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 679: Return of the Midweek War

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

Angel Gate and Fight Society women’s wrestler, Scarlett, joins our in-house crew of Mad Mike, Ronnie Starks, and Sorg to talk this week in wrestling news, including:

  • So, there was some BIG news in wrestling this week.
  • One week of TV = 9 hours of wrestling. Some of us are happy about it. Some of us are already over it.
  • We are most definitely comparing wrestling to soap operas.
  • Ronnie is questioning the use of twins in TV programming – and whether the actor/actress ACTUALLY has a twin.
  • NXT is moving to live television programming – – on Wednesdays.
  • AEW is coming live to Pittsburgh!
  • Somehow we found ourselves running down the list of fake babies in wrestling.
  • We are chatting some fun women’s wrestling with Scarlett.
  • This week’s Big Question: What would you book as the first NXT live main event against AEW?
  • Sorg is spreading the good word of Evolve with us.
  • Mad Mike thinks Stephen Amell might be a wrestling fan, guys.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Scarlett (@___ImScarlett), Ronnie Starks (@starkswrestling), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Want to check out the Stomp Out Cancer benefit show we talked about on the show?   https://www.facebook.com/events/372562803383505/

Want to check out the Four Chord Music Festival show we talked about on the show?  https://www.facebook.com/events/366677354032446/

If you are in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to go to Slice on Broadway (@Pgh_Slice) and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com)
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 677: Dominic DeNucci of West Virginia

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

 

Thomas Mathis joins us in studio – with our new probationary on-air talent, Ronnie Starks!  It’s a good thing that we have the good ol’ boys Sorg and Mad Mike to keep things straight while we talk this week in wrestling news, including:

  • RAW was live in Pittsburgh. Our crew was in attendance and we’re sharing our thoughts.
  • Mad Mike is using LEGOs to demonstrate what’s happening in wrestling.
  • Wrestling is about good story telling. Our crew is remembering some of the good storylines heading into pay-per-views.
  • If Ronnie makes one more mistake on the show it’s possible he may see a chop from our guest Beastman.
  • Beastman is sharing some information about a benefit show he is putting together to help a member of the community.
  • Beastman is talking about some of his memorable moments in the ring.
  • We had the pleasure of meeting Jim Sterling at RYSE Wrestling over the weekend.
  • We’re talking with Beastman about some of the things he’s up to these days.
  • Beastman is known for some of his outrageous antics. He’s sharing some of them with us.
  • This week’s Big Question: Wrestle Circus folded last week now Defiant. How does this change the landscape in wrestling?
  • We’re breaking down how many Indy Wrestling feds are in the Pittsburgh area – yet how different each one of them is.
  • OH: “I need to find a way to fit Impact Wrestling into my life.”
  • SummerSlam is happening this weekend. We’re sharing some thoughts from our crew – especially after RAW was in town on the Road to SummerSlam!
  • We’re also sharing some NXT Takeover thoughts!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Beastman (@beastmanhusk), Ronnie Starks (@starkswrestling), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), and Sorg (@Sorgatron).

Want to check out the Beastman benefit show we talked about on the show?   https://www.facebook.com/events/335947690673292/

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 662: The Viking Experience

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It’s time for your weekly dose of mayhem as we’ve got Mad Mike, Larry, Brohemoth, Sorg, and Rizz on to talk about this week in wrestling, including:

  • Some of our favorite superstars had a name change from the NXT stage to the RAW stage.
  • We’ve got this week’s superstar shake-up updates!
  • This week’s Big Question: Who didn’t get a superstar shake-up move that should have?
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Brohemoth (@BROhemothTFB), Sorg (@Sorgatron) and Rizz (@TheeRizz)

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, Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and 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.
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Wrestling Mayhem Show 658: Who’s The Good Guy? Who’s The Bad Guy?

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Sorg, Mad Mike, and Mainstream Matt are joined by our guest, Nick Farrah, as MayhemMania continues!  This week we’re talking about: 

  • Becky Lynch is not only “The Man,” she is also a helper that Mr. Rogers could be proud of.
  • WrestleMania is four weeks away. We’re sharing our thoughts and expectations.
  • Friend of the Show DJ Z is no longer a free agent. Congrats to him and his future endeavors at NXT!
  • Another Pittsburgh wrestler doing big things is Britt Baker. We saw her at IWC Wrestling where she sealed her spot as the FIRST female competitor in the Super Indy tournament!
  • We were entertained by a cellphone video of Nick McCune who helped the police detain a suspect at an Altoona Denny’s restaurant.
  • It’s that magical time of the show where we take some creative license. That’s right, it’s MayhemMania time.
  • What did you learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Nick Farrah (@prefame_ging), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883), Sorg (@Sorgatron), Matt (@MainstreamMat), and a cast of Mayhem Mania participants!

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, Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and Occupy Pro Wrestling (@Power2TheSmarks)**

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

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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 656: Who’s Your Litty?

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Duke Davis and Ganon Jones, Jr. – The Mane Event, make their return to the show this week, and they brought their friend Litty!  We’re talking this week in professional wrestling, including:

  • There are some things that happened on RAW – including the appearance of Friends of the Show Mambo Italiano and PB Smooth!
  • Katie found a new friend! Thanks to The Mane Event for bringing Litty with them. <3
  • Apparently Dean Ambrose has a blanket fort?
  • So, WWE acknowledged the Dean Ambrose contract status. Are we being worked?
  • Ronda Rousey has some new merch.
  • Duke Davis is calling out to the fans to let him know which Ronda Rousey shirt he should get for working out in the gym.
  • There was a ton of wrestling in the Pittsburgh area – including WrestleRex featuring The Mane Event – and also Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Sam Adonis, and more!
  • NXT was in town last Friday. Matt and Rizz (among others) were present. Matt is sharing some thoughts.
  • Sorg made a cameo on the Impact Wrestling live stream on Twitch thanks to Sami Callihan.
  • The Mane Event is letting us know how they hooked up with Litty.
  • We’re getting ready for MayhemMania! What chaos will everyone create?
  • What did we learn from wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Duke Davis (@ihatedukedavis) and Ganon Jones, Jr. (@GanonJonesJr)  –  the tag team of The Mane Event (@ItsTheManeEvent),  Matt (@MainstreamMat), Sorg (@Sorgatron), Mad Mike (@MadMike4883) and a cast of Mayhem Mania participants!

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!

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 650: The Return Of MayhemMania

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It’s that magical time of year when we put ourselves in Vince McMahon’s shoes for MayhemMania.  We’ve got Mad Mike, Larry, Farnsworth, Sorg, and Mainstream Matt in studio to talk about:

  • We’re preparing for NXT to see some roster changes due to some call-ups.
  • 205 Live has a new broadcast member in Aiden English.
  • We are headed into the royalest of rumbles with men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
  • We’re running down all of the places where you can find John Cena (or his voice). He’s everywhere!
  • We are relying on Sasha Banks to save what could otherwise be a meh match with Ronda Rousey to make it amazing.
  • Ronda Rousey should be in NXT learning the ropes. She’s doing okay where she is – but she’d be better if she were going through and learning the ropes.
  • We’re blaming Smashmouth for so many things tonight.
  • We’re talking some Hardcore Holly and Brock Lesnar.
  • Are we comparing Finn Balor to Hardcore Holly? Maybe.
  • We’re running through our dark horse options for the Royal Rumble.
  • It’s MayhemMania season – which means we’re booking our dream matches.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

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

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!

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 649: Lurking Lars

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We’ve got a full couch this week as Joe Dombrowski, Rizz, and Larry join Sorg in studio with Mad Mike tuning in through that magical thing called the internet.  There are lots of things to talk about this week, like:

  • We’re seeing some new faces on WWE main shows.
  • Rizz is making some predictions about where we may see things headed with WWE now that we’ve seen some call-ups.
  • Joe is sharing his thoughts about the WWE main roster call-ups.
  • Is WWE making assumptions that main roster fans are already familiar with NXT talent when they do call-ups?
  • The women’s tag team titles announcement had an interesting reveal since it’s a unified title across brands and not separate titles for each brand.
  • We’re taking a bit of a deep-dive into the women’s wrestling changes that are happening.
  • We’re talking some NXT UK Takeover Blackpool!
  • Apparently the UK audience addresses wrestling a little differently than US audiences. (What’s with the shoes?)
  • Joe is sharing some of his UK insights with us.
  • Sooo…Walter made his WWE debut.
  • Is WWE taking a page from history and creating their own territories? Instead of competitive markets, they’ll be cooperative?
  • This week’s Big Question: What region would you like to see WWE expand to next?
  • The WWE Performance Center has a YouTube channel, and they release some pretty cool stuff – like the Ray Rowe and Sarah Logan wedding video!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Follow our stable on Twitter: Rizz (@RizzPlaysGames), Larry (@MutilatorLarry), Joe Dombrowski (@joe_dombrowski), 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)

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 647: Ronda The Red-Belt Champion

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling USSlice on BroadwayOccupy Pro Wrestling, and IndyWrestling Network!

It’s that time of year when we reminisce on what has happened throughout the course of wrestling.  Mad Mike, Sorg, and Larry take a trip through old show notes to pull up last year’s predictions, and we make some bold predictions heading into 2019:

  • It’s the end of the year, which means we’re running through last year’s WWE predictions.
  • Mad Mike is rewriting Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the RAW women’s match.
  • We’re running through our 2018 predictions for our show!
  • This week’s Big Question: What gift would you like Wrestling Santa to bring you?
  • Sorg checked out Rockstar Pro for their live stream with IMPACT at Ohio vs Everyone. He shares some thoughts about the show.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this year?

Speaking of predictions, here’s what we expect for the big wrestling shows in 2019:

  • Mad Mike:
  1. Brock Lesnar will be UFC and WWE champion.
  2. Pentagon will be NXT Champion.
  3. Sometime during 2019 we will see the match between David Arquette and Steven Amell.
  • Sorg:
  1. WWE will not go back to the Middle East, but will do a supershow in another country.
  2. The Elite (All In) promotion will not have television, but will still be an ROH competitor by the end of 2019.
  3. The Elite (All In) promotion will be part of the WWE Network.
  • Larry:
  1. Ronda Rousey will not be with WWE throughout 2019.
  2. The Elite (All In) promotion is BS and they will be part of WWE.

Our Mayhem Show predictions for 2019:

  • Larry: Mad Mike will visit the studio in 2019.
  • Sorg:
  1. There will be more IMPACT discussion in 2019.
  2. Mad Mike will be unblocked by IMPACT’s main account.
  3. Mad Mike will make one of Sorg’s business relationships awkward in 2019.
  • Mad Mike:
  1. He will do something to get himself reblocked by IMPACT in 2019.
  2. Sorg will have to ask a luchador a question in Spanish during 2019.
  • Tina: WMS will do a live show from the west coast.
  • Carlins: Larry will earn himself a lifetime ban from Mayhem Mania.
  • Ty Cross: He will visit the studio in 2019.
  • Bobby: A puppet will interview a wrestler for a WMS show.
  • Alex Miller: The Sorg will get hit in the nuts.

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

 

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

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Wrestling Mayhem Show 641: I’d Rather Be A Rosebud Than A Ho

This week’s episode brought to you by Indy Wrestling USSlice on BroadwayOccupy Pro Wrestling, and Lucha Fiesta!

We’ve got Londyn Ali in studio following WWE Evolution.  She’s sitting down with Sorg and Mad Mike to talk about: WMS 10.30.2018

  • We’re thinking there might be a bit of an Evolution on tonight’s show.
  • WWE Evolution occurred over the weekend. Sorg watched on TV. Londyn Ali is supporting the ladies. And, Mad Mike was there in person!
  • Londyn Ali is sharing some thoughts on WWE Evolution – as a woman in wrestling.
  • Mad Mike is sharing how WWE Evolution was live at the arena.
  • WWE Evolution did really well – as in a lot of show merch was sold out when Mad Mike tried to buy things!
  • We’re learning that there may have been a dark match that we didn’t see on WWE Evolution.
  • We are learning just how far behind Sorg is on his wrestling watching.
  • Londyn Ali is sharing some thoughts on the Mae Young Classic.
  • Becky Lynch v Charlotte Flair at WWE Evolution was an outstanding match – not just an outstanding womens wrestling match – an outstanding match. Period.
  • The remainder of the horsewomen have arrived!
  • Ronda Rousey vs Nikki Bella showed us that there was a decent split of fans for each side.
  • It was great to see the shirts fans wore for WWE Evolution. Everything from Bull Nakano to Jazz.
  • When Producer Missy grabs the mic to say something about WWE Evolution, you know she has opinions!
  • Sorg is sharing some distaste about RAW and Smackdown following WWE Evolution. It seems like WWE has problems with follow through.
  • Halloween has officially come to the show.
  • This week’s Big Question: What has been the best Halloween segment in or around wrestling?
  • Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy got their own Halloween special.
  • Londyn Ali is giving us some knowledge on whose careers began on the ho train.
  • We are trying to explain the Hardy Halloween special to Londyn Ali. She thinks we’re on drugs.
  • NXT had some awesome Halloween costumes!
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?
  • Becky Lynch is our favorite on social media.

Follow our stable on Twitter: 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)

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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