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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Wrestler

Worst Wrestler

Award Description:

To be given to the name athlete who was the worst overall wrestler in the
past year. Minimal technical ability, lousy interviews, non-existent
workrate, and the charisma of a rock should describe this person.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Junkyard Dog
  1991: Andre The Giant
  1992: Nailz
  1993: Giant Gonzalez
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Hulk Hogan
  1998: Hollywood Hogan
  1999: Hulk Hogan

**2000**: Hulk Hogan

553 first place votes
543 second place votes
536 third place votes

 82 51 17  597   Hulk Hogan
 53 51 39  496   Kevin Nash
 67 27 15  446   David Arquette
 39 26 26  325   Big Boss Man
 37 27 20  306   Chyna
 24 27 34  269   Lex Luger
 22 22 32  240   Vince Russo
 16 19 22  181   Sid Vicious
 11 20 20  155   Viscera
 15 15 16  152   Tank Abbott
 20  7 15  151   Goldberg
 12  9 19  125   Mideon
  7 17 17  120   David Flair
  6 19 14  115   Big Show
 17  5  7  114   Rock
  5 17 19  114   Oklahoma
  6 13 11   91   Undertaker
  4 13 16   91   Road Dogg
  6 14  9   90   Goodfather
  4 11 15   83   Sgt. A-Wall
  8  6 10   78   Buff Bagwell
  5  8 12   73   Scott Steiner
  8  8  4   72   Mr. Ass
  3 10 11   67   New Jack
  9  1  6   60   Chuck Palumbo
  6  6  6   60   Bull Buchanan
  6  4  4   50   Rikishi
  4  5  6   47   Sal E. Graziano
  5  5  3   46   X-Pac
  3  7  5   46   Cat
  3  5  7   44   Stevie Ray
  0  8  6   36   Perfectshawn Stasiak
  3  4  3   33   Jim Duggan
  4  0  5   30   Justin Credible
  3  4  1   29   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  3  2  4   29   Kane
  0  7  4   29   Mark Henry
  3  1  4   26   Rob Van Dam
  3  2  1   23   Steve Austin
  0  5  3   21   Albert
  2  1  3   19   Big Al
  1  4  0   17   Vampiro
  2  1  0   13   Perry Saturn
  1  2  1   13   Shane Douglas
  1  1  2   12   Brian Knobs
  0  4  0   12   Triple H
  1  2  0   11   Steve Blackman
  1  1  1   10   Tommy Dreamer
  1  1  1   10   Steven Richards
  1  0  2    9   Rhino
  1  0  2    9   Lita
  1  1  0    8   Tiger Ali Singh
  1  1  0    8   Chris Jericho
  1  0  1    7   Tazz
  1  0  1    7   Konnan
  1  0  1    7   Big T
  0  1  2    7   Mike Samples
  0  0  3    6   D'Lo Brown
  1  0  0    5   Tygress
  1  0  0    5   Policeman
  1  0  0    5   Mike Rapada
  1  0  0    5   Kodo Fuyuki
  1  0  0    5   Jerry Lawler
  0  1  1    5   Heavy D (Don Harris)
  0  1  1    5   Duplicate votes
  0  0  2    4   Vince McMahon
  0  0  2    4   Scott Hall
  0  0  2    4   Ric Flair
  0  0  2    4   Al Snow
  0  1  0    3   Sting
  0  1  0    3   Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley
  0  1  0    3   Sandman
  0  1  0    3   Ricky Fuji
  0  1  0    3   Raven
  0  1  0    3   Randy Savage
  0  1  0    3   Madusa
  0  1  0    3   Kidman
  0  1  0    3   Gedoh
  0  1  0    3   Gangrel
  0  1  0    3   Dean Malenko
  0  1  0    3   British Bulldog
  0  1  0    3   Brian Adams
  0  1  0    3   Booker T.
  0  1  0    3   Big Ron (Ron Harris)
  0  0  1    2   Val Venis
  0  0  1    2   Torrie Wilson
  0  0  1    2   Screamin' Norman Smiley
  0  0  1    2   Pat Patterson
  0  0  1    2   Meng
  0  0  1    2   Mark Jindrak
  0  0  1    2   General Rection
  0  0  1    2   Funaki
  0  0  1    2   Elix Skipper
  0  0  1    2   Dusty Rhodes
  0  0  1    2   Diamond Dallas Page
  0  0  1    2   Chilly Willy
  0  0  1    2   Bilvis Wesley
  0  0  1    2   All-American Boy


  1  1  2        "Tie" votes
  1  0  0        Arnold Schwarzenegger
  0  1  0        Eric Angle (ineligible, team)
  0  0  1        Natural Born Thrillers
  0  0  1        Kronik
  0  0  1        Harris Brothers

PAUL ZOROVICH: Likewise, there are SO MANY really bad wrestlers out there
that I don't even miss Mongo McMichael.

C. JOSEPH HOFFMAN: The Death March on Hulkamania will just have to wait!  
All hail the scum of the wrestling world, Russo and Arquette!

DON DEL GRANDE: I hesitated putting these three (Arquette, Russo,
Oklahoma) - after all, it says worst *wrestler*, not worst *wannabe*.

HIRO: The good thing about the wrestler's mentioned above is that all of
them are not wrestling on TV for the time being. Hopefully it stays that

CHRIS BIRD: Kevin Nash can't wrestle any more. He should retire. Please.
Go host a late-night talk show or something, Kev. You'd be good at it.
Really, you would, I'm not kidding. So do that, and stop limping around
the ring pretending to be a world champion. Second place goes to the
Goodfather, who gets no heat worth mentioning except when he brings tits
to the ring with him and sucks both on the mike and in the squared circle.
Third place goes to Mideon. Because he's MIDEON dammit.

BRUNO PULVER: Could anyone please make Viscera, Mideon, Rikishi never
wrestle on TV again

ROBERT STRUPP: Now we get to the categories where WCW stars will excel.
The best part of Vince Russo in the wrestling ring was the concussion he
suffered in there that kept him away from writing a stupid product.
Viscera and Big Show had horrible years also. Big Show has gotten
incredibly lazy, and really is lucky that his Showster match got him a
third place vote instead of the second.

DEVON: Honestly, I don't see how anyone can vote for anyone other than
Chyna for worst wrestler.  If she doesn't win, it will be because the
confusing ballot led people intending to vote for Chyna to cast their
votes for Bull Buchanan.

CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN: I know I shouldn't really put the same guy in all
three spots, but the talentless prick deserves it.

CHRIS OSTER: Say this about Vince McMahon, he isn't stupid - always hide
your worst upper-card wrestler amongst your best.  Jericho, Too Cool and
the Radicals have all been able to mask, to some extent, just what a truly
awful wrestler Chyna is.  With "The One No One Gives A Rat's Ass About"
Billy Gunn, she's been exposed.  BIG TIME.  I actually can't believe I
didn't vote for Dewey first in this category, 'cause I sure was going to
around May.  Russo gets third.

ANDREW BAYER: Kevin Nash shows up a lot in my "worst" categories. I just
dislike him intensely, so don't worry about it.

SCOTT W.: Goldberg and Hogan are horrible.  RVD is horrible as well.  If I
see RVD pose for the camera one more time, I am shooting my TV set.  
Jesus christ.  Friggin wrestle RVD.  IF you can do that.  Damn lucky Hogan
is still around, or else you are on the overrated list.

MARCUS SPARKS: I refuse to put any of the NBTs here, because for the most
part they're too green to be counted.  DAVID F-ing ARQUETTE had NO
BUSINESS being a world champion.  Or even in the ring for that matter.  
Big Poochie's done for... he's lazy, he's unmotivated, and just doesn't
care anymore.  Tank Abbott looks more like Fat Abbott in the ring.

JOHN C.: Even though they spent a lot of time out of action I can't ignore
the fact that Hogan, Nash & Luger scraped the bowels of sucktitude yet
again to run away with this award yet again. People like Bull Buchanan and
The Goodfather can take solace in the fact that they are the worst in the
WWF so if you don't recognize WCW than you can consider them as my

JOSEPH MICELI: The nice thing about the natural born thrillers is that
instead of racking my brain trying to pick one, i can just list them all

REISMARK: Big Poochie over the Hulkster. Both men stink an equal amount -
but we only got a little more than half a year out of the King of

ANDY P. GOSS: Ideally, David Arquette would be here, as would Oklahoma, in
the top spot.  But they're 2-3 because I absolutely HATE Chyna.  And for
the record, I refuse to vote for Hogan here, simply because I know how
much the brainwashed smarks stuff the ballot for him.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: I can't believe Road Dogg wasn't nominated. What a
waste of TV time.

EZE4DA3747: Lawler's got a punch and a drop kick and both Goldberg and
Rock don't sell moves. Actually Rock does, but not only does he have
second winds, he has third and fourth and fitfth and sixth, ect.

JONAH ROSCH: I really think life would be a lot easier if we called this
one the Hulk Hogan Memorial Worst Wrestler Award. I mean 6 years running,
and I'm sure there's going to be enough anti-Hogan sentiment to give it to
him again. I won't give it to him, because this year has been fairly Hogan
free. Whereas we've seen The Wall, Mideon, and The Goodfather waaaaaaay
too much.

COLIN MORTON: Remember Bull missing the turnbuckle while trying to climb
it?  And crotching himself in the process?

DEWEY: I actually like the character of the Cat, but Ernest Miller should
stay the hell away from actually wrestling!

JAMES HOWARD: What can I say about David Arquette's wrestling career that
hasn't been said? Only this: You, David Arquette, are a lugan. ^_^

GEORGE JOHNSON: Of all of the Millionaires' Club, Luger is by far the

JEREMY SORIA: We all hate Kevin Nash. I'll be surprised if he doesn't
sweep all the "Worst" categories this year. And Scott Steiner has gotten
to the point where his yelling has just gotten annoying. You know, even as
a gay man, I have gotten slightly nauseated about him and his "hoochies"
whenever he talks about his escapades outside the ring.

TROY OLSON: How did Big T not get nominated?  I decided not to take the
easy way out and vote for "non-wrestlers" like Russo, Oklahoma, etc.  
Then again, I guess you could consider Nash, Hogan, and Chyna

NATHAN LONEY: Kevin Nash sucks.  He's old, he can't wrestle, he can't take
bumps.  He sucks.  New Jack isn't a wrestler, he hits people with stuff
and jumps off of balconies.  David Flair... hmm... isn't there another
wrestler with the last name Flair?  Isn't he really good?  Did the
wrestling gene pass over poor David, here?

BILL LEHECKA: OK, so Arquette is given the title so WCW might get some
mainstream press (which I never saw), then turn him heel, and then he just
withers away?  What a slap in the face to people that actually deserved it
(eg. Lance Storm, Booker T, etc.)  Anyway, it doesn't help that Arquette
is the most obnoxious idiot out there today.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: I think it's somewhat insulting referring to David
Arquette as a wrestler, but then, since he did win the WCW title, I have
little choice but to vote for him here. Big Sal and Viscera, conversely,
are both big fat pieces of shit with no more than a thimblefull of talent
between them... At least the Big Bossman can still work a decent brawl
every once in a while--just look at his Hardcore title match against Road
Dogg last year.

LAWRENCE BENEDETTO: Leaving X-Pac off the list HAD to be a I
figured I'd put him in his rightful place at the bottom.

TANVIR RAQUIB: I'm sorry, but the Internet's hailing of this man as the
next Ric Flair is absolutely ridiculous. Vince Russo IS NOT NOR EVER WILL
BE FLAIR. Lousy smart marks.

SCOTT HILLMAN: Worst Wrestler: I know it might not be counted but Arnold
Swaternager threw some punchs at HHH and thus qualifies him in my book.
Besides he has never Defended his World champion Movie Star Title to my

JOHN DONALDSON:  Chuck Palumbo, there's really nothing worse than a Power
Plant flunky trying to jumpstart his career by mimicking a pea-brained
narcissistic posterboy for muscle enhancers such as is Lex Luger.  No
there is something worse, pairing him up with a rosey cheeked pretty boy
who is perhaps one of the worst second generation wrestlers this side of
David Sammartino, Shawn Stasiak.  The Big Show gets a vote in the third
slot because he's slow and unrefined in the ring, not as bad as Giant
Gonzalez but pretty close, Ohio Valley Wrestling hopefully will help the
big man out.

TOM CRUZ: Now we come to my favorite part of the ballot: where we get to
try and choose which lump of shit was the absolute worst lump of shit of
the year. It would be so much easier if everything done under the hand of
Vince Russo was all lumped together, wouldn't it? Speaking of Russo, his
"champion," David Arquette wins my vote. I'm really at a loss to try and
explain how incredibly bad this whole thing was. If I could vote for David
Arquette 3 times, I would. It was that bad. Kevin Nash and Buff Bagwell
share the dubious honor of being bad, but not quite as bad as David
Fucking Arquette.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN:Terry Bollea Memorial Award #2.  However there were
several people even WORSE than Hogan this year such Oklahoma, Shawn "The
Recorder" Stasiak, and everyone's favorite NAKED dark match jobber Mideon.

JBELL55146: Oh why, Oh why is Ray Traylor still employed and who in the
hell decided to push him to the world title picture??? Ed Ferrera should
stick to leeching off of Vince Russo and stop trying to wrestle. And
watching Stevie Ray reminds you just who did carry Harlem Heat for all
those years.

General Comments
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