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 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 621: Love Is Heel AF

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Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike take us through this week’s wrestling(ish) news, including:

  • CM Punk is okay, guys.
  • We may have gone off the rails into some UFC chatter.
  • The XFL has an update – as in there’s been a commissioner and CEO named.
  • We swear – this is a wrestling podcast.
  • Nikki and John are back together! #LoveIsReal
  • Mad Mike is offering some love advice to John Cena and Nikki Bella this week.
  • Have you seen the Mauro Ranallo documentary?
  • Sorg has watched more IMPACT than WWE this week.
  • Larry has watched nothing but NJPW.
  • BTW – Have you seen how awesome Ricochet has been lately?
  • STOP – Mad Mike just put Velveteen Dream over EC3. This is HUGE.
  • In case you were worried, we confirmed that today is in fact Rusev Day.
  • This week’s Big Question: What on-screen wrestling relationship did you wish was real?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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 620: Fake Shawn and Fake Diesel

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We’re back from a week hiatus with Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike as they talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Do you want the good news or the ugly news first?
  • OH: It’s not good, and it’s not bad enough to be funny – It’s like TNA.
  • Enzo made a video. For not wanting to talk about it, we’re spending some time talking about it.
  • Because Mad Mike stepped away for a moment, Sorg is taking this time to talk about his return to Impact Wrestling.
  • When you’re good – but not Jim Ross good.
  • There are some changes coming up in our wrestling.
  • Thing we didn’t realize we need: Chikara to be a Nickelodeon property.
  • Bullet Club as Backstreet Boys?!?!?! *mind blown*
  • The tire-fire that is Monday Night RAW?
  • Larry has officially replaced RAW with NJPW.
  • All three members of 3MB are in significant roles on RAW. Think about it. Think. About. It.
  • Everything you loved about Broken Matt Hardy is on instagram with King Maxel.
  • John Cena is going to be in a cartoon.
  • Sami Zayn isn’t in a good place, but man, is he working hard to be the most relevant non-relevant person at the moment.
  • John Cena and EC3 inception photo is amazing.
  • This week’s Big Question: If you could take 5 wrestlers from any promotion to create the perfect promotion, who would you pick?
  • There are some interesting things happening with the NWA title.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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 618: Double Entendre Backlash

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Sorg, Mad Mike and Larry are joined by the scariest dude we know in indy wrestling for this week’s episode.  That’s right – Lee Moriarty joins us to talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • There’s some Chris Jericho news with a return to New Japan.
  • We have Kevin Owens to thank for Chris Jericho going back to New Japan.
  • The Bullet Club is getting their own POP figures?!?
  • Lucha Underground is dropping a new trailer this week!
  • We’re learning that our guest Lee Moriarty puts together his own hype videos for the
  • Ryse Wrestling shows.
  • Backlash was this past weekend, and we’ve got some strong thoughts.
  • This week’s Big Question: If there were a 3rd Money in the Bank match, which title would you like to be on the line?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 617: Jake The Snake Walks Into A Bar

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It’s a full house (of sorts) as we’re joined by MaxXouT heading into the Millvale Music Festival in a couple of weeks.  They are joined by Sorg, Larry, and Mad Mike this week as we talk about: WMS

  • Sorg is reminiscing about that time he directed Virgil for a music video with our guests MaxXouT.
  • Imagine trying to do some work in a professional setting and getting a dude calling you and yelling wrestling stuff into the phone. *cough* Virgil *cough*
  • MaxXouT has a Jake the Snake story, too?!?!
  • When you realize your wrestling connection with MaxXouT gets even tighter when they went to an IWC show you worked.
  • MaxXouT is kicking around the idea of having Virgil help with their merch table at the Millvale Music Festival.
  • The greatest of Royal Rumble events happened.
  • Thanks to Larry for being our Middle East correspondent helping us keep things straight for the Greatest Royal Rumble.
  • We touch on some of the politics involved with the Greatest Royal Rumble.
  • Backlash is this weekend, and we’re getting a Samoan vs Samoan match.
  • So…another cross-promotional PPV.
  • This week’s Big Question: Which legacy wrestlers have filled their family shoes the best, and which haven’t?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: MaxXouT (@MaxXouTBand), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Mad Mike (@MadMike4883)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 616: Infinity Mayhem

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Women’s wrestler The Valkyrie Laura Loveless joins the show for the first time.  Mad Mike, Rizz, Sorg and Larry preside.

  • We discuss the matches and the social problems with The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia
  • We argue over quinoa
  • This week’s Big Question: Which wrestlers should have new theme music?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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Indy Mayhem Show 205: Duddersview: The Mane Event, Marshall Gambino & Jay Flash


We sent Dudders backstage at IWC Night of the Superstars 7 in Meadville, PA. The Mane Event (Duke Davis and Ganon Jones Jr) chat with us about catering at wrestling events, calorie intakes, and being an adult with coffee. Marshall Gambino lets Dudders hold the IWC High Stakes Championship as they discuss coffee, his dog, catering, and a cameo by Britt Baker! Jinx shows us her Pokemon socks. Jay Flash talks with us about his favorite Snapchat filter, catering, and his thoughts on super heroes and his Spider-Man back tattoo.

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 615: Nanny Nikki

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We have a full studio this week as we’re joined by Mambo Italiano and Calvin Couture of Golden Chic International.  As for the mayhem crew, Mad Mike has returned from WrestleMania, and Sorg and Larry are keeping our guests company in Sorgatron Media studio as we talk about:

  • Mad Mike is getting us all caught up on his visit to WrestleMania. WMS
  • If Mambo Italiano is The Miz, does that make Calvin Couture the Miztourage?
  • What do you get when you have some former WWE stars at a local high school? IWC Wrestling Night of the Superstars! (So we’re going to take a moment to talk about some great moments from the show.)
  • Mambo Italiano appreciated some quality time with Mark Henry, while Calvin Couture had a moment with Jack Swagger at Night of the Superstars.
  • The BIG news in WWE is the Superstar Shakeup. We caught the RAW shakeup last night, and are catching the Smackdown shakeup results as we’re recording this week’s podcast.
  • Mad Mike is suffering from some TNA PTSD with this Superstar Shakeup.
  • Is Jeff Hardy angling for a Hell in a Cell spot?
  • It would be more efficient to let us know who’s staying where during the Superstar Shakeup.
  • Dear WWE – Give us visuals on this Superstar Shakeup and tournaments. The NCAA does well with March Madness for a reason. ;)
  • Now we’re on to the big news in WWE this week – the John Cena and Nikki Bella break-up.
  • Thanks to Mikey and Big Bob for giving us the perfect emotional response to the Nikki Bella and John Cena break-up.
  • The Miz and Maryse played the long-game in their feud against Nikki Bella and John Cena.
  • With everyone headed to Smackdown are they going to stretch it to a third hour?
  • The Greatest Royal Rumble is the same day as The Avengers?!?!?! *collective mayhem happy dance*
  • We’ve found Brock Lesnar’s weakness – pancakes.
  • We’re talking about X-Pac’s dog!
  • We’re talking a little bit of IMPACT.
  • Mad Mike loves him some Brian Cage.
  • The key is to have creativity with just the right amount of a leash from management.
  • Part of the problem with non-WWE wrestling today is getting yourself out there for your audience to find you.
  • This week’s Big Question: Now that John Cena and Nikki Bella’s engagement is officially off, who will be the rebound?
  • When Carson Daly becomes relevant during a wrestling discussion.
  • Mambo Italiano had a moment with Honky Tonk Man a month(ish) ago.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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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