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Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Jan. 18

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 "Pic of AJ's wardrobe malfunction" thread:

AJ is a Cagesideseats fan. Why? Well she’s only gone and supplied this weeks “We aren’t BOOBS, we’re award winners!” photo for this week. by My Big Mouth on Jan 12, 2013 8:21 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread Sat., Jan. 12: Winter Blues Edition" thread:

I dunno about you guys, but watching les miz always brings a tear to my eye. shit is beautiful. [Picture] by Simark on Jan 12, 2013 3:56 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

[The winning caption to this photo]

Christian suddenly regrets that craigslist casual encounters ad. by rancho king on Jan 12, 2013 1:39 PM EST 6 recs


The guy who takes Jesus to buy a second-hand leather coat sounds like a cool guy to me. That robe shit he’s been wearing for two millennia is getting old. by ReverendKain on Jan 12, 2013 4:55 PM EST 2 recs


Why would CJ deny watching Smackdown so vehemently? What dark secret could it hold? And what exactly was Bitch doing with her cardboard hero? Find out tomorrow on "As the Open Thread Turns" by ReverendKain on Jan 12, 2013 11:41 PM EST 5 recs


What is Jay the Hoodlum doing in the IMPACT Zone? by TheMasterGeek on Jan 13, 2013 1:20 AM EST 2 recs


What is the entire roster TNA doing in the Impact Zone? Didn’t that company shut down last month? by TheMasterGeek on Jan 13, 2013 2:10 AM EST 1 recs

From the "Where to now, Alberto Del Rio?" thread:

Which means — using “WWE Logic” — they’ll have Ziggs cash in and win on the go-home Smackdown before EC and then lose the gold two days later. You know, b/c WWE can’t let us have nice things. by tkatt00 on Jan 12, 2013 5:21 PM EST 3 recs

From the "TNA 'Genesis' results and live match coverage TONIGHT (Jan. 13) from Orlando" thread:

That was a pretty good promo. I will certainly buy the PPV on Sunday to see what happens oh wait. by dustbusta on Jan 13, 2013 8:37 PM EST 2 recs

From the "On this date in WWF history: What 'Monday Night Raw' looked like 16 years ago" thread:

Holy hip injections Batman! Triple H looks like one of three people that combined to form what he would look like in 5 years. by Billy Gomila on Jan 13, 2013 11:19 AM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread Sun., Jan. 13: Folsom Prison Blues" thread:

[The winning caption to this photo]

"nice jacket" (nods to casey garner) See yesterdays thread for reference by rancho king on Jan 13, 2013 1:48 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Cageside Seats Yearly RECs for 2012: WINNERS" thread:

WOOOO I did it again! And you know what? I did it again. And I have nobody to thank. Once again I did it all by my sweet little self. 2 time yearly R.E.C. award winner. I knew it! I’m a winner! I did it. WOOOO! Hey kanenite, you may have 2 titles, but you don’t have 2 year end R.E.C.s. And speaking of that, DarkTalon and s One rude, sunday at CSS-Mania, you’re going to be in for the internet fight of your life, because kanenite and myself, we haven’t been better ever. And we’re going to beat you and s One rude and you know what DarkTalon, you don’t have 2 year end R.E.C.s like I do because you’re losers and we’re winners, me and my year end R.E.C.s. [Picture] by sioux1337 on Jan 14, 2013 1:07 AM EST 3 recs

From the "One important question about AJ Lee" thread:

Only one answer. [Picture] by Dannie Ray on Jan 13, 2013 4:06 PM EST 9 recs

From the "TNA 'Genesis' results and reactions from last night (Jan. 13): New beginnings?" thread:


That’s how heels are supposed to act. I always want to watch a heel and think, “what a dick.”

In Soviet WWE, faces dick you! by DarkTalon on Jan 14, 2013 9:27 AM EST 4 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Jan. 14: The 20th Anniversary Show" thread:

Regal or Riot by Max Ballater on Jan 14, 2013 10:11 AM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Imagine this...

Cena in a last man standing match. His opponent literally buries him in tables and equipment. No feasible way for Cena to lift that much crap off his body . Does he lose?

Of course not, Cena still kicks out his fist busting through all the debris like freaking super shredder. The Ref will inexplicably stop counting for no reas reason. Just a thought. by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Jan 14, 2013 8:10 PM EST 2 recs


Cena is Super Shredder. by TJLethal on Jan 14, 2013 8:11 PM EST 2 recs


Super Shredder = Kevin Nash

Cena = Kevin Nash? by bmf1314 on Jan 14, 2013 8:11 PM EST 2 recs


or best [hurricanrana] because Big Show got more air time than Rey Mysterio this month by Sonnens Political Adviser on Jan 14, 2013 8:16 PM EST 4 recs


Vince is just doing what the RINO GOP wants... pandering for the Hispanic vote. by Sojo on Jan 14, 2013 8:16 PM EST 2 recs


Straight out of Blackpool, I'm William Regal / My rhymes are so vicious, they shouldn’t be legal. by liberty_JAC on Jan 14, 2013 8:27 PM EST 1 recs


Well Dr. Shelby was a better sports entertainer in 2012 than Ryder was.

by Kanenite on Jan 14, 2013 8:46 PM EST 2 recs


[The Shield] want to stop the injustice of a stuntman entering a wrestling hall of fame by dandeman on Jan 14, 2013 8:59 PM EST 5 recs


Brodus, that beard is supposed to go on your 1st chin by Supa Dupe on Jan 14, 2013 9:19 PM EST 4 recs


Those girls behind JBL aren’tt waving to the camera, they are desperately begging security to keep lawler away from them. by Kanenite on Jan 14, 2013 10:22 PM EST 10 recs


You can make it to the top with yellow hair, brother. by TMadeBurner on Jan 14, 2013 10:32 PM EST 4 recs


Only HHH can wield Mjolnir by IRodC on Jan 14, 2013 10:58 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Royal Rumble Rewind 2000: The Rock controversy" thread:

The fatal four way for the WWF title, which was overbooked, featured a McMahon in every corner (as if they were compelling enough to be present at the biggest match on the biggest show of the year) and actually had Triple H walking out as the champ. I think the only positive about Wrestlemania 2000 was that it was the video game released prior to No Mercy, which are two of the finest WWF licensed video games of all time. by AndeeMarshall on Jan 14, 2013 7:58 AM EST 4 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Mon., Jan. 14: Evanescing Blues" thread:

Smart travel. Another reason why Americans will continue being obese. They wish for even more conveniences to enable their laziness. /Cesaro’d by GreyedOut on Jan 14, 2013 9:23 AM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

[The winning caption to this photo]

Kane’s idea for replacing Rey Mysterio after the aging luchadore’s 3rd wellness violation went over surprisingly well with WWE brass and fans alike. by DarkTalon on Jan 14, 2013 1:08 PM EST 3 recs


You’re not supposed to actually read the main post. by Kanenite on Jan 14, 2013 2:59 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Hulk Hogan files $50 million malpractice lawsuit against Tampa's Laser Spine Institute" thread:

So that’s how he’s going to pay for Brooke’s wedding. by The_Voice_Of_Treason on Jan 14, 2013 11:54 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Hulk Hogan Is quickly turning in to Michael Jackson. Let me explain. I loved MJ as a kid, worshiped him, his music, his videos. Then I got older and started to see behind the curtain at who he really was. I still loved MJ the performer but the man was far from this super hero, moon walking, dance machine that his stage persona was. Hulk is the same. There is Hulk the performer who is larger than life, got me to believe in prayer, vitamins and the american way. Then there is Hulk the man who is sleazy, two faced, and pretty gross. by LowBudgetJeff on Jan 15, 2013 1:40 AM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and post 20th Anniversary show open thread" thread:

That show was like a badly burnt Thankgiving turkey. Everyone was looking forward to it for so long but the WWE left it in the over a little too long. Sure, you can hack away at the burnt bits and find a few nuggets of white meat still inside (Big Show, Cesaro, Foley/Rock interaction) but it was still incredibly unsatisfying overall. by DarkTalon on Jan 14, 2013 11:24 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

"Ric. Stop at this many ex-wives so a Swiss gentleman has more things to say at you in 20 years. Your pal, Arn." by ReverendKain on Jan 14, 2013 11:32 PM EST 4 recs


Why would El Generico be there? He clearly stated that he was going back to Mexico to help the orphans. by Phinsphana on Jan 14, 2013 11:41 PM EST 2 recs


I have absolutely no problem with the no HBK, Stone Cold stuff. Honestly, even for a nostalgia show, I just don’t want to see that. Steve Austin is 48, can’t wrestle, and hasn’t been interesting in years. Some people need to cut the cord, so to speak, and concern themselves with the product that exists now. Go watch a DVD if you miss Stone Cold; it won’t dissapoint you. WWE has the Royal Rumble in two weeks, and they should focus on building that show. Unfortunately, they did a really, REALLY, shitty job of doing that too. That’s why this show blew major chunks, not because they didn’t parade a bunch of non-wrestlers out for pointless segments. by Gophermike on Jan 14, 2013 11:51 PM EST 4 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Jan. 14): Twinkie tits? Yeah, twinkie tits" thread:

Not just win, but act like nothing happened. Cena gets put in a sleeper…that’s fine, he’ll just climb the cage with Ziggler on his back since he’s Super Cena. Cena gets hit by a huge maneuver while Ziggler crawls for the door…that’s fine, he’ll just spring up to his feet and scamper up the cage in 2 seconds, since he’s Super Cena. Gets hit with 5 potentially move-ending spots over the course of the match…that’s fine, he’ll hit one AA, then run around all smiles and act like he never got remotely hurt at all, since he’s Super Cena. It’s not JUST that he wins, he wins in a way that utterly delegitimizes everything his opponent has done. by Kryptik on Jan 15, 2013 2:30 PM EST 6 recs

and also from the same thread...

It's late in the morning... Geno's wondering whether to rant.

He wants to leave RAW alone…but he knows that he can’t.
And then June will ask him, “Do you feel alright?”

And he’ll say.

by Satish_Ram on Jan 15, 2013 12:54 PM EST 6 recs


THIS JUST IN! John Cena run over by a Sherman tank. Kick out at 2

by super D on Jan 15, 2013 2:35 PM EST 2 recs


Gee, I hope that tank is ok. by Kryptik on Jan 15, 2013 2:37 PM EST 2 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Tuesday, Jan. 15: I can't hear you... a little louder!" thread:

She fell for the one of the classic blunders. The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never post something slightly dirty when June is patrolling the boards.” by TheMasterGeek on Jan 15, 2013 11:09 PM EST 2 recs

and also from the same thread...

[The winning caption to this photo]

‘“Look paulie, i’m getting choked out by Stone Cold" – Situation
“Son of a B****!” – Goldberg

by toke08 on Jan 15, 2013 5:57 PM EST 2 recs


“Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr.”

by sioux1337 on Jan 16, 2013 3:54 AM EST 3 recs

From the "Superstar Billy Graham responds to Chris Jericho calling him a mark: We're all marks for someone" thread:

WRESTLEMANIA MATCH TO SETTLE THIS! by DarkTalon on Jan 15, 2013 3:37 PM EST 5 recs

and also from the same thread...

We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ‘em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. “Give me five bees for a quarter,” you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones… by LowBudgetJeff on Jan 15, 2013 11:44 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Understanding the problem with The Rock in WWE in 2013" thread:

And from a booking persective, him announcing that he’d be back for Rumble to take on Punk left us in a looooong holding pattern with predictable results. Barring a swerve of nWo proportions, Rock will be taking the WWE title from Punk at Rumble (with a slim possibility of it happening at Elimination Chamber) and will be taking on John Cena at Wrestlemania for that title. It’s difficult to compare, but imagine if you were told which teams would be playing in the Superbowl in August. It would be difficult to care about or follow along with the NFL season knowing the eventual outcome. That’s kind of what it feels like here…we know where this is headed and have a good sense of the path that will take us there. So even beyond the Rock’s current character, I really hope the WWE never spoils the main event of it’s biggest show half a year ahead of time ever again. by DarkTalon on Jan 15, 2013 4:29 PM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Stone Cold isn't the best superstar to use as a comparison. As much as I like the guy, his “arrive, raise hell, leave” shtick is hardly more entertaining than the lame promos The Rock’s been frequently cutting since his return two years ago. The problem is that you’re comparing “Stone Cold the full-time performer” to “Rock the returning movie star”. That’s not fair to The Rock. Your description of the stuff Stone Cold supposedly generally does isn’t an accurate depiction of Stone Cold the special attraction, it’s an accurate description of Stone Cold the full-time wrestler, and that Stone Cold doesn’t exist anymore. by frapm on Jan 15, 2013 5:56 PM EST 3 recs

From the"RAW reactions: Don't be a bully, be a (Rock) star!" thread:

"RAW reactions: Umm... It's not real." It’s a television program, Vicki probably gave him a high five for her having a role in the closing segment and probably highest viewed portion of the televised show…It’s strictly business ppl. I especially love the fans who think It’s ok to gawk and go testosterone crazy when a woman has a wardrobe malfunction and say sexist stuff but when it’s the complete opposite they get up on there soap box & get all righteous… Look it’s all ENTERTAINMENT, these performers are ENTERTAINERS, and they signed up for all the things they are a part of in their respective roles in the program. I laugh when ppl say the Internet killed kayfabe and that the fans are too “smart”… Because when ppl are taking what is said by a performer or the actions made by a performer in a TV show as true examples of the persons character and how they really conduct them selves in the real world… I’d say Kayfabe is alive and well. by RECE ROCK on Jan 16, 2013 9:34 AM EST 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

This post screams of an emotional response to not wanting to think critically about things. And I get that, I really do, they don’t teach that stuff in school anymore really. Snark aside (had to get some in, because you are just so mad.)I really believe that you are the one who is failing to understand a whole lot of things. First, questioning and objecting to the content of a particular program doesn’t mean that those objecting to it don’t realize it’s a tv show, that the rock is an actor, that wrasslin’ is a work. That’s quite a leap you made there. Yes, it is a job for the people involved, yes, it is not actually reality. Are people not allowed to feel something after taking in a piece of drama? A question, what is the propaganda here? The desire to see people, being represented as “good guys” not act like terrible, horrible, transgressive pieces of shit? Is that the propaganda? When WWE forwards stuff like this as positive, they are making a virtue of being a cruel, childish misogynist, and this is nothing new, we all know this. Where men that are a little different are, duh huh, gay, and where women, when displaying anything beyond total subservience are reduced crazy whores. You know what, my man? That doesn’t sound like escaping reality to me at all, that sounds like wallowing in an exaggerated form of our current social reality. Where is the appeal in that? Entertainment media, like it or not, think it’s just DAMN TV or not, has social value and the themes presented, especially on shows as heavily consumed as Raw, do impact the way people (especially very young people) view the world they live in and influence how they interact with it. That seems like a very simple, very uncontroversial point. What I am saying here is that media influences those that consume it. Wrestling isn’t comparable to the movies you mentioned either, there are differences in the way we consume these forms of media, and that is a different discussion. Also, Schindler’s List is based on real events and is not the same as the terminator. I threw that line in so you can ignore the other stuff I said. I know how the internet works. Let’s hug it out.

by bigstupidsmile on Jan 16, 2013 12:57 PM EST 4 recs

From the "WWE Main Event results and live blog for Jan. 16: Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton" thread:

After that, Sin Cara was no longer allowed to use photoshop by DarkTalon on Jan 16, 2013 1:50 PM EST 3 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Wednesday, Jan. 16: This I Love" thread:

[on waiting for Chinese Democracy]

How do you think the Chinese feel? by liberty_JAC on Jan 17, 2013 1:46 AM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

[The winning caption to this photo]

Sid later justified his actions by saying, “Since HBK lost his smile, I figured it would help to turn him upside down.” by Blueblob4life on Jan 16, 2013 5:28 PM EST 1 recs


Fuck the Hulk Hogan, break his back and make him humble, kill Russo, and marry Nash, because he’s got some stories to tell and I think he’d appreciate the strangeness of the situation we’d find ourselves in. Also, he seems like a tender lover, and that’s important.

by ReverendKain on Jan 16, 2013 11:05 PM EST 2 recs


pretty sure cj stabbed some one with a Trident. Hoops and June might of made out, The rest can’t be explained in any known language by Elstriko on Jan 17, 2013 3:30 AM EST 1 recs

From the "Finishing Move Suggestions for Dolph Ziggler" thread:

What you need Knights of the round + w-summon + quadra magic. Final attack paired with phoenix. A mime or two, the underwater materia also helps. After about 4 or 5 cycles of knights of the round/mime John Cena should be going down. by Johnathan Mercy on Jan 17, 2013 2:14 AM EST 6 recs

From the "TNA Impact results and live blog for Jan. 17: Brooke and Bully get married!" thread:

Rule 1: Hulk still rules
Rule 2: See rule 1

by keyboard punk on Jan 17, 2013 8:52 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

rule 3 see yoko rule by 14fizzpatrick on Jan 17, 2013 8:57 PM EST 1 recs


"Bully! How many times have I told you not to interrupt me when I'm near the DANGER staircase?!" by ReverendKain on Jan 17, 2013 8:52 PM EST 1 recs


Hypothetical conversation:

Al Snow:“What are we gonna do tonight Tazz?”

Tazz:“The same thing we do every thursday night Al, TRY AND TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!”

by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Jan 17, 2013 10:10 PM EST 2 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Thursday, Jan. 17: Settle Down" thread:

[on Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Sorry to hear about your city in Starship Troopers. by Anderson Silva Money on Jan 17, 2013 12:38 PM EST 7 recs

and also from the same thread...

Jeff can't go to England, sure... But what about Willow the Wisp, eh? His record is totally clean. by ReverendKain on Jan 17, 2013 11:10 AM EST 1 recs


okay no joke... I literally stop by the daily thread page and my boss walks by. Of course he sees the monitor and first thing he says is “is that the chick from Community?” I say yes…he’s looks on and then proceeded to stare at it for a good 3-5 minutes, even telling me to go check on some presentation for him. I come back and there’s a note on my monitor saying “so this is what you do all day huh….don’t blame ya, next time you get another good one of her let me know.” by DFreshMMA on Jan 17, 2013 2:28 PM EST 5 recs


hmmm yeah, those allison brie gifs need a cover page by rancho king on Jan 17, 2013 2:33 PM EST 1 recs


[The winning caption to this photo]

Relax Randy, Uncle Flair hasn’t gotten to the good part yet. by GreyedOut on Jan 17, 2013 4:03 PM EST 4 recs

From the "Report: WWE offers Brock Lesnar another big contract" thread:

"You have my shield!"

“And my sword!”
“And Mad Ox!”

by TJLethal on Jan 17, 2013 8:52 PM EST 3 recs

From the "TNA officially withdraws lawsuit against WWE" thread:

What is Samoa Joe doing in the Impact Zone? Cause he sure as fuck doesn’t know by Simark on Jan 17, 2013 9:48 PM EST 1 recs

From the"Brooke Hogan's breasts make an appearance on TNA Impact last night at her wedding to Bully Ray" thread

"I can hear the ocean, brother!" by ReverendKain on Jan 18, 2013 2:10 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Daily Open Thread for Friday, Jan. 18: Already Gone"thread

You know... Frodo had his finger in that ring a couple of times. by keyboard punk on Jan 18, 2013 2:50 PM EST 5 recs

and also from the same thread...

Why is there more than just counting and compiling in this link? I don’t understand. by Kanenite on Jan 18, 2013 2:48 PM EST 2 recs


I'd like to take a minute to formally show appreciation... To Geno for doing such a god damn good job building a great staff in the wake of our CSS community’s first real shitty situation (our friend Sergio having to resign). This is basically my goto site and community for more than just wrestling, and I honestly didn’t know if it’d be back to its former glory. With some time though, some really great commenters/fanposters got the call up to the main roster and you have all been doing fucking awesome. There seems to be way more content and it is entertaining across the board. I’d like to just show my appreciation to all of you badasses for doing such a good job keeping our community alive and breathing, even through the shitty stuff. Love you bastards. by 8bitDan on Jan 18, 2013 10:56 AM EST 6 recs


[The winning caption to this photo]

“Hi, we’re Hulk Hogan’s spine surgeons.” by Kanenite on Jan 18, 2013 2:53 PM EST 5 recs


my penis curves 22.6 degrees to the left. good enough? we’ll say good enough by sioux1337 on Jan 19, 2013 5:21 AM EST 2 recs

From the "WWE SmackDown results and live blog for Jan. 18: Alberto Del Rio's championship celebration!" thread:

What are audience members doing in the Impact Zone??? by Kanenite on Jan 18, 2013 9:53 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!


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