Each year, Dave Meltzer conducts a poll amongst the subscribers to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Based on those readers’ votes an award for Wrestler of the Year is awarded to the wrestler who gets the highest score.
Each voter votes for the top 3. A wrestler gets 5 points for a first-place vote. 3 points are awarded for 2nd and 1 for 3rd.
This year’s winner is none other than Le’ Champion, Chris Jericho. It’s hard to argue with Chris Jericho winning the award. He held the AEW Title from the get-go and once again re-invented himself.
— Jake Pettit (@iAmMrPettit) March 3, 2020
Le Champion. A Little Bit of The Bubbly. Bad Idea from Bad Creative. Jericho seemed to make the perfect move every step of the way. Jericho becomes the oldest winner ever of the award.
Jericho got 522 first-place votes. Second place got 349 points.
Who got second? Kazuchika Okada. Okada is always a threat to win this award. He held the NJPW Title most of the year and put on countless terrific matches.
3rd Place went to Will Ospreay. Here’s the rest of the top 10:
1. CHRIS JERICHO (522) 3,695
2. Kazuchika Okada (349) 3,133
3. Will Ospreay (158) 1,773
4. Cody (72) 865
5. Adam Cole (26) 459
6. Kento Miyahara (51) 422
7. Kota Ibushi (14) 234
8. Jon Moxley (11) 217
9. Hiroshi Tanahashi (2) 158
10. Kenny Omega (1) 109
Adam Cole is the only WWE wrestler to make the top 10. Becky Lynch got an honorable mention.
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