October 30th, 2011
It’s a special HALLOWEEN EDITION of the Sound Off, complete with ghouls, goblins and godawful booking! Solomonster has a frightening tale to tell as he discusses the Impact spoilers including another major title change, John Cena loses control of his bodily functions while choosing a partner for Survivor Series, Michael Cole’s challenge to Jim Ross, Maryse’s release from WWE, Viacom’s purchase of Bellator and why TNA should be happy, the latest on Barry Windham and a review of the new Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels DVD, featuring a cryptic comment from The Hitman that is sure to freak you out! I know it did me. All that, plus a MONSTER mailbag! Mwahahahaahhaha!
October 25th, 2011
The Sound Off gets a "lethal injection" this week as Solomonster chats with the reigning Ring of Honor World Television champion, JAY LETHAL! In this 30-minute interview, the champ discusses his return to ROH and TV Title win over El Generico, his release from TNA and whether or not it came as a surprise, the number one thing he feels the company is missing, a great analogy comparing TNA's treatment of the X Division to an episode of Seinfeld, this year's Destination X show and what TNA did (or didn't do) leading up to it that shocked him, the Black Machismo character and speaking with the real Randy Savage on the phone, who came up with the Legends Open Invitational on Impact and what the original idea was supposed to be, what it was like when Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff came to TNA, working with Ric Flair and their amazing promo battles, if he would ever work for them again, possibly working with WWE in the future and more! Lethal holds nothing back, especially when it comes to TNA.
Solomonster also speaks with "The Prodigy" NATHAN BANNER for an interview that any current or aspiring independent wrestler should listen to. He discusses growing up with (and being trained by) Jay Lethal, working for Zero 1 and HUSTLE in Japan, being part of the first beginner's class in FCW and tips on what WWE is looking for, working the Macho Man memorial show in Canada and getting high praise from Lanny Poffo, and a whole lot more.
It's a special double interview on this bonus Sound Off, so enjoy and leave comments!
October 22nd, 2011
Solomonster raves about CM Punk and Dean Ambrose in FCW, then dives right into a very noteworthy week for Impact Wrestling including a horrible end to Bound for Glory, the Hogan vs. Sting “Philly Miracle”, a 40-minute opening segment on Impact and James Storm wins the World title. Plus, WWE Vengeance predictions (yay, another PPV this weekend), Raw in Mexico disappoints, Mick Foley’s return, great tag match on ROH TV, thoughts on the Scott Hall ESPN piece and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT concerning the next Sound Off!
October 16th, 2011
Solomonster is back with a 90-minute Sound Off and some additional comments on WWE’s sorry excuse for a TV show last Monday, an amazing job posting, a new creative hire for TNA (it’s not as exciting as you may think), Hulk Hogan buries Bobby Roode and a rant about his love for Jailbird Hardy, an impressive ROH TV debut for Tomasso Ciampa and a review of Paul Bearer’s HITS FROM THE CRYPT from WWE Classics! All that plus a mailbag and really, what more could you ask for?
October 11th, 2011
Monday Night Raw stooped to new lows this week and, frankly, was the probably the worst Raw show of the entire year. I simply could not wait until the weekend to tear this show to shreds, hence this rare weekday episode. We'll also talk about Brock Lesnar being in the new WWE video game and challenging Steve Austin, Tyson Tomko's arrest for stealing pills and we'll answer a few mailbag questions. If you're easily offended by harsh language, if you liked Raw and are easily offended by opinions that differ from yours, or if you're simply afraid to hear to the truth, then skip this show. For everyone else, enjoy.
October 9th, 2011
Solomonster has more on Vince Russo no longer serving as head of the TNA creative team and why it’s a positive move (as if any explanation is necessary) but may not be enough, plus Hulk Hogan’s new deal and a look at the Bound for Glory lineup, the completely ridiculous walkout angle from last week’s Raw, another WWE Wellness suspension, looking at another fine episode of ROH with a REALLY fun main event, some candid comments on the death of Steve Jobs and more. Check it out!
October 4th, 2011
Sound Off 182 is here and features my hour-long interview with photographer and author GEORGE NAPOLITANO, a man with over 40 years in the wrestling business. We discuss the glory days of the magazines, his iconic photo of Andre the Giant, Ric Flair's NWA title defense in the Dominican Republic and why both he and Ric were scared for their lives, his relationship with Flair today, Paul Heyman and why the other photographers tried to have him barred from ringside when he first started, an interesting take on the Montreal Screwjob (which he was ringside for), taking photos of Randy Savage while he was still playing baseball, meeting a young Triple H at a high school gym and so much more. If you're a fan of wrestling history, you'll love this!
His new book is called "Hot Shots and High Spots: George Napolitano's Amazing Pictorial History of Wrestling's Greatest Stars" and is available right now on Amazon.com and other fine retailers. Thanks to George for the fun chat!
October 1st, 2011
Episode 181 delivers a preview for this weekend’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and a harsh critique on why WWE has killed the concept dead, plus “Raw is Anal Bleeding” reviewed, breaking down the first episode of ROH on Sinclair, yet another wrestler arrested for DUI and some words on my interview set to air on the next episode. The first of TWO Sound Offs for the week is here, so get it now!