Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 3

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!

The object of Mayhem Mania is to craft the best WrestleMania card possible within the boundaries of our current reality. That means anyone WWE can book in a match is available to our players.

But this year, there’s a twist! Mayhem Mania 2022 is a two-night event! Night 1 will be the night for our traditional Mayhem Mania card featuring WWE-related matches. But on Night 2, we open the “forbidden door” and make it possible for our players to create matches with anyone outside of WWE.

The journey so far:
Week 1
Week 2

Every week, we invite players to make a change to one of the matches on our cards. They can:
– KILL a match entirely and CREATE a new one with other individuals
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match for another individual or team
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match with an individual or team in another match already on the card
– ADD an individual or team to an existing match

Not everyone is currently eligible to be used in Mayhem Mania. Some are being held in a place we lovingly refer to as SPACE JAIL. Here’s the current inmate count:

  • Asuka
  • Avery Good
  • Cassie Lee
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Penta El Zero Miedo
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five players were on hand for last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes they made!

Move #1 (by Brandon)
KILL Scott D’Amore vs. The Great Khali vs. Ric Flair vs. The Great Muta vs. “Stone Cold” Shark Boy vs. Naked Mideon vs. Swoggle and CREATE Jon Moxley vs. Matt Cardona vs. Darby Allin

Move #2 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Sami Zayn for Seth Rollins

Move #3 (by “The Lebanon Don” Joey Moses)
CREATE Bron Breakker vs. Wardlow

Move #4 (by Tito Oric)
KILL Four Horsewomen vs. Hurt Business and CREATE Iron Sheik vs. Muhammad Hassan vs. Miro vs. Tito Oric

Move #5 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Roderick Strong for Corey Graves

So, with the moves from Week 3 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

So, with the moves from Week 2 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

Night 1 (WWE) has TWO newly created matches.

Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins vs. The Usos
(Created by Mad Mike)

Corey Graves vs. Elias
(Created by Sorgatron)

And we have three matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
(Created by Dave Podnar)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

Night 2 (Forbidden Door) has three newly created matches!

Jon Moxley vs. Matt Cardona vs. Darby Allin
(Created by Brandon)

Bron Breakker vs. Wardlow
(Created by “The Lebanon Don” Joey Moses)

Iron Sheik vs. Muhammad Hassan vs. Miro vs. Tito Oric
(Created by Tito Oric)

Five matches on the Night 2 card survived the round without being altered in any way.

Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Pretty Proper (Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin) vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by Sorgatron)

Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Tina Keys)

David Arquette vs. Danhausen
(Created by Mad Mike)

Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse
(Created by The Rizz)

Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch)
(Created by Dave Podnar)

I know this is starting to look messy, but I’m confident our Mayhem Mania Master Of Ceremonies Chad The Shad has everything under control.

What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2022: Week 2

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!

The object of Mayhem Mania is to craft the best WrestleMania card possible within the boundaries of our current reality. That means anyone WWE can book in a match is available to our players.

But this year, there’s a twist! Mayhem Mania 2022 is a two-night event! Night 1 will be the night for our traditional Mayhem Mania card featuring WWE-related matches. But on Night 2, we open the “forbidden door” and make it possible for our players to create matches with anyone outside of WWE.

In the opening round of Mayhem Mania, our players created six matches for both our Night 1 and Night 2 cards. Now, the real fun begins. Every week, more players will arrive on the scene and make a change to one of the matches.

They can:
– KILL a match entirely and CREATE a new one with other individuals
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match for another individual or team
– SWAP out an individual or team in a match with an individual or team in another match already on the card
– ADD an individual or team to an existing match

Not everyone is currently eligible to be used in Mayhem Mania. Some are being held in a place we lovingly refer to as SPACE JAIL. Here’s the current inmate count:

  • Asuka
  • Avery Good
  • Cassie Lee
  • Commander Sterling
  • Jessie McKay
  • Miro
  • Penta El Zero Miedo
  • Rey Fenix
  • Sonny Kiss
  • Ultra Mantis Black
  • Will Ospreay
  • Ziggy Haim

Five players were on hand for last Tuesday’s Wrestling Mayhem Show. Let’s see what changes they made!

Move #1 (by Sorgatron)
SWAP Randy Orton for Elias

Move #2 (by Tina Keys)
KILL Adam Scherr vs. Jonathan Gresham and
CREATE Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty

Move #3 (by Beastman)
SWAP The Fiend for Swoggle and Scott D’Amore and Ric Flair and “Stone Cold” Shark Boy and The Great Khali and Naked Mideon

Move #4 (by Mad Mike)
KILL The Wolves vs. reDRagon and
CREATE David Arquette vs. Danhausen

Move #5 (by Ronnie Starks)
ADD Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham to Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

Move #6 (by Sorgatron)
ADD Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin to Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk

So, with the moves from Week 2 of Mayhem Mania now in the books, let’s take a look at what our cards look like.

Night 1 (WWE) has ONE newly created match.

Roderick Strong vs Elias (created by Sorgatron)

And we have five matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Beth Phoenix vs. Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
(Created by Dave Podnar)

Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs. The Usos
(Created by Ronnie Starks)

WALTER vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Four Horsewomen (Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks Becky Lynch & Bayley vs. Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander & MVP)
(Created by Mad Mike)

Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
(Created by The Rizz)

Night 2 (Forbidden Door) has four newly created matches!

Jordynne Grace & Jonathan Gresham vs. Pretty Proper (Lady Frost & Victor Benjamin) vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Adam Cole
(Created by Sorgatron)

Scott D’Amore vs. The Great Khali vs. Ric Flair vs. The Great Muta vs. “Stone Cold” Shark Boy vs. Naked Mideon vs. Swoggle
(created by Beastman)

Shane Strickland vs. Lee Moriarty
(Created by Tina Keys)

David Arquette vs. Danhausen
(Created by Mad Mike)

Two matches on the Night 2 card survived the round without being altered in any way.

Dalton Castle vs. Warhorse
(Created by The Rizz)

Willow Nightingale & Edith Surreal vs. BUSSY (Effy & Allie Katch)
(Created by Dave Podnar)

What do you think about our matches? What changes would you make? Leave a comment down below and thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2022: IT BEGINS!

Mayhem Mania is back!

It’s not just the ultimate fantasy booking challenge. It’s also a competitive thought experiment!

The object of Mayhem Mania has always been to craft the best WrestleMania card possible within the boundaries of our current reality. That means anyone WWE can book in a match is available to our players.

But this year, there’s a twist! Mayhem Mania 2022 is a two-night event! Night 1 will be the night for our traditional Mayhem Mania card featuring WWE-related matches. But on Night 2, we open the “forbidden door” and make it possible for our players to create matches with anyone outside of WWE.

Mayhem Mania 2021: It Begins!

Welcome to another year of everyone’s favorite fantasy/reality booking game: Mayhem Mania!

Every year, we bring together fans, wrestlers and other folks and ask them to help us 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.

Every wrestler 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.)

Over the coming weeks more players will be invited to make changes to our card. If a match survives three consecutive rounds without being altered in any way, it graduates to our SUPERCARD. The goal is to get 8 awesome matches onto that SUPERCARD before the real WrestleMania.

If you’re wondering if this process actually works, check out the SUPERCARDS from past years of Mayhem Mania.

Mayhem Mania 2015
Mayhem Mania 2016
Mayhem Mania 2017
Mayhem Mania 2018
Mayhem Mania 2019
Mayhem Mania 2020

That’s right. This is our SEVENTH year!

As always, we begin our opening round with a blank slate. 8 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show to help us create 8 matches. There is one change from previous years of Mayhem Mania. This year, we’re designating one match slot as the “cinematic match” slot.

Let’s see what everyone came up with.

Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round

Match #1 (Created by Professor Jakob Edwin
Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley (with Stephanie McMahon)

Match #2 (Created by Dave Podnar
Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Xia Lee & Boa

(*Designated As “Cinematic Match”)

Match #3 (Created by Chad The Shad)
Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Pat McAfee & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

Match #4 (Created by Mad Mike)
Mercedes Martinez vs. Walter

Match #5 (Created by The Rizz)
Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston & AJ Styles vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro

Match #6 (Created by Alex Kahrs)
Randy Orton vs. Charlotte Flair

Match #7 (Created by Tina Keys)
Daniel Bryan vs. Pete Dunne

Match #8 (Created by Jordan Styles)
Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed vs. Dexter Lumis

See how easy that is? What a great start for Mayhem Mania 2021!

There are certainly a number of names that some would prefer NOT to see in a match on Mayhem Mania (or WrestleMania, for that matter). That’s why we created SPACE JAIL! It’s a place where players can trap their most unwanted wrestler. Anyone currently in a match on our card can NOT be sent to SPACE JAIL. They’re safe…for now.

Be warned! Every week a spin of our wheel could free that person and there is NO “double jeopardy”.

We gave each of the seven players who joined us live for the opening round the power to send one individual to SPACE JAIL. Here’s who they chose.

WHO SENT WHO TO SPACE JAIL
Dave Podnar: Lacey Evans
Chad The Shad: Dominik Mysterio
Mad Mike: Brock Lesnar
The Rizz: Shane McMahon
Alex Kahrs: Velveteen Dream
Tina Keys: Ric Flair
Jordan Styles: Edge

We’re off to a great start, but Mayhem Mania is rarely a simple process. Next week, we’ll see the first changes to our card.

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 3

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game. The goal is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – not necessarily to predict what WWE will do. That means we must play by the rules of our current reality. Everyone comes in their current (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.) state. Bottom line, if Vince McMahon can do it, we can do it. (more…)

Monday Mayhem Wrestling Wrap Up LIVE: 2/17/20: Completely Not Religious


Mad Mike and Sorg are talking pro wresting on Monday night like it’s a novel concept! We chat up RWA PRO- Renegade Wrestling Alliance, NXT Takeover Portland, who is AJ Styles going to face at WrestleMania, and who would John Cena WANT to face at WrestleMania.

Monday Mayhem Wrestling Wrap Up LIVE: 2/3/19: Baby It’s Cold Outside


Sorg, Mad Mike and Nick Farrah chat about what’s good this week in Eclipse Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling, a Lego Harry Potter update, and lots of WWE Raw including getting heated over Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Asuka and more!

 

Wrestling Mayhem Show 699: Full Mania Season

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling US, Slice on Broadway, Sidekick Media Services, and Pittsburgh Wrestling.

Former Ryse Wrestling Tag Team Champion Ty Cross returns to the show to get into Mayhem Mania and chat about wrestling, including:

  • We discuss WRESTLING ON A BOAT with All Elite Wrestling from the Jericho Cruise
  • Edge is back and we talk the Royal Rumble and Brock Lesnar
  • Is there too much excellent talent in WWE?  How can more of them rise to the surface?
  • We head into Week 2 of Mayhem Mania
  • Big Question: Who should have won their respective Royal Rumble who hadn’t?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Ty Cross talks about his recent break/retirement from wrestling

Follow our stable on Twitter: Ty Cross (@BigBadTyCross) Matt (@MainstreamMat), Ronnie Starks (@starkswrestling), Sorg (@Sorgatron), and Mad Mike (@MadMike4883),

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)
**A special shout out to our Manager Level Patreon supporter Occupy Pro Wrestling (@Power2TheSmarks)**
You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow! Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!
Check out the Indy Wrestling US Network at www.indywrestling.network. For a short time, get a 7-day FREE trial to access a growing collection of content.
Thanks to Basick Sickness (@basicksickness) for the awesome intro for the show.
Remember to LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook for updates and video

 

Monday Mayhem Wrestling Wrap Up LIVE: 1/27/19: On This Day

This week Sorg, Mad Mike and Black Diamond Universe Wrestling announcer Nick Farrah are talking Prospect Pro Wrestling, Ryse Wrestling, WWE Raw, and Edge returning at Royal Rumble!

Wrestling Mayhem Show 698: Pirate Moxley – ON A BOAT

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling USSlice on BroadwaySidekick Media Services, and Pittsburgh Wrestling

MayhemMania season is upon us – which means Matt is BACK. He joins Ronnie Starks, Sorg, and Mad Mike to talk this week in wrestling, including:

  • Mike and Matt are educating Sorg about baseball in wrestling.
  • In case you hadn’t heard, there’s this little thing called Royal Rumble happening this weekend. We’re sharing some of our thoughts (and predictions) headed into it.
  • We’re talking about what achievements will be unlocked in the Royal Rumble.
  • Question: Which Super Mario Bros. (or other video game) power-up will be required to beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania?
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on who the surprise entrant at the Royal Rumble will be.
  • Did you know Ronnie Starks got a hug from wrestling superstar Virgil?
  • Two things: 1) Pirate Jon Moxley; 2) ON A BOAT. (Okay…it’s really one AMAZING thing.)
  • We’re exploring the extent to which White Claw can be a legit reason for things.
  • It’s time. Matt is ready to kick off the 2020 edition of MayhemMania. (You may want to tune in to see what magical match-ups we’re cooking up.)
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Matt (@MainstreamMat), Ronnie Starks (@starkswrestling), Sorg (@Sorgatron), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Honey Badger (@ReginaHBadger), Tina Keys (@sapphieangel008), and Podnar (@ProfPod)

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)
**A special shout out to our Manager Level Patreon supporter Occupy Pro Wrestling (@Power2TheSmarks)**
You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow! Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!
Check out the Indy Wrestling US Network at www.indywrestling.network.  For a short time, get a 7-day FREE trial to access a growing collection of content.
Thanks to Basick Sickness (@basicksickness) for the awesome intro for the show.
Remember to LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook for updates and video