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WON Awards - Rookie of the Year

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:26 PM by Wrestling Scout
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has become known for its awards, which have become more competitive as time has passed and fans have become more educated.
The "Rookie of the Year" award has included a curious mix of future superstars, people who flamed out and others whose careers never panned out for one reason or another.





Alex Wright with Rookies of the Year Johnny B. Badd (1991),
 Brian Pillman (1987) and Steve Austin (1990) 


1981 - Brad Armstrong and Brad Rheingans (tied)
1984 - Tom Zenk and Keiichi Yamada (Jushin Liger) (tied)
1985 - Jack Victory
1991 - Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero)
1994 - Mikey Whipwreck
1996 - The Giant (Big Show)
1997 - Mr. Aguila
1999 - Blitzkrieg
2000 - Sean O'Haire
2001 - El Hombre sin Nombre (Rayman)
2002 - Bob Sapp
2003 - Chris Sabin
2004 - Petey Williams
2005 - Shingo Takagi
2006 - Atsushi Aoki
2007 - Erick Stevens
2008 - Kai
2009 - Frightmare
2010 - Adam Cole
2011 - Daichi Hashimoto
2012 - Dinastia
2013 - Yohei Komatsu
2014 - Dragon Lee
2015 - Chad Gable
2016 - Matt Riddle
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