Podcast Episode 173: Extreme Rules and 2015 King of the Ring

From worst to first. Boo these men!
From worst to first. Boo these men!

Over the course of three days, we experienced Extreme Rules, Monday Night Raw, and the King of the Ring tournament. You’d think that would mean we are in some sort of pro wrestling heaven. On the contrary, creative direction seems especially uninspired.

But even with that being said, the roster is strong and full of talent, many feuds can become quite interesting with just the right tweaks, and there are still enough moments to keep us coming back. The midcard is full of a lot of guys who should be able to elevate themselves to the top tier, and even looking at a guy like Roman Reigns – he’s there already, but he needs some rebooking help. He’s stuck in the past, and maybe Seth Rollins can help him get out. How? What does that mean? Well, you’ll just have to listen…

Bonus: Derek interviews host of the new WWE Network show, Too Hot for TV – Jerry Springer (@JerrySpringer).

Hosted By: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

Featuring: Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘A Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49), and ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop).

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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For most of the last 30+ 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!