CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Dennis Miller fancies himself a man of many talents: Comedian, actor, sports analyst and political commentator. Nothing, however, could have prepared the effusive entertainer for his latest honor, that of Raw's special guest host during the 2009 Slammy Awards. (PHOTOS)
John Cena def. Randy Orton to win WWE Superstar of the Year (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Only 24 hours since the sting of relinquishing his WWE Championship to Sheamus at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, John Cena seemed determined to ease the pain by claiming the Slammy Award for WWE Superstar of the Year. The hurdle standing in his way? Randy Orton.
Having faced The Viper many times, Cena was familiar with the sly slither of his opponent. Armed with a familiarity of Orton, the former WWE Champ managed to counter a series of lethal maneuvers and clinch the victory with a devastating Attitude Adjustment.
As Cena caught his breath, new WWE Champion Sheamus stared him down from outside the ring.
Johnny Damon to serve as next week's Raw special guest host
Coming off an incredible World Series victory with the New York Yankees, outfielder Johnny Damon will attempt to knock it out of the park next week when he stops by Raw to serve as special guest host.
Michael Cole vomiting on Chris Jericho at SmackDown's 10th Anniversary won the Slammy Award for "Oh My" Moment of the Year (WATCH)
Usually, accolades aren't bestowed upon anyone for tossing their cookies. Well, the Slammy Awards are anything but usual. To prove that point, Michael Cole vomiting on Chris Jericho at SmackDown's 10th Anniversary took home the Slammy Award for "Oh My" Moment of the Year.
Mickie James won 7-on-7 Divas Tag Match for her team; Maria won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year (PHOTOS | WATCH)
What would an awards show be without a bevy of beauties in gorgeous gowns? To remedy a lack of lovelies, a bevy of Divas competed in a 7-on-7 Divas Tag Match, including Mickie James, Divas Champion Melina, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, Brie and Nikki Bella & Maria against Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Maryse, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes. When the sequins settled, it was Mickie who won the match for her team by pinning Rosa.
Afterward, the Diva of the Year Slammy Award was bestowed upon the sexy, smart and powerful woman who won the most votes exclusively on WWE.com. Your 2009 Slammy Award-winning Diva of the Year? None other than Maria!
John Morrison, Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu def. United States Champion The Miz, Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre & Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Drew McIntyre's eye-gouging the night before at WWE: TLC looked about as appealing as a dish of haggis. That didn't stop the Scottish sensation, however, from capturing the Intercontinental Championship from John Morrison. One day later, McIntyre joined United States Champion The Miz & Zack Ryder against Morrison, Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu. While the championships were on one side, determination tipped the balance as Tatsu leveled Ryder for the victory.
Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam won the Slammy Award for Most Extreme Moment of the Year (WATCH)
It didn't seem real at the time. How could it possibly be? Jeff Hardy stood poised atop a 20-foot ladder, his arms spread wide as an arena full of WWE faithful held their collective breath. Then it happened. He leaped from his precarious perch, tumbled through the air and nailed CM Punk with a brutal Swanton Bomb at SummerSlam. Result: Hardy's moment captured the Slammy Award for Most Extreme Moment of the Year.
Accepting on his brother's behalf was Matt Hardy. Presenter Carlito interrupted the moment by punching Matt, but then got his comeuppance. Chris Masters snapped on The Masterlock and Matt returned the punch.
Chris Jericho & Big Show def. Unified Tag Team Champions DX by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Brawn, brains and a wicked sense of humor. You have to hand it to DX, the new Unified Tag Team Champions come prepared. After capturing the Unified Tag Team Titles last night, Triple H & Shawn Michaels probably expected Jeri-Show to enact their rematch clause. As a result, The Game appeared to purposefully shove the referee causing DX to lose by disqualification.
Since championships cannot change hands due to disqualification, DX retained. But that was only the beginning of Chris Jericho's troubles. The self-important Superstar soon realized that DX's actions meant that he no longer had reason to be on Raw. As a result, the Unified Tag Team Champions called some fellow Superstars to escort Jericho out of the arena. So long, Captain Vocabulary!
Bob Barker won the Slammy Award for Raw Guest Host of the Year (WATCH)
Bob Barker, come on down, you're the winner of the Slammy Award for Raw Guest Host of the Year! The venerable game show host and animal advocate proved that he could match wits and muscle with more than a few Superstars when he hosted Raw, which earned him a coveted golden Slammy statuette.
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker won the Slammy Award for Match of the Year; Randy Orton def. The Deadman (PHOTOS | WATCH | WATCH MATCH)
For the second year running, Shawn Michaels has taken home one of the highest honors in WWE, the Slammy Award for Match of the Year. While HBK earned last year's Slammy for his legendary victory over Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV, this year, Michaels repeats for the much ballyhooed bout he lost at The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania to The Undertaker. During his acceptance speech, HBK even went so far as to challenge The Phenom to a match at WrestleMania "one more time."
The Deadman may have claimed victory over Michaels in April, but tonight he faced a much more sinister foe, Randy Orton. The Viper utilized his Legacy henchmen, Cody Rhodes & Randy Orton, to lure Undertaker from the ring. Once outside the ring, The Phenom proved susceptible to count-out and dropped his match as a result.
None too pleased, the World Heavyweight Champion proceeded to demolish Rhodes & DiBiase.
CM Punk retiring Jeff Hardy won Shocker of the Year; John Cena def. CM Punk (PHOTOS | WATCH | WATCH MATCH)
Despite having captured two World Heavyweight Championships and winning Money in the Bank for the second year in a row, CM Punk described retiring Jeff Hardy after their Steel Cage Match on SmackDown as his finest moment.
While The Straightedge Superstar also promised to prevail as WWE Superstar of the Year, his hopes were dashed in minutes when he met up with John Cena. Perhaps compensating for his loss to Sheamus at WWE: TLC, Cena showcased his considerable strength and skills against the holier-than-thou opponent to move onto the winner of the Undertaker vs. Randy Orton match. Cena then shared his thoughts with the WWE Universe: He will not lose another match before regaining the WWE Title!
Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase def. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH)
What started out as a match between Kofi Kingston and Cody Rhodes quickly devolved into a melee meltdown when Ted DiBiase ran in with Evan Bourne fast on his heels. Before the four could go too far off the reservation, guest host Dennis Miller announced the four in a tag team bout.
Like their Legacy leader, Randy Orton, did the night before, Rhodes and DiBiase wanted to disarm The Dreadlock Dynamo. Rather than hit Kofi directly, though, the pair targeted his aerial ally and scored the win by pinning Bourne.
Sheamus won the Slammy Award for Breakout Star of the Year (WATCH)
Sheamus deserves to be taken seriously, period. That much was clear the night before at WWE: TLC when The Celtic Warrior defeated John Cena in a Tables Match to earn the WWE Championship. That accomplishment alone made the recipient of the night's next Slammy Award, Breakout Star of the Year, almost a foregone conclusion. When Sheamus was announced the winner, the Irishman boasted that he's better than a host of Hall of Famers and that Cena will never pry the championship away from him.
ECW Champion Christian, Kane and The Great Khali def. William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov (PHOTOS | WATCH)
William Regal and his Ruthless Roundtable of Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov have suffered their fair share of tribulations in the past, but the Englishman appeared determined to set aside any differences and take the fight to ECW Champion Christian.
For his part, Christian, who retained his championship in a Ladder Match against Shelton Benjamin the night before, assembled a towering triumvirate of his own, including Kane & The Great Khali. The ECW Champion's trifecta proved too much for Regal and his goon squad to handle.
Four nominees battled to determine WWE Superstar of the Year
Tonight saw World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker vs. Randy Orton as well as John Cena vs. CM Punk. The winners of these matches faced off later in the evening to determine who would take home WWE Superstar of the Year honors.
Chris Jericho & Big Show won the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year; Jericho invoked rematch clause (WATCH)
The evening got off to a bittersweet start for Jeri-Show. Just one night after losing their Unified Tag Team Titles to Triple H & Shawn Michaels at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Chris Jericho & Big Show accepted the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year. After soaking up accolades, mostly from himself, Jericho informed the WWE Universe that he and The World's Largest Athlete would invoke their rematch clause for a title match against DX later that night.