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The Slammy Awards logo used by WWE in 2008.

The Slammy Awards is a concept used by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (previously known as the World Wrestling Federation) (WWF), where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers.[1] There have been five editions of the concept, the first edition aired in 1986, with another airing in 1987, and after a nine year hiatus, the concept resumed in 1996 and 1997. The concept yet again endured another long hiatus; however, it has been a concept used again by WWE since 2008. The recipient of the award receives a statuette that depicts one wrestler holding another over his head.[2]

Contents

Editions

1986 Slammy Awards

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]

1987 Slammy Awards

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]

Following the presentation, The Honky Tonk Man tried to corner Elizabeth, but Randy "Macho Man" Savage (with whom he was feuding) ran him off.[3][7][8] Also, celebrity impersonators portrayed Dolly Parton and Yoko Ono.
Prior to the presentation, a montage of WWF highlights from 1987 was shown, to the tune of "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.

1996 Slammy Awards

The third edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 29 from the Anaheim Marriot in Anaheim, California.[3][10][11]

Poll Presented by 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][10][11]
  • 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

1997 Slammy Awards

The fourth edtion of the Slammy Awards took place on March 21 from the Westin Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.[3][12][13]

Top 10 Slammy Award Moments (2008)

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

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.[14] The event took place on December 8 from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Poll Presented by Results
Superstar of the Year Stephanie McMahon
Match of the Year Mr. Kennedy and Eve Torres
Diva of the Year Theodore Long and Melina
"O M G!" 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
  • Charlie Haas as "The GlamaHaas" (Raw, Oct 27)
  • Charlie Haas as "Haas Hogan" (Raw, Oct 13)
  • Charlie Haas as "Charlie Haas Layfield" (Raw, Sept 8)
  • Charlie Haas as "Mr. (Im)Perfect" (Raw, Sept 22)
  • b Mike Knox attacked Bourne, who was on crutches, and stole the award.

2009 Slammy Awards

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

Poll Presented by 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
  • 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

  • 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.

References

  1. ^ a b "What's A Slammy?". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/whatsaslammy. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. ^ a b c Graser, Marc (December 7, 2008). "WWE brings back Slammys". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996995.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&query=slammy. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd "Slammy Awards History". Wrestling Information Archive. http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/wwf/slammy.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "WWF Slammy Awards (1986)". TWNP News. http://www.twnpnews.com/information/WWE/slammys1986.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "WWF Slammy Awards (1986)". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/slammy.html#86. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244852/
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "WWF Slammy Awards (1987)". TWNP News. http://www.twnpnews.com/information/WWE/slammys1987.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "WWF Slammy Awards (1987)". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/slammy.html#87. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bishop, Matt and Matt Mackinder (December 7, 2008). "Bringing back Slammy Awards -- a good, bad idea". SLAM! Wrestling. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/MatMatters/2008/12/07/7661906.html. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News. http://www.twnpnews.com/information/WWE/slammys1996.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/slammy.html#96. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". TWNP News. http://www.twnpnews.com/information/WWE/slammys1997.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/slammy.html#97. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  14. ^ "WWE Slammy Awards nominees revealed". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2008-12-02. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/slammyawards08/. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 







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