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2011 PWINSIDER YEAR END AWARDS: YEAR OF THE PUNK

By Mike Johnson on 2012-02-06 12:00:00
2011 MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER (949 votes)

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler - 27.7%

First Runner-Up: Mark Henry - 23.1%

Second Runner-Up: Zack Ryder - 22.0%

Thurd Runner-Up: Bully Ray - 4.6%

Also Placing:
 
Bobby Roode - 4.0%
 
James Storm - 3.8%

Eddie Edwards - 2.4%
 
Johnny Gargano -  1.7%

2011 NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR (807 Votes)

*Note: Deaths are not put into competition out of respect for the families of the deceased.*

WINNER: CM Punk ascends to top of WWE. - 27.6%

First Runner-Up: Edge retires. - 23.0%

Second Runner-Up: The Rock returns to WWE to wrestle. - 21.9%

Third Runner-Up: WWE announces plans to launch WWE Network. - 9.8%

Also Placing:

Sinclair Broadcasting buys Ring of Honor. - 4.8%

Jeff Hardy's legal issues end, Hardy  returns to main events in TNA. - 3.1%

ECW Arena closing. - 23 votes 2.9%

2011 DVD OF THE YEAR (867 votes)

WINNER: WWE's Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart - 27.7%
 
First Runner-Up: Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time - 11.4%

Second Runner-Up: Wrestling Roadside Diaries - 9.1%
 
Third Runner-Up: The True Story of Wrestlemania - 76 votes 8.8%
 
Also Placing:

The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro - 5.3%

ROH Best in the World - 4.3%

CHIKARA King of Trios set - 3.9%

2011 BOOK OF THE YEAR (866 votes)

WINNER: Undisputed: How to become the World Champion in 1,372 Steps by Chris Jericho - 67.7%
 
First Runner-Up: The Road Warriors - Danger, Death and The Rush of Wrestling by Road Warrior Animal - 7.6%
 
Second Runner-Up: Death Clutch by Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman - 6.0%
 
Third Runner-Up: WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship by Kevin Sullivan - 4.6%

Also Placing:

The Last Outlaw by Stan Hansen and Scott Teal - 4.2%
 
Wrestling Reality - The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon Wrestling's Gay Superstar by Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark - 2.9%
 
 Straight from the Hart by Bruce Hart - 2.7% 
 


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