Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nomination List for Best and Worst of WWE/TNA for 2012 (Voting is now open)

Well, it's that time of the year again. No, not the Wheel of Morality. It's time for us to look back in the pro wrestling world for the best and worst of 2012. If you're new to this, let me get you caught up to speed in how this works. At the end of the year, I like to look back at the best and worst between WWE and TNA. This is similar to the Slammys, but actually done with some dignity. As with WrestlingNerd tradition, you get to cast your votes in whom YOU think is the most deserving for the selected categories. I will make my own selection at the end of the year as well and we'll look back and see the similarities and differences I have with the majority. I think the idea of a debate or a difference of opinion is what truly makes this fun. I've enjoyed doing this for the last two years and I've noticed a spike in viewership on this page, so I think we can have even more fun this year. Voting will be open to the general public starting today and it will run until January 7th, 2013. That should give you plenty of time to decide. I also ask you to ONLY VOTE ONCE. I'm aware that I can't keep a tab on that, but I strongly request this so everyone gets an equal shot at voicing their opinion. If you have any last-minute recommendations on the list, please feel free to do so. I know I'm guilty of making my fair share of mistakes and it's certainly possible I missed something, but I most likely won't be adding any addition categories since this is the largest amount of categories that I've ever had. You can visit the link right here, or you can visit the link at the bottom of this list. Happy voting. 

Mid-carder of the Year
Antonio Cesaro
Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes

Rookie(s) of the Year
Antonio Cesaro
Damien Sandow
Wes Brisco
The Shield
Joey Ryan

WWE Superstar/Wrestler of the Year
Daniel Bryan
John Cena
CM Punk
Big Show
Dolph Ziggler

TNA Superstar/Wrestler of the Year
Bobby Roode
Bully Ray
Austin Aries
Jeff Hardy
James Storm

Diva/Knockout of the Year
AJ Lee
Gail Kim
Brooke Tessmacher

Best PPV of the Year
WWE Extreme Rules
TNA Slammiversary
WWE WrestleMania 28
TNA Destination X
TNA Bound for Glory
WWE Night of Champions

Worst PPV of the Year
TNA Final Resolution
WWE Hell in a Cell
TNA Against All Odds
WWE No Way Out

Underused Talent of 2012
Alex Riley
Wade Barrett
Matt Morgan

Biggest Potential(s) of 2013
Damien Sandow
Dolph Ziggler
Antonio Cesaro
Aces and Eights

Best Rivalry of 2012
CM Punk/Chris Jericho
John Cena/Rock
Bobby Roode/James Storm
CM Punk/Daniel Bryan
Sheamus/Daniel Bryan
CM Punk/John Cena

Breakout/Comeback of the Year
Daniel Bryan
Dolph Ziggler
Austin Aries
Christopher Daniels
Damien Sandow

Worst Rivalry of 2012
AJ Styles/Christopher Daniels
Sheamus/Alberto Del Rio
John Cena/Big Show
AJ Lee/Vickie Guerrero
TNA/Aces and Eights
Devon/Robbie E

Dumbest Storyline of the Year
John Cena and AJ's forced romance
AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels feuding with plotholes up the ass (Claire Lynch included)
Big Show's heel turn that Stevie Wonder saw coming
John Cena doesn't embrace the hate since he found his superhero cape
Aces and Eights starts off strong, but quickly gets worse
The Hogans having daddy/daughter drama

Biggest Bust of 2012
Alberto Del Rio
Randy Orton
Zack Ryder

Best Promo Cutter of 2012
Damien Sandow
Bully Ray
CM Punk
Paul Heyman
Bobby Roode
Austin Aries

Gimmick Match of the Year
Undertaker vs Triple H; Hell in a Cell at WM 28
Shield vs Ryback and Team Hell No; TLC match at TLC
John Cena vs Brock Lesnar; Extreme Rules match at ER
Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus; 2 out of 3 Falls at ER
Christopher Daniels vs AJ Styles; Last Man Standing match 
Austin Aries vs Jeff Hardy; Ladder match
John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler; Ladder match 

Worst Match of the Year
Brock Lesnar vs Triple H; SummerSlam
Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan; WM 28
John Cena vs Big Show; Cage match at NWO
Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match
Antonio Cesaro vs R-Truth
Garrett Bischoff vs Gunner
Bobby Roode vs Sting; Victory Road
(ie: I'm not gonna include stuff like diva matches/comedy matches, or things like Cena/Cole or Cena/Laurinaitis since they aren't designed to be actual matches. They're joke matches that you shouldn't take seriously. It doesn't need to be recognized. Let alone, earn an award)

Tag Team of the Year
Bad Influence (Daniels and Kaz)
Rhodes Scholars (Sandow and Rhodes)
Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane)
Kofi Kingston/R-Truth

Non-Gimmick match of the Year
CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan; OtL
CM Punk vs John Cena; NoC
Bully Ray vs Austin Aries; Sacrifice
Christopher Daniels vs AJ Styles
Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries; Destination X
Dolph Ziggler vs Randy Orton
Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Jericho

Best Storyline of the Year
CM Punk's heel turn
Austin Aries' rise to the world title
Bobby Roode's world title run
Birth of Team Hell No
Ryback's climb to the top

Worst Wrestler/Character(s) of the Year
Brodus Clay
Garrett Bischoff
Eric Young/ODB
Mr. Anderson

Comedy Character(s) of the Year
Ricardo Rodriguez
Zack Ryder
Daniel Bryan and Kane
Brodus Clay
Eric Young/ODB

Catchphrase of the Year
Best in the World-CM Punk
You're Welcome-Damien Sandow
YES! YES! YES!-Daniel Bryan
Do you know who I am?-Bully Ray
Greatest man who ever lived-Austin Aries
Feed me more!!!-Ryback
NO! NO! NO!-Daniel Bryan

Worst Acting of the Year
Vickie Guerrero
AJ Lee
Claire Lynch
John Cena

Worst AJ Lee Kiss
John Cena
Daniel Bryan
Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk

Worst Shrieking Voice of 2012
Vickie Guerrero 
Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Guerrero
Did I mention Vickie Guerrero?

Worst Product Placement/Advertisement of the Year
Kurt Angle's Five-Hour Energy
Robbie E's Direct Auto Insurance
Matt Morgan suggesting towards Crimson to use Direct Auto Insurance
Matt Morgan's Direct Auto Insurance
Sheamus' K-Mart 
Michael Bay
Ryback's Feed me Subway!!!


  1. So many touch choices to make this year, hopefully my selections were accepted.

    1. As long as you hit "submit/finish" at the end of the survey, it will accept it. Voting is going very well thus far.