List of professional wrestling awards

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This is a list of professional wrestling awards.

List[edit]

Generally recognized[edit]

Awards Recognized For Years Ref
Triple Crown United States
Puerto Rico
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Canada
One world championship, one tag championship and one secondary championship [1]
Grand Slam United States
Puerto Rico
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Canada
Holding all championships available in a promotion

From wrestling companies[edit]

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
AEW Dynamite Awards All Elite Wrestling
  • Best Moment on the Mic
  • Biggest Surprise
  • Breakout Star – Male
  • Breakout Star – Female
  • Biggest Beatdown
  • High Flyer Award
  • Hardest Moment to Clean Up After
  • Biggest WTF Moment
  • LOL Award
  • Best Twitter Follow
  • Bleacher Report PPV Moment of the Year
2021–present
Slammy Award WWE
  • Superstar of the Year
  • Male Superstar of the Year
  • Diva/Female Superstar of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Other various categories
1986–2015; 2020–present
WWE Year-End Award WWE
  • Male Superstar of the Year
  • Female Superstar of the Year
  • Other various categories
2018–2019
Warrior Award WWE N/A 2015–present
NXT Year-End Award WWE
  • Male Competitor of the Year
  • Female Competitor of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • TakeOver of the Year
  • Overall Competitor of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Breakout of the Year
  • Rivalry of the Year
  • Future Star of NXT
2015–present
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/
IMPACT Wrestling Year End Awards
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/
IMPACT Wrestling
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Babe of the Year
  • Finisher of the Year
  • Who To Watch in next year
  • Memorable Moment of the Year
  • X Division Star of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Mr. TNA / Wrestler of the Year
2003–2007; 2018–present [2]

Independent organizations[edit]

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional
Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards
National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Frank Gotch Award
  • James C. Melby Award
  • Lou Thesz Award
  • George Tragos Award
2000–present
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • New York State Award
  • Senator Hugh Farley Award
2003–2009
CAC Awards Cauliflower Alley Club
  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award
  • Art Abrams/Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Men's Wrestling Award
  • Women's Wrestling Award
  • Tag Team Award
  • Trainers Award
  • Charlie Smith Referee's Award
  • Lucha Libre Award
  • Posthumous Award
  • James C. Melby Historian Award: Don Luce
  • Rising Star Award: Kevin “Killer” Kross
1992–present [3]
New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards New England Pro Wrestling Fan Fest
  • Life Time Achievement Award
  • "New England Icon" Award
  • Manager of the Year Award
  • Most Entertaining Personality Award
2010–present

Press[edit]

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • Active
    • Wrestler of the Year
    • Tag Team of the Year
    • Match of the Year
    • Feud of the Year
    • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year
    • Most Hated Wrestler of the Year
    • Comeback of the Year
    • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
    • Inspirational Wrestler of the Year
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Woman of the Year
    • Lifetime Achievement
  • Defunct
    • Midget Wrestler of the Year
    • Manager of the Year
    • Announcer of the Year
1972–present
Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards Wrestling Observer Newsletter
  • Active
    • Wrestler of the Year
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler
    • Best Box Office Draw
    • Feud of the Year
    • Tag Team of the Year
    • Most Improved
    • Best on Interviews
    • Most Charismatic
    • Best Technical Wrestler
    • Best Brawler
    • Best Flying Wrestler
    • Most Overrated
    • Most Underrated
    • Promotion of the Year
    • Best Weekly TV Show
    • Pro Wrestling Match of the Year
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Best Non-Wrestler
    • Best Television Announcer
    • Worst Television Announcer
    • Best Major Wrestling Show
    • Worst Major Wrestling Show
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver
    • Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic
    • Worst Television Show
    • Worst Match of the Year
    • Worst Feud of the Year
    • Worst Promotion of the Year
    • Best Booker
    • Promoter of the Year
    • Best Gimmick
    • Worst Gimmick
    • Best Pro Wrestling Book
    • Best Pro Wrestling Documentary
  • Defunct
    • Most Impressive Wrestler
    • Most Washed Up Wrestler
    • Strongest Wrestler
    • Best Three-Man Team
    • Most Unimproved
    • Most Obnoxious
    • Best Babyface
    • Best Heel
    • Biggest Shock of the Year
    • Hardest Worker
    • Manager of the Year
    • Best Color Commentator
    • Readers' Favorite Wrestler
    • Readers' Least Favorite Wrestler
    • Worst Wrestler
    • Worst Tag Team
    • Worst Manager
    • Worst on Interviews
    • Most Embarrassing Wrestler
    • Worst Non-Wrestling Personality
1980–present
Tokyo Sports Puroresu Awards Tokyo Sports
  • Active
    • MVP Award
    • Best Bout Award
    • Outstanding Performance Award
    • Fighting Spirit Award
    • Technique Award
    • Best Tag Team Award
    • Newcomer Award
    • Joshi Puroresu Grand Prize
    • Special Award
    • Wrestling Special Award
  • Defunct
    • Best Foreigner Award
    • Best Referee Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Effort Award
    • Popularity Award
    • Service Award
    • Special Grand Prize
    • Topic Award
1974–present [4]
Japan Indie Awards Fighting TV Samurai
  • Active
    • MVP Award
    • Best Bout Award
    • Best Show Award
    • Best Unit Award
    • Newcomer Award
  • Defunct
    • Special Award
    • Comeback Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
2007–present
Pro Wrestling Torch Year End Awards Pro Wrestling Torch
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Outstanding Wrestler (Best Actual In Ring Wrestler)
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Promos of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Breakout Star of the Year
  • Diva of the Year
  • Most Improved
  • Most Popular
  • Most Hated
  • Best Face
  • Best Heel
  • Most Controversial
  • Stable of the Year
  • Finisher of the Year
[5]
PWInsider.com Year End Awards Pro Wrestling Insider
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Announcer of the Year
  • Color Commentator of the Year
  • Hottie of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Flyer of the Year
  • Brawler of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Show of the Year
  • Best Interviews of the Year
  • Move of the Year
  • Comeback of the Year
  • Angle/Storyline of the Year
  • Character/Gimmick of the Year
  • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • News Story of the Year
  • Promotion/Brand of the Year
  • Stupidest Thing About Wrestling This Year
  • Chant of the Year
  • DVD of the Year
[6]
Pro Wrestling Report Honors Pro Wrestling Report
  • Tag Team Wrestlers of the Year
  • Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Shenanigans Moment of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mark Out Moment of the Year
  • Wrestler of the Year
[7]
Live Audio Wrestling End of Year Awards Live Audio Wrestling
  • Best Wrestler: Male
  • Best Wrestler: Female
  • Best Tag Team
  • Best on the Mic
  • Best Announcer
  • Best Non-Wrestling Performer
  • Most Improved
  • Best Comeback
  • Best Gimmick
  • Match of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Best Angle
  • Best Pay-Per-View
  • Best Wrestling Pay-Per-View
  • Best Promotion
  • Best Television Show
  • Best Book
  • Best DVD/Original Programming
  • Moment of the Year
  • Best Raw Guest Host
  • Best LAW Interview
  • Biggest Story of the Year
2008–2016 [8]
Ontario Indy Wrestling Awards Ontario Wrestling's Indy Elite
(in association with Great Canadian Wrestling)
  • Eastern Ontario Promotion of the Year
  • Western Ontario Promotion of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Male Wrestler of the Year
  • Western Ontario Male Wrestler of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Western Ontario Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Male Rookie of the Year
  • Western Ontario Male Rookie of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Female Rookie of the Year
  • Western Ontario Female Rookie of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Manager of the Year
  • Western Ontario Manager of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Show of the Year
  • Western Ontario Show of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Match of the Year
  • Western Ontario Match of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Feud of the Year
  • Western Ontario Feud of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Referee of the Year
  • Western Ontario Referee of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Ring Announcer of the Year
  • Western Ontario Ring Announcer of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Male of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Male of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Female of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Female of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Male of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Male of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Female of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Female of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Sexiest Man of the Year
  • Western Ontario Sexiest Man of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Sexiest Woman of the Year
  • Western Ontario Sexiest Woman of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Fan of the Year
  • Western Ontario Fan of the Year
[9]
Power Slam Wrestling Awards Power Slam
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Babyface of the Year
  • Heel of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Card Of The Year
  • Tag Team
  • Character of the Year
  • Most Abysmal Wrestler of the Year
Southern California Pro-Wrestling Year End Awards SoCal Uncensored
  • Promotion of the Year
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Women's Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Match of the Year
[10]
Year End Pro Wrestling Coverage Awards
(Sheety Awards)
Sheet Sandwich
  • Best Review Site
  • Best Show Previews
  • Best Breaking News
  • Best News Aggregator
  • Best Opinion/Commentary/Analysis
  • Best News Reporter
  • Best Columnist
  • Best Reviewer
  • Best Host
  • Best Co-Host
  • Best Podcast Network
  • Best Retro Podcast
  • Best Show Review Podcast
  • Best News Podcast
  • Best Interview Podcast
  • Writer of the Year
  • Article of the Year
  • Story of the Year
  • Site of the Year
  • Podcast of the Year
[11][12]
411 Wrestling Year End Awards 411Mania
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Most Underrated Performer
  • Most Overrated Wrestler
  • Best Match
  • Best Weekly TV Show
  • Most Outstanding Performer
  • Best Promotion
  • Best PPV/Major Show
  • Best Female Wrestler
  • Worst Major Show/PPV
  • Best Tag Team
  • Biggest Disappointment
  • Best Non-Wrestler
[13]
Ring Wrestling Awards Ring Wrestling Magazine
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
[14]
Súper Luchas Premios Súper Luchas [15]
Smith Hart Award PWP Nation
(in association with Bruce Hart)
  • Best Book of the Year
2018–present [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triple Crown Club". WWE Magazine. 23 April 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ Martin, Adam (2005-11-28). "2003–2004 Awards Winners, TNA announces plans for 2005 Year-End Awards after Turning Point PPV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  3. ^ "List of CAC Award Winners – Cauliflower Alley Club". Caulifloweralleyclub.org. Archived from the original on 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  4. ^ Meltzer, Dave (December 20, 2004). "Wrestling Observer Newsletter". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. p. 3. ISSN 1083-9593.
  5. ^ "VIP 1998 BACK ISSUE – Pro Wrestling Torch #485 (March 20, 1998): Second batch of 1997 Pro Wrestling Torch Year-End Awards and PWTorch Annual Priority Draft with reader comments -". Pwtorch.com. 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "WINNERS AND FULL RESULTS OF THE 2006 PWINSIDER.COM YEAR END AWARDS". Pwinsider.com.
  7. ^ "2010 Pro Wrestling Report Honors". MMA-Core.
  8. ^ "Japanese Audio Wrestling – Year End Awards". The LAW. Fight Network. December 12, 2015. Archived from the original on 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ "2011 OWIE AWARDS – Winners Announced". Archive.today. 20 March 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Year End Awards". Socaluncensored.com.
  11. ^ "2017 Sheety Awards Nominations Open – Sheet Sandwich". Sheetsandwich.com. 30 November 2017.
  12. ^ "107 – Year End Pro Wrestling Coverage Awards – 2017 Sheetys Nominees: Dave Meltzer, Wade Keller, Fightful.com, Voices of Wrestling the Lapsed Fan & more – Sheet Sandwich". Sheetsandwich.com. 30 December 2017.
  13. ^ "The 411 Wrestling Year-End Awards – 411MANIA". 411mania.com.
  14. ^ The HANNIBAL TV (30 July 2018). "Keith Hart on Owen Hart, Stampede Wrestling & more!". YouTube.
  15. ^ "Premios 2010 / El luchador del 2011". Superluchas.com. 1 January 2011.
  16. ^ ""Don't Call Me Fake" Wins the 2018 Smith Hart Award". 31 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2019-05-09.