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The Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers.[2] Introduced in 1986 and last used in 2015, there have been thirteen editions of the concept. The awards are a mixture of "serious" and "tongue-in-cheek".[3] Winners of the award receive a statuette that depicts one wrestler holding another over his head.[1]

Slammy Award
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Slammy Awards logo
Country United States
Presented by WWE
Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences (kayfabe)[1]
First awarded March 1, 1986; 32 years ago (1986-03-01)
Last awarded December 21, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-21)

Contents

VersionsEdit

1986 Slammy AwardsEdit

The Slammy Awards was initially conceived to commemorate the release of The Wrestling Album, a music album featuring various professional wrestlers from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE).[4][5] The ceremony took place on March 1, 1986, from the Civic Center in Baltimore, and aired live on MTV. Martha Quinn served as an interviewer. Gene Okerlund, Jimmy Hart, Hillbilly Jim, and Junkyard Dog performed their songs from the album.[5][6]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[7][8][9]

Best Single Performer
Best Producer
Best Commentator
Best Personality in "Land of a Thousand Dances"
Most Ignominious

1987 Slammy AwardsEdit

The Slammy Awards returned a year later, now honoring the events and individuals involved within the professional wrestling aspect of the World Wrestling Federation. The second edition of the ceremony (referred to in commercials and on-air as the 37th annual Slammy Awards) took place on December 16, 1987, from Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It aired in syndication on December 19, 1987.[7][10][9] The ceremony was hosted by Jesse Ventura and Gene Okerlund.[11] Musical numbers were performed by Vince McMahon (singing the song "Stand Back")[12] and Jimmy Hart (singing "Girls in Cars"), with the entire WWF roster performing "If You Only Knew" as the show's closing number.[12][11]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[7][10][9]

Hulk Hogan Real American Award
Woman of the Year
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Scholarship Award
Best Ring Apparel
Manager of the Year
Best Performance by an Animal
Greatest Hit
Best Vocal Performance
Song of the Year
Best Group
Best Personal Hygiene
Humanitarian of the Year
Best Head

1994 Slammy AwardsEdit

Dormant for years, the Slammy Awards returned on a special edition of WWF Mania which aired on December 31, 1994. Todd Pettengill and Stephanie Wiand presented the awards from the WWF television studios.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.

MVP
Best Show
Most Spectacular Match
Best PPV
Best Manager
Best New Generation Spot
  • Bret Hart – "Go get 'em, champ!" commercial
Best Tag Team
Worst Tag Team
Most Intimidating
Best Entertainer
Worst Idea
Sweatiest
Biggest Rat
Greediest
  • WWF Raw: Video Strategies & Secrets
Mouthiest
Most Eccentric
Smelliest
Most Likely To See Jenny Craig
Best Etiquette
Most Devastating
Funniest
Most Evolutionary
Most Patriotic
Best Dressed
Biggest Heart

1996 Slammy AwardsEdit

The fourth edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 29, 1996, from the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. It aired live on USA Network,[7][13][9] and was hosted by Todd Pettengill.[14]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[7][13][9][15]

Leader of the New Generation
Lifetime Achievement Award
"Minds Behind the Mayhem" for Manager of the Year
Match of the Year
New Sensation of the Squared Circle
Which WWF World Heavyweight Champion, past or present, in attendance, is Hall of Fame bound?
"Put A Fork in Him, He's Done" for Best Finishing Move
Master of Mat Mechanics
Best Buns
Best Slammin' Jammin' Entrance
Crime of the Century
  • Vader's assault on WWF President Gorilla Monsoon
    • Owen Hart taking credit for Shawn Michaels collapse
    • Sycho Sid attacks Shawn Michaels
    • Diesel repeatedly Jackknifing Bret Hart after losing the WWF World Heavyweight Championship to him
    • 1–2–3 Kid's fast count on Razor Ramon
"I'm Talking and I Can't Shut Up" for Biggest Mouth
Best Threads
Blue Light Special for Worst Dresser
WWF's Greatest Hit
Most Embarrassing Moment
Squared Circle Shocker
Best Music Video

1997 Slammy AwardsEdit

The fifth edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 21, 1997, from the Westin Hotel in Chicago. It aired live on USA Network.[7][16][9]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[7][16][9][15]

Star of the Highest Magnitude
Miss Slammy
Lifetime Achievement Award
Match of the Year
New Sensation
Best Finisher
Best Entrance Music
Best Couple
Best Dressed
Best Tattoo
Best Hair
Loose Screw
Best Bow Tie
Freedom of Speech

2008 Slammy AwardsEdit

The Slammy Awards were brought back in 2008 as part of a strategy to air more "special episodes" of WWE Raw and revive the brand[1] as well as boost ratings.[12] The event took place on December 8, 2008, from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.[9] Certain awards were also presented on WWE's website.[17]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[17][18]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Match of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
Announce Team of the Year
Finishing Maneuver of the Year
Couple of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
"OMG!" Moment of the Year
"Damn!" Moment of the Year
Best WWE.com Exclusive
Best Musical Performance
Best Impersonation

2009 Slammy AwardsEdit

The event took place on December 14, 2009, from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was hosted by Dennis Miller.[19] The "Diva of the Year" award was decided by a fan vote, with votes cast through WWE's website.[20]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[21][20]

Superstar of the Year
  • John Cena won a tournament for the award
    • Randy Orton (lost to Cena by pinfall in the final)
    • The Undertaker (lost to Orton by countout in the first round)
    • CM Punk (lost to Cena by submission in the first round)
Diva of the Year
  • Maria
    • All Divas were nominated
Tag Team of the Year
Match of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
Shocker of the Year
Raw Guest Host of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
The "Oh My" Moment of the Year

2010 Slammy AwardsEdit

The event took place on December 13, 2010, from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.[9] The awards were presented on Raw, with "supplemental" awards given on WWE's website.[22] The "Superstar of the Year" award was decided by a fan vote, which were cast through WWE's website.[23]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[24][25][22]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
WWE Moment of the Year
Shocker of the Year
Despicable Me Award
Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year
Holy %&@*# Move of the Year
"Oh Snap" Meltdown of the Year
Knucklehead Moment of the Year
WWE Universe Fan Reaction of the Year
  • "Angry Miz Girl" Cayley
"And I Quote ..." Line of the Year
Best Performance By a Winged Specimen
  • Raw Chicken
Best Use of Exercise Equipment
Most Menacing Haircut
Best Family Values
Superstar/Diva Most in Need of Make-up
Cole in Your Stocking
Outstanding Achievement of Baby Oil Application
Frequent Tweeter Award
Best WWE.com Exclusive TV Show
Most Annoying Catchphrase

2011 Slammy AwardsEdit

The event took place on December 12, 2011, from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia.[9] The awards were presented on Raw, with additional awards given on WWE's website.[26] The "Superstar of the Year" award was decided by a fan vote, which were cast through WWE's website.[27]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[26][28]

Superstar of the Year
Divalicious Moment of the Year
Game Changer of the Year
OMG Moment of the Year
Holy $#!+ Move of the Year
"Tell Me I Did NOT Just See That" Moment of the Year
Trending Star of the Year
WWE A-lister of the Year
"Pipe Bomb" of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Muppet Resemblance
The Pee-wee Herman Bowtie Award
Most Predictable Outcome of the Year
Guess Who's Back or: Return of the Year
Double Vision Moment of the Year
T-shirt of the Year
WWE.com Exclusive of the Year
Most Regrettable Attire of the Year
Critter Moment of the Year
Superstar Transformation of the Year

2012 Slammy AwardsEdit

The event took place on December 17, 2012, from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.[9] Awards were presented on Raw, on WWE's website, and on the TLC: Tables,Ladders & Chairs pre-show the day before.[29] Votes for several categories were cast through the WWE App during the live broadcast; over 583,000 votes were tallied.[30][31]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[32]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Match of the Year
"Tell Me I Didn't Just See That" Moment of the Year
Comeback of the Year
Kiss of the Year
LOL Moment of the Year
Trending Now (Hashtag of the Year)
Feat of Strength of the Year
Best Dancer of the Year
Top Social Media Ambassador
Tweet of the Year
  • "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
  • John Cena to Dolph Ziggler and 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
Betrayal of the Year
Crowd Chant of the Year
Upset of the Year
WWE.com Exclusive Video of the Year
YouTube Show of the Year
  • Z! True Long Island Story
    • Santino's Foreign Exchange
    • WWE Download
    • Are You Serious?

2013 Slammy AwardsEdit

This event took place on December 9, 2013, from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, and was hosted by Booker T and Jerry Lawler.[33] The awards were presented on Raw, its pre-show, and on WWE's website.[34] Votes were cast through the WWE App during the live broadcast; over 1.64 million votes were tallied.[35][36]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[37]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Match of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
Faction of the Year
"THIS IS AWESOME!" Moment of the Year
"LOL!" Moment of the Year
Double-Cross of the Year
Fan Participation of the Year
Insult of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
Trending Now (Hashtag of the Year)
Beard of the Year
"What a Maneuver!" Award
"You Still Got It!" Best Superstar Return
Couple of the Year
Feat of Strength of the Year
"Say What?!" Quote of the Year
Best Dance Moves
Favorite Web Show
  • The JBL and Cole Show
    • WWE Inbox
    • 30-Second Fury
    • WWE Top 10
Best Crowd of the Year
Catchphrase of the Year

2014 Slammy AwardsEdit

This event took place on December 8, 2014, from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.[38] It was hosted by Seth Green.[39] The awards were presented on Raw, its pre-show and on WWE's website.[39] Votes were cast through WWE's website for the pre-show and website awards, while the main categories were voted through the WWE App during the live broadcast.[39]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[40]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Match of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
Faction of the Year
Rivalry of the Year
NXT Superstar of the Year
"Tell Me You Didn't Just Say That" Insult of the Year
"This is Awesome" Moment of the Year
Surprise Return of the Year
The OMG Shocking Moment of the Year
LOL Moment of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
Fan Participation Award
Double-Cross of the Year
Animal of the Year
Best Actor
Tweet It! Best Twitter Handle or Social Champion
Hashtag of the Year
Raw Guest Star of the Year
Best Couple of the Year
Anti-Gravity Moment of the Year

2015 Slammy AwardsEdit

This event took place on December 21, 2015, from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[41] Awards were presented on Raw, its pre-show, and WWE's website.[3] Votes were cast for certain categories through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with voting for additional categories occurring on the WWE App during the live show.[42]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface.[43]

Superstar of the Year
Diva of the Year
Tag Team of the Year
Match of the Year
Breakout Star of the Year
Rivalry of the Year
Best John Cena's U.S. Open Challenge
Hashtag of the Year
Celebrity Moment of the Year
"Tell Me You Didn't Just Say That" Insult of the Year
Best Original WWE Network Show
Double-Cross of the Year
Extreme Moment of the Year
LOL! Moment of the Year
The "OMG!" Moment of the Year
"The Hero in All of Us" Award
Surprise Return of the Year
"This is Awesome!" Moment of the Year

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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