The nominations for the 2019 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. 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.
All five nominees for this year’s award have previously been nominated, including last year’s winner Delilah Doom and the 2017 winner Ruby Raze. Joining them on the ballot are Heather Monroe, Taya Valkyrie, and Tessa Blanchard.
The complete list of nominees for the 2019 Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year are:
- Delilah Doom
- Heather Monroe
- Ruby Raze
- Taya Valkyrie
- Tessa Blanchard
The web poll is now open and will remain open until January 12, 2020.
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 2019 Southern California Pro-Wrestling Award winners will be announced on January 22, 2020.