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Induction: Vito in a dress – Vito in a dress

24 Submitted by on Thu, 06 November 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2006 Vito LoGrasso has always been a tough customer, whether in ECW, WCW, or WWE. So when word got around the Smackdown locker room in 2006 that the Full-Blooded Italian was a cross-dresser, there were those who just couldn’t face the truth. But, like it or not, we all found out firsthand that not only did Vito raid the Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Kiss That Never Happened – An Awesome Angle Disappeared Like a Ghost on All Hallow’s Eve!

47 Submitted by on Thu, 30 October 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2002 By golly, is Halloween really this Friday???  How the heck did it sneak up on me like this?  Surely having my gall bladder removed and being laid out the past ten days didn’t have anything to do with it, right?  Eh, whatever the reason, Halloween is nearly here!  And as we are want to do ’round these parts, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Jake Roberts vs. Jerry Lawler – Worse taste than Jim Beam *and* this heading, combined!

33 Submitted by on Thu, 23 October 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 For me and many other viewers, Jake The Snake Roberts’s speech at the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony was far and away the highlight of the show. He made us laugh, he made us cry, he tried to stifle our inappropriate applause, and along the way, he even shared a rather original metaphor for working a Continue Reading...
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Induction: John Cena, This Is Your Life – Baloney, fudge, and mustard, this was terrible!

38 Submitted by on Thu, 16 October 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2011 In wrestling, there are certain ideas that were so successful at one time that writers can trot them out almost verbatim with no other justification but, “Let’s do this again because you liked it the first time!” Just look at The Four Horseman. Not only did it re-form repeatedly in the 90s, but as late as 2010, TNA Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Fat Chick Thriller – What? You Expect Some Funny One Liner Here? He’s a Dude that Digs Fat Chicks!

21 Submitted by on Mon, 13 October 2014, 19:42
WCW, 2000 One night, many years ago, I was on the phone with my friend John, a man you would know better as “Earthquake”.  I remember it like it was yesterday.  Us talking on the phone was not uncommon; we’d talk about wrestling sometimes, but mostly we’d talk about our families, we’d talk about what we each had to eat Continue Reading...
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Induction: Just Joe – If only this gimmick were just a rumor…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 09 October 2014, 20:00
WWF, 2000 Things were looking up for Joe E. Legend in the year 2000. With his former tag team partner Edge and former stablemate Christian launching themselves into superstardom with their memorable ladder matches, the indie veteran must have had high hopes for his career when he signed a coveted WWF contract. An on-screen reunion with his buddies E&C wasn’t Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Night Stalker vs. Sid Vicious – We’ve Not Inducted This? Really??

30 Submitted by on Mon, 06 October 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1991 On the road, traveling for work, but I’m not sweating it.  A long, 8-hour flight will provide me plenty of time to go back through the Nitro and Thunder archives for the next target of my poison pen.  I know the dates this mishap took place, and through I’ll have to tear through about 2 months of those shows, I am Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Sid Vicious, Lost in Louisiana – He Has Half the Sense of Direction You Do!

40 Submitted by on Mon, 29 September 2014, 21:00
WCW, 2000 Big news first: the new Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition is NOW AVAILABLE.  Not for pre-order; it’s shipping NOW.  I will also have a few autographed books available to ship directly from WrestleCrap HQ, which will be available sometime in the near future.  So check back if you are interested! I’ve kinda beat y’all over the head with Continue Reading...
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Induction: Triple H destroys the minitron – Directed by Michael Bay on acid

13 Submitted by on Thu, 25 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2008 Sometimes here at Wrestlecrap, we think big. We’ve inducted three-hour pay-per-views, long-running characters, and even whole promotions in our illustrious history. On the flip side, we’ve inducted articles of clothing, individual matches, and even one 18-second bout that nonetheless yielded a 1850-word write-up. This induction falls into the latter category. Tonight, we look back at the night Triple Continue Reading...
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Induction: The WWE Walkout – Like the Invasion, but in reverse, and with more rectal hemorrhaging

24 Submitted by on Thu, 18 September 2014, 20:00
Or: “An Ace in the hole, and blood in Jerry’s” WWE, 2011 Few WWE viewers were surprised when, at Battleground 2014, Lana the Ravishing Russian invoked recent current events to garner heat. And by that, I mean she literally said, “recent current events” to get boos. This kind of exploitation is nothing new for the company, and all it took Continue Reading...
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Induction: Maximum Conviction – Fortunately Also Minimum Seagal

21 Submitted by on Mon, 15 September 2014, 20:00
Movie – 2012 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: Former 6-time WWF World Champion. 3-time Royal Rumble winner. King of the Ring. Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s #1 wrestler twice. WWE Hall of Famer. “Sheriff” of Raw. Podcast host. Arguably one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.  Star of movies such as The Condemned, Hunt To Kill, and some other movies you’ve Continue Reading...
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Induction: Stone Cold’s last Raw of 2002 – Austin 3:16 says I just whipped mine out

34 Submitted by on Thu, 11 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2002 When you think of the Attitude Era, you think of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and when you think of Stone Cold Steve Austin, you think of the many wild stunts he pulled off. But all those stunts would have fallen flat if Austin hadn’t had a worthy antagonist to battle every week. So when you think of Austin’s Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW’s Mystery Man – Why Anyone Thought This Would Be a Good Idea is the Real Mystery

42 Submitted by on Mon, 08 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2001 If there’s one thing in wrestling that seemingly never plays out in any positive way, it would be the infamous MYSTERY man gimmick.  Partner, opponent, thing coming out of an egg, whatever, it almost always bombs.  In fact, as I prepared to write about the infamous WCW Mystery Man of WCW in 2001, I took a good day Continue Reading...
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Induction: The softer side of Stone Cold — Hugs are better than drugs, except the ones these writers were taking

60 Submitted by on Thu, 04 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2001 On April 1st, 2001, Steve Austin made one of the most shocking heel turns in wrestling history, joining forces with the hated Mr. McMahon to take back the WWF title. Having evolved over the course of his Federation career from a cold, ruthless grappler to a foul-mouthed anti-authority badass, to a beer-swilling everyman, Austin’s deal with the devil Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Final WCW TV Title Run – Fitting that It Started with a Trash Can

47 Submitted by on Mon, 01 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999-2000 It may be impossible for newer fans to believe, but once upon a time Monday night wasn’t the big wrestling night of the week.  Nope, that designation belonged to Saturday night, at 6:05pm to be precise.  Yeah, 6 OH FIVE, because for whatever reason, Ted Turner and his SuperStation flunkies determined that starting all shows at five minutes Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna vs. Joey Buttafuoco — 9th Wonder of the World vs. 3rd-Degree Rapist

25 Submitted by on Thu, 28 August 2014, 20:00
FOX television, 2002 In the early 2000s, the FOX Network hit bottom with a string of sleazy prime-time specials, including Who Wants To Marry A Multimillionaire?, Man vs. Beast, and Celebrity Boxing. Now, the first Celebrity Boxing special featured such F-list wrestling personalities as WCW and TNA veteran Danny Bonaduce… …one-time Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling grappler Vanilla Ice… …and Eddie Guerrero’s Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 August 2014, 20:00
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: Yapapi Indian Strap Match – Featuring Ric Flair’s “Raw Pink Meat!”

44 Submitted by on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2000 If you, dear reader, are viewing this text, it means I have finally put the wraps on an induction I’ve started and stopped about 437 times in the last three months: behold, in all it’s glory, the YAPAPI INDIAN STRAP MATCH. In hindsight, I’m not quite sure why I couldn’t get through this one.  I’ve seen worse build Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Reunion

24 Submitted by on Thu, 14 August 2014, 20:00
The Reunion, 2011 When I say the word “reunion” what comes to mind? Having a cookout with some relatives that you haven’t seen for a long time? Going back to your high school and reliving memories with your old friends? John Cena going to Mexcio to rescue a kidnapped business man with your two estranged brothers to cash in the Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Piñata on a Pole match – Vince Russo, pendejo extraordinario

54 Submitted by on Thu, 31 July 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999 One advantage WCW always had over WWF was its cruiserweight division. Sure, the WWF had a light heavyweight division, but it paled in comparison to WCW’s, in terms of both match quality and roster depth. Just look at the WWF’s Light Heavyweight Title tournament from 1997 – they needed ringers to fill most of the spots in the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Under The Mat – Even Clarence Mason couldn’t defend Diana’s book in court

41 Submitted by on Thu, 24 July 2014, 20:00
Fenn Publishing, 2001 When a wrestling fan hears the book title, Under The Mat, he or she (probably he) most likely assumes it to be about the shenanigans that happen when wrestlers hide beneath the ring to do surprise run-ins. One might expect to hear funny stories about the time the nWo’s toilet bucket tipped over during a show and Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Battle for the Letter T – Nitro Collides with Sesame Street!!

54 Submitted by on Thu, 03 July 2014, 19:00
WCW 2000 In the last 18 months or so of WCW’s existence, there wasn’t much to cheer about.  The company had become such a mess…man.  Despite the fact I’ve written a book about it (TWICE – pick up the new version here!), when I start writing an induction like this, even I, RD Reynolds, master of matter wrestling disasters, am Continue Reading...
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Induction: Hunter Hearst Helmsley – Bow down to the king (or just curtsy)

34 Submitted by on Thu, 26 June 2014, 19:30
WWF, 1995-1997 Believe it or not, there was a time when Triple H was under-appreciated in the WWF. The man born Paul Michael Levesque was brought into the Federation under an embarrassing gimmick like a common grappler and not the King of Kings. That’s because, before he was Vince’s Only Begotten Son-In-Law, he was just another solid worker jobbing to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Nitro with NO Wrestling – 60 Minutes of Absolute Nothingness

88 Submitted by on Tue, 24 June 2014, 21:34
WCW, 1999 Hey hey, fellow Crappers!!  I’m BACK! I believe I am now completely finished with the new Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition.  It’s written (40% larger than before!!!), edited, new photos picked out, the whole shooting match.  Heck, you can even pre-order it right now from our friends over at Amazon in your choice of paperback, hard cover, or Kindle varieties.  So Continue Reading...
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Induction: Kane vs. Edge – Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twenty times, shame on me.

27 Submitted by on Thu, 19 June 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2010 Glen Jacobs has spent most of his wrestling career as a guinea pig for the writers’ most idiotic ideas. First, there was his stint in Smoky Mountain Wrestling with a name based on terrorist Ted “Unabomber” Kaczynski (albeit before he was identified and caught… and while he was still blowing people up). Then, there were his runs in Continue Reading...
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Induction: Cena vs. Laurinaitis — Ace drops a deuce

38 Submitted by on Thu, 12 June 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 We can all pretty much agree that John Cena sucks. I mean, what other top star in wrestling could get away with performing signature moves so sloppily? And the lax way he puts on the STF is a disgrace to a classic submission hold. Plus, every one of his matches ends in his Five Moves of Doom: Shoulder Continue Reading...
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