2020 Doomie Awards!

After allowing for a two week voting period, the 2020 Doomie Awards have been decided.

This year saw a marked increase in voting over the previous year, with a record seventy-eight ballots submitted.  That more than tripled last year’s voting, which saw twenty-three ballots cast.  So thanks to everyone for voting (and for several of the Doomie campaigns for raising awareness).

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/1M2I4auswqPuRdFat1XPgagO5OsgvudA9/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.  I also had to make judgement calls on some ballots since ties were not allowed, some ballots included wrestlers not eligible in certain categories, and the wording of some ballots for topics like “Most Loved” or “Most Hated” did not always align.

Here were the results of the 2020 Doomies:

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Jon Moxley (176 pts.)
2nd: Roman Reigns (99 pts.)
3rd: Kenny Omega (60 pts.)

WOMEN’S WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Asuka (160 pts.)
2nd: Bayley (100 pts.)
3rd: Io Shirai (73 pts.)

WORST WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Nia Jax (95 pts.)
2nd: King Corbin (30 pts.)*
3rd: Luther (30 pts.)

*Corbin won second tiebreaker on most second place votes 6-5.

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (164 pts.)
2nd: FTR (96 pts.)
3rd: The Young Bucks (86 pts.)

FEUD OF THE YEAR

Winner: Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (94 pts.)
2nd: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (66 pts.)
3rd: The Elite vs. Inner Circle (52 pts.)*

*The Elite vs. Inner Circle won the first tiebreaker over Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston on first place votes 8-5.

MATCH OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. The Young Bucks (AEW: Revolution) (117 pts.)
2nd: WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov (NXT: UK, October 29) (68 pts.)
3rd: Inner Circle vs. The Elite (Stadium Stampede Match, AEW: Double or Nothing) (52 pts.)

BEST COMMENTATOR

Winner: Tony Schiavone (228 pts.)
2nd: Excalibur (70 pts.)
3rd: Chris Jericho (54 pts.)

WORST COMMENTATOR

Winner: Michael Cole (114 pts.)
2nd: Corey Graves (107 pts.)
3rd: Jim Ross (67 pts.)

BEST SUPERCARD

Winner: AEW: Revolution (89 pts.)
2nd: NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom 14 (76 pts.)
3rd: AEW: Double or Nothing (68 pts.)

WORST SUPERCARD

Winner: WWE Super ShowDown (90 pts.)
2nd: WWE: The Horror Show at Extreme Rules (78 pts.)
3rd: AEW: All Out (34 pts.)

MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Edge Returns at the Royal Rumble (108 pts.)
2nd: Sting Debuts in AEW (74 pts.)
3rd: The Brodie Lee Memorial Show (73 pts.)

WORST MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Matt Hardy’s Injury vs. Sammy Guevara (74 pts.)
2nd: Randy Orton Sets the Fiend on Fire to End WWE: TLC (31 pts.)
3rd: The Fiend vs. Braun Strowman Cinematic Swamp Match (25 pts.)

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

Winner: AEW (251 pts.)
2nd: New Japan Pro Wrestling (120 pts.)
3rd: NXT (63 pts.)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Winner: AEW: Dynamite (255 pts.)
2nd: WWE: NXT (105 pts.)
3rd: WWE: Smackdown (49 pts.)

MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER

Winner: Roman Reigns (72 pts.)
2nd: Racquel Gonzalez (63 pts.)
3rd: John Silver (49 pts.)

BIGGEST WRESTLING NEWS STORY

Winner: COVID-19 Pandemic Changes Wrestling (182 pts.)
2nd: Brodie Lee Passes Away (136 pts.)
3rd: #SpeakingOut Movement (117 pts.)

BLOG COLUMN OF THE YEAR

Winner: Wrestling Observer Flashbacks by Scott Keith (111 pts.)
2nd: Smark PPV Rants by Scott Keith (73 pts.)
3rd: Joshi Spotlight by Jabroniville (41 pts.)

BLOG WRITER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Thomas Hall (147 pts.)
2nd: Andy PG (57 pts.)
3rd: Rick Poehling (47 pts.)

BLOG COMMENTER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lawrence Talbot (66 pts.)
2nd: Night (51 pts.)
3rd: Fax (45 pts.)

MOST LOVED BLOG TOPIC

Winner: Joshi (31 pts.)
2nd: PPV Livewatches and Watch-Alongs (25 pts.)
3rd: American Politics (22 pts.)

WORST BLOG TOPIC

Winner: American Politics (83 pts.)
2nd: AEW vs. WWE/NXT (59 pts.)
3rd: Talking About Women’s Looks (31 pts.)

Again, thanks to everyone who voted!