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The very latest of our world-famous inductions

Induction: The Kiss-My-Arse Match – At least it wasn’t a Bra-and-Knickers Match

29 Submitted by on Tue, 21 April 2015, 12:00
WWE, 2002 Thanks to the WWE Network, even lifelong wrestling fans can discover material they’ve never seen before. For fans outside of the British Isles, that would include pay-per-views like Insurrextion and Rebellion that, in addition to being synonyms, were exclusive to the UK. Since the events were barely promoted in the US, scarcely anything noteworthy happened on the shows, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Nation of Domination, USWA version – Kareem Abdul-Jobbers

42 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 20:23
USWA, 1996-7 During the 1990s, the WWF had a working relationship with Memphis-based USWA. Over the years, wrestlers like Razor Ramon, Ahmed Johnson, and Papa Shango passed through the promotion and won their Unified Title. In fact, in 1993, a heel contingent of Bret and Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Koko B. Ware, and Tatanka, all babyfaces in the Federation, feuded Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Undertaker-IRS Feud – Three Things In Life Are Certain: Death, Taxes, and That This Feud Sucked

48 Submitted by on Thu, 09 April 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1995 During the lovefest that was our15th anniversary celebration last week, I meant to discuss some of the fun we’ve had over the years with readers or onlookers who’ve gotten very upset with some of the inductions we’ve posted.   While most everyone agrees stuff like the Gobbledy Gooker or The Ding Dongs were WrestleCrap, other characters were not Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XV – RussoMania

52 Submitted by on Sat, 04 April 2015, 15:00
WWF, 1999 Wrestlemania is always supposed to be WWE’s biggest show of the year, but for a while, it seemed that every other year the focal point of the wrestling calendar would stink to high heaven. Think about Wrestlemanias 9, 11, and 13; if the WWF wanted to break the odd-numbered Mania curse in 1999, they would have to pull Continue Reading...
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The 50 Crappiest Moments in WrestleMania History!

71 Submitted by on Fri, 03 April 2015, 15:00
The mere word ‘WrestleMania’ conjures up memories that sets a wrestling fan’s heart aflutter: Shawn culminating the dream, Hogan slamming Andre, Austin kicking off the Attitude Era, Hogan vs. Warrior, Savage vs. Steamboat, Benoit and Guerrero’s curtain call, Hogan vs. Rock, Undertaker’s streak, Shawn’s retirement. This list will not recognize such greatness. Instead, in the spirit of the name of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Booker T vs. Triple H – HHH goes KKK

54 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 20:07
WWE, 2003 Wrestling storylines aren’t like any other storylines you’ll see on TV; they’re typically much, much worse. No ordinary TV series could get away with the disjointed plots that wrestling fans are subjected to on a regular basis. Even series with the most notoriously convoluted stories made up as the writers went along, like The X-Files or Twin Peaks Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hulk Hogan’s Ultimate Grill Infomercial – Whatcha Gonna Do When Steaks and Burgers and Hot Dogs and Waffles and Cookies Run Wild On You?

60 Submitted by on Wed, 18 March 2015, 20:00
INFOMERCIAL, 2007 Many thanks to Michael Cole (not that one – I don’t think) for submitting this! Long-time Crappers know the story of the legendary Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer, but for those of you that don’t, here’s the skinny: according to legend, the Hulkster was going to be offered a grill that would allow fat to drip away from whatever meat you Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Worst of “America The Beautiful” at Wrestlemania – From Sea to Shining C-R-A-P

46 Submitted by on Thu, 05 March 2015, 20:00
WWE 1985-present Ever since Wrestlemania I, it has been a tradition to start off the show with a patriotic tune. Now, if you take a moment to think about it, it does seem like an odd way to start an event revolving around men in goofy tights with stupid haircuts flopping around pretending to be hurt. You don’t see that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Salvatore Bellomo, Boat Builder – I Guess Everyone Really Does Have to Have a Hobby

38 Submitted by on Thu, 26 February 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1984 As I’ve completely run through every episode of the greatest wrestling show ever on the WWE Network (that would be Prime Time Wrestling of course), my attention has now turned to good ol’ Tuesday Night Titans, or TNT as it is known to its friends.  For the uninitiated, it was a talk show that featured folks who competed in WWF rings in Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mummies of Guanajuato – No Es Bueno

18 Submitted by on Thu, 19 February 2015, 20:00
Movie, 1972 Thanks to the growing popularity of Lucha Underground, cable television show AAA and CMLL and the wrestling community looking for alternatives, lucha wrestling is on the upswing. Lucha has a long and rich history with a few luchadores crossing into pop culture icons. Chief among those was El Santo who filmed almost 60 movies. And you were sick Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Mania, Episode 1: An Hour Straight of Todd Pettengill…That’ll Be Good, Right?

31 Submitted by on Mon, 16 February 2015, 16:00
WWF, 1993 Text by RD Reynolds So a few weeks back, WWE surprised a lot of folks by announcing a new show called Saturday Morning Slam. It’s a show that the company has designed first and foremost with children in mind. It’s nothing new. In fact, you could argue that the WWF’s flagship show during its 1980’s glory days was also Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 2012 Royal Rumble – Fools rush in where Cena fears to tread

50 Submitted by on Thu, 22 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It’s hard to imagine a Royal Rumble with less at stake in it than 2012’s battle royal. Of course, until 1993, the winner of the Royal Rumble wasn’t guaranteed to main-event Wrestlemania. However, 2012’s Royal Rumble was the first in history where the winner was guaranteed not to main-event Wrestlemania. The headlining match of Wrestlemania 28 having already Continue Reading...
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Induction: Big Show vs. The Authority – Never mind the KO Punch, you’ll get brain damage just watching it!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 15 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2013 It’s rare to see a storyline play out in WWE with that perfect combination of boring corporate power struggles, gaping plot holes, heel authority figures, stupid babyfaces, kayfabe firings, historical revisionism, gimmick infringement, and McMahon hypocrisy. Sure, you might see three or four or five of those elements in a single angle, but all of them at once? Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Paul Orndorff, Fitness Trainer – Lose Weight the Wonderful Way!

24 Submitted by on Thu, 08 January 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1985 I feel like I’ve written this induction 20 times before…probably because every year is exactly the same. December comes, and I lose all self control.  Between white fudge Oreos, Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees, and every other cookie, candy, and concoction under the sun, it’s amazing I don’t put on 50 pounds every year. Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 1997 Slammy Awards – Featuring Mankind vs. Cosmo Kramer

21 Submitted by on Thu, 11 December 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1997 It’s Slammy season once again, and with it, it’s time to look back on a different era of the prestigious awards, when the trophies were handed out not during a weekly wrestling show, but in a gala event in a ballroom on the eve of Wrestlemania. Modern-day Slammy Awards shows simply can’t top the excess and extravagance of Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Karate Fighters Holiday Tournaments – Randomly flailing limbs, brackets full of unknowns, and it wasn’t even the Brawl-For-All!

25 Submitted by on Tue, 25 November 2014, 20:00
WWF, mid-90s By Art 0’Donnell & RD Reynolds In 1995, Milton Bradley finally produced its answer to the 1960s classic toy, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. While Milton Bradley’s version may not have earned the name recognition of its spiritual predecessor, it did leave a legacy in the world of sports-entertainment through its perennial sponsorship of the WWF in general Continue Reading...
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Induction: “End Game” – Kurt Angle wants perverted sex (part 2)

25 Submitted by on Thu, 20 November 2014, 20:00
DVD movie, 2009 If I asked you what Jenna Morasca and Sharmell had in common, you would probably say that they were both part of perhaps the worst professional wrestling match of all time. You would be right, of course, but there’s another common thread tying the two women together: Kurt Angle wanted to have perverted sex with both of Continue Reading...
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Induction: Jailbird Crush – Brudda in Arms

30 Submitted by on Thu, 13 November 2014, 19:00
WWF, 1996 With all the WWF talent jumping ship to WCW in 1996, Vince McMahon and VP of Talent Relations Jim Ross had to dig deep to find wrestlers to fill the void. There were the more conventional sources, such as WCW itself, ECW, and USWA… …and then there was that great untapped talent pool known as the Big House. Continue Reading...
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Induction: Vito in a dress – Vito in a dress

22 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!

49 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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