Category Archives: Inductions

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Classic Induction: Braden Walker: Extreme Master of the Knock Knock Joke!

4 Submitted by on Mon, 14 January 2013, 22:52
WWE-ECW, 2008 Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds Special thanks to Shawn Cain for his help on this induction Note from RD Reynolds: Before I hand things over to K-Cubed, I need to say a few words about today’s induction. As most of you know, prior to starting WrestleCrap.com, I worked the independent wrestling circuit in Indianapolis and the surrounding area. During Continue Reading...
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Time to vote – the 2012 Gooker Awards!

64 Submitted by on Sun, 06 January 2013, 21:25
Another 12 months of horrible wrestling is past us…and you know what that means: it’s time to vote for the absolute worst of the worst!  What will win the 2012 Gooker Award? Without further adieu, here’s the nominees! The Various Loves of AJ Lee: Want to simultaneously kill time on three hour Raws and a character that people at the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Fighting Fit with Roddy Piper: Just so you know, he is NOT Your Dad. Be thankful.

20 Submitted by on Sun, 06 January 2013, 17:22
Fitness Video, 1992 Text by RD Reynolds Thanks to Fellow Crapper Danny Hanlon for donating this tape!   Does that stupid calendar say January again? I hate January! Look, yeah, it’s my birth month and all that jazz, but really, it’s one of my least favorite months of the entire year. For starters, I love Christmas, and having to take down Continue Reading...
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Past Inductions

1 Submitted by on Sun, 30 December 2012, 22:01
These inductions are not live on the site.  However, we will be posting them from time to time as Classic Inductions. Should you wish to have them all, like RIGHT NOW!, you can view them by picking up an archive disc, which you can obtain for free when you purchase another WrestleCrap DVD by clicking here.   Pre-2010 Inductions: 1995 Continue Reading...
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The Further Adventures of El Santa Claus: The Battle With Pitch Was Just the Beginning!

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:29
Short Films, Late 1950′s/Early 1960′s Text by RD Reynolds It feels so weird to think that this induction I am penning tonight is the last new one to ever be featured on what is soon to be the old version of WrestleCrap.com. But in many ways, it is only appropriate that we end it this way. After all, I’m pretty sure Continue Reading...
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A Johnny Damon Christmas: Yankee, Go Home!

3 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:23
WWE, 2009 Text by Art0Donnell & RD Reynolds Check out Art0Donnell’s Facebook Page Here and his Blog, “How Much Does This Guy Weigh?” Here! Holiday episodes of wrestling have never must-see television. Knowing that most fans will be spending time with family rather than watching the boob tube, but unwilling to just show re-runs like normal TV programs, wrestling writers typically phone it in around Thanksgiving Continue Reading...
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WCW vs. Charmed: Witches vs Wrestlers? My Money’s On Alyssa Milano!

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:05
WB Network, 2000 Text by Steve Taylor & RD Reynolds From 1999 to 2000, pro wrestling reached unheard of heights in TV ratings as fans flocked to watch The Attitude Era of the tnen-WWF and to follow the exploits of the nWo in WCW. Countless batteries were worn out on remotes across the country in attempts to watch both Raw and Nitro, what with us all Continue Reading...
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Kronik vs. The Brothers of Destruction: A Legendarily Bad Match Turns Out To Be…Yeah, Pretty Horrible

2 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:04
WWF, 2001 Text by RD Reynolds I feel like I’ve been doing this a lot lately, but confession time: I’ve never seen this match. I’ve heard about it. Oh boy have I heard about it. It’s been called one of the worst matches ever, one of the worst matches The Undertaker has ever been involved in, which is something I personally Continue Reading...
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Six Sides of Blindfolded Steel:The Most Brutal Blindfold Match Ever!

2 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:02
TNA, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds If you’ve been following pro wrestling for, oh, ten minutes or so, you know there is no shortage of goofy match types. Right off the top of my head, we get tag team matches, triple threat matches, strap matches, chain matches, dog collar matches, inferno matches, tuxedo matches, cage matches, blindfold matches. Oh, and those Continue Reading...
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WWF Mania, Episode 1: An Hour Straight of Todd Pettengill…That’ll Be Good, Right?

3 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 21:00
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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Tiffany: Excellence of Enunciation!

1 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:54
WWE, 2008-2010 Text by RD Reynolds You know, I’ve been wanting to write this induction for a couple of years. It may not have been first on my list, but it was definitely ON my list, and I knew that one day it would come to pass that I’d be doing the screen grabs and pecking away on my MacBook Pro Continue Reading...
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Lex Luger as SuperBoy: Look at that Image…Does This Induction Really Need Text?

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:48
TV Show, 1990 Text by RD Reynolds; Gazillion thanks to Cory Hendricks for his assistance with this induction! The tiny white text up there below the big green text up there is 100% correct. I mean, seriously…look at this: What could I possibly type that would live up to such majestic imagery? I could write the next Grapes of Wrath and Continue Reading...
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Trytan: TNA’s Warrior-Terminator-Somethingorother

1 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:44
TNA, 2005 Text by RD Reynolds Even though it’s been a few years since I last wrote a book for them, I’ve maintained a good relationship with the folks at ECW Press. And with good reason, when you think about it – they gave me my first crack at writing a book when they had no viable rationale for doing so. Continue Reading...
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The T’s Versus Boogeyman: Amazingly, It’s Not Even the Worst Mania Moment in This Induction!

3 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:42
WWE, 2006 Text by RD Reynolds Over the years here at WrestleCrap, we’ve let a few inductions slip through the cracks that we didn’t consider, you know, horrible. I know some folks have viewed us as the final word as what is bad in wrestling, and we consider it a compliment. Unfortunately, it’s just not the case. Well, it’s not always the case. Continue Reading...
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Secrets of Wrestling 1987: Including, Yet Not Limited To, Smoking Bags and Self-Induced Wedgies

2 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:37
VHS Tape, 1987 Text by RD Reynolds Special Help for this Induction Provided by the Awesome Sucio from the F4WOnline.com Board .Be sure to check him out on Twitter by clicking rightchere! First things first: no, I have NOT posted this before. I can understand why you WOULD think that, as years ago I covered “EXPOSED: Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets Revealed!” (hey look, a bonus Continue Reading...
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The Truth Commission: Wisely Segregated From Good Gimmicks

1 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:28
WWE, 1997-1998 Text by Justin Henry The ‘foreign heel’ is far from a foreign concept in the annals of wrestling history. From Nazi sympathizers like Hans Schmidt and Fritz Von Erich, to desert-dwelling madmen such as The Sheiks, both Iron and regular, to admirers of the Iron Curtain in Nikolai Volkoff and Vladimir Kozlov, you could fill a UN conference Continue Reading...
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WrestleMania 27: A Bigger Folly For The Rock Than Doom

11 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:26
WWE, 2011 Text by Justin Henry After writing countless Headlies for WrestleCrap, providing numerous one liners for the Headlie Trolla, calling in a few times to WrestleCrap Radio (my favorite instance was playing “Zombie Stu Hart”), and giving feedback to Uncle Deal himself, the time has come to check off another box on my WrestleCrap Bucket List. I’m writing an Continue Reading...
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Chris Jericho and Lucy the Dog: Worst WrestleMania Main Event Build EVER

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:23
WWE, 2002 Text by RD Reynolds With WrestleMania fast approaching, I was bouncing around in my skull any horrible WrestleMania stuff we hadn’t covered over the years. And there it was, way back in the recesses of my gray matter. Something I had long repressed because of just how much I hated the whole thing. The Saga of the Undisputed Champion Continue Reading...
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Teddy Long vs. Eric Bischoff: Someone Saw This and Thought, “We Need to Do This Again”

1 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:22
WWE, 2005 Text by RD Reynolds This year’s WrestleMania card is nearing its final stages, and this week we got our “Let’s Cram Some More People on the Show So Everyone Gets a Pay Day, And Hey, We’re Not Doing Money in the Bank This Year So We Need to Do Something” encounter: Team Teddy Long vs. Team John Laurinaitis. While Continue Reading...
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All Things Michael Cole: The 2011 Gooker Award Winner

5 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:12
WWE, 2011 Text by RD Reynolds I knew it was going to happen. I just knew it. It was never in question, and that, more than anything, made me dread it all the more. Before the Gooker voting even started, I knew that Michael Cole was going to “win”, which meant I was going to lose. And no, I didn’t make Continue Reading...
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Christmas Comes to Pac-Land: The Cartoon That Will Make You Hate Pac-Man AND Santa

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:09
ABC Cartoon, 1982 Text by RD Reynolds Standard December Disclaimer: Every year, I take a week away from doing wrestling inductions to review the very worst of Christmas movies and specials. And this is that week! I do hope you enjoy a very special, and very horrible, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land! As anyone who has read this site for, oh, 90 Continue Reading...
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Biggest Smallest Strangest Strongest: Remember When SNME Used to Be Great? WWE Doesn’t Either

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 20:02
WWE, 2007 Text by RD Reynolds One of my favorite memories of my early days of wrestling fandom was gathering around with my friends to watch Saturday Night’s Main Event. Still to this day I remember grabbing the TV Guide at Ye Olde Food Mart and thumbing through it, hoping and praying that I’d see that Channel 5, Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, Continue Reading...
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Knucklehead: Wait, WWE Studios is Losing Money on Gems Like These?

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 19:55
WWE Films, 2010 Text by RD Reynolds As some of you know, my quote unquote “real job” (which probably didn’t need ‘quote’, ‘unquote’ and actual quotation marks to specify it as such) often sends me away from WrestleCrap HQ for extended periods. Such is the case this week, as I am over in Europe doing work in Germany, Belgium, and the Continue Reading...
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Shaniqua: Hate WWE Being PG? You Won’t Be After Reading This!

1 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 19:47
WWE, 2003 Text by RD Reynolds One of the biggest complaints I hear about WWE today is that it’s PG. People don’t like that things are toned down, censored if you will, and long for the ‘good, ol’ days.’ I get it. I understand it. It’s because people remember seeing stuff like this: See, that’s the kinda thing you don’t forget. Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Tekno Team 2000: Erik Watts Dropkicks His Way Into the Future!

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 December 2012, 19:29
WWF, 1995-1996 Text by RD Reynolds Sometimes, things in a wrestling ring just leave you speechless. Things like this. I put serious thought into just posting that image, and being done with this induction. Poor Erik Watts. He threw that horrible dropkick like 20 years ago, and hardcore poindexters such as myself remember it to this day. The sad thing is Continue Reading...
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