Wrestling Mayhem Show 649: Lurking Lars

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We’ve got a full couch this week as Joe Dombrowski, Rizz, and Larry join Sorg in studio with Mad Mike tuning in through that magical thing called the internet.  There are lots of things to talk about this week, like:

  • We’re seeing some new faces on WWE main shows.
  • Rizz is making some predictions about where we may see things headed with WWE now that we’ve seen some call-ups.
  • Joe is sharing his thoughts about the WWE main roster call-ups.
  • Is WWE making assumptions that main roster fans are already familiar with NXT talent when they do call-ups?
  • The women’s tag team titles announcement had an interesting reveal since it’s a unified title across brands and not separate titles for each brand.
  • We’re taking a bit of a deep-dive into the women’s wrestling changes that are happening.
  • We’re talking some NXT UK Takeover Blackpool!
  • Apparently the UK audience addresses wrestling a little differently than US audiences. (What’s with the shoes?)
  • Joe is sharing some of his UK insights with us.
  • Sooo…Walter made his WWE debut.
  • Is WWE taking a page from history and creating their own territories? Instead of competitive markets, they’ll be cooperative?
  • This week’s Big Question: What region would you like to see WWE expand to next?
  • The WWE Performance Center has a YouTube channel, and they release some pretty cool stuff – like the Ray Rowe and Sarah Logan wedding video!
  • 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 639: Not My Undertaker

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He’s hounded us week after week in the chat room, so we’ve finally got indy wrestler Ty Cross on this week’s show.  He is joined by our THRIFTY frontman, Toddy, as well as our Mike & Mike duo of Mad Mike and Sorg.  We’re talking about this week’s wrestling news, including:

  • Toddy has a Goldberg truck with him in studio this week.
  • Impact Wrestling has some interesting things happening lately.
  • We may be doing a comparison of which wrestlers have blocked us on social media.
  • Austin Aries did a thing.
  • We’re talking some Bound for Glory recaps.
  • Toddy brought some great thrifting finds with him to share on the show.
  • Our guest Ty Cross is sharing some of his favorite in-ring opponents.
  • In case you missed it, we had some RYSE wrestlers at ScareHouse. Sorg is sharing some of the highlights.
  • We’re learning about that one time Chris LeRusso gave Toddy a ride home from the bus stop.
  • The Undertaker did a rare interview.
  • Of course we’re taking a trip down memory lane to that time Hulk Hogan did an interview with Richard Belzer and put him in a sleeper.
  • We’re talking about the various facets of Undertaker gimmicks.
  • Shawn Michaels looks like Bill Cowher. You don’t know which one will give you Sweet Chin Music and which one will make an offensive call.
  • This week’s Big Question: Who would you like to see do a legit shoot / out-of-character interview?
  • Toddy found a bunch of Jeff Hardy shirts on a thrifting haul, and he’s sharing!
  • We’re running down the opportunities THRIFTY can provide to indy wrestling and wrestlers.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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 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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Wrestling Mayhem Show 622: Kaiju of NXT

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We’ve got a special treat this week as we’re joined by Wrestle Zone’s Ross Berman!  He is joined by our in-studio guest Jaye Cooper, as well as our usual group of wrestling fans with Sorg, Larry, and Bobby.  This week’s topics include:

  • Ross has been covering the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial. We’ve got him on the podcast to share a little bit of what he’s been seeing.
  • Podcasters and interviewers alike have been in the crosshairs awaiting the turnout of the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial.
  • Podcasts, in general, are entertainment – when someone frames it as fact-checked journalism, it can cause harm.
  • A wrestling journalist having to switch gears to trial coverage?
  • Covering New Japan is what prepared Ross for the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial coverage.
  • Ross covers New Japan, which brings us to Larry CANCELLING his WWE Network app!
  • New Japan has been doing a bit lately – including some title changes and some reach to American and European audiences.
  • Money in the Bank is just around the corner – as in THIS WEEKEND. We’re sharing some thoughts and speculations.
  • AJ Styles v Nakamura for Money in the Bank? WWE is doing the same stuff we’d be seeing in New Japan!
  • Has anyone checked to see if Brock Lesnar is still alive? We haven’t seen him in a couple months.
  • We’re making some Money in the Bank predictions.
  • The sons of IRS are facing each other, and we’re pretty excited about it.
  • This week’s big question: If you had the ability to give a Money in the Bank briefcase to ANYONE in wrestling, who would it be?
  • NXT Takeover is ALSO this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts and predictions.
  • OH: Lars Sullivan is great! I want to see him win the title at a house show!
  • Lars Sullivan is what Snitsky should have been.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?BONUS: Recommendation from our guest, Ross Berman: Check out David Starr v Mike Quackenbush if you get a chance.

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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 619: Booyaka, Booyaka

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Toddy (and friends) from the THRIFTY Podcast joins us to talk some of our favorite things this week!  As usual, our guest is joined by a shake-up of our own talent pool.  This week we’ve got Bobby F-Jtown, Larry, and Sorg talking this week in wrestling, including:

  • Toddy brought some friends for this week’s podcast – just about all of his Wrestling Buddy pals.
  • We’ve got Bobby meeting Toddy and comparing their collectibles.
  • We’re learning that Funko Pops are formidable when stacked.
  • Is CM Punk going to be at All In?
  • 10K tickets for All In sold in under 30 minutes?!?!
  • King of Trios is the same weekend as All In. THIS is why we <3 wrestling.
  • The Rey Mysterio backpack may be the scariest thing we’ve seen in a while.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is the most singable/earworm WWE entrance music?
  • It’s Episode 619 – so we have to spend some time talking about Mr. 619 himself, Rey Mysterio.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 617: Jake The Snake Walks Into A Bar

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It’s a full house (of sorts) as we’re joined by MaxXouT heading into the Millvale Music Festival in a couple of weeks.  They are joined by Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike this week as we talk about: WMS

  • Sorg is reminiscing about that time he directed Virgil for a music video with our guests MaxXouT.
  • Imagine trying to do some work in a professional setting and getting a dude calling you and yelling wrestling stuff into the phone. *cough* Virgil *cough*
  • MaxXouT has a Jake the Snake story, too?!?!
  • When you realize your wrestling connection with MaxXouT gets even tighter when they went to an IWC show you worked.
  • MaxXouT is kicking around the idea of having Virgil help with their merch table at the Millvale Music Festival.
  • The greatest of Royal Rumble events happened.
  • Thanks to Larry for being our Middle East correspondent helping us keep things straight for the Greatest Royal Rumble.
  • We touch on some of the politics involved with the Greatest Royal Rumble.
  • Backlash is this weekend, and we’re getting a Samoan vs Samoan match.
  • So…another cross-promotional PPV.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which legacy wrestlers have filled their family shoes the best, and which haven’t?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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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