Fan Voted Year-End Awards 2011: Independent Match of the Year

The results are in! Over the past two weeks you have been voting in your thousands for the winners of the 2011 Fan Voted Year-End Awards. All of the votes have been counted and verified, and it’s now time to reveal who you’ve picked…

Independent Match of the Year

The nominees were:

Athena vs Rachel Summerlyn (January, 10,000 Tacks Match, ACW)
Angel Orsini vs Mercedes Martinez (January, Ladder Match, WSU Final Chapter)
Ayako Hamada vs Ayumi Kurihara (March, SHIMMER Vol. 38)
Jessie McKay vs Nicole Matthews (March, SHIMMER Vol. 39)
Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa vs Ayumi Kurihara & Hiroyo Matsumoto (April, ROH Takes Center Stage)
Alicia vs Jessicka Havok (No Holds Barred, June, WSU Uncensored Rumble)
Lexxus vs Mercedes Martinez (August, WSU)
Kana vs Sara Del Rey (October, SHIMMER. Vol 42)
Portia Perez vs Serena (October, SHIMMER Vol. 43)
Cheerleader Melissa vs Madison Eagles (October, SHIMMER Vol. 44)
Kalamity vs LuFisto (October, NCW Femmes Fatales Vol. 7)
April Davids vs Jenny Sjodin (October, Pro-Wrestling: EVE)
Midwest Militia vs Team WSU (Steel Cage War Games, November, WSU Breaking Barriers II)
Aja Kong vs Sara Del Rey (December, JoshiMania Night 1)
Aja Kong, Mio Shirai & TAja Kong, Mio Shirai & Tsubasa Kuragaki vs Manami Toyota, Hanako Nakamori & Sawako Shimono (December, JoshiMania Night 3)
Ayako Hamada vs Sara Del Rey (December, JoshiMania Night 3)

And the winner is…

Cheerleader Melissa vs Madison Eagles (October, SHIMMER Vol. 44) – 18%

Aja Kong vs Sara Del Rey (December, JoshiMania Night 1) – 11%
Ayako Hamada vs Sara Del Rey (December, JoshiMania Night 3) – 11%

Did the right match win? Tell us what you think in the comments or by tweeting @divadirt.

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  • Isobel Lynette

    YES!! I voted for this match. It was awesome!

    • xoxoRKOxoxo

      me too it was amazing!!!!!

  • capricornscott

    I was in the crowd for this match….it was INCREDIBLE! These two took each other to the limit. This match really shows why women’s wrestling is as good as the men’s wrestling.

  • adifferentsame

    I was a part of the euphoric crowd that celebrated Melissa’s emotional victory. Both ladies were at the peak of their talents here and I don’t think I could ever banish the image of Madison buried beneath a pile of chairs. One of the better fan voted awards, I must say! Haha.

  • Fer

    Still waiting for the release of this match. For the ones I saw, I would put the 6-woman tag from Joshimania on top.

  • Bdawg0701

    Okay, vote for a match nobody saw (except for those in attendance at SHIMMER)

  • DarknessRuler

    ^^^^ LMFAO, I think most voted for it because of Melissa finally won the title.

    • Mikas

      Probably. It hasnt been released yet, so maybe 10 people here actually saw the match. So in a way it’s kinda strange to vote this match moty.
      I missed those tapings, so anxiously awaiting the release. The 2 runnerups are good choices though.

  • pumped up kicks

    I voted for Kana vs Sara Del Rey. I did like Cheerleader Melissa winning the title from Madison Eagles. She deserved it.

  • Liger_San

    Yeah, no offense but its obvious this match won just cause of the Title Change, not saying it wasent good but a bit biased.

  • ETR

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about this match, many people were calling it the best match of the volumes 41-44 tapings, I’m guessing it may very well be the match of the year, but it wasn’t fair in the beginning to even nominate it while the DVD hasn’t been released yet