Wrestling Mayhem Show 627: 10…9…8…

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, Occupy Pro Wrestling, and Indy Wrestling US!

Rob Johnston joins us to talk about some Dojo Pro wrestling. He, of course, is joined by our usual stable of ne’er-do-wells including Sorg, Dave Podnar, and Alex Kahrs as they talk this week in wrestling, including:WMS 7.17.2018

  • That’s right, we’ve kidnapped Rob Johnston from the AwesomeCast podcast so we can talk Dojo Pro (among other things).
  • Extreme Rules was in Pittsburgh, and we are once again reminded why we can’t have nice things.
  • Sorg was so close at Extreme Rules that he almost took a pancake to the face.
  • Dave heard Steelers chants come through the TV feed for Extreme Rules. Sorg recalls no such chants. Were they piped in? Hmmm.
  • Things we are thankful for – The Roman Reigns v Bobby Lashley match didn’t follow the Iron Man Match at Extreme Rules.
  • We didn’t see Elias in his hometown for Extreme Rules – despite the obvious Pittsburgh references throughout.
  • Sorg is sad he didn’t get an awesome Shinsuke v Jeff Hardy match.
  • THE CROWD GOT KICKED IN THE BALLS BY SHINSUKE!
  • Rob can FEEL the wrestling in Nashville.
  • We’re taking a few moments to remember Bruno Sammartino and the history of wrestling.
  • Speaking of our guest, Rob, it was great seeing him being pushed around in the ring on a Dojo Pro video on Facebook.
  • Rob Johnston is talking about some of the fun with Dojo Pro.
  • The biggest message from Rob Johnston – Dojo Pro is bingeable!
  • Rob has some thoughts on Joey Janela.
  • It’s convenient that we’re talking with Rob Johnston on THIS episode.
  • Rob had a chance to speak with Hulk Hogan a few years back.
  • Hulk Hogan is not the same as Terry Bollea. It’s important to make separations between characters and people.
  • Some heels get crap from fans for being heels, then Kevin Owens gets the spotlight at a Shania Twain concert.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestling superstar needs to release an album next?
  • Mad Mike couldn’t be here this week – so he sent a Mad Mike Mail!
  • eFeds are a thing Alex Kahrs is explaining to us.
  • Sorg is headed to the Gathering of the Juggalos, and he’ll be seeing some interesting wrestling.
  • Joey Janela is apparently facing John Cena at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 611: Deep Into MayhemMania Season


We couldn’t have planned this week’s in-studio guest any better if we tried.  Marcus Mann joins us on the big purple couch to talk about the road to WrestleMania!  He’s joined by Rob, Larry, Sorg, Mad Mike, and Mainstream Matt as they talk about:

  • We’ve got the RYSE Wrestling Head of Talent Relations, Marcus Mann, on the sofa this week!
  • Sorg was in Florida over the weekend, and had a chance to visit the Hulk Hogan shop down there.
  • Marcus Mann is sharing some updates about what they’re up to down at RYSE Wrestling. Want to check it out? Head over to www.indywrestling.us
  • We’ll be getting to some Fastlane and WrestleMania talk shortly. But first – John Cena has a Road to WrestleMania and Marcus couldn’t be happier.
  • John Cena broke RAW.
  • We’re breaking down an interesting comparison between John Cena, Hulk Hogan, and Chris Jericho.
  • It’s the wrestler’s responsibility to take that #1 spot. If someone isn’t taking that spot, then it really belongs to the guy at the top. (In this case John Cena.)
  • Vince McMahon will not give anyone a Jr. suffix because he feels it is demeaning.
  • Sorg apparently ran into Paige at an ICP show last week?
  • Fastlane happened this weekend, and we’ve got a clearer picture about what we’ll be seeing at WrestleMania.
  • We found out Marcus Mann is apparently a huge Brock Lesnar fan, in addition to being a John Cena fan…and a Chris Jericho fan…
  • We’re taking a trip down memory lane…to Summer Slam 2002.
  • You think Brock Lesnar could kill a person – watch him punch Braun Strowman in the face. He’s the closest thing we can get to a Bruiser Brody.
  • Are we setting ourselves up for disappointment by setting our expectations too high for WrestleMania?
  • Thanks to The Bar we can no longer take discussions regarding setting the bar seriously.
  • When ranking WrestleMania events, which one is the “average” by which you should set your expectations by?
  • It’s time for MayhemMania! Let’s see what havoc we can wreak this week!
  • It’s getting near time for Patreon in the Bank. Are you a supporter of the show so you can get in on it https://www.patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 604: Rumble with Elias


We’ve got a special guest in studio this week as we’re joined by comedian Matt Light.  And, there is a ton of stuff to talk about this week, including:

  • Our guest Matt Light mixes wrestling with comedy. The best of both worlds.
  • Larry has a foam finger – but not the finger you’re thinking…
  • We are 1 degree of separation from Honky Tonk Man at this very moment.
  • RVD has a comedy (?) show?
  • So, RAW 25 happened last night. We’ve got plenty of thoughts.
  • When Christian is compared to Marty Jannetty.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts about the RAW 25 venue split and how WE thought it should have been done.
  • The APA segments of RAW 25 made the night for most of us.
  • Royal Rumble is this weekend. And, Dolph Ziggler is favored to win?
  • Our guest Matt Light is calling it now – Dolph Ziggler comes out at #30 – – – to Daniel Bryan’s theme music.
  • Sorg is waiting for Jason Jordan to snap. Mad Mike is waiting for a Shield break-up turn by Jordan, and Matt Light is just calling for him to get his future endeavored letter.
  • Why did they not have Jerry Springer on RAW 25 with a “You are not the father!” spot with Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan.
  • We’re takling about who we want to win the Royal Rumble this year and who we think will win.
  • Mainstream Matt is calling for an Elias Money In The Bank win – so we can have an MITB guitar case!
  • Nia Jax v. Asuka can be this generation’s Andre v. Hogan.
  • Will AJ Styles v. Sami and KO match be the comedy match for Royal Rumble?
  • Science: Shane McMahon cannot win a Royal Rumble match because he goes to the top rope too much.
  • Will we see Karma for the Women’s Royal Rumble?
  • We found some Friend of the Show folks by searching their names on the WWE Network.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is the future of 205 LIVE?
  • Abeyance is the new 205 LIVE champion! Woooooooo!
  • NXT Takeover is coming up soon. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

As a special segment, we’re making our Royal Rumble picks:

Men’s Royal Rumble Predictions

Larry:

Wants Nakamura to win it.
Thinks Strohman will win it.

Matt Light:

Wants Dolph Ziggler to win it.
Thinks Dolph Ziggler will win it.

Matt Carlins:

Wants Daniel Bryan to win it.
Thinks Finn Balor will win it.

Mad Mike:

Wants Miz to win it.
Thinks Cena will win it.

Sorg:

Wants Elias to win it.
Thinks Elias will win it.

Women’s Royal Rumble Predictions

Larry:

Thinks Nia Jax will win it.

Matt Light:

Thinks Rhonda Rousey will win it.

Matt Carlins:

Thinks Becky Lynch will win it.

Mad Mike:

Thinks Rhonda Rousey will win it.

Sorg:

Thinks Asuka will win it.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 590: Bootleg Jason Statham


We’ve got Honey Badger in studio before her Indy Mayhem Show recording – and she fits right in with this week’s crew.  Chad – donning the Enzo hair, Sorg, and Larry are in studio.  And, we’ve got Mad Mike on the line from his bunker in New York.  We’re all talking this week’s wrestling updates, including:

  • Fan of the show, Brandon Mynatt, will be a participant in the 2018 Special Olympics as part of the Team Missouri Bowling Team. (Donate at: http://give.somo.org/site/TR?px=1073149&fr_id=1190&pg=persona)
  • There’s a PPV this weekend?!?!
  • Honey Badger is giving us a tutorial on the Wall of Death.
  • We’re petitioning Alex Miller to get a WMS tattoo since he’s getting a tattoo anyway – while listening to the show.
  • Is Miz putting Cesaro in a movie as bootleg Jason Statham?
  • Wait! Canadians are the ones trying stab people?
  • We’re discussing the McMahon family workout plan in this segment.
  • Shane McMahon is badass. He no-sold a helicopter crash.
  • Does Enzo have Virgil syndrome where he’s going to lay claim to doing things he didn’t actually do in 20 years.
  • After half the spots the WWE has done, we can only imagine Thanksgiving dinner discussions.
  • We’re dredging the bottom of WWE storylines in the chat room. It’s like walking down memory lane.
  • Back to Hell in a Cell – we’re speculating the KO v. Shane match.
  • This week’s Big Question: What classic feud would you like to see end in a HelI in a Cell match?
  • We just saw the first bump Hulk Hogan has taken in over a decade – right here in studio.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Indy Mayhem Show 174: Magnum CK


We finally got Magnum CK locked down to talk with him about where he’s come from and what he’s up to these days. And, boy does he have a story. Magnum shares an early memory of wrestling that involves Hulk Hogan and a purse – but, that’s not even the best story on this week’s episode. He talks about some great interactions with wrestling dynamos like Matt Hardy and Dusty Rhodes, a documentary he was part of, taking a break from wrestling, some insight into his character development, and more!

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Indy Mayhem Show 173: RC Dupree

We’ve got Part Deux of our apparent Team Storm series with this week’s guest.  RC Dupree joins us to talk about a host of things including growing up watching kings from all over the world coming to fight Hulk Hogan, being told by an indy promoter that he’d be a good referee – and using it as fuel for his drive to become a wrestler.  He also talks about his time at the Storm Wrestling Academy, and how it helped launch a storybook career where he’s found himself in the ring with the likes of wrestling legends Mick Foley and Ryback,  and more!

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 1/18/16: Royal Rumble Outliers

This week, we talk WWE RAW, consider that if Paul Heyman can’t make Chris Jericho entertaining, Sorg is turning in his Jerichoholic chips.  The New Day hold a funeral for Francesco the Trombone and turn in a great match with a music hating Uso Brother, Becky Lynch delivers a great interaction with Ric Flair and Charlotte in the best (?) Divas build in a bit.  We take a diversion to talk about some of the great promos ( Hard Times, Tear in my Eye, The Beat Goes On…Hogan Heel turn promo), Team NXT failures: Neville, Ascension, and Tyler Breeze, the saddest 8 Man Team, and the Outliers we could see win the Royal Rumble.

This week’s RAW Recappers include Sorg (@sorgatron), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Bobbyfjtown (@bobbyfjtown)

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WWE At MSG: “Nostalgia Is More Powerful Than Heroin”

The moments are burned into the memories of professional wrestling fans.

The night Hulkamania arrived in the WWF.

The first time “Stone Cold” Steve Austin delivered a Stone Cold Stunner to Vince McMahon.

John Cena’s surprise return from injury to win the Royal Rumble.

Just to name a few.

It seems WWE loves to save its biggest moments for Madison Square Garden.

Which made me wonder why Saturday night’s “Live From Madison Square Garden” special on the WWE Network will be the first event it will broadcast live from MSG in nearly four years. The last one was the 2011 Survivor Series, headlined by The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth.

“Madison Square Garden is still very special to WWE.”

Graham Cawthon knows a lot about WWE’s history at Madison Square Garden. He’s the founder and proprietor of TheHistoryOfWWE.com, an incredibly dense collection of professional wrestling history. He’s also the author of six books on the history of pro wrestling, including “Holy Ground: 50 Years of WWE at Madison Square Garden”. He says MSG is the most historic arena in pro wrestling, and the most important for WWE.

So, why did WWE seemingly turn its back on its long, storied history at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”? It all comes down to money.

Back in 2011, while The Rock and John Cena were headlining Survivor Series, Madison Square Garden was undergoing a $1 billion renovation. The project altered WWE’s future at MSG. It resulted in higher rent costs and lower seating capacity. Today, MSG is no longer as profitable for WWE as it was in years past, and the company turned another arena into its top choice in the New York metropolitan area.

Since Survivor Series 2011, WWE has broadcast seven live events from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The company gets to draw from the same massive pool of passionate New York fans without paying the high rent at MSG. Also, WWE can pack more than 15,000 fans into Barclays. MSG now tops out around 14,000 (UPDATE: The announced attendance during the “Live From MSG” special was more than 19,000, but paid attendance for MSG events since Surivor Series 2011 was never more than 14,000). It’s a more profitable venture for WWE, which is likely why the company just committed to holding SummerSlam, its third-biggest event of the year, at Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017. There will also be Raw and NXT specials during those weekends.

WWE’s return to Madison Square Garden Saturday night is also the return of Brock Lesnar. He’s had his share of memorable moments at MSG. It began for him back in January 2002. Before Lesnar made his WWE television debut, he made his MSG debut in a dark match before an episode of Raw (It’s the same night Triple H returned from his first quad tear, and received a thunderous ovation).

Less than a year later, Lesnar was back as the WWE Undisputed Champion, but his reign ended when he was defeated by Big Show at Survivor Series 2002.

Then, there’s WrestleMania XX, and one of the most infamous matches in modern pro wrestling history, Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg. It’s the last time Lesnar was inside a WWE ring at Madison Square Garden. Cawthon was there.

“I loved it. I thought it was entertaining.”

The crowd knew both Lesnar and Goldberg were leaving WWE after WrestleMania XX, and they made their displeasure loud and clear.

“It speaks to that traditional Madison Square Garden crowd. You better give them something they want.”

Cawthon loves the texture fans add to the history of pro wrestling. During the 1970’s, it wasn’t unusual to see famous faces in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. Andy Kaufman and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry were just some of the regulars, according to Cawthon. Long before the days of “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection”, they made pro wrestling cool.

Cawthon hopes Saturday night’s show at Madison Square Garden is the first of many we see on the WWE Network. He’s dreaming of a live broadcast during the holidays. WWE traditionally holds a show at MSG during the week of Christmas. Cawthon thinks it would be the perfect opportunity for another big special on the WWE Network.

WWE has plenty of reasons to abandon Madison Square Garden, but it may have just as many, if not more, to keep coming back. Cawthon seems to know exactly why WWE can’t let go.

“Nostalgia is more powerful than heroin.”

Wrestling Mayhem Show 485: The Wrestling Apocalypse

Sunny - Bar-JutsuThis week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 485, we talk all the latest headlines and more in pro wrestling, including:

  • When fans get a little crazy.  One attacks Dean Ambrose at Smackdown.  Another gets serious outside the WWE Performance Center
  • The Fall of the Legends.  How is WWE reacting to legends in the news, including Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka, Sunny, and Chyna.
  • Big Question: Who do you think had their potential wasted in WWE?
  • Sting. Does he hold up as a legend?
  • What we learned from wrestling

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Mayhem Minute: Tough Enough Cast Announced

We take a look at the staff and new concept for Tough Enough.

Source: New ‘Tough Enough’ Details Revealed: Lita and Paige to Play Big Roles

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