Rigged Election? WWE Asks Fans to Vote for Them in Webby Awards

WWE is looking to win big at this year's Webby Awards, and they need the help of the WWE Universe to pull it off. WWE received three nominations this year: for General Social: Sports, Social Content Series & Campaigns: Events & Livestreams, and Video Series & Channel: Sports. But a nomination isn't worth more than the digital paper it's printed on. Everybody knows that. So WWE needs fans to vote for them, and they aren't shy about asking them to do so in a press release on WWE.com:

WWE earned several nominations at the 25th Annual Webby Awards, which will take place during a virtual show on Tuesday, May 18.

WWE Social Media is nominated in the General Social: Sports category. WWE Universe members can make their voices heard by voting for WWE Social Media on the Webby Awards website, where WWE Social Media is up for the 25th Annual Webby Awards People's Voice honor.

WrestleMania 36 got the nod for Social Content Series & Campaigns: Events & Livestreams. Cast your vote now for WrestleMania 36 in the Webby Awards People's Voice!

Finally, Undertaker: The Last Ride received Honoree status in Video Series & Channels: Sports.

Wow! We haven't seen such shameless vote-rigging since the Valiant Fan Forums rigged the Harveys so bad they had to cancel them and relaunch them at a different comic con. Since WWE has a zillion social media followers, as they keep reminding us every episode of Monday Night Raw or Smackdown, they should have no problem getting their fans to swarm these awards like overly enthusiastic locusts with poor hygiene and secure victory for The Fed. And there's a good chance they can do it.

The press release continues:

WWE earned these prestigious nominations in a field of nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70-plus countries.

NBC Universal Peacock Television was nominated for Best Streaming Service and Best Visual Design: Function, while the NBC Universal Peacock Desktop App is up for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Media Streaming.

Winners will be announced during the digital ceremony on May 18, which will be hosted by actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil. Don't forget to cast your vote for the best of the Internet now through Thursday, May 6!

Will you show your loyalty to WWE be ensuring they win this award? Bleeding Cool contributor Chad McMahon has already requested two weeks off from work so he can spend all day voting for WWE over and over again. We told him no, of course. What the @#$% does he think this is, a charity? We've got clicks to earn, money to make. But the sentiment is there, so we're sure they'll will do fine.

Will WWE win big at this year's Webby Awards? If their fans have anything to do with it, they will.
Will WWE win big at this year's Webby Awards? If their fans have anything to do with it, they will.

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