These are other awards/random thoughts that I basically made up off the top of my head without going into full details. There are 10 of them. I could do more, but this is a long enough column as it is.
Biggest off-screen news story: Jerry Lawler's heart attack
Even though it happened on Raw, it was not a part of the show. When Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack on Raw in Montreal, it was one of the scariest things that ever happened in WWE.
Thankfully, WWE's medical team and the hospital in Montreal were able to save his life. Two months later, he was back to doing commentary and it was great to see him on Raw again.
Best non-wrestler: Paul Heyman
One of the best returns to WWE this year involved Heyman coming back as the manager of Brock Lesnar. Call him the adviser if you want. Whatever term you want to use, seeing Heyman back was a wonderful thing.
Then, when Lesnar "quit" WWE in storyline, Heyman showed up as an associate as CM Punk, and he has been great in the role. He talks a lot less than he used to because Punk doesn’t need a mouthpiece, but when Heyman does speak, it's always interesting.
Best finishing move: Antonio Cesaro's Neutralizer
Huge fan of this guy. Love that move as a finisher. When he did it to Brodus Clay, I was very impressed. Runner up would be Brock Lesnar's F5, which is one of my favorite moves ever, although we obviously didn't see it often enough.
Most disappointing trend: The WWE Title not main eventing PPVs
I was disappointed with the actual main event of PPVs that involved John Cena matches rather than WWE Title matches featuring CM Punk. The first eight PPVs of 2012 did not feature the WWE Title as the last match. I don't think we'll ever see it again.
The runner-up for this was showing Tout videos on television, but I couldn't put that over the lack of WWE Title matches in PPV main events.
Best sign on WWE TV/PPV: "The John Report" at Over The Limit
I'm biased! This sign held by TJR reader Eric Thomas at Over The Limit was a classic. Plus, the guy beside it had a giant CM Punk head sign as well, which makes it even better.
This picture was actually in a photo gallery on WWE.com, so that's pretty cool too. Better than getting a screen cap of it. Here's a link to other TJR sign photos over the years.
The feud I want to see in 2013: Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Last year, I put CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler here. They did have a PPV match at the Royal Rumble, but it wasn't enough for me. I'm going with babyface Bryan vs. heel Ziggler for this one. Now that AJ has joined up with Ziggler, the story is easy to write.
They had a feud in late 2010 that provided us with a few awesome matchups. However, in 2013, both guys will be much bigger stars, so I'd love to see what would happen if they got a chance to show what they can do.
Best announcer: John Bradshaw Layfield
This is an easy winner for me. He hasn't been at the job full-time for the entire year, but it still goes to him. I'm glad he's renewed his interest in wanting to be a commentator because he's great at it.
JBL is the kind of announcer that reminds me of the classic heels I grew up with in that role like Bobby Heenan, Jesse Ventura and Jerry Lawler. Keep up the good work, JBL.
Most disappointing injury: Christian
As a lifelong Christian fan (since his indie days), I had to pick him. He's been out for most of the year with injuries, and we don't know when he'll be back. The other name that came to mind was Mark Henry.
What's interesting is that both guys had World Title reigns in 2011, and in 2012, they missed most of the year. Maybe there was a World Title curse? Also, a shoutout to Evan Bourne, who is recovering from a major foot injury. Remember him?
Most poorly used performer: Zack Ryder
I could have went with Jack Swagger again, but instead, I'll give it to Ryder. A year ago, he was holding the US Title. Then he lost it early in the year, was made to look like a weak jobber at the hands of Kane and was booked poorly despite the fans chanting his name as recently as this past Sunday. Why not give him a shot? I don't get it.
Personal favorite markout moment: Attending WrestleMania 28 live
I was at WrestleMania 27, but it wasn't a very good show, and our seats were in the second level. It was hard to see anything. For WrestleMania 28, I got tickets in the $150 price range, and then when we got there, our view was blocked by the palm trees used on the corner of the ring.
Despite all that, the show was a lot of fun to attend live with the "yes" chants, the "move the palm trees" chant and marking out for things like that Undertaker/Triple H match even though I had to watch most of it by looking at the video screens. Also, the ovation for The Rock when he beat John Cena in the main event was one of the loudest ovations I've ever heard. I'll never forget it.
Some final thoughts will wrap this up on the next slide.