Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: Bob Backlund for President – Nation of Exacerbation

28 Submitted by on Thu, 12 November 2020, 20:00
The results are in, and over 60% of voters on Twitter agreed that Bob Backlund’s presidential candidacy belonged in the hallowed halls of WrestleCrap. Don’t blame me – I’m just carrying out the will of the people. WWF, 1995 Mr. Backlund, the delusional moral crusader and purveyor of malapropisms, was easily one of the best characters of the New Generation Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Halloween at Roddy Piper’s – Finally, Someone Who Gets That it’s TRICK or Treat!

12 Submitted by on Thu, 29 October 2020, 20:00
WWF, 1985 When you say “Halloween” around these here parts, it means just one thing: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.  Whether it be the legendary safety tips we’ve played on WrestleCrap Radio for years or the time when he knocked out Brother Love with a pumpkin on Prime Time Wrestling, it seems no one better exemplified the spirit of the holiday than Hot Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mullets “Smackdown” – Billy Ray meets Bully Ray

35 Submitted by on Thu, 22 October 2020, 20:00
UPN television episode, 2003 In my last induction, I noted that Australia’s version of Are You Being Served? set a Wrestlecrap record for the earliest wrestling episode in a TV series’ run, and that only the impossible-to-find first episode of The Mullets could possibly dethrone it. Well, lo and ye shall behold – within days, a kind reader emailed me Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Are You Being Served? wrestling episode – A rumble in men’s trousers

25 Submitted by on Thu, 01 October 2020, 20:00
TV episodes, 1979, 1980 This week on Wrestlecrap, we take a look at the classic British comedy, Are You Being Served? The show, a bawdy workplace comedy, derived most of its humor from the type of double-entendres that naturally abound in a clothing store where salesmen stuffed their drawers and the saleswomen took down their underwear. Throw in the occasional Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Eight Amazing Pieces of (Mostly) Early 90’s WCW Merch Even WE Didn’t Know Existed!

19 Submitted by on Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:00
WCW, Early 1990’s You may have not noticed, but WrestleCrap is often late to the party when it comes to capitalizing on internet trends.  While we were once a trailblazer on the world wide interwebs, we have largely done the same thing we’ve always done since day one over twenty years ago: find something stupid in pro wrestling, then do Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWE Originals – Featuring the hit song, “A Stinkface from the Heart”

19 Submitted by on Thu, 17 September 2020, 20:00
WWE, 2004 The way the music industry has changed over the past two decades, it’s no wonder that WWE doesn’t put out CDs anymore. Now it’s standard practice to just dump CFO$’ latest compositions on iTunes or Spotify, where they can be safely ignored by wrestling fans. For example, you probably weren’t aware that WWE Music has release thirteen different Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Thunder in Paradise INTERACTIVE – Two Terrible Tastes That Taste Terrible Together

23 Submitted by on Thu, 10 September 2020, 20:00
1995, Phillips CD-i Videogame I’d heard rumor of this for years, couldn’t believe it could possibly be true.   A television show starring Hulk Hogan (that I am pretty sure I’ve inducted TWICE already!) was made into a video game.  That part I can actually believe.  There have been a lot of horrendous video game licenses over the years (and Continue Reading...
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Induction: The “New York rules” WCW Thunder – No rules. No refs. No idea what’s going on.

20 Submitted by on Fri, 21 August 2020, 20:18
WCW, 2000 The year 2000 was a special year for Wrestlecrap, a year that not only saw the site launch, but also provided material for it for years and decades to come, particularly in the form of WCW programming. That was the year that WCW passed the point of no return, hemorrhaging money, alienating viewers, and cramming segments with hot-shot Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Foxy Food Fight – It’s Like a Fruit of the Loom Commercial, Just Sexy (Supposedly) and On Acid (Definitely)

20 Submitted by on Thu, 13 August 2020, 20:00
Video Tape, 1987 For whatever reason, the other day I was thinking about when I was a lad…and the things that were ‘sexy’ in the 1980s. Giant hair.  Torn up jeans. Neon colors that would burn your eyeballs.  We look back on some of these things now, and we kinda chuckle.  No harm no foul as the kids used to Continue Reading...
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Induction: All Wheels Wrestling – Sparky Plugg not included

15 Submitted by on Thu, 06 August 2020, 20:09
TV pilot, 2011 In the 80s and 90s, there was no shortage of vehicular sports adding wrestling elements. In the monster truck genre alone, there was Sgt. Slaughter’s battle with Bigfoot, plus the Monster Wars TV series with its wrestling-style promos. But when it came to bringing elements of motorsports into the wrestling ring, the best the wrestling world did Continue Reading...
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Induction: Big Apple Takedown – Torrie Wilson’s (Drug) Bust

16 Submitted by on Thu, 09 July 2020, 20:00
WWE Books, 2006 Big Apple Takedown was the second and last official WWE novel. Like the Kane biography Journey Into Darkness before it, the book struggled to find an audience mature enough for its adult content but immature enough to read a novel about what TV wrestlers might do in their spare time. To clarify Big Apple Takedown’s intended audience, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Everyone Aboard the USS Intrepid Except Lex Luger – Time to Defect!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 02 July 2020, 20:00
WWF, 1993 The trope of a brave American protecting his country from evil foreigners inside a wrestling ring may be as old as the business itself.  It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if our pal Karl Stern dug up stories of Abe Lincoln hitting a stove pipe driver on someone named Sombrero Sam during the Mexican-American war in the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Armed & Famous with Trish Stratus – If you ever take a trip down to Delaware County, Indiana…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 25 June 2020, 20:24
TV show, 2007 Trish Stratus left wrestling at the top of her game, retiring the Women’s Champion in her hometown. So naturally, she wanted to parlay that momentum into a career in law enforcement – and CBS wanted to make that career change a reality. In December 2006, Trish and four other celebrities joined the Muncie, Indiana Police Department for Continue Reading...
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Induction: UWF Beach Brawl – Don’t count Herb Abrams out (unless it’s a street fight)

21 Submitted by on Thu, 21 May 2020, 20:52
UWF, 1991 Herb Abrams was a big-time wrestling fan, and a wealthy one, at that. Abrams was one of the first to prove what a dangerous combination that was, launching the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1990, signing up all the big names he could and putting them on TV before their paychecks bounced. But if Abrams wanted the UWF to Continue Reading...
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Induction: ICOPRO – Inedible COlonic PROduct

28 Submitted by on Thu, 07 May 2020, 20:00
WWF, 1992-1995 When the new XFL folded mid-season due to the global pandemic, it was not the first time that a Vince McMahon venture had fallen victim to bad timing. Back in 1991, Vince McMahon launched the World Bodybuilding Federation just before scandal erupted regarding steroids in the WWF. Now, far be it from me to compare a federal investigation Continue Reading...
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A Look Back at the Very Worst of the Gooker Winners!

27 Submitted by on Tue, 21 April 2020, 19:50
  Former Rewriting The Book author Jon Milne wanted to jump in and give his two cents on the very worst of all the Gooker winners…so without further adieu, Jon take it away! Even despite the massive public health crisis that has massively impacted the world recently, there’s been a great sense of déjà vu about the kinds of stuff Continue Reading...
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SUPER INDUCTION SPECIAL: WrestleCrap Madness – 20th Anniversary Tournament!

27 Submitted by on Sat, 11 April 2020, 07:49
We can’t believe it either – WrestleCrap.com has been around for TWENTY YEARS!  And we’ve decided to celebrate with every single one of you in a very special way. March Madness may not have happened this year…but we’ve got something better.  Behold the WrestleCrap Madness Tournament! SIXTY FOUR (!!!!) of the very worst characters are vying to become the pinnacle Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Beach Blast Bikini Contest – Johnny B Badd makes it rain on these beaches

10 Submitted by on Thu, 09 April 2020, 20:00
WCW, 1992 They weren’t all classics, but Wrestlemania 36 featured a record five women’s matches, with a total of fifteen competitors. Had the battle royal not been scrapped, that total would have been higher still. Those figures are mind-boggling compared with the sparse WWF’s women’s wrestling scene in the mid-90s. Back then, the women’s division typically consisted of two competitors: Continue Reading...
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