Induction deadlock – WrestleCrap needs your vote!

18 Submitted by on Thu, 05 November 2020, 20:00

The process by which we at WrestleCrap decide what is and is not crap is a complicated – and some critics would say, antiquated – one. Yes, it has steered us wrong more than a few times, but over the past 20 years it has served the website exceptionally well.

This week, however, the election results are inconclusive. The question: Is Bob Backlund’s presidential campaign WrestleCrap?

The answer, for the most part, fell along the old territorial lines, with the typical golden yellow states voting Nay. Mr. Backlund’s home state of Minnesota, usually a dependable brown state, has flipped this week, as has North Dakota, home of his alma mater. As if the race weren’t close enough, three states remain too close to call, while Parts Unknown failed to report any results at all for the 1070th week in a row.

According to the WrestleCrap constitution, the decision now falls to you, the readers. 

Polls close at 8 PM EST Monday, November 9th.

Should the Yays prevail, Backlund For President will appear on these hallowed pages next Thursday.

If the Nays prevail, we will put up another awful wrestling-themed TV show.

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18 Responses to "Induction deadlock – WrestleCrap needs your vote!"
  1. lipe from Chile says:

    Please, if the WWE hall of famer gets out of the white house, induct the battle of the billionaires (I’ve seen durag Vince on it)

  2. Chris says:

    It was no Howard the Duck for president, that’s for sure.

    I don’t really remember where this story-line went.
    I think I tuned out because I knew it wasn’t going to lead to an actual wrestling feud.
    Because of that, and due to not wanting another TV show induction, I vote yes.

  3. Christopher Piatt says:

    This is a tough call. I am on the fence about Backland for President being Wrestlecrap. Not sure if it qualifies as I enjoyed it. I wish WWF did more with it though. I really think it could have had some legs if they would have pushed it more.

  4. Sean Bateman says:

    If the nays win, Iron Shiek on the wrestling episode of Kenny vs Spenny!

  5. bob says:

    can Canadians vote?

  6. Premier Blah says:

    I already mailed in my ballot, sorry.

  7. Patrick Murray says:

    Well, it was crappy. But was it wrestlecrap?

    ….. yes.

    yes, i believe it was…..

  8. Jerry says:

    I find it a little concerning, that you are using an external website as the voting platform. I assume, not all of us got an account there (at least I don’t) or would like to be there in these days.
    Hopefully the Gooker voting will remain on-site.

  9. Christopher Haydu says:

    I’d like to think that anything with Bob Backlund would be the antithesis of WrestleCrap because of how great the crazy gimmick was. It’s too late now, but it would’ve been great if Backlund succeeded Gorilla Monsoon as president of the WWF. That program that Commissioner Slaughter did with DX would’ve been ten times better if it were Bob Backlund promoing with Shawn and Hunter. Plus, Bob Backlund vs. a toung Hunter Hearst Helmsley would’ve been good. Such a wasted opportunity. Since the storyline led to nothing good, I vote for it to be inducted!

  10. The House says:

    Yes, it is crap, except for the fact it finally gave old-school Bob Backlund entrance music (and really, “Hail To The Chief” is an under-rated entrance song. A classical song up there with “Pomp and Circumstance” for cool-class.)

  11. Sgt. Tubs says:

    Judging by that map, five states, three territories, two provinces and 191 countries don’t seem to have a vote!

  12. Thomas Moffatt says:

    I believe the search for Shawn Michaels and Tony Dawson are far more deserving candidates for induction as is All Things Miz from a few years back which I recall was a candidate for the Gooker…

  13. Acolyte Of Glorious La Parka~ says:

    Backlund: yay

    Hogan: nay

  14. Todd the Bod says:

    I have to say yes. I honestly forgot all about this and don’t even remember how it played out in the end. Was there any sort of endgame that took place or did they just drop the entire storyline without any sort of ending? I can’t remember.

  15. reguser says:

    Crap? Maybe. Do I still love it? Definitely yes.

  16. Mr. Boing says:

    Its all RIGGED!

  17. Big Bad Booty Stepdaddy says:

    i’m going to say it was crap because they half assed it. I vaguely recollect this which means it was mostly forgettable.

    Maybe if they him debate political lookalikes which ended with them locked in the crossface chickenwing it would have taken it up a notch

  18. Robert says:

    Are we waiting on the absentee ballots

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