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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 340: Extreme Rules 2018 Results

Extreme Rules wasn’t exactly extreme (don’t tell that to KO or the ladies of RAW) but it was a pretty solid show overall. My cautious optimism about Bobby Lashley panned out well (for now), two titles changed hands, and we were treated to some new and fun takes on wrestling.

Despite Kurt Angle’s lack of testicular anything, we’re moving on to SummerSlam, and as a result – MMA is becoming more prominently featured. Kinda makes you wonder what sort of deals got worked out between UFC and WWE behind closed doors.

Lastly, did you see Kofi fling pancakes from the ring to the upper deck?! Why am I the only one impressed by this???

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Podcast Episode 339: Extreme Rules 2018 Preview

Seriously, WWE. Try harder with the graphic design work. Team Friendship is not properly represented in t-shirt form or event posters.

But I digress… This week, WWE had a basic go home show in RAW and a bit of a mess (or Teddy Long tribute) in SmackDown. But who cares? Extreme Rules is Sunday! There’s only one Extreme Rules match, a tables match, and a steel cage match — but Pittsburgh is going to get extreme, okay?

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Podcast Episode 338: That Don’t Impress Me Much

Kevin Owens isn’t too impressed by anything Kurt Angle has done lately, but having first-hand experience to Braun Strowman’s feats of strength two weeks in a row has got to impress him quite a lot – whether he likes to admit it or not. The cartoon nature of pro wrestling sure is a lot of fun sometimes, isn’t it?

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Wrestling Europa 4: Tom Campbell

On this month’s show, Martin (@bushby01) is joined by Heart FM (@thisisheart) host and wrestling commentator, Tom Campbell (@TomCampbell). They discuss Tom’s start in wrestling, the now infamous ‘Big UN In Wigan’ and his work with 3CW and North Wrestling.

They also chat the recent WWE UK Championship Tournament and the announcement of NXT UK.

Music by Glitbiter (@Glitbiter).

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Podcast Episode 337: Hug It Out

To hug, or not to hug? That was a big question on both WWE flagship shows. Bayley chose the latter in her dealings with Sasha. FINALLY.

Also, WWE had a pretty heavy focus on tag teams. From the rocky (and very temporary) partnership between Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens to the deep roots of SHIELD holding strong, Drew McIntyre doing whatever it takes to help Dolph Ziggler… nothing could quite compare to the reunion of Daniel Bryan and Kane in the main event of SmackDown – Team Friendship is back and hugging it out like they haven’t missed a beat!

On this episode, we break down all of that as well as the United Kingdom Championship Tournament and the announcement of the NXT UK brand.

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

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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