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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Wrestler

Worst Wrestler

Award Description:

To be given to the name athlete who was the worst overall wrestler in the
past year. Minimal technical ability, lousy interviews, non-existent
workrate, and the charisma of a rock should describe this person.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Junkyard Dog
  1991: Andre The Giant
  1992: Nailz
  1993: Giant Gonzalez
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Hulk Hogan
  1998: Hollywood Hogan

**1999**: Hulk Hogan

343 first place votes
336 second place votes
327 third place votes

 96 36 22  632   Hulk Hogan
 35 28 26  311   David Flair
 16 23 23  195   Mideon
 14 16 27  172   Viscera
 12 22 12  150   Kevin Nash
 11 16 15  133   Big Bossman
 10 12 19  124   Sid Vicious
 11 14  9  115   Brian Knobs
  8 12  6   88   Rick Steiner
  7 13  5   84   Fabulous Moolah
  8  8  7   78   Sable
  6  9 10   77   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  6  7 12   75   Cat
  5  9  6   64   Jake Roberts
  6  7  6   63   Swoll
  1 10 12   59   Roddy Piper
  6  6  5   58   Big Show
  2  8 10   54   Mae Young
  2  7 10   51   Warrior
  7  0  5   45   Goldberg
  6  3  2   43   Steve Austin
  3  4  6   39   Total Package
  6  2  1   38   Rock
  4  3  4   37   Erik Watts
  4  3  3   35   Debra
  4  3  2   33   Road Dogg
  4  3  2   33   Mr. Ass
  4  1  3   29   Diamond Dallas Page
  3  4  1   29   New Jack
  2  5  1   27   Randy Savage
  2  4  1   24   Godfather
  3  2  1   23   Undertaker
  1  4  2   21   Triple H
  2  1  3   19   Steve Blackman
  0  4  3   18   British Bulldog
  1  2  3   17   Stevie Ray
  3  0  0   15   Lex Luger
  1  1  3   14   Atsushi Onita
  0  2  3   12   Nicole Bass
  1  2  0   11   Vince McMahon
  1  2  0   11   Sting
  1  2  0   11   Buff Bagwell
  0  1  4   11   Van Hammer
  2  0  0   10   Chris Benoit
  1  1  1   10   Pete "Gas"
  1  1  1   10   Chyna
  1  0  2    9   Prince Albert
  1  0  2    9   Konnan
  0  1  3    9   Evan Karagias
  1  1  0    8   Kendall Windham
  0  2  1    8   Yokozuna
  1  0  1    7   Mankind
  1  0  0    5   Viscra
  1  0  0    5   Sabu
  1  0  0    5   Ric Flair
  1  0  0    5   Norman Smiley
  1  0  0    5   Maestro
  1  0  0    5   King Kong Bundy
  1  0  0    5   Jeff Jarrett
  1  0  0    5   Fit Finlay
  1  0  0    5   D'Lo Brown
  1  0  0    5   Curly Bill (Vincent)
  0  1  1    5   Sean Stasiak
  0  1  1    5   Scott Steiner
  0  1  1    5   Chase Tatum
  0  0  2    4   Scott Hall
  0  0  2    4   Mark Henry
  0  1  0    3   Shane McMahon
  0  1  0    3   Shane Douglas
  0  1  0    3   Juice
  0  1  0    3   George Steele
  0  1  0    3   Droz
  0  1  0    3   4x4
  0  0  1    2   Tori
  0  0  1    2   Steve Williams
  0  0  1    2   Steve Regal
  0  0  1    2   Roadkill
  0  0  1    2   PN News
  0  0  1    2   Meng
  0  0  1    2   Joey Abs
  0  0  1    2   Jaque Mate
  0  0  1    2   Disciple
  0  0  1    2   Dennis Rodman
  0  0  1    2   Bret Hart
  0  0  1    2   Big Ted Sweet
  0  0  1    2   Berlyn
  0  0  1    2   "Tie" votes(NO)

CHRIS BIRD: Viscera can barely move, Swoll is little better, and Mideon is
horrid...and that's only scraping the very bottom of a very putrid, rotten
barrel. I didn't have room for Hulk Hogan, Sable, Moolah, Rick Steiner,
Nash, Sid, Savage, Knobbs, Stevie Ray...I could go on, believe me...

EDC: Brian Knobs is a bad wrestler. He has no buisness being in the ring,
much less a WCW ring. David Flair is worse, but its his first gig, and
atleast he's willing to take a face first bump or two. Eric Watts is
hopeless, and I hope he never works again.

RFLAGG13: Sure, a lot of people sucked this year, but no one quite
approached the abomination that is David Flair. He has absolutely no
business being in the ring, and his little brother Reid is probably a
better worker than he is at this point. Second goes to Big Bossman, who
managed to take a mildly over hardcore division and turn it into a
festering pile of garbage. Third is Kevin Nash, who should retire to do
commentary. His mic skills are literally his only saving grace.

K. CANZANELLA: Big Show is horrible. For a guy who's 7'2, he sure as hell
is having a hard time getting himself over. The Undertaker should retire
now. The heat's gone, the aura's gone, the work that was always bad is
even worse, the gimmick's outdated, and the guy is too banged up. Jaque
Mate bores me tremendously. He isn't.... good.

SCOTT GRIFFITH:  Gosh... I could fill this one up all day.  There are so
many deserving horrible wrestlers.  I was leaning towards any No Limit
soljah, but they lasted all of a month so I ditched that though.  Really,
this category was way to easy to come up with.  Maybe there are just way
to many horrible wrestlers out there.  Ugggh....

SVEN MASCARENHAS: Congratulations, Sable, you managed to knock Warrior and
David Flair off the top of the list.

FALCONARROW: and Hogan doesn't get any of my votes due to his lack of

AARON: The fact that Flair, Piper and Moolah all held single titles this
year makes it even more pathetic.

JOHN ROMANO:  Mideon sucks however you spell it.

DON BECKER: Ah, yes - the award on whose presence offends me most in a
wrestling ring.  And at the top of that would be the No Limit Soldiers,
represented here by Master P's bodyguard Swoll.  Atsushi Onita wouldn't
get a vote from me if he'd stayed in FMW, because his presence worked
there.  But the man adds absolutely nothing to the New Japan product, and
he's to blame for stinking up three huge shows for NJPW.  Debra should
simply stick to being a side attraction, because she's good at that.

Y2J MANIA: Randy Savage is an easy #1 with terrible matches, bad
interviews, and he injured several guys with his elbow drop.  "Big
Immobile"  Kevin Nash is #2 since he stinks at wrestling, booking, doing
interviews, color commentary, and anything else he tries.  Onita takes #3
since he can't have a half-decent match with anyone any more.

MAX CHITTISTER: There may be people with fewer skills, but did anybody put
forth less effort than Debra, Sable, and Warrior?

CAN00K: I hate Hulk Hogan.

PAUL SHOCK:  It was a tough choice, but I took Hogan over his little
sister, Mae Young.  Knobbs is awful.

BLOB: Not much to say here, except for the fact that Austin, Hogan and
David Flair were the worst all year.

ALDO: Why did I put Hacksaw Jim Duggan ahead of Hulk Hogan in this
category?  Hogan will sell moves from time to time, whereas the most I've
seen Hacksaw do is yell "HOOOOO" after being slugged in the corner.  Both
are pathetic wrestlers who should get punked by everyone in the WCW locker
room, though.  As for Kevin Nash, he has some charisma, despite the fact
that he's lazier than a high school burnout and has the weakest powerbomb
I've ever seen.

GEORGE CARTER: David Flair wins this dubious honor easily. He had no
charisma, no impressive moves, no expreience, no mic skills, no heat ...
he had NOTHING.  4x4 gets second for being related to Master P. I admit
that I only saw this guy wrestle once and I didn't pay too close attention
but I'm sure he sucked. And Viscera gets third for being the same slow fat
ass he was when he was 'our' King.

JOHN C.:People like Jim Ross and Stephanie McMahon were in actual matches
this year but I don't consider one match as a way to judge the worst
wrestler so that's why my picks are Nash, Hogan and Bossman. These three
were part of the worst matches this entire year even when they are in the
ring with a decent wrestler. Nash and Hogan "retired" this past year, too
bad it wasn't true.

RICHARD BEAUBIEN:  Which is why the worst worker category has is really a
conituation of 18. Sid , Hogan, and SMith fill the ranks here....

TREVOR KING: Evan Karagias: you know you're bad when pretty-boy Kidman
needs to work stiff with you because you don't know what you are doing.

JAN-MORTIZ KAEDING: "Hitchhiker's Guide To Become A Bad Wrestler" should
be written by Rick Steiner.

JOE GENTILE:  David Flair, ugh, tiem to change the channel. Mideon is so
bad, that I actually get angry to seem him on TV.  Hey Brian Knobbs, your
career is over, deal with it!!!

MYKLL42:If I could, I would have had Brian Knobs, David Flair and Jake
Roberts all tied for first.  The only reason I would hesitate with Flair
is because he might be a very good person... I have a sneaky suspicion
Knobs and Roberts aren't.  But this is Worst Wrestler, and in that area,
they all suck.

SEAN FLYNN: The geriatrics of WCW get the top_watching Debra pretend to
wrestle was so bad I missed Sable just a little.

KEVIN WONG: I have a policy where I don't consider the non-wrestlers to be
wrestlers.  The Dennis Rodmans and Jim Rosses of the world are not
wrestlers, so I won't include them, instead confering the dishonour on the
WCW trio of Swoll, Chase Tatum and the Cat

B. SZPAKOWICZ: David Flair should not get within 50 fucking feet of a
wrestling ring. Not until a few years from now, at least. Christ,
virtually anyone off this newsgroup could probably wrestle a better match
than him. Viscera is a fat-assed piece of crap and he sucks. Hogan is, and
always will be, Hogan.

THERION: You needed about 15 slots for this section. Just picking the top
three suck wrestlers was the most difficult choice on the survey.

RYAN GRANT:  Congratulations, Jake, on being voted my worst wrestler of
the year.  Don't celebrate too hard.

BERT SNOOVEN: Worst wrestler? It's a shame there's only three. It was very
tough narrowing this down, but I chose Sable as THE worst. With good
reason. Promoting her as a wrestler when she couldn't (because of the
implants and because she didn't have the skills) wrestle was bad enough,
but the success got to her head, and I am glad she is gone. Next one goes
to Flair the younger. Gee, when you are the son of one of the greatest
wrestlers of all times, you'd figure Davey Boy (not Smith) would have some
level of competence, or genetics at the very least. He's been on for a few
months but he still looks as shaky as Pepper. Too bad Bossman can't grind
him up and feed him to Al Snow.

COLIN MACKINNON: You can't deny the fact that it's great to see Jim Duggan
back, after successfully beating cancer.  You also can't deny the fact
that the man should retire - soon.

JEREMY SORIA: It's not that he can't wrestle, it's just that he doesn't
have any heat, and no one has cared enough to tell him that he sucks. The
crowd has been trying, though.  Also, I think the WWF should try not to
duplicate WCW in incorporating a seniors' division with putting Moolah and
Mae back in the ring.

JUSTIN JONES: It's almost not fun voting for Hogan as Worst Wrestler,
since we know he's gonna win it every year.  Even the fact that he's
apparently added the dreaded Dim Mak "Death Touch" to his arsenal can't
overcome the inertia of his putrescence.

OLIVER DAVIES: I gave Warrior 2nd & Mae Young 3rd because at least Young
can take a bump...

HEATM:  In all my years watching wrestling, I have never seen anyone so
unprepared for wrestling as David Flair.  I'm not sure if his gimmick was
to be a bad wrestler, but either way, no one is supposed to be that bad.

MDB: At least Piper can get the crowds going with his tired antics.  At
least the Bossman can move kind of quickly and do his stock set of moves.  
The Big Giant has nothing going for him except an overactive thyroid.

General Comments
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Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
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Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
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Worst Gimmick
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Worst Feud
Most Disappointing News item
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Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
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Best Promotional Move
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