The 2011 IMPACT Awards
On December 14, voting for the 2011 IMPACT Awards started.
Voting ended Christmas day, which brings us to the final step in this process.
Following this slide is the results of all 30 awards. Wrestler of the year, match of the year, pay-per-view of the year and many more.
Without further ado, here are the results for the 2011 IMPACT Awards.
Suicide: 23 votes
Shark Boy: 3 votes
Curry Man: 8 votes
Sangriento: 1 vote
Suicide takes the award for Best Mask by a big margin.
Least Memorable Wrestler
Tommy Dreamer: 3 votes
Murphy: 13 votes
Okada: 17 votes
Orlando Jordan: 2 votes
None of these four really made an impact and let their presence be known. However, someone did say that Orlando is memorable, just in the wrong way...
Okada was Samoa Joe's "Green Hornet" sidekick when Lockdown was coming up.
You problem didn't notice, but none of these guys are still employed by IMPACT Wrestling.
Gunner defeats Sting: 15 votes
Eric Young defeats Mr. Anderson: 3 votes
Garett defeats Gunner: 7 votes
Brian Kendrick defeats Abyss: 10 votes
Gunner defeating Sting earlier this year comes away as the winner. It was definitely an upset at the time especially with Sting as Heavyweight Champion and Gunner as a, well, no big deal at the time.
Most Impressive Debut
Matt Hardy: 11 votes
Zema Ion: 19 votes
Mark Haskins: 4 votes
Rosita: 1 vote
All four wrestlers had a pretty impressive first impression. However, Zema Ion was voted as having the best of the group.
Mark Haskins was the only one listed to lose his debut match. He has yet to win a match on IMPACT.
Most Shocking Return
Sting: 8 votes
Daniels: 16 votes
Chris Harris: 5 votes
Gail Kim: 5 votes
Daniels takes the award for a big return prior to Lockdown. Coming from the crowd and leaping off a cage and taking out several members of Immortal.
Even with the 3-3-11 video package, Sting won second place.
Eric Young: 15 votes
Robbie E: 8 votes
Okada: 9 votes
Brian Kendrick: 3 votes
Taz: 14 votes
Mike Tenay: 16 votes
Jeremy Borash: 5 votes
Best Authority Figure
Eric Bischoff: 1 vote
Hulk Hogan: 3 votes
Karen Jarrett: 5 votes
Sting: 25 votes
Most Embarrassing Moment of 2011
Victory Road main event: 32 votes
Pope gets his tights pulled down: 2 votes
Anarquia gets his pants pulled down: 0 votes
Gunner loses the TV title to Eric Young: 1 vote
Most Improved/Breakout Wrestler of the Year
Bobby Roode: 19 votes
James Storm: 6 votes
Bully Ray: 7 votes
Gunner: 6 votes
All men have shown strides in the right direction, but Roode wins by a landslide.
Jay Lethal: 25 votes
Generation Me: 7 votes
Desmond Wolfe: 7 votes
Amazing Red: 4 votes
Jay Lethal's release was definitely the most surprising, especially after the summer he had in 2010. He and Austin Aries could've put on quite a show for the X Division title.
Best Guest Appearance
Chyna: 24 votes
Scott Baio: 4 votes
Ronnie from Jersey Shore: 3 votes
Angelina from Jersey Shore: 0 votes
Matt Morgan: 9 votes
Chris Sabin: 26 votes
Ric Flair: 0 votes
Jesse Neal: 0 votes
No Sabin, no Motor City Machine Guns. That's a pretty big blow to the tag team division within TNA.
Fail of the Year
Jeff Hardy at Victory Road: 26 votes
Abyss in the X Division: 3 votes
Eric Young as TV Champion: 3 votes
Sangriento: 4 votes
Jeff Hardy's performance at Victory Road has garnered loads of heat and two 2011 IMPACT Awards. Most Embarrassing Moment of the year and now, Fail of the year.
Feud of the Year
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett: 10 votes
Sting vs. Hulk Hogan: 6 votes
AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray: 17 votes
Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett: 2 votes
Most Misused Knockout of the Year
ODB: 9 votes
Sarita: 10 votes
Tara: 7 votes
Angelina Love: 11 votes
It was very close between ODB, Sarita and Angelina. All are Knockouts Championship material but were incredibly misused in 2011.
Most Misused X Division Wrestler of the Year
Alex Shelley: 17 votes
Zema Ion: 13 votes
Anthony Nese: 6 votes
Mark Haskins: 0 votes
All four are great wrestlers but Alex Shelley has the total package. In-ring skill, mic skill and the look. With Sabin injured until 2012, Shelley just took a backseat and watched the year go by.
Most Misused Main Event Talent of the Year
The Pope: 18 votes
Samoa Joe: 12 votes
Daniels: 2 votes
Matt Morgan: 1 vote
2011 was a bad year for "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero. Pope is looking to kick off 2012 with a feud against former partner, Devon.
Most Surprising Turn of the Year
Fortune turns on Immortal: 12 votes
Hulk Hogan turns on Immortal: 2 votes
Bobby Roode turns on James Storm: 19 votes
Daniels turns on AJ Styles: 1 vote
Bobby Roode betraying Storm to win the World title, and destroying Beer Money is the process was definitely a big surprise this year.
Best Theme Song
Jeff Hardy "Resurrected": 4 votes
Matt Morgan "Sleeping Giant": 2 votes
Crimson "Not a Stranger to the Danger": 7 votes
Fortune "Fortune 4": 17 votes
Best Finishing Move
Douglas Williams' Rolling Chaos Theory: 11 votes
AJ Styles' Styles Clash: 10 votes
Samoa Joe's Muscle Buster: 7 votes
Kid Kash's Money Maker: 6 votes
Most Extreme Moment of the Year
Kurt Angle's moonsault at Lockdown: 12 votes
AJ in the rafters at Slammiversary IX: 12 votes
Daniels leap of the cage at Lockdown: 7 votes
Hardy's swanton off the cage at Final Resolution: 3 votes
Angle and AJ have tied for the award. Both were definitely two of the most extreme spots in 2011.
Knockout of the Year
Mickie James: 10 votes
Madison Rayne: 13 votes
Winter: 4 votes
Velvet Sky: 7 votes
X Division Wrestler of the Year
Kazarian: 1 vote
Austin Aries: 30 votes
Brian Kendrick: 3 votes
Jesse Sorensen: 0 votes
Tag Team of the Year
Beer Money: 30 votes
Mexican America: 2 votes
Crimson and Morgan: 1 vote
Pope and Devon: 1 vote
Face of the Year
Sting: 8 votes
AJ Styles: 16 votes
James Storm: 7 votes
Jeff Hardy: 3 votes
Heel of the Year
Bully Ray: 12 votes
Jeff Jarrett: 5 votes
Bobby Roode: 9 votes
Austin Aries: 8 votes
Pay-Per-View of the Year
Lockdown: 4 votes
Slammiversary IX: 2 votes
Destination X: 25 votes
Bound For Glory: 2 votes
Match of the Year
2 out of 3 Falls: Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett (Lockdown): 3 votes
Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion vs. Low Ki vs. Jack Evans (Destination X): 21 votes
Last Man Standing: Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles (Slammiversary IX): 8 votes
30 Minute Iron Man: AJ Styles vs. Bobby Roode (Final Resolution): 3 votes
Sting: 8 votes
Mr. Anderson: 1 vote
Kurt Angle: 2 votes
Bobby Roode: 17 votes
James Storm: 2 votes
AJ Styles: 8 votes
Jeff Jarrett: 0 votes
Thank you to everyone that voted.
We should do this again sometime. See you next year for the 2012 IMPACT Awards!