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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 377: WrestleMania 35 Preview

The biggest weekend in wrestling each year is here! From WrestleMania to ROH x NJPW, NXT to Joey Janela’s infinite spring breaks… there’s something for everyone. This week, we get together with Rok and Neo from Mat Mania and break down the ROH card at The Garden, NXT, and the marathon that is Mania itself.

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

…and the Mat Mania Podcast (@MatManiaPodcast) Crew: Roknowledge (@Roknowledge) and NeoEcks (@theneoecks)

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Podcast Episode 376: Fresh Afternoon

It’s taken weeks of strife, but finally.. KofiMania is official! Xavier Woods and Big E stepped up to the plate and proved to Vince McMahon that Kofi’s got a chance after all..

In other news, the Japanese wrestling experiment seems to have hit rock bottom – as Asuka’s big moment from WrestleMania has been effectively negated with Charlotte cruising past her to win the SD Women’s Championship in a surprise defense this past week.

You win some, you lose some… One more week til Mania hits New York!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and ‘Hot Podcast Garbage’ Sprung (@jasprung)

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Podcast Episode 375: No Chance in Hell

Kofi-Mania is running wild! I mean, he did technically lose to Daniel Bryan to close out SmackDown, but c’mon.. We know this match is going to happen at this point. It’s too hot not to!

Oh, and hey. By the way, a couple of us went to Ring of Honor’s 17th Anniversary show this past weekend in Las Vegas. Our buddy Mega Ran performed… at least until Bully Ray interfered. That was weak, but we got to hang out backstage and we have *some* stories about that to share. We also have some we can’t / won’t share either. #protecthebusiness and we’re not #newz #dirtsheets

Anyway, WrestleMania feels like it should be here. But we’ve got a couple weeks still. Hang tight, y’all.

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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Podcast Episode 374: Fastlane 2019 Results

This week, the guys break down a whole lot of wrestling. Fastlane, RAW, and SmackDown all pretty much delivered. Last week’s NXT was different… in a good way. Ring of Honor is having their big anniversary show this weekend – and we’ll be there for it!

Tune in to find out our takes on Kofi-Mania, Becky / Ronda / Charlotte, and hear why I’m apparently a horrible person.

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

Music by: The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Podcast Episode 372: I Don’t Care What the Script Says

So much good stuff going on in the world of WWE these days, folks! Roman Reigns’ leukemia is in recession and he has returned to raucous support. The meta-storyline of WWE is in full swing with Vince undermining the decisions of his children (and son-in-law) right and left. It’s not that they’re horrible decisions, but they’re not exactly “best for business” if you know what I mean. To that end, Kevin Owens is back and learning a thing or two from Stone Cold. Batista returned as well, and beat up a 70-year-old man in the process – and it’s my favorite thing among all the things to happen this week.

Meanwhile, NXT keeps setting the bar higher, Becky and Ronda are breaking all the rules on Twitter, Tommy Wiseau is trying to get in on WrestleMania, and R-Truth has become a bona fide champion. What could go wrong?

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

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