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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 323: Fastlane 2018 Results

Okay, NOW it’s official. Styles vs Nakamura at WrestleMania. Book it!

Also, Braun Strowman is now a tag team. Get used to it!

…and WWE is feigning ignorance to the #MeToo / #TimesUp movement because it’s convenient to honor a horrible woman. Deal with it?

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 322: Fastlane 2018 Preview

Fastlane is coming up and I gotta be honest… We were way more invested in the finale of ABC’s The Bachelor than anything going on with the blue brand heading into this Sunday’s mediocre and quite unnecessary WWE event from Columbus, OH.

That said, if Roman Reigns were to throw down with Arie Luyendyk, I’d be on Team Ooh-Ahh Superman Punch Spear ALL DAY!

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

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Podcast Episode 321: Elimination Chamber 2018 Results

Brock Lesnar has gone missing. But never fear, Roman Reigns is here to stand up for professional wrestling! That’s pretty much the next month or so of WWE programming, as it revolves around the big Universal Championship match at WrestleMania. Meanwhile, the true MVPs of the show seem to be headed towards a three-way clash as The Miz will likely be defending his Intercontinental Championship against both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor.

Beyond that, Alexa reigns supreme with Asuka hot on her heels and Ronda Rousey has made quite the splash en route to a likely mixed tag match with Triple H and Stephanie. All that and more on this week’s podcast!

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

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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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