It’s that time of the year again. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has released its annual list of award winners for the year 2019. There are awards for both the best and worst in multiple categories. These are awards that are voted on by the fans.

Chris Jericho has topped the list as the Wrestler of the Year for 2019. He also received several other awards, including the ‘best interviewer’.

Highlights from the awards are as follows:

Lou Thesz/Ric Flair Award (Wrestler of the Year) – Chris Jericho

MMA MVP – Jorge Masdival

Most Oustanding Wrestler – Will Ospreay

Most Oustanding Fighter – Israel Adesanya

Tag Team of the Year – Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix

Best on Interviews – Chris Jericho

Promotion of the Year – New Japan Pro Wrestling

Best Weekly TV Show – AEW Dynamite

Wrestling Match of the Year – Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi, 6/5, Tokyo

MMA Match of the Year – Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum, 4/13, Atlanta

Non-Heavyweight MVP – Will Ospreay

Women’s MVP – Becky Lynch

Feud of the Year – Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano

Most Improved –  Lance Archer

Bryan Danielson Award (Best Technical Wrestler) – Zack Sabre Jr.

Most Underrated – Shorty G

Rookie of the Year – Jungle Boy

Best Non-Wrestler – Paul Heyman

Best Television Announcer – Kevin Kelly

Best Major Wrestling Show – AEW Double or Nothing

Best Wrestling Maneuver – Stormbreaker (Will Ospreay)

Promoter of the Year – Tony Khan

Gimmick of the Year – “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt

Most Overrated – King Corbin

Worst Television Announcer – Corey Graves

Worst Major Wrestling Show – Super Showdown, 6/7

Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic – WWE Continuing to do Business in Saudi Arabia

Worst Television Show – WWE Raw

Worst Match of the Year – The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins, 10/6 (Hell in a Cell)

Worst Feud of the Year – Seth Rollins vs. The Fiend Bray Wyatt

Worst Promotion of the Year – WWE

Worst Gimmick – Shorty G

Editor’s Opinion:

I have no words. Some of this stuff I completely agree with, and some of this stuff is absolutely ludicrous. Pro wrestling fans think that they have it all figured out, but they have no idea what goes on backstage. I don’t either, and will never claim to. Can we just enjoy the product, please??

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