Category Archives: Inductions

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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)

34 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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Induction: Zack Ryder vs. Kane – Friday the 13th, Part Z

60 Submitted by on Thu, 15 May 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 Ever heard of the seven-year rule? Jim Cornette says that a wrestling promotion can run the same angle after seven years because by then, memories will have faded and there will be enough new viewers who won’t even noticed the re-hashed story lines. Jim Cornette hasn’t written for WWE in a long time, which you probably figured out Continue Reading...
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Induction: Inside Out — Triple H gets into a pickle

32 Submitted by on Thu, 08 May 2014, 20:00
WWE Films, 2011 A while ago I was browsing through Netflix when what should appear but “The Naked Man,” a 1998 movie about a wrestler with a “naked” gimmick starring Michael Rapaport. I immediately emailed RD and told him the big news: an obscure movie with “Wrestlecrap” written all over it. Imagine my disappointment, then, when I actually watched the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Barry Didinsky – Life’s a pitch, and then you buy an Undertaker jean jacket

57 Submitted by on Thu, 24 April 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1995 Hulk Hogan. Steve Austin. D-Generation X. The nWo. What do they all have in common? All of them generated huge merchandise sales. Also, unfortunately for Vince McMahon, none of these entities were wrestling in the WWF in 1995. So what could a promoter do when none of his stars were exactly raking in the cash at the merch Continue Reading...
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Induction: Kevin Nash vs. Chris Jericho, hair vs. hair – A bald-faced lie

37 Submitted by on Thu, 17 April 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2003 Hair is serious business the world over, even for men, and even for wrestlers. Don’t believe me? Look at all the hair vs. hair matches over the years in WWE: Kurt Angle vs. Edge… …Eric Bischoff vs. Eugene… …the Vince vs. Donald Trump “Battle of the Billionaires”… …and let’s not forget about the time CM Punk wagered his Continue Reading...
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Induction: Lex Luger, Million-Dollar Turncoat? – At least the *arenas* didn’t sell out.

45 Submitted by on Thu, 10 April 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1994 Once upon a time, “Made in the USA” Lex Luger and the Native American Tatanka were the best of friends. Together, the two All-Americans would demolish whatever unpatriotic force stood in their way.   All this changed in the summer of 1994, when, after weeks of speculation, Tatanka broke the unfortunate news: Lex Luger had sold out to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Little Hercules – Because the World Needed The Hulkster in 3D!

30 Submitted by on Tue, 01 April 2014, 19:00
Since day one here at WrestleCrap.com, I’ve known that an integral feature on the site needed to be in-depth reviews of horrible movies starring wrestlers.  Ever since I saw No Holds Barred back in 1989, I was scarred for life, and I wanted others to be equally scarred.  Look back into the archive (cheap plug, it’s only $14.95!!), and you Continue Reading...
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Guest Induction: Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle – If the rasslin’ business ain’t broke, keep fixing it!

13 Submitted by on Tue, 01 April 2014, 00:00
This article comes courtesy of Art0Donnell’s cousin, Rocky Melvin, entertainment reporter for the website of a major cable news outlet. In just a few weeks, it will be time for Wrestlemania, the World Wrestling Federation’s biggest smackdown of the year. Laugh if you will, but wrestling can be big business, drawing tens of thousands of loyal fans to see their Continue Reading...
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Induction: Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan – How long should this world title match last? LOL, I’ll pretend you said 18 seconds.

58 Submitted by on Thu, 27 March 2014, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It was Wrestlemania, and wrestling fans around the world were eager to see Daniel Bryan take on Sheamus in a title match on the grandest stage of them all. While not the most heavily-hyped match on the card, this match had the potential to steal the show. Imagine those fans’ surprise when the match ended before they knew Continue Reading...
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Induction: Steve Austin vs. Yokozuna – A match fit for a king. Apparently.

24 Submitted by on Thu, 20 March 2014, 20:00
WWF, 1996 The WWF’s King of the Ring was a pretty big deal back when the Federation held an annual pay-per-view around the tournament. Winning the crown, while not a guarantee of success, was an indicator that big things were coming a wrestler’s way. Of the tournament-winners from 1993 to 2002, Owen Hart, Mabel, Kurt Angle, and Brock Lesnar all Continue Reading...
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