"WWE Magazine" Awards

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January 06, 2012

Most Improved Superstar
Zack Ryder on 2011

“2011 has been the best year of my career so far. My dream as a kid wasn't just to be some guy on the roster; I wanted to be a top guy. So all this recognition for me, all the merchandise, the support of the Zack Pack, it doesn't surprise me. But what’s next? Earlier, I couldn't get on Raw if my life depended on it, and now I’m working matches with John Cena. Being in the ring with guys like him has definitely made me better and more confident. The only way to improve is to be out there and get that experience. And now, I’m getting it, and I’m not going to mess it up.”

Best Mic Skills
CM Punk on his gift of gab

“Honestly, I don’t know if I ever learned it. I was once given a great piece of advice by The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. He told me that the best stuff comes from the heart, and that’s all I've ever done. I don’t try to think about what I’m going to say because then it seems forced, rehearsed and phony. So when you see me with a mic in my hand, it’s just me talking. It’s what I do, it’s who I am, and I can talk all day long. Some animals are born with claws. Well, I was born with the ability to talk.”

Record-Setter of the Year
John Cena on winning 10 WWE Championships in 10 Years.

“If I can win one a year until I’m done, then I will retire a 46-time WWE Champion.”

Most Underrated Superstar
Wade Barrett

“My question is underrated by whom? As far as I’m concerned, I’m the Number One-rated WWE Superstar and that’s been the same the whole year round. And that’s not going to change anytime soon.”

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