Category Archives: Inductions

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INDUCTION: Ric Flair on Lizard Lick Towing – A Repo Reality Show With NO Barry Darsow? FOR SHAME!

25 Submitted by on Thu, 04 August 2016, 20:00
Reality TV Show, 2013 I remember when I was a kid wondering why there were never television shows that just followed normal people around during their daily lives.  Surely, I thought, there are folks in this world that are interesting enough all by themselves that they wouldn’t need scripts or props or sets to make for entertainment worthy of my Continue Reading...
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Induction: NXT Kids – No kangaroos were harmed in the making of this pilot

16 Submitted by on Thu, 28 July 2016, 20:09
WWE, 2015 WWE is always cooking up new programming for its Network. Many of these shows target specific demographics, like women (Unfiltered with Renee Young), middle-aged men (Legends’ House), and really immature teen boys whose moms don’t know how to use the parental controls (Camp WWE). And of course, kids. Early this year, WWE taped an episode at Full Sail Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Nitro Girls Website! All You Chameleon Fans, Your Day Has Finally Arrived!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 21 July 2016, 20:00
WCW, 2000 I know it sounds impossible to believe, but I am forever on the lookout for new ideas for the site.  In my quest for such freshitude, a while back I did the first ever WrestleCrap Deadsite Induction (stealing the idea from our friend Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula), in which I jump into a time machine and go back Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWF in San Juan – Gorilla vs. Monsoon

30 Submitted by on Thu, 14 July 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1985 For months, the Shining Stars have been bragging to the mainland Americans about how beautiful Puerto Rico is. I’m not sure how this is supposed to make us mad, as I can’t imagine any viewers offended to hear that Puerto Rico is a better vacation destination than, say, South Dakota. (Wall Drug excepted) But contrary to what the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Racket Girls – Sleaze? In women’s wrestling? Impossible.

28 Submitted by on Thu, 30 June 2016, 20:00
Movie, 1951 This week’s topic may just be the oldest thing ever inducted into our hallowed halls. It’s older than WWE. It’s older than the WWF. It’s older than the WWWF. It’s even older than the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. It’s… …it’s a T&A flick from 1951. “Racket Girls”… …or, “Pin-Down Girl”… …or, “Blonde Pick-up”… …was a 70-minute long excuse for Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Throw Mickie From The Train – You Didn’t Tie Her to the Tracks? FAIL

49 Submitted by on Thu, 23 June 2016, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2014 This here website loves Mickie James. I dare say that no single person in the business has been mentioned more by us; we’ve been doing WrestleCrap Radio for over ten years, and in nearly every episode she has been referenced.  While Blade Braxton obviously obsesses over the poor girl, I just find her to seemingly be a Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Bungee Cord Match – If You Like Dangling Feet, This is the Match For You!

41 Submitted by on Thu, 09 June 2016, 20:00
Global Wrestling Federation, 1992 It’s somewhat amazing that after over sixteen years of running WrestleCrap.com, I still come upon horrible matches, stupid angles, and ridiculous characters I’ve never seen.  The bout I’m inducting today falls into that category.  It’s not that I’d never heard of it; as a guy running a site about the very worst in pro wrestling, I Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Saga of Matt Hardy and Lita and Kane: You people found this less awful than the Diva Search?!

33 Submitted by on Fri, 03 June 2016, 12:59
Nary a year goes by without a wedding taking place in a wrestling ring. This year, Bully Ray tried to tie the knot with Brooke Hogan. Last year, it was Daniel Bryan being jilted at the altar by AJ Lee. Wrestling weddings are so commonplace and so consistently wacky that, frankly, about the only thing you would never expect from Continue Reading...
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Claire Lynch: The 2012 Gooker Award Winner

83 Submitted by on Fri, 03 June 2016, 12:50
TNA-Impact, 2012 It was funny, prior to the Gooker voting this year, the very great Justin Henry and I were discussing the various candidates. Make no mistake, there were some doozies in 2012, from all the goofiness with the Aces & 8’s to AJ Lee’s various lovers to Natalya’s nonstop flatulance. Despite the multitude of choices, he explained to me Continue Reading...
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Induction: WCW’s Asylum match – La Cage aux Folles

16 Submitted by on Thu, 02 June 2016, 20:00
WCW, 2000 As I’m sure you all know, it was way back in the 1880s that Ferdinand von Lindemann and Karl Weierstrass proved in their eponymous theorem that you can’t square a circle. Still, that hasn’t stopped wrestling announcers from calling the ring a “squared circle” anyway for the past century or so. This week’s induction, however, gave new meaning Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Afa and Albano on Miami Vice – Capt. Lou Takes Chokeholds Too Far

15 Submitted by on Thu, 26 May 2016, 20:00
NBC, 1987 Text by Guest Author LeVar Ravel It was the 1980s. America had fallen in love with a sharp-dressed detective in sunglasses and his racial minority sidekick fighting bad guys, with heaping helpings of drugs, murder, and mayhem all amidst the sunbaked glitz of Miami. You know the show. What you may not know is that there was actually Continue Reading...
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Induction: Pierre, The Hardcore Reindeer – Did we ever see him and The Barbarian in the same place?

34 Submitted by on Thu, 19 May 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1999 The year 1999 was a hard one for Al Snow. For one thing, that was the year Wal-Mart stopped selling his action figure because it came packaged with a toy mannequin head. See, according to two professors of Communications, the woman’s presumably severed head promoted “the brutalization of women” to young, impressionable boys. It sounded as silly and Continue Reading...
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Induction: John Cena vs. Michael Cole – Cena adds a “D” to B.A. S.T.A.R.

25 Submitted by on Thu, 05 May 2016, 20:02
WWE, 2012 Have you heard the big news? John Cena is returning way early from yet another serious injury! This time around, he’s set to return to Raw on Memorial Day, which is only fitting given the history that Cena and Memorial Day have together. Back in 2012, Cena missed the Memorial Day edition of Raw, which drew a frighteningly Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WWF Microleague Wrestling – The FIRST – and perhaps WORST – WWF Videogame Ever!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 28 April 2016, 20:00
WWF Computer Game, 1987 Want to impress your video game geek friends?  Then quiz them thusly: what, pray tell, was the first ever WWF video game? Be prepared to laugh heartily at them when they no doubt blurt out… WrestleMania on the NES! WRONG! Also, please mock them if they have any fond memories at all of this absolutely atrocious game. Continue Reading...
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Induction: Barbara “BB” Bush – EMT stood for “Extremely Massive… Technician”

27 Submitted by on Thu, 21 April 2016, 20:00
WWF 1999-2000 Well, Crappers, it seems that after a rocky start, the Divas Revolution has finally achieved its first major success: namely, getting WWE to stop calling it “The Divas Revolution.” In fact, WWE abruptly dropped the whole “Divas” branding entirely, creating a new Women’s title to replace that ridiculous butterfly belt the ladies had been fighting over for years. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION SPECIAL – The Worst WWF Magazine Covers of the 90s!

56 Submitted by on Thu, 14 April 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1990s The following confession is probably going to drown me in hate mail, but I was never, ever a fan of the WWF Magazine.  While the magazine was no doubt the best looking wrestling publication until WOW Magazine hit newsstands, it just did nothing for me.  RD Reynolds?  Always an Apter Mag guy.  Give me Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Inside Wrestling, The Wrestler.  I’d Continue Reading...
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Induction: Mongo McMichael, referee – As easy as… pause… 1… pause… 2… pause…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 07 April 2016, 20:00
TNA, 2008 Bound For Glory is TNA’s biggest show of the year, so you might expect them to emulate WWE’s biggest show, Wrestlemania. For example, when WWE knows a ‘Mania match is going to suck, they typically stick Steve Austin in as a special referee to spice things up. In the case of Bound For Glory 2008, the scheduled Monster’s Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XI – The Grandest Stage of the Mall

80 Submitted by on Sat, 02 April 2016, 02:00
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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Guest Induction: Roman Reigns’s first year as champion – Sufferin’ Suck-otash!

10 Submitted by on Fri, 01 April 2016, 12:00
In years past, we at Wrestlecrap have commemorated our anniversary on April 1st with guest columns. This year, we’re going one step further by reaching out to a writer not from another publication or field, but from another dimension altogether. For the first time ever, we’re happy to present a special induction written by Art0Donnell’s counterpart from a parallel universe. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bad News Piper – Like Al Jolson, Michael Jackson, and Tiny Tim? This is the Feud for You!

40 Submitted by on Thu, 31 March 2016, 20:00
WWF, WrestleMania VI, 1990 One of the highlights of running this here website for the last sixteen years (yes, WrestleCrap turns Sweet 16 this April 1!) has brought me is the ability to talk with various personalities in the wrestling business.  Be it my dear friend “Earthquake” John Tenta, Lance Storm, or Vince Russo, I’ve been blessed to be able Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestlemania 31 Intercontinental Title Hunt – Turd is the Word

37 Submitted by on Thu, 24 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2015 By now we’ve all heard that Stuart “Wade Barrett” Bennett won’t be renewing his WWE contract later this year. It’s a shame, really, since Barrett was at one point, astoundingly, getting over with the fans with his “Bad News Barrett” gimmick — and as a babyface, no less. Then again, it’s perfectly understandable why Barrett wouldn’t care to Continue Reading...
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Induction: Booker T vs. Edge – Samurai Shampoo

34 Submitted by on Thu, 10 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2002 I blame this one on the failed Invasion story line. Just one Wrestlemania prior, Booker T was the WCW World and US Champion and poised to play a major role in the Invasion storyline for years to come. Instead, WCW was dead and buried by that year’s Thanksgiving (the October federal holiday that commemorates the discovery of America). Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Stephanie vs. Vince I-Quit Match – And Folks Thought Trish Barking Was Bad???

57 Submitted by on Thu, 03 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2003 As long as I live, I will never understand why, during Linda McMahon’s attempted political runs, the media and those opposing her repeatedly aired those tired old “Vince makes Trish Stratus bark like a dog” clips.  Aside from being baffled as how, precisely, a skit from the world of pro wrestling had anything at all to do with real life, I Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Piper-Bagwell Boxing Match – Buff is the (fi)st(ic)uff(s)

31 Submitted by on Thu, 25 February 2016, 20:00
WCW, 1999 In the world of wrestling, worked boxing matches always suck. They sucked when Roddy Piper fought Mr. T… …and they sucked when Scotty Flamingo fought Johnny B Badd. You know what else in wrestling always sucks? Shoot boxing matches with wrestling thrown into the mix. They sucked when Muhammad Ali fought Antonio Inoki… …and they sucked when 16 Continue Reading...
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