Right in the nards!
Right in the nards!

WrestleMania weekend was just a few months ago, but here we are – in the midst of another big time weekend in pro wrestling. Book ended by New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax 25 Final and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s annual Battle of Los Angeles, WWE brings us TWO marquee events from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.

NXT TakeOver and SummerSlam are being set up with two big time cards, highlighted by Undertaker / Lesnar and Balor / Owens. On top of that, Ring of Honor is putting on a supershow of sorts, featuring quite a few stars from New Japan. LOTS to cover this week folks…

BONUS: That’s not all, either! On the precipice of defending his NXT Championship for the first time, Finn Bálor (@WWEBalor) took a few moments to speak with our very own Derek about wrestling… and LEGOs.

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

Featuring: Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Dirtee Jesus’ Billi Bhatti (@DirteeJesus), and Sprung (@jasprung).

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!