It’s an honor. Over the last few years, WWE has made some strides to being considered a more mainstream sport, or at least a more mainstream form of entertainment. This has worked out rather well for them as the company is now able to do several more things that they haven’t been able to do in years past. One of those accomplishments took place on Wednesday night at a prestigious event.
WWE received its own award category at the 2019 ESPY Awards, marking the first time that the company has ever received an award. The first ever ESPY for Best WWE Moment went to Roman Reigns for announcing that his leukemia was in remission. Reigns’ announcement came about four months after he initially announced that he was suffering from the disease again. The other nominees were:
Becky Lynch winning both Women’s Titles at WrestleMania 35
Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35
Ronda Rousey defeats Alexa Bliss to win the Raw Women’s Title at Summerslam 2018
In February, @WWERomanReigns announced that he was in remission and back wrestling!
That landed him the first-ever ESPY for Best WWE Moment! ? pic.twitter.com/Uy415GkHZW
— ESPN (@espn) July 10, 2019
What else could it be? Check out the award winning (and awesome) moment:
Opinion: Really, what else could it have been? This is a cool moment whether you are a fan of Reigns or not as the idea of someone being cleared of a disease like this is just great to see. Reigns is back and still has a long way to go, but just being able to get back in the ring is more than enough to earn something like this. It’s also cool to see ESPN looking at something like this, which isn’t something that you would see otherwise.
What was your favorite WWE moment of the last year? What else should have been nominated? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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