The WWE Slammy Awards 2011 are officially in the books, as Monday Night Raw has wrapped from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. In case you missed who the big winners were, if you can call them that, don't worry, we've got you covered.
The show was three hours long and had plenty of goofy fun mixed with maddening comedic crap mixed with weird stipulations for awards winners, like who would trend on Twitter during a match determined who won the trophy for "Trending Star of the Year."
But hey, these aren't to be taken overly serious.
Nonetheless, we smarks and marks do anyway, so here's the list of nominees for each award along with who won and who we felt should have won.
In we go.
Tell Me I Did Not Just See That Moment of the Year:
Jim Ross dancing during the Michael Cole Challenge
Santino finishes second in the Royal Rumble
R-Truth getting water throw in his face by a fan
The Miz making fun of Rock by dressing as him
Who should have won: R-Truth
This was goofy and done on Raw as a throwaway segment for Michael Cole and Jim Ross to get into another set of silly shenanigans. Truth should have won because I was legitimately surprised when I saw that go down and thoroughly enjoyed Truth's character during that time, which slowly devolved into a second tier act behind Miz. Maybe he'll be great again upon his return.
Holy Shit Moment of the Year:
Sheamus powerbombing Sin Cara through a ladder
Randy Orton RKO'ing Christian onto steel steps
Mark Henry superplexing Big Show and breaking the ring
Evan Bourne doing the shooting star press off the ladder onto a crowd of superstars
Winner: Mark Henry superplexing Big Show and breaking the ring
Who should have won: Henry and Show
They nailed this one. Even if some fans could see it coming beforehand, it was a really cool moment that made an entire pay-per-view almost worth buying.
Pipe Bomb of the Year:
Winner: CM Punk
Who should have won: Punk
No clue who the nominees were because the video package that aired was thrown together weird and didn't really showcase anything specifically but they got it right with this one, too. Punk's infamous shoot promo on Raw back in June takes the cake.
Divalicious Moment of the Year:
Natalya's double sharpshooter
Kelly Kelly winning the Diva's championship
Beth Phoenix Glam Slamming Eve off the top rope
Winner: Kelly Kelly winning the Diva's championship
Who should have won: Phoenix
I wouldn't advise anyone to get overly worked up over anything involving the Diva's in WWE, but Phoenix got jobbed here. Kelly winning this was just silly. Then again, it led to Lita coming back for a brief period of time, which surely made a few fans happy.
OMG Moment of the Year:
Triple H tombstone on Undertaker at WrestleMania
Rock delivers the Rock Bottom to Cena at WrestleMania
Superstars walk out on Triple H
CM Punk wins the WWE championship at Money in the Bank
Winner: Triple H tombstone on Undertaker at WrestleMania
Who should have won: Punk winning the title at Money in the Bank
Utterly ridiculous to have Triple H win here but again, Raw was built in a way that guy's would win an award and it would lead to a segment or a match with them involved. I'm guessing they (meaning Trips, mostly) wanted Triple H to win something to set him up to come out to cut a promo (which wasn't any good). Punk should have won here because his title win at Money in the Bank literally made people say oh my god.
Trending Star of the Year:
Winner: Zack Ryder
Who should have won: No one
I say no one because the way this entire thing was set up was just silly. They had a Fatal 4-way match and whoever trending during the match would win the award, which was Ryder, naturally. I'm sure they were counting on that (and it did happen) but the gimmick for the award was silly. The match was awesome, though, so there's that.
Game Changer of the Year:
Triple H and Mr. McMahon
The Rock and John Cena
Winner: The Rock and John Cena
Who should have won: Triple H and Mr. McMahon
This one was tough and I don't have much of a problem with choosing Rock and Cena, seeing as it's probably the biggest storyline WWE has had in years but there's no doubting the impact the Triple H and Mr. McMahon storyline had. It led to Triple H dominating television each week and, arguably, brought a big halt to the rise of CM Punk as one of the best ever. Not a burial, but something resembling one, at least. I guess the award is meant to be positive, though.
A-Lister of the Year:
Who should have won: Jackman
Hugh Jackman was the greatest guest host Raw has ever had. Snooki may have shown up, created a big buzz and got a few extra buys at WrestleMania but Jackman's punching Dolph Ziggler on Raw led to Cageside Seats getting its biggest traffic day in history. I'm biased but Jackman was awesome and he should have won this in a landslide.
Superstar of the Year:
Alberto Del Rio
Winner: CM Punk
Who should have won: Henry
I made the case for Henry earlier this week but I can see why Punk won and have zero qualms with it. WWE claimed this was determined strictly by fan vote at WWE.com and that makes me wonder if it's legit. I can't imagine Cena losing a fan vote. Either way, they done good.
There you have it, Cagesiders.
Sound off in the comments on all the awards you agreed with and disagreed with. And tell us who your big winners were.