For a full decade... 1994 through 2003... the Professional Girl Wrestling Association bestowed its Rookie of the Year Award to young
newcomers whom the organization believed had not only proven themselves, but who had the potential to be important figures in the sport
in years to come. Sometimes, that proved true; one need only mention Joanie (Chyna) Lee Lauer, Amber (Holly) O’Neal and Christie Ricci
for proof of that. Other times, the worthy recipients didn’t remain in the sport long enough to fulfill expectations. And in a
few instances, the designees are still working hard in the business, but still looking to make their big break.
Ultimately, however, the PGWA decided to move beyond the Rookie of the Year Award. In 2004, we “test drove” a new category...
Most Promising Wrestler. The fan response to that was encouraging, but for various reasons, the organization opted not to continue
with any awards for the next few years.
But now, with 2007 marking the PGWA’s 15th Anniversary, it seems only fitting to resurrect the Most Promising Wrestling Award.
And what’s more, as a way of thanking the fans for their support over the years, we’re inviting each and every one of you to have
a voice in just who wins this award!
In conjunction with our friends at ProWrestlingDaily.com, we are running a poll, in which 7 very worthy women are competing to be
named as the Most Promising Wrestler of 2006. And that poll will be decided by YOUR votes.
Each of these ladies have more than proven themselves in the ring over the course of the last 12 months, and they have
demonstrated a marked ability to grow as athletes. We believe that 2007 holds great things in store for each of them.
And for one of them, that will include earning this honor.
Our candidates are:
You’ll be learning more about each of these wrestlers in the days to come at ProWrestlingDaily.com, and we hope that the details
to be provided will aid you in making the best-informed choice possible as to which of these ladies you will be voting for.
- The Baroness Simone
- Diana la Cazadora
- Sara del Rey
- Susan Morton
Looking over the list of names, we think you’ll see just why we’ve dubbed them the “Magnificent Seven!”
Profiles of each of the wrestlers will begin to air at PWD.com daily beginning Tuesday, January 2nd, so that fans may learn more
about each of them. Then, the poll itself will launch on Tuesday, January 9th.
Thank you again for your support of quality women’s pro wrestling, and we look forward to crowning the winner of this poll soon!