How does Kurt Angle not win shite in the RSPW fan awards? The most solid performer of the year - and a major reason that Austin has been as entertaining as he has over the last few months - and he gets no love in any category.
The man gots lots of love in RSPW. He was 2nd for Wrestler of the Year, 3rd for Best Heel of the Year, 4th for Best Face, 2nd for Best Worker, 2nd for Best Technical, Top 10 Finish in Best Brawler, 4th Most Favorite, 3rd Most Improved, 3rd and 4th Best Gimmicks, Top 10 Finish Best Move, 4 of the top 15 Matches, 3 of the Top 10 Feuds, 4th Best Interview, 2 of the Top 10 Angles..I'd say Kurt got lots of love. So he didn't win any hardware, neither did Marshall Faulk or Brian Urlacher, but they're still Pro Bowl Bound. If there was an All-Star wrestling team, Kurt would be there.
He was really good this past year. The problem is that he contributed a hell of a lot to many others being better.
Would Austin have came off as well with Angle? I'm sure he would have found a way, but it probably wouldn't have worked out as well.
Besides, the RSPW Awards don't necessariliy, you know, actually claim accuracy to everyone's opinion
---=---:---=--- [Look up a line] Wow, that belt looks like crap... I'll take it and carry it around for years and see if people can take it away from me... What? What was that? You mean even THIS belt doesn't matter! What? I'm insulted! Get away from me you... you... defiler!
Yeah, this is a comparison...so SUE ME! We compare the Big Guys in the Big Cateogories (Best Wrestler, Heel, Face, Worker, Technical & Brawler)
In order of Average Ranking or MOST LOVE from RSPW...
1. Steve Austin (Average Ranking: 3.00) 1st Best Wrestler 1st Best Heel 5th Best Face 3rd Best Worker 7th Best Technical 1st Best Brawler 2. Triple H (Average Ranking: 3.60) 4th Best Wrestler 2nd Best Heel N/A Best Face 4th Best Worker 6th Best Technical 2nd Best Brawler 3. Kurt Angle (Average Ranking: 3.83) 2nd Best Wrestler 3rd Best Heel 4th Best Face 2nd Best Worker 2nd Best Technical 10th Best Brawler 4. The Rock (Average Ranking: 7.25) 6th Best Wrestler N/A Best Heel 1st Best Face 16th Best Worker N/A Best Technical 6th Best Brawler 5. Chris Benoit (Average Ranking: 7.67) 3rd Best Wrestler 26th Best Heel 6th Best Face 1st Best Worker 1st Best Technical 9th Best Brawler 6. Chris Jericho (Average Ranking: 9.80) 5th Best Wrestler 21st Best Heel 3rd Best Face 8th Best Worker 12th Best Technical N/A Best Brawler
Deadspin has a good article about this (screengrabber.deadspin.com) So, if that article and everything I've read about Bryan's situation and retirement are true, CM Punk fulfilled his destiny as the agent for change in a way I'm sure he never imagined....