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  • Full List of Most Outstanding Wrestler for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards since 1986

    Published on February 27, 2021

    Full List of Most Outstanding Wrestler for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards since 1986

    1986: Ric Flair

    1987: Ric Flair

    1988: Tatsumi Fujinami

    1989: Ric Flair

    1990: Jushin Thunder Liger

    1991: Jushin Thunder Liger

    1992: Jushin Thunder Liger

    1993: Kenta Kobashi

    1994: Kenta Kobashi

    1995: Manami Toyota

    1996: Rey Mysterio Jr.

    1997: Mitsuharu Misawa

    1998: Koji Kanemoto

    1999: Mitsuharu Misawa

    2000: Chris Benoit

    2001: Kurt Angle

    2002: Kurt Angle

    2003: Kurt Angle

    2004: Chris Benoit

    2005: Samoa Joe

    2006: Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan

    2007: Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan

    2008: Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan

    2009: Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan

    2010: Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan

    2011: Davey Richards

    2012: Hiroshi Tanahashi

    2013: Hiroshi Tanahashi

    2014: A.J. Styles

    2015: A.J. Styles

    2016: A.J. Styles

    2017: Kazuchika Okada

    2018: Kenny Omega

    2019: Will Ospreay

    2020: Kenny Omega

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