2017 Tapatia Awards Results

Hola.

These are the results for 2017 Tapatia Awards, honoring the best in lucha libre. Thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks for those who didn’t for still reading this. We had 60 ballots submitted, far more than we tried this project last decade.

Full results from past years: 2004200520062007, 2008, and 2009. There were no awards from 2010 to 2016.

Best Wrestler

2004: LA Park
2005: Perro Aguayo Jr.
2006: Mistico
2007: Gran Apache
2008: Blue Panther
2009: Negro Casas
2017: Volador Jr.

Name 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Total Points
Volador Jr. 13 6 8 99
Rey Fénix 10 6 2 72
Soberano Jr. 6 3 9 57
Penta Zero M 5 7 2 50
Dr. Wagner Jr. 7 1 4 46
Psycho Clown 3 3 3 30
Rush 3 3 2 28
Barbaro Cavernario 1 2 4 19
Ultimo Guerrero 1 3 2 18
Niebla Roja 3 1 17
Sam Adonis 3 4 17
Hechicero 1 3 1 16
Dragon Lee 2 1 13
Sanson 3 1 11
Caristico 3 9
Negro Casas 1 2 9
Flamita 2 1 8
Mistico 1 1 8
Andrade Cien Almas 1 1 7
Gran Guerrero 1 1 5
Keyra 1 1 5
Prince Puma 2 4
Demus 1 3
El Hijo del Fantasma 1 3
LA Park 1 3
Microman 1 3
Trauma II 1 3
Zeuxis 1 3
Bandido 1 2
Demonio Infernal 1 2
Imposible 1 2
Johnny Mundo 1 2
Mephisto 1 2
Pagano 1 2

Best Match

2004: Averno vs Zumbido 09/03
2005: Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero 02/25
2006: Black Warrior vs Mistico 09/29
2007: Mistico vs Dr. Wagner 07/27
2008: Blue Panther vs Villano V 09/19
2009: Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Mesias 06/13
2017: 02-27 Barbaro Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero & El Valiente
Match 1st 2nd 3rd Total
02-27 Barbaro Cavernario & Volador Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero & El Valiente 8 9 1 69
03-11 LA Park vs Rush 7 2 5 51
08-26 Psycho Clown vs Dr. Wagner Jr . 7 2 2 45
06-20 Volador Jr. vs Barbaro Cavernario 4 4 5 42
06-25 Killshot vs Dante Fox 7 1 37
04-28 Zack Sabre Jr. vs Negro Navarro 2 6 1 30
09-16 Niebla Roja vs Gran Guerrero 4 3 29
10-05 Rey Fénix vs Flamita 3 1 2 22
09-16 Princesa Sugheit vs Zeuxis 1 1 4 16
06-16 Carístico & Soberano Jr. vs Sansón & Último Guerrero 1 3 14
09-01 CMLL Gran Prix 1 1 3 14
08-04 Sam Adonis vs Blue Panther 1 1 2 12
07-14 Volador Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero 1 1 1 10
01-06 Hechicero vs Caifan 1 2 9
03-03 Sky Man vs Saturno 1 3 9
06-18 Iron Kid vs Demus 3:16 3 9
12-29 Caristico vs Volador Jr. 3 9
02-11 Dragon Lee vs Hiromu Takahashi 1 1 8
11-03 Copa Inframundo 1 1 8
01-14 Demus 3:16 vs Wotan 1 5
04-07 Torneo Reyes Del Aire 1 5
05-05 Flamita vs AR Fox 1 5
06-26 Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma 1 1 5
10-13 Leyenda De Plata 1 5
11-29 Rey Fénix vs Flamita 1 1 5
12-15 Mistico, Volador Jr. & El Terrible vs Caristico, El Soberano Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero 1 5
04-21 Ayako Hamada vs Taya 2 4
10-02 Soberano Jr. vs Barbaro Cavernario 2 4
10-20 Sansón & Cuatrero & Forastero vs Niebla Roja & Ángel de Oro & Soberano Jr. 2 4
01-22 Imposible vs Relámpago 1 3
03-18 Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix vs Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs Matt Sydal & Ricochet 1 3
05-05 Young Bucks vs Lucha Brothers 1 3
07-04 Imposible Vs Super Nova 1 3
07-15 Virus vs Xtreme Tiger 1 3
08-04 Sansón, Cuatrero, Forastero vs Soberano Jr., The Panther, Rey Cometa 1 3
08-26 Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr. vs Johnny Mundo 1 3
10-20 Caristico vs Volador Jr. 1 3
10-28 Dasher Hatfield vs Moose 1 3
11-03 Dalys vs Marcela 1 3
11-21 Dragón Lee vs Bárbaro Cavernario 1 3
01-08 Imposible Vs Relámpago 1 2
04-30 El Gallito & Microman vs El Perico Zakarías & Mije 1 2
05-12 Soberano Jr. vs Rey Cometa 1 2
06-19 Atlantis vs Hechicero 1 2
06-30 Volador Jr. vs Hechicero 1 2
09-13 Flamita vs Fenix 1 2
10-01 Pagano vs El Mesias vs Joe Lider 1 2
10-08 Rush vs Caristico vs Mr. 450 1 2
10-21 Centvrion vs Kalibus vs Low Rider vs Nino de Cobre vs Rafy 1 2
10-27 Sky Team vs Los Guerreros 1 2
11-02 Castillo del Terror IWRG 1 2
11-20 Caifan vs. Mr. Niebla 1 2
11-20 Rush, Volador Jr., Dragon Lee vs Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, Euforia 1 2

Best Promotion

2004: CMLL
2005: CMLL
2006: CMLL
2007: AAA
2008: CMLL
2009: CMLL

2017: CMLL

Promotion Votes
CMLL 24
The Crash 18
AAA 4
Lucha Memes 4
Lucha Underground 4
DTU 1
IWRG 1

Best Rivalary

2004: El Hijo del Santo vs Perro Aguayo Jr.
2005: Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero
2006: Mistico vs Black Warrior
2007: Billy Boy vs Gran Apache
2008: Blue Panther vs Villano V
2009: Negro Casas vs Mistico

2017: Princesa Sugehit vs Zeuxis

Rivalry Votes
Princesa Sugehit vs Zeuxis 9
Psycho Clown vs Dr Wagner Jr. 8
Volador Jr. (& Mistico) vs Carístico 7
LA Park vs Rush (& families) 5
Rey Fénix vs Flamita 4
Sam Adonis vs Blue Panther 4
Soberano Jr. vs Sansón (and related trios) 3
Dante Fox vs Killshot 2
Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr. 2
Niebla Roja vs Gran Guerrero 2
Volador Jr. vs Cavernario 2
Alvarado Family vs Ultimo Guerrero’s car 1
CMLL Bookers vs Logical Booking 1
CMLL Micros 1
Crash vs Rebellion Amarilla 1
Imposible vs Relámpago 1
Negro Casas vs Sam Adonis 1
Sexy Star and Dignity 1
Vampiro vs Logic 1

Best Unit

2004: Guerreros del Infierno (as Best Tag Team and Best Trio)
2005: (no award)
2006: Los Guerreros del Atlantida
2007: Real Fuerza Aerea AAA
2008: Oficiales
2009: Peste Negra
2017: Nueva Generación Dinamita

Unit Votes
Nueva Generación Dinamita 29
Los Ingobernables 6
Lucha Brothers 4
La Rebelión Amarilla 3
Los Traumas/Negro Navarro 3
La Peste Negra 2
OGT 2
Casas Family 1
Guerreros Laguneros 1
La Rebelión Rojo 1
Las Tortuga Ninja 1
Los Divinos Laguneros 1
Los Ingobernables del Japon 1
Los Macizos 1
Microstars 1
Nuevo Poder del Norte 1

Most Improved

2004: Olimpico
2005: Maximo
2006: Black Warrior, Marco Corelone, Mistico (tie)
2007: Super Fly & X-Pac (tie)
2008: Sombra
2009: Mascara Dorada
2017: Soberano Jr.

Most Improved Votes
Soberano Jr. 11
Niebla Roja 6
Sam Adonis 5
Gran Guerrero 4
Sansón 4
Andrade Cien Almas 2
Bandido 2
Flamita 2
Iron Kid 2
Killshot 2
Aramis 1
Argenis 1
Barbario Cavernario 1
Bestia 666 1
Demus 3:16 1
Garza Jr 1
Heddi Karaoui 1
Johnny Mundo 1
Magia Blanca 1
Robin 1
Rush 1
Sagrado 1
Taya Valkyrie 1
Xtreme Tiger 1

Favorite Wrestler

2017:  Barbaro Cavernario & Hechicero (tie)

Favorite Votes
Barbaro Cavernario 6
Hechicero 6
Negro Casas 5
Rush 4
Soberano Jr. 4
Dr. Wagner Jr. 3
Micro Man 3
Penta Zero M 3
Volador Jr. 3
Atlantis 2
Flamita 2
LA Park 2
Ultimo Guerrero 2
Aero Star 1
Caristico 1
Demonio Infernal 1
Diamante Azul 1
Dragon Lee 1
Niebla Roja 1
Sam Adonis 1
Sansón 1
Stuka Jr. 1
Ultimo Panda 1
Virus 1
Zeuxis 1

(Errata: 2 ballots were thrown out; one person appeared to vote twice, and another voted as if this was a more general wrestling awards. I did my best to guess which match people meant, but those of you who just put “Rey Fenix vs Flamita” or “Ultimo Guerrero vs Volador” or “Impossible vs Relampago” or other repeated matches without specifying a date may end up with the wrong one. (I’ll make that a bigger point next year.) I left in PWG, NJPW & CHIKARA matches but threw out the person who voted for Sam Adonis & Negro Casas – save that for next year. I combined some of the feuds to make a little more sense.)

 

2009 Tapatia Awards Results

Hi!

These are the results for 2009 Tapatia Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks for those who didn’t for reading this. We had 17 19 voters this year, a substantial moderate decrease over last year. I’ll try to hold it sooner next year. Thank you to everyone who did voted, and thank you to everyone who’s participated in the site this past year.

2009 was the year of Negro Casas in these awards. He was the winner of 4 different awards, including the one of the biggest. AAA, despite finishing a worst in Best Promotion, still managed to steal a surprising award (and an unsurprising one.) IWRG was not able to win any awards, but finished very strongly in many categories. One winner was so talented, they’re no longer employed.

Comments included in the ballots are listed after each award (but only Rob commented.) If I missed yours, or if you have more to say after seeing who won, feel free to post in the comments. That’s always such fun.

Full results from past years: 2004200520062007, 2008

This year’s results, after you click on the link.

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2009 Tapatia Award Information

Hi!

This is the sixth 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 2009. Matches are eligible if they were TAPED in 2009, 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) awards@thecubsfan.com. 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 2009
  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 2009
  10. Most Underutilized – wrestler who’s deserving of more attention from both the promotion and the fans
  11. Best Mini – top wrestler who regular wrestles as a mini

I (thecubsfan) am the sole dictator of the awards, and my decisions will be final.

Please cut and paste the ballot to awards@thecubsfan.com. Do not post your ballot in this thread.

2009 Tapatia Discussion: Rudo, Mini

After Monday’s comments, and my notes from previous years, here’s the plan:

For the next five days, I’m going to have a discussion post for a couple (or a three) awards. The idea is for everyone to talk about people who are worth consideration for votes, with hopefully a little a bit why. They’re not strictly nomination posts; I’m really hoping for more than just names, and everyone will still be allowed to vote for whoever they’d like.

The idea is to discuss the candidates. A list of names isn’t as interesting as a discussion of a list names, and I’d rather it be interesting if I’m going to deal with it. Since I want it to be a discussion, and not just a reaction to my comments, I’m going to keep my picks out of these posts but may eventually chime in on the comments.

Voting – WHICH IS NOT OPEN YET – will be from Feb 22 to March 8.

Today’s categories are Best Rudo and Best Mini.