What a year it had been. I had successfully booked for a promotion and not driven it into the ground. The improvements may not be very evident to the average passer-by, but Jay won’t stop talking about how good of a year the company had because of my help. It was funny, we started the deal as a “let’s try it out and see what happens,” but never talked again on whether I’d be keeping the job. I was MCW’s head booker and was apparently doing a good job. As we flipped the calendar from December back to January, TotalExtremeWrestling.com came out with its end of the year awards. I checked them out, not expecting anything from us to appear on the lists, but it was still a fun thing to look at. Here’s how things looked.
Wrestler of the Year
In 2010, Jeremy Stone enjoyed a record of 31 wins, 1 draw and 20 losses. Jeremy performed well, ending the year with an average match rating of 91 and a high rating of 100. Jeremy’s year was not, however, decorated by title victories or reigns. The only thing he added to his resume this year was a fourth Ed Henson Memorial Tag Team Cup.
Young Wrestler of the Year
In 2010, Wolf Hawkins enjoyed a record of 29 wins, 2 draws and 30 losses. His year looks average based on his record, but it is what he did in 2010 that earned him this crown. He entered the year amidst the popular “Syndicate Feud” and fed off the participation of Tommy Cornell to launch his career. His average match rating was 84 with a high match rating of 98.
Veteran Wrestler of the Year
In 2010, Christian Faith enjoyed a record of 16 wins, 2 draws and 17 losses. Despite getting up there in age, he was still a vital part of SWF’s shows. He had an average match rating of 85 and a high rating of 95. He also did not add any title reigns to his resume in 2010.
Female Wrestler of the Year
In 2010 Fuyuko Higa entered the wrestling world at the age of 20 and immediately made an impact. She had a record of 16 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. Her average match rating was 68 with a high rating of 82. She helped elevate 5SSW’s female division while not winning any titles as of yet.
Promotion of the Year
Supreme Wrestling Federation
Richard Eisen’s SWF remained the number one promotion in the world, rising to Global size in February. Their shows remained strong throughout the year and they were always on the lookout for new talent. They brought some new people up from development and looked to the future, signing new talent to developmental deals.
Most Improved Promotion of the Year
Total Championship Wrestling
Tommy Cornell’s TCW was by far the most improved promotion as they grew to both International and Global size in 2010. They fed off of the story of The Syndicate at the beginning of the year and progressed nicely from there. Their roster is loaded with a good mix of young, mid-career and veteran talent that is carrying them to be major challengers to the SWF empire.
Match of the Year
Johnny Bloodstone defeated Jeremy Stone at NOTBPW Championship Wrestling rated at 100.
Johnny Bloodstone and Jeremy Stone battled for most of the year in NOTBPW and this wasn’t their only instant classic. Their matches were so frequent and of such good quality, the match of the year was seen on television and not pay per view.
Show of the Year
NOTBPW Mid Summer Madness
NOTBPW held Mid Summer Madness on Saturday Week 2, July 2010 from Drummondville Arena in Quebec. They sold out the 30,000 seat venue and earned a 0.55 PPV buyrate. The show was headlined by Steve DeColt successfully retaining the NOTBPW Canadian Title against Dan Stone Jr. and another one of the classic match-ups between Johnny Bloodstone and Jeremy Stone. The show was solid from top to bottom and no doubt earned its award of Card of the Year.
I decided to hand out our own awards for the year as a way of thanking the guys for all of their hard work. 2010 was a year of mostly ups, but also some downs. We saw some great young talents come and go; most recently Steven Parker. Steven signed a deal with TCW back in October, putting his contract totals to four. He came to me and informed me that by instruction of Tommy Cornell, he had to slim it down to three total contracts. It happened that MCW was the low company on the totem pole. I called Tommy and worked out a three month extension for Steven so he could fulfill his program with Steve Flash. In all honesty, Steven had been scheduled to win the MCW Heavyweight Title in October or December and hold the title for an extended period of time. I was happy Steven was able to leave amidst the title feud and I wish him all the best in the future. You never know, he may make a return to MCW in the future.
MCW Wrestler of the Year
Steve Flash entered the year as the MCW Heavyweight Title and held it for the majority of 2010. He ended the year with a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the company and still held the Heavyweight Title. His average match rating was 60 with a high of 74.
MCW Match of the Year
Shawn Gonzalez defeated Mikey James at Revolution rated at 76
This may not have been a match between our regular roster members, but it was still our best match of the year. It took place at our biggest show of the year. Shawn and Mikey came in and worked their butts off for fans they didn’t normally work in front of and that shows what kind of men they really are. Their work ethic was top notch and I appreciated it so much.
MCW Show of the Year
MCW Killzone in November
Steve Flash and Steven Parker draw when the match reaches the 20 minute time limit - 74
Frankie Perez defeated Fumihiro Ota - 58
Jack Griffith defeated Ultimate Phoenix - 58
Brandon Smith defeated Hugh de Aske, Matthew Keith and Mainstream Hernandez for the Alternative Title - 49
Aaron Fujita defeated Mean Jean Cattley - 57
Overall Show - 64
Killzone was our best show of the year by a small margin. Everyone brought their a-game and it ended up paying off for us in the end. I couldn’t believe what the guys were able to put together and I loved that they were willing to work hard for us. It was in front of another sold out crowd and it really helped build our momentum and fan base.