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OMG Moment of the Year | Snub: CM Punk
Even though Punk took home two Slammys for the night, he missed out on this one despite being a slam-dunk choice for the award. When The Straight Edge Superstar walked out of Allstate Arena after winning the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank, the WWE Universe buzzed with a rare kind of energy, simultaneously excited and dumbfounded by the moment. It was the kind of moment that made even non-followers of WWE stand up and take notice.
Right around this time, the Internet is abuzz with lists. People want to know who was important, who the biggest star was, and who was the most influential. We don’t know about all that, but here’s a list of guys who traveled the world, scored on a field, and fondled a thousand boobs. Guys who created moments in 2011 that made us think, “hey, I’m not gonna lie… pretty cool.”
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Winner: CM Punk, for his instantly iconic “Best in the World” threads. Bonus Slammy points if you got the Chicago one from Money in the Bank.
Voting has a way of causing animosity in the WWE.com offices. There have been shouting matches at Cyber Sunday, a fistfight during Raw’s Power to the People and that unfortunate atomic wedgie incident in the final round of the 2007 Diva Search. Still, despite some hurt feelings, we’re not shy about voicing our opinions, so we’re looking ahead to the 2011 Slammy Award for “Superstar of the Year,” which is currently drawing thousands of voters to WWE.com. (CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW)
Reviewing the performances of John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Mark Henry, The Miz and Randy Orton over the past 12 months, we attempted to pick the odds of who will win the coveted Slammy — and avoid getting our Hanes yanked over our heads because of it.