The 2021 “ESPYS” will be broadcast live July 10, on ABC from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City
“The 2021 ESPYS” airs Saturday July 10, at 8PM ET on the ABC Network. Fans can cast their vote now at the link in our details section below.
Christine Williams and Gary Streiwski will host “The ESPYS Nomination Special”, Thursday, July 1 at 7PM ET on ESPN.com.
Some highlights from the nominee announcement:
- Tom Brady is nominated for Best Athlete – Men’s Sports and Best NFL Player, making this his fourth and 10th nomination in each respective category. “The 2021 ESPYS” will mark his 11th feature at the show. In Best Athlete – Men’s Sports, he is followed by three newcomers to the category in Connor McDavid, Lewis Hamilton and Nikola Jokic.
- In Best Athlete – Women’s Sports, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Nunes face off against returning nominees Breanna Stewart and Simone Biles, who have a combined total of seven nominations in the category since 2014.
- Russell Westbrook returns to the Best Record-Breaking Performance category with a new triple-double record where he is joined by standouts DeVonta Smith, Phil Mickelson and Tara VanDerveer
- For a third straight year, Aaron Donald returns to Best NFL Player where he faces off against legends Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, along with newcomer to the category Derrick Henry.
There are also “Best WWE Moment” nominees. You can check out those matches below.
BEST WWE MOMENT (ROUND 1 BRACKETS)Match 1
- Dominik Mysterio makes in ring debut at SummerSlam, with dad Rey Mysterio in his corner
- Roman Reigns returns to Smackdown and aligns with Paul Heyman (Smackdown 8/28/20)
- Pat McAfee confronts and punts Adam Cole (NXT 8/5/20)
- Goldberg returns to challenge Drew McIntyre for WWE Championship (Royal Rumble)
- Keith Lee breaks Adam Cole’s record breaking 403-day reign as NXT Champion at The Great American Bash
- Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair make history as the first Black women to main event
- Edge wins the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble; becomes the 3rd person ever to win from the #1
- Kevin Owens stuns Logan Paul at
- Sasha Banks wins the Smackdown Women’s Championship at Hell In A
- Randy Orton sets The Fiend on fire at
- Undertaker celebrates his 30th Anniversary and gives his final farewell (Survivor Series)
- Bobby Lashley wins WWE Championship for the first time (RAW 3/1/21)
- Bayley turns on Sasha Banks (Smackdown 9/4/20)
- Bad Bunny teams with Damian Priest at WrestleMania and performs a “Bunny Destroyer” on John
- Bianca Belair wins the Women’s Royal Rumble and breaks the record for longest time spent in the
- The Miz became the first 2-time Grand Slam Champion when he cashed in MITB at Elimination