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Sound Off Extra - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BOBBY “THE BRAIN” HEENAN

September 19th, 2017

Solomonster pays tribute to the late, great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, who died this week at age 73.  Recorded only a few hours after the news of his passing broke, he discusses why Heenan is the absolute greatest of all time, his career highlights and memorable insults, his relationship with Gorilla Monsoon, his brutal battle with throat cancer, meeting Bobby for the very first time and how WWE should pay tribute to him.

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Sound Off 513 - DASHA ROBOT WILL DESTROY US ALL, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES

September 17th, 2017

SOUND OFF 513 has thoughts on the finals of the Mae Young Classic, the original match planned for the finals and why Kairi Sane should NOT win the NXT Women's title at Takeover in November... Roman Reigns talks about WWE's great ticket sales in a week where Raw and Smackdown play to half-empty houses... why Braun Strowman is easily WWE's breakout star of the year... Miz and Maryse announce BABY MIZ, while Miz embarrasses Enzo Amore in front of the world... DASHA FUENTES, WWE's resident android announcer... thoughts on Kevin Owens busting Vince McMahon open with a headbutt, and what Owens' position on the card says about the state of the WWE title... why Dolph Ziggler should wrestle Bobby Roode in a STRAIGHTJACKET MATCH... Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly get a name for their group and it needs some trimming... Pete Dunne shows why he's one of the best heels in the business... how Lucha Underground helped Rey Mysterio prove a lot of people wrong... Steve Austin believes Kenny Omega can be THE GUY in WWE, and why it won't happen... why we WILL see an all-female main event at Wrestlemania in the next few years... who is the best opponent for Braun Strowman at Wrestlemania 34... if it was held today, who should win the Royal Rumble?... why Jerry Lawler should have beaten Miz to win the WWE title in 2011... the match Kurt Angle had with Owen Hart in 1999 and more.

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Sound Off 512 - TOTAL NONSTOP GLOBAL FORCE IMPACT MAKES HEADLINES

September 10th, 2017

SOUND OFF 512 talks about wrestling ranking dead last in a Washington Post poll of popular sports... Jeff Jarrett takes a LEAVE OF ABSENCE from Global Force Wrestling, while Sports Illustrated claims that Anthem is bleeding money and looking to pull out soon... thoughts on Raw airing live on Christmas and the disgruntled Hardy wives speaking out against it... why his match with John Cena was the best thing to happen yet to Jason Jordan... why Vince McMahon needs to open his eyes and see the money in heel Roman Reigns... Nia Jax burns Emma on Twitter, while Enzo Amore reveals himself to be a certified shmuck and a bonafide bonehead... Big Show and Braun Strowman deliver big in the Raw main event... why WWE's booking of Sami Zayn could backfire on them... the SIXTEEN WOMEN from the Mae Young Classic that WWE should sign, including the three top standouts with the greatest potential and why the future of the women's division is in good hands... Sexy Star stripped of her AAA Women's title and apparently thinks she's a doctor now... John Cena vs. Undertaker rumored for Survivor Series?... the reason why Finn Balor likely hasn't gotten his rematch yet for the Universal title... why Tony Schiavone (and Michael Cole) are NOT the worst play-by-play announcers in history... and BUY OR SELL on the bigger dream match, HBK vs. Tanahashi or Bret Hart vs. Kurt Angle?

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Sound Off 511 - WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY, STARRING ROMAN REIGNS

September 3rd, 2017

SOUND OFF 511 addresses the Sexy Star situation and her horrendous response to it, plus why AAA doesn't come out of this looking too good either... full thoughts on the JOHN CENA/ROMAN REIGNS worked shoot from Raw, why I was gobsmacked watching it and the possible tease for an Undertaker vs. John Cena match... Seth Rollins explains the ridiculous reason why "Burn It Down" was added to his theme song... why Emma's new storyline may pave the way for Paige to return... Sasha Banks admits that WWE's creative makes no sense to her and says she's already the greatest women's wrestler of all time... JBL GONE FROM SMACKDOWN and who may replace him at the announce desk... 100 days for Jinder Mahal as WWE champion and how I would handle the title heading into Wrestlemania... WWE is now Photoshopping HAIR onto Baron Corbin's head... a full review of the FIRST ROUND of the MAE YOUNG CLASSIC, including Kairi Sane's majestic elbowdrop that would make Randy Savage proud... who to trade to Smackdown for Randy Orton... re-booking the Wrestlemania 14 main event if Steve Austin had retired early... and BUY OR SELL on CHAD GABLE or PETE DUNNE?

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Sound Off 510 - NIKKI BELLA SAYS TOTAL DIVAS STARTED THE DIVAS REVOLUTION

August 27th, 2017

SOUND OFF 510 has thoughts on Mayweather vs. McGregor... why Jon Jones is the dumbest man in America and people wanting to see him wrestle Brock Lesnar in a WWE ring... John Cena returns to Raw and immediately confronts Roman Reigns... Enzo Amore moves to 205 Live and the latest on Big Cass tearing his ACL... thoughts on the WWE beach ball controversy and why they have no one to blame but themselves for it... Bobby Roode makes his Smackdown debut as a babyface... Shelton Benjamin returns as Chad Gable's new partner... thoughts on Asuka surrendering the NXT Women's title and the brand she is likely moving to, plus how best to handle the vacant championship... how best to utilize the WWE UK crew going forward and why NXT may already have the secondary title it needs... one of the Mae Young Classic participants gets fat-shamed on WWE's Facebook page... why Nikki Bella's claim that Total Divas helped start the Divas Revolution is completely laughable and the former Diva she clearly still has lingering heat with... Marty Jannetty poses a disturbing question to all of his Facebook friends... revealing maybe the two best WWE kickoff matches in the last five years... is Floyd Mayweather a WWE Hall of Famer?... why Bobby Heenan never returned to WWE on a more consistent basis after Wrestlemania 17, and lots more.

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Sound Off 509 - ADAM COLE AND RED DRAGON ARRIVE AT NXT TAKEOVER!

August 20th, 2017

SOUND OFF 509 is a packed show with a nearly hour-long review of an excellent NXT Takeover show with live thoughts from the Barclays Center, including the arrival of Adam Cole and Red Dragon, Asuka retaining her Women's title and why Bobby Roode and Aleister Black may be on their way to the main roster... final thoughts on tonight's Summerslam card, including a rumored Undertaker sighting, and Rusev allegedly wanting out of his WWE contract... thoughts on Baron Corbin cashing in MITB and LOSING on Smackdown and why I have mixed emotions about it... the latest on the condition of Ric Flair... Shelton Benjamin officially signs with WWE to return for real this time... GFW strips Alberto El Patron of their World title and keeps him suspended, while Alberto claims it was all his idea... praise for GFW's choice as their new World champion... why I'm worried about all these Lucha Underground stars coming to Global Force... and my interviews from the WWE 2K18 launch party with WWE champion Jinder Mahal, Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Bobby Roode, Bayley and Alexa Bliss. Video of them all coming soon to our YouTube channel!

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Sound Off 508 - EARLY SUMMERSLAM PREDICTIONS AND G1 CLIMAX THOUGHTS!

August 13th, 2017

SOUND OFF 508 is a PACKED SHOW that opens with half an hour of G1 CLIMAX THOUGHTS, including the finals between Kenny Omega and Tetsuya Naito, why Okada/Omega may be the greatest wrestling trilogy of all time and where Okada stands as one of the greats in history... SUMMERSLAM PREDICTIONS a week early, including who's cashing in and who's NOT cashing in their briefcase... the disrespect shown to Bayley in Toronto... why Nakamura's run on the main roster has been impressive so far... James Ellsworth burns Becky Lynch on Twitter... the stupidity of Randy Orton beating Jinder Mahal clean on TV this week... NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN PREDICTIONS and why Asuka's reign is likely coming to an end... Gabe Sapolsky working for NXT creative and why that may be a good thing... Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen rumored for Wrestlemania and pitching an alternate idea involving Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos... an interesting theory about Baron Corbin cashing in at Summerslam... thoughts on the controversy involving Charlotte and GFW Knockouts champion Sienna... why Test would have made a better substitute than Big Show in the main event of Survivor Series 1999... why we never saw Shawn Michaels wrestle Brian Pillman in WWE and more. Less than a week to go before our Sound Off Meetup in Brooklyn!

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Sound Off 507 - EVA MARIE BIDS FAREWELL TO WWE AFTER FOUR YEARS

August 6th, 2017

SOUND OFF 507 is an emotional rollercoaster with the news that Eva Marie is leaving WWE. Surely, there must be a support group for people like us... the latest on budget cuts hitting the WWE Network and the shows you won't be seeing after all... don't be fooled by WWE's tease of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman leaving for good... why WWE is better off taking their time before having Jason Jordan challenge for the Intercontinental title... the injury that may keep Bayley out of Summerslam and what the backup plan should be... the heat on Enzo Amore and why people are pushing for him to be moved far away from Vince McMahon... a comically awful ref botch from Smackdown... praise for Rusev's match with Chad Gable and why the Bulgarian's chances don't look too good against Randy Orton at Summerslam... thoughts on the first ever match between John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura and who was responsible for Cena's nearly breaking his neck... debunking the ridiculous argument that wins and losses no longer matter... why Baron Corbin should cash in and lose at Summerslam... pitching a name for John Cena's first opponent on the Raw brand... pitching an idea on how to launch a faction of ROH talents on NXT... Johnny Mundo attacks Rey Mysterio's son... Kenny Omega nearly KILLS Evil in the G1 Climax, plus two major upsets on Saturday... BUY OR SELL on the best WWE match this week... why the cruiserweights as part of The Alliance in 2001 would have been a big mistake... did Rick Rude deserve a run as WWE champion... remembering that time Koko B. Ware stiffed the hell out of a jobber... and BUY OR SELL on the best Summerslam match in the last five years, Punk/Lesnar or Cena/Styles?

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Sound Off 506 - IS WWE PREPARING FOR ANOTHER SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP?

July 30th, 2017

SOUND OFF 506 talks about Jon Jones calling out Brock Lesnar at last night's UFC show and Brock's response... Battleground or Fast Lane for worst PPV of 2017... WWE issues an interesting survey asking fans about their favorite stars from New Japan, GFW and Lucha Underground... rumors of another Superstar Shakeup and what moves I would make, including moving some names down to NXT... why, despite the rumors, WWE isn't moving Raw or Smackdown to the network or Facebook anytime soon... how I would handle a Shield reunion and who should turn heel from it... an INCREDIBLE story involving Braun Strowman and Karen Jarrett that has to be heard to be believed... a mixed showing for Jason Jordan on Raw and what WWE needs to avoid doing again or risk killing their entire storyline... setting up a possible turn for Sasha Banks and how ass backwards it is for her not to be wrestling Alexa Bliss at Summerslam... Randy Orton's horrible streak of PPV matches... giving away John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on TV this week, why it doesn't anger me but there's plenty about it that's ridiculous... Madusa disappoints and pulls the old Tweet and Delete... the latest in the battle between Anthem and the Hardys, and why it's time for Matt Hardy to come up with a creative Plan B for his TV persona... MORE G1 CLIMAX COVERAGE, including thoughts on the very polarizing Kenny Omega vs. Toru Yano match... how would Roman Reigns fare in NEW JAPAN?... a question about the 1993 WWF Women's tournament... does Vickie Guerrero belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?... and why King of the Ring 1995 is truly one of the worst WWE shows of all time.

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Sound Off Extra - JUSTIN ROBERTS Talks Backstage WWE and More!

July 25th, 2017

On this special SOUND OFF EXTRA, Solomonster is joined by former WWE ring announcer JUSTIN ROBERTS for a nearly 75-MINUTE INTERVIEW talking about his new book and the highs and lows of his 12 years working for WWE. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

*Meeting a young CM Punk on the independent scene
*Being a fan of the original GLOW show and thoughts on the new Netflix series
*The biggest misconception about the role of ring announcer in WWE
*Howard Finkel's influence on him in his early days in WWE
*Why he absolutely loved his time on the ECW brand
*The Nexus invasion on Raw and Daniel Bryan's firing
*What it was like being ringside when Undertaker's streak was broken
*The truth about the bullying culture behind the scenes in WWE
*What it's like working for Vince McMahon and all of his imaginary rules
*Triple H not liking him and how things may change when he takes over
*Stories about working for KEVIN DUNN!
*The "suggestion box" in the Gorilla position backstage
*Why the talent are really employees even though they're not classified as such
*Why he was relieved to get his WWE release

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