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The nominees selected below are neither a reflection of accuracy or of being taken 100% seriously and can range from specific instances to the entirety of 2018. They were, in fact, selected with varying amounts of thought given by the six jerks from Podswoggle.

Feel free to listen to their thought process here (Podswoggle 423: 2018 Swoggie Award Nominees Pt. 1) & here (Podswoggle 424: 2018 Swoggie Award Nominees Pt. 2)

The Santino Marella Award for Excellence in Comedic Wrestling
Kyle O'Reilly
R-Truth
Elias
Joey Ryan
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Breezango

Once You Pop Award (Best Pop of the Year)
Stone Cold appearing at Raw 25
Shinsuke Nakamura wins the Royal Rumble
Kenny Omega wins the IWGP Title (NJPW Dominion)
Braun Strowman's MITB cash in tease (SummerSlam)
The Shield defending Roman Reigns against Braun in Hell In A Cell
Dean Ambrose return before SummerSlam (Raw)
Elias insulting Seattle (Raw)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Hardy Boyz returning at WrestleMania 33

It's My Job Award (Best Jobber of the Year)
Jinder Mahal
Marko Stunt
Curt Hawkins
The Young Lions of New Japan Pro Wrestling
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Curt Hawkins

Best Heel or Face Turn of the Year
Dean Ambrose turns on Seth Rollins (Raw)
Johnny Gargano revealed as Aleister Black's assailant (NXT)
Daniel Bryan turns on AJ Styles and kills the Yes Movement (SmackDown Live)
Cody Rhodes sides with the The Elite against Bullet Club Firing Squad (NJPW G1 Special)
Gedo turns on Okada and CHAOS (NJPW Destruction)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Festival of Friendship (Kevin Owens turns on Chris Jericho)

Zack Ryder Memorial Award for Best Social Media Use
Satoshi Kojima & The Bread Club
Joey Janela
Becky Lynch
Tommaso Ciampa
Being The Elite
Toni Storm
Lana
Alexa Bliss
Nikki Bella
Mandy Rose
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Chris Jericho/Kenny Omega Feud

Best Merch of the Year
Bullet Club
Elias
Rusev's Happy Rusev Day Calendar
AJ Styles VS Shinsuke Nakamura
Any Chicago X NJPW Gear
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Young Bucks

Best Finisher Name
The Midnight Hour (The New Day)
Fairy Tale Ending (Tommaso Ciampa)
Kamigoye (Kota Ibushi)
Up, Up, Down, Down (The New Day)
Black Mass (Aleister Black)
Orienteering with Napalm Death (Zack Sabre Jr.)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - [TIE] The Bitter End / Black Mass

Best Title Run of the Year
Pete Dunne (WWE United Kingdom Champion)
LAX (Impact World Tag Team Championship)
AJ Styles (WWE Champion)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Championship)

Real Life Story of the Year
Roman Reigns' leukemia diagnosis
WWE's troubled deal with Saudi Arabia
FOX acquires TV rights to SmackDown Live
All In
Continued Rise of Women's Wrestling

Previous Winners:

2017 - Continued Rise of Women’s Wrestling

2016 - TNA Backstage Turmoil

Most Devastating Injury of the Year
Roman Reigns (Leukemia)
Paige (Neck)
David Arquette (Neck)
Becky Lynch (Face)
Joey Janela (Knee)
Hiromu Takahashi (Neck)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Katsuyori Shibata (Head)

2016 - Finn Bálor (Shoulder)

Most Overrated Wrestler of the Year
Alexa Bliss
Nia Jax
War Raiders
Baron Corbin
Brock Lesnar
Ronda Rousey
Randy Orton
The country of Saudi Arabia
Dolph Ziggler
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Jinder Mahal

2016 - Baron Corbin

Most Underrated Wrestler of the Year
Ember Moon
Chad Gable
Andrade "Cien" Almas
Mustafa Ali
Ruby Riott
Rusev
Samoa Joe

Previous Winners:

2017 - Luke Harper

2016 - Tyler Breeze

How Are They Still Not Signed?!* Award (Major Company, Full Time Contract)
Bandido (Free Agent for the bulk of 2018)
Stephen Amell
Kota Ibushi
Pentagon Jr. (Reportedly locked in a non-compete contract with Lucha Underground until 2020)
PAC
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Ricochet

2016 - Ricochet

Feel Good Story of the Year
All In
Daniel Bryan's return to the ring
WWE Evolution
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Ric Flair’s Health/30 for 30

2016 - PodSlam 2016

Most Fascinating Person of the Year
Chris Jericho
Austin Aries
John Hennigan
Daniel Bryan
PAC
Roman Reigns
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Paige

2016 - Paige

Dream Match of the Year
PCO VS The Undertaker
Johnny Gargano VS Brock Lesnar
Zack Sabre Jr. VS Daniel Bryan
The New Day VS The Elite
PCO VS Marko Stunt
Aleister Black VS Brody King (Doink Spot from WM9 Match)
Becky Lynch VS Kenny Omega
Kenny Omega VS Seth Rollins
Minoru Suzuki VS Zack Sabre Jr.

Previous Winners:

2017 - Kenny Omega VS Daniel Bryan

2016 - Full Federation Deletion

Cutest Couple
Cody & Brandi Rhodes
The IIconics
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella
Ricochet & Kacy Catanzaro
Ciampa & Goldie (NXT Title)
Golden☆Lovers
Montez Ford & Bianca Belair
Really, anyone but The Garganos
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Johnny Gargano & Candice LaRae

2016 - [TIE] Johnny Gargano & Candice LaRae / Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa

Career Rejuvenation of the Year (Non-part Timer)
Becky Lynch
Cody Rhodes
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Previous Winners:

2017 - [TIE] Samoa Joe / The Usos

2016 - The Miz

Worst Promo of the Year
Nia Jax
Bobby Lashley's 1 on 1 Interview with Renee Young
Bobby Lashley's Sisters
Ronda Rousey
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Sister Abigail

2016 - Titus O’Neil

Best Promo of the Year
Juice Robinson
Samoa Joe
Chris Jericho
Becky Lynch
Kenny Omega/Xavier Woods hot pepper promo (E3)
SCU (Being The Elite)
Triple H VS The Undertaker (Raw)
Paul Heyman's tearful promo (Raw)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - John Cena’s retorts to Roman Reigns

2016 - The Miz

Best Out of Character Performance of the Year
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (Figure it Out)
Roman Reigns - "My real name is Joe..." (Raw)
John Cena's Suit Game during interviews
Johnny Mundo (Survivor)
Otis Dozovic's IG Stories
AJ Styles being a nerd and sore loser (Up, Up, Down, Down)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Southpaw Regional Wrestling

2016 - Mike Mizanin

Best Release of the Year
Enzo Amore
Big Cass
PAC
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Jack Swagger

2016 - Alex Riley

Best New Signing of the Year
Ronda Rousey to WWE
Matt Riddle to NXT
Jeff Cobb to ROH
Ricochet to NXT
Keith Lee to NXT
Io Shirai to NXT
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Previous Winners:

2017 - British Strong Style (and the rest)

2016 - AJ Styles

Best New Show of the Year
NXT UK (WWE Network)
Mixed Match Challenge (Facebook Watch)
Evolution (WWE Network)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Southpaw Regional Wrestling

2016 - The Cruiserweight Classic

Worst Match of the Year
Dolph Ziggler VS Seth Rollins Iron Man Match (WWE Extreme Rules)
Bobby Lashley VS Sami Zayn (WWE Money in the Bank)
Jinder Mahal VS Roman Reigns (WWE Money in the Bank)
Roman Reigns VS Brock Lesnar (WWE WrestleMania)
Asuka VS Carmella with James Ellsworth in a Shark Cage (WWE Extreme Rules)
D-Generation X VS The Brothers of Destruction (WWE Crown Jewel)
Brock Lesnar VS Braun Strowman (WWE Crown Jewel)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt (WrestleMania 33)

2016 - Shelly Martinez VS Rebel (TNA Knockouts Knockdown)

Best Match of the Year
NXT North American Championship Ladder Match (NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
Kenny Omega VS Kazuchika Okada [IWGP Champion] - 2 out of 3 Falls (NJPW Dominion)
Johnny Gargano VS Tommaso Ciampa - Unsanctioned Match (NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
Johnny Gargano VS Andrade "Cien" Almas [NXT Champion] (NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia)
AJ Styles VS Daniel Bryan [WWE Champion] (WWE TLC)
Charlotte Flair VS Becky Lynch [WWE SmackDown Women's Champion] (WWE Evolution)
Seth Rollins' Gauntlet Match (Raw)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - [TIE] Pete Dunne VS Tyler Bate (NXT TakeOver: Chicago) / DIY vs The Revival vs Authors of Pain (NXT TakeOver: Orlando) / Brock Lesnar VS Braun Strowman VS Samoa Joe VS Roman Reigns (WWE SummerSlam)

2016 - DIY vs The Revival (NXT TakeOver: Toronto)

Best Use of a Legend or Celebrity
David Arquette (GCW's L.A. Confidential)
Stephen Amell (All In)
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella VS The Miz & Maryse (WWE Hell in a Cell)
Chris Jericho [Particularly his program with Naito & LIJ (NJPW)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Vince McMahon beatdown by Kevin Owens (SmackDown Live)

2016 - Bob Backlund

Best Hot Tag of the Year
Seth Rollins
Cesaro
Nicholas
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Cesaro

2016 - Cesaro

Worst Gimmick of the Year
Jinder Mahal
Drake Maverick - Pisser
Lucha House Party
Constable Corbin
"The Finest" Kona Reeves
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Bray Wyatt / Sister Abigail

2016 - “The Drifter” Elias Samson

Best Gimmick of the Year
Drew McIntyre
PCO
Elias
Scarlett Bordeaux
The Velveteen Dream
Becky Lynch
Jay White
MJF
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Velveteen Dream

2016 - “Broken” Matt Hardy

Best Look of the Year
The Velveteen Dream
Charlotte Flair (WrestleMania 34)
Johnny Gargano's Captain America Street Fight Gear (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
Mustafa Ali
"The Villain" Marty Scurll
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Velveteen Dream’s Airbrushed Tights

2016 - Jack Gallagher

Best Song of the Year
Shinsuke Nakamura - "Shadows Of A Setting Sun"
Baron Corbin - "I Bring The Darkness (End Of Days)"
Matt Riddle - "Hey Bro"
The Uso's - "Done With That"
Minoru Suzuki - "Kaze Ni Nare"
Ronda Rousey - "Bad Reputation"

Previous Winners:

2017 - Shinsuke Nakamura - “The Rising Sun”

2016 - Shinsuke Nakamura - “The Rising Sun”

Best Ring Entrance of the Year
Charlotte Flair (WWE WrestleMania 34)
Kyle O'Reilly's Air Guitar
Joey Ryan's Penis Druids (All In)
The New Day
Jay Lethal as Black Machismo (All In)
Undisputed Era
Shinsuke Nakamura

Previous Winners:

2017 - Aleister Black

2016 - Shinsuke Nakamura

Best Debut of the Year
Marko Stunt (GCW Joey Janela's Lost In New York)
Ronda Rousey (WWE WrestleMania 34)
Nicholas (WWE WrestleMania 34)
Ricochet (NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
Taiji Ishimori/Bone Soldier (NJPW Wrestling Dontaku)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Adam Cole (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

2016 - [TIE] AJ Styles (WWE Royal Rumble) / Mullet’s Daughter

Worst Feud of the Year
Bobby Lashley VS Sami Zayn
Finn Bálor VS Baron Corbin
Sasha Banks VS Bayley
Asuka VS Carmella
AJ Styles VS Shinsuke Nakamura
Vince McMahon VS The Inevitable Winds of Change
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Jinder Mahal VS Shinsuke Nakamura

2016 - Darren Young VS Titus O’Neil

Best Feud of the Year
Johnny Gargano VS Tommaso Ciampa
The Shield
Adam Page vs Joeys
Chris Jericho vs Staying Home
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Kenny Omega VS Kazuchika Okada

2016 - DIY VS The Revival

The "We're Done Here" Award for Most Outstayed Welcome of the Year
The Coach
Hulk Hogan
Nia Jax
The Saudi Arabia Deal
Carmella
Brock Lesnar's title run

Previous Winners:

2017 - Jinder Mahal

2016 - James Ellsworth

Please Don't Mess This Up Award
Becky Lynch
All In follow up
Drew McIntyre
NJPW being under new leadership
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Previous Winners:

2017 - WWE Woman’s Royal Rumble

2016 - WWE Brand Split

The "Oh, Buddy" Award for Most Misused of the Year
Asuka
SAnitY
Kevin Owens
Titus Worldwide
Braun Strowman
Bray Wyatt
Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE International PPV Shows
The Revival

Previous Winners:

2017 - Bayley

2016 - The Club

Best Commentary Call of the Year
"THE LEG!" - Don Callis (NJPW Dominion)
"OH NO EC3! DON'T TELL ME! MAMMA MIA! MAMMA MIA! ARE YOU KIDDING ME" - Mauro Ranallo (entire supercut from NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
"Everybody kinda kicks out of the falcon arrow now..." - Kevin Kelly (NJPW World Tag League)
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Previous Winners:

2017 - "Sharks don't have hands, Saxton." - Corey Graves

2016 - "Ain't no party like an uppercut party cuz an uppercut party DON'T STOP" - Mauro Ranallo

Gotta Wear Shades Award for Brightest Future
Matt Riddle
Marko Stunt
Bandido
Kacy Catanzaro
Rea Ripley
Ronda Rousey
Darby Allin
Mustafa Ali
Juice Robinson
Bianca Belair
Ricochet
Hangman Page
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Previous Winners:

2017 - The Velveteen Dream / Braun Strowman

2016 - [TIE] Chad Gable / Jack Gallagher / "The Villain" Marty Scurll

They're BACK Award for Returning Performer of the Year
PCO
IMPACT Wrestling
Daniel Bryan
L.A. Park
PAC
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Drew McIntyre

2016 - Chris Jericho

The Unicorn Award for Most Entertaining Entity of the Year
Elias
The New Day
Becky Lynch
Juice Robinson
The Velveteen Dream
Tommaso Ciampa
Being The Elite
The Miz
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Rusev (Day)

2016 - “Broken” Matt Hardy

Who Won the Year?
Chris Jericho
Becky Lynch
The Elite
Kenny Omega
Johnny Gargano
Seth Rollins
Kazuchika Okada
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Previous Winners:

2017 - Kenny Omega

2016 - AJ Styles