POST Wrestling’s Worst of 2019 Picks

POST Wrestling's panel of John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington & Davie Portman make their selections in all the key categories as go through the worst of 2019.

Another year is in the books and while reflecting on the Best of 2019, we must conduct our due diligence and analyze the worst the year brought us, as well.

For the second straight year, the panel of John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington, and Davie Portman assembled to breakdown the worst of 2019 in numerous categories.

The Worst of 2019 Show is available to download and can also be viewed on the POST Wrestling YouTube channel.

For convenience, here is the full list of winners (or losers depending on your perspective).

WORST WRESTLER (Male)

John Pollock: Elias
Last Year: Baron Corbin

Wai Ting: The Fiend Bray Wyatt
Last Year: Baron Corbin

Braden Herrington: King Corbin
Last Year: Baron Corbin

Davie Portman: The Fiend Bray Wyatt
Last Year: The Undertaker

WORST WRESTLER (Female)

John Pollock: Billie Kay
Last Year: Lana

Wai Ting: Lacey Evans
Last Year: Brie Bella

Braden Herrington: Jessamyn Duke
Last Year: Nia Jax

Davie Portman: Leva Bates
Last Year: Tamina

WORST TAG TEAM

John Pollock: The IIconics
Last Year: The B-Team

Wai Ting: The B-Team
Last Year: Titus Worldwide

Braden Herrington: The IIconics
Last Year: The B-Team

Davie Portman: Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir
Last Year: The B-Team

WORST PROMOTION

John Pollock: Ring of Honor
Last Year: Lucha Underground

Wai Ting: Ring of Honor
Last Year: WWE

Braden Herrington: Ring of Honor
Last Year: WWE

Davie Portman: Ring of Honor
Last Year: World of Sport

WORST FEUD

John Pollock: Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
Last Year: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass

Wai Ting: Bobby Lashley & Lana vs. Rusev
Last Year: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

Braden Herrington: Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
Last Year: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass

Davie Portman: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch vs. Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans
Last Year: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR (Male)

John Pollock: Seth Rollins vs. The Fiend Bray Wyatt (Hell in a Cell)
Last Year: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (WrestleMania 34)

Wai Ting: The Greatest Clusterfuck (Joey Janela’s Spring Break III Part 2)
Last Year: The Undertaker vs. Triple H (Super Show-Down)

Braden Herrington: The Undertaker vs. Bill Goldberg (WWE Super ShowDown)
Last Year: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WrestleMania 34)

Davie Portman: Lars Sullivan vs. Lucha House Party (WWE Super ShowDown)
Last Year: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WrestleMania 34)

WORST MATCH OF THE YEAR (Female)

John Pollock: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi (WWE Raw, April 29th)
Last Year: The Bella Twins & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad (WWE Raw)

Wai Ting: Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella (WWE Raw, July 15th)
Last Year: Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella (WWE Backlash)

Braden Herrington: Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler (Survivor Series)
Last Year: Nia Jax vs. All of them

Davie Portman: Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler (Survivor Series)
Last Year: Carmella vs. Asuka (Money in the Bank)

WORST PROMO

John Pollock: Ricochet
Last Year: Bobby Lashley

Wai Ting: Dana Brooke
Last Year: Kurt Angle

Braden Herrington: Lana
Last Year: Baron Corbin

Davie Portman: Kenny Omega
Last Year: Nia Jax

WORST BROADCASTER

John Pollock: Michael Cole/Corey Graves/Renee Young
Last Year: Jonathan Coachman

Wai Ting: Michael Cole/Corey Graves/Renee Young
Last Year: Jonathan Coachman

Braden Herrington: Corey Graves
Last Year: Jonathan Coachman

Davie Portman: Jim Ross
Last Year: Shadia Bseiso

WORST TELEVISION SHOW

John Pollock: NXT UK
Last Year: WWE Raw

Wai Ting: WWE Raw
Last Year: WWE Raw

Braden Herrington: WWE Raw
Last Year: WWE Raw

Davie Portman: NXT UK
Last Year: WWE Raw

WORST TELEVISION EPISODE

John Pollock: Impact Wrestling (May 17, 2019) – the main event goes to break and never returns
Last Year: WWE Raw (November 19, 2018)

Wai Ting: WWE Raw (December 16, 2019) – The Gauntlet match with no finish
Last Year: WWE Raw (November 26, 2018)

Braden Herrington: WWE Raw after WrestleMania 35
Last Year: WWE Raw (November 26, 2018)

Davie Portman: WWE Raw (May 6, 2019) – the introduction of the ‘Wild Card’
Last Year: WWE Raw (November 26, 2018)

WORST EVENT

John Pollock: WWE TLC
Last Year: WWE Crown Jewel

Wai Ting: WWE Hell in a Cell
Last Year: WWE Crown Jewel

Braden Herrington: WWE TLC
Last Year: WWE Crown Jewel

Davie Portman: WWE Super ShowDown
Last Year: WWE Crown Jewel

WORST CHARACTER

John Pollock: Shorty G
Last Year: Antonio Cueto

Wai Ting: Shorty G
Last Year: ‘The Statistician’ Dana Brooke

Braden Herrington: The Librarians
Last Year: Jessie Elaban

Davie Portman: Emi Sakura
Last Year: Lacey Evans

WORST PIECE OF MERCHANDISE

John Pollock: WWE 2K20
Last Year: Don Callis’ Comda.com baseball hat

Wai Ting: The Fiend’s custom made title belt
Last Year: The B-Team homemade t-shirt

Braden Herrington: NXT’s t-shirts
Last Year: Baron Corbin’s ‘wolf’ shirts

Davie Portman: The Fiend’s custom made title belt
Last Year: Rey Mysterio’s Greatest Mask of All-Time shirt

WORST ANGLE

John Pollock: The brand split
Last Year: Exploiting leukemia for Dean Ambrose’s heel turn

Wai Ting: Mike & Maria Kanellis
Last Year: Drake Maverick pissing himself

Braden Herrington: Mike & Maria Kanellis
Last Year: Nicholas winning the tag titles at WrestleMania 34

Davie Portman: Eric Angle
Last Year: Drake Maverick pissing himself

WORST MUSIC

John Pollock: ‘Are You Ready’ by AC/DC for Friday Night SmackDown
Last Year: ‘All In’ by Downstait

Wai Ting: The Kabuki Warriors theme
Last Year: ‘All In’ by Downstait

Braden Herrington: Dustin Rhodes’ Green Day knockoff
Last Year: The B-Team’s theme

Davie Portman: MJF’s theme
Last Year: ‘Celebrate’ and ‘New Orleans’ by Kid Rock for WrestleMania 34

WORST CELEBRITY INVOLVEMENT

John Pollock: Michael Che and Colin Jost at WrestleMania 35
Last Year: David Arquette vs. Nick Gage at L.A. Confidential

Wai Ting: Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury at WWE Crown Jewel
Last Year: David Arquette vs. Nick Gage at L.A. Confidential

Braden Herrington: Michael Che and Colin Jost at WrestleMania 35
Last Year: David Arquette vs. Nick Gage at L.A. Confidential

Davie Portman: Cain Velasquez debuts on Friday Night SmackDown
Last Year: David Arquette vs. Nick Gage at L.A. Confidential

WORST PROMOTIONAL TACTIC

John Pollock: John Cena mocking The Usos about a DUI
Last Year: WWE and Saudi Arabia

Wai Ting: Corey Graves’ tweets directed at Mauro Ranallo
Last Year: WWE and Saudi Arabia

Braden Herrington: WWE and Saudi Arabia
Last Year: WWE and Saudi Arabia

Davie Portman: ROH/Kelly Klein/Joey Mercury story
Last Year: WWE and Saudi Arabia

WORST TAKE OF 2019

John Pollock: Eric Bischoff would outlast Paul Heyman in their roles at WWE
Last Year: Dean Ambrose’s heel turn done well the night of

Wai Ting: More positive about the introduction of the 24/7 title
Last Year: Not fully understanding the WWE/Saudi Arabia story

Braden Herrington: WWE’s handling of Kofi Kingston as they moved to Fox
Last Year: Optimistic for AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34

Davie Portman: Having faith in The Fiend Bray Wyatt when it was introduced
Last Year: WWE’s hypocrisy through their deal in Saudi Arabia

I NEVER WANT TO WATCH WRESTLING AGAIN

John Pollock: The fallout from WWE talent being stranded in Saudi Arabia
Last Year: Go-home Raw for WWE Crown Jewel

Wai Ting: The fallout from WWE talent being stranded in Saudi Arabia
Last Year: Hulk Hogan’s return at WWE Crown Jewel

Braden Herrington: WALTER being pinned in three minutes at Survivor Series  
Last Year: WWE and Saudi Arabia

Davie Portman: Watching Sami Zayn as a manager
Last Year: Shawn Michaels going for a moonsault at Crown Jewel and no one caught him