How it all started…
In the beginning (before YouTube), a man named TheOriginalMikey created a ‘Wrestling Mistakes and Bloopers’ video that got passed around various forums, set to The Black Eyed Peas’ Let’s Get Retarded. When YouTube gained popularity around 2006, KiKrusher99 decided to re-edit the video with his own (slightly blacker) music selections:
He then re-edited it and added some more botches as ‘Botchamania 2′ but claimed it was ”more of a Botchamania Redux” a la Apocalypse Now, so clearly he was a worldly man.
Then a newcomer by the name of JoeyNightHeat had the idea of making another sequel with new material but instead chose to throw in his own personal er touches.
I watched Botchamania 3 in mid-2007 and thought ”I could make a better video than this in my sleep” and made Botchamania 4. I had so many clips left over that I made Botchamania 5, and had so many clips left over from that I made Botchamania 6 and so on and so forth until I made Botchamania 163 and waited 2 months before making the next one.
I later made my own version of Botchamanias 1,2 and 3 so I could stress that I didn’t make the first ones. Partly because I credit people’s work where I can and also because I didn’t want anybody to think I made the 3rd one.
So here’s to TheOriginalMikey, KiKrusher99 and JoeyNightheat. None of whom I’ve ever spoken to or had the chance to thank. THANKS GUYS!