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Sound Off 451 - WHO WON THE WWE DRAFT, RAW OR SMACKDOWN?

July 23rd, 2016

SOUND OFF 451 breaks down the entire WWE DRAFT, including why Smackdown did not lose out to Raw as badly as some think, thoughts on Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan as GMs, the big thing the format was missing, changes to the announce teams, why AJ Styles coming to WWE has been one of the great stories of 2016, praise for American Alpha, Cesaro's shoot and why it doesn't matter if it was planned or not, Kalisto murders a promo and then RUNS AWAY, predictions for WWE BATTLEGROUND and who Sasha's mystery partner may be, suggesting a stipulation for Zayn vs. Owens, why WWE is making a mistake if they don't suspend Brock Lesnar, ranting on a ludicrous concussion lawsuit filed against WWE and you won't believe some of the names on this list, thoughts on the ULTIMA LUCHA finale and coming up with a name for Catrina's new move, why Paul Heyman is the greatest storyteller in wrestling history, wrestling themes so bad they're good and reading the lyrics to Billy Gunn's ASS MAN, British Bulldog's "trap door" injury in WCW and BUY OR SELL on the bigger achievement, Warrior beating Hogan or Brock Lesnar ending The Streak?

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Sound Off 450 - DRAFT DAY PICKS FOR RAW AND SMACKDOWN ROSTERS!

July 17th, 2016

It's DRAFT DAY on episode 450 of the Sound Off!  Solomonster gives his top 10 draft picks for Raw and Smackdown, his choices for General Manager of each brand, how best to split the titles, which tag teams he would break up and which stars from NXT would get main roster callups, whether or not Undertaker should be drafted and the most embarrassing thing about this entire thing.  Plus, news on Brock Lesnar's USADA failure and how WWE should handle the situation, a couple of ideas on how to debut Bayley as Sasha Banks' tag team partner, initial thoughts on the Cruiserweight Classic, why Sexy Star shouldn't be Lucha Underground champion, showing respect and sharing a personal story after one crazy spot on that show, why Brian Kendrick was released from WWE in 2009, opponents for Undertaker at WrestleMania 10 and 16, Sting's claim that The Crow character was NOT based off the movie, why the feud with Stone Cold and Booker T never had a proper blowoff, and BUY OR SELL on HBK's career (2002-2010) or Chris Jericho's career (2008-present)? 

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Sound Off 449 - WHY THE FINAL DELETION WAS SO DAMN FUN

July 10th, 2016

SOUND OFF 449 opens with thoughts on UFC 200 and Brock Lesnar's win, his match with Randy Orton at Summerslam and why Orton is such an odd choice for an opponent, praise for TNA's FINAL DELETION and a full review of all the insanity with holographic drones and dilapidated boats, Impact moves to a new night and a list of all the times the show has changed timeslots, Bret Hart shoots on Triple H having a higher video game rating than him, looking at the list of potential new shows for the WWE Network, a horrendous Raw main event, why this is one of the best runs of Chris Jericho's career, thoughts on the CWC Bracketology special, Week One of ULTIMA LUCHA DOS, the best pure athlete I've ever seen in pro wrestling, the heat between The Klique and Bam Bam Bigelow, Vince McMahon's awkward relationship with his mother, fantasy booking a WWF vs. WCW card at the peak of the Attitude Era and much more.

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Sound Off 448 - WHY WWE NEEDS TO INTRODUCE A LITTLE BIT OF ANARCHY

July 3rd, 2016

SOUND OFF 448 predicts who will win the Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt fight at UFC 200 next weekend and talks the latest on Jerry Lawler returning to Smackdown, the absurdity of WrestleCon bringing in Jimmy Snuka as a guest, Batista interview highlights and why his last run with WWE didn't work, rumors of a Roman Reigns redemption storyline and why it's a terrible idea, the past WWE Diva that Dana Brooke reminds me of and why she belongs in NXT, thoughts on Steve Austin's comments critical of WWE and why they need to introduce a LITTLE BIT OF ANARCHY into the show, why Andrade Cien Almas needs a makeover on NXT, praise for THE FINAL DELETION that TNA is hyping for Impact this week with the Hardys, Sexy Star done with Lucha Underground, thoughts on Vince Russo's revelation that he lobbied for jobs with Destination America and Pop TV as a consultant for Impact, how Stephanie McMahon can put the Randy Savage rumors to rest once and for all this fall, who should induct The Rock into the Hall of Fame, has Hulk Hogan ever taken a back body drop, why did Shawn Michaels comically oversell for Hogan at Summerslam, why would someone fake two Twitter accounts for Bobby Heenan and his wife, and DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD - Nancy Grace's show is coming to an end!  We'll celebrate and recap all the times she was an absolutely horrible person.

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Sound Off 447 - ROMAN REIGNS IS NOT A BAD GUY… BUT HE SHOULD BE

June 26th, 2016

SOUND OFF 447 is a packed show at over TWO HOURS with big news on our Summerslam meetup, thoughts on Roman Reigns being suspended on a Wellness violation, why he should remain in the Battleground main event and where to go from here, the latest on where things stand with WWE and Kurt Angle, pitching an idea for how to bring Angle back and make Smackdown must-see, the updated WWE PPV schedule with some familiar names, Daniel Bryan returns for the Cruiserweight Classic, Chris Jericho's incredible interview with Nancy Benoit's sister, the 20 year anniversary of Austin 3:16, fans chanting YOU CAN'T WRESTLE at Roman Reigns, thoughts on AJ Styles on the Stone Cold Podcast, Magnus shoots on TNA and John Gaburick, Roderick Strong leaves ROH, Freddie Prinze Jr. shares an unflattering story about John Cena, the greatest Undertaker return, what happened with Konnan as the Comet Kid/Max Moon, the infamous match between Public Enemy and the APA, and TNA wins Sad Tweet for insulting one of its fans!

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Sound Off 446 - IS STEVE AUSTIN BEING UNFAIR TO ROMAN REIGNS?

June 19th, 2016

SOUND OFF 446 opens with a brief rebuttal to Teddy Long's recent comments, plus MONEY IN THE BANK predictions, Jerry Lawler's suspension and why this isn't likely the end of his run in WWE, Cruiserweight Classic names revealed and the one man who will miss it, Steve Austin's comments about AJ Styles carrying Roman Reigns, what Shinsuke Nakamura has in common with John Cena, WWE reaching out to past stars for the upcoming draft, why the "Divas Revolution" appears to be running out of gas, why TNA almost died last weekend and who was responsible for Impact's disastrous airing on Pop TV, some observations from the one segment of Impact that I caught, thoughts on Gail Kim going into the TNA Hall of Fame, Damien Sandow admits confusion over WWE dropping the ball after his memorable Raw promo, the best SO BAD IT'S GOOD segments in wrestling history, and the winners of our second-ever Paypal Rumble!

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Sound Off 445 - PITCHING A SUMMERSLAM IDEA FOR PAIGE VANZANT

June 12th, 2016

SOUND OFF 445 opens with thoughts on a horrible weekend of shootings in Orlando, the death of Kimbo Slice, CM Punk's rumored opponent at UFC 202, pitching an idea for Paige VanZant at Summerslam, Hulk Hogan bankrupts Gawker, WWE awarding Roman Reigns "Best Catchphrase" of the best decade, planned WWE DVD releases for 2017 including Roman Reigns and the Hardy Boys, thoughts on NXT Takeover and a defense of the fans who didn't recognize Paul Ellering, ranking the top three Takeover specials, AJ Styles "shoots" on John Cena on Raw, defending Matt Hardy after a most unfortunate tweet, the one wrestler shoot interview I want to see the most, what great technician will end Wrestlemania 40 as the champion, which is tougher - pro wrestling or MMA, why Joe Buck is hated by so many, and the return of the Paypal Rumble!

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Sound Off 444 - BROCK LESNAR RETURNS TO UFC, BUT IS IT WISE FOR WWE?

June 5th, 2016

SOUND OFF 444 is a JAM-PACKED two hour show discussing Brock Lesnar's return to UFC, what it means for his WWE career and what Vince McMahon could be getting in return, the death of Muhammad Ali, justice denied in the Jimmy Snuka case, evaluating the good and bad of the WWE brand split and why it proves that ratings matter, Goldberg in WWE 2k17 and three potential opponents for him should it lead to a WWE return, praise for the AJ Styles/John Cena swerve on Raw and why Styles may be the biggest beneficiary from the brand split, looking at some recent house show numbers for Roman Reigns and what it says about his drawing power, a rant on the Stephanie McMahon/Charlotte segment from Raw and how stupid it was, thoughts on the Seth Rollins documentary and Shane McMahon podcast, thoughts on Sheamus in the new Ninja Turtles movie, NXT TAKEOVER PREDICTIONS, a small defense of the Matt Hardy/Jeff Hardy segment on Impact, thoughts on the very polarizing Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay match and criticism of it, plus much more.

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Sound Off 443 - SHOULD SASHA AND CHARLOTTE HEADLINE SUMMERSLAM?

May 29th, 2016

SOUND OFF 443 is a special MAILBAG episode answering lots and lots of your questions!  Discussion includes whether or not Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte should headline Summerslam in Brooklyn, tracing the origin of the anti-Cena movement, why Honky Tonk Man held the Intercontinental title for so long, who was the biggest waste of potential in TNA, how would Randy Savage have done in the original ECW, why the WWE title changed hands so many times in 2002, Shawn Michaels gets beaten up by a bunch of Marines, Chyna and Lita as the tag team champions, BUY OR SELL on the better overall performer between John Cena and Randy Orton, and who had the better product in 1997 - WCW Nitro or WWF Raw?

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Sound Off 442 - IS SETH ROLLINS RETURNING AS A HEEL A MISTAKE?

May 24th, 2016

SOUND OFF 442 is a bonus episode reviewing last night's Monday Night Raw, discussing why Seth Rollins returning as a heel is a mistake that can easily be corrected with a double turn, why AJ Styles is the MVP of the WWE roster and desperately needs a big win, the sudden stagnation of Dean Ambrose and why he needs to avoid the same fate as Dolph Ziggler, Charlotte shines and stumbles all at once in her split from Ric Flair, my early pick for this year's Money in the Bank winner and the biggest reason why a women's MITB ladder match is a bad idea (and why a tournament makes more sense).

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