WWE has another accolade to add to its many with the company’s social media came up trumps at the 25th Annual Webby Awards.
WWE Social Media won the People’s Voice Award in the General Socia Sports category at the virtual ceremony. They beat off thousands of other competitors to win the award with over 2 million votes being cast.
The company released a statement on its website touting its success:
“At the 25th Annual Webby Awards, WWE Social Media was victorious in the General Social: Sports category during a virtual ceremony.”
“WWE Social Media earned the prestigious People’s Voice award in a field of nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70-plus countries, and 2.2 million votes were cast! Thank you to all WWE Universe members who made their voices heard, as the win was determined entirely by fan votes.”
It wasn’t just WWE itself winning awards, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson also scooped up a Webby Special Achievement Prize. The WWE statement continued spelling out what the People’s Champion’s award was for:
“Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was recognized with a Webby Special Achievement “for his phenomenal use of social media to connect with people, to provide inspiration and motivation to millions of followers globally, and to serve fans with new and exclusive content from his wide range of ongoing film-and-TV projects.”
The Undertaker was also honoured in the weeks prior to the ceremony. His ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride’ documentary which aired on the WWE Network was awarded Honouree status in Video Series & Channels: Sports.
In their 25th year, the Webby Awards began in 1996 with the mission to reward excellence on the internet. The awards are overseen and given out by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.