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INDUCTION: Zorro vs. Jesse the Body Ventura – Did I Say “Jesse the Body”? I Meant “Jesse the Pirate”! ARRGHH!!

22 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.”

45 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

35 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!

60 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

28 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

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!

70 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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Induction: Wrestlemania XI – The Grandest Stage of the Mall

69 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

38 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: 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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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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INDUCTION: Paul Orndorff, Fitness Trainer – Lose Weight the Wonderful Way!

24 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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