Category Archives: Inductions

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Induction: The Great Fall of Angle: How Did He Avoid a Broken Freakin’ Everything?

44 Submitted by on Sun, 19 May 2013, 07:00
WWE, 2004 The story of this week’s induction begins with the 2004 WWE Draft, which somehow saw Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman drafted to Raw and then promptly quit. Kurt Angle was then selected to fill the always-fresh, never-clichéd role of heel authority figure. Kurt’s first order of business was nixing Triple H’s move to Smackdown just 24 real-world hours Continue Reading...
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Induction: Survivor Series 1991: A $25 Infomercial For A Show That Grossed 25% Of The Revenue

43 Submitted by on Thu, 09 May 2013, 19:00
 WWF, 1991 (duh) by Emerson Witner A few months ago my brother texted me and wondered when I was going to induct Survivor Series 1991. At first I explained that a.) It’s not my site and b.) Survivor Series 1991 wasn’t that bad. He replied back that RD never writes anymore inductions (note from RD: more to come once I Continue Reading...
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Induction: Lita cheats on Matt Hardy: Starring Glen Jacobs as Matt.

47 Submitted by on Thu, 02 May 2013, 19:00
For parts one and two of this induction, click here and here. Since the summer of 2004, Amy Dumas’s “Lita” character had been tormented on WWE television with coercive sexual contracts, pregnancy, and a miscarriage. It would seem only natural that when she finally broke off her forced marriage to her own rapist, it would be a cause for celebration Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The 10 Worst Title Awardings in Wrestling History!

55 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
It began as an offhand challenge. Internet wrestling institution Scott Keith posted an old review of WCW SuperBrawl VIII on his BLOG OF DOOM, and inserted passages of hindsight to his long-ago written word. As the review was written in February 2000, 2 years after the airing of this SuperBrawl, Keith drops some 2000-related notes in the original rant, and Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Saga of Matt Hardy and Lita and Kane: You people found this less awful than the Diva Search?!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
Nary a year goes by without a wedding taking place in a wrestling ring. This year, Bully Ray tried to tie the knot with Brooke Hogan. Last year, it was Daniel Bryan being jilted at the altar by AJ Lee. Wrestling weddings are so commonplace and so consistently wacky that, frankly, about the only thing you would never expect from Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The Fandango Effect: Gimmicks Spared from Induction by Great Performers

67 Submitted by on Thu, 11 April 2013, 19:00
Color us here at WrestleCrap surprised. When Fandango’s vignettes began playing, ol’ RD was about to engrave the cha-cha dancer’s name onto the 2013 Gooker Award plaque well in advance. I myself have tallied many Power Crappings ballots that featured Johnny Curtis’ alter ego among the selections. It seemed Fandango was destined for induction from the minute his, “Mind if Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Goldberg vs. Lesnar – The Most Overhyped, Underdelivering Match Ever!

14 Submitted by on Fri, 05 April 2013, 10:15
WrestleMania XX, 2004 Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds  It’s that time of year again, fellow ‘Crappers. Yes, March Madness is upon us. A time of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball brackets AND the good ol’ Wrestlemania weekend. I always thought it’d be fun to get together with your buddies for a weekend and watch some old Wrestlemanias to get in the Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestlemania X Ladder Match: Hardware Heaven ’94

23 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 00:00
A guest post written by Art0Donnell’s cousin, KofiJ0hnson WWF, 1994 Wrestlemania is supposed to be the biggest and best event of the year in the world of wrestling, but what happens when Vince McMahon runs out of exciting ideas and instead decides to build title matches around household items? The answer: the ladder match. Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels had Continue Reading...
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Induction: Frank Trigg vs. AJ Styles: You can’t spell “suMMArily awful” without “MMA”

17 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 20:00
Many people who aren’t wrestling fans are incapable of seeing the appeal of watching people pretend to beat each other up. This has always baffled me, since most all television, even so-called “reality” TV, is scripted. Anyone who has ever enjoyed fiction in any genre or medium knows the advantages of scripted entertainment and storytelling. When the action is written Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Instant Replay Debate – WHOA Now Gentlemen!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1991 WrestleMania. Just five syllables, yet a lifetime of memories if you are a wrestling fan. So many awesome matches, so many unforgettable moments. Who will ever forget Hogan slamming Andre? Or Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart? Or the tearful reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth? As funny as it may sound, none of those are the WrestleMania Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show vs. Akebono – Yes, Big Show in a THONG

10 Submitted by on Fri, 22 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 2005 Maybe it’s just me, but I thought this past weekend’s showdown between the Big Show and Floyd “Money” Mayweather was just about perfect. Sure, you could argue from a smarkish point of view that WWE allowing one of their biggest (literally and figuratively) stars to be KO’d by a welterweight boxer, but come on – that was a Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 2 – Featuring Clara Peller, Herb, and the Guy Who Dares You To Knock a Battery Off His Shoulder!

18 Submitted by on Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1986 Following the tremendous success of the first WrestleMania, it was only natural that the WWF would decide to make the spectacle an annual event. After all, it was their own version of the World Series, a Superbowl of wrestling that featured not only the biggest stars on the grappling scene, but celebrities galore. So it came as little Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

22 Submitted by on Thu, 14 March 2013, 20:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

4 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2008  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds Another month, another holiday behind us. The day of bloodsuckers, mindless zombies and flesh-eating ghouls. Halloween? No, silly – I’m talking about ELECTION DAY! And to commemorate this year’s Election Day, we’re going back to take a look at yet another former Gooker Nominee. I know we get a lot of International ‘Crappers that Continue Reading...
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Induction: Crush vs. Undertaker: Bollywood Backlot Brawl

14 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 20:00
Brian “Crush” Adams was nowhere to be found in the world of sports entertainment for the year and a half between Royal Rumble 1995 and his return under a “convict” gimmick in 1996. While most assume that Crush was home in his native Hawaii during this time, video evidence proves that he was, in fact, in Toronto, Canada. Also, he Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Spirit Squad – Gimme an “S”! Gimme an “H”! Gimme an “I”! Gimme a…

16 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2006 Text by RD Reynolds and Triple Kelly As I sit down to write this induction, a look at the calendar shows that the date is, in fact, April 1, 2010. A decade down the drain, indeed. Yes, this induction will mark the be the first of our double digit years. Since the launch back on April 1, 2000, the inductions have Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Can You Take the Heat? The WWF Is Cooking! – Ever Wanted Too Cool Homeboy Homefries? Me Neither.

10 Submitted by on Mon, 04 March 2013, 10:15
WWF Cookbook, 2000 Although I’ve done it in countless interviews, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mick Foley for opening the door for wannabe wrestling authors such as myself. You see, prior to Foley’s groundbreaking autobiography, Have a Nice Day, publishers believed that wrestling fans could not read. Trying to get a deal for a wrestling book Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: No Holds Barred – A Tale of Crapped Pants and Teeny Weiners

19 Submitted by on Sun, 03 March 2013, 19:59
It’s a travesty. It’s a travesty of the highest magnitude, and, I believe it is fair to say, without hyperbole, a crime against mankind itself. Here we are, 15 years removed from the release of the first movie featuring Hulk Hogan in a starring role, and where, I ask, is the anniversary DVD release? (Note from 2013 RD: It’s right Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Mexicools – Because Nothing is More Mexican – Or Cooler – Than Riding a Lawnmower

4 Submitted by on Fri, 01 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2005  Text by Sean Carless   Did you know that a huge part of WWE’s, and in particular, Smackdown’s success over the past few years has been due to the hispanic audience they’ve been able to capture. (Observer stat.) This is primarily due to the popularity of Rey Mysterio, of course, so it only made sense the company would attempt Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Governor: Did This Angle Suck? You Betcha!

30 Submitted by on Thu, 28 February 2013, 20:00
The 2008 election between Barack Obama and John McCain was literally the most important U.S. Presidential election in nearly four years. While Barack Obama won the vote, the campaign saw a new breakout political star by the name of Sarah Palin, who either nearly won or cost the election for McCain, depending on whom you ask. The Alaska governor, who Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: MuscleRock Madness (Or As We Like to Call It, The Van Hammer Memorial Show)

15 Submitted by on Mon, 25 February 2013, 09:00
IWF Video, 1989 Tape submitted by Mike Siraco As you’ve probably surmised, here at WrestleCrap HQ, we have a rather substantial tape collection. There’s probably over 600 or so VHS (and believe it or not, probably 60+ Betas!) cassettes cluttering up the office, spilling out of shelving units, closets, boxes, and whatever other type of storage contraption I can find. Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Needles the Tailor: The Superstars’ Stitch Bitch

2 Submitted by on Tue, 19 February 2013, 19:36
WWF, 1992 Text by Harry Simon It has been said that “clothes make the man.” But what about the man who makes the clothes that makes the man? What’s his story? Well, in the WWF’s case, he was a nervous little fella who talked like an unholy cross between Professor Frink from The Simpsons and every neurotic middle-aged guy in every Woody Allen Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Amanda Ultimate Warrior: Behold the Destrucity of ULTIMATE Love!

3 Submitted by on Mon, 18 February 2013, 09:00
WWF, Early 1990’s Text by Blade Braxton As RD and myself have been recently chatting about and reviewing all the old material that comprises the new Wrestlecrap DVD-Rom, one thing stood out – the year 1990. It could be said that 1990 was the year Wrestlecrap was born. In the first 365 days of the decade of the 90’s, fans would witness Continue Reading...
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Induction: Avatar: “Avatarded”. Yes, We Know That’s Not PC. But It Is Accurate, So Yeah…AVATARDED!

21 Submitted by on Thu, 14 February 2013, 19:00
WWF, 1995-1996 The tough part about being a new member of the Wrestlecrap crew is coming up with ideas for inductions that haven’t been done already. When I look back at the Wrestlecrap treasure trove that was the WWF in the mid-90s, it’s frustrating to know that all the atrocious gimmicks had already been written up on this site over Continue Reading...
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