Wrestling Mayhem Show 911: This Show is on Fire

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We are joined by Dave Podnar of the iPhoneography Podcast and Tina Keys joining us from Seattle as we cover the latest AEW and WWE news!

  • WWE Raw Recap:
    • The controversy surrounding Dominic’s kiss with Liv.
    • Dominic’s series of mistakes, including accidentally giving Liv the championship and screwing Becky out of a cage match.
    • Speculation on Rhea’s return and the potential for ongoing storylines leading up to SummerSlam.
  • WWE Knig and Queen of the Ring Event Recap:
    • Detailed review of the King and Queen of the Ring event in Saudi Arabia.
    • Discussion on the unique atmosphere and differences in the arena compared to past events.
    • The impact of the event on the wrestling scene and its presentation to the global audience.
  • NXT and Ring of Honor Catch-Up:
    • The current state of NXT and whether it’s worth catching up on recent episodes.
    • Recent developments in Ring of Honor, including notable matches and storylines.
  • AEW Double or Nothing:
    • Highlights from the AEW Double or Nothing event, including major matches and moments.
    • The significance of the Owen Hart Tournament announcement, with winners getting championship matches at All In Wembley.
    • Will Ospreay’s intention to participate in the tournament and aim for the world title.
    • The return of MJF and his impact on the AEW scene.
    • The thrilling and chaotic Anarchy in the Arena match, featuring memorable spots like the thumbtack shoes and the Rainmaker.
  • Local Wrestling Scene:

What We Learned:

  • The emotional impact of Willow losing both her belt and her friend in one night, and the unexpected reaction this elicited from fans.
  • The surprising and entertaining outcome of the intergender miniature golf match between Mikey Montgomery and Ziggy Haim.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 910: Banana Strong Style

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We are joined by “The Matriarchy” including Zeke Mercer, Amanda Maslow and Paris Sahara from 880 Wrestling!

Professional Wrestling Highlights:

  • Mention of Lee Moriarty’s impressive week and ongoing push in the wrestling scene.
  • Reflections on WWE’s King of the Ring and Backlash events.
  • Independent Wrestling Scene:
    • Insights into the wrestling community at 880 Wrestling in New Kensington, highlighting its role as a training school and promotion platform.
    • The significance of 880 Wrestling’s weekly live shows and its impact on the local wrestling scene.
    • Discussion on the growing popularity and reach of 880 Wrestling, attracting talents from various states.
  • Match Announcements and Upcoming Events:
    • Preview of upcoming matches and events at 880 Wrestling, including potential title shots for “The Matriarchy.”
    • Mention of other local wrestling events, such as RWA and 2PW, featuring notable wrestlers and exciting matchups.
  • Social Media and Promotion Strategies:
    • Amanda’s efforts in managing 880 Wrestling’s social media presence, expanding its reach on various platforms.
    • The importance of social media in promoting wrestling events and engaging with fans.
  • Professionalism and Production:
    • The collaborative effort in running wrestling shows, emphasizing teamwork and training for new talents.
    • The role of producers and crew members in ensuring the smooth operation of live wrestling events.

What We Learned:

  • Technical Adaptability:
    • The team effectively managed a major technical failure by rerouting the studio setup, ensuring the show continued smoothly.
  • Community and Support:
    • The importance of community support in independent wrestling, from Patreon supporters to live chat engagement, plays a crucial role in the success of local promotions.
  • Wrestling Career Insights:
    • Zeke Mercer’s experiences in various wrestling events and podcasts offer a glimpse into the life of a professional wrestler.
    • Amanda Maslow’s journey through mental health challenges and her comeback highlights the resilience required in the wrestling industry.
    • Paris Sahara’s representation of her community and her goals in wrestling demonstrate the significance of diversity and inclusion in the sport.
  • Impact of 880 Wrestling:
    • 880 Wrestling’s innovative approach to live shows and training provides a unique platform for both new and experienced wrestlers.
    • The promotion’s growth and influence attract talents from different regions, contributing to the vibrancy of the local wrestling scene.
  • Social Media Strategies:
    • Effective social media management by Amanda has significantly boosted 880 Wrestling’s visibility and fan engagement, showcasing the power of digital platforms in modern wrestling promotion.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 909: Big WrestleMania Energy

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Relay Marathon Participation: Hosts shared their recent involvement in a relay marathon with friends and family. They discussed how the event brought them together, their training routines, and the humorous dynamics of their running teams.

  • International WWE Events: The podcast dove into the excitement surrounding WWE’s recent international events, particularly in France for Backlash. The hosts were impressed by the passionate crowds and how their unique chants brought new energy to the shows. They also commented on the differences in audience reactions compared to American crowds.
  • WWE’s Storytelling: Hosts discussed how WWE’s storytelling has evolved with Triple H at the helm, particularly in long-term planning. They highlighted the company’s ability to balance current matches while laying groundwork for future narratives.
  • WrestleMania in Las Vegas: With WrestleMania 41 announced for Las Vegas in 2025, the team expressed excitement and speculated about what fans can expect. They noted that it will be the first WrestleMania held on Easter Sunday, a unique scheduling choice.

Other Stories and News:

  • Indie Wrestling Events: They shared their experiences at recent independent wrestling shows, like Enjoy Wrestling’s Tacomania and Big League Pro Wrestling’s “May the Force Be With You.”
  • AEW’s Preemption and Ratings: The crew talked about AEW’s struggle with preemptions due to sports broadcasts and how it’s affecting the company’s ratings.
  • WWE and AEW Figures: New crossover wrestling figures were discussed, featuring WWE wrestlers themed around popular franchises like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • King and Queen of the Ring: Speculation around upcoming winners and potential storylines for the tournament, with some hosts expressing interest in seeing Gunther win.

What We Learned:

  • Rizz: Recognized the subtle storytelling in wrestling, specifically a possible connection between Liv Morgan and Dominic Mysterio.
  • Sorg: Learned that plastic lightsabers used in wrestling matches can bend and wrap around opponents upon impact.
  • Podnar: Emphasized the joy of simply seeing good wrestling, specifically pointing to Ricochet’s recent matches.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 908: What Night Is It?

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  1. Swerve Strickland’s Career and Impact:

    • Discussed Swerve Strickland’s wrestling career across various promotions, including his time in CCW and Vow Vicious Outcast Wrestling.

    • Commentary on his impact in wrestling and his portrayal in the game “Fight Forever”.

  2. Wrestling Video Games Discussion:

    • Conversation about old WWE games, highlighting WWE ’13 as having the best Universe mode.

    • Mention of different games like WWE 2K18 and WWE Battlegrounds, discussing their features and gameplay.

  3. AEW Dynamite Highlights:

    • Partial coverage of the AEW Dynamite episode, including the Claudio O’Brian cage match and Kenny Omega’s segments.

    • Discussion of the EVPs (Executive Vice Presidents) taking charge of the episode and the “Manitoba Massacre” match.

  4. FTW Match Commentary:

    • Details on a match involving Chris Jericho and Shibata, where Jericho used hockey pucks, leading to a humorous discussion about Taz’s reaction to the treatment of his FTW Championship.

  5. Future AEW Events and Storylines:

    • Speculation and updates on upcoming AEW events, focusing on Kenny Omega’s storyline and Swerve Strickland’s championship journey.

    • Preview of future AEW matches and story developments.

  6. Tony Khan’s Public Appearances and Statements:

    • Commentary on Tony Khan wearing a neck brace at the NFL draft, following a storyline injury, and how it was received by the public and media.

    • Discussion on Tony Khan’s role in AEW and his interactions with the wrestling community and media.

  7. Upcoming Indy Wrestling Events and Promotions:

    • Information about upcoming independent wrestling events sponsored by Indy Wrestling.us.

    • Mention of various indie promotions and events happening in the Pittsburgh area.

“What We Learned” Segment:

  • In this segment, participants shared personal anecdotes and lessons from wrestling. For example, one of the hosts shared a story about wearing a Kaiju Big Battle shirt and connecting with someone at the airport, highlighting the unexpected connections wrestling fans can make.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 907: Big Match Bubby

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  • WrestleMania Weekend Recap with Referee George Ross:
  • Discussions on the experience of being at WrestleMania, including the behind-the-scenes and event atmosphere.
  • Mention of a throwback episode featuring DJ Z (Joaquin Wilde) before he became known in WWE.
  • Independent Wrestling Updates:
    • Talk about the challenges and experiences of hosting wrestling events , including logistical issues and venue.
    • Anecdotes from various indie wrestling events, highlighting the difficulties of organizing shows in new locations and dealing with venue managers.
  • Career Updates:
    • Referee George Ross discusses his recent engagements in refereeing across various wrestling promotions.
    • Mention of wrestling promotions like MLW (Major League Wrestling) where DJ Z performed.
  • Industry Insights:
    • In-depth discussions about the dynamics of wrestling promotions, the role of referees, and the impact of wrestling culture on event management and audience engagement.
    • Examination of the production side of wrestling shows, emphasizing the importance of timely setups and coordination with venue staff.

“What We Learned” Segment

  • Personal and Professional Growth:
    • The segment highlights the learning experiences from hosting and managing wrestling events, particularly the importance of adaptability and quick problem-solving in live event production.
    • Insights into the evolving landscape of indie wrestling, stressing the need for continuous learning and adaptation to new challenges in the wrestling industry.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 906: Tales from WrestleMania

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  • Snoop Dogg and Triple H “Beef”: Brief mention of a minor conflict involving rapper Snoop Dogg and WWE executive Triple H, humorously referred to as a “number beef”.
  • Emily Fear’s Guest Appearance: Emily Fear from the Grit and Glitter podcast discusses her diverse experiences at various wrestling events, contrasting her more relaxed schedule with the typically hectic nature of event participation.
  • Circle 6 and New Fear City Events: Insights into the unique setups of Circle 6 events held at a skate park, featuring a blend of wrestling and skateboarding culture, highlighted by a special mention of a skate park featured in Tony Hawk’s video games.
  • Lindsay Snow’s Heroic Act: A touching recount of wrestler Lindsay Snow’s life-saving actions during an overdose incident, showcasing the human side of wrestlers outside the ring.
  • Impact of Independent Wrestling: Discussion on the growth and impact of independent wrestling circuits, including how they innovate and entertain with limited resources compared to larger promotions like WWE and AEW.
  • “What We Learned” Segment:
    • The key takeaway from this episode centers on the resilience and adaptability of independent wrestling communities. Despite smaller budgets and less mainstream recognition, these organizations continue to foster a passionate fanbase and provide wrestlers with valuable opportunities to hone their craft and build their reputations. This segment underscores the importance of supporting local and independent wrestling events, which serve as crucial stepping stones in the careers of many wrestlers before they ascend to larger platforms.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 905: Big Boss Time

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  • Return of Glenn Spectre: The show celebrated the return of Glenn Spectre to wrestling after several years away from the sport. Starting in 2020, his return marks a significant moment in the wrestling community. Glenn’s past as the “Wonder Man” and his evolution into the “Big Boss” were highlighted, reflecting on his impact and the excitement around his comeback.
  • WrestleMania Talk: The hosts and guests discussed the upcoming WrestleMania, delving into predictions, expectations, and the overall buzz surrounding the event. The conversation also touched on the changes in WWE’s direction under new management, noting improvements in show quality and fan engagement.
  • CM Punk Interview Analysis: A significant portion of the podcast was dedicated to dissecting a recent tell-all interview with CM Punk. The hosts discussed Punk’s candid comments on his time in AEW, his perspectives on the wrestling industry, and his potential involvement in WrestleMania. They debated the implications of his remarks for the wrestling community and how it might influence future storylines and industry dynamics.
  • Indie Wrestling Highlights: The discussion briefly touched on the thriving indie wrestling scene, highlighting notable matches and emerging talents. The conversation underscored the importance of supporting indie wrestling for the growth and diversity of the sport.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 904: Patreon in the Bank 2024

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  • Patreon in the Bank Special: The show delves into their Patreon in the Bank special segment, engaging with their audience and Patreon supporters. The segment is conducted in a light-hearted and humorous tone, with discussions on wrestling fantasies and scenarios. The hosts, alongside their guests and audience, participate in a fantasy booking game called Mayhem Mania, aiming to create an ideal WrestleMania card based on current realities and wrestler availabilities.
  • Mayhem Mania Segment:
    • The game involves adding, swapping, and modifying matches with current wrestlers, aiming for the best WrestleMania card possible.
    • Participants engage in creative discussions, proposing various matches and stipulations, often leading to humorous and outlandish suggestions.
    • The segment includes interactions with guests and audience members, making changes to the fantasy card based on a set of rules, and incorporating celebrity animals into a fictional event called the Mountain Lion Melee.
  • Discussion on Professional Wrestling: The episode features discussions on various professional wrestling topics, including recent WWE and AEW events. While the specific discussions were truncated, it’s implied that they cover recent matches, storylines, and wrestler performances.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 903: Bobcat Brawl for All

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  • Discussion on Wrestling Matches:
    • Bryan Danielson versus Shibata highlighted as a remarkable match, showing excitement for current wrestling.
    • Sami Zayn’s backstage segment praised for its production, leading to a discussion on the artistry and technical aspects of wrestling shows.
  • Production and Direction in Wrestling:
    • NXT’s innovative camera shots and entrance presentations mentioned, contrasting with past practices under Kevin Dunn.
    • Commentary on the shift in WWE’s production style, allowing more freedom and creativity, notably with commentators like Pat McAfee.
  • Comparisons and Personal Experiences:
    • Personal anecdotes from the hosts relating their experiences with wrestling, both in attending events and in their own involvement in wrestling production.
    • Discussion on indie wrestling’s creative freedom compared to WWE, highlighting the enjoyment found in less predictable and more improvised events.
  • Recent Wrestling Events and Characters:
    • Conversations about various wrestlers and their current storylines, including Mercedes Monet’s new status and comparisons to past wrestlers.
    • Insights into the dynamics of WWE storytelling, audience engagement, and character development.
  • Indie Wrestling and Event Planning:
    • Discussion on the planning and execution of indie wrestling events, specifically mentioning Pit Fight, its creation, and its impact on local wrestling.
    • The challenges and rewards of running wrestling shows at the college level and the collaborative process involved.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 902: For the Love of Pop Tarts with Katie Arquette

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  • The crew: They quickly shift to introducing the guests, highlighting their previous appearances and contributions to the show. Notable guests include Bobby F J-Town, making a return after a significant absence, and Katie Arquette, known for her long-term strategy to reappear on the show through Mayhem Mania, a fantasy booking segment.
  • Wrestling Discussions: The episode covers various topics in professional wrestling, discussing big returns and speculating on future events. The hosts and guests share their thoughts on recent developments in WWE, AEW, and other promotions, emphasizing the excitement and unpredictability in the wrestling world.
  • Mayhem Mania Segment: A highlight of the show, Mayhem Mania, is a fantasy booking game where participants create their dream wrestling matches. This segment is characterized by its playful banter and the creative freedom given to guests and hosts to craft unique and often humorous matchups.
  • Disney and Wrestling Connection: The hosts delve into a light-hearted discussion about Disney, sharing personal stories and how wrestling intersects with the Disney theme parks. They mention seeing wrestling-related content in unexpected places, like the Carousel of Progress, adding a personal touch to the episode.
  • Oscars and Wrestling Crossover: The conversation turns to the recent Oscars ceremony, where wrestling intersected with mainstream media. Highlights include appearances by The Rock, Bad Bunny, and a memorable segment involving a nude John Cena. This discussion showcases wrestling’s growing influence in popular culture and entertainment.
  • Wrestler Transformations and Personal Growth: A significant portion of the show focuses on personal transformations within the wrestling industry. Guests and hosts discuss the changes wrestlers undergo in their careers and appearances, using specific examples like Lady Frost and the concept of reinventing oneself to stay relevant in the constantly evolving world of professional wrestling.
  • Mayhem Mania Recap: The episode wraps up with a recap of the Mayhem Mania segment, revisiting the fantasy matches created during the show and discussing the implications and excitement surrounding these dream matchups.
  • What We Learned: In the closing segment, hosts and guests share personal takeaways from the week in wrestling, reflecting on new discoveries, memorable moments, and the overall state of the industry.

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