PWI
Most Improved Wrestler
of the Year Award


Year Awarded
Winner
1st
Runner-Up
2nd
Runner-Up
3rd
Runner-Up
2011
Mark Henry
Kelly Kelly
Eddie
Edwards
Zack Ryder
2010
D'Angelo Dinero
Wade
Barrett
Sheamus
Jay Lethal
2009
John
Morrison
Dolph Ziggler
Eric Young
The Miz
2008
Cody Rhodes
The Miz
Petey
Williams
Kofi Kingston
2007
Candice Michelle
Black Machismo
Jay Lethal
Montel Vontavious Porter
Cody Rhodes
2006
Bobby
Lashley
Johnny Nitro
Chris Sabin
Umaga
2005
Batista
Carlito
Caribbean Cool
Monty Brown
Chris Masters
2004
Randy Orton
Shelton Benjamin
Batista
John Bradshaw
Layfield
2003
John Cena
Matt Hardy
World's Greatest
Tag-Team
Victoria
2002
Brock
Lesnar
Trish Stratus
Jamie Noble
AJ Styles
2001
Edge
Test
The Hurricane
Kurt
Angle
2000
Steve Corino
Lance Storm
Scotty
Too Hotty
Justin Credible
1999
Jerry Lynn
The Hardy
Boyz
Bob Holly
Kanyon
1998
Booker T
D-Lo Brown
The New Age
Outlaws
Juventud Guerrera
1997
Ken Shamrock
Steve
McMichael
The Headbangers
Alex Wright
1996
Ahmed Johnson
Chris Benoit
Stevie
Richards
Taz
1995
Diamond
Dallas Page
Tommy Dreamer
Harlem Heat
Savio Vega
1994
Diesel
Johnny
B. Badd
Sabu
Owen Hart
1993
Yokozuna
The Kid
Brian
Lee
Tatanka
1992
Razor Ramon
Ron Simmons
Virgil
Brian
Christopher
1991
Dustin
Rhodes
Ron Simmons
The Undertaker
Crush
1990
Paul Roma
Doom
Tugboat
Cactus
Jack
1989
Scott Steiner
Brutus
Beefcake
Jeff Jarrett
P.Y. Chu-Hi
1988
Sting
The Ultimate
Warrior
Iceman Parsons
Jeff Jarrett
1987
Curt Hennig
Al Perez
The Honky
Tonk Man
Sting
1986
Terry Gordy
Scott Hall
Sam Houston
Wendell
Cooley
1985
Steve Williams
Brian Adias
Nikita
Koloff
Randy Savage
1984
Billy Jack
Haynes
Magnum T. A.
Rick Martel
Ronnie Garvin
1983
Brett Wayne
Sawyer
Mike Rotundo
Pez Whatley
Brad Rheingans
1982
Barry
Windham
Otto Wanz
Buzz Sawyer
Rick Martel
1981
Kevin
Sullivan
Sgt. Slaughter
Charlie Cook
Tito Santana
1980
Tony Atlas
Larry Zbyszko
Ted DiBiase
Kerry
von Erich
1979
Tommy Rich
Eddy Mansfield
Kevin
von Erich
Ted DiBiase
1978
Dino Bravo
Bob Backlund
Ricky
Steamboat
Tony Atlas