This week on Wrestling Omakase we present our first ever Mid Year Awards! I’m joined by a panel of guests as we take this moment, exactly halfway through 2018, to pick our award winners and contenders across a variety of the traditional Observer-style Year End Awards categories. Plus, we discuss who we think might rise or fall in the rest of the year as well! My guests include two first timers as well as two returning guests: returning are Jeff Hawkins (@Crapgame13) from Shake Them Ropes and Taylor Maimbourg (@tamaimbo) of Voices of Wrestling. Making their debuts are Emily Pratt (@emilyofpratt) from Uproxx and Skylar (@Twwitterdotcom) from, uh, Twitter dot com!
Here’s the full list of awards we discuss on the show, though not in order of discussion:
-Wrestler of the Year (Flair/Thesz)
-Most Outstanding Wrestler
-Feud of the Year
-Match of the Year
-Best Major Show
-Worst Major Show
-Worst Match of the Year
-Most Overrated (Overpushed)
-Most Underrated (Underpushed)
We talk everything from NJPW to WWE (including NXT) to AJPW to DDT to CMLL to AAA to ROH and much more! Hear all of our picks for the best and worst of the half-year so far, this week on Omakase!