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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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Induction: Shawn Michaels in Playgirl – The One Time We Were Glad HBK Refused to Drop the Belt

39 Submitted by on Thu, 05 June 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 Quick, name the first WWF personality to pose for a porno mag. You’re thinking of Sable, right? Nope! It was Shawn Michaels, who posed for Playgirl magazine in 1996, three years before Rena Mero. And unfortunately for him, he ended up getting a lot of crap for it backstage (just not in his bag). The New Generation era Continue Reading...
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Induction: Johnny B Badd boxes Johnny Polo — Tutti Frutti Booty and a Glass Jaw

25 Submitted by on Thu, 29 May 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1992 Throughout his career, Marc Mero always seemed to get the short end of the stick. First, he got saddled with the infamous “Johnny B. Badd” gimmick in WCW… …then he was completely overshadowed (figuratively?) by his own wife Sable’s breasts throughout his WWF run. But despite his misfortune in the wrestling ring, no one could take away his Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 1996 Slammy Awards – If this was WWF’s Oscar night, where were Men on a Mission?

33 Submitted by on Fri, 23 May 2014, 13:00
WWF, 1996 By the time you read this, this year’s Slammy Awards will have come and gone. John Cena will have won Superstar of the Year, a Triple H match will have mysteriously won Match of the Year for a third year in a row, and Michael Cole will have convinced you that he is the most annoying on-air personality Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Rock on Star Trek – The Rock ‘n’ Spock Connection

35 Submitted by on Thu, 22 May 2014, 20:00
UPN television, 2000 In 1999, WWF Smackdown premiered on UPN, instantly becoming the network’s highest-rated program. Thus, it seemed only natural to cross-promote it with Star Trek: Voyager, another series on the network, to increase the latter’s viewership. Now, I haven’t seen a lot of Star Trek. I’ve only watched a season and a half, and that was of The Continue Reading...
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Induction: Zack Ryder vs. Kane – Friday the 13th, Part Z

60 Submitted by on Thu, 15 May 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 Ever heard of the seven-year rule? Jim Cornette says that a wrestling promotion can run the same angle after seven years because by then, memories will have faded and there will be enough new viewers who won’t even noticed the re-hashed story lines. Jim Cornette hasn’t written for WWE in a long time, which you probably figured out Continue Reading...
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Induction: Inside Out — Triple H gets into a pickle

32 Submitted by on Thu, 08 May 2014, 20:00
WWE Films, 2011 A while ago I was browsing through Netflix when what should appear but “The Naked Man,” a 1998 movie about a wrestler with a “naked” gimmick starring Michael Rapaport. I immediately emailed RD and told him the big news: an obscure movie with “Wrestlecrap” written all over it. Imagine my disappointment, then, when I actually watched the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Barry Didinsky – Life’s a pitch, and then you buy an Undertaker jean jacket

57 Submitted by on Thu, 24 April 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1995 Hulk Hogan. Steve Austin. D-Generation X. The nWo. What do they all have in common? All of them generated huge merchandise sales. Also, unfortunately for Vince McMahon, none of these entities were wrestling in the WWF in 1995. So what could a promoter do when none of his stars were exactly raking in the cash at the merch Continue Reading...
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Induction: Kevin Nash vs. Chris Jericho, hair vs. hair – A bald-faced lie

37 Submitted by on Thu, 17 April 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2003 Hair is serious business the world over, even for men, and even for wrestlers. Don’t believe me? Look at all the hair vs. hair matches over the years in WWE: Kurt Angle vs. Edge… …Eric Bischoff vs. Eugene… …the Vince vs. Donald Trump “Battle of the Billionaires”… …and let’s not forget about the time CM Punk wagered his Continue Reading...
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Induction: Lex Luger, Million-Dollar Turncoat? – At least the *arenas* didn’t sell out.

45 Submitted by on Thu, 10 April 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1994 Once upon a time, “Made in the USA” Lex Luger and the Native American Tatanka were the best of friends. Together, the two All-Americans would demolish whatever unpatriotic force stood in their way.   All this changed in the summer of 1994, when, after weeks of speculation, Tatanka broke the unfortunate news: Lex Luger had sold out to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Little Hercules – Because the World Needed The Hulkster in 3D!

30 Submitted by on Tue, 01 April 2014, 19:00
Since day one here at, I’ve known that an integral feature on the site needed to be in-depth reviews of horrible movies starring wrestlers.  Ever since I saw No Holds Barred back in 1989, I was scarred for life, and I wanted others to be equally scarred.  Look back into the archive (cheap plug, it’s only $14.95!!), and you Continue Reading...
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Guest Induction: Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle – If the rasslin’ business ain’t broke, keep fixing it!

13 Submitted by on Tue, 01 April 2014, 00:00
This article comes courtesy of Art0Donnell’s cousin, Rocky Melvin, entertainment reporter for the website of a major cable news outlet. In just a few weeks, it will be time for Wrestlemania, the World Wrestling Federation’s biggest smackdown of the year. Laugh if you will, but wrestling can be big business, drawing tens of thousands of loyal fans to see their Continue Reading...
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Induction: Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan – How long should this world title match last? LOL, I’ll pretend you said 18 seconds.

58 Submitted by on Thu, 27 March 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It was Wrestlemania, and wrestling fans around the world were eager to see Daniel Bryan take on Sheamus in a title match on the grandest stage of them all. While not the most heavily-hyped match on the card, this match had the potential to steal the show. Imagine those fans’ surprise when the match ended before they knew Continue Reading...
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Induction: Steve Austin vs. Yokozuna – A match fit for a king. Apparently.

24 Submitted by on Thu, 20 March 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 The WWF’s King of the Ring was a pretty big deal back when the Federation held an annual pay-per-view around the tournament. Winning the crown, while not a guarantee of success, was an indicator that big things were coming a wrestler’s way. Of the tournament-winners from 1993 to 2002, Owen Hart, Mabel, Kurt Angle, and Brock Lesnar all Continue Reading...
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Induction: Cryme Tyme meets George W. Bush: If the President was pro-life, why did he perform this comedic abortion?

31 Submitted by on Thu, 13 March 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2006 WWE, not unlike the Ultimate Warrior, has a lot of bad habits, but only ones that help this website survive. Besides a fascination with feces, outrageously lewd sexual story lines, and constantly humiliating Jim Ross, Vince and his band of merry yes-men have always had a thing for political jokes.   Well, not so much “political” jokes as Continue Reading...
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Induction: Hollywood Backlot Brawl – Brawl and Panties! Brawl and Panties!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 06 March 2014, 21:00
WWF, 1996 In 1996, with Wrestlemania XII just around the corner, Scott Hall declared his intentions to go to WCW after that year’s big event. Normally, this would mean a simple change in booking. Instead of Razor Ramon beating Goldust to regain his Intercontinental Title, he would just lose the match, putting over the champion and leaving the company without Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Return of Virgil – Who? Mike Jones!

35 Submitted by on Thu, 27 February 2014, 21:00
WWE, 2010 Ever since “The Wrestler” hit theaters in 2009, a lot of past-their prime superstars have been pegged as “The Wrestler in real life”: a former big name now living in the past and struggling with addiction or financial despair. Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Jake Roberts, and many others have been given that dubious distinction. One scene in that Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestling Classic – To quote Nelson Muntz, “I can think of at least two things wrong with that title!”

27 Submitted by on Thu, 20 February 2014, 21:00
WWF, 1985 After the first Wrestlemania, Vince and company wanted to capitalize by throwing all the great wrestlers and Corporal Kirchner and Moondog Spot onto one spectacular themed event. This concept would eventually come to fruition at 1987’s Survivor Series, but an abortive attempt was made along the way in November 1985: it was a similar concept, but instead of Continue Reading...
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Induction: The World’s Largest Love Machine, Viscera – Every day is Hump Day for Big Vis

38 Submitted by on Thu, 13 February 2014, 21:00
(RIP NELSON FRAZIER: 1971 – 2014) WWE, 2005-7 Nelson Frazier has worn many hats during his years with World Wrestling Entertainment. Well, he only ever really wore one hat, which was a crown, but he had a number of gimmicks (rapper, clown, king, cult member) before evolving into Barry White’s younger, scarier brother. Viscera’s road to suave sex-godhood began in Continue Reading...
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Induction: Double Dare’s Super-Slop-O-Mania – Still more mature than Punk’d

17 Submitted by on Thu, 06 February 2014, 21:00
Nickelodeon/WWF, 1989 With two former wrestlers like Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handling announcing duties for years in the WWF, constantly at odds, don’t you find it odd that they never squared off in the ring to settle their differences? Why, Michael Cole was barely a year into his insufferable jerk persona before he and Jerry Lawler had a series Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWE Wrestlers on Punk’d – So named because “Jackass” was already taken

28 Submitted by on Thu, 23 January 2014, 21:00
MTV, 2003-2007 MTV has been connected with wrestling for years, ever since the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection of the mid-80s. Way back then, the WWF wanted to associate itself with music, while MTV wanted to associate itself with music. Flash forward to the 2000s, when WWE was under contract with MTV’s parent company Viacom, and the worlds of wrestling and Continue Reading...
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Induction: Mad Bull – Proof Heath Slater’s been jobbing since before he was born

22 Submitted by on Thu, 16 January 2014, 21:00
TV movie, 1977 The late Alex Karras was no stranger to the Wrestlecrap. It was he, after all, whose “Mongo” character in Blazing Saddles was the namesake of Horseman Steve “Mongo” McMichael. Less famous was the 1977 TV movie, “Mad Bull,” where Karras played the title role of Iago “Mad Bull” Karkus. Since this was the seventies, not everyone was Continue Reading...
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Claire Lynch: The 2012 Gooker Award Winner

80 Submitted by on Sun, 12 January 2014, 15:00
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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Gooker 2013 – The Voting is Over!

177 Submitted by on Fri, 10 January 2014, 09:00
And the voting is over!!  Congratulations, Dixie Carter – you are our 2013 Gooker Award Winner!  You will be properly inducted Thursday night, January 30…just in time for Impact!   Despite what Hector Guerrero may tell you, the infamous Gobbeldy Gooker was one of the worst gimmicks ever.  Therefore, back in 2000 when I first started, I knew that Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 1999 Royal Rumble – Even Stone Cold used this match as a bathroom break

54 Submitted by on Thu, 09 January 2014, 21:00
WWF, 1999 Vince McMahon won 1999’s Royal Rumble. … … No, this isn’t the shortest induction ever; I’m just getting that obvious bit of information out of the way right now, lest you think that’s the only reason why this match is Wrestlecrap. No, there are certain circumstances under which a non-wrestler can win a big match, and the red-hot Continue Reading...
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The InVasion: 2001 Gooker Award Winner

23 Submitted by on Thu, 02 January 2014, 15:00
WWF, 2001 When Bryan Alvarez and I decided to write The Death of WCW, he said something that I will never forget. After laughing about all the horrible stuff the company did to cause its own demise, we started to get down to business and really think about the company and its rich history. “You realize,” Bryan told me, “that as Continue Reading...
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Induction: Del Río Runs Over Santa Claus – GTA: North Pole

26 Submitted by on Thu, 26 December 2013, 21:00
WWE, 2012 The holidays are a time when WWE encourages its viewers to spend quality time with their families, preferably by turning off the TV altogether. Either that, or they figure that people aren’t concerned with TV wrestling around Christmastime, so why put on a half-way decent program when nobody is watching? Of course, back in, say, 2000, the “nobody” Continue Reading...
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