Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers were in full agreement with those of Wrestling Inc., selecting AJ Styles as "Wrestler of the Year" for the second straight year. Styles joins Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Steve Austin, John Cena and CM Punk as the only wrestlers to have earned that honor in consecutive years.
The WWE heavyweight champion received 38% of the vote, followed by Kazuchika Okada (21%), Kenny Omega (11%), and Cody Rhodes (9%), with the remainder of votes being split among a variety of wrestlers.
The Achievement Awards date back to 1972, when former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales was voted Wrestler of the Year.
The other 2017 award winners are:
Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada (1/4)
The year-end Achievement Awards issue is available in print or digital formats at www.pwi-online.com.