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Trask’s 2015 WON Awards Ballot

Before the years’ end on 12/30, I posted my rough draft Observer Awards on Twitter, but these are my final picks and my first ever ‘official’ Wrestling Observer Newsletter yearly awards ballot. Here are my winners…


LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD: AJ Styles

MMA MOST VALUABLE FIGHTER: Conor McGregor

MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER: HARASHIMA

MOST OUTSTANDING FIGHTER: Conor McGregor

BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW: Ronda Rousey

FEUD OF THE YEAR: Dragon Lee vs. Kamaitachi

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR: Yamato & Naruki Doi

MOST IMPROVED: Moose

BEST ON INTERVIEWS: Conor McGregor

MOST CHARISMATIC: Shinsuke Nakamura

BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER: Zack Sabre Jr.

BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL AWARD: The Hooligans

BEST FLYING WRESTLER: Will Ospreay

MOST OVERRATED: Charlotte

MOST UNDERRATED: Jimmy Rave

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR: Ultimate Fighting Championship

BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW: Lucha Underground

PRO WRESTlING MATCH OF THE YEAR: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)

MMA MATCH OF THE YEAR: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC 189)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Chad Gable

BEST NON-WRESTLER PERFORMER: Dario Cueto

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER: Maruo Ranello

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER: Jerry Lawler

BEST MAJOR SHOW: Revolution Pro Uprising 2015

WORST MAJOR SHOW OF THE YEAR: AAA TripleMania XXIII

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER: Fatality (AJ Styles & The Young Bucks)

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC: WWE exploiting Reid Flair’s death to boost an angle/match

WORST TELEVISION SHOW: WWE Monday Night RAW

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR: Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto (WWE Monday Night RAW 11/16/15)

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR: Team PCB vs. Team Bella vs. Team B.A.D.

WORST PROMOTION: Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)

BEST BOOKER: Whoever books Dragon Gate

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: Dana White (Ultimate Fighting Championship)

BEST GIMMICK: New Day (Injected with the power of positivity)

WORST GIMMICK: Lord Gideon Gray

BEST WRESTLING BOOK: Lion’s Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling (by Chris Charlton)

BEST PRO WRESTLING DVD: N/A

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