History Main / Botchamania

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->"If you think for one second, [=McMahon=], that I was just the right [[FreudianSlip gay]]--guy, at the right place, at the [[FreudianSlipperySlope wro--at the right time...]]"
-->-- '''Wrestling/HulkHogan''' to '''[[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]]'''

Even though pro wrestling might be "fake", it still requires a lot of athleticism and discipline on the part of all the performers involved. And granted, it's hard to watch what would look like a really cool move fail and fall apart--which usually amounts to things from selling a kick that doesn't really hit to high-risk-high-reward routines that crash and burn horribly-- but if a performer does it repeatedly, and develops a reputation for screwing up frequently, well then...it becomes entertaining (especially in regions like the Northeast US, where "[[TheFreelanceShameSquad You fucked up!]]" chants can spring up the very second someone botches).

Website/YouTube user Maffew compiles botches sent in from many of its viewers, usually set to video game music and/or remixes of video game music (with actual rock music thrown in every now and again). The Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and a cavalcade of obscure indie and foreign promotions are all represented in Botchamania. Notably absent is RingOfHonor, who sent cease-and-desist notifications to Maffew - and, really, anyone who uses ROH material without their consent - which forced him to take down several of his videos, which he re-released with the ROH footage excised as "non-ROH versions." The number of subscribers to his videos grows with each new video, and he regularly comments on them in the movie description.

Maffew had a website dedicated solely to [=Botchamania=] - botchamania.net - but towards the end of March 2010, there was a sudden surge in the cost of hosting, and Maffew needed $500 to cover the traffic the site was getting. Donations poured in, covering the cost in roughly two days, but other technical difficulties caused the site to basically stall out; Maffew eventually started up [[http://botchamania.com/ botchamania.com,]] and fans are hoping the site will actually stick around this time. And now that it's sponsored by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, that's looking more likely. Maffew's first Website/YouTube account has long been suspended, and while Maffew promised ''not'' to "Billy Gunn" his second account (get it deleted by posting non-Botchamania videos), the copyright overlords at Website/YouTube eventually suspended it anyway. He is currently on his ''tenth'' Website/YouTube account for uploading new Botchamanias. He was featured on {{Reviewtopia}} but eventually was part of the exodus that left as it reformed into RVT in early 2013. Also in 2013 he became a contributor for Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.
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!!'''Tropes associated with Botchamania include:'''

* AccentuateTheNegative: Some viewers and [[SmartMark smarks]] get the impression that the individuals on Botchamania only ever botch, particularly Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, who following his recurring appearances in the videos causes some to assume that all of Sabu's matches contain botches even though they don't. Maffew seems to struggle with this regarding announcers as well, particularly Wrestling/MichaelCole. Usually when Cole says something "wrong" it's intentional.
** This is lampshaded in #150, which states "Why Botchamania Sucks: It can make great wrestlers look like terrible wrestlers." He then shows several clips of the usually very competent [=BxB Hulk=] of Wrestling/DragonGate making a mess of his matches.
* AndIMustScream: The Cornette Face video linked above states that this is the fate that Cornette is doomed to whenever the Face is invoked.
* AscendedMeme: ''Victory Road 2011'' was so awful, even Wrestling/JimCornette himself was [[http://twitter.com/#!/TheJimCornette/status/47428985910603777 looking forward to the upcoming Botchamania for it.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1NxhSgywo Maffew was happy to oblige.]]
** Recent Botchamanias have been graced by wrestlers of varying fame with introductions and submitted botches from them, from a number of independent wrestlers to one Wrestling/MickFoley.
** At ''National Pro Wrestling Day 2013,'' there was a CHIKARA ''atomicos'' (8-man tag) with The Colony (Fire Ant and Green Ant) and 3.0 ("Big Magic" Shane Matthews and Scott "Jagged" Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Chuck Taylor) and Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo Del Ice Cream). Early in the match, Matthews and Hijo did a bullfight sequence with one of the Colony's capes. Matthews wrapped Hijo's head in the cape and climbed up for a crossbody. It missed. Specifically, Hijo was standing with the cape around his head and Matthews landed at Hijo's feet. A fan stood up with a sign that read, "CORNETTE FACE".
* AuthorAppeal: Sonjay Dutt [[RunningGag deserves better]].
* BilingualBonus: Maffew inserts foreign words or full sentences in some episodes.
* BigYes: Botchamanias 152-167 and 172 open with Wrestling/BobbyHeenan's reaction to Wrestling/RicFlair winning Royal Rumble '92.
* CameraAbuse: Some videos feature cameramen and or their cameras themselves taking some sort of unintentional abuse.
* {{Corpsing}}: [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[Wrestling/RandySavage the man!]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: ''{{Inverted|Trope}}'', if you can believe it. Once in a while there will be a match in which the victory stipulations will be one thing and the finish will be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. For example: a stretcher match (you have to wheel your unresponsive opponent out of the arena on a stretcher) ends with a clean 1-2-3 finish; or a new, young wrestler is set to beat an older, somewhat established star, and the older, somewhat established star cooperates by no-selling and sandbagging his opponent. These are just ''a few'' such moments.
** Rarely ever, some moments are not clearly explained via captions in the video; they are rather more likely to get the detailed description on the wiki. One example would be an infamous match on ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Victory Road '10]]'' between Wrestling/JeffHardy and Wrestling/{{Sting}}, with the first being drugged so much he couldn't even wrestle.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: A couple of the earliest episodes featured occasional bits of ridiculous BackyardWrestling, something noticeably lacking in pretty much every other episode due to the non-professional nature of it.
* FollowTheLeader: Videos created in the style of Botchamania include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7foZVv-j0 Pricemania]], a one-off ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' video, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/YTSoccermania Soccermania]], an ongoing [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]-themed series, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgNEiPb_jvk Pokémania]], a dissection of the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.
* FreudianSlip: Could practically have its own page.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Unintentional when Fighting Spirit Magazine published an article about Botchamania. It included some screenshots of the video playing on [=YouTube=] with clearly in sight Maffew's username: Maffew'''fucks'''men.
** Botchamania has also demonstrated examples of this pulled off during the wrestling shows. Nudity? Cue to Wrestling/StevieRichards holding the Censored sign. Swearing in a non-G show? [[BoldInflation Cue to special emphasis subtitles]]. [[FreudianSlip Corpsing? Send for the...]] Er, no, that's the other thing.
* HalloweenSpecial: 105 which featured different matches/events from WCW's Halloween Havoc.
* IncomingHam: [[http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/yHLIW0UvIxc&hl=en_US&fs=1& It's Tazz!]]
* IronicEcho: Botchamania 184 shows an incident where Wrestling/KurtAngle throws Wrestling/{{Sting}} into the railing, knocking over a black audience member. This is repeated with a clip from a WWE promo years earlier in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ydZDLLtp8Y Kurt ironically makes outrageous statements as a face,]] one of which was "Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of 'the black people'."
* LampshadeHanging: Happens frequently either in the descriptions or the videos.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: When Maffew's second account on [=YouTube=] got suspended some users like [=FantomaMark1=] & [=TableOfJapan=] kept the bulk of the videos circulating on [=YouTube=]. His response to cries for a DVD release essentially amount to "HAHAHAHA no."
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]: It's not always hard to find the episodes that are missing on [=YouTube=], especially with Dailymotion.
* MadnessMantra: In the Wrestling/HulkHogan[=/=]Wrestling/RoddyPiper cage match in WCW, which was dreadful, Maffew apparently loses his mind over the inanity of what's going on (the object of a cage match is to escape the cage and win). When Hogan and Piper take the brawl to the outside of the cage, the phrase "THEY BRAWL OUTSIDE IN A CAGE MATCH" is scrawled repeatedly over the action.
* MoneyDearBoy: Botchamania 174 opens with a 20-second Chikara advert, [[LampshadeHanging immediately followed with the message]] "I need the money; don't judge me."
** This is further lampshaded as each of the adverts has a song about money or selling out playing over it.
*** It would be ultimately subverted, when #184 displays the message, "CHIKARA pays for advertising on my site; I do this as a courtesy to them."
* MoodWhiplash: Setting a botch montage to "[[ManOfLaMancha The Impossible Dream]]" has a rather... [[TearJerker different]] effect than Maffew probably intended.
* MultipleEndings: There may either be a no-brainer ending or a whole bunch of them, with the most notable example being #166.
* {{Narm}}: One of the major staples of the series. From Botchamania 104: [[invoked]]
-->'''Shelton Benjamin''': "You wanna try to fight me? You better BRING A LUNCH!"
* OldShame: Maffew has been banned on [=YouTube=] multiple times. However, for some reason, the account he's least proud of, Maffewfucksmen, is still up.
* OneOfUs: Maffew is noted to be an avid video gamer and fan of Music/{{Metallica}} which occasionally will pop up in the videos in someway usually the music. He also appears to enjoy professional wrestling somewhat, though that's pure conjecture.
** He also reads this site on occasion.
* PromotionalConsideration: Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} clips are sometimes introduced this way.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Botchamania 92 entirely features the TNA pay-per-view Victory Road 2009. A reviewer of the events (Bryan Alvarez) expresses disbelief that EARL! FUCKING! HEBNER! outran James Storm to the ring, and awards the pay-per-view [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmex6H9UVvc MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]
* RecurringExtra: "[[FanNickname Airhorn Guy]]."
* RunningGag:
** Making light of the name of TNA's "Genesis" PPV by likening it to the SegaGenesis[=/=]Mega Drive (at least up until Botchamania 199 anyway).
** [[UnbreakableWeapons The infamous Japanese Table]] after Maffew figured out that in Japanese wrestling promotions, tables never get broken, no matter how heavy your victim is or how much force they land on it with. Once in a while, whenever a table remains safe and sound even after slamming, the camera zooms into the said table, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]] doing his [[EvilLaugh trademark laugh]] in the background. This would later evolve into other kinds of famous laughs.
*** [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Sabu finally manages to break it in one episode.]]
*** Tables that break when they aren't supposed to are [[SelfDeprecatingHumor "British."]]
** ''[[Film/BlazingSaddles "Never mind that shit... Here comes]]'' ''[[Characters/{{WCW}} Mongo!"]]''
*** Botchamania 206 [[SubvertedTrope revised this segment]] to pun on WWE's famous "Here Comes The Pain" tagline as a setup to 2012's ''Extreme Rules'' [=PPV=].
** Maffew keeps throwing Bryan Alvarez's infamous ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'' every time he has a really egregious match to show.
** Get a fact (any fact) wrong during a wrestling show, and it will be countered by the famous ''[[Wrestling/RicFlair "Huh?"]]''
** Before showing clips from CZW, he adds a clip of someone pulling a lever (originally this was with Creator/ConanOBrien pulling his Chuck Norris lever, but this has expanded into other works such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRj8b2hjIM0 Darkwing Duck]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jerkojABIl8 Mario Party]], often made by fans and [[ThrowItIn chosen by Maffew himself]]) accompanied by CZW's Zandig shouting, '''''[[NoIndoorVoice "JYEEEZUS!"]]'''''
** After Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[SpecialEffectFailure got himself caught on fire]], thanks to the pyro, on the 2010's ''Elimination Chamber'', Maffew reused the footage of him being blown up two more times: one when Wrestling/JohnCena attempts to repeat Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s fire trick and one when Wrestling/KofiKingston's pyro apparently ''didn't'' work during his entrance.
** Wrestling/HulkHogan's yappapi match promos. Can be used either by putting it into a DistressedDude montage or due to the fact is just sounds too similar to the words [[{{Mondegreen}} "apple pie."]]
** [[Wrestling/JimCornette FUCK THIS COMPANY.]]
** There is a couple of gags that are getting the status of the running ones, slowly but surely... One involves Maffew playing a video game (be it ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' or ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Abe's Oddysee]]''), with the ''[[LargeHam "NOBODY DOES THIS TO ZANDIG!"]]'' quotes of [=CZW=] fame thrown in. Another one adds an extra segment to the Japanese Table joke: after Iori's maniacal laugh, you're gonna be singing to the ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} I AM THE TABLE]]'' song.
** [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Bobby]] [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Ro]][[Franchise/WinnieThePooh o!]] [[note]]Bobby Roode of TNA fame. Announcers always tend to pronounce his name as "Bobby Roo. Maffew usually accompanies this with a picture of Roo from Franchise/WinnieThePooh[[/note]]
** Prefacing CHIKARA clips with "Promotional consideration is paid for by the following."
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By YouTube]]: Maffew's original account got shutdown for multiple copyright infractions as a result Maffew frequently creates new accounts for new Botchamanias.
* ShoutOut: Botchamania 145: '''''[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} WARNING:]]''''' ''An awful wrestler '''Lacey Von Erich''' is approaching fast''.
** Botchamania 194 uses ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''' "Good Idea, Bad Idea" format to prove a point about a certain match ending at TNA's ''Turning Point'' 2011.
** When a WWE wrestler gets hurt or frusrated and says something that's censored, the name "[[ChrisBenoit Benoit]]" flashes on the screen to fill in the blank.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Happens frequently given the nature of video game music.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Another series staple, incidents include pyros not shooting off on cue (if at all), "electric cages" selectively electrocuting wrestlers, the infamous Shockmaster incident, etc. [[invoked]]
* SpiritualSuccessor[=/=]StartMyOwn: [[http://botchamania.com/botchamania-12-and-3/ According to Maffew,]] Botchamania in its current form was created in response to three poor-quality compilations of wrestling bloopers called "Botchamania" created by two different people. He reasoned that he could do better in his sleep and so came up with Botchamania 4 the next day, then 5, then 6, etc. Eventually, he compiled the best-quality clips he could find from the original videos into a new entry called "Botchamania 1, 2, & 3 Maffew Edition."
* TheStinger: All the time, considerably in the latter releases which take the pure text taglines out from the endings and replace those with video. Now, [[NewWorldOrder uMo]] or [[Wrestling/TheIronSheik Iron Sheik]] [[RunningGag are the most frequent guests here.]]
* TakeThat: Botchamania 165 was prefaced with a note saying that "We've had three Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Champions since the last one", the last one being the one dedicated to ''Victory Road 2011''.
** Some of the endings and descriptions take pot shots at ''WWE Raw''.
** After #173 was removed by CZW, it was resubmitted without the offending footage. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npZbNDialmI It opened]] with a special message from Wrestling/BobbyHeenan:
--->''(showing Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} logo)'' "You listen to me--you go to the top! You don't listen to me...''(switches to CZW logo)'' you're never heard from again!"
** #194 opened with a quote from Madame de Staël: "In life, one must choose between boredom and suffering." "Boredom was accompanied by a picture of [[WWERaw interim RAW general manager and executive vice-president of talent relations John Laurinitis]], while "Suffering" was accompanied by a picture of [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Dixie Carter]]. Followed by "de Staël is dead. [[TakeAThirdOption There's always an alternative]]," and a picture of Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}. Following episodes have repeated the gag with WWE personalities (Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/MichaelCole, Wrestling/TheMiz) as Boredom and TNA personalities ([[BoringInvincibleHero Crimson]], [[GangBangers Anarquia]], Wrestling/KurtAngle) as Suffering.
*** #199 turned it into a harsh TakeThat aimed at Perez Hilton, whose face was used for both "Boredom" ''and'' "Suffering". #201, #202 and #203 do the same thing, except directed at the Bella Twins, the Great Khali and Wrestling/VinceRusso, respectively(more specifically, TNA sans Russo was "boredom" while TNA with Russo was "suffering."
*** Subverted in #204 with "Suffering" showing Mark Henry, but in small text below saying "from injuries every week, poor fucker"
** #72, which was made shortly after [=WrestleMania=] XXV, ended with a note saying "There was going to be a tag match in this vid but there wasn't enough time." At Mania, the tag title match (featuring The Miz and Wrestling/JohnMorrison) was bumped from the event in order to make time for a performance by Music/KidRock and a Divas battle royal.
* VisualPun: Botchamania 153 ends with a picture of the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' cover with the Four Horsemen's theme playing over it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcH9vS-j_RM Botchamania 157]] has a very elaborate Mongo setup: A clip of the ''German'' version of [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} The Countries Song]] plays, and when Yakko points to Mongolia (Die ''Mongo''lei), the screen is covered in Mongo faces.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://botchamania.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Freshly installed in January 2011]].
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Averted and lampshaded, especially with anything involving TNA or Vince Russo.
* YouJustHadToSayIt: In #191, Michael Cole brings up Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry destroying the ring with a top-rope superplex as something part of "a night of firsts." Cue footage from the early 2000s of a similar incident on WWESmackDown, of which The Big Show as a part of ''and Michael Cole commentated on''.
** And in #192, Mark Henry walks to the ring and Cole says they're going to show what happened at Vengeance 8 days ago, which is the ring getting destroyed. Wrestling/JerryLawler says that he's never seen anything like that before in his entire life. Cue the same footage again. They'll never learn, will they?
* YouMakeMeSic: No FreudianSlip gets past Maffew, and he will highlight particularly bad cases of this:
** The start of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_riyjO2jv8 Botchamania 151]] opens with a still of a sign that reads "[=THERrrrrE HERrrrE=]", accompanied with a zoom in on the "[=THERrrrrE=]" with {{facepalm}}s edited in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQN80i2i-40 Botchamania 153]] features a montage of stills showing misspelled fan signs and the "[=THERrrrrE HERrrrE=]" sign, ending with a Cornette Face subtitled "Fcuk this compant."
** People who misuse the word "literally" [[BerserkButton seem to set Maffew off]], as he goes out of his way to emphasize the mistaken usage with BoldInflation and footage of {{facepalm}}s.
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'''[[AC:Thanks For Watching]]'''
->''[[AC:This trope has been checked out by Anonymous User]]--''
-->'''''FAAAAACKING BOOOOLLSHEHHHHHT!'''''

to:

->"If you think for one second, [=McMahon=], that I was just the right [[FreudianSlip gay]]--guy, at the right place, at the [[FreudianSlipperySlope wro--at the right time...]]"
-->-- '''Wrestling/HulkHogan''' to '''[[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]]'''

Even though pro wrestling might be "fake", it still requires a lot of athleticism and discipline on the part of all the performers involved. And granted, it's hard to watch what would look like a really cool move fail and fall apart--which usually amounts to things from selling a kick that doesn't really hit to high-risk-high-reward routines that crash and burn horribly-- but if a performer does it repeatedly, and develops a reputation for screwing up frequently, well then...it becomes entertaining (especially in regions like the Northeast US, where "[[TheFreelanceShameSquad You fucked up!]]" chants can spring up the very second someone botches).

Website/YouTube user Maffew compiles botches sent in from many of its viewers, usually set to video game music and/or remixes of video game music (with actual rock music thrown in every now and again). The Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and a cavalcade of obscure indie and foreign promotions are all represented in Botchamania. Notably absent is RingOfHonor, who sent cease-and-desist notifications to Maffew - and, really, anyone who uses ROH material without their consent - which forced him to take down several of his videos, which he re-released with the ROH footage excised as "non-ROH versions." The number of subscribers to his videos grows with each new video, and he regularly comments on them in the movie description.

Maffew had a website dedicated solely to [=Botchamania=] - botchamania.net - but towards the end of March 2010, there was a sudden surge in the cost of hosting, and Maffew needed $500 to cover the traffic the site was getting. Donations poured in, covering the cost in roughly two days, but other technical difficulties caused the site to basically stall out; Maffew eventually started up [[http://botchamania.com/ botchamania.com,]] and fans are hoping the site will actually stick around this time. And now that it's sponsored by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, that's looking more likely. Maffew's first Website/YouTube account has long been suspended, and while Maffew promised ''not'' to "Billy Gunn" his second account (get it deleted by posting non-Botchamania videos), the copyright overlords at Website/YouTube eventually suspended it anyway. He is currently on his ''tenth'' Website/YouTube account for uploading new Botchamanias. He was featured on {{Reviewtopia}} but eventually was part of the exodus that left as it reformed into RVT in early 2013. Also in 2013 he became a contributor for Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.
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!!'''Tropes associated with Botchamania include:'''

* AccentuateTheNegative: Some viewers and [[SmartMark smarks]] get the impression that the individuals on Botchamania only ever botch, particularly Wrestling/{{Sabu}}, who following his recurring appearances in the videos causes some to assume that all of Sabu's matches contain botches even though they don't. Maffew seems to struggle with this regarding announcers as well, particularly Wrestling/MichaelCole. Usually when Cole says something "wrong" it's intentional.
** This is lampshaded in #150, which states "Why Botchamania Sucks: It can make great wrestlers look like terrible wrestlers." He then shows several clips of the usually very competent [=BxB Hulk=] of Wrestling/DragonGate making a mess of his matches.
* AndIMustScream: The Cornette Face video linked above states that this is the fate that Cornette is doomed to whenever the Face is invoked.
* AscendedMeme: ''Victory Road 2011'' was so awful, even Wrestling/JimCornette himself was [[http://twitter.com/#!/TheJimCornette/status/47428985910603777 looking forward to the upcoming Botchamania for it.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1NxhSgywo Maffew was happy to oblige.]]
** Recent Botchamanias have been graced by wrestlers of varying fame with introductions and submitted botches from them, from a number of independent wrestlers to one Wrestling/MickFoley.
** At ''National Pro Wrestling Day 2013,'' there was a CHIKARA ''atomicos'' (8-man tag) with The Colony (Fire Ant and Green Ant) and 3.0 ("Big Magic" Shane Matthews and Scott "Jagged" Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Chuck Taylor) and Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo Del Ice Cream). Early in the match, Matthews and Hijo did a bullfight sequence with one of the Colony's capes. Matthews wrapped Hijo's head in the cape and climbed up for a crossbody. It missed. Specifically, Hijo was standing with the cape around his head and Matthews landed at Hijo's feet. A fan stood up with a sign that read, "CORNETTE FACE".
* AuthorAppeal: Sonjay Dutt [[RunningGag deserves better]].
* BilingualBonus: Maffew inserts foreign words or full sentences in some episodes.
* BigYes: Botchamanias 152-167 and 172 open with Wrestling/BobbyHeenan's reaction to Wrestling/RicFlair winning Royal Rumble '92.
* CameraAbuse: Some videos feature cameramen and or their cameras themselves taking some sort of unintentional abuse.
* {{Corpsing}}: [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[Wrestling/RandySavage the man!]]
* DontExplainTheJoke: ''{{Inverted|Trope}}'', if you can believe it. Once in a while there will be a match in which the victory stipulations will be one thing and the finish will be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. For example: a stretcher match (you have to wheel your unresponsive opponent out of the arena on a stretcher) ends with a clean 1-2-3 finish; or a new, young wrestler is set to beat an older, somewhat established star, and the older, somewhat established star cooperates by no-selling and sandbagging his opponent. These are just ''a few'' such moments.
** Rarely ever, some moments are not clearly explained via captions in the video; they are rather more likely to get the detailed description on the wiki. One example would be an infamous match on ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Victory Road '10]]'' between Wrestling/JeffHardy and Wrestling/{{Sting}}, with the first being drugged so much he couldn't even wrestle.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: A couple of the earliest episodes featured occasional bits of ridiculous BackyardWrestling, something noticeably lacking in pretty much every other episode due to the non-professional nature of it.
* FollowTheLeader: Videos created in the style of Botchamania include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7foZVv-j0 Pricemania]], a one-off ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' video, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/YTSoccermania Soccermania]], an ongoing [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]]-themed series, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgNEiPb_jvk Pokémania]], a dissection of the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.
* FreudianSlip: Could practically have its own page.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Unintentional when Fighting Spirit Magazine published an article about Botchamania. It included some screenshots of the video playing on [=YouTube=] with clearly in sight Maffew's username: Maffew'''fucks'''men.
** Botchamania has also demonstrated examples of this pulled off during the wrestling shows. Nudity? Cue to Wrestling/StevieRichards holding the Censored sign. Swearing in a non-G show? [[BoldInflation Cue to special emphasis subtitles]]. [[FreudianSlip Corpsing? Send for the...]] Er, no, that's the other thing.
* HalloweenSpecial: 105 which featured different matches/events from WCW's Halloween Havoc.
* IncomingHam: [[http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/yHLIW0UvIxc&hl=en_US&fs=1& It's Tazz!]]
* IronicEcho: Botchamania 184 shows an incident where Wrestling/KurtAngle throws Wrestling/{{Sting}} into the railing, knocking over a black audience member. This is repeated with a clip from a WWE promo years earlier in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ydZDLLtp8Y Kurt ironically makes outrageous statements as a face,]] one of which was "Truth be told, I'm not a big fan of 'the black people'."
* LampshadeHanging: Happens frequently either in the descriptions or the videos.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: When Maffew's second account on [=YouTube=] got suspended some users like [=FantomaMark1=] & [=TableOfJapan=] kept the bulk of the videos circulating on [=YouTube=]. His response to cries for a DVD release essentially amount to "HAHAHAHA no."
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]: It's not always hard to find the episodes that are missing on [=YouTube=], especially with Dailymotion.
* MadnessMantra: In the Wrestling/HulkHogan[=/=]Wrestling/RoddyPiper cage match in WCW, which was dreadful, Maffew apparently loses his mind over the inanity of what's going on (the object of a cage match is to escape the cage and win). When Hogan and Piper take the brawl to the outside of the cage, the phrase "THEY BRAWL OUTSIDE IN A CAGE MATCH" is scrawled repeatedly over the action.
* MoneyDearBoy: Botchamania 174 opens with a 20-second Chikara advert, [[LampshadeHanging immediately followed with the message]] "I need the money; don't judge me."
** This is further lampshaded as each of the adverts has a song about money or selling out playing over it.
*** It would be ultimately subverted, when #184 displays the message, "CHIKARA pays for advertising on my site; I do this as a courtesy to them."
* MoodWhiplash: Setting a botch montage to "[[ManOfLaMancha The Impossible Dream]]" has a rather... [[TearJerker different]] effect than Maffew probably intended.
* MultipleEndings: There may either be a no-brainer ending or a whole bunch of them, with the most notable example being #166.
* {{Narm}}: One of the major staples of the series. From Botchamania 104: [[invoked]]
-->'''Shelton Benjamin''': "You wanna try to fight me? You better BRING A LUNCH!"
* OldShame: Maffew has been banned on [=YouTube=] multiple times. However, for some reason, the account he's least proud of, Maffewfucksmen, is still up.
* OneOfUs: Maffew is noted to be an avid video gamer and fan of Music/{{Metallica}} which occasionally will pop up in the videos in someway usually the music. He also appears to enjoy professional wrestling somewhat, though that's pure conjecture.
** He also reads this site on occasion.
* PromotionalConsideration: Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} clips are sometimes introduced this way.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Botchamania 92 entirely features the TNA pay-per-view Victory Road 2009. A reviewer of the events (Bryan Alvarez) expresses disbelief that EARL! FUCKING! HEBNER! outran James Storm to the ring, and awards the pay-per-view [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmex6H9UVvc MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]
* RecurringExtra: "[[FanNickname Airhorn Guy]]."
* RunningGag:
** Making light of the name of TNA's "Genesis" PPV by likening it to the SegaGenesis[=/=]Mega Drive (at least up until Botchamania 199 anyway).
** [[UnbreakableWeapons The infamous Japanese Table]] after Maffew figured out that in Japanese wrestling promotions, tables never get broken, no matter how heavy your victim is or how much force they land on it with. Once in a while, whenever a table remains safe and sound even after slamming, the camera zooms into the said table, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]] doing his [[EvilLaugh trademark laugh]] in the background. This would later evolve into other kinds of famous laughs.
*** [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Sabu finally manages to break it in one episode.]]
*** Tables that break when they aren't supposed to are [[SelfDeprecatingHumor "British."]]
** ''[[Film/BlazingSaddles "Never mind that shit... Here comes]]'' ''[[Characters/{{WCW}} Mongo!"]]''
*** Botchamania 206 [[SubvertedTrope revised this segment]] to pun on WWE's famous "Here Comes The Pain" tagline as a setup to 2012's ''Extreme Rules'' [=PPV=].
** Maffew keeps throwing Bryan Alvarez's infamous ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'' every time he has a really egregious match to show.
** Get a fact (any fact) wrong during a wrestling show, and it will be countered by the famous ''[[Wrestling/RicFlair "Huh?"]]''
** Before showing clips from CZW, he adds a clip of someone pulling a lever (originally this was with Creator/ConanOBrien pulling his Chuck Norris lever, but this has expanded into other works such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRj8b2hjIM0 Darkwing Duck]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jerkojABIl8 Mario Party]], often made by fans and [[ThrowItIn chosen by Maffew himself]]) accompanied by CZW's Zandig shouting, '''''[[NoIndoorVoice "JYEEEZUS!"]]'''''
** After Wrestling/TheUndertaker [[SpecialEffectFailure got himself caught on fire]], thanks to the pyro, on the 2010's ''Elimination Chamber'', Maffew reused the footage of him being blown up two more times: one when Wrestling/JohnCena attempts to repeat Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s fire trick and one when Wrestling/KofiKingston's pyro apparently ''didn't'' work during his entrance.
** Wrestling/HulkHogan's yappapi match promos. Can be used either by putting it into a DistressedDude montage or due to the fact is just sounds too similar to the words [[{{Mondegreen}} "apple pie."]]
** [[Wrestling/JimCornette FUCK THIS COMPANY.]]
** There is a couple of gags that are getting the status of the running ones, slowly but surely... One involves Maffew playing a video game (be it ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' or ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Abe's Oddysee]]''), with the ''[[LargeHam "NOBODY DOES THIS TO ZANDIG!"]]'' quotes of [=CZW=] fame thrown in. Another one adds an extra segment to the Japanese Table joke: after Iori's maniacal laugh, you're gonna be singing to the ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} I AM THE TABLE]]'' song.
** [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Bobby]] [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Ro]][[Franchise/WinnieThePooh o!]] [[note]]Bobby Roode of TNA fame. Announcers always tend to pronounce his name as "Bobby Roo. Maffew usually accompanies this with a picture of Roo from Franchise/WinnieThePooh[[/note]]
** Prefacing CHIKARA clips with "Promotional consideration is paid for by the following."
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By YouTube]]: Maffew's original account got shutdown for multiple copyright infractions as a result Maffew frequently creates new accounts for new Botchamanias.
* ShoutOut: Botchamania 145: '''''[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} WARNING:]]''''' ''An awful wrestler '''Lacey Von Erich''' is approaching fast''.
** Botchamania 194 uses ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''' "Good Idea, Bad Idea" format to prove a point about a certain match ending at TNA's ''Turning Point'' 2011.
** When a WWE wrestler gets hurt or frusrated and says something that's censored, the name "[[ChrisBenoit Benoit]]" flashes on the screen to fill in the blank.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Happens frequently given the nature of video game music.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Another series staple, incidents include pyros not shooting off on cue (if at all), "electric cages" selectively electrocuting wrestlers, the infamous Shockmaster incident, etc. [[invoked]]
* SpiritualSuccessor[=/=]StartMyOwn: [[http://botchamania.com/botchamania-12-and-3/ According to Maffew,]] Botchamania in its current form was created in response to three poor-quality compilations of wrestling bloopers called "Botchamania" created by two different people. He reasoned that he could do better in his sleep and so came up with Botchamania 4 the next day, then 5, then 6, etc. Eventually, he compiled the best-quality clips he could find from the original videos into a new entry called "Botchamania 1, 2, & 3 Maffew Edition."
* TheStinger: All the time, considerably in the latter releases which take the pure text taglines out from the endings and replace those with video. Now, [[NewWorldOrder uMo]] or [[Wrestling/TheIronSheik Iron Sheik]] [[RunningGag are the most frequent guests here.]]
* TakeThat: Botchamania 165 was prefaced with a note saying that "We've had three Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Champions since the last one", the last one being the one dedicated to ''Victory Road 2011''.
** Some of the endings and descriptions take pot shots at ''WWE Raw''.
** After #173 was removed by CZW, it was resubmitted without the offending footage. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npZbNDialmI It opened]] with a special message from Wrestling/BobbyHeenan:
--->''(showing Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} logo)'' "You listen to me--you go to the top! You don't listen to me...''(switches to CZW logo)'' you're never heard from again!"
** #194 opened with a quote from Madame de Staël: "In life, one must choose between boredom and suffering." "Boredom was accompanied by a picture of [[WWERaw interim RAW general manager and executive vice-president of talent relations John Laurinitis]], while "Suffering" was accompanied by a picture of [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Dixie Carter]]. Followed by "de Staël is dead. [[TakeAThirdOption There's always an alternative]]," and a picture of Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}. Following episodes have repeated the gag with WWE personalities (Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/MichaelCole, Wrestling/TheMiz) as Boredom and TNA personalities ([[BoringInvincibleHero Crimson]], [[GangBangers Anarquia]], Wrestling/KurtAngle) as Suffering.
*** #199 turned it into a harsh TakeThat aimed at Perez Hilton, whose face was used for both "Boredom" ''and'' "Suffering". #201, #202 and #203 do the same thing, except directed at the Bella Twins, the Great Khali and Wrestling/VinceRusso, respectively(more specifically, TNA sans Russo was "boredom" while TNA with Russo was "suffering."
*** Subverted in #204 with "Suffering" showing Mark Henry, but in small text below saying "from injuries every week, poor fucker"
** #72, which was made shortly after [=WrestleMania=] XXV, ended with a note saying "There was going to be a tag match in this vid but there wasn't enough time." At Mania, the tag title match (featuring The Miz and Wrestling/JohnMorrison) was bumped from the event in order to make time for a performance by Music/KidRock and a Divas battle royal.
* VisualPun: Botchamania 153 ends with a picture of the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' cover with the Four Horsemen's theme playing over it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcH9vS-j_RM Botchamania 157]] has a very elaborate Mongo setup: A clip of the ''German'' version of [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} The Countries Song]] plays, and when Yakko points to Mongolia (Die ''Mongo''lei), the screen is covered in Mongo faces.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://botchamania.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Freshly installed in January 2011]].
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Averted and lampshaded, especially with anything involving TNA or Vince Russo.
* YouJustHadToSayIt: In #191, Michael Cole brings up Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry destroying the ring with a top-rope superplex as something part of "a night of firsts." Cue footage from the early 2000s of a similar incident on WWESmackDown, of which The Big Show as a part of ''and Michael Cole commentated on''.
** And in #192, Mark Henry walks to the ring and Cole says they're going to show what happened at Vengeance 8 days ago, which is the ring getting destroyed. Wrestling/JerryLawler says that he's never seen anything like that before in his entire life. Cue the same footage again. They'll never learn, will they?
* YouMakeMeSic: No FreudianSlip gets past Maffew, and he will highlight particularly bad cases of this:
** The start of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_riyjO2jv8 Botchamania 151]] opens with a still of a sign that reads "[=THERrrrrE HERrrrE=]", accompanied with a zoom in on the "[=THERrrrrE=]" with {{facepalm}}s edited in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQN80i2i-40 Botchamania 153]] features a montage of stills showing misspelled fan signs and the "[=THERrrrrE HERrrrE=]" sign, ending with a Cornette Face subtitled "Fcuk this compant."
** People who misuse the word "literally" [[BerserkButton seem to set Maffew off]], as he goes out of his way to emphasize the mistaken usage with BoldInflation and footage of {{facepalm}}s.
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5th Mar '14 9:11:13 PM KilgoreTrout
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** When a WWE wrestler gets hurt or frusrated and says something that's censored, the name "[[ChrisBenoit Benoit]]" flashes on the screen to fill in the blank.
1st Mar '14 9:02:14 PM AriRockefeller
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** [[UnbreakableWeapons The infamous Japanese Table]] after Maffew figured out that in Japanese wrestling promotions, tables never get broken, no matter how heavy your victim is. Once in a while, whenever a table remains safe and sound even after slamming, the camera zooms into the said table, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]] doing his [[EvilLaugh trademark laugh]] in the background.

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** [[UnbreakableWeapons The infamous Japanese Table]] after Maffew figured out that in Japanese wrestling promotions, tables never get broken, no matter how heavy your victim is.is or how much force they land on it with. Once in a while, whenever a table remains safe and sound even after slamming, the camera zooms into the said table, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]] doing his [[EvilLaugh trademark laugh]] in the background. This would later evolve into other kinds of famous laughs.
1st Mar '14 8:56:42 PM AriRockefeller
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* AuthorAppeal: Sonjay Dutt [[RunningGag deserves better]].
26th Jan '14 11:31:56 PM HexxinaHannah
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Maffew had a website dedicated solely to [=Botchamania=] - botchamania.net - but towards the end of March 2010, there was a sudden surge in the cost of hosting, and Maffew needed $500 to cover the traffic the site was getting. Donations poured in, covering the cost in roughly two days, but other technical difficulties caused the site to basically stall out; Maffew eventually started up [[http://botchamania.com/ botchamania.com,]] and fans are hoping the site will actually stick around this time. And now that it's sponsored by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, that's looking more likely. Maffew's first Website/YouTube account has long been suspended, and while Maffew promised ''not'' to "Billy Gunn" his second account (get it deleted by posting non-Botchamania videos), the copyright overlords at Website/YouTube eventually suspended it anyway. He is currently on his ''tenth'' Website/YouTube account for uploading new Botchamanias. He is now also featured on {{Reviewtopia}} and in 2013 became a contributor for Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.

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Maffew had a website dedicated solely to [=Botchamania=] - botchamania.net - but towards the end of March 2010, there was a sudden surge in the cost of hosting, and Maffew needed $500 to cover the traffic the site was getting. Donations poured in, covering the cost in roughly two days, but other technical difficulties caused the site to basically stall out; Maffew eventually started up [[http://botchamania.com/ botchamania.com,]] and fans are hoping the site will actually stick around this time. And now that it's sponsored by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, that's looking more likely. Maffew's first Website/YouTube account has long been suspended, and while Maffew promised ''not'' to "Billy Gunn" his second account (get it deleted by posting non-Botchamania videos), the copyright overlords at Website/YouTube eventually suspended it anyway. He is currently on his ''tenth'' Website/YouTube account for uploading new Botchamanias. He is now also was featured on {{Reviewtopia}} and but eventually was part of the exodus that left as it reformed into RVT in early 2013. Also in 2013 he became a contributor for Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.
1st Jan '14 1:39:50 PM JIKTV
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** At ''National Pro Wrestling Day 2013,'' there was a CHIKARA ''atomicos'' (8-man tag) with The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant) and 3.0 ("Big Magic" Shane Matthews and Scott "Jagged" Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Chuck Taylor) and Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo Del Ice Cream). Early in the match, Matthews and Hijo did a bullfight sequence with one of the Colony's capes. Matthews wrapped Hijo's head in the cape and climbed up for a crossbody. It missed. Specifically, Hijo was standing with the cape around his head and Matthews landed at Hijo's feet. A fan stood up with a sign that read, "CORNETTE FACE".

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** At ''National Pro Wrestling Day 2013,'' there was a CHIKARA ''atomicos'' (8-man tag) with The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant and Green Ant) and 3.0 ("Big Magic" Shane Matthews and Scott "Jagged" Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Chuck Taylor) and Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo Del Ice Cream). Early in the match, Matthews and Hijo did a bullfight sequence with one of the Colony's capes. Matthews wrapped Hijo's head in the cape and climbed up for a crossbody. It missed. Specifically, Hijo was standing with the cape around his head and Matthews landed at Hijo's feet. A fan stood up with a sign that read, "CORNETTE FACE".
1st Jan '14 1:34:50 PM JIKTV
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** At ''National Pro Wrestling Day 2013,'' there was a CHIKARA ''atomicos'' (8-man tag) with The Colony (Fire Ant/Soldier Ant) and 3.0 ("Big Magic" Shane Matthews and Scott "Jagged" Parker) vs. F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Chuck Taylor) and Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. and El Hijo Del Ice Cream). Early in the match, Matthews and Hijo did a bullfight sequence with one of the Colony's capes. Matthews wrapped Hijo's head in the cape and climbed up for a crossbody. It missed. Specifically, Hijo was standing with the cape around his head and Matthews landed at Hijo's feet. A fan stood up with a sign that read, "CORNETTE FACE".



* {{Corpsing}}: [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[RandySavage the man!]]

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* {{Corpsing}}: [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[RandySavage [[Wrestling/RandySavage the man!]]
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* {{Corpsing}}: [[MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[MachoManRandySavage the man!]]

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* {{Corpsing}}: [[MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[MachoManRandySavage [[RandySavage the man!]]
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* {{Corpsing}}: [[MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker Send for]] [[MachoManRandySavage the man!]]
17th Dec '13 4:32:09 PM MightyKombat
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** Prefacing CHIKARA clips with "Promotional consideration is paid for by the following."
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