This is a list of both active and inactive Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards. The awards are voted for by fans of the magazine every year from 1972 onwards, expanding to more categories in later years. Unlike the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, PWI is largely a magazine written within the fictional realm of professional wrestling, or kayfabe, and the awards recognise this.
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“The upbeat lawyer/negotiator of preadolescence has become a real pro by nowcynical, shrewd, a tough cookie. Youre constantly embroiled in a match of wits. Youre exhausted.”
—Ron Taffel (20th century)
“We laugh at him who steps out of his room at the very moment when the sun steps out, and says: I will the sun to rise; and at him who cannot stop the wheel, and says: I will it to roll; and at him who is taken down in a wrestling match, and says: I lie here, but I will that I lie here! And yet, all laughter aside, do we ever do anything other than one of these three things when we use the expression, I will?”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.”
—James Madison (17511836)