Winners of WWE Year-End Awards from WWE Backstage Show - Six Awards Announced

Tonight’s edition of WWE Backstage on Fox Sports 1 featured the 2019 Year-End Awards. They were only for Raw and Smackdown. The NXT brand has their own awards.

There were six categories that also included nominees. They did not specify who chose these winners so it could come from WWE higher-ups or people that work for this show. We don’t know. Here’s a recap of the awards with the nominees for each award.

WWE MOMENT OF THE YEAR
* Becky Lynch wins Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championships at WrestleMania 35 in the main event.
* Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Title at WrestleMania 35.
* Natalya and Lacey Evans have the first women’s match in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel.
* Braun Strowman tackles Bobby Lashley through the LED wall on Raw.

The winner is: Kofi Kingston wins the WWE Title at WrestleMania

WOMEN’S TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR
* The IIconics
* Bayley and Sasha Banks
* Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
* The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane)

The winners are: The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane)

MEN’S TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR
* The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
* The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods)
* Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar)
* The OC (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)

The winners are: The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods)

BREAKTHROUGH SUPERSTARS OF THE YEAR
* Ricochet
* The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins)
* Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar)
* Nikki Cross

The winners are: The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins)

FEMALE SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR
* Becky Lynch
* Charlotte Flair
* Bayley
* Ronda Rousey

The winner is: Becky Lynch

MALE SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR
* “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
* Seth Rollins
* Brock Lesnar
* Kofi Kingston

The winner is: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt

That’s all.

TJR THOUGHTS: The choices for everything here are fine, but I think it’s weird they went with Bray Wyatt.

Here’s how many televised matches for Bray Wyatt/The Fiend this year:
1. SummerSlam defeated Finn Balor
2. Hell in a Cell vs. Seth Rollins ended in a No Contest
3. Crown Jewel defeated Seth Rollins to win Universal Title
4. Survivor Series defeated Daniel Bryan
5. TLC defeated The Miz.
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I know there’s more to WWE than just the matches, but for somebody to win Wrestler of the Year that didn’t wrestle in more than five televised matches is bizarre to me. Plus, it’s not like any of those matches were that great. It feels like an odd choice.

I’m not going to editorialize much more than that. I’ll save my hot takes when I post the 2019 WWE Johnny Awards on December 30. Cheap plug alert. Thanks for reading.