Category Archives: Inductions

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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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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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INDUCTION SPECIAL: 2016 – A Look Back in Horror – The Worst in Wrestling!

79 Submitted by on Thu, 29 December 2016, 20:00
A staggering and inordinate amount of deaths among talented, beloved celebrities and entertainers. A hideously ugly election cycle that only seemed to magnify the worst in everyone. The continued existence of Chrisley Knows Best, despite nobody knowing (or willing to admit knowing) a single person that watches that show for non-ironic reasons. The year 2016 has not been a pretty one, to 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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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

6 Submitted by on Tue, 08 November 2016, 10:00
WWE, 2008  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds Another month, another holiday behind us. The day of bloodsuckers, mindless zombies and flesh-eating ghouls. Halloween? No, silly – I’m talking about ELECTION DAY! And to commemorate this year’s Election Day, we’re going back to take a look at yet another former Gooker Nominee. I know we get a lot of International ‘Crappers that 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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Classic Induction: Goldberg vs. Lesnar – The Most Overhyped, Underdelivering Match Ever!

27 Submitted by on Mon, 17 October 2016, 18:00
WrestleMania XX, 2004 Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds  It’s that time of year again, fellow ‘Crappers. Yes, March Madness is upon us. A time of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball brackets AND the good ol’ Wrestlemania weekend. I always thought it’d be fun to get together with your buddies for a weekend and watch some old Wrestlemanias to get in the 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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Classic Induction: Berserker Threw a Party: And It Kinda Sucks, So We’re Helping Out

12 Submitted by on Mon, 29 August 2016, 04:00
WWF, Early 1990’s I think I speak for nearly every late 80’s, early 90’s wrestling fan when I say, “God bless those old Coliseum videos.” Long before WWE 24/7, DVD releases, and heck, even monthly PPVs, all us marks could do “back in the day” to get our wrestling fix was to head to the local video store and see Continue Reading...
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