Category Archives: Gooker Winner Inductions

The very worst of the very worst – your choices for the worst of the year in pro wrestling!

Claire Lynch: The 2012 Gooker Award Winner

79 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 WrestleCrap.com, I knew that Continue Reading...
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The InVasion: 2001 Gooker Award Winner

17 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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All Past Gooker Award Winners Now Online!

0 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2013, 21:53
Just a quick note that I’ve posted all the past Gooker Award Winners for your reading “pleasure”.  Check them out from the main menu under the Inductions section or by clicking rightchere!...
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All Things Michael Cole: The 2011 Gooker Award Winner

5 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:12
WWE, 2011 Text by RD Reynolds I knew it was going to happen. I just knew it. It was never in question, and that, more than anything, made me dread it all the more. Before the Gooker voting even started, I knew that Michael Cole was going to “win”, which meant I was going to lose. And no, I didn’t make Continue Reading...
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Hornswoggle vs. Chavo: 2009 Gooker Award Winner

5 Submitted by on Tue, 31 January 2012, 20:55
WWE, 2009 Text by RD Reynolds with Triple Kelly Note from RD: Hard to believe that we’re already doing our tenth Gooker Award. Harder to believe still that there’s never been a main character that has repeated in the ‘honor’. Even more unfathomable is the fact that unless something changes drastically, there’s a pretty good shot at the guy three-peating at some point. Continue Reading...
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Mike Adamle: 2008 Gooker Award Winner

2 Submitted by on Sun, 30 January 2011, 21:00
WWE, 2008  Text by RD Reynolds Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it, but it seems that one of Vince McMahon’s lifelong goals is to get rid of your friend and mine, Jim Ross. Oh wait, yeah, I am pretty sure I DID mention that. Three years ago, in fact, when Ross was humiliated in a series of skits that did Continue Reading...
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Vince’s Bastard Son: 2007 Gooker Award Winner

5 Submitted by on Thu, 20 January 2011, 21:11
WWE, 2007 Mega Thanks to Bill Brown for His Assitance with This Induction! It may sound absurd, or more accurately perhaps, pretentious, but I pretty much know every year going into the Gooker Award voting who is going to win. Yes, it’s been up for you, my fellow Crappers, to decide the past few years. And while there have been some suprises Continue Reading...
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Eddiesplotation: 2006 Gooker Award Winner

6 Submitted by on Wed, 19 January 2011, 21:18
WWE, 2006 Odds are that you remember exactly where you were when you heard the news on November 13, 2005. I do. I certainly do. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I hopped on the net to check my mail and see what was going on in the world of wrestling. There was lots of comedy taking place about this Continue Reading...
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The Sad Saga of Jim Ross: 2005 Gooker Award Winner

3 Submitted by on Tue, 18 January 2011, 21:21
WWE, 2005 Quick note from RD: As always, a humongoid thank you to my good friend Bill Brown for hooking me up with this footage. Growing up in Cincinnati, I was a huge Reds fan. It was the 1970’s, and at that point, pretty much no one else could touch a team that contained certified legends such as Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Continue Reading...
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The Diva Search: 2004 Gooker Award Winner

6 Submitted by on Mon, 10 January 2011, 21:26
WWE, 2004 Amazing. There’s really no other word for it. How else could you describe the fact that a contest featuring half naked and incredibly hot women was somehow so tragically horrible that the readers of this very site voted it the very worst in wrestling for 2004? Readers, who, mind you, are predominantly heterosexual (and therefore most assuredly horny) Continue Reading...
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Al Wilson: 2003 Gooker Award Winner

3 Submitted by on Sun, 09 January 2011, 21:35
WWE, 2002-2003 You know, life is funny sometimes. This week, I went back and did the “lost” 2001 Gooker Award Winner, the infamous InVasion catastrophe. Just doing the research for that made me so angry that I very nearly said to hell with watching WWF/E forever. It really was that infuriating, and if you don’t believe me, well, we’ll be Continue Reading...
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Katie Vick: 2002 Gooker Award Winner

4 Submitted by on Fri, 07 January 2011, 21:36
WWE, 2002 The year 2002 was not a good year for wrestling. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin left WWE after a falling out with the creative department. The Rock headed for Hollywood. Hulk Hogan fulfilled his contractual obligations and went home. Buyrates plummeted, ratings were in a freefall, and wrestling became a decididely un-cool thing to watch. Vince McMahon knew he Continue Reading...
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David Arquette: 2000 Gooker Award Winner

10 Submitted by on Sun, 02 January 2011, 21:47
WCW, 2000 Note from RD: As I look back over this induction, I find it not only ironic that it was originally written on the eve of the last ever Nitro, but also that it was a huge focal point of my second book, The Death of WCW. Since many of my fellow Crappers have emailed me that they enjoy reading Continue Reading...
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