This is the fifth Tapatia awards, designed to honor the best in lucha libre over the past year. We encourage all fans to vote, and let their voice be heard on the previous twelve months of Mexican lucha libre. This voting covers the calendar year 2008. Matches are eligible if they were TAPED in 2008, regardless of when they aired.
We’re using the same ballot as last year. You can find the full ballot here.
Voting will be held from February 3rd to February 17th, subject to change. One ballot per person. Send completed ballots to (and only to) firstname.lastname@example.org. Ballots sent to other addresses or posted may not be counted – please make it easy for me and send the ballots to that address.
Scoring: Categories with first thru third voting will give 5 points for first, 3 points for second, 2 points for third. Categories with first thru sixth voting will give 17 points for first, 12 points for second, 8 points for third, 5 points for fourth, 3 points for fifth and 2 points for second. TIE VOTES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Any match in any location using the Mexican lucha libre style are eligible to be included. Shows in the US and elsewhere using this style are included. Japanese lucha libre promotions such as Dragon Gate are not included, but Japanese tours by Mexican lucha libre promotions are included. Female and mini wrestlers are eligible for all categories, unless otherwise specified.
Quick descriptions of the awards:
1) Best Wrestler – top wrestler over the last year.
2) Best Match – please include dates, location where possible
3) Best Tecnico – greatest good guy
4) Best Rudo – for the entertaining evil-doers
5) Best Female – women only. Sorry, no exoticos.
6) Best Unit – tags, trios, atomicos, other groups – must’ve been a team in 2008
7) Best Promotion/Territory – CMLL, AAA, Perros del Mal, IWRG, DTU, – specific enough so we can identify a group
8) Best Rivalry – most interesting/exciting/entertaining feud. Can be person vs person, or people vs people.
9) Most Improved – wrestler who stepped up their game the highest from 2008
10) Most Underutilized – wrestler who’s deserving of more attention from both the promotion and the fans
I (thecubsfan) am the sole dictator of the awards, and my decisions will be final.
Please cut and paste the ballot to email@example.com. Do not post your ballot in this thread.