Diva Dirt is excited to reveal the nominations for our ninth annual Fan Awards!

Taking into consideration your suggestions, as well as discussing amongst the Diva Dirt team, we’ve compiled the nominations looking back at the best of women’s wrestling in 2017.

Voting is now open and will continue until 12:01am ET on December 31st, 2017. As is the annual tradition, the winners will be revealed throughout the day on January 1st, 2017.

Below are the nominations for each category:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to let your voice be heard by December 31st and 12:01am!

  • Winter

    WTF Charlotte and Bayley nominated for best babyface??? Becky, Mickie and Sasha are better than both of them.

    • Randall

      Lmao exactly what I was thinking!

    • Malcolm James

      Exactly
      IDK why Pamela is there

    • Like Mike

      Right.. plus Charlotte has been face for a short period and has barely made any real transition.

      • Joseph

        Charlotte been a face for most of the year and the crowd is already behind her. Where you been?

        • Like Mike

          It’s been that long? Damn, I guess for me I just felt the turn was pretty lackluster. She’s always been better as a heel imo.

          • Joseph

            Charlotte was starting to get stale as a heel and there was nothing else for her to do as a heel. Turning her Face was the smart move.

  • A?.

    If Iconic Duo doesn’t win best tag team of the year y’all will be catching hands

  • Malcolm James

    The hardest one is Most Skilled Wrestler

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Agreed. Every single one of them is a good choice.

    • Bad and Bossy

      Tbh, as much as I love Sasha I voted for Asuka because it’s the true

    • comradecena

      Io is one of the best wrestlers in the world so it’s her IMO

  • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

    Don’t care what no one says Naomi winning her first title during black history month is the best thing like ever

    • willh

      MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!! I WAS HAPPY FOR DAYS!!

      • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

        I screamed/cried at that exact moment

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    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      It honestly was it was so inspiring to see her finally get it after hoping year after year for it and the fear i had that she would never get what she deserved it was awesome seeing her hold up that title and the fans chanting “you deserve it” the moment was everything ive watch it back so many times some times i dont even watch the match i just watch her celebration Naomi is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites it was very emotional watching her at thag moment after putting up with all the shit she did it just felt right

      • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

        I watch the match and the moment everytime cause it’s just so great

    • comradecena

      Too bad there was almost no build-up to it and the match wasn’t very good

  • willh

    Naomi winning the Women’s title during Black History month was so fucking beautiful to me.

  • If Jinny doesn’t win most stylish then rigga morris!

    Disappointed to not see Kairi’s MYC victory as one of the best moments. It was more significant than any of the other propositions.

    #TeamOedoTai

    • Omar Zaal

      Jinny is gonna be a house hold name soon. She’s a star.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Naomi for Face if the Year and Moment of the Year!!

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    This year belonged to both Naomi and Alexa respectively! Naomi had an amazingly heart warming moment and whilst it may have been cut short, it made her Wrestlemania moment all the more sweeter.

    As for Alexa… well I may be bored of her title reign. But it’s hard to deny that 2017 has been her year in the spotlight

    • Juan

      Rosemary > Naomi > Alexa

      • A One of a Kind Collectible

        Rosemary had a good start to the year, but I think she lost a lot of momentum once they turned her face. Cancelling her match at BFG didn’t help, but she has had a great year

  • DayOneISH!

    Was Nikki vs Natalya that good to be considered a match of the year candidate? It was Ok but it wasn’t anything special their match at Elimination chamber was better.

    • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

      I liked the FCA match better

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Bianca Belair for the one to watch, she’s going to be a STAR! I’m not ready for the slayage.

    Naomi for best babyface and Alexa for best heel because she really made me hate her. Honestly, 2017 was the year of Alexa Bliss and Naomi! https://78.media.tumblr.com/8af32f84e1e7d57bd12a527873bd3930/tumblr_ontdr2k2vf1saykaxo2_400.gif

    • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

      It really was

    • Izzy4lw

      Lord I struggled with best heel because Alexa didn’t really make me hate her – like the character work was good but not especially heelish. Honestly the thing I hated the most about Alexa this year was her damned push; so…. WWE Creative for best heel of 2017.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Yeah, that’s true. I hated her push as well but hating the push made me hate her character because you just knew she was going to come on top at the end. Especially with Mickie James, everyone knew Alexa was going to win but there was a SMALL amount of hope left and when she won with that running strike… That made me hate her even more. But of course, you can’t blame her so WWE Creative is the best heel of 2017 like you said!

        • Izzy4lw

          When she beat a 6 time women’s champion with the women’s special slap I could not, I think it was at that moment that I gave up on Raw until they got new blood. But then they got Asuka and Paige and are keeping both far away from her, so…. I don’t even know man, I’m deceased trying to make sense of their booking.

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      This gif was one of the worst moments of 2017

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        And your presence here on Diva Dirt is the worst thing to ever happen to the staff and the commenters.

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          Your name is crazy… next

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Your point? My name on here has nothing to do with what we’re talking about ??

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            It gives me cancer

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    • comradecena

      Alexa isn’t a great heel. A great heel helps get the babyface over, and no one except for Naomi has gotten more over from feuding with her.

      • Seraphina Rosenhart

        That’s not her fault though. The creative team booked her that way. In terms of Alexa herself, no one can deny that she plays a fantastic heel character. It’s just that she’s booked badly.

  • um… y’all put Charlotte in the best face category while completely snubbing Becky
    https://media.giphy.com/media/QA3jtekU11oaI/giphy.gif

  • And I would disagree with Peyton being on the ”most improved” list. She’s been good, she just got to show it off this year. She’s been wrestling for 8 years in case y’all forget.

  • HBIC

    No Becky Lynch in best babyface? Wtf but Charlotte and Pamela are nominated weird

    • Omar Zaal

      Why yall keep on calling her Pamela?

      • Monkey Tennis

        Because sheep.

        • Omar Zaal

          Bahahaha

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Because we can???)

  • Chargod Flair #5x

    this match doesnt deserve to be nominated indy match of the year? two legends.. the disrespect.

  • I’m curious how everyone voted…I really had a hard time picking MOTY.

    For me:
    WTF moment: MITB
    Best Newcomer: Bianca Belair
    One to Watch: Bianca Belair
    Babyface: Naomi
    Heel: Alexa Bliss
    Most improved: Peyton Royce
    Best Tag Team/Group: Iconic Duo
    Best Manager: Maryse
    Best Finisher: Ember Moon (Eclipse)

    Moment of the year: Naomi Championship win; no one saw it coming. She was being overlooked in the feud. Typical WWE formula gave the impression she would lose.. She had already beaten Alexa 3 times leading up to the PPV and she got the upper hand at the contract signing at the go-home show. I was so sure she would lose…

    Match of the Year: Kairi Sane vs Bianca Belair

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      My choices were almost identical to yours :)

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      I have all of this basically except for manager. I picked Zelina for that one.

    • Larsenat

      Similar. I also voted Tenille Dashwood (that is Emma) as most underrated.
      Wish though there would have been better options at “Most Improved”, I had to vote Peyton because of lack of better choices there (Peyton is good, but I think she did not fit in that category, there would have been better candidates outside WWE/Impact).

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    2018 as far as rookies taking over Mandy, Bianca BeLair, Liv Morgan and The Iconic Duo are the ones.

  • Chargod Flair #5x

    Kairi Sane vs Bianca was a good match but MOTY canidate??? Honeyyy nooooooo

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Bianca queen already putting on match of the year performances

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        That’s bs… it was a good match but not a moty canidate. It will be losing anyway.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          Well, if that’s a MOTY candidate that must tell you that there hasn’t been many GREAT matches this year for the women sadly.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Better matches in the MYC for sure than that one.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Like? Tessa vs Kairi and Piper vs Santana? Those were good.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Idk Kairi vs Shayna just because of how is was the finals is more memorable and historic. Even abbey laith vs jazzy gabert

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Kairi vs Shayna wasn’t that good honestly. I blame Shayna. Abbey Laith vs Jazzy was decent and I give the credit to Abbey. I didn’t get the hype for Jazzy…

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Still Bianca is too green to be having moty candidates. Good matches sure but moty? She’s a rookie like….

          • Crazy. #RIPMae
          • Chargod Flair #5x
          • KatyaMenelli

            I’m mad they didn’t out Kairi Vs. Io Shirai from March 20, 2017.

          • IconicTrio

            No my dear.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Yes bitch

          • IconicTrio

            Thats my name don’t wear it out sweetie

            I beg to differ. Let’s agree to disagree.

    • DayOneISH!

      It was certainly better than Nikki vs Natalya

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        Yes but Nattie and Nikki had a good storyline which fueled the match nicely.

        • Nattie and Nikki definitely had the best feud in my opinion. And interestingly enough it wasn’t focused on the title

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            I think Alexa and Sasha had the best feud this year.

          • I definitely wanted to vote for them, but with Alexa Bliss being basically untouchable aside from her feud with Naomi, I just knew nothing would come of the feud with Sasha. Plus them making it obvious that Sasha has never successfully defended her championship…I already knew the result in my head so I couldn’t invest too much into it.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Well the fact that they had beef outside the ring as well made the feud even better.

          • Yeah it made it better but IMO not the best. It was simply a feud for the title and nothing more and to me it wasn’t as interesting as the Nattie/Nikki feud and I’m not really the biggest fan of either of those two ladies. But to each their own

  • DayOneISH!

    I’m also really disappointed that none of the women from Lucha underground besides catrina wasn’t nominated for anything Catrina vs ivelisse should’ve been nominated for feud of the year!

  • #FlairfortheGold

    Becky Lynch was an option you dumbasses??

  • Steve B

    I could have sworn a ton of people said Naomi winning at wrestlemania was moment of the year not elimination chamber

    • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

      Well they were both great but it’s nothing like winning your first title during the month that celebrates your ethnicity

  • Synn666

    Wow seriously WWE top heavy in so many catergories that deserved to have way more outside WWE considerations.

    Kris Wolf should have been in there for most improved , same for Thunder Rosa , Shotzi Blackheart.

    Main stream match of the year is all WWE da hael? Catrina Vs Ive from Ultima Lucha should have gotten a spot in there.

    But then again WWE went on a …”lets try and snatch up every single notable indepent womens wrestler we can find so hold them up in the performance centre” so.

    • A?.

      ivelisse homophobic, who also denied mental health, doesn’t deserve anything so nah thanks

  • Simon Copp

    Most of these nominations are utter crap in which you’ve paid lip service to female wrestling outside of WWE.

    Hiroyo Matsumoto was the best female wrestler this year and it’s not even close to being close either.

    Best moment doesn’t include Mayu Iwatani finally winning the World of Stardom Championship or Manami Toyota being covered in streamers during her retirement ceremony.

    I really shouldn’t be shocked how WWE centric these are given how much you’ve phoned it in in recent times. You used to be a great source for female wrestling all over the world but now you’re a distant second best to squaredcirclesirens.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      I only watch wwe

    • divadirt

      Hi Simon, thank you for sharing your feelings. I’m sorry you do not agree with the nominations. The nomination process was open and everyone had an opportunity to submit nominees. We appreciate you bringing attention to non-WWE female wrestling and would value your input if you are interested in contributing to the site. Please email us at [email protected] if interested.

      • #FlairfortheGold

        ?????

    • Joseph

      This person is shooting!!!

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Nobody watches or pays real close attention to that. Not DD’s fault. Jackass.

    • Pwuntahs

      At the end of the day, all the WWE women are going to win these polls because all of the voters haven’t watched the other wrestlers.

    • A?.

      edgy

  • IconicTrio

    Alicia Fox was bumped from the most stylish category but Sasha wasn’t. The hell? If we are talking outside of tge ring this is the equivalent of voting Sinead O’Connor over Beyonce in a who wore it better.

    Lordie.

  • IconicTrio

    I’m happy with all the other category nominees though.

  • Great nominations, Can’t wait to see the results.

  • 3???????

    Should have had best brand & female wrestler of the year

  • Hands down Allie is the best babyface that segment with the wedding was amazing and I am so glad that I was there for that!

  • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

    The people complaining about most of the candidates being WWE, ummm a lot of people only watch WWE and since they are the most featured and the most watched it makes sense that they have the most categories

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Naomi doesn’t fit here

      • Despite the fact that you may or may not like Naomi. 2017 has been her year. She became the top face on SDL. She won her first and much deserved Women’s Championship. She made a huge return to win her 2nd title at Wrestlemania. She became the 2nd female champion to have a custom title. She remains over despite losing the title. She is currently the longest reigning champion since the brand split. Naomi had an amazing year.

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          It really wasn’t shes gotten injured twice

          • And both times made returns that were met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            And then she’s back to crickets the next week

          • That won’t happen

          • Edwards1992

            She’s obviously trolling..don’t play her attention lol

        • KellyAJNaomiRoyce#Slay

          Don’t explain yourself to haters who can’t unblind their hate for just a moment. I also find it funny they hate how Naomi stans “come for Charlotte” but then she comes for Naomi like that makes sense here I thought we were done with these horrible commentors since wwepassion left

          • As long as it doesn’t become ugly, I’ve no problem with defending my comments. But you’re right alot times there is no point in trying to reason with alot of haters

    • MiguelAngl

      Ember’s best look

  • Synn666

    All it took was one appearance last time and come S4 that is all it will take again for her to take 2018 as her own.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/fbf304299a4c4c65867c93615f7bfb54/tumblr_ou0l3ot8D91rumiojo1_500.gif

  • Summer_Slay

    Those polls were tragic, Taryn returning and leaving after 2 weeks for sure was the biggest wtf moment and her heel work was amazing.

  • Dark Heel

    Rosemary – Best gimmick
    Allie – Best Babyface, she is so much better than Bayley.

    • Pwuntahs

      100%

  • Rhys Hawks

    I have to be honest, I am very confused with many of these nominations and also with a good majority of past awards not being included in this like they have done in previous years. (WWE Superstar, NXT Superstar, Impact Knockout, etc) Especially considering I did help write up some of the different awards and nominations for this year’s Fan Awards. Also them only allowing 5 women instead of many more like most previous years is also bizarre.

    However these decisions were made after I stepped down as a writer, so maybe they decided to limit the nominations and simply get rid of a majority of the nominations and other awards. I still trust in DD’s judgement and hope everyone has fun in voting in this year’s Fan Awards.

    Side note, what IS Alexa’s gimmick exactly, can someone please explain this to me? This confused me last year when she won it and it still confuses me now.

  • Bailey Mowatt

    Yeah, not voting since it’s very wwe bias. The best women’s match of the year isn’t even in the f’n nominations. It’s very clear that most people who voted, don’t watch women’s wrestling. HOW IS MAYU IWATANI OR IO SHIRAI, NOT IN CONTENTION FOR BEST WOMEN’S WRESTLER?

  • comradecena

    Charlotte isn’t that good of a face. Kairi should be on there instead of her

  • Triple F

    WAY too many WWE nominees.

  • Omar Ibrahim

    bayley is the best wrestler in history

  • Omar Ibrahim
  • K. W. M.

    Voted for Peyton Royce for most improved, there is no other choice. And Iconic Duo for best team. But since i am so late, really NO ONE will notice my comment. And i am really sad about that.

  • FreedomKME

    Too much Bellas, way too little Becky Lynch (how the hell she is not in best babyface???) and Billie Kay.

  • QueenSableBomb

    Some of these choices got me like….mhm..

    Anyway if Naomi doesn’t win moment of the year I’m gonna be so shocked. I’d actually be speechless.

  • Pwuntahs

    If Rosemary doesn’t at least win the best gimmick/character then I’ve lost faith in the IWC.

    • Juan

      Watch Alexa win it with her non existent gimmick like last year :/

  • Juan

    Are we not doing Knockout and Diva (Superstar) of the year anymore?

    Anyway, Rosemary for gimmick of the year and Allie for babyface of the year!

  • Luis #FAN_EMBER y PAIGE

    PAIGE?

  • The Phenomenal Glow

    Naomi better clean up

  • Randall

    Charlotte vs Bayley one of the matches of the year? Uh no lol there were many other matches better then that match that should have made the cut.

    • I didn’t care for it either but its probably there for the significance of Charlotte’s PPV streak ending.

  • Almarpar

    Love that Jinny is being featured :D shes great!