Wrestling Mayhem Show 652: Babyface Batista

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Marcus Mann joins the mayhem this week, which means it’s likely we’ll be talking very little wrestling and a bunch of John Cena.  Thankfully we have Larry, Matt, Rizz, Mad Mike, and Sorg to keep the show rolling as we discuss:

  • We have Marcus Mann on the show – the guy who hasn’t watched wrestling since September?
  • Welcome to the Young Justice episode?
  • Marcus Mann is sharing some thoughts on Brock Lesnar and Brock-being-Brock.
  • Anytime Marcus Mann watches a wrestling match, he has some psychology assessments thanks to Shirley Doe.
  • Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar are there for particular reasons in WWE. They are in a category of their own.
  • Liking our discussion about intergender wrestling? Join us for our panel.
  • Randy Orton walks a line all the time.
  • This is the time in the show when Marcus Mann tells us how amazing John Cena is.
  • Marcus Mann is not a fan of skinny Cena.
  • With Patreon in the Bank looming, we’re looking to see if Marcus Mann can book a MayhemMania match WITHOUT John Cena (if someone uses an eliminator).
  • It’s MayhemMania time. We can’t wait to see what our crew books this week!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Mayhem Mania 2019: Round 1

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


For those of you who are just joining us, here’s where you can catch up on Mayhem Mania 2019: Opening Round

Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2019 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, January 29. 5 people were invited to each make a single change to our existing card of 8 matches. Here’s how it went down.


 

Move 1 (by Larry)
DELETE Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe and CREATE Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley

Move 2 (by Mad Mike)
DELETE Pete Dunne vs. Drew McIntyre and CREATE EC3 vs. John Cena

Move 3 (by Tina Keys)
DELETE KUSHIDA vs. Lio Rush and CREATE Sanity vs. Gallus

Move 4 (by Jen Carlins)
ADD Dean Ambrose to Braun Strowman vs. Tyler Bate vs. Cesaro

Move 5 (by Beastman)
DELETE Ricochet vs. Shane Strickland and CREATE Drew McIntyre vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Samoa Joe

With Round 2 now in the books, here are the 5 newly created matches on our card.

Braun Strowman vs. Tyler Bate vs. Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose
(Created by Jen Carlins)
week2-1
EC3 vs. John Cena
(Created by Mad Mike)
week2-2
Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley
(Created by Larry)
week2-3
Drew McIntyre vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Beastman)
week2-4
Sanity vs. Gallus
(Created by Tina Keys)
week2-5

And here are the 3 matches that survived Round 1 without being altered in any way.

ELIAS VS. VELVETEEN DREAM
(CREATED BY SORGATRON)
WEEK1-2

 

MUSTAFA ALI VS. DJZ
(CREATED BY ALEX KAHRS)
WEEK1-4
TRISH STRATUS VS. ALEXA BLISS
(CREATED BY PRODUCER MISSY)
WEEK1-5

 

Any match that survives 3 consecutive weeks without being altered in any way will graduate to our SUPERCARD, opening up a new slot for new match ideas.

Prior to the start of Round 2, a bounty of ELIMINATORS were awarded based on the results of our Royal Rumble Challenge. ELIMINATORS allow a player to eliminate any single person from being used at all during this year’s Mayhem Mania. An ELIMINATOR can be used at any time once it’s been earned. Here’s the list of who’s been eliminated thus far.

  • Ric Flair
  • Jeff Jarrett
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Drake Maverick

Next week, five more players will join us to make more changes to our existing card. Which matches do you want to see changed? Which ones are destined for the SUPERCARD? Share your feedback and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania.

 

Wrestling Mayhem Show 650: The Return Of MayhemMania

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It’s that magical time of year when we put ourselves in Vince McMahon’s shoes for MayhemMania.  We’ve got Mad Mike, Larry, Farnsworth, Sorg, and Mainstream Matt in studio to talk about:

  • We’re preparing for NXT to see some roster changes due to some call-ups.
  • 205 Live has a new broadcast member in Aiden English.
  • We are headed into the royalest of rumbles with men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
  • We’re running down all of the places where you can find John Cena (or his voice). He’s everywhere!
  • We are relying on Sasha Banks to save what could otherwise be a meh match with Ronda Rousey to make it amazing.
  • Ronda Rousey should be in NXT learning the ropes. She’s doing okay where she is – but she’d be better if she were going through and learning the ropes.
  • We’re blaming Smashmouth for so many things tonight.
  • We’re talking some Hardcore Holly and Brock Lesnar.
  • Are we comparing Finn Balor to Hardcore Holly? Maybe.
  • We’re running through our dark horse options for the Royal Rumble.
  • It’s MayhemMania season – which means we’re booking our dream matches.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 648: A Formal Protest of Sports Entertainment

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We’re back from our holiday hiatus with Mad Mike, Larry, Mainstream Matt, and Sorg!  And, there’s so much happening this week.  Between celebrating our podcast birthday to prepping for this year’s Mayhem Mania we’ve got plenty of hilarity, including:

  • We’re back after our holiday break – and we’re officially a year older as we celebrate our birthday with Sorg and the crew.
  • We are enjoying Mad Mike’s Becky Lynch shirt for the show tonight.
  • Mayhem Mania is coming up – and the playing field just changed. Things could get REALLY interesting this year.
  • Sorg is sporting his sweet Shawn Phoenix shirt for the show tonight!
  • There was a formal protest of sports entertainment that happened this evening.
  • Live production is tough – Sorg is speaking in his professional experience, of course.
  • It was great to see Friend-of-the-Show Britt Baker on the All Elite announcement.
  • Chris Jericho was the big reveal of the All Elite announcement.
  • We’re speculating on who else we may see pop up in All Elite given the talent that appeared at the conference and some of the relationships we’re aware of.
  • Mainstream Matt made it in time for some birthday cake!
  • Mainstream Matt totally rolled in with his Sam Adonis shirt. Best. Birthday. Party. Ever.
  • Who else watched Wrestle Kingdom 13? We’re sharing some of our thoughts.
  • John Cena is slowly turning into John Laurinaitis.
  • Mainstream Matt is crushing dreams.
  • The biggest thing from Wrestle Kingdom 13? Okada’s short shorts.
  • Ibushi and Ospreay are magic.
  • There are a ton of exclusive contracts in various companies – how will that affect some of the former talent team-ups we’ve seen?
  • This week’s Big Question:
    Part 1: Who was your favorite wrestler when you were 14?
    Part 2: Make a match you’d want to see with your 14-year-old wrestler and someone from today’s roster.
  • We’re headed back in time to 2006 – remembering what wrestling was like when the Mayhem Show was born.
  • Mad Mike unearthed a fan mail from Juggalo Jamie – just for our birthday celebration.
  • This is the part of the show where Sorg gets weepy and retrospective about all that he’s seen as a result of the podcast.
  • Mayhem Mania is coming. Mainstream Matt is sharing some breaking news about how this year is changing.

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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.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 627: 10…9…8…

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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 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

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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?

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Mayhem Mania 2018: Patreon In The Bank

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


Catch up with Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1 – Week 2 – Week 3 – Week 4 – Week 5 – Week 6 – Week 7 – Week 8

It all comes down to this. After more than two months, Mayhem Mania 2018 has reached its final stop: the epic Patreon In The Bank round! Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were invited to participate and I’m happy to report that we had eight of them take the time to joins us live during Episode 613 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

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