Wrestling Mayhem Show 687: Sin Cara For the Kids

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

We are sorting through piles of wrestling content with Ronnie Starks as we discuss…

  • We talk about WWE RAW Cleveland live
  • Sin Cara and others are for the kids, not us.  Anyone could be their Hulk Hogan.
  • How much wrestling is too much wrestling?  Are we dangerously desensitized to the impact of wrestling?
  • Big Question: What wrestling music gives you a bad reaction?
  • Questionable things in the desert
  • Is Brock Lesnar a real star?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 568: Cast A McMahon

 

There were some, let’s say interesting, things in wrestling this week! Sorg, Chad the Shad, Mad Mike, and Rizz for Wrestling Mayhem Show 568. Of course, we talked what’s happening in the world of wrestling this week, including:

WMS

  • Payback is this weekend. And, we’re talking about what a House of Horrors match consists of.
  • Are rematch clauses still a thing in the WWE?
  • Chad is petitioning for a Champions Choice for rematch options.
  • Chad is sharing his viewing preparation for the RAW Wrap Up with Sorg and Mad Mike. #Entertainment
  • Curtis Axel is apparently still topical for the Mayhem Show.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on the Samoa Joe v Seth Rollins match.
  • Alexa Bliss and Bayley has us looking at the innocence of Bayley as a character.
  • What happens to Kevin Owens if Jericho wins? We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • WWE PPVs are just super shows for the brands thank to the WWE Network. It’s different booking than a decade ago.
  • We’re having some interesting conversation regarding the impact the WWE Network has had on viewing trends.
  • Is the WWE looking for a way to do their own break for the Broken Hardy gimmick?
  • We can see the WWE lawyers in action with the Broken Hardy gimmick development each week.
  • What makes a good heel turn villain theme for a video game gimmick?
  • 205 Live lost Tajiri, and we haz a sad.
  • It’s time for this week’s Big Question: Vince McMahon is getting a bio picture. Who do you cast? #CastAMcMahon
  • There was Dumpster Match this week?
  • Sin Cara has a new look. #Shiny
  • What’s happening with SmackDown Live booking? New things! That’s what!
  • What did YOU learn from wrestling this week?

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 11/14/16: This isn’t about Popeye’s Chicken

It’s WWE RAW talk! Overstuffing on turkey and tag team wrestling! We need more team exercises.
Sin Cara kills my Scooby Doo kayfabe, AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho worries about small children, Braun Strowman scarfs and more!

 

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Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 5

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 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.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 


Round 5 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on February 9. Six members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a wrestler/match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

Under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, Mad Mike was granted the final move of Round 5. In addition, I added a second special perk as compensation for Mike’s Round 4 move being undone before the round’s conclusion. He got to choose who received this week’s “punishment” and was forced to use a name drawn from the infamous Jar Of Midcarders. This addendum to the “Alex Kahrs Rule” will be observed in all future cases with a variety of “punishments” to be revealed as needed.

And now…on with the show!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 5

Move 1 (@Eamon2Please)
ADD Mark Henry to The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Move 2 (@TheeRizz)
TRADE Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H vs. Hornswoggle for Kalisto vs. Sin Cara

Move 3 (Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
(*Curtis Axel was drawn from the Jar Of Midcarders)
TRADE Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker for Curtis Axel vs. Chad Gable

Move 4 (@Sorgatron)
TRADE Mr. McMahon for Undertaker

Move 5 (@JonFisherIQ)
TRADE Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal for Bray Wyatt vs. Apollo Crews

Move 6 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Curtis Axel vs. Chad Gable for Stardust vs. Stephen Amell

With the latest moves now on the books, let’s look at the Mayhem Mania card after Round 5. First, here are the 3 matches that survived the round without being altered in any way. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W3M2

Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
(Created by @eamon2please)
W4M1

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @BobbyFJtown)
W4M4

And now, here are the 5 newly created matches following Round 5.

Stardust vs. Stephen Amell
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W5M5

Bray Wyatt vs. Apollo Crews
(Created by @JonFisherIQ)
W5M2

The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Mark Henry
(Created by @eamon2please)
W5M4

Kalisto vs. Sin Cara
(Created by @TheeRizz)
W5M3

Roman Reigns & The Rock vs. Luke Harper & Undertaker
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W5M1

The addendum to the “Alex Kahrs Rule” didn’t prevent Antonio Garza’s move from being undone before the end of Round 5. Therefore, he will be the latest to be granted a guaranteed invitation to make the final move in the next round. He will also choose who will be on the receiving end of next week’s “punishment”.

Round 6 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Don’t miss the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. We’re near the halfway point of this year’s Mayhem Mania. There will 10 traditional rounds, followed by the spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In the Bank Round. If you want to take part, and help keep the lights on at the Mayhem Studios, head to WMS Patreon page and find out how easy it is to support the show and get in the last moves of Mayhem Mania 2016. I also encourage you to check out how Mayhem Mania played out last year.
Which matches should stay? Which should go? Who needs to be added to the biggest card of the year? Share your comments and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

WWE RAW Wrap Up 10/5/15: Demon Kane Megazord

WWE RAW is getting wrapped up with Mad Mike, Michael Sorg, and Matt Carlins as we discuss the New Day dominating the end of the show in a late 90’s style throw down, Demon Kane pulling Power Ranger powers to reenergize, Sasha Banks and the Divas shining, the Natalya Neidhart vs Paige mini feud, Kevin Owens getting back to basics and killing a Lucha Dragon, and RAW is the key to everything else in WWE programming.

 

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RAW Wrap Up 9/2/13

wwe-raw-logo-1366x768-crop-exact-1616820It’s another Wrap Up! Not taken down by the YouTube Service Down Time! We talk Big Show’s acting skills, the New Corporation, Rhodes’ Family Revenge, and the newest Twitter favorite!

Re-do’s at TV Tapings: Right or Wrong?

I’m not going to lie. I am one that frequents websites to view spoilers for the various wrestling shows that are taped. While many people are against this, I read spoilers for shows that I most likely would not be able to catch during the week, that way if something looks interesting or intriguing, I know to try to catch it later in the week. Recently, I read the results from the latest tapings for the new NXT at Full Sail University in Florida and I noticed something that I have seen various times before when reading spoilers.

Apparently, one of the matches featured at the taping was a tag team match between Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel against The Ascension. Many cited this to be a very entertaining match with all four guys showing a lot. However, later on as the taping progressed, it was noted that all four came back out in order to re-tape the conclusion of the match. Fans in attendance were upset and confused as many felt that the original ending to the match was perfectly fine. This led to fans beginning to chant, “re-shoot” during the second take, and allegedly security members made attempts to try to quiet those fans.

This isn’t something new that has been happening on taped television programs. WWE has also re-taped matches in the past for Friday Night Smackdown, most notably in matches involving Sin Cara. TNA, back when they taped weeks of their show in advance, was also known for reshooting in ring segments involving people like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and many of their other top names. Now in my opinion, if a certain performer is not able to perform a finish or portray a story in a certain way, that should be proof that they should not be placed in front of a television camera yet. If they need to do a segment or finish over again, what will happen when there is a live televised event and there is no chance for a redo. But, there is a much more important problem with this method. While it may be seen by some as appropriate for companies to re-tape parts of their shows in order to obtain a certain end product for television, I feel more sympathetic for fans that are in attendance for these events.

There is no denying that the professional wrestling business has been open wide to fans for many years now, and there is a slim to none chance of maintaining much of kayfabe with mature audiences. However, this may be going a bit too far. I understand that tapings for televised wrestling are different than various other live events, but fans are still fans. Even people from Full Sail University attending NXT tapings are still wrestling fans, the proof is shown in the footage available of the CM Punk/ Seth Rollins vs The Kings Of Wrestling tag team match. Just like any other live wrestling event, fans attend television tapings in order to gain a feeling that they would not have gained through watching it on television. It doesn’t make them any less of wrestling fans and they should still be treated with some form of respect.

I bring up the term respect because this strikingly reminds me of a couple of years ago when TNA received much criticism and disdain for their producers addressing the crowds role in the show, referring to them as “cast members”.

So how is this any different? Isn’t re-taping part of a match after the audience has witnessed it just as disrespectful? I believe that by doing so, you are telling the live attendees that those that will be watching this at home for free are much more important than those who paid a ticket in order to watch this live.

Once again, this is just one wrestling fan’s opinion and I would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this. If you have a comment or thought, send it in to [email protected] and we will address them on the next Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Wrestling Mayhem Show 276: Curly Bill and His Whore-ding Rangers

DJLunchbox, Mad Mike, The WrestleFan and Sorg are back and blown away about the CM Punk promo from RAW slamming WWE on his way out.  Or are we?  Plus we talk about TNA IMPACT and if wrestling really matters.

We are joined this week by Jon Towers and David Fairhead, creators of the upcoming comic WZSA, World Zombie Wrestling Association, the prospect of zombies and wrestling, explore the world of wrestling comics, including those from WWE and WCW, and real zombies in wrestling.  Find out more about their current projects at jonnyaxx.com

This is Episode 276 for Tuesday, June 21, 2011. You can get the episode here on TalkshoeBlip.tv subscribe to the audio or video versions on iTunes, look us up on YoutubeRoku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned to www.wrestlingmayhemshow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on live.sorgatronmedia.com. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at [email protected]!

 

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