Botchamania 361: Kane & Becky Lynch


Title Theme by Tim Bartlett (Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament ’96)

Spinning Polka by Hironao Yamamoto, Shohei Bando, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi (Mario Party 2)

Hi-Spec Robo Go! by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania)

Crescent Island by David Wise (Diddy Kong Racing DS)

Thanks To…

Tom Anstey aka Wrestling Memes and Bhoy Robbie for being the first and only wrestlers to do a Botchamania intro mid-match

Ryan Satin for that Velveteen Dream/Prince picture

some guy from Zandigfans for Vince describing the rules to Rumble 1991

SOME GUY WHO DOESN’T WORK FOR NJPW for Katsuya Kitamura falling

Abraham Renteria for Peppa Pig

Imperial Reject for Braun’s daydream

Rob Deere for the Radioactive Rousey ending

DashingSoulJay for the GOTTA BE KANE ending


Sorry for the delay, last week was such a busy week filled with little sleep and not much time to sit down and digest the 180 hours of wrestling that happened this week so I apologise for not meeting my own deadlines, hopefully this longer-than-usual episode makes up for it. And if it doesn’t, gimme money on Patreon and I’ll save up for that time machine.

And what a week to be busy. The Rumble, NXT Takeover, Raw, Smackdown, NXT, 205 Live, Mixed Match Challenge, Booker out, Coachman in, Spud debuts, new Raw tag champs, 5 Star Wrestling starts, Booker threatening to beat Graves if he sees him…being a wrestling fan is like being a diabetic in a sweet shop, you can only realistically eat so much before dying.

I’ve never seen Cat In The Hat, just that one scene on YouTube. I watch a lot of shit films but I’ve never been able to find anyone sit through and endure it. The Guru was enough for me.

Greg Hamilton claims he didn’t forget Lince Dorado’s name and the pause was something else, but I wanted to make a crap joke in the video. If you message me saying ”that wasn’t Justin Roberts, please have a word with yourself.

I thought Alunda Blayze was putting on an act. I also used to think Booker was pretending to play an angry, confused old man on commentary so don’t ask me for any lottery numbers.

For all those watching with kids: I’m sorry for making you watch Peppa Pig for the 60th time today.

The Brock vs. Braun moment made our entire room go OH SHIT OH SHIT IT’S REAL IT’S REAL and was the highlight of a garbage fire of a match. I enjoyed the Women’s Rumble but me giving it further compliments will be taken as me enjoying the botches so maybe it’s better for me to be quiet. I’m serious though, as serious as I am about missing Booker vs. Graves.

I love Dream so I’m half-sad about having to include his stuff with Hero, but he was still over as fucking fuck regardless so he’ll be OK.

The people who accuse me of adjusting the audio levels can piss right off after Cena’s YELLS at Rumble. Yeah I confess, I adjusted the audio: I turned it down so it didn’t blow your speakers out.

Ending audio with Vince and Undertaker is from Bottom. I’ve had ”do that bit with Vince getting his leg fucked” scribbled on a notepad for a while.

List of Companies And Where To Find Them…

WWE Network is still there and you can watch the Rumble (watch the Rumble matches and skip the rest if you’re in a hurry)

Wrestling Memes (the original dude not the other guy) is on Twitter

And so is Bhoy Robbie

Dramatic DDT has a guide on how to get into DDT

Edge & Christian’s podcast can be found here

NJPW have an English-working network

TNT Wrestling is the best thing to come out of Liverpool since Dead or Alive

Pro Wrestling NOAH have nowt so here’s their wikipedia

And here’s your Botchamania FaceBook and Twitter

  • greg quiles

    sorry but the endings were great the whole episode was great. not tony the tiger but this episode was greatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • Man if I was Madusa, I would’ve decked JBL and make sure the fucker is dead. The Braun Strowman-Alexa Bliss ending is funny but the one with The Young Ones is hilariouis.

    • CommunistMario3

      That’s awfully aggressive?

      • Why not? We all know JBL is a cunt.

        • Nick

          JBL did nothing wrong.

          • But he was pushing Madusa to give an answer that she doesn’t know. Therefore, he’s a cunt.

    • JoPo

      Madusa who? I only noticed Alundra Blayze

      • She was Madusa in WCW.

        • JoPo

          WWE doesn’t want a WCW wash-out. They’d rather have a WWE HOFer

          • Wow…. you must be one of these WWE sheeps. Bah… bah….

  • Senor Pene

    fucking win once again

  • Tony Benne

    Don’t forget that Michael Cole channeled the spirit of Hercules Hernandez by calling it the “Rumble Royal”.

    • Peter W Dawson

      It’s a shame they don’t do it more often. The Chamber Elimination, The Mania Wrestle, The Slam Summer…

  • Blizza

    NXT ending was a good indication that stopping watching wrestling was a great idea

  • Martin Hopwood

    Micro Machines 96? You magnificent bastard Maffew!

  • YoungsterJoey

    Gosh, that Alundra Blayze segment was as cringeworthy as an “Office” episode.

  • Booker threatening to beat Graves if he sees him…being a wrestling fan is like being a diabetic in a sweet shop, you can only realistically eat so much before dying.

    Of course. Booker T alone = A WHOLE POUND OF FOOD MEN LOVE.

  • motorheadbanger

    That Madusa interview was just painful to watch. I thought it was bad live but wow… The Bliss/Strowman ending was too much for me. Another great BM! That makes two for the day! Keep up the great work!

  • FilmJenkins, from YouTube

    “Watch out Radioactive Man” was superb.
    It’d be perfect if you had Shayna Baszler saying “Jiminy Jillickers”… I can’t be the only one who thinks she looks like Mickey Rooney.

  • CommunistMario3

    Alundra Blayze was so cringeworthy.

    • spicollidriver

      I think JBL was even worse. and it probably is even a good example of the difference between the WWE/F a decade or more ago and nowadays.

      back then the other people on that panel (if not JBL himself) would have covered for her, throwing her some names etc. but since we are in the era in which the commentators and announcers make fun of the their colleagues, the workers and sometimes even parts of the shows itself, it’s perfectly normal to her to be played for laughs like that. wtf?!

  • JoPo

    Damn! Not a real Royal Rumbke Botchamania without a Benoit reference somewhere

  • Erik Chabek

    Can of Coke (yes i quoted OSW) to Mr. Renteria for that Peppa Pig spot! That should be a fixture from now on!

  • ViewtfulHero

    Braun going through the table was hilarious.

  • spicollidriver

    was this wooshing over my head or did this episode botch it by claiming Greg Hamilton is Justin Roberts?

  • bossk

    The Asuka/Carmella bit in the Rumble wasn’t a botch, Carmella saw Asuka throwing a kick and ran the other way.