Curtain Jerker, 1/13/13: Removing Crap

23 Submitted by on Sun, 13 January 2013, 08:00

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Alright, here’s your eye-opener for Sunday.

RD has inducted hundreds of bad gimmicks, angles, shows, matches, and moments onto our beloved site over the past 13 years, and they’ve all met his criterion for “crap”.

But what if they don’t match ours?

Kind of like how football fans feel Cris Carter should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while the selectors have yet to give him his day, we Crapophiles (there’s a word) can surely remember something RD inducted that we don’t agree with.

For me, it’s Flash Funk. Yes, maybe WWE should have made him 2 Cold Scorpio, nimble wrestling machine, all along, but to me, he was just fine as a Dolemite/Shaft-inspired sasser who could boogie just as well as he could duke it out. In a “kangaroo court” where we harass RD, that would be my testimony against The Deal.

How about you? If you could remove one entry from WrestleCrap’s hallowed (horrored?) halls, what do you pick?

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23 Responses to "Curtain Jerker, 1/13/13: Removing Crap"
  1. Maffew Gregg says:

    IRS

  2. Madman Szalinski says:

    I might be the only person alive who liked Ready 2 Rumble.

  3. Matt Soileau says:

    Flash Funk stays IMO. The gimmick was crap and overshadowed Scorp’s talent.

  4. Jason Sterlacci says:

    Repo Man.

  5. Matt says:

    This goes back to the beginnings of the site but it always bothered me that “Pillman’s Got a Gun” was considered Wrestlecrap. This angle basically created the Attitude era and really solidified Steve Austins image of being a cold hearted SOB that would do anything to get what he wanted.

  6. Milkman Norm says:

    Art Donovan. I’ve said many times it wasn’t Art’s fault that he knew nothing about the product. I’ve always felt the entry on him was more mean spirited and misdirected than it needed to be. If anything more blame should have been put on Vince for allowing a guy who knew nothing about the product to do color commentary on a PPV.

  7. RD Reynolds says:

    Awaiting the Double J defenders in 3…2…1…

  8. MisterSpiffy says:

    I got to say Repo Man for sure

    And I agree with R.D. Nashville invading Double J was crap

    • Peter Santellan says:

      I believe Repo Man was on here just because while it was meant to be bad, it got over and eventually became good, so I believe that induction was out of respect.

      I think the Adam Bomb induction had potential until he turned face.

  9. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    Vince Russo’s infamous shoot promo at Bash At The Beach 2000.

    Hogan’s ego was at it’s peak, and Russo basically snaps & says, “I’m not taking your BS anymore!” Naturally, Hogan being the jerk that he is, quit on the spot & later filed a lawsuit.

    One of the three good things Russo did in his career. (The other two were his Wrestlecrap interviews.)

  10. Art0Donnell says:

    I would say Roxxi Laveaux, but I was the one who inducted her. I figured that she would be inducted eventually anyway, so I might as well have been the one to do it.

  11. Joseph S. Hasan says:

    “The Model” Rick Martel, and the WrestleMania VII Blindfold Match between him and Jake Roberts.

  12. Brandon Slone says:

    The Rock vs. Mankind Empty Arena Match

  13. No Pants Mafia says:

    I was a big HOG mark back in the day. I lost my shit when he sloped DeBiase on Raw.

    Also Andre Reed deserves to be in Canton.

  14. Chris D says:

    I remember liking T&A when I was a kid, and for that reason, I still don’t think it was crap

  15. Just Josh says:

    Rick Martel as The Model. It was such a great gimmick especially after leaving Tito Santana behind.

    And I can’t defend the Blindfold match at all, but the build was amazing for it.

    • Ollie by Golly says:

      The Model gimmick wasn’t crap at all. As someone who was a fan of the babyface Martel since his AWA World Champion days, The Model came off as if he had been a dastardly heel his entire career.

      I have no problem with the Blindfold MATCH being inducted as Wrestlecrap, but, you were in the wrong on inducting The Model, RD.

      • 80sGuy says:

        I agree, definitely NOT crap at all. The Model gimmick worked well, was over as a heel gimmick, and Martel played it well.

  16. Thomas Moffatt says:

    I’m still shocked the disgusting John Cena getting stabbed in 2004 never got an induction – an absolute insult to anyone with half a brain plus it beared more than a passing resemblance to the Bruiser Brody tragedy – it was the angle that made me hate John Cena with a passion

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