The 2015 Doomie Awards

Last week the blog cast its votes for the top (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2014.  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 thirty-two people casting ballots (versus twenty-eight last year). Winners can be found below.

Wrestler of the Year
Winner: Kevin Owens – 77 pts.
2nd: Seth Rollins – 56 pts.
3rd: John Cena – 28 pts.

Women’s Wrestler of the Year
Winner: Bayley – 87 pts.
2nd: Sasha Banks – 83 pts.
3rd: Nikki Bella – 13 pts.

Worst Wrestler of the Year
Winner: Kane – 36 pts.
2nd: Eva Marie – 28 pts.
3rd: The Big Show – 24 pts.

Tag Team of the Year
Winner: The New Day – 112 pts.
2nd: Jason Jordan & Chad Gable – 37 pts.
3rd: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro – 16 pts.

Feud of the Year
Winner: Kevin Owens vs. John Cena – 60 pts.
2nd: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks – 52 pts.
3rd: WWE vs. The Fans – 33 pts.

Match of the Year
Winner: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (NXT: Brooklyn) – 59 pts.
2nd: Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena (The Royal Rumble) – 53 pts.
3rd: Nakamura vs. Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 9) – 23 pts.

Best Pay-Per-View
Winner: WrestleMania 31 – 72 pts.
2nd: NXT Takeover: Brooklyn – 48 pts.
3rd: Wrestle Kingdom 9 – 30 pts.

Worst Pay-Per-View
Winner: The Royal Rumble – 37 pts.
2nd: Survivor Series – 34 pts.
3rd: AAA TripleMania XXIII – 28 pts.

Moment of the Year
Winner: Seth Rollins Cashes in Money in the Bank at WrestleMania – 48 pts.
2nd: Kevin Owens Debuts by Beating John Cena – 31 pts.
3rd: Bayley Wins NXT Women’s Title – 27 pts.

Worst Segment
Winner: Stephanie McMahon Slapping Talent Without Comeuppance – 31 pts.
2nd: Vince McMahon Goes to Jail – 25 pts.
3rd: Sting Loses in WWE Debut at WrestleMania 31 & Shakes Hands with Triple H – 21 pts.

Promotion of the Year
Winner: NXT – 80 pts.
2nd: New Japan – 44 pts.
3rd: WWE – 44 pts.

*New Japan gets second over WWE due to five first place votes versus the WWE’s four.

TV Show of the Year
Winner: WWE NXT – 108 pts.
2nd: WWE RAW – 38 pts.
3rd: Lucha Underground – 31 pts.

Most Improved
Winner: Big E. Langston – 30 pts.
2nd: Xavier Woods – 30 pts.
3rd: Roman Reigns – 19 pts.

*Big E. Langston gets first over Xavier Woods due to four first place votes to Xavier’s three.

Biggest Wrestling News Story
Winner: WWE Cuts Ties with Hulk Hogan Over Racist Comments – 46 pts.
2nd: Deaths of Dusty Rhodes, Nick Bockwinkel, and/or Roddy Piper – 36 pts.
3rd: TNA Loses Another TV Deal – 21 pts.

Blog Column of the Year
Winner: Smark Rants (Scott Keith) – 50 pts.
2nd: Thursday Shoot Reviews (Brian Bayless) – 32 pts.
3rd: BOD Daily Update (Brian Bayless) – 27 pts.

Blog Poster of the Year
Winner: Marv – 27 pts.
2nd: Brian Bayless – 25 pts.
3rd: DanimalCrossing – 24 pts.

Most Loved Blog Topic
Winner: How Terrible Roman Reigns Push Has Been – 23 pts.
2nd: Old School Pay-Per-View Live Watches – 22 pts.
3rd: WWE’s Ratings Problems – 20 pts.

Worst Blog Topic
Winner: The Roman Reigns Push – 31 pts.
2nd: Dougie – 16 pts.
3rd: American Politics – 15 pts.

And that concludes the 2015 Doomie Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted.