Dave Meltzer Reveals 2016 Wrestling Observer Awards


Dave Meltzer released the full results for the 2016 Wrestling Obsever Awards in this week’s issue. AJ Styles took home the top two prizes, and New Japan Pro Wrestling hauled in the most awards in total (9). You can check out the list below, sourced from Reddit user kentucky210.

AwardWinnerRunner UpLast Years Winner
Lou Thesz/ Ric Flair award (Best Wrestler)AJ STYLESOkadaAJ Styles
Most Outstanding WrestlerAJ StylesKenny OmegaAJ Styles
Best Box Office DrawConor McGregorBrock LesnarRonda Rousey
Feud of the YearConor McGregor v. Nate DiazJohn Cena v. AJ StylesAldo v. McGregor
Team of the YearYoung BucksThe RevivalThe Young Bucks
Most ImprovedMatt RiddleThe MizBayley
Best on InterviewsConor McGregorThe MizConor McGregor
Most CharismaticConor McGregorShinsuke NakamuraShinsuke Nakamura
Bryan Danielson Award (Best Technical Wrestler)Zack Sabre JrKyle O’ReilyZack Sabre Jr
Bruiser Brody Memorial Award (Best Brawler)Tomohiro IshiiKatsuyori ShibataTomohiro Ishii
Best Flying WrestlerWill OspreayRicochetRichochet
Most OverratedRoman ReignsBraun StrowmanKane
Most UnderratedCesaroNevilleCesaro
Promotion of the YearNew Japan Pro WrestlingUFCNew Japan Pro Wrestling
Best weekly tv showNew Japan Pro Wrestling on AXSSmackdown LiveWWE NXT
Match of the YearTanahashi vs. Okada (WK10)Omega vs. Naito 8/13 TokyoShinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (WK9)
Rookie of the yearMatt RiddleLio RushChad Gable
Best non-wrestlerDario CuetoDaniel BryanDario Cueto
Best TV AnnouncerMauro RanalloCorey GravesMauro Ranallo
Worst TV AnnouncerDavid OtungaMatt StrikerJBL
Best Major ShowWK10PWG Battle of Los Angeles night 2WK9


AwardWinnerLast Years Winner
Worst Major ShowWrestlemania 32Triplemania 23
Best Wrestling MoveOne Winged Angel by Kenny OmegaStyles Clash by AJ Styles
Most Disgusting Promotional TacticKimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000The Use of Reid Flair’s death in an angle by WWE
Worst TV ShowWWE RawWWE Raw
Worst Match of the YearShelly Martinez vs. RebelPsycho Circus vs. Villanos
Worst Feud of the YearTitus O’Niel vs. Darren YoungTeam PCB vs. Team Bella vs. Team BAD
Worst PromotionTNATNA
Best BookerGedoPaul Levesque and Ryan Ward (NXT)
Promoter of the yearDana WhiteDana White
Best GimmickBroken Matt HardyThe New Day
Worst GimmickBone SoldierStardust
Best BookAli vs. InokiYes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania
Best DVD/Network specialSeth Rollins: Redesign, Rebuild, ReclaimDaniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes!


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