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Induction: The Haunting of Roddy Piper: Adrian’s Revenge

27 Submitted by on Thu, 31 October 2013, 20:00
Biography channel, 2013 A lot of wrestlers have “personal demons,” and Roddy Piper is no exception. In the rowdy Scot’s case, though, they’re not the kind of demons you can get arrested for if the cops pull you over and find them in your car. No, these are bona fide ghosts, and if you don’t believe me, just ask professional Continue Reading...
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Induction: 2011 Halloween Divas Battle Royal – AJ Gives Nerds The World Over a Geekality!

37 Submitted by on Thu, 31 October 2013, 09:30
2011 I am pretty sure if I decided to make it a Halloween tradition to induct every stupid Divas costume gimmick match, I’d have material until the end of time.  I mean, really, they have these things every year, right? But 2011 was different. Muppet-tastically different. Ah yes, the glory days of the infamous guest host era of Raw.  What Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Executioner: The Effluence of Execution

22 Submitted by on Thu, 24 October 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1996 Executioners are a dime a dozen in wrestling. Since time immemorial, promoters running low on talent, ideas, or both have slapped black masks on wrestlers and trotted them out to the ring for a quick loss to their babyface stars. On the very first Monday Night Raw, for instance, perennial jobbers Duane Gill and Barry Hardy donned the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Johnny Curtis: NXT winner tests your gag reflex

24 Submitted by on Thu, 17 October 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2011 When Curtis Hussey, better known to WWE fans as Fandango, was getting ready to debut his new gimmick, the more cynical fans in the WWE Universe (i.e. the ones who won’t repeat a silly marketing buzzword like, “WWE Universe”) balked at the idea. Week after week, ridiculous vignettes aired that seemed to guarantee a spectacular flop and a Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Indecent Proposal Match: The only wrestling angle to win a film award in Vegas

50 Submitted by on Thu, 10 October 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2003 Only in wrestling could a man coming off a “break-up” and a fake gay marriage hook up with a woman still mourning the sex-induced death of her father brought on by her lesbian predator nemesis, only to run afoul of a trailer park-dwelling couple that had recently received a multi-million dollar windfall from a dead uncle’s inheritance. The Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Super Posedown: Vince’s original Body Stars face off!

27 Submitted by on Thu, 03 October 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1989 Years ago, wrestling promoters’ attitudes about sex appeal were a little… different. In “No Holds Barred,” Hulk Hogan’s bikini-brief clad buttocks made the villainess swoon and immediately come… to the side of good. Over in WCW, their “sexiest wrestler” contest was won by Tom Zenk. Even at the 1996 Slammy Awards (note to self: induct the 1996 Slammy Continue Reading...
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Induction: The APA Bar Room Invitational: The silliest wrestling bar fight not involving a squeegee

34 Submitted by on Thu, 26 September 2013, 20:00
WWE, 2003 By 2003, WWE had already established its brand extension (not a “roster split”), which extended its brand right down the middle, and was taking the daring step of charging for separate brand-exclusive pay-per-views. In June, Raw put on Bad Blood, so in July, Smackdown followed suit. Since the brands had been extended pretty thin, the show was a Continue Reading...
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Induction: Vince McMahon, WWF champion: The Two-Vince Ego Trip

63 Submitted by on Thu, 19 September 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1999 If you’ve read enough inductions on this site, you will by now have figured out that the Attitude Era wasn’t the golden age of cool angles, awesome wrestling, and mature content that many fans seem to think it was when complaining about WWE’s recent “PG Era.” At least not if you take the word, “mature” literally. You’ve probably Continue Reading...
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Induction: Sting vs. Rick Steiner: Release the hounds (and whoever spliced this footage together)!

14 Submitted by on Thu, 12 September 2013, 20:00
WCW, 1999 Live wrestling audiences tend not appreciate pre-taped matches. Believe it or not, people who pay money to see matches in person hate it when they are subjected to fight sequences in remote locations that they don’t get to see first-hand. Whether it be the King of the Road match, the Hollywood Backlot Brawl (note to self: induct the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Mark Henry, sex addict: Mark finds a way to spend even more time on the couch.

51 Submitted by on Thu, 05 September 2013, 20:00
WWF, 1999 We’ll all remember Mark Henry’s faux-retirement speech for a long time. With tears in his eyes, the World’s Strongest Man cut an emotional promo dedicated to his friends and family, only to blindside John Cena and goad him into a title shot. This wasn’t the first time that Mark had bared his soul to the public, however, as Continue Reading...
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