Over the years, WWE has learned that scantily clad women and live TV don’t always mix, that is to say, with so much physicality, mistakes are more likely to happen in this line of business. Although, there have been times, when the WWE has really asked for it. Once, they put on a “Live Sex Celebration” segment, where both Edge and Lita were hidden under a pile of sheets, so there was no need to actually have Lita without her clothes, right? Wrong, for whatever reason she took off most of what she had on, and of course, the camera caught something they shouldn’t have, on live TV.
Since those days, WWE has moved away from adult themes to a more PG environment, and have also put their wrestlers into proper wrestling attire. Because of these changes, you would think the frequency of wardrobe malfunctions would thus drop, well, that’s not quite the case either.
Even dressed in appropriate ring gear – and with the help of High Definition TV and DVRs – there still has been plenty of “oops” moments over the past couple of years, including one that was actually scripted for another show. So, whether it was poor outfit choices, aggressive movements, scripted behavior, or just a freak accident, here are the ten moments where the cloth did not cooperate.
10. Stephanie McMahon
It’s always best for business to start from the top-down, so why not begin with Stephanie McMahon? Speaking of top down, the boss’s daughter found herself in a very precarious position on Raw, when her own real-life husband, Triple H, had her locked into a pedigree on an announcer table.
While Triple H taunted the crowd, Stephanie was leaning forward in a top that didn’t exactly cover a whole lot. Thanks to the awkward position and gravity, her breast came completely out. In plain sight of the cameras, WWE tried to switch angles, but switched back to show it again; once Steph realized it was a bit chillier than usually, she quickly covered up, and took the Pedigree.
9. Jackie Gayda
Jackie was the winner of Tough Enough (Season 2) and worked for the WWE from 2002 until 2005, most of which was uninspiring as pro wrestling never exactly clicked with her. Early in her career, she was paired with Trish Stratus in a match, and put on one of the worst matches you’ll ever see in WWE.
On another episode of Raw, Jackie managed Rico, who was feuding with Lance Storm; at one point, Jackie was knocked down on the outside, and when she stood up, her breast partly came out of her top! The camera angle was straight on her, so even with a quick cut-away, it was too late to hide the mistake.
8. Rosa Mendes
It’s amazing that Rosa still has a job with the WWE; she can’t wrestle, has marginal managerial skills, and can’t cut promos. So to give her something to do, the WWE put her on Total Divas, in which she basically flirted with everyone, and ended up being a part of a scripted malfunction.
During an appearance on Main Event, Rosa was on the apron when her opponent, Layla, went to pull her down; instead, Layla ended up grabbing her wrestling tights, pulling them down completely. Initially, Rosa’s bare butt was shown to the crowd, but she had a see-through/nude thong on, so the censors wouldn’t totally explode. This was all done for a story on Total Divas, where Rosa wanted to get more attention, and thought she should do more flashes during her TV appearances. Of course, this was shut down later in the episode, and that was the “end” of Rosa’s lame story.
At WrestleMania XXX, AJ Lee was forced to defend her title in a “Vickie Guerrero Diva Invitational” match, where she had to go against 13 other women. It was a one-fall match where everyone was in the ring at the same time, so needless to say, it was a little chaotic.
At some point during the match, Cameron had an exchange with Emma, and the back of her top just snapped opened. Cameras only caught her bare back, as she quickly covered up, and rolled out of the ring. She ended up just staying there for the remainder of the match, and retreated to the back when it was all over.
During AJ Lee’s championship run, she spent much of her time feuding with Kaitlyn, who also came up with her during their days in NXT. The two had a good rapport, with Kaitlyn being one of the women’s division bigger competitors and AJ being on the more petite side; it was a nice contrast of skills.
During one of their encounters on Raw, they came to blows where Kaitlyn went nuts on AJ landing multiple blows, while both rolled around on the mat. When AJ retreated – with the help of Big E – she ended up grabbing and dragging Kaitlyn against the mat. When Kaitlyn popped upright from the brawl, so did her chest, which she quickly fixed.
As one of the curvier women, Kaitlyn was always more covered than the other women, so chalk this one up to just a weird accident during an intense battle.
5. AJ Lee
A wardrobe malfunction doesn’t always mean complete exposure, but rather just a mistake with a performer’s attire, which was the case here with AJ, during an episode of SmackDown. As she finished up a match against Natalya, her half-shirt rolled up revealing her black bra to the whole crowd.
Instead of just fixing it, she did a little cat impression, which sent fan boys in to a major tizzy on the internet for days. Funny enough, SmackDown is a taped show, but WWE didn’t feel the need to edit the minor mishap out of the show, not complaining, just an observation.
In 2006, Edge cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract at New Year’s Revolution against John Cena, quickly defeating him, and winning his first ever world title. Shortly after his win, Edge announced that he and Lita would have a “Live Sex Celebration” on Raw to, well, celebrate.
At the time, Lita and Edge were in a real-life relationship, so they decided to strip down all the way during the segment, and roll around under a pile of sheets. During the segment Lita’s upper torso popped out and, of course, the camera man was right there to catch one of her breasts, much to the live crowd’s delight. In one of Raw’s higher rated segments at the time, it was a huge boost to Edge’s main event status within the company.
Working for the WWE from 2009 until 2014, Aksana spent much of her time as a manager, but also worked in the ring from time to time. If you haven’t seen her work, count yourself lucky, as she was never very good inside the squared circle.
While working a 12-woman tag match on Raw, Aksana scrambled to get away from Brie Bella, who ended up pulling down Akasana’s cat-suit, exposure not only her upper butt, but one of her breasts. The screen actually went black in an attempt to censor it from the TV audience, but they didn’t quite do it in time. Due to her lack of progression, she didn’t last too much longer with the company, as she was released in June of 2014.
2. Brie Bella
During a painful segment of Miz TV, The Miz along with the cast of Total Divas came out to the ring to help promote the show on Raw. All of the ladies were sitting in chairs, while Miz finished up the segment with his “Awesome!” catchphrase.
As the cameras went to pan the ladies clapping, for whatever reason Brie’s boob was completely out of her dress! Nothing physical happened, so she was completely oblivious of the faux pas, and just clapped away as the camera eventually moved on.
Brie immediately apologized on Twitter for the mishap, and said the humidity caused the tape to come off, sounds like a classic heel turn by the tape.
1. Nikki Bella
Not to be outdone by her sister, during Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon’s 2014 feud, Steph had a group of women (Cameron, Eva Marie, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes) jump Nikki, and give her a good ole fashion beat-down. As they rolled Nikki out of the ring, she landed on the floor, on her side, her top must have loosen some because the camera ended up catching a slip, without cutting away or any censoring.
Nikki was selling her injuries, so pretty sure she also was oblivious to what happened with her top, “Fearless”, indeed. Although, she’s referring to something completely unrelated, it’s kind of funny that Stephanie said to her; “Nikki, I’m so sorry, I mean, that’s Brie’s fault”.
So, even when all the proper precautions are taken, anything can happen when a show is live, even to the men, but that’s a story, for another time.