The Slammy Awards will always have a special place in WWE history.
Not only do they have a nostalgic feel (with the first Slammys awarded in 1986), but they also plant seeds for future rivalries. On this edition, we saw a slight dissension among members of The Shield, while Daniel Bryan and Shawn Michaels shared an extended stare down that had fans buzzing about a possible future matchup between the two.
Much of the 2013 Slammy Awards made me more excited about potential matchups that may be coming in 2014 than matches that will happen Sunday at WWE's TLC pay-per-view.
The final segment Monday was a "title ascension," billed as the last time the WWE title and World Heavyweight title will be seen (before they are unified Sunday).
Though there were 20 former WWE and World Heavyweight champions in the ring -- legends and current superstars -- the crowd focused squarely on hometown hero Daniel Bryan, with loud chants interrupting Triple H's monologue.
Randy Orton was interrupted by the crowd as well, until John Cena magnificently used Daniel Bryan as part of his speech, gaining the crowd's trust and acceptance through Daniel Bryan before bringing it back to the title unification match Sunday.
This was a fantastic move by Cena, along with his passionate delivery towards Orton.
Truthfully, even if this edition of the Slammys wasn't the greatest in history, it was still an entertaining special spin to a regular episode of WWE Raw.
Slammy Award Winners
For a complete list of winners, including WWE.com awards given prior to Raw, click here.
Here are some of the standouts:
LOL Moment of the Year: Rock Concert
Double Cross of the Year: Shawn Michaels
Diva of the Year: Bella Twins
Superstar of the Year: Daniel Bryan
Crowd Chant of the Year: "Yes, Yes, Yes"
Insult of the Year: Stephanie McMahon
Most Extreme Moment of the Year: CM Punk's revenge on Paul Heyman
Match of the Year: The Rock vs. John Cena for the WWE title at WrestleMania 29
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