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Home arrow NZPWI People's Choice Awards 2009

Welcome to the NZPWI People's Choice Awards 2009!

Thank you for the hundreds of votes in our fourth annual NZPWI People's Choice Awards! With more votes than in previous years, you made this the most successful PCAs ever!

You told us loud and clear what you thought was the very best of 2009 and we present your results below! For more detailed results, scroll down the page!

  • Best Wrestler: John Cena (WWE)
  • Best Tag Team: D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H: WWE)
  • Best Stable: Legacy (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes: WWE)
  • Best Female: Mickie James & Beth Phoenix(WWE) - TIE
  • Best Match: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (WWE Wrestlemania XXV)
  • Best Event: WWE Wrestlemania XXV
  • Best Promotion: WWE
  • Best Debutant: Sheamus (WWE)
  • Breakout Star: Kofi Kingston (WWE)
  • Best Moment: Christian returns to WWE
  • Best Wrestler: "The One" Vinny Dunn (IPW)
  • Best Tag Team: Pirates & Ninjas Are Totally Awesome ("Pirate" Jason Burns & "Ninja" Liam Fury: IPW)
  • Best Stable: Xtreme Superstars - Davey Deluxeo, Dils Deluxeo, Jordan Invincible & Megan Kate Deluxeo (IPW)
  • Best Female: Evie (IPW)
  • Best Match: "The One" Vinny Dunn vs. "The Professional" Joseph Kinkade, Fans Bring The Weapons for the IPW NZ Heavyweight Championship (IPW Nightmare B4 Xmas)
  • Best Event: IPW Nightmare B4 Xmas
  • Best Promotion: IPW
  • Best Debutant: Kazuki (IPW)
  • Breakout Star: A Class (IPW)
  • Best Moment: "The Deal" Dal Knox listed #326 in PWI 500
Best Wrestler
John Cena (WWE) (20.8%)
Chris Jericho (WWE) (18.7%)
Randy Orton (WWE) (15.2%)
Shawn Michaels (WWE) (13.8%)
AJ Styles (TNA) (11.7%)
CM Punk (WWE) (10.7%)
Kurt Angle (TNA) (7.9%)
Christopher Daniels (TNA) (1.2%)
Best Tag Team
D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H: WWE) (36.4%)
JeriShow (Chris Jericho & The Big Show: WWE) (22.2%)
Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley: TNA) (11.6%)
Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: WWE) (9.6%)
Legacy (Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes: WWE) (8%)
Beer Money (Robert Roode & James Storm: TNA) (5.8%)
Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG: WWE) (4.6%)
The British Invasion (Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus) (1.9%)
Best Stable
Legacy (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes: WWE) (53.1%)
Hart Dynasty (Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd: WWE) (28.5%)
Main Event Mafia (Various, dynamic: TNA) (10.3%)
The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich: TNA) (8.1%)
Best Female
Beth Phoenix (WWE) (22.1%)
Mickie James (WWE) (22.1%)
Awesome Kong (TNA) (16.2%)
Melina (WWE) (13.2%)
Gail Kim (WWE) (8.3%)
Eve Torres (WWE) (7.6%)
Tara (TNA) (7.4%)
Hamada (TNA) (3.2%)
Best Match
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (47.9%)
WWE WrestleMania XXV, April 5
Jeff Hardy vs. Edge, Ladder match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship (18.1%)
WWE Extreme Rules, June 8
AJ Styles vs. Daniels vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (8.3%)
TNA Turning Point, November 15
Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio, Title vs. Mask (6.8%)
WWE The Bash, June 28
Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena (5.6%)
WWE RAW, January 12
John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio for the Intercontinental Championship (5.1%)
WWE SmackDown, September 4
Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship (5.1%)
WWE SummerSlam, August 23
AJ Styles vs. Sting vs. Hernandez vs. Matt Morgan vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (2.9%)
TNA No Surrender, September 20
Best Event
WWE WrestleMania XXV (30.9%)
April 5, 2009
WWE Raw LIVE! in Auckland (18.8%)
July 3, 2009
WWE Royal Rumble (16.8%)
January 25, 2009
TNA Turning Point (9.8%)
November 15, 2009
WWE Smackdown X Anniversary Show (8%)
October 4, 2009
WWE SummerSlam (6.8%)
August 23, 2009
WWE Survivor Series (4.5%)
November 23, 2009
WWE No Way Out (4.3%)
February 15, 2009
Best Promotion
WWE (74%)
TNA (13.3%)
ROH (5.8%)
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (4%)
Dragon Gate USA (3%)
Best Debutant
Sheamus (WWE) (36.3%)
Yoshi Tatsu (WWE) (16.6%)
Desmond Wolfe (TNA) (14.8%)
Tyson Kidd (WWE) (10.4%)
Drew McIntyre (WWE) (9.8%)
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero (TNA) (7.8%)
Hamada (TNA) (2.6%)
Vance Archer (WWE) (1.8%)
Breakout Star
Kofi Kingston (WWE) (27.5%)
Sheamus (WWE) (21.3%)
John Morrison (WWE) (19.8%)
Christian (WWE) (12.8%)
Dolph Ziggler (WWE) (8.8%)
Amazing Red (TNA) (4.5%)
Matt Morgan(TNA) (2.8%)
Matt Striker (WWE) (2.8%)
Best Moment
Christian returns to WWE (23.6%)
WWE ECW, Fresno, California, February 10
Triple H invades Randy Orton's home, gets arrested (15.5%)
WWE RAW, Jacksonville, Florida, March 9
Randy Orton punts Vince McMahon (14.3%)
WWE RAW, Chicago, Illinois, January 19
Hulk Hogan signs with TNA Wrestling (14%)
October 27
CM Punk forces Jeff Hardy out of WWE (13.1%)
WWE SmackDown, Phoenix, Arizona, August 28
Mickey Rourke punches out Chris Jericho (7.9%)
WWE WrestleMania XXV, Houston, Texas, April 5
Kofi Kingston destroys Randy Orton's NASCAR (7.9%)
WWE RAW, Buffalo, New York, October 26
Donald Trump Buys RAW! (3.7%)
WWE RAW 3-For-All, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 15
Best Wrestler
"The One" Vinny Dunn (IPW) (27.1%)
"The Deal" Dal Knox (IPW) (22.9%)
Max "The Axe" Damage (KPW) (12.4%)
"The Professional" Joseph Kinkade (IPW) (10.5%)
Rufguts (NZWPW) (9.3%)
Travis Banks (NZWPW) (7.4%)
"Double D" Davey Deluxeo (IPW) (7%)
H-Flame (KPW) (3.5%)
Best Tag Team
Pirates & Ninjas Are Totally Awesome ("Pirate" Jason Burns & "Ninja" Liam Fury: IPW) (37.9%)
Saint Chaos (Curt Chaos & Brian Saint James: IPW) (19.4%)
Five Star Revolution (Travis Banks & JC Star: NZWPW) (14.4%)
ManaLanche (Adam Avalanche & Ben Mana: NZWPW) (11.3%)
Jade Diamond & Whetu (KPW) (11.1%)
Shane Whitehead & Kade Morgan (KPW) (5.8%)
Best Stable
Xtreme Superstars - Davey Deluxeo, Dils Deluxeo, Jordan Invincible & Megan Kate Deluxeo (IPW) (24.9%)
Gary O. Davis Management - Gary O. Davis, "The Professional" Joseph Kinkade & Mischa Ivanoff (IPW) (21.5%)
The Circus of Tragedy - Axl, "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate & Osiris (NZWPW) (19.5%)
The New Vogue - Britenay, "Handsome" Danny Jacobs & Paul Starr (IPW) (13.9%)
Team Pretty V2 - Intern Suki Gogo, Jonnie Juice & Queen Hollie (KPW) (10.7%)
The Ex-Patriots - Alfred Valentine, The Antagonist & Flagboy (IPW) (9.4%)
Best Female
Evie (IPW) (20.1%)
Just Plain Evil (IPW) (17.1%)
Britenay (IPW) (15.7%)
Megan-Kate Deluxeo (IPW) (12.4%)
Queen Hollie (KPW) (10%)
Misty (NZWPW) (9%)
Stella Hammer (NZWPW) (8.2%)
Carmella Caprice (NZWPW) (7.6%)
Best Match
"The One" Vinny Dunn vs. "The Professional" Joseph Kinkade, Fans Bring The Weapons for the IPW NZ Heavyweight Championship (31.7%)
IPW Nightmare Before Xmas, December 12
"The Deal" Dal Knox vs. The Machine, Lights Out Death Match for IPW NZ Heavyweight Championship (22.1%)
IPW Genesis, May 30
Travis Banks vs. JC Star vs. Rufguts vs. Corey Dallas, Fatal Fourway (13.5%)
NZWPW Right 2 Challenge, 14 August
Chris Masters vs. Avalanche vs. Rufguts (11.9%)
NZWPW Power Play 6, April 24
H-Flame, Jade Diamond & Whetu vs. Inferno, Shane Whitehead & Kade Morgan (8.5%)
KPW Halloween Howl, October 30
"The Deal" Dal Knox vs. Brian Saint James (4.8%)
New Years Bash, January 31
Kade Morgan & Shane Whitehead vs. Jade Diamond & Whetu (4.2%)
KPW Rise of the Champions, May 8
Link van Haggard vs. Liam Fury (3.3%)
IPW Genesis, May 30
Best Event
IPW Nightmare Before Xmas (35.5%)
Westlake Boys High School, North Shore City, December 12
IPW @ Auckland Armageddon (19.3%)
ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, October 24, 25 & 26
IPW Rival Turf (10.3%)
Lynfield Recreation Cente, Auckland, November 28
NZWPW Chairman's Challenge (9.4%)
Lower Hutt Town Hall, Lower Hutt, September 18
KPW Rise of the Champions (9%)
Wellington High School, Wellington, May 8
NZWPW Power Play 6 (6.8%)
Walter Nash Stadium, Taita, April 23
KPW Night of the Belts (5.3%)
Wanganui War Memorial Hall, Wanganui, July 25
NZWPW The Bay Bash (4.3%)
North Street School, Titahi Bay, October 30
Best Promotion
Impact Pro Wrestling (IPW) (61.2%)
New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling (NZWPW) (20.1%)
Kiwi Pro Wrestling (KPW) (15.3%)
Aotearoa Wrestling Entertainment (AWE) (2.4%)
Southern Championship Wrestling (SCW) (1%)
Best Debutant
Kazuki (IPW) (27.1%)
Dils Deluxeo (IPW) (25.8%)
Travis Banks (NZWPW) (18.6%)
Stella Hammer (NZWPW) (10.7%)
The Nerd (NZWPW) (6.8%)
Mikey Rave (NZWPW) (6.6%)
Kid Caprice (NZWPW) (4.6%)
Breakout Star
A Class (IPW) (18%)
Lil' T (IPW) (17.1%)
"The Professional" Joseph Kinkade (IPW) (16.1%)
Rufguts (NZWPW) (14.4%)
Brian Saint James (IPW) (12.1%)
Shane "The Technician" Whitehead (KPW) (10.9%)
"The Ideal Experience" Corey Dallas (NZWPW) (7.1%)
"The Fixation" Jimmy Fox (KPW) (4.4%)
Best Moment
"The Deal" Dal Knox listed #326 in PWI 500 (28.5%)
"The One" Vinny Dunn wins IPW Championship (IPW Nightmare Before Xmas, December 12 (25.4%)
IPW Genesis, May 30
Chris Masters in NZWPW (17.7%)
NZWPW Power Play 6 April 24
KPW's Off The Ropes debuts on Prime (10%)
November 15
PWE Disbands/Dal Knox wins Lights Out Death Match (6.3%)
IPW Genesis, May 30
Alfred Valentine uses Dal Knox's daughter to distract Knox handing IPW Championship to Joseph Kinkade (4.8%)
IPW Fallout, September 5
H-Flame loses KPW Championship (3.8%)
Off The Ropes, December 13
Ben Mana betrays Tykade, aligns with Avalanche (3.5%)
NZWPW Bringing Down The House, July 25
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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