Category Archives: Inductions

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INDUCTION: Sid Vicious, Lost in Louisiana – He Has Half the Sense of Direction You Do!

29 Submitted by on Mon, 29 September 2014, 21:00
WCW, 2000 Big news first: the new Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition is NOW AVAILABLE.  Not for pre-order; it’s shipping NOW.  I will also have a few autographed books available to ship directly from WrestleCrap HQ, which will be available sometime in the near future.  So check back if you are interested! I’ve kinda beat y’all over the head with Continue Reading...
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Induction: Triple H destroys the minitron – Directed by Michael Bay on acid

10 Submitted by on Thu, 25 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2008 Sometimes here at Wrestlecrap, we think big. We’ve inducted three-hour pay-per-views, long-running characters, and even whole promotions in our illustrious history. On the flip side, we’ve inducted articles of clothing, individual matches, and even one 18-second bout that nonetheless yielded a 1850-word write-up. This induction falls into the latter category. Tonight, we look back at the night Triple Continue Reading...
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Induction: The WWE Walkout – Like the Invasion, but in reverse, and with more rectal hemorrhaging

22 Submitted by on Thu, 18 September 2014, 20:00
Or: “An Ace in the hole, and blood in Jerry’s” WWE, 2011 Few WWE viewers were surprised when, at Battleground 2014, Lana the Ravishing Russian invoked recent current events to garner heat. And by that, I mean she literally said, “recent current events” to get boos. This kind of exploitation is nothing new for the company, and all it took Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: ECW Strip Poker – Featuring Ashley, The Shy Trannie

11 Submitted by on Wed, 17 September 2014, 12:00
WWECW, 2006 Text by Triple Kelly I know what you’re thinking as you read that subject line up there, and I admit I somewhat agree: I feel very unqualified writing up this week’s induction. It would be more fair if it were written by RD, Blade, Sean Carless, Derek Burgan, Dr. Keith or Harry Simon. Because they, being heterosexual males (depending Continue Reading...
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Induction: Maximum Conviction – Fortunately Also Minimum Seagal

21 Submitted by on Mon, 15 September 2014, 20:00
Movie – 2012 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: Former 6-time WWF World Champion. 3-time Royal Rumble winner. King of the Ring. Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s #1 wrestler twice. WWE Hall of Famer. “Sheriff” of Raw. Podcast host. Arguably one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.  Star of movies such as The Condemned, Hunt To Kill, and some other movies you’ve Continue Reading...
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Induction: Stone Cold’s last Raw of 2002 – Austin 3:16 says I just whipped mine out

33 Submitted by on Thu, 11 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2002 When you think of the Attitude Era, you think of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and when you think of Stone Cold Steve Austin, you think of the many wild stunts he pulled off. But all those stunts would have fallen flat if Austin hadn’t had a worthy antagonist to battle every week. So when you think of Austin’s Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW’s Mystery Man – Why Anyone Thought This Would Be a Good Idea is the Real Mystery

42 Submitted by on Mon, 08 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2001 If there’s one thing in wrestling that seemingly never plays out in any positive way, it would be the infamous MYSTERY man gimmick.  Partner, opponent, thing coming out of an egg, whatever, it almost always bombs.  In fact, as I prepared to write about the infamous WCW Mystery Man of WCW in 2001, I took a good day Continue Reading...
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Induction: The softer side of Stone Cold — Hugs are better than drugs, except the ones these writers were taking

59 Submitted by on Thu, 04 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2001 On April 1st, 2001, Steve Austin made one of the most shocking heel turns in wrestling history, joining forces with the hated Mr. McMahon to take back the WWF title. Having evolved over the course of his Federation career from a cold, ruthless grappler to a foul-mouthed anti-authority badass, to a beer-swilling everyman, Austin’s deal with the devil Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Final WCW TV Title Run – Fitting that It Started with a Trash Can

47 Submitted by on Mon, 01 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999-2000 It may be impossible for newer fans to believe, but once upon a time Monday night wasn’t the big wrestling night of the week.  Nope, that designation belonged to Saturday night, at 6:05pm to be precise.  Yeah, 6 OH FIVE, because for whatever reason, Ted Turner and his SuperStation flunkies determined that starting all shows at five minutes Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna vs. Joey Buttafuoco — 9th Wonder of the World vs. 3rd-Degree Rapist

24 Submitted by on Thu, 28 August 2014, 20:00
FOX television, 2002 In the early 2000s, the FOX Network hit bottom with a string of sleazy prime-time specials, including Who Wants To Marry A Multimillionaire?, Man vs. Beast, and Celebrity Boxing. Now, the first Celebrity Boxing special featured such F-list wrestling personalities as WCW and TNA veteran Danny Bonaduce… …one-time Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling grappler Vanilla Ice… …and Eddie Guerrero’s Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Jesse Ventura Story: Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

16 Submitted by on Wed, 27 August 2014, 15:00
Made For TV Movie, 1999 Of all the shocking events that have transpired in wrestling over the past few years, none have grabbed the mainstream media’s attention like Jesse Ventura’s rise in politics. Obviously with good reason – while us smarks like to get all worked up about the closing of WCW or the various deaths that have been associated Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 August 2014, 20:00
WB Network, 2002 Sabrina The Teenage Witch was a mediocre sitcom that aired on ABC in the late ‘90s as part of an all-supernatural TGIF lineup, along with Teen Angel (about an angel), You Wish (about a genie), and Boy Meets World (about the walking shadow of the lead actor’s older, more famous brother). Melissa Joan Hart starred as the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Yapapi Indian Strap Match – Featuring Ric Flair’s “Raw Pink Meat!”

43 Submitted by on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2000 If you, dear reader, are viewing this text, it means I have finally put the wraps on an induction I’ve started and stopped about 437 times in the last three months: behold, in all it’s glory, the YAPAPI INDIAN STRAP MATCH. In hindsight, I’m not quite sure why I couldn’t get through this one.  I’ve seen worse build Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Reunion

23 Submitted by on Thu, 14 August 2014, 20:00
The Reunion, 2011 When I say the word “reunion” what comes to mind? Having a cookout with some relatives that you haven’t seen for a long time? Going back to your high school and reliving memories with your old friends? John Cena going to Mexcio to rescue a kidnapped business man with your two estranged brothers to cash in the Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Cactus Jack, Lost in Cleveland – Say It With Me: “Amnesia Angles Never Work”

20 Submitted by on Wed, 13 August 2014, 15:00
In his best selling book, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley went into great detail about how WCW butchered his career over and over again. He went into great detail about a series of skits known as “Lost in Cleveland”, which has in turn led to many requests for it to be covered here at Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Piñata on a Pole match – Vince Russo, pendejo extraordinario

51 Submitted by on Thu, 31 July 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999 One advantage WCW always had over WWF was its cruiserweight division. Sure, the WWF had a light heavyweight division, but it paled in comparison to WCW’s, in terms of both match quality and roster depth. Just look at the WWF’s Light Heavyweight Title tournament from 1997 – they needed ringers to fill most of the spots in the Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Berserker Threw a Party: And It Kinda Sucks, So We’re Helping Out

6 Submitted by on Wed, 30 July 2014, 15:00
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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Induction: Under The Mat – Even Clarence Mason couldn’t defend Diana’s book in court

41 Submitted by on Thu, 24 July 2014, 20:00
Fenn Publishing, 2001 When a wrestling fan hears the book title, Under The Mat, he or she (probably he) most likely assumes it to be about the shenanigans that happen when wrestlers hide beneath the ring to do surprise run-ins. One might expect to hear funny stories about the time the nWo’s toilet bucket tipped over during a show and Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Family Matters with the Bushwackers – Cousin Luke, Cousin Butch, and Cousin URKEL??!!

25 Submitted by on Sun, 20 July 2014, 15:00
Television Show, 1994 Text by Triple Kelly One of the most popular sitcoms of the 90s was a snazzy little series called Family Matters. The character of Harriette Winslow originally appeared on Perfect Strangers as the elevator operator of Larry and Balki’s at the Chicago Chronicle, which in those days…and probably now, was enough for ABC Network to greenlight a spin-off for Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Bleeps, Bloopers, and Bodyslams – You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry! Well, You’ll Cry for Sure…

28 Submitted by on Fri, 11 July 2014, 15:00
WWF Video Tape, 1994 As much as I’ve bitched about WWE recently, I have to give their video department a heck of a lot of credit. Think about it – how many ***** DVDs has this company released in the past couple of years? We’ve been graced by awesome DVD sets that have covered the careers of Shawn Michaels, Mick Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW Spring Catalog 1999 – WCW Ruins Hot Sauces, Horses, and More!

45 Submitted by on Thu, 10 July 2014, 19:00
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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Classic Induction: Michelle McCool Loves Life: Happiness is Apparently a Pair of Shorts Jammed in Your Rectum. Who Knew?

27 Submitted by on Sun, 06 July 2014, 15:00
WWE, 2007 This may be a first. I’m not sure I’ve ever inducted something for the sheer reason of being nothing more than totally and completely pointless. What I am about to write about wasn’t neccessarily bad. It wasn’t offensive. It didn’t hurt business. It didn’t make me want to shove my fist through the screen. Those are generally the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Battle for the Letter T – Nitro Collides with Sesame Street!!

52 Submitted by on Thu, 03 July 2014, 19:00
WCW 2000 In the last 18 months or so of WCW’s existence, there wasn’t much to cheer about.  The company had become such a mess…man.  Despite the fact I’ve written a book about it (TWICE – pick up the new version here!), when I start writing an induction like this, even I, RD Reynolds, master of matter wrestling disasters, am Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: The Jesse Ventura Story – Never Let the Truth Get In the Way of a Good Story

12 Submitted by on Wed, 02 July 2014, 10:00
Made for TV Movie, 1999 Of all the shocking events that have transpired in wrestling over the past few years, none have grabbed the mainstream media’s attention like Jesse Ventura’s rise in politics. Obviously with good reason – while us smarks like to get all worked up about the closing of WCW or the various deaths that have been associated Continue Reading...
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Induction: Hunter Hearst Helmsley – Bow down to the king (or just curtsy)

33 Submitted by on Thu, 26 June 2014, 19:30
WWF, 1995-1997 Believe it or not, there was a time when Triple H was under-appreciated in the WWF. The man born Paul Michael Levesque was brought into the Federation under an embarrassing gimmick like a common grappler and not the King of Kings. That’s because, before he was Vince’s Only Begotten Son-In-Law, he was just another solid worker jobbing to Continue Reading...
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