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Botched!: Jarrett’s Resilient Guitar, Ryder’s Name Typo, More

February 9, 2019 | Posted by Steve Cook
Jeff Jarrett

Hi, hello & welcome to Botched! There weren’t any WWE PPV events this week, but there was still plenty of wrestling & plenty of craziness going on. Let’s take a look at five things that were a bit off.

1. Z-A-C-K-H

So, the January 28th edition of Raw featured Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins in a tag team match. The most memorable part of this, apparently, was Zack’s name being misspelled on the graphic. Which kind of says all that needs to be said about Zack’s tenure with WWE. This became part of the story on this week’s Raw, as Ryder was trying to give Hawkins a bit of a pep talk backstage & explain why he wanted to team with him. The only problem came thirty seconds in.

Bro. If you can’t spell your name, why should WWE graphics people be expected to? Zack even acknowledges this at the end of the segment.

2. A Jeff Jarrett guitar doesn’t break?

For one thing, I’m somewhat amazed that Jeff Jarrett is having matches on Raw in 2019. I’m completely amazed at 2:20 of this video.

It’s downright confuzzling that a veteran like Jarrett that’s probably swung more guitars than anybody in the history of wrestling wasn’t able to break his weapon over the back of Elias. Then again, Double J is used to swinging at the head in an up/down motion like he’s playing the hammer game. Hitting the back takes more of a baseball type of swing, and we all know that Jarrett was born on third & thinks he hit a triple.

3. Randy Orton welcomes Mustafa Ali to WWE

Young Mustafa Ali had the unenviable task of taking on Grizzled Randy Orton on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. The match went fine enough, but Ali didn’t emerge unscathed…

At around 30 seconds into the video, Orton starts doing his traditional Garvin stomp. Mustafa raises his head up into a boot from Orton intended for the chest, and it goes right towards his left eye. It’s easy to speculate that Randy doesn’t like Mustafa & did it on purpose, as it doesn’t seem like Randy likes most people. Not the case here though.

As a little bonus, check out 2:30 when Samoa Joe is celebrating his beatdown of Orton & Ali, and turns towards the entranceway when his music hits. Dude totally forgot what his music sounded like & thought somebody else was coming out.

4. Cedric’s springboard isn’t too springy

This week’s 205 Live featured a Fatal 4-Way for the chance to be Buddy Murphy’s next victim. Cedric Alexander was involved, as he typically is, and he was going all out to get the duke. Problem was he wasn’t quite getting the air he typically gets.

Gotta give Cedric credit for kinda saving it and still managing to hit Tozawa, even if it didn’t have the desired impact.

5. Fenix goes a little too high for Kazarian

The Super Bowl ended up being a bit of a snoozefest, but there was a fun wrestling show in Atlanta during the weekend featuring many of our All Elite Wrestling favorites. The Lucha Bros took on SCU’s Christopher Daniels & Kazarian, and as usual Fenix was flying all over the place.

The referee got in the way the first time Fenix wanted to dive onto Kazarian, so he opted to go off the ropes and build some momentum while the ref got out of the way. He built up a little too much momentum. If you’re going to a show with Fenix on it, I’d recommend sitting towards the back.

Thanks for reading! If you see (or hear) anything wrong in the world of wrestling, let me know via Twitter or e-mail at [email protected] Have a nice week!