2017 People’s Choice Awards

Thank-you for voting in the 2017 NZPWI People’s Choice Awards!

More than 2,400 votes were cast by visitors from nine different countries. You told us loud and clear what you thought was the best of pro-wrestling in 2017. We present your results below…

 

QUICK RESULTS

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

  • Best Male Wrestler: AJ Styles
  • Best Female Wrestler: Asuka
  • Best Tag Team or Stable: The Elite
  • Best Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
    (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11, January 4)
  • Best Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 (January 4)
  • Best Promotion: WWE

NEW ZEALAND CATEGORIES

  • Best Male Wrestler: Paul Sayers
  • Best Female Wrestler: Britenay
  • Best Tag Team or Stable: Deadly Sins
  • Best Match: Jonah Rock vs. Paul Sayers
    (ACPW Commonwealth Conflict, December 2)
  • Best Event: IPW Nightmare Before Christmas (December 16)
  • Best Promotion: IPW
  • Best International Guest: Will Ospreay
  • Best New Zealander Abroad: Dakota Kai

 

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST MALE WRESTLER (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. AJ Styles (35%)
  2. Kenny Omega (19%)
  3. Roman Reigns (15%)
  4. Kazuchika Okada (14%)
  5. The Miz (9%)
  6. Cody (3%)
  7. Kevin Owens (2%)
  8. Tetsuya Naito (2%)

BEST FEMALE WRESTLER (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Asuka (28%)
  2. Alexa Bliss (22%)
  3. Charlotte (20%)
  4. Becky Lynch (10%)
  5. Sasha Banks (10%)
  6. Natalya (4%)
  7. Bayley (4%)
  8. Naomi (3%)

BEST TAG TEAM OR STABLE (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. The Elite (20%)
  2. The Usos (18%)
  3. Los Ingobernables de Japon (17%)
  4. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) (14%)
  5. The Shield (12%)
  6. The Hardy Boyz (11%)
  7. New Day (6%)
  8. Sanity (4%)

BEST MATCH (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega (24%)
    NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11, January 4

     
  2. Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate (17%)
    WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago, May 20
     
  3. Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega (11%)
    NJPW Dominion, June 11
     
  4. AJ Styles vs. John Cena (11%)
    WWE Royal Rumble, January 29
     
  5. The New Day vs. The Usos (10%)
    WWE Hell in a Cell, October 8
     
  6. Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg (8%)
    WWE WrestleMania 33, April 2
     
  7. AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar (8%)
    WWE Survivor Series, November 20
     
  8. Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe (6%)
    WWE SummerSlam, August 20
     
  9. Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito (3%)
    NJPW G1 Climax, August 13
     
  10. Kushida vs. Will Ospreay (2%)
    NJPW Best of the Super Juniors, June 3

BEST EVENT (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 (January 4) (33%)
  2. WWE WrestleMania 33 (April 2) (20%)
  3. WWE NXT TakeOver: War Games (November 18) (17%)
  4. WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago (May 20) (9%)
  5. WWE Royal Rumble (January 29) (7%)
  6. WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament (January 14-15) (6%)
  7. NJPW Dominion (June 11) (4%)
  8. WWE SummerSlam (August 20) (4%)

BEST PROMOTION (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. WWE (48%)
  2. New Japan Pro Wrestling (46%)
  3. Ring of Honor (4%)
  4. Impact Wrestling (2%)

 

NEW ZEALAND CATEGORIES

BEST MALE WRESTLER (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. Paul Sayers (38%)
  2. Charlie Roberts (13%)
  3. Kingston Eclipse (11%)
  4. James Shaw (10%)
  5. Brook Duncan (8%)
  6. Shane Sinclair (7%)
  7. Marcus Kool (7%)
  8. Mr Burns (6%)

BEST FEMALE WRESTLER (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. Britenay (26%)
  2. Ashlee Spencer (24%)
  3. Candy Lee (22%)
  4. Just Plain Evil (JPE) (11%)
  5. Misty Kitana (7%)
  6. Tabitha (5%)
  7. Frankie Quinn (2%)
  8. Delilah (2%)

BEST TAG TEAM OR STABLE (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. Deadly Sins (23%)
  2. The Southern Wrecking Crew (22%)
  3. The Young Nats (18%)
  4. Fist (13%)
  5. Privileged (9%)
  6. Pride x Fury (7%)
  7. Short & Sweet (5%)
  8. Stix & Stones (3%)

BEST MATCH (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. Jonah Rock vs. Paul Sayers (21%)
    ACPW Commonwealth Conflict, December 2

     
  2. Liam Fury vs. Mr Burns (18%)
    IPW Caged Fury, May 20
     
  3. Kingston Eclipse vs. “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn (15%)
    UCW Sole Survivor, November 5
     
  4. Shane Sinclair vs. Will Ospreay (12%)
    SPW Southern Rumble, July 22
     
  5. Brook Duncan vs. Paul Sayers (10%)
    UCW Bad Company, July 29
     
  6. Brook Duncan vs. James Shaw (7%)
    IPW Ultimatum, August 19
     
  7. Jakob Cross vs. Marcus Kool (6%)
    SPW Wrestlefest, July 15
     
  8. “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn vs. Shane Sinclair (5%)
    UCW Invasion, February 20
     
  9. Chad Howard vs. Charlie Roberts (5%)
    NZWPW Power Play, November 10
     
  10. Curt Chaos vs. Marcus Kool (3%)
    UCW Invasion, February 20
     

BEST EVENT (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. IPW Nightmare Before Christmas (December 16) (27%)
  2. SPW Southern Rumble (July 22) (19%)
  3. ACPW Commonwealth Conflict (December 2) (16%)
  4. UCW Invasion (February 20) (16%)
  5. UCW Bad Company (July 29) (7%)
  6. IPW The Eliminator (April 22) (5%)
  7. IPW Bangers and Smash (July 9) (5%)
  8. SPW Halloween Haunting (October 28) (5%)

BEST PROMOTION (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. IPW (38%)
  2. SPW (21%)
  3. UCW (14%)
  4. NZWPW (9%)
  5. APW (6%)
  6. Maniacs United (6%)
  7. Hughes Academy (4%)
  8. PWE (2%)

BEST INTERNATIONAL GUEST (NEW ZEALAND)

  1. Will Ospreay (56%)
  2. Buff Bagwell (22%)
  3. Jonah Rock (12%)
  4. Mr Juicy (10%)

BEST NEW ZEALANDER ABROAD (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Dakota Kai (28%)
  2. Travis Banks (26%)
  3. Jay White (12%)
  4. Bad Luck Fale (10%)
  5. Henare (10%)
  6. Johnny Idol (8%)
  7. The South Pacific Power Couple (Dahlia Black & TK Cooper) (3%)
  8. Bea Priestley (2%)