That Big Show F5, though. Wowzas.
That Big Show F5, though. Wowzas.

Daniel Bryan. Dean Ambrose. Roman Reigns. Bray Wyatt. Wade Barrett. Rusev. Who will win the Royal Rumble this Sunday? We can be pretty sure it won’t be Batista or Rey Mysterio, at least. Hell… Who will finish the night as WWE World Heavyweight Champion? LOTS of questions – and so, despite a lackluster start to 2015 – WWE has left the door open to do something fun and interesting as we officially turn the corner and head down the Road to WrestleMania.

In other news, we’ll be attending International Wrestling Federation’s event, The Chosen One – this Friday – as the first IWF Champion is crowned. The list of contenders is a virtual who’s who of independent wrestling: Tomasso Ciampa, Matt Sydal, Uhaa Nation, Brian Cage, Drew Galloway, Biff Busick, ACH, and Chris Hero will take part in a one night tournament in a quest for the gold. Not only that, but other wrestlers will be in action – including Rich Swann, Trevor Lee, Joey Ryan, and the Young Bucks. Did somebody say Super Kick Party???

What a week for wrestling!

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

Featuring: ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop), 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!