The 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards were revealed today with the Golden Lovers having a few mentions here and there. Kota Ibushi won the “Best Flying Wrestler” award for the second year in a row as well as finishing fifth for “Best Wrestling Maneuver”. Kenny Omega got an honorable mention for the “Most Improved” award. Together, the Golden Lovers ranked 7th for “Tag Team Of The Year”. The Best Of The Super Juniors final between Ibushi and Prince Devitt aswell as the Golden Lovers’ IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship win over Apollo 55 in October also got honorable mentions for “Worked Match Of The Year”.
DDT got an honorable mention for “Promotion Of The Year”. Sanshiro Takagi himself got a look in too, finishing second place for “Promoter Of The Year” losing to Dana White for the second year in a row. However, if you see the glass as half full that means Takagi is the best pro wrestling promoter for two years in a row. 🙂
Add these accomplishments to the Golden Lovers winning “Best Tag Team” and “Best Match” in the Weekly Pro-Wrestling awards as well as “Match Of The Year” in the Tokyo Sports awards and you have a heck of a year for the Golden Lovers. Here’s looking forward to seeing what else they and DDT can accomplish in 2011.