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 it happened again before Round 5. Randy Orton escaped SPACE JAIL. Remember, there is no “Double Jeopardy” so he can’t be sent back.
5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for the latest round 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 FIVE of Mayhem Mania 2021!
Move #1 (by Brandon) DELETE Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura and CREATE Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Move #2 (by The Rizz) DELETE Bad Bunny & Adam Pearce vs. Pat McAfee & Rob Gronkowski and CREATE Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura
Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs) ADD Bad Bunny & Bayley to Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya
Move #4 (by Bobbyfjtown) SWAP Samoa Joe for “The Demon” Finn Balor
Move #5 (by HEEL Bradley) DELETE Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura and CREATE Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan
Round 5 is in the books, and we have four newly created matches on our “undercard”
Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya vs. Bad Bunny & Bayley (Created by Alex Kahrs) (*Designated as “cinematic match”)
Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan (Created by HEEL Bradley)
“The Demon” Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black (Created by Bobbyfjtown)
Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Created by Brandon)
We have three matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Cesaro (Created by Tina Keys)
Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Becky Lynch (Created by Brandon)
Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roman Reigns (Created by Alex Kahrs)
Finally, we have the FIRST match to graduate to this year’s SUPERCARD!
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix (Created by Tina Keys)
A match graduates if it survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way. Tina created our first graduated match and she will receive rewards! She will get to hand out a dose of PUNISHMENT to one of next week’s players. She will get a ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL. She’ll also get to name a participant in our first-ever Mayhem Mania WATCH PARTY! Tina will also create 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.
The Rizz will be back next week under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, which governs a match that does not survive the round in which it was created.
One more note: SPACE JAIL has a new resident. Mad Mike used the ticket he earned in our Elimination Chamber Challenge contest mid-round, and sent Pat McAfee to SPACE JAIL.
It’s been a wild ride so far, but we’re finally making some progress with the first match now on our SUPERCARD. Keep following along to find out what happens next. Thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!
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.