Category Archives: Inductions

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INDUCTION: Afa and Albano on Miami Vice – Capt. Lou Takes Chokeholds Too Far

15 Submitted by on Thu, 26 May 2016, 20:00
NBC, 1987 Text by Guest Author LeVar Ravel It was the 1980s. America had fallen in love with a sharp-dressed detective in sunglasses and his racial minority sidekick fighting bad guys, with heaping helpings of drugs, murder, and mayhem all amidst the sunbaked glitz of Miami. You know the show. What you may not know is that there was actually Continue Reading...
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Induction: Pierre, The Hardcore Reindeer – Did we ever see him and The Barbarian in the same place?

35 Submitted by on Thu, 19 May 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1999 The year 1999 was a hard one for Al Snow. For one thing, that was the year Wal-Mart stopped selling his action figure because it came packaged with a toy mannequin head. See, according to two professors of Communications, the woman’s presumably severed head promoted “the brutalization of women” to young, impressionable boys. It sounded as silly and Continue Reading...
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Induction: John Cena vs. Michael Cole – Cena adds a “D” to B.A. S.T.A.R.

25 Submitted by on Thu, 05 May 2016, 20:02
WWE, 2012 Have you heard the big news? John Cena is returning way early from yet another serious injury! This time around, he’s set to return to Raw on Memorial Day, which is only fitting given the history that Cena and Memorial Day have together. Back in 2012, Cena missed the Memorial Day edition of Raw, which drew a frighteningly Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WWF Microleague Wrestling – The FIRST – and perhaps WORST – WWF Videogame Ever!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 28 April 2016, 20:00
WWF Computer Game, 1987 Want to impress your video game geek friends?  Then quiz them thusly: what, pray tell, was the first ever WWF video game? Be prepared to laugh heartily at them when they no doubt blurt out… WrestleMania on the NES! WRONG! Also, please mock them if they have any fond memories at all of this absolutely atrocious game. Continue Reading...
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Induction: Barbara “BB” Bush – EMT stood for “Extremely Massive… Technician”

27 Submitted by on Thu, 21 April 2016, 20:00
WWF 1999-2000 Well, Crappers, it seems that after a rocky start, the Divas Revolution has finally achieved its first major success: namely, getting WWE to stop calling it “The Divas Revolution.” In fact, WWE abruptly dropped the whole “Divas” branding entirely, creating a new Women’s title to replace that ridiculous butterfly belt the ladies had been fighting over for years. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION SPECIAL – The Worst WWF Magazine Covers of the 90s!

57 Submitted by on Thu, 14 April 2016, 20:00
WWF, 1990s The following confession is probably going to drown me in hate mail, but I was never, ever a fan of the WWF Magazine.  While the magazine was no doubt the best looking wrestling publication until WOW Magazine hit newsstands, it just did nothing for me.  RD Reynolds?  Always an Apter Mag guy.  Give me Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Inside Wrestling, The Wrestler.  I’d Continue Reading...
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Induction: Mongo McMichael, referee – As easy as… pause… 1… pause… 2… pause…

21 Submitted by on Thu, 07 April 2016, 20:00
TNA, 2008 Bound For Glory is TNA’s biggest show of the year, so you might expect them to emulate WWE’s biggest show, Wrestlemania. For example, when WWE knows a ‘Mania match is going to suck, they typically stick Steve Austin in as a special referee to spice things up. In the case of Bound For Glory 2008, the scheduled Monster’s Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XI – The Grandest Stage of the Mall

81 Submitted by on Sat, 02 April 2016, 02:00
WWF, 1995 When it comes to ranking the top ten Wrestlemanias of all time, Wrestlemania XI doesn’t exactly spring to mind, and this was true even in 1995, when there were only 11 Manias to begin with. The first thing you’ll notice about Wrestlemania XI is that its intro recalls moments from every Wrestlemania to date, but precisely zero of Continue Reading...
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Guest Induction: Roman Reigns’s first year as champion – Sufferin’ Suck-otash!

10 Submitted by on Fri, 01 April 2016, 12:00
In years past, we at Wrestlecrap have commemorated our anniversary on April 1st with guest columns. This year, we’re going one step further by reaching out to a writer not from another publication or field, but from another dimension altogether. For the first time ever, we’re happy to present a special induction written by Art0Donnell’s counterpart from a parallel universe. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bad News Piper – Like Al Jolson, Michael Jackson, and Tiny Tim? This is the Feud for You!

40 Submitted by on Thu, 31 March 2016, 20:00
WWF, WrestleMania VI, 1990 One of the highlights of running this here website for the last sixteen years (yes, WrestleCrap turns Sweet 16 this April 1!) has brought me is the ability to talk with various personalities in the wrestling business.  Be it my dear friend “Earthquake” John Tenta, Lance Storm, or Vince Russo, I’ve been blessed to be able Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestlemania 31 Intercontinental Title Hunt – Turd is the Word

40 Submitted by on Thu, 24 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2015 By now we’ve all heard that Stuart “Wade Barrett” Bennett won’t be renewing his WWE contract later this year. It’s a shame, really, since Barrett was at one point, astoundingly, getting over with the fans with his “Bad News Barrett” gimmick — and as a babyface, no less. Then again, it’s perfectly understandable why Barrett wouldn’t care to Continue Reading...
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Induction: Booker T vs. Edge – Samurai Shampoo

34 Submitted by on Thu, 10 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2002 I blame this one on the failed Invasion story line. Just one Wrestlemania prior, Booker T was the WCW World and US Champion and poised to play a major role in the Invasion storyline for years to come. Instead, WCW was dead and buried by that year’s Thanksgiving (the October federal holiday that commemorates the discovery of America). Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Stephanie vs. Vince I-Quit Match – And Folks Thought Trish Barking Was Bad???

58 Submitted by on Thu, 03 March 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2003 As long as I live, I will never understand why, during Linda McMahon’s attempted political runs, the media and those opposing her repeatedly aired those tired old “Vince makes Trish Stratus bark like a dog” clips.  Aside from being baffled as how, precisely, a skit from the world of pro wrestling had anything at all to do with real life, I Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Piper-Bagwell Boxing Match – Buff is the (fi)st(ic)uff(s)

31 Submitted by on Thu, 25 February 2016, 20:00
WCW, 1999 In the world of wrestling, worked boxing matches always suck. They sucked when Roddy Piper fought Mr. T… …and they sucked when Scotty Flamingo fought Johnny B Badd. You know what else in wrestling always sucks? Shoot boxing matches with wrestling thrown into the mix. They sucked when Muhammad Ali fought Antonio Inoki… …and they sucked when 16 Continue Reading...
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Induction: Chyna on Sabrina the Teenage Witch – How’s that for piledriving Miss Daisy?

39 Submitted by on Fri, 19 February 2016, 15:00
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: The Rusev-Lana-Dolph-Summer Love Trapezoid – The 2015 Gooker Award Winner

60 Submitted by on Thu, 11 February 2016, 20:00
Probably the best thing to come out of the renewed tensions between Russia and the United States* has been the duo of Lana and Rusev. *I can’t think of a second-best thing For a whole year, Rusev and Lana were WWE’s Boris and Natasha, with Rusev as an undefeated, undefeatable, self-styled Hero of the Russian Federation… …and Lana as a Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The WWE Divas Revolution – 2015 Gooker Award First Runner-Up

81 Submitted by on Thu, 04 February 2016, 20:00
2015, WWE “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. “This is awesome!” Clap clap-clap clap clap clap. Amazingly enough, this is how the induction you are reading today got its start, with thousands of fans screaming their heads off, thrilled to be witness to what could have been, should have been, Continue Reading...
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And the “Winner” Is…2015 Gooker Announced!

161 Submitted by on Sun, 24 January 2016, 08:00
Gooker voting is complete for 2015!!  And it was exceedingly close.  A look at the percentages showed a tie, but looking at the actual votes does in fact give us a winner…by 17 votes! WOW! As it was so close, we will be inducting both the Divas Revolution (as first runner up) and the Rusev-Lana-Dolph-Summer Love Trapazoid (as the official Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Yodelin’ Antonio Cesaro – Yodelayheehoo!!!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 January 2016, 20:00
WWE, 2013 Just as the Gooker Award voting wraps up (you have until Friday night!), we are treated as well to the annual Wrestling Observer Awards.  And hey, who would have thunk it? Cesaro, most underrated.  Third time this has happened in a row.  Dave Meltzer, thoughts? “Cesaro, 35, joins Shelton Benjamin as the only person to win this three Continue Reading...
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Induction: Kevin Federline vs. John Cena – Platinum-selling rapper vs. K-Fed

36 Submitted by on Thu, 10 December 2015, 20:03
WWE, 2006 It’s rare for WWE to recruit a mainstream celebrity so reviled that the general public thinks the wrestling organization is lowering its standards by associating itself with such riff-raff. Prepare to take a trip back to the alien world of 2006, when John Cena was still cheered by some adult males, and being married to Britney Spears entitled Continue Reading...
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Induction: Survivor Series Substitutes – Knights in Shawn’s Service

57 Submitted by on Thu, 26 November 2015, 20:00
As long as there has been a Survivor Series, there have been replacement team members in the elimination matches. When you have eight or ten men booked in the same match, you’re bound to lose one or two to injury or pink slips by the time the pay-per-view rolls around. It’s a staple of the WWF’s annual Survivor Series pay-per-view Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Sunny on Singled Out – Behold the Glory That is PAT (Because He is Apparently All That)!

38 Submitted by on Thu, 19 November 2015, 20:00
MTV, 1996 Suggested by Fellow Crapper Chad Adams! We come up with induction ideas in all kinds of different ways here at WrestleCrap.com.  Sometimes it’s dumb stuff I remember from when I first started watching (1985 or so), sometimes I comb through Gooker award losers, sometimes I just find something stupid on the WWE Network.  My favorite way of getting Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Alvin & The Chipmunks Wrestling Episode – Still better wrestling ‘munks than Friar Ferguson

25 Submitted by on Thu, 12 November 2015, 20:00
TV, 1983 Every TV show needs a wrestling episode and, despite its reputation for groundbreaking storytelling, the Alvin & The Chipmunks 1980s cartoon series was no exception. The Chipmunks’ wrestling episode (well, half-episode. Each episode had two separate stories) started off with David Seville dragging the Chipmunks along for some heavy-duty shopping, only for the three singing rodents to daydream Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Bad News Brown’s MUTANT SEWER RATS – Because That Sounds Way More Ominous than “Bad News Brown’s Black Box”

35 Submitted by on Thu, 05 November 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1990 It seems like this year, more than any other I can recall, I’ve thought a lot about the early days of WrestleCrap.com.  Maybe it’s due to it being the fifteenth year of the site, maybe it’s due to me becoming an old fossil.  Could also be my binge watching of Prime Time Wrestling.  Whatever the reason, the words “sewer Continue Reading...
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