A: Fatty Arbuckle makes an appearance in the audience, and Johnny makes a comment that he will have a long, good career. However, if you know anything about Arbuckle, you'd know that in 1921 he was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a young actress at a party. Despite the fact that he was innocent, the controversy not only ruined his career, it and other Hollywood scandals were a major catalyst for the creation of The Hays Code in order to "clean up" the industry. This fight took place in 1928, long after his career had been destroyed.
B: Johnny makes a comment about how the train Keaton uses to win is from "[his] masterpiece, The General". The General, despite being considered a classic now, bombed when it came out in 1926, just two years before this fight.
One episode had Benito Mussolini appearing and for some reason wearing a pickelhaube. Why an Italian would be wearing a German helmet from the First World War is not addressed.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Stacy Cornbred, especially after her death, and even more so after the fan reactions to Debbie and Tally's Jerkass behaviour. It was most likely the reason behind her coming back from the dead in a Season 3 Halloween episode (and the video game.) As noted in Seasonal Rot below, many fans felt that her death was the point where the show jumped the shark.
Epileptic Trees: It was strongly implied that The Masked Man was Michael Jackson, as his pale skin, high-pitched voice, eccentric dance moves, and habit of seductively leering at little boys (often distracting him long enough to allow the other guy to get a hit in, causing him to flee screaming) were all dead giveaways. Despite this, nobody could ever quite figure out who he was.
In the Penn & Teller vs. Siegfried and Roy fight, a tiger is used as a weapon at one point. Since Roy's real-life mishap with the tiger that brought their show to an end, parodies in which their tiger goes berserk just don't seem quite as funny, even if everyone knew it would one day be a reality. (That includes the one on the Simpsons episode where Springfield legalizes gambling and Mr. Burns opens his own casino.)
During their fight, Medusa tail-whips Steve Irwin in the chest and sends him out of the ring. Once he recovers, he reaches inside the wound, holds his heart out, and then puts it back in its place, saying "What a stinger!" Yeah, not so funny now that Irwin's death was caused by a stingray inflicting a fatal chest wound (and, not, as othershows have predicted, by being eaten by a crocodile).
The Game getting shot by 50 Cent became less funny when it was revealed that The Game's brother actually had been shot shortly before the fight. The Game's father even criticized MTV for airing that episode.
The whole premise of that fight counts. At the time, Titanic (1997) had just come out and everyone expected Leo to be the next flash-in-the-pan pretty boy. Yeah, yousee, aboutthat...
In the Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera match, Britney rips Christina's hair out, leaving her bald. Kinda ironic, considering that Spears would be the one who ended up bald when she went on her infamous meltdown between 2006 and 2007.
A decade or so ago, during the Time Travel episode, there was a fight between Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper. Today, there is this...
During the fight between David Arquette and Paul Reiser, David's sister Rosanna calls him, demanding to be in Scream 4. David's response? "Rosanna, I told you: 'No more Scream movies!'" And in comes 2011...
During the fight between Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny at one point calls Winona a "little pepper pot". Pretty ironic, considering how Gwyneth was the one who went on to play Pepper Potts in the Iron Man films.
It's either this or "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, but in the "Deathbowl '98" pilot episode that features RuPaul vs. Pamela Anderson, RuPaul asks, "Are there any time-outs in case one of us has to use the ladies' room?", and Pamela responds, "Don't you mean the men's room?!" Nearly 20 years later, when transgender rights entered the mainstream discussion, and bathroom laws are becoming widespread in North Carolina, Mississippi, and other states, the fights over which genders should use which bathrooms are turning into clashes and wars, with one side (the LGBT community and LGBT rights groups) claiming that not allowing transpeople to use bathrooms based on gender identity is discrimination and a violation of privacy, and the other side (the religious right groups and Moral Guardians) claiming that allowing transpeople into bathrooms based on gender identity violates religious freedom and would empower crossdressing rapists. The "bathroom wars" are still escalating as of 2016.
Mills Lane fighting Judge Judy became this after Lane later went on to host his own courtroom TV series.
Genghis Khan in his match against Mahatma Gandhi, while it was not hard to feel bad for the guy while Gandhi brutally humiliated and tortured him to death, one not only has to remember Khan was a horrible and bloodthirsty invader in his own time, but the only reason the fight went the way it did was because Genghis and Gandhi's personalities were swapped on the way through the time machine, so everything that happened to him he would have happily inflicted onto poor Gandhi if he had come through with his own mind intact.
Tommy Lee could also count in the latter two of his three appearances, especially his final fight against Pamela Anderson. He spent the entire fight egging his ex on so she would kick his ass only to prove the point that he has changed for the better and despite getting beat up he wouldn't hit her again. Pamela counters that although she can see Tommy Lee has changed, so had she, and she kills him to prove she's moved on with her life.
Seasonal Rot: Though some feel that the show jumped the shark when Stacy Cornbred was killed off, the later episodes of the original run were still considered far superior to the revival that aired on MTV2's Sick-a-Mation lineupnote Which also included other short-lived shows like Where My Dogs At and Pedro and Flocko, and reruns of Beavis And Butthead and 3 South., which was so bad it's considered Fanon Discontinuity. The reason? Eric Fogel wasn't executive producer.
What An Idiot: Little Richard tearing off his own nipples and bleeding to death in his fight against Lil' Kim.note Just for exposition: she had just attacked him with nipple pasties that doubled as shurikens. Little Richard then decides to pay back in kind... Yeah, pretty dumb.
Nick Lachey manages to out-idiot Jessica Simpson. She gives him a grenade with the pin still in it, but then he pulls the pin and holds it, blowing himself up.