NXT Champion Adam Cole and his stable The Undisputed ERA won most of the awards at NXT Year End Awards 2019. The winners were decided by the fan polls over WWE’s website and over Twitter and were revealed at NXT episode of 1 January 2020. The complete list of the winners is as below. You can find the nominees here.
Tag Team Of the Year- The Undisputed ERA
The Undisputed ERA started the year as the Tag Team Champions and they also ended the year as the Tag Team Champions. In between, we got some dominating spells from the War Raiders and the Street Profits. But both those teams are now on the main roster.
Male Star of the Year- Adam Cole
Becoming the NXT Champion and successfully defending it against the likes of Johnny Gargano, Matt Riddle, Finn Balor and others, was enough to crown Adam Cole the star of the year.
Female Star of the Year- Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler and her sidekicks tormented the Women’s division and Baszler held onto the NXT Women’s title until 18 December.
Rivalry of the Year- Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole
Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole had closed out three NXT TakeOvers this year with three fantastic matches. Their rivalry was the main story point for NXT for about 6 months.
Future Star of the Year- Dakota Kai
Dakota Kai just returned to NXT in October after missing time due to an injury. However, her heel turn has made her an overnight star.
TakeOver of the Year- WarGames 2019
NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 featured the return of Finn Balor to TakeOver series, first-ever Women’s WarGames match, Dakota Kai’s shocking heel turn, Kevin Owens joining Team Ciampa in the Men’s WarGames match, and a few more memorable moments.
Breakout Star of the Year- Keith Lee
Keith Lee had a great feud with Dominic Dijakovic in the early half of the year. But after NXT shifted to the USA Network, he has emerged as one of the stars at the brand.
Match of the Year- Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole for Vacant NXT Championship, 2 Out of 3 Falls, NXT TakeOver: New York 2020
Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole at TakeOver: New York was the first time that people saw the chemistry between the pair and how they bring out the best in each other. 2 more classic matches followed this contest. But this was obviously the best of the lot.
Overall Competitor of the Year- Adam Cole
Becoming the NXT Champion and successfully defending it against the likes of Johnny Gargano, Matt Riddle, Finn Balor and others, was enough to crown Adam Cole the star of the year. But he is also leading the stable that carries all of NXT’s gold right now.