Sable needs to find her a man who looks at her the way The Anvil looks at Owen’s Slammy.

It’s Raw #213!

Nash. Backlund. WWF Championship.

If ever there was a SQUASH of the Week, it’s this one!

Confused by all the rules for the Iron Survivor Challenge?

Well, Shawn Michaels has even more in Headlies!

Watching Full Gear?  Chat with RD Reynolds and friends on Facebook!

Come on over and join the fun!

Grab your Triple Treat Box, a complete three-course meal in one holiday-themed box…

It’s time for a new induction!

Is RVD’s Raw debut a five-star classic?

Find out in our SQUASH of the Week!

Election Day may be over, but not for Bob Backlund.

Find out what’s eating the master of the chicken win in Headlies!

Don’t blink! Sid is back!

Plus, Sunny takes on four men at once.

It’s Raw #212!

Two times his height, three times his weight…but he ain’t backing down!

Hornswoggle battles the Great Khali in a NEW INDUCTION!

Oh yeah?  More like OH NO.

Sandman obliterates Macho Libre in our SQUASH of the Week!

A legend returns at Crown Jewel.

Hiroki Sumi is back and only in Headlies!

New induction!

Straight from the news stands, it’s Apartment Wrestling!

Warning: Contains velvety shanks.

Time for a big…and we do mean BIG…SQUASH of the Week!

Yokozuna’s WWF debut…BANZAI!

Happy Halloween from Wrestlecrap!

Find out what Vince McMahon is dressing up as in Headlies!

The King unloads all over Goldust!

Plus, Sable OD’s on vinyl!

It’s Raw #211!

All The Latest Crap!

Art’s Raw Review #213 – June 9th, 1997

0 Submitted by on Sun, 27 November 2022, 12:00
The most enthusiastic group of fans known to man are here on Raw, says Vince McMahon, and they’ve brought their signs and grandmothers. In a rarity for these past few months, the show starts off with a wrestling match, in this case pitting LOD & Ahmed Johnson against Faarooq, Crush, and Savio Vega. The latter two fail to give the Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – The Tribal Chief, Heidenreich, Mount Rushmore of Managers, Punk & the Bucks, and What is Up with the Calendar?

4 Submitted by on Sat, 26 November 2022, 09:24
Another Black Friday is in the books!  I’ll detail it all on Joker’s Mustache (an absolute steal at under a dollar a week, check it out here), but let’s see….I witnessed a guy in reindeer antlers holding up a check out line by being completely engrossed by a King Tut National Geographic magazine, ate the most chickeny chicken breakfast burrito in Continue Reading...
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Someone Bought This: Custom Henry O. Godwinn figure

0 Submitted by on Fri, 25 November 2022, 02:00
CustomKing316 (an eBay seller) made this custom Henry O. Godwinn figure! Does come with Gordy*, John Deere cap, and slop bucket as illustrated. (Okay, seriously this is really impressive! Kudos to the guy who made this! I would totally buy this!). *As everyone knows, Gordy is way cooler than Babe....
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SQUASH of the Week – Diesel vs. Bob Backlund

9 Submitted by on Wed, 23 November 2022, 09:26
Madison Square Garden – November 26, 1994 We’re stockpiling quite of few of these one-sided battles here at, but I believe this is the first where a title – a world championship, no less! – has been decided.  And in this case, in less than ten seconds! In the fall of 1994, Bob Backlund did the unthinkable.  He returned Continue Reading...
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It Came From YouTube: Andre the Giant on Letterman

2 Submitted by on Tue, 22 November 2022, 09:00
Andre yukking it up with David Letterman is…well…kinda nice to see isn’t it? Just a few years later, Andre would be in constant pain and always kind of miserable.  Here, he’s laughing about airplane food and crappy Japanese beds.  And his foot cast was good for a laugh too. I don’t know that I believe him when he said he Continue Reading...
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Headlies: Shawn Michaels Still Explaining Iron Survivor Challenge Rules

2 Submitted by on Mon, 21 November 2022, 08:00
  Winter Park, FL –In an unexpected move, NXT producer Shawn Michaels has continued to explain the Iron Survivor Challenge. While fans were initially excited for a new type of match, many were left confused by the complex descriptions and regulations. Michaels, whose face sounded raspier than usual, continued to read through the complicated rules at a production meeting this Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…Jean Pierre Lafitte Takes Over Three Rivers!

2 Submitted by on Sun, 20 November 2022, 08:00
WWF Magazine, December 1995 Arrr matey!  We’s headin’ back to the days of yore…eh, I can’t even finish a sentence in piratey talk, so let’s just skip such frivolities and dig into this craziness from the December 1995 issue of the OFFICIAL WWF Magazine, featuring none other than the buccaneer that stole Bret Hart’s leather jacket, Jean Pierre Lafitte! Our Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Bloodline, Full Gear, Pinball, and Oodles More

7 Submitted by on Sat, 19 November 2022, 08:00
Thanksgiving week coming up here in the US of A, so a couple quick housekeeping notes to start us off this week.  First, no new induction on Thursday because, well, no one ever reads them when I post on Thanksgiving.  Secondly…and most importantly…you definitely want to be hanging around the site starting on December 1.  There are BIG things coming, Continue Reading...
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Induction: PPV Product Placement – A Slice of PureLife

12 Submitted by on Thu, 17 November 2022, 20:33
WWE, 2021 The ubiquity of advertising is a fact of life in America, and wrestling provides no sanctuary. And while you’d expect commercials during a broadcast TV show like Smackdown on FOX, you’d think that some shows — ones you plunk down money to see — would be ad-free. Not so! In fact, WWE has long made a practice of jamming Continue Reading...
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SQUASH of the Week: Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy

0 Submitted by on Wed, 16 November 2022, 08:00
Monday Night Raw – May 12, 1997 Lately I’ve been on a bit of a shoot interview binge.  Like so many things in life those kinda came and went, evolving into nonstop podcasts where the hosts tell the same stories 37 times under different click baity titles.  Still, this recent dive has brought me a lot of laughs, sometimes from Continue Reading...
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Headlies: Bob Backlund Refuses To Concede

0 Submitted by on Mon, 14 November 2022, 08:00
Glastonbury, CT – WWE Hall Of Famer Bob Backlund refuses to concede days after the election despite not running for office. The mercurial former WWF champion passionately defended his decision earlier today in front of a live audience. Sporting a dark suit with red bowtie and suspenders, Backlund publicly aired his grievances. “I refuse to concede!” barked a wild-eyed Backlund. Continue Reading...
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Art’s Raw Review #212 – June 2nd, 1997

2 Submitted by on Sun, 13 November 2022, 12:00
Cinematic stock music plays over the recap of Austin and Michaels winning the tag team titles, after which Stone Cold left his partner “for dead” to attack Bret Hart. Plus, The Undertaker reluctantly joined forces with Paul Bearer. Shazam (which I am using for the first time ever) identifies the song as a piece called, “Cold Sweat”. After the Raw Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Tales of the Crap, Best PPVs Live, Rating all the Jokers, and Yes, RD’s Review of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story!

5 Submitted by on Sat, 12 November 2022, 08:00
One night when I was a teenager, my Mom came in to a darkened room to check on me.  She was concerned, and rightly so – she heard me crying, sobbing uncontrollably.  I’ll never forget her eyes…and her softly asking me what was wrong.  I couldn’t speak.  I was trying to catch my breath.  All I could do was hold Continue Reading...
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INDUCTION: Hornswoggle vs. Great Khali – David meets Goliath with craptastic results

12 Submitted by on Thu, 10 November 2022, 20:00
WWE, Survivor Series 2007 One of my favorite memories of the Starrcasts I did was having a chance meeting with Dylan Postl, who you likely know better as former WWE superstar Hornswoggle.  I remember seeing him and thinking about how no matter what ridiculousness the company put him in, he did it in such a manner where you could tell Continue Reading...
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SQUASH of the Week – Sandman vs. Macho Libre

5 Submitted by on Wed, 09 November 2022, 08:00
ECW, 2006 I know that header up there says “ECW”, but let’s get real.  This rebooted, completely WWE-ized version of 2006 of ECW was about as extreme as a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s.  All that said, it wasn’t without some real comedy.  Who could forget Kevin the vampire, the exhibitionist that couldn’t figure out how to remove her bra, Continue Reading...
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It Came From YouTube: Original XFL Commercials

1 Submitted by on Tue, 08 November 2022, 09:00
The XFL is back! Or will be soon I guess. Here’s some amazing commercials from the league’s original run, where you could apparently buy official footballs and try to impress skanky cheerleaders. At least that’s what I got out of it....
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Headlies: WWE Legend Hiroki Sumi Returns At Crown Jewel

3 Submitted by on Mon, 07 November 2022, 08:00
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – This past weekend’s Crown Jewel event featured the surprise return of one of WWE’s most adored wrestlers, Hiroki Sumi. Diehard fans and wrestling historians remember Hiroki Sumi’s legendary debut at the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018. Sumi made an unforgettable splash coming in at Number 7 for the 40-competitor competition. Fans were stunned into silence as Continue Reading...
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From the Pages Of…October 1996 – Rookies to Legends!

3 Submitted by on Sun, 06 November 2022, 08:00
WWF Magazine, October 1996 One of the things I loved about wrestling mags of yore was learning about stars I’d never seen before and only knew by reading.  For years I had never, ever seen an Abdullah the Butcher match, but I definitely knew who he was, what he looked like, and what type of a wrestler he was.  It Continue Reading...
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RD’s Mailbag – Halloween wrestling costumes, 20th Anniversary Death of WCW, Great Khali, Ken Patera, and What Vince is Doing RIGHT NOW

7 Submitted by on Sat, 05 November 2022, 08:00
Hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween!  We had lots of trick or treaters, but would you believe it, not a single one was wrestling related.  Didn’t that happen once upon a time in the past?  I would have sworn a few years back with had a John Cena Jr or two show up at the door. Didn’t stop me from Continue Reading...
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Someone Bought This: The Scotty 2 Hotty plush worm

2 Submitted by on Fri, 04 November 2022, 02:00
Crapper Cams3107 writes: Found this Scotty 2 Hotty worm plush on the Internet. Though it looks like the bastard child of Slimer and Buff Bagwell Feel free to use this for “Someone bought this”, thanks for everything. ​ Wow! Imagine the size of the tequila bottle that thing must have come from!...
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Induction: Apartment Wrestling – Our most alabaster induction ever!

19 Submitted by on Thu, 03 November 2022, 20:01
Magazine feature, 1970s-1980s Shortly after Sports Review Wrestling’s debut publication in 1972, the magazine began covering not just the professional wrestling, but a different sort of wrestling altogether. This women-only genre was “an athletic event — the newest and most popular sporting craze in America — known simply as Apartment Wrestling.” And by the end of the decade it had become “the Continue Reading...
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SQUASH of the Week – Yokozuna Debuts!

6 Submitted by on Wed, 02 November 2022, 08:00
WWF, 1992 This is a classic case of not catching something the first time around. For years, I’d viewed Yokozuna is little more than a waste of time.  Upon his initial run, I was never all that impressed.  Sure, he was huge, but any time I saw him coming to the ring I pretty much used it as a bathroom Continue Reading...
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It Came From YouTube: King Kong Bundy Sells Computers as an Alien

1 Submitted by on Tue, 01 November 2022, 09:00
I remember seeing commercials with Bundy shilling computers back in the day, but I sure as heck never saw this one.  Here we get the condominium on legs as not himself but a freaking ALIEN. I don’t know if that sold many computers, but rest assured “HeadStart Explorer Computer” just became a permanent search on my Craigslist....
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Headlies: Man In “Unemployed Vince McMahon” Costume Actually Vince McMahon

1 Submitted by on Mon, 31 October 2022, 08:00
Darien, CT – Former WWE head Vince McMahon spent his Halloween accidentally being confused for someone wearing an “Unemployed Vince McMahon” costume. With not much to do since his forced retirement, McMahon has somewhat let himself go. Gone are the early wakeups and intense workouts. Endless writing meetings have been replaced by puttering around his mansion and stamp collecting. After Continue Reading...
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Art’s Raw Review #211 – May 26th, 1997

0 Submitted by on Sun, 30 October 2022, 12:00
No cold-open this week; we go straight to the Raw is War theme. Too much bone, and not enough thigh! Vince and JR are our announcers this evening; Jerry Lawler has a match tonight. Brian Pillman will have his first match since his near-fatal car accident 13 months ago. Likewise, Shawn Michaels has his first match since his career-ending knee Continue Reading...
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