Randy Orton and other wrestling icons slam AEW wrestler for embarrassing 'fake punches'

Randy Orton is one of the many wrestling icons to slate the 'fake punches' on AEW Dynamite

Sometimes in wrestling, embarrassing things can happen on live TV but they can be easily brushed over.

But when they are broadcast on social media, they can easily catch fire and that's exactly what a moment from AEW Dynamite on Wednesday did.

It took a couple of days for people to start reacting to it, but the closing scenes of Dynamite this weekend showed Dark Order and their masked members beating up several top babyface stars, including the Young Bucks.

Another man in the ring was former WWE star Dustin Rhodes, and whilst one of the masked members of Dark Order was on top of him, he threw some awkward worked punches that never hit him.

They were clearly connecting with the mat and not Rhodes, and it just looked very embarrassing, and it's not something eagle-eyed wrestling fans are going to miss.

The identity of the masked man with the sloppy punches is not known

And what is even worse for AEW is that a bunch of wrestling legends have commented and criticised what happened very heavily.

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry called on AEW to fire the superstar under the mask 'immediately', whilst Trish Stratus couldn't help but facepalm at the incident.

Mark Henry is one of several wrestling stars who have slammed the mystery AEW wrestler

Even New Japan's Tama Tonga poked fun at the incident, joking that he though the botching superstar was none-other than former WWE superstar Enzo Amore.

The most criticism though came from WWE legend Randy Orton, who slammed the person who he has heard is a 'seasoned veteran' who assumed the camera that was filming wouldn't be able to see his terrible 'punches'.

And Orton said the man should either work on his punches, or 'quit the business' because he's the 'drizzling s***s'.

The Viper wasn't finished there though, as he offered to teach the unfortunate wrestler how to actually throw a worked punch.

It doesn't look like the criticism will die down anytime soon, but AEW will argue that all publicity is good publicity, as the old saying goes.

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