Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 4

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3

Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to use. Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)

Others are not eligible to use for a different reason. Some of them are locked in SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel

SPACE JAIL is not a life sentence. A lucky spin of our prize wheel can free one of them. Fortunately, that did not happen before Round 4 and SPACE JAIL remains secure…for now.

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Round 4 of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our card:

– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round FOUR of Mayhem Mania 2021!

Move #1 (by Brandon)
DELETE Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio and CREATE Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Becky Lynch

Move #2 (by Mad Mike)
DELETE Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch and CREATE Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya

Move #3 (by Tina Keys)
DELETE The IIconics vs. Riott Squad and CREATE Tommaso Ciampa vs. Cesaro

Move #4 (by The Rizz)
DELETE Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov and CREATE Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura

Move #5 (by Chad The Shad)
DELETE Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks and CREATE Pat McAfee & Rob Gronkowski vs. Adam Pearce & Bad Bunny

With Round 4 in the books, we now have FIVE new matches on our card.

Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya
(Created by Mad Mike)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Cesaro
(Created by Tina Keys)

Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Becky Lynch
(Created by Brandon)

Adam Pearce & Bad Bunny vs. Pat McAfee & Rob Gronkowski
(Created by Chad The Shad)

Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura
(Created by The Rizz)

Here are the three matches that survived Round 4 without being changed.

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

Samoa Joe vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black
(Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

If a match survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way, it will GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD. The creator of the match will receive rewards, including creating a new match to fill the open slot on our “undercard”. Our goal is to GRADUATE eight matches to our SUPERCARD by the time Mayhem Mania 2021 comes to an end.

One final note: Following Round 4, Chad The Shad used the two SPACE JAIL tickets he earned in our Royal Rumble contest to send BOTH IIconics – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay – to SPACE JAIL. In the process, the devious Chad exposed DEEP divides among the Mayhem Mania players in regards to how they desperate they are to see The IIconics in a Mayhem Mania.

Do The IIconics deserve to be in SPACE JAIL? What matches do you want to see us make? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 1

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!

Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to us. Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)

Others are not eligible to use for a different reason. Some of them are locked in SPACE JAIL, where they can not be used unless a lucky spin of our prize wheel manages to free them. Right now, here’s who’s locked up.

In our opening round, our players created 8 matches. This week, the real fun begins with what we officially refer to as Round 1. 5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show to each make a single change to our card.

Here are the options our players have for making a change to the card:
– SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card
– ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match
– DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers
– MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.

With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2021!

Move #1 (by Brandon)
SWAP Daniel Bryan for Keith Lee

Move #2 (by Mad Mike)
DELETE Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley (w/Stephanie McMahon) and CREATE The IIconics vs. Riott Squad

Move #3 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Xia Lee & Boa for Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal

Move #4 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE Randy Orton vs. Charlotte Flair and CREATE Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross

Move #5 (by Christian Noir)
DELETE Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed vs. Dexter Lumis and CREATE Kyle O’Reilly vs. Samoa Joe vs. Timothy Thatcher

With Round 1 in the books, we now have FIVE new matches on our card.

Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal
(Created by Sorgatron)

(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

The IIconics vs. Riott Squad
(Created by Mad Mike)

Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Pete Dunne vs. Keith Lee
(Created by Brandon)

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Christian Noir)

And here are the three matches that survived Round 1 without being changed.

Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Pat McAfee & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
(Created by Chad The Shad)

Mercedes Martinez vs. Walter
(Created by Mad Mike)

Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston & AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

If a match survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way, it will GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD. The creator of the match will receive rewards, including creating a new match to fill the open slot on our “undercard”. Our goal is to GRADUATE eight matches to our SUPERCARD by the time Mayhem Mania 2021 comes to an end.

What will happen next? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!

Mayhem Mania 2021: It Begins!

Welcome to another year of everyone’s favorite fantasy/reality booking game: Mayhem Mania!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks and ask them to help us construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence.

Every wrestler comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)

Over the coming weeks more players will be invited to make changes to our card. If a match survives three consecutive rounds without being altered in any way, it graduates to our SUPERCARD. The goal is to get 8 awesome matches onto that SUPERCARD before the real WrestleMania.

If you’re wondering if this process actually works, check out the SUPERCARDS from past years of Mayhem Mania.

Mayhem Mania 2015
Mayhem Mania 2016
Mayhem Mania 2017
Mayhem Mania 2018
Mayhem Mania 2019
Mayhem Mania 2020

That’s right. This is our SEVENTH year!

As always, we begin our opening round with a blank slate. 8 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show to help us create 8 matches. There is one change from previous years of Mayhem Mania. This year, we’re designating one match slot as the “cinematic match” slot.

Let’s see what everyone came up with.

Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round

Match #1 (Created by Professor Jakob Edwin
Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley (with Stephanie McMahon)

Match #2 (Created by Dave Podnar
Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Xia Lee & Boa

(*Designated As “Cinematic Match”)

Match #3 (Created by Chad The Shad)
Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Pat McAfee & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

Match #4 (Created by Mad Mike)
Mercedes Martinez vs. Walter

Match #5 (Created by The Rizz)
Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston & AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro

Match #6 (Created by Alex Kahrs)
Randy Orton vs. Charlotte Flair

Match #7 (Created by Tina Keys)
Daniel Bryan vs. Pete Dunne

Match #8 (Created by Jordan Styles)
Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed vs. Dexter Lumis

See how easy that is? What a great start for Mayhem Mania 2021!

There are certainly a number of names that some would prefer NOT to see in a match on Mayhem Mania (or WrestleMania, for that matter). That’s why we created SPACE JAIL! It’s a place where players can trap their most unwanted wrestler. Anyone currently in a match on our card can NOT be sent to SPACE JAIL. They’re safe…for now.

Be warned! Every week a spin of our wheel could free that person and there is NO “double jeopardy”.

We gave each of the seven players who joined us live for the opening round the power to send one individual to SPACE JAIL. Here’s who they chose.

WHO SENT WHO TO SPACE JAIL
Dave Podnar: Lacey Evans
Chad The Shad: Dominik Mysterio
Mad Mike: Brock Lesnar
The Rizz: Shane McMahon
Alex Kahrs: Velveteen Dream
Tina Keys: Ric Flair
Jordan Styles: Edge

We’re off to a great start, but Mayhem Mania is rarely a simple process. Next week, we’ll see the first changes to our card.

Wrestling Mayhem Show 729: Honey Badger & Oats

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This week we welcome back Honey Badger as we chat about WWE Thunderdome impressions, dream interpretations, dog collar matches, All Elite Wrestling with live fans and more with Mad Mike and Sorg!

  • We look at the first weekend of WWE Thunderdome shows and the problems with “audience interaction” with signs, hoods, and a Benoit
  • All Elite Wrestling is having limited fans come in for the next Dynamite. But have already dealt with ticketing issues.
  • Big Question: Who had a better wrestling debut this weekend? Pat McAfee at NXT Takeover XXX or Dominik Mysterio at Summer Slam?
  • We discuss Covid-19 considerations as a wrestling and a fan with Honey Badger
  • We discuss last week’s homework: Greg Valentine vs Roddy Piper Dog Collar Match. Starcade 1983
  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Finn Balor vs AJ Styles – TLC 2017  Watch on WWE Network
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  • What did you learn from pro wrestling this week?

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