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As with every year in wrestling, there have been numerous ups and downs throughout the year. We have decided to come together for the first time ever and selected the highlights and lowlights of 2014. The polls opened a couple of weeks ago and we were met with over 130 total entries, so thank you to everyone who went out of their way and voted. With the WWE and NJPW completely changing their revenue models, pro wrestling has become much more affordable to get into and enjoy, and we hope that those from the outside who don't quite know where to begin would try and take the plunge with this list that will be shown in the next few days. Thank you for taking the time to read these and please feel free to discuss in The Wrestling Thread.
Best Entrance - OKADA X RAPTOR
Wrestling is a big dumb spectacle. Sometimes to make a match memorable, you need to let your entrance have something that's extra special and dumb. This collection of entrances embraces that ideology. From dressing as Shao Kahn to wacky inflatable tube me, we've got a great collection of entrances this year.
Kazuchika Okada is the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is very young and extremely successful. He also has a lot of money at his disposable, which is why his nickname and finishing move is called "Rainmaker".
Long story short, he came out to the ring accompanied with a dinosaur in his main event match against Hirooki Goto. I'm not quite sure how or why he has a dinosaur beside him, but he does. Maybe he bought it as a pet.
HE ALSO HAS A GIANT SWORD.
Most Improved - Tyson Kidd
There are two things in this world that do not lie: Cats and Facts.
I dare you to name one thing that Tyson Kidd has ever done in the WWE prior to 2014. And no, that dumb haircut doesn't count.
2014 saw a renaissance in a great talent that never really accomplished much in the WWE. Tyson Kidd has become a great main eventer in NXT and has produced a fair amount of great title fights under the gimmick of him playing second fiddle to his wife, Natalya. Now he's consistantly one of the more entertaining people on Raw and he seems to be getting a bit of momentum rolling with his tag team with the also-underutilized Cesaro.
Worst Moment - You Should Have Died In The Womb
You know what's bad in wrestling? Whenever something looks fake. You know who isn't the best of actors in the world? Pro Wrestlers.
This whole Bella vs. Bella feud peaks at this exact moment, with a big giant cringeworthy segment capped off with either the best or the worst line of all time. The only reason that this feud had so much air time was because the E! Network wanted there to be an on-air feud to coincide with WWE's TV show "Total Divas". Eventually the two had a match where one would be forced to be the other Bella's servant. After that happened, they just ended up liking each other again with no explanation whatsoever.
Runners-Up: Samuel Shaw tries to Murder Christie Hemme, The Bunny Humps Adam Rose, Kane/Daniel Bryan/Brie Bella Shit Horror Movie Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda on Raw
Stable of the Year - The Shield
Throughout a good chunk of last year and the first half of 2014, the main event of Raw usually featured a match of three random partners vs. The Shield and it was alway a great match. The Shield as a stable might be remembered as one of the greatest teams of all time. You had the high flyer in Seth Rollins, the powerhouse in Roman Reigns, and a god damned lunatic in Dean Ambrose. With two great feuds this year against Evolution and The Wyatt family that always stole the show on any PPV that featured them. The inevitable breakup happened this year, and you can see just how talented each member of the group was an all three are now considered main eventers by themselves.