Lucha Underground Season 4 Trailer: 80+ SCREEN GRABS & ANALYSIS!

Because “Friends Don’t Let Friends Spoil Lucha Underground”, the following article was written without the benefit of a single Google search. Instead, we relied on the extensive knowledge accumulated by members of the WMS crew who have compulsively watched and obsessed over Lucha Underground since its first episode aired on El Rey Network. Any conclusions are based on that knowledge and our own speculation. Who knows? We may have gotten a few things right, but spoilers are NOT intended.


After what feels like an eternity spent waiting, Season 4 of Lucha Underground is almost here, and we just got a look at the extended trailer.

We grabbed more than 80 screen shots from the trailer. Let’s take a look at them, and see what possible secrets we can uncover.

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Let’s start with this beautiful opening shot, flying through the El Rey logo into a view of Los Angeles.

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That opening shot continues, bringing us down to almost street level. First, we get a wonderful of view of this delivery truck terminal, but this is not the destination we’re interested in.

Just creeping into view on the left side of the screen is the former Union Central Cold Storage facility at the corner of South Alameda and Industrial Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.

We’re not in Boyle Heights anymore, but we’re also not far away. This building is located less than a mile west of The Temple, where Lucha Underground made its home during its first three seasons.

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Let’s head inside, though this next shot could be from a different location. Someone has The Monster Matanza Cueto chained up somewhere. Remember, at the end of Season 3, Matanza was once again locked up in the basement of the old Temple in Boyle Heights, alongside Rey Mysterio Jr.

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Next, we see Johnny Mundo and Taya. Johnny is doing some Indiana Jones cosplay. Is this another movie his character is filming, or did he actually leave his home dressed like this?

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Johnny drops a line – rope, to be specific. Is this related to what we just saw with Matanza? There are plenty of wood structures in both scenes. Could Johnny and Taya be searching for something else? Perhaps, an ancient relic that’s best left undisturbed?

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Moving on, we see a gloved hand open, reach out and receive a staff of some sort. What is this thing? It appears to be important because it appears again later in the trailer.

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A wider shot reveals who is holding the staff, at least in this moment. This is a pro wrestler who works under the name Killer Kross, but I don’t know if that’s the name he’ll use on Lucha Underground. As for the person wrapped up in the roots and branches, that appears to be Mascarita Sagrada. It appears this will all be connected with his ongoing storyline with the Rabbit Tribe. If you recall, at the end of Season 3, Sagrada told the Rabbit Tribe that he was not that white rabbit, but that he could lead them to him. Is that Killer Kross? Is he the white rabbit? And what does that even mean?

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We get a look at Kobra Moon, crawling around on the floor. What’s funny is that there was a nearly identical shot of her in the trailer for Season 3. Maybe it’s in her contact.

I haven’t pieced together where she is. It definitely doesn’t look like the Reptile Tribe hideout we saw in Season 3. It could be somewhere inside the new temple. After all, we haven’t seen those interiors yet. The backstage could be a lot nicer then that dirty, grimy environment at the old Temple.

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Your boy, Fenix.

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We switch to this shot of a creepy-looking doll being held by…Ricky Mandel. He’s still doing the Johnny Mundo cosplay, and is laughing maniacally. You know what they say about never meeting your heroes…

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This is one of the best shots in the trailer. The Rabbit Tribe walking down a spinning, twisting hallway. Down the rabbit hole? Don’t do drugs, kids.

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Now, we move on to what appears to be a very important scene, and probably the closest we’ve ever gotten to actual exposition in a Lucha Underground trailer. Aero Star, King Cuerno and El Dragon Azteca Jr. are having a meeting. Cuerno had gained possession of the super McGuffin gauntlet at the end of Season 3, but Aero Star is holding it in this scene.

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King Cuerno: “This is too dangerous. We must go back in time.”

El Dragon Azteca Jr.: “The god’s already too strong, Cuerno.”

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Aero Star then delivers a sigh of such deep disappointment that I felt all hope for the Lucha Underground universe leave my body. If a time-traveling luchador ever shoots you a look like this, you can probably be certain that there are universe and/or reality altering consequences in play.

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Aero Star turns to either Cuerno or Azteca and says (I think), “Make it quick.” What in the hell is happening?!?

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We move on to a shot of someone unlocking a door. I have a pretty good theory on who this is, and your first guess is probably correct.

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Behind the textual reminder that the new season begins on June 13th, running liquid obscures a figure. Thanks to the power of the screen grab we can see that it’s Mariposa. It appears she’s pouring the liquid out of some sort of container while twirling one of her ponytails with her other hand. What is she up to?

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Here is your “Flashdance” tribute. Any guesses on who this is? Or, better yet, what this may have to do with anything?

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Switching over to the interior of a hunting lodge. Yes, this is nearly identical to King Cuerno’s hideout, which we saw at the very end of Season 3.

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Catrina appears out of nowhere, presumably using her teleportation skills to get inside Cuerno’s hunting lodge. She knows how to make an entrance.

At Ultima Lucha Tres, Mil Muertes defeated Cage and Jeremiah Crane in a bloody, violent 3-way elimination match to win the gauntlet, BUT just as Muertes was starting to celebrate, King Cuerno appeared out of nowhere, attacked Muertes and Catrina and then, stolen the gauntlet. Cuerno had not been seen in Lucha Undeground since Muertes defeated him at Ultima Lucha Dos.

Look to the right side of the screen grab above, where a cloth appears to be covering something. That’s approximately where the gauntlet was being kept under glass in our last look at Cuerno at the end of Season 3.

It’s safe to say that Catrina is looking to reacquire the gauntlet. After all, she seems to know more about it than most of the people who’ve gotten their hands on it. Is it still in Cuerno’s hunting lodge? Is Cuerno still there? Did Cuerno have any idea what he was stealing when he took the gauntlet from Muertes and Catrina?

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A silhouette of someone. Hard to guess who.

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A man in uniform. It’s hard to tell exactly who it is, but it’s probably safe to guess that this has something to do with Killshot.

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Fighting! On the roof of the new temple. Judging by those pants, this is Johnny Mundo. But who is his adversary?

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Drago, also on the roof of the new temple. Note, no sign of the collar and chain that was keeping him under the control of Kobra Moon and hte Reptile Tribe.

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Taya reaches for, and grabs something. “Wera loca” roughly translates to blonde, white girl. The nickname has been attached to Taya for some time, in Lucha Underground and beyond.

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Cage, without the gauntlet. You have to wonder why he’s looking at his arm as if it’s still there.

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Catrina goes to walk away, but Mil Muertes stops her.

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This is one of the money shots of the trailer. Johnny Mundo, equipped with the gauntlet, with FRIGGIN’ LIGHTNING BOLTS in his DAMN EYES! We know Cuerno has the gauntlet. We know Aero Star will also get his hands on it during Season 4. How will it find its way to Mundo?

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Matanza, again.

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Drago, again. Worth noting that he’s wearing the collar and chain in this shot, indicating that he’s under the control of Kobra Moon at this point.

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Vibora (aka “Luchasaurus”) makes his first appearance. If I had to guess, I’d say the casket holds the remains of Pindar, who met his end at the very end of Season 3.

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Fighting! It’s Catrina putting a cross armbreaker on…

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It’s hard to tell exactly who. We think this may be Lucha Underground newcomer Chelsea Green. What we can say with a little more certainty is that it looks like these two are gonna have a big brawl.

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It appears Catrina loses this round, via getting her head bonked into a pole.

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Paul London, covered in blood, with the rest of the Rabbit Tribe behind him and the mysterious staff in hand. This is where we start trying to connect the dots between the Rabbit Tribe and Killer Kross. Did they take the staff from him, or are they delivering it to him? And, why does it appear to be so important?

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Taya holds that creepy doll we saw Ricky Mandel holding earlier in the trailer.

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Johnny Mundo tussles with Vibora and appears to be getting the worse of it.

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Not 100% sure who this is, but we think it’s Ricky Mandel.

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Marty “The Moth” Martinez, banging on a wall in front of a mirror and generally just looking as crazy as possible.

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The stone that Catrina has used to control Mil Muertes, but this doesn’t look like Catrina to me. Who is this?

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It’s Jack Swagger! Nice to see him dressing sharp in a shirt and tie. Note the blood on his shoulder.

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Aero Star, again. He’s trying to do something.

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Dario Cueto, and behind him…Dario Cueto? “This will be MY new temple,” the older version of Dario says.

I have so many questions. Is this simply Dario’s own hallucination? Is it a relative? A twin brother? Even better, an EVIL twin brother? Or (this is my favorite theory), did Aero Star use time-travel skills to bring an older Dario back from the future?

Also, note the jacket on “old Dario”. It looks similar to the one worn by whoever was unlocking that door earlier in the trailer.

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Roll call! Taya!

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Pentagon Dark!

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Ivelisse!

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The Mack! What is he holding?

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Kobra Moon!

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We’re pretty sure this is Lucha Underground newcomer, Sonny Kiss.

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Tommy Dreamer? Tommy Dreamer!

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Not sure. Any guesses?

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Mariposa!

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Ricky Mandel, and his creepy doll.

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We think this is Lucha Underground newcomer Sammy Guevara.

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Joey Ryan!

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Cortez Castro! Or is it Ricky Reyes?

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Daga!

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Not sure.

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Killer Kross! There’s that staff again.

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The Rabbit Tribe!

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Son Of Havoc!

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El Dragon Azteca Jr.!

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Jeremiah Crane!

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Jack Swagger!

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Chelsea Green!

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Killshot!

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Chavo Guerrero Jr.!

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Mascarita Sagrada! Note that the outfit, especially the mask, matches up with the person wrapped up in the wooden ball in that shot of Killer Kross earlier in the trailer.

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PJ Black!

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Aero Star!

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Drago!

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Marty “The Moth” Martinez!

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Mil Muertes and Catrina! Note, she still has the rock here.

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The Monster Matanza Cueto!

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Fenix!

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And finally, Johnny Mundo!

Inserted between the quick edits of all these guys and girls are some moments of in-ring action. Let’s take a look at those.

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Killshot hits someone with a move while Son Of Havoc and The Mack look on. I’m guessing Killshot is teaming with them in a 6-man tag team match. Also, note the new color of the ring ropes – blue on the top and bottom, yellow in the middle.

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Pentagon Dark hits Matanza with an enziguri.

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Jack Swagger drops a Swagger Bomb on Son Of Havoc. But check out Killshot and someone else outside the ring. Could this be from this season’s Aztec Warfare match?

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Fenix delivers a kick while competing against Pentagon Dark and…is that Mundo?

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King Cuerno jumps over Marty from the top rope as Pentagon Dark looks on. You can also see the announcers desk in the background, with Matt Striker and Vampiro on the call.

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Chavo Guerrero Jr. takes flight over the top rope onto Pentagon Dark. Again, there a couple more people in the background, including Kobra Moon.

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Fenix takes a cutter from Daga.

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Cuerno leaps from the top rope onto Johnny Mundo.

That’s where we’re at right now. If you think you have any insight on what’s happening in some of these screen grabs, feel free to comment below. Just remember…

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Lucha Underground Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, June 13 on El Rey Network.

 

 

 

Mayhem Mania 2018: Patreon In The Bank

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6 – Week 7 – Week 8

It all comes down to this. After more than two months, Mayhem Mania 2018 has reached its final stop: the epic Patreon In The Bank round! Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were invited to participate and I’m happy to report that we had eight of them take the time to joins us live during Episode 613 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

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Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 8

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6 – Week 7

Remember, any match that survives three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way GRADUATES to our SUPERCARD. So far, that’s happened only once during this year’s Mayhem Mania.

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

We’ve got some work to do. We need to GRADUATE some more matches and we only have a couple more weeks to fill out our SUPERCARD. Let’s see if this week’s players can get us on the right track.

All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 612 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 8

Move 1: @MutilatorLarry
SWAP Adam Cole for Tommaso Ciampa

Move 2: @Sorgatron
SWAP Bobby Lashley for Daniel Bryan

Move 3: @Bobbyfjtown
SWAP Bayley & Sasha Banks for Kairi Sane & Ember Moon

Move 4: @TheeRizz
KILL Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie vs. Rusve & Aiden English and CREATE Bray Wyatt vs. Bo Dallas

Move 5: @jworth
SWAP Samoa Joe and Batista

With the Week 8 moves in the books, let’s take a look at our newly created matches.

Bray Wyatt vs. Bo Dallas
(Created by @TheeRizz)
week8-1

Batista vs. AJ Styles vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
(Created by @jworth)
week8-2

Asuka vs. Braun Strowman vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Drake Maverick
(Created by @Sorgatron)
week8-3

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Kairi Sane & Ember Moon
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
week4-4

Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @jworth)
week8-4

And here are the three matches that survived Week 7 without being altered in any way.

ELIAS VS. THE ROCK
(CREATED BY @MUTILATORLARRY)
week6-3

 FINN BALOR VS. ALEISTER BLACK
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
week1-1

JOHN CENA & BELLA TWINS VS. UNDERTAKER & LAYCOOL
(CREATED BY @CHADTHESHAD)
week6-1

Larry’s match didn’t survive the round. So, he is invited back for the next round to try again under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

The Patreon In The Bank round is coming up on Tuesday, April 3. Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to take part, and they’ll be granted incredible, far-reaching that will grant them almost godlike powers over our precious card. There’s still time for you to become a Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show and join in on the fun!

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 7

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6

Remember, any match that survives three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way GRADUATES to our SUPERCARD. So far, that’s happened only once during this year’s Mayhem Mania.

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

That’s a pretty good start, but we’re looking for more. It’s Week 7, and we are DEEP into Mayhem Mania season with only ONE graduated match. We gotta get to work!

The first bit of business during Week 7 of Mayhem Mania was the Fastlane Challenge! We got a bunch of entries, but no one correctly predicted that AJ Styles would pin Kevin Owens to retain the WWE Championship. So, we went to the tiebreaker (total time of the match). Brandon was the winner and he gets to make the first move in this round.

Also, Mad Mike is back thanks to the “Alex Kahrs Rule”. That means he gets to make the final move of this round.

All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 611 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

MAYHEM MANIA 2018: WEEK 7

MOVE 1: @thebdog1318
SWAP Ember Moon & Kairi Sane for Sasha Banks & Bayley

MOVE 2: @RobBrownPA78
ADD Andrade “Cien” Almas to Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole

MOVE 3: @Sorgatron
SWAP Andrade “Cien” Almas for Johnny Gargano

MOVE 4: @MarcusMannBHS
SWAP Asuka for Batista

MOVE 5: @MadMike4883
ADD Rusev & Aiden English to Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie

With the Week 7 moves in the books, let’s take a look at our newly created matches.

Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie vs. Rusev & Aiden English
(Created by @MadMike4883)
week7-4

Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano
(Created by @Sorgatron)
week7-2

Asuka vs. Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Drake Maverick
(Created by @MarcusMannBHS)
week7-1

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
(Created by @thebdog1318)
week7-3

Batista vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @MarcusMannBHS)
week7-5

And here are the three matches that survived Week 7 without being altered in any way.

ELIAS VS. THE ROCK
(CREATED BY @MUTILATORLARRY)
week6-3

FINN BALOR VS. ALEISTER BLACK
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
week1-1

JOHN CENA & BELLAS TWINS VS. UNDERTAKER & LAYCOOL
(CREATED BY @CHADTHESHAD)
week6-1

Rob’s match didn’t survive the round. Hell, it didn’t survive the next move. So, Rob is invited back to try again under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

Don’t forget, the thrilling Patreon In The Bank round is coming up soon. Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to take part, and they’ll be granted incredible, far-reaching that will grant them almost godlike powers over our precious card.

What changes do you want to see made to card? Who’s missing that needs to be added? Will any more matches graduate? Honestly, it’s taking a while. A couple other matches have come close, but nothing else has been able to get over the hump.

Anyway, thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 6

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5

Week 5 set up all sorts of interesting possibilities in Mayhem Mania. First, he saw our first match survive three straight weeks without being altered in any way and GRADUATE to the SUPERCARD.

MAYHEM MANIA 2018 SUPER CARD!

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

There’s no going back for that match. It’s locked in, and its creator gets a big pile of rewards. First, Mad Mike had to CREATE a new match to fill the open slot in our “undercard”.

Pre-Round Move (by @MadMike4883)
CREATE Asuka vs. John Cena

Mad Mike also gets an ELIMINATOR, which he can use at any time to permanently remove any person from this year’s Mayhem Mania talent pool. One catch: You can’t use the ELIMINATOR on someone who’s currently booked in a match. Mad Mike decided to hold onto his ELIMINATOR and use it in a later round.

Mad Mike also got to hand out a dose of punishment to one of this week’s players. He decided to give it to our special guest on WMS 610, Lucha Underground Co-Executive Producer Chris DeJoseph. More on that in a moment.

All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 610 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 6

Move 1: @MutilatorLarry
SWAP Velveteen Dream for The Rock

Move 2: @Bobbyfjtown
SWAP Brock Lesnar for Aleister Black

Move 3: @ChadTheShad
KILL Asuka vs. John Cena and CREATE John Cena & Bella Twins vs. Undertaker & LayCool

Move 4: @ChrisDeJoseph
(*Punishment: Must Use Member Of 205 Live Roster)
ADD Drake Maverick to Batista vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman

Move 5: @MadMike4883
KILL Triple H vs. Kurt Angle and CREATE Asuka vs. Brock Lesnar

With the Week 6 moves in the books, let’s take a look at our newly created matches.

HONKY TONK MAN & ROCKABILLY VS. JEFF JARRETT & THE ROADIE
(CREATED BY @BEASTMANHUSK)
week5-4

AJ STYLES VS. ADAM COLE VS. SAMOA JOE
(CREATED BY @HOTWHEELZRWA)
week5-1

BILLIE KAY & PEYTON ROYCE VS. EMBER MOON & KAIRI SANE
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
week4-4

And here are our five newly created matches.

Asuka vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @MadMike4883)
week6-2

Elias vs. The Rock
(Created by @MutilatorLarry)
week6-3

Batista vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman vs. Drake Maverick
(Created by @ChrisDeJoseph)
week6-4

Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
week1-1

John Cena & Bellas Twins vs. Undertaker & LayCool
(Created by @ChadTheShad)
week6-1

Because his newly created match did not survive Week 6, Mad Mike will be back next week under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

This weekend, we’re playing the FastLane Challenge! Send an email to [email protected] Tell us WHO AJ Styles will defeat to retain the WWE Championship (or, tell us who will take the title from him). Also, include the total time of the match for the tiebreaker. The winner gets their move used in the next round of Mayhem Mania AND that player will get an ELIMINATOR.

Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania, and join us for next week’s episode entitled “Beastman For Rookie Of The Year” or “I Told You Double J Deserved To Be On This Card!”.

 

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 5

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4

What an eventful Week 5 in Mayhem Mania 2018. First, Dave Podnar was the winner of the first ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE! He correctly predicted Roman Reigns would win the men’s Chamber match and earned himself the right to make the first move in Week 5. We’ll be doing a FASTLANE CHALLENGE as well. Check out TALKING Mayhem Mania for more on that.

In Week 5 of Mayhem Mania 2018, each of our five players were invited to make a single change to the card. They have FOUR options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.
4. SUBTRACT anyone person or team from the card. (This option as available exclusively during Week 5 of Mayhem Mania)

With all that said, here’s how it will went down on Episode 609 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 5

Move 1: Dave Podnar
SWAP EC3 for Velveteen Dream

Move 2: @MadMike4883
SUBTRACT Roderick Strong

Move 3: @RebelliousFlaw
KILL Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ronda Rousey and CREATE Triple H vs. Kurt Angle

Move 4: @HotWheelzRWA
ADD Samoa Joe to AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole

Move 5: @BeastmanHusk
KILL Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly and CREATE Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. The Roadie.

With the Week 5 moves now in the books, here are the four newly created matches on our card.

Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie
(Created by @BeastmanHusk)
week5-4

AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by @HotWheelzRWA)
week5-1

Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
(Created by @RebelliousFlaw)
week5-3

Elias vs. Velveteen Dream
(Created by Dave Podnar)
week5-2

And here are the matches that survived Week 5 without being altered in any way.

BILLIE KAY & PEYTON ROYCE VS. EMBER MOON & KAIRI SANE
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
week4-4

BATISTA VS. BOBBY LASHLEY VS. BRAUN STROWMAN
(CREATED BY @GAVELLAWLESS)
week4-2

FINN BALOR VS. BROCK LESNAR
(CREATED BY @IWCOFFICERDAN)
week4-5

The fourth surviving match from Week 5 is also the first this year to survive three straight weeks without being altered in any way. That means Trevor “Ricochet” Mann vs. Pete Dunne GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD of Mayhem Mania 2018.

Mayhem Mania 2018 SUPER CARD!

Trevor “Ricochet” Mann vs. Pete Dunne
(Created by @MadMike4883)
week2-2

As creator of the graduating match, Mad Mike is entitled to several rewards. First, and most necessary, he will create a new match to fill the open slot in our “undercard” before the Week 6 moves commence. He’ll get to hand out a dose of punishment to another player. Finally, he’ll get an ELIMINATOR, which he can use at any time to ELIMINATE any human being not currently on our card from being eligible for use in this year’s Mayhem Mania.

In addition, Mad Mike is the latest application of the “Alex Kahrs Rule” due to his match not surviving to the end of Week 5’s round. Thus, he will get the last move in Week 6. That’s right. He’s not only batting lead-off, he’s batting cleanup too. God help us all.

For those of you that just can’t get enough Mad Mike, here he is taking part in the 10-minute giggle fest that was this past week’s episode of the HOTTEST show on the internet: TALKING Mayhem Mania!

Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania, and join us for next week’s episode entitled “Beastman For Rookie Of The Year” or “I Told You Double J Deserved To Be On This Card!”.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 4

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3

Before we get into what’s happened, I must mention what’s coming next. We’ll be doing a special Viewer’s Choice move in our next round and instead of using fate to randomly choose which of your moves to use, we’ll be adding some skill into the mix with the ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE!

Here’ how it works: When you send in your move, also give us your prediction for who will win Sunday’s men’s Elimination Chamber match and total time for the match (the tiebreaker will be decided by whoever came the closest without going over). We’ll reward the correct prediction by using your move in next week’s round. What a deal!

We had two players back for Week 4 of Mayhem Mania 2018 under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, Kyle Turner andBobbyfjtown. All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 608 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

 Mayhem Mania 2018
Week 4

Move 1: Kyle Turner
KILL Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean and CREATE AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole

Move 2: @ChadTheShad
ADD Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly to Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival

Move 3: @GavelLawless
SWAP Killian Dane for Batista

Move 4: Officer @IWCOfficerDan
SWAP Aleister Black for Brock Lesnar

Move 5: @Bobbyfjtown
KILL War Machine vs. Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe and CREATE Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon & Kairi Sane

With the Week 4 moves now in the books, here are the five newly created matches on our card.

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon & Kairi Sane
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
week4-4

Batista vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman
(Created by @GavelLawless)
week4-2

AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Kyle Turner)
week4-3

Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
(Created by @ChadTheShad)
week4-1

Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @IWCOfficerDan)
week4-5

And here are the matches that survived Week 4 without being altered.

 ELIAS VS. EC3
(CREATED BY @SORGATRON)
week3-3

CHARLOTTE VS. ASUKA VS. RONDA ROUSEY VS. NIKKI CROSS
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week3-6

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

Now, here’s the latest edition of the HOTTEST show on the internet: TALKING Mayhem Mania!

Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania. Don’t forget to take part in our ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE! And join us for next week’s episode entitled “Iconic Duo Or Bust” or “Where’s The Beef?”.

 

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 3

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2

It’s only Week 3 of Mayhem Mania 2018, but things are already getting messy. On Episode 607 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show, we saw seven – SEVEN! – players each make a single change to the card. They had three options. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 2

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


 

Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1

Welcome to Week 2 of Mayhem Mania. Last week, we created the eight matches that make up the framework for our card of incredible matches. Now, the real fun begins. On Episode 606 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show, five players were invited to each make a single change to the card. They had three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Let’s see how they did. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


 

Every journey has a beginning. In Mayhem Mania, that means creating 8 matches for our card. Here’s how it went down on Episode 605 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show(more…)