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Since: 7.11.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
-The timeframe covers December to November.
-Some of the overall awards are available to both wrestling and MMA organizations.

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

1. JOHN CENA
2. Takashi Sugiura
3. Masato Yoshino

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MOST VALUABLE

1. BROCK LESNAR
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Cain Velasquez

MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER

1. DANIEL BRYAN
2. Davey Richards
3. Prince Devitt
(Of note: the winner of the previous four years was someone named "Bryan Danielson".)

MOST OUTSTANDING FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

1. GEORGE ST. PIERRE
2. Jose Aldo Jr.
3. Cain Velasquez

BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW

1. BROCK LESNAR
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. John Cena

FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. KEVIN STEEN VS. EL GENERICO
2. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
3. Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

1. CHRIS HERO & CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI
2. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley
3. Robert Roode & James Storm

MOST IMPROVED

1. SHEAMUS
2. The Miz
3. Dolph Ziggler
(Of note: The Miz almost won his third straight most improved.)

BEST ON INTERVIEWS

1. CHAEL SONNEN
2. The Miz
3. C.M. Punk

MOST CHARISMATIC

1. JOHN CENA
2. Brock Lesnar
3. The Miz

BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER

1. DANIEL BRYAN
2. Davey Richards
3. Prince Devitt

BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST BRAWLER)

1. KEVIN STEEN
2. Jon Moxley
3. Togi Makabe

BEST FLYING WRESTLER

1. KOTA IBUSHI
2. Ricochet
3. Pac

MOST OVERRATED

1. KANE
2. Randy Orton
3. Abyss

MOST UNDERRATED

1. KAVAL
2. Christian
3. Evan Bourne

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

1. ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2. Dragon Gate
3. New Japan Pro Wrestling

BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW

1. RING OF HONOR
2. UFC Ultimate Fighter
3. WWE Monday Night Raw

WORKED MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. UNDERTAKER VS. SHAWN MICHAELS 3/28 PHOENIX
2. Tyler Black vs. Davey Richards 6/19 Toronto
3. Bryan Danielson vs. Shingo Takagi

SHOOT MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. LEONARD GARCIA VS. CHAN SUNG JUNG 4/24 SACRAMENTO (WEC)
2. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 8/7 Oakland (UFC)
3. Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. ADAM COLE
2. Green Ant
3. Rich Swann

BEST NON-WRESTLER

1. VICKIE GUERRERO
2. Jim Cornette
3. Ricardo Rodriguez

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. JOE ROGAN
2. Michael Schiavello
3. C.M. Punk

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. MICHAEL COLE
2. Matt Striker
3. Todd Grisham

BEST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

1. UFC 116 7/3 LAS VEGAS
2. ROH Death Before Dishonor 6/19 Toronto
3. WWE WrestleMania 3/28 Phoenix

WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

1. TNA HARDCORE JUSTICE 8/8 ORLANDO
2. TNA Turning Point 11/7 Orlando
3. WWE Bragging Rights 10/24 Minneapolis

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

1. RICOCHET DOUBLE ROTATION MOONSAULT
2. Daniel Bryan LeBell lock
3. Justin Gabriel 450 splash

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

1. STAND UP FOR WWE CAMPAIGN
2. Rob Terry chair shot
3. Tommy Dreamer bloodbath in front of his young daughters

WORST TELEVISION SHOW

1. TNA IMPACT
2. WWE NXT
3. WWE Smackdown

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. KAITLYN VS. MAXINE 10/19 EDMONTON
2. Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart 3/28 Phoenix
3. Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia 4/10 Abu Dhabi
(Of note: I get the MMA/wrestling crossover for most applicable categories, but this is dumb. Silva got second last year, too. Granted, both fights SUCKED.)

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. EDGE VS. KANE
2. Undertaker vs. Kane
3. Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff vs. Dixie Carter

WORST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

1. TNA
(Of note: landslide. Not worth listing the other two.)

BEST BOOKER

1. JOE SILVA (UFC)
2. Gedo & Jado (New Japan) (right? I think so...)
3. Mike Quackenbush (Chikara)

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

1. DANA WHITE
(Of note: landslide. Not worth listing the other two.)

BEST GIMMICK

1. ALBERTO DEL RIO
2. Nexus
3. C.M. Punk Straight Edge Society

WORST GIMMICK

1. ORLANDO JORDAN
2. Mystery General Manager
3. Eric Young concussion angle

BEST PRO WRESTLING BOOK

1. COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN BY MICK FOLEY
(Of note: landslide. Not worth listing the other two.)

BEST PRO WRESTLING DVD

1. CHRIS JERICHO BREAKING THE CODE
2. Ricky Steamboat Life Story of the Dragon
3. Hart Family Anthology



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Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Overrated and underrated is the nomenclature for overpushed and underpushed, as we say every year.


    WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR
    1. KAITLYN VS. MAXINE 10/19 EDMONTON


yessss. a worthy champion



(edited by JustinShapiro on 26.1.11 1711)
odessasteps
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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00

I had jokingly predicted earlier today that Ricochet (aka Rick O'Shea) would win best flying wrestler over any luchador and he almost did it.



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
ISSUE FOUR - OCTOBER 2009
lotjx
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.55
Any awards that combine MMA with wrestling is null and void. Its not that hard to keep them separate. It just seems another attack ad on TNA and parts of the WWE with a verbal bj to wrestling except a handful of people have seen.

(edited by lotjx on 26.1.11 1746)
Mr. Boffo
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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#5 Posted on
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Any awards that combine MMA with wrestling is null and void. Its not that hard to keep them separate. It just seems another attack ad on TNA and parts of the WWE with a verbal bj to wrestling except a handful of people have seen.

    (edited by lotjx on 26.1.11 1746)

It has nothing to do with TNA. The Observer has done this for years. It's because Meltzer is a giant MMA fan as well as wrestling fan (I think I heard someone on here say that he's probably a bigger MMA fan actually).
JustinShapiro
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Since: 12.12.01
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Any awards that combine MMA with wrestling is null and void. Its not that hard to keep them separate. It just seems another attack ad on TNA and parts of the WWE with a verbal bj to wrestling except a handful of people have seen


It's an attack ad by the 700 different people who voted.
odessasteps
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Since: 2.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00

it makes sense that people who read the newsletter would likely vote in a way that follows his views and opinions.

Of course I would argue that the results has changed (for the worse) in the years since the merger and F4W subscribers were allowed to vote.

I do agree that wrestling and MMA should have separate categories and never really thought there should be ones where you could vote for either. having an MMA match listed alongside 2 wrestling matches for "worst match of the year" seems silly to me.



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
ISSUE FOUR - OCTOBER 2009
JustinShapiro
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Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
I don't really buy that the F4W people have changed it. I see the same ~700-800 vote total pre-2008. Either they read the Observer and are just as "informed" as everyone else, or they subscribe for podcast LOLs and aren't going to bother to fill out a long, serious awards ballot anyway.

I would do without the MMA mix too but my eyes just skip right past them. The orders things finish in still stands up even if there are fighters oddly sprinkled in there.

(I didn't vote.)

(edited by JustinShapiro on 26.1.11 1952)
odessasteps
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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00

Without doing any research about it, it seems the voting in the last few years has been more mainstream, since you likely have people voting (or eligible to vote) who only watch WWE or TNA and maybe ROH and not necessarily Japan or Lucha.

If I could find my Awards issues, I'd be tempted to do an eyeball test.

really, there's probably not much difference for the influence Dave has now vs all those years when his opinion got people to vote for Flair and Kobashi (and Mr. Fuji for Worst Manager).



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
ISSUE FOUR - OCTOBER 2009
Big Bad
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Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.89
Were there RSPW awards this year?



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AlbySure
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Since: 10.12.01
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.83
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

    1. MICHAEL COLE


Fucking bullshit.
geemoney
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Since: 26.1.03
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by AlbySure
      Originally posted by hansen9j
      WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

      1. MICHAEL COLE


    Fucking bullshit.

I'd vote Grisham myself, but I can definitely see voting Cole. He was hilarious on NXT, but having to listen to him waver between heel and straight PBP man on Raw was excruciating. And he deserves it (and I know this is outside the voting time period) for laughing at Matt Striker for knowing the names of moves on Smackdown this past week.
Scottyflamingo
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Since: 23.6.10
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Meltzer has become almost as ashamed of Pro Wrestling as Vince McMahon. He should start a football league.
Big Bad
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Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.11
Can't blame Meltzer for the smart business move. Why tie yourself to pro wrestling then MMA is taking off?



"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
CRZ
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.80
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Were there RSPW awards this year?
Negative.



Moss
Kishke








Since: 23.9.10
From: Calgary, AB

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#16 Posted on
I now present the winners of the 2010 Mossies (awards run Jan 1-Dec 31 because that's the timeframe 2010 took place in)

Worst Award Show Idea:
1. WO HAVING FAKE SPORTS IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS A REAL SPORT
2. Michael Cole being named Worst Announcer when a) he became awesome b) Matt Striker is an announcer
3. McCool winning a Slammy (still not over)/Angry Miz Girl not winning Superstar of the Year (tie)

Best Worst Match:

1. MAXINE VS K8LN (WWE NXT, EDMONTON AB)
Landslide, great ring psychology with Maxine using the sweater as a weapon, Cole leaving the match to talk to his mom (who he still lives with) and the debut of the Atomic Wedgie Bomb (hit twice in a row, 2nd time didn't even take Maxine off her feet and Max won the match a few seconds later with a rollup/vagina grab) and got me an RT from @KaitlynWWE. I've probably rewatched this match more than any other one this year. ***** MOTCC (match of the century candidate)

Best Wrestling Show:
1. WWE NXT (SEASON 3)
2. WWE Raw
3. WWE Smackdown
..
n/a: ROH on HDNet (never saw)
99999. TNA iMPACT!



Shut up, Josh!
hansen9j
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Since: 7.11.02
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
The Wrestling Observer has had MMA awards since 1997. It's not like the MMA coverage started with Ultimate Fighter 3: Ortiz vs Shamrock.



It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.
"Well. Shit." -hansen9j
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KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD (WRESTLER OF THE YEAR)

    1. JOHN CENA
This just feels wrong.
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

    1. KAITLYN VS. MAXINE 10/19 EDMONTON
Oh man, I was a witness to history! (1:00 into the video Justin posted, bright yellow shirt, top of the screen)

But I really don't get how you can possibly say that match was worse than Bret Hart and Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania. Two inexperienced women had a really bad opening match on the C-show. Or maybe the D-show. Whereas Bret Hart is an all-time legend having his first match in a decade, and Vince McMahon, while not a wrestler, has a history of delivering a memorable performance in big matches, and they stunk up one of the most anticipated matches on the biggest, most-watched wrestling show of the entire year. Really, it was the most disappointing match in Wrestlemania history and I don't see what else could even be considered. Context has to count for something.
Amos Cochran
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Weird to see ROH/Japan clean up in most of the wrestling awards and then Cena wins Wrestle Of The YEar. He's not even had a particularly memorable 12 months.
hansen9j
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Since: 7.11.02
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    Weird to see ROH/Japan clean up in most of the wrestling awards and then Cena wins Wrestle Of The YEar. He's not even had a particularly memorable 12 months.
Wrestler of the Year has a heavy consideration of being a draw. It was not a good year for ROH or for Japan.



It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.
"Well. Shit." -hansen9j
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