Good sirs, I bid you adieu.
Good sirs, I bid you adieu.

Moments like the end of Raw remind me how often we witness the very same heartbreak and despair that fans of a show like Game of Thrones witness every so often. In an absolutely brutal turn after an amazing climax, The Shield is seemingly no more, and Seth Rollins seems to have made a deal with Triple H.

Beyond that, Cena of all people seems to be in a holding pattern… Bo Dallas and Adam Rose continue to roll… Cody Rhodes has truly lost his smile… and The Usos have some clear competition for their belts. And of course.. We talk about Payback, too!

P.S. – I think Vince McMahon is aiming to start the Second Cold War.

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

Featuring: ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop), Sprung (@jasprung), Derek (@cap_kaveman), and ‘Dirtee Jesus’ Hashtag Billi (@DirteeJesus).

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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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!