Wrestling Mayhem Show 721: A Catchy Tune

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Farnsworth joins us to talk about the latest news.

  • We debut the Matt Carlins/Bobbyfjtown Twitter Collaboration Music Video “Charlotte 40 Shows” live on the show!
  • We look at the current Covid-19 effect on WWE and AEW as well as whether you should attend an indy wrestling show.
  • Big Question: Who’s Twitter rant would you like put to what kind of music next?
  • We discuss last week’s homework: Rey Mysterio vs Psychosis – ECW One Night Stand
  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Triply H vs Dean Ambrose from WWE Road Block 2016  Watch on WWE Network
  • What did you learn from pro wrestling this week?

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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 2019: Round 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.


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 of Mayhem Mania 2019 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show on Tuesday, February 5. 5 people were invited to each make a single change to our existing card of 8 matches. Here’s how it went down. (more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 638: World Cup Of Mayhem

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Beastman makes the trek to the studio this week to chat with Sorg, Rizz, and Bobby about some wrestling, including:

  • Beastman is joining us fresh off his fans-bring-the-weapons match with his shiny new bling.
  • WWE was on a road trip to Australia for Super Show Down this past weekend.
  • Beastman is sharing some thoughts on Ty Cross.
  • We got to see some old faces return for Super Show Down.
  • Sorg watched Super Show Down and the autoplay following was Global Warning – so he watched that too.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts about the WWE Evolution show.
  • In case you haven’t heard, Shaggy 2 Dope tried a dropkick – at a Limp Bizkit show – on Fred Durst.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestler would you least like to see shave their head?
  • A ton of things have happened with Beastman since he was last here, and he’s getting us all caught up.
  • Beastman is on the move. 2019 will be his year in wrestling.
  • Beastman learned a bunch of things this week!

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Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 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. 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 – Week 4

What an eventful Week 5 in Mayhem Mania 2018. First, Dave Podnar was the winner of the first ELIMINATION CHAMBER CHALLENGE! He correctly predicted Roman Reigns would win the men’s Chamber match and earned himself the right to make the first move in Week 5. We’ll be doing a FASTLANE CHALLENGE as well. Check out TALKING Mayhem Mania for more on that.

In Week 5 of Mayhem Mania 2018, each of our five players were invited to make a single change to the card. They have FOUR 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.
4. SUBTRACT anyone person or team from the card. (This option as available exclusively during Week 5 of Mayhem Mania)

With all that said, here’s how it will went down on Episode 609 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 5

Move 1: Dave Podnar
SWAP EC3 for Velveteen Dream

Move 2: @MadMike4883
SUBTRACT Roderick Strong

Move 3: @RebelliousFlaw
KILL Asuka vs. Charlotte vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ronda Rousey and CREATE Triple H vs. Kurt Angle

Move 4: @HotWheelzRWA
ADD Samoa Joe to AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole

Move 5: @BeastmanHusk
KILL Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Bar vs. The Revival vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly and CREATE Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. The Roadie.

With the Week 5 moves now in the books, here are the four newly created matches on our card.

Honky Tonk Man & Rockabilly vs. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie
(Created by @BeastmanHusk)
week5-4

AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by @HotWheelzRWA)
week5-1

Triple H vs. Kurt Angle
(Created by @RebelliousFlaw)
week5-3

Elias vs. Velveteen Dream
(Created by Dave Podnar)
week5-2

And here are the matches that survived Week 5 without being altered in any way.

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

FINN BALOR VS. BROCK LESNAR
(CREATED BY @IWCOFFICERDAN)
week4-5

The fourth surviving match from Week 5 is also the first this year to survive three straight weeks without being altered in any way. That means Trevor “Ricochet” Mann vs. Pete Dunne GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD of Mayhem Mania 2018.

Mayhem Mania 2018 SUPER CARD!

Trevor “Ricochet” Mann vs. Pete Dunne
(Created by @MadMike4883)
week2-2

As creator of the graduating match, Mad Mike is entitled to several rewards. First, and most necessary, he will create a new match to fill the open slot in our “undercard” before the Week 6 moves commence. He’ll get to hand out a dose of punishment to another player. Finally, he’ll get an ELIMINATOR, which he can use at any time to ELIMINATE any human being not currently on our card from being eligible for use in this year’s Mayhem Mania.

In addition, Mad Mike is the latest application of the “Alex Kahrs Rule” due to his match not surviving to the end of Week 5’s round. Thus, he will get the last move in Week 6. That’s right. He’s not only batting lead-off, he’s batting cleanup too. God help us all.

For those of you that just can’t get enough Mad Mike, here he is taking part in the 10-minute giggle fest that was this past week’s episode of the HOTTEST show on the internet: TALKING Mayhem Mania!

Thanks for being part of Mayhem Mania, and join us for next week’s episode entitled “Beastman For Rookie Of The Year” or “I Told You Double J Deserved To Be On This Card!”.

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…)

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?

Fan of the show, Brandon Mynatt, will be a participant in the 2018 Special Olympics as part of the Team Missouri Bowling Team. (Donate at: http://give.somo.org/site/TR?px=1073149&fr_id=1190&pg=persona)

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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?

Fan of the show, Brandon Mynatt, will be a participant in the 2018 Special Olympics as part of the Team Missouri Bowling Team. (Donate at: http://give.somo.org/site/TR?px=1073149&fr_id=1190&pg=persona)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 594: Demosorgon


It’s Halloween, which means we’ve got a full show of mayhem and shenanigans in store.  As a special treat, we’re joined by The Reaper Matt Conard!  Matt, Sorg, Larry, Mad Mike, and Rizz bring us this week’s wrestling news and insights, including:

  • We’ve got Matt Conard in studio – on Halloween. And, he’s dressed up — as a normal guy?
  • It’s Halloween! Sorg celebrated appropriately with some Halloween Havoc.
  • A WCW show for Halloween? Of course the ring would catch fire, guys.
  • Thank you RAW for giving us Southpaw Regional Wrestling characters in-ring!
  • We’re talking about some of our favorite Halloween matches.
  • True story: Matt Conard once wrestled with a pumpkin on his head.
  • WWE let Emma go this week – and Summer Rae was also let go? Mad Mike may need a support group.
  • We’re sharing thoughts on where Emma Summer Rae and Darren Young should go next.
  • 25 Years of RAW in NYC? Mad Mike will be checking it out and giving us updates!
  • Somebody asked HHH about a return of Great Khali? Rizz is ecstatic with his response.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestler would you dress as for Halloween?
  • Wait, Drew Gulak was dressed as Sasha Banks? Wooooow.
  • What did you learn from wrestling this week?

Fan of the show, Brandon Mynatt, will be a participant in the 2018 Special Olympics as part of the Team Missouri Bowling Team. (Donate at: http://give.somo.org/site/TR?px=1073149&fr_id=1190&pg=persona)

Follow our stable on Twitter: Matt Conard (@ReaperMattC), Mike Sorg (@Sorgatron), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Mutilator Larry (@MutilatorLarry), and Rizz (@TheeRizz).

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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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