WWE campaigned hard last year to receive its first-ever Emmy Award. They came up short, but their award hunting seems to have paid off in some form: WWE is not only up for an ESPY Award this year, they have an entire category of award. WWE broke the news on its Twitter account this morning.
For the first time ever at this year’s @ESPYS, #WWE will have its own category when the award for Best WWE Moment of the year is handed out! See the nominees & VOTE, here: https://t.co/dEpTRdu2JN pic.twitter.com/KIjmGl6R8l
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2019
The category, titled “Best WWE Moment,” has four nominees:
- Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw after battling Leukemia
- Becky Lynch wins both WWE Women’s Championships at WrestleMania 35
- Kofi Kingston wins first WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35
- Ronda Rousey wins first Raw Women’s Championship
The ESPY Awards (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) is ESPN’s own sports award ceremony, started in 1993. This year’s award ceremony will take place July 10th, and will be hosted by Tracy Morgan. WWE Superstar John Cena hosted the ceremony in 2016.
ESPN has had an interesting relationship with WWE over the past few years, as they have decided to cover pro wrestling full time on their website and even bring it up on SportsCenter from time to time. Former SC anchor Jonathan Coachman covered his former company in WWE when he was with ESPN, and now he is back with WWE in a pre-show capacity.
You can vote for your favorite WWE moment of the year, along with every other ESPY category, on ESPN’s website.