Wednesday, December 08, 2010

RRO Awards Race 2010 starts now!!

----The RRO Awards Race 2010 starts now!!

----RRO AWARDS RACE 2010 begins NOW!!! I have listed the first 6 categories in this year’s race. If you are a member of the KAYFABE MESSSAGE BOARD, then you may click over and put all your nominations there. Or you may e-mail your picks, if you do not want to post them “in the open” on the board. Send your nominations in ASAP. PLEASE PICK 3 NOMINEES for each category!!! Send your e-mail to with subject: RRO Nominees. Deadline for first 6 awards is Wednesday 12.15.10. You may also go over to the RRO AWARDS RACE blog by CLICKING HERE and get all the up to the date info on the awards!!! Below my picks and thoughts.

----Promotion of the Year 2010. If you go by just attendance on a weekly basis, you would have to pick ASWF and TIWF, who draw averagely more than any other promotions.  EPW has been entertaining.  I have been told even IWA is drawing good crowds.  Talent wise - NEW, EWE and defunct RCW had the best talent roster.  NBW has weathered the storm and continue to draw average.  My nominees: ASWF, NBW and EWE.

----Booker of the Year 2010: Who gave you the best storylines?? It is not always the best crowds here, because crowds are bad everywhere.  What seem to be the most interesting??  I really enjoyed EWE, NBW, NEW and EPW stuff this year.  Even though each promotion went in total different directions, it was entertaining the read about them.  NEW had to improved on the basics of their promotion and presents some good solid storylines. EPW was totally old school with some shock type storylines that I like.  EWE, who did not draw great numbers, had some good stuff with the return of TGB and the whole push of Christian Jacobs. My nominees: EWE, NEW and EPW.

----Announcer of the Year 2010: Who is the best on the mic for TV or just announcing at the shows?? Brian Thompson, who worked with RCW and NEW [for one show], should be considered even though limited work.  Brandon Baxter was my favorite this year, even though he was only in there for 13 weeks. Last year's winner Terrance Ward is good and along with John Steele worked the whole year.  I actually look for Ward to win the award this year again.  My nominees: Brian Thompson, Brandon Baxter and Terrance Ward. 

----Gimmick of the Year 2010: Who has the best gimmick?? This award is wide open this year with the "vampire" being absent this year.  "Asylum" [Psycho/Pappy] are probably best at their gimmick than anyone in the area.  Ike Tucker, when he is a babyface, is a great gimmick.  Matt Riviera lives his gimmick.  "LSD" are always fun.  I really liked "Too Cruel" - gimmick of two old pros forming a team.  My nominees: Asylum, Matt Riviera and "Too Cruel."

----Manager of the Year 2010: “Hollywood” Jimmy Blaylock and Rashard Devon, who have fought over this award for all the past four years, will be nominated.   I really like Frank Martin as a manager and he should be considered.  I have heard good things about Kellen James also. My nominees: Jimmy Blaylock, Rashard Devon and Frank Martin.

----Referee of the Year 2010: Two time winner Downtown Bruno has to lead the pack here. If you have not seen him work at NEW, then you need to go for a visit. He is not your typical “out of sight out of mind” referee that I usually like, but when it comes to the time in the match where he is needed only for the 3-count, he is there. Chuck Poe, who comes off as a total professional – in and out of the ring. He is my top pick this year due to Bruno winning two years in a row.  Caleb Demps, who worked RCW and works regular for EWE, is a real good referee also.  Everyone puts over Joey Lynn also, but I have never seen him work.  My nominees: Chuck Poe, Downtown Bruno and Caleb Demps.