The LAW’s Best of 2016 Picks

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Below is a full list of The LAW’s “Best of 2016” picks from this past weekend’s edition of The LAW: Live Audio Wrestling, which can be downloaded at http://fightnetwork.com/law/jan-1-edition-of-the-law-the-best-of-2016/.

BEST WRESTLER (Male)

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Kenny Omega
Last Year: Shinsuke Nakamura

Jason Agnew: A.J. Styles
Last Year: Jay Lethal

John Pollock: A.J. Styles
Last Year: A.J. Styles

Braden Herrington: A.J. Styles

BEST WRESTLER (Female)

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Charlotte
Last Year: Bayley

Jason Agnew: Charlotte
Last Year: Bayley

John Pollock: Charlotte
Last Year: Sasha Banks

Braden Herrington:
Charlotte

BEST TAG TEAM

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: The Young Bucks
Last Year: The Young Bucks

Jason Agnew: The Young Bucks
Last Year: American Alpha

John Pollock: The Young Bucks
Last Year: reDRagon

Braden Herrington: The Revival

BEST ON THE MIC

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Conor McGregor
Last Year: Conor McGregor

Jason Agnew: Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho
Last Year: Conor McGregor 

John Pollock: Conor McGregor (MMA) / Kevin Owens (Pro Wrestling)
Last Year: Conor McGregor

Braden Herrington:
Conor McGregor (MMA) / Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho (Pro Wrestling)

BEST ANNOUNCER

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Corey Graves
Last Year: Mauro Ranallo

Jason Agnew: Corey Graves
Last Year: Joe Rogan

John Pollock: Steve Corino
Last Year: Mauro Ranallo

Braden Herrington: Corey Graves


BEST NON-WRESTLING PERFORMER

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Vanguard 1 / Senor Benjamin / King Maxel (tie)
Last Year: Dario Cueto

Jason Agnew: Allie
Last Year: Paul Heyman

John Pollock: Tom Phillips
Last Year: Paul Heyman

Braden Herrington: Paul Heyman

MOST IMPROVED

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: A.J. Styles (for promo work)
Last Year: Corey Graves

Jason Agnew: Alexa Bliss
Last Year: Corey Graves

John Pollock: The Miz
Last Year: Rafael dos Anjos / Jay Lethal (tie)

Braden Herrington: Tye Dillinger


BEST COMEBACK

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Bill Goldberg
Last Year: The Dudley Boyz

Jason Agnew: Bill Goldberg
Last Year: Samoa Joe

John Pollock: Bill Goldberg
Last Year: Tetsuya Naito

Braden Herrington: Bill Goldberg


BEST GIMMICK

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: “Broken” Matt Hardy
Last Year: New Day

Jason Agnew: “Broken” Matt Hardy
Last Year: Bayley

John Pollock: “Broken” Matt Hardy
Last Year: Bayley

Braden Herrington: “Broken” Matt Hardy

MATCH OF THE YEAR

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito (G-1 Climax)
Last Year: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 9)

Jason Agnew: The Miz vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro (WWE Extreme Rules)
Last Year: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)

John Pollock: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (Wrestle Kingdom 10)
Last Year: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 9)

Braden Herrington: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Takeover: Dallas)

FEUD OF THE YEAR

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz (MMA) / Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg (Pro Wrestling)
Last Year: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor

Jason Agnew: TNA vs. Billy Corgan
Last Year: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor

John Pollock:
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz (MMA) / Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay (Pro Wrestling)
Last Year: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor

Braden Herrington: A.J. Styles vs. John Cena

ANGLE OF THE YEAR

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Bill Goldberg pins Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series
Last Year: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker’s brawl on Raw

Jason Agnew: The Bullet Club shaves the head of Jay Lethal
Last Year: John Cena’s U.S Title Open Challenge

John Pollock: Kenny Omega and Bullet Club kick out A.J. Styles at New Year Dash
Last Year: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker’s brawl on Raw

Braden Herrington: Bill Goldberg pins Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series

BEST PAY-PER-VIEW (Wrestling)

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: ROH Final Battle
Last Year: Wrestle Kingdom 9

Jason Agnew: NXT Takeover: Toronto
Last Year: NXT Takeover: Brooklyn

John Pollock: NJPW King of Pro Wrestling
Last Year: Wrestle Kingdom 9

Braden Herrington: NXT Takeover: Toronto

BEST MMA FIGHT CARD

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: UFC 206 (Holloway vs. Pettis)
Last Year: UFC 189 (McGregor vs. Mendes)

Jason Agnew: UFC 205 (Alvarez vs. McGregor)
Last Year: UFC 194 (Aldo vs. McGregor)

John Pollock: UFC 196 (McGregor vs. Diaz I, Holm vs. Tate)
Last Year: UFC 189 (McGregor vs. Mendes)

Braden Herrington: UFC 205 (Alvarez vs. McGregor)

BEST PROMOTION

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: UFC
Last Year: UFC

Jason Agnew: UFC
Last Year: UFC

John Pollock: UFC
Last Year: UFC

Braden Herrington: WWE

BEST TELEVISION SHOW

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Ring of Honor
Last Year: Ring of Honor

Jason Agnew: Talking Smack
Last Year: Lucha Underground

John Pollock: WWE Smackdown
Last Year: Lucha Underground

Braden Herrington:
WWE NXT

BEST WWE NETWORK SHOW

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Talking Smack
Last Year: Table for 3

Jason Agnew: Edge and Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness
Last Year: Table for 3

John Pollock: Talking Smack
Last Year: Table for 3

Braden Herrington: Talking Smack


BEST MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Conor McGregor
Last Year: Conor McGregor

Jason Agnew: Michael Bisping
Last Year: Conor McGregor

John Pollock: Stipe Miocic
Last Year: Conor McGregor

Braden Herrington: Conor McGregor

BEST MMA FIGHT

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Cub Swanson vs. Dooho Choi (UFC 206)
Last Year: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald (UFC 189)

Jason Agnew: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II (UFC 202)
Last Year: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald (UFC 189)

John Pollock: Cub Swanson vs. Dooho Choi (UFC 206)
Last Year: Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald (UFC 189)

Braden Herrington: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz (both fights)

BEST LAW INTERVIEW

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: Stan Hansen
Last Year: Steve Corino / Bob Backlund / Jason Hervey

Jason Agnew: Chris Jericho
Last Year: Rockstar Spud

John Pollock: Stan Hansen / Jake Roberts / Bill Goldberg / Chris Jericho
Last Year: Mick Foley / Chris Jericho

Braden Herrington: Chris Jericho

Check out The LAW archives at http://lawradio.proboards.com/thread/446/law-live-audio-wrestling-archive


BIGGEST STORY OF 2016

Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski: The UFC is sold / WWE international expansion
Last Year: The fall of Ronda Rousey and rise of Conor McGregor

Jason Agnew: Shane McMahon Returns / Daniel Bryan’s retirement
Last Year: Holly Holm defeats Ronda Rousey at UFC 193

John Pollock:
The UFC is sold
Last Year: The UFC announces USADA testing

Braden Herrington: A.J. Styles comes to the WWE and thrives