Category Archives: Classic Inductions

Inductions of years past, pulled from the archives!

Classic Induction: TNA’s Early Days – Fat Guys Named ‘Cheex’, Midgets in Trash Cans, Flying Elvises – What More Could You Want??

31 Submitted by on Wed, 20 May 2015, 19:00
  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: The Star Wars Holiday Special – Welcome to the Dark Side

19 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 15:00
Television Special, 1978 Note from RD: As you can probably surmise from the title, this has nothing to do with wrestling. But since reviewing bad Christmas movies has become a holiday tradition here at the Crap, I thought there was nothing more appropriate to cover than this stinkbomb from the late 70’s. Enjoy! November 17, 1978 is a date that Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

39 Submitted by on Wed, 01 April 2015, 15:00
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: Illegal Aliens – Chyna vs. Anna Nicole Smith? We are SO There

18 Submitted by on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:00
Direct to Video Release, 2007 Today, fellow Crappers, we are going to review Illegal Aliens, a science fiction film starring Anna Nicole Smith and Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. Just typing that, I think my fingers might have orgasmed. For a guy that runs a site called “WrestleCrap”, you have to admit, that’s a pretty juicy order. Here we have two of the Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Black Saturday: Vince Shows Up on WTBS…in 1984?

23 Submitted by on Sat, 27 December 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1984  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds A VERY special THANK YOU to Linden Walker for his invaluable help on this induction July 14, 1984. A date which will live in infamy in the minds of southern wrestling fans. If you’ve been coming to the site for awhile, read Death of WCW or picked up a copy of WWE’s The Rise And Fall Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians – Yes, This is a Real Movie

4 Submitted by on Wed, 24 December 2014, 19:47
Movie, 1964  Quick Note from RD: As is the tradition ’round these parts this time of year, I take time away from WrestleCrap and delve into the equally amusing and absurd world of HolidayMovieCrap. Enjoy! Ah yes, the holidays are upon us once again. For many, the highlight is waiting to see what’s waiting for themselves under the tree. For Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: El Santa Claus – The Goofiest Christmas Move Ever Made Gets Its Proper Induction!

9 Submitted by on Wed, 24 December 2014, 10:00
WWE, 2008  Text by RD Reynolds with Triple Kelly Quick note from RD: If you enjoy these classic inductions, why not get all of them and everything else ever on the site via the online archives?  A one-time donation of $14.95 gets you unlimited access to everything.  All the inductions, all the WrestleCrap Radios, all the WrestleCrap Radio videos, everything ever written or Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Slay – Yes, Virginia – Goldberg is Santa Claus!

8 Submitted by on Mon, 22 December 2014, 10:00
Movie, 2005  Hey, remember Bill Goldberg? Sure you do. The guy tore through WCW during its boom period, and were it not for the noodle heads running the company at the time, would likely have led them to even greater heights. He had that weird mix of charisma and intensity that made up for his lack of technical prowess inside Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: He-Man Christmas – We Wish You a Merry Atheist Day and a Happy New Year

8 Submitted by on Fri, 19 December 2014, 10:00
Cartoon, 1985 Text by Blade Braxton It’s no secret to listeners of Wrestlecrap Radio, that I am a huge fan of the original He-Man and Masters Of The Universe cartoon. I regard the original set of episodes as some of the best cartoons of the 1980’s. The abomination you’re about to see today however, is quite different. Straying far away from Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Babes in Toyland – Georgy Porgie Puddin’ Pie, Shows RD His Cameltoe and Makes Him Cry

6 Submitted by on Fri, 12 December 2014, 09:15
Theatrical Motion Picture, 1986 Special Note from RD: This is yet another trek down memory lane, as I take a look at one of the worst holiday movies ever made. This has nothing to do with wrestling, but in the spirit of the season, I thought it might be fun to cover. If you just want wrestling, hit the back Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Bill Kazmaier: World’s Strongest Man, Take 47

21 Submitted by on Wed, 26 November 2014, 15:00
WCW, Early 90’s I’ve written before on this here site about the legacy of wrestling’s “strongest men”. In fact, when the site first launched way back in the stone ages, one of the original inductions was that of the Pony’s wearing slab of muscle known as Ted Arcidi. It’s funny, because when I happened upon footage of today’s inductee, Bill Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Mordecai: Your Friendly Sword Swinging Yankee Candle Sales Rep

26 Submitted by on Tue, 21 October 2014, 15:00
WWE, 2004 Don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it before, but wrestling and religion don’t mix. No, wait. That’s a total lie. I know I’ve mentioned it before. In fact, I may have even begun a previous induction with the exact same line. Not only that, but we even had a list of at least ten different wrestling/religion flops in The Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Video Game Video – Featuring Bret Hart, Video Game Technician

21 Submitted by on Wed, 08 October 2014, 15:00
Acclaim Video Release, Mid 1990’s The initial release of the Sony Playstation saw a lot of great games hit in a very short period of time. There were originals like Twisted Metal and Warhawk, excellent ports like Rayman, and arcade classics like Ridge Racer and Tekken. Shortly after the PSOne’s debut, Midway released a conversion of its Mortal Kombat style Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: ECW Strip Poker – Featuring Ashley, The Shy Trannie

12 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

18 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”

23 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: 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!

29 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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