Ladies and Gentleman, the Slammy Awards are here.
The Slammy Awards are the WWE’s version of the Academy and Grammy Awards. They recognize and pay tribute to the WWE’s top wrestlers, personalities and moments of the entire year.
The 2012 Slammy Awards will be taking place on the Dec. 17 edition of Monday Night Raw.
This article will predict the winners for each Slammy Award chosen by the WWE Universe.
This is excluding Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack earlier this year. How the WWE is going to approach his heart attack situation is up in the air, but if they include Jerry, he has a strong chance of winning “Most Shocking Moment of the Year” or “Comeback of the Year”
The categories for the Slammy Awards are up to date and are listed on WWE.com.
Slammy Award Winners
Superstar of the Year: John Cena (going out of a limb here)
Newcomer of the Year: Ryback
Hash-tag of the Year: #Boots2Asses
Comeback of the Year: Brock Lesnar (excluding Jerry Lawler)
Kiss of the Year: AJ Lee and John Cena
Most Shocking Moment of the Year: CM Punk attacks The Rock/heel turn - Raw 1000 (excluding Jerry Lawler's heart attack)
LOL Moment of the Year: Anger Management
Match of the Year: John Cena vs. The Rock - WrestleMania 28
Adrian’s Slammy Award Winners
Superstar of the Year: CM Punk
There is no question that CM Punk should win this award, but I think the WWE Universe votes for the good guys rather than the bad guys, right?
Who should win Superstar of the Year?
Sheamus has turned into a top baby face and has become a fan favorite. He is one of the top guys in WWE today. He also held the title World Heavyweight Championship for more than half the year.
Regardless, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion for over a year. How can you vote for anybody else?
I am not one of those die-hard CM Punk fans, but come on, it is common sense.
John Cena comes in second place.
Cena has earned respect for everything he has done for the WWE. He’s also earned respect for all of the charity work he has done. It is truly remarkable.
Newcomer of the Year: Antonio Cesaro
Of course Ryback is going to win, but he should not.
Antonio Cesaro made an impact as soon as he came to the WWE. He has been a very entertaining United States Champion and his wrestling skills are top notch.
Cesaro has been impressive ever since he became the U.S Champion. He recently beat the Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, and there is no doubt he will become a main-eventer within the next few years.
Ryback comes in second place.
Who should win Newcomer of the Year?
Hash-tag of the Year: #CMDrunk.
This award is ridiculous and unnecessary, but the #CMDrunk trend was pretty funny.
#Boots2Asses is probably going to win. It truly feels like The Rock has the WWE Universe in the palm of his hand.
There was a hilarious hash-tag that was trending a lot during the year, but I do not think it is appropriate to list here on Bleacher Report.
#WWE13 comes in second place. WWE13 is a video game that rocks.
Comeback of the Year: Chris Jericho
Unfortunately, it does not look like Chris Jericho will be returning to the WWE anytime soon. Despite his contract situation, the eerie series of vignettes and his spectacular Monday Night Raw comeback cannot be ignored.
Jericho went on to have a very entertaining feud with WWE Champion CM Punk. Their match at WrestleMania 28 does not get enough credit. It was one of the better matches of the night.
Even though Jericho came back for the sole purpose of putting other wrestlers over, his comeback was entertaining and he put on a lot of great matches.
Who should win Comeback of the Year?
Brock Lesnar comes in second place.
Kiss of the Year: AJ Lee and Daniel Bryan - WrestleMania 28
I have a funny feeling that AJ Lee and John Cena are going to win the Slammy for “Kiss of the Year”. Even though that was a shocking kiss, AJ did not cost Cena the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
AJ Lee and Daniel Bryan should win this award because of how monumental the kiss was. Even though Bryan lost the World Heavyweight Championship, it launched Bryan into one of the most popular superstars in the WWE today.
AJ Lee and CM Punk come in second place (the night AJ kissed Punk on top of the turnbuckle, then proceeded to push Punk into Bryan and both of them went through the table).
Most Shocking Moment of the Year: Paul Heyman returns to the WWE.
Paul Heyman returning to the WWE was a truly shocking moment.
Since his return, Heyman has been the most entertaining non-superstar personality in the WWE. The man once known as Paul E. Dangerously has been a consistent villain ever since he joined the professional wrestling business. He plays his role to perfection.
He currently manages WWE Champion CM Punk, but you already know that.
Without a doubt, Heyman is one of the greatest managers in professional wrestling history.
AJ Lee becoming the General Manager of Raw comes in at second place.
LOL Moment of the Year: Anger Management
By far, the funniest moment of the year was the very first Anger Management session. All of the other Anger Management segments were great, but the first one stands out from the others.
Kane stole the show when he was explaining his childhood to Dr. Shelby. I really enjoy Kane and Daniel Bryan as a tag team.
Eve kissing John Cena comes in second place.
Match of the Year: Triple H vs. The Undertaker - WrestleMania 28
Triple H vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 was epic.
It was one of the most emotional matches of the year. There were so many near-falls and I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The bruises on the backs of both superstars was proof as to how dedicated they were to put on a great show.
I honestly did not think John Cena vs. The Rock was that great! The build-up was pretty good and it involved two of the biggest stars in WWE history. The overall match was okay, but the match was not anything special. I think the idea of the match was better than the actual match.
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan at Over the Limit comes in second place.
Slammy Awards 2012 Nominating/Voting Information:
This year, the Slammy Awards will be chosen by fans in the WWE Universe, at least that’s what the WWE says.
Before Raw, you can nominate superstars/moments for each Slammy Award category.
During Raw, you can vote for each Slammy Award winner.
If you want to make things easier and find out more information about nominating and voting, click here.
Are you going to vote during the 2012 Slammy Awards?
Here is a list of the hash-tags you need to include in order to nominate (before Raw) and vote (during Raw) for the Slammy Awards.
Superstar of the Year - #WWESuperstar2012
Breakout Star of the Year - #WWEBreakout
Hash-tag of the Year - #WWETrendOfYear
Comeback of the Year - #WWEComeback
Kiss of the Year - #WWEKiss
Most Shocking Moment of the Year - #WWEMostShocking
LOL Moment of the Year - #WWELOL
Match of the Year - #WWEMatchOfYear
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