2008 Fight Game Blog Awards

I bring to you, the first ever Fight Game Blog Awards. Since our website is unique in that we cover boxing, pro wrestling, and MMA, we have three different categories for awards.

In addition to our FGB brothers, Stevie J from Angry Marks is also giving his picks.

Pro Wrestling

Wrestler Of The Year
Big D – Edge
Alan – Shingo Takagi

Was given the ball in Dragon Gate due to top star CIMA being on the sidelines, and the company had it’s best business year ever. He was also outstanding in the ring and is full of charisma.

Duan – Jeff Hardy

This may not be a popular choice, but Jeff has really delivered main event quality matches this year, and he has now finally been given the chance to carry a world title. His ascension has helped freshen up a tired WWE main event scene, and the title change was executed perfectly.


Stevie J – Chris Jericho
GG – Chris Jericho

I might’ve given up on WWE this summer if it weren’t for Chris Jericho. He and Shawn Michaels were the sole reason I bought any B shows this year.

Match Of The Year
Big D – Undertaker vs. Edge in Hell in a Cell
Alan – Kenta Kobashi, KENTA, Akihiko Ito, & Atsushi Aoki vs. Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kento Miyahara, & Takashi Okita
Stevie J – Undertaker v. Edge at Wrestlemania 24

They went on last and they literally brought the house down. I was so tired and warn out from the long day at that point I thought I was going to crash, but they got my attention in a big way and brought me right back up to my feet. For the second straight year in a row, Undertaker stole the show at ‘Mania and made it his own.

GG – Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels Ladder Match

Card Of The Year
Big D – ROH Supercard Of Honor 3
Alan – ROH Supercard Of Honor 3
Duan – Wrestlemania 24
Stevie J – Tie between Wrestlemania 24 and ROH Supercard Of Honor 3
GG – Wrestlemania 24

Most Memorable Moment Of The Year
Big D – Chris Jericho punches Rebecca Michaels at SummerSlam.
Alan – Shingo and Cyber Kong turn heel on BxB Hulk and form Real Hazard.
Duan – Flair’s retirement on Monday Night Raw.

An emotional farewell to arguably the greatest of all time.

Stevie J – Shawn Michaels mouths “I’m sorry, I love you” before superkicking Ric Flair and beating him at Wrestlemania 24.
GG – Flair’s retirement on Monday Night Raw.

MMA

Fighter Of The Year
Big D – Brock Lesnar
Alan – Brock Lesnar
Duan – Brock Lesnar
Stevie J – Georges St. Pierre
GG – Georges St. Pierre

Fight Of The Year
Big D – Jens Pulver vs. Urijah Faber
Alan – Eddie Alvarez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Duan – Eddie Alvarez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Stevie J – Brock Lesnar v. Randy Couture
GG – Rampage Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin

Card Of The Year
Big D – UFC 91
Alan – DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix Finals
Duan – DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix Finals
Stevie J – UFC 91
GG – UFC 91

Most Memorable Moment Of The Year
Big D – Seth Petruzelli beats Kimbo Slice out of the sport.
Alan – Brock Lesnar wins the UFC Heavyweight championship from Randy Couture.
Duan – Randy Couture returns to take on Brock Lesnar.
Stevie J – Tie between Rashad Evans destroying Chuck Liddell and Rampage Jackson destroying Wanderlei Silva.
GG – Brock Lesnar wins the UFC Heavyweight championship from Randy Couture.

Boxing

Boxer Of The Year
Big D – Manny Pacquiao
Duan – Manny Pacquiao
GG – Manny Pacquiao

Fight Of The Year
Big D – Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto
Duan – Tie between Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto and Steve Cunningham vs Tomasz Adamek
GG – Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto

Most Memorable Moment Of The Year
Big D – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao

Oscar was dominated.

Duan – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao

The biggest fight of the year, and one in which Manny Pacquiao overcame the odds in the most dominant of fashions.

GG – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao

I will never forget the sight of Oscar on the stool with no intention of getting off it after the 9th round.

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