Category Archives: Classic Inductions

Inductions of years past, pulled from the archives!

Classic Induction: ECW Strip Poker – Featuring Ashley, The Shy Trannie

11 Submitted by on Wed, 17 September 2014, 12:00
WWECW, 2006 Text by Triple Kelly I know what you’re thinking as you read that subject line up there, and I admit I somewhat agree: I feel very unqualified writing up this week’s induction. It would be more fair if it were written by RD, Blade, Sean Carless, Derek Burgan, Dr. Keith or Harry Simon. Because they, being heterosexual males (depending Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Jesse Ventura Story: Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

16 Submitted by on Wed, 27 August 2014, 15:00
Made For TV Movie, 1999 Of all the shocking events that have transpired in wrestling over the past few years, none have grabbed the mainstream media’s attention like Jesse Ventura’s rise in politics. Obviously with good reason – while us smarks like to get all worked up about the closing of WCW or the various deaths that have been associated Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Cactus Jack, Lost in Cleveland – Say It With Me: “Amnesia Angles Never Work”

20 Submitted by on Wed, 13 August 2014, 15:00
In his best selling book, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley went into great detail about how WCW butchered his career over and over again. He went into great detail about a series of skits known as “Lost in Cleveland”, which has in turn led to many requests for it to be covered here at Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Berserker Threw a Party: And It Kinda Sucks, So We’re Helping Out

6 Submitted by on Wed, 30 July 2014, 15:00
WWF, Early 1990′s I think I speak for nearly every late 80′s, early 90′s wrestling fan when I say, “God bless those old Coliseum videos.” Long before WWE 24/7, DVD releases, and heck, even monthly PPVs, all us marks could do “back in the day” to get our wrestling fix was to head to the local video store and see Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Family Matters with the Bushwackers – Cousin Luke, Cousin Butch, and Cousin URKEL??!!

25 Submitted by on Sun, 20 July 2014, 15:00
Television Show, 1994 Text by Triple Kelly One of the most popular sitcoms of the 90s was a snazzy little series called Family Matters. The character of Harriette Winslow originally appeared on Perfect Strangers as the elevator operator of Larry and Balki’s at the Chicago Chronicle, which in those days…and probably now, was enough for ABC Network to greenlight a spin-off for Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Bleeps, Bloopers, and Bodyslams – You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry! Well, You’ll Cry for Sure…

28 Submitted by on Fri, 11 July 2014, 15:00
WWF Video Tape, 1994 As much as I’ve bitched about WWE recently, I have to give their video department a heck of a lot of credit. Think about it – how many ***** DVDs has this company released in the past couple of years? We’ve been graced by awesome DVD sets that have covered the careers of Shawn Michaels, Mick Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Michelle McCool Loves Life: Happiness is Apparently a Pair of Shorts Jammed in Your Rectum. Who Knew?

27 Submitted by on Sun, 06 July 2014, 15:00
WWE, 2007 This may be a first. I’m not sure I’ve ever inducted something for the sheer reason of being nothing more than totally and completely pointless. What I am about to write about wasn’t neccessarily bad. It wasn’t offensive. It didn’t hurt business. It didn’t make me want to shove my fist through the screen. Those are generally the Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: The Jesse Ventura Story – Never Let the Truth Get In the Way of a Good Story

12 Submitted by on Wed, 02 July 2014, 10:00
Made for TV Movie, 1999 Of all the shocking events that have transpired in wrestling over the past few years, none have grabbed the mainstream media’s attention like Jesse Ventura’s rise in politics. Obviously with good reason – while us smarks like to get all worked up about the closing of WCW or the various deaths that have been associated Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Challenge – Hulkamania Battles Donkey Kong, Brother!

10 Submitted by on Thu, 26 June 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1989  Text by Forest George; You can check out his website here and his Myspace page here! I kind of miss the good old days of my childhood. I really mean it! I mean back when I was a mark and I could really enjoy wrestling, and envy the kids who had the Nintendo gaming system and the Wrestlemania arcade game. In retrospect, Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Ken Patera Story: Can You Blame Him? Dude Was Hungry!

28 Submitted by on Tue, 03 June 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1986 So ever since we posted our goofball video response to Damien Demento, I’ve been innundated with emails about The Ken Patera Story, the “book” I was enjoying when Mr. Braxton so rudely interrupted me. After weeks of putting it off, after inducting everything from “Gator” Scott Hall to Triple H’s Dinner with Mantaur, I can put it off no Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Nasty Boys Invade a Science Center

5 Submitted by on Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:00
WCW, 1995  I admit it: I screwed up. In the middle of working on the editing of the new WrestleCrap Celebrity Roast DVD (which comes with the 2010 WrestleCrap Archive Discs FREE – preorder it here!), I ignored my email completely for over a week. In doing so, I missed this email from Triple Kelly: “Hey Deal! How is everything? Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Art Donovan – Man of a Thousand Questions. And They Were All “How Much Does This Guy Weigh?”

25 Submitted by on Sun, 04 August 2013, 20:51
Quick note from RD Reynolds: All of us here at WrestleCrap.com are saddened by Art Donovan’s passing.  His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers! WWF King of the Ring, 1994 Text by Harry Simon We’ve all done it. After enough cajoling, begging, and/or threatening, we’ve all finally managed to convince a friend or relative to plunk down on Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: TNA’s Early Days – Fat Guys Named ‘Cheex’, Midgets in Trash Cans, Flying Elvises – What More Could You Want??

24 Submitted by on Fri, 26 July 2013, 09:15
  A Special Look Back at the First Days of NWA-TNA   After the WrestleCrap induction of the wrestling penises (or is that pen-i?) known as The Johnsons a couple of weeks back, I have been bombarded with requests for some of the more…how can I put this nicely?…idiotic characters and angles that plagued the first few weeks of NWA-TNA’s Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Goonies R Good Enough – But Are They Good Enough to Stand Up to Piper, Blassie, and Sheik?

10 Submitted by on Fri, 19 July 2013, 10:06
Music Video, 1985 Text by RD Reynolds Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it or not, but I am a child of the 1980′s. And if I haven’t…well, to be fair, you’d probably have to be an knuckle dragging mouth breather to have not noticed it. Listen to one episode of WrestleCrap Radio (come on, we really want to break a dozen listeners!), Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Grunt – The Most Influential Wrestling Movie Ever Made!

9 Submitted by on Mon, 24 June 2013, 09:15
Theatrical Motion Picture, 1985 I have to admit – I was perhaps overexcited at the thought that we were going to dedicate an entire month here at the Crap to wrestling movies. If there’s one thing I love more than horrible wrestling, it’s horrible movies. Tell me we’re watching Schindler’s List tonight, and I will probably pass. Tell me it’s Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: 3 Ninjas on MegaMountain – Featuring Hulk Hogan, Karate Warrior

16 Submitted by on Fri, 21 June 2013, 09:15
Theatrical Motion Picture, 1998 If there was one thing I was disappointed with in the WrestleCrap book, it was the fact that although I spent an entire chapter covering Hulk Hogan’s movie career, I had to cut short pretty much anything past Thunder in Paradise. After all, the book was called “WrestleCrap”, not “HoganMovieCrap” (although, come to think of it, Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Fuji Bandito – WrestleCrap Says Goodbye to the Fabulous Moolah

6 Submitted by on Fri, 07 June 2013, 09:15
WWF, 1989  No doubt when you learned this week that Fabulous Moolah had passed away, many thoughts probably raced through your head. Her contributions to women’s wrestling, perhaps. Maybe her build-up to WrestleMania I with Captain Lou, Cyndia Lauper, and Wendi Richter. Or maybe, since you are hanging out at a site called “WrestleCrap”, her antics with Mae Young. Believe Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show’s Poop Problem – Sometimes These Things Just Write Themselves

14 Submitted by on Fri, 31 May 2013, 09:15
WWE, 2003 There are times when working on this site just isn’t fun. Times when, as I look at the calendar, I realize that our new monthly deadline for new inductions is fast approaching, and I scramble to come up with ideas to present to you, my fellow Crappers. Times when, following a long day at my “real job”, I’d Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Das Wunderberlyn – Never Replace a Crappy Gimmick with a Crappier Gimmick

23 Submitted by on Sun, 26 May 2013, 17:05
WCW, For A Whole Bunch of Years You know the only thing worse than having a horrible gimmick? Getting rid of that horrible gimmick, then being stuck with something just as bad. It’s funny, because when I originally typed that sentence above, I wrote “with something even worse.” Yet when I think about the focal point of today’s induction, I Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Goldberg vs. Lesnar – The Most Overhyped, Underdelivering Match Ever!

13 Submitted by on Fri, 05 April 2013, 10:15
WrestleMania XX, 2004 Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds  It’s that time of year again, fellow ‘Crappers. Yes, March Madness is upon us. A time of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball brackets AND the good ol’ Wrestlemania weekend. I always thought it’d be fun to get together with your buddies for a weekend and watch some old Wrestlemanias to get in the Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Instant Replay Debate – WHOA Now Gentlemen!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1991 WrestleMania. Just five syllables, yet a lifetime of memories if you are a wrestling fan. So many awesome matches, so many unforgettable moments. Who will ever forget Hogan slamming Andre? Or Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart? Or the tearful reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth? As funny as it may sound, none of those are the WrestleMania Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show vs. Akebono – Yes, Big Show in a THONG

10 Submitted by on Fri, 22 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 2005 Maybe it’s just me, but I thought this past weekend’s showdown between the Big Show and Floyd “Money” Mayweather was just about perfect. Sure, you could argue from a smarkish point of view that WWE allowing one of their biggest (literally and figuratively) stars to be KO’d by a welterweight boxer, but come on – that was a Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 March 2013, 10:15
WWF, 1993 Photos Courtesy Jeff Cohen Ahhh, Wrestlemania. Truly it is the day around which every mark’s life revolves, our own personal Christmas present that WWE allows us to open for just $49.95. Throughout its twenty-year history, the event has played host to countless great matches, unforgettable angles, and shocking happenings that we will all remember for the rest of Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 2 – Featuring Clara Peller, Herb, and the Guy Who Dares You To Knock a Battery Off His Shoulder!

17 Submitted by on Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1986 Following the tremendous success of the first WrestleMania, it was only natural that the WWF would decide to make the spectacle an annual event. After all, it was their own version of the World Series, a Superbowl of wrestling that featured not only the biggest stars on the grappling scene, but celebrities galore. So it came as little Continue Reading...
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