Hey RDW, have you seen what I wrote in the "Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg: Winner and Reaction" article in response to you? Kinda wrote a lot and I want you to read it.
Hey there, if you got time I'm putting together a Bleacher Report Comments Section Wrestling Awards for a bit of fun. I’ve put together a selection of categories so people can choose their favourites and least favourites from this year of wrestling.
Would be great to see what your picks are (and any additional awards you wish to include). If enough people provide their answers, I'd like to tally them up and have an ultimate winner for each category to be announced later.
Keep picks to one, no more than two if you can't decide! Write your answers on my board so I can keep track, I've filled out my answers for each category to give you an idea.
BR Wrestling Awards 2016
The Macho Man Award (MVP of wrestling) - AJ Styles
The Sami Zayn award (NXT MVP) – Asuka
Non-WWE MVP – Io Shirai
Match of the year - Final Deletion
Best weekly wrestling show - The Cruiserweight Classic
Best babyface(s) – Mayu Iwatani (like the human-form of Bambi, impossible not to root for but also a phenomenal wrestler) / Becky Lynch (Great wrestling, great promos, great heart – everything a babyface should be)
Best heel(s) – Samoa Joe/Charlotte
The Arn Anderson award (Best in-ring) – AJ Styles/Io Shirai
Best talker – Samoa Joe
Most improved - Charlotte
Tag team of the year – The Revival
Feud of the year - Broken Matt Hardy vs. Brother Nero
Gimmick of the year – Broken Matt Hardy
The Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson circa 1999 award i.e. miracle worker of the year (turned creative garbage into gold) – Dean Ambrose. Not my favourite wrestler by any means but was given nothing but terrible stuff (like plants and a uninterested Brock Lesnar) and was able to get it over. Booked awfully but stayed afloat and with the crowd behind him (a lesser performer would have been dead in the water), and apparently had a huge part in the creative process around James Ellsworth. So big credit to the guy. Job well-done.
Wooden spoon award (worst performer) – Titus O’Neil (he’s like a real-life Larry David in his awkwardness)
Best PPV of the year – Backlash/NXT Dallas.
Worst PPV of the year – Wrestlemania
Worst babyface – Roman Reigns. A top guy push that failed like none before it
Worst heel – Triple H (stop portraying yourself as the top heel in the company if you’re never going to be there!)
Best non-wrestling segment – Daniel Bryan’s retirement.
Worst non-wrestling segment – The Rock’s ego marathon at Mania.
The Fandango/Summer Rae award, i.e. most underutilized – Fandango and Summer Rae.
Biggest fall from grace – Paige, sadly
Worst part of WWE – Stephanie McMahon. Needs to just go away.
Best face turn – Heath Slater
Best heel turn – Seth coming back from injury to a huge babyface pop only to remain heel
Phoenix rising award (coming back from booking oblivion) – Dean Ambrose. Booked to be the fall guy in the never-ending Roman push for so long, and then booed as champion. Thankfully the brand split saved him over time.
Best booking decision – Brand Split/ Hiring AJ Styles
Worst booking decision – The face turn of Rollins has been terrible, and incomplete.
Stalling for Triple H vs Rollins till Mania has been a huge mistake.
Biggest creative success – The Miz/Ziggler feud
Biggest creative disappointment – Continual push of Roman as the top guy of Raw/ his lack of heel turn
Favourite debut – Nakamura
Largest discrepancy between creative’s intentions and my interpretations – Rusev has always been a face in my eyes.
Best champ – Becky Lynch
Worst champ – Roman Reigns
Hero of the year – Daniel Bryan for that retirement speech and being a real voice for the fans as GM
Villain of the year – injuries
Most overrated this year – Bobby Roode.
Most underrated this year – Andrade "Cien" Almas.
Most underwhelming moment – Shield triple threat
Best 'I thought this would be terrible but was really great' match – The whole of the Cruiserweight Classic.
Best rookie year of an NXT alumni on the main roster – Alexa Bliss
Best mic work - The Miz and Ziggler during their feud.
Worst botch: Unfortunately, pretty much every Mick Foley promo.
WTF moment of the year: Paige’s self-implosion/ Shaq and Tatanka being in the Andre the Giant Battle Royale.
Most irritating moment: WWE 24 Women’s Evolution documentary or as it should be referred to ‘the continuing false narrative that the Bellas and Stephanie McMahon in anyway started a woman’s wrestling revolution in WWE’
Non-WWE star that should be in WWE: Kairi Hojo
Hahah, I am going to watch! I have seen the commercials and it looks like it might be better than TD. I really want to see the Nikki Bella storyline. Interested to see her work her way back from that injury. That is the main reason I'll watch.
Will you be watching Total Bellas? You like Brie, right?
Julia... is that you?
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