AEW Awards report: Winners revealed, Shaq challenges Cody

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The first AEW Awards ceremony aired tonight on the Bleacher Report app. 

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Tony Schiavone was introduced as host and as an international sex symbol. 

Schiavone then introduced Britt Baker and did a brief comedy monologue. 

Biggest Beatdown — The Inner Circle attack on Orange Cassidy

Retired MLB outfielder Curtis Granderson presented the award. 

Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara accepted the award and ripped on Cassidy. Britt Baker interviewed the two. Jericho said it was the pinnacle of his career. 

Hardest Moment to Clean Up After — Santana & Ortiz vs. Best Friends parking lot brawl 

Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan from Tacoma F.D. introduced the nominees and talked about how orange is the stickiest of all the juices. 

Santana and Ortiz cut a comedy promo in accepting. 

Best Twitter Follow — Nyla Rose

Taylor Williamson presented and talked about how toxic Twitter is as a platform. Britt Baker accepted the award on Nyla’s behalf and claimed victory. 

Biggest Surprise — Sting’s AEW debut

Chael Sonnen introduced the nominees. Darby Allin accepted on Sting’s behalf and simply said that he’ll make sure Sting gets the trophy. 


Britt introduced a brief Brodie Lee tribute video. 


LOL Award — The Young Bucks superkick MJF into the pool on the Jericho Cruise

Ron Funches introduced the category and talked about how he loves wrestling and had been to wrestling school. Matt Jackson said this ward was better than all the five stars Dave Meltzer has given them. 

MJF thought he was accepting the award for best wrestler. Britt explained what he had actually won. MJF said the trophy looked like baby diarrhea.

Biggest WTF Moment — Kenny Omega wins the AEW title, walks out of AEW

Schiavone introduced the nominees. Omega and Don Callis accepted the award and cut a heel promo. 

High Flyer — Rey Fenix

Wipeout host Camille Kostek presented. Fenix cut a short promo in accepting the award. 


Britt introduced a video package of fan reaction videos. 


Best Moment on the Mic — Cody Rhodes accepts Mr. Brodie Lee’s dog collar match challenge

Bert Kreischer from Go-Big Show was the presenter. Cody cut a babyface promo putting over Brodie. Baker then interviewed Cody. 

Breakout Star Male — Darby Allin

Breakout Star Female — Hikaru Shida

Danielle Fishell Karp and Jensen Karp presented the awards. Allin’s acceptance promo was one word — “Cool.” Britt interviewed Allin who said he’s so quiet backstage because of people like her. 

Shida thanked the fans and said she can feel their support. Baker said she should have won the award, then stole the trophy and ran off. 

Bleacher Report PPV Moment of the Year — Stadium Stampede

Shaq introduced the category. He said Cody was a punk and they can go any time Cody wants. He said Cody looks like a girl with his blonde hair and said they can do it in March. 

Omega and Callis accepted. Callis said as they keep collecting awards, sometimes they need to leave friends behind. 

The Bucks and Matt Hardy cut promos. Baker interviewed Hardy. Hardy said he was the brains behind the match and he stole the show. Hardy said he created the cinematic match concept. 


Schiavone signed off to close the show.