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What is so great about the Upset of the Year category is that it has potential to be used both for laughs and in a serious way.
Daniel Bryan's defeat of John Cena at SummerSlam was built entirely around the idea of a theoretical upset and would probably be the most serious candidate for this year.
However, upsets can happen all the time. It doesn't need to be the biggest story at the time to be functional in this category.
WWE could use this category to remind fans of any notable surprise victory that a babyface (or heel, for that matter) had over the past year, whether it was in a main event or just between midcarders on Raw.
This is a good way to reignite someone's push if things went astray over the previous few months since something like that happened.
It can also be a joke if WWE wants to shed some light on a celebrity getting a win over a wrestler or a comedic superstar that isn't normally looked at as a threat one-upping someone above their supposed skill level, such as the classic win that The 1-2-3 Kid's victory over Razor Ramon in 1993.
Upset of the Year fits in perfectly with other awards like the Extreme Moment of the Year and This is Awesome Moment of the Year, so it should be on this list alongside them.
Are there any other former categories that you would like to see WWE bring back for future Slammy Awards presentations? Leave a comment and tell us!
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