WWE Parodies Steve Harvey Miss Universe Botch (VIDEO)
Well, with SNL on hiatus for the next month, I guess the duty falls to WWE to parody the botched winner announcement by Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe pageant. And that’s exactly what WWE did last night on Monday Night Raw, as the 2015 Slammy Awards resulted in a similarly botched winner announcement.
Of course, unlike with Miss Universe, this was actually planned: R-Truth stepped out to present the Diva of the Year Award, and when he announced the winner as Paige, she happily sauntered onto stage to accept her award. However, halfway into her acceptance speech, R-Truth revealed that he misread the card, and that Paige was actually the first runner-up. The real winner was Nikki Bella, whose 2015 included earning the record for longest-reigning Divas Champion. Bella accepted the award while Paige threw a fit, and…yeah, it’s exactly as corny as it sounds. You can watch the full video below:
So yeah…this is probably the most topical WWE has ever been. I’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not that’s actually a good thing.
For more on the Steve Harvey situation, read his heartfelt apology to Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia, and watch video of his personal apology to the new Miss Universe, here.