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About Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 20+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years. Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us. It's still real to me, dammit!

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Podcast Episode 396: Clash of Champions 2019 Preview

The start of the NFL season usually means pro wrestling slows down a bit. Not so fast, this year! AEW’s basic cable debut is around the corner. To instill some competition, NXT is moving to USA Network already next week.

On top of all that, Clash of Champions is THIS WEEKEND! Every championship is on the line, with mostly fire rivalries: Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton; the duality that has become Bayley vs Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks; the non-title rivalry that has come out of Rowan and Roman Reigns; and Seth Rollins teaming up with Braun Strowman to first defend their RAW Tag Team Championships and then later facing each other for the Universal Championship.

Here’s something fun I came across – EVERY. SINGLE. CHAMPION… is favored to retain. Except for Seth and Braun. If you’re interested, you can find odds for the entire Clash of Champions card at Sports Betting Dime.

Anyway, I feel like WWE has felt a fire lit under them as of late, and I expect they’ll bring it this Sunday.

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

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Podcast Episode 394: Wednesday Night War Declared!

It’s official. WWE is going head to head with AEW this fall. NXT is making the move to USA, extending to two hours, and broadcasting LIVE against AEW’s weekly show on TNT. It’s like the late 90s all over again. And if you think NXT vs AEW isn’t a big deal, you’re fooling yourself. In a world where everyone consumes whatever niche entertainment they want, even the world of pro wrestling is splintering amongst fans.

Featuring: ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

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Podcast Episode 393: SummerSlam 2019 Results

SummerSlam sure came upon us fast, didn’t it? And now it’s in the rear view, along with TakeOver Toronto. So much has happened. From what will surely go down as one of the biggest moments in Seth Rollins’ career to the amazingly well done (and creepy AF) in-ring debut of The Fiend, there were plenty of memorable moments on Sunday. That’s not to look past another stellar NXT card, where Adam Cole (BAY BAY) and Johnny Gargano put on a show for the ages.

Beyond that, we now have King of the Ring starting up and PWG’s BOLA just around the corner, just as New Japan’s G1 tournament comes to a close. Have we mentioned that we love tournaments?

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

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Podcast Episode 392: First Ever Pregnant Champion

Can you hear Eric Bischoff’s music in your head? Josh is back… and he’s better than ever… Got a knack… For making things better…

Sorry. (Not sorry). This week, Derek and Josh talk shop and discuss a whole slew of things: how fun WWE has been overall as they find a nice balance of variety in content; the new hotness that is the WWE Network; pop culture reach of the WWE; AEW blowing their load way too early; PWG putting out another steller line up for BOLA; and even a bit of New Japan G1 talk.

Next week, we’ll break down SummerSlam’s card, but for now – we’re just enjoying the ride…

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

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Podcast Episode 389: Extreme Rules, Fight for the Fallen, Evolve 131 Preview

You guys. There’s a LOT happening right now in pro wrestling. RAW and SmackDown are going through changes. Their voices are cracking. Hair is showing up in places they didn’t know hair would grow. We have stories about cuckolding. We have Kevin Owens running around like a mad man on the mic, even using the Stone Cold Stunner.

And this weekend we have SO MUCH wrestling to watch. And that ain’t bad. From AEW’s Fight for the Fallen and Evolve 131 (10th Anniversary) going head to head, Extreme Rules 2019, and the opening weekend of New Japan’s G1… let’s get into it!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

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