Year Ends Awards

 

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
1972 - Pedro Morales  
1973 - Jack Brisco  
1974-  Bruno Sammartino  
1975 - Mr. Wrestling II  
1976 - Terry Funk  
1977 - Dusty Rhodes  
1978 - Dusty Rhodes
1979 - Harley Race 
1980 - Bob Backlund 
1981 - Ric Flair 
1982 - Bob Backlund 
1983 - Harley Race 
1984 - Ric Flair 
1985 - Ric Flair 
1986 - Hulk Hogan 
1987 - Barry Windham
1988 - Barry Windham
1989 - Owen Hart
1990 - Owen Hart
1991 - Owen Hart
1992 - Pete Jackson
1993 - Owen Hart
1994 - Barry Windham
1995 - Owen Hart
1996 - Barry Windham
1997 - Barry Windham
1998 - Barry Windham
1999 - Barry Windham
2000 - Barry Windham
2001 - Rob Van Dam
2002 - Brandon Myers
2003 - Brandon Myers
2004 - Brandon Myers
2005 - David Batista
2006 - John Cena
2007 - David Batista
2008 - Brandon Myers
2009 - Randy Orton
2010 - Steve Elliott
 
TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR
1972 - Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher  
1973 - Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens  
1974 - Jimmy and Johnny Valiant  
1975 - Gene and Ole Anderson  
1976 - The Executioners  
1977 - Gene and Ole Anderson 
1978 - Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones 
1979 - Ivan Putski and Tito Santana 
1980 - Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens
1981 - The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy) 
1982 - Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell 
1983 - The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) 
1984 - The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk)
1985 - The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk)
1986 - Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
1987 - The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk)
1988 - The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
1989 - The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
1990 - The Steiners (Rick and Scott Steiner)
1991 - The Steiners (Rick and Scott Steiner)
1992 - Terry Gordy and Steve Williams
1993 - Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow
1994 - The Ringmasters (Markus Weirkeith and Kai Hanson)
1995 - The Hollywood Blonds (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman)
1996 - The Snake Pit (Viper and Cobra)
1997 - The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash)
1998 - The Natural Born Killers (Jesse Evans and Jerry Chesnut)
1999 - The Natural Born Killers (Jesse Evans and Jerry Chesnut)
2000 - The New Age Outlaws (Jesse James and Billy Gunn)
2001 - The Blood Brothers (Scarlet Biringham & Julian LeMonie)
2002 - The Brood (Christian Cage and Edge)
2003 - The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)  
2004 - The Brood (Christian Cage and Edge)
2005 - The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)
2006 - A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels 
2007 - The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) 
2008 - Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm)
2009 - The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)  
2010 - Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and Chris Harris)
 
MOST POPULAR OF THE YEAR
1972 - Jack Brisco 
1973 - Chief Jay Strongbow  
1974 - Billy Robinson  
1975 - Mil Máscaras  
1976 - Wahoo McDaniel
1977 - André the Giant
1978 - Dusty Rhodes 
1979 - Dusty Rhodes
1980 - Mr. Wrestling II 
1981 - Tommy Rich 
1982 - André the Giant 
1983 - Jimmy Snuka 
1984 - Kerry Von Erich  
1985 - Hulk Hogan 
1986 - Roddy Piper 
1987 - Roddy Piper
1988 - Roddy Piper
1989 - Hulk Hogan
1990 - Hulk Hogan
1991 - Randy Savage
1992 - Randy Savage
1993 - Owen Hart
1994 - Owen Hart
1995 - Jerry Lawler
1996 - Shawn Michaels
1997 - Pete Jackson
1998 - Pete Jackson
1999 - Pete Jackson
2000 - Chris Windham
2001 - Axel Hager
2002 - Axel Hager
2003 - Shawn Michaels
2004 - Axel Hager
2005 - John Cena
2006 - John Cena
2007 - John Cena
2008 - Shawn Michaels
2009 - John Cena
2010 - John Cena
 
MOST HATED OF THE YEAR
1972 - The Sheik  
1973 - Superstar Graham  
1974 - The Great Mephisto  
1975 - Greg Valentine  
1976 - Stan Hansen 
1977 - Ken Patera
1978 - Ric Flair 
1979 - Greg Valentine
1980 - Larry Zbyszko 
1981 - Ken Patera 
1982 - Ted DiBiase 
1983 - Greg Valentine 
1984 - Roddy Piper 
1985 - Roddy Piper
1986 - Paul Orndorff 
1987 - Barry Windham
1988 - Lex Luger
1989 - Greg Valentine
1990 - Owen Hart
1991 - Barry Windham
1992 - Chris Champion
1993 - Jerry Lawler
1994 - Lex Luger
1995 - Harley Race
1996 - Owen Hart
1997 - Dan Severn
1998 - Jerry Lawler
1999 - Adam Riggs
2000 - John Raddison
2001 - Kai Hanson 
2002 - Steve Elliott
2003 - Brandon Myers
2004 - Brandon Myers
2005 - Brandon Myers
2006 - Edge
2007 - Randy Orton
2008 - Steve Elliott
2009 - Randy Orton
2010 - Steve Elliott
 
MOST INSPIRATIONAL OF THE YEAR 
1972 - Lord Alfred Hayes  
1973 - Johnny Valentine  
1974 - Dick Murdoch  
1975 - Mike McCord  
1976 - Bruno Sammartino
1977 - Bob Backlund 
1978 - Blackjack Mulligan 
1979 - Chief Jay Strongbow 
1980 - The Junkyard Dog 
1981 - Bob Backlund 
1982 - Roddy Piper 
1983 - Hulk Hogan 
1984 - Sgt. Slaughter 
1985 - Mike Von Erich 
1986 - Chris Adams
1987 - Pete Jackson
1988 - Roddy Piper
1989 - Eric Embry
1990 - Roddy Piper
1991 - Randy Savage
1992 - Roddy Piper
1993 - Lex Luger
1994 - Owen Hart
1995 - Jerry Lawler
1996 - Jerry Lawler
1997 - Roddy Piper
1998 - Roddy Piper
1999 - Awesome Al Smith
2000 - Pete Jackson
2001 - John Raddison
2002 - Adam Riggs
2003 - Shawn Michaels
2004 - Eddie Guerrero 
2005 - Roddy Piper
2006 - John Cena
2007 - Dan Severn
2008 - Ric Flair
2009 - Ricky Steamboat
2010 - Matt Hardy
 
MOST IMPROVED OF THE YEAR
1978 - Dino Bravo 
1979 - Tommy Rich 
1980 - Tony Atlas 
1981 - Kevin Sullivan
1982 - Barry Windham 
1983 - Brett Wayne Sawyer 
1984 - Billy Jack Haynes 
1985 - Steve Williams 
1986 - Terry Gordy 
1987 - Pete Jackson
1988 - Awesome Al
1989 - Greg Valentine
1990 - Hulk Hogan
1991 - Shawn Michaels
1992 - Ron Simmons
1993 - Scott Steiner
1994 - Scott Putski
1995 - Dan Severn
1996 - Frans Joule
1997 - Johnny Coaltrain
1998 - Adam Riggs
1999 - Chris Windham
2000 - Scott Steiner
2001 - Steve Austin
2002 - Edge
2003 - John Cena
2004 - Randy Orton
2005 - David Batista 
2006 - Bobby Lashley 
2007 - Montel V Porter
2008 - Cody Rhodes
2009 - John Morrison
2010 - Val Venis
 
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1972 - Mike Graham  
1973 - Bob Orton, Jr. 
1974 - Larry Zbyszko  
1975 - Ric Flair  
1976 - Bob Backlund 
1977 - Ricky Steamboat 
1978 - Tommy Rich
1979 - Terry Taylor 
1980 - Barry Windham 
1981 - David Sammartino 
1982 - Brad Armstrong
1983 - Angelo Mosca, Jr.  
1984 - Mike Von Erich 
1985 - Nord the Barbarian 
1986 - Lex Luger 
1987 - Owen Hart 
1988 - Madusa Miceli  
1989 - The Kutlu Warrior (Jon Stewart)
1990 - Steve Austin 
1991 - The Patriot
1992 - Erik Watts 
1993 - Viper (Victor Blood)
1994 - 911 
1995 - Alex Wright
1996 - The Giant 
1997 - James Brisco
1998 - Bill Goldberg
1999 - Jason McMasters
2000 - Kurt Angle  
2001 - Randy Orton
2002 - Maven Christopher 
2003 - Zach Gowen 
2004 - Monty Brown 
2005 - Bobby Lashley
2006 - Cody Rhodes 
2007 - Ted DiBiase, Jr
2008 - Joe Hennig
2009 - Mike Sydal
2010 - Oje Hart
 
FEUD OF THE YEAR
1987 - Roddy Piper vs Barry Windham
1988 - Roddy Piper vs Lex Luger
1989 - Eric Embry vs Skandar Akbar & Army
1990 - Kutlu Warrior vs Big Van Vader
1991 - Barry Windham vs Randy Savage
1992 - Chris Champion vs Randy Savage
1993 - Owen Hart vs Jerry Lawler
1994 - Lex Luger vs Hulk Hogan
1995 - Jerry Lawler vs Harley Race & Group
1996 - Owen Hart vs Jerry Lawler
1997 - Pete Jackson vs Dan Severn
1998 - The Crazy Ones vs Maximum Carnage
1999 - Pete Jackson vs Adam Riggs
2000 - Pete Jackson vs Nic Cross
2001 - Rob Van Dam vs Brandon Myers
2002 - Rob Van Dam vs Brandon Myers
2003 - Brock Lesner vs Kurt Angle
2004 - Axel Hager vs Brandon Myers
2005 - Matt Hardy vs Edge (and Lita)
2006 - John Cena vs Edge
2007 - Samoa Joe vs Kurt Angle
2008 - Shawn Michaels vs Steve Elliott
2009 - Randy Orton vs Brandon Myers
2010 - Jeff Jarrett vs Brandon Myers
 
Match of the Year 
 
1987 - June 2nd -
Barry Windham vs Roddy Piper
(Windham wins NWA World Title)
 
1988 - The Main Event -
Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan
(Andre wins WWF World Title)
 
1989 - Great American Bash -
Greg Valentine vs Piper - 2hrs match
 
1990 - Great American Bash -
Barry Windham vs Roddy Piper
(Piper wins NWA World Title)
 
1991 - Battle at Busch -
Barry Windham vs Randy Savage
(Windham wins North American Title)
 
1992 - Wrestle War -
Pete Jackson vs Owen Hart
(Jackson wins WWA World Title)
 
1993 - Wrestle War -
Jon Stewart vs Pete Jackson
(Stewart win WWA World Title)
 
1994 - Battle at Busch -
Shawn Michaels vs Scott Steiner
(Ladder match)
 
1995 - July 30rd -
Dan Severn vs Pete Jackson
(Severn wins NWA Heavyweight Title)
 
1996 - Battle at Busch -
Owen Hart vs Jerry Lawler
 
1997 - Battle at Busch -
The Outsiders (Hall/Nash) vs The Snake Pit (Blood/Farmer)
(WWA World Tag Team Champs vs PWA World Tag Team Champs
 
1998 - Battle at Busch -
Barry Windham vs Dan Severn
(Windham wins the 1998 Busch Cup
 
1999 - A November to Remember -
Tommy Dreamer vs Mikey Whipwreck
 
2000 - Battle at Busch -
Pete Jackson vs Nic Cross (Jackson wins WWA World Title)
 
2001 - Battle at Busch -
Kai Hanson vs Axel Hager (Hanson retains WWA North American Title)
 
2002 - The 18th Annual All-Star Spectacular
Brandon Myers vs Robert Bayley (Myers retains WWA World Title)
 
2003 - Battle at Busch
Brock Lesner vs Kurt Angle
 
2004 - Battle at Busch
Shawn Michaels vs Brandon Myers
 
2005 - All-Star Spectacular
Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle
 
2006 - Battle at Busch
Shawn Michaels vs Brandon Myers
 
2007 - Wrestlemania
Shawn Michaels vs John Cena
 
2008 - Battle at Busch
Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair  (Flair retirement match)
 
2009 - Battle at Busch
Shawn Michaels vs Axel Hager
 
2010 - Battle at Busch
Shawn Michaels vs Pete Jackson