Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: Mongo McMichael, referee – As easy as… pause… 1… pause… 2… pause…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 07 April 2016, 20:00
TNA, 2008 Bound For Glory is TNA’s biggest show of the year, so you might expect them to emulate WWE’s biggest show, Wrestlemania. For example, when WWE knows a ‘Mania match is going to suck, they typically stick Steve Austin in as a special referee to spice things up. In the case of Bound For Glory 2008, the scheduled Monster’s Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XI – The Grandest Stage of the Mall

80 Submitted by on Sat, 02 April 2016, 02:00
WWF, 1995 When it comes to ranking the top ten Wrestlemanias of all time, Wrestlemania XI doesn’t exactly spring to mind, and this was true even in 1995, when there were only 11 Manias to begin with. The first thing you’ll notice about Wrestlemania XI is that its intro recalls moments from every Wrestlemania to date, but precisely zero of Continue Reading...
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Guest Induction: Roman Reigns’s first year as champion – Sufferin’ Suck-otash!

10 Submitted by on Fri, 01 April 2016, 12:00
In years past, we at Wrestlecrap have commemorated our anniversary on April 1st with guest columns. This year, we’re going one step further by reaching out to a writer not from another publication or field, but from another dimension altogether. For the first time ever, we’re happy to present a special induction written by Art0Donnell’s counterpart from a parallel universe. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bad News Piper – Like Al Jolson, Michael Jackson, and Tiny Tim? This is the Feud for You!

40 Submitted by on Thu, 31 March 2016, 20:00
WWF, WrestleMania VI, 1990 One of the highlights of running this here website for the last sixteen years (yes, WrestleCrap turns Sweet 16 this April 1!) has brought me is the ability to talk with various personalities in the wrestling business.  Be it my dear friend “Earthquake” John Tenta, Lance Storm, or Vince Russo, I’ve been blessed to be able Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestlemania 31 Intercontinental Title Hunt – Turd is the Word

37 Submitted by on Thu, 24 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2015 By now we’ve all heard that Stuart “Wade Barrett” Bennett won’t be renewing his WWE contract later this year. It’s a shame, really, since Barrett was at one point, astoundingly, getting over with the fans with his “Bad News Barrett” gimmick — and as a babyface, no less. Then again, it’s perfectly understandable why Barrett wouldn’t care to Continue Reading...
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Induction: Booker T vs. Edge – Samurai Shampoo

34 Submitted by on Thu, 10 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2002 I blame this one on the failed Invasion story line. Just one Wrestlemania prior, Booker T was the WCW World and US Champion and poised to play a major role in the Invasion storyline for years to come. Instead, WCW was dead and buried by that year’s Thanksgiving (the October federal holiday that commemorates the discovery of America). Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Stephanie vs. Vince I-Quit Match – And Folks Thought Trish Barking Was Bad???

57 Submitted by on Thu, 03 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2003 As long as I live, I will never understand why, during Linda McMahon’s attempted political runs, the media and those opposing her repeatedly aired those tired old “Vince makes Trish Stratus bark like a dog” clips.  Aside from being baffled as how, precisely, a skit from the world of pro wrestling had anything at all to do with real life, I Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Piper-Bagwell Boxing Match – Buff is the (fi)st(ic)uff(s)

31 Submitted by on Thu, 25 February 2016, 20:00
WCW, 1999 In the world of wrestling, worked boxing matches always suck. They sucked when Roddy Piper fought Mr. T… …and they sucked when Scotty Flamingo fought Johnny B Badd. You know what else in wrestling always sucks? Shoot boxing matches with wrestling thrown into the mix. They sucked when Muhammad Ali fought Antonio Inoki… …and they sucked when 16 Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

39 Submitted by on Fri, 19 February 2016, 15:00
WB Network, 2002 Sabrina The Teenage Witch was a mediocre sitcom that aired on ABC in the late ‘90s as part of an all-supernatural TGIF lineup, along with Teen Angel (about an angel), You Wish (about a genie), and Boy Meets World (about the walking shadow of the lead actor’s older, more famous brother). Melissa Joan Hart starred as the Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Rusev-Lana-Dolph-Summer Love Trapezoid – The 2015 Gooker Award Winner

59 Submitted by on Thu, 11 February 2016, 20:00
Probably the best thing to come out of the renewed tensions between Russia and the United States* has been the duo of Lana and Rusev. *I can’t think of a second-best thing For a whole year, Rusev and Lana were WWE’s Boris and Natasha, with Rusev as an undefeated, undefeatable, self-styled Hero of the Russian Federation… …and Lana as a Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The WWE Divas Revolution – 2015 Gooker Award First Runner-Up

79 Submitted by on Thu, 04 February 2016, 20:00
2015, WWE “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. Amazingly enough, this is how the induction you are reading today got its start, with thousands of fans screaming their heads off, thrilled to be witness to what could have been, should have been, Continue Reading...
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And the “Winner” Is…2015 Gooker Announced!

161 Submitted by on Sun, 24 January 2016, 08:00
Gooker voting is complete for 2015!!  And it was exceedingly close.  A look at the percentages showed a tie, but looking at the actual votes does in fact give us a winner…by 17 votes! WOW! As it was so close, we will be inducting both the Divas Revolution (as first runner up) and the Rusev-Lana-Dolph-Summer Love Trapazoid (as the official Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Yodelin’ Antonio Cesaro – Yodelayheehoo!!!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 January 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2013 Just as the Gooker Award voting wraps up (you have until Friday night!), we are treated as well to the annual Wrestling Observer Awards.  And hey, who would have thunk it? Cesaro, most underrated.  Third time this has happened in a row.  Dave Meltzer, thoughts? “Cesaro, 35, joins Shelton Benjamin as the only person to win this three Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: El Santa Claus – The Goofiest Christmas Move Ever Made Gets Its Proper Induction!

10 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:15
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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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:12
Short Films, Late 1950’s/Early 1960’s Text by RD Reynolds It feels so weird to think that this induction I am penning tonight is the last new one to ever be featured on what is soon to be the old version of WrestleCrap.com. But in many ways, it is only appropriate that we end it this way. After all, I’m pretty sure Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: The Star Wars Holiday Special – Welcome to the Dark Side

19 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:10
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: He-Man Christmas – We Wish You a Merry Atheist Day and a Happy New Year

9 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:07
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 Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:06
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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Induction: An American Christmas Carol – Sit On It, Marley!

59 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:05
  Made for TV Movie, 1979 Not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m an absolute fanatic when it comes to A Christmas Carol.  I love the book, but it’s other adaptations of it that really get my chestnuts roasting. Which sounds simultaneously lewd and painful. Anyhoo, I absolutely devour movies featuring the yuletide antics of one Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WWF Christmas Party 2001: They Sure Don’t Have Parties Like THIS Anymore!

11 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:03
WWF, 2001 Text by RD Reynolds Office Christmas parties ain’t what they used to be. While I was never privy to the insanity that apparently took place back in the 70’s (according to TV and film, those things had everything from guys xeroxing their anuses to drugs to orgies to guys xeroxing their anuses with drugs while having an orgie), I Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Santa’s Slay – Yes, Virginia – Goldberg is Santa Claus!

9 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:02
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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INDUCTION: Santa Buddies: You Wouldn’t Think Puppies Could Suck the Joy Out of Christmas

8 Submitted by on Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:01
Direct to Hell DVD Release, 2009 Text by RD Reynolds Mrs. Deal: “Let me see if I got this right: you’re going to make fun of a kids’ Christmas movie starring puppies. What is wrong with you?” Oh no…no no no, Mrs. Deal. Don’t you dare paint me as the villain here. I didn’t make this movie. I didn’t make this horrible, horrendous, Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Jingle All the Way & Jingle All the Way 2 – We Watched Them Both And Didn’t Hear “It’s Not a Tumor” or “Get ‘Er Done” Even Once

64 Submitted by on Sun, 20 December 2015, 15:00
Ah December…the time we get to take a break from writing about horrible wrestling and instead go dumpster diving into the world of horrible Christmas movies!  We’ve been doing this I believe since year one at WrestleCrap, so there ain’t no stopping us now.  And this year, you get a double dose, as we do a two-fer-one with myself and Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Christmas Comes to Pac-Land: The Cartoon That Will Make You Hate Pac-Man AND Santa

11 Submitted by on Sat, 19 December 2015, 12:01
ABC Cartoon, 1982 Text by RD Reynolds Standard December Disclaimer: Every year, I take a week away from doing wrestling inductions to review the very worst of Christmas movies and specials. And this is that week! I do hope you enjoy a very special, and very horrible, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land! As anyone who has read this site for, oh, 90 Continue Reading...
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