For the first time in weeks, there was no real lead-in for Raw. We had no idea what to expect, and what we got was all sorts of ridiculous and fantastic. Anger Management went to a whole new level when Daniel Bryan and Kane had to hug it out, while AJ snapped and showed her crazy chick side once again. Meanwhile, CM Punk took a day off, until he made an appearance to take his Night of Champions opponent John Cena down a notch, with the surprise help of Paul Heyman!

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

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CM Punk's Day Off
CM Punk’s Day Off

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Joshua Schlag

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!