Our Favorite Matches Of The Pandemic Era

July 2021 is a big month for professional wrestling. WWE and AEW are returning to live touring. Impact Wrestling and Ring Of Honor are welcoming back live fans for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Somehow, professional wrestling survived more than a year of uncertainty, lockdowns and empty arenas.

The Wrestling Mayhem Show wanted to celebrate the wrestlers and the other creative minds who helped us get through the past year and a half. Here are some favorite matches of our hosts, guests and listeners from the “Pandemic Era” – the period of time that began in the middle of March 2020 and stretched into July 2021.

Mayhem Mania 2021: Patreon In The Bank

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 7
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 8
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 9

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, but that changes in our final round – Patreon In The Bank.

With no more time to wait on matches to GRADUATE, we invite the Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show into the final round of Mayhem Mania, imbue them with the authority to make massive changes to our card and enjoy the pandemonium. Some Patreons were granted the authority to imprison and even FREE individuals from SPACE JAIL! Here’s what it looked like heading into Patreon In The Bank.

SPACE JAIL Tickets can also be earned when a match GRADUATES. The creator of the match gets that reward. In addition, the match creator gets to hand out a dose of “punishment” to another player. Our friend Chad The Shad created a board of random numbers and letters which concealed the names of individuals that the “punished” player would be forced to use.

With only ONE match on our SUPER CARD heading into the Patreon In The Bank round, we had to GRADUATE seven matches! Here’s the record of how it all went down.

Patreon #1: Alex Kahrs (Manager Level Patreon)
– FREE Billie Kay from SPACE JAIL
– SWAP Cameron Grimes for Reckoning
– ADD STIPULATION “WeeLC” to Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City
– AUTO-GRADUATE Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City to the SUPER CARD
– SEND T-Bar to SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduated match for Bobbyfjtown
    – CREATE THE DEMON Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. THE FIEND Bray Wyatt
    – PUNISHED Mad Mike (*Jinder Mahal randomly selected)

Patreon #2: Mad Mike (Manager Level Patreon)
– FREE Peyton Royce from SPACE JAIL
– SEND Bad Bunny to SPACE JAIL
– SWAP Karrion Kross for Jinder Mahal
– ADD STIPULATION: “TLC” to Hurt Business vs. New Day vs. Street Profits vs. The Usos
– AUTO-GRADUATE Rhea Ripley vs. Trish Stratus to the SUPER CARD

  • REWARDS for graduated match for Mad Mike
    – SEND Jaxson Ryker to SPACE JAIL
    – CREATE The IIconics vs. Bella Twins
    – PUNISHED Bobbyfjtown (*Roderick Strong randomly selected)

Patreon #3: D.P. (Poppy Club Level Patreon)
– DELETE Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango and CREATE Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon vs. Bayley & Carmella
– ADD STIPULATION: “Tank On A Pole Match” to Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon vs. Bayley & Carmella

Patreon #4: Bobbyfjtown (Manager Level Patreon)
– SWAP THE FIEND Bray Wyatt for Karrion Kross
– AUTO-GRADUATE THE DEMON Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross
– ADD STIPULATION: “Grave Consequences” to THE DEMON Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black vs. Karrion Kross
– FREE Edge from SPACE JAIL
– SEND Bobby Fish to SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduating match for Bobbyfjtown
    – CREATE Roderick Strong vs. Cameron Grimes
    – PUNISHED Farnsworth (*JBL randomly selected)
    – SEND King Corbin to SPACE JAIL

Patreon #5: Doc Remedy (Pizza Club Level Patreon)
– DELETE Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano vs. AJ Lee & CM Punk and CREATE Dexter Lumis vs. King Corbin
– SEND CM Punk to SPACE JAIL
– ADD SPECIAL ENFORCER Edge to Hurt Business vs. New Day vs. Street Profits vs. The Usos

Patreon #6: Tina Keys (Manager Level Patreon)
– FREE Asuka from SPACE JAIL
– SWAP Jinder Mahal for Drew McIntyre
– ADD STIPULATION: “Hell Of War” to Drew McIntyre vs. Triple H
– AUTO-GRADUATE Drew McIntyre vs. Triple H to the SUPER CARD
– SEND Natalya to SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduating match for Tina Keys
    – CREATE Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Ricochet
    – SEND Nia Jax to SPACE JAIL
    – PUNISHED: Bo Diggity (*Michael Cole randomly selected)

Patreon #7: The Rizz (Manager Level Patreon)
– FREE Pat McAfee from SPACE JAIL
– DELETE Dexter Lumis vs. King Corbin and CREATE R-Truth & John Cena vs. Pat McAfee & Malcolm Bivens
– AUTO-GRADUATE R-Truth & John Cena vs. Pat McAfee & Malcolm Bivens to the SUPER CARD
– ADD STIPULATION: “Punjabi Prison Match” to Xavier Woods vs. Reckoning
– SEND Mace to SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduating match for The Rizz
    – CREATE Adam Cole vs. Asuka
    – PUNISHED: Farnsworth (*Maryse randomly selected)
    – SEND Slapjack to SPACE JAIL

Patreon #8: Farnsworth via proxy: Mainstream Matt (Manager Level Patreon)
– DELETE Roderick Strong & Cameron Grimes and CREATE Maryse & The Miz vs. JBL & Ron Simmons
– AUTO-GRADUATE Xavier Woods vs. Reckoning to the SUPER CARD
– FREE Bad Bunny from SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduating match for Alex Kahrs
    – CREATE Bad Bunny vs. Pitbull
    – SEND Flo Rida to SPACE JAIL
    – PUNISHED: Bo Diggity (*Scarlett randomly selected)

Patreon #9: Kyle Turner via proxy: Sorgatron (Pizza Club Level Patreon)
– ADD Bart Gunn to Adam Cole vs. Asuka
– ADD STIPULATION: “Lion’s Den Match” to Adam Cole vs. Asuka vs. Bart Gunn
– SEND Sammy Guevara to SPACE JAIL

Patreon #10: Bo Diggity (Manager Level Patreon)
– KILL The IIconics vs. Bella Twins and CREATE Michael Cole vs. Scarlett
– ADD STIPULATION: “Submission Match” to Michael Cole vs. Scarlett
– AUTO-GRADUATE Keith Lee vs. Cesaro vs. Pete Dunne vs. WALTER to the SUPER CARD
– SEND Undertaker to SPACE JAIL

  • REWARDS for graduating match for Chad The Shad
    – SEND Tom Phillips to SPACE JAIL
    – CREATE Mick Foley & Piper Niven vs. Robert Stone & Drake Maverick vs. Indi Hartwell & A-Train
    – ADD SPECIAL REFEREE: Rikishi to Mick Foley & Piper Niven vs. Robert Stone & Drake Maverick vs. Indi Hartwell & A-Train
    – ADD SPECIAL ENFORCER Jamie Noble to Mick Foley & Piper Niven vs. Robert Stone & Drake Maverick vs. Indi Hartwell & A-Train

The work is done and we have successfully elevated eight matches onto our Mayhem Mania SUPER CARD!

MAYHEM MANIA 2021 SUPERCARD

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

WeeLC!
Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City

(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Trish Stratus vs. Rhea Ripley
(Created by Mad Mike)

Grave Consequences
Aleister Black vs. Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross

(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

“War Of Hell” Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Triple H

(*Designated as “cinematic match”)
(Created by Tina Keys)

Malcolm Bivens & Pat McAfee vs. R-Truth & John Cena
(Created by The Rizz)

Punjabi Prison Match!
Xavier Woods vs. Reckoning

(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Keith Lee vs. Cesaro vs. Pete Dunne vs. WALTER
(Created by Chad The Shad)

We also have eight matches on our “undercard”. We’ll hold a vote on the Wrestling Mayhem Show Facebook group to determine which one will be part of the Mayhem Mania pre-show!

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Ricochet
(Created by Tina Keys)

Bad Bunny vs. Pitbull
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Piper Niven & Mick Foley vs. Robert Stone & Drake Maverick vs. Indi Hartwell & A-Train
(Special Guest Referee: Rikishi)
(Special Guest Enforcer: Jamie Noble)

(Created by Chad The Shad)

Submission Match!
Michael Cole vs. Scarlett

(Created by Bo Diggity)

Maryse & The Miz vs. JBL & Ron Simmons
(Created by Farnsworth via his proxy: Mainstream Matt)

Lion’s Den Match!
Asuka vs. Adam Cole vs. Bart Gunn
(Created by Kyle Turner via his proxy: Sorgatron)

Tank On A Pole Match!
Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon vs. Bayley & Carmella

(Created by D.P.)

TLC!
Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander vs. Kofi Kingston & Big E vs. Street Profits vs. The Usos
(Special Guest Enforcer: Edge)

(Created by Chris Taylor)

*UPDATE (4/3/2021): Due to unforeseen circumstances, Patreon Kyle Turner was unable to participate in Patreon In The Bank. To show our appreciation for his support, we invited him to add a match to our “undercard”. So, for one week only, we have nine matches on the “undercard”.

“ECW-Style” 4-Way Dance!
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jordan Devlin vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Ilja Dragunov

(Created by Kyle Turner)

During the round, our Patreon supporters also had opportunities to book guests for the first-ever Mayhem Mania WAP (Watch Along Party). They’ll join Faye Jackson, who was the first to be booked weeks ago.

We ended up with a very eclectic guest list:
– Bad Bunny (Alex Kahrs)
– David Arquette (Mad Mike)
– Cardi B (D.P.)
– Meghan Thee Stallion (Bobbyfjtown)
– Iron Sheik (Doc Remedy)
– Josiah Williams (Tina Keys)
– The Great Khali (The Rizz)
– MV Young (Sorg)
– The IIconics (Bo Diggity)
– Nicki Minaj (Chad)

Even more guests will be added following Friday’s episode of TALKING Mayhem Mania!

The final inmate count on SPACE JAIL is:
– T-Bar
– Sammy Guevara
– Jaxson Ryker
– Charlotte Flair
– Lacey Evans
– Flo Rida
– Dominik Mysterio
– CM Punk
– Natalya
– Brock Lesnar
– Bobby Fish
– Undertaker
– Nia Jax
– King Corbin
– Mace
– Velveteen Dream
– Austin Theory
– Slapjack
– Tom Phillips

So there you have it, Mayhem Mania 2021 is in the books. As usual, it was a sometimes messy process, but in the end we got a really solid SUPER CARD. Thanks to everyone who played and everyone who followed along this year!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 8

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 7

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.

Not everyone is eligible to use in Mayhem Mania. They must be under a WWE contract or otherwise within WWE’s orbit of influence. Also, everyone comes in their current physical/contractual/etc. state (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.). Simply put, if Vince McMahon can’t do it, you can’t do it!

Other wrestlers are not eligible to use because one of our players has sent them to SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Every week we spin our prize wheel to give one of the SPACE JAIL inmates a chance to escape, and we had an escape just before Round 8. Shane McMahon is now OUT of SPACE JAIL!

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.

With all that business out of the way, here’s how things went down during Round 8 of Mayhem Mania.

Move #1 (by Chad The Shad)
ADD WALTER to Cesaro vs. Pete Dunne vs. Keith Lee

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE Bayley & Bad Bunny vs. Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis and CREATE Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City

Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Bad Bunny to Big E vs. Bronson Reed

Move #4 (by Tina Keys)
DELETE Big E vs. Bronson Reed vs. Bad Bunny and CREATE Sasha Banks vs. Meiko Satomura

Move #5 (by Honey Badger)
SWAP Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano for Rhea Ripley & Aleister Black

Round 8 is in the books, and we have FOUR newly created matches on our “undercard”

Alexa Bliss & Bray Wyatt vs. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. Rhea Ripley & Aleister Black
(Created by Honey Badger)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Legado Del Fantasma vs. Breezango & RJ City
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Sasha Banks vs. Meiko Satomura
(Created by Tina Keys)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro vs. WALTER
(Created by Chad The Shad)

Here are the four matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango
(Created by Sorgatron)

Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Jim LaMotta)

Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Alex Kahrs’ match did not survive the round. So, he’ll be invited back next week under the application of the “Alex Kahrs Rule”.

We have only one “normal” week left during Mayhem Mania 2021. The grand finale, Patreon In The Bank, is coming up on Tuesday, March 30. ONLY Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to play during that round. If you want in, head to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow. Your support will help the show and get you in on the fun.

Thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 7

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 3
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 4
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 5
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 6

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.

Not everyone is eligible to use in Mayhem Mania. They must be under a WWE contract or otherwise within WWE’s orbit of influence. Also, everyone comes in their current physical/contractual/etc. state (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.). Simply put, if Vince McMahon can’t do it, you can’t do it!

Other wrestlers are not eligible to use because one of our players has sent them to SPACE JAIL.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel.

Every week we spin our prize wheel to give one of the SPACE JAIL inmates a chance to escape. The wheel did not free anyone before Round 7.

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.

With all that business out of the way, here’s how things went down during Round 7 of Mayhem Mania.

Move #1 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Roman Reigns to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kushida vs. Elias

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE “THE DEMON” Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black vs. Damien Priest and CREATE Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods

Move #3 (by Sorgatron)
DELETE A-Kid vs. Dolph Ziggler and CREATE Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango

Move #4 (by Jim LaMotta)
SWAP Daniel Bryan for Drew McIntyre

Move #5 (By Mad Mike)
SWAP Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano for Bayley & Bad Bunny

Round 7 is in the books, and we have SIX newly created matches on our “undercard”

Alexa Bliss & Bray Wyatt vs. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano
(Created by Mad Mike)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Bayley & Bad Bunny vs. Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis
(Created by Mad Mike)

Randy Orton vs. Papa Shango
(Created by Sorgatron)

Drew McIntyre vs. Adam Cole
(Created by Jim LaMotta)

Cameron Grimes vs. Xavier Woods
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Kushida vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Here are the two matches that survived the round without being altered in any way.

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Cesaro
(Created by Mad Mike)

Big E vs. Bronson Reed
(Created by Tina Keys)

We’re not far from the home stretch of Mayhem Mania 2021. The grand finale, Patreon In The Bank, is coming up on Tuesday, March 30. ONLY Patreon supporters of the Wrestling Mayhem Show will be invited to play during that round. If you want in, head to patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow. Your support will help the show and get you in on the fun.

Thanks for enjoying Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 3

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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!

If you’re just tuning in, here’s how we got to this point.
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Opening Round
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 1
Mayhem Mania 2021 – Round 2

Not every WWE wrestler is eligible to use. 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.

* “Cell numbers” correspond with the numbers on our prize wheel

SPACE JAIL is not a life sentence. A lucky spin of our prize wheel can free one of them, and that’s exactly what happened before Round 3. The prize wheel freed Ric Flair.

There’s no “double jeopardy” so anyone who escapes can not be locked up again during Mayhem Mania 2021.

5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Round 2 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
– 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 THREE of Mayhem Mania 2021!

Move #1 (by Sorgatron)
DELETE Walter vs. Goldberg and CREATE Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

Move #2 (by Bobbyfjtown)
DELETE Bray Wyatt & Alexa Bliss vs. Daniel Bryan & Nikki Cross and CREATE Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio

Move #3 (by Alex Kahrs)
ADD Roman Reigns to Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne

Move #4 (by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)
SWAP Samoa Joe and Finn Balor

Move #5 (by Dave Podnar)
DELETE Xavier Woods & AJ Styles & Kofi Kingston vs. Tyler Breeze & Adam Cole & Cesaro and CREATE Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks

With Round 3 in the books, we now have SIX new matches on our card.

Elias & Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal vs. Damien Priest & Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
(Created by Sorgatron)
(*Designated as “cinematic match”)

Io Shirai vs. Rey Mysterio
(Created by Bobbyfjtown)

Mercedes Martinez vs. Sasha Banks
(Created by Dave Podnar)

Samoa Joe vs. Karrion Kross vs. Aleister Black
(Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)

Keith Lee vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roman Reigns
(Created by Alex Kahrs)

Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov
(Created by “The Rev” Ron Hunt)

Here are the two matches that survived Round 3 without being changed.

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Beth Phoenix
(Created by Tina Keys)

The IIconics vs. Riott Squad
(Created by Mad Mike)

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.

One final note: Following Round 3 Mad Mike used one of the SPACE JAIL tickets he earned in our Royal Rumble contest to send Austin Theory to SPACE JAIL.

What will happen next? The only way to find out is to keep following Mayhem Mania 2021!

Mayhem Mania 2021: Round 1

It must be Mayhem Mania season!

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.

In our opening round, our players created 8 matches. This week, the real fun begins with what we officially refer to as Round 1. 5 players were invited onto the Wrestling Mayhem Show to each make a single change to our card.

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!

Monday Mayhem Warriors: Captain America’s Human Torch

We’re up after WWE RAW with first impressions, pro wrestling news, Lego updates, and the latest pop culture on our minds live from Sorgatron Media Studio in Pittsburgh, PA!

This week we discuss WWE RAW’s Asuka vs Mickie James, Keith Lee vs Drew McIntyre, Retribution, Braun Strowman, Firefly Funhouse adding Wobbly Walrus and Alexis Bliss from Smackdown, looking back at Sorg’s experience with Warrior Wrestling in Chicago on Fite.tv, and what did Chris Evans show to America?

www.WrestlingMayhemShow.com
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Mayhem Mania 2020: Patreon In The Bank!

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. 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…)

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 8

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. 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.

Catch up on the lore! Check out the previous rounds of Mayhem Mania 2020!
It Begins! – Round 1 – Round 2 – Round 3 – Round 4 – Round 5 – Round 6 – Round 7

Mayhem Mania feels like it’s been flying by in the blink of an eye. We’re already into the penultimate round and on the verge of Patreon In The Bank! More on what to expect in a moment, but first let’s get down to this week’s business.

The goal is to get eight matches onto our SUPERCARD. All matches start out being created on our “undercard” where they can be tweaked, improved or outright deleted in favor of something else by our players. If a match survives three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way, it graduates to the SUPERCARD where it’s locked in. That also opens a slot on our “undercard” to create another match. Seems simple enough, but if you’ve been following along over the years you know it can get complicated.

Heading into Round 8 of Mayhem Mania, three matches had graduated to our SUPERCARD!

MAYHEM MANIA 2020 SUPERCARD!

MIA YIM & KAY LEE RAY & TEGAN NOX VS. ASUKA & KAIRI SANE & IO SHIRAI
(CREATED BY TINA KEYS)

week1-7

EDGE VS. MATT RIDDLE
(CREATED BY CHAD THE SHAD)
week3-1

BIANCA BELAIR VS. JAZZ
(CREATED BY TINA KEYS)
week5-5 (1)

This is much more than simply “fantasy booking”. All individuals come in their current contractual, physical, emotional, etc. state. So, if Vince McMahon can do it, you can do it. However, if Vince can NOT do it that means that individual is off limits. There’s room for some flexibility if you’re creative enough, and our players usually are.

Not every individual available to Vince is actually eligible, however. A select few have earned the ire of some of our players and been banished to SPACE JAIL. That means they can not be used in Mayhem Mania, but it’s not a life sentence. Every week we spin our special prize wheel to see if one of them can escape. It happens more often than you’d think, but this week SPACE JAIL remained secure and no one escaped.

With all that fun stuff out of the way, let’s get into the moves from Round 8 of Mayhem Mania 2020.

MAYHEM MANIA 2020: ROUND 8

MOVE 1 (by Thee Rizz)
SWAP Samoa Joe for Shinsuke Nakamura

MOVE 2 (by Mad Mike)
SWAP Keith Lee and Drew McIntyre

Move 3 (by Rob Brown)
ADD Samoa Joe to WALTER vs. Keith Lee

Move 4 (by BobbyFJtown)
DELETE Finn Balor vs. Aleister Black and CREATE Akira Tozawa & KUSHIDA & “American Dragon” Daniel Bryan vs. Angel Garza & Andrade & Jorge Bolly

Move 5 (by Kyle from Pitt Fight)
ADD Finn Balor to A.J. Styles vs. Adam Cole

So, after those latest moves here are the five newly created matches following Round 8 of Mayhem Mania.

Akira Tozawa & KUSHIDA & “American Dragon” Daniel Bryan vs. Angel Garza & Andrade & Jorge Bolly
(Created by BobbyFJtown)
week9-5
WALTER vs. Keith Lee vs. Samoa Joe
(Created by Rob Brown)
week9-1 (1)
Big E Langston vs. Drew McIntyre
(Created by Mad Mike)
week9-4 (1)
A.J. Styles vs. Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor
(Created by Kyle from Pitt Fight)
week9-2 (1)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Pete Dunne
(Created by Thee Rizz)
week9-3 (1)

And here are the three matches that survived Round 8 without being altered in any way.

LIGERO VS. SAMI ZAYN
(CREATED BY ALEX KAHRS)
week8-3 (1)

JOAQUIN WILDE VS. JORDAN DEVLIN VS. ISAIAH SCOTT VS. JOHN MORRISON VS. RICOCHET
(CREATED BY BILLY JOHNSON)
week8-6

REVEREND D-VON & DEACON BATISTA VS. PAUL LONDON & BRIAN KENDRICK
(CREATED BY “COUNTRY HAMMER” JAMI JAMESON)
week6-4 (1)

Guess what? That last match has survived three consecutive weeks without being altered in any way and it is now the FOURTH match to GRADUATE to our SUPERCARD! Congratulations to “The Country Hammer” Jami Jameson for creating such a great match. He’ll be invited back next week to receive his rewards. Those include:

1. One ticket to send an individual to SPACE JAIL (*Those in SPACE JAIL are not eligible to be used during Mayhem Mania, but have a chance to escape as you’ll see in a moment)
2. Name an entrant for the 2nd annual Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble, to be held during the Mayhem Mania preshow. (*Individuals who are entered into the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble can still be used in another Mayhem Mania match)
3. Hand out a dose of punishment to one of next week’s players! (*I can not in good conscience allow any Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show to be punished during Patreon In The Bank, so this portion of the reward system is being suspended in this instance)
4. Create a new match to fill to open 8th spot on our “undercard”

Also, Mad Mike’s move for Round 8 did not survive to the end of the round. Thus, the “Alex Kahrs Rule” must be invoked. Mad Mike is invited back next week (He was coming anyway since it’s Patreon In The Bank) and he will be granted the FINAL move of the Patreon In The Bank round!

Some of you may be asking yourselves, “What in the hell is Patreon In The Bank?”

Patreon In The Bank is the dramatic, cataclysmic finale to Mayhem Mania. Every Patreon supporter of the Wrestling Mayhem Show is invited to participate. That means we’ll have many more than our standard five players for the “normal” rounds. Also, those players will receive enhanced abilities to alter matches, including adding stipulations, special referees and more!

I know you’re all wondering what awesome powers you’re being granted, so here they are!

Patreon Tier 1 (Fan Of The Show)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Make one “standard” move
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any “undercard” match

Patreon Tier 2 (Poppy Club)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move option: SUBTRACT)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD

Patreon Tier 3 (Pizza Club)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Nominate an individual to be part of the Mayhem Mania announce team
– 1 ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *Previously incarcerated individuals ineligible to be sent back to SPACE JAIL)
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move options: SUBTRACT and SWAP-A-STIP)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD
– AUTO-GRADUATE any match from the “undercard” to the SUPERCARD
– Player may name a proxy to make their moves on their behalf if they are unable to attend Patreon In The Bank

Patreon Tier 4 (Manager Level, or higher)
– Name an entrant for the Mayhem Cluster Battle Rumble 2
– Nominate an individual to be the host of Mayhem Mania
– Nominate a musical guest for Mayhem Mania
– Nominate an individual to be part of the Mayhem Mania announce team
– 1 ticket to send one individual to SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *Previously incarcerated individuals ineligible to be sent back to SPACE JAIL)
– 1 court order to free one individual from SPACE JAIL (can be used at any time during Patreon In The Bank. *”No Double Jeopardy” rule applies to all parolees)
– Make one “standard” move (ADDED move options: SUBTRACT and SWAP-A-STIP)
– Add a stipulation/special referee/etc. to any match on the “undercard” or SUPERCARD
– AUTO-GRADUATE any match from the “undercard” to the SUPERCARD or UN-GRADUATE any match on the SUPERCARD back to the “undercard”
– Player may name a proxy to make their moves on their behalf if they are unable to attend Patreon In The Bank
– REALITY STONE! Break the rules of our universe and use ANYONE you wish. (*One-time use only and can be applied to only ONE individual)

So, start making your plans for your big moves during the Patreon In The Bank round of Mayhem Mania!

Thanks as always to Antonio Garza from TheWrestlingRevolution.com for the awesome match graphics he creates for us every year.

Thanks for supporting and enjoying Mayhem Mania and we’ll see you next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show for Patreon In The Bank!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayhem Mania 2020: Round 7

This. Is. Mayhem Mania!

This is the ultimate fantasy booking game/competitive thought experiment. 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…)