This is a list of professional wrestling awards.

List

Generally recognized

Awards Recognized For Years Ref
Triple Crown United States
Puerto Rico
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Canada
One world championship, one tag championship and one secondary championship [1]
Grand Slam United States
Puerto Rico
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Canada
Holding all championships available in a promotion

From wrestling companies

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
AEW Dynamite Awards All Elite Wrestling
  • Best Moment on the Mic
  • Biggest Surprise
  • Breakout Star – Male
  • Breakout Star – Female
  • Biggest Beatdown
  • High Flyer Award
  • Hardest Moment to Clean Up After
  • Biggest WTF Moment
  • LOL Award
  • Best Twitter Follow
  • Bleacher Report PPV Moment of the Year
2021–present
Slammy Award WWE
  • Superstar of the Year
  • Male Superstar of the Year
  • Diva/Female Superstar of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Other various categories
1986–2015; 2020–present
WWE Year-End Award WWE
  • Male Superstar of the Year
  • Female Superstar of the Year
  • Other various categories
2018–2019
Warrior Award WWE N/A 2015–present
NXT Year-End Award WWE
  • Male Competitor of the Year
  • Female Competitor of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • TakeOver of the Year
  • Overall Competitor of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Breakout of the Year
  • Rivalry of the Year
  • Future Star of NXT
2015–present
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/
IMPACT Wrestling Year End Awards
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/
IMPACT Wrestling
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Babe of the Year
  • Finisher of the Year
  • Who To Watch in next year
  • Memorable Moment of the Year
  • X Division Star of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Mr. TNA / Wrestler of the Year
2003–2007; 2018–present [2]

Independent organizations

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional
Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards
National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Frank Gotch Award
  • James C. Melby Award
  • Lou Thesz Award
  • George Tragos Award
2000–present
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • New York State Award
  • Senator Hugh Farley Award
2003–2009
CAC Awards Cauliflower Alley Club
  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award
  • Art Abrams/Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Men's Wrestling Award
  • Women's Wrestling Award
  • Tag Team Award
  • Trainers Award
  • Charlie Smith Referee's Award
  • Lucha Libre Award
  • Posthumous Award
  • James C. Melby Historian Award: Don Luce
  • Rising Star Award: Kevin “Killer” Kross
1992–present [3]
New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards New England Pro Wrestling Fan Fest
  • Life Time Achievement Award
  • "New England Icon" Award
  • Manager of the Year Award
  • Most Entertaining Personality Award
2010–present

Press

Awards Given out by Categories Years Ref
Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • Active
    • Wrestler of the Year
    • Tag Team of the Year
    • Match of the Year
    • Feud of the Year
    • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year
    • Most Hated Wrestler of the Year
    • Comeback of the Year
    • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
    • Inspirational Wrestler of the Year
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Woman of the Year
    • Lifetime Achievement
  • Defunct
    • Midget Wrestler of the Year
    • Manager of the Year
    • Announcer of the Year
1972–present
Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards Wrestling Observer Newsletter
  • Active
    • Wrestler of the Year
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler
    • Best Box Office Draw
    • Feud of the Year
    • Tag Team of the Year
    • Most Improved
    • Best on Interviews
    • Most Charismatic
    • Best Technical Wrestler
    • Best Brawler
    • Best Flying Wrestler
    • Most Overrated
    • Most Underrated
    • Promotion of the Year
    • Best Weekly TV Show
    • Pro Wrestling Match of the Year
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Best Non-Wrestler
    • Best Television Announcer
    • Worst Television Announcer
    • Best Major Wrestling Show
    • Worst Major Wrestling Show
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver
    • Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic
    • Worst Television Show
    • Worst Match of the Year
    • Worst Feud of the Year
    • Worst Promotion of the Year
    • Best Booker
    • Promoter of the Year
    • Best Gimmick
    • Worst Gimmick
    • Best Pro Wrestling Book
    • Best Pro Wrestling Documentary
  • Defunct
    • Most Impressive Wrestler
    • Most Washed Up Wrestler
    • Strongest Wrestler
    • Best Three-Man Team
    • Most Unimproved
    • Most Obnoxious
    • Best Babyface
    • Best Heel
    • Biggest Shock of the Year
    • Hardest Worker
    • Manager of the Year
    • Best Color Commentator
    • Readers' Favorite Wrestler
    • Readers' Least Favorite Wrestler
    • Worst Wrestler
    • Worst Tag Team
    • Worst Manager
    • Worst on Interviews
    • Most Embarrassing Wrestler
    • Worst Non-Wrestling Personality
1980–present
Tokyo Sports Puroresu Awards Tokyo Sports
  • Active
    • MVP Award
    • Best Bout Award
    • Outstanding Performance Award
    • Fighting Spirit Award
    • Technique Award
    • Best Tag Team Award
    • Newcomer Award
    • Joshi Puroresu Grand Prize
    • Special Award
    • Wrestling Special Award
  • Defunct
    • Best Foreigner Award
    • Best Referee Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Effort Award
    • Popularity Award
    • Service Award
    • Special Grand Prize
    • Topic Award
1974–present [4]
Pro Wrestling Torch Year End Awards Pro Wrestling Torch
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Outstanding Wrestler (Best Actual In Ring Wrestler)
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Promos of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Breakout Star of the Year
  • Diva of the Year
  • Most Improved
  • Most Popular
  • Most Hated
  • Best Face
  • Best Heel
  • Most Controversial
  • Stable of the Year
  • Finisher of the Year
[5]
PWInsider.com Year End Awards Pro Wrestling Insider
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Announcer of the Year
  • Color Commentator of the Year
  • Hottie of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Flyer of the Year
  • Brawler of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Show of the Year
  • Best Interviews of the Year
  • Move of the Year
  • Comeback of the Year
  • Angle/Storyline of the Year
  • Character/Gimmick of the Year
  • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • News Story of the Year
  • Promotion/Brand of the Year
  • Stupidest Thing About Wrestling This Year
  • Chant of the Year
  • DVD of the Year
[6]
Pro Wrestling Report Honors Pro Wrestling Report
  • Tag Team Wrestlers of the Year
  • Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Shenanigans Moment of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mark Out Moment of the Year
  • Wrestler of the Year
[7]
Live Audio Wrestling End of Year Awards Live Audio Wrestling
  • Best Wrestler: Male
  • Best Wrestler: Female
  • Best Tag Team
  • Best on the Mic
  • Best Announcer
  • Best Non-Wrestling Performer
  • Most Improved
  • Best Comeback
  • Best Gimmick
  • Match of the Year
  • Feud of the Year
  • Best Angle
  • Best Pay-Per-View
  • Best Wrestling Pay-Per-View
  • Best Promotion
  • Best Television Show
  • Best Book
  • Best DVD/Original Programming
  • Moment of the Year
  • Best Raw Guest Host
  • Best LAW Interview
  • Biggest Story of the Year
2008–2016 [8]
Ontario Indy Wrestling Awards Ontario Wrestling's Indy Elite
(in association with Great Canadian Wrestling)
  • Eastern Ontario Promotion of the Year
  • Western Ontario Promotion of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Male Wrestler of the Year
  • Western Ontario Male Wrestler of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Western Ontario Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Male Rookie of the Year
  • Western Ontario Male Rookie of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Female Rookie of the Year
  • Western Ontario Female Rookie of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Manager of the Year
  • Western Ontario Manager of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Show of the Year
  • Western Ontario Show of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Match of the Year
  • Western Ontario Match of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Feud of the Year
  • Western Ontario Feud of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Referee of the Year
  • Western Ontario Referee of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Ring Announcer of the Year
  • Western Ontario Ring Announcer of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Male of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Male of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Female of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Female of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Popular Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Popular Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Male of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Male of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Female of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Female of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Most Hated Tag Team of the Year
  • Western Ontario Most Hated Tag Team of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Sexiest Man of the Year
  • Western Ontario Sexiest Man of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Sexiest Woman of the Year
  • Western Ontario Sexiest Woman of the Year
  • Eastern Ontario Fan of the Year
  • Western Ontario Fan of the Year
[9]
Power Slam Wrestling Awards Power Slam
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Babyface of the Year
  • Heel of the Year
  • Match of the Year
  • Card Of The Year
  • Tag Team
  • Character of the Year
  • Most Abysmal Wrestler of the Year
Southern California Pro-Wrestling Year End Awards SoCal Uncensored
  • Promotion of the Year
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Women's Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Most Outstanding Wrestler
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Match of the Year
[10]
Year End Pro Wrestling Coverage Awards
(Sheety Awards)
Sheet Sandwich
  • Best Review Site
  • Best Show Previews
  • Best Breaking News
  • Best News Aggregator
  • Best Opinion/Commentary/Analysis
  • Best News Reporter
  • Best Columnist
  • Best Reviewer
  • Best Host
  • Best Co-Host
  • Best Podcast Network
  • Best Retro Podcast
  • Best Show Review Podcast
  • Best News Podcast
  • Best Interview Podcast
  • Writer of the Year
  • Article of the Year
  • Story of the Year
  • Site of the Year
  • Podcast of the Year
[11][12]
411 Wrestling Year End Awards 411Mania
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Most Underrated Performer
  • Most Overrated Wrestler
  • Best Match
  • Best Weekly TV Show
  • Most Outstanding Performer
  • Best Promotion
  • Best PPV/Major Show
  • Best Female Wrestler
  • Worst Major Show/PPV
  • Best Tag Team
  • Biggest Disappointment
  • Best Non-Wrestler
[13]
Ring Wrestling Awards Ring Wrestling Magazine
  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Tag Team of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
[14]
Súper Luchas Premios Súper Luchas [15]
Smith Hart Award PWP Nation
(in association with Bruce Hart)
  • Best Book of the Year
2018–present [16]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Martin, Adam (2005-11-28). "2003–2004 Awards Winners, TNA announces plans for 2005 Year-End Awards after Turning Point PPV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-07-15.
  3. ^ "List of CAC Award Winners – Cauliflower Alley Club". Caulifloweralleyclub.org. Archived from the original on 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  4. ^ Meltzer, Dave (December 20, 2004). "Wrestling Observer Newsletter". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. p. 3. ISSN 1083-9593.
  5. ^ "VIP 1998 BACK ISSUE – Pro Wrestling Torch #485 (March 20, 1998): Second batch of 1997 Pro Wrestling Torch Year-End Awards and PWTorch Annual Priority Draft with reader comments -". Pwtorch.com. 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "WINNERS AND FULL RESULTS OF THE 2006 PWINSIDER.COM YEAR END AWARDS". Pwinsider.com.
  7. ^ "2010 Pro Wrestling Report Honors". MMA-Core.
  8. ^ "Japanese Audio Wrestling – Year End Awards". The LAW. Fight Network. December 12, 2015. Archived from the original on 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ "2011 OWIE AWARDS – Winners Announced". Archive.today. 20 March 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Year End Awards". Socaluncensored.com.
  11. ^ "2017 Sheety Awards Nominations Open – Sheet Sandwich". Sheetsandwich.com. 30 November 2017.
  12. ^ "107 – Year End Pro Wrestling Coverage Awards – 2017 Sheetys Nominees: Dave Meltzer, Wade Keller, Fightful.com, Voices of Wrestling the Lapsed Fan & more – Sheet Sandwich". Sheetsandwich.com. 30 December 2017.
  13. ^ "The 411 Wrestling Year-End Awards – 411MANIA". 411mania.com.
  14. ^ The HANNIBAL TV (30 July 2018). "Keith Hart on Owen Hart, Stampede Wrestling & more!". YouTube.
  15. ^ "Premios 2010 / El luchador del 2011". Superluchas.com. 1 January 2011.
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20190509161853/http://www.eatsleepwrestle.com/?p=2487