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Encyclopedia > PWI Comeback of the Year

The PWI Comeback of the Year Award, given yearly since 1992 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the most impressive comeback by a professional wrestler during the year as voted by readers of the magazine. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hulk Hogan on the cover of the November 1994 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. ... ...


Award winners and runners-up

Year Winner First runner-up Second runner-up Third runner-up
1992 The Ultimate Warrior Bob Backlund The Sheik The Junkyard Dog
1993 Lex Luger Brutus Beefcake Ric Flair Paul Roma
1994 Hulk Hogan Bob Backlund The Undertaker Alundra Blayze
1995 Randy Savage The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard and Jimmy Del Ray) Savio Vega The Ultimate Warrior
1996 Sycho Sid Jake Roberts Faarooq Road Warrior Animal
1997 Bret Hart Curt Hennig Brian Pillman Ric Flair
1998 X-Pac Sting Dean Malenko The Warrior
1999 Eddie Guerrero Buff Bagwell Curt Hennig Michael Hayes
2000 Rikishi Phatu Dusty Rhodes The Undertaker Bryan Clark
2001 Rob Van Dam Steve Austin Booker T Scott Hall
2002 Hulk Hogan Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit Ron Killings
2003 Kurt Angle Goldberg Raven Ultimo Dragon
2004 Edge Jeff Hardy William Regal Chavo Guerrero, Sr.
2005 Road Warrior Animal Matt Hardy Raven Hulk Hogan
2006 Sting Sabu Jeff Hardy Finlay

1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Ultimate Warrior redirects here, for the South Korean movie Ultimate Warrior, see musa (film). ... Robert Louis Backlund (born August 14, 1949) is a former American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... Edward George Farhat (June 7, 1924 – January 18, 2003) was a professional wrestler best known as The Sheik (or The Original Sheik to distinguish him from the wrestler the Iron Sheik of the 1980s). ... Sylvester Ritter (December 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998) was a professional wrestler best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and Mid-South Wrestling as The Junkyard Dog (or JYD). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former professional wrestler, bodybuilder and football player better known by his ring name, Lex Luger. ... Edward Harrison Leslie Jr. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Paul Roma (born Paul Centopani) is a professional wrestler who worked for both WWF & WCW, as well as independent leagues. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Terrence Gene “Terry” Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known as Hulk Hogan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the professional wrestler and monster truck driver; for the ancient Greek mythological figure, see Medusa Debra Ann Miceli (born February 6, 1963 in Milan, Italy) better known as Madusa (shorthand for Made in the USA) or Alundra Blayze, is a former professional wrestler for WCW and... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Heavenly Bodies, was a former pro-wrestling tag team duo from the late 80s and early 90s. ... Tom Prichard Tom Prichard is an American professional wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment road agent and talent scout. ... James Richlund, was a professional wrestler better known as Jimmy Del Ray. ... Savio Vega (born Juan Rivera August 10, 1966 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) is a former professional wrestler for what was then the World Wrestling Federation. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Sidney Ray Eudy (born December 16, 1960) is an American professional wrestler, most commonly known as Sid Vicious, but is also well-known as Sid Justice and Sycho Sid. ... Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... Ron Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... This article is about the professional wrestler, for otheruses see Road warrior Joseph (Joe) Laurinaitis (born January 26, 1960) better known by his ring name of The Road Warrior or Road Warrior Animal, is an American professional wrestler. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and American football player. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Marcus Alexander Bagwell, also known as Buff Bagwell, is an American professional wrestler best known for his nine year career with World Championship Wrestling. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Solofa Fatu, Jr. ... The American Dream Dusty Rhodes (born Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Emmitt Bryan Clark, Jr. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin or simply Steve Austin), is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Booker Robert Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ... Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958) is an American professional wrestler currently contracted to WWE in its WWE Legends program. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Christopher Michael Benoit (born May 21, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Ron The Truth Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American professional wrestler and rapper, currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, who is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... William Scott (Bill) Goldberg (born December 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former professional wrestler, retired football player and actor. ... Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... Yoshihiro Asai (born December 12, 1966 in Nagoya, Aichi), better known as Último Dragón, is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jeffrey (Jeff) Nero Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Darren Nathaniel Matthews (born May 10, 1968) is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name William Regal. ... Chavo Guerrero, Sr. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Matthew (Matt) Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand and makes special appearences on the RAW brand and their house shows teaming with his brother Jeff Hardy. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Photo submitted by Martin Hornby - (Gallaher Cigarette Cards) David Finlay was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...

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