It’s one of our most necessary functions, something that we do several times daily. When you gotta go, you gotta go, right? There’s no shame in relieving yourself of fluid waste, and the word ‘relief’ has its double-meaning: when you empty a full bladder, it creates a wonderful and soothing sensation. When you put it that way, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot of mine-worthy humour in the very act of urination, but pissing has been the source of comic fodder (literal bathroom humour) for many generations. WWE knows this to be true.
That’s not to say that just *any* piss joke is universally funny, nor is the very appearance of urine on a WWE broadcast a laugh-worthy moment. We know this to be true, based on Drake Maverick’s recent urinary escapades. In fact, the opposite is true, with fans and critics lamenting the inanity of Maverick being involved in two different piss angles in a span of eight days.
Consider the forthcoming list to be an elementary primer into WWE’s fondness for golden streaming over the past couple of decades. WWE may be the number one wrestling organization on planet Earth, but it’s a little disturbing to see them take that title so literally.
10. Here’s Your Pissin’ Trophy (1997)
Even before WWE completely embraced the lawless and tawdry elements that would compose its Attitude Era, the company began dipping its toes into edgier TV, whether it was bloodier brawls, or Steve Austin’s coarse promos. The 1997 Slammy Awards, airing late on the Friday night of WrestleMania 13 weekend, featured plenty of the content that would become the unapologetic norm in the coming years.
Said content would include an award presenter peeing themselves. Obnoxious WWE “superfans” George and Adam announced that The Undertaker had won a particular award, and the ominous entrance of The Phenom caused George to soil the front of his trousers. Undertaker pointed out the embarrassing moment in as understated a manner as his character would allow, and Vince McMahon (providing commentary for an award show) was reduced to near-choking laughter. Well, it’s what the man likes.