10 Unintentionally Hilarious WWE Moments

Falls, fails, flops and foul ups.

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Wrestling and comedy can make strange bedfellows indeed. Done right, it can be great - The Rock at his peak, say, or the acerbic wit of Bobby Heenan. Wrestling taken too seriously can be cringeworthy in the extreme, so why not have a laugh?

Other times, though, WWE’s attempts at levity can end up an utter disaster. Vince McMahon’s sense of humour famously leans towards the adolescent, and can result in grown men and women having to indulge in the whims of an overgrown child with a billion dollar company, toilet humour not worthy of a late American Pie sequel.

Often, WWE is at its funniest when the laughs come completely unintentional. Wrestling is at its core an utterly ridiculous business after all, so it stands to reason that its disastrous moments can result in the biggest belly laughs of all.

These moments left faces red, bookers furious, and even some performers in serious pain. But you’d be lying if you said they didn’t make you laugh harder than just about any script a WWE writer penned to curry favour with the boss.

10. The Demon King Goes To B&Q

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NXT TakeOvers have been the jewel in WWE’s crowd for a while now, the most consistent source of great wrestling the company has to offer. 2016’s Dallas event is no exception, with superb tag team action, Bayley vs Asuka, the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura, and a big fight main event between Samoa Joe and the Demon King Finn Bálor.

Those who’ve seen Bálor in his pomp will know that his entrance in the demon persona is quite the spectacle. He prowls around before exploding in time to his theme, which the fans join in on (with impressive timing). Only this time, someone decided that Finn also ought to bring a chainsaw to the ring.

It’s overkill to the extreme, and makes the whole thing ridiculous. Bálor’s demon character is spooky and supernatural - there is no good explanation for him owning a chainsaw, let alone bringing it to work and revving it noisily over his killer entrance music.

There’s no denying that the addition of power tools generally makes things more exciting, but here it’s just ludicrous. Gilding the lily doesn’t begin to cover it - this turned one of WWE’s coolest entrances into something very silly indeed.

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