WWE Mayhem is a touch-based action arcade fighting game featuring Superstars from the WWE universe. Superstars can rise in rank and additional Superstars can be earned or purchased using real-world currency.
Combat is touch-based, with the left side of the screen used for blocking (by holding down on the left side), back dashes (left swipes) and forward dashes (right swipes). The right side is used for attacking, with taps for light strikes, swipes for medium, and holds to charge up heavy attacks. Heavy attacks can break a Superstar's block. There is also a signature move meter, which can be pressed when full to activate super signature moves.