2013 Awards: Worst Angle of the Year

It’s awards time again.  I’ve got 18 awards to hand out this year and as is my custom, I’ll be doing one of these a day until the end of the year, which just so happens to be the day the Royal Rumble Count-Up stars.  Up first: Worst Angle of the Year.I know it’s easy, but I’m going with Big Show’s firing/crying/threats of lawsuits.  This story went on for months, never gave us any real conclusion (Big Show got cheated out of the title match and just started teaming with Mysterio like nothing happened) and wost of all, it involved LAWYERS.

This is rapidly becoming one of the most annoying things in wrestling.  It’s in WWE, TNA and was in ROH during the few weeks I watched their TV show.  WWE has become obsessed with this idea and even had a recurring lawyer character in David Otunga (which is understandable as he actually is a lawyer).  Think about it though: Christian used to threaten lawsuits for one more match, Del Rio threatened legal action against Sheamus, everyone threatens lawsuits against everyone at times and dear goodness it gets old fast.  Stop having wrestlers hide behind lawyers and have them FIGHT.

6 comments

  1. M.R. says:

    Litigation in wrestling so beyond silly. If it were anywhere consistent Triple H would have been indicted on about 80 counts of manslaughter by now.

  2. MikeCheyne says:

    I thought the Otunga/Del Rio thing was one of the few times it sort of worked–it didn’t end up working because there was no satisfactory ending and the endless Sheamus/Del Rio feud sucked, but it made sense–Otunga is actually a lawyer, the lawyer to the heels gimmick was a good way to keep him around, and Del Rio’s the type of dude who would use a lawyer. With Big Show, it completely flopped–a face shouldn’t bring in a lawyer and all it did was make Show look like an opportunistic chickenshit.

  3. M.R. says:

    Side note, has there been a worst fucking actor in a major angle than Show?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Stephanie.

    She is gorgeous, has gotten much hotter with age and can be absolutely evil, but man alive that woman cannot act.

    Ted Reply:

    Totally agree she cannot act at all, even with over a decade of practice.

    I’ve never found her all that attractive but to each their own.

    M.R. Reply:

    While she is awful, I’d take her awkwardly delivering her lines over Show’s crying attempt any day.