WWE Mid-Year Round Table: Who was Most Outstanding Wrestler?

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We take a look back at who and what has been a positive and a negative for WWE in this round table.

2020 started out well with a seemingly smooth path towards WrestleMania. Roman Reigns was going to defeat Goldberg and regain his spot as #1 on SmackDown, and Drew McIntyre was going to Claymore the hell out of Brock Lesnar and end the show on the the turnbuckle, championship held high as fireworks and confetti reigned down as he reveled in the adulation of the crowd.

Then COVID-19 hit, and everything in WWE has basically been an improv act since.

As half the year has passed, we here at Daily DDT thought it would be a good time to reflect on WWE’s ability to adapt, who stood out, what should have been left out, and what to look forward to for the rest of 2020.

While I moderated, my fabulous colleagues Kevin Parvizi, Dina Amanuel, Samantha Schipman, Chris Jeter, and Jesse Velasquez provided their insights.

Here were the ground rules: every wrestler, regardless of gender, was open for nomination in wrestler-based categories. The same holds true for non-wrestler characters. No matter the brand in WWE (RawSmackDownNXTNXT UK205 Live), if an act appeared for WWE in 2020, they’re open for nomination.

Lastly, the time period for this reflective round table was Jan. 1-Jun. 30. This means that The Great American Bash is NOT included as night one occurred Jul. 1.

The categories were Most Outstanding Wrestler; Most Outstanding Team/Stable; Best Non-Wrestler Character; Best Match; Best Event (weekly episode or PPV); Best Promo; Worst Story/Angle; Biggest Non-COVID or COVID-adjacent Story; and One Bold Prediction for the Rest of 2020.

Let’s begin with the two Most Outstanding Awards.