Botchamania 351: Neville Went Down to Georgia
Danger on the Dance Floor (Mini Boss Theme) by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania)
Ripper Roo Boss by Josh Mancell (Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy)
Frank by Matt Furniss (Street Racer)
Diamond Desk Ruggs and Bonsall St Bomber for the fabulous intros
Sean Reznikk for sending the clip of himself in. Or rather on Reddit. Enjoy the gold and bad neck.
working punch for the butt fumble.
fr00ty for being a dick.
Marcus ”IWA-MS Elbow Guy” Everett for filming and sending his side of the story. I couldn’t use the clip by itself because jesus it’s brutal.
No, he isn’t related to Andrew Everett.
Harry Aaron for the Killers ending.
Power2TheSmarks for the David S. Pumpkins ending.
Luke Lennon for the Buried Corbin ending.
Fuck me dead, Triplemania. Where to begin? I can’t remember the last time an entire event dominated a Botchamania. Victory Road 2011 or Elimination Chamber 2015 probably. DJ Z, Aerostar and others were involved in fun matches but the bad bits were SO FUCKING bad that it cancelled those out. Easily the worst PPV of the year. What’s the worst PPV of the year so far, Battleground? That was like caviar compared to this dog food.
Here’s Kevin Gill’s length defence of the commentary at the event (in the interest of fairness):
”The ring announcer announced winners before matches were over in some cases.
The ring music of winner was played before matches ended in some cases.
The Spanish announce team sat out the “key to glory matches” that we were asked to jump on commentary for right before they went to the ring. We had no names for any of the around a dozen people in these two matches. And no one went through the Spanish announce table at any time which is just wrong!
The trios match features team members fighting each other for some reason.
The team battle royal had lumberjacks surrounding tjenring and TEN teams of trios aka teams of 3, except in the case of team global force who were all seperate individuals. 2 of them inexplicably fought each other and disappeared from the screen never to be seen again, while a possibly socially lubricated JJ threw tortillas and beer at the crowd. Ps the lumberjacks all disappeared as well.
There were no onscreen identifying graphics for ANYONE.
No one in the crowd recognized ray escoprion in street clothes but I’m a bad commentator because I also didn’t recognize him.
Meltzer reports backstage production people did not have a show format.
Rules were ignored so it made me
Cautious to emphasize rules or stips until I saw them actually be enforced.
And finally, maybe someone can smarten up the LuchaBlog community to the concept of announcers being given guidelines to work with. That was the one thing we were given. And the guidelines were this English commentary is for casual and first time viewers And not for purists. Purists and Lucha nerds would be watching the Spanish language feed. We were asked to not overwhelm the viewers with a barrage of facts about every person of the 70 or so Luchadors on the show. We were asked to call the show with excitement and to pepper in info about the influence of Lucha, the awesomeness of triple a, the importance of triplemania 25, how cool it is that twitch is broadcasting it, and how the characters are real life super heroes even how Sexy Star is an influential a inspirational figure to all abused women everywhere, which made for unique moments as I put her over as a hero only to have her not have any baby face psychology or mannerisms during the match and then inexplicably she attacked the one person in her match who was not shooting on/stiffing sexy star.
I included facts about who trained people and who in their families wrestled, how long they’ve been wrestling, titles they’ve held and etc
We were also asked to put over the global force thing, which we did, which also seems to be an issue for the Lucha blog community.
Also Konnan is the guy who stated on numerous occasions when we review raw that he does not pay attention to commentary.
If he did, or if He watched botchamania like I do, perhaps he would know that the announcers on nxt, raw, and etc often misspeak, mispronounce names, say one wrestlers name when thy mean another, and etc. kurt angle refers to a “Finn Baylor” and he won the gold medal with a broken fricking neck. When asked to articulate what I did wrong the primary complain that smiling charlie happy could come up with was “you said Nino hamber-GWAYSA but you should have said Nino Hamber-QUesa” to which i gladly told him what a miserable and player hating bastard he is, and that he should go FUCK himself and also suck my dick (from the back)
Plus, i invite any critic to call a almost 6 hour show with 70 people on it with 2.5 days notice and no production sheet and see if you can stay in the zone and keep the energy and enthusiasm up.
Twitch loved it. Aaa gave the double thumbs up.
I’m happy with it.
And, I legit got more positive feedback in terms of volume (amount of feedback) on this show than for any show I’ve ever done. Which says something about hitting the target market and the amount of people watching, which was incorrectly reported by meltzer. (I’m a fan and supporter of meltzer)”
Included Twin Peaks’ I AM THE F.B.I. because it’s one of the few bits that makes sense.
The STEINER MATCH ending is from Call of Duty: Black Ops. That game’s so old the main audience is possibly old enough to drink now.
I’m more or less up to date on botch stuff after that outing, mostly because Twin Peaks was such a let-down I didn’t want to start on House of Cards Season 5 until I’d watched a ton of wrestling to get the bad taste out of my head.
Anyway, hope you liked this episode. Sometimes it’s tough when nearly the whole episode is one thing, because if you don’t like that one thing you’re fucked.
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