Sunday, January 07, 2007

Dr Riot's 2006 wrestling awards







Necro Butcher...brawler of the year


WRESTLER OF THE YEAR:
1. Mistico: Talented bloke and he made a ton of money for CMLL
2. Tito Ortiz: Sure, Chuck beat the crap out of him but he helped put UFC on the mat this year
3. Chuck Liddell: Oh...and this fella did his fair share for UFC as well in 2006. Plus he's one tough bastard

MOST OUSTANDING WRESTLER:
1. Samoa Joe
2. Bryan Danielson
3. AJ Styles

BEST BOX OFFICE DRAW:
1. Mistico
2. Tito Ortiz
3. John Cena

FEUD OF THE YEAR:
1. CZW vs ROH: The way a feud should be done...properly! Great heat, great brawls, great matches, great ending...an all-round great feud
2. Edge vs John Cena: The glue that held WWE together in 2006
3. Ric Flair vs Mick Foley: Old-school heat and some genuinely entertaining, relatively unscripted interviews. How refreshing

TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR:
1. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels
2. LAX
3. Paul London & Brian Kendrick

BEST ON INTERVIEWS:
1. Jim Cornette
2. Mick Foley
3. Ric Flair

MOST CHARISMATIC:
1. John Cena
2. Batista
3. DX

BEST TECHNICAL WRESTLER:
1. Bryan Danielson
2. Chris Benoit
3. Samoa Joe

BEST BRAWLER:
1. Necro Butcher: None better. The Bruiser Brody of the new millennium
2. Samoa Joe
3. Finlay

BEST FLYING WRESTLER:
1. AJ Styles: Still the king of the skies
2. Christopher Daniels
3. Paul London

MOST OVERRATED:
1. King Booker: Where's Stevie Ray when you need him?
2. DX: Not so much "suck it" as just plain suck
3. Batista: Dear God!!!!

MOST UNDERRATED:
1. Matt Hardy
2. Gregory Helms
3. Super Crazy

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR:
1. Ring Of Honor: Promoting and pushing old-school wrestling with a 21st century edge. The best rasslin' in the world right now
2. CMLL
3. AAA

BEST WEEKLY TV SHOW:
1. OVW: I'll take three months of Paul Heyman's booking any day over 12 months of shitty RAW and Smackdown
2. TNA Impact
3. WWE RAW: By default, trust me.

MATCH OF THE YEAR:
1. ROH vs CZW Cage Of Death (ROH Death Before Dishonor 4, July 15, 2006 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
2. Do Fixer (Dragon Kid/Genki Horiguchi/Ryo Saito) vs Blood Generation (CIMA/Nauki Doi/Masato Yoshino) (ROH, March 31, 2006)
3. “I Quit” match: Ric Flair vs Mick Foley (WWE SummerSlam, August 20, 2006)

BEST NON-WRESTLER PERFORMER:
1. Armando Alejandro Estrada: The guy's a genuine hoot!
2. Jim Cornette: Of course. The legend...
3. Melina: Good worker, great talker, even better arse

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER:
1. Mike Tenay
2. Jim Ross
3. JBL

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER:
1. Don West: Just shut the fuck up!
2. Michael Cole
3. Jonathan Coachman

BEST MAJOR SHOW OF THE YEAR:
1. ROH Death By Dishonor 4 (July 15, 2006): For the cage of death alone
2. SummerSlam: A ton of main event match-ups, headed by Flair vs Foley in their "I Quit" gorefest
3. TNA Sacrifice (May 14, 2006): Samoa Joe squaring off against Scott Steiner? Who could ask for more?

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER:
Homicide’s Copkilla

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC:
WWE’s continued exploitation of Eddie Guerrero: Let the poor bastard rest in peace

WORST TELEVISION SHOW:
WWE Smackdown: For the constant exploitation of Eddie; for overusing Vickie and Chavo till I was sick to death of them; for foisting The Miz, Boogeyman, MVP, Mr Kennedy, King Booker, the chicks and Batista on us; for boring main events and for being utterly forgettable on far too many occasions

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR:
Batista vs King Booker: Nuff said

WORST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR:
WWE: Nuff said

BEST BOOKER:
Gabe Sapolsky (Ring Of Honor)

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:
Dana White (UFC): The Vince McMahon of the new millennium

BEST GIMMICK:
LAX

WORST GIMMICK:
Christopher DeJoseph “the fat stripper”

BEST WRESTLING DVD:
Loose Cannon: The Brian Pillman Story