Just noticing that the Best/Worst Second/Managers of the year is no longer on the ballot. *moment of silence*
Oh the RSPW memories just come flooding back. Like Chyna winning Best Manager in 97 AND 98 (believe it or not it's true)and how about our little princess Steph winning it 2 years ago. Well Stacy retired Manger of the year.
This year the one thing I would be interested in seeing if how much percentage of first place votes Heyman would get 50%?, 75%?. More?.
I'd vote #1Heyman as manager of the year Brock really needed him and he helped Brock a lot... Nidia would be #2, she seems to add a lot to Jamie and works well with him... Stacy #3 (last years winner), I think she's very charismatic and really cute and adds to her wrestler. (Edit in: How can I forget Trish seconding Lilian when she returned. THAT was the best managing ever! sorry Paul..lol.. that deserves top spot. Okay I'll be fair Trish gets THIRD, come on *I* liked it a lot)
As for the other end in the worst category. Lita #1, Why? Look at Matt with Lita now look at Matt without Lita. That spotlight hog held Matt back for years... #2 Torrie, again just so bland. She was kinda with Tajiri clapping away, the she stripped, gave oral to a banana. Now kinda with Kidman kinda not. She really hasn't adds nothing to her wrestler... #3 Ric Flair and not really a diss on Flair he's fine. It's just so sad to see Flair standing there like as HHH lackey holding his HHH belt really doing nothing of anything. Let him mentor a young kid not be HHH's stand-in
It's a Conspiracy. The year the award would finally go to a male for the first time in a long, long, long time, and the award is gone. Where's Clarence Mason to sue for gender discrimination when you need him.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
I actually like what Stacey has been doing. I've only seen her manage Test once, but it had kind of an old-school female manager feel to it. The only thing that is missing is to have Test hold guys up once he's beaten them, and have Stacey deliver a huge roudhouse kick. Then start a new stable--Stacey's Stud's. Make it up of just freakin huge dudes, throw Bautista in there. Make it like Heenan's stable, where they never really all come out together, but it is understood that they are all led by her.
Ok, got carried away with fantasy crap again.
"RAW kicked all kinds of ass last night. No coffins or corpses and hardly any mentioon of necrophilia!" -LeechOfTheNight with a classic line
Pretty ironic that the year the category disappears is the first in an age where it's actually necessary. We've had Torrie, Stacy, Flair, Rico, Nidia, Heyman, (ugh)Steph, Kevin Nash, and Batista all take on a manager/second role at some point this year. That's much more managers than last year.
The big ones I'll remember Raw, Spring '98, after WM XIV. McMahon vs. Austin, first time ever, with Austin's hand tied behind his back, and Dude Love did the heel turn. I remember this most importantly because we were at a Nitro Party (remember those?)...