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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst TV Show


Award Description:

To be given to what is on average the worst wrestling TV show. In 1994, TV
shows and major shows were given separate award categories.

Previous Winners:

  1991: 07/07/91: WCW Great American Bash
  1992: 12/03/91: WWF This Tuesday In Texas
  1993: 04/04/93: WWF WrestleMania IX
  1994: WCW World Wide
  1995: WWF Mania
  1996: AWF Warriors of Wrestling
  1997: WWF LiveWire
  1998: WCW Worldwide
  1999: WCW Thunder
  2000: WCW Thunder

**2001**: (tie) WWF Excess / WCW Thunder

240 first place votes
227 second place votes
213 third place votes

 67 32 31  493   WWF Excess
 55 52 31  493   WCW Thunder
 23 30 11  227   WCW Monday Nitro
 26 17 10  201   XPW TV
 16  8 23  150   WCW Worldwide
  4 15 22  109   WWF LiveWire
  8 10 18  106   WOW Women of Wrestling
  9 13  8  100   CZW Fake You TV
  4 14 15   92   WWF Sunday Night Heat
  6 11  9   81   WWF Jakked / Metal
  8  1  2   47   WWF RAW
  4  3  8   45   WWF Tough Enough
  2  6  6   40   WWF SmackDown!
  3  2  2   25   UPW Live
  1  2  1   13   WWF Attitude
  1  0  1    7   ECW Hardcore TV
  0  0  2    4   WCW Saturday Night (Saturday Morning)
  0  1  0    3   WWF Saturday Night Heat
  0  1  0    3   AAA on Galavision
  0  0  1    2   WWF International Heat
  0  0  1    2   JWF TV
  0  0  1    2   Chaotic Wrestling Friday Night Chaos


  3  9  9   60   ECW on TNN (didn't air during eligibilty period)
  0  0  1    2   Wrestling's Ultimate Slams & Jams (not a TV show)

TEDB512: Tough call between Tough Enough (bad concept) and Excess (bad
show). TE's more generally disturbing, so I picked it.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, WOW!

CHRIS BIRD: Here's what I don't get. The WWF is willing to cut a
wrestler's push after two weeks if they think the reaction is poor. But
Excess has had horrible numbers since the beginning, and somehow they
don't think to change it? It certainly deserves a change. It's a boring
recap show hosted by Jonathan Coachman (a candidate for mandatory
sterilization if ever there was one) that each week clips a classic match
to near-unwatchability. And nobody watches it. Go figure.

DONNY L: Jakked/Metal is just brutal, the matches aren't that bad but the
play by play guys are some of the worse sound coming out of the tube (well
excluding boy bands)

SIMON GRIER: Enough said about the first two, XPW and CZW. Third vote to
International Heat which is a farce. For the best part of the year the
commentary team was two out of Hayes, Coachman and the abhorrent Kelly,
although they've now been replaced by Cole and Tazz who both half-ass the
show. We miss all the angles that take place on the MTV show instead
getting highlights of Raw and Smackdown which we've already seen. Billy
Gunn is an almost mainstay feature which is also bad, plus Channel 4
expect us to wait up to 2 in the morning to watch it. The pointlessness of
Superstars and awfulness of Classics were also considered for a vote,
while I haven't even seen Excess yet.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: Thunder and Nitro get one and two, obviously. Raw gets
third, in spite of me having voted for it in the Best TV show category as
well. Though it's had some great moments this year, it's also had long
stretches of being boring, annoying and hideously stupid. (These periods,
oddly, seem to coincide with the periods of most heavy McMahon-ness in
storylines. Odd that...)

THE CUBS FAN: Excess was a race to see who'd give up first, the fans or
the WWF, and I guess since the fans never bothered to show up, they won by
default. I could make a long list of the bad skits on Heat this year but I
don't want to remember them. No no no no.

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
Worst Announcer
Worst Colour
Worst Interviewee
Worst Angle
Worst Organization
Worst TV Show
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Worst Promotional Move
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