20 Most Embarrassing Wrestling Botches Of 2020 (So Far)

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This is not a golden age of pro-wrestling botches.

Most WWE content is pretaped at the moment, giving producers plenty of time to either edit noticeable mistakes out ahead of the broadcast or order a reshoot there and then (one SmackDown spot had to be redone four times last week). AEW used a similar schedule before taking Dynamite live again, New Japan hasn't run a show since late February, and Impact has been taped for years. Botches are hard to come by in the Empty Arena Era, making this biannual column harder to fill than usual. The relative lack of crazy old dudes on the latest Saudi Arabian show didn't help matters either.

As always, botches that resulted in injury haven't been included here. These are "harmful" rather than embarrassing, hence the lack of Nia Jax vs. Kairi Sane clips. Resisting the urge to include Jaxson Ryker's colossal Twitter balls-up was tough, too, but his career's self-immolation went down on a social media platform and not an actual show.

The people within are skilled, well-trained professionals who'd never make these same mistakes twice. Wrestling is hard, accidents happen, and the athletes deserve respect.... but a good botch will never not be funny.

20. An Unpretty Unprettier (WWE NXT - 10 Feb)

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That definitely isn't the Unprettier the announcers called it as.

This is more on Kayden Carter than Chelsea Green, as she failed to properly get her head beneath Chelsea's shoulder blades ahead of the impact, leading to her taking a straight back bump. Not an ideal way to end what was supposed to be a rebound victory.

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