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The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


Yes, friends, it is that time again. We've come to the end of another year, and that means it's time to recognize the best--and the worst--of professional wrestling for the year 2016. In case there's any confusion, this thread covers the calendar year; that means our voting period is January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Please, please, please, DO NOT POST YOUR BALLOT IN THIS THREAD

All awards have the option to give a first, second, and third place vote. You do not have to give all three, but the option is there if you want to. Five points will be awarded for a first place vote; three for a second, and two for a third. Additionally, since this has been an issue in the past, I'm going to come right out and say it: NXT and WWE are the same company. A vote for NXT is the same as a vote for WWE. So if your ballot for Best Promotion goes:

1. NXT
2. WWE
3. ROH

Then five points will be awarded to WWE, two will be awarded to ROH, and I will make a mental note that you don't follow directions well.

The bottom line is this: NXT is not a company. It's a show. There's a weekly show called NXT, and they've had a few major shows as well. You can feel absolutely free to vote for NXT for best weekly show, or for any of the NXT specials for best major show. That's fine. But don't go voting for NXT as best promotion expecting that to be counted as anything other than a vote for WWE.

You can email your votes to TheWrestleHutAwards at gmail dot com, an address whose name becomes more archaic with each passing year. Voting is open from now until the end of the day on January 28. Results will be posted on January 29. Please use this ballot:

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Wrestler of the Year

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Worst Wrestler of the Year

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Most Outstanding Wrestler

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Best Tag Team

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Worst Tag Team

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Feud of the Year

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Worst Feud of the Year

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Most Improved

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Best on Interviews/Promos

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Worst on Interviews/Promos

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Best Brawler

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Best Technical Wrestler

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Best High Flyer

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Most Underpushed

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Most Overpushed

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Best Promotion

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Worst Promotion

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Shittiest Thing a Promotion Did

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Best Weekly Show

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Worst Weekly Show

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Best Major Show

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Worst Major Show

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Match of the Year

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Worst Match of the Year

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Best Commentator

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Worst Commentator

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Best Non-Wrestler

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Best Wrestling Move

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Best Twitter Account

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Best Wrestling-Related Podcast

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The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


History of These Most Prestigious Awards:

Wrestler of the Year

2008: Chris Jericho
2009: CM Punk
2010: The Miz
2011: CM Punk
2012: Hiroshi Tanahashi
2013: Daniel Bryan
2014: Shinsuke Nakamura
2015: AJ Styles

Worst Wrestler of the Year

2008: Cute Kip
2009: Abyss
2010: Matt Hardy
2011: Alex Riley
2012: Dakota Darsow
2013: The Miz
2014: Kane
2015: Eva Marie

Most Outstanding Wrestler

2008: Shawn Michaels
2009: Christian
2010: Daniel Bryan
2011: CM Punk
2012: Hiroshi Tanahashi
2013: Daniel Bryan
2014: Shinsuke Nakamura
2015: AJ Styles

Tag Team of the Year

2008: John Morrison & The Miz
2009: Jerishow (Chris Jericho & Big Show)
2010: Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli)
2011: The Briscoe Bros. (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe)
2012: Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan)
2013: The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins)
2014: The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
2015: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Big E)

Worst Tag Team of the Year

2011: Crimson & Matt Morgan
2012: Crimson & Matt Morgan
2013: Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai)
2014: The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
2015: The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)

Feud of the Year

2008: Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels
2009: CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy
2010: Kevin Steen vs. El Generico
2011: CM Punk vs. John Cena
2012: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
2013: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
2014: Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H / The Authority
2015: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley

Worst Feud of the Year

2008: Kane vs. Rey Mysterio
2009: Chavo Guerrero vs. Hornswoggle
2010: Edge vs. Kane
2011: Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
2012: TNA vs. Aces & Eights
2013: Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority & Randy Orton
2014: Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella
2015: Dolph Ziggler (& Lana) vs. Rusev (& Summer Rae)

Most Improved Wrestler

2008: The Miz
2009: The Miz
2010: Dolph Ziggler
2011: Mark Henry & Cody Rhodes
2012: Kazuchika Okada
2013: Roman Reigns
2014: Big Daddy Yum Yum
2015: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Big E)

Best on Interviews

2008: Chris Jericho
2009: Chris Jericho
2010: CM Punk
2011: CM Punk
2012: CM Punk
2013: CM Punk
2014: Paul Heyman
2015: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Big E)

Worst on Interviews

2011: Kevin Nash
2012: The Miz
2013: The Miz
2014: Roman Reigns
2015: Roman Reigns

Best Technical Wrestler

2008: Bryan Danielson
2009: Bryan Danielson
2010: Daniel Bryan
2011: Daniel Bryan
2012: Daniel Bryan
2013: Daniel Bryan
2014: Kyle O'Reilly
2015: Zack Sabre Jr.

Best Brawler

2008: Necro Butcher
2009: Necro Butcher
2010: Kevin Steen
2011: Kevin Steen
2012: Kevin Steen
2013: Katsuyori Shibata
2014: Tomohiro Ishii
2015: Kevin Owens

Best High Flyer

2008: Evan Bourne
2009: Evan Bourne
2010: Kota Ibushi
2011: Evan Bourne
2012: Ricochet
2013: Kota Ibushi
2014: Ricochet / Prince Puma
2015: Ricochet / Prince Puma

Most Underpushed

2008: Elijah Burke
2009: Evan Bourne
2010: Zack Ryder
2011: Jack Swagger
2012: Antonio Cesaro
2013: Antonio Cesaro
2014: Cesaro
2015: Cesaro

Most Overpushed

2008: Batista
2009: Batista
2010: Kane
2011: John Cena
2012: The Ryback
2013: The Ryback
2014: Roman Reigns
2015: Roman Reigns

Best Promotion

2008: WWE
2009: WWE
2010: WWE
2011: WWE
2012: New Japan Pro Wrestling
2013: New Japan Pro Wrestling
2014: New Japan Pro Wrestling
2015: Lucha Underground

Worst Promotion

2008: TNA
2009: TNA
2010: TNA
2011: TNA
2012: TNA
2013: TNA
2014: TNA
2015: TNA

Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic

2008: Jeff Jarrett & Kurt Angle - EVERYTHING!
2009: TNA signs Hulk Hogan
2010: Stand Up For WWE
2011: TNA allows intoxicated Jeff Hardy to wrestle live on PPV
2012: WWE Exploiting Jerry Lawler's heart attack
2013: TNA's treatment of Zema Ion & Jesse Sorenson
2014: WWE's treatment of CM Punk
2015: WWE's invocation of Reid Flair's death

Best Weekly TV Show

2008: WWE RAW
2009: WWE SmackDown!
2011: WWE SmackDown!
2012: WWE NXT
2013: WWE RAW
2014: WWE NXT
2015: WWE NXT

Worst Weekly TV Show

2008: TNA iMPACT!
2009: TNA iMPACT!
2011: TNA iMPACT!
2012: TNA Impact Wrestling
2013: TNA Impact Wrestling
2014: TNA Impact Wrestling
2015: WWE Raw

Match of the Year

2008: Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair (WWE WrestleMania XXIV)
2009: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (WWE WrestleMania XXV)
2010: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (WWE WrestleMania XXVI)
2011: John Cena vs. CM Punk (WWE Money in the Bank)
2012: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW King of Pro Wrestling)
2013: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada (NJPW Invasion Attack)
2014: Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville (NXT Takeover: R-Evolution)
2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IX)

Worst Match of the Year

2008: RAT ON A POLE MATCH - Kaz vs. Black Reign (TNA iMPACT! 02/07/08)
2009: Jenna Morasca vs. Sharmell (TNA Victory Road V)
2010: Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon (WWE WrestleMania XXVI)
2011: Sting vs. Jeff Hardy (TNA Victory Road)
2012: Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (WrestleMania XXVIII) AND John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis (WWE Over the Limit)
2013: Big Show vs. Randy Orton (WWE Survivor Series)
2014: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt (WWE Extreme Rules)
2015: The Royal Rumble Match (WWE Royal Rumble)

Best Non-Wrestler

2008: Vickie Guerrero
2009: Vickie Guerrero
2010: Vickie Guerrero
2011: Ricardo Rodriguez
2012: Paul Heyman
2013: Paul Heyman
2014: Paul Heyman
2015: Paul Heyman

Best Commentator

2008: Matt Striker
2009: Jim Ross
2010: CM Punk
2011: Jim Ross
2012: Nigel McGuinness
2013: William Regal
2014: William Regal
2015: Mauro Ranallo

Worst Commentator

2008: Don West
2009: Michael Cole
2010: Michael Cole
2011: Michael Cole
2012: Tazz
2013: John "Bradshaw" Layfield
2014: John "Bradshaw" Layfield
2015: John "Bradshaw" Layfield

Best Major Show

2008: WrestleMania XXIV
2009: WrestleMania XXV
2010: WrestleMania XXVI
2011: WWE Money in the Bank
2012: NJPW King of Pro Wrestling
2013: WWE Summerslam
2014: WWE WrestleMania XXX
2015: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IX

Worst Major Show

2008: TNA Bound for Glory IV
2009: TNA Victory Road V
2010: TNA Hardcore Justice
2011: TNA Victory Road
2012: WWE Hell in a Cell
2013: TNA Bound for Glory
2014: WWE Battleground
2015: AAA Triplemania XXIII

Best Move

2008: RKO - Randy Orton
2009: Air Bourne - Evan Bourne
2010: LeBell Lock - Daniel Bryan
2011: Go To Sleep - CM Punk
2012: Rainmaker - Kazuchika Okada
2013: Rainmaker - Kazuchika Okada
2014: Meltzer Driver - The Young Bucks
2015: Red Arrow - Neville

Best Twitter Account

2011: @CMPunk - CM Punk
2012: @FightSteenFight - Kevin Steen
2013: @BigELangston - Big E Langston
2014: @Ryback22 - Ryback
2015: @WWEBigE - Big E

Best Podcast

2013: Punchsport Podcast
2014: Wrestlehut Pisscast
2015: Wrestlehut Pisscast

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS THREAD

Oat plz sticky

DoctorGonzo
Jul 25, 2016

#essereFerrari


Vote sent.

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


What is the difference between Outstanding Wrestler and Wrestler of the Year?

E: looking at the past winners, Outstanding is workrate only and Of the Year is total package? That's what I'm voting.

projecthalaxy fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2017 around 04:21

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



projecthalaxy posted:

What is the difference between Outstanding Wrestler and Wrestler of the Year?

E: looking at the past winners, Outstanding is workrate only and Of the Year is total package? That's what I'm voting.

yeah Outstanding is about delivering in the ring at a high level on a consistent basis while Of The Year accounts for relative importance, promos, and ring work

or you can just give both to AJ this year he's got a great case for both

projecthalaxy
Dec 27, 2008

Yes hello it is I Kurt's Secret Son


oatgan posted:

or you can just give both to AJ this year he's got a great case for both

Seems like a good idea to me. Ballot sent! I left a few blank because I didn't have good answers.

Xerzes
May 16, 2012


I somehow got through my entire ballot without remembering the Hardys. I suck at this.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.


projecthalaxy posted:

What is the difference between Outstanding Wrestler and Wrestler of the Year?

E: looking at the past winners, Outstanding is workrate only and Of the Year is total package? That's what I'm voting.

Wrestler of the Year is AJ

Outstanding Wrestler is Kenny

It about summarises it.

Karmine
Oct 23, 2003

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.


Usually "shittiest thing/most disgusting" is a pretty easy category for me and if these were the observer awards I'd definitely be voting for the Kimbo/Dada fight. If I'm sticking to pro wrestling all I can think of is the Orton/Brock debacle but I know there's something out there worse than that. Help!

The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


WWE flying a crippled old man around the country week after week on just a handshake deal and not paying for his hip surgery is a good one that just beat the deadline.

It's always worth noting that WWE is buddy-buddy with Susan G. Komen, who are actively harmful to the cause they claim to support.

Finally: TNA.

super macho dude
Aug 9, 2014



Please don't discount Jarrett turning GFW into a pay for gold pyramid scheme. that poo poo was pretty greatterrible.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Okada's in ring 2016 was as good as AJ's and he was on top during a year of surprising stability for NJPW while Smackdown draws nobody on the road with AJ on top. Okada is the Wrestler of the Year.

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



MassRafTer posted:

Okada's in ring 2016 was as good as AJ's and he was on top during a year of surprising stability for NJPW while Smackdown draws nobody on the road with AJ on top. Okada is the Wrestler of the Year.

AJ Styles was in one of several main events at the biggest wrestling show of all time. No contest

Karmine
Oct 23, 2003

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.


The Goog posted:

WWE flying a crippled old man around the country week after week on just a handshake deal and not paying for his hip surgery is a good one that just beat the deadline.

Oh yeah this is a good one pretend I voted for this one instead of whatever I voted for.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


The Goog posted:

WWE flying a crippled old man around the country week after week on just a handshake deal and not paying for his hip surgery is a good one that just beat the deadline.

It's always worth noting that WWE is buddy-buddy with Susan G. Komen, who are actively harmful to the cause they claim to support.

Finally: TNA.

Lucha Underground actively discriminates against Mexican workers while allowing concussions to be handed out like candy.

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



Big Dave better win Best Twitter. You can sort Big E and Naito in whatever place/show order you want depending on your personal tastes

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



He's been funny the last couple days but in 2016 he spent 90% of his time earnestly arguing with people about star ratings and attendance figures

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

BROTHER I WANT YOU TO JOIN THE DSA AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE AWARD WINNING WWE NETWORK FOR ONLY $9.99 A MONTH


Thauros posted:

Big Dave better win Best Twitter. You can sort Big E and Naito in whatever place/show order you want depending on your personal tastes
I'd say Big Stoke should be best Twitter along with being at least in the top two for Best Non Wrestler.

Also is it unfair to say that Timothy Thatcher should be in discussion for most overpushed?

Golashes
Aug 8, 2006

team starslay3r!!!!!!

Karmine posted:

Usually "shittiest thing/most disgusting" is a pretty easy category for me and if these were the observer awards I'd definitely be voting for the Kimbo/Dada fight. If I'm sticking to pro wrestling all I can think of is the Orton/Brock debacle but I know there's something out there worse than that. Help!

i was in the high 200s for this one and was able to see a waterfall of blood so orton brock wins it for me

Ibexaz
Jul 23, 2013

The faces he makes while posting are inexcusable! When he writes a post his face is like a troll double checking bones to see if there's any meat left! When I post I look like a peacock softly kissing a rose! Didn't his parents provide him with a posting mirror to practice forums faces growing up?


Golashes posted:

i was in the high 200s for this one and was able to see a waterfall of blood so orton brock wins it for me

drat, forgot about this. I voted for the Lana / Enzo sexual harassment angle because holy poo poo how terrible.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Kimbo/Dada is definitely the shittiest thing. A guy died twice in that fight and he's not the one who ended up dead.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

Do you count trios teams under best tag team?

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



yes

schweens
Jan 14, 2011

kakarot ain't got shit on me


Here are my takes to consider:

Vader deserves a vote for best twitter. He posted a dick pic and got himself booked against Ospreay.
Bob Backlund deserves a vote for best non-wrestler. He made me care about Darren Young for 3 weeks.
Lucha Underground was all over my ballot last year and only made my ballot this year through Sexy Star in the Most Overpushed category
Please find a way to include Rusev on your ballot.
Wrestling needs better commentators.

The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


We're coming up on the midway point of the balloting period, and there are still 14 categories that are within ten points for the top spot. These awards are super close; there are a couple that, right now, are in virtual ties for the #1 and #2 position. If you haven't voted yet, vote! If you have, tell a friend to vote!

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


schweens posted:

Lucha Underground was all over my ballot last year and only made my ballot this year through Sexy Star in the Most Overpushed category

i wish Most Unimproved was back in the Dave Mark awards so I could vote for Dario. A truly unique spin on the heel GM turned into.... a generic heel GM.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


I voted and I already regret/am wildly reconsidering at least half of my choices

The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


Far be it from me to use partial results to unduly influence the voting, but there is an outside chance that a drone places highly in the Best Non-Wrestler Category.

Just over a week left to vote!

The Goog
Aug 6, 2007


Polls close TOMORROW NIGHT. If you haven't voted yet, vote!

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MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I'm boycotting these awards since I'm not allowed to post my ballot in this thread and show everyone the right answers.

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