As relevant to wrestling as Eva Marie, it’s Botchamania 258: Chris Masters Of Puppets!

Insta-blocked on YouTube, here’s Dailymotion back-up:


Mr. Sandman medley by Matt Harty, Scott McFadyen and Denise Ng (Punch-Out!! Wii)

William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini

Masterchef Synesthesia by Swede Mason

Thanks To…

Enrique The SuperFan for the AJ Styles intro.

Tri.Moon for the new Botchamania intro.

Trucker Jones, Sean Only, DHTV, Jeff Clout for clips during the Punch-Out segment. and some guy for Tsunami. Sorry mate, lost your name.

PCW themselves for sending the Ken Anderson clip.

Codster for the Chicken Zone Wrestling.

Edde Dennis for the Welsh Super Dragon clip.

Night Of Champions was a weird PPV that made you think it was average until you realised Dusts vs. Usos, Lesnar vs. Cena and Cesaro vs. Sheamus were all great. But it’s amazing how the inclusion of so much crap can mess up your opnion. I’m looking at you Rusev vs. Henry, Orton vs. Jericho and anyone with the surname Bella.

The new intro was some time coming. The Booker T intro had had it’s day and the Monday Night Raw ’93 one was over a year old. Hope you like it.

That’s all for now, see you after Hell In A Cell!

Edit: People seem to like it.

  • Dominique Paige

    Kick ass, Smackdown intro for Botchamaia! Very Cool!

  • BC

    In french, I’m The Table is Je Suis La Table, not le tableau

    • MaffewOfBotchamania


      • German

        Same mistake with the german version: It should be “Tisch” not “Tabelle”. The latter is used if you want to say things like: “Newcastle is last in the table.” Or, well, something like that….

        • MaffewOfBotchamania

          Well it’s definitely a common expression…HEY WAIT FUCK YOU

          • Isaac

            I feel obliged to do the same about spanish. It’s “Soy la mesa”. “Tabla” means board or plank. Sorry Maffew!

            Also, this is one of the best chapters you’ve done. Thanks for your great work! 🙂

          • MaffewOfBotchamania

            A board or a plank can be a table, dammit.

            I’m going to turn this into a running joke and mix up the languages.


        • IsmaDLR

          The Spanish version can be OK in one or two country, it’s also painful because they’re like ten different Spanish versions. As far as I know (Spain), the correct one would be ”Yo soy la mesa”, but not going to freak out because they’re a lot of different Spanish versions.

          • trigocode

            Nope. Just “soy la mesa”. No other way. Sorry. There’s no spanish-talking people who say “soy la tabla”.

      • legrandxav

        Don’t be sorry, French is hard (and actually it made me laugh).

        • Catherine Bouey

          Can’t be harder than English a language even we Americans struggle with.

          • Dej Robocop Capoeira

            Actually it’s not that hard. You don’t have that many exceptions regarding writing and syntax, and there aren’t as many words.

      • Matthew

        I didn’t get the “Shut up! I’m not Jimmy Jacobs” part what was meant by this?

        • disqus_DJPdXdTm7A

          There is a video where Jimmy Jacobs starts saying Huss! Huss! Huss! in a weird way. Very funny, but I don’t know why the crowd started saying it at the guy in the video though.

      • Dej Robocop Capoeira

        Or resorted to google translate…

        • Catherine Bouey

          Guess it’s time to make “you walk the table” Dej afterwards me and crew will go eat off our dining room “plank”

  • Cal Parker

    I lauffed.
    Need a Tommy Wildfire Rich fix, Daddy-O !!!!

  • Eric Zutell

    Love the Smackdown! Opening…

  • Harry Aaron

    Ted Turner trying to save the territories at the end there was great, bravo.

  • Wesley Knight

    The Big Daddy Yum Yum bit killed me, can’t wait to see more of that.

    • Heinrich Rall

      Lets just say, I am lucky my office has four walls and a door.

  • Codster9

    The best ever SmackDown! intro is now the best Botchamania intro.

    • Autrach Sejanoz

      While the new intro is indeed awesome, I beg to differ about the first Smackdown intro being the best. IMO, none have been as good as the one that used The Beautiful People.

      • Codster9

        I didn’t mean to start something. But I just remember loving that SmackDown! intro back in its early days. And those awesome GIANT OVALS!

  • DrLetzShake

    no mention of the cena/heyman RAW promo where cena attacked heyman after heyman said cena had testicles?
    “if i was your mother id be proud of you too, if my son was born with a pair of TESTICLES!”
    *cena attacks heyman*
    meaning either cena is upset at the implication that his mother is proud of him or the implication that he has testicles
    clearly heyman was meant to say ovaries, not testicles

  • Steve Cunningham

    Cameron channeling her inner Kamala there

  • ColeYote

    Oh, right, AJ Styles left TNA.

  • Ben Parker

    That Y2J entrance over the Mega Man X Spark Mandrill footage was EPIC. I loved MMX, why did I never make that connection?

    • Christ J

      I was sitting here thinking “where’s this going”, before damn near pissing myself when Jericho’s music started. Magnifique.

  • MPT

    The Triple Threat Divas match was awesome; same thing with Brie Bella’s promo

  • Franke Sisto

    The original SmackDown intro…

    I think we’ve got a keeper here.

  • Slaughterama

    Yeah, love the new intro.

  • El Benoit

    Yo soy la mesa, bro

    • Davis

      I am the board

  • HerpDerp40

    Those chop sells were the greatest thing ever

  • Rollo

    A very good new episode! I liked the new intro, i loved the mixed bag segment with the punch-out music. On the whole a good mix of older and newer stuff. The channelsurfing ending was really good to. Thanks alot for your work Maffew!

  • Wolfenchode

    That resident evil scene had me in tear’s.

    • Catherine Bouey

      You mean it ripped you apart?

      • Wolfenchode

        i went and made a sandwich instead.

    • Dej Robocop Capoeira

      Resident evil scene? Didn’t find that reference, what moment?

  • Mr. Saturn

    I’m just glad we can see funny videos about the Seth Rollins cage incident.

  • AwelCruiz

    I never thought anything could top the 93 Raw opening, and I was wrong. And pretty timely, with Smackdown’s 15th Anniversary looming.

    Now let’s hope they bust out the old school oval set!

  • Catherine Bouey

    LOL Maffew botched the text in the intro.

    • MaffewOfBotchamania


      • Catherine Bouey

        Fast text that no one can read well unless they pause the video at the right time like with the NFL Blitz Ending.

        • MaffewOfBotchamania

          That’s the joke.

          • Codster9

            How I read that comment.

          • Catherine Bouey

            Since when do you intentionally troll us?

          • MaffewOfBotchamania

            Oh for the love of-

            I’m not trolling the loyal fans, part of the joke is it being quick. I’m sorry if it wasn’t funny.

          • Catherine Bouey

            Nah it was funny, you making the occasional mistake is funny especially when you acknowledge it in the videos or on the descriptions.

            Like mixing up philosopher’s or Alex Wright’s PPV debut.

          • Justin Watry

            Jesus you are daft.

          • Catherine Bouey

            Says the guy who decided to jump into the middle of a week old conversation.

          • Justin Watry

            So your stupidity is time context sensitive? Don’t think so, ugly.

          • Catherine Bouey

            My stupidity is no worse than your own ignorance.FYI that profile pic you see on the left not me asshole. It takes a real son of bitch to call someone’s grandmother ugly but judging by your lack of using profile pics your not very confident in your own looks.

            Fucking moron.

          • William Ragland

            Man, piss off.

          • Catherine Bouey

            I’ll piss off……in your mouth bitch.

          • William Ragland

            I’m not the one with bullshit coming out of her sorry mouth.

          • Catherine Bouey

            I’m not the one so fucking smart I decided to reply to a 20 day old comment not directed at them.

          • William Ragland

            That doesn’t mean shit. If people like me wants to tell you off, we can and we will since you can’t just get the message. So I’ll repeat myself again, so everyone can be done with the bitching; Piss. Off.

          • Catherine Bouey

            You’re only one jumping on my dick so jump off and stop jumping onto month old arguments for no damn reason you fucking twat.

          • William Ragland

            And you demonstrate that there are intolerant bigots and knuckle staggers that ignore previous comments and won’t take a damn fucking clue. Either grow a brain yourself and realize YOU’RE the one causing people to tell you off or get burnt. And by that get your ass banned for flaming and intolerance.

          • Catherine Bouey

            Gee I didn’t know taking someone to task for pointless and idiotic behavior made me a bigot or in your words a “knuckle stagger”. Have fun continuing to make yourself look even more retarded with every new post you make regarding an argument that was already settled weeks ago and didn’t involve you in anyway.

  • AwelCruiz

    He was almost a Seth Sandwich. With a toothpick.

    • Catherine Bouey

      Where’s the olive?

  • AwelCruiz

    Also, I’d ask how in the hell Cameron still has a job, but frankly I don’t know how she even got a job in the first place after that “Melina vs. Alicia Fox” bullshit.

    • That was fucking terrible. How the fuck do you botch a pinfall? It’s like her and David Otunga have done that so far? And probably Eva Marie as well.

      • JT

        Shades of Kamala!

        • Yeah but Kamala was funny and that was part of his gimmick?

      • Christ J

        Does Savage count when he tried to pin Yokosuna in the Royal Rumble? I know it wasn’t really his botch, but still…?

        • I think that was more of a brain fart.

        • Dougie2145

          Well at least he understood the concept of the pin

  • Juan Corazon Dorito Fritolay

    Holy shit that ending was epic and I have never even seen the movie it was from…

    • “The Godfather Pt. III”

    • Catherine Bouey

      What Steven Flores said…..but don’t watch it.

  • Juan Corazon Dorito Fritolay

    Did they happen to ask Brodus what was the reason he started to bleed randomly during the Del Rio / Christian WHC ladder match after Edge started honking the horn?

    I am still curious as to wtf happened

    • ElMaffew

      If I recall, Christian threw a ladder at him earlier and Brodus failed to catch it properly.

  • Oh man, that was fucking good. The ending was great. BTW, where did that Greneda speech come from?

    • Lie Maid

      Wolf of Wall Street.

      • Oh yeah. It’s been a while since I saw that film.

  • Gustavo

    +1000 for the Punch Out music.

  • ColeYote

    Episode contains indiest ring, worst pin and best corner selling ever.

  • Vishibus

    Hey Maffew, what was the match between the two Joshi wrestlers?

  • jimross



    *jr voice over*

  • MPT

    Where were the sounds from the Brock/Cena, Rollins, and Tensai segments from?

  • walter buckley

    glads that spot from the divas match at night of champions made the show, it was 1 of the most obvious botches in WWE History !

  • Dave Barton

    Funny, I didn’t notice a single botch during that Joshi match…I was too busy staring at the ass of the one wearing white.

  • Bhazor

    Big Daddy Yum Yum sounds delicious. I’d eat a whole pack right now.

    • Catherine Bouey

      Didn’t know you swing that way.

  • Puopa

    was brodus trying to keep kayfabe there?

  • Stephen Smith

    Another fantastic episode, Maffew, especially that Megaman ending. I watched your Magfest panel online and saw much of this but it’s far better when it’s good quality, obviously. Makes it easier to ogle those two female Japanese wrestlers.

    … Shut up, everyone does it.

  • TheReverendPuck

    Intro and Godfather endings were amazing!

  • Adam “Colorado” Curry

    At 4:05 or so, isn’t the fat one the Ask 411 guy?

  • MisterForth

    Moral of the ending: Joe Mantegena killed the regional promotions.

  • pik—TheKingIsHere

    When is Rosa Medes going to get her push to the Divas Title? Rosa has more beauty and wrestling ability than AJ and Paige combined. I bet once she does start appearing on Total Divas the ratings are going to go through the roof and the WWE will have no choice but to make her Divas Champion. Her only having one win by DQ in 5 years just proves that she loves professional wrestling and she is willing to pay her dues. Rosa has battled a lot of demons the past few years and its very inspirational to see her overcome the odds and it finally looks like she will get her time in the spotlight. I am hoping that Rosa will become the Divas Champion and have a 5 year run as Champion as a reward for her 5 years of hardwork.

  • pik—TheKingIsHere

    Its a shame Daniel Bryan got hurt because watching Brock Lesnar destroy him wouldve made sitting through his horrible YES movement worth while….Either way i am glad that for once the WWE is going in the RIGHT direction by building towards a fantastic WM 31 mainevent in Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns. There is no doubt that Roman Reigns is the future of the WWE and having him beat Brock at WM would be HUGE, so kudos to the WWE for giving us what we REALLY want.At this point in his career i think its pretty clear that Daniel Bryan is just a Total Divas guy who is to fragile for wrestling….he should leave the in ring action to real men like Lesnar, Cena, and Reigns……Besides the real big return that wrestling fans are clamoring for is the return of Dave Batista..

  • pik—TheKingIsHere

    It’s a good thing the WWE finished the Big Show vs Rusev match with a dq because i think that match has the potential to headline the HIAC ppv. Give Brock the month off and let Big Show carry the company for this show. I think Big Show losing to Rusev would be a fantastic ‘passing of the torch’ moment that would draw a lot of buys for the WWE Network…

  • ClaudioEtto

    Match of Big Daddy Yum Yum?????

  • Paul S

    The parade of indy shame was golden.

  • Bones

    I’m just glad the TNA ref bump was included in the intro…that makes me laugh each and every time i see it.

  • SuperJ

    That ending was the greatest! Bravo! *standing ovation of one*

  • Matthew

    I didn’t get the “Shut up! I’m not Jimmy Jaobs” part what was meant by that?

  • jknowlage

    The Mega Man X bit is quite possibly the best thing in my life right now. Take my $$$

  • SamuraiDriver

    BM needs more Joshi.

  • drunkninjabug

    That intro is fkn Awesome !

  • Big Boss

    MMX and Y2j? Botchamania is the greatest of all time.

  • davidbonzaisaldanamontgomery

    Chicken Run CZW Lever 4 lyfe

  • giddy_giddy_bang_bang

    LOVE the new intro!!!

  • Penisman666

    Was big daddy yum yum having a seizure

  • DeadlyMentality

    I kinda miss seeing Rudy Charles in TNA

  • Manuel Nava

    I like the new intro and the japanese girl dressed in white 😛

    And yes, Table=mesa in spanish…

  • Go Nzalez!

    i saw it the third time to understand the czw potato joke. I feel so slow.
    Missed the Kennedy “online steroid purchase” joke.

  • countz3r0

    I’m glad that there’s still a ‘Mongo!’ in the new title. I kinda listen for it each time. Call me OCD. 🙂

  • Mr. McMahon

    More great stuff, Maffew! That territories thing at the end must have taken forever. Good thing Ted Turner has a big head!
    The Chicken Run segment was awesome.

  • What botchamania episode was it with that mango/mongo guy?


  • Psycho Gecko

    I wish we could insert Big Daddy Yum Yum into movies just to see him sell stuff. Like Independence Day. The White House is destroyed. Cut to Big Daddy Yum Yum in the middle of the wave of destruction, flailing around.
    Friday the 13th series, Jason comes crashing through a wall and stabs someone with a machete. Cut away to Yum Yum with a machete through him, dancing around.

  • Mholm

    The Big Daddy Yum Yum-sell looks like a blind and mentally disabled guy trying to do Kofi Kingston’s boom thing.

  • Andrew J. Miller

    lmfao Spark Mandrill Jericho killed me