10 Most Embarrassing Wrestling Botches Of 2018 (So Far)

A year of screw-ups, gaffes, and all-out trainwrecks.


In professional wrestling's goofy little world, nothing is more meme-worthy than a good old botch.

Yes, they often break the audience's immersion, and yes, they suck for the performers, but gifs of these highly trained professionals messing up often hit the internet within minutes. They go viral quicker than anything else, and with wrestling footage now more obtainable than ever before with social media's surge and the advent of over-the-top video streaming services, barely a week passes without someone's almighty screw-up drawing tens of thousands of likes, retweets, and upvotes.

We've seen so many in 2018 that the examples within don't even scratch the surface. Thus, notable omissions will be legion, so please don't be shy of sharing your favourites in the comments section below.

The flubs within cover wrestling's full spectrum, from grimy Japanese independent promotions all the way up to WrestleMania, but nasty head-drops and other dangerous mistakes have been omitted. Instead, our focus lies solely on those that had us reeling with laughter.

These botches disrupted their matches and left the performers red-faced with embarrassment, but other than their bruised egos and dented prides, everyone involved walked away unscathed.


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