

Worst Feud of the Year: Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman
RU: Asuka vs. Carmella
HM: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

Promotion of the Year: NJPW
RU: PROGRESS
HM: wXw

Worst Promotion of the Year: WWE
RU: RevPro
HM: AAW
(NXT and 205 Live made it very hard for me to give WWE the top spot, but just like I factored business in to give NJPW the top spot and to give PROGRESS their spot, the horrendous downturn in WWE business puts them over the top for me).

Best Individual Show of the Year: NJPW Dominion 6.9
RU: NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
HM: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XII


Worst Major Show of the Year: WWE Crown Jewel
RU: WWE Extreme Rules 2018
HM: AAW Showdown 2018
(WWE had several other shows that would have easily made the top three but were buoyed up by two or three strong matches. RevPro had several that managed to just barely miss making the list).


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

Worst TV Show of the Year: Raw
RU: SD
HM: Impact


Best on the Mic: Becky Lynch
RU: Chris Jericho
HM: Alexa Bliss!


Promo of the Year (single best promo):
RU:
HM: Johnny Gargano from the 4/18/2018 NXT


Booker of the Year: Christian Michael Jakobi
RU: Triple H
HM: Jim Smallman


Worst Booker of the Year: Vince McMahon/WWE main roster crew
RU: Andy Quildan (RevPro)
HM: Delirious

Rookie of the Year: Killer Kelly
RU: Yuya Uemura
HM: Ronda Rousey

Comeback of the year: PCO
RU: Daniel Bryan

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year: Buddy Murphy
RU: Bianca Belair
HM: Lacey Evans

Best debut (or return to a promotion) of the year: Shane Strickland in EVOLVE
RU: Lio Rush on 205 Live
HM: Adam Brooks in RevPro

Announcer of the Year: Nigel McGuinness
RU: Don Callis
HM: Mauro Ranallo

Worst Announcer of the Year: Matt Striker
RU: Ian Riccaboni
HM: Michael Cole


Best Babyface of the Year: Ilja Dragunov
RU: Mustafa Ali
HM: Johnny Gargano

Best Heel of the Year: Tommaso Ciampa
RU: Absolute Andy
HM: Melanie Gray


Best Turn of the Year: RISE babyface turn
RU: Al-Ani/Tarkan Aslan heel turns
HM: Kenny King heel turn

Breakout Star of the Year: Buddy Murphy
RU: Mustafa Ali
HM: Bobby Gunns


Worst Waste of Talent in a promotion: Tyler Breeze in WWE
HM: Mickie James in WWE
Chad Gable in WWE


YOUR Mark Out Moment of the Year: Ilja Dragunov returns to wXw and wins the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship.
RU: Johnny Mundo uses his wish to free Drago from the Reptile Tribe, then asks Taya to marry him.
HM: Pete Bouncer defies John Klinger and turns babyface


In-ring Spot of the Year: Ospreay’s utterly insane dive vs. Jimmy Havoc at PROGRESS: Chapter 75
RU: Ibushi’s sick dropkick to the back of Tanahshi’s neck during the G1 Finals
HM: Ilja Dragunov chokes out WALTER


Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Ilja Dragunov returns to wXw
RU: NXT guys come to EVOLVE and win the titles
HM: Nakamura turns heel on AJ


Non-kayfabe News Story of the Year: WWE/Saudi deal
RU: WWE-Fox deal
HM: The success of All In


I Can't Believe That Worked! Award: PCO in 2018
RU: Heel Shane Strickland
HM: Buddy Murphy as a top heel


Get Off My TV! Award: Baron Corbin
RU: Bully Ray
HM: Cody Rhodes


Throw The Remote Award: ROH’s continued use of Bully Ray
RU: Toru Yano is given a win over IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega in the G1 when the need for such a thing could have easily been avoided by just having Ibushi win his earlier match, not lose it.
HM: ROH has Sumie Sakai be the first Women of Honor World Champion instead of Kelly Klein or Tenille Dashwood, and leaves the belt on her all year even though she had nothing but mediocre matches and can’t cut good promos in English.

**COMPLETE SPECULATION AWARDS**
Whose star will shine brightest in 2019: Chris Ridgeway

Wildest Prediction for 2019: Bad Bones returns to wXw
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