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.
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.
Among the players in Week 3 was our first ever Viewer’s Choice submission.
Mayhem Mania 2018
Move 1 by Kyle Turner (Viewer’s Choice Submission)
KILL Seth Rollins & Authors Of Pain vs. Roman Reigns & The Usos and CREATE Braun Strowman vs. Killian Dane
Move 2 by @Bobbyfjtown
SWAP Alexa Bliss & Nia Jax for Billie Kay & Peyton Royce
Move 3 by @Sorgatron
SWAP Triple H for Elias
Move 4 by @billyj64
KILL Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn and CREATE War Machine vs. Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe
Move 5 by @MadMike4883
ADD Nikki Cross to Charlotte vs. Asuka vs. Ronda Rousey
Move 6 by @ChadTheShad
ADD Bobby Lashley to Braun Strowman vs. Killian Dane
Move 7 by @MutilatorLarry
KILL Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Billie Kay & Peyton Royce and CREATE Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean
Thanks in part to the fact that we had seven moves, we come out of Week 3 with two players who are eligible to return under the “Alex Kahrs Rule” due to their matches not surviving until the end of the round. Kyle Turner and @Bobbyfjtown will be invited back next week to make a new move.
With the Week 3 moves now in the books, here are the newly created matches that did survive the round.
Elias vs. EC3
(Created by @Sorgatron)
War Machine vs. Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe
(Created by @billyj64)
Charlotte vs. Asuka vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Cross
(Created by @MadMike4883)
Killian Dane vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman
(Created by @ChadTheShad)
Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean
(Created by @MutilatorLarry)
And here are the matches that survived Week 3 without being altered.
TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
CHAD GABLE & SHELTON BENJAMIN VS. THE BAR VS. THE REVIVAL
(CREATED BY @SORGATRON)
FINN BALOR VS. ALEISTER BLACK
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
We’ll definitely be doing more Viewer’s Choice moves during this year’s Mayhem Mania. All of you reading this are invited to keeping emailing your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just remember to abide by the hallowed three options.
During Week 2 of Mayhem Mania, I introduced an envelope which contains my Mayhem Mania dream match! If anyone is able to guess what it is they will receive a bounty of spectacular prizes, unprecedented in the history of Mayhem Mania.
1) Graduate any match to the SUPER CARD
2) Hand out a dose of punishment to one of the players
3) One ELIMINATOR (which allows the player to eliminate any person not currently on the card from being used in Mayhem Mania 2018)
Now, here’s the latest edition of the HOTTEST show on the internet: TALKING Mayhem Mania! Special thanks to @ChadTheShad for guest hosting Week 3 of Mayhem Mania.
Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania. Join us for next week’s episode entitled “ALL The Sanity” or “AARP Wants Its Dream Match Back”.