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Sound Off 366 - WWE HAS A ROYAL FUMBLE IN PHILLY

January 26th, 2015

Solomonster reviews the 2015 Royal Rumble, a show that should be remembered for one of the great Triple Threat matches in WWE history, but instead, will be remembered for its baffling booking and an irate crowd for the second consecutive year.  Plus, the WrestleMania card appears to be taking shape and there are some key names who appear to be missing from the mix.

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Sound Off 365 - JOSH MATHEWS STARS IN “13 YEARS A SLAVE”

January 25th, 2015

Solomonster has ROYAL RUMBLE predictions and more on Rock being in Philadelphia, Big Vito files suit against WWE and why it's completely outrageous, thoughts on Monday Nitro (err, Raw Reunion), a picture of Sting (!!?) makes his Raw debut and Brock Lesnar kills dudes for an awesome finish, why the NFL should investigate Corporate Kane, the harsh truth on why The Ascension deserves to be buried, Josh Mathews makes an ass out of himself on Twitter, a former TNA Knockout rips Dixie Carter to shreds, why Don West left TNA, and one fan asks what would be the bigger marquee match - Austin vs. Punk or Undertaker vs. Sting?

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Sound Off 364 - ROMAN REIGNS IS THE NICOLAS CAGE OF WWE

January 18th, 2015

Solomonster has news on a major collaboration to open the show, then breaks into a TWO AND A HALF HOUR look at this week's big stories and a monster mailbag.  Music by audionautix.com.

*Summerslam homeless after arena shuts down, so where should it end up?
*USA Network resurrecting Tough Enough this year, details on what we know about it
*Daniel Bryan makes a surprisingly public admission and what makes it so important
*Randy Savage going into the WWE Hall of Fame, does the HOF really mean anything?
*Why the worst thing WWE could do with Roman Reigns is happening before our eyes
*Where The Ascension angle may be going, possibly as early as Raw Reunion
*Why it made sense for Seth Rollins to NOT cash in his MITB last Monday on Raw
*Major debut for Lucha Underground and the unbelievable offer TNA made to him
*Pitching a big Divas match for WrestleMania 31 involving Stephanie McMahon
*Rebooking the Invasion PPV with a different WWF vs. WCW tag team main event
*Would Roddy Piper and Piper's Pit have worked in WWE during the Attitude Era?

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Sound Off 363 - JEFF HARDY TAKES A SCARY FALL

January 11th, 2015

Solomonster opens the show paying tribute to the late Tim Roberts a/k/a Tim Arson, the ECW Zombie, who passed away this week.  From there, it's an absolutely stacked show covering:

*NJPW WrestleKingdom 9 thoughts, including Jim Ross and Matt Striker's performances
*The WWE announce team shakeup and why in the long run, it really doesn't matter
*Rumors of a "soft brand split" in WWE, why it's a terrible idea and how to do it right
*Reviewing an ugly edition of Monday Night Raw (16,000 people on Facebook agree!)
*Why adding Seth Rollins to the title match at Royal Rumble is a positive move
*How WWE is sabotaging Roman Reigns with these AWFUL promos
*Why The Ascension pissed a lot of people off this week, and not in a good way
*Why the "John Cena Appreciation Night" segment was so damaging and fell flat
*Thoughts on TNA's debut on Destination America, which wasn't much of a fresh start
*Live thoughts (and spoilers) from TNA's NYC tapings, including Jeff Hardy's scary bump
*Billy Gunn tweets The Young Bucks who respond with the best answer of all time
*Would a Hulk Hogan heel turn have worked in WWE in the early 1990's?
*When and how should you tell a young wrestling fan that it's not real?

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Sound Off 362 - BRYAN’S RETURN BAD NEWS FOR REIGNS?

January 2nd, 2015

It's the first Sound Off of the new year and Solomonster is under the weather, but we've still got a packed show talking Christian's retirement and WWE's handling of it, why he was one of the most under-appreciated guys on the roster and recommending some of his best matches.  Plus these topics:

*Daniel Bryan's return and why it's bad news for Roman Reigns
*Why Bryan should NOT have been saved as a surprise for the Rumble match
*Pitching the idea of Brock Lesnar wrestling on Raw the night after WrestleMania
*WWE's massive problem of booking matches that cannot have clean finishes
*Praise for Ryback's promo on Raw and WWE's attempt at character development
*Should Ryback end Rusev's undefeated streak?  Pitching a possible NXT name, too
*Cesaro's poor promo on Monday and renewed anger over their booking of the guy
*Big Show shines on commentary and suggesting one possible replacement team
*JBL makes an ass out of himself on Twitter (and gets very defensive with fans)
*The return of The Authority - was it too soon?  Why bring them back at all?
*Thoughts on WWE revising their talent contracts with a one year non-compete
*Calling out the brain-damaged folks who think working with Cena benefited Bray Wyatt
*Suggesting a modern day version of the "Smackdown Six" from the current roster
*Did Ric Flair's departure in 1993 ruin plans for WrestleMania IX?

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Sound Off 361 - WWE PREDICTIONS FOR 2015

December 26th, 2014

The final Sound Off of 2014 has WWE predictions for the new year for John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Brock Lesnar, Batista, NXT and more, including one for CM Punk that you may find surprising.  Plus the latest on Kevin Nash's arrest and suspension from WWE, the reason why they may be pushing Dolph Ziggler so hard right now, why the Bella Twins storyline appears to have been abandoned, a rant on Main Event/Superstars and WWE's use of the Divas, Adrian Neville getting a "Mighty Mouse" type gimmick, why Colt Cabana is not in ROH, what TNA has in common with a typical WWE midcarder, and the pros/cons of making WWE a more UFC-like fight based product.  Thanks for an incredible year!

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Sound Off 360 - WHY THE NEW DAY JUST ISN’T WORKING

December 21st, 2014

It's the 2014 CHRISTMAS SHOW with thoughts on the TLC PPV, rumors of a Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker match at Wrestlemania and why it's a bad idea, a better idea for the deadman that doesn't involve him wrestling, discussing Dolph Ziggler's recent push and the idea of a match with Triple H, pitching a possible card for WM31, why The New Day isn't working and what needs to be addressed to fix it before it's too late, defending Roman Reigns against the haters and why he'll be just fine, Sara Del Ray's army of female submission specialists, troubling ratings for Lucha Underground, the sad truth about Drew McIntyre and WWE, my Hall of Fame class for 2015, and are today's wrestlers worse than those from the Attitude Era?  Be sure to listen to the end for outtakes.  Music by audionautix.com.

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Sound Off 359 - NXT STARS UPSTAGE THE MAIN ROSTER

December 14th, 2014

Solomonster runs through his predictions for the TLC PPV, a possible return for the European title, ROH Final Battle live thoughts and the upcoming debut of Alberto El Patron, Roman Reigns wins Superstar of the Year, the awful Charlotte/Natalya finish and why Triple H doesn't seem too thrilled with it either, thoughts on the fantastic NXT Takeover special featuring the Match of the Year with Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville, which NXT star will be headlining Wrestlemania within five years, TNA gets a Friday night slot on Destination America, an AWESOME three-way ladder match on Lucha Underground, is CM Punk a real athlete, Shane Douglas as a Rocker (really, this happened), and what is the better draw for Wrestlemania - Sting vs. Triple H or Sting vs. Undertaker?

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Sound Off 358 - CM PUNK SIGNS DEAL TO FIGHT IN UFC

December 7th, 2014

Solomonster talks CM Punk signing a deal to fight in UFC, why it's a no brainer for UFC but a bad move for Punk, New Japan launches its own version of the WWE Network, thoughts on a boring Raw highlighted by Jimmy Uso and The Miz (really) and including the most pointless opening 15 minutes you'll ever see, Swagger vs. Rusev thoughts lead to a rant on one of WWE's biggest problems these days, SLAMMY AWARD PICKS with my Match of the Year for 2014, NXT Takeover predictions and what they may have in mind for Kevin Steen's debut, Dixie Carter talks Vince Russo and gives me no hope for their future, and Batista joins the cast for the next James Bond film!

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Sound Off 357 - LAPTOP LUNACY RETURNS TO RAW

November 30th, 2014

Dedicated to the memory of Bill Hoyler.  Solomonster is back with the second of TWO episodes this weekend talking the debut of Sting, the end of The Authority, the return of the Anonymous Raw GM laptop (if only for one week) makes for a horrible Raw finish, why this obsession with authority figures in wrestling makes for bad television, a New Day debuts and why I'm not convinced they are the babyfaces they seem to be, Josh Mathews rumored to replace Mike Tenay on Impact, New Japan comes to American TV, should AJ Styles retire the Styles Clash, how will Hulk Hogan will be remembered, the biggest name to never work for Vince McMahon now that Sting has debuted, the most devastating tag team finisher of all time, and Cody Rhodes makes a foolish comment on Twitter.  Music by audionautix.com.

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