Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: …All the Marbles starring Peter Falk – Just one more thing… this movie sucks!

14 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

55 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

99 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: WrestleMania 32 – 2016 Gooker Award Winner

63 Submitted by on Thu, 26 January 2017, 20:00
WWE, 2016 Many years ago, I more or less had a nervous breakdown.  And many of you reading this today bore witness to it as it happened on air. Prior to a WrestleCrap Radio episode that I wish I could forget (amazingly even more than the others), I was discussing the itinerary with my co-host, Mr. Blade Braxton.  If you’ve Continue Reading...
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And the 2016 Gooker Award Winner Is…

59 Submitted by on Thu, 19 January 2017, 20:00
The votes were counted, tabulated, and all that goofy electoral stuff. Y’all made it very clear what you viewed as the worst of the worst in 2016. And coming on January 26, 2016, we will induct your choice. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 Gooker Award Winner is… Ack.  WrestleMania 32.  The show that never, ever, ever ended. Now if you’ll Continue Reading...
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