PWI
Wrestler of the Year Award


Year Awarded
Winner
1st
Runner-Up
2nd
Runner-Up
3rd
Runner-Up
2011
CM Punk
John Cena
Davey
Richards
Bobby Roode
2010
Randy
Orton
Rob Van Dam
John Cena
Sheamus
2009
Randy
Orton
John Cena
Chris Jericho
Kurt Angle
2008
Triple H
Kurt Angle
Randy
Orton
Samoa Joe
2007
John Cena
Kurt Angle
Batista
Randy
Orton
2006
John Cena
Samoa Joe
Rey
Mysterio
Edge
2005
Batista
John
Cena
AJ Styles
Samoa Joe
2004
Chris Benoit
Randy Orton
Eddie
Guerrero
A.J. Styles
2003
Kurt Angle
Brock
Lesnar
Triple H
A.J. Styles
2002
Brock
Lesnar
Rob Van Dam
Triple H
The Undertaker
2001
Steve
Austin
Kurt Angle
The Rock
Rob Van Dam
2000
The Rock
Triple H
Booker T.
Kurt
Angle
1999
Steve
Austin
The Rock
Sting
Taz
1998
Steve Austin
Bill Goldberg
Diamond
Dallas Page
The Rock
1997
Lex Luger
Steve Austin
The Undertaker
Diamond
Dallas Page
1996
The Giant
Shawn Michaels
Ric Flair
Ahmed
Johnson
1995
Diesel
Shawn
Michaels
Sting
Hulk Hogan
1994
Hulk Hogan
Bret Hart
Razor
Ramon
Ric Flair
1993
Big Van Vader
Bret Hart
Shawn
Michaels
Yokozuna
1992
Ric Flair
Ron
Simmons
Rick Rude
Bret Hart
1991
Hulk
Hogan
Lex Luger
Bret Hart
Sting
1990
Sting
Ultimate
Warrior
Hulk Hogan
Lex Luger
1989
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Lex Luger
Rick
Steamboat
1988
Randy
Savage
Jerry Lawler
Lex Luger
Ric Flair
1987
Hulk Hogan
Ric Flair
Randy Savage
Steve
Williams
1986
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Randy Savage
Nikita
Koloff
1985
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Rick Martel
Sgt.
Slaughter
1984
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Kerry
Von Erich
Rick Martel
1983
Harley Race
Nick
Bockwinkle
Andre The Giant
Bob Backlund
1982
Bob
Backlund
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Jimmy Snuka
1981
Ric Flair
Bob
Backlund
Tommy Rich
Dusty Rhodes
1980
Bob
Backlund
Harley Race
Verne Gagne
The Iron Sheik
1979
Harley Race
Dusty Rhodes
Jimmy Snuka
Bob
Backlund
1978
Dusty Rhodes
Bob
Backlund
Rick Steamboat
Harley Race
1977
Dusty Rhodes
Superstar Graham
Bob
Backlund
Harley Race
1976
Terry Funk
Bruno
Sammartino
Nick Bockwinkle
Paul Jones
1975
Mr.
Wrestling II
-
-
-
1974
Bruno
Sammartino
-
-
-
1973
Jack
Brisco
-
-
-
1972
Pedro
Morales
-
-
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