The Slammy Awards are tonight in the WWE, but there’s a certain lack of hype that’s occurring for a show that used to bring a lot of hype to it. When the Slammys originally began, it wasn’t on an episode of WWE Raw. It was its own separate event that was treated like a gala event or ball. Now, the WWE turned it into a gimmick show instead of what it was intended. The winner of each Slammy will be announced by the WWE throughout the day today.
It’s their job to try and get the WWE Universe involved via social media, but the Slammy Awards aren’t as important right now.
According to Wrestlezone.com and PWInsider.com, here’s the latest list of WWE superstars who could show up tonight at the Slammy Awards.
“Ric Flair, Paul Heyman and Santino Marella are scheduled to appear on tonight’s Slammy Awards edition of WWE Raw. According to PWInsider.com, injured WWE stars King Barrett and Stardust are also backstage in Minneapolis for tonight’s Raw.”
Those aren’t even the big names that are being advertised. According to WrestlingInc.com, a former-WWE World Heavyweight champion is being advertised for the Slammy Awards.
Having Seth Rollins show up at the Slammy Awards is a mistake. However, he still may. Like John Cena and Edge before him, the WWE has a rare opportunity to capitalize on a gigantic return with a huge babyface pop. If the WWE didn’t say anything about his return, status, or progress, then have Rollins come back without any announcement, the venue would explode with excitement.
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) December 21, 2015
Rollins is advertised because of the Slammy Award that he’s nominated for. Here’s the comprehensive list of the Slammys.
Rivalry of the Year: Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, John Cena vs. Rusev, Team Bella vs. Team BAD vs. Team PCB, and Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins.
Double-Cross of the Year: Jon Stewart costs John Cena the U.S. Title at Summerslam, Randy Orton turns on Seth Rollins (Raw, March 9th), Paige attacks Charlotte and Becky Lynch (Raw, October 26th), Stardust turns on Goldust on Raw (Raw, February 16th), and Damien Mizdow eliminates The Miz from the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania.
Surprise Return of the Year: Chris Jericho joins forces with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose at Night of Champions, The Dudley Boyz return to WWE on Raw (Raw, August 24th<), Sting returns, posing as Seth Rollins' statue and attacks The Architect (Raw, August 24th), Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Coulter return to WWE at Hell in a Cell, and Demon Kane returns to prevent Sheamus from cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and attacks Seth Rollins at Night of Champions.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 17, 2015
Best Original WWE Network Show: Breaking Ground, Table for 3, Stone Cold Podcast, WWE 24, and Swerved.
WWE Tag Team of the Year: The New Day, The Usos, The Prime Time Players, Tyson Kidd & Cesaro, and The Lucha Dragons.
Hashtag of the Year: #GiveDivasAChance, #SaveTheTables, #Axelmania, #RKOOuttaNowhere, and #SuplexCity.
Celebrity Moment of the Year: Stephen Amell dives onto Stardust at Summerslam, The cast of “Entourage” introduces Zack Ryder (Raw, May 25th), Kevin Owens powerbombs Machine Gun Kelly off the stage (Raw, June 15th), Jon Stewart gets involved in John Cena’s match at Summerslam, and Wayne Rooney slaps King Barrett on Raw (Raw, November 9th).
“Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Moment of the Year: Dean Ambrose calls Seth Rollins “Justin Bieber” on Raw (Raw, May 25th), Seth Rollins calls Johnny Manziel “Johnny Idiot Face” (Raw, June 15th), Brock Lesnar coins “Suplex City” at Wrestlemania, Seth Rollins disses Kane while celebrating The Authority’s Wrestlemania accomplishments (Raw, April 6th), and Paige spoils Charlotte’s Divas Championship celebration (Raw, September 21st).
Best John Cena U.S. Open Challenge: John Cena vs. Cesaro (Raw, July 6th), John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler (Raw, October 12th), John Cena vs. Sami Zayn (Raw, May 4th), John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose (Raw, March 30th), and John Cena vs. Neville (Raw, May 11th).
Much like Shawn Michaels’ storyline with the Undertaker, a major feud can begin at the Slammy Awards. WWE officials hold this event once per year, so it should be treated as special. Rollins and Lesnar potentially showing up can bring a lot of hype to a WWE event that needs more hype.
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