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 2020: Patreon In The Bank!

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 8

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it.

Catch up on the lore! Check out the previous rounds of Mayhem Mania 2020!
It Begins! – Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5 – Round 6 – Round 7

Mayhem Mania feels like it’s been flying by in the blink of an eye. We’re already into the penultimate round and on the verge of Patreon In The Bank! More on what to expect in a moment, but first let’s get down to this week’s business.

The goal is to get eight matches onto our SUPERCARD. All matches start out being created on our “undercard” where they can be tweaked, improved or outright deleted in favor of something else by our players. If a match survives three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way, it graduates to the SUPERCARD where it’s locked in. That also opens a slot on our “undercard” to create another match. Seems simple enough, but if you’ve been following along over the years you know it can get complicated.

Heading into Round 8 of Mayhem Mania, three matches had graduated to our SUPERCARD!

MAYHEM MANIA 2020 SUPERCARD!

MIA YIM & KAY LEE RAY & TEGAN NOX VS. ASUKA & KAIRI SANE & IO SHIRAI
(CREATED BY TINA KEYS)

week1-7

EDGE VS. MATT RIDDLE
(CREATED BY CHAD THE SHAD)
week3-1

BIANCA BELAIR VS. JAZZ
(CREATED BY TINA KEYS)
week5-5 (1)

This is much more than simply “fantasy booking”. All individuals come in their current contractual, physical, emotional, etc. state. So, if Vince McMahon can do it, you can do it. However, if Vince can NOT do it that means that individual is off limits. There’s room for some flexibility if you’re creative enough, and our players usually are.

Not every individual available to Vince is actually eligible, however. A select few have earned the ire of some of our players and been banished to SPACE JAIL. That means they can not be used in Mayhem Mania, but it’s not a life sentence. Every week we spin our special prize wheel to see if one of them can escape. It happens more often than you’d think, but this week SPACE JAIL remained secure and no one escaped.

With all that fun stuff out of the way, let’s get into the moves from Round 8 of Mayhem Mania 2020.

MAYHEM MANIA 2020: ROUND 8

MOVE 1 (by Thee Rizz)
SWAP Samoa Joe for Shinsuke Nakamura

MOVE 2 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Keith Lee and Drew McIntyre

Move 3 (by Rob Brown)
ADD Samoa Joe to WALTER vs. Keith Lee

Move 4 (by BobbyFJtown)
DELETE Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black and CREATE Akira Tozawa & KUSHIDA & “American Dragon” Daniel Bryan vs. Angel Garza & Andrade & Jorge Bolly

Move 5 (by Kyle from Pitt Fight)
ADD Finn Balor to A.J. Styles vs. Adam Cole

So, after those latest moves here are the five newly created matches following Round 8 of Mayhem Mania.

Akira Tozawa & KUSHIDA & “American Dragon” Daniel Bryan vs. Angel Garza & Andrade & Jorge Bolly
(Created by BobbyFJtown)
week9-5
WALTER vs. Keith Lee vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Rob Brown)
week9-1 (1)
Big E Langston vs. Drew McIntyre
(Created by Mad Mike)
week9-4 (1)
A.J. Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor
(Created by Kyle from Pitt Fight)
week9-2 (1)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Pete Dunne
(Created by Thee Rizz)
week9-3 (1)

And here are the three matches that survived Round 8 without being altered in any way.

LIGERO VS. SAMI ZAYN
(CREATED BY ALEX KAHRS)
week8-3 (1)

JOAQUIN WILDE VS. JORDAN DEVLIN VS. ISAIAH SCOTT VS. JOHN MORRISON VS. RICOCHET
(CREATED BY BILLY JOHNSON)
week8-6

REVEREND D-VON & DEACON BATISTA VS. PAUL LONDON & BRIAN KENDRICK
(CREATED BY “COUNTRY HAMMER” JAMI JAMESON)
week6-4 (1)

Guess what? That last match has survived three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way and it is now the FOURTH match to GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD! Congratulations to “The Country Hammer” Jami Jameson for creating such a great match. He’ll be invited back next week to receive his rewards. Those include:

1. One ticket to send an individual to SPACE JAIL (*Those in SPACE JAIL are not eligible to be used during Mayhem Mania, but have a chance to escape as you’ll see in a moment)
2. Name an entrant for the 2nd annual Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble, to be held during the Mayhem Mania preshow. (*Individuals who are entered into the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble can still be used in another Mayhem Mania match)
3. Hand out a dose of punishment to one of next week’s players! (*I can not in good conscience allow any Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show to be punished during Patreon In The Bank, so this portion of the reward system is being suspended in this instance)
4. Create a new match to fill to open 8th spot on our “undercard”

Also, Mad Mike’s move for Round 8 did not survive to the end of the round. Thus, the “Alex Kahrs Rule” must be invoked. Mad Mike is invited back next week (He was coming anyway since it’s Patreon In The Bank) and he will be granted the FINAL move of the Patreon In The Bank round!

Some of you may be asking yourselves, “What in the hell is Patreon In The Bank?”

Patreon In The Bank is the dramatic, cataclysmic finale to Mayhem Mania. Every Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show is invited to participate. That means we’ll have many more than our standard five players for the “normal” rounds. Also, those players will receive enhanced abilities to alter matches, including adding stipulations, special referees and more!

I know you’re all wondering what awesome powers you’re being granted, so here they are!

Patreon Tier 1 (Fan Of The Show)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Make one “standard” move
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any “undercard” match

Patreon Tier 2 (Poppy Club)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move option: SUBTRACT)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD

Patreon Tier 3 (Pizza Club)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Nominate an individual to be part of the Mayhem Mania announce team
– 1 ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *Previously incarcerated individuals ineligible to be sent back to SPACE JAIL)
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move options: SUBTRACT and SWAP-A-STIP)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD
– AUTO-GRADUATE any match from the “undercard” to the SUPERCARD
– Player may name a proxy to make their moves on their behalf if they are unable to attend Patreon In The Bank

Patreon Tier 4 (Manager Level, or higher)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Nominate an individual to be part of the Mayhem Mania announce team
– 1 ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *Previously incarcerated individuals ineligible to be sent back to SPACE JAIL)
– 1 court order to free one individual from SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *”No Double Jeopardy” rule applies to all parolees)
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move options: SUBTRACT and SWAP-A-STIP)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD
– AUTO-GRADUATE any match from the “undercard” to the SUPERCARD or UN-GRADUATE any match on the SUPERCARD back to the “undercard”
– Player may name a proxy to make their moves on their behalf if they are unable to attend Patreon In The Bank
– REALITY STONE! Break the rules of our universe and use ANYONE you wish. (*One-time use only and can be applied to only ONE individual)

So, start making your plans for your big moves during the Patreon In The Bank round of Mayhem Mania!

Thanks as always to Antonio Garza from TheWrestlingRevolution.com for the awesome match graphics he creates for us every year.

Thanks for supporting and enjoying Mayhem Mania and we’ll see you next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Patreon In The Bank!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 6

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 5

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2019: 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.


 

For those of you who are just joining us (and honestly, where have you been?), here’s where you can catch up on Mayhem Mania 2019: Opening Round – Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5 – Round 6 – Round 7 – Round 8

This is it – the grand finale of Mayhem Mania 2019: The awesome and life-affirming Patreon In The Bank round. It went down on the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, March 26. Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were invited to take part. That meant a full dozen players were lined up to decide the fate of the Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD!  (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2019: 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. 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. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 586: My Wife’s the Best Heel Ever

This week we’ve got a drastic night-and-day difference from last week, but it’s a great show with Shirley Doe joining us in studio. Between the amazing stories and his great personality, we could go on talking about wrestling all night. Thanks to Producer Missy for keeping the mayhem under control as much as she can this week as she’s wrangling Sorg, Rob, Mad Mike, Chad the Shad, and Larry as they talk about all the things in wrestling this week, including:WMS

  • We’ve been doing this for 586 nights? Wow.
  • If you haven’t seen the Mae Young Classic, shame on you! Your penance is to not listen to the show (yet).
  • Larry is sharing how his thoughts on the Mae Young Classic changed from Round 1 to Round 2.
  • We have some shared thoughts on the Mae Young Classic Round 1 matches.
  • Shirley Doe wrestled Lita? The things we learn on this show!
  • If you’re curious about where we are in the wrestling timeline, two words: Essa. Rios.
  • We found Rizz a new best friend!!!
  • You know you have the right crew of people when your conversation goes from video games to wrestling fluidly.
  • Shirley Doe is matchmaking this week.
  • Is Bianca Belair’s hair a foreign object?
  • Is WWE going to develop a Total Divas for the NXT roster? (We would totally watch it if they did.)
  • We’re talking some thoughts on who we want to see win the Mae Young Classic.
  • We’re talking some Four Horsewomen options.
  • The Ring of Honor championship “belt” is now a ring? (Or Nick Lendl got engaged to Cody Rhodes this week.)
  • Rings? Do we get Captain Planet or Green Lantern with this move in Ring of Honor?
  • We’re talking the various Royal Rumble betting options that are out there.
  • Looks like Larry has commented about a stupid hat. It’s only fitting he wear the Mayhem Dunce Cap.
  • This week’s Big Question: With the recent Sexy Star incident, how are they going to kill her off Lucha Underground?
  • We’re sharing some thoughts about things like Shane McMahon being in the ring. Should he even be there?
  • There’s no more Carmsworth?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • There should be no drive-thru where the champ eats.

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