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…)

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 2

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

Welcome to Week 2 of Mayhem Mania. Last week, we created the eight matches that make up the framework for our card of incredible matches. Now, the real fun begins. On Episode 606 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show, five players were invited to each make a single change to the card. They had 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.

Let’s see how they did. (more…)

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1

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.


 

Every journey has a beginning. In Mayhem Mania, that means creating 8 matches for our card. Here’s how it went down on Episode 605 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show(more…)

WWE RAW Wrap Up: #Justice4Mitch

Sorg and Rizz are talking WWE RAW after WWE Payback! Tonight’s Battle Royal #1 Contender is one of the more fun with Zack Ryder sticking out along with Titus O’Neil’s return, and Rusev’s win. Mitch died. Dean Ambrose will have his revenge against Chris Jericho! We can’t call it Bullet Club. It’s the Friends From Japan Club! AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Carl Anderson vs the Usos & Roman Reigns. Emma and Tyler Breeze get the win. Ric Flair makes Rizz miss the Charlotte vs Natalya stip and more!

 

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 3/29/16: Shaker Tane

Eamon Paton, Mad Mike, Bobbyfjtown, and Sorgatron talk about the hot kick off with Shane McMahon and Undertaker squaring off, Dean Ambrose and his little red wagon and toys he may use in his No Holds Barred match, The Total Divas crazy 5 way match with Eva Marie and Emma joining the fun, women’s wrestling with Becky Lynch and Charlotte, Buh Buh Ray Dudley going into Bully Ray mode lately, and does Roman Reigns and Triple H end WrestleMania?

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Mayhem Mania 2016 – Patreon In The Bank

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, 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, 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 – Round 6 – Round 7 – Round 8 – Round 9


The spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In The Bank round of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on March 15. Only Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show were eligible to partcipate. As thanks for their financial support, they were granted the opportunity to make up to five moves.

1) Fast-track GRADUATE one match to the SUPERCARD
2) If necessary, CREATE a new match to fill the slot on the “undercard” left open by the just-graduated match
3) Make a traditional “move” or a change to the “undercard”.
4) Add a stipulation to any match
5) Just for fun, add a sponsor to any match.

Whenever a match GRADUATES to the SUPERCARD, the player who created it gets an ELIMINATOR. It can be used a single time, at any time, to remove any single person from Mayhem Mania 2016. Those on the current card are protected from the ELIMINATOR, but if they are traded out for someone else, they would be vulnerable. Before the start of the Patreon In The Bank round, Eamon Paton cashed in and ELIMINATORED…Mr. Anderson! I’ll have the updated list of who has an ELIMINATOR to use later.

One match graduated following Round 9 last week. Sorgatron created it, so he got to CREATE a match to fill the open slot on the “undercard”.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 9.5

Move #1 (@Sorgatron)
CREATE Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler

Now, on with the show!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Patreon In The Bank

Patreon #1 – A.J.
1) GRADUATE Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
2) CREATE Social Outcasts vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Tye Dillinger & Kozlov
4) STIPULATION for Social Outcasts vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Tye Dillinger & Kozlov = Family Double Dare Obstacle Course Match. Winners get a 13″ TV and a trip to Space Camp.

Patreon #2 – @EdBurke37
1) GRADUATE Blake & Murphy vs. The Revival vs. American Alpha
2) CREATE Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
3) KILL Mojo Rawley (with Rob Gronkowski) vs. Baron Corbin AND CREATE Asuka vs. Charlotte
4) STIPULATION for Asuka vs. Charlotte = Ladder Match for Divas Title
5) SPONSOR for Jimmy Uso vs. Jey Uso vs. The Rock vs. Roman Reigns vs. Nia Jax = Ancestry.com

Patreon #3 – Antonio Garza (@TheWRevolution)
1) GRADUATE  Jimmy Uso vs. Jey Uso vs. The Rock vs. Roman Reigns vs. Nia Jax
2) CREATE Eva Marie vs. Lana
3) KILL Dean Ambrose vs. Rusev AND CREATE Kofi Kingston vs. Big E vs. Xavier Woods
4) STIPULATION for Jimmy Uso vs. Jey Uso vs. The Rock vs. Roman Reigns vs. Nia Jax = Winner becomes the sole user of the “Rock’s cousin” monicker. If The Rock wins, losers must leave the Anoa’i Family.
5) SPONSOR for Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch = “Sunny Side Up”

Patreon #4 – Matthew & Jennifer Carlins Foundation For Podcast Betterment (@JenCarlins)
1) GRADUATE Kofi Kingston vs. Big E vs. Xavier Woods
2) CREATE Dean Ambrose vs. Drake Wuertz
4) STIPULATION for Dean Ambrose vs. Drake Wuertz = Barbed Wire Hell In A Cell Match
5) SPONSOR for Dean Ambrose vs. Drake Wuertz = Lowe’s

Patreon #5 – @AlexanderKahrs
1) GRADUATE Dean Ambrose vs. Drake Wuertz
2) CREATE El Torito vs. Hornswoggle
3) ADD Paige to Asuka vs. Charlotte
4) STIPULATION for Alberto Del Rio vs. Austin Aries = Kennel From Hell
5) SPONSOR for Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn = EWMerch.com

Patreon #6 – @MadMike4883
1) GRADUATE Social Outcasts vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Tye Dillinger & Kozlov
2) CREATE Snooki & David Arquette & Kevin Federline vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Stephen Amell vs. Karl Malone
3) ADD Bayley to Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Paige
4) STIPULATION for Kofi Kingston vs. Big E vs. Xavier Woods = Super Smash Bros. Melee Match
5) SPONSOR for Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles = Wrestling Mayhem Show

Well, it wasn’t pretty, but we have accomplished our stated goal for Mayhem Mania 2016 and GRADUATED eight matches to the SUPERCARD.

MAYHEM MANIA 2016 – THE SUPERCARD!

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

Apollo Crews vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W6M1

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
Presented by Wrestling Mayhem Show
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
W4M4

Blake & Murphy vs. The Revival vs. American Alpha
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
W8M4

Anoa’i Family Expulsion Match presented by: Ancestry.com
(Winner becomes the sole user of the “Rock’s cousin” monicker. If The Rock wins, losers must leave the Anoa’i Family)
Jimmy Uso vs. Roman Reigns vs. The Rock vs. Nia Jax vs. Jey Uso
(Created by Stosh from @MaxXouT)
W9M3

Super Smash Bros. Melee Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Big E vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W10M1

Family Double Dare Obstacle Course Match
(Winners get a 13″ TV and a trip to Space Camp)
Social Outcasts vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Tye Dillinger & Kozlov
(Created by A.J.)
W10M2

Barbed Wide Hell In A Cell Match presented by Lowe’s
Drake Wuertz vs. Dean Ambrose
(Created by (@JenCarlins)
W10M3

And now, here are the 8 matches on the “undercard” following Patreon In The Bank.

Darren Young vs. Michael Tarver
(Created by @eamon2please)
W9M2

Kennel From Hell Match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Austin Aries
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W9M1

Eva Marie vs. Lana
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W10M4

Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
Presented by “Sunny Side Up”
(Created by @EdBurke37)
W10M5

El Torito vs. Hornswoggle
(Created by @AlexanderKahrs)
W10M6

Ladder Match for Divas Championship
Paige vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Bayley
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W10M7

Chris Jericho vs.  Dolph Ziggler
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W10M8

Snooki & David Arquette & Kevin Federline vs. Ronda Rousey & Stephen Amell & Karl Malone
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W10M9

What’s left for these eight matches on the “undercard”, a shot at the Mayhem Mania pre-show! Next week, we’ll hold the final round of Mayhem Mania 2016. Players will get to make some final changes to the “undercard” matches. After that, we will have a vote on the Wrestling Mayhem Show Facebook page to decide which one will get a spot on the Mayhem Mania pre-show.

There will be more. Because there were two changes to what became the Paige vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Bayley match during the Patreon In The Bank round, the “Alex Kahrs Rule” applies to both Ed Burke and Alex Kahrs himself. They’ll be invited back next week to make the final moves of the final round of Mayhem Mania 2016. Also, both will get to hand out a dose of “punishment” to the other players.

Finally, because six matches GRADUATED to the SUPERCARD during Patreon In The Bank, six ELIMINATORS are hereby awarded. Bobby actually gets two ELIMINATORS because two of his matches graduated. Also joining Sorgatron in the group with a single ELIMINATOR to use: Stosh from MaxXouT, Antonio Garza, A.J. and Jen Carlins.

What changes would you make to the “undercard”? Which one deserves to be on the Mayhem Mania pre-show? Who deserves to be punished Share your feedback with us, and thanks for your support of Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 8

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, 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, 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 – Round 6 – Round 7 


Round 8 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on SUPER Tuesday, March 1. Five members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had the usual 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.

In addition, the SUBTRACT option is still in play. It can be used to remove one person from any match (singles matches not eligible. That would be weird). This option can be used only once during Mayhem Mania. After that, it’s gone forever.

Any match that survives 3 rounds in Mayhem Mania without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD, and it finally happened following Round 7.

MAYHEM MANIA 2016 – THE SUPERCARD!

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

That opens a slot for a new match to be created on the “undercard”. Since Eamon created the match that graduated, he got to the create the new match to fill the opening. In addition, Eamon was granted a second prize – The ELIMINATOR. He can use this at any time to remove any single person from Mayhem Mania 2016. Those on the current card are protected from the ELIMINATOR, but if they are traded out for someone else, they would be vulnerable. Eamon can hold on to this move as long as he wants before using it.

Eamon also got the last move in Round 8 under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, and got to hand out a dose of “punishment” to one of the other participants, forcing one to spin the Wheel Of NXT Tag Teams Not Named Enzo & Big Cass and using whichever team is lands on. Eamon was a busy boy in Round 8, and as you will see, he proved himself to be a true master of Mayhem Mania. Even I was astonished by how well he played his accumulated advantage into something even greater.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 8

Move 1 (@Eamon2Please)
CREATE Kane vs. Baron Corbin

Move 2 (@Sorgatron)
TRADE Luke Harper for Rusev

Move 3 (@Bobbyfjtown)
(*Forced to spin the Wheel Of NXT Tag Teams Not Named Enzo & Big Cass, which landed on Blake & Murphy)
TRADE Shane McMahon & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon for Blake & Murphy vs. American Alpha vs. The Revival

Move 4 (Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
TRADE The New Day vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady & Mark Henry for Roman Reigns vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Jey Uso vs. Nia Jax

 Move 5 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Natalya vs. Asuka for Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. Shane McMahon & Ronda Rousey

Move 6 (@Eamon2Please)
TRADE Kane for Mojo Rawley

That’s right. Eamon created a match with the intention of altering it later. Under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, that gurantees him the final move in Round 9 next week. It’s devious. It’s brilliant.

Here are the 3 matches that survived Round 8 without being altered in any way.

Apollo Crews vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W6M1

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kalisto vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @HotWheelzRWA)
W7M2

The Ascension vs. Gold & Stardust vs. Stephen Amell & Neville
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W7M1

And now, here are the 5 newly created matches following Round 8.

Mojo Rawley vs. Baron Corbin
(Created by @eamon2please)
W8M1

Jimmy Uso vs. Roman Reigns vs. Nia Jax vs. Jey Uso
(Created by Antonio Garza – @TheWRevolution)
W8M2

Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. Ronda Rousey & Shane McMahon
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W8M3

Blake & Murphy vs. The Revival vs. American Alpha
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
W8M4

Dean Ambrose vs. Rusev
(Created by @Sorgatron)
W8M5

Round 9 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Don’t miss the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. A friendly reminder that the spectacular and unpredictable Patreon In the Bank Round is coming up on March 15. If you want to take part, and help keep the lights on at the Mayhem Studios, head to the WMS Patreon page and find out how cheap and easy it is to support the show and get in on an exclusive opportunity to make bold and numerous changes to the Mayhem Mania card. More tenured Patreon subscribers will get preferential treatment, so the time to act is now!

What changes would you make to the current card? Who needs to be added to the card before it’s too late? Is Eamon the greatest Mayhem Mania player of all time? Share your feedback with us, and thanks for your support of Mayhem Mania! As a reward for your loyalty, here is your very own Wheel Of NXT Tag Teams Not Named Enzo & Big Cass to play with.

What’s At Stake: Royal Rumble 2016

As we head into yet another special event on the WWE Network, I’ll try to answer one simple question: What are these guys and girls fighting over? As always, we welcome your feedback. Leave a comment below or send an email to [email protected]

The Royal Rumble Match (Officially announced participants: Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Stardust, Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Big Show, Curtis Axel)
What’s At Stake: WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Potentially, a spot in the main event at WrestleMania. The reputation of the Royal Rumble match.
I’m one of those people who’s convinced there will be more than 30 entrants in this year’s Royal Rumble match, with Triple H entering as #31. But why stop there. The other day I was explaining my #31 theory to my wife, and she suggested there could be even more – 32, 33, 34, etc. I picture Mr. McMahon unloading an endless conveyor belt of disposable entrants for Roman Reigns to decimate en route to an epic victory against all odds.

As of the publishing of this column, there are 13 participants officially announced for this year’s Rumble match. 2 more decided by a match during the preshow (more on that a little later). That leaves a lot of question marks, and plenty of speculation among fans about who the surprise entrants will be.

One of the most interesting pieces of information included in the annual hype video airing on WWE television is that there will be 6 former winners in this year’s Rumble match. Take a look at the actual list of those men, and you’ll see why that statement got my attention. I’ve taken the liberty of crossing out the guys who will almost certainly not be making a surprise appearance in this year’s Rumble match.

  • 1988: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
    1989: Big John Studd
    1990: Hulk Hogan
    1991: Hulk Hogan
    1992: Ric Flair
    1993: Yokozuna
    1994: Bret Hart / Lex Luger
    1995: Shawn Michaels
    1996: Shawn Michaels
    1997: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
    1998: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
    1999: Mr. McMahon
    2000: The Rock
    2001: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
    2002: Triple H
    2003: Brock Lesnar
    2004: Chris Benoit
    2005: Batista
    2006: Rey Mysterio
    2007: Undertaker
    2008: John Cena
    2009: Randy Orton
    2010: Edge
    2011: Alberto Del Rio
    2012: Sheamus
    2013: John Cena
    2014: Batista
    2015: Roman Reigns

4 of the former winners are being heavily publicized for this year’s Rumble match – Reigns, Lesnar, Sheamus and Del Rio. The identities of the two other past winners is being kept under wraps. It’s reasonable to assume one of them will be Triple H, but who is the sixth?

Batista just wrapped principal photography last week on a film called “Bushwick”. So, he could be available for a surprise appearance. The Rock is extremely unlikely due to a huge insurance policy hurdle that reportedly prevents him from engaging in any in-ring physicality for WWE.

There were three leading candidates in my mind: Undertaker, Randy Orton or (*gulp*) Mr. McMahon. But then I realized “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan isn’t entirely out of the question. In fact, he may be the most likely candidate. He was in a tag team match at an Imperial Wrestling show in Oklahoma last weekend. I won’t be shocked if WWE drops a dash of nostalgia into this year’s Rumble match.

One of the best things about the Royal Rumble match is the minutia. It’s perfect for stat geeks, and WWE encourages us to dig into all the insignificant little details that have accumulated over the years. We know the records and the noteworthy accomplishments. There will likely be more this year.

Reigns will be the #1 entrant in this year’s match. There’s certainly a strong possibility he’ll win. If he does, he’ll be only the fourth back-to-back winner in Rumble history, and the third man to win from the #1 position. Only the #27 spot has produced more.

Don’t expect the record for longest time spent in a single Rumble match (1:02:12 by Rey Mysterio in 2006) to be threatened. WWE is promising 90 second intervals between entrants this year. If Reigns survives to see the #30 entrant, he won’t even be past the 45 minute mark. However, he would have a realistic chance at the fifth longest time for a winner.

If one of the favorites (Reigns, Triple H or Lesnar) wins this year, he will become only the sixth man in history to win more than one Rumble match.

Once Big Show enters this year’s match, he will stand alone in third place on the all-time list for Rumble appearances with 11 (unless Undertaker shows up. Then, he’ll have 11 too).

That’s just a small sampling of what could happen. When it comes to the Royal Rumble match, the possibilities are endless. Imaginations run wild. Perhaps that’s why it’s so easy to fall into the trap of being let down. The past two years have been remembered more for the disappointment and frustration of fans than for the match itself. Can WWE turn things around this year, and remind us what makes the Royal Rumble great?

Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
What’s At Stake – WWE Intercontinental Championship. A new legacy for WWE’s Last Man Standing stipulation.
The rivalry between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens has been running since last autumn, but it took a big step forward at the TLC event last December. That’s where Ambrose defeated Owens to win the Intercontinental Title. To say Owens didn’t take that loss well would be a bit of an understatement. He’s taken nearly every opportunity since then to attack the new champion. Fortunately for us, Ambrose has been more than willing to give a beating as well as he receives. In case you haven’t been watching SmackDown, these two have made it their duty to have some of the wildest brawls possible under the WWE banner.

The Last Man Standing stipulation doesn’t have the best reputation among WWE fans. Many have grown tired of seeing cute endings where one guy ties up or buries the other rather than beat him to the point that it’s physically impossible for his opponent to continue fighting. However, the last couple Last Man Standing matches in WWE have turned that unwanted trend around.

Without a traditional world championship match on the card, this is undoubtedly the most anticipated singles match at the Royal Rumble. If Ambrose and Owens are given the opportunity to steal the show, they’ll probably do it.

Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
What’s At Stake – WWE Divas Championship. The possible rebirth of the Divas Revolution.
Last July, WWE attempted to launch a Divas Revolution. Six months later, it may finally happen. Fans have cried out for matches and rivalries as good as the ones in NXT’s women’s division. This could be that turning point, and it’s no surprise to see two of NXT’s so-called “Four Horsewomen” leading the way.

The evolution of this rivalry hasn’t always been pretty, but it’s been getting better by the week ever since Charlotte decisively severed their friendship at the beginning of the month. With their roles clearly defined (including Ric Flair behaving like an insane soccer dad), both started to come into their own. The results have been good, and sometimes great.

Lynch coerced Flair into agreeing to give her another shot at the Divas Title last Monday on Raw. She never won the NXT Women’s Championship. You get the feeling it may finally be her time on an even bigger stage. WWE is so close to something truly great with this match.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto
What’s At Stake – WWE United States Championship.
Riding a wave of momentum that began at TLC, Kalisto shocked the world two weeks ago on Raw. Picking up the slack for the injured John Cena, he upset Alberto Del Rio to win the United States Championship.

The crowd went wild, but Kalisto’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reign came to a screeching halt at the SmackDown taping the following day.

Where is this going? Is this setting up an even bigger title win for Kalisto, or is this going to solidify Del Rio as someone who could be moved up into the main event? WWE could certainly use a strong Del Rio heading into WrestleMania.

The New Day vs. The Usos
What’s At Stake – WWE Tag Team Championship.
WWE’s once promising tag team division has withered away to this – the last two teams still standing. It feels like The New Day has done just about everything it can with tag team titles. There are no challengers left. The Usos, on the other hand, could transition neatly into matches against an endless combination of challengers from the League Of Nations, the Wyatt Family and the various other factions. I’m sensing a title change here.

Darren Young & Damien Sandow vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension vs. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger
What’s At Stake: Two open spots in the Royal Rumble match.
One of these teams will join the field of 30 (or more?) men in the Royal Rumble match. It’s nice to see a preshow match with something at stake, and it will be even better to see someone get some momentum. Not many in this year’s match can say that.

WWE RAW Wrap Up 8/25/14

wwe-raw-logo-1366x768-crop-exact-1616820-300x203 (1)Tonight, Michael Sorg (@sorgatron), Mad Mike (@madmike4883) and Eamon Paton (@eamon2please) talk about the attempted rebirth of John Cena (and perhaps burial of the Wyatts), why is Brock Lesnar is more important now than anyone, the Bella Twin implosion,  what is the deal with the RAW Backstage Pass studio setup?  The Tag Teams heat up with angry Goldust and Stardust!  We love the Paige and AJ Lee hugging segment!  Sort of.

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WWE RAW Wrap Up 1/20/13

wwe rawTalking WWE RAW after the go home show for Royal Rumble! We talk about the odd getaway scene with Randy Orton and why it took so long for John Cena to get to the arena, why wasn’t there a Rumble brawl, and how do we make the Royal Rumble a poll amongst our crew?