Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Handicapping The 2014 Slammy Awards

World Wrestling Entertainment's annual Slammy Awards will take place on Raw tonight. So, with just an hour before the episode starts, I'm going to guess who the winners really should be.

Best Couple of the Year

The nominees are:
1) Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
2) Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
3) Jimmy Uso and Naomi
4) Tyson Kidd and Natalya

Well, the obvious one here is Bryan and Brie. However, I think there's some awkwardness from a storyline perspective with the strong babyface (Daniel Bryan) accepting his award alongside his wife who turned heel a few weeks ago. Hunter and Stephanie COULD come out and accept an award, but that too would seem awkward considering they are supposed to be gone from TV.
The real winners here should be Tyson Kidd and Natalya. Let them win and then have Kidd take all the credit as if he won it on his own.

Rivalry of the Year

The nominees are:
1) The Shield vs Evolution
2) Daniel Bryan vs The Authority
3) Rusev vs The USA
4) Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose

I think it'll go down to either Rollins vs Ambrose or Rusev vs The USA. Leaning on the latter.

Raw Guest of the Year

1) Larry the Cable Guy
2) Jerry Springer
3) Kevin Hart
4) Hugh Jackman
5) Betty White

It should be Jackman or Springer. My instinct tells me it'll be Larry the Cable Guy giving Santino Marella another chance to plug Jingle All The Way 2.

Best Twitter Handle

Who cares!?

Dolph Ziggler will more than likely win it.

Faction of the Year

The nominees are:
1) The Authority
2) The Wyatt Family
3) The Shield
4) The Rosebuds

If this is a work, it'll be the Rosebuds. They're the only 'faction' that still is on TV. And that's at just barely.

Anti-Gravity Moment of the Year

The nominees are:
1) Seth Rollins dives off the balcony at WWE Payback
2) Adrian Neville's Red Arrow
3) Dean Ambrose dives onto lumberjacks at SummerSlam 
4) Kofi Kingston in the Royal Rumble match

Kofi Kingston has done so many Royal Rumble stunts that I have forgotten what this year's was! I'm going to guess it'll end up being Ambrose or Rollins.

NXT Superstar of the Year

The nominees:
1) Adrian Neville
2) Sami Zayn
3) Tyler Breeze
4) The Ascension

Hmm.. a toss-up between Neville and Zayn. If I had a gun to my head - Zayn.

Best Actor

1) The Miz
2) Batista
3) The Rock
4) Mizdow

Mizdow. For the comedy. 

And because The Rock and Batista are busy.

Animal of the Year

I'm not even going to entertain this one by announcing the nominees. It'll be the Bunny. 

Double-Cross of the Year

1) The Authority turns on Randy Orton 
2) Seth Rollins betrays The Shield and joins The Authority
3) Nikki Bella betrays her sister, Brie, at SummerSlam
4) Mark Henry turns on the Big Show

It should be Rollins' turn.

Hash-tag of the Year

Would not be surprised if it's #NineNightyNine. 

Fan Participation Award

The nominees:
1) 'You Sold Out' - Seth Rollins
2) 'Nine Nighty-Nine' - WWE Network
3) 'We the People' - Jack Swagger
4) 'I'm Afraid I've Got Some Bad News' - Bad News Barrett
5) 'He's Got the Whole World in his Hands' - Bray Wyatt

Either Barrett or Wyatt.

Breakout Star of the Year

1) Rusev with Lana
2) Roman Reigns
3) Paige
4) Dean Ambrose
5) Seth Rollins

Should be Ambrose. Will probably be Reigns.

Tag Team of the Year

1) Gold & Stardust
2) The Usos 
3) Los Mataodres
4) Slator Gator with Mini Gator
5) The Miz & Mizdow

Will more than likely be Miz and Mizdow for the comedy it'll bring. I would have gone for the Rhodes Brothers.

Insult of the Year

1) Nikki tells Brie she wishes she died in the womb
2) Paul Heyman raps on John Cena
3) Chris Jericho insults The Authority after Stephanie's arrest
4) The Rock insults Rusev and Lana on Raw

Should be The Rock. Can see the fans picking it, too.

Shocking Moment of the Year

1) Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker's WrestleMania win streak
2) Seth Rollins turns on The Shield
3) Bray Wyatt's choir surrounds John Cena on Raw
4) Nikki Bella turns on Brie at SummerSlam

No doubt what this should be. Need I point it out? Okay - Lesnar's win.

Awesome Moment of the Year

The nominees:
1) Yes Movement occupies Raw
2) Stephanie McMahon gets arrested
3) Sting debuts to help Team Cena at the Survivor Series
4) Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Steve Austin meet at WrestleMania XXX


Surprise Return of the Year

1) Hulk Hogan to host WrestleMania XXX
2) Ultimate Warrior to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and his involvement throughout WrestleMania weekend
3) Batista on Raw
4) The Rock interupts Rusev and Lana

I liked The Rock's return because, of the four, it was the one true surprise. However, the entire Ultimate Warrior thing still seems surreal to me, so I suppose it will be with other fans as well. He returned to WWE for the Hall of Fame on the Saturday, appeared at WrestleMania on the Sunday, had a segment where he addressed the fans on Raw on the Monday and then died on the Tuesday. 

Extreme Moment of the Year

1) Brock Lesnar hits 16 German suplexes on John Cena at SummerSlam
2) Kane hits Daniel Bryan with tombstones on the floor, steel steps and table
3) Chris Jericho's cross-body from the top of a cage onto Bray Wyatt
4) Seth Rollins curb stomps Dean Ambrose onto cinder blocks

I'll go with 1, but would not be surprised if Seth Rollins wins.

LOL Moment of the Year

1) Damien Mizdow as The Miz's body double
2) Mr. T thanks his mother at the Hall of Fame
3) Vicki Guerrero throws Stephanie into a pool of mud on Raw
4) El Torito vs Hornswoggle WeeLC Match

Mizdow again.

Diva of the Year

1) AJ Lee
2) Paige
3) Nikki Bella
4) Brie Bella

I think it'll be Nikki. It should be Paige or AJ.

Superstar of the Year

The nominees are:
1) Brock Lesnar
2) Dean Ambrose
3) John Cena
4) Seth Rollins
5) Daniel Bryan
6) Roman Reigns
7) Bray Wyatt

My guess is it'll be Dean Ambrose. This Sunday is Tables, Ladders & Chairs - I can see Ambrose winning the award and then end up being interrupted by Bray Wyatt for the go-home angle to close the show.

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