The 2017 Doomie Awards

The 2017 Doomie Awards

Last week the blog cast its votes for the top (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2017.  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:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQ8QoNaxGQ4fJwbl4lDGGXxpvugH7tAxb-hv2-U49dl5JWFyEC1N0Xe59Dpn7uIUo1VfqXKPUygqMrX/pubhtml

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 (124 pts.)
2nd-Kazuchika Okada (63 pts.)
3rd-Kenny Omega (47 pts.)

WOMEN’S WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Asuka (139 pts.)
2nd-Alexa Bliss (76 pts.)
3rd-Charlotte (33 pts.)

WORST WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Jinder Mahal (94 pts.)
2nd-Kane (49 pts.)
3rd-Dana Brooke (32 pts.)

Note – Bray Wyatt tied with 32 pts. but Dana wins tiebreaker on first place votes 5-3)

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

WINNERS-The Usos (128 pts.)
2nd-The Bar (96 pts.)
3rd-The New Day (48 pts.)

MATCH OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11)
2nd-Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne (NXT Takeover: Chicago)
3rd-AJ Styles vs. John Cena (WWE Royal Rumble)

FEUD OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
2nd-The New Day vs. The Usos
3rd-Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

BEST SUPERCARD

WINNER-NXT Takeover: Wargames
2nd-NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11
3rd-NXT Takeover: Chicago

WORST SUPERCARD

WINNER-WWE Battleground (87 pts.)
2nd-WWE Backlash (29 pts.)
3rd-WWE WrestleMania 33 (24 pts.)

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

WINNER-The Hardy Boyz Return at WrestleMania 33 (50 pts.)
2nd-The Festival of Friendship (49 pts.)
3rd-Braun Strowman Attacks Roman Reigns in an Ambulance on RAW (48 pts.)

WORST MOMENT OF THE YEAR

WINNER-The House of Horrors Match (62 pts.)
2nd-“This is Your Life, Bayley!” (55 pts.)
3rd-Jinder Mahal Beats Randy Orton for the WWE CHampionship (28 pts.)

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

WINNER-New Japan (118 pts.)
2nd-NXT (80 pts.)
3rd-WWE (57 pts.)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

WINNER-NXT (97 pts.)
2nd-NJPW on AXS (51 pts.)
3rd-WWE Smackdown Live! (43 pts.)

MOST IMPROVED

WINNER-Braun Strowman (127 pts.)
2nd-Juice Robinson (25 pts.)
3rd-Alexa Bliss (25 pts.)

Note: Juice Robinson wins tiebreaker over Alexa Bliss for second by receiving five first place votes to her one.

BIGGEST WRESTLING NEWS STORY

WINNER-Chris Jericho Appears in New Japan (78 pts.)
2nd-WWE Fails to Break into the Indian Market With Jinder Mahal’s Title Reign (25 pts.)
3rd-Vince McMahon Plans to Restart the XFL (19 pts.)

BLOG COLUMN OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Wrestling Observer Recaps (Scott Keith) (83 pts.)
2nd-Current PPV Recaps (Scott Keith) (31 pts.)
3rd-New Japan Reviews (Ioan Morris) (28 pts.)

BLOG POSTER OF THE YEAR

WINNER-Maffew (23 pts.)
2nd-Ioan Morris (21 pts.)
3rd-Brian Bayless (21 pts.)

Note: Ioan Morris defeats Brian Bayless for second place in tiebreaker as Morris has three first place votes to Bayless’ two.

MOST LOVED BLOG TOPIC

WINNER-Old Dave Meltzer Opinions: Was He Right or Wrong? and Other Wrestling Observer Flashbacks (31 pts.)
2nd-Vintage Wrestling (12 pts.)
3rd-“What If” Moments in Wrestling History (11 pts.)

WORST BLOG TOPIC

WINNER-Donald Trump Discussions (47 pts.)
2nd-Is Jinder Mahal a Ratings Draw? (33 pts.)
3rd-Roman Reigns (26 pts.)

And that concludes the 2017 Doomie Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted.