The 2016 Doomie Awards

Last week the blog cast its votes for the top (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2016.  The voting deadline has passed and all of the votes have been counted.  Remember, a first place vote was worth five points, a second place vote was worth three points, and a third place vote was worth one point.  In case of a tie, number of first place votes was used to break it.

I included the top three finishers for each category below, but if you wish to see the entire spreadsheet and how many first place, second place, and/or third place a choice received, go to this link:

Keep in mind that not all voters cast a ballot with three choices for each category and some voters did not vote for certain categories.  In all, though, we had a higher rate of participation this year, with fifty-three people casting ballots (versus thirty-two last year). Winners can be found below.

Wrestler of the Year

Winner: AJ Styles – 229 pts.
2nd: Kenny Omega – 34 pts.
3rd: Shinsuke Nakamura – 27 pts.

Women’s Wrestler of the Year

Winner: Charlotte – 171 pts.
2nd: Sasha Banks – 86 pts.
3rd: Asuka – 51 pts.

Worst Wrestler of the Year

Winner: Titus O’Neil – 64 pts.
2nd: Eva Marie – 45 pts.
3rd: Dana Brooke – 34 pts.

Tag Team of the Year

Winner: The Revival – 152 pts.
2nd: The New Day – 64 pts.
3rd: American Alpha – 56 pts.

Feud of the Year

Winner: AJ Styles vs. John Cena – 135 pts.
2nd: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks – 56 pts.
3rd: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe – 39 pts.

Match of the Year

Winner: The Revival vs. DIY (NXT: Toronto) – 86 pts.
2nd: Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT: Dallas) – 86 pts.
3rd: AJ Styles vs. John Cena (SummerSlam) – 74 pts.

**NOTE: The Revival vs. DIY wins due to receiving 12 first place votes versus 11 first place votes for Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura**

Best Pay-Per-View

Winner: NXT Takeover: Dallas – 106 pts.
2nd: Wrestle Kingdom 10 – 54 pts.
3rd: NXT Takeover: Toronto – 44 pts.

Worst Pay-Per-View

Winner: WrestleMania 32 – 143 pts.
2nd: Roadblock: End of the Line – 41 pts.
3rd: Hell in a Cell – 27 pts.

Moment of the Year

Winner: AJ Styles Debuts at the Royal Rumble – 82 pts.
2nd: Goldberg Squashes Brock Lesnar at the Survivor Series – 46 pts.
3rd: The Final Deletion – 23 pts.

Worst Segment

Winner: The Old Day – 51 pts.
2nd: The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32 – 23 pts.
3rd: Roman Reigns Wins the WWE Title from Triple H at WrestleMania 32 – 19 pts.

Promotion of the Year

Winner: NXT – 98 pts.
2nd: New Japan Pro Wrestling – 74 pts.
3rd: WWE – 65 pts.

TV Show of the Year

Winner: Smackdown Live! – 147 pts.
2nd: Cruiserweight Classic – 72 pts.
3rd: NXT – 67 pts.

Most Improved

Winner: The Miz – 110 pts.
2nd: Braun Strowman – 36 pts.
3rd: Alexa Bliss – 35 pts.

Biggest Wrestling News Story

Winner: WWE Splits the Brands Again – 72 pts.
2nd: TNA is Sued by Billy Corgan and Experiences Financial Problems – 42 pts.
3rd: WWE Raids New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Talent – 39 pts.

Blog Column of the Year

Winner: Observer Flashbacks (Scott Keith) – 129 pts.
2nd: WWE PPV Rants (Scott Keith) – 31 pts.
3rd: Daily Threads (Brian Bayless) – 20 pts.

Blog Poster of the Year

Winner: Brian Bayless – 39 pts.
2nd: Marv – 20 pts.
3rd: Comdukakis – 16 pts.

Most Loved Blog Topic

Winner: Observer Recaps – 36 pts.
2nd (tie): TNA’s Idiocy – 14 pts.
2nd (tie): 2016 Politics – 14 pts.

Worst Blog Topic

Winner: Roman Reigns is a Bad Wrestler – 50 pts.
2nd: 2016 Politics – 23pts.
3rd: Banned People Wanting Back – 15 pts.

And that concludes the 2016 Doomie Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted.

  • Be. Are. See.

    I guess I underestimated how many people here like NJPW.

    • PhilStubington

      And that was before last weekend’s show!

  • Brian_Bayless


  • jobber123

    Nxt beating out njpw is all the lulz. What a shitty ass bunch of awards.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’m gonna have to solely review Int’l and Independent wrestling to save the blog.

  • jobber123

    I’m actually embarrassed for this place reading these results.

    • PhilStubington

      Do feel free to share what you voted for so we can all learn from your infinite wisdom and good taste in wrestling.

      • jobber123

        I did share my observer ballot. Sorry but these are straight terrible and show the voters didnt follow wrestling outside watching wwe. Share yours so I can individually mock each one though if you want.

        • ILikeNeville

          Cool obscure Japanese wrestler in your avatar!

          • jobber123

            Japanese wrestlers aren’t obscure in 2017.

          • ILikeNeville

            None of them?

  • Facts

    Glad WM 32 got worst show. The rest was eh.

  • Best_in_the_World

    Night’s Marv roast was my vote! It was hilarious!!

  • RedStorm

    Do we have a “post of the year” based off upvotes?

    • LScisco

      No but I like the idea. Not sure how we could get that info, though.

      • RedStorm

        Man I think the only way would be to go to every single post and sort comments by “Best”.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I’ll just say I won. My Stephanie McMahon = anagram of “The Macho Man Penis” had like 42 upvotes I think.

  • RedStorm

    We should also have “worst poster” and “at least he’s trying” awards.

    • ILikeNeville

      Yeah this place doesn’t do enough naval-gazing already

      • RedStorm

        My pick for worst poster would be the one with the cat on the teee branch that says “Hang in there!”

  • JDW

    I don’t know how I missed voting in this, but I have to say I agree with just about all of the results. The biggest exception being NXT over NJPW as promotion of the year.

    • LScisco

      NJPW may have won but more people on the blog watch NXT instead of NJPW

  • Stranger In the Alps

    “Bad Owl Puns” will be forgotten come time for the 2017 awards.


  • Dino Bravo Sucks

    I feel like “discussing how much Dino Bravo sucks” got overlooked by the awards committee. Because he was the worst. The absolute worst.

    Dino Bravo Sucks.

    • ziggaman730

      wasnt it bravo who was supposed to job to Bret for the first time and injured him and still went to town on Brets ribs?

    • ILikeNeville

      He provably is an all-time great, just based on how much discussion he generates. Compare that with say, Pedro Morales. Nobody cares about him. Jack Brisco is almost never mentioned.

      Dino Bravo gets his name in lights here Every Single Day. Now that’s staying power you usually get only from a Hogan, a Flair, an Andre, a… Dino Bravo.

  • dirtyearsbill

    NXT as best promotion of the year? I mean, I love Nakamura and the Revival but that show has been bad. NJPW is consistently better. Even Smackdown is leagues better than NXT.

    • Buster Abbott

      Also, NXT isn’t a “promotion.” WWE is the promotion, NXT is one of its brands.

  • Dwayne

    Yeah, NXT sucked last year but if guess if you only watch that and Raw it was the best.

  • Supermark25

    No love for Dougie as Best Blog Topic?

    • PhilStubington

      3rd: Banned People Wanting Back – 15 pts

      • Supermark25

        I said best not worst.

  • James BC

    The spreadsheet link took me to the votes for 2015. Someone voted for Brock Lesnar vs Big Show as match of the year.

  • Comdukakis

    I’d like to thank the academy, my family, my…..what? Only 3rd? WTF BOD!!!!
    I thank none of you, you ungrateful bastards!!!!

    • 3rd is better than any pro team from Michigan has done in almost a decade!

      • Comdukakis

        OH TAG!!!

      • Big D Wangston

        Well the Red Wings won in 2008 and the Tigers lost in the World Series in 2012. Otherwise accurate

        • Holy crap, I totally forgot about the 2012 Tigers. (I said almost a decade because of the Wings).

          Okay then, Comdukakis isn’t as good as the 2012 Tigers.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I was really shocked you placed that high :).

  • Miko363

    It keeps saying I need to be given permission to view the spreadsheet.

    All I wanted is to see if I got one vote.

  • juvydriver

    Looks like I’m going to need to be much better and more prolific as a poster in the new year.

  • Nellykins

    So I have a few days off from here and miss all the fun. Still, I’m happy with most of the voting apart from I would have picked Asuka for my women’s wrestler. Charlotte has too much of her dad’s stink on her for my liking. And I mean old Ric stink, not 1986 Ric stink

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