Fans who tuned in to this week's episode of Monday Night Raw may have noticed the very strange upside down graphic botches that were being used to promote the matches for the evening.
In case you missed it, here's what appeared on the Raw broadcast for viewers from home:
This obviously isn't the first time where WWE has had a handful of strange graphic mistakes, but this one comes with a twist. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), the upside down graphics were actually done on purpose.
Nobody can fully understand why, but it should be noted that Paul Heyman was running Raw alone - as Vince McMahon, Triple H and Kevin Dunn were absent. Did Heyman and company decide to just have a little bit of fun with the show, since he was practically in control? Or did the graphic team simply decide to do this as a joke? We'll never know for sure, but at least it provided us with some good laughs.
Another hilarious graphic mistake took place on Raw several weeks ago, when Samoa Joe defeated Cesaro to earn a trip to the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring tournament. However, the graphic said that Joe had actually advanced to the semifinals, which was obviously false.
And at the NXT TakeOver: Toronto event last month, WWE listed Dean Ambrose's name as well as his finisher on the screen inside the arena. Of course, Ambrose had left several months ago and signed with the rival AEW promotion in May. At least they didn't air that graphic mistake on national television.
What's Up With The Graphic Mistakes?
Graphic mistakes are going to happen on occasion, but it's strange how many have hit WWE over recent weeks. You can't fully blame the graphics team, though. There should be an extra set of eyes on every major graphic before it reaches the television in our living rooms.