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Sound Off 536 - RAW SHINES WHILE SMACKDOWN’S SLIDE CONTINUES

February 25th, 2018

SOUND OFF 536 has ELIMINATION CHAMBER PREDICTIONS, plus praise for the gauntlet match on Raw last Monday, whose idea it was and the one criticism of it... an incredible stat involving Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins... should Seth Rollins or Braun Stroman be challenging Brock Lesnar for the title at WM instead of Roman Reigns?... why Apollo Crews lost his last name... Jeff Jarrett gets his Hall of Fame induction and the embarrassing moment caught on camera after his induction video... ranting on the awful state of SmackdownLIVE and why it's been so terrible... why Shinsuke Nakamura should be kept far away from that show until after Fast Lane... RUSEV DAY does big numbers for the Mixed Machka Challenge, but is WWE paying attention?... praise for Mustafa Ali vs. Jack Gallagher on 205 Live... the return of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with a prediction on the finals and the winner... some idiots chant racist garbage at Kairi Sane at an NXT live event... if John Cena doesn't win the Chamber, might he use his free agent status to challenge Nakamura at Fast Lane?... thoughts on Mark Henry telling TMZ that if Hulk Hogan wants to return, he needs to apologize to all of the black performers on the roster... could Razor Ramon have been "The Guy" and been WWF champion?... BUY OR SELL on the better gimmick match, Hell in a Cell or Elimination Chamber?... plus details on our Wrestlemania Meetup in New Orleans and more!

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Sound Off 535 - WHY WWE’S RETURN TO DUAL-BRANDED PPVS IS A BAD IDEA

February 18th, 2018

SOUND OFF 535 discusses WWE returning to dual-branded PPV events and what it means for the future of the brand split, weighing the pros and cons and why it's a bad move overall... why the MITB winners should be able to cash in on whichever champion they choose... which superstars need to switch brands in the next roster shakeup... WWE spoils a perfectly good cliffhanger ending to Raw... Jeff Jarrett rumored to be on the list of possible Hall of Fame inductees... Dolph Ziggler's new contract and the outrageous amount of money he allegedly signed for... Rich Swann released and already picking up indy bookings... Buddy Murphy to debut on 205 Live and why things may work out better for him than they did for Tyler Breeze... Lucha Underground returns, but why things are going to look very different... Billy Jack Haynes admits to his role in covering up the double homicide of two teens, has he gone completely insane?... two different internet wrestling writers fake their own deaths after faking cancer... should NXT have its own G1-style tournament?... pitching a role for King Kong Bundy on WWE television... Shawn Michaels' odd history of winning titles without actually losing them... why there will never be a WWE offseason under Vince McMahon... the story of Antonio Inoki freeing Japanese hostages in Iraq... and the Sound Off is now on SPOTIFY!

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Sound Off 534 - STEPHANIE MCMAHON WANTS TO BE A MAINSTREAM STAR?

February 11th, 2018

SOUND OFF 534 talks Rey Mysterio making his New Japan debut and where negotiations stand with WWE... Booker T and Corey Graves "clear the air"... Ronda Rousey reportedly brought in to help make Stephanie McMahon a mainstream star and why this will fail miserably... how we could end up with as many as five different women's matches at Wrestlemania... Jason Jordan has neck surgery and who could step in to wrestle Seth Rollins if he's not ready in time for Mania... Dolph Ziggler being gifted a possible WWE title opportunity weeks after "walking out" on Smackdown and why Shane McMahon is terrible at his job... the amazingly useless Top 10 list on Smackdown... Triple H takes power from Vince McMahon over 205 Live and immediately improves the show, and the one star who may suffer as a result of the switch... Impact Wrestling wins for Sad Tweet, but giving credit to Ed Nordholm for admitting he made a mistake... remembering The Main Event and the evil twin Hebner angle 30 years later... two underrated but important WWE feuds for CM Punk... the real story behind why WWE took the IC title off Bret Hart and put it on Roddy Piper... what happened at the bar the night before WM8 involving Shane McMahon and Bret Hart's wife... what the original plans were for WM13 before Shawn Michaels screwed everything up, or did he make it better?... FIVE OF THE BEST WWE IN YOUR HOUSE SHOWS YOU SHOULD WATCH... and is WWE solely responsible for the state of Bray Wyatt or does Bray also bear some responsibility?

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Sound Off 533 - RONDA ROUSEY’S DEBUT UPSETS THE WOMEN, OR DOES IT?

February 4th, 2018

SOUND OFF 533 is a SUPER-SIZED SHOW that opens with a Superbowl prediction... Royal Rumble fallout with thoughts on Brock Lesnar stiffing Braun Strowman and the two stars who looked like they haven't aged a day... RONDA ROUSEY'S DEBUT and thoughts on the women voicing their "displeasure" over how it was handled, plus the best way to use Rousey going forward and why she should ultimately be a heel... thoughts on the WWE 24 special on WM33 and the scene that was CUT from the documentary showing Undertaker getting pain relief injections before his match... Wrestlemania 35 coming to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey... Jonathan Coachman replaces Booker T, while JEREMY BORASH makes a shocking jump from Impact to NXT... thoughts on the Dudley Boys going into the Hall of Fame, plus Mark Henry's *rumored* induction and making the case for why he deserves the recognition... looking at the likely lineups for the men's AND women's Elimination Chamber matches... Asuka and Sasha Banks have a great match that nearly ends in disaster... why the new graphics on Smackdown need to die, but praise for their new Top 10 List concept... pitching a double turn with Bobby Roode and Rusev?... why focusing on Nakamura's New Japan past in the build to his WM match would actually benefit WWE... predicting the FAST LANE main event... Rockstar Spud debuts as DRAKE MAVERICK on 205 Live... why having Paul Heyman turn on Brock Lesnar is a terrible idea, even if Lesnar leaves WWE... can New Japan sell out a 10,000 seat building in the US?... why Summerslam 1992 was such a unique show... out of HBK, AJ Styles, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, which one has to go?... and the WINNERS of our ULTIMATE ROYAL RUMBLE POOL ARE CHOSEN!

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