Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 2

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.

In the opening round of Mayhem Mania, our players created six matches for both our Night 1 and Night 2 cards. Now, the real fun begins. Every week, more players will arrive on the scene and make a change to one of the matches.

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:

  • Asuka
  • Avery Good
  • Cassie Lee
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Miro
  • Penta El Zero Miedo
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five players were on hand for last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes they made!

Move #1 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Randy Orton for Elias

Move #2 (by Tina Keys)
KILL Adam Scherr vs. Jonathan Gresham and
CREATE Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty

Move #3 (by Beastman)
SWAP The Fiend for Swoggle and Scott D’Amore and Ric Flair and “Stone Cold” Shark Boy and The Great Khali and Naked Mideon

Move #4 (by Mad Mike)
KILL The Wolves vs. reDRagon and
CREATE David Arquette vs. Danhausen

Move #5 (by Ronnie Starks)
ADD Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham to Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

Move #6 (by Sorgatron)
ADD Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin to Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

So, with the moves from Week 2 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.

Roderick Strong vs Elias (created by Sorgatron)

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

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

Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos
(Created by Ronnie Starks)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Four Horsewomen (Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks Becky Lynch & Bayley vs. Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander & MVP)
(Created by Mad Mike)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

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

Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Pretty Proper (Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin) vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by Sorgatron)

Scott D’Amore vs. The Great Khali vs. Ric Flair vs. The Great Muta vs. “Stone Cold” Shark Boy vs. Naked Mideon vs. Swoggle
(created by Beastman)

Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Tina Keys)

David Arquette vs. Danhausen
(Created by Mad Mike)

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

Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse
(Created by The Rizz)

Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch)
(Created by Dave Podnar)

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

Mayhem Mania 2022: IT BEGINS!

Mayhem Mania is back!

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

The object of Mayhem Mania has always been 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.

Mayhem Mania 2020: It Begins

Welcome back to year six of Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it.

The WWE’s talent pool has never been deeper. Combine that with the other talents on the fringes that they theoretically may have access to and there’s no excuse for them not putting together the greatest WrestleMania card of all time. We’re going to show what’s possible.

Our game began during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, January 21. Eight players were invited to each create a single match. As an added layer to this year’s game, we’re asking more people to eliminate names from being eligible to use in Mayhem Mania – sending them through the Forbidden Portal into Space Jail. But there’s a catch, unlike in previous years, this may not be a permanent. Each week a random spin of our newly acquired prize wheel will determine if one of them can escape from Space Jail and re-enter the game. No “double jeopardy”. Once someone escapes from Space Jail, they can’t be sent back.

So, let’s check out the 8 matches our crew created.

Match #1
(Created by BobbyFJtown)
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
week1-1

Match #2
(Created by Ronnie Starks)
#DIY vs. Time Splitters
week1-8
Match #3
(Created by Sorgatron)
Elias vs. Tony Nese
week1-2

Match #4
(Created by Honey Badger)
Rhea Ripley vs. Mercedes Martinez

week1-5

Match #5
(Created by Dave Podnar)
Velveteen Dream vs. R-Truth
week1-4

Match #6
(Created by Tina Keys)
Mia Yim & Kay Lee Ray & Tegan Nox vs. Asuka & Kairi Sane & Io Shirai
week1-7

Match #7
(Created by Mad Mike)
WALTER vs. Keith Lee
week1-3

Match #8
(Created by Mainstream Mat)
Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong vs. Shayna Baszler & Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir
week1-6

And here’s who got sent to Space Jail…

SPACE JAIL!
BobbyFJtown: Randy Orton
Ronnie Starks: Enzo
Sorgatron: Lacey Evans
Honey Badger: Bayley
Dave Podnar: Triple H
Tina Keys: Ronda Rousey
Mad Mike: WeeLC
Mainstream Mat: Bobby Fish

So, Mayhem Mania 2020 is underway. We have an eight-match card and we have eight people/things now serving time in Space Jail. Next Tuesday, we’ll invite five players to each make a single change to the existing card. Remember, any match that survives three consecutive rounds without being altered in any way will graduate to the Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD. The creator of that match will get some rewards and we’ll create a new match to take its place on our “undercard”.

By the time this whole thing is over, we’ll have eight graduated matches on our SUPERCARD. Trust me, it’ll work. We’ve already done this five time, and we haven’t failed yet.

Which of our eight matches do you like the best? Which ones do you think need some work? Which ones need to be dumped entirely. Post a comment or hit up the Wrestling Mayhem Show on social media to share your thoughts.

Before we go, we want to mention our Royal Rumble Challenge. Email your picks for the winners of both Rumble matches to [email protected] Each correct pick will earn you a ticket to send someone through the Forbidden Portal to Space Jail. So, if you get both picks right, you’ll get to send two people to Space Jail! What a deal!

Enjoy Mayhem Mania and we’ll see you next week!

 

 

 

 

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 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. 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

Before we get into what’s happened, I must mention what’s coming next. We’ll be doing a special Viewer’s Choice move in our next round and instead of using fate to randomly choose which of your moves to use, we’ll be adding some skill into the mix with the ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE!

Here’ how it works: When you send in your move, also give us your prediction for who will win Sunday’s men’s Elimination Chamber match and total time for the match (the tiebreaker will be decided by whoever came the closest without going over). We’ll reward the correct prediction by using your move in next week’s round. What a deal!

We had two players back for Week 4 of Mayhem Mania 2018 under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, Kyle Turner andBobbyfjtown. All of our players can each make a single change to the card. They have three options.

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team for one already on the card, or bring for a name not currently on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. KILL a match AND CREATE an entirely new match with wrestlers not currently on the card.

Here’s how things shook out on Episode 608 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

 Mayhem Mania 2018
Week 4

Move 1: Kyle Turner
KILL Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean and CREATE AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole

Move 2: @ChadTheShad
ADD Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly to Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival

Move 3: @GavelLawless
SWAP Killian Dane for Batista

Move 4: Officer @IWCOfficerDan
SWAP Aleister Black for Brock Lesnar

Move 5: @Bobbyfjtown
KILL War Machine vs. Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe and CREATE Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon & Kairi Sane

With the Week 4 moves now in the books, here are the five newly created matches on our card.

Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon & Kairi Sane
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
week4-4

Batista vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman
(Created by @GavelLawless)
week4-2

AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Kyle Turner)
week4-3

Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
(Created by @ChadTheShad)
week4-1

Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar
(Created by @IWCOfficerDan)
week4-5

And here are the matches that survived Week 4 without being altered.

 ELIAS VS. EC3
(CREATED BY @SORGATRON)
week3-3

CHARLOTTE VS. ASUKA VS. RONDA ROUSEY VS. NIKKI CROSS
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week3-6

TREVOR “RICOCHET” MANN VS. PETE DUNNE
(CREATED BY @MADMIKE4883)
week2-2

Now, here’s the latest edition of the HOTTEST show on the internet: TALKING Mayhem Mania!

Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania. Don’t forget to take part in our ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE! And join us for next week’s episode entitled “Iconic Duo Or Bust” or “Where’s The Beef?”.

 

Mid Week War 5/5/17: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Sorg talk about this week’s NXT. We find out some more about Roderick Strong, and get a little more insight as to what will happen at Takeover Chicago, we get a dose of Heavy Machinery, and there is a huge battle royal to find out who will face Asuka.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 569: Room Of Hanging Babies

 

There were some, let’s say interesting, things in wrestling this week! Sorg, Chad the Shad, and Bobby F J-Town are joined by the incomparable The Gavel David Lawless, Esq. for Wrestling Mayhem Show 569 to talk what’s happening, including:

  • Breaking news from Bobby: Sand is hot.
  • Wrestling happened. We’re starting out with some X-Pac talk.
  • David Lawless is sharing his legal expertise on the X-Pac charges.
  • We’re learning a ton of stuff from this week’s guest David Lawless.
  • We’re learning just how connected Pittsburgh is in wrestling.
  • We’re moving from law to real estate. We promise this IS a wrestling podcast.
  • WMS is putting together a new Kickstarter to raise funds to purchase THE House of Horrors.
  • House of Horrors is pretty much what Sawtooth Willie’s house would be like if he didn’t live in the underground.
  • We’re doing some math about Payback and daylight hours.
  • House of Horrors had some disconnect. We’re sharing our thoughts.
  • Uber, how did Randy Orton get from House of Horrors so quickly? Was the driver able to find him easily?
  • Aside from House of Horrors, we’re talking about the rest of Payback.
  • We’re seeing WWE giving some great opportunities to people who otherwise may not have much push with the shake up.
  • WWE is jam-packed with talent and it’s a matter of sustaining the entertainment. Shake up is a way to do that.
  • The WWE backstage segments are fun again, guys!
  • In case anyone missed it, David Otunga is off filming a movie.
  • Did anyone catch the RAW Wrap Up with Mad Mike and “Sorg” last night?
  • Chris LeRusso and David Lawless have a few things in common.
  • WWE Network will be more than it has been. We’re talking some options.
  • In Nigel’s defense, he is surrounded by many ROH names on NXT.
  • We’re talking character development of Roderick Strong.
  • Sheamus and Cesaro are doing well together, but need to be more cohesive as a tag team.
  • Sheamus and Cesaro can combine a reverse atomic drop into a brogue kick! (Thanks John Ashbaugh from chat.)
  • It’s this week’s Big Question: Who would you have call the upcoming Women’s Tournament? (Thanks Tina Keys)
  • Is WWE angling for a Women’s Show?
  • The Mid Week War is pretty much WWE against itself. So. Much. Wrestling.
  • What happened to referees playing a prominent role in wrestling?
  • We’re recapping the history of Tye Dillinger in WWE.
  • Billy Corgan is getting back into wrestling, guys!
  • NWA has an on-demand service? I know what some of us are doing after the show.
  • Dab Elbow v Jackson 5. Yes, there is usually some sort of conversation that comes from our chat room.
  • We may have learned a lot today – but, what did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Mid Week War 3/23/17: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Sorg talk about this week’s loaded NXT. We had a huge six-man tag team match with Sanity going against No Way Jose, Roderick Strong, and Tye Dillinger. Asuka sent a message to Ember Moon, and Oney Lorcan and Andrade Cien Almas went one on one.

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Mid Week War 3/8/17: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Sorg talk about this week’s NXT. We talk about Sanity going after Roderick Strong, No Way Jose, and Tye Dillinger. We talk about Billie Kay and Ember Moon trying to impress William Regal, and we get the return of Shinsuke Nakamura to go against TJ Perkins in what can be describes as dance fighting.

 

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Mid Week War 10/20/16: WWE NXT

Mad Mike is rolling solo this week as we talk about NXT. We have a few more matches for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic this week and we are introduced to Roderick Strong, we see the in ring debut of Nikki Cross, Andrade Cien Almas feels disrespected, and Shinsuke Nakamura and Patrick Clark finally settles who won, Prince or Michael Jackson?

 

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Mid Week War 2/25/16: Ring of Honor

Mad Mike, Eamon Paton, and Tonio Garza talk about Ring of Honor this week and the go home show to the 14th Anniversary! We talk about what is going on with Roderick Strong and the TV Title, we speculate on why Chris Sabin didn’t attack Alex Shelley, and of course we give you predictions for the big show!

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