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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Match


Award Description:

To be given to the worst wrestling match you've seen this year, either
live, on TV, PPV, or in an arena, or on tape. If it took place in the past
year, it is eligible.

Previous Winners:

  1990: 06/13/90: Ric Flair vs. Junkyard Dog (CoC XI)
  1991: 05/19/91: El Gigante vs. Sid Vicious (SuperBrawl)
  1992: 01/18/92: Beverly Brothers vs. Bushwhackers (Royal Rumble)
  1993: 04/04/93: Hulk Hogan vs. Yokozuna (WrestleMania IX)
  1994: 09/18/94: Jim Duggan vs. Steve Austin (Fall Brawl)
  1995: 03/19/95: Hulk Hogan vs. Vader (Uncensored)
  1996: 03/24/96: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson &
                  Lex Luger & Kevin Sullivan & Meng & Barbarian & Ze Gangsta
                  & Ultimate Solution (Uncensored)
  1997: 10/26/97: Hulk Hogan vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (cage) (Halloween Havoc)
  1998: 10/25/98: Hollywood Hogan vs. Warrior (Halloween Havoc)
  1999: 09/26/99: Al Snow vs. Big Boss Man (Kennel from Hell) (Unforgiven)
  2000: 06/25/00: Pat Patterson vs. Gerald Brisco (hardcore evening gown)

**2001**: 07/02/01: Booker T (WCW) v. Buff Bagwell (RAW)

257 first place votes
238 second place votes
234 third place votes

 87 27 16  548   07/02/01 Booker T (WCW) v. Buff Bagwell (RAW)
 36 35 18  321   09/23/01 Undertaker & Kane (WCW tag) v. Kronik
 18 20 25  200   08/20/01 Diamond Dallas Page v. Sara (RAW)
 13 23  5  144   01/21/01 Ivory (Women's) v. Chyna
  9 17 14  124   06/24/01 Undertaker v. Diamond Dallas Page (confrontation)
  9 12 17  115   07/22/01 Earl Hebner v. Nick Patrick
  5 18 16  111   08/19/01 Kane & Undertaker (WCW tag) v. Diamond Dallas Page 
                          & Kanyon (WWF tag) (cage)
  8 10  9   88   10/29/01 Vince McMahon v. Shane McMahon (RAW street fight)
  5  9 18   88   04/01/01 Ivory (Women's) v. Chyna
  8  6 14   86   11/26/00 Mancow v. Jimmy Hart
  7  8  6   71   01/14/01 Totally Buff v. Goldberg & Sarge Dewayne Bruce
  6  4  7   56   01/14/01 Scott Steiner (WCW) v. Sid Vicious v. Jeff Jarrett 
                          v. Road Warrior Animal
  6  7  1   53   04/01/01 Twenty Man Gimmick Battle Royal
  2  6 11   50   04/29/01 Chris Jericho v. William Regal (Duchess of Queensbury)
  4  5  4   43   02/26/01 Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley & William Regal v. Trish 
                          Stratus & Vince McMahon
  1  2  5   21   04/16/01 Jeff Hardy (IC) v. Triple H (RAW)
  3  1  0   18   10/18/01 Maven v. Tazz (SmackDown!)
  2  0  4   18   02/18/01 Rick Steiner (US) v. Dustin Rhodes
  2  1  2   17   02/25/01 Jerry Lawler v. Steven Richards
  1  2  3   17   07/22/01 William Regal v. Raven
  1  1  4   16   01/14/01 Team Canada v. Filthy Animals (Penalty Box)
  2  1  1   15   11/19/00 Steve Austin v. Triple H (no DQ)
  0  4  1   14   10/22/01 Hurricane (Euro) v. Bradshaw (RAW)
  2  1  0   13   03/18/01 Chuck Palumbo & Shawn O'Haire (tag) v. Totally Buff
  1  0  4   13   04/29/01 Steve Austin (WWF) & Triple H (IC) v. Undertaker & 
                          Kane (tag)
  1  0  4   13   02/18/01 Scott Steiner (WCW) v. Kevin Nash (loser leaves 
                          town, no DQ, FCA)
  1  1  2   12   12/10/00 Kurt Angle (WWF) v. Rock v. Triple H v. Rikishi v. 
                          Undertaker v. Steve Austin (Hell in the Cell)
  2  0  0   10   09/??/01 Giant Silva v. Scott Norton
  2  0  0   10   06/04/01 Trish Stratus v. Terri (bra and panties)
  2  0  0   10   02/04/01 Selina Majors v. Thug (cage)
  1  1  0    8   10/26/01 Vampire Warrior v. Luna Vachon (Black Wedding)
  1  1  0    8   10/08/01 X-Pac (LtHvy) v. Scotty 2 Hotty (RAW)
  0  1  2    7   10/26/01 Adara James v. Queen Bee v. Violet Terossi v. Danny 
                          Dominion (Skin To Win)
  0  1  2    7   07/22/01 Trish Stratus & Lita v. Torrie Wilson & Stacy 
                          Keibler (bra and panties tag)
  0  2  0    6   04/01/01 Chris Jericho (IC) v. William Regal
  0  0  3    6   08/19/01 Booker T (WCW) v. Rock
  1  0  0    5   11/19/00 Rock v. Rikishi
  1  0  0    5   08/06/01 Rock v. Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley (RAW) (? - maybe
                          they meant Rock v. Shane street fight?)
  1  0  0    5   07/06/01 Masa Chono & Scott Hall v. Keiji Muto & Jinsei 
  1  0  0    5   05/20/01 Triple H (IC) v. Kane (chain)
  1  0  0    5   04/01/01 Rock (WWF) v. Steve Austin
  1  0  0    5   03/01/01 Cien Caras v. Perro Aguayo
  0  1  1    5   09/17/01 Rock v. Test & Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley (RAW 
  0  1  1    5   07/22/01 APA (WWF tag) v. Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire (WCW 
  0  1  1    5   05/20/01 Steve Austin (WWF) v. Undertaker (NHB)
  0  1  1    5   02/04/01 Jane Blond v. Tanja the Warrior Woman
  0  1  0    3   11/12/00 Jado & Gedo & Kaori Nakayama v. Pat Tanaka & Brad 
                          Elliot & Damian Blade
  0  1  0    3   10/01/01 Booker T & Test & Rob van Dam v. Chris Jericho & 
                          Kane & Undertaker (RAW)
  0  1  0    3   08/09/01 Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire (WCW tag) v. 
                          Undertaker & Kane (SmackDown!)
  0  1  0    3   06/24/01 Kurt Angle v. Shane McMahon (street fight)
  0  1  0    3   02/25/01 Kurt Angle (WWF) v. Rock
  0  1  0    3   02/04/01 Danger (WOW) v. Terri Gold
  0  0  1    2   07/09/01 X-Pac (LtHvy) v. Scotty 2 Hotty (RAW)
  0  0  1    2   06/25/01 Edge v. Billy Gunn (RAW)
  0  0  1    2   05/20/01 Chyna (Women's) v. Lita
  0  0  1    2   04/19/01 Edge & Christian (tag) v. Undertaker & Kane 
  0  0  1    2   04/01/01 Right to Censor v. APA & Tazz
  0  0  1    2   02/17/01 Ric Blade v. Sick Nick Mondo
  0  0  1    2   02/04/01 Disciplinarian v. Bronco Billie
  0  0  1    2   02/04/01 Beach Patrol v. Farah & Paradise


  3  1  2        "Anything with..." votes
  0  0  1        Rick Steiner v. Shane Douglas (?)
  0  0  1        Ivory (Women's) v. Chyna (Which one?)

RYAN HALL: Taker-Kane/Kronik HANDS DOWN.  This match simply spoiled the
PPV.  I had to hit my brother several times to stir him from his slumber
after this one.

EDDIE BURKETT: Buff Bagwell killed the WCW invasion.  I hate it when
Undertaker and Kane squash the tag champs for the sole purpose of fueding
with other people.

TEDB512: I suspect it's mostly forgotten, but HHH vs Hardy on RAW so
elegantly crystallized how the WWF lost all momentum.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: Booker T and Buff Bagwell's RAW debut may not have been
the worst match of the year from a technical standpoint, but it
effectively killed an entire angle.

CHIP BOOTS: The whole Taker/Page feud was botched, but having him job to
Sara on Raw was just stupid on so many levels.

SCOTT WORDEN: Taker/Kane vs Kronik was hideous... as was Taker/Kane vs
DDP/Kanyon.  Ivory vs Chyna at WM18.. um, no thank you..  Also, Ivory vs
Chyna at the Rumble.  I guess we need shitty matches to appreciate the
good ones or to make the crappy ones look great..

SEAN FLYNN: The main event of the WOW PPV not only made me want to hang
myself, but made me cease to believe in the existence of God, for no
loving Lord could have allowed his children to watch such crap.  The
UT/Kane v. Kronik match was just brutal to watch, and easily the worst WWF
match of the year. Y2J/Regal in the Duchess of Queensbury match seemed
like a leftover Russo idea gone horribly wrong, and was a total waste of
the talents of both men.

SEBASTIEN FERLAND: It's not his fault, but Taker's always pitted against
someone he hasn't wrestled yet... been there for 10 years. But I enjoyed
HHH vs. Taker, basically the beginning of Deadman Inc.

CANZ: Cien Caras vs. Perro Aguayo from the PPV is what you what to show
people if you want them *NOT* to try and appreciate lucha libre. You may
want to show it to them if they are bound to a chair, Clockwork Orange
style and in possession of a large bank account though.

DONNY L:  Booker v. Buff has to be the worse match of the year, come on
that match switched the WWF for there orginal plan and revamp the entire
angle and fire Buff. Taker/Kane v. Kronik was brutal and another firing of
the performer. Chyna no selling Ivory was pathetic.

SIMON GRIER: Injury angles are a part of wrestling, but the Chyna one was
taken too far. It'll be the boy who cried wolf next time there is a
serious injury. It also killed what had been a red hot crowd at the
Rumble, and the heel-heel confrontation between HHH and Angle suffered as
a result. There were worse matches than Booker T v Bagwell, but that gets
2nd just because it was such an important match and they blew it. Whose
idea was it to have Sid jump off the top rope?

ESTRAGAND: Hebner vs. Patrick.. shouldn't this have been a "blindfold
match"? ...yuk ...yuk

MICHAEL STAKELY: This match KILLED the Invasion angle right off the bat.  
Fortunately Booker T. was retained and Bagwell was allowed to go off and
destroy his career.

JOHN C.: I really like Booker T. but his match with Bagwell on Raw in July
was atrocious. I don't think it was Booker's fault though. Bagwell was the
wrong guy to put in the first WCW match and the crowd wasn't going to
react positively to it anyway. It was a disaster and the first sign that
told us the invasion was a failure. Any Ivory vs. Chyna match could be
chosen but I went with the "classic" at the Rumble because Chyna's acting
post-match was so bad. Seeing Sara Undertaker pinning DDP pretty much
proved that Vinny Mac had no intention on building the WCW name.

JOE GENTILE: Buff Bagwell nearly destroyed the wrestling world in a single
match... damn. The DDP/Sara match was a travesty beyond words, and Chyna
was just OOZING in arrogance at WM X-7. Im so glad the bitch is gone.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Booker vs. Bagwell, the match that may have
singlehandedly scuppered the invasion angle, of course. Kronic vs.
Taker/Kane gets second. It was easily bad enough to win, but Booker vs.
Bagwell was a more important match, as much as it pains me to not vote for
an Undertaker match in first place. McMahon vs. McMahon from 10/29 gets
third. Yes, gentlemen, the solution to having too many McMahons in the
storylines is to stick them in the main event instead. Of course it is. :P

MATTY TONKIN: If you enjoy two wrestlers standing around & two wrestlers
rolling about on the mat, then this match (Taker & Kane vs DDP & Kanyon)
is for you. And 90% of women's matches are not even worth watching (& that
includes the bra & panties, etc matches).

SHANE SPEAR: The gimmick battle royal was SUPPOSED to be bad.  I mean, it
was announced by Mean Gene and Bobby Heenan.  It would be a crime if I
didn't vote for this here.  Kudos to the WWF for coming up with a real
original idea here.  The ACTUAL worst match was the black day in Tacoma.  
Dead Crowd + Buff + Booker + WCW = FAILURE!

ROB EVANS: For a match of such significant importance in wrestling history
Booker v. Bagwell (WCW on RAW) absolutely sucked.

WILL SCHLICKENMAIER: Booker T v. Buff Bagwell... the only match that
managed to ruin a promotion in what was it, ten minutes?  Hell, they
ruined the promotion as soon as they started "wrestling."  As for the
other matches, well, hell, Undertaker sucks.

General Comments
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Best Jobber
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Best Flyer
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Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
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Worst Heel
Worst Babyface
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Least Favourite
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Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
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Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
Most Obnoxious
Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
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