Monday night's Raw program will feature the WWE Slammy Awards during the first hour of the show. WWE is proclaiming that this year's awards will be the first ever decided by the WWE Universe. According to the WWE, fans may only vote via the use of the WWE app for smartphones and tablets.
The company must have decided that they only want live voting during the actual broadcast. I tried to vote on Sunday, and the app merely presented a screen that said "Vote for the Slammy Awards next week on Raw." Interesting.
I suspect that WWE has already decided who will win the awards, no matter what the WWE Universe thinks. The company isn't willing to take the chance that someone like Zack Ryder will take over the Internet, influence the voting, and make himself Superstar of the Year.
Also, Vince McMahon isn't going to let the WWE Universe decide ANYTHING if he can help it. He knows what we want, just ask him.
Even though I have my doubts about the legitimacy of the voting, I'm going to predict the outcome in every Slammy category. For each award, I'll tell you who I think will win the award on Monday night. I'll also tell you who I feel should win each award. I'm sure that, in most cases, the two outcomes will not match.
Here are my predictions for the 2012 Slammy Awards. (I'm only doing the "official" categories that will be part of the "fan vote" on Monday night. There are a number of "online only" categories at wwe.com, but none of them are as important as the RawActive categories.)