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Sound Off 394 - REMEMBERING “ROWDY” RODDY PIPER

August 1st, 2015

This week, we remember the life and times of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who died this week at age 61.  His impact on the "Rock 'N Wrestling" era, the first WrestleMania and the career of Hulk Hogan, his most memorable matches and a personal story about a letter I wrote to him when he was diagnosed with cancer.  We follow that with a blistering rant on Tough Enough, more on John Cena's broken nose, harsh words for the people celebrating his injury, TNA taping insanity, ULTIMA LUCHA thoughts, WWE colluding to get ZZ off Tough Enough, and is Sean Waltman a Hall of Famer?

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Sound Off 393 - HULKAMANIA RUNS WILD AND IT’S NOT PRETTY

July 26th, 2015

On this FULLY LOADED edition of the Sound Off, Solomonster pulls no punches in discussing Hulk Hogan's racist rant and WWE terminating his contract, why they were absolutely right to do so, the really creepy thing about what Hogan said on that tape, how his lawsuit against Gawker played a role and why people are missing the point when they call out WWE for that infamous Vince McMahon segment circulating online (there's another very valid reason to criticize WWE for its hypocrisy and it involves The Ultimate Warrior).  We also have a MIDSEASON TOUGH ENOUGH EVALUATION talking about Patrick's controversial elimination, the possible replacement for Hulk Hogan as a judge and who REALLY deserves to win the whole thing, the fantastic Undertaker/Brock Lesnar confrontation, the demotion of Kevin Owens, Eva Marie's return on NXT, Bully Ray already done with TNA, ULTIMA LUCHA predictions, the infamous JBL/Joey Styles fight in Iraq and BUY OR SELL - John Cena or Hiroshi Tanahashi?

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Sound Off 392 - THE NXT WOMEN ARRIVE, SO NOW WHAT?

July 19th, 2015

Solomonster has predictions for tonight's WWE BATTLEGROUND show, possible returns for Sting and The Undertaker, another lawsuit against WWE, the Divas Revolution on Raw and why we shouldn't get too excited just yet, the surprising name added to NXT Brooklyn, the Hernandez fiasco and MVP leaves TNA, would Hogan vs. Warrior have drawn 100,000 people at the L.A. Coliseum for WM7, was Ric Flair the first true "cool heel" in wrestling, predicting next year's WWE Hall of Fame class, BUY OR SELL between Bray Wyatt and Pentagon Jr. and a MYSTERY GUEST submits a very special audio question for the mailbag!

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Sound Off 391 - BOOKING THE TOP MATCHES FOR WRESTLEMANIA 32

July 12th, 2015

Solomonster addresses the leaked WWE announcer memos and Steve Austin allegedly getting Roddy Piper fired from PodcastOne, plus booking the top matches for next year's WrestleMania including a great choice to open the show, Brock Lesnar nearly killing a fan with a car door, Titus O'Neil's masterful job of embarrassing JBL on Raw, the big problem with Solomon Crowe on NXT, TNA's grandstand challenge to Donald Trump, an update on a second season for Lucha Underground, is Brock Lesnar worth the money WWE is investing in him, the point that WCW passed the point of no return, why WWE missed the boat on Bam Bam Bigelow as a top draw, the historical significance of the Summerslam 1997 main event and BUY OR SELL, Kane or Minoru Suzuki?

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Sound Off 390 - WHY WWE SHOULD JUST SAY NO TO BILLY GRAHAM

July 5th, 2015

Solomonster has thoughts on the WWE Beast in the East special, Raw does its lowest rating of the year, John Cena and Cesaro tear the house down and one casual fan's perspective on Cesaro, pitching a double turn in the Dolph/Rusev feud, NXT Takeover comes to Brooklyn and what it means for ROH, why WWE should ignore "Superstar" Billy Graham's pitch to replace Dusty Rhodes at NXT, great matches on Impact overshadowed by more TNA Twitter insanity and why Baghdad Bob Ryder is such an embarrassment, setting up a Balor vs. Itami feud and why Hideo should be the heel, Undertaker's last opponent and BUY OR SELL, Bram or Cage?

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Sound Off 389 - WHY TNA MANAGEMENT IS A SHAMEFUL BUNCH

June 28th, 2015

Solomonster has the latest on a most newsworthy week for TNA Wrestling, and not in a good way.  The latest on Jeff Jarrett's return, TNA's relationship with Global Force Wrestling, production people once again behind on pay, the departure of some BIG names and one story that illustrates how completely messed up this company really is.  Plus, initial thoughts on Tough Enough, Daniel Bryan's injury woes revealed, the latest frivolous lawsuit (cash grab) filed against WWE, an unbelievable main event on ROH TV, comparing Vader and Brock Lesnar in their primes, BUY OR SELL on Moose and Titus O'Neil, and do you need to win a World title to be considered great?

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Sound Off 388 - BRET HART SPILLS THE BEANS ON DANIEL BRYAN?

June 21st, 2015

Solomonster discusses Bret Hart's controversial "State of WWE" address to Sports Illustrated, including his claim that Daniel Bryan's career is over, that Samoa Joe was reckless in injuring Tyson Kidd and that wrestlers who loudly call spots are unprofessional.  Plus, what the hell is going on with Dolph Ziggler, why Kevin Owens was completely justified in destroying Machine Gun Kelly, why superstars don't look at the camera anymore when cutting promos in WWE, TNA loses another original and its TV deal in Australia, Lucha Underground up for an Emmy nomination and the Mount Rushmore of... jobbers?

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Sound Off 387 - PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN DREAM

June 14th, 2015

Solomonster opens the show with a tribute to one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, who passed away this week at 69.  Looking at his career from the AWA to Florida, through Crockett Promotions and WWE, three big things he is responsible for creating, one way WWE should honor him and what his death might mean for the Stardust character.

We also have surprising MONEY IN THE BANK predictions, the latest on a possible deal with WWE and EVOLVE, Bull Dempsey's new NXT gimmick, why GFW is dead in the water if they don't get a good TV deal, why Cesaro and Swagger should NOT reform The Real Americans, the two main roster guys Steve Austin should interview next on the network, the Mount Rushmore for the Intercontinental title, thoughts on last weekend's Legends of Wrestling show at Citi Field and Scott Steiner's terrible tattoo, and CM Punk wins for Awesome Tweet of the Week!
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Sound Off 386 - JOHN CENA HATE SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL

June 7th, 2015

Solomonster is back with the results of our ROH vs. TNA poll and which show you'd prefer to hear reviewed each week, thoughts on WWE Elimination Chamber and John Cena vs. Kevin Owens with an impassioned defense of Cena from all of the hate this week, including the ridiculous attacks from people offended by his excellent Raw promo.  Also talking Stone Cold's podcast with Paul Heyman and a possible match with Brock Lesnar, Tyson Kidd suffers a spinal injury, Samoa Joe signs a full-time deal with NXT, WWE Network airing an NXT title match live from Japan and FULL COVERAGE of the Wednesday Night War with the first ever ROH TV review on the Sound Off and thoughts on the James Storm/Mickie James angle on Impact, Havok's racist tweets revealed and BUY OR SELL, Eva Marie?

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Sound Off 385 - RING OF HONOR PULLS OFF A SHOCKER

May 31st, 2015

Solomonster is back with predictions for tonight's WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER show, including news on Kevin Owens coming to the main roster full-time and how that changes things for his match with John Cena.  Then we dive into every aspect of this week's BOMBSHELL story with Ring of Honor debuting on Destination America -- why this makes them the #2 promotion in the country, what this means for the future of TNA Impact, notes on the conference call with talent and what was said, a message for MVP and Austin Aries and other TNA talent before they embarrass themselves further on social media, a bold prediction for what will happen come September, and does this now mean ROH reviews on the Sound Off?

But that's not all as we're talking Brock Lesnar wrestling Kofi Kingston in Japan and why it's happening, memories of the soon-to-be shuttered Nassau Coliseum, the Stone Cold Dean Ambrose angle and why it just didn't work, defending the finish to this week's Lucha Underground and why WWE could never do the same thing, speaking the truth about The Fabulous Moolah and why she did more harm than good to women's wrestling and was Mike Tyson originally going to wrestle Steve Austin at WM14?
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