POST Wrestling’s Best & Worst of 2023 Picks

Originally published at POST Wrestling’s Best & Worst of 2023 Picks

This past week, POST Wrestling released its Best & Worst of 2023 Show as the panel of John Pollock, Wai Ting, Davie Portman & Braden Herrington made their picks in all the key categories.

We went through twenty-one categories and we chose winners and played the latest edition of “Likely or Unlikely” for 2024 while also reviewing the predictions we made one year ago.

Below is the full list of award winners along with picks from last year.

BEST WRESTLER (Female)

John Pollock: Athena
Last Year: Syuri

Wai Ting: Rhea Ripley
Last Year: Bianca Belair

Davie Portman: Becky Lynch
Last Year: Bianca Belair

Braden Herrington: Rhea Ripley
Last Year: Jamie Hayter

BEST TAG TEAM

John Pollock: FTR
Last Year: FTR

Wai Ting: FTR
Last Year: FTR

Davie Portman: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Last Year: FTR

Braden Herrington: FTR
Last Year: FTR

BEST WRESTLER (Male)

John Pollock: Will Ospreay
Last Year: Will Ospreay

Wai Ting: Will Ospreay
Last Year: Jon Moxley

Davie Portman: Will Ospreay
Last Year: MJF

Braden Herrington: Will Ospreay
Last Year: Jon Moxley

BEST FEUD

John Pollock: Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Page
Last Year: FTR vs. The Briscoes

Wai Ting: Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes
Last Year: MJF vs. CM Punk

Davie Portman: The Bloodline vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Last Year: MJF vs. CM Punk

Braden Herrington: Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Page
Last Year: MJF vs. CM Punk

WORST FEUD

John Pollock: Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler
Last Year: The Miz vs. Dexter Lumis

Wai Ting: The Outcasts vs. Anybody
Last Year: AFO vs. Matt Hardy

Davie Portman: Chris Jericho vs. Adam Cole
Last Year: AFO vs. Matt Hardy

Braden Herrington: The Bloodline’s implosion
Last Year: Bron Breakker vs. Joe Gacy

BEST NON-WRESTLING MEDIA

John Pollock: The Last Real World Champion by Tim Hornbaker
Last Year: Blood and Fire by Brian Solomon

Wai Ting: The Iron Claw
Last Year: Bray Wyatt – White Rabbit campaign

Davie Portman
: The Wrestlers on Netflix
Last Year: Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin

Braden Herrington: The Iron Claw
Last Year: Tales from the Territories – Jerry Lawler vs. Andy Kaufman

BEST ENTRANCE

John Pollock: Shinsuke Nakamura at NOAH “The New Year”

Wai Ting: Rey Mysterio with Snoop Dogg in Low Rider

Davie Portman: Bryan Danielson out to “Final Countdown” at Forbidden Door II

Braden Herrington
: Rey Mysterio with Snoop Dogg in Low Rider

MOST IMPROVED

John Pollock: CMLL
Last Year: Chris Jericho

Wai Ting: LA Knight
Last Year: The Acclaimed

Davie Portman: Trick Williams
Last Year: The Acclaimed

Braden Herrington
: Trick Williams
Last Year: The Acclaimed

BIGGEST SETBACK

John Pollock: Jamie Hayter
Last Year: Ronda Rousey

Wai Ting
: Austin Theory
Last Year: CM Punk

Davie Portman: AEW
Last Year: Sammy Guevara

Braden Herrington: AEW
Last Year: CM Punk

BEST ON THE MIC

John Pollock: Eddie Kingston
Last Year: Jon Moxley

Wai Ting: Cody Rhodes
Last Year: MJF

Davie Portman: Samantha Irvin
Last Year: MJF

Braden Herrington: MJF
Last Year: MJF

WORST ON THE MIC

John Pollock: Ronda Rousey
Last Year: Xyon Quinn

Wai Ting: Tony Khan
Last Year: Ronda Rousey

Davie Portman
: Shayna Wayne
Last Year: Saraya

Braden Herrington: Ava
Last Year: Xyon Quinn

BEST CHARACTER

John Pollock: Christian Cage – The Patriarch
Last Year: Sami Zayn – Honorary Uce

Wai Ting: Drew McIntyre  
Last Year: Sami Zayn – Honorary Uce

Davie Portman: Swerve Strickland
Last Year: Sami Zayn – Honorary Uce

Braden Herrington: Christian Cage – The Patriarch
Last Year: Sami Zayn – Honorary Uce

WORST CHARACTER

John Pollock: QTV
Last Year: Scrypts

Wai Ting: Nikki Cross
Last Year: Lacey Evans

Davie Portman: Young Bucks
Last Year: Scrypts

Braden Herrington: QTV
Last Year: Scrypts

BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW

John Pollock: AEW Collision
Last Year: AEW Dynamite

Wai Ting: AEW Dynamite
Last Year: AEW Dynamite

Davie Portman: AEW Dynamite
Last Year: AEW Dynamite

Braden Herrington: AEW Dynamite
Last Year: AEW Dynamite

BEST PAY-PER-VIEW/PLE

John Pollock
: AEW WrestleDream
Last Year: Forbidden Door

Wai Ting: Forbidden Door II
Last Year: AEW Full Gear

Davie Portman: WrestleMania 39 – Night 1
Last Year: WrestleMania 38 – Night 1

Braden Herrington: Forbidden Door II
Last Year: AEW Full Gear

WORST PAY-PER-VIEW/PLE

John Pollock: NWA Samhain
Last Year: NWA Hard Times 3

Wai Ting: WWE Crown Jewel
Last Year: GCW Spring Break Part 2 – The Greatest Clusterf**k

Davie Portman: WWE SummerSlam
Last Year: AEW Rampage (Oct. 14 in Toronto)

Braden Herrington: WWE SummerSlam
Last Year: WWE Royal Rumble

BEST PROMOTION

John Pollock: WWE
Last Year: AEW

Wai Ting: WWE
Last Year: AEW

Davie Portman: WWE
Last Year: AEW

Braden Herrington: WWE
Last Year: AEW

WORST PROMOTION

John Pollock: Power Slap
Last Year: NWA

Wai Ting: Power Slap
Last Year: Wrestling Entertainment Series (WES)

Davie Portman: NWA
Last Year: Wrestling Entertainment Series (WES)

Braden Herrington: NWA
Last Year: NWA

MATCH OF THE YEAR

John Pollock: Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega (Wrestle Kingdom 17)
Last Year: FTR vs. The Briscoes Double Dog Collar (ROH Final Battle)

Wai Ting
: Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Page – Texas Deathmatch (AEW Full Gear)
Last Year: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Hell in a Cell)

Davie Portman: Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega (Forbidden Door II)
Last Year: Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville (WrestleMania 38 – Night 2)

Braden Herrington: Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega (Forbidden Door II)
Last Year: Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville (WrestleMania 38 – Night 2)

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

John Pollock: Rhea Ripley vs. Maxxine Dupri (WWE Raw, December 11)
Last Year: Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee (WrestleMania 38 – Night 2)

Wai Ting: Tyrus vs. EC3 – Texas Bull Rope Match (NWA 75)
Last Year: Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee (WrestleMania 38 – Night 2)

Davie Portman: Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (WWE SummerSlam)
Last Year: Men’s Royal Rumble (WWE Royal Rumble)

Braden Herrington: Tyrus vs. EC3 – Texas Bull Rope Match (NWA 75)
Last Year: Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee (WrestleMania 38 – Night 2)

BIGGEST STORY OF THE YEAR

John Pollock: TKO merger
Last Year: Vince McMahon’s resignation

Wai Ting: TKO merger
Last Year: Vince McMahon’s resignation

Davie Portman: CM Punk drama
Last Year: Vince McMahon’s resignation

Braden Herrington: TKO merger
Last Year: Vince McMahon’s resignation