"If you think for one second, McMahon, that I was just the right gay—guy, at the right place, at the wro--at the right time..."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 "You fucked up!" chants can spring up the very second someone botches).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 WWE, WCW, TNA, and a cavalcade of obscure indie and foreign promotions are all represented in Botchamania. Notably absent is Ring of Honor, 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 botchamania.com, and fans are hoping the site will actually stick around this time. And now that it's sponsored by CHIKARA, that's looking more likely. Maffew's first 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 YouTube eventually suspended it anyway. He is currently on his tenth 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 WrestleCrap.
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