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Induction: Battle of the Breakfast Cereal – A Total® debacle

15 Submitted by on Fri, 15 March 2019, 21:37
AWA, 1989 WWE purchased the AWA video library a decade and a half ago, but only recently has it started paying off. Perhaps inspired by the popularity of the AWA Team Challenge pilot, WWE recently put another super-obscure AWA program on the Network’s Hidden Gems section. See, these weren’t any ordinary wrestling matches filmed for public consumption. These were custom Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Andre vs. Junkyard Dog – So Bad Even the French Turned on The Giant!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2019, 20:00
WWF, 1988 Tonight I’m going to do something I really, really dislike: mocking my favorite wrestling show of all time, the legendary Prime Time Wrestling. It’s the reason I became a wrestling fan, and I’ve told that story so many times I won’t bore you with it again, other than to note that were it not for the commentary duo Continue Reading...
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Induction: Goldberg and Kevin Nash on The Love Boat – Big Sexy turns Bill’s honeymoon into a three-way dance

14 Submitted by on Thu, 28 February 2019, 21:45
I really hate the phrase, “before my time”. It’s not just the phrase itself that irks me, either, but the attitude behind it. Whether it was a condescending high school teacher mentioning some “old” technology I myself still used all the time (“We used to listen to these things called cassettes – but that was before your time!”)… …or a Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bobby Lashley’s Sisters – One Family Reunion You’ll Never Want To See Again!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 21 February 2019, 20:00
WWE, 2018 Every once in a while, I have a hard time coming up with what horrible thing in wrestling to write about next. Seriously, I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years…eventually the well is going to go dry, right? Oh who am I kidding? You’re right, Vince. You’ll always supply me with plenty of crap of the wrestle Continue Reading...
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Induction: Giant Gonzalez on Baywatch – The Pelican Bikini Brief

12 Submitted by on Thu, 14 February 2019, 21:41
Thanks to internet streaming services, it’s becoming easier and easier to piece together entire stretches of one’s childhood. Whether it be a whole TGIF lineup from the early 90s or a Saturday afternoon of syndicated television from the early 90s, there’s no limit to the kinds of memories a person can relive through the likes of Netflix and Hulu, provided Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Old WWF Lineup Cards – You’ll Be Glad for These Cards Being Subject to Change!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 07 February 2019, 20:00
Over the years, my passion for professional wrestling has had its peaks and valleys. And I won’t lie – in recent times, it’s been a love on the rocks. There’ve been some cool happenings that have spiked my interest in the last twelve months, no question – the rise of Becky Lynch, the Young Bucks, Cody, and company taking the Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWE Crown Jewel – The 2018 Gooker Award Winner

84 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:00
Simply put, WWE Crown Jewel was a bad idea from day one. The event, part of a 10-year, twenty-show deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was under fire from the get-go for serving as propaganda for the totalitarian state, its new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), and his modernization campaign dubbed, “Saudi Vision 2030”.  One can’t discuss Crown Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The XPW Raw Sewage Match – Xtremely Poopy Wrestling

25 Submitted by on Thu, 13 December 2018, 21:30
XPW, 2002 This week’s induction is going to be on the lean side due to a last-minute change of plans. See, up until last night, my plan was to induct the low-budget film, “Florida Bush League Wrestling”, a mockumentary made around 2000 that some distributor appears to have bought the rights to and then smothered with a laugh track. Think Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Eggnog Match – Ho Ho Ho(s Are Splashing in Goo For Your Amusement)!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 06 December 2018, 19:13
WWF, 2001 Before we get into today’s induction, we wanted to once again let you know about our Patreon.  I know, I know, we beat you over the head about it, but it’s the key to WrestleCrap’s survival and better yet, you get EXCLUSIVE WrestleCrap content!  This week, for instance, we are offering a Patreon only re-induction of the legendary Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hogan-Warrior II – Jack Tunney was right to ban this

35 Submitted by on Thu, 29 November 2018, 22:27
WCW, 1998 “I cannot in clear conscience allow these two men to once again batter each other beyond the point of exhaustion, past the threshold of pain, and at the expense of risking torturous injury. Therefore, I will not sanction a rematch in the near future.” That’s the memo WWF’s figurehead President Jack Tunney sent out immediately after Wrestlemania VI Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The WWF Invades the Macy’s Day Parade – But No Gooker? For Shame!

20 Submitted by on Wed, 21 November 2018, 18:15
WWF, 1994 Two weeks ago, I inducted the worst War Games match ever, featuring the Ultimate Warrior and friends doing everything they possibly could to completely destroy what was one of wrestling’s truly legendary matches.  At the end of that article, I noted that in two weeks I would induct the follow up to that fiasco, Warrior vs. Hogan II. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Lost AWA Team Challenge Pilot – The Gagnes warp into the future!

28 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

28 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?

20 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?

20 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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