Basketball and wrestling, that’s what Dave Schilling does! Mike and Dave talk about why Dave left The Masked Man Show and what being a Bleacher Report writer-at-large means (4:29), what he expects from LeBron and the Lakers this season (12:04), how Dave would book SummerSlam (25:25), and finish up with a very Sasha Banks-heavy Fun Five (44:48).
He covers the WWE and pro wrestling for Sports Illustrated, and he’s got a lot to say about RAW 25 and the Royal Rumble. Justin Barrasso took some time from breaking scoops and working sources to talk about one of the busiest WWE weeks in a long time.
He has picks for who should win the Rumble, who will win it, what he liked at RAW 25 and what could’ve been better. The most interesting part of our talk to me, though, was why he doesn’t want Daniel Bryan to return to the ring at this year’s Rumble.
It’s one of my favorite events of the year: WWE’s SummerSlam. To get prepped, I dialed up Rob Wolkenbrod to chat some wrestling. Rob runs the Daily DDT website for FanSided, Time Inc’s division of fan-generated content. We discussed what it’s like to run a site with 30+ contributors, how to stand out in a crowded WWE market, and made our SummerSlam predictions.
Excuse the stuffy nose. I was getting over a cold, but after Finn Balor won the Universal Championship with a separated shoulder at last year’s SummerSlam, I wasn’t taking the episode off.