It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!
The object of Mayhem Mania is to craft the best WrestleMania card possible within the boundaries of our current reality. That means anyone WWE can book in a match is available to our players.
But this year, there’s a twist! Mayhem Mania 2022 is a two-night event! Night 1 will be the night for our traditional Mayhem Mania card featuring WWE-related matches. But on Night 2, we open the “forbidden door” and make it possible for our players to create matches with anyone outside of WWE.
Every week, we invite players to make a change to one of the matches on our cards. They can: – KILL a match entirely and CREATE a new one with other individuals – SWAP out an individual or team in a match for another individual or team – SWAP out an individual or team in a match with an individual or team in another match already on the card – ADD an individual or team to an existing match
Not everyone is currently eligible to be used in Mayhem Mania. Some are being held in a place we lovingly refer to as SPACE JAIL. Here’s the current inmate count:
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Matches on our card can GRADUATE to the Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD via various means. That simply means they are “locked in” and can no longer be changed. It also opens up more slots to create more matches. Currently, two matches on each night have GRADUATED to the SUPERCARD.
NIGHT 1 (WWE) SUPERCARD
David Arquette vs. Samoa Joe (Created by Mad Mike)
Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler (Created by Papa Judo)
NIGHT 2 (“FORBIDDEN DOOR”) SUPERCARD
“Joker” Sting vs. The Fiend vs. Danhausen (Created by Ronnie Starks)
Darby Allin vs. Jay White vs. Lee Moriarty (Created by Sorgatron)
Five moves were made on last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what our players created!
Move #1 (by Tina Keys) KILL Jonathan Gresham vs. Daniel Garcia and CREATE Sammy Guevara vs,. El Phantasmo
Move #2 (by Chris LeRusso) SWAP El Phantasmo for Tay Conti and Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
Move #3 (by Sorgatron) CREATE “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Move #4 (by Mad Mike) CREATE Stephanie McMahon & Mr. McMahon & Shane McMahon vs. Shaul Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Dominik “Guerrero” (Mysterio)
Move #5 (by Dave Podnar) KILL Nick Gage vs. Wardlow and CREATE Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. Max The Impaler & Heidi Howitzer
So, with the moves from Week 8 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.
Night 1 (WWE) has TWO newly created matches.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Created by Sorgatron)
Stephanie McMahon & Mr. McMahon & Shane McMahon vs. Shaul Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Dominik “Guerrero” (Mysterio) (Created by Mad Mike)
And we have SIX matches that were not altered in any way.
Commander Azeez vs. Omos vs. Veer (Created by Dave Podnar)
Carmelo Hayes vs. Ricochet (Created by Tina Keys)
The Bloodline (Roman Reigns & The Usos) & Solo Sikoa vs. Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin & Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) (Created by Matt Carlins)
Ronda Rousey vs. Meiko Satomura (Created by Mad Mike)
Corey Graves vs. Elias (Created by Sorgatron)
Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez (Created by Dave Podnar)
Night 2 (Forbidden Door) also has TWO newly created matches!
Tay Conti & Sammy Guevara vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole (Created by Chris LeRusso)
Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. Max The Impaler & Heidi Howitzer (Created by Dave Podnar)
And there FOUR matches that were not altered in any way.
The IInspiration (Cassie Lee & Jessie McKay) vs. Athena & Mia Yim (Created by Mad Mike)
Lance Archer vs. Shane Taylor (Created by Sorgatron)
Naomichi Marufuji & Taiji Ishimori vs. Minoru Suzuki & Tajiri (Created by Roni Nicole)
Bryan Danielson vs. Josh Alexander (Created by Tina Keys)
What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying 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.