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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

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

**2001**: Mark Madden

245 first place votes
223 second place votes
205 third place votes

 60 30 20  430   Mark Madden
 27 23 14  232   Jerry Lawler
 26 22 18  232   Arn Anderson
 16 17 22  175   Tazz
 21 15 12  174   Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley
 11 20 26  167   Vince Russo
  9 23 14  142   Stevie Ray
  9 11 13  104   Konnan
 11  7  9   94   David McLane
 12  4  4   80   Paul Heyman
 10  5  7   79   Mike Tenay
  5 11  9   76   Lee Marshall
  7  5  6   62   Al Snow
  6  6  7   62   Jim Ross
  3  7  9   54   Michael Hayes
  4  5  3   41   Trish Stratus
  4  5  2   39   Chris Leary
  1  1  0    8   Cyrus
  0  0  3    6   John House
  1  0  0    5   B. Brian Blair
  0  1  1    5   Kevin Kelly
  0  1  1    5   Jonathan Coachman
  0  1  0    3   Larry Rivera
  0  1  0    3   Joel Gertner
  0  1  0    3   DISQO
  0  0  1    2   Scott Hudson
  0  0  1    2   Larry Zbyzsko
  0  0  1    2   Dr. Tom Pritchard
  0  0  1    2   Bobby Heenan

REJECTED - not colour

  2  0  0        Tony Schiavone
  0  1  1        Michael Cole

RYAN HALL: Tenay scares me.  He gives off that child molestor vibe.

TEDB512: Al Snow is maybe the worst possible complement to Michael Cole.
Neither of them talk about the match!

MPWG: No will even comes close to Mark's level

SCOTT CRAWFORD: Heyman's "Alliance" work buried a lot of the good he'd
done up until that point. We'll see if he can turn it around this year
coming up.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: I really don't know whether David McLane is an
announcer or a color commentator -- probably color, I guess -- but he'd
qualify as the worst I've ever heard in both categories.

CHIP BOOTS: Anybody can yell "Puppies!" 200 times an hour.  That doesn't
make them a good color commentator.

SCOTT WORDEN: Did Madden actually think people may have liked him?  Glad
that guy is unemployed form wrestling.

CANZ: It took me about one minute of hearing the obnoxious voice of Paul
E. to realize he is truly as much at home with the equally repulsive Ross
as Lawer was.  I hope someone throws a brick at the WWF announce table.

MIKE JOHNSON: 1.  I think Chris Leary and Jonathan Coachman make the
single worst and most annoying announce team in wrestling history.  That
said, I'd STILL rather listen to them as opposed to the Great Blob that
is/was Madden.

DONNY L: I like Snow as a wrestler, but his colour was just bad. Arn
Anderson was on for one segment on Raw and it was one too many.

SIMON GRIER: A least Kelly is only the second worst colour guy, as he
isn't even close to being as bad as Madden. I hope people don't forget
Madden just because he was sacked early in the voting calendar - he was
more annoying in the first match of the first Nitro of the year than Kelly
has been in his whole career. Dr. Tom just tries too hard to be a heel
commentator and comes off a prat.

ESTRAGAND: Sorry, Arn. While he was a fantastic wrestler, his brief stint
as a color man seemed misguided. His voice was too quiet and muffled, not
reflective of the foreboding interviews he used to do.

CHRIS GRIMM: No one, and I mean, NO ONE adds less to the show than that
shreiking jackass Lawler.  And when we got Heyman to replace him, who
really missed hearing a creepy middle-aged man scream about any pair of
tits in the immediate area?  You did?  Really?  You're an ass.

CHRIS LENING: It is perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of my ballot that
XPW's sucktacular Larry Rivera can't even win third place here. Heyman was
a big fat sack of suck, Lawler was a shrieking fool with a perpetual
hardon, and John House managed to be a color man despite not having a
voice that is even remotely pleasant-sounding.

YNAE316: I love AA but he blowed pretty bad on that one edition of Raw

BEE MONTEVERDE: I put J.R. as worst color man for when he would replace
Tazz or whomever on Smackdown!. Listening to Cole and Ross trying to
adjust to eachother is miserable.

RYAN FAULCONER: Paul Heyman's ECW shilling and misogyny has been known to
cause wild epidemics of channelflipitis to break out in the Faulconer

JUSTIN SHAPIRO: Lots of people didn't do very well but no one deserves
singling out.

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