STRONG PROMOS LEADING INTO DGUSA CALIFORNIA RETURN THIS WEEKEND AND LOTS MORE
By Mike Johnson
on 2013-01-24 11:27:07
DGUSA released their Year End Award winners. All commentary is from the promotion, not PWInsider.com -
Wrestler Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano
Runner Up: Akira Tozawa
3rd Place: El Generico
There was no denying the Open The Freedom Gate Champion in the past year. "The Whole Shebang" won with a whooping 38% of the vote. That is a huge compliment to Gargano, as this was a deep and tough field. Ricochet and Sami Callihan both trailed Generico for 3rd place by less than 2%.
Tag Team/Stable Of The Year
Winner: The Super Smash Brothers
Runner Up: El Generico & Samuray Del Sol
3rd Place: The Gentleman's Club
Player Uno & Player Dos were rewarded for their great contributions to the DGUSA and EVOLVE tag team scene by running away with this award with 31% of the vote. Now we'll see if they can finally get a title shot in 2013. There is no doubt about their popularity.
Show Of The Year
Winner: DGUSA Open The Golden Gate
Runner Up: DGUSA Mercury Rising 2012
3rd Place: DGUSA Freedom Fight 2012
This one went right down to the wire with Open The Golden Gate winning by less than 1%. Open The Golden Gate produced one of the best top-to-bottom cards in DGUSA history highlighted by CIMA & Ricochet vs. Mochizuki & Susumu for the DGUSA Tag Team Titles, Tozawa vs. PAC, Fox vs. Callihan in a Tables Match and Doi vs. Yoshino.
Match Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Ricochet vs. AR Fox at DGUSA Freedom Fight 2012
Runner Up: PAC, Ricochet & Mochizuki vs. Low Ki, Tozawa & Hulk at Mercury Rising 2012
3rd Place: CIMA & AR Fox vs. El Generico & Samuray Del Sol at Untouchable 2012
The Four Way Elimination DGUSA Title Match ran away with the award with 34% of the vote. The two runner ups were only separated by 1%. Tozawa vs. Mochizuki from Open The Ultimate Gate 2012, Callihan vs. Finlay at EVOLVE 11 and Gargano vs. Callihan at EVOLVE 18 were all close to cracking the top 3.
Feud/Rivalry Of The Year
Winner: Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor
Runner Up: AR Fox vs. Sami Callihan
3rd Place: El Generico vs. Samuray Del Sol
The top three was close and these three feuds/rivalries dominated the category. All three brought different elements of hate, violence, competition and storylines to DGUSA and EVOLVE.
Winner: Samuray Del Sol
Runner Up: The Super Smash Brothers
3rd Place: Drew Gulak
Samuray Del Sol ran away with this award with 61% of the vote. 2013 looks to be a big year for the luchador.
Story Of The Year
Winner: Chuck Taylor Breaks Up Ronin
Runner Up: Johnny Gargano Retains DGUSA Title For Entire Year
3rd Place: Akira Tozawa's MVP Year Of Outstanding Matches
There was only 1% separating the winner and runner up here. El Generico and Samuray Del Sol's rivalry and tag team just missed cracking the top 3.