Wrestling Mayhem Show 676: Kabump Bumps

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling USSlice on Broadway, Sidekick Media Services and Pittsburgh Wrestling

Thomas Mathis joins us in studio – with our new probationary on-air talent, Ronnie Starks!  It’s a good thing that we have the good ol’ boys Sorg and Mad Mike to keep things straight while we talk this week in wrestling news, including:

  • In case you missed it, we’re welcoming Ronnie Starks as a co-host for the show. We’re taking bets now to see how long he lasts.
  • There are some new names signing with Impact. And, we have a Mayhem Show connection! Mayhem Bump?
  • We’re talking some Impact Wrestling updates!
  • Trish Stratus is set for a SummerSlam return, and we’re sharing some thoughts.
  • There are some strong thoughts on WWE heels.
  • RAW is coming to Pittsburgh, and Sorg is actually pretty excited about it.
  • Our guest Thomas Mathis is teaching us about proper care and maintenance of ring gear – – and abs.
  • Thomas Mathis is catching us up on where we can see him in action these days.
  • So…White Claw has found its way into the discussion?
  • Thomas Mathis is educating us on his self-discipline when it comes to maintaining his ABSolute physique.
  • This week’s Big Question: If you would Dragon Ball Z fusion two wrestlers, who would they be?
  • In case you’ve missed it, Jon Moxley is doing things.
  • If you haven’t already checked it out, Randy Orton has been doing some interesting things on his social media.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 667: R-Truth in Drag

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Professor Buzzkill joins our motley crew of Dave Podnar, Mad Mike, and Sorg as we talk this week (and a little bit of history) in wrestling, including:

  • Our guest Professor Buzzkill is sharing some history behind our podcast title.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on Money in the Bank.
  • Is it just us or is Brock Lesnar a multi-million dollar GIF machine these days?
  • Has Dolph Ziggler recovered from his Pittsburgh countdown incident?
  • OH: It’s Kevin Owens – he’s gonna attack people.
  • Professor Buzzkill is teaching us the history of wrestling and Gorgeous George.
  • Professor Buzzkill is sharing the history of in-ring weddings in wrestling.
  • WWE has a new 24/7 title. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • This week’s Big Question: What would you have made for a new championship instead of the 24/7 title?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Professor Buzzkill (@buzzkillprof), Dave Podnar (@ProfPod), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 636: The Ty Cross Recognition Episode

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We’ve got Rizz, Mad Mike, and Sorg on the show this week with a full chat room to talk about so many things that have happened in professional wrestling this week, including:

  • IMPACT had a meeting with WWE?
  • No one actually died on IMPACT…just their careers.
  • The Dusty Rhodes puppet at the Performance Center tweet was a tug at the heart strings this week.
  • We’re talking Brie Bella and Liv Morgan coming up in the trends and highlights on social media.
  • Back and to the left.
  • My favorite Bella is John Cena.
  • Wrestling is hard, you guys.
  • The divas are hurting the women’s evolution in WWE.
  • Sorg was checking out some Welterweight Wrestling and had some interesting conversations with the guys on the show.
  • We’re talking about a darker side of wrestling – deathmatch shows.
  • Wrestling – without a ring?
  • Comparing deathmatch to Kaiju Big Battel.
  • Wrestling is a subjective art form.
  • This week’s Big Question (inspired by our friend Alex and his wrestling at a rodeo): What is the weirdest wrestling you’ve seen?
  • Zach Gowen had one leg more than this other wrestler that crossed our radar this week.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

BONUS CONTENT: Wheelz brought up a botched rope spot video that made our crew chuckle at various points throughout the week.

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

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 628: Women Talking Women’s Wrestling

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Our Impact Therapy group needed some therapy from their therapy, so we’re returning to our regularly-scheduled podcasting.  This week Mad Mike and Sorg are joined by Honey Badger and Lola Bradbury to get some perspective on current things in wrestling, including:

  • Sorg went to a tech and podcast conference – – and saw Colt Cabana.
  • In case you missed it, WWE is focusing on women with their recent announcements.
  • We’re talking some thoughts on an all women PPV.
  • Is this women’s PPV in response to the Greatest Royal Rumble where there were NO women?
  • Who should be the commentary team for WWE Evolution?
  • Sometimes the WWE mold doesn’t fit. Thankfully it’s constantly evolving and we’re seeing new things.
  • Elias made it to some top charts with his debut CD.
  • RIP to Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler, and Brickhouse Brown.
  • Kaiju has a Kickstarter – and Sorg wants everyone to get on board.
  • Matt Cross visited the OG Lucha Underground temple.
  • Cody Rhodes offered to help a fan get to All In.
  • Mad Mike is pitching the PERFECT John Morrison merch!
  • This week’s Big Question – What is your dream main event for WWE Evolution?
  • Honey Badger had an interesting experience at Revenge Pro.
  • What did you learn in wrestling?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Honey Badger (@ReginaHBadger),  Lola Bradbury (@Lola_Bradbury), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 621: Love Is Heel AF

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Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike take us through this week’s wrestling(ish) news, including:

  • CM Punk is okay, guys.
  • We may have gone off the rails into some UFC chatter.
  • The XFL has an update – as in there’s been a commissioner and CEO named.
  • We swear – this is a wrestling podcast.
  • Nikki and John are back together! #LoveIsReal
  • Mad Mike is offering some love advice to John Cena and Nikki Bella this week.
  • Have you seen the Mauro Ranallo documentary?
  • Sorg has watched more IMPACT than WWE this week.
  • Larry has watched nothing but NJPW.
  • BTW – Have you seen how awesome Ricochet has been lately?
  • STOP – Mad Mike just put Velveteen Dream over EC3. This is HUGE.
  • In case you were worried, we confirmed that today is in fact Rusev Day.
  • This week’s Big Question: What on-screen wrestling relationship did you wish was real?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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 620: Fake Shawn and Fake Diesel

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

We’re back from a week hiatus with Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike as they talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Do you want the good news or the ugly news first?
  • OH: It’s not good, and it’s not bad enough to be funny – It’s like TNA.
  • Enzo made a video. For not wanting to talk about it, we’re spending some time talking about it.
  • Because Mad Mike stepped away for a moment, Sorg is taking this time to talk about his return to Impact Wrestling.
  • When you’re good – but not Jim Ross good.
  • There are some changes coming up in our wrestling.
  • Thing we didn’t realize we need: Chikara to be a Nickelodeon property.
  • Bullet Club as Backstreet Boys?!?!?! *mind blown*
  • The tire-fire that is Monday Night RAW?
  • Larry has officially replaced RAW with NJPW.
  • All three members of 3MB are in significant roles on RAW. Think about it. Think. About. It.
  • Everything you loved about Broken Matt Hardy is on instagram with King Maxel.
  • John Cena is going to be in a cartoon.
  • Sami Zayn isn’t in a good place, but man, is he working hard to be the most relevant non-relevant person at the moment.
  • John Cena and EC3 inception photo is amazing.
  • This week’s Big Question: If you could take 5 wrestlers from any promotion to create the perfect promotion, who would you pick?
  • There are some interesting things happening with the NWA title.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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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Wrestling Mayhem Show 612: A Wrestling Episode of Scooby Doo

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

WWE may have infiltrated our local wrestling scene this past weekend, which can only mean we’ve got some great content from indy wrestling that’s still very relevant to this show!  Even better – we’ve got Farnsworth joining us on the big purple couch to add his thoughts to the mix.  As usual, he’s joined by our usual cast of characters as we’ve got Sorg and Larry in studio with Bobby F J-Town and Rizz on live via the internets!

  • We collectively learned in wrestling this week that the Honky Tonk Man sings at live shows.
  • Daniel Bryan has been cleared for action – just in time for Mayhem Mania. (And, we have differing views on this week’s show.)
  • The Ultimate DELETION (finally) happened on RAW!
  • The Ultimate DELETION wasn’t shown on the Hulu cut? Or in the arena at RAW?
  • Bobby had a James Ellsworth experience this past weekend.
  • Did James Ellsworth spoil Ultimate DELETION for Bobby?
  • It’s time for MayhemMania!
  • Farnsworth is wearing a Dragonball Z design of the Neon Blondes shirt options with Facade and Dani Mo for this week’s show!
  • Friend of the Show Chris LeRusso has some points on the Daniel Bryan return to the ring.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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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Wrestling Mayhem Show 605: The Return of Mayhem Mania

It’s a full house this week as we’ve got Sorg, Larry, Bobby, Mad Mike, Billy, and Mainstream Matt in studio. As a special treat, comedian Jaye Cooper joins us as we kick off Mayhem Mania! This week’s show is packed. We’re a few days removed from NXT Takeover, the Royal Rumble, and a host of other wrestling shows over the weekend – which means we have a TON to talk about:WMS

  • The worst thing for Sorg – when he can’t recognize local wrestlers in their street clothes.
  • So much rumbling happened this weekend! We’re giving our thoughts.
  • Royal Rumble appearance of Rey Mysterio confused us after watching the last season of Lucha Underground.
  • We have mixed reviews of the return of The Hurricane from Royal Rumble.
  • We’re crossing the wrestling streams because of NJPW, WWE, and IMPACT happenings and shuffles.
  • We’re fans of all kinds of wrestling.
  • OH: I met him one time at a funeral…
  • Welcome to Wrestle Kingdom two years ago WWE fans.
  • The Women’s Rumble exceeded many of our expectations.
  • Sorg wants a Total Taker show with Undertaker and Michelle McCool.
  • We’re following the #JacobsForMayor campaign, because Kane.
  • Royal Rumble had matches other than rumbly things. Things happened.
  • Braun Strowman teaching Alexa Bliss how to flip a car is the best thing ever.
  • Mad Mike was in the same building as Ray Rowe, Ricochet, and EC3 this weekend.
  • We’re rebranding Ricochet as Rick O’Shea so he can keep his name.
  • Mad Mike and Larry are teaming up to take on War Machine for the Tag Titles.
  • We’re talking some NXT Takeover and Johnny Wrestling.
  • We’re talking some Kassius Ohno options with NXT.
  • Holy $#!% Adam Cole match at NXTTakeover.
  • As big a night Royal Rumble was for Japan, NXT Takeover was just as big for Cleveland.
  • This week’s Big Question: Who left from IMPACT Wrestling do you want to see pop up in WWE?
  • It’s Mayhem Mania time!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • We learned collaboratively that Jaye Cooper thinks he can take on Ray Rowe. (For the record – we vehemently disagree.)

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)

Follow our stable on Twitter: Jaye Cooper (@CoopTroopComedy), Sorg (@Sorgatron), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Bobby (@BobbyFJtown), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Billy (@billyj64), and Mainstream Matt (@MainstreamMat)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 603: Rowe, Rowe, Rowe Your Boat – Right to WWE


The snow may be accumulating here in Pittsburgh, that won’t keep us from podcasting!  We’ve got “The Bearcat” Keith Haught, Mad Mike, and Rizz on remote with Sorg in studio manning the switcher as we talk about this week in wrestling:

  • Mad Mike may have a shot at the WWE tagteam championship. He’s telling us all about it.
  • WWE has some new talent coming to the performance center, including some Friend of the Show nods!
  • Mad Mike is calling for War Machine v. The Revival. We’ve got grins like it’s Christmas morning over here.
  • Keith Haught is putting over Ray Rowe as we’re talking some of his history in IWC Wrestling.
  • So, Stephanie McMahon tweeted about an RMU class here in Pittsburgh this week.
  • RAW 25 is next week – and we’re SO EXCITED!
  • We’re calling for Damien Sandow to come back as Damien Demento for RAW 25.
  • Our favorite moment of the Braun Strowman rampage on RAW? Cake guy.
  • With some of the recent news developments regarding WWE superstars, we’re talking about how things have changed with how it’s handled.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is your LEAST favorite RAW moment?
  • We missed Mad Mike’s 2018 predictions during our year-end show, but he DID e-mail us (we just missed it). He is sharing his predictions now.
  • Sorg has been looking at alternative options for watching wrestling. He’s sharing his thoughts.
  • We’re discovering that Impact Wrestling and Twitch mean different things for Mad Mike and Sorg.
  • Sorg is interested in watching Friend of the Show RJ City on Impact Wrestling.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Mad Mike learned that Braun Strowman beat Optimus Prime on RAW last night!
  • Sorg wants to thank Black Diamond Wrestling for making 305 Live a legit thing with their Hoss Tournament.

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)

Follow our stable on Twitter: Keith Haught (@HaughtJr), Rizz (@Theerizz), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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