Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks. Our goal is to construct the BEST WrestleMania card that’s currently possible. Everyone under a WWE contract is eligible to use, as are those who are within the orbit of WWE’s influence. If Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it!
Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to us. Under the rules of Mayhem Mania, everyone comes in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. That means anyone out with an injury is NOT eligible to use. (We are ignoring COVID-19 diagnoses because this is supposed to be a fun diversion, not a reminder of the terrible things happening around us.)
Others are not eligible to use for a different reason. Some of them are locked in SPACE JAIL, where they can not be used unless a lucky spin of our prize wheel manages to free them. Right now, here’s who’s locked up.
Here are the options our players have for making a change to the card: – SWAP one wrestler or team with one in another match on the card or replace them with a wrestler or team not currently on the card – ADD a wrestler or team to an existing match – DELETE a match in its entirety and replace it with a new match using entirely new wrestlers – MATCH SWAP: This year, we have a designated “cinematic match” slot on our card. A player can choose to swap an existing match on the card for the match currently in that “cinematic match” slot.
With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2021!
Move #1 (by Brandon) SWAP Daniel Bryan for Keith Lee
Move #2 (by Mad Mike) DELETE Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley (w/Stephanie McMahon) and CREATE The IIconics vs. Riott Squad
Move #3 (by Sorgatron) SWAP Xia Lee & Boa for Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal
Move #4 (by Bobbyfjtown) DELETE Randy Orton vs. Charlotte Flair and CREATE Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross
Move #5 (by Christian Noir) DELETE Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed vs. Dexter Lumis and CREATE Kyle O’Reilly vs. Samoa Joe vs. Timothy Thatcher
With Round 1 in the books, we now have FIVE new matches on our card.
Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal (Created by Sorgatron) (*Designated as “cinematic match”)
The IIconics vs. Riott Squad (Created by Mad Mike)
Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black (Created by Bobbyfjtown)
Pete Dunne vs. Keith Lee (Created by Brandon)
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Samoa Joe (Created by Christian Noir)
And here are the three matches that survived Round 1 without being changed.
Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Pat McAfee & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (Created by Chad The Shad)
Mercedes Martinez vs. Walter (Created by Mad Mike)
Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston & AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro (Created by The Rizz)
If a match survives THREE rounds without being altered in any way, it will GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD. The creator of the match will receive rewards, including creating a new match to fill the open slot on our “undercard”. Our goal is to GRADUATE eight matches to our SUPERCARD by the time Mayhem Mania 2021 comes to an end.
What will happen next? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!
Matt Carlins has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting. Over that time, he's interviewed some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including Stephanie McMahon, Bruno Sammartino, Cesaro, Johnny Gargano and Ricochet.