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!
There are two “tiers” to Mayhem Mania. The 8-match “undercard”, where our players create and make changes to matches, and the SUPERCARD. To reach the SUPERCARD, a match must survive three rounds on the “undercard” without being altered in any way. So far, only one match has made it.
Mayhem Mania 2021 SUPERCARD
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix (Created by Tina Keys)
That’s a pretty darn good match, but we still have a lot of work to do.
When a match graduates, its creator gets REWARDS! So, before Round 6 we had some business to take care of Tina.
First, she got to create a new match to fill the opening on our “undercard” left by the match that graduated. Tina created Big E vs. Bronson Reed.
Second, Tina got to book the first guest for the first-ever Mayhem Mania Watch Along! Tina decided to book Faye Jackson! Great choice!
Third, Tina got a ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL! Tina decided to send Asuka – by far, the most popular woman in the history of Mayhem Mania – to SPACE JAIL!
Tina said our players need to be challenged, and I really couldn’t agree more. Remember, hurt feelings are a key component of this process.
Anyone who is stuck in SPACE JAIL can NOT be booked in a match in Mayhem Mania. They can escape via a lucky spin of our prize wheel.
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.)
5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for the latest round of Mayhem Mania 2021. Each can make ONE of the following changes to our 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 – SUBTRACT an individual from an exisiting match. – 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.
Finally, as part of her rewards for creating a graduated match, Tina got to hand out a dose of “punishment” to one of this week’s players. The “punishment” was that the player would have to use an individual randomly chosen for them by the “Wheel Of NXT UK”. Tina chose to punish The Rizz.
With all that business out of the way, let’s take a look at the changes made during Round SIX of Mayhem Mania 2021!
Move #1 (by Brandon) ADD Damien Priest to Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross
Move #2 (by Mad Mike) SWAP Roman Reigns and Cesaro
Move #3 (by Dave “D.P.” Podnar) DELETE Tommaso Ciampa vs. Roman Reigns and CREATE Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae vs. Dexter Lumis vs. Indi Hartwell
Move #4 (by Sorgatron) ADD Elias to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kushida
Move #5 (by The Rizz) (*The “Wheel Of NXT UK” decided he must book A-Kid) DELETE Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm and CREATE A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler
Round 6 is in the books, and we have FIVE newly created matches on our “undercard”
Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae vs. Dexter Lumis vs. Indi Hartwell (Created by Dave “D.P.” Podnar)
A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler (Created by The Rizz)
“THE DEMON” Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross vs. Damien Priest (Created by Brandon)
Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro (Created by Mad Mike)
Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias (Created by Sorgatron)
Here are the three matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.
Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Johnny Mundo & Taya vs. Bad Bunny & Bayley (Created by Alex Kahrs) (*Designated as “cinematic match”)
Adam Cole vs. Daniel Bryan (Created by HEEL Bradley)
Big E vs. Bronson Reed (Created by Tina Keys)
Mad Mike will be back next week under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, which governs a match that does not survive the round in which it was created.
Keep following along to find out what happens next. Thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!
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.