Wrestling Mayhem Show 652: Babyface Batista

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Marcus Mann joins the mayhem this week, which means it’s likely we’ll be talking very little wrestling and a bunch of John Cena.  Thankfully we have Larry, Matt, Rizz, Mad Mike, and Sorg to keep the show rolling as we discuss:

  • We have Marcus Mann on the show – the guy who hasn’t watched wrestling since September?
  • Welcome to the Young Justice episode?
  • Marcus Mann is sharing some thoughts on Brock Lesnar and Brock-being-Brock.
  • Anytime Marcus Mann watches a wrestling match, he has some psychology assessments thanks to Shirley Doe.
  • Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar are there for particular reasons in WWE. They are in a category of their own.
  • Liking our discussion about intergender wrestling? Join us for our panel.
  • Randy Orton walks a line all the time.
  • This is the time in the show when Marcus Mann tells us how amazing John Cena is.
  • Marcus Mann is not a fan of skinny Cena.
  • With Patreon in the Bank looming, we’re looking to see if Marcus Mann can book a MayhemMania match WITHOUT John Cena (if someone uses an eliminator).
  • It’s MayhemMania time. We can’t wait to see what our crew books this week!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Mayhem Mania 2019: It Begins!!!

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.


 

The 2019 edition of Mayhem Mania got underway during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, January 22. 8 members of the WMS family were invited to each create one match will serve as the starting point for this year’s Mayhem Mania. Here’s how it went down. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 650: The Return Of MayhemMania

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It’s that magical time of year when we put ourselves in Vince McMahon’s shoes for MayhemMania.  We’ve got Mad Mike, Larry, Farnsworth, Sorg, and Mainstream Matt in studio to talk about:

  • We’re preparing for NXT to see some roster changes due to some call-ups.
  • 205 Live has a new broadcast member in Aiden English.
  • We are headed into the royalest of rumbles with men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
  • We’re running down all of the places where you can find John Cena (or his voice). He’s everywhere!
  • We are relying on Sasha Banks to save what could otherwise be a meh match with Ronda Rousey to make it amazing.
  • Ronda Rousey should be in NXT learning the ropes. She’s doing okay where she is – but she’d be better if she were going through and learning the ropes.
  • We’re blaming Smashmouth for so many things tonight.
  • We’re talking some Hardcore Holly and Brock Lesnar.
  • Are we comparing Finn Balor to Hardcore Holly? Maybe.
  • We’re running through our dark horse options for the Royal Rumble.
  • It’s MayhemMania season – which means we’re booking our dream matches.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 647: Ronda The Red-Belt Champion

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It’s that time of year when we reminisce on what has happened throughout the course of wrestling.  Mad Mike, Sorg, and Larry take a trip through old show notes to pull up last year’s predictions, and we make some bold predictions heading into 2019:

  • It’s the end of the year, which means we’re running through last year’s WWE predictions.
  • Mad Mike is rewriting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the RAW women’s match.
  • We’re running through our 2018 predictions for our show!
  • This week’s Big Question: What gift would you like Wrestling Santa to bring you?
  • Sorg checked out Rockstar Pro for their live stream with IMPACT at Ohio vs Everyone. He shares some thoughts about the show.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this year?

Speaking of predictions, here’s what we expect for the big wrestling shows in 2019:

  • Mad Mike:
  1. Brock Lesnar will be UFC and WWE champion.
  2. Pentagon will be NXT Champion.
  3. Sometime during 2019 we will see the match between David Arquette and Steven Amell.
  • Sorg:
  1. WWE will not go back to the Middle East, but will do a supershow in another country.
  2. The Elite (All In) promotion will not have television, but will still be an ROH competitor by the end of 2019.
  3. The Elite (All In) promotion will be part of the WWE Network.
  • Larry:
  1. Ronda Rousey will not be with WWE throughout 2019.
  2. The Elite (All In) promotion is BS and they will be part of WWE.

Our Mayhem Show predictions for 2019:

  • Larry: Mad Mike will visit the studio in 2019.
  • Sorg:
  1. There will be more IMPACT discussion in 2019.
  2. Mad Mike will be unblocked by IMPACT’s main account.
  3. Mad Mike will make one of Sorg’s business relationships awkward in 2019.
  • Mad Mike:
  1. He will do something to get himself reblocked by IMPACT in 2019.
  2. Sorg will have to ask a luchador a question in Spanish during 2019.
  • Tina: WMS will do a live show from the west coast.
  • Carlins: Larry will earn himself a lifetime ban from Mayhem Mania.
  • Ty Cross: He will visit the studio in 2019.
  • Bobby: A puppet will interview a wrestler for a WMS show.
  • Alex Miller: The Sorg will get hit in the nuts.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 630: It Ain’t Ballet, Kids

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Beastman joins us for this week’s episode.  Add him to our in-house mix of Rizz, Mad Mike, and Sorg?  It’s internet magic in the making as we talk about this week in wrestling, including:

  • Beastman is talking some of the weird things he’s seen at recent shows he’s been part of.
  • When personal and professional worlds collide.
  • RIP Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.
  • For Sorg, Jim Neidhart was the appeal for the Hart Foundation.
  • And, we wind up in a discussion about Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World.
  • Kenny Omega is taking on Pentagon and Mad Mike is All In!
  • We’re already excited for All In Again – next year’s All In event.
  • A bootleg Bullet Club shirt led to a fun interaction between Karl Anderson and the Young Bucks.
  • We had the pleasure of seeing Marshall Gambino’s final match at IWC Wrestling against Chest Flexor.
  • Mad Mike will be at NXT Takeover Brooklyn this weekend.
  • Sorg is almost caught up with NXT in time for NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
  • WWE is trying to turn Ronda Rousey into Batman.
  • Happy Birthday Johnny Gargano!
  • How did Kairi Sane go from yacht enthusiast to pirate?
  • Sorg is learning how to pronounce Ciampa.
  • We are commissioning Mad Mike to check out wrestling – – ON A BOAT this weekend.
  • Joey Janela is getting Lost in New York Friday night.
  • We are going to live vicariously through fan of the show, Alex Miller, for his Jericho Cruise and Lost in New York adventures.
  • Make sure you have 7 hours set aside for Summerslam! And, lots of coffee.
  • We’ve got some mixed thoughts about the status of Brock Lesnar’s title reign after Summerslam.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is the perfect match?
  • We have come to the conclusion that Elias is too good at what he does.
  • Beastman went shopping – in his ring gear.
  • We’re getting the story of that time Beastman went through a floor at a wrestling show.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Beastman (@beastmanhusk), Rizz (@TheeRizz), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 622: Kaiju of NXT

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We’ve got a special treat this week as we’re joined by Wrestle Zone’s Ross Berman!  He is joined by our in-studio guest Jaye Cooper, as well as our usual group of wrestling fans with Sorg, Larry, and Bobby.  This week’s topics include:

  • Ross has been covering the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial. We’ve got him on the podcast to share a little bit of what he’s been seeing.
  • Podcasters and interviewers alike have been in the crosshairs awaiting the turnout of the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial.
  • Podcasts, in general, are entertainment – when someone frames it as fact-checked journalism, it can cause harm.
  • A wrestling journalist having to switch gears to trial coverage?
  • Covering New Japan is what prepared Ross for the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial coverage.
  • Ross covers New Japan, which brings us to Larry CANCELLING his WWE Network app!
  • New Japan has been doing a bit lately – including some title changes and some reach to American and European audiences.
  • Money in the Bank is just around the corner – as in THIS WEEKEND. We’re sharing some thoughts and speculations.
  • AJ Styles v Nakamura for Money in the Bank? WWE is doing the same stuff we’d be seeing in New Japan!
  • Has anyone checked to see if Brock Lesnar is still alive? We haven’t seen him in a couple months.
  • We’re making some Money in the Bank predictions.
  • The sons of IRS are facing each other, and we’re pretty excited about it.
  • This week’s big question: If you had the ability to give a Money in the Bank briefcase to ANYONE in wrestling, who would it be?
  • NXT Takeover is ALSO this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts and predictions.
  • OH: Lars Sullivan is great! I want to see him win the title at a house show!
  • Lars Sullivan is what Snitsky should have been.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?BONUS: Recommendation from our guest, Ross Berman: Check out David Starr v Mike Quackenbush if you get a chance.

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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Wrestling Mayhem Show 615: Nanny Nikki

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We have a full studio this week as we’re joined by Mambo Italiano and Calvin Couture of Golden Chic International.  As for the mayhem crew, Mad Mike has returned from WrestleMania, and Sorg and Larry are keeping our guests company in Sorgatron Media studio as we talk about:

  • Mad Mike is getting us all caught up on his visit to WrestleMania. WMS
  • If Mambo Italiano is The Miz, does that make Calvin Couture the Miztourage?
  • What do you get when you have some former WWE stars at a local high school? IWC Wrestling Night of the Superstars! (So we’re going to take a moment to talk about some great moments from the show.)
  • Mambo Italiano appreciated some quality time with Mark Henry, while Calvin Couture had a moment with Jack Swagger at Night of the Superstars.
  • The BIG news in WWE is the Superstar Shakeup. We caught the RAW shakeup last night, and are catching the Smackdown shakeup results as we’re recording this week’s podcast.
  • Mad Mike is suffering from some TNA PTSD with this Superstar Shakeup.
  • Is Jeff Hardy angling for a Hell in a Cell spot?
  • It would be more efficient to let us know who’s staying where during the Superstar Shakeup.
  • Dear WWE – Give us visuals on this Superstar Shakeup and tournaments. The NCAA does well with March Madness for a reason. ;)
  • Now we’re on to the big news in WWE this week – the John Cena and Nikki Bella break-up.
  • Thanks to Mikey and Big Bob for giving us the perfect emotional response to the Nikki Bella and John Cena break-up.
  • The Miz and Maryse played the long-game in their feud against Nikki Bella and John Cena.
  • With everyone headed to Smackdown are they going to stretch it to a third hour?
  • The Greatest Royal Rumble is the same day as The Avengers?!?!?! *collective mayhem happy dance*
  • We’ve found Brock Lesnar’s weakness – pancakes.
  • We’re talking about X-Pac’s dog!
  • We’re talking a little bit of IMPACT.
  • Mad Mike loves him some Brian Cage.
  • The key is to have creativity with just the right amount of a leash from management.
  • Part of the problem with non-WWE wrestling today is getting yourself out there for your audience to find you.
  • This week’s Big Question: Now that John Cena and Nikki Bella’s engagement is officially off, who will be the rebound?
  • When Carson Daly becomes relevant during a wrestling discussion.
  • Mambo Italiano had a moment with Honky Tonk Man a month(ish) ago.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Our good friend, Rizz is raising money and awareness through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Team Pittsburgh 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon.  Check out his fundraiser page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/dsgfpitt2018/fundraiser/zachrizza

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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 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.


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

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

We’ve got some work to do. We need to GRADUATE some more matches and we only have a couple more weeks to fill out our SUPERCARD. Let’s see if this week’s players can get us on the right track.

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 612 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 8

Move 1: @MutilatorLarry
SWAP Adam Cole for Tommaso Ciampa

Move 2: @Sorgatron
SWAP Bobby Lashley for Daniel Bryan

Move 3: @Bobbyfjtown
SWAP Bayley & Sasha Banks for Kairi Sane & Ember Moon

Move 4: @TheeRizz
KILL Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie vs. Rusve & Aiden English and CREATE Bray Wyatt vs. Bo Dallas

Move 5: @jworth
SWAP Samoa Joe and Batista

With the Week 8 moves in the books, let’s take a look at our newly created matches.

Bray Wyatt vs. Bo Dallas
(Created by @TheeRizz)
week8-1

Batista vs. AJ Styles vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
(Created by @jworth)
week8-2

Asuka vs. Braun Strowman vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Drake Maverick
(Created by @Sorgatron)
week8-3

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Kairi Sane & Ember Moon
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
week4-4

Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @jworth)
week8-4

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 & BELLA TWINS VS. UNDERTAKER & LAYCOOL
(CREATED BY @CHADTHESHAD)
week6-1

Larry’s match didn’t survive the round. So, he is invited back for the next round to try again under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

The Patreon In The Bank round is coming up on Tuesday, April 3. 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. There’s still time for you to become a Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show and join in on the fun!