Ozzy Osbourne: Buy that man a bra! (Jerry Lawler laughs) Sharon Osbourne: Jerry, I loved him! Why'd you do that? He's gorgeous! Jerry Lawler: ...you thought he was gorgeous? Sharon Osbourne: Gorgeous, man! Ranjin Singh: The Great Khali says he found that piece..."oddly mesmerizing." Sharon Osbourne: I agree with you!
And on that note (pardon the pun), there was the incident on Raw between Steve Austin and The Rock, culminating in a duet of "Margaritaville"... and then The Rock hits Stone Cold with the Rock Bottom.
And then there was an encore where the entire WCW/ECW Alliance (led by the Hollywood Tone-DeafStephanie McMahon) sang a tribute song to their leader- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin- called "Wind Beneath Our Ring" (to the tune of "Wind Beneath My Wings"). The whole thing was So Bad, It's Good, from the bit parts sang by individual WCW/ECW wrestlers (who were trying so damn hard to be noticed at this point) to the karaoke on the giant screen complete with a bouncing Steve Austin head. Angle then spoils the party for the Alliance by giving them a milk bath, from a milk truck, mocking Austin's Corporation beer bath from 1999.
The Invasion had quite a number of giggle-worthy skits buried underneath all the controversy. Other highlights included Shawn Stasiak constructing a booby trap using a bucket of sour milk (which inevitably backfired) and Booker T visiting a Hollywood movie studio in an attempt to replicate The Rock's then-recent success with The Scorpion King:
Chris Jericho has a lot of them, like his many digs at Stephanie McMahon. Jericho even got two in one segment. First he "Ortonizes" his promo. Say it with him now: ME! WANT! TITLE! MATCH! Then he doesn't know Santino Marella's name.
"If there was ever any gimmick that didn't deserve to make a dime and made a boatload of cash, THIS WAS IT! And the best thing was they couldn't sue us because it was a parody!"
During the ensuing debacle after said entrance, Nova takes two massive chair shots right to the head by Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney, one after the other. After being laid out by the second, Joey Styles had this to say:
Ric Flair's famous Flair Flop is known to cause a chuckle every now and then, but one instance turned it into a laugh riot. Triple H was in Flair's corner when he flopped once, and Trips could very easily be seen hanging his head and groaning in disgust.
Although Edge and Christian were essentially gods of comedy upon winning the tag titles for the first time, the act really didn't kick into gear until they were aligned with Kurt Angle. The Crowning Moment of this trio was early on: to pay tribute to the state of Kentucky, they dressed up as a jug band...complete with Edge donning a set of false teeth even more ludicrous than his own unnaturally large grin.
June 29th 2008. The night of Vince McMahon's Million Dollar Mania will forever be remembered as the night Mr. McMahon got Rickroll'd.
At ECW One Night Stand II, Rob Van Dam won the WWE championship from John Cena. Two nights later, on the inaugural broadcast of the revived ECW, he was crowned the ECW champion as well. He then spent several minutes talking up the honor and prestige of the ECW Championship...then held up the WWE Championship and declared, "And I'll keep this one too! Look! It spins!"
Kurt Angle vs. a generic luchador jobber - Kurt throws him to the outside, and the ref leans over to check on him. At this point, Eddie Guerrero sneaks in from behind disguised as said luchador, then throws Angle over the top rope (and over the ref's head) before leaving an inconspicuous banana peel where Angle was standing. The ref looks to see who attacked Angle, sees the banana peel, and just gives a Aside Glance to the camera, as if to say "You have got to be kidding me."
"The Houdini of Hardcore" Crash Holly defends the WWF Hardcore Championship against both of The Headbangers in Fun Time USA. This is probably the most memorable defense of said championship.
At Survivor Series 2009, Christian teamed up with Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, MVP, & R-Truth, and tried to point out that he's the only... At which point, his teammates to cut him off & say that it shouldn't matter, as they all want to win. Christian's relieved, and remarks that he's glad his teammates don't care that he's the only member of the ECW roster, leading to them all having a chuckle about it before Christian remarks "You thought I mean because I'm Canadian", which leads to an awkward silence from the others. The promo then ends with Christian trying to prove Canadians are pretty good rappers:
Christian: "Team Kofi Kingston! Looking for a fight! 4 of us are black and 1 of us is white! WHAT'S UP! What's up! What's up. Mark what's up?"
Carlito would like to thank Jesus, the Academy, Team Jacob, and everyone's favorite place Puerto Rico.
Shane McMahon helps his father Vince train for a match against Austin...in the middle of winter with about a foot of snow on the ground. And Shane gets the idea to use the Good Old Ways of training, because "this is how they used to train in [his] day", including chasing a chicken around to build speed and endurance. Only problem is, since it's snowing out, the chicken isn't having any of it. So the first take, Shane throws the chicken, the chicken stays put, and Vince tries to nudge him along to get it to run.
Vince: This is the stupidest— Shane: This is the moment of truth! Vince: This is the stupidest one of them all— Shane: No, it's not! Vince: I'm the CEO ofa Fortune 500 company— Shane: That's alright! Vince: And you want me to chase a damn chicken?! Shane: This is how they used to do it! This is how you build speed! Greasy fast, lightning speed! You catch this chicken, you are greased lightning! This is it — you gonna be number two? This is how you beat Austin! This is how you beat Austin! You ready?! Vince: Okay! Shane: HERE WE GO! (throws chicken into pen with Vince) GET THE CHICKEN, GET THE CHICKEN! THAT'S IT! (The chicken stays where it lands, Vince pounces on it) DROP THE ELBOW! DROP THE ELBOW! (Vince starts dumping handfuls of snow on the chicken, then just stares at it.) Vince: ...what's the matter with the chicken? Shane: It's a working chicken! Vince: The chicken's like Austin...it's afraid of me! (Beat) Should I choke him? (Vince leans in over the chicken, pumping his arm back and forth in a peculiar gesture) Shane: Don't choke the chicken.
Bubba Ray Dudley: Who wants some...(reaches into bag)...who wants a jar of Ass Cream? Lawler: (on commentary) Ass Cream?! Who uses that?! Bubba Ray Dudley: What the hell are you guys doing with Ass Cream?! What do you DO with Ass Cream, might I ask?! Jericho: Just hold on one damn second! You think this is funny?! Bubba Ray Dudley: Yes, I do! Jericho: You think this is funny?! Throwing my shirt into the crowd?! Throwing his pants into the crowd?! You think it's funny taking my—(Beat)—Christian'sjar of Ass Cream out?!
One moment at WrestleMania 18 regarding the hardcore title scuffle backstage. At one point after the Hurricane got the title, he attempts to hide in one of the changing rooms behind a changing blind. A few seconds later, a few of the Godfather's ladies come in to get changed, and none of them notice that Hurricane is behind the blind... until they notice that Hurricane's shadow starts to show signs of visible excitement when a GIANT, phallic shadow rises up. Cue the Godfather come in and chasing the Hurricane away with a broom which had been used to display said 'excitement'
And to finish off the night, after Christian managed to win it and is about to leave, Maven sneaks up behind him for the rollup pin before stealing his cab and Christian's luggage to get away.
One backstage segment on SmackDown in 2001 saw Trish Stratus getting changed behind a screen in the guy's dressing room. Steve Blackman disappears behind the screen to help her with her zipper, accidentally poking her with his kendo stick which is now elongated upwards in a strangely phallic position. Cue Grandmaster Sexay walking in and seeing the odd shadow.
Trish: Wow, that's gigantic. Steve: You should see when I beat people over the head with it. Trish: Can I hold it? (touching the stick) It's so hard.
Eve Torres interviewed Triple H backstage before Survivor Series 2008 but Triple H was staring at something on Eve's upper torso area. He remarked that they were amazing, perfectly shaped and that his mother had a pair just like them. Could he be talking about...Eve's pearls of course. And after Vladimir Kozlov interrupts and leaves Trips remarks, "See, Eve, he couldn't take his eyes off them either".
Perhaps the Jerry Springer skit that was staged when Springer hosted Raw is worthy of this category even though falling into the So Bad, It's Good category. The skit started off with Kelly Kelly saying she's pregnant but doesn't know who the father could be, there are a number of possibilities. Cue Santino's music, he mistakes Springer for Maury Povich and then Michael Cole interrupts only to be cut down by Jerry Lawler. Springer says that Lawler usually picks up his girls during recess (yes, paedophile jokes on a PG show). The Bella Twins interrupt and apparently Brie is a man and we can finally tell them apart as Brie is the one who looks like she's ready to castrate someone. Another possibility for Kelly's baby's father is Chris Masters who is told to put a bra on by Springer. Seconds later Eve Torres comes down and Masters says she wasn't getting the job done (it's still a PG show, apparently). Eve drops a bombshell: she's been cheating on Chris with the Great Khali. Springer says he has the results of the paternity test and the father is Hornswoggle. This is apparently too weird even for Springer and he walks off only for Lawler to admit they staged the whole thing.
Lawler: Kelly Kelly's not pregnant, Brie's not a man, there have been no secret rendezvous and I'm pretty sure the Great Khali has no idea what's going on.
But they're not done yet, Lawler says Springer has been hiding a secret relationship. Some men like their women skinny, others like them curvy. Some like their women old but Springer likes his women young. As in Mae Young of course and she comes out to smother Springer with kisses. The entire segment provided the sensation of channel surfing without even picking up the remote.
At Extreme Rules 2010 in the middle of the Last Man Standing match between John Cena and Batista.
The Kane/Pete Rose feud is pretty goddamn hilarious, all things considered. Arguably the first example of face-like reaction Kane got was tombstoning Pete Rose after the latter insulted a local sports franchise.
The entire ending segment of the NXT finale - William Regal randomly calling Matt Hardy Eugene repeatedly, R-Truth's "Be quiet, you got a mask on!", CM Punk being told to leave if he has a problem and doing so, all of it was great.
John Morrison (Johnny Nitro at the time) is cutting a promo with Melina, when in the background, Jeff Hardy sets up a canvas and starts painting. John turns, yells at him, and kicks over the canvas. Jeff goes absolutely berserkon him. Which goes to show that obviously you do not fuck with the man's painting.
Layla El has recently picked up a few along with Michelle McCool since forming LayCool. One match in particular saw Beth Phoenix perform an airplane spin on Layla who ran to tag Michelle in only to realise she was in the wrong corner. Another time saw Beth use a giant swing on Layla with Michelle in close proximity, resulting in Layla becoming a human skipping rope.
For the second season of NXT, LayCool are pros on the show. Their rookie? Kaval (aka indy star Low Ki). A pair of bubbly, fashion-obsessed mean girls paired with an intense, no-nonsense wrestler who has a reputation for maintaining kayfabe...and for kicking the crap out of his opponents. Their interactions so far have consisted of Kaval holding their belts and looking disgusted and bewildered while the two act like complete airheads.
On the 6/21/10 edition of RAW, a recently-fired Virgil asked what Ted DiBiase was going to do with protection now that he traded Virgil up for Maryse. Ted's response was, "go to the drugstore".
Unforgiven 2005: resident ditzMaria begins her pre-match interview with Chris Masters by asking him "Why do they call you The Masturbates?". Easily the funniest thing Maria ever did in-character.
Carlito - okay, at this point Carlito's hair has gotten way outta control! So much stuff is going on, the walls are closing in, everybody's looking at me! They think I'm gonna flip out . . . Tonight, my partner is Ric Flair, and I get to kick Edge's ass! Call me!
In 2003, after an angle that saw Hogan fired and slapped with a restraining order against Vince, promos for a new All-American Face called Mr. America began appearing. Cue to Mr. America's debut on SmackDown, and lo and behold its Hogan in glaringly obvious flimsy disguise. The best part was that unlike some other cases of fake disguises, Hulk's was pure Refuge in Audacity as he didn't even try to change his in-ring style, manner of speech, or even his entrance.
The Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy. 'Taker was annoyed at a fan who kept yelling at him to piledrive Jeff. He responds with "Shut up, stupid!"
November 1, 2010, A segment that night on consisted of a sketch revealing before commercial break that Mr. McMahon has been in a coma for two months. His doctor (played by Freddie Prinze Jr.) casually mentions that it will be a shame that Mr. McMahon will miss the entire election when his wife Linda spent $50 million on the campaign. Mr. McMahon is wrestled awake by this news, covered in his wife's campaign stickers, and finally says that it's okay as long as the WWE is running smoothly. The doctor proceeds to list everything that's been going WRONG (Undertaker buried, NEXUS running wild, Pee Wee Herman hosting, etc.) and Mr. McMahon gets up to leave the room, saying if his wife can run for Senate, he can run for PRESIDENT, exiting to reveal his backside covered by a banner of his wife's opponent. Cut to his daughter Stephanie awaking in bed, Newhart style, and the following exchange:
Stephanie: I just had this horrible dream...hey, is my dad still in a coma? Triple H: (off-screen) Yeah, he's in a coma; I'm pretty sure he's brain-dead. Stephanie: (smiling) Thank god. (flops back to the bed, goes back to sleep)
And before that, we had the hilarious Pee Wee Herman segment, featuring the Secret Word ("Ring"), The Miz coming out, everyone freaking out when he said it, Alex Riley being Pee Wee's biggest fan, and The Big Show in full Pee Wee Herman getup.
The 2010 Survivor Series featured a 5v5 team elimination match. During the match "Dashing" Cody Rhodesgets slapped in the face. Cue an epic temper tantrum and Cody storming out to the announcers table. However, instead of getting a chair or something he has someone hold out a mirror to make sure that he's still as good looking as before.
Even funnier is the email address bit. Apparently it's "firstname.lastname@example.org" - it's a nonprofit thing, okay?!
The 11/22/10 Raw, where John Cena is giving his "retirement" speech and hangs a lampshade on exactly what his demographic is:
All right, if this is going to be the last time, I want to hear half the arena chant "LET'S GO CENA!" and the other half chant "CENA SUCKS!" . . . No, no, it has to be all the kids and women chanting "LET'S GO CENA" and all the men over 18 chanting "CENA SUCKS!"
CM Punk also happened to be on commentary that night, so he chanted Cena Sucks with the crowd.
Goldust: Perhaps you could share with me some of your grooming tips...? (Goldust inhales sharply, but Cody cuts him off.) Cody Rhodes: Don't breathe on me. [Exit] Goldust: Wait! Help a brother out! [Exit] (Beat) Dusty Rhodes: Man, I raised some weird kids...
This may have become a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment considering what the Rhodes Family is presently going through in storyline.
When the Raw GM's email buzzed, you can hear Cena mutter to himself, "What I did was GENIUS!"
NXT in general tends to be funny due to the snarky commentating. But it gets bonus points for just how much it paints the fourth wall, whether it's Dolph Ziggler half-jokingly accusing a challenge of being rigged and Matt replying "Ya think?" or Josh Matthews flat out saying during a wedding segment "You realize this isn't a real wedding, right?" and Cole replying in mock surprise, "Really?!"
Eddie Guerrero had some Mexican food delivered to himself on SmackDown. The Big Show decided he wanted it, took the delivery, and ate it before hitting the ring. Once there, he had some...internal distress (said food was spiked ahead of time by Eddie), and took off for the restroom-only to find that Eddie had already removed all the TP.
Yet again Eddie proves he is hot with the fans. Someone get Show some wrap-around sunglasses.
This fan-cam footage from a house show in Beaumont, Texas. The guy recording is dressed up as Sheamus. When Sheamus goes to the other side (read: his) of the ring to pander to the crowd, he sees the guy dressed as him and his gimmick grinds to a complete stop. Not only does it completely derail Sheamus, but he stares at the guy for several long seconds; he even points him out to the official as if to say, "You see this too, right?".
Vickie Guerrero tries to spear Edge...and fails. She bounces harmlessly off of him, and (apparently) busting her ankle in the process.
The entire Great Khali Kiss-Cam (Valentine's Day edition) segment on the 2/14/11 RAW. The audience couples were the typical fare, but when the wrestlers themselves got involved, well...
Santino Marella and Tamina kiss, with Santino's left hand trying to sneak in edgewise as his "Cobra."
Aksana, the Lithuanian from season 3 of NXT is one walking CMOF and half the time we're not sure she's doing it on purpose. During the "Talk The Talk" challenge on the show, her topic was a llama...and she had no idea what it was. Striker changed it to camel...and she didn't know what a camel was either. During the "Power of the Punch" challenge, her score was 666. During a "Diss the Diva" challenge, she remarked that she thought she saw fellow contestant on Jerry Springer, fighting for her babies. Then there's all her talking about being beaten with shovels.
Her elimination from the contest was her grand swan song. When she found out, she promptly fainted and tried to tell everyone it was a mistake. She then assured them that she was going to write a letter to Vince McMahon demanding a recount.
A minor one but during a blink and you miss it squash match with LayCool against Gail Kim and Melina, the latter two were mimicking the formers' Valley GirlLes Yay personalities.
Another Big-Lipped Alligator Moment that involves Rosa Mendes. During a mixed tag match featuring Layla and the Dude Busters, out came Rosa with her skipping rope. The Dude Busters then got down from their positions at ringside and started spinning the rope for her while Matt Striker sang "my grandpa and your grandpa". Layla's tantrum was the icing on the cake.
The first person eliminated from Tough Enough 2011 said their favorite match was Melina vs Alicia Fox. Austin's reaction is priceless.
From the 25th April 2011 edition of Raw, the Draft Pick. Kofi Kingston has just pinned Sheamus for SmackDown's victory and Draft pick. Cue the ENTIRE SmackDown lockerroom, led by newly drafted John Cena, doing Kofi's signature clapping, even heels like Tyler Reks and Drew McIntyre getting involved. The funniest reactions are definitely Del Rio, who's clapping normally along and clearly thinking "What the hell is going on here...?" and Brodus Clay - who is just sitting there all forlorn and doesn't join the clapping.
The Royal Rumble has provided a few over the years:
Kane eliminating the Honky Tonk Man in 2001 immediately after he sang his song— grabbing his guitar and smashing him over the head with it. And then shaking his head slowly.
In the 2002 Royal Rumble match, Austin and Triple H were in the ring with the Hurricane and the Hurricane got the goozle on both of them, prepping them for a chokeslam. They sold it like he's The Undertaker or Kane for about five seconds before they both looked at each other and realized they're being choked by the freakin' Hurricane. Just as it dawned on the Hurricane that he just grabbed the necks of the two most decorated wrestlers of the Rumble that year, they grabbed him by the back of the neck and threw him over the ropes.
In the 2004 Royal Rumble match, Chris Benoit and Randy Orton had just eliminated several guys in a row and then collapsed from exhaustion. The announcers mentioned that the next person to come out would have a huge advantage. But that person turned out to be Ernest "The Cat" Miller, who decided to dance to his theme music alongside his ostentatiously-wigged manager, Lamont, instead. Benoit and Orton were not amused, and threw both of them over the top rope.
Michael Hayes is doing a typical heel promo and calls out the audience for being stupid and being unable to spell the word 'ambition'. He then proceeds to mock them by suggesting a spelling bee. He goes: "A... m... i..." (Face Palm) before the referee interrupts him about needing to start the match.
Before the MITB match, R-Truth insisted that the match being a ladder match was part of the conspiracy against him because Little Jimmy knew he had acrophobia.
He then went on to confuse acrophobianote fear of heights with arachnophobianote fear of spiders.
During his first stint in WWE, Scott Levy, a.k.a. Raven, was given the So Bad, It's Good gimmick of Johnny Polo, and worked primarily as a manager and sometimes color commentator. To his credit, Raven made the character hilarious to listen to. Especially when paired up with Wrestling/Gorilla Monsoon:
During the Power to the People, technical difficulties resulted in Mason Ryan getting put into a match with Evan Bourne. Since Mason bears more than a passing resemblance toBatista, the obviously upset crowd, hoping for a match between Sin Cara and Bourne, decided to have some fun.
Crowd: (Not two seconds into the match) BA! TIS! TA! BA! TIS! TA!
On the 8/22 edition of Raw, a fan tossed John Cena back his shirt. Alberto Del Rio's reaction is especially priceless.
On the 9/26 episode of RAW, Christian comes out once again to complain to Triple H that he got screwed out of the title when Sheamus threw him into the ring allowing Mark Henry to beat him. Triple H's response?
Triple H: It was a Lumberjack match, you idiot.
Also, his response to Trips putting him in a match with WWE Champion John Cena.
Christian: Is it for the title?
Triple H: No.
Also, Cody Rhodes (given the night off due to being injured the past week on SmackDown) made some snide remarks to Triple H, prompting Triple H to increase the number of competitors he would face from just one competitor to a 10 man battle royal.
October 31, 2011: Sheamus meets Beaker. (Itself a Call-Back to when Edge referred to Sheamus as such)
Kermit: We're sorry Mr. Swagger, Miss Piggy and I don't want to anger you or your...mothernote Vickie Guerreo.
The Miracle on 34th Street Fight between Randy Orton & David Otunga during the special Holiday Edition of WWE SmackDown, featuring such moments of hilarity like Orton chomping down on holiday cookies, tossing a present box at a fleeing Otunga (nailing him right in the head), and even screaming out "HO HO HO!"
The "Pipe Bomb of The Year" Slammy Award video montage which, as per tradition, takes all the unintentionally (or intentionally?) hilarious lines said during the year in the WWE and put into one comical video, provides us with a look back at these gems.
"And X-Pac, the only thing good about you is that your name rhymes with six pack!"
How does Aksana react when Teddy Long says she'll be learning from Alicia Fox? By jumping up and down and squealing with delight that he got Rihanna.
No Mercy 2004: Bubba Ray Dudley orders Jackie Gayda to kiss him, and foolishly closes his eyes and puckers up. Rico kisses him instead. Bubba enjoys it, then realizes what happened and has a Freak Out. Later, The Dudleys attempt the "Wazzzup" (Bubba holds an opponent down and Devon hits a diving headbutt to the groin) on Rico, but Rico rubs his thighs suggestively, causing Devon to stop and refuse to deliver the headbutt in disgust.
Stephanie McMahon: I loved the way you beat up Chris Jericho last night, but my philosophy is "once is never enough."
On Main Event January 16, 2013, Regular Color commentator The Miz is recovering from an attack from The Shield. Taking his place is Brad Maddox who jumps the barrier and casually commentates with Michael Cole; all the while Cole is telling Maddox he doesn't work there.
On the 7/26/13 episode of SmackDown in Corpus Christi, TX, Cody Rhodes stole Damien Sandow's Money in the Bank briefcase during a match. As Sandow stood in the ring demanding Cody's arrest, he appeared on the Titantron offering to give Damien the briefcase back if he met him across the street from the arena... which happens to be right at the banks of the Gulf of Mexico. What follows thereafter must be seen to be believed.
The Intercontinental Championship match at Elimination Chamber 2015. Between Mark Henry having to enter the match early after Wade Barrett destroyed his chamber pod, Dolph Ziggler breaking Kayfabe to yell out instructions to everyone as the match falls apart, and Sheamus accidentally locking himself in his chamber pod, the whole thing ends up feeling like a comedy of errors.
WWE Network's original sketch comedy series, "The Edge and Christian Show", features plenty of great segments revisiting and parodying WWE events past and present, and even goes out of its way to provide insider references and jokes for "smart" fans.
Everything about Drew Gulak's Campaign for a Better 205 Live. From the 277 slides of his POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, to him attempting to stop a dive while beating down Enzo Amore, he nails the role each and every week.