PARKS’S TAKE: Emmy Awards snub WWE; let’s make them feel better with a WWE-filled Emmy ballot

By Greg Parks, PWTorch columnist


Despite their best efforts, WWE wasn’t able to crack the Emmy Award ballot, as it was announced yesterday. This is not surprising to folks who watch WWE programming every week. Nor is it surprising to anyone who watches any of the nominated shows, which blow WWE’s TV out of the water from a quality standpoint.

But you have to feel for WWE, so desperate for that award recognition. They’ve broken into the mainstream in many ways, but are still stonewalled here. Therefore, I’ve made up an Emmy-like ballot that is WWE-exclusive. Like the Emmys, eligibility will cover June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018. Who do you like as winners of each category? Tweet me your votes @gregmparks, or reply below!

    Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama

Brock Lesnar, Monday Night Raw
Jinder Mahal, Smackdown Live
Roman Reigns, Monday Night Raw
Seth Rollins, Monday Night Raw
A.J. Styles, Smackdown Live

    Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama

Sasha Banks, Monday Night Raw
Alexa Bliss, Monday Night Raw
Charlotte Flair, Smackdown Live
Stephanie McMahon, Monday Night Raw

    Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama

Paul Heyman, Monday Night Raw
Shane McMahon, Smackdown Live
The Miz, Smackdown Live & Monday Night Raw
Kevin Owens, Smackdown Live & Monday Night Raw
Bray Wyatt, Smackdown Live & Monday Night Raw

    Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama

Bayley, Monday Night Raw
Nia Jax, Monday Night Raw
Becky Lynch, Smackdown Live
Paige, Monday Night Raw & Smackdown Live

    Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy

Dean Ambrose, Monday Night Raw
New Day, Smackdown Live
Elias, Monday Night Raw
Matt Hardy, Monday Night Raw
Braun Strowman, Monday Night Raw

    Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy

Asuka, Smackdown Live
Alexa Bliss, Monday Night Raw
Carmella, Smackdown Live
Natalya, Smackdown Live & Monday Night Raw

    Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy

James Ellsworth, Smackdown Live
Aiden English, Smackdown Live
Curt Hawkins, Monday Night Raw
Rusev, Smackdown Live
Sami Zayn, Smackdown Live & Monday Night Raw

    Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

Dana Brooke, Monday Night Raw
Alicia Fox, Monday Night Raw
Sarah Logan, Monday Night Raw & Smackdown Live
Becky Lynch, Smackdown Live

And here are the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. As per tradition, just the winners:

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Miz TV
Oustanding Informational Series or Special: Moment of Bliss
Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama: John Cena, Monday Night Raw
Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama: Michelle McCool, Royal Rumble
Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy: Nicholas, Wrestlemania
Outstanding Guest Actress, Comedy: Ivory, WWE Hall of Fame

Greg Parks hosts the “Wrestling Night in America” Livecast every Sunday night on Read additional columns from him at Follow him on Twitter @gregmparks. Comments, questions and feedback are welcome, and can be sent to

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