Cageside Features: Our very own Cageside 'REC' Awards, for "Recognizing Excellence in Contributions from the Cageside Community". Are you a winner of the Interwebs? Could you be? Let's find out...
We're back with yet another dose of amazing work injected by you, the Cageside commenters. Many of you have impressed us all by producing some amazing work and golden comments yet again. So it's that time of the week to recognize the excellent FanPosts, FanShots, and comments that were the "Best in the World" (of Cageside) this past week.
As always, thanks to Cagesider Ecstasy with Extra Cheese for cleverly naming our Weekly Cageside Commenters Awards "The RECs", which perfectly sums up what this feature tries to do. After all, without all of you, Cageside Seats would not be the greatest pro wrestling website on the Internet.
- Cagesider ClownBurger reviewed both WWE '13 and the Attitude Era DVDs
- Cagesider Blueblob4life gave us his Random Wrestling Thoughts: Volume 2
- Cagesider TheRojas shared his first trip to WWE Monday Night Raw
- Cagesider CaseygarnerPDX rediscovered WWF The Trivia Game
From the "On this date in WWF history: Sorry Rocky, it's not live, it's Memorex" thread:
Stone Cold is quoting a catch phrase from cassette tape and VHS ads. Rock is wearing a canadian tuxedo, a fannypack and carrying a beeper. The 90’s seem so close, yet feel so far away when I see a segment like this. by Back Brain Kick on Nov 24, 2012 3:38 PM EST 1 recs
From the "WWE names the 50 most beautiful people in history" thread:
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From the "Wrestler WrankingsTM: 2012-13 Season, Week 34" thread:
"Hey fella...This surely is a thombs up. I’m salutin the fine work that this soite’s readership and editors do, fella" That’s just how I saw it in my mind. by Blueblob4life on Nov 25, 2012 2:15 PM EST
OK, WWE, I'll watch... But if you put Cena defiling AJ’s mouth with his tongue on my screen again…I’m switching over to Eagles-Panthers (which might be the worst Monday Night Football matchup in history) and never coming back. by ZeroIndulgence on Nov 26, 2012 10:07 AM EST 7 recs
I'm looking at them like the top 3 draft picks to the WWE's team. Ambrose is the first round pick. He’s a guy just bleeding potential and could be a franchise cornerstone type player. You just hope the coaching staff knows how to get the most out of him, which is a major question mark… Rollins is the "solid" 2nd round pick. A guy you can plug into your starting lineup and get quality play for the next decade. Has a high floor and low bust potential, but you wonder a little where his ceiling lies. Reigns is the uber-raw 3rd round pick. Looks every bit the part but needs some seasoning on the bench behind the veterans, maybe rotating in for certain situations. by DarkTalon on Nov 26, 2012 8:04 PM EST 2 recs
From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Nov. 26: Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns speak" thread:
Hornswoggle: "I may legally be a midget... but at least I’m not illegally in the country!" Del Rio: "I will end your life, you tiny peasant!" Del Rio knifes Hornswoggle and him and Rosa share a hearty laugh. by liberty_JAC on Nov 26, 2012 8:21 PM EST 1 recs
and also from the same thread...
and also from the same thread...
From the "CSS Survivor Series Tournament: The Bionic Harts advance to Final Four" thread:
When you're a genetic freak. The other guy’s votes only count for, at best, 34.31% of a vote, while your votes count at 166.69%, which, when you add Shane Douglas’s employee discount at Target, is 181.88%. I wanted to do something with the length of Bruno’s title runs and the average ages of Lawler’s girlfriends, but my eyes are starting to cross from applying Professor Steiner’s formulae. Truly the greatest mathematician of our time. by ReverendKain on Nov 27, 2012 12:20 PM EST 2 recs
From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Nov. 26): Shield of Honor" thread:
Put Put me down as a "still would" on Ms Lee. Girlfriend looked phenomenal in those jeans. I’ll probably need to live with the Cena cooties. Normally I’d just give her some Listerine, but I’m sure Cena’s germs will no-sell their antiseptic offense. by s1rude on Nov 27, 2012 2:51 PM EST 4 recs
From the "A different take on CM Punk calling out pro wrestling media" thread:
Looking forward to learning more about this "John Cena" fellow. These video packages are best when they’re about real bit players, guys we never hear about otherwise, and this is perhaps the greatest possible example of that sort of guy, and I’m glad to see him get this sort of exposure. by ReverendKain on Nov 28, 2012 8:03 PM EST
From the "John Cena is Superman and WWE is now outright admitting as much" thread:
From the "Cageside Live! podcast for Nov. 28: When keeping it heel goes wrong" thread:
From the "TNA Impact results and live blog for Nov. 29: Championship Thursday" thread:
From the "CSS Survivor Series Tournament: Team Slothstronaut advances to the Finals" thread:
I'm very disappointed in fellow Cagesiders for Team Slothstronaut getting to the finals. I don’t understand how they can advance with Robocop and a bunch of outlaws. It doesn’t make sense. You voted for a pretty boy like Matthew Roth. I find myself sitting at home reading Cageside Seats, saying to myself, Cageside Seats needs a hero. They need a role model, somebody they can look up to. You’d rather cheer for heroes like Charles Manson and OJ Simpson. Nobody glorifies criminal conduct like Cagesiders do. All the websites that I go to, they still respect what is right and what is wrong. Respect. Now that we’ve made everything really clear with ourselves here, it is obvious to me, that all you Cagesiders coast to coast, you don’t respect the tournament. by Manolo Has Pizzazz on Nov 29, 2012 6:58 AM EST 3 recs
From the "WWE SmackDown results and live blog for Nov. 30: Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler" thread:
[On Dolph Ziggler's "Showoff" catchphrase]
It'd be less stupid if we cut to elsewhere backstage and saw Big Show power down every time he did it. And then the angry techs rush in and reboot him, griping all the way about his startup times. by ReverendKain on Nov 30, 2012 9:35 PM EST 3 recs
In closing, Cagesiders, don't forget these awards are all about YOU; so if you think I missed anything, or have any suggestions or tweaks for the Cageside RECs, please let us know in the comments below, or email one of the site editors through our Masthead page. Bring it on with some awesome award-winning stuff for next week's RECs. Until then, see ya in the threads!
Remember, you can't win a Cageside REC Award* if you don't play, er um contribute.