The Fox premiere and 20th anniversary of SmackDown Live was certainly one for the ages, and both the network and WWE deserve plenty of credit for giving fans an action-packed event that won't be forgotten any time soon.
But Fox made a handful of graphic mistakes during the premiere of SmackDown, and the WWE Universe fail to notice.
For starters, Mojo Rawley was being shown on the SmackDown Live blue carpet prior to the airing of the show. The graphic instead showed Sami Zayn's name, and worse yet, they misspelled his surname.
Courtesy of Ringside News, you can see the graphic mistake below.
Not only did they botch his name but they also botched the spelling 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/cmyOvgzAtG— Ringside News (@ringsidenews_) October 5, 2019
And Zayn issued this hilarious response:
Rawley and Zayn weren't the only ones to be victims of graphic botches, however. While Alexa Bliss was being interviewed on the blue carpet, her name showed up as "Becky Lynch."
Again, thanks to Ringside News for capturing and sharing this.
This isn't to take anything away from Fox, who put on one of the more memorable SmackDown episodes in recent memory. But we strongly advise that they get to know the superstars (while double-checking for name spelling) a little bit better in order to avoid more graphics like this.
Of course, Fox isn't the only network that's been guilty of providing WWE graphic botches lately. There have been several on Monday Night Raw in recent weeks. Remember when the graphics were upside down during the Sept. 16 episode of Raw? And then there was the time where a graphic said that Samoa Joe had advanced to the King of the Ring Semifinals, when it was actually the quarterfinals.
The Graphic Botch Saga Continues
Graphic mistakes are going to happen once in a while. Other sports networks commit them every now and then. It's just strange in that more and more have been happening on WWE programming in recent weeks, and you can't help but wonder if they're doing this intentionally for the purpose of providing more humor.