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Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Nov. 23

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







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

From the "On this date in WCW history: Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas defeat Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes at 'Clash of Champions'" thread:

Dustin Rhodes before he was watchable
Couldn't stand the kid back then. Funny how it only took some gold make-up and homosexual undertones to turn that around 180 degrees. by Eugene Saxe on Nov 18, 2012 5:02 PM EST

From the "WWE Survivor Series 2012 results and live match coverage TONIGHT (Nov. 18) from Indianapolis" thread:

Lawler's like
"I was going to be the captain of a Survivor Series team once. Then I got arrested for rape." by joliemadchen on Nov 18, 2012 9:55 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

Ryback is starting to remind me of Tinkerbell in Hook.
He feeds on people believing in him by Flyingtoasterpiledriver on Nov 18, 2012 10:34 PM EST


See, the Spanish announce table always pays it debts by BacksThePack on Nov 18, 2012 10:43 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Matt Hardy suffers a suspected serious concussion on Extreme Uprising's iPPV last night" thread:

Hmmm - Tough Choice
1) Go to Hospital for concussion check - OR
2) Go to grotty hotel with Reby Sky
Whatever shall I do????
by JimSlute on Nov 19, 2012 5:18 PM EST

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Nov. 19: The Survivor Series fallout show" thread:

looks like rosa cant handle a facial haha by BitchHoldMyHoops on Nov 19, 2012 9:36 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

I'd like to imagine that D-Bry reads to [Ryback] in the car as they're driving between shows by s1rude on Nov 19, 2012 10:21 PM EST


He probably reads him The Lorax. by joliemadchen on Nov 19, 2012 10:22 PM EST


READ ME MORE!!!! by bensix on Nov 19, 2012 10:16 PM EST 2 recs


I'm not saying that Tamina looks like she has a penis but she looks like she has a penis. by TMadeBurner on Nov 19, 2012 10:19 PM EST 3 recs


Writes her name in the snow, she does! by keyboard punk on Nov 19, 2012 10:28 PM EST 2 recs


Why is Mysterio in the shower with just a towel and mask on? Does he Shampoo his mask? by Stan Stansky on Nov 19, 2012 10:32 PM EST


Dean Ambrose is a sled and was dead all along. by joliemadchen on Nov 19, 2012 10:43 PM EST


Dean Ambrose is Dean Ambrose's father. He chopped Dean Ambrose's hand off just after telling him. by TJLethal on Nov 19, 2012 10:44 PM EST


You see Dean Ambrose was just a patient the whole time. by TMadeBurner on Nov 19, 2012 10:45 PM EST


Dean Ambrose is really a man but HHH loves him anyway by s1rude on Nov 19, 2012 10:46 PM EST


Dean Ambrose only existed in Tommy Westphall's snow globe by Buckeye Brawler on Nov 19, 2012 10:46 PM EST


I want Rhodes to do a program with Rey where he tries to take his shirt off. by TJLethal on Nov 19, 2012 10:49 PM EST 3 recs

From the "CSS Survivor Series Tournament First Round Match: Team Slothstronaut vs. Team Extreme" thread:

Vote - Extreme
They win by forfeit. Team Slothstronaut will never make it to the ring. There is no way they last more than 30 minutes with Robocop and not get arrested. Public drunkenness, throwing stolen property off bridges, breaking and entry, assault. That's doesn't even include incidents with firearms, chainsaws, barbed wire bats, and anything Pillman does. Robocop stands for law and order. He won't be fooled by Austin's little sheriff outfit either. by Manolo Has Pizzazz on Nov 20, 2012 4:24 PM EST 7 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Nov. 19): Calm before the storm" thread:

Sure you can Just look at the finger poke of doom. That's Nash falling backwards with extra force, not just falling down. by hfl2013 on Nov 20, 2012 10:14 AM EST 5 recs

and also from the same thread...

The real question everyone should be asking is where the hell were Heyman's balloons? by TMadeBurner on Nov 20, 2012 10:22 AM EST 12 recs

From the "John Cena suffers potential knee injury on WWE Raw last night (Nov. 19) in Dayton" thread:

Minor injury...
Looked like he just rolled his ankle. Shouldn't be too serious. Of course, they'll probably just use this to build the "legend of SuperCena" having him come back in one weeks from A DEBILITATING TORN MENISCUS IN THE KNEE to whip CM Punk, Ryback, the NXT Crew, and 50 Orcs from Mordor...WHAT A GUY! by ZeroIndulgence on Nov 20, 2012 9:43 AM EST 4 recs

and also from the same thread...

It's gotta be legit. Cena's never sold that good a day in is life. by James Carlucci on Nov 20, 2012 9:45 AM EST 5 recs

From the "WWE Raw ratings take a dive for Survivor Series fallout show" thread:

I definitely agree with you.
NFL has:
1. Andrew Luck vs RGIII vs Brandon Weeden vs Ryan Tannehill
2. ‘9ers, Bears, and pretty much the entire NFC conference
3. The competitiveness of AFC conference
4. The Muscle Hammer vs Purple Jesus
5. The resurrection of Tampa Bay Bucs, Colts, Miami, Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos... and Cincinnati Bengals
6. Steeler's QB of the Week, Kaepernick and Campbell
7. Resurrection of Peyton Manning
8. Norv Turner, Don Rivera, Andy Reid and Romeo Crennel fire watch
9. Decline of Cam Newton and Michael Vick
10. Struggles of Pittsburgh Steelers, NE Patriots, Detroit Lions and Green bay Packers
...and more!
NFL has way better storylines and entertainment in 12 weeks than WWE has in 8 years.
In meanwhile, WWE has:
1. John Cena
"...and more!"
by Sir Ingenious on Nov 20, 2012 11:20 PM EST

From the "WWE Diva Kaitlyn arrested at SmackDown tapings for speeding ticket" thread:

[Kaitlyn] looks a lot better in the mugshot [here] than in the picture [here] at the top. by MordorFace on Nov 21, 2012 4:10 AM EST 6 recs

and also from the same thread...

I was thinking this could be one of the smallest crimes in the history of TMZ reporting
Then I remember the time Shad Gasperd was arrested for jaywalking/being black. by hfl2013 on Nov 21, 2012 10:42 AM EST 4 recs

From the "Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns attack at WWE TV taping in Grand Rapids" thread:

WWE is really dropping the ball on this.
They could have done something really cool, like having them all wear masks, and giving them a biker gang gimmick. Man, that would have been awesome. by Sean Geddes on Nov 21, 2012 10:53 AM EST 12 recs

From the "Video: Shirtless Jeff Hardy sings with weird old guy playing guitar in front of weirder artwork" thread:

Are we sure this is Jeff Hardy? It kind of looks like Willow The Wisp. by Kanenite on Nov 21, 2012 4:11 PM EST 5 recs

From the "WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 PPV buys estimated at 200,000 featuring CM Punk vs Ryback" thread:

This makes a lot of sense.
Not because Ryback's a good wrestler, him being good or bad isn't particularly relevant.
All this does is help prove a few old pro-wrestling maxims true:
1) When fans are sick of one guy main eventing for eternity when almost everyone hates them in the way you don't want, take them off the top of the card for awhile, and business improves.
2) No matter how awful a wrestler is in the ring, enough victories makes people take them seriously. The victories don't even need to be against anyone important as long as they're continuous, visible, and decisive.
I'm confident all WWE needs to do is stick to these two principles, and things'll be fine. by *Asterisk* on Nov 21, 2012 11:24 PM EST


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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