On a night with a lot of television viewing options (Monday Night Football, NLCS Game Seven – in the rain, and a Presidential debate), I decided to watch another three hours of WWE Raw. Mixed feelings on this one. Regardless, there’s a pay per view this Sunday and that always makes me hopeful! Hell in a Cell, here we come…

Also: As a special feature, Adam comes to us with reports from Japan as he traces Tensai’s roots… Yes, folks – Tensai Talk is back!

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

Featuring: Darrell ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Johnson (@zazzumplop), Sprung (@jasprung), and Adam ‘A-Bomb’ Hess (@ahess49)

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Did that lumberjack match really happen? I fell asleep for some reason.
Did that lumberjack match really happen?
I fell asleep for some reason.

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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!