The second group of nominees, covering the months of May through August, for the 2018 Southern California Pro-Wrestling Match of the Year Award has been announced. In addition, the web poll portion of the voting is now open.
The second group of sixteen Match of the Year nominations include matches from eight different promotions. Bar Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla lead the pack with four nominations each, followed by two nominations for PCW Ultra and Ground Zero, and one each for Maverick Pro, Rival Pro, AWS, and FIST Combat.
The second group of nominations for the 2018 Southern California Match of the Year are:
- Gym Nasty Boys (White Mike & Timmy Lou Retton) over Workhorsemen (Anthony Henry & James Drake) – Mav Pro – May 5
- Andy Brown vs. Douglas James time limit draw – FIST Combat – May 11
- Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix over Scorpio Sky & Willie Mack – Bar Wrestling – May 17
- Bandido over Robbie Eagles – PWG – May 25
- WALTER over Sammy Guevara – PWG – May 25
- Douglas James over Tito Escondido – Ground Zero – June 2
- Shane Strickland over Dragon Lee – PCW Ultra – June 8
- Brian Cage & Melissa Santos over DoomFly (Eli Everfly & Delilah Doom) – Bar Wrestling – June 28
- Nicole Savoy over Mia Yim – AWS – June 30
- The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) over The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) – PWG – July 13
- WALTER over Brody King – PWG – July 13
- Shane Strickland over Flip Gordon – PCW Ultra – July 27
- Eli Everfly over Ace Romero – Bar Wrestling – Aug. 2
- Jake Atlas over Matt Macintosh – Ground Zero – Aug. 18
- Brian Cage over Flip Gordon – Bar Wrestling – Aug. 23
- Andy Brown over Jake Atlas – Rival Pro – Aug. 25
The web poll is open now and will be open until December 26.
The web poll for the third group of nominees will open in early January.
Southern California Match of the Year
The Southern California Year End Awards started in 1999, on SoCal-Wrestling.com and were taken over by SoCalUncensored.com starting in 2001. The awards are largely recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in independent wrestling and have been referenced in national and international wrestling media. The voting for the awards consists of two parts: a public web poll worth 35% of the total vote and balloting by a committee of voters, which is worth 65% of the total.
The 2018 Southern California Pro-Wrestling Awards winners will be announced on January 22, 2019.