The nominations for the 2021 Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year Award have been announced. This award honors the top women’s wrestler in Southern California for the year and has been given annually since 2016.
Historically, women’s wrestling was banned in California until 1965 (with a few exceptions made during World War II). Despite an initial boom in the mid-1960s when the ban was first overturned, women’s wrestling in Southern California was fairly sparse until the last decade. With the deeper talent pool for women’s wrestlers in the area, the Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year Award was created in 2016 to highlight women’s wrestling in the area and give it its own spotlight. Thunder Rosa was the inagural winner of the award.
2021 was a challenging year for women’s wrestling in Southern California, with very few wrestlers having enough matches to be considered for the award. The four nominees for 2021 all had fantastic years and are deserving of recognition.
Here are the nominees for the 2021 Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year:
- Delilah Doom
- Ruby Raze
- Sage Sin
- Viva Van
The four nominees for the 2021 Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year include two priors winners (Ruby Raze and Delilah Doom) and one first-time nominee (Viva Van).
The web poll is now open and will remain open until January 2, 2022.
Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year
The Southern California Year End Awards have been held annually since 1999 to honor the best in Southern California pro-wrestling for the year. The awards have been referenced in places such as ESPN and the Los Angeles Times as well as 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 2021 Southern California Pro-Wrestling Award winners will be announced on January 20, 2022.