Category Archives: Active Inductions

The very latest of our world-famous inductions

Induction: MexAmerica – Their chief export was apathy

25 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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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

9 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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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Workshop Street Fight: On Don West’s Christmas Wish List: SPANK ACTION!

3 Submitted by on Wed, 21 December 2016, 20:06
TNA, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds Over the years, at times, I’ve felt as though I’m running out of material on this here site. Generally when I feel that way, I then get a flood of requests for things I either a) never saw; b) don’t remember; or more often c) saw, thought “Man that was atrocious and I never ever Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Bounty – Because When You Think Christmas (And Bounty Hunting), You Think THE MIZ

39 Submitted by on Tue, 20 December 2016, 08:45
WWE Studios, 2013 The image above is unlike any I’ve ever led an induction with, but I think it may be the most appropriate ever. If not “appropriate”, it is the most personal.  What you see in this photograph is my living room.  That’s my crusty old Mitsubishi rear projection that is what the Reynolds family watches every night.  No, we’ve never Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Back to the Future Christmas – Great Scott! This Show Sucks!

23 Submitted by on Mon, 19 December 2016, 08:35
Cartoon, 1992 Note from RD: It’s that time of year again – CHRISTMAS!  As is the tradition around these parts, my last induction of the year prior to Christmas is always a non-wrestling one that focuses on a terrible Christmas movie or TV special.  Take a break from awful wrestling with an awful yule log instead! As I write this, I am Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa Buddies: You Wouldn’t Think Puppies Could Suck the Joy Out of Christmas

12 Submitted by on Sat, 17 December 2016, 08:01
Direct to Hell DVD Release, 2009 Text by RD Reynolds Mrs. Deal: “Let me see if I got this right: you’re going to make fun of a kids’ Christmas movie starring puppies. What is wrong with you?” Oh no…no no no, Mrs. Deal. Don’t you dare paint me as the villain here. I didn’t make this movie. I didn’t make this horrible, horrendous, Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Christmas Party 2001: They Sure Don’t Have Parties Like THIS Anymore!

13 Submitted by on Fri, 16 December 2016, 08:03
WWF, 2001 Text by RD Reynolds Office Christmas parties ain’t what they used to be. While I was never privy to the insanity that apparently took place back in the 70’s (according to TV and film, those things had everything from guys xeroxing their anuses to drugs to orgies to guys xeroxing their anuses with drugs while having an orgie), I Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC Induction: An American Christmas Carol – Sit On It, Marley!

66 Submitted by on Fri, 09 December 2016, 08:05
  Made for TV Movie, 1979 Not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m an absolute fanatic when it comes to A Christmas Carol.  I love the book, but it’s other adaptations of it that really get my chestnuts roasting. Which sounds simultaneously lewd and painful. Anyhoo, I absolutely devour movies featuring the yuletide antics of one Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Eric Young’s Christmas Party – Why Would Santa EVER Go To TNA?

31 Submitted by on Thu, 08 December 2016, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2007 Usually I like to spend the first couple hundred words laying the ground work for an induction, especially during Christmas time.  I mean, it’s my favorite time of the year and I love to wax philosophical about snow and decorations and Little Debbie North Pole Nutty Bars and all that jazz. But seriously, look at that.  This Continue Reading...
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Induction: Goldberg Refuses to Follow the Script – Oh, What a Tangled Web Russo Weaves

60 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: Jingle All the Way & Jingle All the Way 2 – We Watched Them Both And Didn’t Hear “It’s Not a Tumor” or “Get ‘Er Done” Even Once

67 Submitted by on Wed, 30 November 2016, 08:45
Ah December…the time we get to take a break from writing about horrible wrestling and instead go dumpster diving into the world of horrible Christmas movies!  We’ve been doing this I believe since year one at WrestleCrap, so there ain’t no stopping us now.  And this year, you get a double dose, as we do a two-fer-one with myself and Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Comes to Pac-Land: The Cartoon That Will Make You Hate Pac-Man AND Santa

11 Submitted by on Tue, 29 November 2016, 12:01
ABC Cartoon, 1982 Text by RD Reynolds Standard December Disclaimer: Every year, I take a week away from doing wrestling inductions to review the very worst of Christmas movies and specials. And this is that week! I do hope you enjoy a very special, and very horrible, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land! As anyone who has read this site for, oh, 90 Continue Reading...
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Induction: Del Río Runs Over Santa Claus – GTA: North Pole

35 Submitted by on Sun, 27 November 2016, 08:45
WWE, 2012 The holidays are a time when WWE encourages its viewers to spend quality time with their families, preferably by turning off the TV altogether. Either that, or they figure that people aren’t concerned with TV wrestling around Christmastime, so why put on a half-way decent program when nobody is watching? Of course, back in, say, 2000, the “nobody” 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.

33 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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Induction: Donald Trump buys Raw: Dropped almost as fast as WWE’s stock

55 Submitted by on Tue, 08 November 2016, 10:00
WWE, 2009 I have never understood Donald Trump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Vince McMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. McMahon once made Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to demolish 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!

29 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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INDUCTION: Kevin Nash, The Promoter – Don’t Worry, Your Halloween Costume Will Be Better

47 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

45 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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