Curtain Jerker: Turns 13!

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RD here, and yes yes, believe it or not, it’s been 13 years to this day since we first launched!  So my question is a simple one…what is your favorite item to ever hit the site?  It can be an induction, an audio show, a Headlie, Jobber, Rewriting the Book…you name it!

But before I hand the reigns over to you, I just want to thank each and every person who has ever visited the site.  You have no idea how humbled I am that myself and all the folks who’ve ever worked here have been able to make you laugh.

Hopefully.  😉

Now have fun, and let’s talk about all the good times we’ve had.  Post your comments below!


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51 Responses to "Curtain Jerker: Turns 13!"
  1. RD Reynolds says:

    Ooooh! I’ll start. Among my favorite posts ever at the site include the following:

    – Se7en Induction – I remember laughing my head off at a shopping mall telling Blade about it
    – Angry Jim’s Turkey Cooking Tips on WCR
    – Justin’s Headlie about Grimace & Ken Patera having a reconciliation
    – Paul’s never-ending work…does the guy ever sleep?

    Tons more stuff too, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head…

  2. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    My favorite thing are the “Special” WCR episodes- Black Friday and Christmas in particular. The Black Friday adventures never failed to make me laugh.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Oh, and any time Blade told a Don Mason story- any Don Mason story. I often had to pause the show to re-gain my composure from laughing so hard just so I could actually hear the rest of the show.

    • Kyle says:

      Paul Christy induction still makes me laugh

  3. CaptainRon says:

    My three favorite moments:

    1. Announcing the birth of my son on the old WrestleCrap board. The best advice I got about parenting came from John Tenta, who said “Love him and cherish him.” I do that every day, Quake.

    2. The “Legends of Wrestling” PPV. My all-time favorite induction, if only for the phrase “…and then Jake ended the PPV by motioning that he was going to take off his pants.”

    3. The R.D. Reynolds/Bobby Heenan interview. Paul Heyman pegged it when he called the Brain “The Johnny Carson of Professional Wrestling.”

  4. Richard Gottfried says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Far too many great posts to choose just one. An awesome website that I’ve been visiting since 2001.

    All the best for the next 13 years.

  5. Shaun says:

    My most memorable moment was when the site was about to close down for the first time and RD decided to auction off his enter video tape library. Each video came with a cd-rom of the website. I loved wrestlecrap so much I spent $145 on a crappy Colusiem Video tape just to get that cd-rom. I’m so thrilled the site never officially died and have never regretted spending the money.

    A second memory would be the year I purchased 10 copies of the original wrestlecrap book and gave it to all my friends for Christmas.

  6. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    I remember being really happy when WC re-launched after the closure. I wasn’t expecting that to ever happen.

  7. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    I want to acknowledge Triple Kelly’s really fantastic work she did for the site. 🙂

  8. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Good ol’ Internet Explorer 5. It was such a stable brow***THIS POST HAS PERFORMED AN ILLEGAL OPERATION AND MUST SHUT DOWN***

  9. Peter Santellan says:

    The Sam Houston episode of Wrestlecrap Radio. “Have you thought about Sam Houston today?”

  10. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    It seems right to mention the Fine Young Eggs at who work tirelessly to document and preserve R.D and Blade’s tomfoolery.

  11. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Who can forget the epic, genius Damien Demento angle and its awesome payoff?

  12. The Gold Standard says:

    I think my favorites are the Gookers. There have been some horrible gimmicks and storylines and trying to illustrate the worst of the worst…a truly harrowing task. Keep writing them and I’ll keep reading them

  13. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    So with the site turning 13, does this mean that the site is hitting puberty and is about to get really angsty and moody giving us a lot of back sass? WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? 🙁

  14. Stephen says:

    My favourite WrestleCrap induction? Well there are a lot of candidates but there can only be one winner … and that would be the induction of Paul Christy.

    And I’d like to echo the Big Cheese’s praise of Triple Kelly. Can’t we have an Old School episode of WrestleCrap where she makes a surprise return?

  15. Joseph S. Hasan says:

    WrestleCrap Radio! Still listen to the old episodes.

    Congratulations, Deal, and thanks for all the entertaiment!

  16. krystina rose says:

    definally “rewriting the book” and “jobber of the week”

  17. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Fantasy Booking Island was one of the best WCR segments.

    (Okay, not really).

  18. Bone White says:

    Difficult to pick one highlight as WC is one of the funniest, best written and most original thinking sites on the net (do people still call it that) of any genre

  19. Clint McGuire says:

    The day that I saw the WW# (oh wait, they’re not blurring that out anymore, are they?) was holding a “gimmick battle royal” at Wrestlemania X-Seven, I knew that Wrestlecrap had arrived. I had been following the site practically from the beginning and the thought of seeing some of the WC entries come back to life for one night made me giddy. Yeah, I said “giddy”, now get off my lawn!

    I also remember when RD wrote a rant asking for reader input for a WWF-themed version of Monopoly. I made some suggestions and was excited when my e-mail was featured in his followup column the next week.

    Here’s to 13 good years; looking forward to many more!

  20. James S says:

    my all time favorite induction would have to be anything in WCW where there was Russonian logical involved. My favorite jobber would have to be the gambler because I always used to watch WCW Saturday night every saturday and I loved to see him get clobbered by just about everybody. My favorite SMBT……hmmm thats a tough one. Probably the Jake the Snake rubber snake that came with the JTS logo bag just because I love the implied facepalm Jake is giving on the box. and Iastly I have to say my favorite gooker winner would have to be Michal Cole’s antic’s in 2011. That is one gooker I predicted would win, and mostly me and a buddy of mine where always watching WWE tv at that time and we were constantly annoyed by heel Michale Cole. When the announcer is the #1 heel in your wrestling company, you have some serious issues. Well Happy Birthday WrestleCrap! you have brought me endless hours of joy. I hope we get another 13 🙂

  21. Scott "The Man" Matias says:

    MY favorite thing is how you’ll use people’s suggestions for inductions. That being said the one thing that need inducted is William Regals “A real man’s man”. If it was already inducted I would love to see it thrown up under “Classic”

  22. Arvind says:

    All the Hogan inductions, especially his movies and tv shows

  23. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    I want to take a moment to remember R.D’s friend and co-founder of WrestleCrap; the late Merle Vincent Griggs. He helped R.D with the site and contributed to a lot of the earliest inductions during the first year or so of the site’s existence:

    Without his help and friendship, who knows if R.D would have ever even started the site in the first place?

    Rest In Peace, Merle.

  24. Marco Gutierrez says:

    Hands down, it has to be the very induction that brought me to this website. It has to be the Pro Wrestling Secrets Revealed induction. After that induction, I never looked back.

  25. cobra says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading everything on your sites during the year. But my favorite now is your review of Saturday Morning Slam.

  26. Captain Crow says:

    My two favorite memories of the site are the radio show(s) and the inductions themselves. I have fond memories on the wackiest things in pro wrestling. For example who could forget that Alex Wright could dance and wrestle better than 3 Count. That induction also taught me how to dance.
    When I first found Wrestlecrap Radio, I was instantly hooked. The characters, discussions, and the way RD and Blade ran the shows were awesome. I could always count on them to give me a good laugh when I was down.

    So I lift my glass and say Happy 13th Anniversary WrestleCrap! May Vince and Dixie pull more stuff out of their kiesters for another 13 years!!!

  27. Maxm says:

    I like the Christmas movie inductions, but everything on WC is cool. Thanks, RD!

  28. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    My personal favourite would have to be the second episode of Wrestlecrap Radio.
    The 2005 Diva Search, the talk about HBK vs. Hogan & the debut of Blade’s haiku. Top-notch stuff.

  29. Knutcase says:

    Some of my favorite WC memories:

    1. The very first vote for the Gooker award between “David Arquette: World Champion” and “Mae Young”. Both absolutely terrible storylines that received some of the closest voting in Gooker history.
    2. Some of the various April Fools’ posts on the site. I remember the “inductions” of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit (yes, I know it’s awkward to remember them now), and the “Jobber of the Week” entry for Ric Flair were hysterical, and then the prank that someone had bought out and then closed Wrestlecrap for good (I think it was Vince Russo, I can’t remember).
    3. My favorite inductions: Big Show’s Poop Problem, The Sad Saga of Katie Vick, and Santa with Muscles.

    Thanks for everything, Deal!!!

  30. Matt McGovern says:

    I’ve only been visiting the site since November, but I like to participate in the Power Crappings and read inductions. My fav jobber of the week was The Gambler. My favorite induction EVER was the one on Brakkus. Other inductions I love are:

    – Wrestlemanias 2 and 27
    – Jenna Morasca vs. Sharmell at Victory Road
    – David Arquette as WCW World Champ
    – Kizarny
    – Georgia (George “The Animal” Steele in drag)
    – Tekno Team 2000
    – The Conman Rob Conway
    – The San Fransisco 49er Match
    – The Barbed Wire Christmas Tree Match
    – Phantasio

    Hopefully we’ve got 13 more years of memories on the way!

  31. walrusonion says:

    the induction of Dusty Rhodes flying to “Afwicka” in a “crop dussa” to find him a “grilla” to fight Ivan Koloff and as a reward Dusty got the “grillas mama” for him

  32. Madman MadmanM Szalinski says:

    I will always love the classic inductions, and any time RD ever shoots on something in the Mailbag is awesome. But my favorite section to date has to be Rewriting The Book, without a doubt.

  33. TMS says:

    Picking one thing is damn near impossible, but I have to say I like the recent redesign and the hiring of more writers to keep fresh content on the site on a daily basis.

  34. BaltoJim says:

    I always enjoyed the weekly visits from Man Mountain Rock, myself.

    Thanks for all the laughs, RD!

  35. SaintStryfe says:

    WCR is one of my favorite memories. During most of its run I was getting my Graduate degree and while doing hard long studying or on long commutes that are inevitable in New York City, I would just put that on and giggle my head off. It was beyond appreciated all the work that RD, Blade and the various contributors put in it. I also remember my brother working very hard to sabotage any effort to get the WCBoL – because he had gotten it for me for Christmas along with the DVD package (which was signed by Deal).

    Thanks much mates, here’s to 30 more.

  36. JVJVJVJVJV says:

    The Tenta interviews.

  37. Down With OPC says:

    I’m just going to go with a WC Radio moment, and RD doing his impression of Glass Joe.

  38. Jeff LupPlace says:

    I think this sight is great. I am a minister and a pro wrestling fan. I tell people that I am a fan they look at me weird. People think that all fans take pro wrestling so seriously. This site shows the opposite of that thought. We love pro wrestling, but we don’t mind laughing at it either. If promotions make their guys and gals do something stupid, we will call them on it.

    That being said, my favorite induction is the first one I ever saw and that was the three way (minds out of the gutters please) work out video battle with Richard Simmons, Chyna, and the Ultimate Warrior.

    I have to throw this out there as well. One of the funniest things I ever read on this sight is the Rewritting the book and it was the Ultimate Warrior on the $10,000 Pyramid. Classis.

  39. James Mitchell says:

    Headlies is great and I think Justin and, more recently, Jordan have done a great job on those especially. I would say my favourite Headlie was the fan fiction one where the guy was fantasising about HHH while with his wife!

    Of course, the site’s staple has always been the inductions and there have been so many good ones. One that springs to mind, though, is the Doctor David Schultz one.

    I think even just my bare sampling here indicates something in that the site is still doing what it always did well – the likes of the inductions and the radio etc – but has also evolved and added more strings to its bow with Headlies, reviews of the week’s shows and PPVs and things like that too. Only getting stronger, in other words!

  40. JuJosst Josh says:

    One moment I recall will always be the UWF Haunted House Angry Jim did on Wrestlecrap Radio. I still consider that to be one of the best skits done on the progrem.

  41. MisterSpiffy says:

    I love the christmas inductions and always watch babes in toyland with its respective induction on my computer lol

  42. The TH says:

    My favorite WC moments were when RD “sold” Wrestlecrap to Vince Russo, the WCR call-in show, and the WCR interviews with Russo (both of em) and Lance Storm.

  43. KrouseR says:

    Good lord… i cant think of a single thing to point out as this site just utterly kills me, been reading this Crap for the last 12 years and i keep coming back for more. love this place! and i want to say Thank you to the gang who brings this to us. Congrats on 13 years and here is to another 13.

    but ifi had to point one thing out… lol Shock Master!

    God bless you guys, and thanks for being here.

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