Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: Baywatch at the Beach

34 Submitted by on Thu, 04 June 2015, 18:00
I’m trapped in a plane. Well, I call it trapped.  I’m 6’5″, rolling in economy, crammed against a window that has offered me a couple hours of sleep on this 8 hour flight.  The night before?  Oh, I was up fixing a server that died on me while I was out of town.  Got no, and I mean zero, sleep.  Continue Reading...
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Induction: Russell Madness – The toughest S.O.B. in wrestling

36 Submitted by on Thu, 28 May 2015, 20:00
Movie, 2015 After inducting Trish Stratus’s barking like a dog, I’ve decided to keep up the theme and write about another time that dogs and wrestling met, mated, and produced an unviable embryo. So what better subject matter than Russell Madness, one of the most insane family movies ever produced? You’d think that a film about a dog who conquers Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Scott Steiner’s Freak Show – The Greatest Workout in the History of Man

40 Submitted by on Thu, 21 May 2015, 22:23
Workout DVD, 2009 It was about a year ago that I jumped on the Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon, and released this video: It was a silly attempt at making folks laugh, and the fact that RD Jr. can be heard giggling in the background throughout it is something that makes me consider it a success.  Of course, others didn’t view Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: TNA’s Early Days – Fat Guys Named ‘Cheex’, Midgets in Trash Cans, Flying Elvises – What More Could You Want??

32 Submitted by on Wed, 20 May 2015, 19:00
  A Special Look Back at the First Days of NWA-TNA   After the WrestleCrap induction of the wrestling penises (or is that pen-i?) known as The Johnsons a couple of weeks back, I have been bombarded with requests for some of the more…how can I put this nicely?…idiotic characters and angles that plagued the first few weeks of NWA-TNA’s Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: WCW Spring Catalog 1999 – WCW Ruins Hot Sauces, Horses, and More!

64 Submitted by on Sun, 17 May 2015, 15:00
WCW, Merchandise Catalog 1999 First things first: I know that merchandise is generally the realm of Someone Bought This!, but today’s write up is a bit more extensive than what we generally cover there.  Besides, that particular column actually originated thanks to large inductions wherein I would look at magazine inserts and catalogs such as this, so consider this a blast from Continue Reading...
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Induction: Trish barks like a dog – McMahon’s breast friend

65 Submitted by on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:42
WWE, 2001 It’s rare to be able to put a price tag on piece of Wrestlecrap, and it’s even rarer that a piece of Wrestlecrap influences the affairs of the federal government, but tonight’s induction accomplished both feats. Vince McMahon’s degrading in-ring segment with Trish Stratus ended up shooting his wife’s chances at a United States Senate seat straight to Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Sheik & Volkoff’s Petting Zoo – The Adventures of Clyde & Bear!

34 Submitted by on Thu, 07 May 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1986 Anyone who lived through the mid 80’s WWF will remember all the animals running around at the time.  Which was your favorite was simply a matter of choice.  Dog lover? The British Bulldogs had Matilda…. …and when Davey Boy Smith was a solo act, Winston. Maybe you were a bit more off the beaten path and favored snakes? Continue Reading...
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Induction: The “Robin Hood” Nitro – It Sherwood have sucked to sit through this

39 Submitted by on Thu, 30 April 2015, 20:00
WCW, 1997 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: in a match billed as one of the biggest and most important of all time, Hulk Hogan takes on a 7’4” giant at the Silverdome — I mean, Superdome. This time around, though, instead of the big main event being presented without commercial interruption, it *is* the interruption; the match Continue Reading...
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Induction: WCW Champion David Arquette vs Tank Abbott: Remember when Russo wanted to put the title on him?

45 Submitted by on Tue, 28 April 2015, 15:00
WCW 2000 by Emerson Witner In his critically acclaimed tome A Lion’s Tale, Chris Jericho told the story of him trying to get a pay per view match with WCW Champion Goldberg coming on the heels of a really fun storyline where Jericho kept challenging Goldberg to a match, mocked his entrance and beat a midget version of him. Anyway, Eric Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Kiss-My-Arse Match – At least it wasn’t a Bra-and-Knickers Match

29 Submitted by on Tue, 21 April 2015, 12:00
WWE, 2002 Thanks to the WWE Network, even lifelong wrestling fans can discover material they’ve never seen before. For fans outside of the British Isles, that would include pay-per-views like Insurrextion and Rebellion that, in addition to being synonyms, were exclusive to the UK. Since the events were barely promoted in the US, scarcely anything noteworthy happened on the shows, Continue Reading...
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Induction: Nation of Domination, USWA version – Kareem Abdul-Jobbers

42 Submitted by on Thu, 16 April 2015, 20:23
USWA, 1996-7 During the 1990s, the WWF had a working relationship with Memphis-based USWA. Over the years, wrestlers like Razor Ramon, Ahmed Johnson, and Papa Shango passed through the promotion and won their Unified Title. In fact, in 1993, a heel contingent of Bret and Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Koko B. Ware, and Tatanka, all babyfaces in the Federation, feuded Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: The Undertaker-IRS Feud – Three Things In Life Are Certain: Death, Taxes, and That This Feud Sucked

48 Submitted by on Thu, 09 April 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1995 During the lovefest that was our15th anniversary celebration last week, I meant to discuss some of the fun we’ve had over the years with readers or onlookers who’ve gotten very upset with some of the inductions we’ve posted.   While most everyone agrees stuff like the Gobbledy Gooker or The Ding Dongs were WrestleCrap, other characters were not Continue Reading...
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Induction: Wrestlemania XV – RussoMania

52 Submitted by on Sat, 04 April 2015, 15:00
WWF, 1999 Wrestlemania is always supposed to be WWE’s biggest show of the year, but for a while, it seemed that every other year the focal point of the wrestling calendar would stink to high heaven. Think about Wrestlemanias 9, 11, and 13; if the WWF wanted to break the odd-numbered Mania curse in 1999, they would have to pull Continue Reading...
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The 50 Crappiest Moments in WrestleMania History!

71 Submitted by on Fri, 03 April 2015, 15:00
The mere word ‘WrestleMania’ conjures up memories that sets a wrestling fan’s heart aflutter: Shawn culminating the dream, Hogan slamming Andre, Austin kicking off the Attitude Era, Hogan vs. Warrior, Savage vs. Steamboat, Benoit and Guerrero’s curtain call, Hogan vs. Rock, Undertaker’s streak, Shawn’s retirement. This list will not recognize such greatness. Instead, in the spirit of the name of Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

42 Submitted by on Wed, 01 April 2015, 15:00
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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Induction: Booker T vs. Triple H – HHH goes KKK

54 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 20:07
WWE, 2003 Wrestling storylines aren’t like any other storylines you’ll see on TV; they’re typically much, much worse. No ordinary TV series could get away with the disjointed plots that wrestling fans are subjected to on a regular basis. Even series with the most notoriously convoluted stories made up as the writers went along, like The X-Files or Twin Peaks Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hulk Hogan’s Ultimate Grill Infomercial – Whatcha Gonna Do When Steaks and Burgers and Hot Dogs and Waffles and Cookies Run Wild On You?

60 Submitted by on Wed, 18 March 2015, 20:00
INFOMERCIAL, 2007 Many thanks to Michael Cole (not that one – I don’t think) for submitting this! Long-time Crappers know the story of the legendary Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer, but for those of you that don’t, here’s the skinny: according to legend, the Hulkster was going to be offered a grill that would allow fat to drip away from whatever meat you Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Worst of “America The Beautiful” at Wrestlemania – From Sea to Shining C-R-A-P

46 Submitted by on Thu, 05 March 2015, 20:00
WWE 1985-present Ever since Wrestlemania I, it has been a tradition to start off the show with a patriotic tune. Now, if you take a moment to think about it, it does seem like an odd way to start an event revolving around men in goofy tights with stupid haircuts flopping around pretending to be hurt. You don’t see that Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Salvatore Bellomo, Boat Builder – I Guess Everyone Really Does Have to Have a Hobby

38 Submitted by on Thu, 26 February 2015, 20:00
WWF, 1984 As I’ve completely run through every episode of the greatest wrestling show ever on the WWE Network (that would be Prime Time Wrestling of course), my attention has now turned to good ol’ Tuesday Night Titans, or TNT as it is known to its friends.  For the uninitiated, it was a talk show that featured folks who competed in WWF rings in Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Mummies of Guanajuato – No Es Bueno

18 Submitted by on Thu, 19 February 2015, 20:00
Movie, 1972 Thanks to the growing popularity of Lucha Underground, cable television show AAA and CMLL and the wrestling community looking for alternatives, lucha wrestling is on the upswing. Lucha has a long and rich history with a few luchadores crossing into pop culture icons. Chief among those was El Santo who filmed almost 60 movies. And you were sick Continue Reading...
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CLASSIC INDUCTION: WWF Mania, Episode 1: An Hour Straight of Todd Pettengill…That’ll Be Good, Right?

31 Submitted by on Mon, 16 February 2015, 16:00
WWF, 1993 Text by RD Reynolds So a few weeks back, WWE surprised a lot of folks by announcing a new show called Saturday Morning Slam. It’s a show that the company has designed first and foremost with children in mind. It’s nothing new. In fact, you could argue that the WWF’s flagship show during its 1980’s glory days was also Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Vince McMahon and the Brass Rings – 2014 Gooker Award Co-Winner

93 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2014 Text by RD Reynolds and Art 0Donnell “You have, you know, this is a different group of guys, and gals…its millennials. You know, they’re not as ambitious, quite frankly, and they’re not trepidatious at all.  I just don’t think they want to reach for that brass ring.  The last person to really reach for that brass ring in Continue Reading...
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Induction: Bella vs. Bella – 2014 Gooker Award Co-winner

79 Submitted by on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:00
WWE, 2014 Note: Due to some suspicious Slammy-esque stuffing of the ballot box in this year’s Gooker Award poll, Wrestlecrap will be awarding the prize to the top two vote-getters. Next week will see the induction of Vince McMahon’s brass-ring fiasco, but this week we present WWE’s Nikki vs. Brie Bella feud, the co-winner of the 2014 Gooker Award. Just Continue Reading...
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Induction: The 2012 Royal Rumble – Fools rush in where Cena fears to tread

50 Submitted by on Thu, 22 January 2015, 20:00
WWE, 2012 It’s hard to imagine a Royal Rumble with less at stake in it than 2012’s battle royal. Of course, until 1993, the winner of the Royal Rumble wasn’t guaranteed to main-event Wrestlemania. However, 2012’s Royal Rumble was the first in history where the winner was guaranteed not to main-event Wrestlemania. The headlining match of Wrestlemania 28 having already Continue Reading...
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