At a circa Christmas 1997 broadcast, Triple H and Shawn Michaels put on an obviously fixed match for the European title, in which Triple H bounced back and forth off the ropes about ten times before giving Michaels an incredibly fake body slam for the pin. They were mainly doing this to defy Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter who forced them into having a match against one another.
And that's not the first time Slaughter was defied by an in-ring Stylistic Suck. In the fall of 1997, Brian Pillman tried to get out of wrestling his fellow Hart Foundation member, Owen Hart, by faking an injury. Slaughter called bullshit on that pretty quick and forced them to go at it. The two responded by taking forever to warm up, then proceeding with some of the most half-assed wrestling in history. Extra funny: during the break, Marlena turned them against one another, and Raw returned with them pounding the shit out of each other.
On July 6th, DeGeneration X came to the ring dressed as the Nation of Domination, and each did hilarious impressions of each member. Triple H was "The Crock".
"You know The Crock just came from the bathroom, and you should have smelled what The Rock was cooking!"
A guest star, Jason Sensation, then did a pretty insulting (but still hilarious) impression of Owen Hart. The next week Owen Hart's Berserk Button would be activated and he'd give Jason Sensation a beat down.
Leave it to Triple H to have the best lines from that segment:
The October 5th edition of Raw featured Vince McMahon recovering in the hospital after having his leg broken by Kane and The Undertaker the week before. And who else should come in to cheer him up than Mankind, and his new friend Mr. Socko? Later on in the night, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin snuck into the hospital dressed as a doctor, and gave Vince a beating with a bed pan, and a forced enema.
March 22, the night Steve Austin rode a beer truck down to the ring and hosed down The Corporation in beer, and one of the defining moments of the Attitude Era. Seeing Vince McMahon belly flop onto the ring and look like he was trying to swim added to the hilarity.
August 20th, 2001: The final segment of the night started with a hilariously over-the-top tribute to Stone Cold Steve Austin by The Alliance (which included a cheesy karaoke sing-along of a song in Austin's honor), and ended with Kurt Angle bringing in a milk truck and drenching Austin and the rest of The Alliance with milk, much like how Austin gave Vince McMahon a beer-bath back in '99. And yes, Angle did to his own take on Austin's signature beer-drenching taunt, with milk.
Special mention goes to Jim Ross. While Stephanie McMahon is standing in the ring covered in milk, screaming, stamping her feet and pounding her fists like an eight-year-old's temper tentrum, Ross shouts out, "The Billion Dollar Princess has become a DAIRY QUEEN!!!"
March 3rd: The Rock gets into an argument with the Hurricane, who'd been spying on The Rock in the locker room.
The Rock: "The Rock, when he threw you over the top rope, he was saying, he was screaming to you, he said - hey, the greatest line a super hero has ever said. The Scorpion King, he said: ‘Haku machente, dah! Haku machente, ah!' Do you remember that? Do you have any idea what that means? Do you have any idea how enormous that is? Do you know what Haku machente means?"
The Hurricane: "Well apparently, from what I saw behind that curtain, it means The Scorpion King's got a tiny ding-a-ling!"
The Rock: *in shock* WHAT? WHAT! NO! NO!!
Throughout March: Throughout the month leading up to Wrestlemania 19 and then Backlash, The Rock put on concerts in the ring, insulting Stone Cold Steve Austin and later Goldberg, plus whatever town he happens to be in.
"The Rock is bigger than Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks/ But still he has to deal with these, Long Island skanks! (crowd boos)/ He'll kick Austin's ass ya know./ And that's the bottom line because The Rock says so."
June 16: In order to get Lance Storm to jazz up his Flat Character persona a bit, Stone Cold Steve Austin comes out onto the stage during one of Storm's matches, chanting "Borrrrinnnngg" into the microphone, and going to sleep with the blanket and pillow he brought with him, snoring. This distraction costs Storm the match.
During the infamous Guest Host era, the one & only Bob Barker makes a guest appearance, and, with The Fink as his announcer, promptly plays a pricing game with Santino Marella, Jillian Hall, Chris Jericho and Irwin R. Shyster of all people. Even people who hate the whole Guest Host concept love this segment.
The Imagine Spot on the May 23 episode of RAW about Obama giving a press conference on the upcoming Capital Punishment pay-per view.
R-Truth coming out in a confederacy outfit, to explain that his seceding from the WWE Universe, apologize for throwing a drink at a father for being a John Cena fan (though it was mostly for wasting a perfectly good drink), and then confirming that his first name is R.
On the June 20th edition of RAW, The Miz, R-Truth, and Christian end up getting into an arguement. This gradually devolves into Christian and Miz shouting "Randy!" and "Riley!" at each other. R-Truth then jumps in and starts yelling "Jimmy!" at the other two. This continues for several seconds and is surprisingly funny.
The "This is Your Life" segment was undeniably a car wreck - but one you can't help but watch. Despite being an Epic Fail, no one can deny it was downright hilarious.
The 2011 Slammy Awards (December 12th, 2011) gives us CM Punk's acceptance speech for the "Pipe Bomb of the Year" Slammy, which Punk punctuates with a hilariously bad video "tribute" of Executive Vice President of Talent Relatons and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis, complete with footage of his early days as a wrestler.
December 26th: Monday Night RAW begins with no theme music, just a shot of the arena in anticipation of CM Punk's arrival. His music plays, the camera goes to the ramp, and out comes... Executive Vice President of Talent Relations & Interim General Manager of RAW John Laurinitis, wearing CM Punk's "Best In The World" shirt over his suit and doing Punk's entrance. "Who says I can't be unpredictable?"
January 9th: "Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay. Full stop. Seen here it all it's glory.
Made even better by Curt Hawkins' expression after watching Brodus' entrance - it pretty much echoed what most people were probably thinking at the time. About 30 seconds, of course, Hawkins was looking at the lights.
Brodus' dance-off competition with Vickie Guerrero and William Regal a few weeks later was pretty funny, made even better by a couple of Shout Outs with Vickie doing the Elaine Dance while Regal channels Morecambe and Wise.
February 20th: John Cena defuses Eve Torres' plans to seduce himnote Eve had turned heel in the opening segment of Raw by revealing that she didn't care much for Zack Ryder, only using Ryder for personal gains, and that she had similar plans for Cena. Cue Cena looking nonplussed right behind Eve, leading to the next segment mentioned previously. in the most hilarious manner imaginable.
April 2nd: The audience was the best thing during the show (until the last five minutes). They were hilarious, often starting chants of "YES!" during the whole show. When Alberto Del Rio came out, the audience then started chanting "ˇSI!" (And it's abundantly clear that Del Rio has no idea how to react and is caught completely off-guard) Plus, chanting "Let's go A-Train" at "Lord Tenai" after he debuted with his new gimmick, and "You're a loser" at Cena when he admitted defeat to The Rock after Wrestlemania.
May, 14: John Cena gives John Laurinaitis a hilarious "The Reason You Suck" Speech, cutting Laurinaitis off everytime he started to talk by suddenly screaming "Loser!" at him in a funny voice (mocking Laurinaitis calling him a loser), and getting in some jokes that had even Michael Cole laughing his head off. Laurinaitis doesn't get one word in edgewise the entire thing.
June 4th: In the aftermath of a match between CM Punk and Kane, AJ Lee is checking on Punk when she realizes Kane is behind her. Daniel Bryan comes in, but is taken out before he can rescue her or she can escape. It looks like a dire situation, until AJ stands up and...strikes probably the closest thing to a moe expression that a person could pull in real life. The apparent confusion from Kane and the fact that it keeps him from attacking or intimidating her really needs to be seen to be believed. The follow-up, where AJ is interviewed by Josh Matthews, just shows that she is capable enough of making an entertaining gimmick out of "crazy chick" of all ideas.
And later in the show, after defeating Lord Tensai, Cena was allowed to have a 'no disqualification' match against Michael Cole, forcing Cole to apologize to Jim Ross and call him his hero. He then soaked Cole in JR's bbq sauce and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher. This was all for Cole blaming Cena over The Big Show's Face-Heel Turn, Disproportionate Retribution perhaps but still hilarious.
This episode also featured a tag match between the team of Kane and Daniel Bryan and the team of CM Punk and...AJ. After a few minutes, AJ gets accidently tagged in against Kane. Before he can do anything, she defuses him with a smile and proceeds to skip around him like a school girl. She then leaps onto to him, wrapping her legs around him, staring lovingly into his eyes for a moment before shoving her tongue as far down his throat as it can possibly go. Neither Cole nor Lawler could believe what they were seeing. Once the kiss was over, Kane simply tagged in Bryan and left, looking as confused as everyone else.
CM Punk calling Bryan "Goat Face", which immediately becomes a meme on Twitter.
Santino Marella threatens to use the Cobra on Ricardo Rodriguez. Ricardo tries to run, but goes face-first into the ringpost. Then, Santino pulls off Ricardo's shirt and reveals he's wearing a Justin Bieber shirt underneath.
June 18th: During the opening match of CM Punk & Sheamus vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan, AJ decides to get involved in a most bizarre way: by walking in and all dressed in a Kane outfit while skipping about around ringside.
June 25th: John Cena does a recap of the past month, casting everyone as Star Wars characters.
Cena: (as Vince McMahon as Yoda) No chance in Hell, you have. (breaks character and starts laughing, calms down) Fired, you are.
July 2nd: In accordance with an earlier criticism in the night towards Daniel Bryan, in a backstage segment, Jericho attempted to dissuade Bryan from doing his signature "YES" chants. After a few attempts (all resulting getting "YES" screamed back in his face), Jericho apparently joined the school of "If you can't beat them, join them," and well...
July 23rd: It's the 1000 episode of Raw and AJ is getting ready for her wedding to Daniel Bryan. When Layla implies AJ might be a little mentally unstable, AJ retorts that she's hardly the craziest person around here, opening the door to Hacksaw Jim Duggan and his 2x4 talking to seemingly no-one, Rowdy Roddy Piper and R-Truth trying to teach Little Jimmy to skip, and then with possibly one of the longest payoffs in wrestling history - Mae Young appears with a guy dressed in a giant hand costume, who introduces himself as Mae Young's son. Yes, the hand she had with Mark Henry from back in 2000 was now "All Grown Up". - Even Michael Cole couldn't hold it in.
The D-Generation X reunion, with Billy Gunn & Shawn Michaels arguing over who gets to deliver the "And if you're not down with that, we got TWO WORDS FOR YA!" line; Shawn being convinced he's forgot something & checking to see if he's wearing his underwear, and then asking Triple H if he's wearing his underwear; Triple H joking that he's the only one still with a full head of hair; and the group huddle to discuss how they should beat down Damien Sandow.
Stephanie McMahon trolling Paul Heyman into accepting Triple H's challenge to Brock Lesnar, and kicking his ass afterwards, much to her husband's amusement.
August 13th: The last match of the night was a tag match between CM Punk and John Cena against the Big Show and Daniel Bryan. An ongoing gag in the match was nobody in the match liked one another, not even their tag partners. Between Show and Bryan, Bryan would repeatedly tag himself into the match, much to Big Show's annoyance. Add to that the frequent "NO! NO! NO!" that Bryan worked into the match (which got pretty good rises from the crowd), and Big Show finally just takes a seat by the announcers, rather than deal with the craziness. As for Punk and Cena, the capper to their tension was Punk seemingly mocking Cena's desire to make the hot tag by performing Cena's comeback sequence in front of him, executing the flying shoulder blocks and the spinout powerbomb. He even performed the "You Can't See Me" gesture and was about to hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle before Cena tagged himself in. He then followed suit by copying Punk's own finishing sequence. The match really has to be seen to be believed.
August 27th: Kane attends an anger management class with Daniel Bryan. The doctor asks Kane if there was anything he wanted to tell the group about himself and he replies with, "I'm the Devil's favorite demon." Then the doctor asks Kane to explain what makes him angry and to begin at childhood and Daniel Bryan's reaction of "This is a bad idea" was with good cause as Kane described his entire career as casually as somebody talking about the weather.
Kane: Well, I grew up locked in a basement, suffering severe psychological and emotional scarring when my brother set my parents on fire. From there, I shifted around a series of mental institutions until I was grown, at which point I buried my brother alive. Twice. Since then, I've set a couple of people on fire and abducted various co-workers. Oh and I, uh, once electrocuted a man's testicles... Years ago, I had a girlfriend named Katie, but, um, let's just say that didn't turn out so well... My real father is a guy named Paul Bearer, who I recently trapped in a meat locker. I've been married, divorced, broke up my ex-wife's wedding and Tombstoned the priest. And for reasons never quite explained, I have an unhealthy obsession with torturing Pete Rose. *cue stunned look from doctor*
Note, by 'setting his anger collage on fire', we don't mean produce a lighter and light it. We mean throw it into a garbage can and perform his ring entrance to send a column of fire exploding out of the can.
Bryan: Teacher's pet...
Watch Kane's expression as he sits down though, you can clearly see him Corpsing. Link here.
And let's not forget, after the segment Kane & Bryan had to meet in the ring to a challenge chosen by the audience on Twitter. The options were to face each other in a match, team up in a tag match or... hug it out. Of course, the Universe went for Hug it Out by a overwhelming majority. Hilarity ensued.
Although it was somewhat subsequently overshadowed by real life events that transpired (namely, Jerry Lawler having a heart attack for real) the continuing Anger Management adventures of Kane & Bryan continued to amuse - first off was a backstage segment where Kane & Bryan were each led to the locker room after being told the other wanted to see them - which turned out to be orchestrated by a man called by Kane "Of all the monsters I've met... ...the most evil": Doctor Shelby, their Anger Mangement therapist. He then, with the support of the general manager - puts them into a tag team match together to work out their differences with the chance of becoming the number one contenders to the tag team titles. After a regular two-people-who-don't-want-to-team-up-but-are-forced-to kind of match, Kane loses it when Bryan tags himself in before he can perform his finishing manoeuvre. So naturally, he chokeslams Bryan instead...right onto their opponent, which gets them the win. Finally, backstage after the match and talking with Doctor Shelby they once again start an ever-escalating argument over whose name should come first in their team name, which leads to this gem:
November 12th: Jerry Lawler makes a triumphant return, having survived and fully recovered his heart attack in September. As he's giving his speech, however, CM Punk - who has been feuding with Lawler - interrupts. What follows is a setup that crosses the line in so many ways that only a proper heel can pull it off. Punk objects to Lawler stealing his spotlight, demeans the significance of technically being dead, and then has Heyman blatantly fake a heart attack in the ring to garner sympathy. It doesn't work. The whole thing is so unmistakably vile that you can't help but find it hilarious.
CM Punk:[To Heyman] You almost gave me a heart attack!
December 24th: Alberto Del Rio accidentally hits Santa Claus with his carnote Of course the IWC jumped on the absurdity of the situation right from the start, as "Santa" mistimed his cue and looked like he was trying to pull a Flopsy on Del Rio, claiming he was trying to pull an insurance fraud scam., and the show becomes a straight up parody of itself. Constant updates on the jolly fat man's condition delivered dead seriously by the commentators and backstage interviewers. The entire roster, faces and heels alike, rallying behind Santa, leading to John Cena letting out a mighty"FOR SANNTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!" in accepting a street fight match against Del Rio. And then there's the match itself. Talk about wacky. Teddy bears, bowling balls, pies and even a Christmas tree get used as weapons.
Prior to the match, when checking in on Santa's condition, his EKG begins to go arrhythmic...to the point of playing "Jingle Bells," which was both amusing and a sign that Santa was going to be okay.
Which he proved later in the above match when he came out, beaned Del Rio's stooge Ricardo Rodriguez over the head with his sack of toys, and then pulled a page out of Mick Foley's book with the Santa Socko on Del Rio! Probably one of the most hilarious matches they've ever done.
March 4th: On an "Old School" episode, Team Rhodes Scholars were booked against the New Age Outlaws, and took advantage of the opportunity to mock the Outlaws' signature ring introduction;
Cody Rhodes: (air guitar riff)
Damien Sandow: "Oh, you were not aware of this?"
Cody Rhodes: (air guitar riff)
Damien Sandow: "Your posterior better contact someone at once!"
Cody Rhodes: "Ladies and gentlemen, young people of all gender and ages, Taste and Decency proudly presents to you the reunited future tag team champions and best friends; the Essence of Mustachioed Magnificence, the Intellectual Savior of the Masses, TEAM RHODES SCHOLARS!"
Damien Sandow: "And if you're not (finger quotes) "down" with that, we have two words for you..."
Halle Berry: "You put your home address as 'The Depths of Hell'. What am I supposed to do with that?"
Kane: "Well, you know how kids write letters to Santa at the North Pole? This is the opposite."
April 9th: The NJ Chant Mob. The night after a rather divisive WrestleMania 29, the New Jersey crowd decided to make themselves heard. During the unwanted Randy Orton vs Sheamus match (which took up nearly half an hour on account of the Rock skipping a scheduled appearance due to injury, which also lead to cancelling a related Brock Lesnar appearance, and the subsequent cancellation of a Triple H segment when he realized the crowd was out of control), fans began chanting everything from “OLE” to the name of Senior Referee Mike Chioda. After that they began chanting for various people including ring announcer Justin Roberts, commentators "JBL", Jerry (Lawler) and Michael Cole, and wrestlers RVD, HBK, Randy Savage, Y 2 J, and The Undertaker. The crowd then began chanting for random vendors like the ice cream man, pretzel man, and cotton candy man, defunct cult federation ECW and even chanted “WE ARE AWESOME”. At one point as the match continued to drag on, the crowd ran out of chants and simply resorted to //doing the wave//. After The Big Show ran in to end the aimlessly meandering segment they chanted "thank you, Big Show", followed by "One more chair!" after he began attempting unsuccessfully to toss the announcer's chairs into the ring. Watch all 34 minutes of awesome here.
It started early, with "SEXUAL CHOCOLATE" (directed to Mark Henry) chants during John Cena's promo, along with cheers when he tried out various dance moves including "the shake", "the twist", and "the heel turn"; chanting "BULLSHIT!" when Booker T denied Mark Henry a title shot against Cena in favor of the Rock (who wouldn't be wrestling anytime soon due to his injuries); and "WE WANT ZIGGLER" chants during Alberto Del Rio's match.
Let's not forget Cena's reaction to the "SEXUAL CHOCOLATE" chants; "These people want to have sex with chocolate..."
The chanting truly went off the rails in the following segment in which Fandango appeared; People chanting and dancing to his theme music. Must be seen to be believed: Here.
Spurred on by this incident, Fandango's theme song became a top 10 hit in the UK less than 36 hours later on the basis of iTunes sales.
Technically, and perhaps even more hilariously, the crowd still hated Fandango himself (as evidenced by the massive pop Chris Jericho got during his beatdown of Fandango). The dance and the chants of his theme music were just so much fun.
Fans were said to have been humming along to the Fandango theme on the way out of the arena, and even honking their cars to the tune of the theme song.
On the 11/11/13 episode, which took place in Manchester, UK, what would have otherwise been an ordinary 3-on-3 Tag Match became absolute hilarity. It started with Los Matadores coming out in their usual fashion with El Torito. But then the hilarity started when their partner, Santino Marella, came out wearing bull horns. And then the hilarity got turned up to eleven when their opponents, "The Union Jacks," were announced... which was really 3MB dressed up in tights and jackets emblazoned with the Union Jack. The match is just full of hilarious moments, such as Santino "goring" Heath Slater, El Torito style, then winning the match by hitting Jinder Mahal with the Cobra. (which also had bull horns.) And then Santino joins the post-match "bullfight" with El Torito and Los Matadores. If there was a Slammy for "Most Hilarious Match," this would definitely be a finalist, if not an outright winner.
On the 3/3/14 episode, it was being filmed in Chicago. CM Punk hadn't been in action since the Royal Rumble, in January. The WWE Universe kept chanting his name, and a movement called #HijackRAW was going on. So, what does WWE do? Well, to start it off, they played CM Punk's entrance theme... only to have Paul Heyman come out. He then delivered a "pipebomb," and then proceeded to advertise his client, Brock Lesnar, who is fighting the Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXX. Then, they used the words "Hijack RAW" to advertise Daniel Bryan, and the fans got behind him, seeming to not realize they used the movement against them.
On an unrelated note, Dolph Ziggler entering the arena with Aaron Paul in a fancy car, mocking Alberto Del Rio's old ring entrance.
April 7, 2014, the Monday after Wrestlemania XXX and the Crowd gets to have their chants coming in once more. Highlights:
The escalation of boos when Big E, Sheamus and Cena entering the ring for their 6-Men Tag Team Match against the Wyatt family (quiet for E, booing for Sheamus and then the crowd singing "John Cena Sucks" in time to Cena's own theme song)
At the start of the show, Daniel Bryan was celebrating his WWE World Heavyweight Championship win when he was interrupted by the Authority. Upon reaching the ring, Triple H climbs onto the apron and says he won't be getting in the ring. Cue Bryan telling him to hold on a minute, before taking both titles & walking up to Triple H, at which points he leads the crowd in "YES! YES! YES!" chant whilst raising the belts in the Authority's faces.
When the crowd is chanting Bryan's name, he says "You guys never get tired do you." Cue Big "NO!".
April 21, 2014.
The WWE App features a vote for John Cena's opponent later in the night - Luke Harper, Luke Harper & Erik Rowan, or all three Wyatts. Over half the vote went to the entire Wyatt Family, and Cena's expression immediately fell, almost like a non-verbal "Oh, you fucks..." - the moment it happens is absolutely hilarious if you don't care for Cena.
And then during the match, Cena is beaten so badly that at one point Bray picks Cena's prone body up & begins waltzing.
April 28, 2014
Hugh Jackman is a special guest to promote the new X-men movie "Days of Future Past". He and Dolph Ziggler bury the hatchet from two years prior. Then, Damien Sandow comes out dressed as Magneto and attempts to use "the power of magnetism" on them. He is clotheslined by both of them. Jerry Lawler quips, "I guess the power of magnetism is no match for the power of gravity!"
Paul Heyman comes out to introduce Cesaro and is greeted by a chorus of boos. In response, he seemingly breaks character, reverting to his natural accent and talking about how his kids think he's funny, and offers to tell the audience a joke...
Paul Heyman: "Knock knock!"
The audience: "Who's there?"
Paul Heyman: "Mike!"
The audience: "Mike who?"
Paul Heyman: "Mike...LIENT BROCK LESNAR CONQUERED THE UNDERTAKER'S UNDEFEATED STREAK AT WRESTLEMANIA! My client... you get it? Mike-lient, Brock... WrestleMania... (taps the mic) is this thing on?"
May 5, 2014
A typical promo with Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger gets interrupted by Adam Rose and his group of weirdos. Zeb's "what the hell am I looking at" face is downright hilarious.
May 12, 2014
The announcers freaking out over Layla and Fandango making out.