Friday, July 15, 2011

Already a Projected Winner for the 28th Annual "Dead Wrestler of the Year Award"





It's almost official. Unless Hulk Hogan, The Rock or "Stone Cold" Steve Austin drops dead by December 31, 2011, "Macho Man" Randy Savage will be awarded "Dead Wrestler of the Year" for 2011.

On May 20 Savage suffered a heart attack on a Florida highway before losing control of the vehicle and crashing. Savage, as evidenced by the joy felt throughout the world when he stopped the world from ending shortly after he passed, far exceeds the popularity of other wrestlers who have perished so far this year, including Verne Langdon, Gordon Scozzari, Guy Coffey, Val Puccio, Dr. Death, Shawn Osborne, Johnny Heideman, Nick the Greek, Oliver Humperdink, Ham Lee, Pierre Morrison, Chip Fairway, Manny Guzman, and Dusty Feldbaumer


And now a look at past winners of this prestigious award:


Dead Wrestler of the Year

1984 – David Von Erich
1985 – Jay Youngblood
1986 – Gino Hernandez
1987 – (tie) Mike Von Erich/Scott Irwin
1988 – (tie) Bruiser Brody/Adrian Adonis
1989 – Haystacks Calhoun
1990 – Ed Gantner
1991 – Chris Von Erich
1992 – Buzz Sawyer
1993 – Andre the Giant
1994 – Art Barr
1995 – Eddie Gilbert
1996 - Dick Murdoch
1997 - Brian Pillman
1998 – (tie) Junkyard Dog/Louie Spicolli
1999 - Owen Hart
2000 - Yokozuna
2001 - Terry Gordy
2002 - Davey Boy Smith
2003 – (tie) Elizabeth/Hawk/Curt Hennig
2004 - Big Boss Man
2005 - Eddy Guerrero
2006 – (tie) Earthquake/Johnny Grunge
2007 – Nancy Benoit
2008 – S.D. Jones
2009 – (tie) Test/Umaga
2010 – (tie) Chris Kanyon/Lance Cade
2011 – (Projected) Randy Savage








Dead Wrestler of the Year Award – Winners and Nominees


2010 – (tie) Lance Cade
Chris Kanyon

Ludvig Borga
Jack Brisco
Trent Acid.
Luna Vachon
JC Bailey
Mike Shaw
Giant Gonzalez

2009 – (tie) Test
Umaga

Steve Doll
Buddy Rose
Mitsuharu Misawa
Steve Williams

2008 – S.D. Jones
Chase Tatum
Ron Slinker
Steve Bradley
Mike Bell

2007 – Woman
Bam Bam Bigelow
Mike Awesome
Bad News Brown
Sherri Martel
John Kronus
Brian Adams








2006 – (tie) Johnny Grunge
Earthquake

Emory Hail
Luke Graham
Tiger Khan
Joey Maggs
Tiger Conway
The Spoiler

2005 – Eddy Guerrero
Chris Candido
Shinya Hashimoto
The Spider
Pez Whatley

2004 – Big Boss Man
Stephan DeLeon
Danny Hawke
Hercules Hernandez
Texas Outlaw #1
Ken Timbs

2003 – (tie) Miss Elizabeth
Road Warrior Hawk
“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig

Crash Holly
Mike Lozansky
Pitbull #2
Jerry Tuite

2002 – Davey Boy Smith
Big Dick Dudley
Wahoo McDaniel
Rocco Rock
Billy Travis

2001 – Terry Gordy
Chris Adams
Mike Davis
Russ Haas
Rhonda Singh

2000 – Yokozuna
Gary Albright
Bobby Duncum Jr
Masakazu Fukada
Jumbo Tsuruta








1999 – Owen Hart
Jonathan Boyd
Emiko Kado
Yuel Lovett
Renegade
Rick Rude

1998 – (tie) The Junkyard Dog
Louie Spicolli

Brady Boone
Terry Garvin
Giant Haystacks
Shane Shamrock

1997 – Brian Pillman
Plum Mariko
Big E Sleeze
Stan Stasiak
Jeep Swenson

1996 – Dick Murdoch
Espanto III
Sonny Rogers
Ray Stevens
Neil Superior

1995 – “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert
John Ayers
Jerry Blackwell
Don Ross
Big John Studd,

1994 – Art Barr
Ray Candy
Boris Malenko
Joey Marella
Scott Peterson

1993 – Andre the Giant
Dino Bravo
Larry Cameron
DJ Peterson
Kerry Von Erich

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