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The very latest of our world-famous inductions

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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INDUCTION: Zeus on The Arsenio Hall Show – Straight Outta Compton!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 15 September 2016, 20:00
Syndicated TV Show, 1989 When I first came up with the idea for WrestleCrap, I kinda had in my back pocket what I knew would make up the core of the site originally.  You had your Shockmaster and your Black Scorpion and your Red Rooster and your Papa Shango and all the other horrible characters you’d expect.  Ridiculous angles?  Those Continue Reading...
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Induction: Sting in WWE – WWE’s all-time most anticipated reminder that WCW sucked.

60 Submitted by on Thu, 08 September 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2015 “I always had this feeling that Vince wanted me more to undermine WCW than he did as a talent.” – Sting, “Legends with JBL”, 2016 If there was ever any wrestler synonymous with WCW, it was Sting. No one else had been with the company from its beginning to its end without ever working for the competition. Not Continue Reading...
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The InVasion: 2001 Gooker Award Winner

31 Submitted by on Fri, 02 September 2016, 00:00
WWF, 2001 When Bryan Alvarez and I decided to write The Death of WCW, he said something that I will never forget. After laughing about all the horrible stuff the company did to cause its own demise, we started to get down to business and really think about the company and its rich history. “You realize,” Bryan told me, “that as Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Booker T vs. Buff Bagwell – The Night That Killed WCW Once and For All

49 Submitted by on Thu, 01 September 2016, 20:00
WWF, 2001 Amazing, isn’t it? Amazing that in the FIFTEEN YEARS since it first happened, I have never inducted this match.  You’d think I would have done so – after all, this match was the single 15 minute segment that effectively killed any hope or prayer of WCW actually being used by the WWF following the buyout.  But I never Continue Reading...
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Induction: The WWF Sumo Match – Yoko and Quake battle for squatter’s rights

32 Submitted by on Thu, 25 August 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1994 WWE Raw has seen a lot of unconventional competitions over the years, from arm wrestling to posedowns to musical chairs, but its first non-standard bout came in May 1994, when future friend of Wrestlecrap John “Earthquake” Tenta and Yokozuna squared off in a “sumo match-up”. This was not to be your typical WWF match, and to hammer this Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Adrian Adonis’ Assistants, Mr. Bruce and Jack Darling – Just What You’d Expect from 1986 (or 2016) WWF!

40 Submitted by on Thu, 18 August 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1986 From the “You Don’t Need to Be Gary Spivey to Know This Won’t End Well” file comes this tidbit, courtesy of our pals over at f4wonline.com: No. No no no no no no no no no. NO. Wait, that wasn’t quite large and bold enough. NO! Please please please, WWE, please…just…don’t. Please? I’m asking nicely? I say that because Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The Commitment Ceremony Revisited- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Billy

34 Submitted by on Thu, 11 August 2016, 16:00
WWE, 2002 As part of a three-part induction special, I have decided to revisit the Billy & Chuck wedding, which bridges the gap between last week’s HLA induction and next week’s induction of the HLA match. The original induction of Billy & Chuck’s commitment ceremony is available rightchere for Crappers with access to the Archives. Have you heard of the Continue Reading...
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Induction: HLA – 2 Girls, 1 Cup… of Crap! Uh, Wrestlecrap.

73 Submitted by on Thu, 11 August 2016, 15:00
WWE, 2002 WWE is no stranger to publicity stunts. Whether it be the “sale” of Raw to Donald Trump, the “Battle of the Billionaires,” or basically any angle involving Donald Trump, Vince McMahon has been known to make desperate grabs for mainstream media attention, typically at the expense of regular viewers who watch his programming in spite of (and not Continue Reading...
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