The 2016 IndyInsiders.Com Awards!

For The Calendar Year 2016

This year's IndyInsiders.Com Awards were decided after a nomination process and voted upon by the Insiders. Then we basically politic amongst ourselves and threaten wedgies via Facebook Messenger until everyone is tired of arguing or it's so close to presentation time we have to make the final decisions. Or something to that effect (as far as you know).

Actually, for the sixth straight year the deciding judges were on the same track, with a majority of awards decided upon during our initial conference, and yes, that just means we're all STILL in each other's heads! We'd also like to thank Shugg who convinced our friends at Funk & Wagnall's to allow us to safely store the results in a mayonnaise jar on their back porch from decision time until the award presentations.

The 2016 Awards continue to cover an entire calendar year, as began with the 2005 awards. Thanks to EVERYONE that steps between the ropes to make these great wrestling events possible and thanks to those that work behind the scenes to make it all come together. Without you guys, and gals, we'd be blogging about politics and sharing photos of our pets instead of covering exciting Mid Atlantic area wrestling.

- Randolph, StatMark & Stuttsy (a.k.a. Larry, Shemp & Moe in no particular order)

Brad Attitude was involved with another competitor in Feud of the Year for 2015 and showing off is attitude in open warfare against CWF Champion Trevor Lee, an easy choice for this year's Feud of the Year.

Aric Andrews has answered every challenge thrown out at him by the CWF management and still holds the CWF WorldWide Television Championship despite the obstacles thrown in his path and continues to taunt the authority of the company's front office.

Top to bottom an impressive event played to a packed Sportatorium.

No one expected to sit on the edge of their seats for a no time limit championship bout for 104 minutes, but not one single member of the audience left after the match began!

He's on a roll! With dozens of successful PWI International Ultra-J Championship defenses since shocking the world by winning the title from Cedric Alexander, Chet Sterling is HOT!

Nothing speaks higher of the quality of training than seeing a young lion make a name for himself and continue to learn his craft. Dirty Daddy fits the bill.

Mecha Mercenary & Aaron Biggs may be the human embodiment of the immovable object. You know it's getting hot and heavy when the crowd starts chanting "Eat! Eat! Eat!"

I didn't realize this until this moment, but the Wrestler of the Year award may have to be renamed the "Trevor Lee Wrestler of the Year Award", as this is the third consecutive year that the CWF Champion has taken this award home!

Joshua "Scrappy" Bare is a jack of all trades, a regular CWF ringside camera operator and a qualified referee. He's also got the reputation of being someone that takes it upon himself to clean up a mess or fix a problem before anyone has to be told. He has a wonderful sense of responsibility that makes him stand head and shoulders above many who have worked their way up through the ranks as he is doing now. Josh is a quality guy that is willing go beyond the expected for quality results. He gets it and we appreciate his contributions.

Insiders Hall of Fame

Many of us grew up admiring big Blackjack Mulligan and were heartbroken when he passed last year. The big man joins the other 32 members of the Insiders Hall Of Fame along with a gentleman who passed early in 2017, George Rider. Rider gave us a forum to experiment with our professional wrestling art in ways we couldn't have done in any other arena and we will always be grateful for his enthusiasm for our events at Riders In The Country. One more George Rider Hotdog please. "They goes down easy 'cause I makes 'em extra greasy!"

Past Insiders Award Winners

2015 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Lee Valiant v. Brad Attitude

Most Hated - Ethan Alexander Sharpe

Event of the Year - CWF BATTLECADE XVI (12.26.15)

Match of the Year - Six Pack Challenge - BattleCade (12.26.15)

Most Popular - Trevor Lee

Most Improved - Smith Garrett

Team of the Year - Arik "Ace" Royal & "Assassin" Ray Kandrack

Wrestler of the Year - Trevor Lee

Man of the Year - John Moses

2014 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Mid-West vs. Mid Atlantic

Most Hated - Lee Valiant

Event of the Year - CWF RUMBLE (10.04.14)

Match of the Year - Trevor Lee v. Andrew Everett (02.18.14)

Most Popular - Lance Lude

Most Improved - "El Jefe" Manny Garcia

Team of the Year - Jason Miller & Nick Richards

Wrestler of the Year - Trevor Lee

Man of the Year - Brad Attitude

2013 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Donnie Dollar$ v. "Lost Cause" Nick Richards

Most Hated - "Dirty" Zane Dawson

Event of the Year - CWF BattleCade XIV (10.28.13)

Match of the Year - Trevor Lee v. Arik Royal (10.28.13)

Most Popular - Andrew Everett

Most Improved - Chet Sterling

Team of the Year - The Killbillies

Wrestler of the Year - Arik Royal

Man of the Year - Scott "Shugg" Neese (a.k.a. IwcFanCam)

2012 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Cecil Scott & Mecha Mercenary v. Kamakazi Kid

Most Hated - Goon Squad's Roy Wilkins & Walter Eaton

Event of the Year - CWF RUMBLE (10.20.12)

Match of the Year - "Assassin" Ray Kandrack v. Chiva Kid (10.20.12)

Most Popular - Chiva Kid

Most Improved - Matt Smith

Team of the Year - The Killbillies

Wrestler of the Year - "Assassin" Ray Kandrack

Man of the Year - Talmage "Tal" Kernodle

2011 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - "Handsome" Mitch Connor v. "Assassin" Ray Kandrack

Most Hated - Coach Gemini

Event of the Year - CWF BATTLECADE XII (12.17.11)

Match of the Year - Ric Converse v. Lee Valiant (02.19.11)

Most Popular - Fatback's Donnie Dollar$ & "Young Gun" Nick Richards

Most Improved - Chase Dakota

Team of the Year - The All Stars

Wrestler of the Year - Xsiris

Man of the Year - Kameron Jenkins

2010 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - "the 1st" Ric Converse v. Lee Valiant

Most Hated - Coach Gemini

Event of the Year - CWF Battlecade X (01.02.10)

Match of the Year - Kazi Rules - Kamakazi Kid v. Ric Converse (02.20.10)

Most Popular - Chiva Kid

Most Improved - Ray Kandrack

Team of the Year - VA Bombers Adam Page & Jason Blade

Wrestler of the Year - Xsiris

Man of the Year - "A Very Handsome Commissioner" Mitch Connor

2009 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia v. Lee Valiant

Most Hated* - Gemini Kid

Most Improved - Matt Smith

Favorite Rookie* - Trevor Lee

Favorite Referee* - Redd Jones

Favorite Manager* - Brad Stutts

Favorite Female Wrestler* - Amber O'Neal

Favorite Male Wrestler* - Kamakazi Kid

Team of the Year - Fatback Enterprises (Edsel, Dollar$, de Nero, Richards & Stutts)

Match of the Year - 10 Man Tag Finale @ the CSA (05.30.09)

Event of the Year - Absolute Justice III (06.20.09)

Wrestler of the Year - Lee Valiant

Man of the Year - CWF Fan Cam

(* indicates CWF SuperFans Co-Sponsored Award)

2008 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - "the 1st" Ric Converse v. Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride

Most Hated - Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega

Most Improved - "Jersey" Nick Richards

Most Popular - Brass Munkey

Team of the Year - Fatback Enterprises (Edsel, Dollar$, de Nero, Richards & Stutts)

Match of the Year - Xsiris & Kamakazi Kid v. Joey Silvia & Lee Valiant (Absolute Justice II - 06.21.08)

Event of the Year - Ultimate Survivor VI (11.15.08)

Wrestler of the Year - Brass Munkey

Man of the Year - Pops Wenkel

2007 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Destiny (Silvia, Dillinger & Valiant) v. Dynasty (Converse, Attitude & Xsiris)

Most Hated - Gemini Kid & Jesse "El Fuego" Ortega

Most Improved - Lee Valiant

Most Popular - Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride

Team of the Year - Fatback Enterprises (Edsel, Dollar$, Connor & Stutts)

Match of the Year - Cage of Death 2 (Ultimate Survivor V - 11.17.07)

Event of the Year - Ultimate Survivor V (11.17.07)

Wrestler of the Year - Kamakazi Kid

Man of the Year - "Madd Trucker" Garry Stevens

2006 Insiders Year End Awards

Most Impressive Newcomer - Roy "Rage" Wilkins

Feud of the Year - Fatback Enterprises v. Gee Dee Rage

Female Wrestler of the Year - Amber O'Neal

Singles Wrestler of the Year - Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride

Tag Team of the Year - "Handsome" Mitch Connor & Garry "Madd Trucker" Stevens

Most Hated Heels - Destiny (Silvia, Dillinger, Greene & Manning)

Most Over Faces - Rob "Boogie Woogie Man" McBride & Tank Lawson

Match of the Year - Converse v. Silvia (Battlecade VII - 12.30.06)

Event of the Year - CWF Rumble (10.14.06)

Most Improved Wrestler - "The Diamond" K.C. McKnight

Performer of the Year - "Infamous Icon" Joey Silvia

Man of the Year - "The 1st" Ric Converse

2005 Insiders Year End Awards

Most Impressive Newcomer - "Handsome" Mitch Connor

Comeback of the Year - Ultra Dragon

Best Veteran Wrestler That Shows Up Infrequently - Otto Schwanz

Big Donnie Golden Burrito - Big Donnie Dollar$

Feud of the Year - Brass Munkey v. "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel

Female Wrestler of the Year - Amber O'Neal

Singles Wrestler of the Year - "Slick Diddy" Ric Converse

Tag Team of the Year - the $outh$ide Playas

Most Hated Heel - (TIE) Michael McAllister & Mikael Yamaha

Most Over Face - "Slick Diddy" Ric Converse

Match of the Year - 2005 CWF Rumble

Event of the Year - CWF New Years Knockout (01.08.05)

Most Improved Wrestler - "El Fuego" Jesse Ortega

Performer of the Year - "Madd Trucker" Garry Stevens

Man of the Year - "Super Fan" Jimmy Harris

2004 Insiders Year End Awards

Most Impressive Newcomer - Gregory Vercetti

Comeback of the Year - Amber O'Neal

Big Donnie Golden Burrito Award - Garry "Madd Trucker" Stevens

Feud of the Year - Corey Edsel v. Ric Converse

Female Wrestler of the Year - Krissy Vaine

Singles Wrestler of the Year - "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel

Tag Team of the Year - American Steel Ninja & Brass Munkey

Most Hated Heel - "Box Office Draw" Mikael Yamaha

Most Over Face - Kamakazi Kid

Match of the Year (TIE) - GeeStar v. Xsiris (04.17.04) & Ric Converse v. Corey Edsel (10.02.04)

Promotion of the Year - CWF Mid Atlantic

Event of the Year - RCW BoogieJam 10.17.04

Most Improved Wrestler - Kid Justice

Performer of the Year - Rob "the Bull" McBride

Man of the Year - "Pops" Wenkel

2003 Insiders Year End Awards

Insiders Honors - Paco Loco

Most Impressive Newcomer - Mitch Norris

Comeback of the Year - Gemini Kid

Big Donnie Golden Burrito Award - Brad Attitude

Feud of the Year - the CREW v. UNOD

Female Wrestler of the Year - GeeStar

Singles Wrestler of the Year - "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel

Tag Team of the Year - UNOD (Drake Tungsten & Hugh B. Johnson)

Most Hated Heel - "Tremendous" Trent Wylde

Most Over Face - Kamakazi Kid

Match of the Year - Edsel v. Converse - CWF Explosive Elements 08.09.03

Promotion of the Year - CWF Mid Atlantic

Event of the Year - CWF Explosive Elements 08.09.03

Most Improved Wrestler - Xsiris

Performer of the Year - $outh$ide Playa J-Money

Man of the Year - Grant "StatMark" Sawyer

2002 Insiders Year End Awards

Match of the Year - Mikael Yamaha v. Gemini Kid Texas Death Match

Promotion of the Year - CWF

Most Impressive Newcomer - Kamikaze Kid & Brass Munkey (tie)

Best Show of the Year - CWF Triumph

Best Feud of the Year - HYP v. the Establishment

Most Over Faces - Amber Holly & Mikael Yamaha

Most Hated Heel - Kurt Solo

The Next Big Thing - Joey "Spank" Silvia

Comeback of the Year - NEW

Tag Team of the Year - the $outh$ide Playas

Lady Wrestler of the Year - GeeStar

Singles Wrestler of the Year - "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel

Man of the Year - CWF Commissioner William L. Cross

Most Improved Wrestler - Malaki (now Scotty "F'n" Mathews)

Performer of the Year - Slick Ric Converse

2001 Insiders Year End Awards

Comeback of the Year - Alternative Pro Wrestling

Most Improved Wrestler - Corey Edsel

Powerhouse of the Year - Bam Bam & Bounty Hunter (tie)

Next Big Thing - American Steel Ninja & Granite (tie)

Event of the Year - CWF's Tribute (10-13-01)

Promotion of the Year - CWF

Best Show - APW Ramseur NC (11-03-01)

Tag Team of the Year - $outh$ide Playas

Singles Performer of the Year - Cham Pain

Rookie of the Year - the Amazing Sideshow

Man of the Year - Rob "the Bull" McBride

2000 Insiders Year End Awards

Performer of the Year - L.A. Wild One

Promotion of the Year - ECPW

Man of the Year - Damien Storm

Comeback of the Year - Tommy Steel

Most Impressive Newcomer - the Incredible Sonja

Best Feud of the Year - "Red Hot" Tim Blaze v. "Carolina Kid" Brian Cobb

Lamest Trend of the Year - the Spelling on PCW's Website

Top 10 News Story - the Flock Becomes A "Fan Force"

Tag Team of the Year - Beauty & the Beast (Wild One & McBride)

Wrestler of the Year - Joe Storm & Damien Storm (tie)

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