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Cageside Seats Year-End RECs for 2012: Comments

Cageside Features: Our very own CSS Year-End REC Awards, for "Recognizing Excellence in Contributions from the Cageside Community". Are you a Year-End Award Winner of the Interwebs? Could you be? Let's find out...

2012 was an amazing year for Cageside Seats, and a huge part of that was because of you, Cagesiders. With your hard work and dedication to the site, Cageside is known for some of the best pro wrestling writing on the Interwebs and for THEE Best Community, bar none. So we created the REC's to honor all of your great efforts and contributions.

Now, with 2012 over, we have decided to pick the best COMMENT from the past year of RECs. Well, technically the best COMMENT since we started the REC's in September. The best part is, since this is all about you, Cagesiders, the final choice is up to you!

Read through the twelve best COMMENTS which we have nominated, and vote for your favorite in the poll below...

Without further ado, we present to you...

The cSs Year End 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 "WWE Night of Champions Results and Reactions" thread:


I wonder how Punk/Hogan would have turned out. It really depends on which edition of Hulk Hogan.

CM Punk © vs. Sterling Golden: CM Punk wins in about 10. Golden goes on to tag with Lord Tensai, possibly feud with Santino.

CM Punk vs. pre-WMIII, "Eye of the Tiger" Hulk Hogan ©: Hogan gets the easy win in about 10 minutes, no selling Punk's entire offense. Punk sells the legdrop like death, heads to the AWA to feud with Nick Bockwinkel. Heyman lines up his next challenger for Hogan, the mysterious Bork Laser (very obviously based on Tron.) Punk comes back to WWE 3 years later under a new gimmick as a dancing ninja obsessed with new WWF ice cream bars.

CM Punk © vs. post-WMIII, "Real American" Hulk Hogan: Hogan might put Punk over after Paul Heyman explodes a fireball in his face, Punk hits 5 straight GTS' onto his brass knucks padded knee, and evil Hebner runs a fast count. Jack Tunney orders a rematch, Hogan wins in about 20 after no selling the GTS and being too big/strong to be put into the Anaconda Vise (but somehow blades anyway.) Post-match, Hogan shaves off Paul Heyman's skullet and beats Heyman with his own giant cell phone before waving the flag.

CM Punk© vs. Hollywood Hogan: Nash and Hall run-in, Heyman turns on Punk, Punk wins via DQ but Hogan steals & keeps the title. Just go with it.

Punk vs. Hulkastolgia Hogan: Hogan is either ko'd by the GTS or taps to the anaconda vise. Maybe both. He definitely blades, though. After the match, they shake hands, Punk raises Hogan's hand.

BONUS: Punk vs. TNA Hogan: CM Punk shows up in the Impact Zone, Hogan books himself in a tag match: Hogan/Sting vs. Punk/Jeff Hardy. Punk spends most of the match playing Ricky Morton. Punk turns on Hardy, beats down Hogan and Sting, spends the next year in the rafters after exclaiming "the only thing you know for sure about CM Punk is that nothing's for sure with CM Punk." Punk is later revealed to be the leader of Aces & 8s, aligns with Samoa Joe, Austin Aries and Luke Gallows (causing basements everywhere to flood with semen) before losing a climactic tag match to Hogan, Sting, and Kurt Angle.

by GuyinNY on Sep 17, 2012 9:20 AM CDT 18 recs

From the "Review of ‘Chyna is Queen of the Ring’ - Part Two" thread:

I was curious enough to try to watch this...

After the commentating during the entrances, this turns into one of the WORST pornos I’ve ever seen...It would have been SO much better if the commentating was going on during the gang bang. I mean, I don't think anyone could get off to that long and dull scene. Who the hell booked it to be so silent like that? Why did the scene last that long?

...Why am I talking about this so much? What am I doing with my life?

by N.P.C.C. on Sep 26, 2012 4:48 PM CDT 4 recs

From the "Shaul Guerrero, Vickie's daughter, asks for, but is not given, a WWE contract release" thread:

well frank, I guess the WWE would not... *takes off sunglasses*... Excuse her.
by BrooklynBrawler4Life on Oct 1, 2012 1:26 AM EDT 10 recs

From the "Mom calls Alberto Del Rio a bully for stealing son's sign and making him cry at WWE house show" thread:

I'm disappointed in Del Rio. He should of gave the mom an enzuigiri and than put the kid in the arm bar. Than they'll have reason to complain
by Eugene Banks on Oct 9, 2012 6:23 PM EDT 10 recs

From the "Presidential Election 2012 results, information, and live updates" thread:

Brad Maddox will deliver a low blow to Obama "All my life, all that I have ever wanted to do was be President of the United States.." by Eugene Saxe on Nov 6, 2012 12:09 AM EST 10 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Nov. 12: The Survivor Series go home show featuring the return of Jerry Lawler" thread:

I'm surprised that Cena got physical; he looked like he was dressed for a business dinner. by Kanenite on Nov 12, 2012 8:38 PM EST 7 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Nov. 19): Calm before the storm" 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 "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 "Daily Open Thread for Dec. 5, 2012" thread:

Fun Fact: Lion King, 1994….was also one of the first occurrences of #GenoTime ….. "MUFASA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!??! DON’T GO IN THAT CANYON?!? WHAT THE HELL…..??? NOOOO!!! DONE, DONE, I AM DONE WITH LION KING RELATED CINEMA…. by ultmma onDec 5, 2012 1:37 PM EST 6 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (Dec. 10): The TLC go home show" thread:

the satchel should form a stable with Otunga’s mug, Barrett’s waistcoat and Zigglers asscape. They can be locked in a perpetual feud with Cena’s Rainbow Coalition of merch. by s1rude on Dec 11, 2012 9:57 PM EST 5 recs

From the "Video: Daniel Bryan grants wish of Pittsburgh boy battling cancer" thread:

Imagine if he yelled "I HAVE ’TIL FIVE!" by King Oskar on Dec 19, 2012 11:39 AM EST 7 recs

From the "TNA's Hulk Hogan serious about wrestling again in 2013" thread:

Watching Hogan wrestle now is like playing with one of his action figures from the 80's. It’s stiff and clunky, the plastic is all brown and warped and you’re scared the legs will break off if you move them too much. by TJLethal on Dec 27, 2012 5:03 PM EST 12 recs

  • So the choice is up to you, Cagesiders! Vote for the best COMMENTS of 2012 -- or best COMMENT since September 2012, anyway -- below; and may the best COMMENT win! Good luck, Cagesiders!
  • Also, please vote in our front page feature poll (bottom right in the black box) on what the awards should be for the Annual REC winners.
  • Be sure to also vote for the winner of the "Year-End REC for FanPosts", which appeared at 12pm CST today.

All three polls will be open for you to vote in until midnight CST this Friday, January, 11th. The winners and awards will be announced next Sunday, Jan. 13th, along with our weekly REC Awards column. Thanks again for participating, Cagesiders, and good luck to the final twelve!

Stipulation: In the event of an extremely close percentage in the poll, or a tie, CSS staff members will determine the final winner/s.


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.

*Disclaimer: Winning the Internet - via The Cageside REC Awards in this weekly column guarantees you nothing but Internet notoriety within a small community of pro wrestling smarks. is not responsible for any harm you may or may not do to yourself or others in the event you are unable to handle your newfound Internet fame as a result of winning this award. That is all, stay calm and carry on.


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