Rundown of the 2020 Slammy Awards
In case you didn't know, forgot, or simply didn't care to watch the 2020 Slammy Awards on the WWE Network, I've got you covered. This year WWE decided to bring back a traditional awards show concept to the Slammy's. The extremely hilarious 24/7 Champion R-Truth hosted the show.
Leading up to the show, fans were able to vote for a few of the categories. The voteable categories were Male Superstar of the Year, Female Superstar of the Year, Return of the Year, TagTeam of the Year, Match of the Year, and Superstar of the Year. The Slammy's usually don't mean much in the wrestling world and are just an attempt at fan involvement, but they are mostly pointless. Sometimes, however, they do set up potential rivalries, storylines, and new directions. This year's show delivered funny moments from Truth and had special guests present the nominees and winners.
Male Superstar of the Year
The first award was presented by HBK and went to current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, beating Roman Reigns, The Fiend, Braun Strowman, and Randy Orton.
Ring Gear of the Year
Presented by Jersey Shores Snookie, The New Day won over the other nominees, including Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Bianca Belair, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Carmella.
Return of the Year
Presented by Mick Foley, Edge took the award in no surprise, beating other returns by Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, Goldberg, and MVP.
Musical Performance of the Year
Elias won the award presented by Method Man for his Thunderdome concert beating out no one as he was the only nominee.
The rivalry of the Year
Beating out R-Truth vs. the World, Lana vs. the Announce Tables, Shasa vs. Bayley, Orton vs. McIntyre, and Rollins vs. the Mysterio Family, Randy Orton and Edge won the award presented by Bachelor star Demi Burnett.
Female Superstar of the Year
Presented by Trish Stratus, Smackdown Women's Champion Sasha Banks beat out Bayley, Becky Lynch, Charlott Flair, and Asuka.
Breakout Star of the Year
TikTok sensation Derek Baker presented this award to the Street Profits who won over such talents as Dominick Mysterio, Murphy, Otis, and even Montez Fords' wife, Bianca Belair.
The Bump crew presented the next few awards as the Other Awards.
Social Media Star of the Year
Trash Talkers of the Year
Lacey Evans and The Hurt Bussiness
Network Documentary of the Year
Undertaker: The Last Ride
Celebrity of the Year
Double Cross of the Year
Bayley on Sasha Banks
Referee of the Year
Charles Robinson, not John Cole
Moment of the Year
Incredibly funny, Ken Jeong presented the award to Undertaker for his Final Farewell beating other moments like Edge's return, McIntyre becoming WWE Champion, Becky announcing her pregnancy, Roman siding with Hayman, Bayley betraying Sasha, and the New Day splitting up.
TagTeam of the Year
Hot Tub Time Machines Clark Duke presented the award that went to the Street profits beating nominees such as New Day, Golden RoleModels, Nakamura & Cesaro, Bazler & Jax, and not Miz & Morrison, who were mentioned as snubbed in this category.
Match of the Year
The Bone Yard match beat out all other nominees such as Becky vs. Asuka Royal Rumble, The Men's Royal Rumble Match, The Finals of The Intercontinental Championship Tournament, The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, AJ vs. Sami vs. Hardy Intercontinental Ladder match, Hell in a Cell I quite Match, Hell in a Cell Smackdown Women's Championship Match, New Day vs. The Hurt Bussiness 11/16 Raw, and McIntyre vs. Reigns Survivor Series presented by actor siblings Rico & Raini Rodriguez.
Superstar of the Year
Ric Flair awarded this to WWE Champ Drew McIntyre, who beat other superstars like Flairs' daughter Charlotte and her current tag partner Asukaas well as Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Randy Orton, Bayley, Braun Strowman, Becky Lynch, and The Fiend.
There it is, folks, the Slammy Awards!