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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Best Second

Best Second

Award Description:

To be given to the manager who outperformed their peers at ringside and behind
the microphone in interviews. 

Previous Winners:

  1990: Jim Cornette 
  1991: Bobby Heenan 
  1992: Mr. Perfect
  1993: Jim Cornette 
  1994: Jim Cornette 
  1995: Jim Cornette
  1996: Sunny
  1997: Chyna
  1998: Chyna

**1999**: Dawn Marie

315 first place votes
300 second place votes
286 third place votes

 32 24 23  278   Dawn Marie
 33 24 16  269   Debra
 26 17 21  223   Torrie Wilson
 28 18 13  220   Chyna
 25 17 17  210   Ralphus
 27 17 11  208   Bill Alfonso
 21 12 12  165   Arn Anderson
 18 16 11  160   Steve Corino
  9 22 15  141   Terri Runnels
 15  8 10  119   Joel Gertner
 11  9  9  100   Lodi
  6  9 17   91   Miss Kitty
  7 11 10   88   Howard Finkel
  7 10 10   85   Paul Bearer
  6  4  8   58   Shane McMahon
  4  8  7   58   Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco
  5  6  6   55   Jimmy Hart
  3  9  6   54   Mean Street Posse
  3  5  4   38   Ryan Shamrock
  2  5  5   35   Michael Hayes
  2  6  3   34   Francine
  2  4  4   30   Ms. Madness (Mona)
  3  3  2   28   Tammy Lynn Sytch
  0  4  8   28   Elizabeth
  1  6  2   27   Gorgeous George
  1  5  3   26   Blue Meanie
  3  2  2   25   Insane Clown Posse
  1  2  1   13   Tori
  1  1  2   12   Gangrel
  0  2  3   12   Sonny Onoo
  2  0  0   10   Jim Cornette
  2  0  0   10   Head
  1  1  1   10   Shane Douglas
  1  1  1   10   Chastity
  1  1  0    8   Kuije
  1  1  0    8   Jerry Lawler
  1  0  1    7   Harold Finkel
  0  1  2    7   Jack Victory
  0  1  2    7   Curly Bill
  0  1  2    7   Angelica
  0  2  0    6   Mr. Socko
  1  0  0    5   Shawn Michaels
  1  0  0    5   Miss Savannah
  1  0  0    5   Holly's Scale
  1  0  0    5   Dave Prazak
  0  1  1    5   Charles Robinson
  0  0  2    4   Godfather's Ho's
  0  1  0    3   Sena Wakana
  0  1  0    3   Miss Congeniality
  0  1  0    3   Kimberly
  0  1  0    3   Dok Hendrix
  0  0  1    2   Vince McMahon
  0  0  1    2   The Wall
  0  0  1    2   Sign Guy Dudley
  0  0  1    2   Sable
  0  0  1    2   Roger Ferrari
  0  0  1    2   Raven
  0  0  1    2   Professor Theodore Eacher
  0  0  1    2   Pepper
  0  0  1    2   Kevin Nash
  0  0  1    2   Jeff Jones
  0  0  1    2   Count Grog
  0  0  1    2   Bobcat
  0  0  1    2   Alushe

CHRIS BIRD: Jim Ross sucks completely. Mike Tenay, Joey Styles, and Scott
Hudson all CALL MOVES (remember that, Jim?).

EDC: Dawn Marie is just so damn hot. And her Breast don't really
disproportion her body any!

K. CANZANELLA: Kuije rocks as a second to Abrijle. Abrijle is an average
comedy wrestler with a wicked neon color dragon suit, and Kuije is his
second who wears nearly the same get-up... except he is a midget. He does
comedy spots and challenges the rudos, only to be punted, beaten with
chairs and thrown in the air. Arn Anderson takes second since basically he
was the only manager who did what a manager is supposed to do this year.

NATHAN LONEY:  Even if the match is boring, Meanie can perk up fans who've
lost interest.  :) The stuff about gimmicks: Hardcore Holly's "Big Shot"
gimmick was probably the best new one this year.  He wasn't a guy who
wanted to kick ass.  He wanted to kick the asses of BIG guys.  Very

SVEN MASCARENHAS: Arn Anderson handed Benoit a title. In my book, that's
enough to give him the win. Besides, he's still a great interview, and the
spinebuster on Kidman on that one Thunder episode brought a tear to my
eye. Mona combines great looks and some good talent; Dawn Marie is just
hot, so she's on here in lieu of Chyna, who just doesn't have "it" any

DON BECKER: Dawn Marie really piques my interest... and if I mention what
else she does for me, my girlfriend would slap me.  Chris Jericho's jump
to the WWF was a disappointment because it ended Ralphus' career.  And
Jack Victory gets the sympathy vote for being wheelchair-bound :)

SHAWN MULLIN: Lodi and the Posse actually helped the wrestlers they were
with get over as heels.  It's not often a manager does that these days.  
Dawn Marie is just really hot :) and she's got amazing charisma.

MAX CHITTISTER: I've been down on wrestling women all year, but I do enjoy
Dawn Marie. She's no Ralphus, though. Keep the Fink around for a couple
more weeks and he sneaks in at number 3 instead of the Meanie.

JONATHAN P. HOWE: The scale is the greatest second in history.  You know
it's almost always going to get involved and it doesn't have to worry
about getting hurt.

JBELL55146: Steve Corino<1st> is hilarious. The Mean Street Possee<2nd>
are cool and will take hella bumps. and Debra<3rd> cuz well...Puppies!

CAN00K: I like breasts.

PAUL SHOCK:  Chyna, because she's just really damn cool.  Dawn Marie,
because she's hot and she stands by her man.  Lodi, because of his signs
and he stands by his man...oh sorry, his brother.

BLOB: There is no better valet than Torrie Wilson. DAMN, SHE IS GORGEOUS~!
Ryan Shamrock & Miss Kitty aren't too far behind.

GEORGE CARTER:  Arn Anderson as a manager has so much potential. He wins
this award only because we saw him do a spinebuster during David Flair
matches (that along with Torrie Wilson were the only reasons why I didn't
hate David so much). Mona was equally impressive and Chyna did her usual

JOHN C.:Debra managed the tag champs, the IC champ and "won" the Women's
title so she's obviously the pick here. Since Torrie and Mona are both
pretty hot it was a tough choice but I go with Debra because she has the
bigger breasts and when all is said in done isn't that what matters? I
know we are supposed to call them puppies but I'm a normal person and call
them breasts, I guess I may need counseling.

ELLIOT SPARKS: Though Joel Gertner still gets the nod, Chyna gets my
second best vote for best second (which is confusing, but only to the
simple minded). Why? Because outside the ring is where she belongs and
excels, and she should remain there until she learns to wrestle.

SEAN FLYNN: Anyone who didn't enjoy Gertner's schtick is either
humor-impaired or dead.  Ralphus helped give Jericho that goofy mystique.  
AA because well, I need someone for third_he swings a mean tire iron too.

MARK SMITH:  Ryan Shamrock was the hottest woman in the wrestling world
this year.  Too bad she might end up with the Maestro.

B. SZPAKOWICZ: Corino, cause he's amazingly obnoxious and annoying and
*entertaining*, and Dawn Marie and Miss Kitty cause, well, cause they're

RICK SCAIA:  The role of the manager is a lost art.  As the wrestlers
themselves become more reliant on their own mic skills and catchphrases,
the need for a real manager -- in the style of Bobby Heenan circa 1987 --
has diminished, I guess.  Joel Gertner never really managed, but his
pre-match spiels with the Dudley Boyz made him the best second in the
business this year.  Bill Alfonso is a more traditional manager type, and
gets second on the list. The other part of the reason managers seem to
have disappeared:  it's easier to get a cheap pop if you're hanging with a
hot chick than with some retired, out-of-shape wrestler.  So in third
place is my long-standing personal favorite of the female valets, Terri

JEREMY SORIA: Gotta love Chris Jericho's lackeys in WWF and WCW. Some
great hilarious stuff. And the Blue Meanie in WWF was hilarious, Bluedust
and the Blue World Order again was great.

OTTO "HACK-MAN" HEUER: Best Second (Manager) : Dawn Marie & Torrie Wilson
for their Talent & Ability (thank you Mark Madden) and Ralphus for making
me laugh.

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
Worst Major Show
Worst Promotional Move
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