Category Archives: Active Inductions

The very latest of our world-famous inductions

INDUCTION: The Lost AWA Team Challenge Pilot – The Gagnes warp into the future!

26 Submitted by on Thu, 15 November 2018, 20:53
AWA, 1989 In the American Wrestling Association’s dying days, the company, faced with rapidly declining revenue and an exodus of stars, settled on a long-range booking plan called the Team Challenge Series, in which the entire roster was split up into three teams that competed against each other for points, with the eventual winners receiving a “million dollar prize”. A Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: War Games 98 – A Great Match Goes Up in Smoke

27 Submitted by on Thu, 08 November 2018, 20:00
WCW, 1998 It’s interesting how different events and matches are glorified over time by wrestling fans, myself included.  For instance, the Royal Rumble.  Just typing those two words together causes my mind to spin back to 1992, and the legendary event where Ric Flair won not only the match but the WWF World Title in the process.  It wasn’t just Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bikers’ Court with Jim Duggan – Hacksaw revs up his Harley for… Big Tobacco? Huh?

19 Submitted by on Thu, 01 November 2018, 20:05
Tomorrow, WWE puts on “Crown Jewel”, their most controversial event ever. All over the mainstream news, we’ve been hearing about how WWE is getting paid big bucks by a repressive regime to carry out an outrageous PR campaign for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But this is far from the first time that wrestlers have been used in stealth propaganda for Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Halloween at Tony Schiavone’s – No Two Ways Around It, Tony’s Going as a Pedophile This Year

21 Submitted by on Thu, 25 October 2018, 20:00
WCW, 1993 Every year about this time, I go back and find a women’s costume battle royal to mock.  There’s a million of them in every promotion known to man, and they are all ridiculous.  It’s less a tradition, more a way of life, one I was fully planning on continuing by inducting another this year. Seriously, what could be Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Kowabunga – This Ninja Turtle’s bogus, and so is vehicular assault

22 Submitted by on Thu, 18 October 2018, 21:48
USWA, 1990 The late Chris Champion was known for many gimmicks here on Wrestlecrap. Whether it was one half of the time-traveling New Breed, who jumped from the year 2002 to invade the NWA in the late 1980s… …or Yoshi Kwan, who sported a Fu Manchu mustache and hailed from China, despite Champion famously being full-blooded Not-Chinese. But in Memphis, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Age in the Cage – Was Piper vs. Hogan REALLY Worse than Hunter-Undertaker in 2018?

19 Submitted by on Thu, 11 October 2018, 20:00
WCW, 1997 Of all the things I miss about WCW (and while you may not believe it, trust me, I miss a lot about that company), I think I miss their holiday PPV set pieces most of all.  Be it Spring Stampede, Fall Brawl, Great American Bash…they always did a really nice job of tying in whatever major happening was Continue Reading...
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Induction: Professional Gay Wrestling – Gay professional wrestling

22 Submitted by on Thu, 04 October 2018, 20:04
2011 While searching Amazon Prime recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find, of all things, episodes of Memphis wrestling in the video library. But there was even more content available for any connoisseur of both great wrestling and bad wrestling: a collection of death matches between Cactus Jack and Terry Funk, some truly awful-looking wrestling movies I’d never heard of, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Clumsy Shawn Stasiak – Meat Wrestling’s Biggest Klutz!

64 Submitted by on Thu, 27 September 2018, 20:00
WWF, 2001 If wrestling has taught me anything, it’s that being a second generation star isn’t always a guarantee of success.  Sure, we can all name a lot of guys who were better than their old men – Bret Hart, Randy Orton, Randy Savage all spring immediately to mind.  But there’s seemingly an equal list of goofs that shouldn’t have Continue Reading...
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Induction: Stephanie McMahon on Undercover Boss – This little Princess went to market (herself)

18 Submitted by on Thu, 20 September 2018, 20:00
CBS, 2018 There are no original ideas in reality television. Wife Swap? Ripped off from Chappelle’s Show. The Amazing Race? Heavily influenced by Around the World in 80 Days. And Undercover Boss? Lifted directly from the “Blue Collar Drummond” episode of Diff’rent Strokes. On paper, the idea of an Undercover Boss episode for WWE sounds fascinating: imagine Stephanie McMahon getting Continue Reading...
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Re-Induction: The Portuguese Man-o-War, Aldo Montoya

7 Submitted by on Thu, 06 September 2018, 21:26
WWF, 1994 Well, I have to admit I was wrong. Heading into the Death of WCW debate between Eric Bischoff and Wrestlecrap’s own RD Reynolds, I took Eric’s word for it that RD would be so traumatized by the experience that every time he attempted to type, his keyboard would short-circuit from the ensuing flood of urine. That meant that Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Complete DX Invasion – What do you mean this didn’t win the Monday Night Wars?

25 Submitted by on Thu, 23 August 2018, 22:39
WWF, 1998 As the Death of WCW panel at Starrcast approaches, it’s important to consider what actually killed WCW. Was it poor booking? Low ratings and buyrates caused by the poor booking? Huge financial losses caused by reckless spending and the low ratings and buyrates, caused by the poor booking? Or was it something as simple and totally unrelated as Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Martial Arts Match Uncensored 95 – Meng Preps RD for Bischoff!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 16 August 2018, 20:00
WCW, 1995 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you know, you just haven’t visited our fine site lately, you’re aware this Labor Day weekend in Chicago your old buddy and old pal RD Reynolds will be at the inaugural Starrcast convention.  It’s setting up as four days of utter insanity,with a gooftastic WrestleCrap panel on Friday where our Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Adam Rose and The Bunny – Going Down a Truly Crappy Rabbit Hole

42 Submitted by on Thu, 02 August 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2014-2015 Since day one here,  we’ve maintained the wrestlers who are forced to portray ridiculous gimmicks or be thrust into awful storylines aren’t at fault for their predicament.  Rather, they are the victims in this business.  They are men and women who are trying to put food on the table by doing the best they can with whatever absurd Continue Reading...
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Induction: Eric Bischoff vs. Shane McMahon – featuring Triple B, Linda McMahon

20 Submitted by on Thu, 26 July 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2003 With Summerslam – the biggest party of the summer, if you hadn’t heard – just weeks away, it’s time to revisit a forgotten feud from 2003’s edition of The Biggest Party Of The Summer (Summerslam). It was a mature feud for mature audiences – mature audiences who loved mature women. As you’ll recall, Kane, having recently been unmasked, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Dr. D’s GUN SHOW – BANG!

15 Submitted by on Thu, 19 July 2018, 20:00
WWF, 1985 There aren’t many things in life I regret; I can easily count on one hand the number of instances I wish I could change.  But tonight’s induction is a spotlight on something I wish I could roll back the calendar so I could tweak my life slightly. I’ve been following pro wrestling since early 1985.  Yes, I was Continue Reading...
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Induction: Great Khali, Punjabi Playboy – Huge Hefner

27 Submitted by on Thu, 12 July 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2008-2009 What do you do with a guy like Great Khali? Legitimately one of the tallest men to ever step in a WWE ring, Khali had a lot going for him – international appeal, an impressive physique, and an awe-inspiring stature. But he wasn’t quite the complete package, lacking a few key abilities that a sports-entertainer needed to get Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Great American Bash 2012 – The Least American Bash of All Time!

19 Submitted by on Thu, 05 July 2018, 20:00
WWE, 2012 The original Great American Bash of 1985  is one of my earliest memories of professional wrestling. As I’ve noted before in other inductions, I’ve always been a fan of events taking into account holidays.  When you think about it, what is more apropos of pro wrestling than the United States’ Independence Day, which takes place on the 4th Continue Reading...
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Induction: Bad Guys – Sometimes, it’s good to be bad. Not this time, but sometimes.

10 Submitted by on Thu, 28 June 2018, 21:37
Movie, 1986 It’s a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, and Dave Atkins is driving his pickup truck when the fuzz gets on his tail. With siren wailing, a police officer pursues him through the suburban LA streets on a motorcycle. Fighting traffic and the terrible glare that shows up in many of the shots, Dave thinks he has lost the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Amnesia Barry Darsow – Mr. Hole In One’s Memory Gets Repossessed!

27 Submitted by on Thu, 21 June 2018, 20:00
WCW, 1999 One of the things I really loved about the early days of WrestleCrap.com was the sense of being able to prove to long-time fans that horrible wrestling angles and characters they thought they could have only imagined did in fact exist.  As the site has grown to its current gargantuan state over nearly two decades, it’s tougher to Continue Reading...
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Induction: The GLOW Pilot – Chat with hot singles (and tag teams) in your area!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 14 June 2018, 23:52
GLOW, 1985 With Netflix’s GLOW series returning for a second season in just a few weeks, it’s time to look back on where it all began: the 1985 pilot for the original women’s wrestling series. Now normally, we at Wrestlecrap leave GLOW alone – not just because we’d end up inducting a different GLOW gimmick every week for years, but Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Basket Case – Boom Crapalappa!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:00
WCW, 2000 This induction has literally been years in the making.  That doesn’t mean it will be good.  It may be horrible.  But I say that it IS something I have been wanting to do for years and could never do so.  Why?  Because I could never find footage of the legendary WCW superstar known as BASKET CASE. Basket Case, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Poop in the Pool – It’s a fecal matter, baby

20 Submitted by on Thu, 31 May 2018, 20:00
Ohio Valley Wrestling, 2012 If you’ve been a long-time reader of Wrestlecrap, you’ll know that our inductions all tend to fall into one of these seven categories: A. Bad wrestling gimmicks B. Bad wrestling matches C. Bad wrestling events D. Bad wrestling media E. Bad wrestling angles with Kane F. Bad wrestling angles without Kane G. Feces Now, to see Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Eric Bischoff vs. Larry Zybszko – Yes, Kids, THIS Was Bret Hart’s WCW Debut

35 Submitted by on Thu, 24 May 2018, 14:44
WCW, 1997 I’m sure you’ve heard the news. Well, I guess maybe you haven’t, if for instance you’re not following me on Facebook, or on Twitter, or haven’t listened to the latest version of WrestleCrap Radio. Or, I guess, if you somehow can only look at the bottom 80% of your screen. If that’s the case, look up silly. Or Continue Reading...
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Induction: King of the Ring for NES – Throne in the garbage

39 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!!!

32 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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