Tamina didn't even need to tune up the band. That. Looked. Painful!
Tamina didn’t even need to tune up the band. That. Looked. Painful!

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were complaining about how diluted the World Heavyweight Championship had become, and now it’s on the “retired championships” page of WWE.com. Randy Orton is our champion, and it’s not the worst thing in the world. By virtue of two championships merging into one, all other titles get a bit of a bump. Beyond that, it was made clear that Daniel Bryan still has a spot near the top of the company. He took Orton to the limit on Raw this week, and it’s an instant classic!

Hosted By: ‘A-Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49)

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), Hashtag Billi (@DirteeJesus), Sprung (@jasprung), Derek (@cap_kaveman), Psyniac (@rawispsyniac), and ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop).

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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!