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 (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical and emotional conditions. 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, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.
Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on January 12. Four members of the WMS Universe each created a single match. 4 more are needed to reach our goal of 8 matches. That brings us to Round 2, which was held on the WMS on January 19. Here’s what this week’s contestants came up with.
Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 2
Match 5 (Created by @ChrisDeJoseph)
Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker
Match 6 (Created by @eamon2please)
Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal
Match 7 (Created by @MadMike4883)
The Rock & Roman Reigns vs. Triple H & Mr. McMahon
March 8 (Created by @TheWRevolution)
Finn Bálor vs. Alberto Del Rio
Now, let’s recap the four matches created in Round 1.
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
(Created by @DJLunchbox)
Kalisto vs. Sami Zayn vs. Neville
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)
(Created by @Sorgatron)
Special JACK-OFF MATCH presented by Chair Shot Reality
A.J. Styles vs. Daniel Bryan
(Created by @JustinLaBar)
Now, the fun begins. Starting with Round 3, participants will be chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. Those participants will have 3 options:
1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.
No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.
What changes would you make to this card? Which matches or wrestlers do you want to see someone add? Send us your feedback in the comments section and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!
*(huge thanks to Tonio Garza of thewrestlingrevolution.com for the images!)