2019 Doomie Awards

After a bit of a delay this year, the Blog of Doom has cast its votes for the best (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2019.

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://drive.google.com/file/d/1dPd4rA6KXV15NYX5NdTJ7-hcrCTqpfCO/view?usp=sharing

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 (everyone voted for Wrestler of the Year, though).  Participation in Doomie voting was down for the second straight year, with twenty-three ballots cast versus thirty-nine last year (and fifty-three two years ago).

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Chris Jericho (44 pts.)
2nd: Adam Cole (28 pts.)
3rd: Will Ospreay (27 pts.)

WOMEN’S WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Becky Lynch (83 pts.)
2nd: Rhea Ripley (33 pts.)
3rd: Asuka (15 pts.)

WORST WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winners: Shane McMahon & Baron Corbin (38 pts. – Unbreakable tie due to same number of first, second and third place votes)
3rd: Lacey Evans (22 pts.)

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

Winner: The Lucha Brothers (52 pts.)
2nd: Undisputed Era (30 pts.)
3rd: The Young Bucks (24 pts.)

FEUD OF THE YEAR

Winner: Chris Jericho vs. Cody Rhodes (27 pts.)
2nd: Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan (26 pts.)
3rd: AEW vs. WWE/NXT (25 pts.)

MATCH OF THE YEAR

Winner: Cody Rhodes vs. Dustin Rhodes (AEW: Double or Nothing) (32 pts.)
2nd: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi (NJPW: Best of the Super Juniors Final) (31 pts.)
3rd: Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole (NXT Takeover: New York) (25 pts.)

BEST COMMENTATOR

Winner: Tony Schiavone (69 pts.)
2nd: Kevin Kelly (32 pts.)
3rd: Mauro Ranello (27 pts.)

WORST COMMENTATOR

WINNER: Corey Graves (43 pts.)
2nd: Michael Cole (39 pts.)
3rd: Renee Young (29 pts.)

BEST SUPERCARD

Winner: NXT Takeover: New York (49 pts.)
2nd: NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom 13 (44 pts.)
3rd: AEW: Double or Nothing (36 pts.)

WORST SUPERCARD

Winner: WWE: Hell in a Cell (56 pts.)
2nd: WWE: Super Showdown (51 pts.)
3rd: WWE: Crown Jewel (33 pts.)

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kofi Kingston Wins the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 (51 pts.)
2nd: AEW Debuts on TNT (38 pts.)
3rd: AEW Dynamite and NXT Go Head-to-Head (15 pts.)

WORST MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Hell in a Cell Match Between the Fiend and Seth Rollins Ends in a Disqualification (75 pts.)
2nd: Brock Beats Kofi in Less than Five Seconds for the WWE Championship (18 pts.)
3rd: The Cuck-Off Between Bobby Lashley and Rusev (13 pts.)

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

Winner: AEW (70 pts.)
2nd: New Japan (47 pts.)
3rd: NXT (38 pts.)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Winner: WWE: NXT (65 pts.)
2nd: AEW: Wednesday Night Dynamite (60 pts.)
3rd: NWA: Powerrr (40 pts.)

MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER

Winner: Rhea Ripley (29 pts.)
2nd (Tie): Jay White & Nick Aldis (23 pts.)

Note: Jon Moxley also finished with 23 pts. but loses the first tiebreaker to White and Aldis on first place votes 4-1.

BIGGEST WRESTLING NEWS STORY

Winner: AEW Signs National TV Deal with TNT (63 pts.)
2nd: AEW Begins Operation (44 pts.)
3rd: WWE Smackdown! Goes to FOX (15 pts.)

BLOG COLUMN OF THE YEAR

Winner: Pay-Per-View Rants (Scott Keith) (36 pts.)
2nd: Observer Recaps (Scott Keith) (23 pts.)
3rd: WWE TV Recaps (Thomas Hall) (19 pts.)

BLOG WRITER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Thomas Hall (51 pts.)
2nd: Brian Bayless (24 pts.)
3rd: Rick Poehling (10 pts.)

BLOG COMMENTER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Night (15 pts.)
2nd: Oprah Noodlemania (10 pts.)
3rd: Thomas Hall (8 pts.)

MOST LOVED BLOG TOPIC

Winner: AEW Dead By ___________ (18 pts.)
2nd (Tie): AEW vs. WWE Wednesday Night Wars & Observer Recaps (11 pts.)

MOST HATED BLOG TOPIC

Winner: Political Topics in 2019 (21 pts.)
2nd: AEW vs. WWE Tribal Warfare (13 pts.)
3rd: AEW/WWE is Going Out of Business ____________ (11 pts.)

As always, I welcome any suggestions to make the Doomies better.  Thanks to everyone that voted, and if you did not vote this year then vote next year!