Louis asked in SportsWrestling · 8 years ago

2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Announced Part 2?

Hey guys, the 2012 W.O.N. Awards were just announced and New Japan Pro Wrestling dominated in the categories.

The results were voted by the staff from Dave Meltzer's website F4wonline.com.

Numbers represent amount of votes(numbers in parenthesis are amount of first place votes).

Here's part 2:

PRO WRESTLING MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. HIROSHI TANAHASHI VS. MINORU SUZUKI 10/8 TOKYO (277) 2,014

2. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar 4/29 Chicago(87) 1,202

3. Davey Richards vs. Michael Elgin 3/31 Ft. Lauderdale (146) 1,185

4. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada 6/16 Osaka (121) 1,057

5. Undertaker vs. HHH 4/1 Miami (77) 859

6. Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito 3/4 Tokyo (68) 661

7. Kenny Omega vs. Kota Ibushi 8/18 Tokyo (35) 204

8. C.M. Punk vs. Daniel Bryan 5/20 Raleigh (4) 180

9. The Rock vs. John Cena 4/1 Miami (18) 135

10. Blue Panther vs. ***** Casas 3/2 Mexico City (2) 121

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. DINASTIA (199) 1,530

2. Mr. Touchdown (214) 1,496

3. Eita Kobayashi (106) 755

4. ACH (5) 519

5. Saturyne (31) 341

6. Tadarius Thomas (40) 291

7. Ross & Marshall Von Erich (1) 110

BEST NON-WRESTLER

1. PAUL HEYMAN (479) 2,747

2. Ricardo Rodriguez (97) 1,291

3. Vickie Guerrero (24) 722

4. A.J. (22) 464

5. Gedo (25) 404

6. John Laurinaitis (3) 172

7. Truth Martini (4) 157

8. Vince McMahon (2) 153

9. Nigel McGuinness (8) 129

10. Jim Cornette 99

BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. JIM ROSS (234) 1,902

2. Nigel McGuinness (205) 1,647

3. William Regal (64) 967

4. Joe Rogan (130) 965

5. JBL (47) 777

6. Kevin Kelly (29) 364

7. Mike Tenay (10) 192

8. Michael Schiavello (24) 181

9. Jesse Manuel Guillen (12) 175

10. Mike Goldberg (6) 115

WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

1. MICHAEL COLE (166) 1,723

2. Taz (117) 1,242

3. Booker T (151) 1,023

4. Jerry Lawler (109) 920

5. Josh Matthews (23) 412

6. The Miz (28) 214

7. Todd Keneley (17) 184

8. Mike Goldberg (10) 135

9. Jesus Zuniga (12) 95

10. Mike Tenay (8) 90

BEST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

1. NEW JAPAN KINGS OF PRO WRESTLING 10/8 TOKYO (425)2,618

2. WWE Extreme Rules 4/29 Chicago (118) 1,348

3. WWE WrestleMania 4/1 Miami (13) 1,033

4. New Japan Dominion 6/16 Osaka (23) 479

5. ROH Glory by Honor 10/13 Mississauga (38) 364

6. All Japan 3/20 Tokyo (2) 323

7. CMLL Anniversary show 9/14 Arena Mexico (29) 257

8. UFC 146 All Heavyweight show 5/26 Las Vegas (13) 213

9. WWE TLC 2011 12/18 Baltimore (17) 185

10. TNA Destination X 7/8 Orlando (2) 184

--- End of "A" Category Awards; Start of "B" Category Awards ---

WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

1. UFC 149 7/21 CALGARY 214

2. Extreme Reunion 4/28 Philadelphia 113

3. WWE No Way Out 5/20 East Rutherford, NJ 94

4. TNA Against All Odds 2/12 Orlando 74

5. TNA Genesis 1/8 Orlando 39

6. WWE Royal Rumble 1/29 St. Louis 32

7. TNA Lockdown 4/15 Nashville 28

8. WWE Hell in a Cell 10/28 Atlanta 27

9. TNA No Surrender 9/9 Orlando 23

10. UFC on FX Maynard vs. Guida 6/22 Atlantic City 19

BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

1. KAZUCHIKA OKADA RAINMAKER 201

2. Antonio Cesaro Neutralizer 92

3. Daniel Bryan Yes/No/LeBell lock 82

4. Antonio Cesaro versions of bolo forearm 64

5. Ricochet 630 30

6. Sonjay Dutt moonsault double foot stomp 29

7. Dragon Kid dragon rana 18

MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

1. WWE’S PRESENTATION OF PAUL HEYMAN AND C.M. PUNK COMING IN DURING JERRY LAWLER’S RETURN, AIRING CLIPS OF HIM WHILE HE WAS DEAD AND BEING REVIVED, AND THE FAKE HEART ATTACK PROMO 493

2. Extreme Rising using Sabu’s overdose/passing out while advertising his return to the promotion 44

3. UFC’s handling of Jeremy Stephens’ arrest, trying to bail him out and still have him fight on the show while he was stuck in jail that afternoon 27

4. Linda McMahon’s senatorial campaign and how WWE handled it 19

WORST TELEVISION SHOW

1. WWE RAW 319

2. TNA Impact 199

3. Ultimate Fighter: Nelson vs. Carwin 81

4. WWE Smackdown 71

5. Ring of Honor 41

6. CMLL 17

7. Championship Wrestling from Hollywood 16

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

1. JOHN CENA VS. JOHN LAURINAITIS 5/20 RALEIGH 151

2. Santino Marella vs. Ricardo Rodriguez 6/17 E Rutherford 78

3. Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard 6/22 Atlantic City 48

4. John Cena vs. Kane 1/29 St. Louis 38

5. Gunner vs. Kris Lewis 8/23 Orlando 38

6. Divas Battle Royal 8/20 Fresno 29

7. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan 4/1 Miami 28

8. Brodus Clay vs. David Otunga 6/17 East Rutherford 25

9. Gunner vs. Garett Bischoff 2/12 Orlando 21

WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

1. JOHN CENA VS. KANE 253

2. TNA vs. Aces and 8s 192

3. John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis 65

4. Kane vs. Zack Ryder 43

5. Vickie Guerrero vs. A.J. Lee 41

6. A.J. Styles vs. Claire Lynch 19

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  • Favorite Answer

    I may disagree with the order of some of these, but all in all an outstanding job.

  • Steve
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    My choices:

    PRO WRESTLING MATCH OF THE YEAR

    James Storm vs Bobby Roode at Bound For Glory

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    No Vote: I don't know of any true rookies.

    BEST NON-WRESTLER

    Okay, I'll agree with Heyman.

    BEST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

    JBL

    WORST TELEVISION ANNOUNCER

    Taz

    BEST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

    TNA Bound For Glory

    WORST MAJOR WRESTLING SHOW

    WWE Hell In a Cell

    BEST WRESTLING MANEUVER

    Big Show's WMD

    MOST DISGUSTING PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

    I agree with their choice of Heyman and Punk making fun of Lawler.

    WORST TELEVISION SHOW

    Of the ones I am able to watch on TV, CMLL.

    WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR

    Santino Marella vs. Ricardo Rodriguez

    WORST FEUD OF THE YEAR

    Hogan vs Bully Ray

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Lawler is the worst announcer today....granted Taz just phones it in to collect a check and Cole is an overall moron but Lawler made jokes about his own "death" the day he returned.

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