Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 5

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!

The object of Mayhem Mania is to craft the best WrestleMania card possible within the boundaries of our current reality. That means anyone WWE can book in a match is available to our players.

But this year, there’s a twist! Mayhem Mania 2022 is a two-night event! Night 1 will be the night for our traditional Mayhem Mania card featuring WWE-related matches. But on Night 2, we open the “forbidden door” and make it possible for our players to create matches with anyone outside of WWE.

The journey so far:
– Week 1
– Week 2
– Week 3
Week 4

Every week, we invite players to make a change to one of the matches on our cards. They can:
– KILL a match entirely and CREATE a new one with other individuals
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match for another individual or team
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match with an individual or team in another match already on the card
– ADD an individual or team to an existing match

Not everyone is currently eligible to be used in Mayhem Mania. Some are being held in a place we lovingly refer to as SPACE JAIL. Here’s the current inmate count:

  • Avery Good
  • Chris Jericho
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five moves were made on last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes our players made!

Move #1 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD DARK Sheik to Matt Cardona vs. Nick Gage vs. Jon Moxley vs. Shane Strickland

Move #2 (by Beastman)
KILL Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
and CREATE Zombie “Rick Rude” & Ricky Morton & Soul Taker & Lord Zoltan vs. Dink & Swoggle & Sunny (1993) & The Executioner

Move #3 (by The Rizz)
SWAP Danhausen for Johnny Knoxville

Move #4 (by DJ Lunchbox)
KILL Los Lotharios vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio and
CREATE AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole

Move #5 (by Mad Mike)
CREATE Ronda Rousey vs. Meiko Satomura

Move #6 (by Mad Mike)
KILL Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse and
CREATE Orange Cassidy vs. Danhausen vs. Abadon

So, with the moves from Week 5 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

Night 1 (WWE) has one newly created match.

Ronda Rousey vs. Meiko Satomura
(Created by Mad Mike)

And we have four matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Corey Graves vs. Elias
(Created by Sorgatron)

Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
(Created by Dave Podnar)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

Night 2 (Forbidden Door) has five newly created matches!

DARK Sheik vs. Matt Cardona vs. Nick Gage vs. Jon Moxley vs. Shane Strickland
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Zombie “Rick Rude” & Ricky Morton & Soultaker & Lord Zoltan vs. Dink & Swoggle & Sunny (1993) & The Executioner
(Created by Beastman)

David Arquette vs. Johnny Knoxville
(Created by The Rizz)

AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by DJ Lunchbox)

Orange Cassidy vs. Danhausen vs. Abadon
(Created by Mad Mike)

Three matches on the Night 2 card survived the round without being altered in any way.

BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch vs. Thunder Rosa & Brian Cage)
(Created by Sorgatron)

Darby Allin vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Mad Mike)

Bron Breakker vs. Wardlow
(Created by “The Lebanon Don” Joey Moses)

What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Wrestling Mayhem Show 678: Big Announcements with the Gavel

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

The Gavel – David Lawless is on the show this week to talk about a few things he’s involved with that are coming up.  He is joined by Patreon supporter, Heel Bradley, who is on the show to make amends for his recent transgression at an indy show.  They are, of course, here to talk about this week in wrestling, including:

  • David Lawless is talking about the importance of diversity in the wrestling ring.
  • How about that reveal of The Fiend at SummerSlam? We’re sharing some of our own thoughts.
  • We’re getting some “expert” insight on just how deadly the mandible claw can be.
  • Is WWE missing some branding opportunities with superstars like Finn Balor?
  • AEW has had some new announcements. Some of our crew is really excited about Orange Cassidy, but let’s talk about Jake the Snake!
  • Jazz is coming back to TV?!?!
  • Our guest, David Lawless, is sharing some breaking news about who we can expect to see at Four Chord Music Festival- including the addition of a wrestling event!
    • Listen in for an announcement of 5 of the matches – – including a never-before-seen match-up of two of Pittsburgh’s legends.
  • David Lawless is getting the opportunity to work with tons of great people – including his recent encounter with Jim Sterling at RYSE Wrestling.
  • Stomp Out Cancer is happening this Friday. We’re taking a look at what we can expect from the card.
  • This week’s Big Question: What occupational character (i.e. lawyer) would you like to see – or have seen – in the ring?
  • Bradley did a bad thing as a fan at a recent live event. He is here tonight to teach us how to be a good fan.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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