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Additional stuff that is too good to pass up! Rewriting the Book, older features, and, well, more!

RD’s Mailbag – Underrated Feuds, Boulders in Restaurant Windows, Cornette vs. RD, Crap that Wasn’t, And What I’ve Learned Watching Cobra Kai

0 Submitted by on Sat, 01 October 2022, 08:00
October is here!  It may not mean much to you, but for me we’re hitting the zenith of the entire calendar year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas all in the span of the next 90 days.  All that and SURVIVOR SERIES!  Remember when that event actually meant something?  And when it took place on Thanksgiving day itself?  Folks like me that are as Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…The Childhood of THE UNDERTAKER – with the Greatest Swerve EVER!

4 Submitted by on Sun, 25 September 2022, 08:00
WWF Magazine, May 1995 You think I am going to see “The Undertaker: His Childhood Revealed” on the cover of a 1995 WWF Magazine and NOT cover it on the site?  I mean seriously, this might be the single greatest article in the history of the civilized world. “UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, and Big Foot. Those mysteries are nothing but Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Nailz, Colts, Vince Being Honest, Punk vs. Elite, Clowns vs. Zombies vs. Mimes, and the Legendary Silo Sam!

7 Submitted by on Sat, 24 September 2022, 08:00
The weekend is upon us once more and you know what that means – type to dive head first into ye olde mailbag! Let’s see what goodies await us… Chad E writes…”What would’ve been better: Undertaker vs Nailz or Warrior vs Nailz?” Seeing as you didn’t specify how they would be contesting one another, I picture a battle rap.  This Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Ratings, Russo, Hunter’s Revenge, Wrestling Games, and Luigi Primo

2 Submitted by on Sat, 17 September 2022, 09:33
Want to thank everyone for the crazy amount of feedback I’ve gotten on the Roddy Piper Saturday morning cartoon special I inducted a couple days ago. I love finding bizarre stuff like that – wrestling folks in outside the norm entertainment like game shows and specials like this scratch a bizarre itch for me.  If you know of any of Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…a Talk with Papa Shango!

3 Submitted by on Sun, 11 September 2022, 08:00
WWF Magazine, September 1992 The year 1992 in the World Wrestling Federation was in hindsight a very odd one.  At the beginning of the year, we had arguably the greatest Royal Rumble of all time with Ric Flair entering at number 3 and outlasting the field to become world champion. By the fall, we had Ultimate Warrior vomiting on television Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Dark Side of the Ring, Terrible Gimmicks Gone Great, and the Brilliance of Bobby Heenan

1 Submitted by on Sat, 03 September 2022, 08:00
Looking forward to heading to Chicago this weekend to check out All Out.  While I am sure the show will be a lot of fun (say what you will about AEW of late, but their PPVs always deliver), it’s not so much the in-ring action I am excited about.  No, it’s the fact that RD Jr will be going with me Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…the Sad Saga of Big Boss Man’s Mama!

7 Submitted by on Sun, 28 August 2022, 08:00
WWF Magazine, January 1991 If you were around in the early 1990’s, you surely remember the storyline involving a freshly turned babyface Big Bossman and the nefarious tandem of Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan.  It was originally designed to be a program pitting the corrections officer from Cobb County, Georgia against the Ravishing One.  But there was just one problem:  Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – AEW, Pac, WCW, and Vince Defecating. I dunno, you guys send in the questions, not me!

4 Submitted by on Sat, 27 August 2022, 08:00
Time to open up the mail bag once more!  As always, feel free to join the fun by sending in your queries rightchere. With all that out of the way… Theodore B writes…Uh what’s up RD again i wuz just wondering about some stuff. When the big WCW stars went to WWE Vince would do little slick shit to diminish there Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…1994 WWF Magazine Trivia!

9 Submitted by on Sun, 14 August 2022, 09:00
WWF Magazine, March 1994 Welcome to another regular(ish) column here at WrestleCrap.com, From the Pages Of…!  In these columns your old buddy and your old pal RD Reynolds will be diving into old wrestling magazines to see what ridiculousness we can find with which to amuse ourselves.  Today’s periodical of choice is the March 1994 issue of the OFFICIAL WWF Magazine, Continue Reading...
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Merle Vincent Griggs Tribute

11 Submitted by on Tue, 08 August 2017, 02:00
Even though it’s been years since his death, it’s still hard for me to believe that Merle Vincent Griggs is no longer with us. Merle loved pro wrestling – in fact, he promoted the first and likely only NWA Indianapolis event, which featured such stars as Dan Severn, Buddy Landell, and many others. He even gave me the opportunity to Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book

18 Submitted by on Sat, 06 May 2017, 19:48
I had some grand plans. I usually do, really. Getting them all to come out is the trick. The thing is, the phrase that starts out with “the best laid plans” exists for a reason. The unaccounted-for can leave them in ruins. RTB has often been a victim of that, whether it’s missed deadlines, writers leaving or ideas stalling out. Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What If Eric Young Beat Robert Roode At Slammiversary ’07? (Part IV)

1 Submitted by on Wed, 01 February 2017, 18:11
Missed the first three installments of Chris French’s contribution to #RTB10? Part I be here, part II be there, and part III be in a third place! TNA IMPACT!, 13 September 2007 The cold-opening for this episode shows two recordings, each a counterpoint to the other. The first is of Robert Roode’s arrival at the IMPACT! Zone. As he walks Continue Reading...
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The Greatest Night In The History Of Our Sport – Issue #1: Day Of The Dead

10 Submitted by on Mon, 30 January 2017, 19:18
There are many iconic events in professional wrestling’s long, illustrious history: Wrestlemania III, Bash At The Beach 1996, Survivor Series 1997 … the list is endless. Every event is promoted as amazing, can’t-miss, unique, one of a kind. We all know that’s hyperbole. Not every event can be that important. By definition, there is only one night that can be Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part III)

3 Submitted by on Wed, 25 January 2017, 21:15
Missed the first two installments? Read Part I and Part II! TNA IMPACT!, 16 August 2007 After the bloodbath at Hard Justice, strangely neither Eric Young, nor Robert Roode are seen at the IMPACT Zone in person. Roode appears in a segment “RECORDED EARLIER” — he is seen approaching Frankie Kazarian in the backstage area. In his usual oily business-manner, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part II)

2 Submitted by on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:57
Missed Part I? Read it here! Onto Part II! TNA IMPACT!, 19 July 2007 This episode cold-opens on one of the backstage areas on The Impact Zone; it is not well-lit, and the piles of equipment create many shadowed alcoves. A graphic in the corner reads “RECORDED EARLIER”. Two voices can be heard, one male, one female. “You know what Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part I)

4 Submitted by on Wed, 11 January 2017, 15:32
(Jed’s note: The official year of #RTB10 officially kicks off with a brand new RTB, by a brand new author! Chris French is the man responsible for this. If you have any feedback for him, leave it in the comments; he’s promised to be responsive. Just be constructive on the new guy, eh? We want him to stick around. Also, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part IV)

8 Submitted by on Wed, 09 November 2016, 19:11
by Jon Milne If you missed everything that came before this, the final part, catch up now with Part I, Part II and Part III! Part 4    Our story reaches it’s final stages as the Road to Wrestlemania hits fever pitch. CM Punk, the man who created huge shockwaves in the wrestling industry after his iconic moments of June Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part III)

1 Submitted by on Wed, 02 November 2016, 18:45
by Jon Milne Catch up with Part I and Part II! Part 3 Our story continues on the very first RAW after Survivor Series. Fresh off their respective victories the previous night, a “Title Unification” match pitting the Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, and the returned WWE Champion, CM Punk, is booked as the main event for the Monday Continue Reading...
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REWRITING THE BOOK – WHAT IF CM PUNK DIDN’T RETURN SO SOON AFTER MONEY IN THE BANK 2011? (PART II)

4 Submitted by on Wed, 26 October 2016, 20:08
by Jon Milne Catch up on part I right here! Part 2 Our story continues after the events of Night of Champions. The Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Title remains in the clutches of the villainous group Charisma, albeit with Christian having regained the title after Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett screwed John Cena out of what would surely have been his victory. Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part I)

5 Submitted by on Wed, 19 October 2016, 21:26
(Jed’s note: What I’d planned for September’s monthly update I couldn’t pull off in time. Apologies. It’s still coming, next month. In the meantime, #RTB10 kicks off a couple months early! This is a brand new story from a brand new writer. His email is below, and I hope you’ll send him feedback. His style is different from any we’ve Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – RTB presents … Top 10

39 Submitted by on Wed, 31 August 2016, 14:34
Today’s topic is simple, and directly related to the parent column: ten RTB concepts I won’t do. Ever. Don’t ask, don’t suggest, don’t offer your first born, they ain’t happening. Why? A variety of reasons, from taste to knowledge to … well, you’ll see. As always, top 10 lists are based on opinion, and these here are my opinions. There Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – Summerslam ’97 Aftershow

34 Submitted by on Tue, 02 August 2016, 16:59
Well, here we are. Another Rewriting The Book done and behind us, and now it’s on to the post-mortem. If you follow me on Twitter or in the forums, you know that this one was my Chinese Democracy. Maybe not as long in development as that (and hopefully not as disappointing), but definitely one I went back to a number Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part IV)

21 Submitted by on Mon, 25 July 2016, 21:39
The final chapter is here! If you missed the previous three, here’s Part I, Part II and Part III. Our story continues on the final Raw before Survivor Series. The epochal event has taken shape as the ultimate battleground and final confrontation for many ongoing feuds, including Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Cactus Jack, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Owen Hart, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part III)

11 Submitted by on Tue, 19 July 2016, 19:35
If you missed the first two installments, here’s Part I and Part II Our story continues the night after In Your House: Badd Blood. Once again, the Hart Foundation turned the night upside-down … but the World Wrestling Federation struck back in kind. Owen Hart recaptured the vacant Intercontinental Championship, albeit with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin. But Davey Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part II)

11 Submitted by on Mon, 11 July 2016, 20:57
Missed Part I? Find it here! Our story continues the night after In Your House: Ground Zero, a night that saw The Hart Foundation continue to wreck havoc on the World Wrestling Federation. A brutal attack by Foundation leader Bret Hart on Vader was only the beginning. The British Bulldog would squeak away with the European Championship, even after Mick Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part I)

5 Submitted by on Mon, 04 July 2016, 10:10
Our story begins in the main event of SummerSlam 1997, as The Undertaker defends his WWF Championship against Bret Hart. But there is more at stake then Undertaker’s 5-month title reign: should Bret Hart fail to win the championship he so covets, he will be barred from wrestling in the United States. Throwing another element into the already combustible mix Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: Pre-column edition

2 Submitted by on Mon, 27 June 2016, 22:08
Howdy, everybody. So, if you’re in the forums, or follow me on Twitter (and you should do both!!!), then you already know that I finished the latest Rewriting The Book. If you don’t, well, here’s the deal; of all the RTB’s I’ve personally written, this is the one that I’ve probably talked about more than any other, mainly because it’s Continue Reading...
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“Earthquake” John Tenta Tribute

33 Submitted by on Wed, 22 June 2016, 02:00
June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006 John Tenta was my friend. Actually, let me rephrase that – John Tenta was our friend, a friend to everyone who ever visited this site. He was probably a friend to everyone he ever met. He was a good, good man, one to whom I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never fully Continue Reading...
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