Category Archives: Active Inductions

The very latest of our world-famous inductions

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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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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Induction: Journey into Darkness – The story of Glen Jacob Callaway Kane Grimm Bearer

11 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2020, 20:24
WWE book, 2005 As you’re probably aware, Kane released an autobiography recently. Sure, the life story of a WWE wrestler who participated in many if not most of the company’s most ridiculous storylines and wound up mayor of a major county sounds like a good read… …but you might be disappointed to learn that it’s not actually an autobiography of Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bad News Brown on the Arsenio Hall Show – Yeah, This Wouldn’t Fly in 2020

11 Submitted by on Thu, 12 March 2020, 20:00
Syndicated TV Show, 1990 While one could argue that 1990 wasn’t the most stellar year for the World Wrestling Federation, it seemed as if they had no real issue getting their talent on the talk show circuit of the era.  And more often than not, their go to seemed to be The Arsenio Hall Show. For the uninitiated, the man above Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Ric Flair’s Final Match – It Wasn’t At Mania…But It Sure Should Have Been

28 Submitted by on Thu, 27 February 2020, 20:00
TNA, 2011 Before I type another word, let me say one thing, and let me say it emphatically: I LOVE RIC FLAIR. Some of you may fail to grasp that concept, especially considering I am inducting his final ever match into WrestleCrap.  That’s insane, right?  The WrestleMania XXIV match against Shawn Michaels was in many ways amazing.  And of course Continue Reading...
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Induction: Blood, Sweat & Gears with Sgt. Slaughter – See Sarge melt your face… And that’s an order!

16 Submitted by on Thu, 20 February 2020, 21:50
VHS, 1987 In 1987, the United States Hot Rod Association released “Blood, Sweat & Gears,” a 37-minute tour-de-force of souped-up engines and general vehicular carnage. There were tractor pulls… …monster truck races… …a car being dropped onto a bunch of other cars from a giant crane… But this VHS didn’t just feature the heavy-duty car-killing machines of the USHRA; it Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Greatest Women’s Match in History – Weird, You Wouldn’t Think THAT Would Be an Induction

41 Submitted by on Thu, 13 February 2020, 20:00
WWE, 2011 If there’s one thing I never, ever want to hear again, it would be “what is your pro wrestling Mount Rushmore?” What a stupid question. Trying to nail down the four best wrestlers in the history of man is a fool’s errand.  And is that even the question?  Are they the BEST wrestlers?  My FAVORITE wrestlers?  The wrestlers Continue Reading...
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Induction: Undertaker vs. Goldberg – Taker’s most dangerous match since Hell in a Cell

22 Submitted by on Thu, 06 February 2020, 20:38
WWE, 2019 When you think of dream matches from the Attitude Era that never happened, Goldberg vs. The Undertaker has got to be at the top of the list. Both men were the biggest stars of their respective companies during the Attitude Era: bald, no-gimmicks badasses in plain black trunks… except for The Undertaker. Granted, such a match likely would Continue Reading...
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Induction: LaVar Ball on MizTV – It takes a lot of Balls to put on a segment this bad

25 Submitted by on Mon, 27 January 2020, 20:29
WWE, 2017 As hinted earlier, this induction is about Balls. LaVar Ball and his sons Lonzo and LaMelo Ball, to be specific. You remember LaVar Ball, don’t you? The overbearing basketball dad who’d make ridiculous boasts about his son Lonzo? He was certainly a character, in much the same way that Mr. McMahon was a character during the Attitude Era Continue Reading...
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Induction: Make Darren Young Great Again – “Again”?

21 Submitted by on Thu, 09 January 2020, 22:29
WWE, 2016 It’s not uncommon for WWE to utterly waste a wrestling legend, nor is it unusual for WWE to try and fail at political satire, but in 2016 the company managed to do both simultaneously. One night in May, WWE’s announcers informed the viewers that Darren Young, formerly of the Prime Time Players, had for the longest time been Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Stormtrooper – Featuring Super Mario (sort of)!

23 Submitted by on Thu, 12 December 2019, 21:30
For most people, the only wrestling stormtrooper is and always will be The Shockmaster… …who famously tripped through a wall during his debut and dropped his glittery Star Wars helmet. But the Stormtrooper I’m talking about today had a gimmick that harkens back not to the famous Star Wars, but an earlier war called World War II. This Stormtrooper was Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION SPECIAL: WrestleCrap Reviews EVERY Wrestling Item in the 1992 Sears Wish Book!

15 Submitted by on Thu, 05 December 2019, 20:00
Sears/WWF, 1992 When I was growing up and Christmas was drawing nigh, I was completely out of control.  I absolutely loved Christmas then…and I absolutely love Christmas now.  But as the years pass away in my life, so do some of the simpler pleasures.   And there was perhaps no simpler yet at the same time gargantuan pleasure than the Continue Reading...
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