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.

Wrestling Mayhem Show 714: Pirates!

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

Tatiana Rose joins the show to hang out and talk pro wrestling, including:

  • We talk about the FUN of Money in the Bank
  • We cover the influence the PPV had on a child’s creative wrestling endeavors at Mason Mania
  • Tatiana Rose tells us some don’ts for championship belt cleaning, as well as her swashbuckling heritage
  • Big Question: Who’s your favorite mom in pro wrestling?
  • We talk about Becky Lynch becoming a mother on WWE RAW
  • We discuss last week’s homework: Goldust vs Randy Orton from WWE RAW 2013
  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs The Hollywood Blondes (WCW Clash Of The Champions 23 – 06.16.1993)  Watch FREE on WWE.com!
  • What did you learn from pro wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter:  Tatiana Rose (@Tatiana___Rose), Mainstream Matt (@mainstreammat), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Mad Mike (@MadMike4883)

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 713: Vince McMahon Zen Garden

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The Neon Ninja, Facade, joins the show to hang out and talk pro wrestling, including:

  • We talk about the ridiculous concept behind Money in the Bank that we can’t wait to see how it goes
  • Facade talks about dealing with the quarantine time off and keeping in shape
  • The Carlins and Dani Mo join the show as we talk bout being wrestling couples and we hear about Dani’s introduction into wrestling
  • HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Edwinn’s Lesson premieres with your assignment: Goldust vs Randy Orton from WWE RAW, September 9, 2013.  Watch FREE on WWE’s Youtube Page!
  • What did you learn from pro wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter:  Facade (@1facade), Mainstream Matt (@mainstreammat), Rizz (@rizzplaysgames), Sorg (@Sorgatron),  and Mad Mike (@MadMike4883)

You can support our guest and get 10% off Network subscriptions, VOD, or DVD at www.indywrestling.us! Facade use 6512FACADE on checkout.

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 supporters Occupy Pro Wrestling (@power2thesmarks) and Farnsworth Investments (@jworth)**
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.
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 711: Undertaker Truther

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Shawn Phoenix rejoins the show to cope with the state of pro wrestling, including:

  • We digest the concept of the new Money in the Bank in WWE Headquarters match due next week.
  • We catch up with Shawn Phoenix and his #WrestlingTwitterAfterDark moment
  • Shawn Phoenix and the crew spin their Undertaker Truther tail
  • Who would you have in pro wrestling today come to the ring with an animal?
  • We talk about Black Wednesday and the WWE firings and furloughs
  • What did you learn from pro wrestling this week?


Follow our stable on Twitter: Shawn Phoenix (@xshawnxphoenix), 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 supporters Occupy Pro Wrestling (@power2thesmarks), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Farnsworth Investments (@jworth)**
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 4/20/19: 5 Floors of Doom

Mad Mike and Sorg are talking about a lot of things. A little bit about WWE Raw maybe 45 minutes in, how WWE may have stolen the new Money in the Bank idea from an eFed, how we used to chronical and watch professional wrestling in the VHS era, what we can watch to bring wrestling joy back like The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast, Up Up Down Down, Lego decisions, and so many other random discussions. Come. Cope with us.

Wrestling Mayhem Show 667: R-Truth in Drag

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Professor Buzzkill joins our motley crew of Dave Podnar, Mad Mike, and Sorg as we talk this week (and a little bit of history) in wrestling, including:

  • Our guest Professor Buzzkill is sharing some history behind our podcast title.
  • We’re sharing some thoughts on Money in the Bank.
  • Is it just us or is Brock Lesnar a multi-million dollar GIF machine these days?
  • Has Dolph Ziggler recovered from his Pittsburgh countdown incident?
  • OH: It’s Kevin Owens – he’s gonna attack people.
  • Professor Buzzkill is teaching us the history of wrestling and Gorgeous George.
  • Professor Buzzkill is sharing the history of in-ring weddings in wrestling.
  • WWE has a new 24/7 title. We’re sharing some thoughts.
  • This week’s Big Question: What would you have made for a new championship instead of the 24/7 title?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Professor Buzzkill (@buzzkillprof), Dave Podnar (@ProfPod), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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.

Wrestling Mayhem Show 666: Just Like 90’s Hot Topic

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We are getting creepy with Jason Gory talking creepy wrestlers and more:

  • Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse took a turn
  • What wrestling moments actually scared you?
  • We remember 1990’s Hottopic
  • This week’s Big Question: What wrestlers could you see with a scary gimmick change?
  • Has Money in the Bank lost it’s deposit with us?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Jason Gory (@JasonFnGory) Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Bobbyfjtown (@Bobbyfjtown) and Sorg (@Sorgatron)

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.

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*

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.

Want a chance to win a Blockers poster?  Become our patreon for a chance to win! (Even if it’s for $1.)

Follow our stable on Twitter: Todd DeFazio (@IDIOTRADIONET), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Matt (@MainstreamMat), Larry (@MutilatorLarry),  and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)

You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow!

Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!

Thanks to Basick Sickness (@basicksickness) for the awesome intro for the show.

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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.

Want a chance to win a Blockers poster?  Become our patreon for a chance to win! (Even if it’s for $1.)

Follow our stable on Twitter: Jaye Cooper (@CoopTroopComedy), Ross Berman (@RossWBermanIV) , Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Bobby (@BobbyFJtown), and Sorg (@Sorgatron) .

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)

You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow!

Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!

Thanks to Basick Sickness (@basicksickness) for the awesome intro for the show.

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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?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Lee Moriarty (@apexofcombat), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), 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)

You can support the show at Patreon.com/wrestlingmayhemshow!

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