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The very latest of our world-famous inductions

Induction: The 1992 WBF Championship – Posers beware

28 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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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: 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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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Comes to Pac-Land: The Cartoon That Will Make You Hate Pac-Man AND Santa

11 Submitted by on Thu, 21 December 2017, 12:01
ABC Cartoon, 1982 Text by RD Reynolds Standard December Disclaimer: Every year, I take a week away from doing wrestling inductions to review the very worst of Christmas movies and specials. And this is that week! I do hope you enjoy a very special, and very horrible, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land! As anyone who has read this site for, oh, 90 Continue Reading...
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Induction: Del Río Runs Over Santa Claus – GTA: North Pole

38 Submitted by on Thu, 21 December 2017, 08:45
WWE, 2012 The holidays are a time when WWE encourages its viewers to spend quality time with their families, preferably by turning off the TV altogether. Either that, or they figure that people aren’t concerned with TV wrestling around Christmastime, so why put on a half-way decent program when nobody is watching? Of course, back in, say, 2000, the “nobody” Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Jingle All the Way & Jingle All the Way 2 – We Watched Them Both And Didn’t Hear “It’s Not a Tumor” or “Get ‘Er Done” Even Once

68 Submitted by on Wed, 20 December 2017, 08:45
Ah December…the time we get to take a break from writing about horrible wrestling and instead go dumpster diving into the world of horrible Christmas movies!  We’ve been doing this I believe since year one at WrestleCrap, so there ain’t no stopping us now.  And this year, you get a double dose, as we do a two-fer-one with myself and Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Eric Young’s Christmas Party – Why Would Santa EVER Go To TNA?

31 Submitted by on Mon, 18 December 2017, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2007 Usually I like to spend the first couple hundred words laying the ground work for an induction, especially during Christmas time.  I mean, it’s my favorite time of the year and I love to wax philosophical about snow and decorations and Little Debbie North Pole Nutty Bars and all that jazz. But seriously, look at that.  This Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC Induction: An American Christmas Carol – Sit On It, Marley!

68 Submitted by on Mon, 18 December 2017, 08:05
  Made for TV Movie, 1979 Not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m an absolute fanatic when it comes to A Christmas Carol.  I love the book, but it’s other adaptations of it that really get my chestnuts roasting. Which sounds simultaneously lewd and painful. Anyhoo, I absolutely devour movies featuring the yuletide antics of one Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Back to the Future Christmas – Great Scott! This Show Sucks!

23 Submitted by on Sat, 16 December 2017, 08:35
Cartoon, 1992 Note from RD: It’s that time of year again – CHRISTMAS!  As is the tradition around these parts, my last induction of the year prior to Christmas is always a non-wrestling one that focuses on a terrible Christmas movie or TV special.  Take a break from awful wrestling with an awful yule log instead! As I write this, I am Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Workshop Street Fight: On Don West’s Christmas Wish List: SPANK ACTION!

3 Submitted by on Thu, 14 December 2017, 19:06
TNA, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds Over the years, at times, I’ve felt as though I’m running out of material on this here site. Generally when I feel that way, I then get a flood of requests for things I either a) never saw; b) don’t remember; or more often c) saw, thought “Man that was atrocious and I never ever Continue Reading...
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