2020 has been such a challenging year for all due to the global health crisis, but somehow pro wrestling hardly missed a beat. Many pro wrestlers such as Orange Cassidy, Randy Orton, Eric Young, Asuka, Cody Rhodes, or Nikki Cross, even thrived in this unique environment where there were no fans physically in attendance. Now, let’s check out three other wrestlers who really made 2020 their year.
When Bayley cut her hair, canceled the Bayley Buddies and turned the heel, there was an initial concern if she could start playing cheat. That skepticism quickly eased when the superstar fully embraced the character adaptation and became the longest female champion at SmackDown. Whether it was on the microphone or in the ring, Bayley brought it.
Drew McIntyre returnedcame back to WWE in 2017 with hope of making the most of his second chance. The momentum of his return put him in this year’s Royal Rumble where he surpassed 29 other wrestlers. McIntyre followed that a few months later by defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36, becoming the first Scottish WWE champion. The fighting champion also defeated many enemies, including Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Lashley. After losing gold for a while, he found it in Orton in Raw’s November episode. McIntyre has upped his game this year, encouraging inspiration in the dark times of the season.
Deonna Purrazzo did not get the success she wanted in the WWE, but after her release in April, “Virtuosa” was determined to prove that those who claimed to be misguided were not true. It didn’t take long for Prazrazzo to leave his mark on the women of Impact Wrestling He defeated Jordynne Grace to win the Knockouts Championship at Slammiversary and ended up in their first 30-minute match for the Iron Man Knockouts. After losing the title for a while to Su Yung, he quickly won it. Purrazzo ends 2020 with a long-term interaction with Impact and all the divisions built into it.