Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: King of the Ring for NES – Throne in the garbage

31 Submitted by on Thu, 17 May 2018, 20:00
Video game, 1993 I have to admit that when it comes to video game consoles, I’ve never been an early adopter. Growing up, we always clung to our old systems well past the point when game developers stopped supporting it. We were a Super Nintendo household until Christmas 1997, and resisted upgrading from a Playstation to a Playstation 2 until Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Women of Wrestling Deadsite – David McClane Forever, Stephanie McMahon Never!

32 Submitted by on Thu, 10 May 2018, 20:00
WOW, 2001 Don’t believe the propaganda. Despite what WWE would tell you, no matter how many times it is said, this woman did NOT invent women’s professional wrestling: She may have invented the worst hair dye job in the history of man back in 2005 (maybe – the more I look at it, I can’t decide if maybe I actually Continue Reading...
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Induction: The “Kiss Me Arse” Match – I’m here to show the world (my butt)!

14 Submitted by on Thu, 03 May 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2015 When Sheamus made his return after Wrestlemania 31, he broke off in a new direction, turning heel by attacking the beloved Daniel Bryan… …and sporting a new, dumb haircut that fans weren’t shy about ridiculing. Now decidedly a bully, the 6’4” Sheamus targeted the shorter men of WWE whom he felt were, pardon the pun, not in his Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WWF on Family Feud in 1993 – The Ultimate Battle of GOOD VS. EVIL!!!

28 Submitted by on Thu, 26 April 2018, 20:00
Game Show, 1993 WrestleCrap just hit its 18th birthday earlier this month, and during nearly our entire existence we’ve loved inducting game shows featuring pro wrestlers.  Be it Double Dare, Singled Out, or even other episodes of Family Feud, it’s a true passion for us.  I mean seriously, what could be better than watching your in-ring favorites forgo attempting to Continue Reading...
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Induction: Double Dare’s Super-Slop-O-Mania – Still more mature than Punk’d

19 Submitted by on Thu, 26 April 2018, 02:00
Nickelodeon/WWF, 1989 With two former wrestlers like Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handling announcing duties for years in the WWF, constantly at odds, don’t you find it odd that they never squared off in the ring to settle their differences? Why, Michael Cole was barely a year into his insufferable jerk persona before he and Jerry Lawler had a series Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 1992 WBF Championship – Posers beware

31 Submitted by on Thu, 19 April 2018, 20:00
Titan Sports, 1992 The World Bodybuilding Federation was Vince McMahon’s ill-advised foray into the sport of bodybuilding. I say, “ill-advised” for a number of reasons. For one, it launched just as former WWF steroid supplier Dr. George Zahorian was standing trial, leading to the WWF’s steroid scandal of the early 90s and McMahon’s indictment on distribution charges. That, and nobody Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania IV – Crapped out in Atlantic City

42 Submitted by on Thu, 29 March 2018, 20:00
WWF, 1988 Anyone who knows wrestling will tell you that Wrestlemania is WWE’s biggest pay-per-view every year. Those same people will tell you that Starrcade was NWA and WCW’s biggest pay-per-view every year. But unlike Wrestlemania, Starrcade often fell victim to bizarre promotional ideas that transformed the show into one giant gimmick. Starrcade ’89 consisted solely of two round-robin tournaments Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Vince McMahon, ECW Champion – Crap…to the EXTREME!

22 Submitted by on Thu, 22 March 2018, 20:00
WWE ECW, 2007 If you weren’t a wrestling fan in the late 1980’s, I don’t know you can appreciate just what a revolutionary force Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling truly was.  I say the 1980’s, not the 1990’s, because to really understand ECW, you need to know what ECW was in its heyday, but rather what the landscape was in Continue Reading...
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Bret & Owen on Honey, I Shrunk The Kids – The Harts team with the Kidshrinkers

28 Submitted by on Thu, 15 March 2018, 21:39
Syndicated TV, 1998 For me, the tag team of Bret & Owen Hart is one of the most frustrating “what ifs” in wrestling. Despite having such individual technical skill and natural chemistry, the two most famous of Stu and Helen’s boys only tagged a handful of times, including a great match against the Steiner Brothers seen only on Coliseum video. Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mama’s Family Wrestling Episode – “Mama Mania”

38 Submitted by on Thu, 01 March 2018, 20:00
Syndicated TV, 1987 This week’s induction is “Mama Mania,” the ninth episode of the fourth season of Mama’s Family. Why is a situation comedy being featured on a wrestling website? Bear with me, perplexed reader, as your confusion shall be dispelled in due time. The show begins with the Harper family sitting down to a macaroni dinner. Supper time is Continue Reading...
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Induction: Mr. Rocko – Val Venis rocks out with his sock out

17 Submitted by on Thu, 15 February 2018, 20:33
WWF, 1999 This week’s induction stems from WWF Raw’s highest-ever rated segment (or at least its highest-ever rated segment with no wrestling), the much-celebrated “This is Your Life” segment put on by Mankind for The Rock. Over the past two decades, WWE has repeatedly attempted to recapture the magic of this first “This is Your Life” segment… …with each version Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Raw Tenth Anniversary – WWE’s Attendance Awards, live from Times Square!

23 Submitted by on Thu, 01 February 2018, 20:58
WWE, 2003 It’s no secret that a lot of fans didn’t like Raw’s recent 25-year anniversary episode. Even CBS Sports panned the show, and WWE put their article on screen to brag about how much mainstream press they got! But if you were disappointed in Raw 25, maybe you should check out Raw X. If, for example, you bought an Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Emmalina – She’ll Be Here Next Week. Or Maybe Never.

41 Submitted by on Thu, 25 January 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2017 I have to admit, I was somewhat surprised the fiasco of Emma morphing into Emmalina placed so low in the 2017 Gooker Award voting.  That’s not to say the winner, in which Jinder Mahal, a skinny jobber somehow magically became a jacked to the gills WWE champion, was undeserving.  It was.  Nor would I take exception to the hideous Continue Reading...
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Induction: Jinder Mahal, WWE Champion – The 2017 Gooker Award Winner (for real this time)

90 Submitted by on Thu, 18 January 2018, 20:00
It may have been the strangest long-term booking decision in WWE history. Jinder Mahal, career-long underneath guy, would win the WWE’s oldest and most prestigious title and hold it for nearly half a year. Jinder Mahal, who had never once wrestled for any WWE title. Jinder Mahal, who had never once won a match on pay-per-view. Jinder Mahal, who once Continue Reading...
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2017 Gooker Award Voting! Pick the Very Worst of the Very Worst!

84 Submitted by on Thu, 04 January 2018, 20:00
2017 is in the books, and thank goodness for that, as it sure did stink! Speaking of reeking, let’s talk for a moment about the least prestigious award in all of professional wrestling: WrestleCrap’s 17th Annual Gooker Award!  Named after the infamous Goobeldy Gooker, this prize goes to the dirt worst storyline, character, or promotional tactic that took place inside or Continue Reading...
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2017: A Look Back In Horror – The Worst In Wrestling!

81 Submitted by on Thu, 28 December 2017, 20:00
Greetings, all. Hope you had a lovely Christmas, or whatever you may celebrate. This is my fifth year in a row writing this list for WrestleCrap, and I consider the final product a pretty fair (albeit subjective) barometer of what was bad in wrestling throughout 2017. Some items were, “Bad, but I smiled.” Others were, “Bad, and I shook my Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

26 Submitted by on Tue, 26 December 2017, 09:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Christmas Party 2001: They Sure Don’t Have Parties Like THIS Anymore!

14 Submitted by on Mon, 25 December 2017, 01:03
WWF, 2001 Text by RD Reynolds Office Christmas parties ain’t what they used to be. While I was never privy to the insanity that apparently took place back in the 70’s (according to TV and film, those things had everything from guys xeroxing their anuses to drugs to orgies to guys xeroxing their anuses with drugs while having an orgie), I Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Slay – Yes, Virginia – Goldberg is Santa Claus!

11 Submitted by on Sun, 24 December 2017, 08:02
Movie, 2005  Hey, remember Bill Goldberg? Sure you do. The guy tore through WCW during its boom period, and were it not for the noodle heads running the company at the time, would likely have led them to even greater heights. He had that weird mix of charisma and intensity that made up for his lack of technical prowess inside Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Bounty – Because When You Think Christmas (And Bounty Hunting), You Think THE MIZ

40 Submitted by on Sat, 23 December 2017, 08:45
WWE Studios, 2013 The image above is unlike any I’ve ever led an induction with, but I think it may be the most appropriate ever. If not “appropriate”, it is the most personal.  What you see in this photograph is my living room.  That’s my crusty old Mitsubishi rear projection that is what the Reynolds family watches every night.  No, we’ve never Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa Buddies: You Wouldn’t Think Puppies Could Suck the Joy Out of Christmas

13 Submitted by on Sat, 23 December 2017, 08:01
Direct to Hell DVD Release, 2009 Text by RD Reynolds Mrs. Deal: “Let me see if I got this right: you’re going to make fun of a kids’ Christmas movie starring puppies. What is wrong with you?” Oh no…no no no, Mrs. Deal. Don’t you dare paint me as the villain here. I didn’t make this movie. I didn’t make this horrible, horrendous, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny – Featuring More Songs and Soiled Pants Than Any Christmas Film Rightfully Should

21 Submitted by on Fri, 22 December 2017, 20:00
Film, 1972 It’s late December, so you know what that means!  Time for yours truly to get away from the horribleness pro wrestling provides and jump headfirst into the horribleness Christmas movies can sometimes provide instead!  If you’re only here for true WrestleCrap, you can bypass this induction, but be warned, these are generally some of the most popular articles Continue Reading...
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