Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: Booker T vs. Triple H – HHH goes KKK

55 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 20:07
WWE, 2003 Wrestling storylines aren’t like any other storylines you’ll see on TV; they’re typically much, much worse. No ordinary TV series could get away with the disjointed plots that wrestling fans are subjected to on a regular basis. Even series with the most notoriously convoluted stories made up as the writers went along, like The X-Files or Twin Peaks Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hulk Hogan’s Ultimate Grill Infomercial – Whatcha Gonna Do When Steaks and Burgers and Hot Dogs and Waffles and Cookies Run Wild On You?

61 Submitted by on Wed, 18 March 2015, 20:00
INFOMERCIAL, 2007 Many thanks to Michael Cole (not that one – I don’t think) for submitting this! Long-time Crappers know the story of the legendary Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer, but for those of you that don’t, here’s the skinny: according to legend, the Hulkster was going to be offered a grill that would allow fat to drip away from whatever meat you Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Worst of “America The Beautiful” at Wrestlemania – From Sea to Shining C-R-A-P

46 Submitted by on Thu, 05 March 2015, 20:00
WWE 1985-present Ever since Wrestlemania I, it has been a tradition to start off the show with a patriotic tune. Now, if you take a moment to think about it, it does seem like an odd way to start an event revolving around men in goofy tights with stupid haircuts flopping around pretending to be hurt. You don’t see that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Salvatore Bellomo, Boat Builder – I Guess Everyone Really Does Have to Have a Hobby

40 Submitted by on Thu, 26 February 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1984 As I’ve completely run through every episode of the greatest wrestling show ever on the WWE Network (that would be Prime Time Wrestling of course), my attention has now turned to good ol’ Tuesday Night Titans, or TNT as it is known to its friends.  For the uninitiated, it was a talk show that featured folks who competed in WWF rings in Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mummies of Guanajuato – No Es Bueno

18 Submitted by on Thu, 19 February 2015, 20:00
Movie, 1972 Thanks to the growing popularity of Lucha Underground, cable television show AAA and CMLL and the wrestling community looking for alternatives, lucha wrestling is on the upswing. Lucha has a long and rich history with a few luchadores crossing into pop culture icons. Chief among those was El Santo who filmed almost 60 movies. And you were sick Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Mania, Episode 1: An Hour Straight of Todd Pettengill…That’ll Be Good, Right?

32 Submitted by on Mon, 16 February 2015, 16:00
WWF, 1993 Text by RD Reynolds So a few weeks back, WWE surprised a lot of folks by announcing a new show called Saturday Morning Slam. It’s a show that the company has designed first and foremost with children in mind. It’s nothing new. In fact, you could argue that the WWF’s flagship show during its 1980’s glory days was also Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Vince McMahon and the Brass Rings – 2014 Gooker Award Co-Winner

94 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2014 Text by RD Reynolds and Art 0Donnell “You have, you know, this is a different group of guys, and gals…its millennials. You know, they’re not as ambitious, quite frankly, and they’re not trepidatious at all.  I just don’t think they want to reach for that brass ring.  The last person to really reach for that brass ring in Continue Reading...
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Induction: Bella vs. Bella – 2014 Gooker Award Co-winner

80 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:00
WWE, 2014 Note: Due to some suspicious Slammy-esque stuffing of the ballot box in this year’s Gooker Award poll, Wrestlecrap will be awarding the prize to the top two vote-getters. Next week will see the induction of Vince McMahon’s brass-ring fiasco, but this week we present WWE’s Nikki vs. Brie Bella feud, the co-winner of the 2014 Gooker Award. Just Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 2012 Royal Rumble – Fools rush in where Cena fears to tread

51 Submitted by on Thu, 22 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It’s hard to imagine a Royal Rumble with less at stake in it than 2012’s battle royal. Of course, until 1993, the winner of the Royal Rumble wasn’t guaranteed to main-event Wrestlemania. However, 2012’s Royal Rumble was the first in history where the winner was guaranteed not to main-event Wrestlemania. The headlining match of Wrestlemania 28 having already Continue Reading...
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And Your 2014 Gooker Winner Is…

272 Submitted by on Tue, 20 January 2015, 19:00
Note from RD: Well, this is a first. What started out as a landslide win for the Bella vs. Bella Feud somehow turned into a second place finish for WWE’s Lack of Brass Rings.  A bit of investigation reveals that SHENANIGANS WERE AFOOT! While we cannot lock down how much ballot stuffing was done for those in favor of brass Continue Reading...
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Induction: Big Show vs. The Authority – Never mind the KO Punch, you’ll get brain damage just watching it!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 15 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2013 It’s rare to see a storyline play out in WWE with that perfect combination of boring corporate power struggles, gaping plot holes, heel authority figures, stupid babyfaces, kayfabe firings, historical revisionism, gimmick infringement, and McMahon hypocrisy. Sure, you might see three or four or five of those elements in a single angle, but all of them at once? Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Illegal Aliens – Chyna vs. Anna Nicole Smith? We are SO There

19 Submitted by on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:00
Direct to Video Release, 2007 Today, fellow Crappers, we are going to review Illegal Aliens, a science fiction film starring Anna Nicole Smith and Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. Just typing that, I think my fingers might have orgasmed. For a guy that runs a site called “WrestleCrap”, you have to admit, that’s a pretty juicy order. Here we have two of the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Paul Orndorff, Fitness Trainer – Lose Weight the Wonderful Way!

24 Submitted by on Thu, 08 January 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1985 I feel like I’ve written this induction 20 times before…probably because every year is exactly the same. December comes, and I lose all self control.  Between white fudge Oreos, Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees, and every other cookie, candy, and concoction under the sun, it’s amazing I don’t put on 50 pounds every year. Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Black Saturday: Vince Shows Up on WTBS…in 1984?

23 Submitted by on Sat, 27 December 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1984  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds A VERY special THANK YOU to Linden Walker for his invaluable help on this induction July 14, 1984. A date which will live in infamy in the minds of southern wrestling fans. If you’ve been coming to the site for awhile, read Death of WCW or picked up a copy of WWE’s The Rise And Fall Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 1997 Slammy Awards – Featuring Mankind vs. Cosmo Kramer

22 Submitted by on Thu, 11 December 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1997 It’s Slammy season once again, and with it, it’s time to look back on a different era of the prestigious awards, when the trophies were handed out not during a weekly wrestling show, but in a gala event in a ballroom on the eve of Wrestlemania. Modern-day Slammy Awards shows simply can’t top the excess and extravagance of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Day Of The Warrior – Buff Bagwell Wants Snoo-Snoo

22 Submitted by on Thu, 04 December 2014, 20:00
Movie, 1996 American Male. N.W.O. Member. Monday Night Raw participant. Escort. Marcus “Buff” Bagwell has worn many hats, most of them in the hideous top hat category. A while back, rumors began to spread that for the first time ever Bagwell was going to be starring in an honest-to-goodness adult film. Well I am here to put those rumors to Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Bill Kazmaier: World’s Strongest Man, Take 47

21 Submitted by on Wed, 26 November 2014, 15:00
WCW, Early 90’s I’ve written before on this here site about the legacy of wrestling’s “strongest men”. In fact, when the site first launched way back in the stone ages, one of the original inductions was that of the Pony’s wearing slab of muscle known as Ted Arcidi. It’s funny, because when I happened upon footage of today’s inductee, Bill Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Karate Fighters Holiday Tournaments – Randomly flailing limbs, brackets full of unknowns, and it wasn’t even the Brawl-For-All!

25 Submitted by on Tue, 25 November 2014, 20:00
WWF, mid-90s By Art 0’Donnell & RD Reynolds In 1995, Milton Bradley finally produced its answer to the 1960s classic toy, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. While Milton Bradley’s version may not have earned the name recognition of its spiritual predecessor, it did leave a legacy in the world of sports-entertainment through its perennial sponsorship of the WWF in general Continue Reading...
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Induction: “End Game” – Kurt Angle wants perverted sex (part 2)

25 Submitted by on Thu, 20 November 2014, 20:00
DVD movie, 2009 If I asked you what Jenna Morasca and Sharmell had in common, you would probably say that they were both part of perhaps the worst professional wrestling match of all time. You would be right, of course, but there’s another common thread tying the two women together: Kurt Angle wanted to have perverted sex with both of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Jailbird Crush – Brudda in Arms

30 Submitted by on Thu, 13 November 2014, 19:00
WWF, 1996 With all the WWF talent jumping ship to WCW in 1996, Vince McMahon and VP of Talent Relations Jim Ross had to dig deep to find wrestlers to fill the void. There were the more conventional sources, such as WCW itself, ECW, and USWA… …and then there was that great untapped talent pool known as the Big House. Continue Reading...
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Induction: Vito in a dress – Vito in a dress

22 Submitted by on Thu, 06 November 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2006 Vito LoGrasso has always been a tough customer, whether in ECW, WCW, or WWE. So when word got around the Smackdown locker room in 2006 that the Full-Blooded Italian was a cross-dresser, there were those who just couldn’t face the truth. But, like it or not, we all found out firsthand that not only did Vito raid the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Kiss That Never Happened – An Awesome Angle Disappeared Like a Ghost on All Hallow’s Eve!

49 Submitted by on Thu, 30 October 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2002 By golly, is Halloween really this Friday???  How the heck did it sneak up on me like this?  Surely having my gall bladder removed and being laid out the past ten days didn’t have anything to do with it, right?  Eh, whatever the reason, Halloween is nearly here!  And as we are want to do ’round these parts, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Jake Roberts vs. Jerry Lawler – Worse taste than Jim Beam *and* this heading, combined!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 23 October 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 For me and many other viewers, Jake The Snake Roberts’s speech at the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony was far and away the highlight of the show. He made us laugh, he made us cry, he tried to stifle our inappropriate applause, and along the way, he even shared a rather original metaphor for working a Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Mordecai: Your Friendly Sword Swinging Yankee Candle Sales Rep

26 Submitted by on Tue, 21 October 2014, 15:00
WWE, 2004 Don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, but wrestling and religion don’t mix. No, wait. That’s a total lie. I know I’ve mentioned it before. In fact, I may have even begun a previous induction with the exact same line. Not only that, but we even had a list of at least ten different wrestling/religion flops in The Continue Reading...
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Induction: John Cena, This Is Your Life – Baloney, fudge, and mustard, this was terrible!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 16 October 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2011 In wrestling, there are certain ideas that were so successful at one time that writers can trot them out almost verbatim with no other justification but, “Let’s do this again because you liked it the first time!” Just look at The Four Horseman. Not only did it re-form repeatedly in the 90s, but as late as 2010, TNA Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Fat Chick Thriller – What? You Expect Some Funny One Liner Here? He’s a Dude that Digs Fat Chicks!

21 Submitted by on Mon, 13 October 2014, 19:42
WCW, 2000 One night, many years ago, I was on the phone with my friend John, a man you would know better as “Earthquake”.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  Us talking on the phone was not uncommon; we’d talk about wrestling sometimes, but mostly we’d talk about our families, we’d talk about what we each had to eat Continue Reading...
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Induction: Just Joe – If only this gimmick were just a rumor…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 09 October 2014, 20:00
WWF, 2000 Things were looking up for Joe E. Legend in the year 2000. With his former tag team partner Edge and former stablemate Christian launching themselves into superstardom with their memorable ladder matches, the indie veteran must have had high hopes for his career when he signed a coveted WWF contract. An on-screen reunion with his buddies E&C wasn’t Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Video Game Video – Featuring Bret Hart, Video Game Technician

24 Submitted by on Wed, 08 October 2014, 15:00
Acclaim Video Release, Mid 1990’s The initial release of the Sony Playstation saw a lot of great games hit in a very short period of time. There were originals like Twisted Metal and Warhawk, excellent ports like Rayman, and arcade classics like Ridge Racer and Tekken. Shortly after the PSOne’s debut, Midway released a conversion of its Mortal Kombat style Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Night Stalker vs. Sid Vicious – We’ve Not Inducted This? Really??

30 Submitted by on Mon, 06 October 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1991 On the road, traveling for work, but I’m not sweating it.  A long, 8-hour flight will provide me plenty of time to go back through the Nitro and Thunder archives for the next target of my poison pen.  I know the dates this mishap took place, and through I’ll have to tear through about 2 months of those shows, I am Continue Reading...
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