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INDUCTION: Adam Rose and The Bunny – Going Down a Truly Crappy Rabbit Hole

39 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

19 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

26 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!

38 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!!!

31 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

32 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

44 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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