Category Archives: Classic Inductions

Inductions of years past, pulled from the archives!

Classic Induction: The Ken Patera Story: Can You Blame Him? Dude Was Hungry!

25 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!

34 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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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

4 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2008  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds Another month, another holiday behind us. The day of bloodsuckers, mindless zombies and flesh-eating ghouls. Halloween? No, silly – I’m talking about ELECTION DAY! And to commemorate this year’s Election Day, we’re going back to take a look at yet another former Gooker Nominee. I know we get a lot of International ‘Crappers that Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Spirit Squad – Gimme an “S”! Gimme an “H”! Gimme an “I”! Gimme a…

16 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2006 Text by RD Reynolds and Triple Kelly As I sit down to write this induction, a look at the calendar shows that the date is, in fact, April 1, 2010. A decade down the drain, indeed. Yes, this induction will mark the be the first of our double digit years. Since the launch back on April 1, 2000, the inductions have Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Can You Take the Heat? The WWF Is Cooking! – Ever Wanted Too Cool Homeboy Homefries? Me Neither.

9 Submitted by on Mon, 04 March 2013, 10:15
WWF Cookbook, 2000 Although I’ve done it in countless interviews, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mick Foley for opening the door for wannabe wrestling authors such as myself. You see, prior to Foley’s groundbreaking autobiography, Have a Nice Day, publishers believed that wrestling fans could not read. Trying to get a deal for a wrestling book Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: No Holds Barred – A Tale of Crapped Pants and Teeny Weiners

19 Submitted by on Sun, 03 March 2013, 19:59
It’s a travesty. It’s a travesty of the highest magnitude, and, I believe it is fair to say, without hyperbole, a crime against mankind itself. Here we are, 15 years removed from the release of the first movie featuring Hulk Hogan in a starring role, and where, I ask, is the anniversary DVD release? (Note from 2013 RD: It’s right Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Mexicools – Because Nothing is More Mexican – Or Cooler – Than Riding a Lawnmower

4 Submitted by on Fri, 01 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2005  Text by Sean Carless   Did you know that a huge part of WWE’s, and in particular, Smackdown’s success over the past few years has been due to the hispanic audience they’ve been able to capture. (Observer stat.) This is primarily due to the popularity of Rey Mysterio, of course, so it only made sense the company would attempt Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: MuscleRock Madness (Or As We Like to Call It, The Van Hammer Memorial Show)

15 Submitted by on Mon, 25 February 2013, 09:00
IWF Video, 1989 Tape submitted by Mike Siraco As you’ve probably surmised, here at WrestleCrap HQ, we have a rather substantial tape collection. There’s probably over 600 or so VHS (and believe it or not, probably 60+ Betas!) cassettes cluttering up the office, spilling out of shelving units, closets, boxes, and whatever other type of storage contraption I can find. Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Needles the Tailor: The Superstars’ Stitch Bitch

2 Submitted by on Tue, 19 February 2013, 19:36
WWF, 1992 Text by Harry Simon It has been said that “clothes make the man.” But what about the man who makes the clothes that makes the man? What’s his story? Well, in the WWF’s case, he was a nervous little fella who talked like an unholy cross between Professor Frink from The Simpsons and every neurotic middle-aged guy in every Woody Allen Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Amanda Ultimate Warrior: Behold the Destrucity of ULTIMATE Love!

3 Submitted by on Mon, 18 February 2013, 09:00
WWF, Early 1990′s Text by Blade Braxton As RD and myself have been recently chatting about and reviewing all the old material that comprises the new Wrestlecrap DVD-Rom, one thing stood out – the year 1990. It could be said that 1990 was the year Wrestlecrap was born. In the first 365 days of the decade of the 90’s, fans would witness Continue Reading...
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A Quick Note about Classic Inductions…

8 Submitted by on Fri, 08 February 2013, 11:00
Hi guys and gals, RD here.  Just wanted to clear up the confusion on classic inductions on the site.  In the old days, when one was posted, it would stay up for a week then be replaced.  NOW when we post them, they will remain up from that point onward into the future.  They will NOT be taken down; once Continue Reading...
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