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Home arrow NZPWI People's Choice Awards 2006

Welcome to the NZPWI People's Choice Awards 2006!

Thank you for the hundreds of votes in the first ever NZPWI People's Choice Awards!

You told us loud and clear what you thought was the very best of 2006 and we present your results below! For more details results, scroll down the page!

  • Best Wrestler: Kurt Angle
  • Best Tag Team: D-Generation X
  • Best Match: Edge vs. Mick Foley (WWE Wrestlemania 22)
  • Best Event: WWE Road to Wrestlemania 22
  • Best Stable: Latin American eXchange (TNA)
  • Best Promotion: WWE (All)
  • Best Debutant: CM Punk (WWE)
  • Breakout Star: Bobby Lashley (WWE)
  • Best Moment: WWE holds first live event in New Zealand
  • Best Wrestler: "The Deal" Dal Knox (IPW)
  • Best Match: First Invite Eliminator (NZPWI Invitational)
  • Best Event: NZPWI Invitational
  • Best Promotion: Impact Pro Wrestling
  • Best Debutant: D-Money (KPW)
  • Breakout Star: "The Deal" Dal Knox (IPW)
  • Best Stable or Tag Team: Xtreme Superstars
  • Best Moment: NZPWI Editor Dion McCracken lays out "Handsome" Danny Jacobs at NZPWI Invitational
Best Wrestler
Kurt Angle (WWE, TNA) (29.3%)
Edge (WWE) (18.9%)
Chris Benoit (WWE) (14.2%)
John Cena (WWE) (12.9%)
Samoa Joe (TNA, ROH) (12%)
AJ Styles (TNA) (8.5%)
Bryan Danielson (ROH) (2.5%)
KENTA (Pro Wrestling NOAH, ROH) (1.6%)
Best Tag Team
D-Generation X (WWE) (33.3%)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (WWE) (27.4%)
Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles (TNA) (18.9%)
MNM (WWE) (11%)
Cryme Tyme (WWE) (4.4%)
America's Most Wanted (TNA) (4.1%)
The Naturals (TNA) (0.9%)
Best Match
Edge vs. Mick Foley (29.2%)
WWE WrestleMania 22 / Chicago, Illinois, USA / April 2, 2006
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker (23.5%)
WWE No Way Out 2006 / Baltimore, Maryland, USA / February 19, 2006
AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels vs. LAX (15.2%)
TNA Bound For Glory / Detroit, Michigan, USA / October 23, 2006
Royal Rumble Match (14.9%)
WWE Royal Rumble 2006 / Miami, Florida, USA / January 29, 2006
Chris Benoit vs. William Regal (9.2%)
WWE No Mercy 2006 / Raleigh, North Carolina, USA / October 8, 2006
Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson (3.2%)
ROH Unified / Liverpool, England / August 12, 2006
Bryan Danielson vs. Roderick Strong (2.9%)
ROH Supercard of Honor / Chicago Ridge, Illinois, USA / March 31, 2006
Chris Sabin vs. Senshi (1.9%)
TNA Bound For Glory 2006 / Detroit, Michigan, USA / October 23, 2006
Best Event
Road To Wrestlemania 22 (WWE) (38.3%)
Wellington, New Zealand / March 4, 2006
Wrestlemania 22 (WWE) (37%)
Chicago, Illinois, USA / April 2, 2006
Bound for Glory 2006 (TNA) (8.7%)
Detroit, Michigan, USA / October 23, 2006
Unforgiven 2006 (WWE Raw) (4.8%)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada / September 17, 2006
Royal Rumble 2006 (WWE) (4.8%)
Miami, Florida, USA / January 29, 2006
No Mercy 2006 (WWE Smackdown) (2.6%)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA / October 8, 2006
Lockdown 2006 (TNA) (2.3%)
Orlando, Florida, USA / April 23, 2006
Hard Justice 2006 (TNA) (1.6%)
Orlando, Florida, USA / August 13, 2006
Best Stable
Latin American eXchange (TNA) (27.9%)
Spirit Squad (WWE) (25.7%)
Team 3-D (TNA) (22.1%)
Team Canada (TNA) (11.2%)
The Paparazzi (TNA) (7.2%)
Blood Generation (Dragon Gate) (5.8%)
Best Promotion
WWE (All) (40%)
WWE Raw (20%)
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) (19%)
Ring of Honor (ROH) (7.4%)
WWE Smackdown (7.4%)
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) (6.1%)
Best Debutant
CM Punk (WWE) (61.7%)
Cryme Tyme (WWE) (15%)
Little Bastard (WWE) (7%)
Senshi (TNA) (5.8%)
Ken Doane from Spirit Squad (WWE) (4.2%)
The Highlanders (WWE) (3.5%)
The Miz (WWE) (1.6%)
Mike Knox (WWE) (1.3%)
Breakout Star
Bobby Lashley (WWE) (23.8%)
Ken Kennedy (WWE) (23.1%)
Edge (WWE) (20.6%)
CM Punk (WWE) (19.1%)
Rey Mysterio (WWE) (5.9%)
Christian Cage (TNA) (5%)
Homicide (TNA) (1.9%)
Senshi (TNA) (0.6%)
Best Moment
WWE holds first live event in New Zealand (49.8%)
WWE SmackDown! Road to WrestleMania 22 Tour / Wellington, New Zealand / March 4th, 2006
Edge cashes in Money in the Bank, wins WWE Championship (15.6%)
WWE New Year's Revolution / Albany, New York, USA / January 9th, 2006
D-Generation X reunite (11.5%)
WWE RAW / Rochester, New York, USA / June 23rd, 2006
TNA announce Kurt Angle has joined promotion (10.9%)
TNA No Surrender / Orlando, Florida, USA / September 25th, 2006
Rey Mysterio wins the World Heavyweight Championship (6.9%)
WWE WrestleMania 22 / Chicago, Illinois, USA / April 3rd, 2006
ECW Returns (2.8%)
WWE ECW / Trenton, New Jersey, USA / June 13th, 2006
Christian Cage becomes NWA Heavyweight Champion (2.2%)
TNA Against All Odds / Orlando, Florida, USA / February 12th, 2006
TNA PPV ventures out of the iMPACT! Zone (0.3%)
TNA Bound for Glory / Detroit, Michigan, USA / October 23rd, 2006
Best Wrestler
"The Deal" Dal Knox (IPW) (26.4%)
"Heartless" Alfred Valentine (IPW) (24.8%)
Jon E. King (IPW) (14%)
Davey Deluxeo (IPW) (10.4%)
"Silencer" Jean Miracle (NZWPW) (7.2%)
D-Hoya (NZWPW) (6.8%)
H-Flame (KPW) (6%)
Jonnie Juice (KPW) (4.4%)
Best Match
First Invite Eliminator (24%)
NZPWI Invitational / Lynfield, Auckland / August 12, 2006
Dal Knox, Davey Deluxeo, Jordan Invincible, Link Van Haggard & Lyte Playa vs Jon E King, Kyote, "Handsome" Danny Jacobs, Joey Kinkade & The Economist (15%)
Armageddon / Aotea Centre, Auckland / October 23, 2006
Jon E. King vs. Alfred Valentine - Ladder Match (15%)
IPW Breakdown 2006 / Lynfield, Auckland / June 17 2006
The Machine, Joey Kinkade, Davey Deluxeo, Jordan Invincible & Vinny Dunn vs. The Ram, The Saint, NOS, Inferno & D Hoya (13.7%)
IPW Capital Punishment / Wellington / March 3, 2006
Davey Deluxeo vs. Vinny Dunn (9%)
IPW Coastal Assault / Whangaparaoa / September 31, 2006
H-Flame vs. Johnny Juice (8.6%)
KPW Eruption / Taita, Wellington / July 21, 2006
Davey Deluxeo vs. Jordan Invincible (5.6%)
IPW Ground Zero 2006 / Lynfield, Auckland / September 16, 2006
Lyte Playa vs. Lil T (4.7%)
IPW Capital Punishment / Wellington / March 3, 2006
Johnny Juice vs. D Hoya (4.3%)
NZWPW Powerplay 3 / Lower Hutt, Wellington / April 14, 2006
Best Event
NZPWI Invitational (46%)
Lynfield, Auckland / August 12, 2006
IPW Capital Punishment (20.7%)
Wellington / March 3, 2006
IPW Coastal Assault (7.6%)
Whangaparaoa / September 30, 2006
KPW Halloween Howl (6.8%)
Wellington / October 13, 2006
NZWPW Double Destruction (6.3%)
Lower Hutt, Wellington, November 10, 2006
IPW Rachel Sandbrook Benefit Show (5.9%)
Lynfield, Auckland / January 31, 2006
KPW Eruption (4.2%)
Taita, Wellington / July 21, 2006
NZWPW Powerplay 3 (2.5%)
Lower Hutt, Wellington / April 14, 2006
Best Promotion
Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) (66.1%)
New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling (NZWPW) (21.3%)
Kiwi Pro Wrestling (KPW) (12.6%)
Best Debutant
D-Money (KPW) (30.4%)
Anarchy (NZWPW) (16.7%)
Jimmy Sparx (NZWPW) (11.9%)
Rogue Trooper (KPW) (10.1%)
Team Diablo (KPW) (9.5%)
Inquisition (KPW) (7.1%)
Jeremiah (KPW) (7.1%)
Ace T Lazer (NZWPW) (7.1%)
Breakout Star
"The Deal" Dal Knox (IPW) (29.1%)
"The One" Vinny Dunn (IPW) (17.3%)
Jon E. King (IPW) (15.2%)
H-Flame (KPW) (13.5%)
"Silencer" Jean Miracle (NZWPW) (7.6%)
Adam Avalanche (NZWPW) (6.8%)
D-Money (KPW) (5.9%)
Jordan Invincible (IPW) (4.6%)
Best Stable or Tag Team
Xtreme Superstars (IPW) (24.5%)
Smack Industries (IPW) (20.6%)
Mucha Lucha (IPW) (14.2%)
Team Pretty (KPW) (10.7%)
The A List (IPW) (10.7%)
The T Phullas (NZWPW) (7.7%)
Team Diablo (KPW) (7.3%)
The Inquisition (KPW) (4.3%)
Best Moment
NZPWI Editor Dion McCracken lays out "Handsome" Danny Jacobs at NZPWI Invitational (22.9%)
NZPWI Invitational / Lynfield, Auckland / August 12, 2006
HAV becomes first ever NZPWI Invitational Champion in biggest NZ wrestling event in 20 years (19.6%)
NZPWI Invitational / Lynfield, Auckland / August 12, 2006
IPW and NZWPW wow a national audience the night before the WWE live event in Wellington (12.9%)
IPW Capital Punishment / Newton, Wellington / March 3, 2006
IPW hold the first ever ladder match in NZ wrestling with Jon E. King defeating HAV (11.7%)
IPW Breakdown, Lynfield, Auckland / June 17, 2006
D Hoya ends Adam Avalanches undefeated streak (7.9%)
NZWPW Hit The Road / Levin / June 16, 2006
Davey Deluxeo recaptures the IPW Championship (7.5%)
IPW Unbreakable / Lynfield, Auckland / August 26, 2006
KPW hold the first NZ wrestling match on live television (5.8%)
TV1 Good Morning / Lower Hutt, Wellington / July 6, 2006
H-Flame becomes the first KPW Champion (4.6%)
KPW Eruption / Taita, Wellington / July 21, 2006
HAV lays Jon E. King out on live television (4.6%)
TV1 Breakfast / Auckland / August 8, 2006
Kiwi Pro Wrestling makes it's debut with Storm Warning (2.5%)
KPW Storm Warning / Taita, Wellington / June 23, 2006
Saturday, April 19
- WWE Raw (10.15am, the BOX)

Sunday, April 20
- WWE Raw (3.45pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (6.15pm, the BOX)

- WWE SmackDown (7.05pm, the BOX)

- WWE Main Event (11.50pm, the BOX)

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