The Slammys have really failed to matter in WWE, and I blame the inconsistency of the award. It's not given every year, the categories change with the wind, and the value of the title "Slammy Winner" hasn't done anything for anyone yet. If WWE dropped it, nobody would miss it. I'd like the concept to stick around with less awards, a better annual placement and permanent categories.
I love the concept of Night of Champions, and I wish WWE would make that show a bigger deal every year. I'd switch the dates of NoC with the TLC ppv so Night of Champions would be the last PPV of the year, in December. I would love it if the Slammys became part of Night of Champions with the awards being given between matches. I would have fans choose the winners by vote, as incentive to order the PPV.
Here's some category ideas and why I'd think they'd matter to fans:
Most Hated - This Slammy is for the best bad guy, villain or "heel" in the business. It could go to a wrestler or any on-air talent that the fans want to award it to. Potential winners for 2012 would be Heath Slater, Vickie Guerrero, Michael Cole, or Alberto Del Rio.
Innovator of the Year - This award can go to any wrestler who pushed the boundaries of the sport, whether it was with an exciting new promo style, a move no one has seen before, or other "evolution" of sports entertainmment. Possible 2012 winners could be Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Justin Gabriel or Kofi Kingston.
Most Influential - This award would go to whoever caused much of the drama of the past year. It's a way to award someone who may not have had wins and losses but drove storylines, got fan reaction and generally got a lot of attention. Possible 2012 winners would be AJ Lee, Paul Heyman, Mick Foley or Booker T.
Tag Team of the Year - This only works if WWE continues to focus on the Tag team division. Ideally only the BEST tag teams would hold this Slammy so it would build some prestige over the years. Hopefully it would create competition to get noticed as a tag team in WWE. Possible 2012 Winners include Prime Time Players, Team Hell No!, Rhodes Scholars and Truth/Kofi
Wrestler of the Year - I'm sure Vince would prefer "Superstar of the Year" but that's why this is my list and not his, hehe. This Slammy is to recognize the best overall WWE Superstar of the year. Basically it's what Vince would give to Cena every year, but the fans get to choose who they feel was the best wrestler of the last 12 months. Possible 2012 Winners include John Cena, Ryback, CM Punk and Randy Orton.
WWE Slammy Awards 2012
Here are my 10 picks for Categories and Winners for this year’s WWE Slammy Awards.
T-Shirt of the Year (RawActive pick) – Tied. I’m a Paul Heyman Guy. / Jerry Lawler Long Live the King
Imagine both Jerry Lawler and Paul Heyman accepting the award together.
Every shirt created in 2012 is eligible. Voting is done on WWEShop.com by clicking “Slammy” on the shirt of your choice.
Return of the Year – Brock Lesnar
As if there was really any other choice.
Other nominees are Paul Heyman, Vince McMahon, Undertaker, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
GM of the Year – John Laurninaitis
Perfect way for Johnny Ace to return!!
Other nominees are Teddy Long, A. J. Lee, and Booker T.
Holy $#!+ Moment of the Year – At Raw 1000, John Cena becomes the first SuperStar to cash in his Money In The Bank Case and lose.
Other nominees are Sheamus defeats Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania, The Rock defeats John Cena at WrestleMania, CM Punk reaches Day 365 as WWE Champion (yeah, I’m predicting it!! Best In The World!!)
NXT Rookie of the Year – Seth Rollins
He reminds of CM Punk in ECW.
Other nominees are Jinder Mahal, Michael McGillicutty, and Richie Steamboat.
Diva of the Year – Layla
If Beth Phoenix was still around, this might have been a close race between the two.
Other nominees are Beth Phoenix, Nikkie (and Brie) Bella, and Eve.
Tag Team of the Year – Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
I was thinking Team Hell No, Hell No!! Maybe next year.
Other nominees are Air Boom, Primo and Epico, and Team Hell No.
Match of the Year – The Rock vs. John Cena
Was there ever any doubt??
Other nominees are…it doesn’t matter who the other nominees are!!
SuperStar of the Year – Sheamus
This will be shock number one.
Other nominees are John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, Undertaker, and The Rock. That’s an impressive list to beat out for SuperStar of the Year.
Wrestler of the Year – CM Punk
This will be shock number two. Paul Heyman come out and introduces the last Award for the evening, Wrestler of the Year.
Other nominees are The Miz (longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in 2012), Santino Marella (longest reigning United States Champion in 2012), Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion), Antonio Cesaro (United States Champion), and Daniel Bryan (World Champion at the start of 2012 and Unified WWE World Tag Team Champion toward the end)
I don't know if you know!! I don't know if you care!!
I don't care if you know!! I don't care if you care!!
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