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. 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.
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1986 Slammy Awards
The first edition of the Slammy Awards took place in December from the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The award was created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences. Martha Quinn was the Guest Interviewer.
|Best Personality in Land of a Thousand Dances|
|Gene Okerlund performed "Tutti Frutti".|
|Jimmy Hart performed "Eat Your Heart Out Rick Springfield."|
|Hillbilly Jim lip-synched "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy."|
|Junkyard Dog lip-synched "Grab Them Cakes."|
|Best Single Performer|
1987 Slammy Awards
The second edition of the Slammy Awards (referred to in commercials and on the air as the 37th annual Slammy Awards) took place on December 17 from Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This ceremony is perhaps best remembered for a musical number performed by WWF owner Vince McMahon, singing the song "Stand Back". 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; "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.
|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|
|Humanitarian of the Year||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; several of the wrestlers had solos.|
1995 Slammy Awards
Dormant for years, awards referred to as "Slammy Awards" were issued by Todd Pettengill and Stephanie Wyand in early 1995 on WWF Mania.
1996 Slammy Awards
|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|
|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
|New Sensation||Ahmed Johnson|
|Best Dressed||The Honky Tonk Man and Cindy Margolis|
|Best Tattoo||Adam & George|
|Match of the Year||Jim Ross|
|Best Hair||Legion of Doom|
|Loose Screw||Sunny and Lou Albano|
|Best Bow Tie||Owen Hart |
|Best Entrance Music||Dok Hendrix and John McNaley|
|Best Finisher||Brian Pillman|
|Best Couple||Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler|
|Freedom of Speech||Bob Backlund and Mancow|
|Star of the Highest Magnitude||Walter Payton|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Gorilla Monsoon and Sycho Sid|
|Miss Slammy||Todd Pettengill|
Top 10 Slammy Award Moments (2008)
- WWF Superstars performing "If You Only Knew" in 1987.
- Owen Hart accepting his second Slammy award in 1997 (one he wasn't nominated for), and then getting into a confrontation with Vader.
- Bret Hart winning the award for Best Video in 1996.
- Freddie Blassie winning the Lifetime Achievement award in 1996.
- Vince McMahon performing "Stand Back" in 1987.
- Steve Austin winning the Freedom of Speech award in 1997.
- Shawn Michaels promising a show-stealing WrestleMania XII entrance in 1996 – he came to the ring from the rafters on a zip-wire.
- Todd Pettengill's opening number in 1996.
- Jim Duggan and Harley Race's brawl throughout the 1987 awards.
- 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
The Slammy Awards were brought back in 2008 as part of a strategy to air more "special episodes" and revive the brand as well as boost ratings. WWE.com announced some of the nominees for the awards on December 2. The event took place on December 8 from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
|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|
- a John "Bradshaw" Layfield took the award from Michaels, and declared his match against John Cena at The Great American Bash 2008 as the winner.
2009 Slammy Awards
|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|
|The "Oh My" Moment of the Year||Abraham Washington, Tony Atlas and Big Dick Johnson|
|Superstar of the Year||
- 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
The event took place on December 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|Best Performance By a Winged Specimen||WWE.com||
|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||
|"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||
|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
|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|
|Kelly, KellyKelly Kelly||SmackDown||8||Layla|
|Layla, Layla||SmackDown||10||Beth Phoenix|
|McCool, MichelleMichelle McCool||SmackDown||WINNER||N/A|
|Bella, NikkiNikki Bella||Raw||4||Eve Torres|
|Mendes, RosaRosa Mendes||SmackDown||2||Tamina|
|Tamina||Raw||3||The Bella Twins|
2011 Slammy Awards
The event took place on December 12, 2011 in Norfolk, Virginia.
|Outstanding Achievement in Muppet Resemblance||WWE.com|
|The Pee-wee Herman Bowtie Award||WWE.com||
|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||
|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
The event took place on December 17, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
|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||
|Insult of the Year||WWE.com||
|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|
2013 Slammy Awards
|"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||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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