PWI
Most Popular Wrestler
of the Year Award


Year Awarded
Winner
1st
Runner-Up
2nd
Runner-Up
3rd
Runner-Up
2011
CM Punk
John Cena
Sting
Randy
Orton
2010
Randy Orton
John Cena
Rob
Van Dam
Daniel Bryan
2009
Jeff Hardy
John Cena
Sting
The
Undertaker
2008
Jeff Hardy
Shawn Michaels
Samoa Joe
The
Undertaker
2007
John Cena
The
Undertaker
Sting
CM Punk
2006
Samoa Joe
John Cena
Rey
Mysterio
Sting
2005
John Cena
Batista
AJ Styles
Rey
Mysterio
2004
John Cena
Chris Benoit
Eddie
Guerrero
Eugene
2003
Kurt Angle
Steve Austin
Rob Van Dam
Rey
Mysterio Jr
2002
Rob
Van Dam
Hulk Hogan
Booker T
The Rock
2001
Rob
Van Dam
The Rock
Chris Jericho
Kurt Angle
2000
The Rock
Rob
Van Dam
Chris Jericho
Bill Goldberg
1999
The Rock
Steve
Austin
Bill Goldberg
Mick Foley
1998
Steve Austin
Bill Goldberg
Rocky Maivia
Diamond
Dallas Page
1997
Sting
Steve Austin
Ric Flair
Diamond
Dallas Page
1996
Shawn Michaels
Randy Savage
Sid Vicious
The
Undertaker
1995
Shawn
Michaels
Sting
Diesel
Hulk Hogan
1994
Sting
Bret Hart
The
Undertaker
Hulk Hogan
1993
Lex Luger
Sting
Bret Hart
Dustin
Rhodes
1992
Sting
The Ultimate
Warrior
The Undertaker
Ron Simmons
1991
Sting
Hulk Hogan
Sid Justice
The Steiner
Brothers
1990
Hulk Hogan
Sting
The Ultimate
Warrior
Lex Luger
1989
Hulk Hogan
Ric Flair
Sting
The Ultimate
Warrior
1988
Randy
Savage
Hulk Hogan
Sting
Lex Luger
1987
Dusty Rhodes
Hulk Hogan
Randy
Savage
Nikita
Koloff
1986
Roddy Piper
Hulk Hogan
Rick Morton
Nikita
Koloff
1985
Hulk Hogan
Magnum T.A.
Kerry
von Erich
Tito Santana
1984
Kerry
von Erich
Hulk Hogan
Dusty Rhodes
Sgt. Slaughter
1983
Jimmy Snuka
Dusty Rhodes
David
von Erich
The Junk Yard Dog
1982
Andre
the Giant
Tommy Rich
Hulk Hogan
Dusty Rhodes
1981
Tommy Rich
Bob Backlund
Andre
the Giant
Dusty Rhodes
1980
Mr. Wrestling II
Dusty Rhodes
Andre
the Giant
Bruno Sammartino
1979
Dusty Rhodes
Andre
the Giant
Ivan Putski
Mr. Wrestling II
1978
Dusty Rhodes
Andre
the Giant
Ricky Steamboat
Bob Backlund
1977
Andre
the Giant
Dusty Rhodes
Bob Backlund
Mil Mascaras
1976
Wahoo McDaniel
Chief Jay
Strongbow
Mr. Wrestling II
Ivan Putski
1975
Mil
Mascaras
-
-
-
1974
Billy
Robinson
-
-
-
1973
Chief Jay
Strongbow
-
-
-
1972
Jack Brisco/ Fred Curry(tie)
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