Announced for Tonight’s RAW are the 2010 Slammy Awards, and just like with many things, GuysNation is giving you our perspective on who we think should win, and who we expect to win.
Not only will you be getting my direct perspective but some other individuals who contribute here on GuysNation were also asked to weigh in.
Superstar of the Year
From FlaggLives: “No one more deserving on my opinion, Kane has been a godsend on the mic ever since winning the World Title, and he’s been a strong and captivating champion ever since. This has been Kane’s year, from midcard/jobber hell to main event heaven; he’s earned all of this and more.”
4thStooge: I personally vote for Shawn Michaels and close third to John Morrison, but given the options, Rey Mysterio – I don’t follow Smack Down as closely, but this guy has done a lot this year, with Kane, the Takers return, Alberto Del Rio…etc
J-Day: I see them giving it to The Miz. This year alone, he’s accomplished more than most of the other nominees.
GuysNationRob: If you’re looking at accomplishments, I would definitely see this going to The Miz. I could maybe see Randy Orton getting it, but I think it plays into The Miz’s character a lot more if he wins it.
Shocker of the Year
- The Miz cashes in Money in the Bank, becomes WWE champion.
- John Cena loses and is forced to join Nexus.
- Nexus takes out McMahon.
- Paul Bearer turns on The Undertaker.
FlaggLives: Paul Bearer turns on The Undertaker
4th Stooge: None of the below. The Miz had to cash it in, and everyone knew it would be at an opportune time. I don’t like the character at all…although, he’s consistent and predictable. The stuff with Cena was boring and not shocker-worthy, same as anything with Nexus. Paul Bearer brings an interesting twist to things, but something in the back of my mind says he was more closely aligned with Kane back in his last run with WWE too. I would vote for Jerry Lawler and the Miz match to be shocker of the year. That was what used to make PPV’s worth paying for, it was a great match.
J-Day: I believe it should be Cena joining Nexus—hands down. The others weren’t very surprising at all. I think everyone expected Miz to cash in at some point, I don’t think anyone cared that Nexus took out McMahon, and seriously, how many times has Paul Bearer already turned on the Undertaker?
GuysNationRob: I honestly thought The Miz was going to be the first person ever who cashes in Money in the Bank only to fail in his attempt to become WWE champion, so that’s where I’d vote. I’ve seen Bearer turn on The Undertaker before, I’ve seen McMahon get beaten down a few times before, and I had predicted that Cena would join The Nexus.
Knucklehead Moment of the Year
- Big Show unmasks a bald C.M. Punk.
- Santino Marella gets out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov.
- Beth Phoenix eliminates Great Khali from the Royal Rumble.
- Lay-Cool beaten by Mae Young
FlaggLives: Beth Phoenix eliminates Great Khali from the Royal Rumble.
4th Stooge: Santino Marella gets out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov—this was just hilarious.
J-Day: I know what they’re going for with this category, but some of it doesn’t really make sense. I think it’s a stretch, and they should’ve come up with a better name. They’ll probably use it to plug Show’s movie, “Knuckelead,” and he’ll most likely come away with the Slammy. I’d really like to see it to go to Santino Marella (for getting out-danced by Vladimir Kozlov) though. That would be funny.
GuysNationRob: Santino getting out-danced by Kozlov is on the all-time greatest moments lists as far as I’m concerned.
Despicable Me Award
- C.M. Punk sings “Happy Birthday” to Rey Mysterio’s daughter.
- Sheamus attacks Triple H with lead pipe while The Game talks about Shawn Michaels.
- Nexus attacks Ricky Steamboat and WWE Legends.
- Kane buries The Undertaker alive.
FlaggLives: Kane buries The Undertaker alive : This was monumental, it is unheard of to beat The Undertaker three times in a row at PPV events in the majority of Taker’s signature matches, Kane not only did that, but he buried The Undertaker alive for the SECOND time
4th Stooge: C.M. Punk sings “Happy Birthday” to Rey Mysterio’s daughter.
J-Day: This one is a toss up. Nexus attacking Steamboat is probably most deserving. Sheamus winning would be another good opportunity to get The Game back on TV; He’s been referenced a ton in the past few weeks.
GuysNationRob: When Nexus attacked Ricky Steamboat and the WWE Legends, I thought they took the angle to the next level, and if you include the week where they just took over RAW, I felt transported back to when nWo was invading WCW.
Holy %&^*%&* Move of the Year
- Kofi Kingston hits Drew McIntyre with leg drop off ladder through announce table.
- John Cena sends Batista onto a car and through the stage with two Attitude Adjustments.
- Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne.
- John Morrison dives off set onto Daniel Bryan and The Miz.
FlaggLives: Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne
4th Stooge: again none of the below. There was something in a PPV we watched, and we all at the same time said “WTF how’d he do that” and I don’t remember it being any of these. But these don’t seem award worthy to me…or at least “move of the year” award… (Rob’s note: I believe it was John Morrison’s backflip urinage during SummerSlam)
J-Day: Wow. I don’t recall seeing the Kingston/McIntyre thing and the RKO to the flying Evan Bourne was pretty terrible, if I remember correctly. The Morrison move is worthy of winning, but they’ll probably award it to Cena for the car thing with Batista.
GuysNationRob: Randy Orton delivers RKO to a flying Evan Bourne, since they didn’t include the backflip urinage by John Morrison
Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year
- Mike Tyson punches out Chris Jericho.
- Pee Wee Herman vs. The Miz.
- Florence Henderson kisses Great Khali.
- William Shatner sings WWE ring entrances.
FlaggLives: Mike Tyson punches out Chris Jericho.
4th Stooge: Pee Wee Herman vs. The Miz. this was just the funniest thing on Raw all year.
J-Day: Once again, I thought they’d choose better nominees. I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but I know there had to be better moments. The Shatner thing was definitely the best out of what’s available.
GuysNationRob: William Shatner was absurd...but completely entertaining. I hated Florence Henderson as host.
For the full version of this article, including our thoughts on the "Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year, the WWE Moment of the Year and the polls associated with each of the full list of categories, check it out on GuysNation.com!