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Encyclopedia > Botch (professional wrestling)

To botch in professional wrestling means to attempt a move that does not come out as the wrestler wanted it to come out. Most botches are harmless but embarrassing, such as a wrestler falling before his opponent's move actually connects, or falling before an opponent's maneuver that clearly missed, inciting the fans to chant things such as "You fucked up!", for example. For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...

A common cause of botches is inexperience. Jackie Gayda, winner of the Tough Enough 2 competition, in one of her first TV matches (a tag team match with Christopher Nowinski against Trish Stratus and Bradshaw on the July 8, 2002 edition of RAW from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), botched nearly every move that she tried, the most famous of which was a second-rope-bulldog by Stratus, which Gayda sold two seconds too late.[1] Jackie Suzanne Gayda-Haas (November 3, 1981 in Strongsville, Ohio) is an American professional wrestler and valet, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and formerly working for the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WWE Tough Enough (originally known as WWF Tough Enough) was a reality television show produced by World Wrestling Entertainment and Music Television wherein a selection of hopefuls competed for a contract with the WWF (and later WWE). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Patricia Anne Stratigias[6][10] (born December 18, 1975, IPA: ), better known by her stage name Trish Stratus, is a former Canadian fitness model, retired professional wrestler and television personality. ... “John Hawk” redirects here. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... In professional wrestling, clowning, stunt fighting and stage combat, the sell is the physical element of making the action appear realistic to the crowd. ...

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However, botches can be extremely dangerous and can end a wrestler's career (or life). For example, former WWE wrestler D'Lo Brown once botched a running sitout powerbomb on his opponent Droz, resulting in Droz being paralyzed from the neck down ( It should be noted, that this botch was mainly caused by a member of the audience tossing a beverage into the ring which D'Lo slipped on while holding Droz in the powerbomb position. Droz also did not cinch himself up at the waist as is the safety measure for powerbomb receivers). In other cases, the wrestler performing the move could be injured. Japanese wrestler Hayabusa botched a springboard moonsault in a match against Mammoth Sasaki when his foot slipped on the second rope and he landed on his head, severely injuring his neck and paralyzing him.[2] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Eiji Ezaki was a Japanese professional wrestler better known as the masked Hayabusa (Falcon/Phoenix), who competed primarily for Atsushi Onitas Frontier Martial Arts promotion. ... Shawn Michaels performing a Moonsault on Chris Jericho. ...

An example of the worst case scenario when a botch results in the death of a performer is with wrestling trainee Brian Ong. In May 2001, Ong was training with Dalip Singh (better known as WWE's Great Khali) and took a flapjack from Singh. The move was botched, reportedly because Ong had grabbed Singh's shirt instead of pushing off Singh's back as he was instructed. Although he had made the mistake several times before without incident, this time Ong landed tailbone first and his head was whipped back violently against the mat. The resulting impact, coupled with a previous concussion resulted in Ong's death a few days later.[3] Brian Ong (May 28, 1974 - May 28, 2001) was a trainee wrestler from Concord, California, who died during a training session. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Dalip Singh Rana[2] (born August 27, 1972) better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian professional wrestler and actor. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... The coccyx is formed of up to five vertebrae. ...

In most cases, minor botches are simply glossed over as though they never happened. Serious botches resulting in injuries often result in improvised endings to matches; one famous example being the match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Owen Hart, in which a botched piledriver left Austin with a badly injured neck and forced Hart to improvise an extended taunt/victory dance sequence until Austin was able to roll him up in a schoolboy pin, ending the match earlier than planned but with the desired winner (Hart, coincidentally, died 19 months later as the result of a botched ring entrance stunt, breaking his own neck). Sometimes, the remainder of a match will be cancelled if a wrestler cannot continue or requires immediate medical attention. If a wrestler is seriously injured (in a botch or otherwise) the referee normally signals the need for immediate help by doing an "X" formation with his arms (similar to the famous D-Generation X taunt.) As professional wrestling fans have noticed this, the referee may sometimes perfom the symbol in an attempt to indicate a (kayfabe) injury to another performer, which will lead to the match being called off. Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ... D-Generation X (a. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...

Rarites Of A Botch

With the skills of professional wrestling superstars,a botch happenes very rarely because wrestlers train frequently. A botch can also happen when the wrestling superstar is injured (still rarely), and attemps to do a move that is unsuccessful because the injured superstar doesnt have the energy or skill (at the time) to perform the move.

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