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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Best Colour Commentator

Best Colour Commentator

Award Description:

To be given to the colour commentator who provides the most insightful and
entertaining comments. 

Previous Winners:

  1991: Bobby Heenan 
  1992: Bobby Heenan 
  1993: Jesse Ventura 
  1994: Bobby Heenan 
  1995: Bobby Heenan 
  1996: Bobby Heenan
  1997: Jerry Lawler
  1998: Jerry Lawler

**1999**: Jerry Lawler

328 first place votes
300 second place votes
270 third place votes

138 70 37  974   Jerry Lawler
 64 64 47  606   Bobby Heenan
 56 38 33  460   Cyrus
 27 46 44  361   Joel Gertner
  9 15 25  140   Kevin Nash
  6 23 18  135   Rock
  8  9 16   99   Mike Tenay
  3  8 14   67   Jim Cornette
  3  9  6   54   Larry Zbyszko
  1  4  7   31   Terry Taylor
  0  4  5   22   Dusty Rhodes
  1  0  7   19   Undertaker
  3  1  0   18   Jesse Ventura
  2  0  1   12   Shane Douglas
  0  3  0    9   Michael Hayes
  1  0  0    5   Bad News Allen (Stampede)
  0  0  2    4   Dutch Mantell
  0  1  0    3   Tom Pritchard
  0  0  1    2   Tony Rumble
  0  0  1    2   Michael Cole
  0  0  1    2   Mankind
  0  0  1    2   Madusa
  0  0  1    2   Hugo Savninovich
  0  0  1    2   Bradshaw


  4  3  0        Jim Ross (not a colour commentator)
  1  1  1        Joey Styles (not a colour commentator)
  1  0  0        Carlos Cabrerra (not a colour commentator)
  0  1  1        Arnold Schwarzenegger (ineligible)

EDC: see 32

K. CANZANELLA:  None. All of these guys are annoying shills.

SVEN MASCARENHAS: Cyrus is a great reason to watch ECW. Cornette is always
good on the mic, and Heenan showed flashes of his old self, along with a
touching tribute to his old partner, Gorilla Monsoon.

DON BECKER: Cyrus and Joel Gertner have the toughest job in the business:
carrying Joey Styles.  Cyrus does a slightly better job of it than Joel,
though.  And The Brain is starting to regain some of his old form; good
for him.. and us!

SHAWN MULLIN: Lawler may be annoying.. PUPPIES! PUPPIES!.. but he gets
things over.  Hell, the whole puppies thing vaulted Debrah up more than
she could have on her own, but maybe that's not a good thing.  Heenan is
also fairly good at putting the workers over.

MAX CHITTISTER: There's only three decent color commentators left: throw
the names in a hat and pick 'em.

BLOB: Joel Gertner had me rolling on the floor this year, with his great
phrases. The height of his performance occured at Heatwave 99. Lawler was
very funny as well, but he got very repititive quickly. Heenan was good
for some laughs too.

GEORGE CARTER:  All he needed was 2 hours on Thunder, and Kevin Nash wins
this one VERY easily. Kev, I always knew you had it in you. A commentator
hasn't made me laugh so much and hard since Jerry Lawler in 93. Prediction
for 2000 : Bobby Heenan wins this award next year.

JOHN C.:Lawler was just great as usual this past year so he's my pick
here. I would have to say that number two is Cyrus cause he brought
intelligence and humour to the announce position and made it work
perfectly plus he's Canadian like me!

DONALD SEMACK:  These two are the only reason I watch Stampede every week.  
Bad News is easily the best colour man since Jesse Ventura.

SEAN FLYNN: Cyrus works great with Joey.  Tenay knows stuff, even if he
doesn't always get to show it.  And Lawler is annoying, but for each time
he pisses me off, he makes me laugh, so he gets three.

KEVIN WONG: Don Callis is gold on the mic, and it's a damn shame he isn't
used that much by ECW, but one can always hope.

B. SZPAKOWICZ: Further evidence that Kevin Nash should stay the Hell out
of the ring: he has a great career waiting for him as a colour
commentator. Mystery Kevin Theater 3000 absolutely kicked ass, and may
have singlehandedly made that particular episode of Thunder survivable.

KEVIN PODSIADLIK: Nash as color commentator worked only because they
didn't overuse him.

JEREMY SORIA: Both Lawler and Heenan take their second-banana places very
seriously, even if it looks like they goof off all the time.

OLIVER DAVIES: That one Raw when Jesse did colour reminded me of just how
great he was, I had to give him the vote for nostalgia's sake.

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