It’s now time to celebrate the very best of the best in WWE. With this list, we intend to honor the Superstars who shone above the rest in the past year, through a combination of wrestling skills, great matches, and just pure entertainment, in various combinations. Every single one of these wrestlers, male and female, worked hard to entertain wrestling fans all year long, and deserve every accolade we can bestow upon them for their work in 2015. But in another crazy year for WWE, which Superstar do we think stood head and shoulders above the rest, as our Wrestler of the Year? You’ll have to read on to find out!
Think of Cesaro as the Energizer Bunny of WWE. No matter how many times things go badly, he just keeps going and going. Being thrown into a tag team with Tyson Kidd seemed like a classic “well, we have absolutely no plans for either of you, so go wrestle together” strategy, but they owned their admittedly unusual team and turned it into one of the hottest acts in the company, resulting in a surprising run as Tag Team Champions and exposing Cesaro’s under-rated charisma when playing off the similarly over-looked Kidd. After a devastating injury sidelined Kidd, and after having his abilities publicly questioned by Vince McMahon on a live edition of the Stone Cold Podcast which aired on WWE Network, Cesaro spent the summer and fall working his way into the hearts of the audience through his ability to put on spectacular matches, combined with a bit of a “Screw you” edge that made him look like a scrappy underdog in the eyes of the fans, working hard against a company that just didn’t see him as a star for some reason, and led to the rise of “Cesaro Section” signs that increased on a weekly basis. Even being used as a stepping stone for Big Show didn’t dampen Cesaro’s spirits, and while an injury may have sidelined him late in the year, he’s positioned himself well for a big return in the New Year.