Wrestling Observer 2010 Awards Ballot~!

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My Wrestling Observer 2010 Awards Ballot~!

General thoughts –

You might look at these picks and think…WTF? I have weird viewing patterns and that is well reflected here. I went a couple months without seeing WWE. I had a couple of months when I was telling myself I was going to make myself like TNA. I went most of the year watching almost every DG Japan Infinity thinking they were the best damn thing in the pro wrestling industry. I’m also totally cynical of modern pro wrestling and constantly think as a whole it all sucks and wish it was 1987 again.

My picks are generally ROH/PWG/Indie heavy, but that’s not out of preference for these promotions. The WWE/TNA products were just that bad this year, with highlights being a handful of the performers in these organizations that were able to shine through despite poorly booked and monotonous products (Jericho and Daniel Bryan). Some of the bigger highlights for me this year was the consistant performance of Chris Hero, a wrestler who at one time was one of my least favorite guys to watch, become the most consistant wrestler whether in a singles match like Richards/Hero at PWG Seven or in any number of the ROH Kings of Wrestling tag matches (Briscoes, WGTT, etc). The Generico/Steen feud was also one of the most memorable feuds for me in the last decade.

CLASS A AWARDS

LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD (WRESTLER OF THE YEAR)

1. Chris Jericho
2. Kurt Angle
3. Daniel Bryan

MMA MOST VALUABLE FIGHTER

n/a

MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER

1. Chris Hero
2. Daniel Bryan
3. Chris Jericho

MOST OUTSTANDING FIGHTER

n/a

BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW

1. Brock Lesnar
2. John Cena
3. Undertaker

FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. Generico/Steen
2. Michaels/Taker
3. Motor City Machine Guns/Beer Money

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. Kings of Wrestling
2. Motor City Machine Guns
3. Beer Money

MOST IMPROVED

1. El Generico
2. Claudio Castignoli
3. Eddie Edwards

BEST ON INTERVIEWS

1. CM Punk
2. Kevin Steen
3. Chris Jericho

MOST CHARISMATIC

1. CM Punk
2. John Cena
3. Undertaker

BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER

1. Daniel Bryan
2. Kurt Angle
3. Chris Jericho

BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST BRAWLER)

1. Kevin Steen
2. Steve Corino
3. Colt Cabana

BEST FLYING WRESTLER

1. El Generico
2. Davey Richards
3. Evan Bourne

MOST OVERRATED

1. Rob Van Dam
2. Jeff Hardy
3. Randy Orton

MOST UNDERRATED

1. Samoa Joe
2. CM Punk
3. Zack Ryder

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

1. UFC
2. WWE
3. Dragon Gate

BEST WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

1. Dragon Gate Infinity
2. ROH on HDNet
3. NWA Hollywood

MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. BxB Hulk Vs Shingo 7/11 hair match
2. Richards/Black DBDVIII
3. Undertaker/Michaels II

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

n/a

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Wade Barrett
2. Adam Cole
3.

BEST NON-WRESTLER

1. Papa Brisco
2. Vickie Guerrero
3.

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. Mike Hogewood
2. Tazz
3. Josh Matthews

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. Dave Prazak
2. Jerry Lawler
3. Mike Tenay

BEST MAJOR SHOW

1. ROH Death Before Dishonor
2. PWG Seven
3. DRAGON GATE KOBE Puroresu Festival 2010 7/11/2010

CLASS B AWARDS

WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW
Turning Point 2010

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

Doi’s Muscular Bomb

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

Stand Up For WWE

WORST TELEVISION SHOW

WWE NXT

WORST WORKED MATCH OF THE YEAR

Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

Eric Bischoff/Hogan vs Dixie Carter

WORST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

TNA

BEST BOOKER

Adam Pierce

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Dana White

BEST GIMMICK

Kevin Steen

WORST GIMMICK

Anonymous GM

BEST PRO WRESTLING BOOK

n/a

BEST PRO WRESTLING DVD

n/a

One Comment

  1. I don’t have any arguments against any of your picks. I don’t think I read any new books or watched any new DVDs either. Within the past couple months I got HD Net and started watching ROH but heard that’s going off the air in April. So that blows.

    Can you describe Noi’s Muscular Bomb?

    During Vince vs. Bret at ‘Mania I apologized to everyone in the room for suggesting we buy the PPV.

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