Wrestling Mayhem Show 649: Lurking Lars

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We’ve got a full couch this week as Joe Dombrowski, Rizz, and Larry join Sorg in studio with Mad Mike tuning in through that magical thing called the internet.  There are lots of things to talk about this week, like:

  • We’re seeing some new faces on WWE main shows.
  • Rizz is making some predictions about where we may see things headed with WWE now that we’ve seen some call-ups.
  • Joe is sharing his thoughts about the WWE main roster call-ups.
  • Is WWE making assumptions that main roster fans are already familiar with NXT talent when they do call-ups?
  • The women’s tag team titles announcement had an interesting reveal since it’s a unified title across brands and not separate titles for each brand.
  • We’re taking a bit of a deep-dive into the women’s wrestling changes that are happening.
  • We’re talking some NXT UK Takeover Blackpool!
  • Apparently the UK audience addresses wrestling a little differently than US audiences. (What’s with the shoes?)
  • Joe is sharing some of his UK insights with us.
  • Sooo…Walter made his WWE debut.
  • Is WWE taking a page from history and creating their own territories? Instead of competitive markets, they’ll be cooperative?
  • This week’s Big Question: What region would you like to see WWE expand to next?
  • The WWE Performance Center has a YouTube channel, and they release some pretty cool stuff – like the Ray Rowe and Sarah Logan wedding video!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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 623: Midweek Infinity War

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Todd DeFazio of Idiot Radio returns to the show this week.  He is joined by Mad Mike, Mainstream Matt, Larry, and Sorg, as they’re on the heels of Money in the Bank.  This week’s topics include:

  • Reading Rainbow meets Wrestling with Nino Wrestles the World.
  • Sorg may be cashing in MITB on Idiot Radio’s belt.
  • NXT Takeover was this past weekend – a/k/a I’m sorry Sunday night show.
  • Matt likes NXT because it has a happy ending.
  • It was nice to see Daniel Eads make a cameo appearance (and get his butt kicked a little) on NXT Takeover.
  • NXT is like the Bachelor / Bachelorette party to the WWE marriage.
  • Big Cass and WWE are going their separate ways?
  • James Ellsworth returned – the highlight of MITB!
  • So….Rhonda Rousey, guys.
  • WWE is the equivalent of wrestling Walmart.
  • How do you know if you’re in an abusive relationship with wrestling? Asking for a friend.
  • When it Reigns it bores! (Thanks for that one Idiot Radio!)
  • Sorg is thinking that this year’s MITB (men’s match) was solid. It pretty much had everyone expected to be in it, and it wasn’t obvious who was going to win it.
  • Sorg is pitching Rhonda Rousey as the Andre the Giant of the current women’s division.
  • In a time long, long away – in a galaxy far, far away, the UK Tournament is happening in some capacity.
  • Also – We’re getting a NXT UK! Woooo!
  • The New Day took on The Elite for a Street Fighter battle at E3. It was as amazing as we could have ever hoped!
  • If anything happens to Xavier Woods in WWE, he’s got a solid background to be a videogamer.
  • Sorg just did some math. There is 14 hours of new wrestling content – in the US – each week.
  • To clarify, we’re talking Bubba the Bulldog, not Bubba the Love Sponge as an inspiration for Todd.
  • This week’s Big Question: Along the lines of F***/Marry/Kill – If you could hire someone to WWE, fire someone from WWE, and return a WWE alum, who would your picks be?
  • Rusev Day happened to fall on Rey Mysterio Day!
  • We saw the obituary for El Jefe, and we’re talking some Lucha Underground observations.
  • In Lucha Underground we trust!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Billed from the back of the Hot Topic, it’s Aleister Black.
  • When you realize of the Enzo / Cass/ Carmella trio that Carmella is the one who’s left behind – with Gold. *Mind Blown*

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 611: Deep Into MayhemMania Season


We couldn’t have planned this week’s in-studio guest any better if we tried.  Marcus Mann joins us on the big purple couch to talk about the road to WrestleMania!  He’s joined by Rob, Larry, Sorg, Mad Mike, and Mainstream Matt as they talk about:

  • We’ve got the RYSE Wrestling Head of Talent Relations, Marcus Mann, on the sofa this week!
  • Sorg was in Florida over the weekend, and had a chance to visit the Hulk Hogan shop down there.
  • Marcus Mann is sharing some updates about what they’re up to down at RYSE Wrestling. Want to check it out? Head over to www.indywrestling.us
  • We’ll be getting to some Fastlane and WrestleMania talk shortly. But first – John Cena has a Road to WrestleMania and Marcus couldn’t be happier.
  • John Cena broke RAW.
  • We’re breaking down an interesting comparison between John Cena, Hulk Hogan, and Chris Jericho.
  • It’s the wrestler’s responsibility to take that #1 spot. If someone isn’t taking that spot, then it really belongs to the guy at the top. (In this case John Cena.)
  • Vince McMahon will not give anyone a Jr. suffix because he feels it is demeaning.
  • Sorg apparently ran into Paige at an ICP show last week?
  • Fastlane happened this weekend, and we’ve got a clearer picture about what we’ll be seeing at WrestleMania.
  • We found out Marcus Mann is apparently a huge Brock Lesnar fan, in addition to being a John Cena fan…and a Chris Jericho fan…
  • We’re taking a trip down memory lane…to Summer Slam 2002.
  • You think Brock Lesnar could kill a person – watch him punch Braun Strowman in the face. He’s the closest thing we can get to a Bruiser Brody.
  • Are we setting ourselves up for disappointment by setting our expectations too high for WrestleMania?
  • Thanks to The Bar we can no longer take discussions regarding setting the bar seriously.
  • When ranking WrestleMania events, which one is the “average” by which you should set your expectations by?
  • It’s time for MayhemMania! Let’s see what havoc we can wreak this week!
  • It’s getting near time for Patreon in the Bank. Are you a supporter of the show so you can get in on it https://www.patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Thanks to Tonio Garza (@TheWRevolution) for putting together graphics for MayhemMania.

Our good friend, Rizz is raising money and awareness through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Team Pittsburgh 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon.  Check out his fundraiser page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/dsgfpitt2018/fundraiser/zachrizza

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 610: Lucha On Ice


We’ve got a super special treat as we’re joined by Chris DeJoseph, Co-Executive Producer of Lucha Underground!  As far as our usual host of mayhemmers, we’ve got Sorg, Chad, Larry, Mainstream Matt, Mad Mike, and Bobby F J-Town talking about:

  • Chris DeJoseph is coming to us FROM the new Lucha Underground temple.
  • There are some growing pains with Lucha Underground moving to a new temple.
  • What we’ve learned so far from Chris DeJoseph: Spare no expense when it comes to porta-potties.
  • Because we’ve got Chris DeJoseph on the line with us, we’re asking for a Lucha Underground and Big Brother mash-up.
  • There’s a combined Lucha Underground and IMPACT Wrestling show WrestleMania weekend.
  • We never know who’s going to pop up when we’re live streaming with Chris DeJoseph – like Drago.
  • We’re putting it out there: Who from Lucha Underground do you want to see make coffee in their underwear with RJ City?
  • Another very important question about the new Lucha Underground location: We’re learning where the best place(s) to eat are.
  • Building new temples is hard, yo.
  • A new temple gives Lucha Underground new, crazy things to think of!
  • It’s time – FOR MAYHEMMANIA with our special guest Chris DeJoseph.
  • Mad Mike may have figured out the path for John Cena to get to WrestleMania with his first MayhemMania match-up of the night.
  • Did Mad Mike dole out his MayhemMania punishment to our guest Chris DeJoseph?!?!?
  • Did we book Asuka v Brock Lesnar on MayhemMania?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Thanks to Tonio Garza (@TheWRevolution) for putting together graphics for MayhemMania.

Our good friend, Rizz is raising money and awareness through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Team Pittsburgh 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon.  Check out his fundraiser page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/dsgfpitt2018/fundraiser/zachrizza

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 609: Jeff Jarrett is the Milli Vanilli of Wrestling


The Beast Man brings his dino bone with him as he joins us in studio for this week’s show.  He’s chatting with our stable of wrestling fans, Matt, Wheelz, Mad Mike, Sorg and Mutilator Larry, as they’re talking about:

  • We are having a Mad Mike identity crisis on this week’s show.
  • Jeff Jarrett is the Milli Vanilli of wrestling.
  • Elimination Chamber happened. We’re sharing thoughts.
  • Mandy Rose had some firsts…maybe not what she’d like to be known for, though.
  • Sad John Cena is a thing, guys.
  • Is WWE going all MayhemMania on this year’s WrestleMania?
  • Beast Man is sharing his thoughts on Braun Strowman and WrestleMania.
  • Mixed Match Challenge thoughts are varying on this week’s podcast.
  • If you haven’t given 205 Live a chance recently, you may want to give it another shot. It’s been good lately!
  • Ronda Rousey is officially a WWE superstar! And, man – that start to her new career.
  • It’s time for MayhemMania.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Thanks to Tonio Garza (@TheWRevolution) for putting together graphics for MayhemMania.

Our good friend, Rizz is raising money and awareness through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Team Pittsburgh 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon.  Check out his fundraiser page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/dsgfpitt2018/fundraiser/zachrizza

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 608: The Ballad of Logan Shulo


We’re deep in the throes of Mayhem Mania this week as things keep getting more and more intense!  As an added bonus, we have one of the area’s hottest tag teams in studio as we’re joined by “The Gavel” David Lawless and Officer Dan.  We’re talking all things wrestling this week, including:

  • Thanks to David Lawless, the term moron is now a term of endearment among our crowd.
  • Thanks to Billy Johnson for our OFFICIAL Rusev Day calendar for the studio. Now we know that every day is Rusev Day!
  • Bobby made WWE’s radar – – by accident.
  • So, a 2-hour match on RAW?
  • We’re getting ready for Elimination Chamber. Apparently, so is WWE.
  • We’re making our Elimination Chamber picks! Who do you think/want to win?
  • It’s the Ewomenation Chamber!
  • If Rhonda Rousey goes to Elimnation Chamber, does that give her a home-field advantage?
  • OH: You don’t just turn into Chun Li overnight.
  • David Lawless’ tagteam partner, Officer Dan joins us for the 2nd half and Mayhem Mania!
  • It’s time for last week’s Mayhem Mania wrap-up, so we know what we’re changing this week!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 607: Sanity, Wolfe, and Young – Attorneys at Law


It’s a packed house for this year’s Mayhemmies episode with Billy Johnson, Chad the Shad, Larry, Sorg, Mad Mike, and Bobby F J-Town.  This week we’re talking about:WMS

  • It’s time for the Mayhemmy winner announcements – including a special address for the Best Dressed guest!
  • We have Duke Davis live via video to accept his Best Dressed award as part of the best dressed tagteam guests Locked ‘n Loaded.
  • Congratulations to Eric VanWagenen on the Interview of the Year Mayhemmy!
  • The Award for Excellence in Independent Wrestling goes to Joey Ryan!
  • Moment of the Year Mayhemmy goes to Sorg and his Boop the Internet moment.
  • Producer Missy would like to thank everyone who voted her Personality of the Year. xoxoxo
  • We’ve got some big Lucha Underground news and thoughts at the top of the show this week.
  • It’s been a bit since we’ve touched upon the Mixed Match Challenge, so we’re fixing that.
  • Mixed Match Challenge is pretty much what we’d expect for a Facebook audience item.
  • We may have devolved the conversation into fonts and graphics.
  • This week’s Big Question: What is your fantasy booking for Lucha Underground’s new ice theme?
  • It’s time for Mayhem Mania (with Chad the Shad).
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Thanks to Tonio Garza (@TheWRevolution) for putting together graphics for MayhemMania.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 606: Darkwing Spud

It’s the second week of Mayhem Mania!  Just for the occasion, we’ve got a direct connection to Yinza the Pittsburgh Luchador with Dave Fedor joining us in studio.  Of course we’ve got our usual crew of Sorg, Matt, Larry, Mad Mike, and Rizz talking this week in wrestling, including:

  • So, Coach is back, and apparently Booker T isn’t happy about it.
  • #SadTozawa
  • 205 Live going back to a Cruiserweight Classic model? We’re digging it.
  • Will we be seeing a Neville return?
  • We’re tracing down the name history of Drake Mallard. Let’s just say Darkwing Spud is our new favorite thing.
  • WWE’s new cutest couple? Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss! #MotherOfStrowmans
  • We’re breaking down the comparison between scripted content and off-the-cuff reality content with WWE.
  • Elias swings the crowd almost as well as Vince McMahon. #LikeableHeel
  • It’s time for this week’s MayhemMania!
  • 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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