Wrestling Mayhem Show 623: Midweek Infinity War

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, Occupy Pro Wrestling, and Indy Wrestling US!
Todd DeFazio of Idiot Radio returns to the show this week.  He is joined by Mad Mike, Mainstream Matt, Larry, and Sorg, as they’re on the heels of Money in the Bank.  This week’s topics include:

  • Reading Rainbow meets Wrestling with Nino Wrestles the World.
  • Sorg may be cashing in MITB on Idiot Radio’s belt.
  • NXT Takeover was this past weekend – a/k/a I’m sorry Sunday night show.
  • Matt likes NXT because it has a happy ending.
  • It was nice to see Daniel Eads make a cameo appearance (and get his butt kicked a little) on NXT Takeover.
  • NXT is like the Bachelor / Bachelorette party to the WWE marriage.
  • Big Cass and WWE are going their separate ways?
  • James Ellsworth returned – the highlight of MITB!
  • So….Rhonda Rousey, guys.
  • WWE is the equivalent of wrestling Walmart.
  • How do you know if you’re in an abusive relationship with wrestling? Asking for a friend.
  • When it Reigns it bores! (Thanks for that one Idiot Radio!)
  • Sorg is thinking that this year’s MITB (men’s match) was solid. It pretty much had everyone expected to be in it, and it wasn’t obvious who was going to win it.
  • Sorg is pitching Rhonda Rousey as the Andre the Giant of the current women’s division.
  • In a time long, long away – in a galaxy far, far away, the UK Tournament is happening in some capacity.
  • Also – We’re getting a NXT UK! Woooo!
  • The New Day took on The Elite for a Street Fighter battle at E3. It was as amazing as we could have ever hoped!
  • If anything happens to Xavier Woods in WWE, he’s got a solid background to be a videogamer.
  • Sorg just did some math. There is 14 hours of new wrestling content – in the US – each week.
  • To clarify, we’re talking Bubba the Bulldog, not Bubba the Love Sponge as an inspiration for Todd.
  • This week’s Big Question: Along the lines of F***/Marry/Kill – If you could hire someone to WWE, fire someone from WWE, and return a WWE alum, who would your picks be?
  • Rusev Day happened to fall on Rey Mysterio Day!
  • We saw the obituary for El Jefe, and we’re talking some Lucha Underground observations.
  • In Lucha Underground we trust!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Billed from the back of the Hot Topic, it’s Aleister Black.
  • When you realize of the Enzo / Cass/ Carmella trio that Carmella is the one who’s left behind – with Gold. *Mind Blown*

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 597: Paul Heyman is an Evil Genius


He’s no Paul Heyman, but we can afford his booking fees!  That’s right, Church makes the drive to the new studio to join us on the big purple couch.  He joins Larry, Chad, and Sorg to talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Larry is ready to jump right in with some War Games discussion!
  • So wait – NO ROOF for War Games?
  • Larry was impressed with Velveteen Dream during War Games.
  • Of course Sorg is talking about the video implications involved with War Games.
  • As crazy as War Games is – remember that Arn Anderson has been involved in 18 of them.
  • Wondering what we’re talking about? WWE has a War Games section on the WWE Network.
  • Check out some of the NXT talent you’re seeing on WWE – quite a few of them have some great content on the Indy Wrestling scene.
  • We enjoy watching Booker T because it reminds us of Drunk Uncle Booker.
  • We’re talking some Survivor Series!
  • Survivor Series became Bragging Rights.
  • Shield v New Day match made us feel pretty good.
  • Shinsuke having a chance to lock up with HHH was pretty awesome.
  • We got some opportunities to see some great matches that we normally haven’t seen at Survivor Series.
  • Paul Heyman is an Evil Genius.
  • Has the UK Championship become the new European Title?
  • This week’s Big Question is in the spirit of Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for in wrestling?
  • There’s been a bit of an invasion happening with NXT talent showing up on RAW and Smackdown. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 596: Parallelogram of Doom


BC Steele is in studio with us this week!  He is joined by our usual cast of characters – Sorg and Larry.  And, hot off his video game weekend for Extra Life, Bobby F J-Town is live via the internets as we talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Survivor Series – something we always seem to forget about until it’s upon us.
  • WWE is stepping up their game with Survivor Series by calling in some big names to be in-ring with the brand split.
  • There is buzz around this year’s Survivor Series – some good; some bad; but, legit buzz.
  • We’re breaking down some AJ Styles v Brock Lesnar.
  • What talent does WWE have in the pipeline to sustain them 5 years from now?
  • This may be the oldest Survivor Series talent line-up.
  • The Shield vs The New Day – We’re looking at a potentially good tag match.
  • We’re calling a Kurt Angle singles match by Wrestlemania.
  • Anyone else notice that WWE uses their own terminology – like “local medical facility” and “title held in abeyance?”
  • The Charlotte v Alexa Bliss match has the potential to steal the show.
  • War Games is coming. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • The many faces of Alicia Fox.
    It’s time for this week’s Big Question: What is your favorite Broadway (long time limit) match? (Thanks Tina.)
  • The Ric Flair 30-for-30. We watched it. We’re talking about it.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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: BC Steele (@1SFpodcast), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Bobby F J-Town (@Bobbyfjtown).

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 575: I Don’t Deep Dive Doinks


We’ve got Sorg, Larry, and Pro Wrestler/Booker Jake Garrett for Wrestling Mayhem Show 575, and they’re talking about what’s happening in pro wrestling this week, including:

  • GLOW is coming to Netflix.  What was the original show it was based off of like?
  • We introduce Larry to Wrestlicious!
  • That bear wrestling on WWE RAW has our attention
  • We look at this weekend’s Money in the Bank event
  • We look at the history of Doink the Clown
  • Big Question: Who would you add to current tag teams to create The New Day or Freebirds style trios?
  • How much do big sporting events like the NBA Finals affect WWE RAW writing?
  • What did we learn from wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 565: Drew McIntyre Does Not a Nakamura Make

It’s the return of the WMS prodigal son!  That’s right, Eamon returns to the show.  Sorg, Mad Mike, Larry, and Chad the Shad are joined by Eamon just off the heels of Wrestlemania weekend for Wrestling Mayhem Show 565.  Of course, we talked what’s happening in the world of wrestling this week, including:

  • It apparently takes Wrestlemania to bring Eamon back to the show!
  • We’ve managed to pull Eamon away from his regularly scheduled Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Guys. We’re talking Wrestlemania, and other stuff in wrestling this week.
  • This could be Sorg’s favorite Wrestlemania – top to bottom, a great show (minus the non-wrestling stuff).
  • We’re a little split – did you feel Wrestlemania ran long? Or did it keep you interested so you didn’t notice?
  • Sharing some thoughts that Smackdown Live matches tonight were more like Wrestlemania matches.
  • Some thoughts that the John Cena match at Wrestlemania fell a little flat for what a Cena match could have been?
  • How many of us thought John Cena wrestled with a ring in his pocket?
  • The Wrestlemania win with Nikki Bella and John Cena was a contractual obligation for Cena’s house rules.
  • The real MVP of Wrestlemania was the security guard who tried to stop Gronk.
  • Gronk may have been too hype for Wrestlemania.
  • The Battle Royal at Wrestlemania felt like a legit battle royal match.
  • 3MB v Sanity at NXT Takeover Brooklyn. We’re calling it now.
  • Shout out to Billy Johnson and the great studio decor.
  • AJ Styles’ shampoo commercial spot at Wrestlemania was as good as the match itself.
  • Of course, we need to talk about NXT Takeover!
  • Speaking of NXT – we’re talking about the talent upgrades to RAW and Smackdown.
  • Our crew has some mixed thoughts on the NXT and TNA shakeups.
  • Larry is upset that the Shinsuke Nakamura Smackdown Live spot wasn’t Nakamura mistaking The Miz for Cena.
  • Post-Wrestlemania has been as amazing as Wrestlemania. We’re sharing some thought.
  • Speaking of The Hardys coming back to WWE, they WILL be at IWC this weekend!
  • We’re trying to figure out how to work a New Day “Hoooo” chant into a “Fuck That Owl” chant.
  • Cesaro is great on his own, but he’s also amazing as a tagteam partner.
  • Guys, Emma FINALLY returned – just as awesome as she was in NXT.
  • Emmalina = Lana’s Instagram posts without Rusev reading Harry Potter in the background.
  • Thanks to Vaughn Johnson for bringing up the discussion of how the roster shakeup will address titles.
  • Kurt Angle. On RAW. Sign us up!
  • All of the stereotype biker comments are coming out about Triple H and Stephanie.
  • Wrestlemania entrances…we’re sharing thoughts.
  • It’s time for the Big Question: What trade would you make in the WWE roster shakeup?
  • We’re talking about some of the great Hall of Fame moments.
  • There are mixed feelings about Kurt Angle’s Hall of Fame speech.
  • Secondary Big Question: What was the biggest WTF Hall of Fame moment?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Shout out to JaXon Argos and his amazing sign placement during John Cena and Nikki Bella proposal spot!

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Mayhem Mania 2017: Round 4

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 (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. 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. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 556: Very Violent Care Bear

We’ve got RWA ring announcer, Burt LeGrande, on for Wrestling Mayhem Show 556.  He is joined by Rob, Larry, Matt, Sorg, and Mad Mike, as we talk what’s happening in the world of wrestling this week!

 

  •  We’re sharing some thoughts on the Royal Rumble – including a Mayhem Voicemail from Mad Mike!
  • We’re making bets with foreign currency. Because we can.
  • Mad Mike and Burt LeGrande are sharing conspiracy theories about Royal Rumble numbering.
  • Larry’s beef with the Royal Rumble was Ellsworth not eliminating Braun Strowman!
  • Sorg couldn’t tell between Royal Rumble pre-show and actual show because pre-show matches were that good.
  • Matt is calling for WWE to use marathon bibs for Royal Rumble entrants in the future.
  • We’re sharing our thoughts on Bayley vs Charlotte at Royal Rumble.
  • The many characters of John Cena is a thing we’re discussing on tonight’s show!
  • We’re sharing our thoughts on NXT Takeover San Antonio.
  • It was a strong sign game atthe Royal Rumble.
  • Mike figured out how to move like Nakamura. (Hint: it involves copious amounts of alcohol!)
  • Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Universal Champion belt redesign news.
  • New Day needs to win Money In The Bank – we need to see it with a great faction!
  • Fandango and Tyler Breeze as Reno 911 members is the best! #FashionPolice
  • Shout out to Friend Of The Show Delilah Doom on her appearance on Smackdown LIVE.
  • This week’s Big Question: What one wrestler you would have and what weird MTV-style gimmick they would they have for a show?
  • From Matt – He would go with RJ City as a pregnant 16-year-old.
  • It’s Mayhem Mania time with Matt!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Mayhem Mania – Round 1 (IT’S BACK!)

Welcome to the second year of Mayhem Mania!

What is Mayhem Mania? It’s not quite a game. It’s not really a contest. It’s more like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do. Over the course of the coming weeks, matches will be created, matches will be changed and a select few will survive unscathed long enough to GRADUATE to the relative safety and security of the SUPER CARD. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

This is not fantasy booking (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical and emotional conditions. 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, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon. Guys are injured? Too bad. Guys are under contract with another company? Too bad. That said, you’ll see over the coming weeks that the current professional wrestling reality is flexible. Part of the fun of Mayhem Mania is pushing those limits.

There will be twists. There will be surprises. There will be unfair rules for certain rounds (who will ever forget the Jar Of Midcarders?). There will be hurt feelings. It’s a TON of fun. If you want to see how every round played out last year, click here. And now, on with the show!


Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on January 12. Four members of the WMS Universe were each asked to create a single match. Here’s what they came up with.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 1

Match 1 (Created by @DJLunchbox)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Match 2 (Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
Kalisto vs. Sami Zayn vs. Neville

kalisto vs sami zayn vs neville

Match 3 (Created by @Sorgatron)
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)

Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)

Match 4 (Created by @JustinLaBar)
Special JACK-OFF MATCH presented by Chair Shot Reality
A.J. Styles vs. Daniel Bryan

   AJ Styles vs Daniel Bryan

 Now what? Next week, we’ll have four more matches created by members of the WMS Universe. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time, unless a match GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created.

Hope you’ll follow along over the coming weeks, and thanks in advance for supporting Mayhem Mania!

*huge thanks to Tonio Garza of thewrestlingrevolution.com for the images!