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    Year ends awards

    This is the Wrestling Observer template for the year end awards. Figure with November almost here it is time to start discussing this. This is where I stand currently. What about you?


    Flair/Thesz (Pro Wrestling MVP)
    1. LA PARK
    2. CIMA
    3. Kenny Omega

    Most Outstanding Wrestler
    1. Will Ospreay
    2. Kazuchika Okada
    3. Tomohiro Ishii

    Box Office Draw
    1. The Elite
    2. LA PARK
    3. Tetsuya Naito

    Feud of the Year
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Tag Team of the Year
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Most Improved
    1. Jay White
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Best on Interviews
    1. Zack Sabre Jr
    2. Jay White
    3. Juice Robinson

    Most Charismatic
    1. Hiromu Takahashi
    2. Tetsuya Naito
    3. Daisuke Sasaki

    Bryan Danielson Award (Best Technical Wrestler)
    1. Zack Sabre Jr
    2. Jonathan Gresham
    3. ?

    Bruiser Brody Award (Best Brawler)
    1. Masashi Takeda
    2. Isami Kodaka
    3. ?

    Best Flying Wrestler
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Most Overpushed
    1. Matt Taven
    2. Shinsuke Nakamura
    3. ?

    Most Underpushed
    1. Tetsuya Endo
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Promotion of the Year
    1. NJPW
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Best Weekly Show
    1. NJPW World Pro Wrestling
    2. Battlemen on Samurai TV
    3. ?

    MOTY
    1. Okada vs Omega – Dominion
    2. Tanahashi vs Ibushi – G1 Final
    3. Tanahashi vs Okada – G1 Climax

    Rookie of the Year
    1. Ronda Rousey
    2. Utami Hayashishita
    3. ?

    Non Wrestler
    1. ?
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Best Announcer
    1. Kevin Kelly
    2. Don Callis
    3. Chris Charlton

    Worst Announcer
    1. Jim Ross
    2. Michael Cole
    3. ?

    Best Show
    1. Dominion
    2. All In
    3. ?

    Worst Show
    1. ?

    Best Move
    1. ?

    Most disgusting business tactic
    1. WWE as Saudi propagandist

    Worst Show
    1. Raw

    Worst Match
    1. AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura – Wrestlemania

    Worst Feud
    1. The Elite vs Bullet Club OG

    Worst Promotion
    1. Dragon Gate

    Best Booker
    1. Gedo

    Best Promoter
    1. Stephanie McMahon

    Best Gimmick
    1. LIJ

    Worst Gimmick
    1. ?

    Best Book
    1. Nitro: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Fall of Ted Turner’s WCW by Guy Evans

    Best Documentary/DVD
    1. ?
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    Nakamura most over pushed




    Best brawler Braun
    Best weekly NXT

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    I'm not the best person to ask these things since I only know WWE, but Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns and Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasa Ciampa should be considered for feuds of the year.
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    Rollins vs Ambrose. I know Ambrose only just turned but the next couple of months may be enough to make this a contender!

    Best on interviews. Miz is definitely a contender.

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    Velveteen Dream for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Velveteen Dream for everything.
    He needs pushed more. So shoe-in for underpushed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    He needs pushed more. So shoe-in for underpushed!
    He's exactly where he should be at this point. He's number one contender and been in high profile matches on nxt all year. What more exactly should they be doing?

    Under pushed is Almas on the main roster or Gran Metalik on 205. Those guys should be way way higher up the card.

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    Someone who really is underpushed is Bayley. She could have been the biggest female face on Raw next to Rousey had all the momentum being called up and was put into an initial program with Charlotte but then they made her look piss weak against Bliss then a feud with Sasha where neither really turned and now stuck in the "Boss and Hug" Connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Velveteen Dream for everything.
    Braun disagrees.

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    Nakamura most overrated

    AJ/Nakamura worst match

    Looks like someone is bitter someone left his precious Japan for WWE

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    I dunno, in terms of what Aj vs Nakamura could have been it was pretty awful. Obviously this is all relative to ability levels etc and what you would expect out of a match like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romford Pele View Post
    Nakamura most overrated

    AJ/Nakamura worst match

    Looks like someone is bitter someone left his precious Japan for WWE

    I genuinely think he’s washed and was so his last year in NJPW too. Just to be on record if The Elite fucks off to WWE it wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

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    How can anyone look at AJ v. Nakamura at WM and think that was not only the worst match on that card, but the worst match of the entire year out of every match in every promotion? I don't care how high your expectations are. You mean to tell me Lana had a better match than either of them?

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    It's clearly a very flawed approach to naming AJ/Nakamura at Mania as a candidate for worst match. If you say like flattest match or overhyped match, then you're starting to get towards a more centered argument (though that's still stretching) but worst is a terrible suggestion. It was clearly hyped going into the event but I would think most people would say that the match was more about an angle rather than the match itself.

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    There's no way Styles vs. Nak from Mania deserves Worst Match of the Year. Yeah, it was disappointing and overhyped but it was still a half decent, serviceable match. But I guess you're factoring in the hype vs. expectation as the deciding factor for the vote as opposed to some fumbled up random RAW match with Dana Brooke or whatever. Personally, if we're keeping along similar lines, I'd readily give the nod to Reigns vs. Lesnar from Mania myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHunt View Post
    He's exactly where he should be at this point. He's number one contender and been in high profile matches on nxt all year. What more exactly should they be doing?

    Under pushed is Almas on the main roster or Gran Metalik on 205. Those guys should be way way higher up the card.
    Veleveteen is my favorite guy in the company but I'll readily agree he's where he should be right now.

    Almas, on the other hand, absolutely should be doing more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Might As Well Be Donald View Post
    Braun disagrees.
    Braun can have a few of them, for sure.

    A few suggestions thanks to the MYC:
    Most Improved: Rhea Ripley
    Rookie of the Year: Xia Li

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    Yeah Velveteen's fine really. I was kidding when he said he could be pushed more because I like him so much though he is main roster ready but I'm fine with him staying on NXT for a while. Though he's not in a feud think overall I think they've done a good job showcasing Almas. Right away he got to wrestle Styles and he's wrestle Bryan too plus got to work with Rusev. I think officials are high on him. I'm sure he'll get a program soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    How can anyone look at AJ v. Nakamura at WM and think that was not only the worst match on that card, but the worst match of the entire year out of every match in every promotion? I don't care how high your expectations are. You mean to tell me Lana had a better match than either of them?
    Two things. First I have no memory of that match whatsoever. Second you will never hear me say anything bad about Lana or Rusev ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    Two things. First I have no memory of that match whatsoever. Second you will never hear me say anything bad about Lana or Rusev ever.
    You have no memory of what match? I'm not saying Lana had a match on the card I'm saying out of the entire grading period, for all promotions, all their shows, the 1 match that stood out as absolutely terrible was AJ Styles v. Shinsuke Nakamura at WM 34??? Was that the only match on the card you watched?

    There wasn't a single Toru Yano match that stood out being worse than this one? lol.

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    It certainly wasn't terrible nor the worst. More like disappointing considering the high expectations with the people had.

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    I was under the impression that AJ Styles couldn't have a bad match.

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    And I think there's a major difference between being let down by a match and it actually being the WORST out of thousands of matches.

    AJ Styles can't have a bad match. Can he have a match that doesn't live up to the high standards? Of course. But his worst match, imo, is still a good-great match in comparison to many many others.

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    Also I don't know if this would qualify as underpushed as such, but ever since Mania and the Carmella feud Asuka's push has screeched to a grinding halt. It's like they don't know what to do with her since Charlotte ended the streak. She's had a crap year.

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    worst feud: i can't remember if it happened this year or not but that mini sasha/bailey fued that went nowhere

    and even though she may not be entirely deserving of it, could you classify Ronda for rookie of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    You have no memory of what match? I'm not saying Lana had a match on the card I'm saying out of the entire grading period, for all promotions, all their shows, the 1 match that stood out as absolutely terrible was AJ Styles v. Shinsuke Nakamura at WM 34??? Was that the only match on the card you watched?

    There wasn't a single Toru Yano match that stood out being worse than this one? lol.
    I like Toru Yano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    I like Toru Yano
    That aside because I don't know who Yoro is, Nash is otherwise right. Styles/Nakamura did not live up to the standards yes but you cannot vote that worst match of the year.

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    toru yano might have had a better year in the ring than shinsuke nakamura. certainly less disappointing.

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    i can't say i've seen them all but i don't think nakamura's had a match this year as good as yano's matches with ishii and zsj.

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    As disappointing as AJ/Nakamura was, the aftermath did result in something great. Heel Nakamura who's been on fucking fire since then.

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    heel nakamura was an amazing persona after wrestlemania but i lost interest when they didn't pull the trigger on giving him the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Eclipse View Post
    heel nakamura was an amazing persona after wrestlemania but i lost interest when they didn't pull the trigger on giving him the title.
    There's been times AJ could've dropped that title. Nakamura, Rusev, Joe etc.

    Not complaining too hard though. Reign might be long but the matches have been quality. Nakamura's bringing credibility to the US belt and it'll mean something when he eventually drops it. Plus Nakamura willnodoubt get a World title reign. All is not lost.

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    Heel Nak should have absolutely won the belt. I love AJ but I've gotta be honest, I'm getting a little bummed that he's not dropped it to Nak or Joe as they both could have really benefited (he could win it back, just give them a bit of time with it to show they can get the job done).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Heel Nak should have absolutely won the belt. I love AJ but I've gotta be honest, I'm getting a little bummed that he's not dropped it to Nak or Joe as they both could have really benefited (he could win it back, just give them a bit of time with it to show they can get the job done).
    I can certainly understand that and WWE can get a bit much with "epic" reigns but at the same time when it does eventually happen it will will be a fucking big deal when it does happen.

    I'm still banking on Miz. He runs in during AJ/Bryan then gets the #1:contender spot. Heel heat would be massive if he is the one to dethrone AJ and rubs it in Bryan's face therefore scrubbing the"two minute man" thing. Bryan though then captures the belt off Miz at alater date.

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    Flair/Thesz (Pro Wrestling MVP)
    1. Cody Rhodes
    2. Kenny Omega
    3. AJ Styles

    Most Outstanding Wrestler
    1. Kenny Omega
    2. AJ Styles
    3. Daniel Bryan

    Box Office Draw
    1. Saudi Arabia - WWE
    2. California Shows - NJPW
    3. All In

    Feud of the Year
    1. Johnny Gargano vs. Tomaso Ciampa - NXT
    2. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch - WWE
    3. Pentagon Junior vs. Sami Callihan - Impact

    Tag Team of the Year
    1. The Young Bucks - Indies
    2. Latin American Exchange - Impact
    3. Mustache Mountain - NXT

    Most Improved
    1. Buddy Murphy - WWE
    2. Baron Corbin - WWE
    3. Ronda Rousey - WWE

    Best on Interviews
    1. Don Callis
    2. The Miz
    3. Chris Jericho

    Most Charismatic
    1. Chris Jericho
    2. The Miz
    3. Kenny Omega

    Bryan Danielson Award (Best Technical Wrestler)
    1. Zach Sabre Junior - NJPW
    2. Daniel Bryan - WWE
    3. John Gresham - Ring of Honor

    Bruiser Brody Award (Best Brawler)
    1. Brody King - Indies
    2. Shane Taylor - Ring of Honor
    3. Kongo Kong - Impact

    Best Flying Wrestler
    1. Kalisto - WWE
    2. Ricochet - NXT
    3. Fenix - Impact

    Most Overpushed
    1. "The Machine" Brian Cage - Impact
    2. Brock Lesnar - WWE
    3. Carmella - WWE

    Most Underpushed
    1. Brian Kendrick - WWE
    2. Bobby Lashley - WWE
    3. Kevin Owens - WWE

    Promotion of the Year
    1. WWE
    2. NJPW
    3. Ring of Honor/Impact - Tie

    Best Weekly Show
    1. NXT Weekly
    2. 205 Live
    3. NJPW on Axs TV

    MOTY
    1. Johnny Gargano vs. Tomaso Ciampa - Last Man Standing - NXT
    2. Jay Lethal vs. John Gresham - 30 Minute Iron Man Match - Ring of Honor
    3. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch - Last Woman Standing - WWE

    Rookie of the Year
    1. Ronda Rousey
    2. ?
    3. ?

    Non-Wrestler
    1. Don Callis - Impact/NJPW
    2. Paul Heyman - WWE
    3. Stephanie McMahon

    Best Announcer
    1. Don Callis - Impact/NJPW
    2. Jim Cornette - NWA 70th Anniversary Show
    3. Ian Riccabani - Ring of Honor

    Worst Announcer
    1. Michael Cole
    2. Michael Cole
    3. All the other WWE announcers

    Best Show
    1. All In - Indies
    2. Evolution - WWE
    3. Slamiversary 2018 - Impact

    Worst Show
    1. Backlash 2018 - WWE

    Best Move
    1. ?

    Most disgusting business tactic
    1. WWE taking Saudi blood money


    Worst Match
    1. Nia Jaxx vs. Alexa Bliss - Extreme Rules - WWE

    Worst Feud
    1. Smark fans vs. The WWE over the ethics of taking Saudi Blood Money

    Worst Promotion
    1. WWE

    Best Booker
    1. Gedo - NJPW

    Best Promoter
    1. Stephanie McMahon - WWE

    Best Gimmick
    1. Velveteen Dream - NXT

    Worst Gimmick
    1. Jinder Mahal's "Pacifist" - WWE

    Best Book
    1. ??

    Best Documentary/DVD
    1. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    Bryan Danielson Award (Best Technical Wrestler)
    1. Zach Sabre Junior - NJPW
    2. Daniel Bryan - WWE
    3. John Gresham - Ring of Honor

    Worst Match
    1. Nia Jaxx vs. Alexa Bliss - Extreme Rules - WWE
    Can DB win his own award, lol.

    I thought I was the only one who thought Jax vs. Bliss was the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    There's been times AJ could've dropped that title. Nakamura, Rusev, Joe etc.

    Not complaining too hard though. Reign might be long but the matches have been quality. Nakamura's bringing credibility to the US belt and it'll mean something when he eventually drops it. Plus Nakamura willnodoubt get a World title reign. All is not lost.
    I'm not sure he's actually bringing credibility to the championship. How many times has he defended it since winning it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    Can DB win his own award, lol.

    I thought I was the only one who thought Jax vs. Bliss was the worst.
    Its not a memorial award. I mean, he's an active wrestler.

    And yeah... that match was the drizzling shits. There was probably worse on some indie scrub show somewhere, but for a major company's pay-per-view, that match was the absolute dirt worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    I'm not sure he's actually bringing credibility to the championship. How many times has he defended it since winning it?
    Yeah fould be defended more often I suppose.
    Last edited by Badger; October 29th, 2018 at 5:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    About ten I think. Could be worse, could be more. The match quality's generally high though.
    Those must be zooming right by me because that seems extremely high. Oh well.

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    Never mind.
    Last edited by Badger; October 29th, 2018 at 5:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Well you got the likes of Owens, Zayn, Mahal, multiple defenses against Nakamura, Joe, Rusev. Good range there and Bryan still to come.
    I meant Nakamura. He hasn't defended the championship that much.

    You talked about Nakamura bringing credibility to the US championship and I was questioning that because it doesn't seem like he's been defending it very frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    I meant Nakamura. He hasn't defended the championship that much.
    Oh sorry. Nakamura, yes he could make more defenses but he is bringing some character to his reign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    Best Promoter
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    I'm struggling to wrap my head around this one given your well documented feelings about WWE. What's the go?

    NXT will absolutely piss in the Best Weekly show award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo Fortyone View Post
    I'm struggling to wrap my head around this one given your well documented feelings about WWE. What's the go?

    NXT will absolutely piss in the Best Weekly show award.
    Stephanie and her team did such a great job putting together the correct brand bullshit corporate speak culture that she was able to get billions of dollars for shows that have been siphoning viewers for almost two full decades, and has gotten to the point where they are losing money on their live shows. It is flagrant example of the bankruptcy of late stage capitalism, but for the purposes of this a damn fine job by her.

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    Well...that response certainly fucking delivered.

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    Excuse me but since when is October 'Years end'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancid_Planet View Post
    Well...that response certainly fucking delivered.
    He's left me with absolutely nowhere to go

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    As far as WWE goes, Worst Show for me is without a doubt Crown Jewel while Evolution's a contender for Best Show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    As far as WWE goes, Worst Show for me is without a doubt Crown Jewel while Evolution's a contender for Best Show.
    Yes and yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGMaverick View Post
    I meant Nakamura. He hasn't defended the championship that much.

    You talked about Nakamura bringing credibility to the US championship and I was questioning that because it doesn't seem like he's been defending it very frequently.
    He defends it as often as Rousey. He is just booked poorly

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    This is where I am now.

    Flair/Thesz (Pro Wrestling MVP)
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    Box Office Draw
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    Feud of the Year
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    Tag Team of the Year
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    Most Improved
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    2. ?
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    Best on Interviews
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    3. ?

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    3. ?

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    3. ?

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    "CATEGORY A" AWARDS. PICK A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE FINISHER IN EACH CATEGORY. POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ON A 5-3-2 BASIS. THE WINNER OF THE AWARD IS DETERMINED BY TOTAL POINTS.

    LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD
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    TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR
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    PROMOTION OF THE YEAR
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    BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW
    1. NJPW World Pro Wrestling
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    PRO WRESTLING MATCH OF THE YEAR
    1. Okada vs Omega – Dominion 6/9 Osaka Japan
    2. Tanahashi vs Ibushi – G1 Final 8/12 Tokyo, Japan
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    1. UNITED STATES/CANADA PRO WRESTLING MVP – Ronda Rousey
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    14. BEST FLYING WRESTLER – Will Ospreay
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    19. BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER – Kevin Kelly
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    22. WORST MAJOR SHOW OF THE YEAR – Crown Jewel WWE 11/2 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    23. BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER – Stormbreaker (Will Ospreay)
    24. MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC - WWE’s Saudi relationship
    25. WORST TELEVISION SHOW - Raw
    26. WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR – Undertaker/Kane vs HHH/Shawn Michaels WWE Crown Jewel 11/2 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    27. WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR - The Elite vs Bullet Club OG
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    30. PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Stephanie McMahon
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    32. WORST GIMMICK – New Day
    33. BEST WRESTLING BOOK - Nitro: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Fall of Ted Turner’s WCW by Guy Evans
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    New Day as worst gimmick seems strong for them.


    Baron Corbin as "Constable" of Raw seems like one example that was more detrimental to the product.

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    I hate that pancake shit man

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    fair enough.

    I'm biased on 2 things:

    My daughter finds them funny and laughs at their hijinx.


    Kofi Kingston is fucking incredible at throwing pancakes. I was not prepared for that when Smackdown live came to Portland. Everyone else is 10 rows deep, and he's hitting second section up. One of the most random, incredible things I've ever seen. Couldn't believe it as I was seeing it.




    Also, Baron Corbin actively worked to the detriment of the product on almost all segments.

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    I personally find New Day are not the best representatives of pancakes and Shrove Tuesday. First off, they're chucking the pancakes away instead of eating them. Two, most of those pancakes are going to end up on the floor and not readily edible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I personally find New Day are not the best representatives of pancakes and Shrove Tuesday. First off, they're chucking the pancakes away instead of eating them. Two, most of those pancakes are going to end up on the floor and not readily edible.
    Not the ones Kofi throws. Those will hit you right in the hands, even if you're in section 221, row N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Not the ones Kofi throws. Those will hit you right in the hands, even if you're in section 221, row N.
    I'll maybe ask him to toss me one over the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    Kofi Kingston is fucking incredible at throwing pancakes. I was not prepared for that when Smackdown live came to Portland. Everyone else is 10 rows deep, and he's hitting second section up. One of the most random, incredible things I've ever seen. Couldn't believe it as I was seeing it.
    How they never did a segment to see who can throw a pancake the farthest, I don't know.

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