Welcome to the second year of Mayhem Mania!
What is Mayhem Mania? It’s not quite a game. It’s not really a contest. It’s more like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do. Over the course of the coming weeks, matches will be created, matches will be changed and a select few will survive unscathed long enough to GRADUATE to the relative safety and security of the SUPER CARD. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.
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. Guys are injured? Too bad. Guys are under contract with another company? Too bad. That said, you’ll see over the coming weeks that the current professional wrestling reality is flexible. Part of the fun of Mayhem Mania is pushing those limits.
There will be twists. There will be surprises. There will be unfair rules for certain rounds (who will ever forget the Jar Of Midcarders?). There will be hurt feelings. It’s a TON of fun. If you want to see how every round played out last year, click here. And now, on with the show!
Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on January 12. Four members of the WMS Universe were each asked to create a single match. Here’s what they came up with.
Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 1
Match 1 (Created by @DJLunchbox)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
Match 2 (Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
Kalisto vs. Sami Zayn vs. Neville
Match 3 (Created by @Sorgatron)
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)
Match 4 (Created by @JustinLaBar)
Special JACK-OFF MATCH presented by Chair Shot Reality
A.J. Styles vs. Daniel Bryan
Now what? Next week, we’ll have four more matches created by members of the WMS Universe. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time, unless a match GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created.
Hope you’ll follow along over the coming weeks, and thanks in advance for supporting Mayhem Mania!
*huge thanks to Tonio Garza of thewrestlingrevolution.com for the images!