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2020 NXT Year-End Awards Winners Results & Review

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Welcome to the results page for the 2020 NXT Year-End Awards!

Voting is currently underway to determine the winners of each of the categories below and come the December 30, 2020 edition of NXT, the results will be announced.

In the meantime, check out my personal picks and predictions for these awards and stay tuned for the list of winners below as well as my thoughts reviewing the awards results.

2020 NXT Year End Awards winners nominees

BREAKOUT STAR OF THE YEAR

  • Pat McAfee
  • Damian Priest
  • Shotzi Blackheart
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Dexter Lumis
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Raquel Gonzalez
  • Santos Escobar
  • Ilja Dragunov

WINNER: Shotzi Blackheart

MY THOUGHTS: Big fan of her. There were a few other options I would have voted for above her, but only because they technically accomplished more (like Damian Priest winning the North American Championship, for instance). But I love Shotzi, so I'm all for giving her an award of recognition. Let's hope she keeps this momentum going.

FEMALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

  • Rhea Ripley
  • Io Shirai
  • Candice LeRae
  • Dakota Kai
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Tegan Nox

WINNER: Io Shirai

MY THOUGHTS: I mean....she was the NXT women's champion and most others weren't. She has a win over Charlotte Flair. Duh. It wouldn't have been Rhea Ripley for coming up short at WrestleMania or Kay Lee Ray for not being active most of the year due to COVID.

FUTURE STAR OF NXT

  • A-Kid
  • Aoife Valkyrie
  • Austin Theory
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Jake Atlas
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Kayden Carter
  • Leon Ruff
  • Pretty Deadly
  • Xia Li

WINNER: Austin Theory

MY THOUGHTS: The right call.

MALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Cole
  • Finn Bálor
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Keith Lee
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • WALTER

WINNER: Adam Cole

MY THOUGHTS: Longest-reigning NXT champion in history. One of the best performers. I personally would have potentially gone with Keith Lee, but Cole was the only person I was comfortable with beating him.

MATCH OF THE YEAR

  • Fatal 4-Way Iron Man Match – Finn Balor vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano – Super Tuesday
  • Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor > NXT Title Match – Super Tuesday II
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa – One Final Beat
  • Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly > NXT Title Match – TakeOver 31
  • Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole > Great American Bash
  • Ladder Match for North American Championship – Takeover XXX
  • Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae > TLS Women’s Championship Match – Halloween Havoc
  • Ilja Dragunov vs. WALTER > NXT UK Title Match – NXT UK TV
  • Men’s WarGames Match
  • Women’s WarGames Match
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai vs. Charlotte – TakeOver: In Your House
  • Gallus vs. Imperium vs. GYV vs. Andrews/Webster – Ladder Match - TakeOver: Blackpool 2
    Tyler Bate vs. Jordan Devlin - TakeOver: Blackpool 2
  • Bronson Reed vs. Roderick Strong vs. Johnny Gargano - NXT TV
  • Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher – Fight Pit

WINNER: Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly > NXT Title Match – TakeOver 31

MY THOUGHTS: Fantastic match. I have no problems with this winning, whatsoever. Hopefully, their match next week will be even better, but that's a tall order.

NXT TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • Undisputed ERA
  • Oney and Danny
  • Breezango
  • Imperium
  • Gallus
  • Legado Del Fantasma

WINNER: The Undisputed ERA

MY THOUGHTS: They're the best. This group anchors NXT and has won this three years in a row. Well-deserved.

EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • TakeOver: Blackpool 2
  • TakeOver: Portland
  • TakeOver: In Your House
  • Great American Bash
  • TakeOver: XXX
  • TakeOver: 31
  • Halloween Havoc
  • TakeOver: WarGames

WINNER: TakeOver: WarGames

MY THOUGHTS: I'd have gone with Portland or XXX. WarGames is flashy, though, and the most recent, so I'm not surprised people voted for that instead. This year feels like it went on forever and it's hard to remember how great Portland was.

OVERALL COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Cole
  • Candice LeRae
  • Dakota Kai
  • Finn Bálor
  • Io Shirai
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Keith Lee
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Tegan Nox
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • WALTER

WINNER: Io Shirai

MY THOUGHTS: Hard to argue against that, right? Cole could have given her a run for her money, but if that were the case, he would have won. There you go. Shirai captures the award.

RIVALRY OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee
  • Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai
  • Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano
  • Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes
  • Shotzi Blackheart vs. Robert Stone
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
  • WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov
  • Kay Lee Ray vs. Piper Niven

WINNER: Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee

MY THOUGHTS: Yup.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE WINNERS?
TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

The founder, editor-in-chief, head writer, podcast host, and more for Smark Out Moment and all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. Tony Mango is not just a pundit/analyst, but also a creative director/consultant, media manager and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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