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Induction: The Ortons vs. The Undertaker – Possession is 9/10s of the law, but only 1/10 of what made this feud so stupid

25 Submitted by on Thu, 29 October 2015, 20:06
WWE, 2005 It’s Halloween time, and you’d think that we here at Wrestlecrap would roll out some scary themed inductions to mark the occasion. Well, have no fear! …No, have some fear, because it’s Halloween… React with as much fear as you deem appropriate for this most frightening of all wrestling feuds: The Undertaker vs. the Ortons! Wax dummies! Demonic Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Halloween Raw 1995 – With Count Todd Pettengill! Ha. Ha. Ha.

31 Submitted by on Thu, 22 October 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1995 Holiday-themed wrestling shows…is there anything better in life? Specifically, look at that Monday Night Raw jack-o-lantern above.  Smoke billowing, candle flickering…gotta say, that is pretty darn cool.  If I had any skill, I’d try to carve that out and put it on the Reynolds Ranch front porch.  Then again, I always take pride in the candy we give out (so Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Bee Family – Is that Brunzell or JYD? MASKED CONFUSION INDEED!

27 Submitted by on Thu, 08 October 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1988 In the late 80’s, tag team wrestling was arguably the hottest I’d ever seen in my life.  You had great tandems all over the place, from the Midnight Express to the Road Warriors, the Hart Foundation, the Horsemen, the Rockers, the British Bulldogs, and about a thousand others I’m not thinking of at the moment.  Those of you Continue Reading...
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Induction: JBL Is Poopy – And a murderer (almost)

36 Submitted by on Thu, 01 October 2015, 20:05
WWE, 2008 Often in wrestling, writers will book an old angle all over again, but stupider. In 2000, The Rock led a walk-out against the ruthless heel authority figures for firing Mick Foley. Eleven years later, Jerry Lawler led a walk-out against the fan-friendly authority figure for negligence and anal bleeding. In 2006, DX dropped simulated fecal matter on the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Some Random WWF Coloring Book from 1991 – Ok, Actually It’s Called WWF Tag Team Superstars. Happy?

55 Submitted by on Thu, 24 September 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1991 I don’t follow politics.   I’ve seen good men who have and witnessed their rapid decline, as they get furious about things that they cannot possibly hope to change.  Don’t get me wrong, I do vote, but I don’t live and die by the nightly news or checking out The Drudge Report.  And to be fair, I don’t even know Continue Reading...
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Induction: McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania – Skip Raw or win $1,000,000? Decisions, decisions…

33 Submitted by on Thu, 17 September 2015, 20:42
WWE, 2008 Ever since Vince McMahon bought out WCW in 2001, WWE’s TV ratings trends have been fluctuating between the proverbial “free fall” and the proverbial “graceful descent with a parachute.” In that sense, 2008 was a year like most any other year in the company’s post-Attitude Era period, with Raw viewership dropping to the low 3s by mid-year after Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Evander Holyfield vs. Matt Hardy – Let’s Get Ready to…Well, Not Do Much of Anything

33 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?

33 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

48 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.”

51 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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