WWE® Slammy Awards Voting Begins Tonight Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

STAMFORD, Conn.--()--WWE’s 2015 Slammy Awards will be held during Monday Night Raw next Monday, December 21, live at 8pm ET/PT as part of WWE Week on USA Network. WWE’s version of the Oscars, the annual fan-voted awards honor the best of the year with their own golden statue in 18 categories. For the first time in Slammy Award history, voting will take place exclusively through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram beginning tonight during Monday Night Raw for 10 of the categories including:

  • WWE Superstar of the Year, every WWE Superstar on the roster is an eligible nominee for the first time
  • WWE Tag Team of the Year
  • Hashtag of the Year
  • Celebrity Moment of the Year
  • “Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Moment of the Year
  • Best John Cena United States Championship Open Challenge Match of the Year
  • Rivalry of the Year
  • Double Cross of the Year
  • Surprise Return of the Year
  • Best Original WWE Network Show

On Monday, December 21, fans can vote for the remaining eight categories exclusively through the WWE App during The Slammy Awards, live during Monday Night Raw on USA Network, where nine awards will be handed out, including the coveted WWE Superstar of the Year honor. Additional awards to be handed out that evening include:

  • Match of the Year
  • WWE Diva of the Year
  • Breakout Star of the Year
  • LOL Moment of the Year
  • Extreme Moment of the Year
  • “This is Awesome” Moment of the Year
  • The OMG Shocking Moment of the Year
  • The Hero Award presented by Coca-Cola

During the day on Monday, December 21, WWE.com will the reveal winners in the following categories:

  • WWE Tag Team of the Year
  • Hashtag of the Year
  • Celebrity Moment of the Year
  • “Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Moment of the Year
  • Best John Cena United States Championship Open Challenge Match of the Year

Before Monday Night Raw kicks-off, winners in the following four categories will be unveiled on WWE Network during the Slammy Award Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET:

  • Rivalry of the Year
  • Double Cross of the Year
  • Surprise Return of the Year
  • Best Original WWE Network Show

For voting guidelines and nominees, click here.

Monday Night Raw on USA is the most-watched, regularly scheduled, year-round program on cable, with a live three-hour block every Monday night, 52 weeks a year. RAW has been a cable mainstay for more than 20 years and is consistently a top ten show on television.

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Contacts

WWE
Media:
Annie Kruger, 203-352-8613
Annie.Kruger@wwecorp.com
or
Investors:
Michael Weitz, 203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com

Contacts

WWE
Media:
Annie Kruger, 203-352-8613
Annie.Kruger@wwecorp.com
or
Investors:
Michael Weitz, 203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com