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The NXT Year-End Awards is a concept used by WWE, where awards, similar to the Academy, Grammy and WWE's own Slammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers who have competed in NXT in the previous year. There have been three editions of the concept. Fans cast votes online to decide the winners initially through WWE's website in 2015, but voting has shifted to Twitter in the years since. Winners of the award receive a golden ring bell with a hammer.[1]

NXT Year-End Awards
NXT Year-End Awards logo 2017.png
2017 NXT Year-End Awards logo
CountryUnited States
Presented byWWE
First awardedJanuary 13, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-01-13)

VersionsEdit

2015 NXT Year-End AwardsEdit

The award winners were announced on the January 13, 2016 episode of NXT via video presentation.[2] Votes were cast through WWE's website.[3]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1][3]

Male Competitor of the Year
Female Competitor of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
TakeOver of the Year
Overall Competitor of the Year
Match of the Year

2016 NXT Year-End AwardsEdit

The award winners were announced on the NXT TakeOver: San Antonio pre-show on January 28, 2017. Votes were cast through Twitter.[4]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[4][5]

Male Competitor of the Year
Female Competitor of the Year
Overall Competitor of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Breakout of the Year
Match of the Year

2017 NXT Year-End AwardsEdit

The award winners were announced on NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia on January 27, 2018. Votes were cast through Twitter.[6]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[7][6]

Male Competitor of the Year
Female Competitor of the Year
Overall Competitor of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Rivalry of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
TakeOver of the Year
Future Star of NXT
Match of the Year

2018 NXT Year-End AwardsEdit

The award winners were announced on the NXT TakeOver: Phoenix pre-show on January 26, 2019. Votes were cast through Twitter.[8]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Male Competitor of the Year
Female Competitor of the Year
Overall Competitor of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Rivalry of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
TakeOver of the Year
Future Star of NXT
Match of the Year

RecordsEdit

  • Johnny Gargano has the most nominations with 14. Gargano also co-holds the record for most nominations for Match of the Year with Finn Bálor at 7 and most wins for Match of the Year at 2.
  • Aleister Black, Asuka, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa have won the most NXT Year-End Awards with three each. Black also holds the most wins in a single year with 3 in 2017. Asuka is also the most nominated superstar for Overall Competitor of the Year at 3 as well as being the only person to be consecutively nominated for the category.
  • Ricochet holds the record for most nominations in a single year with 8 in 2018.
  • Sasha Banks (2015), Pete Dunne (2018) and Ricochet (2018) all hold the record for most nominations for Match of the Year in a single year with 5.
  • The NXT and NXT Women's championships hold the record for the championship with the most Match of the Year nominations with 10. The NXT Women's also holds the record for the championship with the most Match of the Year nominations in a single year with 5 in 2015.
  • NXT TakeOver: Toronto holds the record for being the TakeOver with the most matches nominated for Match of the Year with 4 of its 5 matches nominated.
  • Overall there have been 341 nominees with 41 of those being winners. 2017 holds the record of the most nominees and winners with 118 nominees and 12 winners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b James, Justin (January 13, 2016). "1/13 WWE NXT – Women's #1 contender Battle Royal, NXT Title drama, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. TDH Communications Inc. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Namako, Jason (January 13, 2016). "WWE NXT Results – 1/13/16 (#1 Contenders Battle Royal)". Wrestleview. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Jeremy (January 1, 2016). "Nominees Announced For WWE NXT Awards". 411mania.com. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b WWE.com Staff (January 16, 2017). "Triple H announces that voting is now open for the NXT Year-End Awards". WWE. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Witner, Arya (January 28, 2017). "NXT TakeOver San Antonio live results: Nakamura vs. Roode". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b WWE.com Staff (January 3, 2018). "Voting is now open for the 2017 NXT Year-End Awards". WWE. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Witner, Arya (January 27, 2018). "NXT TakeOver Philadelphia live results: Almas vs. Gargano". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ WWE.com Staff (January 2, 2019). "Voting is now open for the 2018 NXT Year-End Awards". WWE. Retrieved January 2, 2019.