In the scripted world of professional wrestling, you may wonder – do things ever go wrong? Yes, though most of the time such bloopers weren’t shown so that “kayfabe” (the art of thinking that wrestling was real, thus treated as if it was real) could be maintained.
Before Okerlund went to the WWF and become a household name to even casual wrestling fans, he cuts this promo in the AWA with Jesse Ventura – soon to be WWF bound himself. Ventura introduces a new tag team partner, Mr. (Masa) Saito. To get the promotional vignette “over” (to sell to the audience that they should go watch them in live matches in their local arena), Saito tries to headbutt a small piece of wood so that it breaks in half.
(In most promotions during that era, the wood board would have been broken ahead of time, then pasted together so that it would resemble being broken as a result of the villain’s karate move to promote the premise that the “bad guy” had a strong chop, a hard head, a lethal kick, et cetera.)
As you can see, they run into complications and had to abandon this singular take – but not without a good amount of laughter breaking out.