Mayhem Mania 2018: Week 1

This. is. Mayhem Mania!

Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking. It’s more like reality booking. Any match created must have at least a chance of happening in this year’s WrestleMania. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical, emotional and contractual state. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. 

Simply put, you’re Vince McMahon with infinite cash and no self-control.


 

Every journey has a beginning. In Mayhem Mania, that means creating 8 matches for our card. Here’s how it went down on Episode 605 of the Wrestling Mayhem Show(more…)

Wrestling Mayhem Show 593: Fergal S. Pumpkin


Marshall “The Bull” Gambino made his triumphant return to the show.  He has a special treat for us with the recently reinstated High Stakes Championship belt.  Otherwise, we’ve got Chad “the Enzo” with him on the sofa, Matt Carlins, Mutilator Larry, and Sorg.  They’re bringing you this week’s wrestling news and insights, including:

  • The champion of champions is back – and Chad the Shad is starting the top of the show – as Chad the Enzo.
  • Sorg has unearthed Larry’s hatred for Kalisto.
  • Enzo brings Chad the most joy each week. The rest of us are Power Point enthusiasts thanks to Drew Gulak.
  • We’re talking some TLC changes – and there’s a difference of opinions.
  • So, Braun Strowman got murdered at TLC – and the fans are the ones that called it out?
  • Survivor Series is coming up, and Mad Mike has some speculations as to who we could see.
  • AJ Styles and Finn Balor made the TLC changes amazing!
  • Thank you William Regal for telling us about storytelling in the ring.
  • Marshall is talking about how nice it is to remember where you came from especially on a big stage like WWE.
  • Marshall is in studio – and he brought something shiny. It’s a first look at the High Stakes belt.
  • This week’s Big Question: With Smackdown Live on Halloween, what would you book as a special event match for the night?
  • Want to see Jerry “The King” Lawler LIVE this Friday at IWC Wrestling High Stakes 2? http://www.iwcwrestling.com/liveevents/highstakes2.html
  • We’re talking some #UnderSeige heading into the last segment.
  • What did YOU learn in wrestling this week?

Fan of the show, Brandon Mynatt, will be a participant in the 2018 Special Olympics as part of the Team Missouri Bowling Team. (Donate at: http://give.somo.org/site/TR?px=1073149&fr_id=1190&pg=persona)

Alex Kahrs is donating sales to #SaveTheTatas this month. https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/occupy-pro-wrestling

Follow our stable on Twitter: Marshall Gambino (@MarshallGambino), Sorg (@Sorgatron), Mainstream Mat (@MainstreamMat), Mutilator Larry (@MutilatorLarry) and Mad Mike (@MadMike4883)!

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

Speaking of Slice on Broadway, make sure you vote for them in the Incline’s pizza bracket.

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Mid Week War 3/16/17: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Sorg talk about this week’s NXT as we gear up for Takeover Orlando. Kassius Ohno is going for the NXT Championship against Bobby Roode tonight, we see Asuka hanging out in a palatial mansion, and William Regal addresses the tag team title situation between the Authors of Pain, The Revival, and DIY.

 

Thank to Tonio Garza of TheWrestlingRevolution.com for the sweet show graphics!

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Mid Week War: WWE NXT

Mad Mike, Eamon Paton, Tonio Garza, and Matt Carlins talk about NXT this week. We talk about Bayley and Carmella going against Nia Jax and Eva Marie, William Regal’s decision about the NXT number one contendership, and is American Alpha lined up for the next title shot??

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Mid Week War 2/4/16: WWE NXT

Mad Mike and Eamon Paton talk about the build to the biggest NXT show in Florida this week. We have Finn Balor going up against Apollo Crews, William Regal’s decision about what to do with Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe, and we have Carmella going up against Emma!

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Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 4

This… is… Mayhem Mania! Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical and emotional conditions. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. Simply put, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2 – Round 3 


 

Round 4 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on February 2. Five members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a wrestler/match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 4

Move 1 (@Eamon2Please)
TRADE Neville for Finn Bálor

Move 2 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Daniel Bryan for Rusev

Move 3 (@JenCarlins)
SWAP Luke Harper and Triple H

Move 4 (@BobbyFJtown)
TRADE Rusev for Shinsuke Nakamura

Move 5 (@AlexanderKahrs)
ADD Hornswoggle to Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H

With the latest moves now on the books, let’s look at the Mayhem Mania card after Round 4. First, here are the 4 matches that survived the round without being altered in any way. Remember, any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

Special match presented by Lucha Underground
Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker
(Created by @ChrisDeJoseph)W2M1

Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal
(Created by @eamon2please)W2M2

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
(Created by @DJLunchbox)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W3M2

And now, here are the 4 newly created matches following Round 4.

Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
(Created by @eamon2please)
W4M1
Hornswoggle vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H
(Created by @AlexanderKahrs)
W4M3
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles
(Created by @BobbyFJtown)
W4M4
Roman Reigns & The Rock vs. Luke Harper & Mr. McMahon
(Created by @JenCarlins)
W4M5

Mad Mike’s move was undone before the end of the round. That makes him the latest to be granted another opportunity under the “Alex Kahrs Rule”, which states that if the change a participant makes to the card doesn’t survive to see the end of the round, he or she gets a guaranteed invitation to make the final move in the next round, ensuring their next move will survive for at least a week.

Round 5 is next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Mad Mike will be joined by at least 4 other participants. We’ll also see the return of the Jar Of Midcarders. See who is forced to use a wrestlers they don’t want and the other changes that go down during the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m. I also encourage you to check out how Mayhem Mania played out last year.
Which matches should stay? Which should go? Who is missing that needs to be added to the biggest card of the year? Share your comments and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 3

This… is… Mayhem Mania! Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical and emotional conditions. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. Simply put, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.

If you’re just joining us, here are the recaps of previous rounds.
Round 1Round 2


Round 3 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on January 26. Four members of the WMS Universe were chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. They had 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 3

Move 1 (@AlexanderKahrs)
ADD El Torito to Finn Bálor vs. Alberto Del Rio

Move 2 (@MadMike4883)
TRADE Finn Bálor vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. El Torito for Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte

Move 3 (@TheeRizz)
TRADE Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit) for Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper (in a suit)

Move 4 (@Eamon2Please)
TRADE Kalisto for Kevin Owens

With the latest moves now on the books, let’s look at the Mayhem Mania card after Round 3. First, here are the 5 matches that survived the round without being altered in any way. Remember, any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

Special match presented by Lucha Underground
Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker
(Created by @ChrisDeJoseph)W2M1

Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal
(Created by @eamon2please)W2M2

The Rock & Roman Reigns vs. Triple H & Mr. McMahon
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W2M3

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
(Created by @DJLunchbox)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Special JACK-OFF MATCH presented by Chair Shot Reality
A.J. Styles vs. Daniel Bryan (Created by @JustinLaBar)
W1M4

And now, here are the three newly created matches following Round 3.

Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
(Created by @MadMike4883)
W3M2

Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Neville
(Created by @eamon2please)
W3M4

Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper (in a suit)
(Created by (@TheeRizz)
W3M3

It’s all but certain that someone will add a Tuxedo Match stipulation if this match survives to see the Patreon In The Bank Round, but that’s still weeks away and a lot can change before then.

After seeing Alex Kahrs’ change to the card be undone before the end of the round, I decided to add a new rule to Mayhem Mania going forward. If the change a participant makes to the card doesn’t survive to see the end of the round, he or she gets a guaranteed invitation to make another move in the next round. That’s not all. That person will make the final move of the following round. That will ensure that their next move will not be undone, and will survive for at least a week.

The new rule means Alex Kahrs will return for Round 4 next Tuesday night on the Wrestling Mayhem Show. He will be joined by 4 other participants. See which changes go down during the live broadcast at live.sorgatronmedia.com starting around 9 p.m.
Which matches should stay? Which should go? Which superstars are missing from the biggest card of the year? Share your comments and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

Mayhem Mania 2016: Round 2

This… is… Mayhem Mania! Not quite a game. Not really a contest. More like a competitive thought experiment. The object is to create the best WrestleMania card possible – NOT necessarily to predict what WWE will do.

This is not fantasy booking (even though it kind of is). Any match created must be possible in real life. That means all wrestlers come in their current physical and emotional conditions. Anyone selected for a match must have a reasonable chance of being hired by WWE to appear on the real-life WrestleMania card. Simply put, we have to play by the same rules as Vince McMahon.


Round 1 of Mayhem Mania 2016 was held during the Wrestling Mayhem Show (@MayhemShow) on January 12. Four members of the WMS Universe each created a single match. 4 more are needed to reach our goal of 8 matches. That brings us to Round 2, which was held on the WMS on January 19. Here’s what this week’s contestants came up with.

Mayhem Mania 2016 – Round 2

Match 5 (Created by @ChrisDeJoseph)
Samoa Joe vs. Undertaker
W2M1

Match 6 (Created by @eamon2please)
Tyler Breeze vs. William Regal
W2M2

Match 7 (Created by @MadMike4883)
The Rock & Roman Reigns vs. Triple H & Mr. McMahon
W2M3

March 8 (Created by @TheWRevolution)
Finn Bálor vs. Alberto Del Rio
W2M4

Now, let’s recap the four matches created in Round 1.

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
(Created by @DJLunchbox)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Kalisto vs. Sami Zayn vs. Neville
(Created by @Bobbyfjtown)
kalisto vs sami zayn vs neville

Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)
(Created by @Sorgatron)
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (in a suit)

Special JACK-OFF MATCH presented by Chair Shot Reality
A.J. Styles vs. Daniel Bryan
(Created by @JustinLaBar)
AJ Styles vs Daniel Bryan

Now, the fun begins. Starting with Round 3, participants will be chosen to make a single “move” or a change to the card. Those participants will have 3 options:

1. SWAP a wrestler/tag team with another already on the card.
2. ADD an unused wrestler/tag team to an existing match.
3. TRADE a match for an entirely new match with unused wrestlers.

No more than 8 matches are allowed on the card at any one time. Any match that survives 3 rounds without being altered GRADUATES to the SUPER CARD. That will open a slot for a new match to be created. The goal is to graduate 8 matches before the real WrestleMania.

What changes would you make to this card? Which matches or wrestlers do you want to see someone add? Send us your feedback in the comments section and thanks for supporting Mayhem Mania!

*(huge thanks to Tonio Garza of thewrestlingrevolution.com for the images!)

Thursday Night War NXT/TNA Impact After Show 7/17/14

NXT Arrival and Impact Wrestling AftershowMad Mike (@madmike4883) and Matt Carlins (@mainstreammat) talk NXT including @sorgatron popping in to question SAWFT making it in the big leagues, and Regal all the time!

TNA Impact Wrestling from New York City confuses, and astounds us on it’s setup.  Brittany confounds Matt.

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