Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Jan 4

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.

So, without further ado, we present to you...

The cSs REC Awards:

Recognizing Excellence in Contributing

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FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTHORING OF FANPOSTS:

And also:

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FOR EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF FANSHOTS:

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FOR SUPREMACY IN COMMENTING IN THE THREADS*:

*To see comments in the context of their own threads, click on the 'time stamp' behind each Cagesider's name.

From the "Slapstick Saturday presents: The Wallbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels" thread:

I bet he found a dollar in his shorts after that incident. by keyboard punk on Dec 29, 2012 12:22 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Raw spoilers that WWE already spoiled: Wade Barrett wins Intercontinental title from Kofi Kingston" thread:

put "ear muffs" in the headline by rancho king on Dec 30, 2012 3:46 PM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE Raw spoilers for Dec. 31: It's New Year's Eve!" thread:

Rise above hate guys. B A Star! Cover people in shit. by TJLethal on Dec 30, 2012 7:21 AM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Dec. 30, 2012: NFL regular season ends with marquee match-ups" thread:

I guess you can say Romo Britta'd that game. by TheMasterGeek on Dec 31, 2012 12:03 AM EST

From the "Daily Open Thread for Dec. 31, 2012: New Year's Eve" thread:

[On Geno's vertigo]

Idk why people hate on it so much??? It really is one of his best and most underrated movies. …wait… by TheRojas on Dec 31, 2012 7:11 PM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

Come on Sandman by Neil Gaiman is pretty damn good by IRodC on Dec 31, 2012 7:39 PM EST

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Dec. 31: New Year's Eve" thread:

Who is this that beats Mae Young in MY FATHER'S HOUSE?! by ReverendKain on Dec 31, 2012 8:50 PM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

Mae Young took God to the Spring Formal. by keyboard punk on Dec 31, 2012 8:52 PM EST

and...

I heard she spent the whole time undressing the Holy Spirit with her eyes though by ReverendKain on Dec 31, 2012 8:53 PM EST

and...

The Great Khali's little brother, Kaitlyn's funny looking brother, and the love child of Brian Pillman and Heath Ledger Joker are going to fight Steve Wilkos it seems. by Cyclonejoker on Dec 31, 2012 9:36 PM EST

and...

Oh god Mae is pregnant with the other hand. by TimRich88 on Dec 31, 2012 9:42 PM EST 1 recs

and...

[On Ricardo Rodriguez fighting The Big Show as El Local]

And let his arch enemies know he's friends with Alberto? He’d never put his best friend in danger like that! by ReverendKain on Dec 31, 2012 10:01 PM EST 1 recs

and...

[On Kofi Kingston's hometown]

as far as Vince is concerned, he’s from black by s1rude on Dec 31, 2012 10:16 PM EST 6 recs

From the "Evan Bourne says he won't be ready for the Royal Rumble" thread:

[On Evan Bourne's foot never being right again]

Are you saying he'll have two left feet? by Manolo Has Pizzazz on Jan 1, 2013 3:47 AM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Dec. 31, 2012): The year ends, not with a bang, but with a pile of 'mud'" thread:

What's so frustrating about the Mae Young stuff from last night is that the Christmas Eve episode proved that creative is capable of doing excellent work in the kind of comedic farce that Will Ferrell has popularized in the last decade or so. And that pro wrestling completely lends itself, too. The scenarios are staples of the form: when you highlight the absurdities inherent in those while otherwise playing it straight, and give your (for the most part) extremely talented performers the latitude to improv within that framework, you get great TV like the entire backstage scene where Booker addresses the team (“Santa’s down”, “I’ve got kids, man” and “SAAANNNTAAAAA”). And you get this: (Click here, here, here, and here) The WWE is capable of simple, entertaining TV for kids, smart if silly humor for adults and all kinds of compelling drama set around competition. That they continue to go to the lowest common denominator well of naked old women, slut shaming and poop/fart jokes is as lazy as it is disappointing. by s1rude on Jan 1, 2013 10:38 PM EST 7 recs

From the "John Cena is an awful, awful character" thread:

In fairness Cena is a huge shit eater, judging by that grin that stays plastered to his face, at least. If anybody has the number to Dirty Joe’s Septic Drop on speed-dial…

by ReverendKain on Jan 1, 2013 5:41 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

This is the problem, Cena is suppose to be the example to kids to do better and rise above people who do you wrong. His character is a complete hypocrite in the worst way possible, he says he is trying to set an example for kids to live by while simultaneously being a god awful role model in every way. If you want Cena to be a douche bag that’s fine market him as one, if you want John Cena to be a role model to kids fine, then write his character as such. To say one and do the other is simply wrong, especially when you are purposefully marketing to the most impressionable age group possible. by Chris Hines on Jan 1, 2013 6:27 PM EST 6 recs

and...

For Heaven's sake, leave the Gentiles out of it. There are a lot of different views about region out here at cSs. by s1rude on Jan 1, 2013 7:26 PM EST 12 recs

and...

Sheamus coming out to shake Big Show’s hand and showing good sportsmanship, that’s a good role model. ADR apologizing to Ricky and offering his best support to his best friend, that’s a good role model. If ADR did a plug for Be a Star right after that, that would have been great. It’s a lesson that our actions and words sometimes have consequences. John Cena slut shaming and then dropping shit on AJ? That’s not being a good role model and is certainly not being a good guy. Cena is the good guy because the WWE tells us he is, not because his actions dictate that he is. by StrongStyle81 on Jan 1, 2013 6:40 PM EST 11 recs

and...

Oatmeal instead of poop would have changed the whole tone. Dumping oatmeal shows Cena is a prankster. He’s playing pranks on the bad guys. I can live with that explanation. It is kind of like getting slimed on Nickelodeon back in the day. It’s all in good fun. Dumping poop is disgusting. It shows an absolute lack of respect for fellow man. Cena is maliciously trying to humiliate them. It crosses the line into cruelty.

by Manolo Has Pizzazz on Jan 1, 2013 6:08 PM EST 5 recs

From the "I am John Cena... and so are you!" thread:

[A long, thought out rant on why he hates John Cena]

by liberty_JAC on Jan 2, 2013 6:47 PM EST 9 recs

From the "WWE Main Event results and live blog for Jan. 2: Antonio Cesaro vs. Great Khali" thread:

See, there's a common misconception there. You can usually poke the bear. Bears like being poked, generally speaking. What you’re not supposed to do is pork the bear. Bears are not up for your interspecies funtime. They just want to drive cars and occasionally get poked. by ReverendKain on Jan 2, 2013 3:00 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

and bears. bears are apparently also spoiled, what with the car driving and lack of interspecies whoopie by s1rude on Jan 2, 2013 3:20 PM EST

and...

Nobody looks cool shivering outside trying to suck down a butt. by keyboard punk on Jan 2, 2013 8:08 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Jan. 2, 2013: Keep the party going" thread:

[On a telemarketer calling]

First question was “Casey, what year did you graduate High School”, and I was thinking, this jerkoff calls me by my first name, doesn’t even have the common courtesy to call me Mr. Garner. If hes going to do that he had better know me, and if he did he’d know I never graduated High School. I said “Dude, Im trying to fucking sleep”. Then he said “Ok, since your sleeping I will make this quick” and proceeded to ask me another question, and I said, “Ya you know what, I will make this quicker” and just hung up. by CaseygarnerPDX on Jan 2, 2013 1:56 PM EST 4 recs

From the "TNA Impact results and live blog for Jan. 3: Sting returns" thread:

I can only imagine if someone made an nWo shirt today. You’d probably see something like WHEN YOU’RE WITH THE NWO, IT’S 4 LIFE with the damn WCW logo on the back. by vfn on Jan 3, 2013 8:36 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

Aces & 8's council of doom, sceduled issues to consider.

1) Superglue our masks to our faces. Is it a good idea?

2) Our Leader, we should probly pick one already.

3) Floozies and you. A guide to self control. by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Jan 3, 2013 9:38 PM EST

and...

4a) Wallet Chain Safety Course: Making sure your hammer doesn’t catch on it at an embarrasing moment by ReverendKain on Jan 3, 2013 9:40 PM EST

and...

5) how to ride a bike by 14fizzpatrick on Jan 3, 2013 9:40 PM EST

and...

6) Cuts: Is leather too cruel? by Buckeye Brawler on Jan 3, 2013 9:41 PM EST

and...

[There are two 6's, because Cagesiders have trouble counting]

6) beer: Bought or rented?

by Plague on Jan 3, 2013 9:41 PM EST

and...

7) how to beet up a old guy by 14fizzpatrick on Jan 3, 2013 9:42 PM EST

and...

8) Beets: How to make good borscht by Buckeye Brawler on Jan 3, 2013 9:43 PM EST

and...

9) How to lock a door in a timely manner by Buckeye Brawler on Jan 3, 2013 9:45 PM EST

and...

10 ) how to buy beets in dudleyvill by 14fizzpatrick on Jan 3, 2013 9:46 PM EST

and...

hey, game being ruined by bad credit is a serious issue.in fact…
11) Bad credit, don’t let it ruin your game.
by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Jan 3, 2013 9:51 PM EST

From the "WWE 'Main Event' results and reactions from last night (Jan. 2): Opening the New Year with a bang!" thread:

Not being American, I am entirely justified in enjoying the comeuppance of you fat, slobbering, ignorant Americans. Pay some respect to the only good thing you have, YOUR UNITED STATES CHAMPION, ANTONIO CESARO!!!!! by GreyedOut on Jan 3, 2013 11:32 AM EST 4 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Jan. 3, 2013" thread:

[On 2007 Fiesta Bowl]

Those complaints are lame. It was a perfect was to close the show. Underdog face knowing that they are not long for the match throws a couple of haymakers and connects. Then face uses momentum from that match to slowly march themselves to the uppercard, while not in the main event all the time, they are in the picture. Holy crap, Boise State is Daniel Bryan. by TheMasterGeek on Jan 3, 2013 5:18 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

Just a thought... Using todays current rosters… What would, if any, be a good TNA/WWE crossover match? by CaseygarnerPDX on Jan 3, 2013 11:06 PM EST

From the "TNA posted its lowest average rating in six years in 2012" thread:

Fun fact: If you chart out Hogan’s use of the word brother during his time in TNA as morse code, it spells out “PLEASE END IT” over and over again. by ReverendKain on Jan 3, 2013 5:41 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Hulk Hogan refiles sex tape lawsuit against Gawker" thread:

Seriously, I’d be putting posters up all around town that read “Penis found: Thought missing due to steroid abuse, actually in fine shape” by ReverendKain on Jan 4, 2013 1:23 AM EST 4 recs

and also from the same thread...

“Mr. Hogan, it says here that you wish to sue Gawker for ‘Eleventy Jillion Dollars, brother’ for, quote ‘exposing my giant dong to the world… Brother.’ I’m not sure this court is in a position to rule on this ca… Mr. Hogan, please put your shirt back on. Oh. You’ve ripped it. Well done.” by TJLethal on Jan 4, 2013 5:30 AM EST 4 recs

From the "TNA Impact results and reactions from last night (Jan. 3): THAT'S MIKE KNOX!" thread:

"Boobs? Perfect!" That’s my perfect boob theory. by keyboard punk on Jan 4, 2013 6:57 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

[On maybe seeing Bully Ray at the airport]

And yes, if I was sure it was him, I would have yelled, “DEVON! GET THE TABLES!” by King Oskar on Jan 4, 2013 12:05 PM EST 6 recs

and...

Sting's return was like taking Viagra and spending the next four hours on the toilet crapping. by keyboard punk on Jan 4, 2013 12:51 PM EST 6 recs

From the "On this date in WCW history: The Fingerpoke of Doom and Tony Schiavone" thread:

[A long, thoughtful rant on why Kevin Nash is full of shit]

by tkatt00 on Jan 4, 2013 6:54 PM EST

From the "Precap to the Jan. 4, 2013 episode of WWE 'SmackDown', or with great smackdown comes great responsibility" thread:

"This is insane booking, and I don't understand it at all. I'll give any Cagesider who can adequately explain this to me, one REC Award." Because fuck you, that’s why! – Sincerely, WWE by keyboard punk on Jan 4, 2013 1:00 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

I got it! Kofi has a rematch clause, right? That’s normal. Everybody gets one unless they specifically say on TV or forget about it for long enough. We also know that Kofi has been playing fast and loose with his allegiances for some time now, given that malicious dropkick to Miz a ways back, when Miz was just trying to offer a postmatch handshake, and how buddy buddy he was with Miz in the announce booth during the gauntlet. This all sets my argument up nicely. Kofi Kingston is a wildcat from the Ashanti region of Ghana. But Kofi Kingston lives in the midcard. Why is a 6 foot wildcat living in the midcard with all those wrestlers? It doesn’t make sense! If he lives in the midcard, Kofi Kingston must get a title shot! by ReverendKain on Jan 4, 2013 2:07 PM EST

and...

Kofi/Barrett. Their feud hinges on Barret’s belief that he can beat Kofi “9 times out of 10”. Kofi has pinned him like 3 times but only one was clean so Barrett can keep his 9 of 10 claim. I predict a 2/3 falls match to end the feud. by rancho king on Jan 4, 2013 2:58 PM EST

From the "Video: Zack Ryder says he's going to kill Z! True Long Island Story" thread:

Just take care... Spike yo hair! The end of the Jersey Shore, Robbie E. & Robbie T. are on the outs, & now the end of Z True Long Island story! What’s a young Guido supposed to do with his down time? by RECE ROCK on Jan 4, 2013 8:54 PM EST

and also from the same thread:

GTL, obviously by WhyILoveWrestling on Jan 4, 2013 9:09 PM EST

and...

gTl4Lyfe by Buckeye Brawler on Jan 4, 2013 9:12 PM EST

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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!

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Editors Note: Get Internet Famous! (Even If You're Nobody) You Too Can Win The Interwebs! Remember, you can't win a Cageside REC Award* if you don't play, er um contribute.

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