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Too Hot For TV

I know we're always giving the Network monkeys shit for putting on their "reality" shows and stuff as original content, but I just wanted to throw a shout-out to the rapidly-improving Jerry Springer show Too Hot For TV on there.  Last night's episode with bloopers and outtakes was one of the funniest things I've ever seen them put together.  Yeah, you had the usual stuff like Sid's "we're live pal" blunder and such, but the real gold was classic Mean Gene backstage promo outtakes from the 80s.  Gene going off on Kamala for missing a shoot in St. Louis just had me losing it, and then the production guys pranked him back and it was tremendous.  And then they pulled out the unedited footage of Vince McMahon chasing a chicken for the Austin training video, and THAT was great.  And then they had a bunch of botched spots you don't often see in these things.  Obviously they have hundreds of hours of this stuff in their library because they tape EVERYTHING and keep it all, and this is exactly the sort of show I'd love for them to put out.  Someone should even make a website with nothing but botched promos and blown spots.  It might do well.  

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  1. Bring back Are You Serious! As a WWE-sanctioned Botchamania it was surprisingly awesome, and I need more Puppet H in my life (whoever did the voice nailed Hunter)

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  2. I always loved how genuinely hurt Puppet H seemed when no one wanted to hang out with him.

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  3. FACKIN' BULLSHIT!



    Why hasn't Maffew been hired by WWE yet? Botchamania should be on the WWE Network, not this Jerry Springer crap. Let's start a movement #BotchamaniaWWENetwork

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  4. It's hard to imagine that show being anything other than awful but I'll have to check it out.

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  5. I've watched every episode of the show out of sheer boredom, and I was absolutely enthralled by this episode.

    Never thought I'd see the nameplate "Gene 'Tiny Dick' Okerlund."

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  6. You could get a full half hour show out of Ken Patera promos alone.

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  7. "Someone should even make a website with nothing but botched promos and blown spots. It might do well."

    "But that's already what Botchmania is." - Abeyance

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  8. "How about...NO! " - WWE attorneys

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  9. SHUT UP MEEKIN!

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  10. They've actually yanked his edits off youtube and used them a couple times even. Insane that they don't just hire the guy.

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  11. Is the Owen fall on the show? Too soon?

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  12. Robinson TilapiaJune 9, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    We need an entire Scott Steiner promo episode, then.

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  13. "McBainThatsTheJoke.jpg"
    -Everyone Else

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  14. This was a fun one. I just wish they didn't edit content that aired on Raw or PPV before like they did on previous Springer WWE highlight shows.

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  15. I just love how the Puppet H voice actor not only got down the sound of Trips, but the way he talks too ("You're not only rock dumb, you're also naïve.")

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  16. Or Scott Steiner promos. Or Sid Promos.

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  17. "YOU SUCK MCBAIN!"

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  18. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 9, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Suck my dick.

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  19. It would be doing us an egg

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  20. I did love that Countdown ep on Biggest Bloopers with beautiful mockery of Sid and Steiner's promos and such. Damn I miss "Are You Serious," that bit was just made to be a full Network series.

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  21. The E probably can't afford him.

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  22. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONJune 9, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    "Hulkamania is running wild, brother!" -Ultimate Warrior.

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  23. Al Lobama is Back BaybayJune 9, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Stupid Cunt

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  24. Why would Maffew want to work under PG restrictions?

    Why would Maffew not want to include footage from other promotions?

    Why would Maffew want to not be allowed to use clips from movies or soundtracks from video games?

    Why would Maffew want to work for a company that would ask him not to use certain clips in order to protect a wrestler they're pushing...or one that would instruct him to bury certain wrestlers for their own reasons?

    Botchamania is probably as good as it can be...the way it is right now.

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  25. I second the whole "probably can't afford him".

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  26. It'd be like Hogan/Michaels on steroids.

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  27. Shelton BenjaminJune 9, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    What about cockypop

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  28. Hogan is an old man and don't know what is he talking about most of the time

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  29. Nobody thought either of them were going to be stars. The original TE format called for a male winner and a female winner. Linda Miles was going to be the female winner, because look at the other options, and there was going to be a male winner - but Jackie Gayda allegedly blew Vince, Big Country, and possibly a few other execs to secure her spot as the second female winner instead.

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  30. Shelton BenjaminJune 9, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    What about poopycock

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  31. Five to six figure pay?

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  32. Charlton CrestonJune 9, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    2.5 hours to press and....we're done? Surely this means a power outage or comet strike is incoming.

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  33. If you never watched much of ECW and wanted to find out why it was great, watch episode 103 on the network. It pretty much had everything that was awesome about ECW packed into 45 minutes. Debuts, shoot promos, double turns, title changes, a **** match, and great promos.

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  34. Oh those infallible police officers.. Such lovable goofs..

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  35. Credit where credits due. WWF video packages rule and always have.

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  36. There's that...

    All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

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  37. AverageJoeEverymanJune 9, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Mean Gene's 80's outtakes were fucking hilarious!

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  38. Saw this too on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was. Keep this up and forget the dull and tired sex clips.

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  39. Do it. It's great. I could give a rats ass about the Springer show in general, but this ep was spot on.

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  40. ...brought peace?

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  41. Gene "Tiny Dick" Okerlund was hilarious.

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  42. Exactly. Whatever he took, imagine if an already-roided Scott Steiner took that also?

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  43. It was hysterical. Honestly they could probably do a whole show of Mean Gene stuff. Dude is legitimately hilarious.

    They have to have tons of those old bloopers from the '80s and early '90s pre-tapes.

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  44. AverageJoeEverymanJune 9, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    just imagine drunk Gene and Heenan joking around back in the day, would have been the best thing ever.

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  45. All those dudes back in the 80s had a natural fun chemistry. I really miss it

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  46. Booker didn't forget

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  47. Ughhhh. We had script problems from the beginning

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  48. Maybe they are getting it. Maybe they understand that we are tired of 50,000,000 hours of kayfabe/scripted stuff being jammed down our throats.


    Or maybe they just ran out of ideas, and dumped the tape library out there and prayed to god this week.

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  49. That's what Im saying.

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  50. And twelve Q's.

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  51. James M. FabianoJune 9, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Waitll they buy TNA...

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  52. James M. FabianoJune 9, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    How about HIGH-larious footage of Chavo trying to let out the dogs? They could even play that song (hey it fits Vince's pop culture delayed reactions...)

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  53. James M. FabianoJune 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/40/3f/47/403f475cfb372b8325287902654ebacc.jpg

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  54. Clark O'BrienJune 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Neither did gravity.

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  55. Clark O'BrienJune 9, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    It's not a comedy.

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  56. I've always been morbidly curious as to exactly what footage they have.

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  57. You didn't see the Departed, or didn't like it?

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  58. Never mind how ridiculous it was to try to paint someone who spoke like Ahmed as "privileged."

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  59. The lights were down when he fell, but they probably had a spotlight. Plus, there's probably footage of Lawler checking on him and EMTs working on him.

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  60. Yeah me too. There are a bunch of amateur photos before and after the fall (wide shots) that you can find online. But zero footage. Yeah I know it's awful of me to look.

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  61. I like the cut of your jib

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  62. "AAAAAH!? YOU WANNA SUCK MY DICK!? AAAAAAAAAH!?"

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  63. My guess is none. When a newscaster killed herself on the air in Florida, the station kept the footage until the cops closed the investigation and then destroyed it.

    I gotta think once they were legally in the clear to do so, Vince probably personally destroyed the only copy they had (which he probably kept in his personal possession from the night of). It's 2015. If there was any footage of Owen's fall, it would have surfaced by now.

    It's just crazy coincidental that they have this fancy rafter entrance for Owen and they decide to air a video package on PPV instead.

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  64. gravity don't do jobs for nobody

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  65. I wish there was footage of Booker at the table saying that. I'd bet anything he went into "WE COMIN' FOR YOU, NIGGA *places head in hands*" pose.

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  66. Kevin Kelly mentioned in an interview that WWE has the footage of Owen's fall with the label instructing to not watch, destroy, or copy.

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  67. Who was in the limo? I remember none of this

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  68. Give us more Legends of Wrestling Roundtable dammit!!!

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  69. AverageJoeEverymanJune 9, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Don't understand that at all. If they could produce it for 24/7 which had many fewer subs why not now?

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  70. "Don't choke the chicken"

    This episode was probably the best half hour I've ever spent on the Network. More shows like that and I might just keep the damn thing.

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  71. And it's WAY cheaper than anything else they're doing. They have a bunch of guys on contract that do almost nothing.

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  72. I don't buy it. It's human nature. You see a sign that says "DO NOT PUSH THE BIG RED BUTTON," you're gonna be dying to push it every time you see it. If that footage existed with that label, I can virtually guarantee we'd have seen it by now.

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  73. Glacier himself, who said Bishoff told him that.

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  74. Well they were all characters, now they are all people who would rather be just another talking head on ESPN.

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  75. Kevin Kelly has talked about this, the WWE has it, they can't destroy it due to it being evidence in the wrongful death suit but it is labeled "never to be opened".


    Same with the Droz injury.

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  76. Considering how jacked Scott was early in the early 90's, I'd say he did. . .

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  77. And good for DDP, he kept working his ass off and improving in the ring. A lot of guys with such a guaranteed push (especially in WCW) would start coasting but not Page.

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  78. Typical WCW politics. Hogan takes the Starrcade main event for himself, when the real match everyone wanted to see was used for some random Nitro.

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  79. MaffewOfBotchamaniaJune 9, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    I popped for this.

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  80. MaffewOfBotchamaniaJune 9, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    You guys are nice.


    Episode was great.

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  81. Didn't see it.

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  82. Would you want to watch your friend's death on video?

    However people working there who never met Owen, would certainly be tempted.

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  83. That's just it. People who knew and liked Owen? No, but there's been a ton of turnover in the TV production and video archive dept. since 1999, I'm sure. THOSE people? Yeah, I'm willing to bet there's been a tape monkey or two who would have copied and sold the shit to TMZ or whoever (or just tossed it online for the LULZ) without a second thought.

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  84. Someone in WWE's production could do with any of the thousands of hours of stuff in their archives that hasn't been released to the public, but it doesn't seen to ever happen.

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  85. Such as?

    I mean, really, name me even a few things that would be as controversial, sought after or fetch as high a price from bottom-feeders that would also be as easy and quick to copy as a short clip showing Owen's fall.

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  86. My point was someone in WWE production taking unreleased footage shot with WWE's cameras and putting it up on YouTube just isn't something that seems to happen.
    Plus, if it's true that the arena was mostly dark at the time Owen fell because of the lights being turned down (due to the taped footage airing on the Titantron at the time), there might not be much to see.

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  87. Because why would you risk your job to upload a clip from a Raw? MY point is that there's no other footage in the archive that's worth taking that risk.

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  88. They don't hire fans. That'd be silly

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  89. Astronauts go over, but gravity is like Hogan, it gets its win back.

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  90. There was no coincidence. He was hanging there waiting for the video to.end before repealing down. The release was triggered and he fell.

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  91. I wasn't talking about a clip from Raw, nor does that make any sense given that anyone could have footage that aired on worldwide TV. I was talking about the thousands of hours of stuff that was taped but never used anywhere that nobody but WWE has.
    And if you are limiting this to morbid curiosity footage, there's the Chuck Austin match with the Rockers from 1990 and the Droz match with D'Lo Brown from 1999.

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  92. Nobody's gonna pay money for the routine stuff the WWE taped and never aired.

    Chuck Austin? I had to google who that even was.

    Droz you may have an argument with. Maybe.

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  93. He likely fell in nearly pitch black darkness. Also, at best only a individual would end up paying for it. With news outlets, all it would take is one call to WWE, and they would find out that it was, basically, stolen.

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  94. You know how much footage that's available on the Internet is stolen? Like that matters. It might stop a news outlet with a reputation to uphold from airing it, but there aren't too many of those.

    And that's not who's gonna pay for it, anyway. CNN has no interest in something like this. Deadspin? TMZ? Yes.

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  95. TMZ has a pretty good relationship with WWE. They'd probably tell WWE someone on the production team offered to give them footage of Owen Hart's death.

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  96. Hahahahahahahahaha, OK.

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  97. ...if the fan is exceptional why would it be silly? Teams from other pro sports have hired youtube sensations to produce videos, and many fan bloggers have been hired to write professionally for major new sources.

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  98. They do. If WWE wants to get a buzz going online about something, they'll tell TMZ about it, and TMZ will post it. But, yeah, they'll totally screw that up for footage of a pitch black arena where you might be able to make out Owen falling.
    And unless Owen's entrance was going to take place while pre-tapes were airing (meaning the home audience would never see this big entrance, which is highly unlikely), he fell at least a minute, maybe 90 seconds before it would have been time for the stunt to actually happen.

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