Six Times When Mayhem Mania Got Real

Can you believe we’re about to enjoy the fifth year of Mayhem Mania? Our little competitive thought experiment started out as just an idea. Over the years, it’s grown into a tradition on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. There have been a lot of matches created over the years – some more plausible than others. Among them are a select few that later happened in real life. Here are six of the most notable. To be clear, we’re only looking at matches that graduated to a Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD. (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…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 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 (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…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 6

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…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 5

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.


 

Things are really heating up as we cross the halfway point in Mayhem Mania 2017.

First, let’s take a look back at how we got here. We started by creating 8 matches for our card. Then, we started making changes. Here’s where you can catch up on those made in Round 1Round 2Round 3 and Round 4. This past Tuesday night on Wrestling Mayhem Show 559 we saw another series of moves, including one of the most controversial we’ve seen this year. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 4

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…)

Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 3

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.

We started by creating 8 matches for our card. You may also want to catch up on the changes made in Round 1 and Round 2. This past Tuesday night on Wrestling Mayhem Show 556 we saw another series of moves, and we ended with our first match to GRADUATE to the Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD! We’ll eventually GRADUATE 8 matches. Which one will be next? (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 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 (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, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5 – Round 6 


Round 7 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on February 23. Five members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had the usual 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a wrestler/match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

In addition, the new SUBTRACT option was introduced this week. It can be used to remove one person from any match (singles matches not eligible. That would be weird). This option can be used only once during Mayhem Mania. After that, it’s gone forever.

With that little twist now in play, let’s see how things played out this week.

 

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 7

Move 1 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Kane & Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper & Undertaker for Triple H & Stephanie McMahon vs. Shane McMahon & Ronda Rousey

Move 2 (@Eamon2Please)
ADD Goldust to Stardust vs. Stephen Amell & Neville

Move 3 (@Sorgatron)
ADD The Ascension to Gold & Stardust vs. Stephen Amell & Neville

Move 4 (@TheeRizz)
TRADE Kalisto for Luke Harper

Move 5 (@HotWheelzRWA)
ADD Kalisto to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles

Any match that survives 3 rounds in Mayhem Mania without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD, and I’m happy to report…we have finally done it! After 7 brutal rounds, and several close calls, we have our first graduated match!

MAYHEM MANIA 2016 – THE SUPERCARD!

Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
(Created by @eamon2please)
W4M1

That opens a slot for a new match to be created on the “undercard”. Since Eamon created the match that graduated, he will get the create the new match next week. He will also get the last move next week under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, and will get to hand out a dose of “punishment” to one of the other participants.

No more than 8 matches are allowed on the preliminary card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania. I don’t know if we’re going to make it, but this is a nice start. Let’s look at the rest of the Mayhem Mania card after Round 7. First, here are the 3 other matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Mark Henry
(Created by @eamon2please)
W5M4
Natalya vs. Asuka
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W6M5
Apollo Crews vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W6M1
And now, here are the 4 newly created matches following Round 7.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kalisto vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @HotWheelzRWA)
W7M2

The Ascension vs. Gold & Stardust vs. Stephen Amell & Neville
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W7M1

 Shane McMahon & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W7M3

Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper
(Created by @TheeRizz)
W3M3

Round 8 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Don’t miss the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. A friendly reminder that the spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In the Bank Round is coming up on March 15. If you want to take part, and help keep the lights on at the Mayhem Studios, head to the WMS Patreon page and find out how cheap and easy it is to support the show and get in on an exclusive opportunity to make bold and numerous changes to the Mayhem Mania card. More tenured Patreon subscribers will get preferential treatment, so the time to act is now!

What changes would you make to the current card? Do you think the first graduated match is worthy of the SUPERCARD? Share your feedback with us, and thanks for your support of Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania – Round 6

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, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5 


Round 6 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on February 16. Five members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a wrestler/match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

Under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, Antonio Garza was granted the final move of Round 6. In addition, he got to choose who received this week’s “punishment” – being forced to use a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Let’s ride.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 6

Move 1 (@Sorgatron)
ADD Brock Lesnar to Bray Wyatt vs. Apollo Crews

Move 2 (@TheeRizz)
(*Forced to use a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion)
TRADE The Rock for Kane

Move 3 (@BobbyFJtown)
TRADE Sin Cara for Dean Ambrose

Move 4 (@WifeOfTheShow)
ADD Neville as a tag team partner for Stephen Amell

Move 5 (Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
TRADE Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for Asuka vs. Natalya

With the latest moves now on the books, let’s look at the Mayhem Mania card after Round 6. First, here are the 3 matches that survived the round without being altered in any way. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the preliminary card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
(Created by @eamon2please)
W4M1

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @BobbyFJtown)
W4M4

The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Mark Henry
(Created by @eamon2please)
W5M4

And now, here are the 5 newly created matches following Round 6.

Natalya vs. Asuka
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W6M5

Stardust vs. Stephen Amell & Neville
(Created by @WifeOfTheShow)
W6M4

Apollo Crews vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W6M1

Dean Ambrose vs. Kalisto
(Created by @BobbyFJtown)
W6M3
Kane & Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper & Undertaker
(Created by @TheeRizz)
W6M2

Round 7 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Don’t miss the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. We’re past the halfway point of this year’s Mayhem Mania. There will 10 traditional rounds, followed by the spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In the Bank Round. If you want to take part, and help keep the lights on at the Mayhem Studios, head to the WMS Patreon page and find out how cheap and easy it is to support the show and get in the last moves of Mayhem Mania 2016. I also encourage you to check out how Mayhem Mania played out last year.
Which matches should stay? Which should go? Who needs to be added to the biggest card of the year? Share your comments and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 5

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 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.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 


Round 5 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on February 9. Six members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a wrestler/match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

Under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, Mad Mike was granted the final move of Round 5. In addition, I added a second special perk as compensation for Mike’s Round 4 move being undone before the round’s conclusion. He got to choose who received this week’s “punishment” and was forced to use a name drawn from the infamous Jar Of Midcarders. This addendum to the “Alex Kahrs Rule” will be observed in all future cases with a variety of “punishments” to be revealed as needed.

And now…on with the show!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 5

Move 1 (@Eamon2Please)
ADD Mark Henry to The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Move 2 (@TheeRizz)
TRADE Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H vs. Hornswoggle for Kalisto vs. Sin Cara

Move 3 (Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
(*Curtis Axel was drawn from the Jar Of Midcarders)
TRADE Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker for Curtis Axel vs. Chad Gable

Move 4 (@Sorgatron)
TRADE Mr. McMahon for Undertaker

Move 5 (@JonFisherIQ)
TRADE Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal for Bray Wyatt vs. Apollo Crews

Move 6 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Curtis Axel vs. Chad Gable for Stardust vs. Stephen Amell

With the latest moves now on the books, let’s look at the Mayhem Mania card after Round 5. First, here are the 3 matches that survived the round without being altered in any way. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W3M2

Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
(Created by @eamon2please)
W4M1

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @BobbyFJtown)
W4M4

And now, here are the 5 newly created matches following Round 5.

Stardust vs. Stephen Amell
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W5M5

Bray Wyatt vs. Apollo Crews
(Created by @JonFisherIQ)
W5M2

The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Mark Henry
(Created by @eamon2please)
W5M4

Kalisto vs. Sin Cara
(Created by @TheeRizz)
W5M3

Roman Reigns & The Rock vs. Luke Harper & Undertaker
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W5M1

The addendum to the “Alex Kahrs Rule” didn’t prevent Antonio Garza’s move from being undone before the end of Round 5. Therefore, he will be the latest to be granted a guaranteed invitation to make the final move in the next round. He will also choose who will be on the receiving end of next week’s “punishment”.

Round 6 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Don’t miss the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. We’re near the halfway point of this year’s Mayhem Mania. There will 10 traditional rounds, followed by the spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In the Bank Round. If you want to take part, and help keep the lights on at the Mayhem Studios, head to WMS Patreon page and find out how easy it is to support the show and get in the last moves of Mayhem Mania 2016. I also encourage you to check out how Mayhem Mania played out last year.
Which matches should stay? Which should go? Who needs to be added to the biggest card of the year? Share your comments and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!