Nick’s 12/14 Raw Review: The Good, The Bad & The Wrestling

Nick Paglino

I also thought some of the Slammy winners were surprisingly good last night, and didn’t entirely seem to serve story line purposes. I realize that in a worked environment it seems most logical to have an award show serve only to push wrestlers who need it, but in a way I disagree. The Slammy’s can effectively be used to make light of certain angles, wrestlers, or moments that deserve to be acknowledged simply because they rose above everything else this year.

It was a refreshing surprise to indirectly find out that WWE’s polling system must actually be real, considering Maria would have been my last choice as "Diva of the Year" in 2009. She missed the better part of the year’s last half, and was used sparingly in the beginning of the year. So the online poll had to be accurate as there is no story line reason for why she won that award. The real reason is she’s smokin’ hot, and the WWE Universe voted as such.

I loved Batista Kanye West-ing Maria’s moment, incidentally. It was a good real-life parody and the sun glasses and popped collar pink polo was a very funny touch. I said in my review of TLC that it definitely appears as if Batista is moving into the "everyone is out to screw me" territory with his character, and I think it’s a good fit for him.

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