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January 19, 2004 Observer Newsletter: 2003 year-end awards

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LOU THESZ/RIC FLAIR AWARD

(WRESTLER OF THE YEAR)

1. KENTA KOBASHI (531) 3,388

2. Kurt Angle (196) 1,770

3. Randy Couture (92) 949

4. Brock Lesnar (69) 908

5. Wanderlei Silva (33) 501

6. Yuji Nagata (3) 360

7. Yoshihiro Takayama (14) 301

8. Eddy Guerrero (10) 205

9. Bob Sapp (13) 190

10. Mirko Cro Cop (21) 188

Honorable Mention: Chris Benoit 148, Chris Jericho 143, Jun Akiyama 133, Shawn Michaels 107, Hiroyoshi Tenzan 75, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 71

PREVIOUS WINNERS: 1980 - Harley Race; 1981 - Harley Race ; 1982 - Ric Flair; 1983 - Ric Flair; 1984 - Ric Flair; 1985 - Ric Flair; 1986 - Ric Flair; 1987 - Riki Choshu; 1988 - Akira Maeda; 1989 - Ric Flair; 1990 - Ric Flair; 1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta; 1992 - Ric Flair; 1993 - Vader; 1994 - Toshiaki Kawada; 1995 - Mitsuharu Misawa; 1996 - Kenta Kobashi; 1997 - Mitsuharu Misawa; 1998 - Steve Austin; 1999 - Mitsuharu Misawa; 2000 - HHH; 2001 - Keiji Muto; 2002 - Kurt Angle

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