Fan-Run-In-A-Mania sounded shit so I went with Elvis. You don’t like the name, you can get yourself a better sense of taste.


I’ll make make more of these when I get fifteen minutes worth of fans. Practically every time WCW went to Horsemen country there’d be fans running in, drunk off their arse so expect more soon.


List of clips…

Ric Flair vs. Nikita Koloff, NWA Great American Bash 1985

The Midnight Express vs. The Samoan Swat Team, NWA Clash Of The Champions VII

Jerry Lawler vs. Austin Idol (Hair vs. Hair, Steel Cage Match), April 27th 1987

Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels, Sycho Sid, and Ahmed Johnson, WWF In Your House 9: International Incident

Bret Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Vader & The Patriot (Flag Match) WWF Badd Blood: In Your House

‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, Sting & Lex Luger vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Hall, WCW Bash At The Beach 1996

Some dude and Raven, WCW Thunder April 9th 1998

Diamond Dallas Page vs. Kevin Nash, WCW Monday Nitro May 17th 1999

Mike Awesome vs. Vampiro, WCW Halloween Havoc 2000

Some guy at TNA Impact, 2006 (thanks to faesunshine)

La Parka somewhere in Mexico, 2010 (thanks to namso1985)

John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels, WWE Wrestlemania 23

The Miz vs. Ryback, WWE Monday Night Raw September 24th 2012

John Cena vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Monday Night Raw February 6th 2008

The Miz and John Cena in Dallas, 2011 (thanks to NXCwrestling)

Some YouTube prankers in the UK, 2015

Some guys in the UK, 2012 (Thanks to WNSourceLee)

Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Hero, PWG Guerre Sans Frontières

Psycosis vs. Dean Malenko, WCW Monday Nitro September 8th 1997


Intro music…

Donkey Kong Land by David Wise (Donkey Kong Land)


Notes…

The fan running in during COTC VII is weird as Cornette and Midnight Express were face at the time. He was ”full of false courage” I guess.


I find it amazing that at least two people in the world had the balls to try to run in a match involving Vader.


They cut out the fan running in during Bash At The Beach 1996 in the original home releases. Not sure why, in my opinion it only adds to the chaos of Hogan turning hee-OH SHIT SPOILER.


The one with Raven deserves a mention as it was a real fan run-in but WCW turned into a storyline and later claimed it was Chris Kanyon in disguise.

  • Sarcy

    That Raven one could’ve been really dangerous, fortunately it wasn’t and I take my hat off to him for styling it out – reminds me of when Scott Hall got nailed by a drink but coolly brushed it off

    As for running in on Vader, must’ve just got out of the nuthouse lol

    Regarding the Jarrett one, what a wuss, didn’t even let the guy in before taking cheapshots, says it all…

    • Not JJ

      Jarrett is a wuss for not shoot-fighting a fan? Come on, dude.

      • FogHorn

        When you do everything you can to piss him off and then tell him repeatedly to get in the ring, then yes, you are a wuss for cheapshotting him

        • Craig

          What cheap shot? The guy got into the ring and Jarrett walked over and started beating the crap out of him. The guy’s back wasn’t turned, Jarrett didn’t take a swing at him while the guy was restrained by security or anything. Basically Jarrett said that if the guy came to the ring, Jarrett would beat the crap out of him and that’s pretty much what happened.

  • Gustavo Cardoso Fontanetti

    I wonder what the hell those fans have in mind trying to take on those professional athletes.

    At least that Bryan Danielson one was a bit on the positive side.

  • Rod Lightning

    Didn’t include the one where the fan nearly killed Eddie during his ladder match with Rey? Tsk tsk tsk.

    • Stephen

      The fan run-in was RVD in Edmonton, wasn’t it (the one where everyone thought it was a legit run-in because they figured Benoit would show up)? Rey was the “WHERE THE FUCK WAS VICKIE!?!” spot.

    • MaffewOfBotchamania

      Part 2, baby, Part 2.

  • Stephen

    Ah, thanks, I can never remember if the Kanyon thing was legit at first or was an angle the whole way.

    (I think they also turned that into a spot in the Goldberg US title match)

    Also: Savage punching DILLINGER because he wants to keep kicking the shit out the fan is #1 and the best.

  • Sean-Paul Kearns

    Stone Cold mentioned on one of his earlier podcasts (can’t remember which one) that a fan came into the ring when he was fighting Triple H in Germany. Might not have been taped.

    • Dave Barton

      This particular incident just finally made the rounds about a month ago. Amazing that it was kept hidden away for nearly over 15 years.

  • Wrim

    I remember one with Cena Vs. Orton from not too long ago, a guy with a white hoodie who strangled a ref? And then they worked it into the storyline somehow…

  • Autrach Sejanoz

    As well as the match that Rod Lightning & Stephen refer to, another glaring omission is the time that Shane Douglas tried to rip the mechanical halo off ‘Pitbull’ Gary Wolfe. It’s a miracle The Franchise made out of the arena alive.

    • MaffewOfBotchamania

      ”glaring omission” There’s always part 2!

      • Autrach Sejanoz

        Very true. Perhaps my wording was a tad harsh. My apologies.

      • Catherine Bouey

        And ECWPPVAMANIA 2

  • Paul S

    Love how Michaels figures that the distraction will let him stop selling the hold long enough for him to scratch his nose in the middle of the ring.

  • Gruntt

    Just when I thought Botchamania couldn’t get better, Maffew goes and does this.

    Someone get this man a Nobel peace prize.

  • Codster9

    Everyone Drinks Too Much

  • ColeYote

    What the hell was that guy expecting to happen when he tried to pull off La Parka’s mask?

    Anyway, this reminds me of that time a fan fell into the penalty box with Leafs enforcer Tie Domi. It went about as well as expected.

    • Autrach Sejanoz

      I saw a fan flash her breasts a guy in the penalty box once on live television.

  • Erik Chabek

    The fan in the Edmonton run-in had a Bill Guerin jersey on, my wife and i thought it was Stone Cold at the time

    • AwelCruiz

      Some people thought it was Scott Keith, since he was living in Edmonton at the time and was actually at the show. He denied it was him on the grounds of, “as if I’d be caught dead in an Oilers jersey!”

      • Erik Chabek

        Haha! Great reply from him!

      • Stephen

        Also, the idea that Scott would try to fuck over Eddie in favour of RVD would be… not in keeping with his preferences.

  • AwelCruiz

    That’s some top notch security PWG has.

  • lildwell

    This was back in the good old days when people got really pissed. Back in the 70s some wrestlers would get bleach and piss poored on them when entering the ring. Shit got real son.

  • Butch

    As awesome as this was, I’m still crossing my fingers for another Shootamania. Will that ever happen again?

  • Gyrox

    Can we have a ‘When Referees Attack’ special?

  • MPT

    LOL Raven

  • Dave Barton

    Goddam if La Parka didn’t nail that guy with a perfect punch.

  • Gruntt

    Also, did anyone catch the commentator call Nash “Diamond Dallas Dadmuhur” at 5:39?

  • Catherine Bouey

    Mark Curtis badass in disguise.

    • ido

      I looked Mark Curtis (real name Brian Curtis Hildebrand) up and learned that although he mostly worked as a manager and ref, he was also a trained wrestler. So he would know how to control that guy until back-up arrived. Sadly, he died at age thirty-seven of cancer.

      • Catherine Bouey

        Damn.

  • Hunter

    Unintentional Cole botch is unintentional

  • J.T. Nutt

    La Parka knocked the guy the f- out

  • Justin Leeper

    I read about how, in the run-in before Cena/HBK at WrestleMania, Shawn says, “I’ve got a job to do.” And in this video, you can see it plain as day at 9:45. Awesome!

  • MisterForth

    A great first step.