The 2017 IndyInsiders.Com Awards!

For The Calendar Year 2017

This year's IndyInsiders.Com Awards were a late-breaking whoopsie due to some changes in editoral staff and other natural disasters, including crazy cold (some call it "winter") and re-thinking the entire concept from the ground up.

You'll be happy, or at least familiar, with the format, as it will remain static for at least the 2017 Awards. Still at nine awards and two new entrants into the IndyInsiders Hall Of Fame for the past year. Once we got the wheels in motion, these awards were decided in no time and we're not holding grudges among ourselves or thinking vendettas...

The 2017 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, Steve & Shugg

The most unpredictable feud of the year was between the All Star's "Ace" Arik Royal and whatever hat Jimmy's Mom is wearing. He's modeled several over the past year in-ring as well as in the bleachers after a quick snatch and grab.
Photo Courtesy of Steve Zeban

Ethan Alexander Sharpe rocketed back to the top of the Most Hated catagory, and judging from the crowd reactions when he enters an arena, we were spot on with this one!
Photo Courtesy of John Moses Photography

CWF's 18th Anniversary Super Card BATTLECADE X8 saw four titles change hands in one huge night of electric action in a sold out SRO Mid Atlantic Sportatorium.

Trevor Lee was forced into defending the CWF Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title in this year's CWF RUMBLE and survived and retained his belt against 29 challengers!

Big Snooty Foxx took the Most Popular award for 2017, moving up the ladder into the eyes of the Mid Atlantic area. Just listen when he is introduced at an event!

Love him or hate him, Cain Justice has shown the most improvement in the squared circle in our humble opinions.
Photo Courtesy of Taylor Zeban

The always-dangerous Dawson Brothers, Dave & Zane, tend to roll through opposition like a tidal wave. It will be quite an undertaking for someone to take the Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles from these two men!

The All Stars' "Ace" Arik Royal wins Wrestler of the Year for 2017, being in play for every major title coming through the Mid Atlantic area!
Graphic by Scott "Shugg" Neese

This year's Man Of The Year is a long-time technical assistant and jack-of-all-trades, Jesse McAllister, who normally is either running event sound or even at ringside on camera. Jesse does so much behind the scenes and on his own time that some question just what he does! (It's a joke, kids, lighten up!)

Insiders Hall of Fame

Past Insiders Award Winners

2016 Insiders Awards

Feud of the Year - Trevor Lee v. Brad Attitude

Most Hated - Aric Andrews

Event of the Year - CWF BATTLECADE X7 (12.30.16)

Match of the Year - Trevor Lee v. Roy Wilkins (02.27.16)

Most Popular - Chet Sterling

Most Improved - Dirty Daddy

Team of the Year - Sandwich Squad's Mecha Mercenary & Aaron Biggs

Wrestler of the Year - Trevor Lee

Man of the Year - Josh "Scrappy" Bare

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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