Wrestling Mayhem Show 646: Thumbtacks and Glitter

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Sorg, Mad Mike and Larry are joined by Ronnie Starks in studio this week.  The boys are on their best behavior to avoid being cited for violations by the MtOSHA rep as they talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Ronnie Starks is showing off the BDW Guiness World Record trophy on this week’s show.
  • RAW is snore.
  • Sorg and Mad Mike are sharing some thoughts on where the Monday night show goes on a shame spiral.
  • Anyone else notice that The Revival is getting screwed lately?
  • 205 Live talent is appearing more and more on the other shows. Does this mean we’re looking at 205 Dead in 2019?
  • It looks like Daniel Bryan is wrestling all the people he’s wanted to. Evidence that his career with WWE is coming to an end?
  • WWE Evolution went so well that they’re doing more women’s wrestling focus. Are we looking at a Queen of the Ring event?
  • Up Up Down Down at the largest video game collection on the planet?
  • Sorg is excited that Heavy Metal Jesus is now canon thanks to Edge and Christian!
  • In case you wanted to book Ric Flair to wrestle, he has been medically cleared for in-ring action.
  • We thought Rhyno was retiring, but it turns out he’s not.
  • Dojo Pro is now on Facebook Watch.
  • We’re talking tattoos, but not THAT tattoo.
  • We want to see a Green Arrow vs Green Ranger match.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestler has had the biggest fashion violation?
  • We have a bit of a crossover with our guest Ronnie Starks as he went to ScareHouse and visited The Basement for their Christmas event.
  • Our friends at IWC Wrestling made some news with their recent show.
  • Sorg is sharing how creative fans get with fans-bring-the-weapons matches.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 631: Carmella Monster Truck

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We are joined by Lady Frost and her Savage Gentleman for this week’s episode. The pair is fresh off their recent travels, but take a break in preparations for their appearance on the upcoming Blackcraft Wrestling event to join us for some wrestling chat. They are joined by our mayhem crew of Sorg, Bobby F J-Town, and Rizz as we talk about:WMS 8.21.2018

  • SummerSlam happened. We’re sharing some thoughts – including some MMA talk WITH the Savage Gentleman (who is a former MMA talent himself).
  • Ronda Rousey has gone from MMA to wrestling – just like our in-studio guest the Savage Gentleman.
  • Everyone’s quick to judge Ronda Rousey, but you can’t look at the current women’s revolution without giving her props.
  • MMA was against having a women’s division – but look at how much women have changed the sport.
  • Although Ronda Rousey may be “new” to WWE, she paid her dues in MMA and has built her legacy.
  • Putting a wrestler in the octagon does not have the same reaction as putting an MMA fighter in the ring.
  • Matt Riddle gets to do what he loves – wrestling.
  • Speaking of the women’s Evolution, Ronda Rousey is going to make an impact.
  • You can’t discredit someone’s natural abilities.
  • Alexa Bliss vs Trish Stratus at Evolution? We. Can’t. Wait.
  • NXT Takeover Brooklyn happened. We’re sharing our thoughts.
  • The Savage Gentleman and Lady Frost are sharing how much they LOVED the first match of NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
  • Different kinds of wrestling are like different flavors of ice cream. Everyone has their own preferences.
  • Settling an in-house debate: Do you watch Facebook videos with or without sound?
  • Table for 3 is all about Twitter. Mayhem Show is all about Facebook.
  • Velveteen Dream going totally Rick Rude with his “Call Me Up Vince” tights = Priceless.
  • We’re pretty much learning that what’s old is new again.
  • We’re talking some Ciampa v Johnny Gargano from NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
  • Demon Balor on SummerSlam seemed to go over more for the ladies than the gents.
  • So….Baron Corbin.
  • WWE is getting super techy with their 3D integrations.
  • This week’s big question: What is your dream match for WWE Evolution?
  • There’s a wrestling show coming up with a new group in town with Blackcraft Wrestling. Our guests the Savage Gentleman and Lady Frost will be on the show, and they’re telling us all about it!
  • The Savage Gentleman might be cutting a promo on the show?
  • Lady Frost and the Savage Gentleman are sharing some happenings from their recent travels.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Shout out to Brutal Bob Evans from our in-studio crew. <3

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Facebook For Wrestlers (Not Dummies)

For the longest time, wrestling has been out of the closet, so to speak and many have had to learn to live in a world where everyone was in on what pro wrestling was.  More recently, the wrestlers themselves have had to learn to deal with social media and being one on one with the fans so directly.  While I could rant for ages on wrestlers being idiots on Twitter.


The bigger issue is Facebook.

Facebook presents us with interesting problems, but definitely tools that can greatly benefit a wrestler.  As a wrestler, your name, your gimmick, your character, however you want to refer to it, is your brand.  If you are on Facebook pushing yourself, posting on indy promotion pages with an obvious picture as you, the wrestler, it hurts your brand.

When you use your real name, your main Facebook account, it can send mixed messages.  When you are using Facebook to promote your matches and events, it throws people to see your real last name.  When you use it in this fashion, and talk in storylines, it kills the suspension of disbelief that wrestling thrives on.

Some things to Consider:

If you are on Facebook as yourself

  1. You should be a guy who wrestles.  Not the wrestler.  Here, you can be the guy who plays video games, or bitches about your girlfriend.  Don’t kill the mystique of the badass you’re supposed to be.
  2. Comment in story, or on promotional sites as your stage name.   When I see a name that doesn’t jive with the name I know from the flyers and ring entrances, it takes me out of it as a fan.  If I see a mystery name connected with a picture of someone I consider a star (and most friends that ask can’t believe indy wrestlers have day jobs) I akin that to my aunt that has a picture of a cat as her profile picture.
  3. When you “friend” others and fans on Facebook, they take it as that.  Friends.  How much you privatize your personal page is up to you, but you can easily lock it down to family and friends, lessening the bleed over from your “professional” life.

If you are fortunate enough to be pushing yourself as your own name, you have some more options. 

  1. Are you basically an extension of who you are in the ring?
  2. Are you dedicated to not get to personal on your page?
A great example of this would be Joe Dombrowski.  He may be an announcer, as apposed to a wrestler, but it still applies.  Knowing Joe, he’s the same online as he seems to be on the mic.  A knowledgable wrestling mind who waxes philosophy and props in the business and sparks discussions.  He is transparent and it doesn’t hurt how anything is presented.
What does a Fan Page/Business Page give you the ability to do?
  1. Be the character online.  With pages, you can turn on the “Post as…” option and roll around Facebook as your character, tearing into your opponent on a given upcoming show (hopefully on his similarly setup page or promotion’s site)
  2. Manage your fan base.  It’s the place for your fans to go and interact with you, the wrestler.  Never mixed with your personal page.
  3. Bigger Fan Base.  I don’t know how many have this problem, but Facebook limits friends to 5000 before cutting you off from adding.  If you make it big and get that many fans, which has happened to local e-celebs like iJustine, you just limited the reach of your brand name. Think to the future.
I hope new, and maybe new to the internet, wrestlers out there may consider a few things like this when they go online.  I’ve seen plenty of these questions come up from trainees, or seeing or hearing about the tools being misused.
What else needs to be addressed?