Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Feb. 1

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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





  • No FanShots earned a REC this week



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

From the"Daily Open Thread for Saturday, Jan. 26: Chicago - If You Leave Me Now" thread:

proudest academic fraud moment In high school, instead of writing a report on a book i read, i invented a book and did a report. I named it after a porno. by rancho king on Jan 26, 2013 11:32 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Ric Flair's Japanese in ring return cancelled due to health scare" thread:

"Ric, there's a blood clot in your leg."

“What does that mean, doc?”
“It means if you blade, nothing will come out.”

by TJLethal on Jan 27, 2013 3:08 AM EST 4 recs

From the "WWE Royal Rumble results and live match coverage TONIGHT (Jan. 27) from Phoenix" thread:

Breast in the world! by Chris Hines on Jan 27, 2013 8:16 PM EST 2 recs

and also from the same thread...

Does that make the Divas The Cult of Personal-titty? … I’ll show myself out. by Christopher Gates on Jan 27, 2013 8:18 PM EST 1 recs


Dick jokes are ALWAYS funny. Except for whenever Kane and Daniel aren’t doing them. by McKinley B. Noble on Jan 27, 2013 8:59 PM EST 2 recs


I don't think Brodus and the Godfather are able to exist in the same space and time by Mister Wednesday Afternoon on Jan 27, 2013 9:33 PM EST 1 recs


Table botch. Shouldn’t have let Sin Cara put it together. by DarkTalon on Jan 27, 2013 10:35 PM EST 1 recs

From the "WWE Royal Rumble 2013 results: Chris Jericho returns as surprise entrant: thread:

They traded Chris Masters, Gregory Helms, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito and Rikishi for Jericho... Who returned for 47:43 or something and I couldn’t be happier about that. by Satish_Ram on Jan 27, 2013 11:34 PM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE Royal Rumble results: The Rock wins the WWE championship by pinning CM Punk" thread:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Am I the only one who thinks that it is criminal to have the longest reign in the last 25 years ended by a fucking part-timer? by Jerichoholic_21 on Jan 27, 2013 10:51 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Rocky doesn’t need the title, the title needed Rocky. by The LOOGY on Jan 27, 2013 11:39 PM EST 4 recs


[Photo] by Maclovio Williams on Jan 27, 2013 10:51 PM EST 16 recs


YOLT [You Only Live Twice] by Mjub on Jan 27, 2013 10:52 PM EST 4 recs


“We said it would be once in a lifetime… And I’m a man of my word. I CHALLENGE YOU ALBERTO DEL RIO!” by dustbusta on Jan 27, 2013 11:05 PM EST 3 recs


God damn you would think the way the internet has been tonight, the only way they’d be fucking happy is with WM being a 4 hour iron man match between Bryan and Punk with Jericho sitting in the corner playing with himself throughout. by vfn on Jan 27, 2013 11:01 PM EST 13 recs


Because it's the motherfucking Rock. This ain’t nuclear science, he’s the motherfucking Rock. by *Asterisk* on Jan 27, 2013 11:50 PM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE Royal Rumble Results and post-event open thread" thread:

[On Bo Dallas being the best thing in NXT]

Ohno, he isn't. by ReverendKain on Jan 27, 2013 11:56 PM EST 6 recs

and also from the same thread...

Christ, you people are ignoring the best part of the evening. The Miz lost two matches fairly and jobberly in one night. PPV of the year for that alone. by *Asterisk* on Jan 28, 2013 12:06 AM EST 2 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Monday, Jan. 28: Rolling in the Deep" thread:

[Photo] by Sonnens Political Adviser on Jan 28, 2013 12:16 PM EST 10 recs

From the "WWE Royal Rumble results and reactions from last night (Jan. 27): Road to WrestleMania" thread:

Would have only been better if Johnny Ace was sitting in the People’s scooter watching along. by TMadeBurner on Jan 28, 2013 12:26 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Report: Brock Lesnar signs two-year contract with WWE to run through WrestleMania 31" thread:

A far better investment than Linda's failed Senate runs. by keyboard punk on Jan 28, 2013 1:16 PM EST 10 recs

From the "GIF: Kofi Kingston chair hops his way back into the Royal Rumble match" thread:

Great, now I want a one legged wrestler to win the Rumble on a technicality. by TMadeBurner on Jan 28, 2013 7:18 PM EST 2 recs

From the "Raw results and open thread: Royal Rumble fallout show" thread:

That wasn’t me! That was Paul Heyman Azul!

by Kanenite on Jan 28, 2013 11:04 PM EST 14 recs

and also from the same thread...

IT WAS Penn Jillette by bebin on Jan 28, 2013 11:06 PM EST 6 recs

From the "Wreading With Wrestlers: WWE To Launch Online Reading Program for Kids" thread:

They probably didn't include D-Bry because with him, all it’ll take is one kid wanting to read Three Billy Goats Gruff to derail the whole program. by The_Voice_Of_Treason on Jan 29, 2013 3:33 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Tuesday, Jan. 29: Superman" thread

He was the best in the world, he was the BLURST in the world?! by ClownBurger on Jan 29, 2013 2:32 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

trick question... John Cena never sells anything by thats_Bradical on Jan 29, 2013 11:40 AM EST 12 recs


[The winning caption to this photo]

NO RICK, THEY’RE TAKING YOU TO TNA!!!! by Simark on Jan 29, 2013 8:45 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Fine Nonetheless: A Personal Bias Analysis" thread:

It was Once in a Lifetime for those who died between April 1st 2012 and April 7th 2013. by TheCrow4Life on Jan 29, 2013 11:17 AM EST 6 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Jan. 28): What did you do!?!?" thread:

It was like a 9 course banquet in which waiters alternate between bringing out steak and souffles and pot noodles and twinkies. by bensix on Jan 29, 2013 2:50 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Tammy Sytch remanded on $100,000 bail, will undergo psychiatric testing" thread:

“I can testify, your honor, that the armbar the defendant applied was not, despite appearances to the contrary, a wrestling armbar, but in fact, a legitimate jiu-jitsu armbar of the sort that you might see in a mixed martial arts competition.”

Immediately afterward, Chris Jericho burst through a brick wall yelling “ARMBAR!” by ReverendKain on Jan 30, 2013 12:53 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 30: Make your own sunshine" thread:

He's just tuning up the band there you should see him do the sweet rim music. by TMadeBurner on Jan 30, 2013 2:07 PM EST 6 recs

From the "Report: Undertaker may not wrestle at WrestleMania 29 after all" thread:

I will shit in the undertaker's hat if he doesn't wrestle by IRodC on Jan 30, 2013 9:02 PM EST 6 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Thursday, Jan. 31: Only happy when it rains" thread:

[The winning caption to this photo]

King: "wow. Batman & Catwoman huh?" santino: "yep. it's called cSs After Dark." by rancho king on Jan 31, 2013 4:35 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Dolph Ziggler thinks three hour episodes of Monday Night Raw are good for WWE" thread:

It's not the fact that it's 3 hours, it’s what they put out in those 3 hours. by TMadeBurner on Jan 31, 2013 12:24 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Bret Hart goes in on Triple H, calls him overrated and claims he never had a great match" thread:

I also don't like HHH the wrestler. After 5 minutes he’s giving it the whole staggering, open mouth, far away look – routine like he’s just been in a war. To be honest I think that’s all he’s really got in his locker: epic wars. And he goes to it far too quickly and far too often. HHH is overrated by the WWE, they love to get his name in there with the HBKs, Takers, Rocks and Stone Colds as much as they can, and I think it’s good that a real legend like Hart comes along and cries bullshit on all of that. Bret was an amazing wrestler, who went to every length to get fans to believe in what was going on in the ring,HHH on the other hand, is a big posing pretender, who thinks he’s better than he really is and sadly get other people believing it because of that. by Bill P. on Jan 31, 2013 5:53 PM EST 17 recs

and also from the same thread...

Hart is using the word "great" different from the way I would use it. He means “great” like “the best on the card” or “the best this or that I’ve seen in a while” etc. Hart is taking out the splendor and epic-ness of the WWF/E’s production department, and is just looking at the actual art of the matches. To that point, Trips is hardly the legend he is purported to be. But he’s been in some “great” (as in epic, memorable) matches enough that I would consider him a great pro wrestler. By that same metric so is Hogan (there’s damning praise!). Triple H is a “manufactured legend” worthy of some praise but not nearly as much as is heaped on him. I’d say he’s due the same amount of accolades that a guy like JBL or Kevin Nash got. And were he not in a position to position himself in the top position for so long, his career would probably mirror those future HOFers: a couple world title runs to his name, a few spurts at the main event, but not a world beater. He’s placed on the level of HBK, Rock and Austin, but one of those four is not like the other. He’s a manufactured legend. by BIGPALE on Jan 31, 2013 8:48 PM EST 7 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 01: Bring Me To Life" thread:

[Reverend Kain's homemade Championship]

by ReverendKain on Feb 1, 2013 4:44 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Oh my god, Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston and AJ Lee are Final Fantasy 7 characters" thread:

[On having someone shit on his chest]

Put in a call to Make-A-Wish. Maybe Cena can stop by for a visit. by Manolo Has Pizzazz on Feb 1, 2013 5:58 PM EST 4 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!


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