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  • Acceptable Targets: CZW just can't get a break in Botchamania.
  • Big Name Fan:
    • Jim Cornette.
    • As well as several active wrestlers, some of whom have actually been featured in Botchamania.
    • When CM Punk was asked on Twitter how many times he thinks he's been featured on Botchamania, he responded, "Hopefully tons! What fun!"
    • In later episodes, intros are provided by various pro-wrestlers.
    • Paige has called another diva "Queen of Botchamania" in a promo.
  • Colbert Bump:
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The ending to Botchamania 157 / 158. Protester attempting suicide via stagedive? Not very funny. Protester attempting suicide via stagedive while overdubbed with New Jack's entrance? Utterly hilarious.
    Iron Sheik. *no comment*
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Virtually every Botchamania thanks to a soundtrack heavy on tunes from 80s and 90s video games and remixes thereof.
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    • ECWPPVaMania is a two-part special backed solely by Metal Slug music. It's shocking how well the music fits.
    • 75: "High Voltage" vs. "Invincible".
    • 159: "Bowser's Theme" vs. "My Adidas" .
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Mongo, Airhorn Guy, & Sabu.
  • Memetic Mutation: "No Selling Table(s)"; tables that don't break on cue are called "Japanese tables" in contrast to the Spanish Announcers Tables that always break.
    • "I AM THE TABLE!"note 
    • "Look It's Sabu, It's Sabu".
    • "Cena No-Sells Death"
    • "ELEVATED LIVER ENZYMES!!"
    • "IT'S THE YEHTAY!!!"
    • Countless snippets of mashups of the theme from Space Jam have been featured throughout the series.
    • "SEND FOR THE MAN!"note 
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    • "JEEZUS!"
    • The sound of The Rock's imitation of a truck horn, towards Kevin Nash (in reference to his previous gimmick Diesel's truck theme) and the nWo in 2002, has become such a popular gag that several Botchamanias following the episode it was used in has had an ending featuring the clip, usually of it mixed into music.
    • Cody Rhodes telling a story about an angry Ted DiBiase Jr. complaining to Vince McMahon in regards of the botched finish of a match (in which he was supposed to pick up the win) that the referee was trying to "FUCK ON ME!" Similar to the truck horn above, several Botchamanias following the episode it was first shown had an ending featuring the clip mixed into music, such as a-ha's "Take On Me" or AC/DC's "Have a Drink on Me".
  • Money, Dear Boy: A number of fans have called out Maffew over allegedly selling out to Chikara after showing a full-length ad at the start of Botchamania 174, although Maffew was doing that as far back as 155.
  • Never Live It Down: Botchamania 92 is, by Maffew's own opinion, to be one of the worst Botchamania's he's ever made. See the This Is Your Premise on Drugs entry as to why.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Raja Lion, an amazingly unskilled puro wrestler who fought in only two matches, both of which can be seen in Botchamania 119. He is honored with a brief appearance in the series intro (he's the guy who bumps his head into the entrance due to his height).
  • Retroactive Recognition: Kevin Steen, Sami Zayn, and Antonio Cesaro are some of the folks who did Botchamania intros while working the indie circuit in high school gyms around the country before becoming big WWE stars.
  • Squick:
    • A particularly nasty blading incident is featured in a CZW botch in Botchamania 160.
    • John Nord's story about Dusty Rhodes in 172.
    • Botchamania 125 featured a match with a wrestler named Jay N, who repeatedly threw up during the course of match with another wrestler, and wound up being hit with a DDT on top of a spot where he had just thrown up.
    • James Mitchell's flash-gun incident in 121.
    • One Botchamania features a wrestler getting thrown into a trash can of light tubes, and his leg is so mangled that Maffew has to censor the injury.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The end of Botchamania 244 accurately describes the utter fucking despair of WWE fans going into WrestleMania XXX.
    • His reaction to Daniel Bryan's retirement: "I didn't think the original image was depressing enough, so I added another."
  • The Woobie:
    • Maffew apparently feels some guilt including Sonjay Dutt in Botchamania, saying that he "deserves better" each time he's featured.
    • He was also apparently reluctant to include A.R. Fox in 179, as he added text saying "A.R. Fox deliberately makes mistakes to try and make us think he's human."
  • This Is Your Premise on Drugs: While commenting personally on the video for Botchamania 92. Maffew explains what he was doing while editing the video and why he wasn't particularly fond of the video itself.
    Maffew: This was made around the time I took E for the first and last time. This was made during the god-fucking-awful comedown and I don't tend to re-watch this one much. It explains why the ending is as strange as it is... Halloween 3, Full Metal Jacket, Akira and Street Fighter The Movie. And Phillip Glass. NOT EVERY IDEA IS A GOOD IDEA.
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