Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!
Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to use. Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)
Others are not eligible to use for a different reason. Some of them are locked in SPACE JAIL.
SPACE JAIL is not a life sentence. A lucky spin of our prize wheel can free one of them, and that’s exactly what happened before Round 3. The prize wheel freed Ric Flair.
There’s no “double jeopardy” so anyone who escapes can not be locked up again during Mayhem Mania 2021.
5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Round 2 of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:
– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card – ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match – DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers – MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.
With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round THREE of Mayhem Mania 2021!
Move #1 (by Sorgatron) DELETE Walter vs. Goldberg and CREATE Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown) DELETE Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Daniel Bryan & Nikki Cross and CREATE Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio
Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs) ADD Roman Reigns to Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne
Move #4 (by “The Rev” Ron Hunt) SWAP Samoa Joe and Finn Balor
Move #5 (by Dave Podnar) DELETE Xavier Woods & AJ Styles & Kofi Kingston vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro and CREATE Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks
With Round 3 in the books, we now have SIX new matches on our card.
Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (Created by Sorgatron) (*Designated as “cinematic match”)
Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio (Created by Bobbyfjtown)
Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks (Created by Dave Podnar)
Samoa Joe vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black (Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)
Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roman Reigns (Created by Alex Kahrs)
Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov (Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)
Here are the two matches that survived Round 3 without being changed.
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix (Created by Tina Keys)
The IIconics vs. Riott Squad (Created by Mad Mike)
If a match survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way, it will GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD. The creator of the match will receive rewards, including creating a new match to fill the open slot on our “undercard”. Our goal is to GRADUATE eight matches to our SUPERCARD by the time Mayhem Mania 2021 comes to an end.
One final note: Following Round 3 Mad Mike used one of the SPACE JAIL tickets he earned in our Royal Rumble contest to send Austin Theory to SPACE JAIL.
What will happen next? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!
Matt Carlins has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting. Over that time, he's interviewed some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including Stephanie McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Cesaro, Johnny Gargano and Ricochet.