Mayhem Mania 2019: Round 6

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.


 

For those of you who are just joining us, here’s where you can catch up on Mayhem Mania 2019: Opening Round – Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5

Round 5 of Mayhem Mania 2019 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, March 5. 4 people and 1 mascot lion were invited to each make a single change to our existing 8 matches on our “undercard”. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered in any way GRADUATES to our SUPERCARD. So far, one match has earned this distinction. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2019: 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. 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.


For those of you who are just joining us, here’s where you can catch up on Mayhem Mania 2019: Opening Round – Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3

Round 4 of Mayhem Mania 2019 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, February 19. Before it could began we had to reward Sorgatron for creating the first match to GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD! To GRADUATE, a match must survive 3 rounds without being altered in any way. (more…)

Six Times When Mayhem Mania Got Real

Can you believe we’re about to enjoy the fifth year of Mayhem Mania? Our little competitive thought experiment started out as just an idea. Over the years, it’s grown into a tradition on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. There have been a lot of matches created over the years – some more plausible than others. Among them are a select few that later happened in real life. Here are six of the most notable. To be clear, we’re only looking at matches that graduated to a Mayhem Mania SUPERCARD. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 627: 10…9…8…

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, Occupy Pro Wrestling, and Indy Wrestling US!

Rob Johnston joins us to talk about some Dojo Pro wrestling. He, of course, is joined by our usual stable of ne’er-do-wells including Sorg, Dave Podnar, and Alex Kahrs as they talk this week in wrestling, including:WMS 7.17.2018

  • That’s right, we’ve kidnapped Rob Johnston from the AwesomeCast podcast so we can talk Dojo Pro (among other things).
  • Extreme Rules was in Pittsburgh, and we are once again reminded why we can’t have nice things.
  • Sorg was so close at Extreme Rules that he almost took a pancake to the face.
  • Dave heard Steelers chants come through the TV feed for Extreme Rules. Sorg recalls no such chants. Were they piped in? Hmmm.
  • Things we are thankful for – The Roman Reigns v Bobby Lashley match didn’t follow the Iron Man Match at Extreme Rules.
  • We didn’t see Elias in his hometown for Extreme Rules – despite the obvious Pittsburgh references throughout.
  • Sorg is sad he didn’t get an awesome Shinsuke v Jeff Hardy match.
  • THE CROWD GOT KICKED IN THE BALLS BY SHINSUKE!
  • Rob can FEEL the wrestling in Nashville.
  • We’re taking a few moments to remember Bruno Sammartino and the history of wrestling.
  • Speaking of our guest, Rob, it was great seeing him being pushed around in the ring on a Dojo Pro video on Facebook.
  • Rob Johnston is talking about some of the fun with Dojo Pro.
  • The biggest message from Rob Johnston – Dojo Pro is bingeable!
  • Rob has some thoughts on Joey Janela.
  • It’s convenient that we’re talking with Rob Johnston on THIS episode.
  • Rob had a chance to speak with Hulk Hogan a few years back.
  • Hulk Hogan is not the same as Terry Bollea. It’s important to make separations between characters and people.
  • Some heels get crap from fans for being heels, then Kevin Owens gets the spotlight at a Shania Twain concert.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestling superstar needs to release an album next?
  • Mad Mike couldn’t be here this week – so he sent a Mad Mike Mail!
  • eFeds are a thing Alex Kahrs is explaining to us.
  • Sorg is headed to the Gathering of the Juggalos, and he’ll be seeing some interesting wrestling.
  • Joey Janela is apparently facing John Cena at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 595: Six Star Matches


It’s a full show this week as we’ve got Old School Burt LeGrand in studio with Sorg and Larry.  As a special treat, we’ve got Tonio Garza joining us online, and Mad Mike makes a stop by in the second half.  They’re talking this week in wrestling, including:

  • AJ Styles v Brock Lesnar? Thank you WWE.
  • Does this mean we’ll see AJ Styles v Shinsuke Nakamura for Starrcade?
  • Survivor Series 2017 – we’re talking some of our predictions and speculations.
  • Burt is calling for an in-ring return of Daniel Bryan?
  • Garza is talking some New Japan and Chris Jericho v Kenny Omega.
  • So – we’re getting something we normally don’t get on the show. That’s right, we’re talking some Impact Wrestling.
  • Apparently Alberto El Patron’s promo was just weird.
  • Impact Wrestling has a casting call for paid background actors?
  • We go from Impact Wrestling to booking nostalgia matches (The Rock v Triple H or Triple H v Kevin Owens?).
  • Triple H with The Shield = Perfect
  • It’s time for this week’s Big Question: What would your Wrestle Kingdom dream match be?
  • We have e-mail! (Kinda.)
  • Stephen Amell is going to ROH?
  • There was an intergender match tonight?
  • Pete Dunne v Enzo Amore? Larry is confused, but okay with it.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 581: Three Pieces of Ham

They haven’t kicked us out of the new studio space, so we’re back for the second week from our digs on Broadway Avenue.  This week Sorg, Larry, Rob and Bobby are joined by Billy Ruxpin to chat about what’s happening in wrestling:WMS

  • If you stopped watching RAW at 10:15, you were good to go.
  • RAW was in Pittsburgh last night. Yep. We were there.
  • MizTV and Jason Jordan are topping the show chatter tonight.
  • Best part of the Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan visit to Pittsburgh could have been the very Pittsburgh family aspect.
  • Larry is calling for a DNA test error angle with Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan.
  • John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura? We enjoyed it, but it was obvious Cena is heading out to do some stuff.
  • Jinder and Shinsuke. Larry is calling for a cash-in after the match.
  • We’re actually happy to see big guys beating the crap out of each other!
  • We’re actually discussing things commentators say during matches.
  • If you’re going to piss JBL off, it’s best to do it on air apparently.
  • Enzo isn’t liked because he’s Enzo 24/7?
  • We’re waiting to see Braun do a shooting star press off the top rope!
  • Sorg got to experience RAW with a child last night. It reminded him of why he got into wrestling.
  • What happened to Miz and Ambrose?
  • This week’s Big Question: Which UFC or WWE star would you like to see cross over to the other?
  • Shane-O-Mac was in a helicopter crash and is even more badass!
  • Is there too much wrestling podcasting happening these days?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 579: Fluent in Cockney

It’s the last Mayhem Show in the Mayhem Studio. But, before the crew moves to the new studio, we’ve got one last hurrah for Wrestling Mayhem Show 579. Sorg, Chad, Larry, MadMike, Matt, Bobby, and a special birthday boy (Rizz) get together to reminisce about our time in the studio and to talk about what’s happening in wrestling these days: WMS

  • Mad Mike is the Center Square.
  • There’s a PPV this weekend guys!
  • Rizz is so happy about the Punjabi Prison Match. It’s like WWE knew it was his birthday!
  • Is it “poops” “liver enzyme” or “steroids?” We’re not sure what we’re talking about either.
  • More stipulations?
  • Larry is calling out John Cena on his geography.
  • All you need to know is John Cena and Ruzev and you’ll be okay.
  • Is The Rock running for President?
  • Are we getting a Shinsuke v. AJ Styles match in our future? The mayhemmers are weighing in.
  • We’re running down the WWE-related people who are running for various offices these days. More than we realize.
  • Nakamura v. Corbin in a hair-vs-hair match?
  • We may be playing Hollywood Squares in the new studio.
  • Talking Smack is still on for PPV shows. We’re happy that it’s not totally cancelled.
  • Thank goodness Matt came in to settle this argument between MadMike and Sorg.
  • Sorg and some of the guys checked out the Stomp Out Cancer show this past weekend. He’s sharing some good stuff.
  • When the words David Otunga come out of your mouth, you’ve lost your argument.
  • This week’s Big Question is brought to us by Birthday Boy Rizz: What is your favorite in-studio Mayhem Show memory?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Mid Week War 4/13/17: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Sorg talk about the all-new NXT this week! We talk about Drew McIntyre’s return against Oney Lorcan, the feud between Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross, the end of Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura’s times in NXT, and the newest rising star in Dylan Miley.

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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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