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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Babyface


Award Description:

To be given to the person whose casting as a good guy just didn't work
well. Maybe there was just no face heat drawn or maybe the fans actually
booed this person, but for whatever reason the face image just didn't get

Previous Winners:

  1990: Dusty Rhodes
  1991: P.N. News
  1992: Sid Justice
  1993: Lex Luger
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: John Tenta
  1997: Rocky Maivia
  1998: Warrior
  1999: Hulk Hogan
  2000: Hulk Hogan

**2001**: "The One" Billy Gunn

274 first place votes
263 second place votes
250 third place votes

 41 23 28  330   Billy Gunn
 32 17 23  257   X-Pac
 29 26 16  255   Chyna
 30 13 14  217   Kurt Angle
 19 12 11  153   Vince McMahon
 10 21 16  145   William Regal
 14 14 15  142   Linda McMahon
 12  9  8  103   Sara
 10 11  6   95   Undertaker
  5  7  9   64   Kevin Nash
  5  7  7   60   Sid Vicious
  5  5  6   52   Shane McMahon
  3 10  3   51   K-Kwik
  2 10  5   50   Road Dogg
  5  5  4   48   Big Show
  5  4  5   47   Chris Jericho
  4  4  5   42   Kane
  2  6  6   40   Perry Saturn
  5  2  4   39   Diamond Dallas Page
  1  7  6   38   Test
  6  1  2   37   Rock
  3  4  3   33   Booker T
  6  0  1   32   Buff Bagwell
  2  5  2   29   Tazz
  3  3  2   28   Rikishi
  2  4  2   26   David McLane
  2  3  1   21   Dusty Rhodes
  2  2  2   20   Matt Hardy
  1  1  5   18   Sgt. A-Wall
  0  3  4   17   Nidia
  1  2  2   15   Terri Gold
  0  3  3   15   Spike Dudley
  0  3  3   15   Jeff Hardy
  1  2  1   13   Steve Austin
  1  2  1   13   Christian
  0  2  2   10   Maven
  1  0  1    7   Lita
  0  2  0    6   Rob van Dam
  0  0  3    6   Edge
  1  0  0    5   Mike Awesome
  1  0  0    5   Masato Tanaka
  1  0  0    5   Genichiro Tenryu
  1  0  0    5   Chris Benoit
  0  1  1    5   Mick Foley
  0  0  2    4   Patti Pizzazz
  0  0  2    4   Albert
  0  1  0    3   Sting
  0  1  0    3   Saturn
  0  1  0    3   Hulk Hogan
  0  1  0    3   Gedo
  0  1  0    3   Eric Angle
  0  1  0    3   Bubba Ray Dudley
  0  0  1    2   Tech IX
  0  0  1    2   Tajiri
  0  0  1    2   Jado
  0  0  1    2   Hardcore Holly
  0  0  1    2   General Rection
  0  0  1    2   D-Von Dudley
  0  0  1    2   Chuck Palumbo
  0  0  1    2   Bradshaw


  0  1  0        WCW

RYAN HALL: Angle, Chyna, Rock.  Angle bombed as face champ.  Everyone
hates Chyna.  Do you remember Rock as a heel?  I do, and I wish he was

EDDIE BURKETT: X-Pac simply CANNOT get cheers.  The Dudley Boys babyface
act was getting stale when they turned heel.  Good move for them.

PAUL ZOROVICH:  Kurt Angle works best as a heel.  With that clean-cut
image, you just EXPECT him to be a face, don't you?  I don't think I need
to explain why I have Billy Gunn on my list.

SCOTT CRAWFORD: See #18, multiplied by 3. What happened to Sara, anyways?
Did they do an injury angle that they never REALLY paid off on
(Poochietaker squashing DDP 400 times in a row is hardly a blowoff; look
at what 'Taker did in those matches, and tell me that she shouldn't have
been able to come back from a DDP-inflicted injury...), and just forget
about her, or did she fade into obscurity, destined for
Gobbledygooker-level infamy?

SCOTT WORDEN: Worst babyface.  Who do you think,, Chyna again.  Remember
her face period?  No, neither do a lot.. Wonder is she can clean sweep the
worst categories this year?

CHRIS BIRD: Linda McMahon. You know, I think nobody in the history of the
world has ever cheered for anything she's ever said except when she said
"Mick Foley" or "The Rock." Also, I voted for Maven for third. Not that
he's really that bad as a face, but he's no Josh!

SEAN FLYNN: I so wanted to vote Undertaker first here, but the appearance
of Billy Gunn as a face at any point during the voting year automatically
puts him in first.  It's like a law of nature or something.  Undertaker
does get a close second though.  He gets a pop for the Fred Durst(ugh!)
entrance and his nifty bike.  Then people remember "hey it's the
Undertaker, he's pretty boring.  Has a nice bike though."

PETER HAZLETT: Just doesn't seem right that Kane is good and not evil

ESTRAGAND: Last I checked, there is only one Bagwell mark in North
america- Rick Steiner's old partner, Judy Bagwell.

MICHAEL STAKELY: Mainly because everybody and their dog knows Vince will
have turned EEEEEEVVVVVIILLLLL again by the time the voting results are
announced, probably at Survivor Series or the RAW right after.

JOHN C.: Chyna wins this one too because she thought she was on the level
of an Austin or Rock as far as popularity even though fans were very tired
of her stale act.

SCOTT CHRIST: I hate Test. But I hate Chyna more.

JOE GENTILE: The only thing Kwik about K-Kwik was the speed in which he
gets squashed. Oh, X-Pac, how hated must you be if you are the only WWF
guy in this whole Invasion angle to draw boos. And Billy Gunn, no matter
what name you use, you are still an ass, man!

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: X-Pac. No one cared about him as a heel, why would
anyone care about him as a face? Still, it takes talent to be the only WWF
wrestler who *couldn't* be turned face by invasion angle. Billy Gunn is
second. He's nearly as popular as Richard Nixon in his prime. Kurt Angle
gets third. He was actually a great face... until Summerslam. After that,
he fell completely flat, more due to the WWF's mismanagement of his
character than through any fault of his own. Too bad.

YNAE316: Sara:  Looks good, but ultimately lame character... Terri Gold:  
So-so wrestler, out of date gimmick.  "Loves the kids!!" X-Pac:  Funniest
thing was watching him do a BIG COMEBACK trying to rally the crowd to no
pop whatsoever!!!!

SHANE SPEAR: Yeah, Billy Gunn was SOOO over that his huge heel turn
happened on Heat.  That's right, Sunday Night Heat.  Gunn could be the
worst Babyface of all time, as he couldn't get to the main event in any
capacity this year.  Kevin Nash and Chyna round out the stupid, pointless
faces in the crowd.

RYAN FAULCONER: Kurt Angle's babyface run was so forced and shallow.
Undertaker and Kane get the other two spots because I never understood why
I should cheer for them.

WILL SCHLICKENMAIER: Yes, Bagwell was my worst heel, but he was also my
worst face... he tried working face some in WWA.

THE CUBS FAN: So, I'm reading the and X-Pac is talking about how
smart he is and complaining about not getting any TV time with his belt
and I'm like "sure sure but you probably shouldn't known that if you're so
smart" and talking about how great a heel he is, "ha ha whatever", and
then he talked about how he could be a great babyface if he wanted to and
I laughed like I never laughed before. And then he and X-Factor played
babyface on Heat (Heat's a weird place) and he was trying to get the crowd
in for the desperation tag but NO ONE CARED and I laughed even more.

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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