Slammy Award

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The Slammy Awards logo used by WWE since 2010.

The Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, previously known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Wrestling Entertainment, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers.[1] There have been eight editions of the concept, with the first two iterations airing in 1986 and 1987, respectively. After a nine-year hiatus, the concept resumed in 1996 and 1997 (in a banquet-like format). The concept endured another long hiatus until its subsequent return in 2008 by WWE (in a format interlaced with regular matches on a live TV arena show). The recipient of the award receives a statuette that depicts one wrestler holding another over his head.[2]

Editions[edit]

1986 Slammy Awards[edit]

The first edition of the Slammy Awards took place in December from the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland.[3][4][5] The award was created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences.[2] Martha Quinn was the Guest Interviewer.[citation needed]

Poll Results
Best Personality in Land of a Thousand Dances
Gene Okerlund performed "Tutti Frutti".
Best Producer
Jimmy Hart performed "Eat Your Heart Out Rick Springfield."
Best Commentator
Hillbilly Jim lip-synched "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy."
Most Ignominious
Junkyard Dog lip-synched "Grab Them Cakes."
Best Single Performer

1987 Slammy Awards[edit]

The second edition of the Slammy Awards (referred to in commercials and on the air as the 37th annual Slammy Awards[6]) took place on December 17 from Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[3][7][8]

This ceremony is perhaps best remembered for a musical number performed by WWF owner Vince McMahon, singing the song "Stand Back".[9] The video of McMahon (whose on-air role at the time was strictly as an announcer) singing "Stand Back" would resurface on the May 28, 2001 episode of WWF Raw is War when Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit played the video to humiliate McMahon, who by then had long moved out of his announcing role and into his Mr. McMahon persona on TV;[10] "Stand Back" has since resurfaced several times over the years as a running gag between McMahon and any face wrestler he is feuding with at that particular time, and was included on the 2006 McMahon DVD.[11]

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Best Performance by an Animal Gene Okerlund
Woman of the Year The Honky Tonk Man and Jimmy Hart
Best Ring Apparel Jim Duggan
Hulk Hogan Real American Award Hulk Hogan
Jesse "The Body" Award Jesse Ventura
Greatest Hit Jesse Ventura and Gene Okerlund
Manager of the Year Gorilla Monsoon
Best Personal Hygiene Jesse Ventura and Gene Okerlund
Best Vocal Performance Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth
Song of the Year Jesse Ventura and Gene Okerlund
Best Group N/A
Humanitarian of the Year N/A
Best Head N/A
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Scholarship Award N/A
*The entire WWF roster performed "If You Only Knew" as the show's closing number;[9] several of the wrestlers had solos.

1995 Slammy Awards[edit]

Dormant for years, awards referred to as "Slammy Awards" were issued by Todd Pettengill and Stephanie Wyand in early 1995 on WWF Mania.[12]

1996 Slammy Awards[edit]

The third edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 30 from the Anaheim Marriot in Anaheim, California.[3][13][14]

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Best Buns The Godwinns and Hillbilly Jim
Best Slammin' Jammin' Entrance Steve Austin and Ted DiBiase
"Put A Fork in Him, He's Done" (Best Finisher) Bob Backlund and Scott Reskus
Crime of the Century Jim Cornette and Clarence Mason
  • Vader's assault on WWF President Gorilla Monsoon[3][13][14]
  • Owen Hart taking credit for Shawn Michaels collapse
  • Sycho Sid attacks Shawn Michaels
  • Diesel repeatedly Jackknifing Bret Hart after losing the WWF Championship to him
  • 1–2–3 Kid's fast count on Razor Ramon
New Sensation of the Squared Circle Jim Davidson, Darlene Vogel, and Paula Trickey
I'm Talking and I Can't Shut Up for Biggest Mouth Billionaire Ted
Best Threads Mr. TV Trivia and Fatale
Blue Light Special for Worst Dresser Mr. TV Trivia and Fatale
WWF's Greatest Hit Goldust and Marlena
Minds Behind the Mayhem for Manager of the Year Rob Perth
Lifetime Achievement Award Vince McMahon
Most Embarrassing Moment The Bushwhackers
Squared Circle Shocker Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Master of Mat Mechanics Mr. Perfect
Best Music Video Dok Hendrix
US West Match of the Year Jim Ross
Which WWF champion, past or present, in attendance, is Hall of Fame bound? Gorilla Monsoon
Leader of the New Generation Roddy Piper

1997 Slammy Awards[edit]

The fourth edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 21 from the Westin Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.[3][15][16]

Poll Presenter(s) Results
New Sensation Ahmed Johnson[3][15][16]
Best Dressed The Honky Tonk Man and Cindy Margolis[3][15][16]
Best Tattoo Adam & George[3][15][16]
Match of the Year Jim Ross[3][15][16]
Best Hair Legion of Doom[3][15][16]
Loose Screw Sunny and Lou Albano[3][15][16]
Best Bow Tie Owen Hart [9]
Best Entrance Music Dok Hendrix and John McNaley[3][15][16]
Best Finisher Brian Pillman[3][15][16]
Best Couple Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler[3][15][16]
Freedom of Speech Bob Backlund and Mancow[3][15][16]
Star of the Highest Magnitude Walter Payton[3][15]
Lifetime Achievement Award Gorilla Monsoon and Sycho Sid
Miss Slammy Todd Pettengill[3][15][16]

Top 10 Slammy Award Moments (2008)[edit]

Todd Grisham hosted a feature on WWE.com on February 23, showcasing the Slammy Awards' Top 10 moments.[1]

  1. WWF Superstars performing "If You Only Knew" in 1987.
  2. Owen Hart accepting his second Slammy award in 1997 (one he wasn't nominated for), and then getting into a confrontation with Vader.
  3. Bret Hart winning the award for Best Video in 1996.
  4. Freddie Blassie winning the Lifetime Achievement award in 1996.
  5. Vince McMahon performing "Stand Back" in 1987.
  6. Steve Austin winning the Freedom of Speech award in 1997.
  7. Shawn Michaels promising a show-stealing WrestleMania XII entrance in 1996 – he came to the ring from the rafters on a zip-wire.
  8. Todd Pettengill's opening number in 1996.
  9. Jim Duggan and Harley Race's brawl throughout the 1987 awards.
  10. WWF Superstars performing "Land of a Thousand Dances" in 1986, with Roddy Piper winning the award for the best wrestler in the video.

2008 Slammy Awards[edit]

The Slammy Awards were brought back in 2008 as part of a strategy to air more "special episodes" and revive the brand[2] as well as boost ratings.[9] WWE.com announced some of the nominees for the awards on December 2.[17] The event took place on December 8 from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Superstar of the Year Stephanie McMahon
Match of the Year Mr. Kennedy and Eve Torres
Diva of the Year Theodore Long and Melina
"OMG!" Moment of the Year Joey Styles and Alicia Fox
Couple of the Year Kane and Kelly Kelly
Tag Team of the Year Festus and Maria
Finishing Maneuver of the Year Cryme Tyme and Candice Michelle
"Damn!" Moment of the Year Ron Simmons and Mickie James
Extreme Moment of the Year Matt Hardy and Tiffany
Best WWE.com Exclusive WWE.com
Breakout Star of the Year WWE.com
Best Musical Performance WWE.com
Announce Team of the Year WWE.com
Best Impersonation WWE.com
  • b Mike Knox attacked Bourne rendering Bourne unable to attend, and Knox stole the award.

2009 Slammy Awards[edit]

The event took place on December 14 at Corpus Christi, Texas. It was hosted by Dennis Miller.

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Tag Team of the Year R-Truth and Jillian Hall
Breakout Star of the Year Theodore Long and Tiffany
Shocker of the Year Vickie Guerrero and Santino Marella
Match of the Year Triple H
Raw Guest Host of the Year Mr. McMahon
Extreme Moment of the Year Carlito, Chris Masters and Eve Torres
Diva of the Year Montel Vontavious Porter and Goldust
  • Maria[c]
  • All Divas were nominated. The winner was decided by online voting
The "Oh My" Moment of the Year Abraham Washington, Tony Atlas and Big Dick Johnson
Superstar of the Year

N/A[b]

  • John Cena won a tournament to win the Superstar of the Year Award
  • Randy Orton (pinned by John Cena and lost the match in the tournament finals)
  • The Undertaker (lost to Randy Orton by countout in the first round)
  • CM Punk (lost to John Cena by submission in the first round)
  • a Matt Hardy accepted his brother's Extreme Moment of the Year award. Carlito attempted to steal the award, but Eve snatched it out of his hand and Masters put him in the Masterlock.
  • b John Cena was awarded the championship when he won the tournament, there was no official presentation
  • c Batista Interrupted The Award Celebration.

2010 Slammy Awards[edit]

The event took place on December 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Poll[18][19] Presenter(s) Results[18][19][20]
Best Performance By a Winged Specimen WWE.com
  • Raw Chicken
Best Use of Exercise Equipment WWE.com
Most Menacing Haircut WWE.com
Best Family Values WWE.com
Superstar/Diva Most in Need of Make-up WWE.com
Cole in Your Stocking WWE.com
Outstanding Achievement of Baby Oil Application WWE.com
Frequent Tweeter Award WWE.com
Best WWE.com Exclusive TV Show WWE.com
Most Annoying Catchphrase WWE.com
Shocker of the Year David Arquette
Despicable Me Award Kelly Kelly and Tyson Kidd (with Jackson Andrews)
Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
Holy $#!+ Move of the Year Jerry Lawler and Vickie Guerrero
WWE Universe Fan Reaction of the Year David Arquette
  • "Angry Miz Girl" Cayley
  • Woman crying at Shawn Michaels' retirement speech
  • Guy looking shocked at the SmackDown! Money In The Bank PPV .
  • Kid shocked after John Cena lost to Wade Barrett at the Hell In A Cell 2010 PPV, and was forced to join the Nexus
"Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year Edge and Christian
Knucklehead Moment of the Year JTG and William Regal
"And I Quote ..." Line of the Year Michael Cole
  • Michael Cole
WWE Diva of the Year N/A
WWE Moment of the Year Big Show
Superstar of the Year[a] Theodore Long
  • a Was determined by online voting
  • b A Battle Royal took place on Raw to determine the Diva of the Year. All Divas (excluding Vickie Guerrero) were nominated.
Diva battle royal eliminations

Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw diva and blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown diva.

Diva Brand Order of Elimination Eliminated by
Fox, AliciaAlicia Fox Raw 13 Natalya
Phoenix, BethBeth Phoenix SmackDown 11 Michelle McCool
Bella, BrieBrie Bella Raw 6 Lay-Cool
Eve Torres, Eve Torres Raw 5 Alicia Fox
Kim, GailGail Kim Raw 12 Natalya
Kaitlyn SmackDown 1 Tamina
Kelly, KellyKelly Kelly SmackDown 8 Layla
Layla, Layla SmackDown 10 Beth Phoenix
Maryse Raw 7 Natalya
Melina Raw 9 Beth Phoenix
McCool, MichelleMichelle McCool SmackDown WINNER N/A
Natalya Raw 14 Michelle McCool
Bella, NikkiNikki Bella Raw 4 Eve Torres
Mendes, RosaRosa Mendes SmackDown 2 Tamina
Tamina Raw 3 The Bella Twins

2011 Slammy Awards[edit]

The event took place on December 12, 2011 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Outstanding Achievement in Muppet Resemblance WWE.com
The Pee-wee Herman Bowtie Award WWE.com
  • David Otunga, for his Harvard-law-by-way-of-the-Playhouse business attire
Most Predictable Outcome of the Year WWE.com
Guess Who's Back or: Return of the Year WWE.com
Double Vision Moment of the Year WWE.com
T-Shirt of the Year WWE.com
  • CM Punk for "Best in the World" T-shirt
WWE.com Exclusive of the Year WWE.com
Most Regrettable Attire of the Year WWE.com
Critter Moment of the Year WWE.com
Superstar Transformation of the Year WWE.com
"Tell Me I Did NOT Just See That"
Moment of the Year
Booker T and Hornswoggle
Holy $#!+ Move of the Year Mick Foley and Ted DiBiase
"Pipe Bomb" of the Year Road Dogg
Divalicious Moment of the Year Lita
OMG Moment of the Year Santino Marella and The Bella Twins
#Trending Superstar of the Year David Otunga and Tony Atlas
Game Changer of the Year Christian
WWE A-lister of the Year Vickie Guerrero and Goldust
Superstar of the Year Rey Mysterio

2012 Slammy Awards[edit]

The event took place on December 17, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Poll Presenter(s) Results
Feat of Strength of the Year WWE.com
Best Dancer of the Year WWE.com
Top Social Media Ambassador WWE.com
Tweet of the Year WWE.com
  • "Goat face is a horrible insult. My face is practically perfect in every way. In fact, from now on I demand to be called Beautiful Bryan." – Daniel Bryan
  • "I don't have Instagram. I'm an adult." – Cody Rhodes
  • "I did it for Andy Kaufman." – CM Punk
  • "Yes, this is the real Great Khali. I'm ready to tweet with you!" – The Great Khali
Insult of the Year WWE.com
  • John Cena to Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero: "You're the exact opposite. One enjoys eating a lot of nuts and the other is still trying to find his."
  • CM Punk calls Daniel Bryan "goat-faced."
  • Sheamus to Dolph Ziggler, while Ziggler was standing on a ladder: "Look at you there, Ziggler. You’re finally taller than everybody, congratulations."
  • The Rock to John Cena: "If John Cena had led the American Revolution, right now all of us would be playing cricket, we'd be sipping tea and we'd be blessing the Queen."
Facial Hair of the Year WWE.com
Betrayal of the Year WWE.com
Crowd Chant of the Year WWE.com
WWE.com Exclusive Video of the Year WWE.com
Upset of the Year WWE.com
Diva of the Year WWE.com
"Tell Me" I Didn't Just See That Moment of the Year Booker T
Comeback of the Year The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
Kiss of the Year Vickie Guerrero
Superstar of the Year Ric Flair
LOL! Moment of the Year Santino Marella and Tensai
#Trending Now of the Year Zack Ryder and Layla
Newcomer of the Year Sheamus
Match of the Year Gene Okerlund, Ricky Steamboat and Jim Ross
  • a Cena gave the award to Flair
  • b Award accepted by Marella
  • c Award accepted by Ryder

2013 Slammy Awards[edit]

This event took place on December 9, 2013 in Seattle, Washington and was hosted by WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry Lawler.

Poll Presenter(s)[21] Nominees
"What a Maneuver" of the Year WWE.com
Faction of the Year WWE.com
"You Still Got It" Best Superstar return of the Year WWE.com
Couple of the Year WWE.com
Tag Team of the Year WWE.com
Feat of Strength of the Year WWE.com
"Say What" Quote of the Year WWE.com
Best Dance Moves of the Year WWE.com
Favorite Web Show of the Year WWE.com
Best Crowd of the Year WWE.com
Catchphrase of the Year WWE.com
Trending Now Hashtag of the Year Cody Rhodes and Goldust (Pre-Show)
This is Awesome! Moment of the Year Christian (Pre-Show)
Breakout Star of the Year John Laurinaitis (Pre-Show)
Beard of the Year Santino Marella (Pre-Show)
LOL! Moment of the Year The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg)
Double-Cross of the Year The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
Diva of the Year Eve Torres
Superstar of the Year/HBShizzle award Shawn Michaels
Fan Participation of the Year The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neill)
Insult of the Year The Miz
Extreme Moment of the Year Mick Foley
Match of the Year Bret Hart
  • a The Shield couldn't accept the award due to Ambrose preparing for a match later against CM Punk
  • b Bryan couldn't accept the award due to Bryan preparing for a match later against Fandango
  • c Vickie Guerrero took the award because Rock was singing about her "beauty"

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