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The very latest of our world-famous inductions

Induction: Mongo McMichael, referee – As easy as… pause… 1… pause… 2… pause…

19 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

77 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!

9 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!

39 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

36 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???

56 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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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

39 Submitted by on Fri, 19 February 2016, 15:00
WB Network, 2002 Sabrina The Teenage Witch was a mediocre sitcom that aired on ABC in the late ‘90s as part of an all-supernatural TGIF lineup, along with Teen Angel (about an angel), You Wish (about a genie), and Boy Meets World (about the walking shadow of the lead actor’s older, more famous brother). Melissa Joan Hart starred as the Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Rusev-Lana-Dolph-Summer Love Trapezoid – The 2015 Gooker Award Winner

59 Submitted by on Thu, 11 February 2016, 20:00
Probably the best thing to come out of the renewed tensions between Russia and the United States* has been the duo of Lana and Rusev. *I can’t think of a second-best thing For a whole year, Rusev and Lana were WWE’s Boris and Natasha, with Rusev as an undefeated, undefeatable, self-styled Hero of the Russian Federation… …and Lana as a Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The WWE Divas Revolution – 2015 Gooker Award First Runner-Up

78 Submitted by on Thu, 04 February 2016, 20:00
2015, WWE “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. Amazingly enough, this is how the induction you are reading today got its start, with thousands of fans screaming their heads off, thrilled to be witness to what could have been, should have been, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Yodelin’ Antonio Cesaro – Yodelayheehoo!!!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 January 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2013 Just as the Gooker Award voting wraps up (you have until Friday night!), we are treated as well to the annual Wrestling Observer Awards.  And hey, who would have thunk it? Cesaro, most underrated.  Third time this has happened in a row.  Dave Meltzer, thoughts? “Cesaro, 35, joins Shelton Benjamin as the only person to win this three Continue Reading...
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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 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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Induction: An American Christmas Carol – Sit On It, Marley!

59 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 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: WWF Christmas Party 2001: They Sure Don’t Have Parties Like THIS Anymore!

11 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 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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INDUCTION: Santa Buddies: You Wouldn’t Think Puppies Could Suck the Joy Out of Christmas

8 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 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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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

64 Submitted by on Sun, 20 December 2015, 15:00
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 Sat, 19 December 2015, 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: Back to the Future Christmas – Great Scott! This Show Sucks!

23 Submitted by on Thu, 17 December 2015, 20:00
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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Induction: Kevin Federline vs. John Cena – Platinum-selling rapper vs. K-Fed

35 Submitted by on Thu, 10 December 2015, 20:03
WWE, 2006 It’s rare for WWE to recruit a mainstream celebrity so reviled that the general public thinks the wrestling organization is lowering its standards by associating itself with such riff-raff. Prepare to take a trip back to the alien world of 2006, when John Cena was still cheered by some adult males, and being married to Britney Spears entitled Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Christmas Bounty – Because When You Think Christmas (And Bounty Hunting), You Think THE MIZ

36 Submitted by on Thu, 03 December 2015, 20:00
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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Induction: Survivor Series Substitutes – Knights in Shawn’s Service

55 Submitted by on Thu, 26 November 2015, 20:00
As long as there has been a Survivor Series, there have been replacement team members in the elimination matches. When you have eight or ten men booked in the same match, you’re bound to lose one or two to injury or pink slips by the time the pay-per-view rolls around. It’s a staple of the WWF’s annual Survivor Series pay-per-view Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Sunny on Singled Out – Behold the Glory That is PAT (Because He is Apparently All That)!

38 Submitted by on Thu, 19 November 2015, 20:00
MTV, 1996 Suggested by Fellow Crapper Chad Adams! We come up with induction ideas in all kinds of different ways here at WrestleCrap.com.  Sometimes it’s dumb stuff I remember from when I first started watching (1985 or so), sometimes I comb through Gooker award losers, sometimes I just find something stupid on the WWE Network.  My favorite way of getting Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Alvin & The Chipmunks Wrestling Episode – Still better wrestling ‘munks than Friar Ferguson

25 Submitted by on Thu, 12 November 2015, 20:00
TV, 1983 Every TV show needs a wrestling episode and, despite its reputation for groundbreaking storytelling, the Alvin & The Chipmunks 1980s cartoon series was no exception. The Chipmunks’ wrestling episode (well, half-episode. Each episode had two separate stories) started off with David Seville dragging the Chipmunks along for some heavy-duty shopping, only for the three singing rodents to daydream Continue Reading...
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