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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 415: Naito!!!

First ever New Japan double champion!
Back in January, New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off the year in their usual fashion – with a banger of a card on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome. Little did we know back then, though, that they’d have just a few more shows before shutting down for the majority of the first half of 2020.

It’s now June, and NJPW is back, baby! The New Japan Cup 2020 bracket has been released, and we are here for it.

Josh and Neo spent the last week or so (re)watching Wrestle Kingdom and catching (back) up on the storylines, rivalries, and top contenders as we head into the second half of the year. They break down some of the matches from the January show and share their hype over what’s to come.

If you’re looking for alternatives to WWE, or even just have a general curiosity about New Japan – we’d be glad to take you along on this journey with us!

In the meantime, add these to your watch list:

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) and NeoEcks (@theneoecks)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Podcast Episode 408: WrestleMania 36 Results

Titus

We laughed. We cried. We drank a lot. . . Virtually, of course.

This year’s WrestleMania is sure to be one we’ll never forget. As with any Mania, it had its forgettable moments, but it also had its moments that will forever be etched into our memories. We don’t really know what the immediate future of pro wrestling will look like, but for now, we’re just rolling with what they’re giving us.

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), and NeoEcks (@theneoecks)

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Podcast Episode 407: WrestleMania 36 Preview

WrestleMania 2020

It’s WrestleMania week, baybeeeeee!!!! Yeah, I know. Things are weird right now. There are debates about what pro wrestling should be doing these days, if anything. But WrestleMania is going to happen, even without an audience. It’s unprecedented, and we’ll be getting together online to watch it – the good, the bad, and the awkward.

That said, it’s time for us to look at the card, question why certain matches are happening, speculate on the outcomes (you can even find odds over at SBD if you’re into that sort of thing), and all that stuff we usually do. It’s a bit of a cluster, and we’re happy to present it to you in both audio and video format!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘Pipe Bomb’ Bryan Gregston (@guitarsalad), and ‘SuperJew’ Jared (@superjew75)

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

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Seconds with Schlag Ep. 1

What? A new podcast on The Steel Cage Podcast Network? You betcha! Get all the information you need on Seconds with Schlag!

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

Music by Action Bronson (@actionbronson)

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Podcast Episode 406: You’re a Piece of ****, Vanguard 1

You're a piece of shit, Vanguard!

I mean, seriously. Who yells at a drone?

We’re all going a little stir crazy. But thankfully, AEW and NXT have decided to step up their games in the midst of shelter-in-place orders, quarantines, and the like. We break down some of our favorite moments from the last week or two as we all prepare for whatever the heck WrestleMania is going to be.

Also: Assuming Goldberg isn’t part of the high-risk elderly group, what do you think the odds are he retains next weekend? If you’re curious, you can find the odds over at SBD. Take a look if you’re interested, and stay tuned as we’ll be breaking down the whole two-night card next week!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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