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INDUCTION: Evander Holyfield vs. Matt Hardy – Let’s Get Ready to…Well, Not Do Much of Anything

31 Submitted by on Thu, 10 September 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2007 Once upon a time, many years ago, Saturday Night’s Main Event used to be a major happening.  It was an age before Raw, one where the primary television outlet for the WWF was their weekly syndicated show, Superstars of Wrestling.  Yes, Prime Time was around, but most folks followed the exploits of their favorite performers on a show that usually aired on Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Debut of Becky Lynch – NXT producers smoke pot of gold

45 Submitted by on Thu, 03 September 2015, 19:57
WWE NXT, 2014 You only get one chance to make a first impression, and for Becky Lynch, even her wrestling debut at age 15, her global experience, and her year in WWE developmental couldn’t save her from bad ideas. Bad ideas like making your wrestling persona the biggest mick this side of the Atlantic. Hey, I’m an O’Donnell. I can Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Prime Time Wrestling’s Audience Era – Why Did They Ruin My Favorite Show?

32 Submitted by on Thu, 27 August 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1991 I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but there would be no without Prime Time Wrestling.  That’s not because the show was bad; it’s because the show was so fantastically awesome.  It’s what led to me becoming a pro wrestling fan in the first place.  It started with a British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation match.  I’d never seen anything Continue Reading...
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Induction: Hulk Hogan on Arsenio – Liar, Liar, Trunks on Fire

25 Submitted by on Thu, 06 August 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1991 Today’s induction involves Hulk Hogan, some leaked documents, a big scandal, and a black man. No, I don’t mean the Hulkster’s racist rant that recently came to light. I mean Hogan’s appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show amid rumors of steroid abuse. It just goes to prove that old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay Continue Reading...
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Induction: Macho Man’s Poop Problems – Too Hot to Handle, Too Brown to Drown

47 Submitted by on Thu, 23 July 2015, 20:19
WCW, 1999 It’s safe to say that the Randy Savage of 1999 was not the same Macho Man wrestling fans remembered from the 80s or even the early 90s. Now substantially bulkier for reasons I won’t speculate about, this Randy Savage was no longer a high-flyer. Instead of Miss Elizabeth at his side, Macho Man now had a three-woman entourage Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: – A Dead Site Lives at!

68 Submitted by on Thu, 16 July 2015, 20:00
WCW, 2000 As I think everyone knows, Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula (formerly x-entertainment) and I have been buddies for years.  I mean, it’s not like we talk all the time, or even have each other on speed dial…so maybe “buddies” is a stretch.  Still, we’ve respected each other’s work since I started back in 2000.  I consider him, Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Outsiders vs. Adult Film Stars – Hall & Nash’s Biggest Opponent…In Two Ways!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 09 July 2015, 20:18
WCW, 1999 When head writers Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara jumped from the WWF to WCW in the fall of 1999, many expected big changes for WCW and its fortunes. For the masterminds behind the Attitude Era, what WCW needed more than new stars was sex, sex, sex. Not content with just infusing sexual content into the storylines and characters Continue Reading...
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Induction: Tough Enough 2011 – Developmental Disorder

51 Submitted by on Thu, 25 June 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2011 By the time you read this, the cast of the new Tough Enough will have been selected, the first episode will have aired, and Hank will have been eliminated. The abysmal success rate of Tough Enough over the years should be a hint that the whole Tough Enough format — where WWE picks a handful of youngsters with Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Zorro vs. Jesse the Body Ventura – Did I Say “Jesse the Body”? I Meant “Jesse the Pirate”! ARRGHH!!

26 Submitted by on Thu, 18 June 2015, 19:45
TV Show, 1991 From the “things you never knew about Mrs. Deal and she’s happy about it” file comes this interesting tidbit: she’s a huge Zorro mark.  Doesn’t matter what the context is, be it TV shows or comic books or movies, whatever.  She loves the man. Which is ironic in that she never lets me sport a mustache.  Seriously, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Shotgun Saturday Night from NYC – It put the “sex” back in, “This show only lasted sex weeks.”

48 Submitted by on Thu, 11 June 2015, 20:15
WWF, 1997 It’s rare for WWE to create a television program that stands out from all its other content. ECW on Sci-Fi was basically just Smackdown filmed from a different angle, Smackdown these days is simply Raw: The Director’s Cut, and the fifth season of NXT played out like episodes of Raw, with the roster of Superstars, written as if Continue Reading...
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Induction: Baywatch at the Beach

34 Submitted by on Thu, 04 June 2015, 18:00
I’m trapped in a plane. Well, I call it trapped.  I’m 6’5″, rolling in economy, crammed against a window that has offered me a couple hours of sleep on this 8 hour flight.  The night before?  Oh, I was up fixing a server that died on me while I was out of town.  Got no, and I mean zero, sleep.  Continue Reading...
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Induction: Russell Madness – The toughest S.O.B. in wrestling

36 Submitted by on Thu, 28 May 2015, 20:00
Movie, 2015 After inducting Trish Stratus’s barking like a dog, I’ve decided to keep up the theme and write about another time that dogs and wrestling met, mated, and produced an unviable embryo. So what better subject matter than Russell Madness, one of the most insane family movies ever produced? You’d think that a film about a dog who conquers Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Scott Steiner’s Freak Show – The Greatest Workout in the History of Man

40 Submitted by on Thu, 21 May 2015, 22:23
Workout DVD, 2009 It was about a year ago that I jumped on the Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon, and released this video: It was a silly attempt at making folks laugh, and the fact that RD Jr. can be heard giggling in the background throughout it is something that makes me consider it a success.  Of course, others didn’t view Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW Spring Catalog 1999 – WCW Ruins Hot Sauces, Horses, and More!

63 Submitted by on Sun, 17 May 2015, 15:00
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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Induction: Trish barks like a dog – McMahon’s breast friend

65 Submitted by on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:42
WWE, 2001 It’s rare to be able to put a price tag on piece of Wrestlecrap, and it’s even rarer that a piece of Wrestlecrap influences the affairs of the federal government, but tonight’s induction accomplished both feats. Vince McMahon’s degrading in-ring segment with Trish Stratus ended up shooting his wife’s chances at a United States Senate seat straight to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Sheik & Volkoff’s Petting Zoo – The Adventures of Clyde & Bear!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 07 May 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1986 Anyone who lived through the mid 80’s WWF will remember all the animals running around at the time.  Which was your favorite was simply a matter of choice.  Dog lover? The British Bulldogs had Matilda…. …and when Davey Boy Smith was a solo act, Winston. Maybe you were a bit more off the beaten path and favored snakes? Continue Reading...
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Induction: The “Robin Hood” Nitro – It Sherwood have sucked to sit through this

39 Submitted by on Thu, 30 April 2015, 20:00
WCW, 1997 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: in a match billed as one of the biggest and most important of all time, Hulk Hogan takes on a 7’4” giant at the Silverdome — I mean, Superdome. This time around, though, instead of the big main event being presented without commercial interruption, it *is* the interruption; the match Continue Reading...
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Induction: WCW Champion David Arquette vs Tank Abbott: Remember when Russo wanted to put the title on him?

45 Submitted by on Tue, 28 April 2015, 15:00
WCW 2000 by Emerson Witner In his critically acclaimed tome A Lion’s Tale, Chris Jericho told the story of him trying to get a pay per view match with WCW Champion Goldberg coming on the heels of a really fun storyline where Jericho kept challenging Goldberg to a match, mocked his entrance and beat a midget version of him. Anyway, Eric Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Kiss-My-Arse Match – At least it wasn’t a Bra-and-Knickers Match

29 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

42 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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INDUCTION: The Undertaker-IRS Feud – Three Things In Life Are Certain: Death, Taxes, and That This Feud Sucked

48 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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