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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Best Organization

Best Organization                       

Award Description:

To be given to the organization/promotion that has the best product. This is
the organization whose TV and house shows you just can't miss. 

Previous Winners:

  1990: NWA 
  1991: WWF 
  1992: WCW 
  1993: SMW 
  1994: ECW 
  1995: WWF
  1996: WWF
  1997: WWF
  1998: WWF
  1999: WWF

**2000**: WWF

547 first place votes
458 second place votes
400 third place votes

478  19  11 2469   WWF
 15 254  88 1013   ECW
  5  64 122  462   WCW
  8  23  29  167   AJPW
  9  20  12  129   Toryumon
  0  10  21   72   Michinoku Pro
  4   7  10   61   NOAH
  2   6  16   60   WOW
  6   0   3   36   GAEA
  2   4   7   36   EMLL
  2   4   6   34   FMW
  2   3   5   29   ARSION
  3   3   1   26   Battlarts
  0   6   3   24   NJPW
  0   3   7   23   Big Japan
  1   2   3   17   XPW
  0   3   4   17   All Japan Women
  1   1   2   12   NWA Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
  1   2   0   11   SPCW (St. Paul Championship Wrestling)
  1   2   0   11   Osaka Pro
  0   1   4   11   WXO
  0   1   3    9   NWA Florida
  0   2   1    8   ECCW/NWA Pacific Northwest
  0   0   4    8   OVW
  0   0   4    8   Mid-South Wrestling
  0   1   2    7   Ultimate Championship Wrestling
  0   1   2    7   Memphis Championship Wrestling
  0   0   3    6   Windy City Pro Wrestling
  1   0   0    5   VCW
  1   0   0    5   Juggalo Championshit Wrestling
  1   0   0    5   CZW
  0   1   1    5   Maryland Championship Wrestling
  0   1   1    5   ECWA
  0   1   1    5   APW
  0   1   1    5   AAA / PAPSA
  0   0   2    4   TWA (Texas Wrestling Alliance)
  0   0   2    4   NWA Jersey
  0   0   2    4   IWRG
  0   1   0    3   WrestleAmerica 2000
  0   1   0    3   Wrestle Yume Factory
  0   1   0    3   Stampede
  0   1   0    3   Satiyama Pro
  0   1   0    3   NWA Worldwide
  0   1   0    3   JWF (?)
  0   1   0    3   FUW (?)
  0   0   1    2   Seton Hall Wrestling Federation (?)
  0   0   1    2   SWA
  0   0   1    2   NECW (New England Championship Wrestling)
  0   0   1    2   LIWF (?)
  0   0   1    2   K-Town Smackdown (?)
  0   0   1    2   IWA
  0   0   1    2   Grand Prix Wrestling
  0   0   1    2   EWA
  0   0   1    2   DDT
  0   0   1    2   CWO (?)
  0   0   1    2   All-Star Wrestling

REJECTED - not wrestling organisations

  0   3   2        Duplicate votes
  2   0   0        Radicals
  1   0   0        Team Xtreme
  1   0   0        RTC
  0   1   0        Right to Censor
  0   1   0        New Blood
  0   0   1        NWO
  0   0   1        D-Generation X
  0   0   1        Battlebots
  0   0   1        BattleDome

HIRO: Basically WWF ran away with this one since they rarely put a foot
wrong and when they did, they always tried to rectify it.

JASON BOUGGER: The Conquistadors: It's rare that an angle based on nothing
but silliness could be THAT good.  The WCW's New Blood tries to push out
the Millionaire's Club storyline, earns a vote for it's first few weeks.

JASON:  I'm only able to see WWF, WCW, and WOW, so my rankings might seem
a bit odd.

ROBERT STRUPP: The WWF was hands down the premier organization this year,
both match wise and entertainment wise. There was no second place, as
everyone else was in a league below them.

BEN WEINER: Hey Chris, don't you mean worst "organisation"?

CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN: This is the local promotion I watch in England.
Whilst it's absolute shite by US standards, It wipes the floor with WCW in
my opinion.  47. CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN: I don't get WCW or ECW PPVs, so I
was stuck for choice in this subject. Apart from Heroes of Wrestling,
whereupon I think 97.4% of the Internet Smarks would agree with me.

ALEX GIPSON: WWF did so many things right this year that it was
unbelievable.  Mind-blowingly good pay-per-views (for the most part), more
emphasis on the wrestling in a lot of cases, and a talent roster in which
hardly anyone isn't over in some way are just a few of the reasons why
Vinny Mac is still on top, with no signs of slowing down,
wrestling-boom-and-bust-cycle be damned!

SCOTT W.: WWF will always be my number 1 promotion.  ECW is second and
Michinoku Pro gets the 3rd.

MARCUS SPARKS: Easy choice... WCW only gets 3rd because I've either never
heard of or never get to see any of the other nominees.

JOHN C.: The WWF is the no brainer choice here as they were clearly the
best company in the world. ECW gets my second vote mainly because there is
nobody else worthy of my vote (WCW who?).

MATTHEW HUBARTT: That's not a typo.. hell, even XPW is more watchable then
WCW has been.

JAMES HOWARD: Oh, *yeah*. *Heavy* competition for first place this year
with *this* award. ^_^;;

TERRY ANDERTON:  What did you expect?

PETER HAZLETT: They do wrestling and entertainment better than anyone

JOE GAGNE: The WWF had a real banner year, delivering great matches and
angles, and maybe having their best PPV stretch ever.  Second goes to
Toryumon, which has maybe the best roster combined with everything I love
about wrestling.  I wish I?d nominated Ohio Valley Wrestling, ?cause I
don?t know who #3 should be.  I?ll say ECW, since I saw some great matches
there this year.

BILL LEHECKA: I'll be honest, I only follow three wrestling organizations,
so I put the WWF at top, and threw in two Japanese promotions to give them
some sort of rub.  I know, I'm an idiot...

RAVI MISRA:  WWF, by a mile.  WWF, by ten miles.  Yeah, I'm sure the
storylines in puro are good, but as of now, noone even can touch what the
WWF has done this past year.

COLIN MacKINNON: I covered all the bases in my selections.  The WWF
provided the bulk of the top workers and matches this year, and also
managed to have some hot strings of PPV's, generally improving from where
they were last year.  As for EMLL in Mexico, they entered the PPV market
in Mexico this year, and also had some great matches throughout the year -
that is, if you overlook Perro Aguayo being in a ton of main events. And
Giant Silva as well.  And many other names.  But they have a great future
as far as young undercard talent goes, and their 12/15 PPV coming up looks
like it could be a strong candidate for show of the year.  And as for
Michinoku Pro...  It's Michinoku Pro, come on.  It was either this or
Toryumon, and even though I like C-MAX, you can still see them in Toryumon
sometimes...  As well as a bunch of AAA and EMLL luchadors, joshi workers,
British prospects and the Nisemono bitches, especially AKIKO. :)  But
seriously, M-PRO's had a good mix of talent this year, providing for
entertaining TV.  Toryumon was also good this year, but...  I don't know.  
I just preferred M-PRO better. GAEA and ARSION also deserve honorable
mentions as well, in my opinion.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: WWF is awesome and ECW is good, 'nuff said.

C McMURTRY: No one could even come close to touching the WWF in this
category. They made more money than anyone, and kept, for the most part,
an entertaining product throughout the time. Can't argue with that
success. Unfortunately, the Japanese scene was very dry, and the stuff
that was supposedly good (DDT, Battlarts) I didn't see enough of. New
Japan wasn't that bad as much as it was dull, All Japan has had that
unpredictability factor working for them since Misawa and crew left, but
that doesn't overshadow the average content, NOAH is too new to tell, and
FMW is downright awful. So Toryumon sorta wins by default. Hopefully they
will run more cards in 2001. And I have a soft spot for ECW, what can I

General Comments
Best Wrestler
Best Tag Team
Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
Best Technical
Best Brawler
Most Favourite
Most Improved
Most Overrated
Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
Best Feud
Worst Wrestler
Worst Tag Team
Worst Heel
Worst Babyface
Worst Worker
Least Favourite
Most Deteriorated
Most Underrated
Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
Worst Match
Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
Most Obnoxious
Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
Best Major Show
Best Promotional Move
Worst Second
Worst Announcer
Worst Colour
Worst Interviewee
Worst Angle
Worst Organization
Worst TV Show
Worst Major Show
Worst Promotional Move
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