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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Most Overrated Wrestler

Most Overrated Wrestler                 

Award Description:

To be given to the wrestler who really has little talent, but has a large
place in the spotlight nonetheless. This is a measure of how undeserved a
wrestler's push is.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Hulk Hogan
  1991: Hulk Hogan
  1992: Ultimate Warrior
  1993: Hulk Hogan
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Hulk Hogan
  1998: Hollywood Hogan
  1999: Hulk Hogan

**2000*: Goldberg

561 first place votes
550 second place votes
541 third place votes

 66 42 28  512   Goldberg
 48 59 38  493   Kevin Nash
 57 28 27  423   Hulk Hogan
 51 36 24  411   Rock
 29 40 48  361   Mr. Ass
 40 33 23  345   Chyna
 36 26 14  286   Rob Van Dam
 22 26 25  238   X-Pac
 19 22 27  215   Scott Steiner
 18 18 16  176   Undertaker
 12 20 18  156   Vampiro
 10 18 22  148   Justin Credible
 16 10 11  132   Chris Jericho
 16 11  7  127   Booker T.
 12  9 12  111   Jeff Jarrett
 15 10  2  109   Triple H
 10 14  4  100   Steve Austin
  8 13  7   93   Shane Douglas
  8  7 14   89   Kane
  4  6 12   62   Rhino
  4  8  8   60   Rikishi
  2  9  9   55   Perry Saturn
  3  5 10   50   Road Dogg
  4  6  5   48   Lex Luger
  4  4  7   46   Tazz
  3  4  9   45   Billy Kidman
  6  2  3   42   Chris Benoit
  4  3  6   41   Diamond Dallas Page
  4  3  5   39   Sting
  2  6  5   38   Sid Vicious
  1  3  9   32   Lita
  4  1  4   31   Kurt Angle
  2  2  5   26   Bull Buchanan
  2  2  5   26   Big Show
  1  4  4   25   Jushin Liger
  1  3  4   22   Buff Bagwell
  0  3  6   21   Goodfather
  1  3  3   20   Jeff Hardy
  1  0  6   17   Brian Adams
  2  1  1   15   William Regal
  1  1  3   14   Dean Malenko
  0  2  4   14   Scott Hall
  1  2  1   13   Eddie Guerrero
  2  0  0   10   David Arquette
  1  1  1   10   Ric Flair
  0  2  2   10   Kid Kash
  1  0  2    9   Sandman
  0  1  3    9   Mike Awesome
  0  2  1    8   Val Venis
  1  0  1    7   Matt Hardy
  1  0  1    7   General Rection
  1  0  1    7   Big Boss Man
  0  1  2    7   Raven
  0  2  0    6   Edge
  0  2  0    6   Buh Buh Ray Dudley
  1  0  0    5   Steven Richards
  1  0  0    5   Nova
  1  0  0    5   Mick Foley
  1  0  0    5   Michael Modest
  0  0  2    4   Al Snow
  0  1  0    3   Shinjiro Otani
  0  1  0    3   Rey Mysterio Jr.
  0  1  0    3   Minami Toyota
  0  1  0    3   Mike Saunders
  0  1  0    3   Manabu Nakanishi
  0  1  0    3   Hardcore Holly
  0  1  0    3   Grand Master Sexay
  0  1  0    3   Essa Rios
  0  1  0    3   Demon
  0  1  0    3   Bret Hart
  0  0  1    2   Tomoaki Honma
  0  0  1    2   Tommy Dreamer
  0  0  1    2   Tatsuhito Takaiwa
  0  0  1    2   Steve Corino
  0  0  1    2   Steve Blackman
  0  0  1    2   Scotty 2 Hotty
  0  0  1    2   Rick Steiner
  0  0  1    2   New Jack
  0  0  1    2   Mitsuharu Misawa
  0  0  1    2   Mideon
  0  0  1    2   Messiah
  0  0  1    2   Lance Storm
  0  0  1    2   Konnan
  0  0  1    2   Kensuke Sasaki
  0  0  1    2   Jerry Lawler
  0  0  1    2   Cat
  0  0  1    2   Brooklyn Brawler


  0  2  5        Duplicate votes
  0  1  1        Too Cool
  0  1  1        "Tie" votes

C. JOSEPH HOFFMAN: Amazing that in my opinion that three former memebers
of NWO are extremely overrated?

HIRO: Chyna shouldn't be allowed to wrestle men anymore. She would
logically fare better in the women's ranks, but as we all know Western
women's wrestling is crap at the moment. Her second and third
Intercontinental win should not have happened at all. Kevin Nash is
semi-retired, but somehow always gets himself into the main event picture.
X-Pac is not the same X-pac that we used to know.

OTTO HEUER: Most Overrated Wrestler--This was another that was hard to
narrow down to three, but I ended up with one guy from each fed, plus a
bunch of runners-up:  1st: Tazz 2nd: Justin Credible 3rd: Shane Douglas
4th: Mr. Ass 5th: Kevin Nash 6th: Rhino 7th: Goodfather 8th: Hulk Hogan
9th: Rock 10th: Rikishi

DEAN RASMUSSEN: Rob Van Dam sucks.  I saw him live this year! Fruity
embellishments, crappy kicks and punches, longer minutes of posing between
moves. YIKES!  Jeff Jarrett has waaaay to many guys whose opinion a deeply
respect fooled into thinking that he is some kind of topflight worker.
Billy Kidman was SOOOO a Juventud creation.

CHRIS BIRD: Kevin Nash can barely walk. Kevin Nash can barely do any of
his moves any more. Kevin Nash can barely do a BIG BOOT for crissake. Why
is Kevin Nash so prominent in this year's booking in WCW? I DON'T KNOW!
Chyna is a crappy wrestler. Chyna can't take major bumps. Chyna's voice
grates on my ears like fiberglass being torn up by a phys-ed major. Chyna
doesn't get consistent face heat. Why has Chyna spent most of the year
feuding with Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero? I DON'T KNOW! Sandman takes
two minutes to go to the ring, not because it's dramatic, but because he's
out of shape. Sandman is the past. Why is Sandman main-eventing in ECW? I
DON'T KNOW! (Honorary I DON'T KNOW for Billy Gunn, who luckily was injured
most of the year and thus did not get that much chance to be pushed beyond
his ability, which is not great to begin with. Next year, Billy G!)

BRUNO PULVER: Rikishi fucking sucks. I wonder, how many times a week he
has to perform full cavity anal rimming on Vince McMahon to get a push

MICHAEL BANKER: It's not that I think that Jericho is BAD, but he's
nowhere near as good as everyone seems to think that he is.  He might be
that good eventually, but right now his interviews are one-dimensional and
his ring work is often sloppy (see Survivor Series against Kane).

JASON BOUGGER: Booker T.  This guy just isn't ready yet.

MARK POLISHUK: RVD calls himself the whole f'n show, but I propose that
his nickname be changed to Major League Baseball.  For every minute of
action, there are ten minutes of stalling.

ADAM FROM TORONTO: Jericho is just plain sloppy. If I had a nickel for
every blown spot, I'd have enough money to buy him some WCW tapes (to show
him when he was actually funny.)

MATTHEW HEMING:  The only question for worst anything is the specific
order of Nash, Hogan, and Luger.

LAGMONSTR: No Austin? He'd be my choice hands down.

ROBERT STRUPP: Billy Gunn has no talent, no charisma, and has no business
being in the top federation. Vampiro added nothing to WCW, and provided
nothing but horrible interviews and wrestling matches. I think one of the
reasons Sting gets such a bad rep right now, is that horrid feud he had
with Vampiro. Rob Van Dam may be the most over man in ECW, but there's a
reason that Tazz, the Dudleyz, Lance Storm and Mike Awesome got deals with
the Big Two, and he didn't.

BEN WEINER: I vote in the name of tradition.

DEVON: The real Ninth Wonder of the World is how Chyna still has a career
in wrestling.  I picked Mike Awful second because so many people seem to
think he is this great monster heel, when he is really just a goofball
with horrible mic skills and a bad haircut who can't wrestle.  Lance Storm
can wrestle and is decent on the mic, but he is just so damn annoying.  
His "Canadian Hero" gimmick is terrible, and he can't seem to work up
enough emotion to make a second facial expression.

ALEX GIPSON: DDP drives me nuts; while I admire how hard he works in the
ring, he only occasionally seems to be able to deliver on his own without
the aid of a good partner (i.e. Benoit, etc.), and it unfortunately
exposes him for how mediocre he really is these days. Kind of sad,
unfortunately, for a guy who gave Bill Goldberg his best match ever two
years ago.

CHRIS OSTER: Easiest category so far to pick.  Where would Chyna be
without Triple H or her plastic surgeon?  She's been pushed so far down
our throats, it's making me gag.  Billy Gunn runs a close second, while
everyone's favourite undeserving God-push recipient, Justin Credible, gets

SCOTT W.: Rhino.  This guy is horrible. His promos stink.  His wrokrate
stinks.  Hell, his crotch may even stink.  This guy is the very definition
of overpushed form hell.  Goldberg is another.  When your entrance is
longer the your ring time.  You have a problem.  I put Hogan in just cause
he is Hogan.  Luck for RVD that Hogan is still around, or else he would be

CHANCE50JR: Okay, D-X is dead.  But Jesse James, X- Pac and Billy Gunn are
too stupid and too stubborn to realize it- and the WWF is too -something-
to stop them.

DONNIE VOMIT: If Chyna doesn't win Most Overrated Wrestler, I'm going to
be giving a lot of homeless children Tazzmissions.  Truth be known, Chyna
is completely talentless.  She screws up the most basic of wrestling
manouvers.  It's apparent she can't even breathe without thinking about
it.  Her Nanny-like voice and hideous melting goat cheese facial
appearance make every viewing moment of her a kick in the balls.  I mean,
Trish Stratus has surpassed her in ring skills!  But has Trish Stratus won
the IC title, THREE TIMES?

MARCUS SPARKS: This one was easy.  Rhino's getting the push from hell
despite not being overly impressive in the ring and saying the same thing
every week.  The Rock's popularity still confuses me.  His interviews are
like listening to mad-libs and his matches are boring.  Rob Van Dam's
matches follow the same basic formula.  Highspot, pose, highspot, pose,
highspot, pose, sell a bit, highspot, nap, highspot, pose...

JOHN C.: If Goldberg was as good as he said he was, he'd have had a few
good matches under his belt by now. However, all he has to his credit is a
decent match with DDP two years ago and a good brawl with Steiner from
this year but overall he's been an overrated wrestler in the same mold as
The Ultimate Warrior. Shane Douglas will always suck and the Road Dogg has
done nothing to impress me in the last year so they round out my list.
Hogan and Nash don't make the list because they were out of action for
most of the year which is definitely a good thing.

GREG NECASTRO: Hogan - forever and ever.

MICHAELA FISCHER: Benoit's matches are usually flat and kill the crowd; he
doesn't adapt to anyone else's style.

TONY LING: God DAMN I hate Jeff Jarrett.

JEB LUND: The Rock. Jesus. Ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. Ive
started to hear his one promo (what, you mean that they actually
differ?!?) in my dreams. And I can call the matches to the last detail.
Punch, punch, punch, spit, punch. Beat up by the other guy. Miracle
recovery. Punch, punch, punch, spinebuster.... If I didnt keep up a
steady diet of scotch from minute one of Raw or Smackdown, Id have to
start flipping through my rolodex in search of ex-girlfriends whod be
willing to come over and kill me.

ANDY P. GOSS: Why, why, why do people like Vampiro?  He kicks a lot.  Big
deal.  Same with RVD.  Lita has a moonsault.  That makes her a great
flyer, not a great wrestler.

DARREN MANTLE: Jarretts a great worker, but jeeze I wonder how he'll win
this match... KABONG

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: Too bad I don't like write-in votes -- a Road Dogg
nomination would've made this category an all-DX affair. (And no, I didn't
vote for the thoroughly deserving Triple H.)

JON WALTON: While Chris Jericho is a decent worker, the amount of
collective slobbing on his knob by the internet community is shameful,
considering his alternatingly sloppy and loose work.  His formulating
interviews don't help his cause either.

SCOTT CRAWFORD: I can't really say there's many people that I've seen this
year who are allegedly great workers that didn't impress me, so I'm kind
of substituting "overrated" with "overpushed" in my mind when voting here.

EZE4DA3747: I like him a lot, he makes me laugh, but he can't wrestle for
shit. His matches are predictable : ass whuppin DDT! ass whuppin Samoan
Drop! ass whuppin no touch belly to belly! ass whuppin Spine Buster and
peoples elbow! and he does this in Handicap matches! Didn't bug me much
until the day he hit the spinebuster on the BIG SHOW on Raw the week
before Wrestlmania, I had five friends over and in unison we all went "
Bullshit!  That is not physically possible!" He's Superman he must be. He
could get shot with a 12 gauge and still hit the Rock Bottom and win the
match.  What's bad about it is that you know its coming before the match
starts.  HHH says Rock vs. Dudleyz. Everyone is like (sarcastically) well
shit who

MARKUS: All 3 of these guys is useless, and everyone knows it but them.

DREW HUNT: I honestly cannot think of any wrestler who is massively
heralded in any way who is overrated besides the Undertaker.  The Rock and
Austin, especially current-wrestling-Austin, actually deserve their fame,
and even the Undertaker kind of does, but not as much as he has.

DEWEY: "Overated" could be taken two ways. Either overated by on air
talent, in which case Goldberg would be an obvious number one, and
probably the Rock as well, or, the way I based my choices on, which is by
people online. I've never really seen why people think Booker T is all
that great, and Justin Credible was a pathetic excuse for a World
champion, IMHO.

EDDIE BURKETT: Austin STILL isn't back to the kick-ass bad ass ness of
old, and it questionable if he will ever be, and after being out for as
long as he has, he does not deserve to be contending for a top spot on the
card.  Same goes for UT, but he got good for a while.  Jericho, while
good, tends to get lazy and not pull out his good stuff.

JAMES HOWARD: Oh, goody, it's time for another Chyna
mat-*eeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuun* 'scuse me. ^_^;;

GEORGE JOHNSON: Hopefully we've seen the last of Hogan.  Credible is just

C READ: Why is it that the standard belief of luchadores is that they must
be under 5'11, use high flying moves and be any good. Konnan is none of

SCOTT ZUCKER: Two wrestlers who are truly overrated in my opinion are
Billy Kidman and Booker T. Without a doubt, both men are good, but they
are no where near as good as many people make them out to be. Kidman's
been carried by the cruisers of WCW, and this has been exposed as Kidman
has not had a good match in a long time, since he's left the cruiserweight
division. Booker T is good, yet he needs someone to carry him.

JEREMY SORIA: The Rock is so overrated right now. I've gotten so sick and
tired of his routine over the year. It has gotten stagnant - he's doing
the same things over and over again.

JEREMY DELINE: Chyna's not a wrestler, she's a poor man's nicole bass.
she's morphed into a lisping, fish-eyed, pseudo-acrobatic prima donna
silicone-lined freak who fits Billy Gunn and his heat-sucking capabilities
far better than she did Eddie Guererro. Goldberg forced Bret Hart to
retire, and behaves like a textbook example of roid rage, and Justin
Credible was more entertaining when he was wearing an orange jockstrap and
getting malt liqour poured down his throat courtesy of Jerry Lawler.

NATHAN LONEY: I said it last year, I'll say it this year with more tact:
Rob Van Dam IS NOT A WRESTLING GOD.  He's got skill, but he's not near as
good as his fans believe he is.  Goldberg is almost worthless in the ring,
now.  Lots of factors contributed to it, but the simple fact of the matter
is: he's not as good as WCW, his fans, or Goldberg himself thinks that he
is.  Justin Credible isn't as good as Paul Heyman thinks he is.

BILL LEHECKA: Goldberg's got two moves, and one's just a takedown.  I
mean, it's nice to have a squash every once in a while, but please.  
Plus, he's a danger to his opponent.  Don't get me started on Chyna.  I
can hit a better handspring elbow than her.  And I'm uncoordinated.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: I don't care how over he is, Billy Gunn (or Mr. Ass, or
Billy G, or The One, or whatever the hell we're supposed to call him this
week) still sucks. A bit of charisma, negligible ring skills, and he's
being pushed through the roof. Again. Tazz, although he's an excellent
colour man, sucks rocks in the ring. And his gimmick irritates me 99% of
the time. Finally, seeing as the artist formerly known as Aldo Montoya has
now worn a World's title, I figure I can't help but honour him here.

THE TALBOTS: I still don't understand the pushes for Bull Buchanan. He was
completely undeserving of his singles run and has yet to improve in his
RTC tag team. I've never understood the hype behind Vampiro. And what's
left to be said about Chyna that hasn't been said before?

ERIC STRAGAND: (3)- Jeff Hardy? Skinny white guy who has a HORRIBLE
finishing manuever- his back barely touches the opponent! Doesn't even
look like it would hurt! Have you ever tried to splash someone with your
BACK?? It hurts your OWN back! Ridiculous..get rid of this guy and his
other filthy, scrawny brother, too.

OCTAVIAN: Chris Jericho has yet to live up to the hype and I don't think
the WWF is entirely to blame for that.  The crowd pops for his enterance
and for his finishers but the time between is dead.  The same is true for
his mic work.

LAWRENCE BENEDETTO: I hate X-Pac. You should notice the theme.

TANVIR RAQUIB: Rob Van Dam, while having all the athletic talent in the
world, is a HORRIBLE wrestler. In fact, all he is is a glorified gymnast.

MIKE PLYLEY: Dear lord, I hate Chyna.  Despite her HORRID wrestling
skills, she gets the IC championship 3 times, clean wins over Chris
Jericho and Eddie Guerrero, and all because her plastic body gets in
Playboy.  She is the most overrated flaming turd in wrestling history, and
I include Hulk Hogan in that list.  For 2nd place, I think we should all
egg Paul Heyman's house for giving Justin Credible the ECW champioship and
soiling its legacy.  And why the hell do people fawn over Lita so much?  
She's going to kill someone with her hurricanrana very soon, but only If
she doesn't kill me first after I die from laughter watching her horrible,
horrible punches/forearms/elbows/what the hell are those things?

TOM CRUZ: I had to push RVD as most overrated. Why? The flippy floppy
nonsense has just gotten to be too much. I accept the fact that there is
some suspension of disbelief involved in watching wrestling, and I know
that many lucha spots are contrived to the point to being not much more
than flippy floppy nonsense, I really do. But RVD still bugs the hell out
of me. The Rock just bugs the hell out of me too. I don't know which is
more annoying: bad wrestling, or interviews where "llama piss" or "monkey
anus" is the punchline. Crowd: "OO! He said 'anus'! AHAHHAHAHA" Kevin Nash
also found his way on here. I don't think he's ever going to accept the
fact that he's a) not funny anymore b) not cool anymore and c) that he
could never wrestle.

NICK RANGEL: Ughh. Heaven forbid we should ever catch a three-way between
these.  Goldberg has developed Bret Hart's sense of reality, Rhino is an
80s style, Hogan-fodder heel without Hogan to job him into deserved
obscurity, while Hogan himself still refuses to recognize that he is no
longer the star that he never really deserved to be.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: This one is the Terry Bollea Memorial Award right
here.  Hogan has been absent so fellow former nWo member X-Pac takes his
spot for having a moveset of nothing but kicks, bronco-buster, X-Factor.  
Mr. Ass comes in second for his big overpush.  Godfather?  Need I say more
about being overrated?

PHIL PRZYBYLO: Goldberg and RVD are the same.  Both guys only work in
spurts and spots in matches.  And many people believe they can carry their
respective companies to success when it's obvious that they aren't even
close to handling that.  They're great role players, but not leaders or
champs.  Chyna is overrated, also, but by the WWF.  She weighs as much as
TAKA, has half the talent, and quadruple the push.

C McMURTRY: It continues to amaze me that Rob Van Dam has fooled people
into thinking he is the second coming off Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair,
and is some hybrid of the two. Athletically, he is excellent, but workrate
wise, he is as overrated as they come. Vampiro is a close second. His work
is sloppy and inconsistent, his promos have the personality of a piece of
wood, and he quits the business every other week. Shane Douglas because
fans seem to think his promos are so great when, in reality, they are more
of a parody of himself than anything.

JBELL55146: I too this day do not see what the big deal is about Vampiro.
The people on RSPW hype him up to be the next best thing and he has bad
match after bad match. Everybody makes excuses that 'oh, it was the
booking' or 'oh, look who he's wrestling against' I'm sorry, the buck has
to be passed to the man sometime. And to quote Scott Keith 'You can't
spell overrated without RVD'. And why Billy Gunn is being pushed, let
alone as intercontintal champion is beyond me.

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