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Sound Off 526 - IS VINCE MCMAHON AIMING FOR AN XFL COMEBACK?

December 16th, 2017

SOUND OFF 526 opens with news of Vince McMahon starting a new company and possibly looking to revive the XFL, could this be a prelude to loosening his grip on WWE?... the headline inductee and rumored class for next year's WWE Hall of Fame... Chris Jericho calls his attack on Kenny Omega the greatest moment in his career in 10 years... Mark Cuban with encouraging comments about the future of New Japan... WWE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS PREDICTIONS, including a possible MITB cash-in and a bold prediction on where the Daniel Bryan/Shane McMahon angle is going... the likely Universal title match for the Royal Rumble disappoints... WWE announces the MIXED MATCH CHALLENGE for Facebook... thoughts on the death of net neutrality, TJ Perkins' comments about it and why the decision may be reversed... a rare YouTube find from 1994 involving Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan and BINGO?... what would happen if DISNEY bought WWE?... Wade Barrett claims WWE killed the Bad News Barrett gimmick because it was TOO OVER... a TNA diehard writes in with a shocking revelation about Solomonster... BUY OR SELL on Eddie or Vickie Guerrero as the better heel... and my interview with ROH star BRANDI RHODES talking Women of Honor, why she left Impact Wrestling and her new reality show on E! Network.

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Sound Off 525 - RICH SWANN ARRESTED AND SUSPENDED BY WWE

December 10th, 2017

SOUND OFF 525 has breaking news on Rich Swann's arrest and suspension, the charges against him, the police report and how WWE can change plans for Raw tomorrow night... the latest on Ronda Rousey signing with WWE, pitching an idea on how to introduce her and thoughts on Mia Khalifa's comments bashing wrestling... Earl Hebner's interview with Sports Illustrated, why he left Impact Wrestling, his desire to return to WWE and why he shouldn't be brought back full-time... Roman Reigns calls himself the best in-ring performer in the world... why 205 Live as a touring brand is destined to fail... WOKEN MATT HAS ARRIVED and for the first time, I find myself excited for a Bray Wyatt storyline... WWE bringing Global Warning back to Australia and looking to fill a 100,000 seat stadium... Rob Van Dam claims his WWE career is over due to a concussion... thoughts on the Michael Elgin controversy... revealing the worst Royal Rumble match of all time... why 1997 is one of WWE's best years creatively... and BUY OR SELL on Pablo Escobar from Narcos or Heisenberg from Breaking Bad?

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Sound Off 524 - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED WITH JIM JOHNSTON’S RELEASE

December 3rd, 2017

SOUND OFF 524 opens with a sobering insurance story... praise for what Billy Corgan and Dave Lagana have done so far with their NWA revival... Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks self-financing their own independent show and trying to fill 10,000 seats, Cody names Daniel Bryan as his dream opponent and how realistic it is... Jim Johnston released by WWE and the Rage Against The Machine song that inspired Stone Cold's theme... the AWAKENING of BROKEN MATT HARDY, WWE's plans for the character, Anthem's 180 on the issue and what may have led to their decision... answering WWE's survey question on the air about why people are not watching 205 Live... Finn Balor is an afterthought yet again on Raw... a real honest analysis of Dolph Ziggler's comments on Edge & Christian's podcast voicing his frustration with his spot in WWE and why it would be best for him to go away for a while... the latest on Drew McIntyre's injury and timetable for a return, plus the non-spoiler reveal for how they plan to determine a new #1 contender for the NXT title... is AJ Styles really planning to retire in the next couple of years?... could NXT talents benefit from an EXCURSION similar to New Japan's Young Lions?... how Papa Shango almost ended up coming back in the Attitude Era... BUY OR SELL on the better Undertaker/Brock Lesnar Hell in a Cell match, No Mercy 2002 or HIAC 2015?... and Solomonster makes a call to Park, Park and Park Attorneys at Law.

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Sound Off 523 - FINN BALOR OUT AS BROCK LESNAR’S ROYAL RUMBLE OPPONENT?

November 26th, 2017

SOUND OFF 523 talks about last night's STARRCADE show with appearances by Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Dustin Rhodes... Dave Batista says he will only come back to WWE if he can work a program with Triple H... Jerry Lawler claims The Undertaker could work more matches and why it's a terrible idea... WWE bringing a new show to Facebook involving mixed tag matches with men and women from Raw and Smackdown?... Finn Balor OUT as Brock Lesnar's opponent at the Royal Rumble, the ridiculous reason why and offering an unlikely name as an alternate challenger for the Universal title... why wrestling would not have been half as cool as it was in the late 90's if those stars had the same scripted dialogue they use today... pitching a Buried Alive match between Braun Strowman and Kane... thoughts on Paige's return and the debut of two new female trios on Raw and Smackdown... how to make a Women's Royal Rumble match work, including the number of participants from each brand, who should be in it and what it would lead to at Wrestlemania... thoughts on Roman Reigns winning the Intercontinental title and why I DON'T think he's holding it all the way to Mania... Jinder Mahal as THE BEASTMASTER!?!... praise for the new Netflix documentary on Jim Carrey's portrayal of Andy Kaufman in the movie "Man on the Moon"... why the fall of Bray Wyatt can be traced all the way back to his Wrestlemania loss to John Cena... Hulk Hogan's awkward turn to the darkside in late 1995... and do you consider Die Hard to be a Christmas movie?

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Sound Off 522 - SURVIVOR SERIES 2017 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS!

November 19th, 2017

SOUND OFF 522 has a full preview with predictions for the most star-studded SURVIVOR SERIES show in years, including WWE's ridiculous network offer... floating two names as possible challengers for Enzo Amore's Cruiserweight title coming out of tonight's show... Charlotte wins the Women's title on Smackdown and Ric Flair's return to TV... why Asuka should be the sole survivor for Team Raw... Shane McMahon getting up from the Angle Slam and The Shield triple powerbomb on Tuesday... TRIPLE H takes Jason Jordan's spot after a horrendous acting performance on Raw... Triple H challenging Jinder Mahal in India and who he's likely facing at WrestleMania... James Ellsworth released... David Otunga and Jennifer Hudson have a nasty split... NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES REVIEW, including the match of the night between Aleister Black and the Velveteen Dream, thoughts on changes to the War Games format, Drew McIntyre's biceps injury and who I would pick to be the next two challengers for Andrade Cien Almas' NXT title... Delta Airlines wins SAD TWEET for their response to Kevin Kelly... thoughts on security getting rough with a fan on Raw last Monday... Edge claims WWE may have booked AJ Styles to win the title as a way to help boost a new USA Network show... who has the most potential after a New Day breakup... Tommy Dreamer claims Nick Bockwinkel was almost Mr. Perfect, and lots more.

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Sound Off 521 - SURVIVOR SERIES GOES FROM ZERO TO HERO IN ONE WEEK

November 12th, 2017

SOUND OFF 521 is here and what a difference a week makes with thoughts on AJ Styles beating Jinder Mahal to win the WWE title, why it was the right move to make and the three things that now make Survivor Series a must-see show... what Triple H's challenge to Jinder for India means for his chances of regaining the title... John Cena's new role for Survivor Series... The Shield vs. The New Day and why Roman Reigns' return should be saved for Tuesday... thoughts on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn being sent home early from WWE's European tour... the fifth woman rumored for Team Raw at Survivor Series and what it says about Bayley's status on the roster... Pete Dunne makes his Raw debut and wrestles Johnny Gargano at Takeover, but not to air on TV?... Impact Wrestling becomes a Canadian company and pays fans to attend its recent TV tapings... Lucha Underground returning for a fourth season... thoughts on the Ric Flair 30 for 30 special on ESPN... thoughts on the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob and one big WrestleMania 18 match we may have missed out on with Bret Hart... is it only a matter of time before high profile wrestlers are accused of sexual misconduct?... one African American listener voices his concern over rumors of Hulk Hogan possibly returning to WWE... and recapping one of the worst experiences of my life this week.

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Sound Off 520 - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! JERICHO VS. OMEGA!

November 6th, 2017

Celebrating TEN YEARS of the Sound Off with a four hour special talking Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega at WrestleKingdom 12... Raw's 25th anniversary special broadcasting live from two locations... the fallout from Lio Rush's Twitter mistake and what it might mean for his career... the return of Stephanie McMahon to TV... will AJ Styles take the WWE title from Jinder Mahal this week?... NXT War Games rules explained... plus, answering your e-mails and phone calls!

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Sound Off 519 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL WITH BREAKING NEWS ON WWE RELEASES!

October 29th, 2017

SOUND OFF 519 is the 2017 HaLLoWeeN SPECIAL with BREAKING NEWS on the WWE releases of Emma, Summer Rae and Darren Young (see the Raw review)... the idea pitched for a Bullet Club reunion at TLC that Vince McMahon shot down... thoughts on a lackluster card for Survivor Series so far, including the three rumored names for the special referee slot in the main event... SMACKDOWN'S INVASION OF RAW... Kane pins Finn Balor only 24 hours after Balor beats AJ Styles at TLC... Edge and Christian say they don't see the appeal of Asuka and my issues with the way they presented her in her first week on TV... WWE's plans for Raw's 25th anniversary in January and a missed opportunity... the VICE Sports story on WWE whitewashing The Ultimate Warrior's controversial past... Jeff Jarrett TERMINATED by Impact Wrestling and checks himself into WWE-sponsored rehab... are Ricochet and Tessa Blanchard on their way to Impact?... Kevin Owens beats Randy Orton in this week's Social Media Savagery... is WWE waiting on ROMAN REIGNS to return before Raw invades Smackdown?... why the WWE Horsewomen should NOT LOSE to the MMA Horsewomen... Ric Flair reveals his WWE Mount Rushmore, while I reveal my Mount Rushmore of Lucha Underground... remembering the time Kurt Angle said he wanted to have BEASTIALITY SEX with Booker T's wife... did a Kmart clothing line kill a planned John Cena heel turn?... WHO IS MR. SURVIVOR SERIES?... and NOAH MARK drops by to talk Halloween and next week's 10 year anniversary show!

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Sound Off 518 - WWE’S TLC SHAKEUP AND KURT ANGLE’S RETURN TO THE RING!

October 22nd, 2017

SOUND OFF 518 talks about the MAJOR SHAKEUP to tonight's WWE TLC PPV, a rumored outbreak of the mumps, KURT ANGLE replacing Roman Reigns in the main event and wrestling his first WWE match in 11 years, AJ Styles replacing Bray Wyatt against Finn Balor, concern for Angle's health, why adding Jason Jordan to the match makes sense but NOT as a bait and switch with Angle, thoughts the Kane's return and WWE's blatant disregard for even the ILLUSION of there being a true brand split... rumors of WWE performers looking to exit the company and who they might be... KING OF THE RING being brought back, but not in the way you may think... Jinder Mahal officially challenges Brock Lesnar to a match at Survivor Series... Okada sets one new record and is about to set another... Reby Hardy goes off on the WWE seamstress as only she can... TNAGLOBALFORCEIMPACT gets its own PIZZA AND COCKTAIL... quite possibly our FINAL Lucha Underground review, including some surprise returns, murders and a new champion crowned... the latest on a possible fourth season... MY TOP TEN LUCHA UNDERGROUND MATCHES FROM ALL THREE SEASONS and giving the show the Sound Off sendoff it deserves... should Kevin Owens go babyface against a heel Sami Zayn at Wrestlemania?... Shawn Michaels having beef with John Cena at WM23... why WWE won't acknowledge King Kong Bundy... the scariest moments in WWE history... BUY OR SELL on the best horror movie franchise... and plans for our 10 year anniversary podcast announced!

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Sound Off 517 - WWE BUILDS A SHIELD TO PROTECT ROMAN REIGNS

October 15th, 2017

SOUND OFF 517 talks PEOPLE magazine running an embarrassing story online about Shane McMahon... Neville's rumored WWE departure, what likely led to it and how this all could have been avoided... WWE fires Jimmy Jacobs over an Instagram photo, but was it really just a spiteful shot at The Young Bucks?... Dana White texts Vince McMahon and shoots down Conor McGregor/Wrestlemania rumors... WWE BUILDS A SHIELD TO PROTECT ROMAN REIGNS, praise for how they handled the reunion, and the possibility of a Winner Take All scenario at TLC... defending Roman Reigns for his comments about The Young Bucks and why he's not wrong... BROCK LESNAR VS. JINDER MAHAL rumored for Survivor Series and why there are no good outcomes... praise for the Sami Zayn promo on Smackdown and shutting down the critics upset that WWE turned Sami heel... an interesting scenario where Zayn ends up beating Owens to become WWE champion at Wrestlemania... the awful Bobby Roode/Dolph Ziggler segment from Smackdown and why Roode needs to go heel ASAP... a WWE Network special based around The Gorilla Position... what if Roman Reigns wins the Royal Rumble in Philly next year?... what exactly happened with the botched finish to the Judgment Day 2000 Iron Man match... and why Kevin Nash deserves the credit for ushering in the earliest sign of "attitude" in WWE.

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