Welcome to another edition of "Slapstick Saturday," Cagesiders, where your old pal Hulk Holland pokes fun at every botch, blooper and bomb the world of professional wrestling has ever given us.
This week, we're putting our best foot forward.
A good number of pro wrestling fans don't tune in for WWE SmackDown! (understandably), so more often than not, little gems like this fall through the cracks. Or, in Randy Orton's case, the table, as he learned the hard way back on July 22, 2011.
In hindsight, Kane probably should have left those monitors right where they were.
"The Big Red Machine" did what all rampaging lunatics do outside the ring and got the announcer's table set up to slam his opponent through it. That means tearing off the top and removing the monitors, which as a result, left a big gaping hole right down Broadway.
And right where "The Viper" planted his lead leg in what prior to the botch, was shaping up to be an entertaining spot.
The outcome was both hilarious and frightening at the same time. Not only did Orton elevator-shaft himself and nearly sever his own nuts on the descent, he damn near tore every ligament in his knee. Rumor has it the announce table got a serious dressing down backstage after the show.
Orton, undoubtedly ribbed by his peers for the gaffe, sheepishly tweeted after the fact:
"Got lucky with that table. I'll pay closer attention where I step next time lol."
Watch that last step, it's a doozy.