Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: The Kiss-My-Arse Match – At least it wasn’t a Bra-and-Knickers Match

26 Submitted by on Tue, 21 April 2015, 12:00
WWE, 2002 Thanks to the WWE Network, even lifelong wrestling fans can discover material they’ve never seen before. For fans outside of the British Isles, that would include pay-per-views like Insurrextion and Rebellion that, in addition to being synonyms, were exclusive to the UK. Since the events were barely promoted in the US, scarcely anything noteworthy happened on the shows, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Nation of Domination, USWA version – Kareem Abdul-Jobbers

40 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 20:23
USWA, 1996-7 During the 1990s, the WWF had a working relationship with Memphis-based USWA. Over the years, wrestlers like Razor Ramon, Ahmed Johnson, and Papa Shango passed through the promotion and won their Unified Title. In fact, in 1993, a heel contingent of Bret and Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Koko B. Ware, and Tatanka, all babyfaces in the Federation, feuded Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: The Star Wars Holiday Special – Welcome to the Dark Side

19 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 15:00
Television Special, 1978 Note from RD: As you can probably surmise from the title, this has nothing to do with wrestling. But since reviewing bad Christmas movies has become a holiday tradition here at the Crap, I thought there was nothing more appropriate to cover than this stinkbomb from the late 70’s. Enjoy! November 17, 1978 is a date that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Undertaker-IRS Feud – Three Things In Life Are Certain: Death, Taxes, and That This Feud Sucked

47 Submitted by on Thu, 09 April 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1995 During the lovefest that was our15th anniversary celebration last week, I meant to discuss some of the fun we’ve had over the years with readers or onlookers who’ve gotten very upset with some of the inductions we’ve posted.   While most everyone agrees stuff like the Gobbledy Gooker or The Ding Dongs were WrestleCrap, other characters were not Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XV – RussoMania

51 Submitted by on Sat, 04 April 2015, 15:00
WWF, 1999 Wrestlemania is always supposed to be WWE’s biggest show of the year, but for a while, it seemed that every other year the focal point of the wrestling calendar would stink to high heaven. Think about Wrestlemanias 9, 11, and 13; if the WWF wanted to break the odd-numbered Mania curse in 1999, they would have to pull Continue Reading...
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The 50 Crappiest Moments in WrestleMania History!

68 Submitted by on Fri, 03 April 2015, 15:00
The mere word ‘WrestleMania’ conjures up memories that sets a wrestling fan’s heart aflutter: Shawn culminating the dream, Hogan slamming Andre, Austin kicking off the Attitude Era, Hogan vs. Warrior, Savage vs. Steamboat, Benoit and Guerrero’s curtain call, Hogan vs. Rock, Undertaker’s streak, Shawn’s retirement. This list will not recognize such greatness. Instead, in the spirit of the name of Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

39 Submitted by on Wed, 01 April 2015, 15:00
WWF, 1993 Photos Courtesy Jeff Cohen Ahhh, Wrestlemania. Truly it is the day around which every mark’s life revolves, our own personal Christmas present that WWE allows us to open for just $49.95. Throughout its twenty-year history, the event has played host to countless great matches, unforgettable angles, and shocking happenings that we will all remember for the rest of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XI – The Grandest Stage of the Mall

67 Submitted by on Mon, 30 March 2015, 10:00
WWF, 1995 When it comes to ranking the top ten Wrestlemanias of all time, Wrestlemania XI doesn’t exactly spring to mind, and this was true even in 1995, when there were only 11 Manias to begin with. The first thing you’ll notice about Wrestlemania XI is that its intro recalls moments from every Wrestlemania to date, but precisely zero of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Booker T vs. Triple H – HHH goes KKK

54 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 20:07
WWE, 2003 Wrestling storylines aren’t like any other storylines you’ll see on TV; they’re typically much, much worse. No ordinary TV series could get away with the disjointed plots that wrestling fans are subjected to on a regular basis. Even series with the most notoriously convoluted stories made up as the writers went along, like The X-Files or Twin Peaks Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hulk Hogan’s Ultimate Grill Infomercial – Whatcha Gonna Do When Steaks and Burgers and Hot Dogs and Waffles and Cookies Run Wild On You?

60 Submitted by on Wed, 18 March 2015, 20:00
INFOMERCIAL, 2007 Many thanks to Michael Cole (not that one – I don’t think) for submitting this! Long-time Crappers know the story of the legendary Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer, but for those of you that don’t, here’s the skinny: according to legend, the Hulkster was going to be offered a grill that would allow fat to drip away from whatever meat you Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Worst of “America The Beautiful” at Wrestlemania – From Sea to Shining C-R-A-P

46 Submitted by on Thu, 05 March 2015, 20:00
WWE 1985-present Ever since Wrestlemania I, it has been a tradition to start off the show with a patriotic tune. Now, if you take a moment to think about it, it does seem like an odd way to start an event revolving around men in goofy tights with stupid haircuts flopping around pretending to be hurt. You don’t see that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Salvatore Bellomo, Boat Builder – I Guess Everyone Really Does Have to Have a Hobby

39 Submitted by on Thu, 26 February 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1984 As I’ve completely run through every episode of the greatest wrestling show ever on the WWE Network (that would be Prime Time Wrestling of course), my attention has now turned to good ol’ Tuesday Night Titans, or TNT as it is known to its friends.  For the uninitiated, it was a talk show that featured folks who competed in WWF rings in Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mummies of Guanajuato – No Es Bueno

18 Submitted by on Thu, 19 February 2015, 20:00
Movie, 1972 Thanks to the growing popularity of Lucha Underground, cable television show AAA and CMLL and the wrestling community looking for alternatives, lucha wrestling is on the upswing. Lucha has a long and rich history with a few luchadores crossing into pop culture icons. Chief among those was El Santo who filmed almost 60 movies. And you were sick Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Mania, Episode 1: An Hour Straight of Todd Pettengill…That’ll Be Good, Right?

30 Submitted by on Mon, 16 February 2015, 16:00
WWF, 1993 Text by RD Reynolds So a few weeks back, WWE surprised a lot of folks by announcing a new show called Saturday Morning Slam. It’s a show that the company has designed first and foremost with children in mind. It’s nothing new. In fact, you could argue that the WWF’s flagship show during its 1980’s glory days was also Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Vince McMahon and the Brass Rings – 2014 Gooker Award Co-Winner

91 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2014 Text by RD Reynolds and Art 0Donnell “You have, you know, this is a different group of guys, and gals…its millennials. You know, they’re not as ambitious, quite frankly, and they’re not trepidatious at all.  I just don’t think they want to reach for that brass ring.  The last person to really reach for that brass ring in Continue Reading...
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Induction: Bella vs. Bella – 2014 Gooker Award Co-winner

75 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:00
WWE, 2014 Note: Due to some suspicious Slammy-esque stuffing of the ballot box in this year’s Gooker Award poll, Wrestlecrap will be awarding the prize to the top two vote-getters. Next week will see the induction of Vince McMahon’s brass-ring fiasco, but this week we present WWE’s Nikki vs. Brie Bella feud, the co-winner of the 2014 Gooker Award. Just Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 2012 Royal Rumble – Fools rush in where Cena fears to tread

48 Submitted by on Thu, 22 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It’s hard to imagine a Royal Rumble with less at stake in it than 2012’s battle royal. Of course, until 1993, the winner of the Royal Rumble wasn’t guaranteed to main-event Wrestlemania. However, 2012’s Royal Rumble was the first in history where the winner was guaranteed not to main-event Wrestlemania. The headlining match of Wrestlemania 28 having already Continue Reading...
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And Your 2014 Gooker Winner Is…

272 Submitted by on Tue, 20 January 2015, 19:00
Note from RD: Well, this is a first. What started out as a landslide win for the Bella vs. Bella Feud somehow turned into a second place finish for WWE’s Lack of Brass Rings.  A bit of investigation reveals that SHENANIGANS WERE AFOOT! While we cannot lock down how much ballot stuffing was done for those in favor of brass Continue Reading...
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Induction: Big Show vs. The Authority – Never mind the KO Punch, you’ll get brain damage just watching it!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 15 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2013 It’s rare to see a storyline play out in WWE with that perfect combination of boring corporate power struggles, gaping plot holes, heel authority figures, stupid babyfaces, kayfabe firings, historical revisionism, gimmick infringement, and McMahon hypocrisy. Sure, you might see three or four or five of those elements in a single angle, but all of them at once? Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Illegal Aliens – Chyna vs. Anna Nicole Smith? We are SO There

16 Submitted by on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:00
Direct to Video Release, 2007 Today, fellow Crappers, we are going to review Illegal Aliens, a science fiction film starring Anna Nicole Smith and Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. Just typing that, I think my fingers might have orgasmed. For a guy that runs a site called “WrestleCrap”, you have to admit, that’s a pretty juicy order. Here we have two of the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Paul Orndorff, Fitness Trainer – Lose Weight the Wonderful Way!

23 Submitted by on Thu, 08 January 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1985 I feel like I’ve written this induction 20 times before…probably because every year is exactly the same. December comes, and I lose all self control.  Between white fudge Oreos, Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees, and every other cookie, candy, and concoction under the sun, it’s amazing I don’t put on 50 pounds every year. Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Black Saturday: Vince Shows Up on WTBS…in 1984?

23 Submitted by on Sat, 27 December 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1984  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds A VERY special THANK YOU to Linden Walker for his invaluable help on this induction July 14, 1984. A date which will live in infamy in the minds of southern wrestling fans. If you’ve been coming to the site for awhile, read Death of WCW or picked up a copy of WWE’s The Rise And Fall Continue Reading...
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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 25 December 2014, 10:00
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: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians – Yes, This is a Real Movie

3 Submitted by on Wed, 24 December 2014, 19:47
Movie, 1964  Quick Note from RD: As is the tradition ’round these parts this time of year, I take time away from WrestleCrap and delve into the equally amusing and absurd world of HolidayMovieCrap. Enjoy! Ah yes, the holidays are upon us once again. For many, the highlight is waiting to see what’s waiting for themselves under the tree. For Continue Reading...
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