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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Heel

Worst Heel                              

Award Description:

To be given to the person whose casting as a bad guy just didn't work well.
Maybe there was just no heel heat drawn or maybe the fans actually cheered
this person, but for whatever reason the heel image just didn't get over.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Rick Martel
  1991: The Mountie Jacques Rougeau
  1992: Razor Ramon
  1993: Giant Gonzalez
  1994: Bastion Booger
  1995: Zodiac (The Butcher/Brutus Beefcake)
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Ahmed Johnson
  1998: Hollywood Hogan
  1999: Sting

**2000**: Goldberg

543 first place votes
521 second place votes
499 third place votes

121 41 32  792   Goldberg
 48 34 28  398   Vince Russo
 37 38 32  363   Road Dogg
 46 28 24  362   Kevin Nash
 29 34 30  307   X-Pac
 29 28 22  273   David Arquette
 30 19 25  257   Big Boss Man
 14 29 14  185   Sting
 13 22 22  175   Oklahoma
 18 20  7  164   Mark Madden
 13 15 21  152   Rikishi
 10 13 14  117   Demon
 11  7 19  114   Artist (formerly known as Prince Iaukea)
  8 14 12  106   Justin Credible
  6 10 17   94   Big Show
  5 15 11   92   Mike Tenay
  4 12  9   74   Billy Kidman
  6  6  9   66   Scotty Anton
  6  7  7   65   Eric Bischoff
  3 10  9   63   Scott Steiner
  2 10 10   60   Wall
  4  9  6   59   Lex Luger
  5  6  7   57   Jeff Jarrett
  4  8  5   54   Mideon
  4  7  5   51   Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley
  5  3  8   50   Chyna
  2  8  8   50   Kane
  5  2  1   33   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  4  1  4   31   Steven Richards
  1  6  4   31   Vampiro
  4  2  2   30   Hulk Hogan
  2  3  5   29   Val Venis
  2  4  2   26   Tazz
  3  1  3   24   Vince McMahon
  2  2  4   24   Sid Vicious
  2  3  2   23   Rhino
  2  2  3   22   Goodfather
  3  0  2   19   Kurt Angle
  3  0  2   19   Dean Malenko
  3  0  1   17   Chris Benoit
  2  1  2   17   Mr. Ass
  3  0  0   15   Tiger Ali Singh
  0  3  3   15   Steve Austin
  2  0  2   14   Mike Sanders
  1  2  1   13   Mick Foley
  1  2  1   13   Carl Oulette
  0  3  2   13   Viscera
  0  3  2   13   Perry Saturn
  1  1  2   12   Bull Buchanan
  0  1  4   11   Franchise
  1  1  1   10   Shane McMahon
  1  0  2    9   William Regal
  0  1  3    9   Rick Steiner
  1  0  1    7   Tank Abbott
  1  0  1    7   Chris Jericho
  0  1  2    7   Steve Blackman
  0  1  2    7   Francine
  0  2  0    6   Perfectshawn Stasiak
  0  2  0    6   Eddie Guerrero
  1  0  0    5   Triple H
  1  0  0    5   Evan Karagias
  1  0  0    5   Disqo
  1  0  0    5   Chuck Palumbo
  1  0  0    5   Cat
  0  1  1    5   Elix Skipper
  0  1  1    5   David Flair
  0  1  1    5   Bret Hart
  0  0  2    4   Essa Rios
  0  0  2    4   Cyrus
  0  1  0    3   Trish Stratus
  0  1  0    3   Toshiaka Kawada
  0  1  0    3   Tori
  0  1  0    3   Taka Michinoku
  0  1  0    3   Scott Hall
  0  1  0    3   Rock
  0  1  0    3   Lance Storm
  0  1  0    3   Edge
  0  1  0    3   Derrick King
  0  1  0    3   Buff Bagwell
  0  1  0    3   Booker T.
  0  1  0    3   Al Snow
  0  0  1    2   Stevie Ray
  0  0  1    2   Reno
  0  0  1    2   Raven
  0  0  1    2   Mike Awesome
  0  0  1    2   Masahiro Chono
  0  0  1    2   Mark Henry
  0  0  1    2   Konnan
  0  0  1    2   Kimberly Page
  0  0  1    2   Jerry Lawler
  0  0  1    2   British Bulldog


  2  0  2        Right to Censor
  1  1  0        "Tie" votes
  1  0  0        Natural Born Thrillers
  1  0  0        D-Generation X
  0  1  1        Duplicate votes
  0  1  0        New Age Outlaws

wishing for Jennifer Aniston to face Courtney Cox-Arquette in the squared

HIRO: What were they thinking when they decided to make Rikishi the
driver? I'm just not sold on Stephanie, and non-wrestlers should NEVER
participate in a wrestling match, much less being crowned World Champion.

BRUNO PULVER: Rikishi "worst piece of shit that ever wrestled" Phatu- is
it anyhow possible for him to perform his anal shenanigans backstage in
the shower or something.

MARK POLISHUK: "Oh you didn't know?"  "You're supposed to be a heel!" "Oh,
I guess I didn't know."  Honourable mention goes to Bill "Hero to Children
Everywhere"  Goldberg and Mike "Women Suck!" Tenay

ADAM FROM TORONTO: Oklahoma: Look! I'm a heel 'cause I like football and
part of my face is paralyzed! Madden: Look! I'm a heel 'cause I'm fat and
wear zany shirts! Oulette: Look! I'm a heel 'cause I'm French and only
have one eye!

ROBERT STRUPP: WCW had no luck with top level heels. Kevin Nash will
always seem too cool to be bad. Goldberg's heart wasn't in it. Sting had
too many years as a top face, and Vince Russo writing his heel turn. Hard
to believe this was the same company that pulled off the Hogan heel turn
so well.

SCOTT W.: Vince Russo is the worst at everyting. That's why he is the
worst heel. Oklahoma wasn't even funny and WCW should pay me for seeing
him.  Madden just sucks and still lives with his mother, so if you call
him a name, he will go cry to his mommy.  What type of heel is that? ;-)

DONNIE VOMIT: Kevin Nash, F this guy.

MARCUS SPARKS: WCW learned you can't make someone a heel who isn't willing
to be one. The Road Dogg refused to drop his stupid spiel.  Vince Russo
just sucked.

PETE GOODRICH:Rhino sucks a lot.  I'd love for that little roided up
midget to try and make the jump to the WWF.  Then Tiger Ali Singh will
finally have someone to look down on.

BEANS: My reasoning for Nash and Goldberg was that neither one of them
really tried to act like heels.  They hurt the company for personal gain.
Rick Steiner OTOH just can't interview for $#!&.

JOHN C.: Goldberg is the runaway winner here because of his constant
bitching about being a heel. When you cut a promo saying "I don't want to
be a heel"  it should automatically earn you this award. David Arquette
has no right to be near a wrestling ring and Oklahoma was just a fat
booker trying to put himself on TV. Absolutely pathetic.

JEB LUND: X-Pac. My God. Is this person supposed to be intimidating at
all? Any match with X-Pac is a blatant waste of talent, patience and
airtime. I find X-Pac about as intrinsically threatening as an angry
cocker spaniel: it means to frighten you; itís unintentionally kind of
cute; but in the end you still want to pick up and punt the little bastard
across the room. And, given his size, I probably could.

ANDY P. GOSS: Ah, Goldberg, Road Dogg, and Big Sexy.  Three heels that
never acted that way.  You wonder why they're on my list?

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: Road Dogg needs to learn that an essential part of
being a heel is -- uh, well, being a heel. This is my third comment about
Road Dogg, by the way. See where I'm going with this?

JON WALTON: Last year I thought that bad heeldom should be dubbed
"Sting-dom" from that moment on.  However Goldberg has now changed my name
for bad heeling to "Goldberging".  You can't practice heeling that bad

JONAH ROSCH: I always have trouble with this category. You can either go
with a decent wrestler who just was not a successful heel, like a Billy
Kidman. Or you can go with a complete waste of space, that no one cared
about, had no heel heat, and everyone hated. I decided to go with the
later, and my utter disdain for David Arquette rang through. He might be
the single worst thing that happened in wrestling this year. I mean he
beat out the Demon and Oaklahoma, pretty impressive. Congratulations,
David, you putz.

JAMES HOWARD: "Oh no! Run, children! Run away! It's too late for me! I
have been trapped by the most feared, evil man of our generation!
my time is now... is now... *wait* a second."

GEORGE JOHNSON: Goldberg as a heel?  Hey Russo, remember that Sting guy?  

LCDRKODIAS: Notice none of these guys are wrestlers?  Hmmmmm.

PETER HAZLETT: You can't be a heel when people always seem to like you.  
Trying to make Sting or Goldberg heel was really dumb!!

JOE GAGNE: Goldberg as a heel was a dismal flop, mainly because no one
wants to boo the guy.  And why should we hate the Artist (crappy ring
skills notwithstanding)? Because he acts like Prince?  Scotty Anton turned
on Rob Van Dam and still no one gave a crap about him.

BOB MORRIS: Goldberg may have been a heel for just a few weeks, but there
can be no denying that his heel turn was a disaster...part of it may have
been the fact Goldberg wouldn't cooperate with the bookers, but the truth
is, the fans just loved the guy so much that they just couldn't boo him.
It was smart of WCW to kill the heel turn as quickly as they did.

C READ: Did Nash actually turn heel??

SCOTT ZUCKER: Both Sting and Goldberg were terrible heels over the past
year. Sting was unconvincing. Goldberg's heel turn was poorly executed, he
was never over as a heel. In addition, WCW never let him get over as a
heel, because he was turned back to being a face rather quickly.

RICK SCAIA: Sting gets Worst Heel honors, though honestly, it's probably
more accurate to say his heel run SHOULD be awarded the "Worst Idea for a
Heel Turn" award. Sting didn't help matters by being just about the least
enthusiastic villian of all time.

TROY OLSON: The Goldberg heel turn was probably worse than Sting's last
year.  No one cares about the Wall.  Tenay's heel turn only occurred when
he was doing an interview, so it never really worked.  It was funny

JEREMY DELINE: Goldberg put the least effort I've ever seen into his role
as a heel-and then talks about being a company man. what the hell? the
only time he looked happy was when he was making Jim Duggan's kidney
bleed..Vince Russo's New York Tough act was both laughable and
disgusting-the kind of naked contempt for the paying fan that mixed with
raw ego tripping to produce a stench of raw filth every time he opened his
mouth and sprayed spittle all over WCW's twitching carcass. Road Dogg
looked lost whenever he wasn't getting to rap..and listening to Jim Ross
pimp him as a dangerous competitor was one of those things that makes you
doubt the goodwill of your fellow man. Road Dogg needs to go back to what
he does best-getting hit in the head with heavy objects.

NATHAN LONEY: I don't hate Mark Madden, as much as WCW wants me to.  That
makes him a bad heel.  Kevin Nash can't play the heel, because he's too
cool for the room.  Hear those boos, Mr. Russo?  Those aren't heel boos...
those are "go the fuck back to Brooklyn and stay there" boos.

BILL LEHECKA: If Kevin Nash gave just a little bit of effort in his work,
then I wouldn't of even put him on my ballot.  He just doesn't care
anymore.  Neither do I.

MATT SPAULDING: Goldberg as a heel was just a bad, bad idea.  Mike Tenay
just doesn't have enough personality to be a heel.  Road Dogg does - he's
just not very good at it.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: What a great swerve it was turning beloved babyface WCW
champion David Arquette heel. What a completely unexpected masterpiece of
plotting. What a heartbreaker to all his loving fans. He should never have
been in the damn ring in the first place, so why would they stretch the
angle out so long as to actually *turn him heel*? Oklahoma was equally
unover, not to mention in bad taste. And X-Pac is hated, certainly, but
more because people are sick of him and his neverending push than because
he's at all effective as a heel.

KEVIN SMITH: Road Dogg just refused to heel. 'nuff said.

TANVIR RAQUIB: Big Bossman gets way too much of a face pop - his status as
"Worst Heel" can not and must not be denied.

MIKE PLYLEY: Is there any doubt that Goldberg will win this?  Remember,
there was nothing that Vince McMahon could do about it!  After a year and
a half, Road Dogg still couldn't figure out that if you're a HEEL, you
don't play up to the crowd.  Must have been all the pot he smoked.

JOHN DONALDSON:  The Phone Guy should stick to the silver screen, his wiry
frame isn't made for the wrestling ring.  The U.S. Male Scotty Anton was
even worse in ECW than he was as Riggs in WCW, the guy has no flavor.  
Oklahoma, what can I say, how can I hate someone who does such a
half-hearted Jim Ross impression.

NICK RANGEL: Tough call, but Hogan and the bookers made Kidman look like
Hogan's bitch.  Hogan didn't even try to put Kidman over, one more reason
to despise him as the industry's greatest pariah.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: Oklahoma had no business sticking around as more than
a one-time gag. PERIOD.  Vince Russo WCW champ? I don't think so.  So the
Powers that Were get the top two spots.  Despite the fact that he drives
the Bluesmobile to funerals, Bossman still isn't cool.

PHIL PRZYBYLO: Jarrett gets my vote.  His promos are weak, his main event
status is questionable, and his matches are one-dimensional.  He was once
a love-to-hate guy.  Now he's a love-to-change-the-channel-when-he's-on
guy.  Road Dogg gets my third place vote because he defines this category
as he was the worst (re: non-existant) heel ever.

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