Wrestler Observer awards for 2014

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  1. LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD (WRESTLER OF THE YEAR)

    1. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA (323): 2,262

    2. A.J. Styles (188): 1,739

    3. Hiroshi Tanahashi (145): 1,563

    4. Kazuchika Okada (92): 1,268

    5. Daniel Bryan (55): 481

    6. Rush (37): 423

    7. Ricochet (8): 261

    8. John Cena(21): 206

    9. Seth Rollins (13): 199

    10. Brock Lesnar (17): 180

    HONORABLE MENTION: Negro Casas 107, Atlantis 90



    MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MOST VALUABLE

    1. RONDA ROUSEY (551): 3,503

    2. Chris Weidman(75): 1,693

    3. Jon Jones (49): 1,164

    4. Conor McGregor(5): 323

    5. Robbie Lawler (23): 265

    6. Anderson Silva (4): 146

    7. Daniel Cormier : 145

    8. Johny Hendricks (6): 113

    9. Donald Cerrone (3): : 85

    10. Tito Ortiz (2): 73


    MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER

    1. A.J. STYLES (220): 1,819

    2. Tomohiro Ishii (247): 1,671

    3. Shinsuke Nakamura (190): 1,639

    4. Kazuchika Okada (46): 697

    5. Hiroshi Tanahashi (34): 604

    6. Ricochet (54): 466

    7. Sami Zayn (12): 289

    8. Katsuyori Shibata (11): 182

    9. Negro Casas (8): 179

    10. Seth Rollins (4): 171


    MOST OUTSTANDING FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

    1. RONDA ROUSEY (259): 2,164

    2. Chris Weidman(193): 1,486

    3. Demetrious Johnson(63): 690

    4. Robbie Lawler (89): 605

    5. Donald Cerrone (51): 552

    6. T.J. Dillashaw (13): 492

    7. Jose Aldo (39): 404

    8. Jon Jones (15): 287

    9. Daniel Cormier (12): 134

    10. Conor McGregor(3): 97

    HONORABLE MENTION: Fabricio Werdum 63



    BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW

    1. RONDA ROUSEY (286): 1,825

    2. John Cena(129): 910

    3. Hiroshi Tanahashi (46): 838

    4. Shinsuke Nakamura (63): 559

    5. Brock Lesnar (53): 507

    6. Daniel Bryan (13): 263

    7. Chris Weidman(2): 261

    8. Atlantis (13): 235

    9. Anderson Silva (19): 166

    10. Ultimo Guerrero : 145

    HONORABLE MENTION: Jon Jones 118, Conor McGregor109, Kazuchika Okada 99


    FEUD OF THE YEAR

    1. JON JONES VS. DANIEL CORMIER (256): 1,792

    2. Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority (199): 1,424

    3. Rush vs. Negro Casas (97): 738

    4. Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero (35): 648

    5. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata (70): 527

    6. Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn (54): 523

    7. Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (51): 449

    8. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (26): 423

    9. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (27): 390

    10. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito (44): 349

    HONORABLE MENTION: Dean Ambrosevs. Seth Rollins 298, Evolution vs. The Shield 240, Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena159, A.J. Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada 150, Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Cole 128, Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping 73


    TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

    1. YOUNG BUCKS (509): 3,374

    2. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly (159): 2,042

    3. T-Hawk & Eita (158): 1,344

    4. Usos (36): 731

    5. Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura (56): 561

    6. Alex Shelley & Kushida (8): 479

    7. Goldust & Stardust (3): 101

    8. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan (2): 99

    9. Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards (14): 92

    Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori (10): 92

    HONORABLE MENTION: Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows 89, Matt & Jeff Hardy 66, Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata 63, Mark & Jay Briscoe 61

    MOST IMPROVED

    1. RUSEV (181): 1,372

    2. Charlotte (152): 1,281

    3. Sasha Banks (2): 383

    4. Erick Rowan (41): 313

    5. Luke Harper (15): 241

    6. Bobby Lashley (19): 205

    7. Tomoaki Honma (19): 182

    8. Cedric Alexander (22): 172

    9. Ethan Carter III (19): 154

    10. Tomohiro Ishii (18): 137

    HONORABLE MENTION: Seth Rollins 127, Kyle O’Reilly 125, T-Hawk 199, Tyler Breeze 114, Daisuke Harada 99, Joe Doering 92, Ricochet 90, Nikki Bella89, Jay Lethal 78, Hanson 74, Roman Reigns 70, Adam Cole 63



    BEST ON INTERVIEWS

    1. PAUL HEYMAN (411): 4,395

    2. Conor McGregor(169): 1,675

    3. Jay Briscoe (44): 582

    4. Michael Bisping (20): 452

    5. Stephanie McMahon (25): 417

    6. Daniel Cormier (3): 387

    7. Adam Cole (21): 277

    8. Dean Ambrose(11): 193

    9. Bray Wyatt (7): 139

    10. Lana (7): 131

    HONORABLE MENTION: Bruce Tharpe 116, Sami Zayn 90, Daniel Bryan 74, Rush 71


    MOST CHARISMATIC

    1. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA (421): 2,527

    2. Hiroshi Tanahashi (71): 1,015

    3. Conor McGregor(136): 993

    4. Daniel Bryan (73): 638

    5. John Cena(37): 532

    6. Sami Zayn (16): 437

    7. Dean Ambrose(17): 391

    8. Ronda Rousey (29): 363

    9. Brock Lesnar (28): 255

    10. Rush (19): 232

    HONORABLE MENTION: Kazuchika Okada 217, Akira Tozawa 115, Negro Casas 91, Jay Briscoe 99, Tomoaki Honma 82


    BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER

    1. ZACK SABRE JR. (145): 1,221

    2. Kyle O’Reilly (78): 841

    3. A.J. Styles (58): 610

    4. Hiroshi Tanahashi (61): 588

    5. Daniel Bryan (62): 517

    6. Shinsuke Nakamura (75): 506

    7. Cesaro (34): 461

    8. Kazuchika Okada (55): 460

    9. Timothy Thatcher (64): 407

    10. Minoru Suzuki (46): 401

    HONORABLE MENTION: Virus 350, Drew Gulak 289, Sami Zayn 203, Kushida 155, Katsuyori Shibata 117, Yuji Nagata 92, Cima 90


    BRUISER BRODY MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST BRAWLER)

    1. TOMOHIRO ISHII (424): 2,785

    2. Katsuyori Shibata (181): 1,834

    3. Dean Ambrose(42): 781

    4. Kevin Steen (30): 532

    5. Jay Briscoe (48): 367

    6. Togi Makabe (28): 316

    7. Brock Lesnar (32): 278

    8. Luke Harper (8): 194

    9. Hirooki Goto (1): 154

    10. Minoru Suzuki (2): 128

    HONORABLE MENTION: Takashi Sugiura 99, Bray Wyatt 75, Bully Ray 63



    BEST FLYING WRESTLER

    1. RICOCHET (543): 3,365

    2. Kota Ibushi (142): 1,907

    3. Flamita (104): 1,182

    4. Adrian Neville (42): 909

    5. ACH (18): 371

    6. Fenix (9): 309

    7. Aero Star (2): 287

    8. Titan (35): 273

    9. Sami Zayn (19): 270

    10. MascaraDorada (17): 199

    HONORABLE MENTION: Kushida 100, Kalisto 72, T-Hawk 70



    MOST OVERRATED

    1. KANE (143): 1,117

    2. Roman Reigns (145): 1,113

    3. Randy Orton (5): 397

    4. Big Show (23): 357

    5. Ryback (18): 331

    6. Michael Elgin(49): 326

    7. Bray Wyatt (26): 225

    8. Yujiro Takahashi (27): 218

    9. John Cena(25): 197

    10. Batista (15): 166

    HONORABLE MENTION: The Miz 105, HHH 99, Brock Lesnar 97, The Ascension 72, Bad Luck Fale 63



    MOST UNDERRATED

    1. CESARO (377): 2,275

    2. Tomoaki Honma (99): 1,189

    3. Tyson Kidd (29): 585

    4. Dolph Ziggler (35): 422

    5. Sami Zayn (16): 252

    6. Dean Ambrose(18): 175

    7. Yuji Nagata (1): 102

    8. Chris Hero (8): 70

    9. Katsuyori Shibata (10): 63

    10. Austin Aries (1): 58



    PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

    1. NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING (779): 4,064

    2. Ring of Honor (16): 1,038

    3. Dragon Gate (36): 884

    4. Ultimate Fighting Championships (23): 835

    5. CMLL (8): 504

    6. World Wrestling Entertainment (4): 392

    7. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (8): 348

    8. AAA (3): 279

    9. Bellator MMA (3): 238

    10. DDT (1): 91

    HONORABLE MENTION: Lucha Underground 64




    BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW

    1. WWE NXT (416): 2,961

    2. Ring of Honor (175): 1,744

    3. Lucha Underground (106): 1,369

    4. Dragon Gate Infinity (100): 838

    5. Ultimate Fighter Season 20 (76): 796

    6. WWE Raw (2): 234

    7. New Japan World Pro Wrestling (28): 226

    8. TNA Impact(2): 110

    9. WWE Smackdown(9): 88

    10. WWE Main Event (2): 84

    HONORABLE MENTION: CMLL 72




    PRO WRESTLING MATCH OF THE YEAR

    1. A.J. STYLES VS. MINORU SUZUKI 8/1 TOKYO (298): 1,855

    2. Kazuchika Okada vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 8/10 Tokorozawa (143): 1,310

    3. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata 9/21 Kobe (74): 524

    4. Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero 9/19 Mexico City (49): 522

    5. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hirooki Goto 11/8 Osaka (47): 471

    6. The Shield vs. The Wyatts 2/23 Minneapolis (37): 417

    7. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tomoaki Honma 8/3 Osaka (10): 330

    8. Daniel Bryan vs. HHH 4/6 New Orleans (25): 287

    9. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito 2/11 Osaka (20): 226

    10. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma 7/26 Akita (19): 181

    HONORABLE MENTION: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi 3/6 Tokyo 166, Brock Lesnar vs. JohnCena8/17 Los Angeles 136, Daniel Bryan vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton 4/6 New Orleans 132, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tomohiro Ishii 8/1 Tokyo 108, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata 7/26 Akita 102, El Texano Jr. vs. Psycho Clown 8/18 Mexico City 75, Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kota Ibushi 5/25 Yokohama72, Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn 2/27 Winter Park, FL 72, Yuji Nagata vs. Katsuyori Shibata 8/1 Tokyo 64, Ricochet vs. Kushida 6/8 Tokyo 63, Prince Puma vs. Johnny Mundo 10/29 Boyle Heights, CA 62



    MMA MATCH OF THE YEAR

    1. ROBBIE LAWLER VS. JOHNY HENDRICKS 3/15 DALLAS (225): 1,724

    2. Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva 5/10 Cincinnati (113): 1,371

    3. Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva 12/8/13 Sydney (217): 1,353

    4. Chris Weidmanvs. Lyoto Machida 7/5 Las Vegas (86): 982

    5. Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate 12/28/13 Las Vegas (97): 656

    6. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 10/25 Rio de Janeiro (61): 569

    7. Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 3/23 Natal (2): 205

    8. Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown 7/26 San Jose : 122

    9. Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks 5/17 Memphis (21): 121

    10. Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo 2/1 Newark (2): 108

    HONORABLE MENTION: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 5/24 Las Vegas 95



    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    1. DRAGON LEE (190): 1,476

    2. Moose (142): 1,092

    3. Yuga Hayashi (145): 982

    4. Alexa Bliss (55): 927

    5. Cachorro (81): 910

    6. Australian Suicide (56): 550

    7. Ashley Remington (47): 396

    8. Black Panther (3): 378

    9. Chris Melendez (15): 152

    10. Naoya Nomura (2): 72



    BEST NON-WRESTLER

    1. PAUL HEYMAN (377): 2,336

    2. Stephanie McMahon (129): 1,103

    3. Lana (28): 987

    4. Bruce Tharpe (41): 524

    5. Dario Cueto (21): 334

    6. Konnan (9): 239

    7. Gedo (2): 163

    8. William Regal (1): 108

    9. Rockstar Spud (3): 105

    10. Maria Kanellis (2): 102

    HONORABLE MENTION: Truth Martini 99, Zeb Colter 82,Veda Scott 70



    BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

    1. WILLIAM REGAL (192): 1,273

    2. Shimpei Nogami (170): 1,189

    3. Joe Rogan (109): 1,053

    4. Steve Corino (69): 745

    5. Brian Stann (127): 689

    6. Kevin Kelly (45): 608

    7. Mike Tenay (28): 316

    8. Matt Striker (8): 307

    9. Jimmy Smith (34): 261

    10. Mike Goldberg (7): 190

    HONORABLE MENTION: Nigel McGuinness 161, Tom Phillips 145, Michael Schiavello 142, Jose Manuel Guillen 136, John Layfield 115, Renee Young 107, Hugo Savinovich 92, Michael Cole 86, Sean Wheelock 72, Jon Anik 71


    WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

    1. JOHN LAYFIELD (165): 1,378

    2. Jerry Lawler (125): 1,287

    3. Michael Cole (146): 1,252

    4. Taz (36): 655

    5. Alex Riley (49): 399

    6. Vampiro (9): 288

    7. Matt Striker (33): 264

    8. Mike Tenay (4): 93

    9. Tom Phillips (8): 78

    10. Byron Saxton (4): 61




    BEST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

    1. NEW JAPAN G-1 8/1 TOKYO (313): 2,227

    2. New Japan G-1 8/3 Osaka (166): 1,297

    3. WWE WrestleMania 4/6 New Orleans (115): 920

    4. CMLL Anniversary show 9/19 Mexico City (49): 502

    5. New Japan G-1 7/26 Akita (8): 406

    6. New Japan G-1 finals 8/10 Tokorozawa (35): 402

    7. Dragon Gate Dead or Alive 5/5 Nagoya (23): 388

    8. UFC 168 12/28/13 Las Vegas (60): 347

    9. ROH 5/10 Toronto (16): 190

    10. WWE SummerSlam 8/17 Los Angeles (8): 166

    HONORABLE MENTION: ROH 5/17 New York 150, UFC Fight Night 7/19 Dublin 145, NXT Takeover 5/29 Winter Park, FL 117, New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 8 1/4 Tokyo Dome 106, UFC 175 7/5 Las Vegas 91, New Japan King of Pro Wrestling 10/13 Tokyo 85, New Japan G-1 Climax 7/21 Sapporo 82, UFC 178 9/27 Las Vegas 74



    WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

    1. WWE BATTLEGROUND 7/20 TAMPA : 275

    2. TNA Lockdown 3/9 Miami: 69

    3. WWE Royal Rumble 1/26 Pittsburgh: 42

    4. WWE Survivor Series 11/23 St. Louis: 40

    5. TNA Sacrifice 4/27 Orlando: 33

    6. WWE TLC 12/15/13 Houston: 26

    7. WWE Hell in a Cell 10/26 Dallas: 23

    8. UFC 177 8/30 Sacramento: 17

    9. WWE Night of Champions 9/21 Nashville: 12

    10. UFC 4/16 Quebec City: 9



    BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

    1. YOUNG BUCKS MELTZER DRIVER: 323

    2. Kazuchika Okada Rainmaker: 153

    3. Adrian Neville Red Arrow: 54

    4. Young Bucks More Bang for Your Buck: 46

    5. Sami Zayn tope into DDT: 19

    6. Cavernario Barbaro splash off top to floor: 18

    Seth Rollins curb stomp: 18

    8. Fish & O’Reilly Chasing the Dagon: 13



    MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

    1. WWE INSULTING FANS WHO PURCHASED PPVS: 65

    2. Dixie Carter tweeting a Storm is coming to Japan during a typhoon: 62

    3. TNA building TV for months around Dixie Carter table spot: 49

    4. WWE having Lana playoff off plane going down in The Ukraine and then acting like they didn’t: 42

    5. WWE firing C.M. Punk on his wedding day: 33

    6. UFC hiring Thiago Silva and then having to fire him: 32

    7. WWE false advertising Rollins vs. Ambrose on PPV: 31

    8. CZW saying if Havok loses she has to give a blowjob to DJ Hyde: 28

    9. WWE botched U.K. network launch: 26

    10. WWE using Warrior’s last Raw speech to promote network: 22

    HONORABLE MENTION: WWE telling fans to chant “Yes” for a video for Daniel Bryan when it was really to splice it into a Vince McMahon speech on the network 21, WWE constant false advertising 18, WWE misleading stockholders on what they could get for network rights and what their fan base is 14, TNA lying to Spike TV on Vince Russo 13



    WORST TELEVISION SHOW

    1. WWE RAW: 283

    2. TNA Impact: 168

    3. WWE Smackdown: 77

    4. Championship Wrestling from Hollywood: 8




    WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

    1. JOHN CENA VS. BRAY WYATT 5/4 EXTREME RULES EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: 122

    2. Sakuraba & Nagata vs. Gracies 1/4 Tokyo: 89

    3. Naomi vs. Cameron 9/15 Lafayette: 39

    4. Divas Survivor Series match 11/23 St. Louis: 34

    5. Eva Marie vs. Bayley 7/17 Winter Park, FL: 25

    6. Samuel Shaw vs. Ken Anderson 4/27 Orlando: 22

    7. A.J. Lee vs. Cameron 2/23 Minneapolis: 20

    8. Aksana vs. Naomi 2/3 Omaha: 19

    9. A.J. Lee vs. Nikki Bella11/23 St. Louis: 16

    10. Layla vs. Summer Rae 6/29 Boston: 14

    HONORABLE MENTION: Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar 4/6 New Orleans 13, Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio 2/23 Minneapolis 11, Gracies vs. Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano 4/6 Tokyo 11



    WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

    1. NIKKI BELLAVS. BRIE BELLA: 299

    2. Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano: 50

    3. John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt: 42

    4. Samuel Shaw vs. Ken Anderson: 38

    5. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane: 37

    6. Bully Ray vs. Dixie Carter: 26

    7. Fandango vs. Summer Rae & Layla: 13

    Adam Rose vs. The Bunny: 13

    9. Mark Henry vs. Big Show: 12

    Samuel Shaw vs. Gunner: 12



    WORST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

    1. TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION: 438

    2. World Wrestling Entertainment: 125

    3 CHIKARA Pro: 17



    BEST BOOKER

    1. GEDO & JADO: 611

    2. Genki Horiguchi: 55

    3. Paul Levesque/Ryan Ward: 54

    4. Joe Silva: 53

    5. Hunter Johnston: 51



    PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

    1. TAKAAKI KIDANI: 602

    2. Dana White: 190

    3. Scott Coker: 47

    4. Vince McMahon: 21

    5. Joe Koff: 12

    6. Sanshiro Takagi: 11

    Roldan Family: 11




    BEST GIMMICK

    1. RUSEV & LANA: 131

    2. The Bullet Club: 88

    3. Yosuke Santa Maria: 78

    4. Damien Mizdow: 72

    5. Shinsuke Nakamura: 68

    6. Dean Ambrose: 37

    7. Tyson Kidd: 33

    8. Rockstar Spud: 14

    9. Brock Lesnar: 13



    WORST GIMMICK

    1. ADAM ROSE: 140

    2. Samuel Shaw: 82

    3. The Bunny: 58

    4. Corporate Kane: 49

    5. Bray Wyatt: 40

    6. The Menagerie: 36

    7. The Authority: 33

    8. Dixie Carter as heel owner: 25

    9. C.J. Parker: 20

    10. New Day: 17
     
  2. lol, TFA worst promotion. shocker
     
  3. Wait a sec, Rusev's 'LOL, I hate America. Boo me.' gimmick is the best? :booker2:
     
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  4. Brother, it's a genius idea and has never been done before. #WWELogic
     
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  5. Touche, bro.
     
  6. How is DB 5th when he wrestled like 8 matches in 2014? terrible list, as I've come to expect from the shithead observer
     
  7. Oh look, a lucha representative among the winners, it must be snowing in hell.
     
  8. Feels like I just read something from the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. John Cena for best wrestler and talker in the world. Imma cry.
     
  9. Interesting read, agree with a surprising amount of the winners.

    Kinda amazing looking back at the start of the year that Bray Wyatt could wind up in a "Most Overrated" list
     
  10. Amazing how disgusting WWE promotional tactics are
     
  11. Damn, Heyman destroying that best talker category.
     
  12. Yeah, man. Heyman is pure gold!
     
  13. When half of the "best talkers" come from MMA, you know wrestling promos are sucking dick lately.
     
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  14. Yeah, but no MMA promo can hold a handle to the ''I WISH YOU DIED IN THE WOMB!!!'' promo by Nikki Bella, which was the greatest promo in pro-wrestling history.
     
  15. I misread this as "greatest porno in pro-wrestling history", which ironically would have been more accurate. :jeritroll:
     
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  16. McGregor is pretty good on the stick. No Sonnen, but good.
     
  17. I liked that promo he delivered after he defeated Siver last week. I also loved the fact he flipped the asshole off after Siver refused to touch gloves before the match.
     
  18. I thought his post-fight with joe was pretty weak. He is clearly better at delivering scripted lines than coming up with things off the cuff.

    Sonnen is the GOAT. We need Sonnen in WWE to some capacity, as a manager or commentator. He is god's gift to promos
     
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  19. Can't believe that Rusev was voted for the best gimmick, not that it really matters. Lana does help out a lot though.
     
  20. Sure, she has charisma and is good on the mic.

    But, the 'LOL, I hate America. Boo me.' gimmick is lame and it's been done to death.

    Wondering what'll happen to her once Rusev parts ways...