We’re doing a Slammys forecast. We’ve lost our minds.
Giving their thoughts and personal picks for the 2015 Slammys are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.
Best John Cena U.S. Open Challenge
Of the choices, the only ones I remember fondly are Cesaro and Neville. I know Cesaro had the overall “better” match but Neville’s match opened my eyes to just how great he could be in WWE and earned him a new fan.
The Zayn match gets me down. It could have been an incredible surprise match but ended on such a sad note. I’m glad he’s back in the ring now! I think it comes down to the Neville match and the Cesaro match for me as I remember nothing from the other two. I’m leaning towards Cena vs Cesaro though. It had a great pace and was given a good bit of time. Cena unsurprisingly had amazing chemistry with Cesaro and it ended up being one of the best TV matches of the year.
I have no memory whatsoever of the Ziggler or Ambrose matches, but that’s true for almost all Ziggler and Ambrose matches in 2015. The Sami Zayn match was pretty good, considering the circumstances, but kind of a colossal bummer given the injury and what it could have been.
Anyway, as good as Neville was, my pick is the Cesaro match. It’s frustrating that it didn’t really go anywhere, but it still stands out as the pinnacle of the Cena US Title Open Challenge to me. Just two great lads having a sensational strong style match, right here in the US of A.
With the Slammy Awards happening tonight on RAW, Wrestling On Earth has decided to debut our Whammy Awards! Highlighting the worst wrestlers, wrestling moments and wrestling moments of the year, we’re taking you on a ride of events you hope to forget that was the year 2013.
Fear not, fans of non horrible wrestling. The essential Wrestling On Earth awards will come later this month with categories you love such as Wrestler of the Year, Match of the Year and Hair of the Year.
Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their picks for each award. Without further ado here are the Whammys.
Worst Feud of the Year
Daniel Bryan vs The Authority. It went nowhere. It was convoluted. It was repetitive. It involved way too much Triple H. I quit caring about it so fast. What more do I really need to say about it?
I have to go with Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority. As great as Bryan has been in 2013, this feud was just abysmal. Many had high expectations for it catapulting a new era in WWE. What does the end game look to be? Triple H weekly promos and a Randy Orton vs. John Cena program. Not to mention just about everything involved sucked aside from a few Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield matches.
The Aces & Eights saga. Bully Ray has been pretty excellent, but he was already great before it all started, so what did the Aces & Eights stoyrline really do for TNA? It helped Taz become insufferable in a slightly different way on commentary, gave Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco the chance to shine in some pretty terrible matches on TV and… that’s about it.
Well, I guess it also showed what happens when you give a bunch of midlife-crisis victims the chance to connect with the kids through the medium of wrestling. “Motorcycles! Terrible tattoos! Leather vests! That’s what the kids are into these days, right? Oh god tell me I’m still relevant.” Continue reading