Schedule of Discussion:
Monday: Best Wrestler
Tuesday: Best Promotion, Best Rivalary
Wednesday: Best Tecnico, Best Rudo
Thursday: Best Legend, Best Female, Most Improved, Most Underutilized
Friday: Best Match, Best Singles Match, Best Non-Singles match
Next Monday: Who won in other awards (perhaps)
Today’s nominees are a lot easier to isolate, I believe. It’s seems like repetition of Best Wrestler, but because you have to distinguish yourself as either a tecnico or a rudo, those who wrestled as a tweener (Shocker) and those who switched back and forth depending on the match (Universo) are non-factors here, while those who connected with the crowd despite not being in an important role (PorkY) might get a few votes.
Everything can be broke into groups. Everything!
The Idols Of The Year: Mistico was compared to Rey Mysterio Jr., and Dr. Wagner was compared to Steve Austin in terms of popularity. That’s like, really really good. It’s a debate who’s 1, but it’s tough to see either being left off.
Novelty Acts: Groon, until he actually wrestled. Dark Angel, possibly.
Eternal crowd favorites: Negro Casas, Santo, LA Park, La Parka, Latin Lover, Brazo de Plata, Maximo (new addition), Mascarita Sagrada, Vampiro
Near Misses: Dos Caras Jr. will probably scoot up to the next level soon, Texano Jr. and La Mascara were guys they hope move up levels, and there’s plenty of juniors who didn’t get much attention from the promoters.
No need to look past the leaders of the two strong factions
Perros Del Mal: Perro Aguayo Jr. and Hector Garza were top threats to tecnicos. Not so strong on the others; Halloween and Damian’s biggest moments were in a rudo/rudo feud, so it didn’t really depend strong on their rudoness. Terrible seemed to disappear during the year, and Blue Demon wasn’t around much.
Guerreros del Infernal/Atlantis: Ultimo Guerrero is a rudo’s rudo. Rey Bucanero and Tarzan Boy were the usual selves. Atlantis finally committed to the turn a bit too late to consider here.
Aren’t fun to watch, but apparently fun to boo: Canek, Pierroth
Eternal AAA crowd favorites (by rudo fans): Cibernetico, Chessman, Abismo Negro (didn’t turn till late), Mini Abismo Negro