Early Predictions for WWE Slammy Awards

Travis Wakeman@@traviswakeman10Featured Columnist IVNovember 28, 2013

Early Predictions for WWE Slammy Awards

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    The annual WWE Slammy Awards will be announced on the December 9, 2013 edition of Monday Night Raw, as announced last Monday on the show.

    The awards show has become one of the more entertaining shows of the calendar year and this time, the fans are going to be able to decide the winners via the WWE app.

    Or so WWE claims.

    If the voting is legitimate, it will be very interesting to see who the viewers choose in some of the categories.

    WWE handed out 19 awards in 2012, many of which were announced on WWE.com.

    Taking into account everything that has happened in WWE in 2013, we will project the winners in some of the same categories.

    Click forward to find out if any of your choices make the list.

Feat of Strength of the Year

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    Antonio Cesaro was actually nominated for this award last year for getting Brodus Clay up for his Neutralizer finisher.

    That pales in comparison to what he did to The Great Khali.

    Since forming a tag team with Jack Swagger known as The Real Americans, Cesaro has added the giant swing to his repertoire.

    At WWE Battleground, he gave that hold a new meaning when he picked up the massive Great Khali for a giant swing.

    Because Khali is over seven feet tall and weighs around 350 pounds, it should allow Cesaro to win this award pretty easily.

    To watch video of this amazing feat, click here.

    Winner: Antonio Cesaro

Upset of the Year

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    Plenty of consideration could be given to Goldust and Cody Rhodes taking the tag team titles from The Shield, but this one ranks up there too.

    On Monday Night Raw on November 11, R-Truth avoided a clothesline from the mighty Ryback and rolled him up for a three count.

    Ryback started his career by building a very impressive undefeated streak. It didn't look like he'd ever lose to a guy like R-Truth, but he did.

    Winner: R-Truth pinning Ryback

Crowd Chant of the Year

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    Fandango got his WWE career off to a great start.

    First, he pulled a big upset by defeating Chris Jericho at WrestleMania, but it was the following night on Raw that many fans won't soon forget.

    The crowd in New Jersey was hot all night, chanting several things. But when Fandango came out, they took things to another level.

    They actually began to hum his theme song—in unison.

    It was something that probably surprised everyone in the back, and it made Fandango a name people were talking about outside the world of wrestling.

    Winner: Fandango Theme Song in New Jersey

Diva of the Year

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    This one really isn't even close.

    AJ Lee has been WWE Divas champion since the middle of June. She put together a great program with Kaitlyn and successfully defended the title against her.

    AJ also has successful title defenses over Natalya and Brie Bella.

    But most importantly, she has become a great all-around performer for the company.

    For the second year in a row, AJ should be named Diva of the Year.

    Winner: AJ Lee

Comeback of the Year

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    In the mid- to late-1990s, Goldust was considered one of the top Superstars on the roster.

    As a multi-time holder of the WWE Intercontinental title, he certainly found plenty of success over the course of his career.

    But in 2013, it seemed that career was over as many WWE fans may have even forgotten about him.

    After his brother, Cody Rhodes, was fired as part of a storyline, Goldust resurfaced to fight for his brother's honor and try and get him his job back, putting on an excellent match with Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw.

    Both Goldust and Rhodes would eventually be brought back and together. Not long after, they were able to hand the tag team of Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns their first loss as a team, taking the tag team titles in the process.

    Goldust and Rhodes currently hold those tag team titles and suddenly, Goldust is a major part of the roster once again.

    Winner: Goldust

Newcomer of the Year

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    The Wyatt Family is a group of some of the strangest characters the WWE has introduced in many years.

    But while they may be hard to figure out, they have done well for themselves in WWE thus far. How many guys can say they beat Kane on pay-per-view in their first match?

    Bray Wyatt can.

    While Erick Rowan and Luke Harper have been getting most of the action of late, Bray is the leader of the group.

    It will be very interesting to see where WWE takes the character in 2014.

    Winner: Bray Wyatt

Match of the Year

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    It depends on what you like, but WWE did have several great matches this year.

    John Cena vs. The Rock at WrestleMania and Cena vs. Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam come to mind.

    But the best match this year didn't feature any of those Superstars.

    Over the years, many Superstars have stepped up and attempted to be the one to end The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania.

    Several have gotten close and CM Punk was no exception.

    The match lasted a little over 22 minutes and it saw Punk hit Undertaker with everything he had, but it still wasn't enough.

    The Undertaker won to preserve the streak in an excellent match.

    Winner: CM Punk vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29

Superstar of the Year

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    With the fans being in charge of the vote, the Superstar of the Year award will almost certainly be between Daniel Bryan and John Cena.

    Remember how bad Cena's 2012 was? He made up for it in a major way this year.

    After avenging his loss to The Rock at WrestleMania, Cena has regained the WWE title and could close the year with a bang if he can defeat WWE World champion Randy Orton at WWE TLC.

    On the other hand, Daniel Bryan's popularity has reached a new level. Not only that, but when he and Cena squared off in the main event at SummerSlam for the WWE title, Bryan emerged victorious.

    It should be a close vote, but Cena will win by a narrow margin.

    Winner: John Cena