Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 3

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

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.

The journey so far:
Week 1
Week 2

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:

  • Asuka
  • Avery Good
  • Cassie Lee
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Penta El Zero Miedo
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five players were on hand for last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes they made!

Move #1 (by Brandon)
KILL Scott D’Amore vs. The Great Khali vs. Ric Flair vs. The Great Muta vs. “Stone Cold” Shark Boy vs. Naked Mideon vs. Swoggle and CREATE Jon Moxley vs. Matt Cardona vs. Darby Allin

Move #2 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Sami Zayn for Seth Rollins

Move #3 (by “The Lebanon Don” Joey Moses)
CREATE Bron Breakker vs. Wardlow

Move #4 (by Tito Oric)
KILL Four Horsewomen vs. Hurt Business and CREATE Iron Sheik vs. Muhammad Hassan vs. Miro vs. Tito Oric

Move #5 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Roderick Strong for Corey Graves

So, with the moves from Week 3 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

So, with the moves from Week 2 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.

Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins vs. The Usos
(Created by Mad Mike)

Corey Graves vs. Elias
(Created by Sorgatron)

And we have three matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
(Created by Dave Podnar)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

Night 2 (Forbidden Door) has three newly created matches!

Jon Moxley vs. Matt Cardona vs. Darby Allin
(Created by Brandon)

Bron Breakker vs. Wardlow
(Created by “The Lebanon Don” Joey Moses)

Iron Sheik vs. Muhammad Hassan vs. Miro vs. Tito Oric
(Created by Tito Oric)

Five matches on the Night 2 card survived the round without being altered in any way.

Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Pretty Proper (Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin) vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by Sorgatron)

Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Tina Keys)

David Arquette vs. Danhausen
(Created by Mad Mike)

Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse
(Created by The Rizz)

Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch)
(Created by Dave Podnar)

I know this is starting to look messy, but I’m confident our Mayhem Mania Master Of Ceremonies Chad The Shad has everything under control.

What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 2

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

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.

In the opening round of Mayhem Mania, our players created six matches for both our Night 1 and Night 2 cards. Now, the real fun begins. Every week, more players will arrive on the scene and make a change to one of the matches.

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:

  • Asuka
  • Avery Good
  • Cassie Lee
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Miro
  • Penta El Zero Miedo
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five players were on hand for last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes they made!

Move #1 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Randy Orton for Elias

Move #2 (by Tina Keys)
KILL Adam Scherr vs. Jonathan Gresham and
CREATE Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty

Move #3 (by Beastman)
SWAP The Fiend for Swoggle and Scott D’Amore and Ric Flair and “Stone Cold” Shark Boy and The Great Khali and Naked Mideon

Move #4 (by Mad Mike)
KILL The Wolves vs. reDRagon and
CREATE David Arquette vs. Danhausen

Move #5 (by Ronnie Starks)
ADD Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham to Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

Move #6 (by Sorgatron)
ADD Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin to Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

So, with the moves from Week 2 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

Night 1 (WWE) has ONE newly created match.

Roderick Strong vs Elias (created by Sorgatron)

And we have five matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
(Created by Dave Podnar)

Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos
(Created by Ronnie Starks)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Four Horsewomen (Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks Becky Lynch & Bayley vs. Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander & MVP)
(Created by Mad Mike)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

Night 2 (Forbidden Door) has four newly created matches!

Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Pretty Proper (Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin) vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by Sorgatron)

Scott D’Amore vs. The Great Khali vs. Ric Flair vs. The Great Muta vs. “Stone Cold” Shark Boy vs. Naked Mideon vs. Swoggle
(created by Beastman)

Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Tina Keys)

David Arquette vs. Danhausen
(Created by Mad Mike)

Two matches on the Night 2 card survived the round without being altered in any way.

Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse
(Created by The Rizz)

Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch)
(Created by Dave Podnar)

What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2022: IT BEGINS!

Mayhem Mania is back!

It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!

The object of Mayhem Mania has always been 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.

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 9

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 7
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 8

There are two “tiers” to Mayhem Mania. The 8-match “undercard”, where our players create and make changes to matches, and the SUPERCARD. To reach the SUPERCARD, a match must survive three rounds on the “undercard” without being altered in any way. So far, only one match has made it.

MAYHEM MANIA 2021 SUPERCARD

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

That’s a pretty darn good match, but we still have a lot of work to do.

Not everyone is eligible to use in Mayhem Mania. They must be under a WWE contract or otherwise within WWE’s orbit of influence. Also, everyone comes in their current physical/contractual/etc. state (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.). Simply put, if Vince McMahon can’t do it, you can’t do it!

Other wrestlers are not eligible to use because one of our players has sent them to SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Every week we spin our prize wheel to give one of the SPACE JAIL inmates a chance to escape. Thankfully, SPACE JAIL remained secure this week.

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
– SUBTRACT an individual from an exisiting match.
– 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, here’s how things went down during Round 9 of Mayhem Mania.

Move #1 (by Brandon)
DELETE Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole and CREATE Kevin Owens vs. Matt Martel

Move #2 (by Tina Keys)
DELETE Alexa Bliss & Bray Wyatt vs. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. Rhea Ripley & Aleister Black and CREATE Triple H vs. Karrion Kross

Move #3 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Cameron Grimes for Reckoning
*This move was VETOED by Chad The Shad

Move #3A (by Mad Mike)
DELETE Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kushida vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns and CREATE Trish Stratus vs. Rhea Ripley

Move #4 (by Chris Taylor)
DELETE Kevin Owens vs. Matt Martel and CREATE Hurt Business vs. New Day vs. Street Profits vs. The Usos

Move #5 (by Alex Kahrs)
DELETE Sasha Banks vs. Meiko Satomura and CREATE Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

Round 9 is in the books, and we have FOUR newly created matches on our “undercard”

Triple H vs. Karrion Kross
(Created by Tina Keys)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Hurt Business vs. New Day vs. Street Profits vs. The Usos
(Created by Chris Taylor)

Trish Stratus vs. Rhea Ripley
(Created by Mad Mike)

Here are the four matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango
(Created by Sorgatron)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro vs. WALTER
(Created by Chad The Shad)

Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Brandon’s match did not survive the round. However, because next week is the Patreon In The Bank round, the “Alex Kahrs Rule” is not in effect. Sorry, Brandon.

Patreon In The Bank is the grand finale of Mayhem Mania 2021. ONLY Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to play during that round, and somehow they must find a way to get seven more matches onto our SUPER CARD.

If you want to play, head to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow. Your support will help the show and get you in on the fun.

Thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Wrestling Mayhem Show 632: WWE – Billions and Billions Swerved

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling US, Slice on Broadway, Occupy Pro Wrestling, and THRIFTY Podcast!

Joe Dombrowski makes the trek to the studio to join us for this week’s show.  He’s talking with Rizz, Mad Mike, and Sorg about:WMS 8.28.2018

  • We’re starting the top of the show off with some All In – WHICH IS THIS WEEKEND! (Finally).
  • This weekend is a giant nexus of amazing shows.
  • Joe is sharing some thoughts on Starrcast.
  • Cody Rhodes already sold part of the All In ring – to pay for the battle royal.
  • We’re taking a look at the rundown for All In.
  • Sorg was blinded by Kenny Omega and Pentagon.
  • Will AJ Lee show up for All In?
  • Is ROH still “independent” wrestling or have they been elevated to a “company?”
  • Blackcraft Wrestling debuted in Pittsburgh this past weekend. Our crew is sharing some thoughts.
  • Paige is a Hot Topic model?
  • OH: The coolest thing about a wrestling shirt is when it doesn’t look like a wrestling shirt.
  • OH: You can’t produce wrestling unless you understand it.
  • We’re getting a little bit of analysis going on – drawing some comparisons between Blackcraft Wrestling and Lucha Underground – as to how they could potentially work together.
  • This week’s Big Question: Who is best about keeping in character outside of the ring?
  • We’re learning that Frantik is trying to build a relationship with Rizz.
  • Dombrowski is sharing some words of wisdom for wrestlers regarding their social media personas.
  • If you watch some ROH, you may have seen Joe. We’re getting him to talk some sense into Mad Mike so he’ll watch the show!
  • WWE is the McDonalds of wrestling.
  • New Japan is All In! They will have the show available on the network after it airs live.
  • What did YOU learn from wrestling this week?

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Mayhem Minute: Twitter is the New Attitude Era

Triple H declares kayfabe dead. The internet wrestling community is going wild over tweets with the bosses in WWE. Are we all getting played? And for the better?

What do you think of the Twitter-Era? Are you ready to get tricked again?

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 10/13/14

WWE RAWTonight, Michael Sorg (@sorgatron), and Mad Mike (@madmike4883), talk all that’s fit to talk about on WWE RAW.

We get in the “why is RAW like this” hole, for a moment, but rebound discussing the flattening of every title holder we have left on the show.  We look at what is happening leading into Hell in a Cell for our two cage matches, we LOVE Damian Miz-Dow!  Where could this go?  The ladies are picking through a shallow, non-reality TV based, pool these days.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 435: I Love HappyScaryDean

WMS435This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 435, we talk all the latest headlines and more in pro wrestling, including:


  • The confusing and intertwining Diva’s Division. – 4:30
  • Alternatives in pro wrestling. – 9:00
  • Ryback’s hospital promo. – 19:00
  • Chibi wrestlers. – 24:00
  • The kid who can name wrestlers and if we believe him. – 29:00
  • Batista as Drax inspires the autistic. – 30:20
  • Remember When: WCW Nitro moments. – 35:20
  • Talking Monday Night Wars on WWE Network – 48:00
  • A preview of next week’s RAW. – 53:30
  • What we learned from wrestling.

*times from Remember When on based on video version

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 434: Adopted From Japan OR So Many Zs

WMS434This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 434, we talk all the latest headlines and more in pro wrestling, including:

 




 

  • Trevor Osz talking about Headlocks4breakfast.com. – 5:00
  • The AJ Lee/Paige feud. – 11:40
  • The Wyatts looking bad. – 15:15
  • How people are dealing with the loss of Dean Ambrose and the current slot of WWE Films. – 19:30
  • Some NXT talk! Including the impressiveness of Kalisto. – 27:00
  • TNA’s one-legged wrestler. – 32:30
  • Remember When: Sibling rivalries. – 39:00
  • The Monday Night Wars show on WWE Network. – 55:15
  • What we want from WWE Network. –
  • Where is Aksana?  And what’s with that name?  1:09:15
  • TNA getting sorta renewed and another network that might pick the promotion up. – 1:12:00
  • What we learned from wrestling.

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Share your feelings with us via e-mail at [email protected]

Catch our livestream Tuesdays at 9 PM EST and go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!   Also make sure to: Share your feelings with us via e-mail at [email protected] Help out the show with a donation! Go to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 8/25/14

wwe-raw-logo-1366x768-crop-exact-1616820-300x203 (1)Tonight, Michael Sorg (@sorgatron), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Eamon Paton (@eamon2please) talk about the attempted rebirth of John Cena (and perhaps burial of the Wyatts), why is Brock Lesnar is more important now than anyone, the Bella Twin implosion,  what is the deal with the RAW Backstage Pass studio setup?  The Tag Teams heat up with angry Goldust and Stardust!  We love the Paige and AJ Lee hugging segment!  Sort of.

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