Wardrobe malfunctions became a phenomenon in the mid-2000s. Even if such unfortunate incidents had occurred before that, especially in public, people definitely didn’t have a name for it. But in 2004, when Justin Timberlake pulled down a part of Janet Jackson’s top to expose her right breast during Superbowl XXXVIII’s halftime show, the phenomenon finally had a name – wardrobe malfunction.
Since then, wardrobe malfunctions have become a commonplace occurrence. The media have even resorted to naming the different types of malfunctions, but that’s for another day. Now, let’s turn our attention to the wardrobe malfunctions that have dogged the WWE.
Veteran fans of the WWE product will remember that before Timberlake and Janet, it was the WWE that specialised in such scandalous moments on live television.
Wardrobe malfunctions in the WWE came to the forefront again when Eva Marie had a “slip up” at SmackDown Live.
Here are 5 most famous wardrobe malfunctions that happened in the ring (that do not include Eva Marie):
5. HBK gets stuck on the ramp
Shawn Michaels is no stranger to wardrobe malfunctions – he’s been through the humiliation at least a couple of times. In 2005, Michaels was booked in the semi-final of the 8 man Gold Rush tournament against Edge and that’s when he suffered a wardrobe hitch that must have caused him quite an embarrassment. Before he could even enter his ring, a part of his costume got stuck in the ramp and he fell flat on his back at a live event in an auditorium full of people!
No matter how hard he tried to yank himself free, he just couldn’t and had to settle with leaving a part of his outfit there. It must have been really hard for Edge to keep a straight face through all of this – he was already in the ring waiting for Michaels when this happened.