Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Bullet Club, Cody Rhodes, Fénix, Jay Lethal, Jeff Cobb, Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Kyle O'Reilly, Lucha Underground, Marty Scurll, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pentagon Dark, Ricochet, Ring Of Honor, Tournament, Will Ospreay, Wrestler Of The Year, Wrestling, Yujiro Kushida, Zack Sabre Jr.
I announced some time ago that we were going to do a tournament because there are just way too many wrestlers to choose from. So we did that back on Tuesday and we unleashed the indies brackets (it needed two) and the TNA bracket. As usual, we left it up to you guys to decide who you wanted to move ahead to be in the final set that actually competes for Wrestler Of The Year. Right here, we have the results of the indie brackets which includes wrestlers from Ring Of Honor, Revolution Pro, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Lucha Underground, and more. All matches were chosen at random from a hat and you voted. The first match up of the tournament saw former Revolution Pro star Zack Sabre Jr take on Lucha Underground star Pentagon Dark. You guys voted and unanimously voted Sabre through. The second match saw NJPW star Kazuchika Okada take on Ring Of Honor’s Bobby Fish and he ultimately moved on as Fish only received a vote.
Ring Of Honor’s Adam Cole took on the indie sensation Ricochet in the third match, but Cole won big with Ricochet only gaining a vote as well. The fourth and final match of the first bracket was a toss up as the 2016 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors tournament winner Will Ospreay fought Jay Lethal valiantly and won by getting 50% more of the votes. There was just way too many great indie stars that we couldn’t leave it to just one bracket, so we brought on another one. This bracket featured a couple of lopsided victories as Yujiro Kushida shut out Jeff Cobb and Kenny Omega also shut out his fellow Bullet Club brother Cody Rhodes. The other lopsided victory goes to The Villain Marty Scurll as he held Mexican star Fenix to only one vote. The big upset of the first round belongs to Kyle O’ Reilly who 72% of the votes over his opponent Kota Ibushi. So with all that being said, look below to find out who your second round matches are going to be and also be on the lookout for the second round voting.