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!

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 643: RAWpaganda

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The big crew tonight is here in the pre-Thanksgiving episode that doesn’t involve a food fight.

  • David Arquette has his first, and last, foray into death match wrestling at GCW
  • NXT Takeover War Games delivers.  Who are we rooting for from their indy wrestling days, and who hasn’t gained steam yet?
  • Survivor Series delivers a RAW (sort of) sweep.  But who were the real winners?
  • Dean Ambros and Charlotte are doing something new and badass.
  • What are we thankful for in pro wrestling?
  • Enzo Amore does something stupid
  • We talk about Magnum CK’s retirement from Pro Wrestling
  • What did we learn from pro wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Rizz (@theerizz), Larry, Mainstream Matt (@mainstreammat), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 642: Shark Themed Dog Party

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We’re back with special guest Lucha Underground Co-Executive Producer Chris DeJoseph as we discuss:

  • We talk with Chris DeJoseph about the storytelling, secrets, and possibilities of Lucha Underground Season 4 and Ultima Lucha 4
  • We get the breaking news about new WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and Survivor Series thoughts from Bodiggity fan mail
  • Big Question: What WWE roster members could play Marvel Characters
  • Mad Mike and Sorg got to see Ready to Rumble star David Arquette in NEW and IWC over the weekend
  • We learn how David Arquette almost appeared on Lucha Underground

Follow our stable on Twitter: Chris DeJoseph (@ChrisDeJoseph),  Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 637: Boone The Marine Hunter

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We’ve got a special Mike and Mike edition of the show this week as we’re talking about some new news – and some old news in professional wrestling. This week we’re talking about:

  • Neville is back – – in Dragon Gate.
  • Dear Chris DeJoseph: Mad Mike has some thoughts for Neville for Lucha Underground. xoxox
  • Punishment Martinez is headed to WWE.
  • Sorg is predicting that once the WWE Performance Center gets hold of Punishment Martinez, he’s going to look a little different.
  • A special, special thing happened to RAW. And, we think Tina Keys may be partially to blame.
  • We can agree that Lio Rush was not ready for Seattle.
  • OH: What happened in Seattle is like when you’re shaving and accidentally hit an artery.
  • Wait….Mad Mike was happy with something on RAW?!?!?
  • We’re talking some comparison between Brie Bella and Maurice.
  • We’re apparently imagining what Punishment Martinez smells like on this episode?
  • The Shield was half of a 3-hour RAW. Wrap your head around that.
  • Can we tell you about the Broken Universe? [Picture as a door-to-door mission group pitch.]
  • There’s a Super Show Down happening. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • It’s WWE writing – it’s not supposed to be Shakespeare.
  • We all see a Dean Ambrose turn coming. The question is whether it’ll be at Super Show Down or the RAW after.
  • Are we going to see a Kings of Wrestling reunion somewhere down the line?
  • Sorg just realized that The Bushwackers may be a possibility to appear for Super Show Down.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is (other than the Mayhem Show of course) the best wrestling podcast (preferably from an actual wrestler)?
  • Thanks to Dave Podnar for providing the Best of 2008 WWE Magazine for Sorg. It’s a nice little time capsule that he’s using to fill out the last part of the show.
  • Sorg is playing Guess Who with the faces on the front of the Best of 2008 WWE Magazine he has in studio.
  • We’re trying to finagle a way to watch No Holds Barred with David Arquette…
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)

You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow!

Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!

Check out the Indy Wrestling US Network at www.indywrestling.network.  For a short time, get a 7-day FREE trial to access a growing collection of content.

Thanks to Basick Sickness (@basicksickness) for the awesome intro for the show.

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