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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 320: Elimination Chamber 2018 Preview

We like surprises. Monday’s episode of RAW was a heck of a pleasant surprise. They tried something different, and it worked. Seth Rollins went from “kinda stale” / “don’t care” to a wrestling god in a matter of 65 minutes, and general excitement for Sunday’s main event rose significantly. Is the general consensus of Roman Reigns winning and going on to face Brock Lesnar still going to happen? We talk about that and some possible alternatives that might work quite nicely…

Meanwhile, SmackDown continues to struggle as a television show. We had some fun watching it in person, but we honestly had a lot more fun during the dark match main event where KO / SZ / Roode / Nakamura all showed sides of themselves we don’t get to see much of on TV.

In addition, the Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live’s Cruiserweight Championship Tournament both completed their first round this week in Phoenix. Plenty to discuss as we head into Sunday. The road to New Orleans continues..

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

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Podcast Episode 319: Get These Hands

RAW? Good (BRAUUUUNNNN!!!!).

Mixed Match Challenge? Good (Lana is the best… Lana number one! *clap clap*).

205 Live? Good (We knew you had it in you, Drew Gulak!).

SmackDown? …not so much. From being THE show to being an afterthought without direction, characters to attach to, or anything resembling a well thought out television show… the blue brand has been a disappointment as of late. It all sort of hinges on what they’re doing with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan. Does it come to a conclusion at Mania?

Meanwhile, 205 Live has gotten that CWC tournament mojo back! Drake Maverick is a better GM than Kurt Angle could ever wish to be.

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), and ‘Hot Podcast Garbage’ Sprung (@jasprung)

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Podcast Episode 318: Happy Rusev Day!

It would be a happier Rusev Day if he had won the United States Championship this week, but alas… we must wait for a greater Rusev Day to come.

Another solid episode of RAW and another sort of awkward episode of SmackDown have passed as we head towards Elimination Chamber. And by “we”, I don’t mean Jason Jordan. Get well soon, Kurt Jr.!

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), Adam Lucidi (@adamlucidi), and ‘DHAP’ Dennis Holden (@DHAPShow).

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Podcast Episode 317: Royal Rumble 2018 Results

Philadelphia had one hell of a weekend in pro wrestling. From TakeOver all the way through to 205 Live, the hits just kept coming.

Aleister Black. Adam Cole (Bay Bay!). Andrade Almas. Johnny Gargano. Candice LeRae! Tommaso Ciampa… Rey Mysterio. Hurricane Helms. LOL. Shinsuke Nakamura! vs AJ Styles at WrestleMania??? BRAUN STROWMAN! BROCK LESNAR!!! Nobody is ready for Asuka! …but what about Rowdy Ronda Rousey?! The Miz is (STILL) Awesome. Carmella (coulda woulda shoulda… maybe?). and finally… Rockstar Spud (I mean Drake Maverick).

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

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Podcast Episode 316: RAW 25 Results and Royal Rumble 2018 Preview

Well, the big 25th Anniversary episode of RAW has come and gone, and I think we’re mostly just glad it’s done and over with. We feel the same way about Enzo Amore’s career. Plenty of chatter on this LENGTHY episode about both of those topics.

But also, it’s Episode 3:16 of the podcast! Beers are flowing, Royal Rumble talk is happening, and excitement is building for Sunday. Who will come out on top as we head into the Road to WrestleMania???

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

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