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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 344: SummerSlam 2018 Preview

FINALLY, after weeks (months?), RAW puts out a decent episode as we head into this weekend’s SummerSlam. Multiple surprises, a fresh voice on commentary (Renee deserves a ‘please come back’ chant), and plenty of filler that didn’t come across as a labor to get through. Dig it.

SmackDown, meanwhile, sort of treaded water, but it was fun enough.

This weekend is jam packed with big time matches, from NXT to the main card. We got together again with our pals from Mat Mania Podcast to break it all down…

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

…and the Mat Mania Podcast (@MatManiaPodcast) Crew: Teek Hall (@Teek_Hall), Roknowledge (@Roknowledge), and NeoEcks (@theneoecks)!

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Podcast Episode 343: Don’t You Dare Be Sour

So, we started recording this episode in the midst of a desert thunderstorm, so you can definitely hear that in the background, but it clears up pretty quickly and the power never goes out! Chalk that up as a win. Anyway…

Awwwwwwwww… The Steel Cage Universe! Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your one again #1 Tag Team Championship contenders! It’s The New Day, yes it is! As it only really could have been… These guys keep tweaking their approach and keep killing it in the ring, so this is well deserved.

Overall, this week in WWE is similar to previous weeks – 2% of RAW being worthwhile, and 98% of SmackDown Live being worthwhile. So it goes.

Featuring: ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), and our very own ‘Captain Boomerang’ Greig Tansley (@greigT13).

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Podcast Episode 342: Do It With Flair

Brock is back with a vengeance, isn’t he? As long as he gets to reign supreme and beat people up, he just doesn’t seem to care about anything else. That may be his downfall…

Over on the blue brand, we had another return with Charlotte coming in to rain on Becky Lynch’s parade. As crappy as it feels, Becky getting a solid W over both the champ and Ms. Flair could be just the thing to make her SummerSlam moment that much bigger.

We’ll see if either of those things happen in just a couple of weeks…

Also, we of course talk about the week’s news, from unfortunate passings to likely election results. Oh, and last (but not least) we went to NXT Live in Phoenix and have some things to say about the yellow brand’s roster, both good and bad. Tune in!

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

Post Image via friend of the pod, Beek (@JaimsVanDerBeek)

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Wrestling Europa 5: 3 Count Wrestling

On this round of Wrestling Europa, Martin (@bushby01) is joined by 3CW (@3CountWrestling) owners and promoters, Mike Groom and Stevie Aaron. They discuss the formation of the promotion in 2004, some of their most memorable shows and the stars they have worked with such as Neville, Martin Kirby, El Ligero & Low-Ki. They also talk about the future of the company and have a special announcement for an upcoming show.

Finally, Stevie discusses his ring announcing for What Culture / Defiant and they both give their thoughts on NXT UK and the revamped World Of Sport.

Music by Rainbowdragoneyes (@rnbwdragoneyes).

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Podcast Episode 341: Walk With Elias

Ladies and Gentlemen: Elias. LOL JK. It’s a Murder City Shakedown!

So yeah. I’m glad we have Elias’ debut album, the first episode of Miz and Mrs., and the announcement of WWE Evolution to talk about this week. It sure beats the alternative: SummerSlam’s awful main event. We’re weeks away and hype has already hit rock bottom. Where do we go from here?

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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