WCW Mayhem

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This article is about pay-per-view event. For the video game, see WCW Mayhem (video game). For the music release, see WCW Mayhem: The Music.

Mayhem was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the month of November in 1999 and 2000. It replaced the promotion's November PPV event World War 3 which was held from 1995 to 1998 and is noted for being the first wrestling pay-per-view named after a video game, rather than the video game named after a pay-per-view. The 1999 match between Bret Hart vs Chris Benoit appeared in the opening credits of the TV Show Malcolm in the Middle.

Since 2001, the rights to the event are owned by WWE. In 2015, all WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.


Mayhem 1999
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VHS cover featuring Sting and Bret Hart
Tagline(s) The Night Of Champions.
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date November 21, 1999
Attendance 13,839[1]
Venue Air Canada Centre
City Toronto, Ontario
Pay-per-view chronology
Halloween Havoc 1999 Mayhem 1999 Starrcade 1999
WCW Mayhem chronology
First Mayhem 1999 Mayhem 2000

Mayhem 1999 took place on November 21, 1999 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

During the WCW World Heavyweight Championship tournament semi-final match between Bret Hart and Sting, The Total Package interfered by attacking Sting with a baseball bat. This led to Hart being announced as the winner via disqualification. Not wanting to win in this manner, Hart demanded the match be restarted, and ultimately forced Sting to submit with the Sharpshooter. Scott Hall was originally supposed to face Rick Steiner for the WCW World Television Championship, but Steiner was too injured to compete. Hall was awarded the title by forfeit and immediately had to defend it against Booker T instead.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Jarrett Tournament semi final match 09:27
2 Evan Karagias (with Madusa) defeated Disco Inferno (c) (with Tony Marinara) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 08:28
3 Norman Smiley defeated Brian Knobs (with Jimmy Hart) Tournament Final for the WCW Hardcore Championship 07:27
4 The Revolution (Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko and Asya) (with Shane Douglas) defeated The Filthy Animals (Eddie Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson) (with Konnan) Elimination match 10:55
5 Buff Bagwell defeated Curt Hennig Retirement match 07:47
6 Bret Hart defeated Sting Tournament semi-final match 09:27
7 Vampiro (with Jerry Only) defeated Berlyn (with The Wall) Dog Collar match 04:57
8 Meng defeated The Total Package (with Elizabeth) Singles match 05:23
9 Scott Hall (c) defeated Booker T Singles match for the WCW United States and WCW World Television Championships 06:04
10 David Flair fought Kimberly Page to a no contest Intergender singles match 04:55
11 Goldberg defeated Sid Vicious "I Quit" match 05:30
12 Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit by submission Tournament final for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship 17:44
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Elimination match order of elimination


Mayhem 2000
Tagline(s) The Genetic Freak Of Sports Entertainment UNLEASHED
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date November 26, 2000
Attendance 3,800[1]
Venue Wisconsin Center Arena
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pay-per-view chronology
Millennium Final Mayhem 2000 Starrcade 2000
WCW Mayhem chronology
Mayhem 1999 Mayhem 2000 Final

Mayhem 2000 took place on November 26, 2000 from the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Mike Sanders (c) defeated Kwee Wee (with Paisley) Singles match for the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship 07:50
2 3 Count (Shane Helms and Shannon Moore) defeated Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble, and The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Yun Yang) (with Leia Meow) Triangle match for a WCW World Tag Team Championship match 10:53
3 Mancow (with Freak, Turd the Bartender, Al Roker Jr., and Jim Jesus) defeated Jimmy Hart Singles match 01:38
4 Crowbar (c) defeated Reno and Big Vito Triple Threat match for the WCW Hardcore Championship 07:50
5 The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman) (with Tygress) defeated Alex Wright and KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) (with Disqo) Handicap match 07:46
6 Ernest Miller (with Ms. Jones) defeated Shane Douglas (with Torrie Wilson) Singles match 08:00
7 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sgt. AWOL Singles match 05:41
8 General Rection defeated Lance Storm (with Major Gunns) (c) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 06:25
9 Jeff Jarrett defeated Buff Bagwell Singles match 11:10
10 The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) defeated The Perfect Event (Chuck Palumbo and Shawn Stasiak) (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 14:55
11 Goldberg defeated Lex Luger Singles match 05:53
12 Scott Steiner (with Midajah) defeated Booker T (c) Straitjacket steel cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 13:10
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


  1. ^ a b "Mayhem". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

See also[edit]

Professional wrestling in Toronto