Every year, WWE puts on a special edition of “RAW” dubbed the Slammys where the wrestling company has a mock award show. Just like the performances, the outcomes are staged, but this year WWE says fans will vote to decide the winners of several awards.
The following is a complete list of award winners for the categories not decided by the WWE Universe, announced at Sunday night’s TLC Pre-Show.
Best Dancer of the Year – Brodus Clay
Top Social Media Ambassador – Charlie Sheen
WWE.com Video of the Year – Jerry Lawler
Crowd Chant of the Year – “Feed Me More!”
Upset of the Year – Daniel Bryan (Royal Rumble victory over Big Show and Mark Henry in a Cage match to retain the World Heavyweight Title)
Diva of the Year – AJ Lee
Insult of the Year – John Cena
Tweet of the Year – Daniel Bryan
YouTube Show of the Year – Z! True Long Island Story
Facial Hair of the Year – Daniel Bryan
Feat of Strength Award – Sheamus (for hitting White Noise on Big Show)
Betrayal of the Year – Big Show (knocking out John Cena)
All of the other awards will be voted on by viewers using the new WWE app. Superstar of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Trending Now Award – (Hashtag of the Year), Comeback of the Year, Kiss of the Year, "Tell me I did NOT just see that" – (The Most Shocking Moment of the Year), LOL Moment of the Year, Match of the Year are allegedly going to be decided by fans, according to WWE.com.
The show won’t be dedicated to the awards. After last night’s TLC pay-per-view turning out to be one of the more shocking WWE events of the year, there is going to be a lot of follow up.
A.J. Lee turned heel when she knocked John Cena off a ladder and cost him his match against Dolph Ziggler, Albert del Rio turned face when he defended Richardo Rodriguez and the Spanish announcer team from 3MB’s racially charged attack and The Shield won their match against Team Hell No and Ryback, but the Big Hungry didn’t seem done with the rookie trio.
This time of year is unique for WWE programing. As the Royal Rumble approaches, rivalries are often toned down as performers set new goals toward WrestleMania.
Whoever win the 30-man Rumble match come Jan. 27 will earn a World Title match at WrestleMania XXIX, so the everyday drama backstage doesn’t play as big of a role in the overarching story until after the first big match of the year, and sometimes even after Elimination Chamber in February.
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns could continue feuding with Ryback, but hopefully that will be ended sooner rather than later. The stable called The Shield could be an exciting element in the Royal Rumble; causing havoc and ensure the victory of whichever performer they see best fit to main event WrestleMania XXIX, or keep someone from winning.
Ryback could be involved in that, but if the three-man team and the WWE’s fastest rising star need to separate themselves from one another. Both can’t be kept on top, and if continuing the rivalry will make one of them look bad down the line.