Category Archives: Tributes

Tributes to those who have meant so much to our site

Merle Vincent Griggs Tribute

7 Submitted by on Fri, 05 September 2014, 15:00
Even though it’s been years since his death, it’s still hard for me to believe that Merle Vincent Griggs is no longer with us. Merle loved pro wrestling – in fact, he promoted the first and likely only NWA Indianapolis event, which featured such stars as Dan Severn, Buddy Landell, and many others. He even gave me the opportunity to Continue Reading...
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“Earthquake” John Tenta Tribute

26 Submitted by on Tue, 05 August 2014, 15:00
June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006 John Tenta was my friend. Actually, let me rephrase that – John Tenta was our friend, a friend to everyone who ever visited this site. He was probably a friend to everyone he ever met. He was a good, good man, one to whom I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never fully Continue Reading...
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In memory of The Ultimate Warrior. June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014.

59 Submitted by on Wed, 09 April 2014, 00:29
We always like to make people laugh here at WrestleCrap but sadly this is something serious. WWE reports that The Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the age of 54. We’ve featured Warrior a lot over the years here on WrestleCrap and we’ve done that largely in part because he was always such an entertaining, charismatic man who gave it his Continue Reading...
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WrestleCrap Remembers Nelson Frazier, Best Known as Mabel, Viscera, and Big Daddy V

12 Submitted by on Wed, 19 February 2014, 01:15
  It’s been reported, most notably by his former Men on a Mission tag team partner Mo, that Nelson Frazier has passed away, days after his 43rd birthday. Early reports are that Frazier succumbed to a massive heart attack. Frazier, of course, had a few memorable runs through WWE in the nineties and 2000s, with his pinnacle being a victory Continue Reading...
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In Memory of Mae Young, a Story

18 Submitted by on Tue, 14 January 2014, 23:46
  WrestleCrap is saddened to learn of the death of Mae Young, who passed away this morning at the age of 90.  We had the honor of inducting her for several ‘comedy’ skits over the year, but even I (RD) have to give her props for not only being incredibly tough, but…well, yes, I will admit it…she made me laugh Continue Reading...
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RIP Paul Bearer

34 Submitted by on Wed, 06 March 2013, 08:00
  We’ll leave the Curtain Jerker title off today, and instead give full billing to a man who’s had quite a career in professional wrestling. William Moody, either as Paul Bearer or Percy Pringle III, was a unique character in a business full of them, standing out even when surrounded by larger-than-life monsters. Feel free to share some of your Continue Reading...
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Tribute: Andre the Giant

11 Submitted by on Sun, 27 January 2013, 10:00
I remember being scared of Andre as a child. In the summer of 1989, my Ninja Turtles and Legos, my Batman and my Double Dare, they all would get back-burnered in favor of something my brother Josh dragged me into. I wasn’t kicking and screaming when I got my first taste of World Wrestling Federation action, nor was I willing Continue Reading...
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