20 Most Embarrassing Wrestling Botches Of 2019 (So Far)

Lynch & Rousey dropped the ball at WrestleMania, but where do they rank?

Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey
WWE.com

Professional wrestlers deserve endless credit for dedicating themselves to this dangerous, difficult job.

The sport's margins are incredibly fine. High-level performances require high-level precision, and sometimes, a split-second or a single millimetre can be the difference between a spectacular move and an absolute disaster. These men and women are master choreographers who put their lives in each others' hands every time they hit the ring, and that so many matches pass without incident shows their skill.

But they're still human, and humans make mistakes.

Botches have been the main currency of wrestling giffers for years. Yes, the wrestlers involved should be cut varying degrees of slack, but such flubs are as big a part of the game as anything else. These gaffes should be celebrated, laughed at, and absolutely made the most of - as long as nobody got hurt.

This column doesn't exist to highlight situations like Goldberg vs. The Undertaker, where both men's health was put at serious risk. Thus, you won't find a single head drop within, though you will find all manner of screw-ups from the smallest indie shows all the way up to the 'Grandest Stage Of Them All'...

20. Nia & Tamina Almost Drop Sasha (WWE Fastlane)

Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey
WWE

Fastlane 2019 was an absolute bombscare of a show, and Nia Jax and Tamina's botched attempt at hitting Sasha Banks with a pop-up Samoan Drop was part of it. The duo came within a hair of dropping 'The Boss' on her head.

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Andy is WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.