The 2020 Wrestle Buddies Awards, The Buddiesies | Wrestle Buddies Episode 35

It's the end of the year, and the Wrestle Buddies are giving a bunch of awards to people.


Goodbye 2020. See you later. What better way to wrap up that give a bunch of arbitrary awards away to wrestling companies, wrestlers, and random people? Well, that's what the Wrestle Buddies are doing in this extra-long episode!

Returning to the show is official Wrestle Buddy and TVLine editor Keisha Hatchett, who you've heard on the show numerous times in the past--and someone who is almost mentioned weekly by hosts Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring. So what is The Buddiesies? It's like every other award show, honoring the greats from the past year--for the most part--along with awards the speak to fans of the show.

What was Gangrel's best tweet of the year? Which person in wrestling was the most Shane Helms-like this year? Which storyline contained the most interesting "murder?" Those questions are answered during this show, and in addition, it's the return of the worst toy we've ever seen, WWF Bangerz.

Below, you'll find all the awards and nominees for the show in order they're announced, so you can follow along at home. Note: This episode was recorded before the passing of Jon Huber (Brodie Lee, Luke Harper), and we'll be discussing his life and the joy he brought us on the January 7 episode.

2020 Wrestle Buddies awards:

Wrestler of the year:

  • Roman Reigns
  • Kenny Omega
  • Asuka
  • Alexa Bliss
  • John Moxley

Tag team of the year:

  • The North
  • The Good Brothers
  • Young Bucks
  • The Street Profits

Gangrel Tweet of the year:

Wrestle Buddies guest of the year:

  • Sonny Kiss
  • The Good Brothers
  • Todd Sinclair
  • Dalton Castle
  • Adam Cole
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Lilian Garcia
  • Kenny Omega
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Brian Meyers
  • Darby Allin

Best WrestlePiece Theater read:

  • Kallie Plagge
  • Will Potter
  • Tamoor Hussain
  • Chris Hayner
  • Keisha Hatchett

Best men's singles division:

  • WWE
  • AEW
  • Impact
  • ROH

Best women's singles division:

  • WWE
  • AEW
  • Impact
  • ROH

Best tag team division:

  • WWE
  • AEW
  • Impact
  • ROH

Best match:

  • Boneyard Match
  • Money in the Bank
  • The Boneryard Match
  • Firefly Fun House Match
  • Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns TLC
  • Young Bucks vs. FTR

Best stable of the year:

  • The New Day
  • Undisputed Era
  • The Hurt Business
  • The Inner Circle
  • The Dark Order
  • The Elite

Best storyline:

  • Roman Reigns head of the table
  • Fiend vs. John Cena
  • MJF wants to join the Inner Circle
  • Wrestle House
  • R-Truth's 24/7 Title Dominance

Best character gimmick:

  • The Fiend
  • Roman Reigns
  • Orange Cassidy
  • R-Truth

Taz's Early WWE Gimmick Memorial Award (Best YouTube Channel):

  • UpUpDownDown
  • Major Wrestling Figure Pod
  • Being The Elite

Shane Helms Award For Excellence In Shane Helms-ing

  • Shane Helms
  • Shane Helms
  • Shane Helms
  • Shane Helms
  • Shane Helms

Best Segment of 2020:

  • The MJF/Jericho musical
  • Every episode of Firefly Funhouse
  • Wrestle House

Coolest title belt:

  • AEW Championship
  • NXT North American Championship
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
  • The BTE Title
  • The TNA Championship of a dead promotion
  • FTW Championship

Breakout of 2020

  • John Silver
  • Orange Cassidy
  • Jey Uso
  • Brodie Lee

Best wrestle murder of 2020

  • Baron Corbin throws people off of a roof
  • Randy Orton sets the Fiend on fire

MVP of 2020:

  • R-Truth
  • The fans
  • Pyro
  • Xavier Woods
  • LRLR
  • MVP

WWF Bangerz award

  • Mat picks it during the show

The Award For Things That Will Be A Future Wrestle Buddies Segment

  • Corporate Money in the Bank
  • Mimosa Mayhem Match
  • Slammiversary
  • WWE's Black Wednesday
  • MJF and Jericho's musical
  • Inner Circle Vegas Vacation

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