Match of the Year
: Super Dragon vs. Kevin Steen Guerrilla Warfare
-As cliche as it sounds, the build up for this match was amazing. The angle went through so many different chapters and the twists and turns where well done. The match itself also had a lot of awesome drama and amazing brawling. The teasing of all the weapon spots where amazing and the crowd was really into this. Utter chaos, utter brutality, and non stop fun.
Honorable Mention: AXP vs. Arrogance Mask vs. Titles Match
Not to be out done, but this match was special. Everything in this match worked well. Along with the Steen/Dragon feud, this match had an amazing story and the history behind the match was great. And the unmasking of Scorpio Sky was such an emotional moment that couldn't be topped this year.
Also, much love for the Scorpio Sky vs. Scott Lost I Quit Match. That match was so awesome, yet I sadly feel that it's going to be looked over by many people in this thread.
Wrestler Of The Year:
Tie: Super Dragon/Chris Bosh
I couldn't pick one person. Dragon had an outstanding year and had some of the best matches this year. His title run was the second best title run in my mind this year and his run as tag champ with Davey Richards has been fun to watch. Bosh also had tons of great matches this year, and his showing in BOLA was awesome. I remember when he was just some goofy white kid who would come out to "Holding Out For A Hero" at Rev Pro and getting on the nerves of fans and not being in great shape to becoming a star in less than a year. He's gotten in better shape and has improved so much. Both these guys deserve so much respect.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Steen who had the best PWG title run this year.
Tag Team Of The Year:
They meshed so well as a team. They went from "makeshift tag champs" to one of the best tag teams in the indy wrestling scene within a few months. They both have great movesets and can get the crowds really into their matches. They had the best tag team match this year with the AXP and their match with Los Luchas at Card Subject To Change was "off the charts" so to say.
Honorable Mention: The Aerial Xpress
Show Of The Year:
All Star Weekend Night 1
Too many great shows this year, but this one show was something special. It felt like all the hard work, all the effort, all the hours spent working on trying to make PWG a hit paid off with this event when 500 fans showed up to the show. Not only did PWG bring out a huge crowd, but the wrestlers brought their best efforts to make this show special.
Honorable Mention: BOLA Night 2
Breakout Wrestler Of The Year:
Tie: Chris Bosh/Davey Richards
I could go for the cliche answer and say Davey Richards, but Bosh really broke out in a big way. He went from being another guy you see on the shows, to being one of the most popular wrestlers in the promotion. I would have to say that he's a lot more over than AJ Styles is in PWG. Davey also had a great year and went from being a nobody to wrestling some of PWG's top stars in a matter of months.
Honorable Mention: NEMESIS! *Floorpunch* *Spinkick* *Pose*
Promo Of The Year:
Scorpio Sky coming back talking about his time in Africa and Myspace.
Going off topic a little here:
I know a lot of people frown upon hour long matches, calling them boring and lacking flash that people wanna see. But AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels, who were already having the best feud in professional wrestling, produced an excellent contest that was based on strategic mat-based wrestling. It was a game a chess between these two and I fully believe that this was the best match for either man as they really gave it their all for a full hour.
While I can respect the fact that you are capable of forming your own opinion, I really have to comment on this. The reason people didn't like the match wasn't because it went slow and lacked highspots, it was mostly because they wrestled a poor match with little meaning. It just felt like they went an hour for the sake of going an hour and goofed off most of the match. I don't see how doing comedy spots and making fun of fans who wear Hardy Boyz shirts makes an excellent mat based contest. Plus the majority of the match was spent stalling and using rest holds. They didn't tell a story and just had a match where they goofed around a lot. Insted of calling it a game of chess, I'd compare it to a fart contest.