It’s hard to think of some of this on the spot but I’ll give it a shot:
Best Wrestler (Male) - Kenny Omega. Whether I watch his matches or I hear him on podcasts, I’m just so impressed with this performer. I used to argue AJ, but I can’t anymore.
Best Wrestler (Female) - Asuka. I think she is the most legitimate of the women’s wrestlers. She is one if the few members of the roster that I feel like truly is their character.
Best Tag Team - Dolph and McIntyre. I feel like this one will be unpopular but I think they’re a great team. Dolph is great in ring and Drew looks amazing. I also believe their finisher is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. They might not last long but it’s great while we have it.
Best on the Mic - Samoa Joe. I think it’s between Miz and Joe but I’ll tell you why it’s Joe. Miz messes up around one word per promo, every promo. He doesn’t really get called out but it happens every time. Joe feels like he’s speaking as quickly as you would in conversation. Miz is good, but he’s reciting lines. Joe is so much his character that there are no lines.
Best Announcer - Mauro Ranallo. He just makes matches so exciting. Even when he’s over the top I don’t roll my eyes. I just think “who else but Mauro”
Best Non-Wrestling Performer - Zelina Vega. She has added so much to Cien Almas. She is the difference maker in his career.
Most Improved - Baron Corbin. Haircut.
Best Gimmick - Velveteen Dream. I really love wrestlers who commit to a gimmick and really make it work. People always say no one but Undertaker could have made his gimmick work. I know we’re early in his career but soon that might not be crazy to say about Dream. I showed my girlfriend NXT Chicago and she is now a real wrestling fan because of him. That’s some good work.
Match of the Year - Omega/Okada 4. Gargano Almas was the best match I had ever watched. I never felt the way I did for one of the near falls in that match. But this match was just too good to be ignored. It rewarded you for having seen the last three. It was a true series finale. Even if there is a spin off, this will always be the true incarnation.
Feud of the Year - Velveteen Dream / Riccochet. I feel like it made both guys bigger stars. My fingers are starting to hurt.
Best Angle - This probably isn’t the right answer cause I mostly watch WWE and I can’t think of much good. Joey Ryan’s Murderer.
Best Pay-Per-View (Wrestling) - NXT Chicago 2018. Wow.