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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Colour Commentator

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

300 first place votes
264 second place votes
235 third place votes

 81 40 20  565   Jason Hervey
 66 36 31  500   Larry Zbyszko
 38 38 26  356   Eric Bischoff
  7 34 26  189   Robert Wuhl
 14 13 12  133   Bobby Heenan
 18  8  7  128   Jerry Lawler
 11 13 11  116   Kevin Kelly
  6 13 15   99   Michael Hayes (Dok Hendrix)
  5 12 11   83   Shane McMahon
  6  7  9   69   Mike Tenay
  3  9 13   68   Terri Runnels
  8  2 10   66   Joel Gertner
  4  8 11   66   Vince Russo
  7  4  8   63   Kevin Nash
  4  4  5   42   Terry Taylor
  3  5  2   34   Stephanie McMahon
  3  2  1   23   Dusty Rhodes
  2  3  0   19   Michael Cole
  1  1  3   14   Cyrus
  1  1  0    8   guy from the Break the Barrier video
  0  2  0    6   Shane Douglas
  0  2  0    6   Jim Cornette
  1  0  0    5   Tom Pritchard
  1  0  0    5   Steve Morgan (British colour commentator)
  1  0  0    5   Jim Ross
  1  0  0    5   Crash Holly
  0  0  2    4   Undertaker
  0  0  2    4   Madusa
  0  1  0    3   Road Dogg
  0  1  0    3   Lash LeRoux
  0  1  0    3   Hardcore Holly
  0  1  0    3   Bruce Pritchard
  0  0  1    2   Steve Austin
  0  0  1    2   Scott Hall
  0  0  1    2   Rock
  0  0  1    2   Juventud Guerrera
  0  0  1    2   Hollywood Hogan
  0  0  1    2   Cory Macklin


  4  1  3        Arnold Schwarzenegger (ineligible time)
  3  1  1        Tony Schiavone (not a colour commentator)
  1  1  0        Oklahoma (ineligible time)

CHRIS BIRD: If I hafta hear Jerry Lawler pant after tits ONE MORE
TIME...I'll change the channel so I don't buy a shotgun and an Al Snow
figure from Wal-Mart and kill him with them.

EDC: Joel Gertner isn't funny unless he's on PPV. Hervey needs to stay
away from my TV.

K. CANZANELLA: While I did say all the color commentators were annoying
shills above, I will nominate Jerry Lawler for first since he doesn't seem
to care about the action or being funny but rather acting like a 13-year

AARON: Larry Z's high pitched squeals were enough to put him first. Eric
Bischoff's final hours saw him flagrantly trying to put HIMSELF over
wrestlers, as well as mocking characters that HE'D thought up! I hope
Dairy Queen's treating him right. And Mike Tenay rounds it up due to his
appaling lack of personality.

DON BECKER: Gotta go with the celebs: Jason Hervey probably got a big-ol'
hard-on because he got to be on TV again for two weeks.  As for Robert
Wuhl, he just seemed clueless behind the mic.  Lawler gets the third nod
because he's gone from decent heel commentator to slobbering dirty old

SHAWN MULLIN: Kevin Kelly is the ultimate, annoying WWF mark as a color
commentator. It sounds so forced too, he just irritates me to all hell.

MAX CHITTISTER: I really realy REALLY wanted to vote for Lawler, but WCW
found a way to beat him out. And I don't even watch Arli$$.

PAUL SHOCK:  Why wasn't Ah-nold on this?  Did CRZ not want to spell out
Schwarzenegger on the ballot?  (Mostly 'cause he was INELIGIBLE, DUDE. -

BLOB: Hervey was one of the worst guests on Nitro and should never be back
on the broadcast. Bischoff and Hayes were really stupid as color guys too.

GEORGE CARTER:  No more Jason Hervey !!!!! And Arl$$ on Nitro ??? Does he
REALLY believe he is Arli$$ ?

ELLIOT SPARKS: Worst colour commentator is going to take some explaining.
Aside from the six people that watched the British UWA's 'Wrestling
Rampage' show and the further three that read my recap of it, Steve Morgan
is an unknown quantity. The people who have yet to hear his voice can
consider themselves blessed. Basically, he's not even a wrestling
commentator. He was a TV presenter shoved into the booth by the UWA's
parent company, L!VE TV, and his take on humour involved mindless shouting
and 'jokes' about Rod Stewart. He was unamusing, he was annoying, and
often drowned out the better-informed commentary of Kenny McBride and Ross
Gordon. Unskilled and unsavoury, I'd be pleased to never hear his voice
again. Thanks to the closure of L!VE TV, my dream might well be realised.

NATE PERRY: I wasn't sure if Kevin Kelly was an announcer or a color
commentator, so I voted him in twice.

SEAN FLYNN: Even though he only announced once, the horrible memory of
Robert Wuhl, in Arliss character, doing color, is burned in my memory
forever.  The McMahon kids learned the art of bad announcing from their
dad obviously.

EDDIE KIM:  Here is the full transcript of Arnold's commentary on
Smackdown: "Oww...oohh..oh no...umph."

OTTO "HACK-MAN" HEUER: Worst Colour Commentator. 1st: Jerry Lawler, 2nd:
Jason Hervey, 3rd: Larry Zbyszko

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