by Nicholas Halavanja - December 12, 2013
The WWE held the annual Slammy awards Monday night. There were moments and winners that were memorable, but I would like to take this time to give out my five Slammy’s, four different categories, and one correction to the awards from Monday.
I’ll start with category number one, “Promo of the Year.” It’s a hard one for me, but I’m giving this one to AJ Lee’s Pipebombshell against the cast of total divas. This is a memorable promo because it was unexpected and may have been more of a shoot as well. AJ Lee is the current Divas Champion and is not a part of the Total Divas cast. Her promo put down the cast of that show, saying all they care about is being actresses, while she’s here because she wants to wrestle. Judging by watching episodes of Total Divas and seeing the passion AJ puts into each of her performances, there may have been a great deal of truth to her words from that promo. Honorable mentions go to CM Punk’s Tampa promo, Daniel Bryan and John Cena on Miz TV “parody” promo, and the championship ascension promo from Monday’s Raw.
My second category is “Shocking Moment of the Year.” The winner for this is actually a moment that was nominated for another award on Monday. The moment is, Mark Henry attacks John Cena after faking retirement. This is shocking to me because it felt like Henry was actually announcing his retirement. The fact that it was all a set-up made on of the best moments of the year. The story didn’t do much in the long run because all it did was set up Henry to lose to Cena, but in the very predictable year, a shocking moment like this was definitely needed. There are no honorable mentions in this category, because not many things shocked me this year in WWE.
The next category is “Raw of the Year.” This award goes to the April 8th edition the night after WrestleMania. This was the best Raw of the year, the crowd was into the show from start to finish, you were given a memorable moment with Ziggler finally cashing in, and you got to hear the crowd show you by the chants and noise what they want to see, no necessarily what WWE thinks they want. A great crowd and great wrestling is what makes for a memorable Raw, and this on had all of that. Honorable mentions go to the January 7th, June 17th, and July15th episodes of Raw.
The fourth category is, “PPV of the Year.” The winner is Summerslam. It featured two near five-star matches and didn’t have a dull moment the whole show. Every match had a purpose and not one was a “thrown together to get some people on the card” match. If you haven’t watched this event, do so, it’s rather enjoyable. Honorable mentions go to Extreme Rules, Payback, and WrestleMania.
The fifth and final category here is one I’m correcting from the actual Slammy’s because I’m bothered by the outcome so much. That is the category of “Match of the Year.” John Cena vs The Rock at WrestleMania won this on Monday. Not only is it not my Match of the Year, it’s not even a candidate. I feel they gave the award to this match solely to give Cena a Slammy. My winner is another match with Cena they could have picked, his match with CM Punk on the February 25th episode of Raw. This match had a strong crowd that was into the entire match, and moves you don’t see on a regular basis. I feel that this was the best match of the year, and the bonus was that it was a “free TV” match that didn’t take place on a Pay-Per-View. Honorable mentions go to John Cena vs Daniel Bryan at Summerslam, CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at Summerslam, and Daniel Bryan vs Antonio Cesaro as part of the gauntlet match from the July 22nd episode of Raw.
Enjoy the last three weeks to this year and get ready for hopefully more Slammy worthy moment in 2014.
Until next time, create your own awards and fix the result you don’t agree with,
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