Botchamania 353: Resident Neville


Trash Compactors …for Flying Battery Zone: Act 1 by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania)

Mach 94 ….for Flying Battery Zone: Act 2 Act 1 by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania)

Dogsong by Toby Fox (Undertale)

Thanks To…

Doug Williams for the fabulous (slightly drunk) intro

My mate Kelvin for watching NJPW so I don’t have to

HighSpotsNetwork for posting the clip of Flip Gordon on Twitter

Allan Cheapshot for the EPW clip of Chris Jones going weeeee

Bad Bones for the lovely interactions

oldgregch for Braun Strowman Shrek ending



That’s supposed to be a ring-post hiding Cesaro’s teeth. It’s a hard thing to place over Marge Simpson and look normal. Yes I know Cesaro didn’t lose teeth, they went inside him but I’m working with what I’ve got here.

The film with Death playing Cluedo is Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. It’s way better than the first film. AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES is of course The Big Lebowski. Jesus don’t tell me you’re reading this description to find out about that film.

The GFW commentator said on Twitter he meant Bobby Roode was jumping from NXT to Raw. Of course he did.

Considering all the stuff that gets sent to me and I live in the UK, I’m surprised I only found out about that PROGRESS Three-Way Tag Match recently. I assume everyone in the crowd was paid off with shut-up money.

A bunch of people suggested the Shrek kick but oldgregch actually made the ending so he gets the thanks.

I went to Germany for wXw and it shows how many frigging WWE PPVs (network specials) there are now as there’s been two since the last Botchamania and TLC is soon too. I mean it’s great and all because it’s keeping the Botchamania boat afloat but I’ve already forgotten most of the matches from No Mercy. I’ll not forget Braun vs. Brock though which is my vote for Biggest Letdown 2017.

List of Companies and Where To Find Them…

WWE Network is still there and you can watch Story Time because it’s great.

GCW, NEW and CZW can be found on the HighSpots Network.

NJPW World has a big-ass archive of shows, which is just as well as everyone hated Destruction in Fukushima.

ICW has an On Demand so you can get ready for Fear & Loathing.

EPW and Mega Chris Jones can be found on YouTube.

WCPW have a website and extra stuff.

Impact Wrestling still has a website (even though it’s been re-branded as GFW, the GFW site isn’t their main one).

Stevie Ray’s talking and wearing a hat can be found on Title Match Wrestling.

And here’s your Botchamania Twitter and FaceBook links.

  • Top tier endings as usual. That Tropic Thunder one was spot on!

  • Catherine Bouey

    I’ll not forget Braun vs. Brock though which is my vote for Biggest Letdown 2017.

    Any match that doesn’t have Brock dropping the title and fucking off is a letdown. Maybe in 2018 someone will wisen the hell up about Brock’s contract and not renew it.

  • Brennan Norris

    Fandango’s voice sounds JUST like Ben Stiller’s in TT. Amazing.

  • Blizza

    Shane’s kids ending was gold, wrassling in a nutshell

    • They must be fans of NJPW. I really hope they would take over the WWE and make it great again.

  • Internet Tough Guy

    Why does everyone get it wrong? There are still ropes breaks in a no DQ match. There’s just no reason to let go of a submission because you can’t get disqualified.

    • Matt

      My understanding is that yes, being in the ropes means you can’t be pinned in a no DQ match because you are outside the ring (ropes and apron count as outside the ring). But in this context, it was also a falls count anywhere match, so the ropes mean nothing. And it was super-cathartic to hear Graves angry about it, too.

    • Spade_grenade

      “Falls Count Anywhere”

    • Elrod Quality Chalmers

      Back in the day, a no DQ match has anything goes, low blows, chair shots etc. but their is rope break. A hardcore match has everything goes but no rope break. That is the difference. But I don’t see hardcore matches often so.

      • Placid_Snake

        Not quite. A hardcore match has “falls count anywhere” stipulations as well. Literally the only rules are “win by pin fall or submission” (I think ref stoppage is technically possible as well but then again, most bookers don’t even remember they’re a thing in regular matches to begin with).

        So yeah, a Falls Count Anywhere no-DQ match is a Hardcore match with an unnecessarily convoluted name.

  • tony

    IMPRESSIVE use of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

    • Placid_Snake

      I believe you mean EXCELLENT use.

  • ViewtfulHero

    Doesn’t Shane know if he wants to get out of the Cell he has to take Owens to the Corner and hit him with a finisher against the cell to get outside of it?

  • Bushwhacker P

    Laughed my ass off as always, especially the endings.

  • Enzo: botching smarter than the smarties and harder than the Hardys, how you doin’

  • motorheadbanger

    Christ! Now every time I hear that song I gonna think of the Neville ending. Another good one! Keep up the great work!

  • Zanon23

    That Rick Astley was so good.

  • Roachy

    I thought Brock said “I am here big man”

  • Mizlamic State
  • Placid_Snake

    Are you sure “I’m working harder, not smarter” was a mistake? Sounds like something Enzo would say.

  • Anthony Prusky

    Ad-a-Mania…… *clap clap clap-clap-clap* Ad-a-mania…… literally an ad every 2 minutes…