Botchamania 350: Sympathy For The Neville







Music…

Sports Time by Landon Podbielski (Duck Game)

SportsCenter Not Top 10 theme on Mario Paint by knightw11 V2

Temmie Village by Toby Fox (Undertale)


Thanks To…

Jim Cornette for the fabulous intro

Abster876 for filming the fabulous Cornette intro. I’ve saved this for a while, I’d like to say I was waiting for his return to TNA/GFW but there we go

enigmaxtreme for the Simpsons beachball bit

doctor_wu33 for filming Matt Cross vs. ring ropes

TheR0bot for the AAA clip

RIDEBLOODSNGUTS for the Bliss ass kid moment

veenok for the Reigns/Cena heartbreak ending

red reddington for the Mighty Boosh ending

hyper dann for the Baron Corbin Spongebob ending


Notes…

This episode was hugely delayed because my SSD died on it’s arse and then when I got a replacement, I was moving house. The Kingston brands are supposed to last about five years, this killed itself after two and a half, must have been all that shitty wrestling. So the special thing for the 350th episode is this getting made. If you’ve sent me something like an ending or a clip, don’t worry about it not being in THIS episode. This one is held together with duct tape and prayer (and that’s just the hard drive).


Because of the huge delay, obvious things like IWA-MS Elbow Guy and AAA TripleMania are clearly absent because of the fifteen minute time limit. So they’ll be in the next vid, honest. Especially considering IWA-MS Elbow Guy sent in a video assuring people he wasn’t dead.


Summerslam 2017 was a hell of a slog but the main event, Usos vs. New Day and Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Not The Shield were worth watching.


But whatever your feelings were, we got a new EVERYONE TALKS TOO MUCH intro from Braun so hooray! Best Summerslam since 1992.


TREE FIDDY was mandatory.


”Evacuated” is from the first episode of The Wire Season Five. Because of relentless re-watching, I will never forget the correct way to use that term.


The music from the botch bit is from the cool Mega Drive tribute called Duck Game. I love it (but don’t play random people online, it’s worse than COD.)


Catchphrase was a popular game show in the 90s in the UK. I don’t apologise to the Americans who want to see Bob Barker or something, the rest of the world put up with The Ball Family, you can put up with UK stuff.


”I got that line fucking wrong” is from Bottom, another UK classic from the 90s.


The Brain On Drugs advert is older than 90% of the viewers but I think it still works. I actually didn’t think Enzo’s version of Eat The Feet (or Eat Defeat, whichever one it is) was that bad because I’m so used to seeing Enzo’s unique style of wrestling.


I was there live for Martin Kirby saying John Hendry, I loved that they left it in. They removed KUSHIDA knocking the lid off the World Cup trophy though. The fuckers.


Footage of Slick vs. fan is on the Network, Boston Garden 09/06/86


I’M GONNA COME ON YOU is an excited Magnum TA in a legendary NWA promo.


The clips from Reigns/Cena are from 8 Mile and fuck do I feel old realising I have to explain that to people. SNAP BACK TO REALITY.


Usually I’d do something teasing the video series ending with”ask me at Botchamania nextnumberendingineither 50 or 00” but no-one believes it anymore so why bother? And why would I want to, wrestlers keep on fucking up and thinking of me when they do it. I’m cursed to continue oh no poor me.


Right, this episode is finished so I can finally relax after moving house and play Sonic Mania until my thumbs bleed.


List of Companies and Where To Find Them…


Jim Cornette has a website. The mind boggles.


WWE Network is still there and you can watch the Mae Young Classic with the Scottish lasses.


NJPW World is now available on Amazon Fire devices and it luckily has optional Japanese commentary.


WCPW have their Loaded and World Cup shows on their WC Extra service thing.


CZW can be found on the HighSpots Network (Once In A Lifetime is the one with Tremont vs. Onita).


RFVideo have nice shoots to watch (not all of them are good, but I recommend Simon Gotch and Tony Schiavone’s).


And here’s your Botchamania social media links for FaceBook and Twitter which I’ll start adding to the final red screen no-one pays attention to.

  • JoPo
  • greg quiles

    another great episode no joke jim cornette is a great manager but needs to lighten up on his wrestling views. terry funk will never retire he will die in that ring.

  • tony

    a small part of me wishes Cornette had taken some time during his intro to take random digs at Omega/Bucks, woulda made me chuckle

  • motorheadbanger

    Lord… That Cornette/Bucks ending is the best of the year thus far, hands down. The Terry Funk bit was the cherry on top. Another fantastic episode! Keep up the great work!!

  • Leo Grant

    This episode was hugely delayed because my SSD died on it’s arse and
    then when I got a replacement, I was moving house. The Kingston brands
    are supposed to last about five years, this killed itself after two and a
    half, must have been all that shitty wrestling.

    Don’t the British have a somewhat notorious reputation for having unreliable inventions or something?

    I’M GONNA COME ON YOU is an excited Magnum TA in a legendary NWA promo.

    And from a Botchmania that I’ve forgotten the number of….I’ll remember it once I go through rewatching the older episodes again.

    Catchphrase was a popular game show in the 90s in the UK. I don’t apologise to the Americans who want to see Bob Barker or something, the rest of the world put up with The Ball Family, you can put up with UK
    stuff.

    Hey, hey, hey don’t blame us for Vince (or whoever) putting a bunch of nobodies or has-beens on Raw for no reason. Hell the Balls aren’t even associated with games shows much less reality TV.

    • MaffewOfBotchamania

      ”Don’t the British have a somewhat notorious reputation for having unreliable inventions or something?”

      Well we’ve had guys like Frank Whittle and Scottish-born Alexander Graham Bell so I’ve not heard this rep before.

  • JimbobJones

    “The Kingston brands are supposed to last about five years, this killed itself after two and a half, must have been all that shitty wrestling.”

    That’s not it. The problem is that a hard drive can only hold the Big Dog for so long.

  • Abster

    Much obliged Maffew. It’s my pleasure to contribute to such a fantastic series

  • ViewtfulHero

    To be fair Maffew those kids weren’t trying to grab Bliss’s ass they were trying to…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db428c8f55b71b500ccb7e6ced7f2ec86e8578553cd40d40a975371d879893f7.jpg

  • Whoever got to touch Alexa’s ass is a lucky motherfucker. That blond security guy is awesome for that sell. Jinder McCaw! That’s what he should be called from now on. He’s a fucking bum.

    Please, more stories from Tony Schiavone. The guy gets a bad rap because of the things he said in WCW. I’d still take him than Maggle Cole.

  • Lycanthrokeith

    Congratulations, Maffew, on 350 episodes of making lemonade out of wrestling lemons. Thank you, good Sir, and here’s to many more!

    • Sexy Miz

      To be fair, he didn’t make all 350 of them.

      • Lycanthrokeith

        He’s kept it going and puts in the effort. That still means a lot.

  • Raizumichin

    Wait, Corny on a Botchamania video? Shouldn’t he be really angry about how highlighting botches “exposes the business”?

    • MaffewOfBotchamania

      nah, all his favourite spot-monkeys get included so he loves it.

    • TheCrankyCow

      why hate it when you can sell something because of it.

  • CaseyDub

    3:07 – Jeff Hardy – “Where is everybody?”
    Love it!

  • Crab_Botherer

    Im trying to sleep, but sonic mania is being played the next room over.

    Top work Maffew.

  • NorDBSM Peterson

    Maffew continuing to bury people with that BIG ASS SHUFFLE THAT BIIIIIG SHUUUU

    FUCKIT

  • NorDBSM Peterson

    BTW, Sonic Mania music next ep? Pretty please?

  • TokenCommenter

    That Roman roasting was the most graphic thing on WWE in years

  • That moment with “See ya fourth wall” and Shockmaster was beautiful

  • pierrejeanpierre

    Where does the sound we here during Slick vs. fan come from ? The “be gone, FUCK” stuff.

  • Jill

    Youtube DOESN”T HAVE A TIME LIMIT ANYMORE MAFFEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!