Best Feud Award: The nominees are John Cena vs. Wade Barrett (WWE), The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Beer Money (TNA), and Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (WWE). The clear-cut winner is Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels. These guys really put on a show at Wrestlemania. The significance of the streak vs. the career of Michaels really put this feud over the top for the Sixshooter.
Best Newcomer Award: The contestants for this one are Wade Barrett (WWE), Daniel Bryan (WWE), and Generation Me (TNA). Generation Me did some really good things in the TNA tag division, but nobody can touch what Wade Barrett did this past year. Wade Barrett shot to the top of the Raw roster with the Nexus angle, and showed he belonged there, even if he does look like a fake Superman with that haircut.
Best Tag Team Award: There were a lot of strides in tag team wrestling this past year. The teams up for this year’s award are Beer Money (TNA), Santino Marella/Vladamir Kozlov (WWE), and the Motor City Machine Guns (TNA). All three were impressive in 2010, and each held titles. But the most exciting team of 2010 was the Motor City Machine Guns. The flashy moves of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin were just too electric to be ignored.
Wish You Would Retire Award: This was very competitive this past year. The nominees are Mick Foley (TNA), Goldust (WWE), and William Regal (WWE). Mick Foley is the winner hands down. While the Sixshooter does not mind having Foley around on the mic, there is no need to see him wrestle…ever again. The Sixshooter is actually upset he saw him wrestle as many times as he did in 2010 for TNA. If you cannot “go” in the ring anymore, don’t.
Diva of the Year Award: The Sixshooter has studied this one very, very, very closely. The nominees are Madison Rayne (TNA), Natalya (WWE), and Eve (WWE). The winner has to be Madison Rayne. She is beautiful, good in the ring, and has been at the top of the card for the entire 2010. Did the Sixshooter mention she is beautiful?
Wish You Would Jump Ship Award: This is a tough one. What wrestler from 2010 really needed a change of scenery from WWE to TNA or from TNA to WWE? The nominees are Samoa Joe (TNA), Randy Orton (WWE), and A.J. Styles (TNA). Each one of these guys would do well switching sides, and although it will not be happening anytime soon, one can dream. The winner of this award has to be Samoa Joe. TNA cannot find the right way to use Joe and something tells me a Joe vs. C.M. Punk storyline would work out just fine.
Cruiserweight of the Year Award: The cruiserweight division was a hot one this past year. The competitors up for best of 2010 are Jay Lethal (TNA), Evan Bourne (WWE), and Daniel Bryan (WWE). As much as the Sixshooter wants to give this to Bryan, it has to go to Jay Lethal. Black Machismo broke out in 2010 with a hot feud vs. Ric Flair and he never looked back.
Superstar of the Year Award: Here we are. This is the best of the very best. The nominees for Superstar of the Year are John Cena (WWE), The Miz (The WWE), and Jeff Hardy (TNA). The Miz made huge strides this year, and Jeff Hardy has been a competent champion for TNA. But at the end of the day, John Cena keeps out performing everyone. The ratings pop when he is on the show, and the merchandise keeps flying off the shelves. Until that slows down, there is no stopping John Cena.
That is it for this month Sixshooter-a-holics. Make sure to check me out daily over at http://www.garden-state-of-mind.com or over on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/matthew_guerra. As the great Bobby Heenan used to say, “Randy Savage is the most dangerous man in any sport, from wrestling to checkers!”