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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Colour Commentator

Worst Colour Commentator                

Award Description:

To be given to the commentator/announcer who makes the dumbest comment while
pushing his product. This person probably gets you to turn down the TV when
he/she is announcing. 

Previous Winners:

  1991: Dusty Rhodes 
  1992: Lord Alfred Hayes 
  1993: Randy Savage 
  1994: Dusty Rhodes 
  1995: Steve McMichael
  1996: Dusty Rhodes
  1997: Dusty Rhodes
  1998: Larry Zbyszko
  1999: Jason Hervey

**2000**: Mark Madden

497 first place votes
431 second place votes
380 third place votes

254 61 32 1517   Mark Madden
 17 64 34  345   Jeremy Borash
 21 45 44  328   Insane Clown Posse
 40 19 18  293   Tony Schiavone
 25 25 27  254   Arnold Schwarzenegger
 21 27 32  250   Larry Zbyszko
 14 29 28  213   Mike Tenay
 15 31  8  184   Stevie Ray
 13 20 21  167   Michael Cole
  8 23 27  163   Joel Gertner
  9 20 21  147   Kevin Kelly
 12 10 13  116   David McLane (WOW)
 14  5 11  107   Jerry Lawler
  8  5  8   71   Michael Hayes
  4  6  9   56   Tazz
  6  1  3   39   Jennifer Hart (WXO)
  4  5  2   39   Bobby Heenan
  4  2  4   34   Conquistadors
  0  4  2   16   Cyrus
  0  2  4   14   Scott Hudson
  2  0  0   10   Vince Russo
  1  1  1   10   Lee Marshall (WOW)
  0  1  3    9   Jonathan Coachman (eligible?)
  0  2  1    8   Tom Prichard
  0  1  2    7   Kane
  0  2  0    6   Konnan
  1  0  0    5   Terri
  1  0  0    5   Oklahoma
  1  0  0    5   Juventud Guerrera
  0  1  1    5   Joey Styles
  0  1  0    3   Tygress
  0  1  0    3   Eric Bischoff
  0  1  0    3   Edge & Christian
  0  0  1    2   X-Pac
  0  0  1    2   Terry Taylor
  0  0  1    2   Stan Lane (WXO)
  0  0  1    2   Paisley
  0  0  1    2   Kevin Nash
  0  0  1    2   Chyna


  0 16 16        Duplicate votes
  2  0  0        "Any..." votes
  0  0  1        Jason Hervey (ineligible, time)
  0  0  1        DJ whatever the hell his name is (Ran? Skribble? Neither did commentary)

BRAD LYLE: Any chance to vote for David McLaine! :)

C. JOSEPH HOFFMAN: Even Jabba the Hutt (related to Madden by sheer
ugliness) could not be this bad!

HIRO: They should not have let Arnold do commentary. Los Conquistadores
(Edge and Christian) wasn't any more help, it was funny for a while but I
prefer their previous routine. Jerry Lawler just annoys me a lot.

CITRON: Ditto on Mark Madden.

MICHAEL BANKER: Stevie Ray wasn't listed on the choices list, but I just
had to add him. Have you heard him?  He's just awful.

ADAM FROM TORONTO: See what you get for putting Schiavone in two

BEN WEINER: Kevin Kelly and Micheal doing commentary--which is which?

DEVON: Mark Madden is an annoying idiot.  Larry Zbyszko is an egomaniac
who drones on endlessly about his own greatness and takes an hour to
complete a sentence. Joel Gertner sits there silently through most of the

GREGG MIXDORF: Worst Color Commentator was a difficult category because
Mark Madden is hands down the worst color commentator ever.  No one comes
close and no one deserves to be voted for second or for third because no
one is that bad at commentating about wrestling except Mark Madden.  He is
so obnoxious (along with Schiavone) that I can't even stomach WCW
programming.  Something interesting could be happening but the first time
Madden opens his huge mouth I have to turn the channel or if I want to
stick around put it on mute.  The guy doesn't have an original phrase in
him that is good.  Plus he is starting to bring Stevie Ray down and we
can't have that.  Madden needs to go NOW!

SCOTT W.: Mark Madden is the worst by a lot.  Kinda like he is the fattest
person on Earth by a lot.  Kinda like he is the loneliest person on Earth
cause he lives with his mother still. I still live at home, but I am 24
and still in college.  Hey Mark, go eat a 90 pound hot dog.  Jeremy
Borash, or Jeremy BORING.  Whatever.  Stay on WCW Live you shill.  Also,
the Living Legend.  Ugh.  I almost miss Mongo. Nah, I don't.

DONNIE VOMIT: Amazingly enough, Chyna still sucks on the mic.  Steve
Blackman has even made significant strides where Chyna hasn't.  The Hardy
Boyz will not be as over as Edge & Christian until they learn to use the
mic.  Steph has a voice for literature.

MARCUS SPARKS: Arnold say absolutely nothing of note when he was on
Smackdown. Nothing. Neither did the Conquistadors... but they really
couldn't. Madden's a mute-button magnet.

REISMARK: All hail wrestling's worst colour commentator ever, Tony

JAMES HOWARD: Arnold Schwarzenegger had never done colour-commentary in
his life, and the entire time he did so I was worried that my ears would
begin bleeding. And I liked *him* better than I liked Jeremy Borash.
There's a lesson there. ^_^

TERRY ANDERTON: 3rd - Back when he was on Shotgun, calling Kevin Kelly
"Special K".

DOUG CORTI: Jennifer Hart repeating the "Fred Ottman grew up, but his car
didn't" joke endlessly behind the mike. Reason #4019 this promotion went
to an early grave after 3 episodes.

JOE GAGNE: When Mark Madden replaced Bobby Heenan on Nitro, I thought a
new voice would improve the show.  Oh, how wrong I was.  Madden?s
obnoxious blathering, stolen catchphrases, and constant efforts to put
himself over make Nitro absolutely unlistenable.  Thank God for the mute
button.  David McLane?s overblown delivery makes WOW seem even sillier
than it already is.  Joel Gernter?s antics have now gotten really
tiresome.  I?m surprised no one nominated Stevie Ray here.

SCOTT ZUCKER: Is it just me or does Mark Madden resemble a dog?

TROY OLSON: The worst night of Smackdown ever=97Arnold and Cole did

JEREMY DELINE: Larry Zybysko has always been a rambling, self-promoting
twit. thank god he's not a rambling, self-promoting twit on Nitro, Thunder
or Saturday Night anymore..(shame about Saturday Night though.) Joel
Gertner is extremely overrated by ECW Fanatics, and hasn't done anything
really exciting since he was the manager for the Killer Dudley Boys. Both
are overshadowed (literally) by the giant blob that is Mark Madden. 10
Reasons why Mark Madden is a horrible color commentator:  10. His
incessant putting over of the Harris Boy's H-Bomb as 'destroying
everything within a 20' radius'. 9. His blubbery shriek: SPINEROONI!
SPINEROONI! SPINEROONI!. 8. His ruination of my appreciation for Kevin
Smith movies with his nonsensical use of the phrase 'Snootchie Bootchies'.
God Damn he'll be shrieking 'NIGH!'into a microphone. 7. His
sweaty, grotesque, slack-jawed mouthbreathing into the microphone when the
camera is on him. 6. His 'feud' with Gene Okerlund. 5. His attempts to
mimic the mannerisms of 'cool' wrestlers, such as RVD and Scott Hall. 4.
His comparison of himself to Jerry Lawler. 3. Bobby Heenan isn't employed.
Madden is. 2. the recent attention paid by Madden to Scott Hall WHO ISN'T
WITH THE COMPANY. which segues into #1: Hey Madden, It'd be nice if you
actually tried to do your job and GET THE WRESTLERS OVER. There. I feel
better now.

NATHAN LONEY: Mark Madden sucks, ICP sucks, and Jeremy Borash sucks.  
This placement is a little more cut and dry than the Worst Announcer
award, though.  Madden is the worst on the mic, ICP sucks it up in another
category, and Borash should stay on WCW Live.

BILL LEHECKA: Oh Mark.  How do I loathe thee?  Let me count the rolls...  
Man, I gotta stop, they're almost hypnotic.  I would comment on how he's
only out there to get heat for himself instead of the wrestlers out there,
but I figured I'd go for the easy insult.

NATE PATRIN: Between his constant screeching of "LATINO HEEEEEEEEAT!",
"Puppies!", "Bra and panties, bra and panties", jokes that were obviously
stolen from dead Catskills comedians, and his tendency to try and put
CAREERS- I came *this* close to putting Lawler at #1. And it takes a
special kind of evil to challenge Mark Madden. Though he was much more
tolerable on the latest (11.30) Smackdown.

MATT SPAULDING: I'm not a violent man, but something bad needs to happen
to Madden, and soon.  Borash is quickly becoming what the industry needs
the least - a Schiavone clone.

OCTAVIAN: Will Mark Madden please SHUT THE HELL UP!?

LAWRENCE BENEDETTO: Please fire him.

TANVIR RAQUIB: ICP made an unwatchable brawl on Thunder between Sting and
Vampiro even worse with their horrible commentary. Gertner continues to
suck and suck hard.

JOHN DONALDSON:  Mark Madden tries to hard to be funny and he's like the
student that brownnoses the teacher to get the 'A' or the employee that
kisses the bosses' ass to get the promotion, I just don't like that guy.  
Three Words:  Jeremy Who Cares.  Arnold did color work once, but it just
wasn't working for me.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: Michael Hayes for his work on Jakked.  Then the Fat
Mark.  Then McLane.

PHIL PRZYBYLO: I just wanted to see AH-nold's name for a wrestling award.

JBELL55146: Again, will somebody PLEEEASE shoot Mark Madden and put him
out of his misery. Thank youJ

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