Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 8

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 7

There are two “tiers” to Mayhem Mania. The 8-match “undercard”, where our players create and make changes to matches, and the SUPERCARD. To reach the SUPERCARD, a match must survive three rounds on the “undercard” without being altered in any way. So far, only one match has made it.

MAYHEM MANIA 2021 SUPERCARD

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

That’s a pretty darn good match, but we still have a lot of work to do.

Not everyone is eligible to use in Mayhem Mania. They must be under a WWE contract or otherwise within WWE’s orbit of influence. Also, everyone comes in their current physical/contractual/etc. state (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.). Simply put, if Vince McMahon can’t do it, you can’t do it!

Other wrestlers are not eligible to use because one of our players has sent them to SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Every week we spin our prize wheel to give one of the SPACE JAIL inmates a chance to escape, and we had an escape just before Round 8. Shane McMahon is now OUT of SPACE JAIL!

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for the latest round of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:

– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– SUBTRACT an individual from an exisiting match.
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

With all that business out of the way, here’s how things went down during Round 8 of Mayhem Mania.

Move #1 (by Chad The Shad)
ADD WALTER to Cesaro vs. Pete Dunne vs. Keith Lee

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE Bayley & Bad Bunny vs. Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis and CREATE Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City

Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Bad Bunny to Big E vs. Bronson Reed

Move #4 (by Tina Keys)
DELETE Big E vs. Bronson Reed vs. Bad Bunny and CREATE Sasha Banks vs. Meiko Satomura

Move #5 (by Honey Badger)
SWAP Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano for Rhea Ripley & Aleister Black

Round 8 is in the books, and we have FOUR newly created matches on our “undercard”

Alexa Bliss & Bray Wyatt vs. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. Rhea Ripley & Aleister Black
(Created by Honey Badger)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Sasha Banks vs. Meiko Satomura
(Created by Tina Keys)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro vs. WALTER
(Created by Chad The Shad)

Here are the four matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango
(Created by Sorgatron)

Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Jim LaMotta)

Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Alex Kahrs’ match did not survive the round. So, he’ll be invited back next week under the application of the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

We have only one “normal” week left during Mayhem Mania 2021. The grand finale, Patreon In The Bank, is coming up on Tuesday, March 30. ONLY Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to play during that round. If you want in, head to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow. Your support will help the show and get you in on the fun.

Thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 7

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6

There are two “tiers” to Mayhem Mania. The 8-match “undercard”, where our players create and make changes to matches, and the SUPERCARD. To reach the SUPERCARD, a match must survive three rounds on the “undercard” without being altered in any way. So far, only one match has made it.

MAYHEM MANIA 2021 SUPERCARD

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

That’s a pretty darn good match, but we still have a lot of work to do.

Not everyone is eligible to use in Mayhem Mania. They must be under a WWE contract or otherwise within WWE’s orbit of influence. Also, everyone comes in their current physical/contractual/etc. state (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.). Simply put, if Vince McMahon can’t do it, you can’t do it!

Other wrestlers are not eligible to use because one of our players has sent them to SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Every week we spin our prize wheel to give one of the SPACE JAIL inmates a chance to escape. The wheel did not free anyone before Round 7.

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for the latest round of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:

– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– SUBTRACT an individual from an exisiting match.
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

With all that business out of the way, here’s how things went down during Round 7 of Mayhem Mania.

Move #1 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Roman Reigns to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kushida vs. Elias

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE “THE DEMON” Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black vs. Damien Priest and CREATE Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods

Move #3 (by Sorgatron)
DELETE A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler and CREATE Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango

Move #4 (by Jim LaMotta)
SWAP Daniel Bryan for Drew McIntyre

Move #5 (By Mad Mike)
SWAP Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano for Bayley & Bad Bunny

Round 7 is in the books, and we have SIX newly created matches on our “undercard”

Alexa Bliss & Bray Wyatt vs. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano
(Created by Mad Mike)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Bayley & Bad Bunny vs. Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis
(Created by Mad Mike)

Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango
(Created by Sorgatron)

Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Jim LaMotta)

Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Here are the two matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro
(Created by Mad Mike)

Big E vs. Bronson Reed
(Created by Tina Keys)

We’re not far from the home stretch of Mayhem Mania 2021. The grand finale, Patreon In The Bank, is coming up on Tuesday, March 30. ONLY Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to play during that round. If you want in, head to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow. Your support will help the show and get you in on the fun.

Thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 6

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5

There are two “tiers” to Mayhem Mania. The 8-match “undercard”, where our players create and make changes to matches, and the SUPERCARD. To reach the SUPERCARD, a match must survive three rounds on the “undercard” without being altered in any way. So far, only one match has made it.

Mayhem Mania 2021 SUPERCARD

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

That’s a pretty darn good match, but we still have a lot of work to do.

When a match graduates, its creator gets REWARDS! So, before Round 6 we had some business to take care of Tina.

First, she got to create a new match to fill the opening on our “undercard” left by the match that graduated. Tina created Big E vs. Bronson Reed.

Second, Tina got to book the first guest for the first-ever Mayhem Mania Watch Along! Tina decided to book Faye Jackson! Great choice!

Third, Tina got a ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL! Tina decided to send Asuka – by far, the most popular woman in the history of Mayhem Mania – to SPACE JAIL!

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Tina said our players need to be challenged, and I really couldn’t agree more. Remember, hurt feelings are a key component of this process.

Anyone who is stuck in SPACE JAIL can NOT be booked in a match in Mayhem Mania. They can escape via a lucky spin of our prize wheel.

Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for the latest round of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:

– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– SUBTRACT an individual from an exisiting match.
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

Finally, as part of her rewards for creating a graduated match, Tina got to hand out a dose of “punishment” to one of this week’s players. The “punishment” was that the player would have to use an individual randomly chosen for them by the “Wheel Of NXT UK”. Tina chose to punish The Rizz.

With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round SIX of Mayhem Mania 2021!

Move #1 (by Brandon)
ADD Damien Priest to Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross

Move #2 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Roman Reigns and Cesaro

Move #3 (by Dave “D.P.” Podnar)
DELETE Tommaso Ciampa vs. Roman Reigns and CREATE Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae vs. Dexter Lumis vs. Indi Hartwell

Move #4 (by Sorgatron)
ADD Elias to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kushida

Move #5 (by The Rizz)
(*The “Wheel Of NXT UK” decided he must book A-Kid)
DELETE Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm and CREATE A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler

Round 6 is in the books, and we have FIVE newly created matches on our “undercard”

Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae vs. Dexter Lumis vs. Indi Hartwell
(Created by Dave “D.P.” Podnar)

A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler
(Created by The Rizz)

“THE DEMON” Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross vs. Damien Priest
(Created by Brandon)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro
(Created by Mad Mike)

Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias
(Created by Sorgatron)

Here are the three matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya vs. Bad Bunny & Bayley
(Created by Alex Kahrs)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan
(Created by HEEL Bradley)

Big E vs. Bronson Reed
(Created by Tina Keys)

Mad Mike will be back next week under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, which governs a match that does not survive the round in which it was created.

Keep following along to find out what happens next. Thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 3

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2

Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to use. Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)

Others are not eligible to use for a different reason. Some of them are locked in SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel

SPACE JAIL is not a life sentence. A lucky spin of our prize wheel can free one of them, and that’s exactly what happened before Round 3. The prize wheel freed Ric Flair.

There’s no “double jeopardy” so anyone who escapes can not be locked up again during Mayhem Mania 2021.

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Round 2 of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:

– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round THREE of Mayhem Mania 2021!

Move #1 (by Sorgatron)
DELETE Walter vs. Goldberg and CREATE Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Daniel Bryan & Nikki Cross and CREATE Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio

Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Roman Reigns to Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne

Move #4 (by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)
SWAP Samoa Joe and Finn Balor

Move #5 (by Dave Podnar)
DELETE Xavier Woods & AJ Styles & Kofi Kingston vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro and CREATE Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks

With Round 3 in the books, we now have SIX new matches on our card.

Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
(Created by Sorgatron)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks
(Created by Dave Podnar)

Samoa Joe vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black
(Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov
(Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)

Here are the two matches that survived Round 3 without being changed.

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

The IIconics vs. Riott Squad
(Created by Mad Mike)

If a match survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way, it will GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD. The creator of the match will receive rewards, including creating a new match to fill the open slot on our “undercard”. Our goal is to GRADUATE eight matches to our SUPERCARD by the time Mayhem Mania 2021 comes to an end.

One final note: Following Round 3 Mad Mike used one of the SPACE JAIL tickets he earned in our Royal Rumble contest to send Austin Theory to SPACE JAIL.

What will happen next? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!

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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 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 2020: Round 4

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 2020: It Begins

Welcome back to year six of 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.

The WWE’s talent pool has never been deeper. Combine that with the other talents on the fringes that they theoretically may have access to and there’s no excuse for them not putting together the greatest WrestleMania card of all time. We’re going to show what’s possible.

Our game began during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, January 21. Eight players were invited to each create a single match. As an added layer to this year’s game, we’re asking more people to eliminate names from being eligible to use in Mayhem Mania – sending them through the Forbidden Portal into Space Jail. But there’s a catch, unlike in previous years, this may not be a permanent. Each week a random spin of our newly acquired prize wheel will determine if one of them can escape from Space Jail and re-enter the game. No “double jeopardy”. Once someone escapes from Space Jail, they can’t be sent back.

So, let’s check out the 8 matches our crew created.

Match #1
(Created by BobbyFJtown)
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
week1-1

Match #2
(Created by Ronnie Starks)
#DIY vs. Time Splitters
week1-8
Match #3
(Created by Sorgatron)
Elias vs. Tony Nese
week1-2

Match #4
(Created by Honey Badger)
Rhea Ripley vs. Mercedes Martinez

week1-5

Match #5
(Created by Dave Podnar)
Velveteen Dream vs. R-Truth
week1-4

Match #6
(Created by Tina Keys)
Mia Yim & Kay Lee Ray & Tegan Nox vs. Asuka & Kairi Sane & Io Shirai
week1-7

Match #7
(Created by Mad Mike)
WALTER vs. Keith Lee
week1-3

Match #8
(Created by Mainstream Mat)
Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong vs. Shayna Baszler & Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir
week1-6

And here’s who got sent to Space Jail…

SPACE JAIL!
BobbyFJtown: Randy Orton
Ronnie Starks: Enzo
Sorgatron: Lacey Evans
Honey Badger: Bayley
Dave Podnar: Triple H
Tina Keys: Ronda Rousey
Mad Mike: WeeLC
Mainstream Mat: Bobby Fish

So, Mayhem Mania 2020 is underway. We have an eight-match card and we have eight people/things now serving time in Space Jail. Next Tuesday, we’ll invite five players to each make a single change to the existing card. Remember, any match that survives three consecutive rounds without being altered in any way will graduate to the Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD. The creator of that match will get some rewards and we’ll create a new match to take its place on our “undercard”.

By the time this whole thing is over, we’ll have eight graduated matches on our SUPERCARD. Trust me, it’ll work. We’ve already done this five time, and we haven’t failed yet.

Which of our eight matches do you like the best? Which ones do you think need some work? Which ones need to be dumped entirely. Post a comment or hit up the Wrestling Mayhem Show on social media to share your thoughts.

Before we go, we want to mention our Royal Rumble Challenge. Email your picks for the winners of both Rumble matches to [email protected] Each correct pick will earn you a ticket to send someone through the Forbidden Portal to Space Jail. So, if you get both picks right, you’ll get to send two people to Space Jail! What a deal!

Enjoy Mayhem Mania and we’ll see you next week!