Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: The Greater Power – Aw, son of a…

53 Submitted by on Thu, 19 October 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1998-1999   I. “I really didn’t want to have to do it” On October 19th, 1998, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer announced the creation of a Ministry of Darkness that would serve Taker’s evil purposes, whatever those may have been. For the next four months, The Undertaker would grow his Ministry until it was powerful enough to take on Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WarGames 2000 – Russo’s Revenge Indeed

23 Submitted by on Thu, 12 October 2017, 20:00
  WCW, 2000 The recent announcement of NXT bringing back WarGames set the inter webs into a tizzy recently, and with good reason.  The original bout was a legendary contest, a staple of the NWA and later WCW.  Due to the fact that it was so closely tied to a promotion WWE had a blood feud with, it was reportedly Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Terri Runnels Pregnancy – Spoiler: Attitude Era angles never lasted 9 months

32 Submitted by on Thu, 05 October 2017, 20:00
WWF 1998-1999 WWE is currently experiencing a baby boom, with both Maryse Mizanin and Maria Kanellis expecting little ones next year. Over the years, WWE has earned a reputation as a supportive environment for new families. In fact, when one female on-screen talent wanted to return to TV after her pregnancy but was self-conscious about her weight, Chief Brand Officer Continue Reading...
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Tribute: RD Reynolds’ Favorite Bobby Heenan Moment

48 Submitted by on Wed, 27 September 2017, 20:00
I’ve written about it before, but whenever I go through a rough patch in life, I turn to Prime Time Wrestling. To those outside of our little hobby/business/sport whatever you want to call it, that has to sound completely bizarre.  What kind of person, what kind of man, would focus on pro wrestling when life starts throwing hard curveballs?  Is that Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Toxic Turtles – Hell in a Shell

27 Submitted by on Thu, 14 September 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1993 It’s not often that everyone in the wrestling world suddenly starts talking about a nearly 25 year-old match, especially one with no recognizable stars (both in the “WWE Superstar” sense and in the Dave Meltzer sense)… …but with the arrival of WWE’s new Unreleased 1986-1995 DVD, it seems that everyone from Charly Caruso to Sean Mooney wants to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Nailz vs. El Gigante – Yes, It Happened…and It’s Every Bit As Horrible As We Hoped!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 07 September 2017, 20:00
NEW JAPAN, 1994 Not gonna lie, this was NOT the induction I was planning for this week. I had a few other ideas.  I was pondering going back one more time to the Piledriver VHS and doing another in-depth, scene by scene breakdown of maybe Girls in Cars or Jive Soul Bro.  I’d kicked around going completely off the rails, and reviewing an Asian Continue Reading...
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Induction: Dustin Runnels – Cuckoldust

28 Submitted by on Thu, 31 August 2017, 20:41
WWF, 1998 One of my favorite parts of Raw these days – and that is a small list, let me tell you – is the return of Goldust to his roots as a mysterious film aficionado rather than as wacky comic relief.  See, over the course of just the first three years of his character’s run… …the bizarre, androgynous movie Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Divas Pajama Pillow Fight – Far More Dangerous Than It Sounds!

35 Submitted by on Thu, 24 August 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2012 This past weekend, the WWE Univer…no, I can’t do that. I don’t care how many times the company tries to shove that gibberish down our throats, it always sounds completely idiotic.  Why can’t we simply be wrestling fans?  Seriously, think about that – we can’t be pro wrestling fans because WWE won’t allow the words “pro wrestling” or Continue Reading...
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Induction: Triple H on Pacific Blue – XXX DX HHH vs. BMX PD

32 Submitted by on Thu, 17 August 2017, 21:23
USA Network, 1998 Pacific Blue was a USA Network show notable for two things: Kicking off the 1997 Sunday night lineup called, “Sunday Night Heat” [not to be confused with the wrestling show of the same name, which debuted the following year]… …and for being a police drama about cops who ride bikes – not motorcycles, but bicycles. Make that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Mean Gene’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hoochie Koo – It’s Just Like Hot for Teacher…Except It’s Horrible and the Song Sucks

24 Submitted by on Thu, 10 August 2017, 20:00
1987, WWF Going to date myself here, but in 1984, I was a freshman in high school.  I don’t have tons of fond memories of my youth; I was a total outcast, kind of a nerd, and didn’t have a ton of friends.  Now to be fair, the ones I did have were awesome – my best friend then is Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Ready to Rumble Website – Perhaps Even Dumber Than The Movie!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 27 July 2017, 20:00
Warner Bros Website, 2000 Following my most recent induction, I’ve been flooded with requests to do more in-depth music video reviews from the legendary Piledriver VHS. I hate you guys. No no, I kid.  I actually kinda dug doing that, so yes, we will be going back to them throughout the remainder of 2017.  But honestly, this week, I needed a Continue Reading...
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Induction: …All the Marbles starring Peter Falk – Just one more thing… this movie sucks!

13 Submitted by on Thu, 20 July 2017, 21:47
MGM Pictures, 1981 Swing Your Lady may be the earliest wrestling movie chronologically, but …All the Marbles is and always will be the earliest alphabetically, thanks to that ellipsis. The film stars Columbo’s Peter Falk as the very Peter Falk-ish wrestling manager, Harry Sears. His tag team, the California Dolls, are trying to move up in the world of ladies’ wrestling, which, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The 30th Anniversary of PILEDRIVER – A Scene by Scene Super Analysis!

68 Submitted by on Thu, 13 July 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1987 I’ve been bingeing Prime Time Wrestling on the Network of late.  I mean, not that it’s anything new for me; I’ve long made known my love for this television progrem, so I won’t bore you with details about it again.  I binged it long before the Network existed (on good ol’ fashioned VHS tapes I recorded from the Continue Reading...
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Induction: The GLOW pay-per-view – This time, it cost money

30 Submitted by on Thu, 06 July 2017, 20:00
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, 1993 With the hit series GLOW premiering on Netflix recently, a lot of wrestling fans have come to appreciate the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the syndicated 1980s television show that is the subject of the new comedy/drama. The GLOW wrestling show was the first of its kind, employing an all-female cast that blended goofball comedy with Continue Reading...
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Induction: Donald Trump buys Raw: Dropped almost as fast as WWE’s stock

71 Submitted by on Sun, 02 July 2017, 02:00
WWE, 2009 I have never understood Donald Trump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Vince McMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. McMahon once made Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to demolish Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Starrcade Main Eventer Ed Leslie – The Granddaddy of Them All Gets Butchered

54 Submitted by on Thu, 29 June 2017, 20:00
WCW, 1994 I like how everyone and their brother is complaining about Jinder Mahal ramdomly being thrust into the main event scene. I mean, sure, I’ve brought it up too, viewing this as one of the ultimate troll jobs Vince McMahon has ever perpetrated, just to get all of us hardcores in a tizzy. Look, I’ve heard all the reason Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Terry Funk vs. Chris Candido vs. a Horse – No Really, A Live Horse!

27 Submitted by on Thu, 22 June 2017, 20:00
2000, WCW I don’t know why, but sometimes I still find it hard to believe that WCW has been dead and buried for over sixteen years.  Maybe it’s because I have fond memories of the promotion, especially the early years of Nitro when the company pushed not only Vince McMahon and the WWF but the entire business to be better than Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Chrisley Knows Best Wrestling Episode – Tough Enough, Kids’ Edition

16 Submitted by on Thu, 08 June 2017, 20:00
USA Network, 2016 Any American who has watched Raw in the past few years knows about Chrisley Knows Best. (It’s like Hogan Knows Best, except the host is allowed on WWE TV) Yet despite the bombardment of ads on the USA Network for the walking sass-machine Todd Chrisley, I’ve never been tempted in the slightest to actually sit down and Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: This is Your Life, Nikolai Volkoff – The First – and Worst – of These Horrible Bits!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 01 June 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1986 I’ve heard a lot of folks claiming this week that the segment on Raw Monday night wherein Alexa Bliss did a This is Your Life mocking Bayley was the worst thing they’d ever seen. To which I can only say, “Have you never read anything on this site?” Now before I hop up on my soap box and make with Continue Reading...
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Induction: The murder of Boots the Cat – Chris & Tammy are Suicidal, Homicidal, and Felicidal

18 Submitted by on Thu, 25 May 2017, 20:00
Smoky Mountain Wrestling, 1994-1995 Ignore the years listed at the top of this article. For my brother and me, this story starts in 1996. Having grown tired of re-watching the same episodes of Raw we had taped in the summer of ’95 (when we briefly had cable), and with WWF Superstars having just moved to the inaccessible USA Network, it Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hillbilly Jim vs. Mr. Fuji Tuxedo Match – Has RD Finally Had Enough?

32 Submitted by on Thu, 18 May 2017, 20:00
WWF, 1986 I was thrilled recently to receive the following email. It’s no secret that Prime Time Wrestling is my all-time favorite pro wrestling show.  It was more than just a collection of matches to me; it got me through one of the darkest periods of my entire life.  I’m sure I’ve told the story before, but when I was in Continue Reading...
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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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