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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

Most Overrated Wrestler


Award Description:

To be given to the wrestler who really has little talent, but has a large
place in the spotlight nonetheless. This is a measure of how undeserved a
wrestler's push is.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Hulk Hogan
  1991: Hulk Hogan
  1992: Ultimate Warrior
  1993: Hulk Hogan
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Hulk Hogan
  1998: Hollywood Hogan
  1999: Hulk Hogan
  2000: Goldberg

**2001**: The Undertaker

296 first place votes
283 second place votes
277 third place votes

 43 23 28  340   Undertaker
 31 11 10  208   Rock
 16 19 12  161   Goldberg
 12 22 10  146   Billy Gunn
 15 15 10  140   Buff Bagwell
 11 15 17  134   Lita
 14 11 11  125   Shane McMahon
 15 10  3  111   Rob van Dam
  9  9 17  106   Test
  9 11 10   98   Kevin Nash
 10  9  9   95   Albert
  9 10  6   87   Jeff Hardy
  8  8 10   84   Big Show
  9  5  6   72   Chris Jericho
  5 10  7   69   Tazz
  8  4  6   64   Booker T
  4  8  7   58   Kane
  7  3  6   56   Steve Austin
  3  6 11   55   X-Pac
  4  8  3   50   Lance Storm
  5  6  2   47   Scott Steiner
  3  5  7   44   Diamond Dallas Page
  3  5  5   40   William Regal
  3  5  4   38   Triple H
  5  0  2   29   Chris Benoit
  5  0  1   27   Chyna
  1  4  4   25   Rhyno
  4  1  0   23   Kurt Angle
  3  2  1   23   Low Ki
  2  1  5   23   Sid Vicious
  1  4  2   21   Edge
  3  1  1   20   Raven
  3  1  1   20   Jeff Jarrett
  1  3  2   18   Chuck Palumbo
  2  1  2   17   Jun Akiyama
  2  2  0   16   Keiji Muto
  1  1  3   14   Tajiri
  0  2  4   14   Steve Corino
  1  2  1   13   Masahiro Chono
  1  0  3   11   Perry Saturn
  1  1  1   10   Shinya Hashimoto
  1  1  1   10   Eddie Guerrero
  1  1  1   10   Christian
  0  2  1    8   Scotty 2 Hotty
  0  2  1    8   Kanyon
  0  2  1    8   Billy Kidman
  0  0  4    8   Hardcore Holly
  1  0  1    7   Justin Credible
  0  1  2    7   Tommy Dreamer
  0  1  2    7   Matt Hardy
  1  0  0    5   Klondyke Kate
  0  1  1    5   Bull Buchanan
  0  0  2    4   Mike Awesome
  0  1  0    3   Toshiaki Kawada
  0  1  0    3   Terri Gold
  0  1  0    3   Steve Blackman
  0  1  0    3   Scott Hall
  0  1  0    3   Mitsuharu Misawa
  0  1  0    3   Kensuke Sasaki
  0  1  0    3   Kawada
  0  1  0    3   Ivory
  0  0  1    2   Tony DeVito
  0  0  1    2   Shawn Michaels
  0  0  1    2   Sean O'Haire
  0  0  1    2   Satoshi Kojima
  0  0  1    2   Nova
  0  0  1    2   Masato Tanaka
  0  0  1    2   KAORU
  0  0  1    2   Jushin Liger
  0  0  1    2   Hurricane
  0  0  1    2   Gedo

RYAN HALL: Rock, Goldberg, Undertaker. Rock is getting stale.  Goldberg
and Undertaker are just awful.

EDDIE BURKETT: Undertaker's age is starting to show, most noticeably in
his nearly botched Last Ride attempts.  Its ironic to think that he had to
stop doing the Tombstone because it was dangerous, and now does an even
MORE dangerous move.  Billy Gunn had an IC title run last December, during
which he nearly dropped Benoit on his head.  I think the WWF has stopped
pushing him, at least for now, but crowds STILL pop big for him for no
reason whatsoever.  IMHO, I don't see what's so special about Rob Van Dam.  
He works his *unique style*, and that's all good, but other than his
pointing to self bit, I don't see any particular reason why he has gotten
so over since the Invasion started, other than his act of pinning most of
the top names.

PAUL ZOROVICH: I just don't get the whole Steve Austin thing.  Maybe it's
because I was watching WCW during his first rise to fame, but what I've
seen over the past year or so just doesn't warrant all the hype.

VIKRAM BIRRING: Every time Jim Ross talks of potential, it usually means
some "hoss"  with no workrate or charisma. (See Albert, Test, etc.)

CHIP BOOTS: I know Undertaker pops an arena, but so does the W-O-R-M.

MARKUS: I despise Undertake and Show, and Corino stopped being worthwhile
yet people still applaud his efforts. pffffft.

SCOTT WORDEN: Most overrated.  CHYNA!!!!!!  Grrr..  Cya Joanie.. Next
stop, late nite tv commercials with your cohost Rena Mero..  Taker is just
ugh..  I mean, sure Ross thinks he is a hoss and a stallion or whatever,
same with Kane, but please..  The guy looks older than both of my
grandfathers' ages combined..

DVDVR.COM LATIN LOVER: Need we remember how RVD risks death alot? such as
the Face in the Table spot from the 11/19 RAW? As for Jeff Hardy, I don't
like him, highspot working soon to be a cripple punk. He wishes he could
be Ricky Morton. As for Booker T, all he seems to do are kicks.

OTTO "HACK-MAN" HEUER: This has gotta be the first year that Hogan didn't
even make the *nominations* list!  I'm going with Austin, Tazzzzz, and

CANZ: Chris Benoit is a three-move yawn machine.  He's a mid-level brawler
at best now. I'm sick of people shoving his vertically-challenged
"no-nonsense-and-no-fun" style of wrestling down my throat as something
other than a good excuse to take a whizz.

SHOCKER 2K: Chris Benoit's a great wrestler. But he's not the God of
Wrestling that many internet fans make him out to be. In the right
situations, he can be gold. But why should an entire promotion change to
suit one man's style?

MIKE JOHNSON: 1. Ugh.  The Albert Push of 2001.  I never bought it for a
second, and almost everyone else didn't either.

DONNY L: Undertaker why is he still anywhere near the top, Goldberg should
never see a wrestling ring again, and Test gets chance after chance to
prove himself

PETER HAZLETT: Who needs Goldberg. Do the same kind of unbeatable thing
with Rhyno instead. As for Regal, I cringe whenever I have to watch him in
the ring.

SIMON GRIER: I don't know which groups of fans the most overrated
catrergory refers to, but Y2J is overrated by bookers, casuals fans, the
internet, marks, smarks, smarts, smarties and m & m's. He is a useless
goof who is boring on the mic and sloppy and error-prone in the squared
circle. It is not a Triple H conspiracy that he will always remain an
upper midcarder occasionally jobbing in main events - it is because that's
all he deserves.

BRIAN SCALA: Last year, I praised RVD & jeered Paul Heyman for letting him
walk. I was wrong. Heyman didn't screw up RVD; RVD screwed himself by
failing to adjust to the WWF's style of wrestling.

KEVIN DOTEN: Shawn Michaels - He was good in his day. How good would he be
now that the style has changed and he hasn't wrestled in how long?

JOHN C.: Even though Kevin Nash didn't wrestle a lot people still talk
about him as if he's some kind of savior. I'm still trying to figure out
why. Tazz has not had one good match in about two years in the WWF yet
some people still think he has talent. The guy's an orange midget with a
big mouth and little talent. Goldberg comes in third because he's the
luckiest wrestler ever.

CHRIS GRIMM: "The WWF needs Goldberg!"  "The WWF needs Goldberg!"  
"Goldberg'll pop the ratings!"  "People'll tune in to see Goldberg!!!"  
Really? Kinda makes you wonder why they didn't when he was in WCW?  Enjoy
making Keystone Light commercials, you overrated sack of shit.

SCOTT CHRIST: I hate how the WWF constantly uses Shane McMahon. He's fine
now and then, but when he's wrestling frequently it takes away from the
holy shit factor of his big bumps and his crappy flying moves.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Note to the Underseller, erm, Taker: Retire. Please.
Now. For all our sakes. I never jumped on the anti-UT bandwagon last year,
but I'm firmly aboard now. He's just horrible in the ring, and he never
sells, and he never jobs, and now he's pretending to be a shoot-wrestling
genius too. Yuck. X-Pac, being X-Pac, still sucks. And that Foley bit
about him being MIA and nobody caring was damn well a shoot, too. Billy
Gunn should get third, but I hold such a burning personal dislike of the
Rock that I'll vote for him instead. (He's not actually a bad worker, mind
you. I just hate him.)

MATTY TONKIN: Booker T sucks & I dont know why the internet community
always regarded him as the best thing going in WCW. Edge has always been
the "next big thing" but he hasnt really progressed at all. I like him,
but he's still missing something, like he's 80% in all areas, but cant
lift himself any higher.

YNAE316: Jeff and Edge have been pointed to as the "Shawn Michaels" of
their respective duos, but I disagree. I think both Matt and Christian are
actually the BETTER of the two.  Matt and Christian both work better
matches than Jeff and Edge(particularly Matt, Jeff's more of a "spot"
person than actual ring technician) and both (especially Christian!!) are
a MILLION times better on the mic. Shane McMahon:  Does some great spots
and bumps, but NOT a wrestler...

JEREMY SORIA: DDP is a given. He's the Carrot Top of the wrestling world.
A total goofball and totally unfunny, yet still universally praised. I
don't know why. And Rob Van Dam - although he's the whole Dam show and
everything - still has his reputation of busting people open and missing

SHANE SPEAR: I'm sorry, but I just don't see it in Lance Storm.  I
understand he's a good wrestler, but firstly he's still a step below
Angle, Benoit, and possible Austin in technical terms.  That would be fine
and all, but he has NO mic skills to speak of.  No, conditioning an
audience to boo your one sentence is NOT mic skills.  Next on my list is
Lita.  Lita is known for a few simple things.  Thong, Interfering in every
Hardy Boys match, a CRAPPY dragonrana or whatever, and a CRAPPY moonsault.  
Yet, everyone hails her as the queen of woman's wrestling.  If she was in
WOW, nobody would've even cared of anything she's done.  The final
wrestler is Tajiri.  Kick, kick, kick!  Not since the Rockettes have I
seen so much kicking!  Actually, Tajiri isn't so bad.  He's just not the
japanese GOD that everybody on the internet thinks he is.

RYAN FAULCONER: Angle, HHH and The Rock sweep all three spots here. Being
the best worker in the WWF does not make you the best worker in the world
and because Angle is thought of as being the best of the three he gets
first. HHH and The Rock are basically the same wrestler with different
signature moves while Angle is hailed as the second coming when in reality
he is just very good.


MATT SPAULDING: This year I realized just why I don't think HHH is as good
as everyone says he is - he bores the hell out of me.

SHAWN MULLIN: Undertaker should sell and lose more.  Shane McMahon, as
much as I think he got too much flak, and as I much as I love him as a
face character, should get KILLED by real wrestlers.  He definately should
not be standing tall while Booker T jobs to the Rock instead of him.

General Comments
Best Wrestler
Best Tag Team
Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
Best Technical
Best Brawler
Most Favourite
Most Improved
Most Overrated
Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
Best Feud
Worst Wrestler
Worst Tag Team
Worst Heel
Worst Babyface
Worst Worker
Least Favourite
Most Deteriorated
Most Underrated
Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
Worst Match
Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
Most Obnoxious
Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
Best Major Show
Best Promotional Move
Worst Second
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