Wrestling Mayhem Show 624: You Can’t Always Have A Clean Finish

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


The Heir Apparent, Chris LeRusso, is back in studio this week – with some Tag Team bling on his shoulder.  He is joined by Sorg, Larry, Mad Mike, and Bobby as they talk this week’s wrestling news:

  • Sorg has been enjoying the Bugs Bunny cartoon that is Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman on RAW.
  • Chris LeRusso is sharing some thoughts on bad finishes – especially when the match is pretty hot (until the end).
  • When you’re doing your job so well that they have to dial it back?
  • Chris LeRusso is comparing a great wrestling match to great sex.
  • Bobby is ruining hypothetical sex on the show.
  • Mad Mike is sharing some thoughts on Bayley having to go to counseling.
  • Did you guys see (all of) Charlotte Flair this week?
  • Thanks to our friend Daniel Tiger for hitting us up with some Mayhem Voicemail! His question – Which feud would you like to see go on forever?
  • We’re learning about that time Joe Dombrowski had a fireball in a back seat of a car.
  • We’re getting some insight into Chris LeRusso’s character development.
  • Ring of Honor WAS going to do a show at MSG.
  • Blackcraft’s Burning Bridges show in Pittsburgh has officially sold out.
  • Joey Janela is getting lost in New York.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Remember that poster we were giving away?  We took our list of Patreon supporters, booted up WWE 2K16, and let the bots settle it out.  Congratulations to Bradley for winning the Skyscraper poster! Want to catch the Patreon bot fight we used to determine the winner? See it here.

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 6/18/18

This week Sorg and Mad Mike are joined by Tina Keys to chat @WWE Raw and we all saw the show very differently. We talk the problem with Rhonda Rousey booking, the B-Team’s segment, Braun Strowman and his little buddy Finn Bálor, the Bayley and Sasha Banks breakup and MVP Kevin Owens.


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Mayhem Mania 2018: Patreon In The Bank

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. 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, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6 – Week 7 – Week 8

It all comes down to this. After more than two months, Mayhem Mania 2018 has reached its final stop: the epic Patreon In The Bank round! Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were invited to participate and I’m happy to report that we had eight of them take the time to joins us live during Episode 613 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

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Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 7

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. 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, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6

Remember, any match that survives three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way GRADUATES to our SUPERCARD. So far, that’s happened only once during this year’s Mayhem Mania.

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

That’s a pretty good start, but we’re looking for more. It’s Week 7, and we are DEEP into Mayhem Mania season with only ONE graduated match. We gotta get to work!

The first bit of business during Week 7 of Mayhem Mania was the Fastlane Challenge! We got a bunch of entries, but no one correctly predicted that AJ Styles would pin Kevin Owens to retain the WWE Championship. So, we went to the tiebreaker (total time of the match). Brandon was the winner and he gets to make the first move in this round.

Also, Mad Mike is back thanks to the “Alex Kahrs Rule”. That means he gets to make the final move of this round.

All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 611 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

MAYHEM MANIA 2018: WEEK 7

MOVE 1: @thebdog1318
SWAP Ember Moon & Kairi Sane for Sasha Banks & Bayley

MOVE 2: @RobBrownPA78
ADD Andrade “Cien” Almas to Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole

MOVE 3: @Sorgatron
SWAP Andrade “Cien” Almas for Johnny Gargano

MOVE 4: @MarcusMannBHS
SWAP Asuka for Batista

MOVE 5: @MadMike4883
ADD Rusev & Aiden English to Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie

With the Week 7 moves in the books, let’s take a look at our newly created matches.

Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie vs. Rusev & Aiden English
(Created by @MadMike4883)
week7-4

Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano
(Created by @Sorgatron)
week7-2

Asuka vs. Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Drake Maverick
(Created by @MarcusMannBHS)
week7-1

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley
(Created by @thebdog1318)
week7-3

Batista vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @MarcusMannBHS)
week7-5

And here are the three matches that survived Week 7 without being altered in any way.

ELIAS VS. THE ROCK
(CREATED BY @MUTILATORLARRY)
week6-3

FINN BALOR VS. ALEISTER BLACK
(CREATED BY @BOBBYFJTOWN)
week1-1

JOHN CENA & BELLAS TWINS VS. UNDERTAKER & LAYCOOL
(CREATED BY @CHADTHESHAD)
week6-1

Rob’s match didn’t survive the round. Hell, it didn’t survive the next move. So, Rob is invited back to try again under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

Don’t forget, the thrilling Patreon In The Bank round is coming up soon. Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to take part, and they’ll be granted incredible, far-reaching that will grant them almost godlike powers over our precious card.

What changes do you want to see made to card? Who’s missing that needs to be added? Will any more matches graduate? Honestly, it’s taking a while. A couple other matches have come close, but nothing else has been able to get over the hump.

Anyway, thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 2

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. 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, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


 

Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1

Welcome to Week 2 of Mayhem Mania. Last week, we created the eight matches that make up the framework for our card of incredible matches. Now, the real fun begins. On Episode 606 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show, five players were invited to each make a single change to the card. They had three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Let’s see how they did. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 576: Long Time Host, First Time Listener

We’ve got Larry, Dudders, Chad the Shad and Mad Mike in studio for Wrestling Mayhem Show 576.  And, if you pay attention to this week’s host, you’ll notice we’ve replaced Sorg with our very own Mayhem Mania correspondent and friend in the mainstream media – Matt.  Our wrestling-loving crew is talking about what’s happening in pro wrestling this week, including: WMS

  • Sorg looks a little different this week…
  • What happened this week in wrestling? We share our thoughts!
  • We have some mixed thoughts on Money in the Bank. And, some thoughts from Dudders representing a ladies’ opinion on ladies.
  • Is Dudders wo-mansplaining Money in the Bank?
  • As the FIRST Women’s Money in the Bank, did WWE do it right?
  • How do you lead a Women’s Revolution and have a dude grab the briefcase in your FIRST women’s Money in the Bank?
  • We’ve moved on from Money in the Bank to the Smackdown Live redo for the women’s match redo.
  • Does WWE not understand that the rules have changed with regard to what’s acceptable for women’s wrestling?
  • Bayley was a great womens wrestling example, because she was a real woman – not someone stylized to be objectified.
  • Maria made a return to the WWE, and was celebrated by objectified photos.
  • Should Carmella’s reaction to Ellsworth retrieving the Money in the Bank briefcase have been more intense about a guy stepping in?
  • We’re thinking Carmella will be throwing Ellsworth into the fray and taking the opportunity to get the Money in the Bank.
  • The Carmella and Ellsworth spot was perfect – just not for the timing.
  • In case you missed it, Enzo and Big Cass broke up, this week.
  • We feel that WWE does not believe in real friendship.
  • Vince McMahon’s heart is as black as coal.
  • We love us some Corey Graves.
  • Thanks Tina for the Corey Graves puppet master angle with Big Cass.
  • Did you know David Otunga is filming a movie?
  • Sharing some thoughts on who would make good WWE commentators.
  • We got to see The Revival, guys!
  • Mad Mike is pitching an Enzo v. Cass match for Summer Slam.
  • This week’s Big Question: Who will dethrone Asuka’s reign?
  • We’re calling it now: Asuka vacates the title and winner of the Mae Young Classic picks it up.
  • Can we get Ronda Rousey v Asuka?
  • Asuka is the Braun Strowman of the NXT Women’s Division.
  • We’ve moved on to some Roman Reigns match/competitor discussion. We have some thoughts.
  • Matt is ruining Sorg’s ass groove.
  • It’s a Sorgabration!
  • What did YOU learn from wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: , Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Dudders (@Kdudders), Chad the Shad (@ChadTheShad) Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Matt (@MainstreamMat) (But no Sorg (@Sorgatron) this week!)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 568: Cast A McMahon

 

There were some, let’s say interesting, things in wrestling this week! Sorg, Chad the Shad, Mad Mike, and Rizz for Wrestling Mayhem Show 568. Of course, we talked what’s happening in the world of wrestling this week, including:

WMS

  • Payback is this weekend. And, we’re talking about what a House of Horrors match consists of.
  • Are rematch clauses still a thing in the WWE?
  • Chad is petitioning for a Champions Choice for rematch options.
  • Chad is sharing his viewing preparation for the RAW Wrap Up with Sorg and Mad Mike. #Entertainment
  • Curtis Axel is apparently still topical for the Mayhem Show.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on the Samoa Joe v Seth Rollins match.
  • Alexa Bliss and Bayley has us looking at the innocence of Bayley as a character.
  • What happens to Kevin Owens if Jericho wins? We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • WWE PPVs are just super shows for the brands thank to the WWE Network. It’s different booking than a decade ago.
  • We’re having some interesting conversation regarding the impact the WWE Network has had on viewing trends.
  • Is the WWE looking for a way to do their own break for the Broken Hardy gimmick?
  • We can see the WWE lawyers in action with the Broken Hardy gimmick development each week.
  • What makes a good heel turn villain theme for a video game gimmick?
  • 205 Live lost Tajiri, and we haz a sad.
  • It’s time for this week’s Big Question: Vince McMahon is getting a bio picture. Who do you cast? #CastAMcMahon
  • There was Dumpster Match this week?
  • Sin Cara has a new look. #Shiny
  • What’s happening with SmackDown Live booking? New things! That’s what!
  • What did YOU learn from wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Sorg (@Sorgatron), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) , Rizz (@TheeRizz), and Chad (@ChadTheShad)!

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Mayhem Mania 2017: Patreon In The Bank!!!

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

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, emotional and contractual state. 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, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Many weeks ago, we started our journey by creating 8 matches for our card. Then, we started making changes…and more changes…and even more changes. It wasn’t always pretty. Here’s where you can catch up on what happened during Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7 and Round 8. Any match that survived 3 rounds of Mayhem Mania without being altered in any way, GRADUATED to the SUPERCARD, creating room for new and even more fantastic match ideas. This process led to three graduated matches.

All this hard work and hurt feelings led to the epic Patreon In The Bank round of Mayhem Mania, in which the Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were invited to make multiple changes, fast-track matches to the SUPERCARD and much more. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 8

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

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, emotional and contractual state. 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, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control. (more…)

WWE Raw Wrap Up 3/13/17: Jinder Hinderance

Sorg and Mad Mike talk about Raw as we are on the Road to Wrestlemania. We have Mick Foley being told to fire someone by Stephanie McMahon, Nia Jax wants a part of Wrestlemania, Austin Aries makes his Raw debut, and Paul Heyman talks about Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg.

 

 

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