Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 2014 Doomies!

Last week the blog cast its votes for the top (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2014.  The voting deadline has passed and all of the votes have been counted.  Remember, a first place vote was worth five points, a second place vote was worth three points, and a third place vote was worth one point.  In case of a tie, number of first place votes was used to break it.

I included the top three finishers for each category below, but if you wish to see the entire spreadsheet and how many first place, second place, and/or third place a choice received, go to this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1snNYocZJrF1RCUIXGyHO0ulH3FZVHafkM-oUwO6qyLI/edit?usp=sharing

Keep in mind that not all voters cast a ballot with three choices for each category and some refused to vote in some categories altogether.



Wrestler of the Year
Winner:  Daniel Bryan - 65 pts.
2nd:  Seth Rollins - 35 pts.
3rd:  AJ Styles - 27 pts.

Women's Wrestler of the Year
Winner:  AJ Lee - 61 pts.
2nd:  Charlotte - 58 pts.
3rd:  Paige - 38 pts.

Worst Wrestler of the Year
Winner:  Kane - 58 pts.
2nd:  Big Show - 29 pts.
3rd:  Nikki Bella - 15 pts. (3 first place votes vs. 2 for Adam Rose)

Tag Team of the Year
Winner:  The Usos - 52 pts.
2nd:  Goldust & Stardust - 28 pts.
3rd:  The Young Bucks - 25 pts.

Match of the Year
Winner:  Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H (WrestleMania XXX) - 50 pts.
2nd:  Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville (NXT R-Evolution) - 34 pts.
3rd:  AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuku (NJPW G-1 Climax) - 26 pts.

Feud of the Year
Winner:  Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority - 91 pts.
2nd:  Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose - 27 pts.
3rd:  WWE vs. The Fans and CM Punk vs. WWE (Unbreakable tie) - 19 pts.

Best Pay-Per-View
Winner:  WrestleMania XXX - 110 pts.
2nd:  NXT R-Evolution - 44 pts.
3rd:  SummerSlam and Money in the Bank (Unbreakable tie) - 13 pts.

Worst Pay-Per-View
Winner:  TLC & Stairs - 82 pts.
2nd:  Hell in a Cell - 34 pts.
3rd:  TNA Bound for Glory - 26 pts.

Moment of the Year
Winner:  Daniel Bryan Wins WWE Title at WrestleMania XXX - 86 pts.
2nd:  Brock Lesnar Breaks the Streak - 58 pts.
3rd:  Sting Debuts in the WWE - 24 pts.

Worst Segment of the Year
Winner:  Dean Ambrose Loses via Bray Wyatt Hologram - 42 pts.
2nd:  Dean Ambrose Loses via Exploding Television - 28 pts.
3rd:  Batista Wins the Royal Rumble - 15 pts.

Promotion of the Year
Winner:  New Japan Pro Wrestling - 51 pts.
2nd:  WWE - 49 pts.
3rd:  NXT - 42 pts.

Wrestling TV Show of the Year
Winner:  NXT - 97 pts.
2nd:  WWE Raw - 49 pts.
3rd:  Lucha Underground - 27 pts.

Most Improved
Winner:  Rusev - 28 pts.
2nd:  Damien Sandow - 18 pts.
3rd:  Bobby Lashley - 15 pts.

Bigger Wrestling News Story
Winner:  CM Punk Walks Out on the WWE - 60 pts.
2nd:  WWE Network Has a Disappointing Launch - 54 pts.
3rd:  Brock Lesnar Ends the Streak - 20 pts.

Blog Column of the Year
Winner:  Smark Rants and Scott Sez (Scott Keith) - 27 pts.
2nd:  BOD Daily Update (Brian Bayless) - 22 pts.
3rd:  Shoot Interview Recaps (Brian Bayless) - 14 pts.

Blog Poster of the Year
Winner:  Brian Bayless - 20 pts.
2nd:  Officer Farva - 15 pts.
3rd:  Scott Keith - 11 pts.

Most Loved Blog Topic
Winner:  WWE Network Failures & Ideas for Fixing It - 18 pts.
2nd:  CM Punk Walks Out - 14 pts.
3rd:  WWE's Booking - 12 pts.

Worst Blog Topic
Winner:  CM Punk Walks Out - 37 pts.
2nd:  The Montreal Screwjob - 19 pts.
3rd:  Daniel Bryan's Push - 13 pts.

And that concludes this year's Doomies.  Thanks to all who cast a vote.  Hopefully we can make this a yearly thing at the end of each year and reflect on what went right and what went wrong in the world of professional wrestling.

33 comments:

  1. I WON A DOOMIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. 2015 Doomie is what I am gunning for with Best Column

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  3. Wow I expected tna and japan to be a bit more represented

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  4. It amuses me that this was taken at least somewhat seriously, or else ignored by basically everyone here, while Meekins attempt was absolutely savaged.

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  5. Meekin is the fucking worst.

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  6. Thanks for doing that

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  7. SSW Recaps got as much love as BOD RAW!

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  8. A miscarriage of justice if there ever was one.

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  9. I'm pretty happy with these results. Glad AJ Styles got some love...and I'm in complete agreement with the top 3 moments of the year.

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  10. THIS. Eddie and Tajiri were LEAGUES better together than Eddie and Chavo.

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  11. Yeah, La Res sucked bad.

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  12. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonJanuary 4, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Stupid random draws...Demolition should still be in this thing!

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  13. Theberzerker Von HUSSingtonJanuary 4, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    There was some hand-wringing, but in the end I stuck with my conceit of voting for actual teams over thrown together combinations.

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  14. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Yes! That would be great.

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  15. Looking forward to Team Hell No vs Steiners in the quarterfinals.

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  16. Tajeddy gets my vote.

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  17. Haku could win most matches by himself while replacing my muffler.

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  18. I voted Inc too just because the LOD's WWF tag title run wasn't memorable in the least.

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  19. I think the height of Kane's face run was with Bryan.

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  20. Haha, was going to mention that the 2011 failed rerun improves it. I can't imagine what they must've been thinking backstage when the reaction was howling silence.

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  21. That makes them twice as good as the Brainbusters.

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  22. 26 for sure is the best of the modern period.

    It was hinted at from the Slammy's and then every week, we got an update with Michael's getting more and more desperate until finally he put his career on the line. The storyline had everything you wanted - history and logic - with two guys who could back it up in style.

    I hated 23 by the way - instead of just going the obvious old gunslinger has one final shot at the belt they portrayed it as "wacky tag champs who don't get along" - an angle that has worked maybe once ever (Austin/Michaels) and certainly has no place in the Main Event of Mania - great match though it was.

    22 - "I get a title shot because I'm Triple H" was also pretty poor. Particularly as they had a much more obvious Main Event with a new star on their laps.

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  23. "I've been watching a lot of 2003 Smackdown recently (because when you think today's product sucks, going back and watching Vince and Mr America take a lie detector test really puts things in perspective)"


    THAT'S WHAT I WAS TELLIN' YOU BEFORE!

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  24. No, not wrong, I was just responding with a different opinion. I think it's generally accepted that the build (at least between Austin/Rock) was actually pretty weak, though? They had less than a month to toss something together, and half of that was spent on the stupid Debra storyline.

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  25. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:10 AM

    How many times do the Natural Disasters need to beat HBK? BY GAWD! SLOBBERKNOCKER!

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  26. I think the 'boyhood dream' stuff works because it's actually true. Michaels' lifelong dream *was* to win the WWF title at Wrestlemania. He'd been preparing for that moment all his life.

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  27. Something that always stuck with me, for whatever reason, is Haku (sorry, The Monster Meng) during the nWo invasion of Nitro. The night with Mysterio playing the role of lawn dart.


    For some reason, while everyone is acting all distraught over their fallen comrades, Haku comes wandering by and starts mocking everyone in a different language. Just walking around menacing everyone. And then he goes nose to nose with Benoit, of all people, and laughs at him.


    It always just stood out to me as a moment that was probably representative of who he really was. A remorseless guy who would absolutely fuck with anyone because he could, even during a time of tragedy.

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  28. AverageJoeEverymanJanuary 5, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    I really liked their title match against Kane/X-Pac at Summerslam 1999.

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  29. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 5, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Let's vote for Canadian Violence to beat Hart Foundation.

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