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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Worker

Worst Worker                            

Award Description:

To be given to the name wrestler whose workrate is so low it's barely

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**: Kevin Nash

538 first place votes
520 second place votes
504 third place votes

137 76 44 1001   Kevin Nash
 85 54 31  649   Hulk Hogan
 21 44 47  331   Lex Luger
 20 31 32  257   Sid Vicious
 29 23 14  242   Chyna
 24 19 21  219   Big Show
 25 18 18  215   David Arquette
  7 26 24  161   Viscera
 16 19 11  159   Goldberg
 17 15 12  154   Vince Russo
 15 16 14  151   Undertaker
 12 11 14  121   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
 12 12 11  118   David Flair
  8  9 10   87   Mr. Ass
  8  9  7   81   Scott Steiner
  8  7 10   81   Road Dogg
  7  8  9   77   New Jack
  7  8  7   73   X-Pac
  8  6  7   72   Big Boss Man
  3 11 11   70   Goodfather
  7  5  6   62   Rock
  6  4 10   62   Oklahoma
  4  8  8   60   Sgt. A-Wall
  4  3  8   45   Scott Hall
  5  3  5   44   Mideon
  2  4 10   42   Brian Knobs
  2  7  5   41   Bull Buchanan
  1  3 13   40   Sandman
  3  2  7   35   Albert
  2  3  8   35   Kane
  4  4  1   34   Stevie Ray
  1  7  4   34   Rikishi
  3  2  6   33   Chuck Palumbo
  2  4  2   26   Steve Austin
  0  4  7   26   Buff Bagwell
  3  0  5   25   Cat
  2  3  1   21   Tank Abbott
  2  3  1   21   Rob Van Dam
  0  2  5   16   Perfectshawn Stasiak
  2  0  2   14   Konnan
  2  1  0   13   Rhino
  2  1  0   13   Godfather
  0  1  5   13   Tommy Dreamer
  0  3  1   11   Sting
  1  1  1   10   Justin Credible
  1  1  0    8   Vampiro
  0  2  1    8   Tazz
  0  0  4    8   Raven
  1  0  1    7   Crusher Maedomari
  0  1  2    7   Mike Samples
  0  1  2    7   Mark Henry
  0  1  2    7   Franchise
  0  2  0    6   Triple H
  1  0  0    5   Steven Richards
  1  0  0    5   Nova
  1  0  0    5   Heavy D
  1  0  0    5   D'Lo Brown
  1  0  0    5   Chris Benoit
  0  1  1    5   Evan Karagias
  0  1  1    5   Chris Jericho
  0  0  2    4   Vince McMahon
  0  1  0    3   Tiger Ali Singh
  0  1  0    3   Sal E. Graziano
  0  1  0    3   Rick Steiner
  0  1  0    3   Pat Patterson
  0  1  0    3   Meng
  0  1  0    3   Bryan Adams
  0  1  0    3   British Bulldog
  0  1  0    3   Big T
  0  0  1    2   Thrasher
  0  0  1    2   Scott Norton
  0  0  1    2   Sakura Hirota
  0  0  1    2   Mike Awesome
  0  0  1    2   Gerry Brisco
  0  0  1    2   General Rection
  0  0  1    2   Gangrel
  0  0  1    2   Dean Malenko
  0  0  1    2   Cuddley Berr
  0  0  1    2   Chaz
  0  0  1    2   Brian Adams


  1  2  1        "Tie" votes
  1  0  0        Duplicate votes
  0  0  1        Eminem

C. JOSEPH HOFFMAN: The Original NWO is reunited!

DON DEL GRANDE: The "wannabes" aren't expected to work, so I left them out

HIRO: Undertaker is just too old and injured, plain and simple.  Chyna,
like I said, would've faired better if she joined the women's ranks, but
nooo, she just had to fight with men instead. Big Show is in the same
league as UT, but I think he still has time on his side so maybe he'll
improve next year.

JUSTIN McGROTTY: Would like to add a reason why I chose Rob Van Dam as one
of the 3 worse workers of the year, since I know he will not be on a lot
of ballots in that position. Anytime that RVD is in the ring, he only
caters to the people who come to see him, with no care in his mind to help
carry a match.  To achieve this, he will perform a move, then spend 30
seconds or so posing, pointing and all-around killing the flow of a match.
For this, the only time he can be involved in a good match is when someone
else carries him in it. His style makes him one of the worse wrestlers in
the ring today.

ROBERT STRUPP: Man, is Kevin Nash horrid or what? Russo isn't much better,
but at least he can claim to not being a "trained" wrestler. Sid looked
bad, even with Benoit across the ring from him. That says a lot as to how
bad he is.

MICHAEL STAKELY: It's likely that David Flair will easily carry this
category, I can't vote him though. He puts a whole helluva lot of effort
into his work (far more than several of the past few WCW champions who
names are not Jarrett or Booker) and actually seems to be enjoying doing
it, it's just too bad that he doesn't have enough experience. If he had
recieved more training before entering the business, he might actually
have had a future in wrestling, now it's too late for that.

SCOTT W.: WCW has the current Big 3 in worst workers.  Hogan, Duggan, and
Goldberg.  Maybe there should be a separate category for the WWF, so
Viscera and Midean get their share of the votes.

DONNIE VOMIT: I've said it once and I'll say it again: if Chyna doesn't
win this category by a frickin mile, I'll tip over some leg amputees.  
She's got no timing, she punches like a girl, no workrate, her handspring
elbow sucks... I could go on.  Undertaker's picked it up lately, but he
shouldn't be going over the likes of Jericho or losing Dustily to Kurt
Angle.  He should be putting over the talent like Mick did at the end of
his run.  And Tommy Dreamer is retired now (hopefully), but it doesn't
override the fact that he sucked this year.

world champion. Nash may be a wrestler in name only.  Tommy Dreamer's
injuries are seriously hampering him.

JOHN C.: Has The Cat ever had a watchable match? It's amazing how Lex
Luger and Hulk Hogan still have no idea on how to put on a good match
despite the past that they have been in this business for such a long

ANDY P. GOSS: "Nash, yes!  Hogan, no!  Nash, yes!  Hogan, no!"  
Meanwhile, New Jack and Sandman know nothing about moveset, transitions,
workrate, or psychology, and thus ignore them in their matches in favor of
beating people up.  That puts them here.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: I just changed my no-write-in-votes policy. I dare
anybody to explain to me why any given wrestler is a worse worker than
Road Dogg.

JON WALTON: Kevin Nash and Sid are both so awful it's hard to pick a
winner.  Tails said Sid Vicioius.

MARKUS: 4th place: Godfather

JAMES HOWARD: The WWF terminated the contracts of Vader and the Blue
Meanie because they claim that the two men were overweight and slow, and
thus were not worthwhile WWF material. But *Viscera*... *Viscera* they
keep. I am *sure* there is a logical explanation for this. ^_^

JUST JEFF: I would've included David Arquette in my list of nominees, but
he's not really a wrestler.

JOE GAGNE: Nash has gotten so lazy it?s embarassing.  A gimmick change
can?t cover up that the Goodfather is a terrible wrestler.  Lex Luger
remains an absolute load in the ring.

TROY OLSON: It's hard not to put Chyna on this list, but at least she
exerts effort in her matches and looks like she wants to be there=85

JEREMY DELINE: Watching Vince Russo No-Sell Ric Flair's figure four was
the single most obnoxious thing his character did in the ring. Kevin Nash
is the textbook example of a poor worker, and David Arquette's constant
(even while trying to feign unconciousness) goofy smile undermined any
sense of realism in his matches. his entire presence was one big joke..

NATHAN LONEY: Kevin Nash doesn't know a wristlock from a wristwatch.  I
think he wasn't paying attention at wrestling school that day, because he
was combing his hair, and wondering how he can pass through with a minimum
amount of effort... kinda like his matches today.  Sad.  New Jack isn't a
wrestler.  I only rated him second because he knows he isn't.  Buff
Bagwell sucks.  His attitude sucks backstage, and he sucks the pipe in the

BILL LEHECKA: Just because Chyna's a woman she's thrusted into the IC
title hunt because she might be able to take one or two bumps tops?  I
know of numerous workers who deserved holding the belt rather than her.

NATE PATRIN: Nash beats Arquette solely because Arquette isn't *expected*
to be a competent wrestler.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: I think David Arquette being the worst "worker" (and I
use the term loosely) in wrestling this years should go without saying...
but I'll say it anyway. Sid Viscous and Big Slow both got pushed to their
federation's respective titles, and yet neither of them could wrestle his
way out of a wet paper bag, and neither's good for more than the odd pop.

OCTAVIAN: You don't have the WWF pay you millions of dollars and send you
to Ohio without being a pretty shitty worker, eh Big Show?

LAWRENCE BENEDETTO: Every move Chyna does sucks--and not in a good way!

TANVIR RAQUIB: Sadly, Big Bossman did not bust enough funny Japanese
submissions. Therefore, he is the Worst Worker of the year.

JOHN DONALDSON:  All of my choices are just too lazy:  Lex Luger is too in
love with his pectorals to focus on putting on a quality match anymore,
Sid's mind is on getting ready for the overweight second-rate pitching in
an Arkansas softball league, X-Pac could be one of the best wrestlers
pound for pound in the world if he just gave a damn.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: As with Worst Babyface, another traditional Hogan
award.  However "Big Lazy", Brian "The ICON of suckage" Knobbs, and Lex
Luger win here.

ROB "R2K" EVANS: Worst Worker - "Big Lazy" Kevin Nash.

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