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The very latest of our world-famous inductions

Guest Induction: Roman Reigns’s first year as champion – Sufferin’ Suck-otash!

10 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!

40 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

40 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???

57 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

81 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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Induction: Kevin Federline vs. John Cena – Platinum-selling rapper vs. K-Fed

36 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: Survivor Series Substitutes – Knights in Shawn’s Service

57 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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INDUCTION: Bad News Brown’s MUTANT SEWER RATS – Because That Sounds Way More Ominous than “Bad News Brown’s Black Box”

35 Submitted by on Thu, 05 November 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1990 It seems like this year, more than any other I can recall, I’ve thought a lot about the early days of WrestleCrap.com.  Maybe it’s due to it being the fifteenth year of the site, maybe it’s due to me becoming an old fossil.  Could also be my binge watching of Prime Time Wrestling.  Whatever the reason, the words “sewer Continue Reading...
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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

28 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.

33 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!

29 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)

37 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…

34 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

48 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?

35 Submitted by on Thu, 27 August 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1991 I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but there would be no WrestleCrap.com 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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