Category Archives: Inductions

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INDUCTION: WCW on the Dating Game – Featuring Muppets, Clowns, and Pantsless Chris Jericho. You’ve Been Warned.

33 Submitted by on Thu, 10 November 2016, 20:00
Game Show, 1998 Over the years, we’ve inducted plenty of game shows featuring pro wrestlers, seemingly everything from Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon on Double Dare to Booker T revealing himself to truly be The Weakest Link by thinking Thanksgiving was in October (and if that doesn’t get you to pony up $14.95 for the WrestleCrap archives, I don’t know what will).  Family Feud, The Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

6 Submitted by on Tue, 08 November 2016, 10:00
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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Induction: Donald Trump buys Raw: Dropped almost as fast as WWE’s stock

55 Submitted by on Tue, 08 November 2016, 10:00
WWE, 2009 I have never understood Donald Trump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Vince McMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. McMahon once made Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to demolish Continue Reading...
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Induction: Swing Your Lady – Beware the Sexual Hammerlock

19 Submitted by on Thu, 03 November 2016, 20:00
1938, Warner Bros. Films Last night, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. While we at Wrestlecrap have yet to induct anything quite that old, the musical wrestling comedy featured in this week’s induction is older than WWE, WWF, and WWII. Until we dig up footage of Abraham Lincoln’s infamous Proclamation-on-a-pole match, 1938’s Swing Your Lady starring Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: NXT Halloween Costume Contest – Featuring the BEST – and WORST – Wrestling Getups Ever!

29 Submitted by on Thu, 27 October 2016, 21:09
NXT, 2010 If there’s one thing in pro wrestling I will always love and never get tired of, it’s shows celebrating Halloween…and particularly costume contests inside a wrestling ring!  I don’t care that I’ve inducted like 47 of them over the years, I will continue to hunt them down and every year you can pretty much bet that I will find Continue Reading...
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Induction: The WWE Divas meet the Hollywood Medium – Séance Fiction

19 Submitted by on Thu, 20 October 2016, 20:00
E! Network, 2015-2016 In keeping with the Halloween spirit, this week’s induction is guaranteed to send chills up and down your spine… This week, we look at the E! Network’s Hollywood Medium and his séances for the departed souls of wrestlers’ loved ones. What you’re about to read is a collection of tales of ghosts, spirits, and messages from beyond Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Goldberg vs. Lesnar – The Most Overhyped, Underdelivering Match Ever!

25 Submitted by on Mon, 17 October 2016, 18:00
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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INDUCTION: Kevin Nash, The Promoter – Don’t Worry, Your Halloween Costume Will Be Better

47 Submitted by on Thu, 13 October 2016, 20:00
WCW, 1999 Halloween is always one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s no Christmas, don’t get me wrong, but it’s still something I look forward to even though the days of eating pounds of chocolate obtained via trick or treating are long since past.  These days, I search out new ways to enjoy the holiday.  For instance, I’ve never Continue Reading...
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Induction: Tiger Ali Singh – The Million Rupee Man

45 Submitted by on Thu, 06 October 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1997-1999 Have you ever contemplated how rare success is in pro wrestling? For every hardcore legend like Mick Foley, there are a thousand stupid kids beating their brains out in their backyards. For every charismatic muscle man like Hulk Hogan, there are a hundred Tom Magees. And for every wrestler like The Rock who surpasses his father’s legacy, there Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Zeus on The Arsenio Hall Show – Straight Outta Compton!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 15 September 2016, 20:00
Syndicated TV Show, 1989 When I first came up with the idea for WrestleCrap, I kinda had in my back pocket what I knew would make up the core of the site originally.  You had your Shockmaster and your Black Scorpion and your Red Rooster and your Papa Shango and all the other horrible characters you’d expect.  Ridiculous angles?  Those Continue Reading...
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Induction: Sting in WWE – WWE’s all-time most anticipated reminder that WCW sucked.

59 Submitted by on Thu, 08 September 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2015 “I always had this feeling that Vince wanted me more to undermine WCW than he did as a talent.” – Sting, “Legends with JBL”, 2016 If there was ever any wrestler synonymous with WCW, it was Sting. No one else had been with the company from its beginning to its end without ever working for the competition. Not Continue Reading...
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The InVasion: 2001 Gooker Award Winner

31 Submitted by on Fri, 02 September 2016, 00:00
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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INDUCTION: Booker T vs. Buff Bagwell – The Night That Killed WCW Once and For All

48 Submitted by on Thu, 01 September 2016, 20:00
WWF, 2001 Amazing, isn’t it? Amazing that in the FIFTEEN YEARS since it first happened, I have never inducted this match.  You’d think I would have done so – after all, this match was the single 15 minute segment that effectively killed any hope or prayer of WCW actually being used by the WWF following the buyout.  But I never Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Berserker Threw a Party: And It Kinda Sucks, So We’re Helping Out

12 Submitted by on Mon, 29 August 2016, 04:00
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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Induction: The WWF Sumo Match – Yoko and Quake battle for squatter’s rights

31 Submitted by on Thu, 25 August 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1994 WWE Raw has seen a lot of unconventional competitions over the years, from arm wrestling to posedowns to musical chairs, but its first non-standard bout came in May 1994, when future friend of Wrestlecrap John “Earthquake” Tenta and Yokozuna squared off in a “sumo match-up”. This was not to be your typical WWF match, and to hammer this Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Adrian Adonis’ Assistants, Mr. Bruce and Jack Darling – Just What You’d Expect from 1986 (or 2016) WWF!

39 Submitted by on Thu, 18 August 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1986 From the “You Don’t Need to Be Gary Spivey to Know This Won’t End Well” file comes this tidbit, courtesy of our pals over at f4wonline.com: No. No no no no no no no no no. NO. Wait, that wasn’t quite large and bold enough. NO! Please please please, WWE, please…just…don’t. Please? I’m asking nicely? I say that because Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The Commitment Ceremony Revisited- I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Billy

34 Submitted by on Thu, 11 August 2016, 16:00
WWE, 2002 As part of a three-part induction special, I have decided to revisit the Billy & Chuck wedding, which bridges the gap between last week’s HLA induction and next week’s induction of the HLA match. The original induction of Billy & Chuck’s commitment ceremony is available rightchere for Crappers with access to the Archives. Have you heard of the Continue Reading...
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Induction: HLA – 2 Girls, 1 Cup… of Crap! Uh, Wrestlecrap.

73 Submitted by on Thu, 11 August 2016, 15:00
WWE, 2002 WWE is no stranger to publicity stunts. Whether it be the “sale” of Raw to Donald Trump, the “Battle of the Billionaires,” or basically any angle involving Donald Trump, Vince McMahon has been known to make desperate grabs for mainstream media attention, typically at the expense of regular viewers who watch his programming in spite of (and not Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Ric Flair on Lizard Lick Towing – A Repo Reality Show With NO Barry Darsow? FOR SHAME!

27 Submitted by on Thu, 04 August 2016, 20:00
Reality TV Show, 2013 I remember when I was a kid wondering why there were never television shows that just followed normal people around during their daily lives.  Surely, I thought, there are folks in this world that are interesting enough all by themselves that they wouldn’t need scripts or props or sets to make for entertainment worthy of my Continue Reading...
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Induction: NXT Kids – No kangaroos were harmed in the making of this pilot

16 Submitted by on Thu, 28 July 2016, 20:09
WWE, 2015 WWE is always cooking up new programming for its Network. Many of these shows target specific demographics, like women (Unfiltered with Renee Young), middle-aged men (Legends’ House), and really immature teen boys whose moms don’t know how to use the parental controls (Camp WWE). And of course, kids. Early this year, WWE taped an episode at Full Sail Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Nitro Girls Website! All You Chameleon Fans, Your Day Has Finally Arrived!

40 Submitted by on Thu, 21 July 2016, 20:00
WCW, 2000 I know it sounds impossible to believe, but I am forever on the lookout for new ideas for the site.  In my quest for such freshitude, a while back I did the first ever WrestleCrap Deadsite Induction (stealing the idea from our friend Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula), in which I jump into a time machine and go back Continue Reading...
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Induction: WWF in San Juan – Gorilla vs. Monsoon

31 Submitted by on Thu, 14 July 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1985 For months, the Shining Stars have been bragging to the mainland Americans about how beautiful Puerto Rico is. I’m not sure how this is supposed to make us mad, as I can’t imagine any viewers offended to hear that Puerto Rico is a better vacation destination than, say, South Dakota. (Wall Drug excepted) But contrary to what the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Racket Girls – Sleaze? In women’s wrestling? Impossible.

28 Submitted by on Thu, 30 June 2016, 20:00
Movie, 1951 This week’s topic may just be the oldest thing ever inducted into our hallowed halls. It’s older than WWE. It’s older than the WWF. It’s older than the WWWF. It’s even older than the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. It’s… …it’s a T&A flick from 1951. “Racket Girls”… …or, “Pin-Down Girl”… …or, “Blonde Pick-up”… …was a 70-minute long excuse for Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Throw Mickie From The Train – You Didn’t Tie Her to the Tracks? FAIL

49 Submitted by on Thu, 23 June 2016, 20:00
Impact Wrestling, 2014 This here website loves Mickie James. I dare say that no single person in the business has been mentioned more by us; we’ve been doing WrestleCrap Radio for over ten years, and in nearly every episode she has been referenced.  While Blade Braxton obviously obsesses over the poor girl, I just find her to seemingly be a Continue Reading...
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