It has been a year unlike any other and like every other industry out there pro wrestling has been hit hard but has risen to the challenge as it always does. Here at Slam we are recognizing the best and the worst of 2020 with our annual awards. Like 2020 itself, this year things are a little different. We will be announcing a winner or winners every day leading up to the Best Male and Female Wrestlers on New Years Day. We are also only considering nominees up to the first week in November, which will be our new annual cut-off and start date. The voting by Slammers was held independently and blindly. What we mean by that is none of our staff knew how the other staff members were voting.

Without further ado, the nominees are…

2020 Nominees: AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Keith Lee and Drew McIntyre.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur AJ Styles
 Dale Plummer Randy Orton
 Dave Hillhouse Drew McIntyre
 Gavin Hillhouse Keith Lee
 John Powell Drew McIntyre
 Matthew McFarlin Drew McIntyre
 Matthew Byer Randy Orton
 Nick Tylwalk Drew McIntyre
 Justin Powell Drew McIntyre



2020 Nominees: Nikki Cross, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Asuka and Lacey Evans.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Asuka
 Dale Plummer Asuka
 Dave Hillhouse Bayley
 Gavin Hillhouse Sasha Banks
 John Powell Bayley
 Matthew McFarlin Bayley
 Matthew Byer Bayley
 Nick Tylwalk Asuka
 Justin Powell Bayley



2020 Nominees: Street Profits, Viking Raiders. New Day, Viking Raiders, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura, Hurt Business.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Hurt Business
 Dale Plummer Street Profits
 Dave Hillhouse Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
 Gavin Hillhouse Street Profits
 John Powell Street Profits
 Matthew McFarlin Street Profits
 Matthew Byer New Day
 Nick Tylwalk New Day
 Justin Powell New Day


2020 Nominees: Adam Cole, Keith Lee, Damian Priest, Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor.


Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Adam Cole
 Dale Plummer Adam Cole
 Dave Hillhouse Finn Balor
 Gavin Hillhouse Keith Lee
 John Powell Adam Cole
 Matthew McFarlin Keith Lee
 Matthew Byer Keith Lee
 Nick Tylwalk Adam Cole
 Justin Powell Keith Lee

2020 Nominees: Shotzi Blackheart, Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley, Dakota Kai and Candace LeRae.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Rhea Ripley
 Dale Plummer Io Shirai
 Dave Hillhouse Io Shirai
 Gavin Hillhouse Rhea Ripley
 John Powell Io Shirai
 Matthew McFarlin Rhea Ripley
 Matthew Byer Candace LeRae
 Nick Tylwalk Io Shirai
 Justin Powell Io Shirai

2020 Nominees: Undisputed Era, Breezango, Imperium, Undisputed Era, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan
 Dale Plummer Imperium
 Dave Hillhouse Undisputed Era
 Gavin Hillhouse Undisputed Era
 John Powell Undisputed Era
 Matthew McFarlin Undisputed Era
 Matthew Byer Undisputed Era
 Nick Tylwalk Undisputed Era
 Justin Powell Undisputed Era

2020 Nominees: Evil, Kazuchika Okada, Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito and Jay White.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur N/A
 Dale Plummer N/A
 Dave Hillhouse Tetsuya Naito
 Gavin Hillhouse Tetsuya Naito
 John Powell Tetsuya Naito
 Matthew McFarlin Tetsuya Naito
 Matthew Byer Kazuchika Okada
 Nick Tylwalk Evil
 Justin Powell Kota Ibushi

2020 Nominees: Dangerous Tekkers, Roppongi 3K, Golden Ace, El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur N/A
 Dale Plummer N/A
 Dave Hillhouse Dangerous Tekkers
 Gavin Hillhouse Roppongi 3K
 John Powell Dangerous Tekkers
 Matthew McFarlin Dangerous Tekkers
 Matthew Byer El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
 Nick Tylwalk Dangerous Tekkers
 Justin Powell Dangerous Tekkers

2020 Nominees: Cody, MJF,  Adam Page, Jon Moxley, Darby Allin.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur MJF
 Dale Plummer MJF
 Dave Hillhouse MJF
 Gavin Hillhouse Adam Page
 John Powell Cody
 Matthew McFarlin Jon Moxley
 Matthew Byer Jon Moxley
 Nick Tylwalk Jon Moxley
 Justin Powell Jon Moxley

2020 Nominees: Hikaru Shida, Nyla Rose, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Anna Jay and Penelope Ford.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur N/A
 Dale Plummer Hikaru Shida
 Dave Hillhouse Nyla Rose
 Gavin Hillhouse Anna Jay
 John Powell Hikaru Shida
 Matthew McFarlin Hikaru Shida
 Matthew Byer Nyla Rose
 Nick Tylwalk Hikaru Shida
 Justin Powell Hikaru Shida

2020 Nominees: Private Party, FTR, Young Bucks, Omega and Page and Best Friends.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur FTR
 Dale Plummer FTR
 Dave Hillhouse Young Bucks
 Gavin Hillhouse Best Friends
 John Powell FTR
 Matthew McFarlin Omega and Page
 Matthew Byer Young Bucks
 Nick Tylwalk Young Bucks
 Justin Powell Omega and Page

2020 Nominees: Eric Young, Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards, Chris Bey, Sami Callihan

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Rich Swann
 Dale Plummer Eric Young
 Dave Hillhouse Eric Young
 Gavin Hillhouse Sami Callihan
 John Powell Sami Callihan
 Matthew McFarlin Rich Swann
 Matthew Byer Eric Young
 Nick Tylwalk N/A
 Justin Powell Eric Young

2020 Nominees: Taya Valkyrie, Susie, Deonna Purrazzo, Kylie Rae.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur Deonna Purrazzo
 Dale Plummer Deonna Purrazzo
 Dave Hillhouse Taya Valkyrie
 Gavin Hillhouse Deonna Purrazzo
 John Powell Deonna Purrazzo
 Matthew McFarlin Deonna Purrazzo
 Matthew Byer Taya Valkyrie
 Nick Tylwalk N/A
 Justin Powell Taya Valkyrie

2020 Nominees: The North, the Motor City Machine Guns, the Good Brothers.

Slammer Pick
 Bob Kapur The North
 Dale Plummer Motor City Machine Guns
 Dave Hillhouse The Good Brothers
 Gavin Hillhouse Motor City Machine Guns
 John Powell The North
 Matthew McFarlin The North
 Matthew Byer Motor City Machine Guns
 Nick Tylwalk N/A
 Justin Powell Motor City Machine Guns