One of the biggest things that caught my interest last year around this time here at Slash Wrestling would be columns entitled "For your consideration..." that would give guys like us a good luck at a candidate for the RSPW awards. I'd like to do something like that right now for a guy who probably won't receive much recognition, but damn well should for the job he's done. He's a dark horse and an underdog (at least in this year's awards) in the truest sense of the word. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to bring to your attention one Ron "The Truth" Killings.
WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Uh...ok, so maybe I shouldn't go this far. Not with the kind of year Kurt Angle had and the amazing comeback Chris Benoit's having. Believe me, though, we'll be back here again in a couple of years.
BEST HEEL: NOW we're getting into something more realistic. If you want someone to draw amazing heel heat, call Ron Killings. When the whole idea of TNA came in, everybody and their mother thought Jeff Jarrett would be top heel by sheer power of nepotism. Ron Killings, with his own natural charisma, single-handedly took charge and became TNA's top heel and he's getting better with every week. If he had a HUGE babyface to play off of, Killings would equal $$$, but babyfaces are slowly being built and Ron has washed up stars to play with. Many will disregard his heel heat because of the part of the country he's in (anti-black Nashville), but I'm willing to bet a lot of $$$ that if Killings was on Raw, he'd easily steal the show from the likes of Triple H and Brock, whose heel promos bore the world to tears.
BEST GIMMICK: Being held down by "The Man" is a timeless gimmick and Ron Killings has made it work to perfection! Even when he won the championship, he still came out every week and would holler to the crowd about being held back. His recent promo where he cried about being lied to when he was told he'd get to defend against more minorities was gold!
BEST WORKER: Again, not a possibility while a Kurt Angle's in the runnings, but come back in a few years. Actually, this is a good segue into...
MOST IMPROVED: Ron deserves to win this, hands down! From a jobber in Titanland to single-handedly carrying an entire promotion on his back, Ron Killings has improved exponentially in the last year. From carrying washed up losers like Ken Shamrock and Curt Hennig to putting on great matches with Jerry Lynn and Low Ki, Ron Killings has improved far better than any wrestler out there in the past year. I'm appalled that he isn't even NOMINATED! FOR SHAME!!
MOST UNDERRATED WRESTLER: Without a shadow of a doubt! There's a reason TNA's handing this man the ball and letting him run with it. Ron has churned out solid outings each and every week. In fact, after sustaining a concussion mere HOURS BEFORE, Ron STILL came out for a taping and stole the show with an awesome promo. Give this man his due! Again, WHY ISN'T HE NOMINATED HERE?!
BEST INTERVIEWEE: You can't HANDLE The Truth! While he would come out and spout dopey babyface raps in WWE, Ron "The Truth" Killings has changed his tune in TNA. He cuts vicious promos on the crowd and goes on about being held down in true Bret Hart fashion and the crowd hates him for it! And sometimes, he'll even spew HEEL RHYMES, which is a sure way to draw heel heat in Nashville. Undoubtedly, he's the best promo man in TNA today.
And there you are, ladies and gentlemen. I couldn't stand by while Ron "The Truth" Killings got left off the ballot when he's clearly deserving of at least A NOMINATION! You see, this is the sort of thing that Killings can take and turn into a killer promo about being held back. The man's a phenom! I'm not ashamed to say I mark out for him! And I'm confident when I say he will not only be on the WRESTLER OF THE YEAR ballot sometime in the next few years, but he could actually WIN the damn thing!
So ladies and gentlemen, for your consideration, Ron "The Truth" Killings.
WRITE HIM IN!
(edited by It's False on 8.11.02 1347)
(edited by It's False on 8.11.02 1348)
"See Nash, you can wear any Halloween costume you want to, but you know and I know that you're only half the man that I am - and I have half the brain that you do."
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