PWI
Rookie of the Year Award


Year Awarded
Winner
1st
Runner-Up
2nd
Runner-Up
3rd
Runner-Up
2011
Ace Hawkins
Nick Madrid
Leakee
Briley
Pierce
2010
David
Otunga
Tamina
Percy Watson
Corey Hollis
2009
Mike Sydal
Jesse Neal
Brittney
Savage
J.T. Flash
2008
Joe Hennig
Brett
DiBiase
Ricky Steamboat Jr
Ryan McBride
2007
Hornswoggle
Ted DiBiase Jr
Pelle
Primeau
Mike DiBiase
2006
The Boogeyman
Charles
Evans
Akebono
Cody Runnels
2005
Bobby
Lashley
Christy Hemme
Mikey Batts
Ken Doane
2004
Monty Brown
Petey
Williams
Johnny Nitro
Matt Cappotelli
2003
Zach Gowen
Sylvain
Grenier
Trinity
Matt Morgan
2002
Maven
Christopher
Nowinski
Nidia
Taylor Matheny
2001
Randy Orton
Brock
Lesnar
K-Kwik
The Prototype
2000
Kurt Angle
Lita
Mark Jindrak &
Sean O'Haire
Chuck Palumbo
1999
Shane McMahon
Evan
Karagias
Vince McMahon
Lash LeRoux
1998
Bill Goldberg
Sable
Darren
Drozdov
Mark Henry
1997
Prince
Iaukea
Ernest Miller
Chris Chetti
Brakus
1996
The Giant
Steve
McMichael
Rocky Maivia
Joe Gomez
1995
Alex Wright
Sgt. Craig
Pittman
Lawrence Taylor
Madd Maxxine
1994
911
Bob Holly
Abbudah Singh
Mikey
Whipwreck
1993
Vampire Warrior
Robbie Eagle
Keith &
Kent Cole
The Headhunters
1992
Erik Watts
Diamond
Dallas Page
Vladimir Koloff
Chaz
1991
Johnny
B. Badd
The Patriot
Terri Power
The Lightning Kid
1990
Steve Austin
El Gigante
Brad
Anderson
Chris Chavis
1989
Destruction Crew
Dustin Rhodes
Scotty The Body
Johnathan
Holliday
1988
Madusa Miceli
Chris Benoit
Max Pain
Scott
Steiner
1987
Owen Hart
Bubba
Rogers
Shane Douglas
Doug Furnas
1986
Lex Luger
Bam-Bam
Bigelow
Sting
Tom Magee
1985
Nord the Barbarian
Kendall
Windham
Dan Spivey
Sam Houston
1984
Mike
von Erich
Nikita Koloff
Krusher Khrushchev
Kevin Kelly
1983
Angelo Mosca Jr.
King Kong
Bundy
Scott Armstrong
Arn Anderson
1982
Brad
Armstrong
Tiger Mask
Mike Rotundo
Kimala
1981
David
Sammartino
Brad Rheingans
Curt Hennig
Ron Richie
1980
Terry Taylor
Barry
Windham
Rick McGraw
Tom Pritchard
1979
Sweet
Brown Sugar
Steve Travis
Bryan St. John
Eddie Gilbert
1978
Tommy Rich
Jay Youngblood
David
von Erich
Tully Blanchard
1977
Ricky
Steamboat
Jimmy Snuka
John Studd
Skip Young
1976
Bob Backlund
Chavo Guerrero Sr.
Steve Keirn
Johnny
Rivera
1975
Ric
Flair
-
-
-
1974
Larry
Zbyszko
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-
-
1973
Cowboy Bob Orton/
Tony Garea(tie)
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-
-
1972
Mike
Graham
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