For the first time ever WWE is getting their own category in the ESPN ESPY Awards 2019 as the “Best WWE Moment” award will be given out this year. The four nominees for this year’s award are Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and Ronda Rousey.
WWE describes it’s product as ‘sports entertainment’ which gives a basis for ESPN to include the category in their yearly award show. But also, due to the whole genre being scripted, there is hardly any other category where WWE can be eligible. The details for nominees for the Best WWE Moment for the ESPY Awards 2019 are below:
Roman Reigns’ Return after his battle with Leukemia
Roman Reigns went on a hiatus from WWE in October 2018 after his Leukemia returned. But after making a recovery from the disease and going into remission, he returned on RAW on 25 February 2019 episode.
Kofi Kingston Winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35
After his marathon performance in a Gauntlet match, Kofi Kingston got the tremendous support from the WWE fanbase. This lead to WWE pushing him all the way to WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania this year. Kofi won the title after defeating Daniel Bryan in a grueling match and became the first African American to hold WWE’s premier title.
Becky Lynch Becoming the first Women Double Champion at WrestleMania 35
A slap has changed Becky’s fortune. When Becky decked her best friend Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam, it started an unprecedented run in WWE and incredible popularity fanbase. The result was that we saw her becoming the SmackDown Women’s Champion, winning the Royal Rumble and at WrestleMania, she won both the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Ronda Rousey Wins RAW Women’s Championship
Being a wrestling fan, it was a dream for Ronda Rousey to be a part of a wrestling promotion, let alone be a part of WWE. Her first RAW Championship victory at SummerSlam is also included in the nominations for ESPY awards this year.
You can vote your favorite WWE Moment at espys.com. This year’s ESPY Awards will take place on July 10th and will be 27th Annual Event. It will be hosted by legendary comedian and SNL alum Tracy Morgan.