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Sound Off 531 - THE LATEST EMBARRASSING TURN FOR ALBERTO EL PATRON

January 21st, 2018

SOUND OFF 531 defends Roman Reigns against the incarcerated drug dealer who implicated him as a client who bought steroids from him and why right now it's a non-story... Jey Uso's DWI arrest and why it's unlikely to affect his push... Goldberg announced for the WWE Hall of Fame and the very different tune Triple H is singing now than he was in 2010... the latest list of names for Raw 25, including some names who WON'T be there and the latest on the status of Hulk Hogan... the likely location for Wrestlemania 35 and when to expect an announcement... the RAW IS BRAUN angle, what worked, what didn't and the goofiness of it all... the return of the CURB STOMP and defending the referee from the Balor/Rollins main event... Alberto El Patron already angling for a job with WWE while still working for Impact Wrestling, and blaming PAIGE for all the awful things he said about Triple H... not even a Bobby Roode U.S. title win can save an awful Smackdown show... thoughts on the debut of the MIXED MATCH CHALLENGE... a Randy Savage UNRELEASED MATCHES DVD is on the way... RICOCHET, WAR MACHINE AND CANDICE LERAE officially the WWE family and Peter Rosenberg gets called out by Kevin Owens... NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA PREDICTIONS and why Shayna Baszler really is the best opponent for Ember Moon... no justice for Jim Ross in the death of his wife... the chances of EC3 appearing in the Royal Rumble match... who should be the one to challenge Conor McGregor if he ever worked a program in WWE... and that one time Undertaker tried to murder Mr. Kennedy with a chairshot to the head.

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Sound Off 530 - PAIGE’S IN-RING WWE CAREER COMES TO AN ABRUPT END

January 14th, 2018

SOUND OFF 530 discusses the abrupt end to Paige's in-ring career in WWE, why this was inevitable, other roles she could play on the show, what this means for Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, and why Sasha Banks should NOT be blamed for what happened... lots of chatter about WWE's next TV deal, possibly jumping to FOX next year and what that would mean for three hour Raws... MORE NAMES announced for #Raw25, why Vince Russo is upset and news on the planned format of the show... the top two matches planned for Wrestlemania, an impassioned plea to The Undertaker and if he *is* going to wrestle, pitching an idea on how to set things up at #Raw25... the latest on Samoa Joe's foot injury and how it may impact plans for a feud with John Cena... hilarious proof from Raw last week that nobody cares about Kane... brackets for the MIXED MATCH CHALLENGE and a prediction on the winner... a fantastic debut for Shayna Baszler on NXT this week... LIO RUSH GETS OUT OF DETENTION... Izzy the Superfan goes heel and turns out to be a better promo than most on WWE TV... some Impact news and notes, including the departure of EC3, where he may be headed next, and a ridiculous title change at the tapings... explaining the "mystery heat" that Don Callis had in WWE... announcers wetting themselves during shows... remembering the RAW BOWL from 1996... and do hardcore fans take the product too seriously?

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Sound Off 529 - PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 WITH BRYAN, OMEGA, ROUSEY AND MORE!

January 7th, 2018

SOUND OFF 529 is the annual PREDICTION SHOW recapping last year's hits and misses on predictions and offering up some new ones for 2018 for Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Ronda Rousey, Kenny Omega and EC3... the fallout from WrestleKingdom 12 with Chris Jericho and Tetsuya Naito, rising tensions in Bullet Club and Okada's next challenger revealed... why it will be a crime if Samoa Joe doesn't hold gold in the near future... what to do with Finn Balor and The Club now that they've reunited... absolutely EVISCERATING the end of Raw with Brock Lesnar and Kane and those awful camera cuts... why I don't think Daniel Bryan is turning heel... making the case for Karl Malone as a celebrity induction for the WWE Hall of Fame... a fan theory about Undertaker's upcoming appearance at Raw 25... what to do if Roman Reigns gets hurt before Wrestlemania... overall thoughts on Sting's WWE run in 2015... and BUY OR SELL on Jericho vs. Omega from WrestleKingdom or Jericho vs. Michaels from WM19?

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Sound Off 528 - RANKING THE TOP TEN WWE MATCHES OF 2017!

December 31st, 2017

SOUND OFF 528 runs nearly THREE HOURS LONG with the first two hours previewing New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 12 show, ranking WWE's TOP TEN MATCHES of 2017 and a YEAR IN REVIEW look at the good and bad in wrestling in Buy or Sell format, including the end of an era with John Cena, Kurt Angle's return, a comeback year for The Miz and the WWE title held hostage by mediocrity... plus, big plans for John Cena at Wrestlemania... Hideo Itami injuring Brian Kendrick spells the end of the GTS?... a prediction for the U.S. title tournament... Rusev Day catching on huge, but will Vince McMahon listen?... Jazzy Gabert reveals why WWE rescinded her contract offer... Psycho Sid no-shows an indy show and blames it on Donald Trump's travel ban... what constitutes a Royal Rumble match as bad?... the mystery of WrestleMania 19's poor buyrate... The Rainmaker Fund and more in this packed show!

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Sound Off 527 - STEPHANIE MCMAHON IS THE WORST TV CHARACTER OF 2017

December 24th, 2017

It's the SOUND OFF CHRISTMAS SHOW talking Vince McMahon cashing out $100 million in WWE stock as rumors swirl about the XFL... Clash of Champions thoughts and ideas for AJ Styles' Royal Rumble challenger for the WWE title... WWE testing virtual reality cameras and one other innovation I hope they try next... the latest on Dean Ambrose's injury, the snakebitten Shield reunion and how it could plant the seed for an eventual heel turn... Stephanie McMahon announces the first ever women's Royal Rumble match, what made the segment so nauseating and why the women's Rumble doesn't need 30 entrants... why it now looks like Ronda Rousey may NOT appear at the Royal Rumble... why Hideo Itami's WWE fate may already be sealed... Kalisto gets hit in the face with a water bottle... the three names on their way to the Performance Center and likely to join NXT... the best hour of NXT all year, including a tag team title change and an OUTSTANDING match for the UK title between Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate, did it steal MOTY honors from their Takeover: Chicago match?... my personal picks for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class... TWO listener ideas for potential Royal Rumble winners, including Finn Balor winning and challenging AJ Styles, and NEVILLE winning and challenging Styles?... pitching a Brock Lesnar match with Matt Riddle and why Riddle could one day be the top babyface in WWE over Roman Reigns... the SVU CHALLENGE and more!

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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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