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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Angle

Worst Angle

Award Description:

To be given to the worst angle you've seen in the sport this year. It may be
the worst because of taste or because of execution. 

Previous Winners:

  1990: Earthquake breaks Hulk's ribs & get well card drive / 
        Black Scorpion (tie) 
  1991: WWF exploits the Gulf war 
  1992: Papa Shango curses the Ultimate Warrior 
  1993: WCW's Cactus Jack gets amnesia; search leads to Cleveland 
  1994: WCW gives Hulk Hogan the WCW Title 
  1995: WCW bills Giant as Andre the Giant's alleged son
  1996: Jim Ross announces return of Razor Ramon and Diesel to WWF
  1997: Brian Pillman claims paternity of Dakota Runnells
  1998: "Mysterious laughter" source revealed as Chucky the doll

**1999**: Big Show's father stricken with cancer, Big Bossman exploiting it

324 first place votes
310 second place votes
302 third place votes

 70 32 13  492   Big Show's father has cancer / Big Bossman messes with Big Show
 49 36 46  445   Who drove the Hummer?
 39 32 26  343   Master P arrives in WCW, No Limit Soldiers are formed to combat the evil forces of country music
 33 28 25  299   Big Bossman kills Pepper, feeds him to Al Snow
 15 23 15  174   Sid Vicious' "Millennium Man" winning streak
  5 13  9   82   NWO reunites following "finger poke" match
  6  9 12   81   Undertaker holds mock sacrifices, crucifixions
  7  8 10   79   Who is the Greater Power?
  7  7  9   74   Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young interfere in matches
  9  4  2   61   Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair's double-turn
  6  5  7   59   Terri Runnels fakes miscarriage, blames D'Lo Brown
  5  7  6   58   Lex Luger "dies," renamed Total Package
  5  5  9   58   Ric Flair suffers heart attack
  4  8  6   56   Ric Flair goes nuts with power as WCW President
  4  5  8   51   Sting turns heel
  3  6  8   49   Mark Henry as a sex addict
  3  6  6   45   Jeff Jarrett beats up women
  3  3  7   38   Stephanie McMahon and Test to wed
  4  4  1   34   Beaver Cleavage
  2  3  7   33   Powers that Be
  3  2  5   31   Marianna accuses Chaz of beating her
  2  2  5   26   Steiners jump Sting...with attack dogs
  4  1  1   25   Blue Blazer
  3  1  3   24   Debra wins women's title by being stripped
  3  2  1   23   Ministry of Darkness (Corporate Ministry)
  2  2  2   20   Jim Ross goes postal upon returning from Bells Palsy bout
  1  3  3   20   X-Pac is underdog that overcomes odds in every match
  1  3  1   16   Internet rumors about Hogan mentioned, without anyone on TV actually identifying them
  2  1  1   15   Steve Austin gets the title one day after King of the Ring
  2  1  1   15   Chyna wins intercontinental championship
  1  3  0   14   KISS Demon is born out of a pod during KISS appearance on Nitro
  1  1  3   14   Vince McMahon wins WWF title
  1  1  3   14   Kevin Nash & Randy Savage feud features lots of sewage
  2  1  0   13   Randy Savage beats up his own women
  0  1  5   13   Psychosis given phantom Cruiserweight title reign
  0  3  1   11   Hogan's red and yellow returns
  0  3  1   11   Bob Orton & Jimmy Snuka's 15-year-old feud is a card game
  2  0  0   10   David Flair as Wrestler or Psycho
  1  1  1   10   Stephanie McMahon's amnesia
  1  1  1   10   Oklahoma
  0  3  0    9   GTV
  1  1  0    8   Sid interrupts matches with powerbombs
  0  2  1    8   Mankind marks for Rock
  0  2  1    8   Chavo Guerrero Jr. encouraged to become Amway salesman(NO)
  1  0  1    7   Val Venis gets Terri Runnels pregnant
  1  0  1    7   "Anything with" votes
  0  1  2    7   Goldust steals Head for no particular reason
  0  2  0    6   Revolution forms
  1  0  0    5   WCW treating Kaz Hayashi as retarded child
  1  0  0    5   Spike Dudley giant-killer
  1  0  0    5   Ric Flair suffers a heart attack
  1  0  0    5   Rena Mero attempts to gain credibility by suing WWF
  1  0  0    5   Open field beat down of Ric Flair
  1  0  0    5   Nash and Savage
  1  0  0    5   NWO attacks Flair's family
  1  0  0    5   Kane & Tori
  1  0  0    5   Gillberg
  1  0  0    5   Flair institutionalized
  1  0  0    5   Bret hart memorial match
  0  1  1    5   WWF referees strike
  0  1  1    5   Mankind, Shamrock, Test, Big Show form Union
  0  1  1    5   Goldberg
  0  0  2    4   Wedding
  0  0  2    4   Nitro Girls feud
  0  0  2    4   Corporate Ministry
  0  1  0    3   Undertaker attempts to embalm Steve Austin
  0  1  0    3   Triple H suffers rattlesnake bite
  0  1  0    3   Silt the Shocker's Birthday Party
  0  1  0    3   Sid passes out to a Goldberg cobra clutch choke
  0  1  0    3   Shane McMahon behind the Ministry
  0  1  0    3   Randy Savage to pass the torch
  0  1  0    3   New writers join WCW
  0  1  0    3   Nash retiring
  0  1  0    3   NWO black & white breaks up
  0  1  0    3   Moolah comes out of retirement
  0  1  0    3   Kevin Nash as Vince McMahon
  0  1  0    3   Kane Humanized
  0  1  0    3   Jim Ross and Steve Austin tag
  0  1  0    3   JOB Squad
  0  1  0    3   Hawk is an addict, Droz is his pusher
  0  1  0    3   Dudleys vs Axl/Balls/New Jack/Spike/....
  0  1  0    3   Chris Jericho on a WCW losing streak
  0  1  0    3   Chris Benoit and his "mutual respect" BS
  0  1  0    3   Bossman becomes #1 contender
  0  1  0    3   Atsushi Onita invades New Japan
  0  1  0    3   "Tie" votes(NO)
  0  0  1    2   X-Pac not wanting Kane to interfere
  0  0  1    2   Vince on TV 5 hours a week
  0  0  1    2   Undertaker's black wedding to Stephanie
  0  0  1    2   Undertaker holds mock sacrifices, cricifixions
  0  0  1    2   Stone Cold vs. Vince II
  0  0  1    2   Shane McMahon wins European championship
  0  0  1    2   Raw is JR
  0  0  1    2   Rap is Crap Tour
  0  0  1    2   Nash v Hogan
  0  0  1    2   Kurt Angle
  0  0  1    2   Hulk Hogan
  0  0  1    2   Hogan retires
  0  0  1    2   Hacksaw Duggan as a Janitor
  0  0  1    2   Evil front office duo of Piper and Flair
  0  0  1    2   El Dandy's right punch of doom
  0  0  1    2   Dwarves v. Midgets
  0  0  1    2   Chris Jericho saves the WWF
  0  0  1    2   Bret Hart whining
  0  0  1    2   Big Bossman impersonates a wrestler(NO)

EDC: This was the year of the Bad Angles! So many to choose from... The
Cancer Angle was pretty offensive to a lot of people, Master P was the
face after all?, and the Stiener Doggys was funnier than I don't know
what. The switching Camera Angles, the Hand wrapped in a towel, etc.

CYBERAL33: The worst angle is the Sid's "undefeated" streak. What made it
even worse was the Thunder loss to Saturn that was never aknowledged. The
whole run-in thing was the worst thing WCW could have done. Absolutly
terrible. No thought was shown by anyone in the promotion regarding this
angle. The next worst was the Silt the Shocker Birthday Party from Nitro.
No one gave a rat's ass about this guy or Master P and the crowd was dead
silent throughout the whole thing. Third is Chaz's woman beater angle. It
never made any sense and they only showed one or two segments on RAW, the
rest was on Jakked. Weird.

K. CANZANELLA: The Higher Power farce takes the trophy of mediocrity over
a slew of other bad angles.  Everyone was throwing out x wrestler as the
person, or maybe another wrestler who wasn't employed with the company,
but I could tell you from the time the angle started who it was, just
based on the way the WWF books. Next worst was the whole Undertaker of
darkness, with the logofixions, sacrifices, and "He's a mark for his own
gimmick who think's he's a dead man but he can still lift the lights". The
whole thing just sucked. Lastly I put the dwarves v. midgets, which was an
AAA angle in which dwarf rudos clashed with midget technicos based on the
fact that they had a disagreement in an amusement park.

SVEN MASCARENHAS: The Hummer driver was never really resolved (I know
Bossman lifted the briefcase, and Billy Gunn ran over Austin, but even I
couldn't figure this one out). Master P was an insult to *everyone*
involved with the angle, but it gets number two because it saved Curt
Hennig's career. And making a man eat his dog? Now that was disturbing.

AARON: Jake Roberts pretty much sealed the fate of this joke of an
organization. We can only hope Stampede signs him up, because they sure as
hell ain't getting that kind of entertainment out of that bevy of jobbers.
And finally, three word: Exploding Anus Match. And they bitch about the

DON BECKER: "Big Show's father has cancer" was just plain tasteless,
though it hits a little close to home seeing as my father died of cancer
less than two years ago.  Terri's fake pregnancy was also pretty pathetic.  
Master P's arrival was also bad, though it spawned the "Rap Is Crap"
video, which was pretty amusing.

MAX CHITTISTER: If you want to repackage a wrestler, how about CHANGING
HIS NAME? or his apearance, or his wrestling style. That funeral was for
the symbolic death of Luger's credibility.

JBELL55146: Who Drove The Hummer? The fact that the angle got recycled and
used 4 or so times is bad enough, but still, the fact they still haven't
resolved it is what is the worse! Master P saving us against the evil
forces of  country music makes me want to listen to garth brooks
more. And the NWO reuniting was just a horribly planned out idea.

BLOB: The cancer gimmick was hands down the worst gimmick of the year.
NUFF SAID. The Total Package and Hummer were terrible gimmicks too.

GEORGE CARTER:  The Blue Blazer angle by far. If that didn't happen, Owen
would still be with us. In a far placed second, the Beaver Clevage was the
most imbicile and insulting angles I have seen this year, and the Bossman
feeding Al Snow Pepper was just plain horrible.

JOHN C.:Hummer driver is the answer since we never were told who it was
that actually made sense. Second worst has to be Rap vs. Country as the
premise was just ridiculous while the Moolah & Mae stuff was just painful
to watch.

JON RICHARDSON: That the WWF would base an angle around cancer truly
frightens me. There are few people in the world that haven't been touched
by cancer in one way or another and this angle was sure to offend most of
them.  Who Drove the Hummer? would easily have been number one if it
hadn't been for the cancer angle.  The Hummer was pointless, drawn out for
far too long, resurrected more than once, and ultimately still blown off
without ever supplying us with an answer.  The fact that there were two
angles worse than the No Limit Soldiers really scares me.

RICHARD BEAUBIEN: Hulk Hogan turning back into, well Hulk Hogan, was a bad
move in every way. It was flimsy attempt to bring life back into a dying
character and it offered little new for the crowds who no longer care for
the old super hero baby face. On the same Hogan ego induced wavelength is
the reforming of the nWo, which did little since everyone knew the nWo
weren't invaders at the time. They were looked at as WCW employees, and
that took half of the steam out of the angle...  The powers that be is an
intresting Catch-22, too smart for the causual fans and too stupid for the
smart fans to care about...

DUNCAN O'SULLIVAN: Is it just me or did the amount of shity angles this
year outweight the good (ECW excluded.)

LEO CHIU: BBM seems to be at the heart of boring storylines. BBM "dies" at
the hands of the Ministry at WM15, kills Pepper and feeds him to Snow, and
takes Big Show's dad's coffin for a landsurf. Sadistic fellow isn't he?

JAN-MORTIZ KAEDING: "All of the above" would get rejected, wouldn't it ?
(Yup. - CRZ)

ELLIOT SPARKS: Worst angle is a bountiful category, which is a real shame.
There were just so many bad angles in 1999. But even amongst the huge
selection, three still stood out; especially the cancer angle. While
people have bashed the moral implications of this story more times than I
can count, the most important thing for me is that it added nothing to the
feud between the Big Show and the Big Bossman. Its link with pro wrestling
was so tenuous that I just wasn't interested, morals aside. The fact that
it has been pushed to the top of the promotion only makes matters worse.
Number two was Mark Henry's sex angle, which again lacked any real
connection with wrestling, and number three was the Hummer story. If that
choice needs explaining, then you need your head examining. With a

DONALD SEMACK:  WCW should have just forgotten about it, but no they had
to make sure that the whole Hummer angle became COMPLETELY CONVOLTED

RUTGERSGYM: Snow/Pepper/Bossman goes first, for (hopefully) obvious
reasons.  Surprisingly, when I was thinking about WCW's worst angle this
year, I didn't settle for the Master P fiasco, since it did give us "I
Hate Rap" and was actually funny in a campy sort of way.  On the other
hand, Sid's "Winning Streak for the Millennium" wound up pissing me off
much more when he started running in during decent matches, especially
that one Malenko/Benoit match.  Finally, though the Big Two have many more
"worthy" candidates, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the POKER GAME
OF DOOM between Bob Orton and Jimmy Snuka.  Well you can't blame them for
trying to recreate 1985, right down to the hokey Saturday Night's Main
Event-like angles.

JOE GAGNE:  So many to choose from…Al Snow eating Pepper was dumb on many
levels, so it takes #1.  Nothing good came out of the Big Show cancer
angle.  When the hummer driver wasn't revealed at Bash at the Beach, I
joked that we wouldn't find out until Halloween Havoc.  Oh, how wrong I

SEAN FLYNN: Once again, anti-woman angles make me unhappy, so all of these
score points.

MARK SMITH:  All three of these were really, really bad.  Amazingly
enough, all were even worse than the Flair heart attack angle, which I had
pegged as first-place in this category for sure.

ANDREW: "Who drove the Hummer?" fit right in with "Who raised the

B. SZPAKOWICZ: Big Show's dad having cancer was stupid and insulting. It
(will have) provided the weakest WWF main event of 1999. Frankly, the fact
that it very much toes the line of good taste is just icing on the
dungheap. The whole Orton and Snuka thing (cause the guy cheats at
poker???) was ridiculous. And Al Snow eating Pepper was also stupid and
insulting and again, it also being rather sick was just an added bonus

SIMON ROBERTS: Way too much like a soap

EDDIE KIM: Who drove the Hummer?  My guess is that it was the Black

SUGAR RAY: Boy when the bookers are clueless, the sport becomes truly
embarrassing.  Randy Savage beating women was so bad many called for hhis
firing. Big Boss Man's antics with Al Snow's pet and Paul Wight's dead
father show just how much the WWF is desperate to make us care about this
worthless piece of trash.

JEREMY SORIA: The whole Ric Flair thing was tasteless, no doubt about it.
And this was BEFORE Russo/Ferrara jumped to WCW! And the other medical
things about WWF, with Big Show and Mark Henry, were tasteless and silly,

MICHAEL STAKELY: Worst angle Damn there are just so many to pick from this

MATT SPAULDING: 1st: The one-armed man from 'The Fugitive'.  2nd: The
crowd says, "IT DOESN'T MATTER IF STING TURNED ON HOGAN!"  3rd: Nothing
against Psychosis, but phantom title changes in general are nothing but
BS, particularly the way THIS one came about...

HEATM:  There are so many to choose from, but the one that stands head and
shoulders above the rest was the Hummer angle that no one ever did solve.

ROB EVANS: Worst Angle - Sid beat nobody!  How lame is that?

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