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Zack Ryder reacts jokingly to his botched move on SmackDown Live

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During the WWE World Title number one contender's Six-Pack Qualifying Battle Royal on SmackDown Live this week, an incident occurred which Zack Ryder will want to forget very quickly.

The former Intercontinental Champion slipped off the top rope during the match and fell flat on his face in the ring below, rather than performing a body slam onto Apollo Crews who was waiting below. 

He recovered quickly by plummeting fists to the head of Crews, but the damage had already been done. This wouldn't have been a problem a couple of weeks ago when SmackDown was pre-recorded as WWE could just edit it out or record it again. However, SmackDown is broadcasted out live now, and the whole world had seen Ryder botch the move.


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The Woo Woo Woo Kid is in good spirits, though, and he joked about the botched move on his Twitter account tweeting: "Now I know how the Shockmaster felt..."

This is, of course, referring to the rememberable botched promo in wrestling history, where Shockmaster was revealed as the mystery partner for Sting, Dustin Rhodes and Davey Boy Smith in their match against Sid Vicious, Big Van Vader and Harlem Heat at Fall Brawl in WCW.

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It was during this reveal however that his sparkly stormtrooper helmet fell off, accidently revealing his face. This has since been described as one of the worst botches in sports entertainment history and one of the most unintentionally funny moments in sports entertainment history.

Comparing the two botches, at least Ryder managed to recover seamlessly, whereas Shockmaster didn't as much. The Ultimate Broski shouldn't lose any sleep over the messed up move.

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