Dave Meltzer releases The Wrestling Observer Awards 2020 with Jon Moxley coming up top
Dave Meltzer’s The Wrestling Observer has released its official The Wrestling Observer Awards 2020 with AEW’s Jon Moxley coming on top.
Check out the list of winners and losers according to Meltzer below.
Wrestler of The Year: Jon Moxley
Female Wrestler of The Year: Bayley
Tag Team of The Year: Young Bucks
Most Outstanding Wrestler of The Year: Kenny Omega
Most Improved Wrestler of The Year: Britt Baker
Most Underrated Wrestler of The Year: Ricochet
Most Overrated Wrestler of The Year: Bray Wyatt
Rookie of The Year: Pat McAfee
Best Non Wrestler of The Year: Taz
High Flyer of The Year: Rey Fenix
Technical Wrestler of The Year: Zack Sabre Jr
Most Charismatic Wrestler of The Year: MJF
Move of The Year: Kenny Omega’s One Winged Angel
Feud of The Year: Jon Moxley vs Eddie Kingston
Worst Feud of The Year: Bray Wyatt vs Braun Strowman
Match of The Year: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs Young Bucks for the AEW Tag Team Titles at Revolution
Worst Match of The Year: Bray Wyatt vs Braun Strowman in a Wyatt Swamp Fight
Best Weekly Show of the Year: Dynamite
Worst Weekly Show of The Year: Raw
Promoter of The Year: Tony Khan
Best Promotion of The Year: AEW
Worst Promotion of The Year: WWE
Best Major Show of The Year: AEW Revolution
Worst Major Show of The Year: WWE Super ShowDown
Gimmick of The Year: Orange Cassidy
Worst Gimmick of The Year: The Fiend
Best Announcer of The Year: Excalibur
Worst Announcer of The Year: Michael Cole
Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic of The Year: WWE firing employees during a pandemic where they were setting profit records
Best On Interviews: Eddie Kingston
Best Documentary of The Year: Dark Side of The Ring
Its a mixed bag for me with the awards. For one, it felt like he was giving in to what peers are saying rather than looking at the products and promotions objectively. Moxley and Bayley were good choices for winners here.
Also Bray Wyatt as The Fiend was an awesome gimmick. They just gave him bad bookings last year and prematurely ended his undefeated streak for a quick buck. Alexa Bliss taking over the role to torment Randy Orton also proves a point that Wawae could go all over the place with The Fiend character.
I also agree with Ricochet being an underrated talent. I already forgot anything memorable he did last year because creatives weren’t utilizing him that much.
Also why is there no NJPW mentioned here?
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