Category Archives: Inductions

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INDUCTION: WCW’s Mystery Man – Why Anyone Thought This Would Be a Good Idea is the Real Mystery

42 Submitted by on Mon, 08 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2001 If there’s one thing in wrestling that seemingly never plays out in any positive way, it would be the infamous MYSTERY man gimmick.  Partner, opponent, thing coming out of an egg, whatever, it almost always bombs.  In fact, as I prepared to write about the infamous WCW Mystery Man of WCW in 2001, I took a good day Continue Reading...
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Induction: The softer side of Stone Cold — Hugs are better than drugs, except the ones these writers were taking

60 Submitted by on Thu, 04 September 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2001 On April 1st, 2001, Steve Austin made one of the most shocking heel turns in wrestling history, joining forces with the hated Mr. McMahon to take back the WWF title. Having evolved over the course of his Federation career from a cold, ruthless grappler to a foul-mouthed anti-authority badass, to a beer-swilling everyman, Austin’s deal with the devil Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Final WCW TV Title Run – Fitting that It Started with a Trash Can

48 Submitted by on Mon, 01 September 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999-2000 It may be impossible for newer fans to believe, but once upon a time Monday night wasn’t the big wrestling night of the week.  Nope, that designation belonged to Saturday night, at 6:05pm to be precise.  Yeah, 6 OH FIVE, because for whatever reason, Ted Turner and his SuperStation flunkies determined that starting all shows at five minutes Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna vs. Joey Buttafuoco — 9th Wonder of the World vs. 3rd-Degree Rapist

25 Submitted by on Thu, 28 August 2014, 20:00
FOX television, 2002 In the early 2000s, the FOX Network hit bottom with a string of sleazy prime-time specials, including Who Wants To Marry A Multimillionaire?, Man vs. Beast, and Celebrity Boxing. Now, the first Celebrity Boxing special featured such F-list wrestling personalities as WCW and TNA veteran Danny Bonaduce… …one-time Juggalo Championsh*t Wrestling grappler Vanilla Ice… …and Eddie Guerrero’s 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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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 August 2014, 20:00
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: Yapapi Indian Strap Match – Featuring Ric Flair’s “Raw Pink Meat!”

44 Submitted by on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:00
WCW, 2000 If you, dear reader, are viewing this text, it means I have finally put the wraps on an induction I’ve started and stopped about 437 times in the last three months: behold, in all it’s glory, the YAPAPI INDIAN STRAP MATCH. In hindsight, I’m not quite sure why I couldn’t get through this one.  I’ve seen worse build Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Reunion

24 Submitted by on Thu, 14 August 2014, 20:00
The Reunion, 2011 When I say the word “reunion” what comes to mind? Having a cookout with some relatives that you haven’t seen for a long time? Going back to your high school and reliving memories with your old friends? John Cena going to Mexcio to rescue a kidnapped business man with your two estranged brothers to cash in the 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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Induction: The Piñata on a Pole match – Vince Russo, pendejo extraordinario

55 Submitted by on Thu, 31 July 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1999 One advantage WCW always had over WWF was its cruiserweight division. Sure, the WWF had a light heavyweight division, but it paled in comparison to WCW’s, in terms of both match quality and roster depth. Just look at the WWF’s Light Heavyweight Title tournament from 1997 – they needed ringers to fill most of the spots in the 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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Induction: Under The Mat – Even Clarence Mason couldn’t defend Diana’s book in court

41 Submitted by on Thu, 24 July 2014, 20:00
Fenn Publishing, 2001 When a wrestling fan hears the book title, Under The Mat, he or she (probably he) most likely assumes it to be about the shenanigans that happen when wrestlers hide beneath the ring to do surprise run-ins. One might expect to hear funny stories about the time the nWo’s toilet bucket tipped over during a show and 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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INDUCTION: The Battle for the Letter T – Nitro Collides with Sesame Street!!

54 Submitted by on Thu, 03 July 2014, 19:00
WCW 2000 In the last 18 months or so of WCW’s existence, there wasn’t much to cheer about.  The company had become such a mess…man.  Despite the fact I’ve written a book about it (TWICE – pick up the new version here!), when I start writing an induction like this, even I, RD Reynolds, master of matter wrestling disasters, am Continue Reading...
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Induction: Hunter Hearst Helmsley – Bow down to the king (or just curtsy)

36 Submitted by on Thu, 26 June 2014, 19:30
WWF, 1995-1997 Believe it or not, there was a time when Triple H was under-appreciated in the WWF. The man born Paul Michael Levesque was brought into the Federation under an embarrassing gimmick like a common grappler and not the King of Kings. That’s because, before he was Vince’s Only Begotten Son-In-Law, he was just another solid worker jobbing to 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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INDUCTION: The Nitro with NO Wrestling – 60 Minutes of Absolute Nothingness

88 Submitted by on Tue, 24 June 2014, 21:34
WCW, 1999 Hey hey, fellow Crappers!!  I’m BACK! I believe I am now completely finished with the new Death of WCW: 10th Anniversary Edition.  It’s written (40% larger than before!!!), edited, new photos picked out, the whole shooting match.  Heck, you can even pre-order it right now from our friends over at Amazon in your choice of paperback, hard cover, or Kindle varieties.  So Continue Reading...
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Induction: Kane vs. Edge – Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twenty times, shame on me.

27 Submitted by on Thu, 19 June 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2010 Glen Jacobs has spent most of his wrestling career as a guinea pig for the writers’ most idiotic ideas. First, there was his stint in Smoky Mountain Wrestling with a name based on terrorist Ted “Unabomber” Kaczynski (albeit before he was identified and caught… and while he was still blowing people up). Then, there were his runs in Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: Man Mountain Rock: To Quote Gorilla Monsoon, Whatapaloozer!

12 Submitted by on Wed, 18 June 2014, 15:00
WWF, 1995 Text by RD Reynolds So I was in the Craphole this week (that being the fantastic new official WrestleCrap message forum, join today won’t you?) and came across a thread entitled “When/how did you first find the site?” It was pretty interesting reading how WrestleCrap first entered folks’ lives, and of course I couldn’t help myself but to note that I Continue Reading...
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Induction: Cena vs. Laurinaitis — Ace drops a deuce

38 Submitted by on Thu, 12 June 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 We can all pretty much agree that John Cena sucks. I mean, what other top star in wrestling could get away with performing signature moves so sloppily? And the lax way he puts on the STF is a disgrace to a classic submission hold. Plus, every one of his matches ends in his Five Moves of Doom: Shoulder Continue Reading...
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Induction: Shawn Michaels in Playgirl – The One Time We Were Glad HBK Refused to Drop the Belt

39 Submitted by on Thu, 05 June 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 Quick, name the first WWF personality to pose for a porno mag. You’re thinking of Sable, right? Nope! It was Shawn Michaels, who posed for Playgirl magazine in 1996, three years before Rena Mero. And unfortunately for him, he ended up getting a lot of crap for it backstage (just not in his bag). The New Generation era 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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Induction: Johnny B Badd boxes Johnny Polo — Tutti Frutti Booty and a Glass Jaw

25 Submitted by on Thu, 29 May 2014, 20:00
WCW, 1992 Throughout his career, Marc Mero always seemed to get the short end of the stick. First, he got saddled with the infamous “Johnny B. Badd” gimmick in WCW… …then he was completely overshadowed (figuratively?) by his own wife Sable’s breasts throughout his WWF run. But despite his misfortune in the wrestling ring, no one could take away his 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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Induction: The 1996 Slammy Awards – If this was WWF’s Oscar night, where were Men on a Mission?

33 Submitted by on Fri, 23 May 2014, 13:00
WWF, 1996 By the time you read this, this year’s Slammy Awards will have come and gone. John Cena will have won Superstar of the Year, a Triple H match will have mysteriously won Match of the Year for a third year in a row, and Michael Cole will have convinced you that he is the most annoying on-air personality Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Rock on Star Trek – The Rock ‘n’ Spock Connection

35 Submitted by on Thu, 22 May 2014, 20:00
UPN television, 2000 In 1999, WWF Smackdown premiered on UPN, instantly becoming the network’s highest-rated program. Thus, it seemed only natural to cross-promote it with Star Trek: Voyager, another series on the network, to increase the latter’s viewership. Now, I haven’t seen a lot of Star Trek. I’ve only watched a season and a half, and that was of The Continue Reading...
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