2014 Best Figure
2014 Best Buy (Non-Figure)
2014 Best Product Line
Mattel wins "The Joshie" for 2014 Best Product Line. Longtime readers know that when Mattel first started churning out WWE product, I was less than impressed. Poor lineups, poor distribution, poor creativity, and that God-awful red packaging design. Things have changed for the better and for the third time, Mattel takes home the gold. Although there's always room for improvement (could we get that Magnum TA?), 2015 already looks like a very good year. Come on, we're getting Bayley! What could be better than that? A Bayley hug, perhaps, but the figure will be almost as cool.
2014 Future Holy Grail
Normally our awards end with the "Future Holy Grail." You may have noticed the absence of the "Best Publication" award which usually went to books or magazines. As of 2015, Pro Wrestling Illustrated will be the only remaining U.S. wrestling magazine and although there are some great authors churning out amazing wrestling books, I just do not have the time and resources to be objective and read them all. Thus, "Best Publication" has been retired. However, in the spirit of PWI's year-end "Editors Award," this year we introduce our "Thanks For The Memories" honor. Since this blog celebrates "The Best in Wrestling Memorabilia & Memories" on a weekly basis, this award will focus on the latter. The winner can be a person (living or dead) or concept that somehow made all of us fondly recall wrestling's past in the last twelve months.
2014 Thanks For The Memories Award
And thanks to all of you for once again keeping with the blog throughout the year. I appreciate each and every one of you. Whether you come up and say hi at a show or simply shoot me an e-mail, those are my awards. Those people and moments remind me why I've loved wrestling for all of these years. Thank you!