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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!

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Podcast Episode 462: Kayfabe Is Dead, But You Don’t Have to Piss On It

Say Goodbye to the Bad Guy

We’re in that in-between space from AEW Revolution to WWE WrestleMania. AEW put on a heck of a show. WWE’s gonna do what they do. Overall, we’re still having fun, especially watching the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson/Mox/Regal, Thunder Rosa, and Kevin Owens as they do their things.

But with the fun, comes the real stuff too. We had to say goodbye to a childhood favorite in Scott Hall. And we saw a tragic accident occur with the beloved Big E (Langston.. we still put some respect on the name!).

Join us as we find ourselves on the Road to WrestleMania (watch party, not the actual thing). RIP WrestleMania Road Trip. Long live the WrestleMania Road Trip!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@schlizzag), and ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Podcast Episode 461: Big Seasoning is Coming for Your Meat

On this week’s show, we focus a good chunk of time on breaking down this weekend’s stellar AEW Revolution card. Between that show and the big news about Ring of Honor being acquired by Tony Khan, there’s a LOT to speculate about. What will the championship scene look like in AEW? Who will the key power players be coming out of Revolution? What will become of ROH – do they operate as their own kind of thing, or do they become a developmental ground of sorts?

Beyond that (and potentially related) – what will happen with guys like William Regal, Cesaro, and Samoa Joe. Between AEW, ROH, and other options like New Japan – the world is their oyster.

We also take some time to talk about C*ntrol Your Narrative and the ridiculousness that surrounds that shitshow of an organization. BLAH.

Join us, won’t you?

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Neo’ (@theneoecks), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Podcast Episode 460: The Last Great American Dynasty

One man’s Dream is another man’s Nightmare.

Is Cody Rhodes leaving AEW? Is he heading to WWE? These questions have led to nothing but more questions, and have taken over pro wrestling fandom in the last week. One thing is for sure – all eyes are on the Rhodes family. Good for them.

We’re back this week to talk about that, Keith Lee’s debut, the awesomeness that is DEFY Wrestling, and so much more!

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Neo’ (@theneoecks), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Podcast Episode 459: I Forgot That You Existed

Photo courtesy of Cristen (@Wanda102).

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you without a dope beat to step to.

But for real, we’re back after a little bit of a hiatus, and we’ve got a lot to catch up on. From wrestle road trips to DC for AEW and LA for PWG, to the latest happenings in WWE, and the fun that is AEW. We break it all down, including Brian Kendrick’s fall from grace, the firing (???) of Shane McMahon, and (related to the last point) just how BAD a lot of the Royal Rumble was last weekend.

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Neo’ (@theneoecks), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), and Joshua Schlag (@schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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Podcast Episode 433: Royal Rumble 2021 Preview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, everyone’s favorite PPV – the Royal Rumble – is back, bay bay! It’ll feel a bit different without the usual crowd, but the 30-competitor matches themselves tend to rarely if ever disappoint. So we’ve got that (despite Goldberg being on the card).

This week, Derek and Beek are joined by Josh, who has no idea what’s going on. So they do the work of catching him up while getting hyped for this Sunday. They also talk about the WWE move to Peacock, and how there’s absolutely no downside to it. None. Stop complaining. You’re being stupid.

Featuring: ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), ‘Uncle Beek’ Jeremey (@jaimsvanderbeek), & Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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