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2000 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Interviewee

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Worst Interviewee                       

Award Description:

To be given to the person who gives the worst interview in the biz. This
could be a wrestler or a manager. 

Previous Winners:

  1990: Ultimate Warrior 
  1991: El Gigante 
  1992: Ultimate Warrior 
  1993: Giant Gonzalez 
  1994: Yokozuna 
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Ahmed Johnson
  1997: Ahmed Johnson
  1998: Warrior
  1999: Sid Vicious

**2000**: Hardy Boyz

504 first place votes
483 second place votes
459 third place votes

 43 45 33  416   Hardy Boyz
 48 33 25  389   Sid Vicious
 45 33 32  388   Linda McMahon
 48 21 29  361   Scott Steiner
 27 27 16  248   Chyna
 16 32 22  220   Lex Luger
 24 19 10  197   David Flair
 19 19 19  190   Debra
 18 22 15  186   Vince Russo
 19  9 23  168   Kane
 13 13 13  130   Steve Blackman
  6 21 18  129   Rick Steiner
 14 14  7  126   Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley
 12  9 13  113   Justin Credible
 10 10 14  108   Big Show
  9 12 10  101   Rikishi
  9  7  8   82   Rock
  9  9  5   82   Chris Benoit
  7 11  5   78   Ms. Hancock
  7  7 11   78   Kronik
  8  4 11   74   Vampiro
  8  6  6   70   Brian Knobs
  7  7  7   70   Kevin Nash
  6  6  7   62   Meng
  4  9  5   57   Undertaker
  3  5  6   42   Kimberly Page
  2  6  7   42   Booker T.
  3  5  5   40   Goldberg
  5  1  3   34   Hulk Hogan
  1  5  7   34   Mike Awesome
  4  0  2   24   Buff Bagwell
  1  4  3   23   Perry Saturn
  3  1  2   22   X-Pac
  2  3  1   21   Perfectshawn Stasiak
  3  1  1   20   Triple H
  3  1  1   20   Kevin Kelly
  2  2  2   20   Fred Ottman
  3  0  2   19   Dean Malenko
  1  4  1   19   Mr. Ass
  2  2  1   18   Jeff Jarrett
  2  0  3   16   General Rection
  2  1  1   15   Sting
  1  2  2   15   Steve Austin
  1  2  1   13   Steven Richards
  2  0  1   12   Major Gunns
  2  0  0   10   Gene Okerlund
  1  1  1   10   Pamela Paulshock
  0  2  2   10   Test
  1  0  2    9   New Jack
  1  0  2    9   Billy Kidman
  0  3  0    9   Rhino
  1  1  0    8   Evan Karagias
  1  1  0    8   Eddie Guerrero
  1  1  0    8   Big T
  0  2  1    8   Lita
  1  0  1    7   Tommy Dreamer
  1  0  1    7   Tiger Ali Singh
  1  0  1    7   Mike Sanders
  1  0  1    7   Madusa
  1  0  1    7   Godfather
  1  0  1    7   Bret Hart
  0  1  2    7   Torrie Wilson
  0  2  0    6   Essa Rios
  0  2  0    6   Big Boss Man
  0  0  3    6   Trish Stratus
  0  0  3    6   Road Dogg
  1  0  0    5   Tony Schiavone
  1  0  0    5   Sgt. A-Wall
  1  0  0    5   Kat
  1  0  0    5   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  1  0  0    5   CW Anderson
  1  0  0    5   British Bulldog
  1  0  0    5   B.B.
  0  1  1    5   Terry Taylor
  0  1  1    5   Tank Abbott
  0  1  1    5   Lance Storm
  0  1  1    5   Diamond Dallas Page
  0  1  1    5   Cat
  0  1  1    5   Brian Adams
  0  0  2    4   Shane McMahon
  0  1  0    3   Tazz
  0  1  0    3   Michael Cole
  0  1  0    3   Lilian Garcia
  0  1  0    3   Konnan
  0  1  0    3   Juventud Guerrera
  0  1  0    3   Jonathan Coachman
  0  1  0    3   Insane Clown Posse
  0  1  0    3   Dawn Marie
  0  1  0    3   Chris Jericho
  0  0  1    2   Tom Prichard
  0  0  1    2   Shane Douglas
  0  0  1    2   Reno
  0  0  1    2   Misfits in Action
  0  0  1    2   Gangrel
  0  0  1    2   Francine
  0  0  1    2   Faarooq
  0  0  1    2   Eric Watts
  0  0  1    2   Crash
  0  0  1    2   Bull Buchanan
  0  0  1    2   Big Vito
  0  0  1    2   Al Greene

REJECTED

  1  0  0    5   "Any..." votes
  0  1  0    3   Duplicate votes
  0  1  0    3   Radicals
  0  0  1    2   "Tie" votes

C. JOSEPH HOFFMAN: Russo on the interview set:  "ME! ME!  ALL ME!! AND IF
YOU DON'T LIKE IT, BITE ME!"

HIRO: Both of the women above simply has that annoying screeching voice.
Maybe the WWF should hire voice coaches for these two.  Also, they
should've kept Kane from speaking since obviously it doesn't work. "I'm a
MONSTER!"? I just don't get that.

MICHAEL BANKER: The Hardyz are now very over without speaking.  But how
much more over would they be if they could talk?  Look at what E&C have
been able to do with their speaking abilities.  Rather than try to kill
themselves on a nightly basis, perhaps they should think about saving the
amazing acrobatics for the PPVs, and learn to talk in order to stay over
in the mean time. Their careers would be prolonged, the PPVs would be that
much more important, and today's fans really do seem to care more about
how well a wrestler works the stick, rather than how well the wrestler
performs in the ring, so they would be more over, to boot.  What's not to
like?

JASON:  CRZ, if it wasn't for your transcribing, I don't think I'd have
any idea of what Steiner, Sid, or Show say.  Thank you, sir.

ADAM FROM TORONTO: I beleive there's a $1 million reward for any evidence
of cranial activity going on behind Debra's eyes. And, judging by Linda
McMahon's eye-glazing interviews, we know which side of the family the
kids got their charisma from.

DEVON: Scott Steiner has a voice like metal objects going into a garbage
disposal, and delivers bizarre "Ultimate Warrior-esque" promos.  Mike
Awful delivers his promos like it's 1985 and yells until a vein pops in
his neck.  He should move to Calgary and learn how to make a point without
shouting.

DAN LONEY: They should call this award the "Linda."  But Chyna promoting
her Playboy spread was probably one of the most disturbing things I've
ever seen.  I thought she was having a psychotic episode.

CHRIS OSTER: Hardyz - there'll come a time when you'll need to do more
than perform in the ring, and it's coming up fast.  Big T - take the
marbles out of your mouth man.  And lose the belly.  Scott Steiner - have
you ever considered Prozac?

SCOTT W.: Scott Steiner is the worse interview.  All the ROID RAGE is
going to his head.  He Scott, here's some advice... You're an ASSHOLE..  
Sid is Sid, what else can you do?  Lex Luger is just a nothing.

MARCUS SPARKS: David obviously didn't inherit daddy Flair's personality.  
Miss Hancock is just plain awful on the mic.  Kronik says basically the
same thing all the time.

JOSEPH MICELI: Hardy's are fun to watch until they open their mouths (good
thing its rare).  Why does matt hardy yell out "uuuuuhhhhhh!!!" before the
twist of fate?

DARREN MANTLE: Booker T : Does anyone know what the heck his catchphrase
means?

JAMES HOWARD: "AND I HAVE! HALF! THE BRAINS! THAT *CHOODO*!" :)

LCDRKODIAS: And you thought only men could speak in monotone.

JOE GAGNE: Linda McMahon?s laughable interviews clearly show that Shane
and Steph got their mic skills from their father.  Brian Knobb?s YELLING
INTERVIEWS LEAVE YOU NASTICIZED, BABY!  Steiner makes it onto the worst
list thanks to his bizarre imagry and general mangling of the English
language.

SCOTT ZUCKER: Chyna+microphone=TV going off. Same goes with Sid and Scott
Steiner most of the time. However, occasionally, I'll stay tuned to the
men to hear how ridiculous they sound on that particular day.

NATHAN LONEY: Yikes!  The kids evidently got their on-screen talent from
the "genetic jackhammer", because Linda McMahon absolutely sucks!  Scott
Steiner wins the Warrior Memorial Garbled Language award for this year.  
Take the horsepill out of your mouth before you speak, and we'll be able
to understand you.  The Hardy Boyz are GREAT in the ring... however, on
the microphone, I could do a better job.

BILL LEHECKA: I have a message to all my freaks out there, Scott Steiner
sucks on the mike.  Holler if ya hear me!

MATT SPAULDING: I know Credible's not considered a full-fledged Kliq
member, but you'd think he would have picked up *some* mic skills from
those guys.  Steiner and Sid are obviously speaking alien languages.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Okay, Joanie, you're massively over, work your ass off
daily, have a great look, and (despite what people may say) certainly
deserve your position in the WWF. That doesn't mean you have to try and
*talk*. Linda McMahon and Scott Steiner are the runners up. Linda just
isn't anywhere near the other McMahons, and Scott is Scott, which means I
never have any idea what he's saying. I can't, in good conscience, vote
for the Hardy Boyz here (though I expect people will), because I can't
ever recall hearing them say so much as three words at a time.

LAWRENCE BENEDETTO: What happened to his voicebox?

TANVIR RAQUIB: The Ruler of the Squirrels set the standard for most
unwatchable interviews during the Sullivan Era. I don't care what anyone
says - HHH can get a good promo, but his 20 minute specials do nothing for
me. NOTHING. So shut up.

JOHN DONALDSON:  Meng, can the guy fluent English, you'd think he'd be
able to let the unintelligible gutteral speaking pattern of his progress
to a degree at least.  I detest Test and to think that he was gonna marry
Stephanie McMahon, thank you very much HHH for saving us from hearing
these words:  Your World Wrestling Federation Champion, Test.  General
Rection is just not a great interview, he's just not in the right role as
the leader of the MIA.

JEFF "FRO" WAHLMAN: Some women, like Ivory, Steph, and Tammy Sytch have
mic skills. Others don't, like Linda, Debra, and Kim.

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