alternative wrestling awards 2012

By now we guess you are sick as a chip of reading everyone’s end-of-year awards? Best wrestler of the year, show of the year, etc, etc. So our year-end awards, in typical Calling Spots style, are a little bit different. So read on to find out who picks up the least important “awards” that they will ever win – albeit ones that thy have all worked incredibly hard to earn and are all deserving winners:

Best pre-match attire

WINNER – Ultra Mantis Black’s long coat and SKULL ON A STICK
2nd – Noam Dar’s Adidas jacket and mod haircut
3rd – Chris Jericho’s flashing light jacket

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Best not-wrestling-but-about-wrestling project (apart from our Fanzine….obviously)

WINNER – Rob Schamberger painting EVERY ONE of wrestling world champions
2nd – Botchamania
3rd – Wrestle Talk TV
4th – The Atomic Elbow Fanzine
5th – The new era of Ministry of Slam Radio

 

Top 3 “mark out” moments

WINNER – Holding a copy of our fanzine for the first time
2nd – Finding out Paddy Power (and others) were taking bets on WrestleMania 28 and subsequent PPVs
3rd – PAC being signed by WWE

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Best wrestling t-shirt

WINNER – PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 1 show t-shirt
2nd – CM Punk’s yellow GTS t-shirt
3rd – Most things from Barber Shop Window, but the ORIGINAL “Yes Yes Yes” shirt gets the nod

 

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Best match that was not on TV

WINNER – Marty Scurll vs Zach Sabre – PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 1
2nd – Noam Dar vs AJ Styles – PWE Elite vs Phenomenal
3rd – Davey Richards vs Michael Elgin – RoH Showdown in the sun

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Best rumour

WINNER – SummerSlam coming to the UK
2nd – Austin vs Punk
3rd – Batista behind the Aces and Eights

 

Best things said to us at a wrestling show:

WINNER – “Are you going to be joining in with the CENA SUCKS?”
2nd – In a cockney accent – “He is a big lad like isn’t he?”
3rd – “He looks like a fat Tim Krul”

 

Best wrestling iPhone App

WINNER – Wrestling Manager by Serious Parody
2nd – ColorToons by CHIKARA
3rd – Wrestling Revolution by MDickie

 

Best use of social media

WINNER – Scott Steiner’s Twitter campaign against Hogan, Bischoff and TNA
2nd – Hulk Hogan retweeting a fan who said they were “balls deep” in his daughter
3rd – Any idiot who ever had their ridiculous Tout videos aired on Raw

 

Top prospects for 2013

WINNER – Big E Langston
2nd – Adrian Neville/PAC
3rd – Noam Dar

 

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