In 2016, Finn Balor became the first ever WWE Universal Champion. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

It was a year of evolution, a year of revolution. Wrestling as an industry and an art form grew more in 2016 perhaps more than any year in recent memory. Even though its mainstream reach might be still elusive, the industry has produced some of the best matches and best feuds in some time and the next generation of superstars are now commanding the spotlight all over the world making wrestling’s future very, very bright indeed. Looking back, we at SLAM! Wrestling have each chosen our best and worst of 2016. Check out our picks below. Agree? Disagree. As always, we welcome your feedback.

2016 Honours: Overall Awards


Kenny Omega was simply amazing in 2016. Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Best Male Wrestler of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Kevin Owens – He had consistent matches throughout the year, been incredibly entertaining with his ‘best bud’ Chris Jericho and kept interest in programs involving Rollins and Reigns which the audience clearly is tired of at the moment.

Honourable Mentions: AJ Styles.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Kevin Owens – On paper, he’s the antithesis of what you’d think WWE would be looking for as a top guy. In reality, he’s probably the most all-around entertaining guy on the roster.

Honourable Mentions: AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura.

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Kenny Omega. He is no longer a rising star, he is one of the most gifted grapplers and outrageous personalities on the planet. His matches and hijinks this year have pushed him into another level of greatness.

Honourable Mentions: Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Tetsuya Naito, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Kazuchika Okada and The Miz.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: AJ Styles. Simply put, no one has had a better “rookie year” in WWE in ages, and no one has risen to headliner status so quickly. So much for WWE’s supposed hate-on for TNA-generated big names.

Honourable Mentions: Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor

The Queen ruled 2016. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Female Wrestler of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Charlotte Flair in 2016 has grown by leaps and bounds as a performer both in the ring and on the microphone and has really become the face of women’s wrestling in the WWE. She has, also, had a series of very good matches against Sasha Banks, which while not perfect or mistake free, were historic such as the recent 30 minute Iron Man match and the Hell in the Cell match.

Honourable Mentions: Sasha Banks, Bayley, Asuka, Alexis Bliss, and Becky Lynch.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Charlotte Flair – She’s changed the game of womens’ wrestling in WWE. She’s had some of the best matches of the year, man or woman, and has become one of the most compelling on the mic as well.

Honourable Mentions: Sasha Banks, Rosemary.

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Charlotte and Sasha Banks (Tie). It is impossible to mention one without the other. Their feud was the rocket fuel for the WWE’s women’s division.

Honourable Mentions: Rosemary, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch and Asuka.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Alexa Bliss. Why not Sasha or Charlotte? Simple – the Four Hoursewomen were expected to have big years. Bliss came out of NXT and made Smackdown Live her own. Best talker on the brand, fantastic in the ring.

Honourable Mentions: The Four Horsewomen, Asuka, Rosemary, Sexy Star.

2016 was the Kevin Owens Show. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Canadian Wrestler of the Year (Male)

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Kevin Owens is my choice here too as he had a breakthrough 2016.

Honourable Mentions: Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Kevin Owens – Same reasons as outlined above.

Honourable Mentions: Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Michael Elgin, Bobby Roode, Crazzy Steve.

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Kenny Omega. Such a strong category is a testament to all of the great Canadian talent that is making their presence felt around the world but it was a banner year for Omega who grew from the leader of the Bullet Club to a NJPW main eventer.

Honourable Mentions: Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Tye Dillinger, Bobby Roode, Michael Elgin and Crazzy Steve.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Kevin Owens. Building on a year that was amazing last year is no small feat, but that’s exactly what KO did. Humourous, serious and deadly in the ring. Best all-around Superstar WWE has today.

Honourable Mentions: Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, Bobby Roode.

Nicole Matthews had another great year.

Best Canadian Wrestler of the Year (female)

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Nicole Matthews continued her excellence in the ring in 2016.

Honourable Mentions: Natalya and Bambi Hall.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Rosemary – Not only a great character, but she also can deliver in the ring.

Honourable Mentions: Natalya, Gail Kim, Allie, KC Spinelli, Candice LaRea, Nicole Matthews.

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Rosemary. Holly Letkeman is more than just a pretty face, she is a crucial member of TNA’s Decay stable and has forcefully claimed the spotlight for her own.

Honourable Mentions: Gail Kim and Natalya.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Rosemary. This one’s almost by default, but Rosemary had an insanely (pardon the pun) good year. She was given the ball by TNA and ran with it.

Honourable Mentions: Aliyah

DYI got it gone last year. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Tag Team of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: As much as I didn’t care for The New Day besting Demolition’s record for longest run as Tag-Team Champions no other team were as a prominent in 2016.

Honourable Mentions: Cesaro & Sheamus and Rhyno & Slater.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Decay – To me, they were the most consistently-entertaining team over the year. No question New Day were more successful, but to me, they’ve gone quite stale.

Honourable Mentions: New Day, American Alpha

JOHN POWELL: Winners: #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa), The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) and The Young Bucks. Once again, it is impossible mention one team without the other two. In 2016, they put on some of the best matches in recent years. Fantastic drive, work and passion by all these teams.

Honourable Mentions: Decay, The New Day, Enzo and Cass, The New Wyatt Family, Cesaro and Sheamus, Guerrillas of Destiny.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Young Bucks. I’m not a fan of the cocky team personally but you can’t deny how good these guys are. It takes guts to stay out of WWE today and these boys have proven that money can be made anywhere. And that’s exactly what they are – money!

Honourable Mentions: American Alpha, Sheamus/Cesaro.

Corey Graves led the pack. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Announcer of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Mauro Ranallo is heads and shoulders above every other announcer in the WWE it’s not even a contest.

Honourable Mentions: Corey Graves.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Corey Graves – He’s not annoying, which is better than can be said for mostly anybody else.

Honourable Mentions: Mauro Ranallo, Michael Cole, Kevin Kelly

JOHN POWELL: Winner:Corey Graves. Nobody anywhere even comes close. Get rid of the human botchamania reel in Michael Cole and make Corey the voice of the WWE already with Mauro Ranallo and Tom Phillips by his side.

Honourable Mentions: Mauro Ranallo and Tom Phillips.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Corey Graves. That he’s been able to keep up his torrid pace is nothing short of exceptional. He’s turned the teaming with Michael Cole into an updated version of Vince McMaon and Jesse Ventura.

Honourable Mentions: Tom Phillips, Austin Aries, Mauro Ranallo

Los Ingobernables de Japon surpassed the Bullet Club in NJPW. Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Best Faction – Stable of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: 2016 was kind of a funny year as we didn’t really have any traditional dominant faction as there has been in previous years. Thus, this year my pick is best buddies Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho.

Honourable Mentions: The Wyatt Family.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Decay – Same reasons as outlined above.

Honourable Mentions: Bullet Club, JerichOwens, the “Broken” Matt Hardy family (Brother Nero, King Maxel, Reby, Senor Benjamin, Vanguard-1)

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Los Ingobernables de Japon. Naito, Bushi, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi and Sanada have replaced Bullet Club as the premiere stable in New Japan Pro Wrestling. As individuals and as a team they are inseparable and unstoppable.

Honourable Mentions: Bullet Club, Decay, The New Day, The Wyatt Family, JerichOwens and SAnitY.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: None. That’s not to say that the factions this year weren’t good, but the mystique around factions seems to be slowly dying. These stables may be a thing of the past by 2018.

Honourable Mentions: New Day, Bullet Club, Decay

Paul Heyman still has the gift of gab. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Non-Wrestler of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Shane McMahon, who admittedly doesn’t fit the traditional definition for this category as he had a couple of matches this year, is the one who had the most impact in 2016.

Honourable Mentions: Paul Heyman and Stephanie McMahon.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Paul Heyman – Best. Talker. In. The. Business. Today. His ability to sell a fight would make Don King proud.

Honourable Mentions: Renee Young, Maryse

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Maryse. She is far more than just The Miz’s valet. She has been an crucial part of his success making them the WWE’s premiere power couple.

Honourable Mentions: Daniel Bryan, Lana, Paul Heyman, Paul Ellering and William Regal.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Renee Young. Renee’s performances and wrangling on Talking Smack are incredible to watch. Very curious how her new, more prominent storyline involvement will go.

Honourable Mentions: Paul Heyman, Maryse

Best Major Promotion of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: WWE who had a decent year, particularly with NXT.

Honourable Mentions: N/A

BOB KAPUR: Winner: WWE – Really, the only player in the game. By brand, Smackdown.

Honourable Mentions: TNA, House of Hardcore

JOHN POWELL: Winner: NXT. Although the brand split did put NXT in a rebuilding stage of sorts, the WWE brand has proven it can deliver time and time again despite losing some of its tops stars. It is the show to watch every single week.

Honourable Mentions: NJPW, Smackdown Live.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: NXT. They survived a mass call-up around the Draft and arguably are coming out stronger now. Lots to look forward to from WWE’s third brand in 2017!

Honourable Mentions: Smackdown Live

Best Indie Promotion of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) had a solid year and continue to help those in need with events such as their recent Wrestling for Hunger event.

Honourable Mentions: All Star Wrestling.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Smash Wrestling – A caveat in that I don’t really follow much independent stuff outside of Ontario. That said, the Smash promotion is consistently putting out great shows with some of the world’s top unsigned talents.

Honourable Mentions: Destiny World Wrestling

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Ring of Honour. The little company that could still is. It’s well exceeded what ECW was, and despite new recruitment by WWE, they continue to soldier on and create new stars left and right.

Honourable Mentions: Lucha Underground, Progress

The brands battle at Survivor Series. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Best Wrestling Event – PPV of the year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Despite the awful main event WrestleMania was a fairly solid show otherwise.

Honourable Mentions: SummerSlam.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Survivor Series – A bit biased because I saw this live, but I thought the event was fun – don’t know if that translated well on TV, though.

Honourable Mentions: WrestleMania 32, NXT Takeover Dallas, SummerSlam

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Survivor Series and Wrestle Kingdom 10 (Tie). Too close to call. With Survivor Series playing off its old school roots, it was one of the best WWE shows in years and Wrestle Kingdom headlined by Styles Vs Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, it is hard to pick one true winner here.

Honourable Mentions: NXT TakeOver: Dallas, NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Extreme Rules, Invasion Attack 2016, Dominion 6.19.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: NXT TakeOver: Dallas. Hosted the match of the year, fantastic efforts by the likes of Finn Balor and Asuka, and top-to-bottom had the best wrestling of any PPV this year.

Honourable Mentions: Survivor Series 2016, NXT TakeOver: Back II Brooklyn

Best Weekly TV Show of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: NXT continues to better than all the other WWE shows.

Honourable Mentions: Lucha Underground.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Smackdown – The change to making this live has completely refreshed this show. The post-show Talking Smack is essential viewing as well.

Honourable Mentions: RAW, NXT

JOHN POWELL: Winner: NXT. For all the reasons mentioned under Best Major Promotion of the Year.

Honourable Mentions: Smackdown Live.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Smackdown. The number of Superstars who have been either created or resurrected on the blue brand is phenomenal.

Honourable Mentions: NXT, Table for 3

Arguably, The Miz became the WWE’s top heel in 2016. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: A.J. Styles who has become better and better as the face of Smackdown.

Honourable Mentions: Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Matt Hardy – The conversion to “Broken” Matt Hardy and all of the ancillary craziness surrounding him has created his legacy. No longer will he just be the guy that Lita cheated on.

Honourable Mentions: Alexa Bliss

JOHN POWELL: Winner: The Miz. Not that he needed to improve his in-ring skills at all but this year The Miz rose from the mid-card status he was sentenced to, to become a true main event personality and by far one of the WWE’s leading superstars.

Honourable Mentions: Baron Corbin, Xavier Woods, Heath Slater and Mojo Rawley.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Alexa Bliss. As I stated earlier, Alexa came out of nowhere amid the hype of the Four Horsewomen and made the Women’s Revolution meaningful as the first true new star was created.

Honourable Mentions: The Miz, Braun Strowman

Kenny Omega and Tetsuya Naito’s match at G1 Climax 26 torn down the house. Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Match of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: This one is incredibly difficult because while we’ve had many good matches in 2016 there are none that have been what would be considered the perfect choice because either the match had some botches, the audience wasn’t into the match, or the match didn’t have a proper storyline built into it. Thus, my choice is the Finn Bálor versus Seth Rollins match to crown the initial WWE Universal Champion, which had some great wrestling, but is marred in some people’s eyes because Bálor was injured in the match and is still out-of-action.

Honourable Mentions: Zayn versus Nakamura.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: AJ Styles vs. John Cena (SummerSlam) – A showcase of why both of these guys are so good, their in-ring chemistry was perfect. Even the non-wrestling fans with whom I watched this loved it.

Honourable Mentions: “Broken” Matt Hardy vs. Brother Nero (Final Deletion), Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT Takeover Dallas), AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WrestleKingdom 10), Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (Battleground), Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (RAW, November 28)

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Kenny Omega Vs Tetsuya Naito (NJPW G1 Climax 26). Two of the best of their generation literally giving their all in a truly epic bout. The performances here are off the chart in every regard.

Honourable Mentions: A.J. Styles Vs John Cena (WWE Money In The Bank), Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Samoa Joe (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II), T. J. Perkins Vs Gran Metalik (WWE Cruiserweight Classic Live – Finals), Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano Vs Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson (NXT TakeOver: Toronto), Male Survivor Series Match (WWE Survivor Series), Shinsuke Nakamura Vs A.J. Styles (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10), Will Ospreay Vs Ricochet (NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors XXIII), Michael Elgin Vs Kenny Omega (NJPW Dominion 6.19), Kenny Omega Vs Hirooki Goto (NJPW G1 Climax 26), Kazuchika Okada Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10).

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn – NXT TakeOver: Dallas. This is as textbook as it gets for how to put on a great match. Both men looked amazing coming out and elevated the brand simultaneously.

Honourable Mentions: John Cena vs. AJ Styles (MITB), Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins (Cruiserweight Classic)

Ambrose and Styles ruled Smackdown and the WWE. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

Feud of the Year

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: As much as I wish the RAW Women’s Title wasn’t being passed around like a baton the feud between Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks has been the biggest feud in WWE iin 2016.

Honourable Mentions: AJ Styles versus John Cena.

BOB KAPUR: Winner: Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks – Each of them have the best dance partner they could have, and the results have been amazing.

Honourable Mentions: AJ Style vs. John Cena, Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

JOHN POWELL: Winner: Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles. They have battered and bruised each other for the better part of a year and have been the top feud on Smackdown!

Honourable Mentions: Charlotte Vs Sasha Banks, TJ Perkins Vs The Brian Kendrick, Samoa Joe Vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada Vs Tetsuya Naito.

JON WALDMAN: Winner: Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn. This will be a forever feud that kicked off last year. Fantastic matches, great promos and everything in between.

Honourable Mentions: Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair


2016 Dishonours

Worst Match of the Year

This match was one big mess. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Brock Lesnar versus Bill Goldberg was such a disappointment it made their WrestleMania XX look like a classic.


Honourable Mentions: Triple H versus Roman Reigns.


BOB KAPUR: Winner: Rebel vs. Shelley Martinez (TNA Knockouts Knockdown).


Honourable Mentions: I try to forget the stinkers, unless they’re notoriously bad. That said, I pretty much can’t stand any match that the Young Bucks are in.


JOHN POWELL: Winner: Goldust, R-Truth Vs Fandango, Tyler Breeze (Money In The Bank). What a mess from start to finish. The Golden Truth and Breezango both need to be dumped by the WWE as do R-Truth and Fandango. Tyler Breeze and Goldust would do well to return to singles competition and would add so much to the Smackdown! roster.


Honourable Mentions: Curtis Axel Vs R-Truth (Fastlane), Toru Yano Vs Yuji Nagata (NJPW / G1 Climax 26).


Worst Feud of the Year

Nobody cared about this. Nobody. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Triple H versus Roman Reigns was the feud no one wanted and it showed during their match at WrestleMania.


Honourable Mentions: Brock Lesnar versus Bill Goldberg.


BOB KAPUR: Winner: Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil – I fast-forwared through these matches to watch the commercials.


Honourable Mentions: New Day vs. Gallows & Anderson, Baron Corbin vs. anyone, Al Snow vs. Mahabali Shera


JOHN POWELL: Winner: Darren Young Vs. Titus O’Neil. Nobody cared at any time.


Honourable Mentions: The New Day Vs. Gallows and Anderson, Shane McMahon Vs. The Undertaker, Roman Reigns Vs. Triple H, Bayley Vs. Dana Brooke.


Worst Announcer of the Year

Someone please take this man’s microphone away. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Michael Cole who I am just sick of at this point.


Honourable Mentions: N/A


BOB KAPUR: Winner: David Otunga – He makes Byron Saxton sound like Jim Ross.


Honourable Mentions: Byron Saxton, Jerry Lawler, Josh Matthews


JOHN POWELL: Winner: David Otunga. He brings nothing at all to the broadcast team and like his wrestling persona has no character or personality. Although John “Bradshaw” Layfield is terrible too, he at least has his moments and some good zingers here and there.


Honourable Mentions: Byron Saxton, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Michael Cole.


Worst Wrestling Event – PPV of the year

Even Stephanie wasn’t impressed with the Royal Rumble draw. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: The illogical storyline booking particularly involving Bray Wyatt make this year’s Royal Rumble an obvious choice this year.


Honourable Mentions: N/A


BOB KAPUR: Winner: Royal Rumble – It’s hard to make the Rumble disappointing, but they did it this year.


Honourable Mentions: N/A


JOHN POWELL: Winner: WWE Fastlane 2016. Besides AJ Styles versus Chris Jericho, the entire card was a collosal waste of time, including the Roman Reigns Vs Dean Ambrose Vs Brock Lesnar match which we all knew was going to be won by Roman Reigns.


Honourable Mentions: Money in the Bank, Battleground, Backlash, No Mercy.


Worst Male Wrestler of the Year

The WWE signed THIS guy in 2016? Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Roman Reigns has not had a good year and to some degree it almost seems like he’s regressed in his development.


Honourable Mentions: Brock Lesnar.


BOB KAPUR: Winner: Darren Young – Boring, boring, boring. Just stop.


Honourable Mentions: Baron Corbin, Titus O’Neil, Curt Hawkins, Hype Bros


JOHN POWELL: Winner: James Ellsworth. Sure, he is good at being irritating as hell but his comedic relief is not amusing and without that, he is nothing at all.


Honourable Mentions: Titus O’Neil, Curt Hawkins.


Worst Female Wrestler of the Year

Some were glad to see Eva Marie disappear in 2016. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Eva Marie the few times she has actually wrestled on the main roster has not looked very good and one has to wonder how long it will be before she’s let go.


Honourable Mentions: N/A


BOB KAPUR: Winner: Either Bella twin.


Honourable Mentions: The other Bella twin


JOHN POWELL: Winner: Eva Marie. She would and could work well it is just the WWE hasn’t given her the experience or education she needs.


Honourable Mentions: Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke.


Worst Tag Team of the Year

The Ascension continued to be jobbed out in 2016. Photo Courtesy: WWE.

MATTHEW BYER: Winner: Curiously there is no tag team this year that I felt was particularly bad. Instead it was more of a case of WWE focusing too much attention on The New Day at the expense of all the other tag teams in the company. Now that The New Day has bested Demolition’s record for longest tag team reign hopefully that will change in 2017.


Honourable Mentions: N/A.


BOB KAPUR: Winner: The Ascension – are they even in the company anymore?


Honourable Mentions: Shining Stars of the Caribbean, Hype Bros, Mahabali Shera & Grado


JOHN POWELL: Winner: The Golden Truth, Breezango. (Tie) As stated before, these two teams needs to be dusted sooner rather than later.


Honourable Mentions: The Shining Stars. The Ascension.


2016 Honours: Federation Awards

Sasha Banks and Charlotte raised the bar for the WWE women in 2016. Photo Courtesy: WWE.


Best WWE Wrestler (Male): Kevin Owens.

Best WWE Wrestler (Female): Charlotte Flair.

Best TNA Wrestler (Male): N/A.

Best TNA Wrestler (Female): N/A.

Best NXT Wrestler (Male): Nakamura.

Best NXT Wrestler (Female): Asuka.

Best ROH Wrestler (Male): N/A.

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Male): N/A.

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Female): N/A.

Best NJPW Wrestler (Male): N/A.


Best WWE Wrestler (Male): AJ Styles

Best WWE Wrestler (Female): Charlotte.

Best TNA Wrestler (Male): EC3

Best TNA Wrestler (Female): Gail Kim.

Best NXT Wrestler (Male): Shinsuke Nakamura

Best NXT Wrestler (Female): Asuka

Best ROH Wrestler (Male): N/A – don’t watch enough to judge

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Male): N/A – don’t watch enough to judge

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Female): N/A – don’t watch enough to judge

Best NJPW Wrestler (Male): Kenny Omega.


Best WWE Wrestler (Male): Kevin Owens.

Best WWE Wrestler (Female): Charlotte.

Best TNA Wrestler (Male): Bobby Lashley.

Best TNA Wrestler (Female): Rosemary.

Best NXT Wrestler (Male): Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe. (Tie)

Best NXT Wrestler (Female): Asuka.

Best ROH Wrestler (Male): N/A

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Male): N/A

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Female): N/A

Best NJPW Wrestler (Male): Kenny Omega.


Best WWE Wrestler (Male): AJ Styles.

Best WWE Wrestler (Female): Alexa Bliss.

Best TNA Wrestler (Male): Bobby Lashley.

Best TNA Wrestler (Female): Rosemary.

Best NXT Wrestler (Male): Shinsuke Nakamura

Best NXT Wrestler (Female): Asuka

Best ROH Wrestler (Male): The Young Bucks (tie)

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Male): Johnny Mundo

Best Lucha Underground Wrestler (Female): Sexy Star

Best NJPW Wrestler (Male): Kenny Omega.