Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: Jinder Mahal, WWE Champion – The 2017 Gooker Award Winner (for real this time)

90 Submitted by on Thu, 18 January 2018, 20:00
It may have been the strangest long-term booking decision in WWE history. Jinder Mahal, career-long underneath guy, would win the WWE’s oldest and most prestigious title and hold it for nearly half a year. Jinder Mahal, who had never once wrestled for any WWE title. Jinder Mahal, who had never once won a match on pay-per-view. Jinder Mahal, who once Continue Reading...
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2017 Gooker Award Voting! Pick the Very Worst of the Very Worst!

84 Submitted by on Thu, 04 January 2018, 20:00
2017 is in the books, and thank goodness for that, as it sure did stink! Speaking of reeking, let’s talk for a moment about the least prestigious award in all of professional wrestling: WrestleCrap’s 17th Annual Gooker Award!  Named after the infamous Goobeldy Gooker, this prize goes to the dirt worst storyline, character, or promotional tactic that took place inside or Continue Reading...
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2017: A Look Back In Horror – The Worst In Wrestling!

81 Submitted by on Thu, 28 December 2017, 20:00
Greetings, all. Hope you had a lovely Christmas, or whatever you may celebrate. This is my fifth year in a row writing this list for WrestleCrap, and I consider the final product a pretty fair (albeit subjective) barometer of what was bad in wrestling throughout 2017. Some items were, “Bad, but I smiled.” Others were, “Bad, and I shook my Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

26 Submitted by on Tue, 26 December 2017, 09:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Christmas Party 2001: They Sure Don’t Have Parties Like THIS Anymore!

14 Submitted by on Mon, 25 December 2017, 01:03
WWF, 2001 Text by RD Reynolds Office Christmas parties ain’t what they used to be. While I was never privy to the insanity that apparently took place back in the 70’s (according to TV and film, those things had everything from guys xeroxing their anuses to drugs to orgies to guys xeroxing their anuses with drugs while having an orgie), I Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Slay – Yes, Virginia – Goldberg is Santa Claus!

11 Submitted by on Sun, 24 December 2017, 08:02
Movie, 2005  Hey, remember Bill Goldberg? Sure you do. The guy tore through WCW during its boom period, and were it not for the noodle heads running the company at the time, would likely have led them to even greater heights. He had that weird mix of charisma and intensity that made up for his lack of technical prowess inside Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Bounty – Because When You Think Christmas (And Bounty Hunting), You Think THE MIZ

40 Submitted by on Sat, 23 December 2017, 08:45
WWE Studios, 2013 The image above is unlike any I’ve ever led an induction with, but I think it may be the most appropriate ever. If not “appropriate”, it is the most personal.  What you see in this photograph is my living room.  That’s my crusty old Mitsubishi rear projection that is what the Reynolds family watches every night.  No, we’ve never Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa Buddies: You Wouldn’t Think Puppies Could Suck the Joy Out of Christmas

13 Submitted by on Sat, 23 December 2017, 08:01
Direct to Hell DVD Release, 2009 Text by RD Reynolds Mrs. Deal: “Let me see if I got this right: you’re going to make fun of a kids’ Christmas movie starring puppies. What is wrong with you?” Oh no…no no no, Mrs. Deal. Don’t you dare paint me as the villain here. I didn’t make this movie. I didn’t make this horrible, horrendous, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny – Featuring More Songs and Soiled Pants Than Any Christmas Film Rightfully Should

21 Submitted by on Fri, 22 December 2017, 20:00
Film, 1972 It’s late December, so you know what that means!  Time for yours truly to get away from the horribleness pro wrestling provides and jump headfirst into the horribleness Christmas movies can sometimes provide instead!  If you’re only here for true WrestleCrap, you can bypass this induction, but be warned, these are generally some of the most popular articles Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Comes to Pac-Land: The Cartoon That Will Make You Hate Pac-Man AND Santa

11 Submitted by on Thu, 21 December 2017, 12:01
ABC Cartoon, 1982 Text by RD Reynolds Standard December Disclaimer: Every year, I take a week away from doing wrestling inductions to review the very worst of Christmas movies and specials. And this is that week! I do hope you enjoy a very special, and very horrible, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land! As anyone who has read this site for, oh, 90 Continue Reading...
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Induction: Del Río Runs Over Santa Claus – GTA: North Pole

38 Submitted by on Thu, 21 December 2017, 08:45
WWE, 2012 The holidays are a time when WWE encourages its viewers to spend quality time with their families, preferably by turning off the TV altogether. Either that, or they figure that people aren’t concerned with TV wrestling around Christmastime, so why put on a half-way decent program when nobody is watching? Of course, back in, say, 2000, the “nobody” Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Jingle All the Way & Jingle All the Way 2 – We Watched Them Both And Didn’t Hear “It’s Not a Tumor” or “Get ‘Er Done” Even Once

68 Submitted by on Wed, 20 December 2017, 08:45
Ah December…the time we get to take a break from writing about horrible wrestling and instead go dumpster diving into the world of horrible Christmas movies!  We’ve been doing this I believe since year one at WrestleCrap, so there ain’t no stopping us now.  And this year, you get a double dose, as we do a two-fer-one with myself and Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: El Santa Claus – The Goofiest Christmas Move Ever Made Gets Its Proper Induction!

11 Submitted by on Tue, 19 December 2017, 08:15
WWE, 2008  Text by RD Reynolds with Triple Kelly Quick note from RD: If you enjoy these classic inductions, why not get all of them and everything else ever on the site via the online archives?  A one-time donation of $14.95 gets you unlimited access to everything.  All the inductions, all the WrestleCrap Radios, all the WrestleCrap Radio videos, everything ever written or Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: He-Man Christmas – We Wish You a Merry Atheist Day and a Happy New Year

14 Submitted by on Tue, 19 December 2017, 08:07
Cartoon, 1985 Text by Blade Braxton It’s no secret to listeners of Wrestlecrap Radio, that I am a huge fan of the original He-Man and Masters Of The Universe cartoon. I regard the original set of episodes as some of the best cartoons of the 1980’s. The abomination you’re about to see today however, is quite different. Straying far away from Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Eric Young’s Christmas Party – Why Would Santa EVER Go To TNA?

31 Submitted by on Mon, 18 December 2017, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2007 Usually I like to spend the first couple hundred words laying the ground work for an induction, especially during Christmas time.  I mean, it’s my favorite time of the year and I love to wax philosophical about snow and decorations and Little Debbie North Pole Nutty Bars and all that jazz. But seriously, look at that.  This Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC Induction: An American Christmas Carol – Sit On It, Marley!

68 Submitted by on Mon, 18 December 2017, 08:05
  Made for TV Movie, 1979 Not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m an absolute fanatic when it comes to A Christmas Carol.  I love the book, but it’s other adaptations of it that really get my chestnuts roasting. Which sounds simultaneously lewd and painful. Anyhoo, I absolutely devour movies featuring the yuletide antics of one Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Silent Night Bloody Night – Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Lovely is Your Barbed Wire

11 Submitted by on Sat, 16 December 2017, 15:45
TNA, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds Confession time here at the Crap.  Last year during the Gooker Award voting, I was concerned. No, more than that, I was scared, mortified, almost, at what appeared to be an inevitability: a TNA angle was going to win WrestleCrap’s biggest (and by biggest I do mean ‘only’) award. The storyline was the Robert Roode-Traci Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Back to the Future Christmas – Great Scott! This Show Sucks!

23 Submitted by on Sat, 16 December 2017, 08:35
Cartoon, 1992 Note from RD: It’s that time of year again – CHRISTMAS!  As is the tradition around these parts, my last induction of the year prior to Christmas is always a non-wrestling one that focuses on a terrible Christmas movie or TV special.  Take a break from awful wrestling with an awful yule log instead! As I write this, I am Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Babes in Toyland – Georgy Porgie Puddin’ Pie, Shows RD His Cameltoe and Makes Him Cry

12 Submitted by on Fri, 15 December 2017, 08:45
Theatrical Motion Picture, 1986 Special Note from RD: This is yet another trek down memory lane, as I take a look at one of the worst holiday movies ever made. This has nothing to do with wrestling, but in the spirit of the season, I thought it might be fun to cover. If you just want wrestling, hit the back Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Workshop Street Fight: On Don West’s Christmas Wish List: SPANK ACTION!

3 Submitted by on Thu, 14 December 2017, 19:06
TNA, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds Over the years, at times, I’ve felt as though I’m running out of material on this here site. Generally when I feel that way, I then get a flood of requests for things I either a) never saw; b) don’t remember; or more often c) saw, thought “Man that was atrocious and I never ever Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians – Yes, This is a Real Movie

9 Submitted by on Thu, 14 December 2017, 19:00
Movie, 1964  Quick Note from RD: As is the tradition ’round these parts this time of year, I take time away from WrestleCrap and delve into the equally amusing and absurd world of HolidayMovieCrap. Enjoy! Ah yes, the holidays are upon us once again. For many, the highlight is waiting to see what’s waiting for themselves under the tree. For Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Good Santa vs. Bad Santa – Cancel Christmas? How About Raw Instead?

35 Submitted by on Thu, 07 December 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2013 I’m probably setting myself up for a lot of hate mail, but I was talking with a friend the other day about how it feels as though the legendary A Christmas Story is somewhat played out.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love that movie and consider it an all-time classic.  But it’s been aired non-stop for years and Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Needles the Tailor: The Superstars’ Stitch Bitch

5 Submitted by on Tue, 05 December 2017, 09:00
WWF, 1992 Text by Harry Simon It has been said that “clothes make the man.” But what about the man who makes the clothes that makes the man? What’s his story? Well, in the WWF’s case, he was a nervous little fella who talked like an unholy cross between Professor Frink from The Simpsons and every neurotic middle-aged guy in every Woody Allen Continue Reading...
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