The Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, previously known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Wrestling Entertainment, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers. There have been eight editions of the concept, with the first two iterations airing in 1986 and 1987, respectively. After a nine-year hiatus, the concept resumed in 1996 and 1997. The concept endured another long hiatus until its subsequent return in 2008 by WWE. The recipient of the award receives a statuette that depicts one wrestler holding another over his head.
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“The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)