The Slammy Awards Country United States Presented by Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences First awarded 1986
Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, previously known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Wrestling Entertainment, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers. There have been eight editions of the concept, with the first two iterations airing in 1986 and 1987, respectively. After a nine-year hiatus, the concept resumed in 1996 and 1997 (in a banquet-like format). The concept endured another long hiatus until its subsequent return in 2008 by WWE (in a format interlaced with regular matches on a live TV arena show). The recipient of the award receives a statuette that depicts one wrestler holding another over his head. [1 ] [2 ] Editions [edit ] 1986 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The first edition of the Slammy Awards took place in December from the
Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. [3 ] [4 ] The award was created by the Academy of Wrestling Arts and Sciences. [5 ] [2 ] Martha Quinn was the Guest Interviewer. 1987 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The second edition of the Slammy Awards (referred to in commercials and on the air as the 37th annual Slammy Awards
) took place on December 17 from [6 ] Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. [3 ] [7 ] [8 ]
This ceremony is perhaps best remembered for a musical number performed by WWF owner
Vince McMahon, singing the song "Stand Back". The video of McMahon (whose on-air role at the time was strictly as an [9 ] announcer) singing "Stand Back" would resurface on the May 28, 2001 episode of when WWF Raw is War Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit played the video to humiliate McMahon, who by then had long moved out of his announcing role and into his Mr. McMahon persona on TV; "Stand Back" has since resurfaced several times over the years as a [10 ] running gag between McMahon and any face wrestler he is feuding with at that particular time, and was included on the 2006 McMahon DVD. [11 ] 1995 Slammy Awards [edit ]
Dormant for years, awards referred to as "Slammy Awards" were issued by Todd Pettengill and Stephanie Wyand in early 1995 on WWF Mania.
[12 ] 1996 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The third edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 30 from the
Anaheim Marriot in Anaheim, California. [3 ] [13 ] [14 ] 1997 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The fourth edition of the Slammy Awards took place on March 21 from the
Westin Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. [3 ] [15 ] [16 ] Top 10 Slammy Award Moments (2008) [edit ] Todd Grisham hosted a feature on WWE.com on February 23, showcasing the Slammy Awards' Top 10 moments. [1 ] WWF Superstars performing "If You Only Knew" in 1987. Owen Hart accepting his second Slammy award in 1997 (one he wasn't nominated for), and then getting into a confrontation with Vader. Bret Hart winning the award for Best Video in 1996. Freddie Blassie winning the Lifetime Achievement award in 1996. Vince McMahon performing "Stand Back" in 1987. Steve Austin winning the Freedom of Speech award in 1997. Shawn Michaels promising a show-stealing WrestleMania XII entrance in 1996 – he came to the ring from the rafters on a zip-wire. Todd Pettengill's opening number in 1996. Jim Duggan and Harley Race's brawl throughout the 1987 awards. WWF Superstars performing " Land of a Thousand Dances" in 1986, with Roddy Piper winning the award for the best wrestler in the video. 2008 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The Slammy Awards were brought back in 2008 as part of a strategy to air more "special episodes" and revive the brand
as well as boost ratings. [2 ] WWE.com announced some of the nominees for the awards on December 2. [9 ] The event took place on December 8 from the [17 ] Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Poll Presenter(s) Results Superstar of the Year Stephanie McMahon Match of the Year Mr. Kennedy and Eve Torres Diva of the Year Theodore Long and Melina "OMG!" Moment of the Year Joey Styles and Alicia Fox Couple of the Year Kane and Kelly Kelly Tag Team of the Year Festus and Maria Finishing Maneuver of the Year Cryme Tyme and Candice Michelle "Damn!" Moment of the Year Ron Simmons and Mickie James Extreme Moment of the Year Matt Hardy and Tiffany Best WWE.com Exclusive WWE.com Breakout Star of the Year WWE.com Best Musical Performance WWE.com Announce Team of the Year WWE.com Best Impersonation WWE.com b Mike Knox attacked Bourne rendering Bourne unable to attend, and Knox stole the award. 2009 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The event took place on December 14 at
Corpus Christi, Texas. It was hosted by Dennis Miller. a Matt Hardy accepted his brother's Extreme Moment of the Year award. Carlito attempted to steal the award, but Eve snatched it out of his hand and Masters put him in the Masterlock. John Cena was awarded the championship when he won the tournament, there was no official presentation. b c Batista interrupted the award celebration. 2010 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The event took place on December 13 in
New Orleans, Louisiana. Was determined by online voting a A Battle Royal took place on Raw to determine the Diva of the Year. All Divas (excluding b Vickie Guerrero) were nominated. Diva battle royal eliminations Red ██ and "Raw" indicates a Raw diva and blue ██ and "SD" indicates a SmackDown diva.
Diva Brand Order of Elimination Eliminated by Fox, Alicia Alicia Fox Raw 13 Natalya Phoenix, Beth Beth Phoenix SmackDown 11 Michelle McCool Bella, Brie Brie Bella Raw 6 Lay-Cool Eve Torres, Eve Torres Raw 5 Alicia Fox Kim, Gail Gail Kim Raw 12 Natalya Kaitlyn SmackDown 1 Tamina Kelly, Kelly Kelly Kelly SmackDown 8 Layla Layla, Layla SmackDown 10 Beth Phoenix Maryse Raw 7 Natalya Melina Raw 9 Beth Phoenix McCool, Michelle Michelle McCool SmackDown WINNER N/A Natalya Raw 14 Michelle McCool Bella, Nikki Nikki Bella Raw 4 Eve Torres Mendes, Rosa Rosa Mendes SmackDown 2 Tamina Tamina Raw 3 The Bella Twins 2011 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The event took place on December 12, 2011 in
Norfolk, Virginia. 2012 Slammy Awards [edit ]
The event took place on December 17, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cena gave the award to Flair a Award accepted by Marella b Award accepted by Ryder c 2013 Slammy Awards [edit ]
This event took place on December 9, 2013 in
Seattle, Washington and was hosted by WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
Poll Presenter(s) [21 ] Nominees "What a Maneuver" of the Year WWE.com Faction of the Year WWE.com "You Still Got It" Best Superstar return of the Year WWE.com Couple of the Year WWE.com Tag Team of the Year WWE.com Feat of Strength of the Year WWE.com "Say What" Quote of the Year WWE.com Best Dance Moves of the Year WWE.com Favorite Web Show of the Year WWE.com Best Crowd of the Year WWE.com Catchphrase of the Year WWE.com Trending Now Hashtag of the Year Cody Rhodes and Goldust (Pre-Show) This is Awesome! Moment of the Year Christian (Pre-Show) Breakout Star of the Year John Laurinaitis (Pre-Show) Beard of the Year Santino Marella (Pre-Show) LOL! Moment of the Year The New Age Outlaws ( Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) Double-Cross of the Year The Shield ( Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) Diva of the Year Eve Torres Superstar of the Year Shawn Michaels Fan Participation of the Year The Prime Time Players ( Darren Young and Titus O'Neill) Insult of the Year The Miz Extreme Moment of the Year Mick Foley Match of the Year Bret Hart The Shield couldn't accept the award due to Ambrose preparing for a match later against CM Punk a Bryan couldn't accept the award due to Bryan preparing for a match later against Fandango b Vickie Guerrero took the award because Rock was singing about her "beauty" c References [edit ] ^ a b "What's A Slammy?". WWE . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c Graser, Marc (December 7, 2008). "WWE brings back Slammys". Variety . Retrieved 2008-12-08. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl "Slammy Awards History". Wrestling Information Archive . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f "WWF Slammy Awards (1986)". TWNP News . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f "WWF Slammy Awards (1986)". Pro Wrestling History . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244852/ ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "WWF Slammy Awards (1987)". TWNP News . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "WWF Slammy Awards (1987)". Pro Wrestling History . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bishop, Matt and Matt Mackinder (December 7, 2008). "Bringing back Slammy Awards – a good, bad idea". SLAM! Wrestling . Retrieved 2008-12-09. ^ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/raw/010528.html ^ McMahon DVD ^ http://www.dawrestlingsite.com/wrestling/flashback_reviews/wwe/coliseum-videos/slammy-awards-1996.php ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". Pro Wrestling History . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". TWNP News . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". Pro Wrestling History . Retrieved 2008-02-22. ^ "WWE Slammy Awards nominees revealed". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2008-12-02 . Retrieved 2008-12-03. ^ a b "2010 Slammy Awards". WWE. December 13, 2010 . Retrieved December 22, 2010. ^ a b "Supplemental Slammy winners". World Wrestling Entertainment. December 13, 2010 . Retrieved December 22, 2010. ^ "WWE News: Full list of 2010 Slammy Awards - 12 announced on Raw, 10 announced on WWE's website". Pro Wrestling Torch. December 13, 2010 . Retrieved December 22, 2010. ^ "Several Hall of Famers Returning to Monday Night Raw for the Slammy Awards; Shawn Michaels to Confront Daniel Bryan? Christian Returning to TV". Wrestlezone. December 3, 2013 . Retrieved December 4, 2013.