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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 302.5: Ultima Lucha Tres

In the summer of 2016, Derek and Josh made a pilgrimage to Boyle Heights, California, to visit Lucha Underground’s Temple. It is exactly as you’d expect – a warehouse in the midst of an industrial district. A taco truck sat outside, as Believers gathered to worship the extreme violence of lucha libre.

The event took two days to record, and aired over the past four weeks on the El Rey Network. A LOT of amazing things happened, from a MOTY (2016? 2017?) candidate in Hell of War to a fantastic championship match to top it all off.

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

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Podcast Episode 302: TLC 2017 Preview

Tables, Ladders, and Chairs is this weekend! …and boy, does it seem underwhelming. That said, we’ll be tuning in (so you don’t have to) and we’ll report back next week with just how bad The Demon vs Sister Abigail turns out to be.

We’re also quite interested in seeing how long they’ll let Brock Lesnar laugh without any dialog on cable TV when he responds to Jinder Mahal’s challenge.

Yep, it’s one of those weeks, folks.

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Podcast Episode 301: Hell in a Cell 2017 Results

The SHIELD has reunited, and at the very least – we have mixed feelings about it. Neville might be on his way out, and we are all pretty much on the same page about it. Asuka is coming, and WHAT THE HELL ARE THE WOMEN THINKING WANTING TO FACE HER???

Meanwhile, over on the blue brand, Sami Zayn is having a fantastic coming out party of sorts as the heel we always wanted to complement Kevin Owens. And the tag division is HOT HOT HOT (except whatever it is Harper and Rowan are calling themselves these days.. The Bludgeon Brothers? Hmph.).

All in all, it was a pretty fun week in WWE. Onward to TLC! In like a week and a half. See you next week for the preview. *sigh*

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

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Podcast Episode 300: Hell in a Cell 2017 Preview

Welcome to hell. That’s how I felt watching WWE programming this week. Zing!

No, but really. This Sunday’s event is sure to be an exciting one. As Hell in a Cell draws near, we’re starting to get worried about Shane McMahon. Also, The Usos and The New Day seek to continue reinventing the tag team scene in WWE. No matter what happens on the rest of the card, you can’t go wrong with that!

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop, and ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75).

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Podcast Episode 299: No Mercy 2017 Results

Though the RAW tag team division may be a bit shallow, tag team wrestling in WWE right now is on FIRE! The Usos and New Day set the bar, but The Bar may have just elevated it in a gutsy performance on Sunday with Ambrose and Rollins. Man alive.

No Mercy provided a good amount of fun action with some dissatisfactory results mixed in, but everything ultimately worked out all right with a solid RAW follow up the next night.

SmackDown was indeed in our hometown this week, as well, but nobody from the show made it out to Glendale. Doesn’t sound like we missed much, though…

All that said, yes… we do address the elephant in the room. If you’re here to hear our side of the whole thing that went down with a former contributor to The Steel Cage this past weekend, you’ve come to the right place. If you don’t give a shit, skip the first half hour or so. Either way, it’s time to move on, and we can all do so now with a smile.

Why? Because wrestling… is… fun!

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

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