Hollywood has the Oscars. Music has the Grammys. Theater has the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre (The Tonys, duh.) We who exist in the universe of professional wrestling have The Slammies.
The first Slammy event occurred in 1986 in Baltimore and, in an extremely dated pop culture guest appearance, featured classic MTV VJ Martha Quinn. I vaguely recall her from my childhood.
There was another edition of the Slammy Awards in 1987, but the event disappeared until being revived during the glorious years of Todd Pettengill in the mid-1990s. Owen Hart was fondly remembered from this time as treating his awards with more reverence than some people get for their secondary title belts.
The 2014 edition of the Slammys are taking shape and the host venue, The Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, North Carolina, has provided us with plenty of key information. You can visit the arena’s announcement in full by clicking HERE or just read the relevant information that’s been conveniently copied and pasted below…
RAW Main Event: John Cena and Dean Ambrose vs Money in the Bank Contract Winner Seth Rollins and Kane.
Plus, you’ll see WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, WWE COO Triple H…AND The Slammy Awards will take place live in Greenville!
Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
United States Champion: Sheamus
Rusev with Lana
WWE Tag Team Champions: Gold & Stardust
The Divas and many more!
Card subject to change.
While the main event should be taken with a grain of salt (keep in mind the ‘card subject to change’ part), one interesting tidbit is that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will be in attendance. Since that month’s Pay-Per-View, TLC, will be occurring the Sunday following the Slammys, speculation is natural regarding his involvement on the show.
The 2013 edition saw The Shield being crowned Faction of the Year, Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chants winning Catchphrase of the Year, and Stephanie McMahon insulting the Big Show as the Insult of the Year. I’m pretty sure Stephanie told Show how Giants typically die young in that segment, which actually is pretty harsh.
What are your thoughts regarding the upcoming event? Does Brock Lesnar’s appearance mean that he’ll have a title defense for TLC? Comment below with your thoughts and we’ll banter about it all.
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