2019 PW Reader Awards: Wrestler of the Year Results


The votes are in! In our single largest turnout ever, more than 2,600 votes were tallied to determine the 2019 PW Reader Awards: Wrestler of the Year. And your winner…


This was by far the closest poll that we have ever run. While top stars like AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and the unhinged Jon Moxley were also clear favorites at the top of the pack, there were plenty of others who earned more votes than some of our other category winners.

Here’s how the voting broke down:

  • Adam Cole – 16.2%
  • Chris Jericho – 14.8%
  • Jon Moxley – 14.2%
  • Kofi Kingston – 11.6%
  • Will Ospreay – 9.1%
  • Cody Rhodes – 7.7%
  • Shingo Takagi – 6.5%
  • Shayna Baszler – 6.2%
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Other options earning less than 5% of the total vote include:

  • Kota Ibushi
  • Kazuchika Okada
  • Michael Elgin
  • David Starr
  • Jordan Devlin
  • Naoya Nomura
  • Kento Miyahara
  • Other

Based on 2,627 total votes tallied.