WWE | 2015 Nominees, NXT leads with 15!

WWE NXT

Welcome to the beginning of the 2015 Bobby James Awards. The nominees for best of WWE are about to be revealed. But first, aside from NXT-specific categories, WWE’s “developmental” show stole the show throughout the year and has invaded main-roster categories with 15 total nominations (fun-fact: Sasha Banks becomes the most nominated woman in Bobby James Awards history, with 9 nods)! Winners announced Monday, December 21, 2015!

The nominees are…

*indicates new category, as of 2015.

Newcomer of the Year

  • Kevin Owens
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Neville
  • Sasha Banks
  • Tyler Breeze

Tag Team of the Year

  • The New Day
  • The Wyatt Family
  • The Usos
  • Kidd/Cesaro w/ Natalya
  • Prime Time Players

Non-Wrestling Personality of the Year

  • Renee Young
  • Lana
  • Stephen Amell
  • John “Bradshaw” Layfield (“JBL”)
  • Stephanie McMahon

Comeback of the Year

  • The Dudley Boys
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Tamina Snuka
  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Sheamus

NXT Superstar of the Year

  • Kevin Owens
  • Baron Corbin
  • Samoa Joe
  • Finn Balor
  • Sasha Banks

NXT Diva of the Year

  • Sasha Banks
  • Bayley
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Becky Lynch
  • Dana Brooke

NXT Newcomer of the Year*

  • Asuka
  • Samoa Joe
  • Nia Jax
  • Dash & Dawson
  • Apollo Crews

NXT Tag Team of the Year*

  • The Vaudevillains
  • Finn Balor & Samoa Joe
  • Dash & Dawson
  • Baron Corbin & Rhyno
  • Blake & Murphy

Most Improved Wrestler of the Year

  • Ryback
  • Nikki Bella
  • Wade Barrett
  • Eva Marie (NXT)
  • Big E Langston

Valet of the Year

  • Natalya
  • Paul Heyman
  • Summer Rae
  • Lana
  • Carmella (NXT)

Show of the Year

  • NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn | Aug. 22
  • Beast in the East | July 4
  • NXT TakeOver: Respect | Oct. 7
  • WrestleMania 31 | Mar. 29
  • NXT TakeOver: Rival | Feb. 10
  • NXT TakeOver: London | Dec. 16

Entrance of the Year*

  • The Vaudevillains (NXT)
  • Finn Balor (NXT)
  • Asuka (NXT)
  • The New Day
  • Tyler Breeze

Moment of the Year

  • Samoa Joe debuts (NXT)
  • Women’s Iron Man Match (NXT)
  • Owens def. Cena in Main Roster debut
  • A Dudley Return
  • Divas’ Revolution

Pipebomb! of the Year

  • Little Baby Brother | Paige, Nov. 16
  • Veteran Advice | Kevin Owens, May 31
  • Use Your Voice | AJ Lee, Feb. 24
  • Suplex City, Bitch | Brock Lesnar, Mar. 29
  • There is no ‘Revolution’ | Paige, Sept. 21

Feud of the Year

  • Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker
  • John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
  • Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT)
  • The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
  • Paige vs. Charlotte Flair

Match of the Year

  • US Championship | John Cena (c) vs. Kevin Owens | RAW, (July 6)
  • NXT Women’s Championship | Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bayley | NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (Aug. 22)
  • Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins | WrestleMania 31 (Mar. 29)
  • NXT Championship | Kevin Owens (c) vs. Finn Balor | Beast in the East (July 4)
  • NXT Women’s Championship | Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks | NXT TakeOver: Respect (Oct. 7)

Fan-Favorite Wrestler of the Year* (fan-voted)

  • Cesaro
  • Kevin Owens
  • Paige
  • John Cena
  • Nikki Bella
  • Finn Balor
  • Sasha Banks

Diva of the Year

  • Sasha Banks
  • Paige
  • Nikki Bella
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Lana

Superstar of the Year

  • Kevin Owens
  • Roman Reigns
  • Seth Rollins
  • John Cena
  • Brock Lesnar

Come back Monday, December 21, 2015, when I reveal my selections. In the meantime, who’s on your shortlist from these nominees?

 

 

 

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