NZPWI People’s Choice Awards 2023

Thank you for voting in the 2023 NZPWI People’s Choice Awards!

More than 1,800 votes were cast by visitors from seven different countries. You told us loud and clear what you thought was the best of pro-wrestling in 2023.

 


 

QUICK RESULTS

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

 
NEW ZEALAND CATEGORIES

 


 

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST MALE WRESTLER (2023)

1. Will Ospreay (29%)
2. Cody Rhodes (23%)
3. MJF (18%)
4. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (15%)
5. Ilja Dragunov (5%)
5. Kazuchika Okada (5%)
7. Orange Cassidy (4%)
8. Jon Moxley (3%)

 

BEST FEMALE WRESTLER (2023)

1. Rhea Ripley (64%)
2. Toni Storm (11%)
3. Becky Lynch (8%)
4. IYO SKY (7%)
5. Giulia (5%)
6. Hikaru Shida (3%)
7. Mercedes Moné (2%)
8. Trinity (0%)

 

BEST TAG TEAM OR STABLE (2023)

1. The Judgment Day (35%)
2. The Bloodline (17%)
3. Damage CTRL (11%)
4. FTR (10%)
4. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (10%)
6. The United Empire (9%)
7. Adam Cole & MJF (5%)
8. Bullet Club Gold (2%)

 

BREAKOUT STAR (2023)

1. LA Knight (29%)
2. Dominik Mysterio (28%)
3. Swerve Strickland (18%)
4. Eddie Kingston (9%)
5. Damian Priest (6%)
5. Solo Sikoa (6%)
7. Trick Williams (4%)
8. Yota Tsuji (1%)

 

BEST MATCH (2023)

1. Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17) (25%)
2. Drew McIntyre vs. Gunther vs. Sheamus (WWE WrestleMania 39) (20%)
3. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. The Usos (WWE WrestleMania 39) (19%)
4. Hangman Page vs. Swerve Strickland—Texas Death Match (AEW Full Gear) (18%)
5. Aaron Henare vs. Shingo Takagi—Ultimate Triad (NJPW Road to Sakura Genesis) (8%)
6. Bryan Danielson vs. MJF—Ironman Match (AEW Revolution) (7%)
7. FTR vs. Jay White & Juice Robinson—2/3 Falls (AEW Collision) (3%)
8. El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Kenny Omega (AEW Dynamite) (1%)

 

BEST EVENT (2023)

1. WWE WrestleMania 39, Night 1 (42%)
2. AEW All In (12%)
3. AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door (11%)
3. WWE Royal Rumble (11%)
5. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 (10%)
6. WWE Backlash (9%)
7. AEW Revolution (3%)
8. Impact Wrestling Bound For Glory (1%)

 

BEST PROMOTION (2023)

1. WWE (62%)
2. AEW (20%)
3. GCW (5%)
3. NJPW (5%)
5. Impact Wrestling (4%)
5. STARDOM (4%)
7. DDT (1%)
8. Pro Wrestling NOAH (0%)

 


 

NEW ZEALAND CATEGORIES

BEST MALE WRESTLER (2023)

1. Horus (46%)
2. James Shaw (12%)
3. Spartan (11%)
4. K9 (8%)
5. Jamie Tagataese (7%)
6. Tee Hawke (7%)
7. JT Hollow (6%)
8. Phoenix Tallion (4%)

 

BEST FEMALE WRESTLER (2023)

1. Frankie Quinn (48%)
2. Megan Kate (22%)
3. Amber Saint (17%)
4. DisGrace/Grace Lightning (13%)

 

BEST TAG TEAM OR STABLE (2023)

1. Nu Blood (44%)
2. The Flavour (18%)
3. Church & State (11%)
4. The Smoko Express (9%)
5. [REDACTED] (8%)
6. The Knights of Mayhem (6%)
7. Khan Capital (4%)
8. The Gunn Cabinet (2%)

 

BREAKOUT STAR (2023)

1. Tommy Fusion (28%)
2. Bobby Wisheart (26%)
3. Cool Guy Sky (18%)
4. ACJ (10%)
5. Luke Starr (9%)
6. Chalky Murdoch (5%)
7. Ray Gunn (2%)
8. Elliot Samuels (2%)

 

BEST ROOKIE (2023)

1. Jayrilla (46%)
2. The Alphas of Auckland (20%)
3. AJ Murtagh (11%)
3. Dusty Bridges (11%)
5. Mighty Maia (5%)
6. Kyuss (3%)
7. Big Frank (2%)
7. Freddy Forde (2%)

 

BEST MATCH (2023)

1. Horus vs. Jake Shehaan—Fans Bring the Weapons (IPW Fans Bring the Weapons) (27%)
2. Jamie Tagataese vs. Tee Hawke (Warrior Wrestling Aotearoa Showdown) (18%)
3. Horus vs. Spartan (IPW Nightmare Before Christmas) (15%)
4. Jamie Tagataese & Tee Hawke vs. Nu Blood (IPW Fool’s Gold) (12%)
5. Deadly Sins vs. Mega Powers—TLC (SPW Fight For Gold) (11%)
6. Phoenix Tallion vs. Tommy Fusion (Maniacs United Calamity) (11%)
7. Knights of Mayhem vs. Jamie Tagataese & Tee Hawke (Valiant Pro Level Up) (5%)
8. Jaxon Cross vs. Marcus Kool—No Disqualification (SPW Queenstown Wrestlefest) (2%)

 

BEST EVENT (2023)

1. IPW Nightmare Before Christmas (24%)
2. IPW XX (16%)
3. CPW Global Kombat (15%)
3. Warrior Wrestling Matariki Rumble (15%)
5. Maniacs United Underground 9 (10%)
6. SPW Southern Rumble (9%)
7. SPW Queenstown Wrestlefest (7%)
8. Valiant Pro All Star Wrestling (4%)

 

BEST PROMOTION (2023)

1. IPW (45%)
2. CPW (13%)
3. SPW (12%)
4. Warrior Wrestling (11%)
5. Maniacs United (9%)
6. Hughes Academy (7%)
7. Valiant Pro (3%)
8. Unified (0%)

 

BEST NEW ZEALANDER ABROAD (2023)

1. Dakota Kai (31%)
2. Jay White (23%)
3. HENARE (21%)
4. NIWA (13%)
5. Blair Davenport (6%)
6. Taylor Adams (5%)
7. Bad Luck Fale (1%)
8. TK Cooper (0%)

 


 

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