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This week on Wrestling Omakase it’s time for our annual Mid-Year Awards episode!

John is joined by six guests, all of them returning ones: VOW’s bad pun expert and Music of the Mat host Andrew Rich (@AndrewTRich), AJPW reviewer Paul Volsch (@Darth_Dragon), jack of all trades Suit Williams (@SuitWilliams), magical writing girl Jeri Evagood (@TheJerriest_Jer), apparent ghost who you the listener can hear fine even if we couldn’t Kelly Harrass (@comicgeekelly), and plus we’re joined by ex-host of the 1 Wrestling Podcast TJ (@aspir_). All seven of us are here to try and pick out the best (hard) & worst (easy) of the first half of 2021! Here’s all the awards we cover in order on the episode:

Worst Feud
Worst Match of the Year
Worst Weekly TV Show
Worst Major Show
The WWE Memorial Award for Worst Promotion
Best Weekly TV Show
Best Feud
Best Major Show
Tag Team of the Year
Most Outstanding Wrestler
Best Promotion
Match of the Year
Wrestler of the Year

We’d love to hear your picks too in the comments below our Patreon post! Or you can just let us know if you now have seven days to live after hearing Kelly on this episode, whichever.

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