Official word from WWE is that Punk is out at TLC, and we now have a six man tag as the main event. One can only speculate what that might mean for Royal Rumble and The Rock’s involvement, but first – there’s still plenty of other stuff to discuss from this week’s Raw. Teddy Long reversed his usual trend as four men had a great match against each other, AJ looked great, Sin Cara looked capable (though maybe also got hurt), and The Shield again made their mark.

In addition, we play a trivia game about wrestler injuries. No, Bret Hart’s groin injury on Mad TV was not included, sadly.

Hosted by: ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop)

Featuring: ‘A-Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), Sprung (@jasprung), and Jared ‘The Jew’ (@SuperJew75)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

I'm remaining optimistic on this one.
I’m remaining optimistic on this one.

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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!