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Induction: Legendary – Don’t fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a clunky film!

18 Submitted by on Thu, 11 May 2017, 20:00
WWE Films, 2010 Legendary is a 2010 film about champion amateur wrestler John Cena coaching his estranged younger brother to success in freestyle grappling, marking WWE Studios’s first foray into the fantasy genre. Cena, who plays Mike Chetley, co-stars with Patricia Clarkson, who plays his mother in this film (and Tammy 1 on Parks & Recreation). Rounding out the DVD Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: House of Horrors – WrestleCrap Proudly Announces the 2017 Gooker Award Winner! (Well, Probably)

64 Submitted by on Thu, 04 May 2017, 19:20
I’ve been running WrestleCrap.com since April 1, 2000.  In the seventeen year history of the site, I’ve always had a rock solid rule, a law if you will, that I would never, ever induct anything in the same calendar year that it happened.  When David Arquette won the WCW title, I shook my head but didn’t induct it until the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Fuller House – The Legend of El Explosivo

16 Submitted by on Thu, 27 April 2017, 20:00
Netflix, 2016 “The Legend of El Explosivo” may sound like the story about Andre the Giant having Montezuma’s revenge on a tour of Mexico and sitting on Bad News Allen’s face, but it is in fact the obligatory wrestling episode of Netflix’s Fuller House. That’s the 2016 revival of beloved family sitcom Full House, designed to appeal to millennials who Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Finlay & Little Bastard vs. The Boogeymen – Yep, Just as Dumb as It Sounds

54 Submitted by on Thu, 20 April 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2007 I’m sure I’ve mentioned it, but of late, I’ve been rather disillusioned with pro wrestling.  WWE in particular feels amazingly bland to me; while I love to watch AJ Styles, everything else is just, for a lack of a better term, blah.  Promos are generally awful, feeling as though they are written and performed for third graders; commentary Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The First Post-WrestleMania Monday Night Raw – Did Fans Hijack These Shows from the Beginning?

37 Submitted by on Thu, 06 April 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1993 WrestleMania has come and gone once again, and as is new norm, the show was bloated beyond belief.  This year, I went with a new tactic and skipped the pre-show entirely; I love Neville and all, but two more hours of video packages and inane commentary just wasn’t happening with this old boy.  Especially when I remembered what Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Worst of Triple H’s Wrestlemania Entrances – The Emperor’s stupid new clothes

36 Submitted by on Thu, 30 March 2017, 20:45
I really wonder about WWE sometimes. For a company that prides itself on giving the fans what they want, they have a terrible tendency to instead tell the fans what they want, whether it be the relentless push of Roman Reigns or this email from WWE Network that ended up in my inbox the other day. Of all the reasons Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: AJ Styles vs. Larry Zbyszko – If You’re Dreading AJ vs. Shane, You’d Probably Best Not Read This!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 23 March 2017, 20:00
TNA, 2003 The year 2016 was a momentous occasion in that it was the first time in history a WrestleMania was able to take home the coveted Gooker Award, our annual award for the very worst of the very worst in pro wrestling.  It was a show that seemingly never-ended, and sources have told this reporter that the 2017 version Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Nitro with NO Wrestling – 60 Minutes of Absolute Nothingness

98 Submitted by on Thu, 09 March 2017, 15:00
WCW, 1999 Hey hey, fellow Crappers!!  I’m BACK! I believe I am now completely finished with the new Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition.  It’s written (40% larger than before!!!), edited, new photos picked out, the whole shooting match.  Heck, you can even pre-order it right now from our friends over at Amazon in your choice of paperback, hard cover, or Kindle varieties.  So Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW Spring Catalog 1999 – WCW Ruins Hot Sauces, Horses, and More!

69 Submitted by on Thu, 09 March 2017, 15:00
WCW, Merchandise Catalog 1999 First things first: I know that merchandise is generally the realm of Someone Bought This!, but today’s write up is a bit more extensive than what we generally cover there.  Besides, that particular column actually originated thanks to large inductions wherein I would look at magazine inserts and catalogs such as this, so consider this a blast from Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWA Revolution – This Revolution was televised, unfortunately

30 Submitted by on Thu, 02 March 2017, 20:00
WWA, 2002 In the months following the collapse of WCW and ECW, Australian rock promoter Andrew McManus put together a new would-be major league called World Wrestling All-Stars, complete with its own pay-per-view, titled Inception. Unfortunately, by the time this bush-league effort made it to the US airwaves, it was already more than two months old. If the WWA were Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: All American Wrestling, Episode 1 – AKA, The Bob Backlund Burial Hour

30 Submitted by on Thu, 23 February 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1983 Not sure I’ve ever truly written about my love for the WWE Network here at WrestleCrap, so if I haven’t, it’s overdue.  Offering this much content for a measly $10 a month may be the greatest gift anyone has ever given to us die hard wrestling fans.  Want to see the the Gobbledy Gooker crack out of that egg? Continue Reading...
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Induction: Cooking for the Single Man – Hibachi-Mania

29 Submitted by on Thu, 16 February 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1993 In the 1990s, the WWF put out a VHS tape called, “Smack’em Whack’em”. I know what you’re thinking: “Art, didn’t you already write up that softcore Sable tape?” But in fact, this tape came out in 1993 and featured the WWF’s first-ever ladder match, Bret Hart’s first-ever world title win, and, curiously, a series of special segments interspersed Continue Reading...
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Matt loves The Yeti!

4 Submitted by on Mon, 13 February 2017, 00:30
Friend of WrestleCrap Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula loves wrestling. More specially, he loves The Yeti! And so do we of course! So go check out Matt’s new blog post about The Yeti.  It’s a  loving tribute to our favorite wrestling mummy who emerged from a giant block of ice....
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INDUCTION: Rebel vs. Shelly Martinez – You Guys Didn’t Vote For It…But I Sure Did!

49 Submitted by on Thu, 09 February 2017, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2016 Spoiler alert: I didn’t vote for WrestleMania 32 in the 2016 Gooker Award poll. Also, do I need to do a “spoiler alert” disclaimer when it’s something that is already past?  I suppose not. In hindsight, I can’t blame anyone for voting for Mania 32 as the worst thing they’d seen in 2016.  Try as I might in Continue Reading...
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Induction: John Cena Gets Stabbed – What Would Jesús Do?

31 Submitted by on Thu, 02 February 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2004 Here’s an induction that Wrestlecrappers have been demanding for years. Maybe it’s because the key plot points took place off screen. Maybe it’s because, like the time he got fired by the Anonymous Raw GM, it wasted a perfectly good excuse to never see John Cena in a wrestling ring again. Or maybe it’s because it mirrored one Continue Reading...
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Induction: MexAmerica – Their chief export was apathy

30 Submitted by on Thu, 12 January 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2015 When WWE brought José Alberto Rodríguez, the former Dos Caras Jr., into the company, their hope was to create a Mexican superstar who could draw a Latino audience even after Rey Mysterio retired. Unfortunately, the renamed Alberto Del Río did not work out as hoped, being nowhere near as popular as Rey-Rey, even during his brief run as Continue Reading...
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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

11 Submitted by on Sat, 24 December 2016, 08:12
Short Films, Late 1950’s/Early 1960’s Text by RD Reynolds It feels so weird to think that this induction I am penning tonight is the last new one to ever be featured on what is soon to be the old version of WrestleCrap.com. But in many ways, it is only appropriate that we end it this way. After all, I’m pretty sure Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: A Johnny Damon Christmas: Yankee, Go Home!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 22 December 2016, 08:45
WWE, 2009 Text by Art0Donnell & RD Reynolds Check out Art0Donnell’s Facebook Page Here and his Blog, “How Much Does This Guy Weigh?” Here! Holiday episodes of wrestling have never must-see television. Knowing that most fans will be spending time with family rather than watching the boob tube, but unwilling to just show re-runs like normal TV programs, wrestling writers typically phone it in around Thanksgiving Continue Reading...
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Induction: Goldberg Refuses to Follow the Script – Oh, What a Tangled Web Russo Weaves

63 Submitted by on Thu, 01 December 2016, 20:00
WCW, 2000 Like the rest of you, I was shocked to see Goldberg destroy Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. Why such a short main event? Why have a part-timer come in and annihilate the company’s top draw? Nothing about the situation seemed to make any sense according to Booking 101. But I think I’ve finally figured out why what happened, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Shadow Warriors 2 – This Ain’t Your Father’s Hulk Hogan Movie!

59 Submitted by on Thu, 24 November 2016, 20:00
Movie, 1999 Several years back when my 400 disc Blu-Ray changer (yes, such a thing exists) conked out, I decided to move all my discs over to Plex.  For those of you unfamiliar with that bit of technology, just imagine all the DVDs and Blu-Rays you own magically transported to your own personal Netflix (and if you’re unfamiliar with that bit of technology, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Stephanie’s Thanksgiving PMS – A period piece

44 Submitted by on Thu, 17 November 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2002 Raw may have a monopoly on the Monday-only holidays like Memorial Day, MLK Day, and Columbus Day, but so long as Smackdown aired on Thursdays, it was the perennial home of Thanksgiving. And besides, none of those Monday holidays are all that fun, aside from the occasional, totally off-base history lesson from Vince McMahon. Thanksgiving, on the other Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW on the Dating Game – Featuring Muppets, Clowns, and Pantsless Chris Jericho. You’ve Been Warned.

34 Submitted by on Thu, 10 November 2016, 20:00
Game Show, 1998 Over the years, we’ve inducted plenty of game shows featuring pro wrestlers, seemingly everything from Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon on Double Dare to Booker T revealing himself to truly be The Weakest Link by thinking Thanksgiving was in October (and if that doesn’t get you to pony up $14.95 for the WrestleCrap archives, I don’t know what will).  Family Feud, The Continue Reading...
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Induction: Swing Your Lady – Beware the Sexual Hammerlock

19 Submitted by on Thu, 03 November 2016, 20:00
1938, Warner Bros. Films Last night, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. While we at Wrestlecrap have yet to induct anything quite that old, the musical wrestling comedy featured in this week’s induction is older than WWE, WWF, and WWII. Until we dig up footage of Abraham Lincoln’s infamous Proclamation-on-a-pole match, 1938’s Swing Your Lady starring Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: NXT Halloween Costume Contest – Featuring the BEST – and WORST – Wrestling Getups Ever!

30 Submitted by on Thu, 27 October 2016, 21:09
NXT, 2010 If there’s one thing in pro wrestling I will always love and never get tired of, it’s shows celebrating Halloween…and particularly costume contests inside a wrestling ring!  I don’t care that I’ve inducted like 47 of them over the years, I will continue to hunt them down and every year you can pretty much bet that I will find Continue Reading...
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Induction: The WWE Divas meet the Hollywood Medium – Séance Fiction

19 Submitted by on Thu, 20 October 2016, 20:00
E! Network, 2015-2016 In keeping with the Halloween spirit, this week’s induction is guaranteed to send chills up and down your spine… This week, we look at the E! Network’s Hollywood Medium and his séances for the departed souls of wrestlers’ loved ones. What you’re about to read is a collection of tales of ghosts, spirits, and messages from beyond Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Kevin Nash, The Promoter – Don’t Worry, Your Halloween Costume Will Be Better

49 Submitted by on Thu, 13 October 2016, 20:00
WCW, 1999 Halloween is always one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s no Christmas, don’t get me wrong, but it’s still something I look forward to even though the days of eating pounds of chocolate obtained via trick or treating are long since past.  These days, I search out new ways to enjoy the holiday.  For instance, I’ve never Continue Reading...
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Induction: Tiger Ali Singh – The Million Rupee Man

47 Submitted by on Thu, 06 October 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1997-1999 Have you ever contemplated how rare success is in pro wrestling? For every hardcore legend like Mick Foley, there are a thousand stupid kids beating their brains out in their backyards. For every charismatic muscle man like Hulk Hogan, there are a hundred Tom Magees. And for every wrestler like The Rock who surpasses his father’s legacy, there Continue Reading...
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