Wrestling Mayhem Show 396: Six is Too Many

total divasThis week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 396, we have our cast featuring DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox) Mad Mike (@madmike4883), Jessica (@legkicktko)  and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron).  On this weeks show:

  • We talk about RAW Country! Did we like it?
  • What would you like to see Hulk Hogan do if he were on the indie scene?
  • We talk Rey Mysterio and if he can transition to more of a mat wrestler.
  • We talk about Daniel Bryan and the current WWE story lines.
  • The crew talks about their favorite wrestler returning from an injury moment.
  • What wrestler do you want to see brought into the WWE machine?  The crew gives their answers!
  • We talk about some giant sized wrestlers that might fill the void when The Big Show and Great Khali retire.
  • We have an indy minute featuring  IWC (with Matt Striker),2CW and more!
  • We remember some infamous heel turns in wrestling history.
  • We talk the Survivor Series card and what we expect to happen at the PPV.
  • We have a roundtable discussion on a variety of wrestling related topics, and let the world know what we learned from wrestling!

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 395: Austioferocious

d-generation xThis week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 395, we have our cast featuring DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox) Eamon (@eamon2please) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We discuss the top rope moves we love!
  • We talk our favorite t-shirt designs in pro wrestling.
  • We talk female wrestlers who should accept the challenge of Gail Kim.
  • The crew weighs in on who had/has the best mustache in pro wrestling.
  • What is/was the best rivalry in wrestling? The crew talks about many of the feuds!
  • We have an indy minute featuring IWC Combat In Clearfield; which was this past weekend. Also upcoming shows with : ACW Lonestar Classic 11/17 in Austin, TX, ISW Burger King Of The Ring: Double Whopper in Danbury, CT 11/16/13 at the Heirloom Arts Theater, Dragon Gate USA on 11/16 in Queens and 11/17 in Brooklyn, NY that will feature Chris Hero vs. Johnny Gargano and Beyond Wrestling Tournament For Tomorrow 2 11/17 in Providence, RI.
  • We remember the best wrestlers from British descent!
  • We have a roundtable discussion on a variety of wrestling related topics, and let the world know what we learned from wrestling!

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 394: 50 Shades of Vegan

WMS394This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 394, we have our cast featuring Mad Michael (@madmike4883) Eamon (@eamon2please) Bobby (@bobbyfjtown) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We talk about our favorite gimmick matches.
  • We talk about taboo angles in pro wrestling.
  • Business Kane. Do we like him?
  • We give suggestions of what a Daniel Bryan-CM Punk team should be called.
  • We have an indy minute featuring Chikara Happenings, IWC Combat in Clearfield, RWA Open Season 5 and ACW Fun Fun Fun Fest.
  • We dive more into Chikara Wrestling.
  • We remember our favorite Survivor Series teams!
  • We have a roundtable discussion on a variety of wrestling related topics, and let the world know what we learned from wrestling!

Also remember to:
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If you have questions, comments or concerns related to wrestling, e-mail us at [email protected] !
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 393: Don’t Speak Ill of Bad News Brown

Wrestling Mayhem Show 393: Don’t speak ill of Bad News BrownThis week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 393, we have our cast featuring DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox) Eamon (@eamon2please) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We talk about wrestling terminology.
  • We talk about spots that make us say wow!
  • We answer the question of where AJ Styles should wrestle if he is gone from TNA.
  • Did Damien Sandow get buried? The crew discusses this question.
  • We discuss who “the devil” possibly could be.
  • Rizz interviews Bobby Fish, Dalton Castle, RJ City, and Chest Flexor from International Wrestling Cartel.
  • We talk about independent wrestling.
  • What vegetable would Su Yung be? Find out on the show!
  • We remember the best John Cena moments!
  • We have a roundtable discussion on a variety of wrestling related topics, and let the world know what we learned from wrestling!

Also remember to:
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If you have questions, comments or concerns related to wrestling, e-mail us at [email protected] !
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 391: A Ralphus Situation

WMS391This week on Wrestling Mayhem Show 391, we have our cast featuring DJ Lunchbox (@djlunchbox), Eamon (@eamon2please) Mike (@madmike4883) and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). On this weeks show:

  • We talk about Xavier Woods and other NXT wrestler’s big league debuts.
  • We talk about the lack of heel commentators in pro wrestling.
  • We discuss TNA wrestlers making matches without any governing body’s say.
  • We talk about if there is still a brand split in wwe and the different storylines going on within their product.
  • On The indy minute, we talk about the plethora of indy shows upcoming around the United States! Shows from NWA, IWC, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Prime Wrestling, PWG, Wrestling is Heart and upcoming Shimmer tapings. We also discuss the past week’s Inspire Pro and RWA shows.
  • We talk In Remember When? About our memories of the Rhodes family.
  • We have a roundtable discussion on a variety of wrestling related topics, and let the world know what we learned from wrestling!

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 371: Salty Sorg Taffy

WMS371This week Sorg, Chachi,  Wrestlefan, and DJ Lunchbox talk Indy Wrestling,  WWE Payback, The Wyatt Family Video, Irish Bullies, Heyman Guys, Brett Hart Appreciation,  take a look at Mayhem Past and so much more!

You can get this 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 8:30 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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Why Indie Wrestling Matters

I find professional wrestling to be one of the most intriguing forms of entertainment there is. Professional wrestling comes in all forms, fashions and styles, and professional wrestling fans will stand behind the brand of pro wrestling they support. While I am a fervent viewer and fan of televised companies like the WWE, I have always had a fond love and passion for independent wrestling. A lot of the reasons why I love independent wrestling are the reasons that I plan to outline in this post on why independent wrestling matters. However this post is not only about why indie-wrestling matters to fans, but why it should matter to top companies such as WWE and TNA.


Its All About The Fans Investment
When fans have complaints about the WWE’s product, it is normally directed at wrestlers such as John Cena, Randy Orton etc. I have a great deal of respect for these talents and I don’t feel the problem is with anything they do inside the ring. Fans may use workers like Cena and Orton’s in ring work as an excuse for this complaint (ex. Cena’s Five Moves of Doom), but I feel as if there is an underlying problem. People don’t rally behind young talents and independent talents that make it to WWE just because of their amazing in-ring work. It is because many of these fans have a vested interest in the independent talent. Take CM Punk for example. One of the main reasons Punk was viewed as a potential candidate to be a WWE superstar was because of the reputation he built on the independent circuit as a top star. This includes not just Ring of Honor where he showed the most progress and skill, but companies like IWA Mid-South, International Wrestling Cartel and others across the mid-west and east coast. The question could be proposed that would Punk have been recognized by WWE if he had not developed such a cult following? Not only that, but is that the largest reason why Punk is succeeded in WWE right now. A portion of the wrestling fans that are watching today, whether smart fans or regular fans, got to see Punk start out his career back in the early 2000’s. Because of this, they have a vested interest in what Punk does on a regular basis. Imagine if you were a wrestling fan that got to see Punk’s first ever match in the wrestling business. Imagine if you had a kid who watched wrestling and was a CM Punk fan and you got to tell the story of how you got to see Punk’s first match, or first year. Fans have a reason to support Punk not just because of mic skills or ring talent, but because they saw him when he was nothing and saw him rise to become something. That is the reason why the CM Punk “Voice of the Voiceless” storyline was so successful, because the fans saw the CM Punk of the early 2000’s and not a product that WWE was trying to create and shove down their throats. They got to finally see the CM Punk that they wanted, and not the CM Punk that WWE believed the fans wanted. If fans, young or old, get to see talent make a name for themselves on the independents, they will support them intensely and passionately when they reach the big time. Another recent example of this is Daniel Bryan. People did not react during WrestleMania and the Raw after for any other reason than the fact that they saw someone who they watched grow and prosper on the independents get gipped on the biggest stage of them all. The Yes chants were not just a fun idea that the fans came up with. It was a response to the WWE that said, “We are sick of you not giving those we love the proper respect”. Whether that statement has any validity is not the point. It shows how much fans truly care for these independent talents. It would be different if it was a small portion of a WWE crowd doing this, but the entire arena erupted in Daniel Bryan chants. The independent wrestling community is not as small as people once thought anymore.

Ring Work is More Important in Today’s Era
I recently saw a clip from a shoot interview with former WWE star and current TNA road agent Al Snow. Snow is very adamant about the fact that the in-ring work during a match has little to do with what makes wrestling successful, stating, “Quality of matches mean shit. They mean nothing in this grand scheme of things”. While I respect Snow and agree partially that heat and a story is what draws fans, in-ring work has a larger place in todays role of professional wrestling. It has been said in the past that the Internet has caused a ripple effect in the downfall of the wrestling business from what it was. The Internet has not brought a downfall to wrestling, but has forced wrestling to change how it functions. It is not a matter of the fact that pro wrestling is considered “fake”, which is a term I despise using. Fans can have a respect for what wrestlers do in the ring and still understand that the outcomes are fixed. Even though some may deny this, MMA has become a direct competitor to professional wrestling, even though MMA is more sport than pro wrestling. It’s not that MMA is “real”, it’s that there is more going on inside the ring. MMA revolves majorly around the in ring activity occurring. It is become much more easier for someone who views wrestling and wants more in ring offense to switch to an alternative. This is the reason in-ring work has become more important than in the past. In the days of the Attitude Era and even before that, in ring skill was not a goal by most. The goal was to tell a story and get a character or storyline over. While that is all well and good, now a day in ring work is more regarded. You could have the best character, talk the best, or have the charisma. But if what you can do inside the square circle is not up to par, you will be eaten alive. Some may argue that the audience that WWE is garnering towards could not digest or respect the style of ring work that is common in independent wrestling and would only focus on characters such as John Cena or Big Show etc. People who believe this do not give kids who are wrestling fans enough credit. Independent wrestling shows are not just attended by smart wrestling fans. Kids can enjoy indie wrestling just as much as we can. Sure, a child may get bored by a 45 minute, catch as catch can, wrestling clinic with the likes of Bryan Danielson or Roderick Strong for example. But if they are shown 10 to 15 minutes of something more competitive and fast paced like the video below, you cannot tell me they would not be entertained.

Storylines and hype are still very important, but because of the generation wrestling has turned into, storyline and in ring work is now 50/50, whether those from the past want to believe it or not.

Indie wrestling is immensely important to me for so many reasons I can’t even list them all. That is why I take time to cover independent wrestling every week on the Wrestling Mayhem Show, in order to give credit to such great companies. By following independent wrestling, I have seen a plethora of young, hungry talent that want to impress, made important connections and friendships that I wouldn’t have without it, and my perspective of what wrestling should be has done a complete 180 turn. The idea of indie wrestling is not what it was 5 or 10 years ago. Larger companies need to take these smaller groups into account and not for granted. Because while WWE will always be the top of pro wrestling, they can learn many lessons from indie groups as far as fan service. They aren’t the young, naive kids many may think.

*video courtesy of MadAshSamuels

Wrestling Mayhem Show 205: Feathered. But Dangerous

It’s back to the Skype lines!  This week, Sorg and DJLunchbox are joined by former TNA Wrestling talent, Cody Deaner on this special Valentine’s Week Edition of the Wrestling Mayhem Show!  We have a long talk with Deaner this holiday of love about his work in TNA with ODB, his exit from the company, meeting Woody Woodpecker, and a surprise redneck secret.

Mad Mike joins us to talk about comedian wrestlers, RAW, TNA Impact, Knockouts, Divas, tag divisions, and much, much more..

This is Episode 205 for Tuesday, February 9, 2010. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, Blip.tv subscribe to the audio or video versions  iTunes, look us up on Youtube, Roku, or Boxee, and as always, stay tuned towww.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 Talkshoe.comand Ustream.tv. Let us know what you think of the show, and your thoughts on the wrestling world by emailing us at [email protected]! Don’t forget you can find links related to the show’s news stories and more at our Delicious Links Page for Episode 205!

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TNA Tells Audience they are Cast Members.

Who doesn’t like controversy with their cup of coffee. It was brought up by @rizziup (The Rizz), to us about the following video before what I understand to be last night’s TNA Impact tapings. We here at WMS have some strong opinions we plan to let out on tonight’s show (episode 202).

To make things worse, aside from the straight talking down to a wrestling audience from production members, the video was pulled from YouTube for “copyright violation”. As a big media centered professional, I saw this as a big of abuse of the DMCA, as I don’t see how this footage, NOT during the recorded/broadcast show, and NOT shot by TNA as a whole, and NOT containing any copywritten content. So there it is. Reposted. how about that. Glad I hit that download button.

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