Category Archives: Inductions

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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Instant Replay Debate – WHOA Now Gentlemen!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1991 WrestleMania. Just five syllables, yet a lifetime of memories if you are a wrestling fan. So many awesome matches, so many unforgettable moments. Who will ever forget Hogan slamming Andre? Or Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart? Or the tearful reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth? As funny as it may sound, none of those are the WrestleMania Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show vs. Akebono – Yes, Big Show in a THONG

10 Submitted by on Fri, 22 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 2005 Maybe it’s just me, but I thought this past weekend’s showdown between the Big Show and Floyd “Money” Mayweather was just about perfect. Sure, you could argue from a smarkish point of view that WWE allowing one of their biggest (literally and figuratively) stars to be KO’d by a welterweight boxer, but come on – that was a Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 21 March 2013, 10:15
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: WrestleMania 2 – Featuring Clara Peller, Herb, and the Guy Who Dares You To Knock a Battery Off His Shoulder!

17 Submitted by on Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1986 Following the tremendous success of the first WrestleMania, it was only natural that the WWF would decide to make the spectacle an annual event. After all, it was their own version of the World Series, a Superbowl of wrestling that featured not only the biggest stars on the grappling scene, but celebrities galore. So it came as little Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

22 Submitted by on Thu, 14 March 2013, 20:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

4 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 10:15
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: Crush vs. Undertaker: Bollywood Backlot Brawl

14 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 20:00
Brian “Crush” Adams was nowhere to be found in the world of sports entertainment for the year and a half between Royal Rumble 1995 and his return under a “convict” gimmick in 1996. While most assume that Crush was home in his native Hawaii during this time, video evidence proves that he was, in fact, in Toronto, Canada. Also, he Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Spirit Squad – Gimme an “S”! Gimme an “H”! Gimme an “I”! Gimme a…

16 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2006 Text by RD Reynolds and Triple Kelly As I sit down to write this induction, a look at the calendar shows that the date is, in fact, April 1, 2010. A decade down the drain, indeed. Yes, this induction will mark the be the first of our double digit years. Since the launch back on April 1, 2000, the inductions have Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Can You Take the Heat? The WWF Is Cooking! – Ever Wanted Too Cool Homeboy Homefries? Me Neither.

9 Submitted by on Mon, 04 March 2013, 10:15
WWF Cookbook, 2000 Although I’ve done it in countless interviews, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mick Foley for opening the door for wannabe wrestling authors such as myself. You see, prior to Foley’s groundbreaking autobiography, Have a Nice Day, publishers believed that wrestling fans could not read. Trying to get a deal for a wrestling book Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: No Holds Barred – A Tale of Crapped Pants and Teeny Weiners

19 Submitted by on Sun, 03 March 2013, 19:59
It’s a travesty. It’s a travesty of the highest magnitude, and, I believe it is fair to say, without hyperbole, a crime against mankind itself. Here we are, 15 years removed from the release of the first movie featuring Hulk Hogan in a starring role, and where, I ask, is the anniversary DVD release? (Note from 2013 RD: It’s right Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Mexicools – Because Nothing is More Mexican – Or Cooler – Than Riding a Lawnmower

4 Submitted by on Fri, 01 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2005  Text by Sean Carless   Did you know that a huge part of WWE’s, and in particular, Smackdown’s success over the past few years has been due to the hispanic audience they’ve been able to capture. (Observer stat.) This is primarily due to the popularity of Rey Mysterio, of course, so it only made sense the company would attempt Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Governor: Did This Angle Suck? You Betcha!

30 Submitted by on Thu, 28 February 2013, 20:00
The 2008 election between Barack Obama and John McCain was literally the most important U.S. Presidential election in nearly four years. While Barack Obama won the vote, the campaign saw a new breakout political star by the name of Sarah Palin, who either nearly won or cost the election for McCain, depending on whom you ask. The Alaska governor, who Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: MuscleRock Madness (Or As We Like to Call It, The Van Hammer Memorial Show)

15 Submitted by on Mon, 25 February 2013, 09:00
IWF Video, 1989 Tape submitted by Mike Siraco As you’ve probably surmised, here at WrestleCrap HQ, we have a rather substantial tape collection. There’s probably over 600 or so VHS (and believe it or not, probably 60+ Betas!) cassettes cluttering up the office, spilling out of shelving units, closets, boxes, and whatever other type of storage contraption I can find. Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Needles the Tailor: The Superstars’ Stitch Bitch

2 Submitted by on Tue, 19 February 2013, 19:36
WWF, 1992 Text by Harry Simon It has been said that “clothes make the man.” But what about the man who makes the clothes that makes the man? What’s his story? Well, in the WWF’s case, he was a nervous little fella who talked like an unholy cross between Professor Frink from The Simpsons and every neurotic middle-aged guy in every Woody Allen Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Amanda Ultimate Warrior: Behold the Destrucity of ULTIMATE Love!

3 Submitted by on Mon, 18 February 2013, 09:00
WWF, Early 1990′s Text by Blade Braxton As RD and myself have been recently chatting about and reviewing all the old material that comprises the new Wrestlecrap DVD-Rom, one thing stood out – the year 1990. It could be said that 1990 was the year Wrestlecrap was born. In the first 365 days of the decade of the 90’s, fans would witness Continue Reading...
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Induction: Avatar: “Avatarded”. Yes, We Know That’s Not PC. But It Is Accurate, So Yeah…AVATARDED!

21 Submitted by on Thu, 14 February 2013, 19:00
WWF, 1995-1996 The tough part about being a new member of the Wrestlecrap crew is coming up with ideas for inductions that haven’t been done already. When I look back at the Wrestlecrap treasure trove that was the WWF in the mid-90s, it’s frustrating to know that all the atrocious gimmicks had already been written up on this site over Continue Reading...
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A Quick Note about Classic Inductions…

8 Submitted by on Fri, 08 February 2013, 11:00
Hi guys and gals, RD here.  Just wanted to clear up the confusion on classic inductions on the site.  In the old days, when one was posted, it would stay up for a week then be replaced.  NOW when we post them, they will remain up from that point onward into the future.  They will NOT be taken down; once Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestling on Morton Downey Jr.: Sex, Lies, and Headlocks (but mostly lies)

38 Submitted by on Thu, 07 February 2013, 19:00
Syndicated TV, 1989 To wrestling fans, Morton Downey, Jr. is best known for his Wrestlecrap-inducted appearance on Piper’s Pit at Wrestlemania V. For those Wrestlecrappers (like myself) who are too young to remember Mr. Downey, he was one of the original “shock jocks” of the radio. (He would also be the namesake of a boss in Nintendo’s Super Mario World: Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The San Francisco 49er Match

3 Submitted by on Sun, 03 February 2013, 09:00
WCW, 2000  Text by Triple Kelly Vince Russo. Much like “Nosferatu”, just the name alone is enough to strike terror into the hearts of men, and whip wrestling fans into a blind HULK SMASH rage (…not like Nosferatu). I’m sure most of you already know the story but I’ll give you the paraphrased annotated Triple Kelly version. Eric Bischoff has a 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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Claire Lynch: The 2012 Gooker Award Winner

79 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2013, 19:30
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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Classic Induction: Mr. America: The Solution to All of Terry Bollea’s Problems!

10 Submitted by on Thu, 31 January 2013, 10:00
WWE, 2003  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard that your friend and mine, Hulk Hogan, has been having some issues in his personal life. First his son Nick was in a horrible car wreck that left a young man paralyzed, with his family no doubt preparing to file a major lawsuit. Not long after that, Continue Reading...
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Induction: HardCORE Justice: The One Night Stand We’d All Regret The Next Morning

31 Submitted by on Thu, 24 January 2013, 20:00
TNA, 2010 ECW’s history over the past decade has been a tumultuous one, to say the least. Frankly, given its bankruptcy, multiple reunion shows, revival by WWE, and setbacks such as December to Dismember, Vince McMahon’s title win, and the cancellation of ECW on Sci-Fi, ECW has been the subject of more false finishes than a Ring of Honor match. Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Kiss-My-Ass Match: This Stipulation Needed an ASSterisk!

19 Submitted by on Thu, 17 January 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1999 Long-time fans of wrestling will often criticize today’s PG-TV WWE product as being too tame, boring, and not nearly edgy enough to harken back to the glory days of the Attitude Era. To be sure, that era of wrestling featured the gritty persona of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, the over-the-top antics of D-Generation X, and the cooler-than-thou promos Continue Reading...
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