Wrestling Mayhem Show 648: A Formal Protest of Sports Entertainment

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We’re back from our holiday hiatus with Mad Mike, Larry, Mainstream Matt, and Sorg!  And, there’s so much happening this week.  Between celebrating our podcast birthday to prepping for this year’s Mayhem Mania we’ve got plenty of hilarity, including:

  • We’re back after our holiday break – and we’re officially a year older as we celebrate our birthday with Sorg and the crew.
  • We are enjoying Mad Mike’s Becky Lynch shirt for the show tonight.
  • Mayhem Mania is coming up – and the playing field just changed. Things could get REALLY interesting this year.
  • Sorg is sporting his sweet Shawn Phoenix shirt for the show tonight!
  • There was a formal protest of sports entertainment that happened this evening.
  • Live production is tough – Sorg is speaking in his professional experience, of course.
  • It was great to see Friend-of-the-Show Britt Baker on the All Elite announcement.
  • Chris Jericho was the big reveal of the All Elite announcement.
  • We’re speculating on who else we may see pop up in All Elite given the talent that appeared at the conference and some of the relationships we’re aware of.
  • Mainstream Matt made it in time for some birthday cake!
  • Mainstream Matt totally rolled in with his Sam Adonis shirt. Best. Birthday. Party. Ever.
  • Who else watched Wrestle Kingdom 13? We’re sharing some of our thoughts.
  • John Cena is slowly turning into John Laurinaitis.
  • Mainstream Matt is crushing dreams.
  • The biggest thing from Wrestle Kingdom 13? Okada’s short shorts.
  • Ibushi and Ospreay are magic.
  • There are a ton of exclusive contracts in various companies – how will that affect some of the former talent team-ups we’ve seen?
  • This week’s Big Question:
    Part 1: Who was your favorite wrestler when you were 14?
    Part 2: Make a match you’d want to see with your 14-year-old wrestler and someone from today’s roster.
  • We’re headed back in time to 2006 – remembering what wrestling was like when the Mayhem Show was born.
  • Mad Mike unearthed a fan mail from Juggalo Jamie – just for our birthday celebration.
  • This is the part of the show where Sorg gets weepy and retrospective about all that he’s seen as a result of the podcast.
  • Mayhem Mania is coming. Mainstream Matt is sharing some breaking news about how this year is changing.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 631: Carmella Monster Truck

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We are joined by Lady Frost and her Savage Gentleman for this week’s episode. The pair is fresh off their recent travels, but take a break in preparations for their appearance on the upcoming Blackcraft Wrestling event to join us for some wrestling chat. They are joined by our mayhem crew of Sorg, Bobby F J-Town, and Rizz as we talk about:WMS 8.21.2018

  • SummerSlam happened. We’re sharing some thoughts – including some MMA talk WITH the Savage Gentleman (who is a former MMA talent himself).
  • Ronda Rousey has gone from MMA to wrestling – just like our in-studio guest the Savage Gentleman.
  • Everyone’s quick to judge Ronda Rousey, but you can’t look at the current women’s revolution without giving her props.
  • MMA was against having a women’s division – but look at how much women have changed the sport.
  • Although Ronda Rousey may be “new” to WWE, she paid her dues in MMA and has built her legacy.
  • Putting a wrestler in the octagon does not have the same reaction as putting an MMA fighter in the ring.
  • Matt Riddle gets to do what he loves – wrestling.
  • Speaking of the women’s Evolution, Ronda Rousey is going to make an impact.
  • You can’t discredit someone’s natural abilities.
  • Alexa Bliss vs Trish Stratus at Evolution? We. Can’t. Wait.
  • NXT Takeover Brooklyn happened. We’re sharing our thoughts.
  • The Savage Gentleman and Lady Frost are sharing how much they LOVED the first match of NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
  • Different kinds of wrestling are like different flavors of ice cream. Everyone has their own preferences.
  • Settling an in-house debate: Do you watch Facebook videos with or without sound?
  • Table for 3 is all about Twitter. Mayhem Show is all about Facebook.
  • Velveteen Dream going totally Rick Rude with his “Call Me Up Vince” tights = Priceless.
  • We’re pretty much learning that what’s old is new again.
  • We’re talking some Ciampa v Johnny Gargano from NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
  • Demon Balor on SummerSlam seemed to go over more for the ladies than the gents.
  • So….Baron Corbin.
  • WWE is getting super techy with their 3D integrations.
  • This week’s big question: What is your dream match for WWE Evolution?
  • There’s a wrestling show coming up with a new group in town with Blackcraft Wrestling. Our guests the Savage Gentleman and Lady Frost will be on the show, and they’re telling us all about it!
  • The Savage Gentleman might be cutting a promo on the show?
  • Lady Frost and the Savage Gentleman are sharing some happenings from their recent travels.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Shout out to Brutal Bob Evans from our in-studio crew. <3

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 629: Where Do You Put All The People?!?!

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Matt Conard and Bradley are in studio this week to talk wrestling news and views with Mad Mike and Sorg.  This week’s topics include:

  • Matt Light was supposed to be on the show, but had to cancel – for some good reason, guys. So, we got a different Matt to replace him! We’ve got Matt Conard!
  • There’s big news from this week – Ronda Rousey had her first match on WWE RAW.
  • We don’t know about you, but we were a little scared for Alicia Fox in her match against Ronda Rousey.
  • Bradley watched wrestling with his dad. And, his retelling of the experience is amazing.
  • Everyone has opinions about how WWE is currently utilizing Ronda Rousey.
  • Did you know WWE isn’t the ONLY wrestling company out there?
  • All In is looking great, guys!
  • OH: I’ve heard things. Like the ICP Great Milenko album.
  • All In is going to be available on Fite TV and Honor Club. The pre-show will be on WGN.
  • Stephen Amell v Christopher Daniels?!?!?
  • Matt Conard is going to be in a bouncy house…in his cloak. You’re welcome for that visual.
  • Matt Conard is telling knock-knock jokes.
  • Mark Cuban is headed to New Japan to take on WWE.
  • This week’s Big Question: If the Hall of Fame had a cap, and you had to take someone out to put someone in – who would you put in, and who would they replace?
  • We’re talking about the WWE Evolution commentary team announcement!
  • Kane is an elected official, guys. *head scratch*
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Shout out to Marshall Gambino who will be facing off against Chest Flexor in a cage match for the FINAL match of Gambino’s career with IWC Wrestling.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 624: You Can’t Always Have A Clean Finish

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The Heir Apparent, Chris LeRusso, is back in studio this week – with some Tag Team bling on his shoulder.  He is joined by Sorg, Larry, Mad Mike, and Bobby as they talk this week’s wrestling news:

  • Sorg has been enjoying the Bugs Bunny cartoon that is Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman on RAW.
  • Chris LeRusso is sharing some thoughts on bad finishes – especially when the match is pretty hot (until the end).
  • When you’re doing your job so well that they have to dial it back?
  • Chris LeRusso is comparing a great wrestling match to great sex.
  • Bobby is ruining hypothetical sex on the show.
  • Mad Mike is sharing some thoughts on Bayley having to go to counseling.
  • Did you guys see (all of) Charlotte Flair this week?
  • Thanks to our friend Daniel Tiger for hitting us up with some Mayhem Voicemail! His question – Which feud would you like to see go on forever?
  • We’re learning about that time Joe Dombrowski had a fireball in a back seat of a car.
  • We’re getting some insight into Chris LeRusso’s character development.
  • Ring of Honor WAS going to do a show at MSG.
  • Blackcraft’s Burning Bridges show in Pittsburgh has officially sold out.
  • Joey Janela is getting lost in New York.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 622: Kaiju of NXT

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We’ve got a special treat this week as we’re joined by Wrestle Zone’s Ross Berman!  He is joined by our in-studio guest Jaye Cooper, as well as our usual group of wrestling fans with Sorg, Larry, and Bobby.  This week’s topics include:

  • Ross has been covering the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial. We’ve got him on the podcast to share a little bit of what he’s been seeing.
  • Podcasters and interviewers alike have been in the crosshairs awaiting the turnout of the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial.
  • Podcasts, in general, are entertainment – when someone frames it as fact-checked journalism, it can cause harm.
  • A wrestling journalist having to switch gears to trial coverage?
  • Covering New Japan is what prepared Ross for the Colt Cabana and CM Punk trial coverage.
  • Ross covers New Japan, which brings us to Larry CANCELLING his WWE Network app!
  • New Japan has been doing a bit lately – including some title changes and some reach to American and European audiences.
  • Money in the Bank is just around the corner – as in THIS WEEKEND. We’re sharing some thoughts and speculations.
  • AJ Styles v Nakamura for Money in the Bank? WWE is doing the same stuff we’d be seeing in New Japan!
  • Has anyone checked to see if Brock Lesnar is still alive? We haven’t seen him in a couple months.
  • We’re making some Money in the Bank predictions.
  • The sons of IRS are facing each other, and we’re pretty excited about it.
  • This week’s big question: If you had the ability to give a Money in the Bank briefcase to ANYONE in wrestling, who would it be?
  • NXT Takeover is ALSO this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts and predictions.
  • OH: Lars Sullivan is great! I want to see him win the title at a house show!
  • Lars Sullivan is what Snitsky should have been.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?BONUS: Recommendation from our guest, Ross Berman: Check out David Starr v Mike Quackenbush if you get a chance.

Remember that poster we were giving away?  We took our list of Patreon supporters, booted up WWE 2K16, and let the bots settle it out.  Congratulations to Bradley for winning the Skyscraper poster! Want to catch the Patreon bot fight we used to determine the winner? See it here.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 619: Booyaka, Booyaka

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Toddy (and friends) from the THRIFTY Podcast joins us to talk some of our favorite things this week!  As usual, our guest is joined by a shake-up of our own talent pool.  This week we’ve got Bobby F-Jtown, Larry, and Sorg talking this week in wrestling, including:

  • Toddy brought some friends for this week’s podcast – just about all of his Wrestling Buddy pals.
  • We’ve got Bobby meeting Toddy and comparing their collectibles.
  • We’re learning that Funko Pops are formidable when stacked.
  • Is CM Punk going to be at All In?
  • 10K tickets for All In sold in under 30 minutes?!?!
  • King of Trios is the same weekend as All In. THIS is why we <3 wrestling.
  • The Rey Mysterio backpack may be the scariest thing we’ve seen in a while.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is the most singable/earworm WWE entrance music?
  • It’s Episode 619 – so we have to spend some time talking about Mr. 619 himself, Rey Mysterio.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 598: Pale Leader, Badass Brunette, Hot Blonde

The Heir Apparent, Chris LeRusso, graces us with his presence this week! He is joined by Sorg, Bobby, Larry, and Mad Mike to talk this week in wrestling, including:WMS

The most interesting news of the week – it’s like a real life Sold Out, but it’ll be better. Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks are booking their own show guys!
We’re talking some interesting speculations on this Cody Rhodes and Young Bucks show.
It’s amazing what difference seating arrangements can make for a wrestling show.
Stephen Amell can do anything with wrestling, and we’re okay with it.
We’re taking a bit of a deep dive into some thoughts on Delirious.
Sooo….Absolution, huh?
With the call-up, NXT has to restock. We have some thoughts.
The 2018 PPV schedule has been released. There’s some good news in this, guys.
This week’s Big Question: What is the match that made you feel the most awkward watching it?
We realize there are a TON of circumstances in wrestling that are kinda awkward.
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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Ninja Pizza!

It is well documented that all of us here at the Mayhem Show are great fans of the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze. ”  The movie is loved so much, that we have been known to break into line recitals for entire scenes.  So I present to you Mayhem fans, the BEST way to eat pizza.

Remedy enjoys Ninja Pizza

TOUCHDOWN.....YEEEAAAH!

Not only is that slice of saucy, cheesy, pepperoni-y goodness impaled by a real ninja sai, it is a slice of New York-fucking-pizza! It doesn’t get much better than that.

-Doc Remedy