The month of December means it is time to look back on the year that was and here on TJRWrestling.net, that means it’s time to think about the 2018 WWE Johnny Awards. These will be the 10th annual awards, so that’s a pretty cool little milestone. You can read past editions of the WWE Johnny Awards right here in our archive. I will be posting the 2018 WWE Johnny Awards on Thursday, December 27. I like to wait until between Christmas and New Year’s because they cover the entire year. I’m going to tweak the categories a little bit, so it’s not going to be exactly as you see them in last year’s awards column.
In past years, I did not include polls, but that’s something I regretted because I want to know how you wonderful readers are going to vote in these. Polls are back now, so when you see the awards column you will see what won the award from me and then also what the readers voted in our polls.
The first poll is for the best WWE NXT Takeover event of 2018. There were five of them and they were all awesome, so it’s not going to be easy to pick one. This poll will stay open for seven days. Here is the listing of the Takeover events in the order they took place with the links to my reviews for each of them.
NXT Takeover Philadelphia – January 27
NXT Tag Team Championships: The Undisputed Era – Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. The Authors of Pain – Akam & Rezar (w/Paul Ellering)
Velveteen Dream vs. Kassius Ohno
NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler
Extreme Rules: Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black
NXT Championship: Andrade “Cien” Almas (w/Zelina Vega) vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Takeover New Orleans – April 7
North American Championship Ladder Match: Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs. Killian Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet
NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler vs. Ember Moon
NXT Tag Team Championships: The Undisputed Era – Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne vs. Authors of Pain – Akam and Rezar
NXT Championship: Aleister Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas (w/Zelina Vega)
Unsanctioned Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa
NXT Takeover Chicago – June 16
The Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong (w/Adam Cole) vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream
NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler vs. Nikki Cross
NXT Championship: Aleister Black vs. Lars Sullivan
Chicago Street Fight: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Takeover Brooklyn – August 18
NXT Tag Team Championships: The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Mustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)
Velveteen Dream vs. EC3
North American Championship: Ricochet vs. Adam Cole
NXT Women’s Champion: Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler
Last Man Standing for the NXT Championship: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Takeover WarGames– November 17
Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno
NXT Women’s Championship 2 out of 3 Falls: Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane
Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Championship: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream
WarGames: Ricochet, Pete Dunne and War Raiders (Rowe and Hanson) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish)
You get one vote and you can do it below.
Thanks for voting. Check back here tomorrow for the next poll!