I love you. I hate you.
I love you. I hate you.

What a week of highs and lows in WWE. From the emotional climax of NXT and Sami Zayn’s first gold in WWE to the TLC preshow… From the Intercontinental Championship ladder match between Dolph Ziggler and Luke Harper to a stairs match… From the main event of Monday Night Raw featuring John Cena, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar to a 20+ minute open to Raw featuring Chris Jericho setting up two matches for the night…

There was plenty of good and plenty of bad this week. All in all, I think the good outweighed the bad, and seeing a show like the one the NXT roster put on gives you hope as a wrestling fan. WWE is capable of doing good stuff. Just stay tuned, I guess, and hopefully they won’t let us down…

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

Featuring: ‘A Bomb’ Adam Hess (@ahess49), Derek (@cap_kaveman), and ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop).

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!