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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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Sound Off 356 - CM PUNK FINALLY BREAKS HIS SILENCE

November 29th, 2014

SOUND OFF 356 is a special episode dubbed "The CM Punk Story", devoted entirely to his account of the events that led to his departure from WWE, as revealed on Colt Cabana's podcast.  We'll recap the key points in detail, the main reason he walked away, alleged medical negligence by WWE's medical staff, unkind words for Ryback, what he told Triple H to his face, his unhealthy obsession with the Wrestlemania main event, why he's dead wrong that marquee names don't matter at Mania, whether we will ever see him in the ring again, and the farce that is the independent contractor status in pro wrestling.  This is an episode not to be missed.

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Sound Off 355 - SURVIVOR SERIES NEWS & PREDICTIONS

November 22nd, 2014

This week, Solomonster has SURVIVOR SERIES predictions as rumors swirl about possible surprises, why we should all be grateful John Cena didn't become a cop or a lifeguard, Kevin Steen's NXT debut confirmed, why Bram was a far better fit for The Ascension than Rick Victor, full details on TNA's new TV deal with Destination America and what it means for Canadian fans, why the field is wide open for the title of #2 promotion and what TNA must do as it prepares to re-launch Impact, how Lucha Underground can grow in 2015 and why it's important to bring in a couple of big names, why Kerry Von Erich is overrated as a performer, the most disgusting thing ever on WWE TV, and some strong closing words about Bill Cosby and the rape claims against him.

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Sound Off 354 - END OF AN ERA FOR TNA ON SPIKE TV

November 16th, 2014

This week's show is nearly THREE HOURS LONG and opens with Triple H's "Fruit Anthem", then talks about a fantastic week for great wrestling, Jim Ross returns to announcing for the New Japan PPV, Great Khali gone from WWE, one controversial chapter on the new Randy Savage DVD, how a change away from Kevin Dunn could freshen up the WWE product, GRUMPY CAT hosting Raw and why it's not a big deal, thoughts on the ECW Exposed special with Paul Heyman claiming that John Cena would thrive in the old ECW (and why he's right), the possible end of William Regal's in-ring career, the best hour of NXT television to date with a tremendous main event, the FINAL WEEK of Impact on Spike TV and the latest on TNA's rumored new destination, Lucha Underground thoughts, was The Undertaker a REPLACEMENT at Survivor Series 1990, and was the Jericho vs. HBK feud better in 2003 or 2008?

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Sound Off 353 - WWE’s NETWORK EMBARRASSMENT IN THE UK

November 9th, 2014

It's our SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW with thoughts on Smackdown and NXT moving nights, WWE's disastrous UK network launch and who's at fault, praise for WWE's storytelling on Monday night with Randy Orton and a hot show-closing angle, praise for the booking of Seth Rollins, what John Cena missing the show illustrated, the new Xavier Woods gimmick, Finn Balor's debut on NXT, review of another good Lucha Underground episode with an ending I didn't like, why WWE never used the scramble match again, moving Raw and Smackdown to the network, explaining what a "mark" is and why it's a stupid term, and did the Main Event Mafia help ruin TNA in 2008?

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Sound Off 352 - Why The WWE Network Is #FreeFreeFree Fallin’

November 2nd, 2014

SOUND OFF 352 has a full review with thoughts on the debut of Lucha Underground, the latest WWE Network numbers and desperate attempts to lure customers (including one pathetic display on Smackdown this week), Team Cena vs. Team Authority possibilities for Survivor Series, a major rant on the Cena/Stephanie segment from Raw, the return of Ryback, Kevin Steen's NXT name, Bobby Roode wins the TNA title on Impact, could Ryback be a viable Wrestlemania opponent for Brock Lesnar, should the flying headbutt be banned, and which sport did steroids have the biggest impact, Major League Baseball or pro wrestling?

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Sound Off 351 - THE DEATH OF THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER

October 26th, 2014

It's the 2014 SOUND OFF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL talking Hell in a Cell predictions, the death of the Elimination Chamber PPV, Undertaker's new role in WWE and what it may mean for his in-ring future, why people comically overreacted to the soldier angle with Rusev on Raw, what Tyler Breeze needs to do when he hits the main roster, why Gunner is an idiot and deserved a beatdown from Samuel Shaw, thoughts on Lucha Underground, what current ROH stars could be WWE champion and vice versa, why the WrestleMania X main event finish was so bad, and a quick spoiler-free review of SEE NO EVIL 2!

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Sound Off 350 - BURN ALL THE TITLES AND SING KUMBAYA

October 19th, 2014

*Justin Roberts released by WWE and addressing rumors of a fight with Michael Cole
*JBL calls Cole the best play-by-play man WWE has ever had -- is he right?
*The latest news on Daniel Bryan and it doesn't bode well for a Royal Rumble return
*Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler tear it up on Raw, plus another great match on Monday
*Rant on beating champions in non-title matches and the IC champ losing 3 straight times
*Why Cena vs. Orton headlining HIAC would be MENTAL and what fans can do about it
*Thoughts on TNA's Bound for Glory PPV from Japan and why it disappointed
*Praising a MUST SEE main event on Impact this week to crown a new #1 contender
*Why Vince McMahon deserves all of the flack he still gets for the invasion angle
*Heat between Hulk Hogan and Undertaker over the Survivor Series 1991 finish?
*Can Steve Austin's heel turn in 2001 be considered one of the worst angles ever?

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