RVR Year End Awards: Feud of the Year

RVR Year End Awards: Feud of the Year

Hello and welcome to the Rear View Reviews 2017 Year End Awards spectacular. Before we get to handing stuff out here are a list of contributors:


Arnold Furious. Director of Content. Reviewer of the matches. @ArnoldFurious

Amanda Why. Interviewer Extraordinaire. Watcher of NXT. @manda_why

Ian Hamilton. Has seen more wrestling than you this year. @theianhamilton

Aqeel Khalid. Podcaster. Spewer of Lovely Takes. @AqeelKhalid

Chris Boyle. Website Organiser. Editor in Chief. @boyleybugs

  1. VK. Your Pal. Progressive. @vilinskikonjic

Jack Stevenson. Dragon Gate Guy. Rad as heck. @stevensonj95

Mark Ashford. Likes Live Shows. Sorry, “loikes”. @iloikewrestling


Not everyone contributed to every award, nor submitted a “top 3”. Points are given thusly; 3 points for first place on a ballot. 2 points for second. 1 point for third. I present a list of total points and everyone who got votes…


Feud of the Year:

  2. Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream 7
  3. Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega 6
  4. Usos vs. New Day 3
  5. Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito 3
  6. Jimmyz vs. Maximum 3
  7. Dragon Gate’s Scandal Gate Survival Race 3
  8. Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito 2
  9. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns 2
  10. KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi 2
  11. Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho 1
  12. ATTACK vs. Anti-Fun Police 1
  13. Over Generation vs. VerserK 1


WALTER vs. David Starr is swiftly turning into a war of the ages. The booking so far has been reminiscent of Misawa-Kawada with Starr not even coming close to besting the giant Austrian. This could be a storyline that plays out over many, many years. This year it’s taken place over singles and tags going back to February. Starr cannot get the win, not even in a tag. His desperate attempts to get a win over WALTER in London marked a new high point for the feud but all their matches have been excellent. Black vs. Dream on NXT was a feud that rekindled hope in the promotion. NXT doesn’t always blow hot but when it does, magic happens. Patrick Clark has come out of obscurity with a dynamic character and butted heads with Indie Superstar Satanist Ally Black. The NXT crowd were fully invested. Okada vs. Omega is a feud that’s taken in three MOTYC in 2017. Two of which broke Dave Meltzer’s famous five star scale.

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