In the summer of 2016, Derek and Josh made a pilgrimage to Boyle Heights, California, to visit Lucha Underground’s Temple. It is exactly as you’d expect – a warehouse in the midst of an industrial district. A taco truck sat outside, as Believers gathered to worship the extreme violence of lucha libre.

The event took two days to record, and aired over the past four weeks on the El Rey Network. A LOT of amazing things happened, from a MOTY (2016? 2017?) candidate in Hell of War to a fantastic championship match to top it all off.

Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) and ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman).

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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!