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INDUCTION: Million Dollar Tough Enough: The Male Diva Search

31 Submitted by on Thu, 20 June 2013, 19:00
WWE in 2004 had something of a dearth of new talent, to say the least. The new “stars” on Raw and Smackdown (okay, mostly Smackdown) included such future main-eventers as Kenzo Suzuki, Mark Jindrak, Luther Reigns, Orlando Jordan, and Heidenreich. To fill the depleted roster, WWE held its fourth season of Tough Enough. Unlike the first three seasons of the Continue Reading...
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Induction: WCW’s “Kiss My Ass” Match – What better match for two old farts?

21 Submitted by on Thu, 13 June 2013, 19:00
When people think of the last night of the Monday Night Wars, they typically think of the outdoor Nitro in Panama City, Florida that ended with Sting vs. Ric Flair and a simulcast featuring both Vince and Shane McMahon. And yes, according to kayfabe, that would be the the last episode of the Monday Night Wars, as in story line, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Raw is Piven: Monday night becomes damaged Goods

47 Submitted by on Thu, 06 June 2013, 19:00
When Donald Trump bought Monday Night Raw in the summer of 2009, then promptly sold it back to Vince McMahon in one of WWE’s most poorly-written, incomprehensible, and financially damaging angles of all time, it opened up a new era for the USA program. From then on, every week would feature a different celebrity guest host whose performances would range Continue Reading...
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Induction: Donald Trump buys Raw: Dropped almost as fast as WWE’s stock

46 Submitted by on Thu, 30 May 2013, 19:00
WWE, 2009 I have never understood Donald Trump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Vince McMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. McMahon once made Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to demolish Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Great Fall of Angle: How Did He Avoid a Broken Freakin’ Everything?

43 Submitted by on Sun, 19 May 2013, 07:00
WWE, 2004 The story of this week’s induction begins with the 2004 WWE Draft, which somehow saw Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman drafted to Raw and then promptly quit. Kurt Angle was then selected to fill the always-fresh, never-clichéd role of heel authority figure. Kurt’s first order of business was nixing Triple H’s move to Smackdown just 24 real-world hours Continue Reading...
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Induction: Survivor Series 1991: A $25 Infomercial For A Show That Grossed 25% Of The Revenue

41 Submitted by on Thu, 09 May 2013, 19:00
 WWF, 1991 (duh) by Emerson Witner A few months ago my brother texted me and wondered when I was going to induct Survivor Series 1991. At first I explained that a.) It’s not my site and b.) Survivor Series 1991 wasn’t that bad. He replied back that RD never writes anymore inductions (note from RD: more to come once I Continue Reading...
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Induction: Lita cheats on Matt Hardy: Starring Glen Jacobs as Matt.

46 Submitted by on Thu, 02 May 2013, 19:00
For parts one and two of this induction, click here and here. Since the summer of 2004, Amy Dumas’s “Lita” character had been tormented on WWE television with coercive sexual contracts, pregnancy, and a miscarriage. It would seem only natural that when she finally broke off her forced marriage to her own rapist, it would be a cause for celebration Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The 10 Worst Title Awardings in Wrestling History!

52 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
It began as an offhand challenge. Internet wrestling institution Scott Keith posted an old review of WCW SuperBrawl VIII on his BLOG OF DOOM, and inserted passages of hindsight to his long-ago written word. As the review was written in February 2000, 2 years after the airing of this SuperBrawl, Keith drops some 2000-related notes in the original rant, and Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Saga of Matt Hardy and Lita and Kane: You people found this less awful than the Diva Search?!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
Nary a year goes by without a wedding taking place in a wrestling ring. This year, Bully Ray tried to tie the knot with Brooke Hogan. Last year, it was Daniel Bryan being jilted at the altar by AJ Lee. Wrestling weddings are so commonplace and so consistently wacky that, frankly, about the only thing you would never expect from Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The Fandango Effect: Gimmicks Spared from Induction by Great Performers

67 Submitted by on Thu, 11 April 2013, 19:00
Color us here at WrestleCrap surprised. When Fandango’s vignettes began playing, ol’ RD was about to engrave the cha-cha dancer’s name onto the 2013 Gooker Award plaque well in advance. I myself have tallied many Power Crappings ballots that featured Johnny Curtis’ alter ego among the selections. It seemed Fandango was destined for induction from the minute his, “Mind if Continue Reading...
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Induction: Baywatch at the Beach

17 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 11:04
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: The Wrestlemania X Ladder Match: Hardware Heaven ’94

23 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 00:00
A guest post written by Art0Donnell’s cousin, KofiJ0hnson WWF, 1994 Wrestlemania is supposed to be the biggest and best event of the year in the world of wrestling, but what happens when Vince McMahon runs out of exciting ideas and instead decides to build title matches around household items? The answer: the ladder match. Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels had Continue Reading...
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Induction: Frank Trigg vs. AJ Styles: You can’t spell “suMMArily awful” without “MMA”

17 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 20:00
Many people who aren’t wrestling fans are incapable of seeing the appeal of watching people pretend to beat each other up. This has always baffled me, since most all television, even so-called “reality” TV, is scripted. Anyone who has ever enjoyed fiction in any genre or medium knows the advantages of scripted entertainment and storytelling. When the action is written Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

22 Submitted by on Thu, 14 March 2013, 20:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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Induction: Crush vs. Undertaker: Bollywood Backlot Brawl

14 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 20:00
Brian “Crush” Adams was nowhere to be found in the world of sports entertainment for the year and a half between Royal Rumble 1995 and his return under a “convict” gimmick in 1996. While most assume that Crush was home in his native Hawaii during this time, video evidence proves that he was, in fact, in Toronto, Canada. Also, he Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Governor: Did This Angle Suck? You Betcha!

30 Submitted by on Thu, 28 February 2013, 20:00
The 2008 election between Barack Obama and John McCain was literally the most important U.S. Presidential election in nearly four years. While Barack Obama won the vote, the campaign saw a new breakout political star by the name of Sarah Palin, who either nearly won or cost the election for McCain, depending on whom you ask. The Alaska governor, who Continue Reading...
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Induction: Avatar: “Avatarded”. Yes, We Know That’s Not PC. But It Is Accurate, So Yeah…AVATARDED!

21 Submitted by on Thu, 14 February 2013, 19:00
WWF, 1995-1996 The tough part about being a new member of the Wrestlecrap crew is coming up with ideas for inductions that haven’t been done already. When I look back at the Wrestlecrap treasure trove that was the WWF in the mid-90s, it’s frustrating to know that all the atrocious gimmicks had already been written up on this site over Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestling on Morton Downey Jr.: Sex, Lies, and Headlocks (but mostly lies)

38 Submitted by on Thu, 07 February 2013, 19:00
Syndicated TV, 1989 To wrestling fans, Morton Downey, Jr. is best known for his Wrestlecrap-inducted appearance on Piper’s Pit at Wrestlemania V. For those Wrestlecrappers (like myself) who are too young to remember Mr. Downey, he was one of the original “shock jocks” of the radio. (He would also be the namesake of a boss in Nintendo’s Super Mario World: Continue Reading...
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All Past Gooker Award Winners Now Online!

0 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2013, 21:53
Just a quick note that I’ve posted all the past Gooker Award Winners for your reading “pleasure”.  Check them out from the main menu under the Inductions section or by clicking rightchere!...
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Claire Lynch: The 2012 Gooker Award Winner

79 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2013, 19:30
TNA-Impact, 2012 It was funny, prior to the Gooker voting this year, the very great Justin Henry and I were discussing the various candidates. Make no mistake, there were some doozies in 2012, from all the goofiness with the Aces & 8′s to AJ Lee’s various lovers to Natalya’s nonstop flatulance. Despite the multitude of choices, he explained to me Continue Reading...
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Induction: HardCORE Justice: The One Night Stand We’d All Regret The Next Morning

31 Submitted by on Thu, 24 January 2013, 20:00
TNA, 2010 ECW’s history over the past decade has been a tumultuous one, to say the least. Frankly, given its bankruptcy, multiple reunion shows, revival by WWE, and setbacks such as December to Dismember, Vince McMahon’s title win, and the cancellation of ECW on Sci-Fi, ECW has been the subject of more false finishes than a Ring of Honor match. Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Kiss-My-Ass Match: This Stipulation Needed an ASSterisk!

19 Submitted by on Thu, 17 January 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1999 Long-time fans of wrestling will often criticize today’s PG-TV WWE product as being too tame, boring, and not nearly edgy enough to harken back to the glory days of the Attitude Era. To be sure, that era of wrestling featured the gritty persona of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the over-the-top antics of D-Generation X, and the cooler-than-thou promos Continue Reading...
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Time to vote – the 2012 Gooker Awards!

64 Submitted by on Sun, 06 January 2013, 21:25
Another 12 months of horrible wrestling is past us…and you know what that means: it’s time to vote for the absolute worst of the worst!  What will win the 2012 Gooker Award? Without further adieu, here’s the nominees! The Various Loves of AJ Lee: Want to simultaneously kill time on three hour Raws and a character that people at the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Fighting Fit with Roddy Piper: Just so you know, he is NOT Your Dad. Be thankful.

20 Submitted by on Sun, 06 January 2013, 17:22
Fitness Video, 1992 Text by RD Reynolds Thanks to Fellow Crapper Danny Hanlon for donating this tape!   Does that stupid calendar say January again? I hate January! Look, yeah, it’s my birth month and all that jazz, but really, it’s one of my least favorite months of the entire year. For starters, I love Christmas, and having to take down Continue Reading...
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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:29
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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A Johnny Damon Christmas: Yankee, Go Home!

3 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:23
WWE, 2009 Text by Art0Donnell & RD Reynolds Check out Art0Donnell’s Facebook Page Here and his Blog, “How Much Does This Guy Weigh?” Here! Holiday episodes of wrestling have never must-see television. Knowing that most fans will be spending time with family rather than watching the boob tube, but unwilling to just show re-runs like normal TV programs, wrestling writers typically phone it in around Thanksgiving Continue Reading...
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