WATCH: One of the Funniest Moment in Royal Rumble History When Titus O’ Neil Stole the Show With a Botch

Published 01/30/2021, 12:48 PM EST


Royal Rumble brings many thrills for a casual professional wrestling fan; however, the biggest of them all is to wait in anticipation for the next participant, as the clock ticks to O. Unfortunately for Titus O’Neil, it wasn’t his entrance to the arena that put him under the limelight, but his attempt at entering the ring.

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At the Greatest Royal Rumble, Titus O’Neil entered the ring at number 39 in the 50-man match. The arena turned fiery golden, and O’Neil took a running start on the ramp. Unfortunately, he stumbled and slid right under the ramp.

Of course, he recovered immediately, pushed himself out, and entered the ring. The commentators laughed, the audience was thoroughly entertained, and Superstars reacted in their own ways.

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Dave Bautista and Natalya Neidhart put a positive spin on the incident. In fact, Titus O’Neil seized the opportunity to turn the situation in his favour.

Titus O’Neil botched at Royal Rumble 2015

At Royal Rumble 2015, O’Neil was a part of another botch.

It so happened that WWE had asked him to get eliminated in a second upon entering the ring, but that didn’t happen because of a timing issue.

After entering the ring, it almost took four seconds before Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose eliminated him. Apparently, Vince McMahon was quite unhappy with this botch.

O’Neil’s time at WWE

Keeping aside the botches, O’Neil has had a fairly decent WWE career.

He was the very first 24*7 champion. Next, he won the WWE Raw Tag Team championship alongside Darren Young, and the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship alongside Damien Sandow.

Titus O’Neil led a stable called ‘Titus Worldwide’ with Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke.

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This stable dissolved when Dana Brooke quit. It happened after she blamed the other members of distracting her, which led to her and Ember Moon losing a match against Bayley and Sasha Banks.

Currently, O’Neil performs on WWE Raw. However, he does not make frequent appearances. One of his last appearances was in 2020 when he took part in the Gauntlet match, trying to qualify for the Money in the Bank match.

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There is no news from the company or from the Superstar about his future in-ring plans. Only time will tell if he will return for other matches.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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