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Sound Off 558 - BROCK LESNAR DOESN’T WATCH RAW, WHO CAN BLAME HIM?

August 5th, 2018

SOUND OFF 558 talks the abomination that is the New York Mets and the company offering free therapy sessions to fans of the team... more on the death of Brian Christopher and comments from Jerry Lawler... Kane becomes mayor of Knox County, discussing his legacy in WWE and the best incarnation of the character... Big Cass gets a new name and it's pretty terrible... why Tomohiro Ishii is the MVP of this year's G1 Climax and predicting a winner heading into next weekend's final... Brock Lesnar buries Raw and the problem with Kurt Angle calling him the worst Universal champion of all time... why Paul Heyman should NOT turn on Brock Lesnar... is Charlotte the ROMAN REIGNS of the women's division?... Shayna Baszler and Candice LeRae steal the show on NXT... Aleister Black INJURED and possibly out of Takeover Brooklyn?... should the Universal title match OPEN the Summerslam PPV?... why are Victoria and Melina being ignored by WWE?... will Shinsuke Nakamura go back to New Japan when his contract expires next year?... is Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns at WM34 the WORST Wrestlemania main event of all time?... Alice Cooper in the WWE Hall of Fame... and BUY OR SELL on the better movie villain, Hans Gruber from DIE HARD or Clarence Boddicker from ROBOCOP?

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Sound Off 557 - SHOCKING TWIST AS ROMAN REIGNS MEETS BROCK LESNAR (LOL)

July 26th, 2018

SOUND OFF 557 reviews the two main events for "Slammiversary" and has praise for Impact Wrestling... WWE announces a date and location for its HISTORIC, LANDMARK, FIRST TIME EVER all-women's PPV and goes into hyperdrive to promote the show, and fantasy booking some of the matches... Roman Reigns punches his ticket to face Brock Lesnar at Summerslam and why he won't leave Brooklyn with the title... why Samoa Joe is the perfect choice to face AJ Styles at Summerslam... thoughts on the premiere of the new "Miz & Mrs." reality show... the big problem WWE needs to avoid when it comes to promoting so many things at once... Tomasso Ciampa wins the NXT title with an assist from Johnny Gargano... the latest on Matt Riddle and why all signs point to him joining the NXT roster... a YouTube gamer breaks up with his model girlfriend to play CALL OF DUTY... a petition to get Chris Benoit into the WWE Hall of Fame... should the women in WWE be given their own weekly show and be taken off Raw and Smackdown?... would THE SHIELD or THE CLUB make for a better first program with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks in WWE?... plus, the best birthday gift I ever received and the next Sound Off meetup announced for Summerslam weekend.

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Sound Off 556 - HULK HOGAN’S APOLOGY TOUR TAKES A DISASTROUS TURN

July 22nd, 2018

SOUND OFF 556 talks Extreme Rules fallout and one idea for Kevin Owens... thoughts on Hulk Hogan's reinstatement into the WWE Hall of Fame, the disastrous approach they took to his backstage meeting with the talent in Pittsburgh and both New Day and Titus O'Neil give their thoughts on Hogan being back... Jerry Lawler claims Howard Finkel is in very poor health... reviewing SIX MATCHES FROM THE G1 CLIMAX and why Toru Yano has been the highlight of the tournament so far... Stephanie McMahon to make a HISTORIC announcement on Raw Monday night and what it likely is... a wrestling match and ejaculating pigs on this week's LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA review... why Bobby Lashley's win over Roman Reigns may yet be rendered meaningless... Sasha Banks professes her love for Bayley... Randy Orton violently attacks Jeff Hardy on Smackdown... a MAJOR NXT SPOILER shakes things up heading into Brooklyn... Vibora has a breakout performance on Lucha Underground... Wiz Khalifa thinks you may be gay if you eat bananas... did Shawn Michaels have the best match at every Wrestlemania in which he performed from 1993 onward?... and why movie and TV villains make for the most compelling characters.

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Sound Off 555 - WILL ROH AT MSG BE A WAKEUP CALL FOR VINCE MCMAHON?

July 15th, 2018

SOUND OFF 555 has EXTREME RULES PREDICTIONS, including why the time isn't right for AJ Styles to drop the WWE title and why Braun Strowman should call out Brock Lesnar on Raw... Ring of Honor and New Japan co-hosting a G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden opposite NXT Takeover, how it may affect the contract status of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks and why it should be a wakeup call to Vince McMahon... early G1 Climax thoughts on Tanahashi/Suzuki and Okada/Jay White, plus an injury update on Jim Ross... Raw sets one of its lowest ratings ever, yet still occupies three of the top five cable rankings, looking at some of those other shows and the return of the LOVE & HIP HOP REVIEW... an all-women's event being rumored for this fall, plus the first participants announced for this year's Mae Young Classic... a FANTASTIC tag team title main event this week on NXT... making AJ Styles a traveling champion on both shows and dropping the Universal title... the reason why Enzo Amore and Big Cass haven't spoken in nearly a year... thoughts on the latest war of words between Bret Hart and Martha Hart, and why there's no easy solution to Owen Hart going into the WWE Hall of Fame... plus, quick thoughts on The Rock's new SKYSCRAPER movie and season 2 of GLOW on Netflix.

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Sound Off 554 - BROCK LESNAR DECIDES TO FINALLY SHOW UP, BUT FOR UFC

July 8th, 2018

SOUND OFF 554 talks Brock Lesnar crashing UFC 226 to challenge Daniel Cormier, the earliest Lesnar would be able to fight and why he needs to either drop the Universal title or WWE needs to retire it... thoughts on the New Japan G1 special, including a possible broken neck for Hiromu, a feel good story for Juie Robinson and a fracture within Bullet Club... the LEX EXPRESS gets its own Hidden Gem on the WWE Network... more frightening tweets from the Roman Expire... WWE suffering from COMEDY OVERLOAD and much of it isn't even funny... praise for the Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy No DQ match from 205 Live, and why both men (especially Ali) can be key players on Raw or Smackdown... Famous B in danger of LOSING HIS LEG on Lucha Underground thanks to Jack Swagger... Sad Tweet of the Week and a lesson on spoilers... NXT call-ups that have been a pleasant surprise... someone finds THAT PHOTO of myself and Jeff Hardy... and BUY OR SELL on the better WWE developmental system, OVW or NXT?

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Sound Off 553 - DANIEL BRYAN WANTS MIZ, BUT FEARS WWE MAY SCREW IT UP

July 1st, 2018

SOUND OFF 553 celebrates BOBBY BONILLA DAY... Daniel Bryan casting doubt on WWE's ability to properly build to a Wrestlemania match with The Miz... remembering Matt Cappotelli who passed away this week at age 38 and why the man was such a true warrior... Smackdown is officially headed to FOX, but will NXT end up moving to FS1?... Vince McMahon to spend $500 MILLION of his own money to help fund the XFL... review for both nights of WWE's United Kingdom Championship Tournament special... why the reports of Brock Lesnar missing Summerslam are nonsense... Bayley finally goes postal on Sasha Banks... Shinsuke Nakamura bitten by a police dog... the pros and cons of reuniting Team Hell No... why Becky Lynch is turning into one of the low key great stories on Smackdown... Viceland airing some really interesting wrestling documentaries starting this Fall, and why WWE dropped the ball on this... remembering the night Mankind was tossed off Hell in a Cell 20 years later and why it's both one of the best and worst matches in WWE history.

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Sound Off 552 - REMEMBERING BIG VAN VADER AND SHAME ON WWE

June 24th, 2018

SOUND OFF 552 shares a horrifying MRI experience that ties in with wrestling... remembering the career of Big Van Vader, some of his greatest matches, the infamous incident in Kuwait and the shame that he never got to give his own WWE Hall of Fame speech... Big Cass fired by WWE and the possible reasons why... Sami Zayn suffers TWO torn rotator cuffs and his expected return date... WWE allegedly sabotages Ring of Honor's planned MSG date next year and the possible ramifications... thoughts on the WWE Network special on the Hardys and some of the surprising things that were shown... The Undertaker joins Instagram... praise for "Stone Cold" Ronda Rousey and where her feud with Alexa Bliss is likely headed... predicting the members of Raw's #1 contenders match at Extreme Rules and why it's unlikely to include Seth Rollins... Rusev to challenge AJ Styles for the WWE championship... THE CURE FOR DUMB BABYFACE SYNDROME... Jack Swagger makes his Lucha Underground debut... why Jason Jordan should reunite with Chad Gable as American Alpha... and rare audio of Papa Monster chewing out an obnoxious real estate agent.

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Sound Off 551 - NXT TAKEOVER DELIVERS MORE THAN THE POSTAL SERVICE!

June 17th, 2018

SOUND OFF 551 is over TWO AND A HALF HOURS with a full review of last night's excellent NXT Takeover Chicago show... predictions for WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2018... the WWE 2K19 cover boy revealed... WWE announces supershow set for 100,000 seat stadium in Australia and will Shawn Michaels wrestle again on that show?... Brock Lesnar NOT currently scheduled for Summerslam?... Sinclair CEO claims Ring of Honor to make its Madison Square Garden debut next year, the rumored date for the show and why it makes sense... WWE love doctor exposed by Deadspin and why it will likely cost him his job... why it may be a while before Chris Jericho defends his IWGP Intercontinental title... thoughts on the 25th anniversary of King of the Ring 1993, including Hulk Hogan's thoughts on why he put Yokozuna over and not Bret Hart and the infamous photo shoot for the Summerslam match that never was... LUCHA UNDERGROUND Season 4 premiere thoughts and why it disappointed... and thoughts on the "Drop The Mic" rap battle between the WWE and GLOW ladies.

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Sound Off 550 - CM PUNK DEFEATED IN EMBARRASSING FASHION AT UFC 225

June 10th, 2018

SOUND OFF 550 is WELL OVER TWO HOURS with brutally honest thoughts on CM Punk's embarrassing loss at UFC 225, his big courtroom victory over the WWE doctor and what his wrestling future may hold... Corey Graves ranting about Punk like a jilted ex-lover on Twitter and the reason Punk has allegedly abandoned many of his WWE friends... reviewing the New Japan "Dominion" show, including Chris Jericho winning the Intercontinental title and Kenny Omega winning the IWGP title, why Okada is the best in the world and possible matches for their G1 special next month at the Cow Palace... previewing the return of Lucha Underground this Wednesday... why Ronda Rousey's UFC Hall of Fame induction may help explain her Women's title match at MITB... why BARON CORBIN RUINS EVERYTHING... Daniel Bryan threatens Big Cass with a SHIN BONE TO THE DOME... previewing the WWE UK tournament special from the Royal Albert Hall and remembering WWE's last show there in 1991... Shawn Michaels teases a possible in-ring return and why Samoa Joe would be the perfect opponent for him... who would have made a great Mr. Money in the Bank in the 80's and 90's... AAA possibly running a show at Madison Square Garden?... thoughts on the new HALLOWEEN TRAILER that dropped on Friday... and thoughts on the finale of The Sopranos - was Tony killed in the final scene?

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Sound Off 549 - CM PUNK HEADS TO COURT AND HILARITY ENSUES

June 3rd, 2018

SOUND OFF 549 recounts the absurdity of the Chris Amann vs. CM Punk lawsuit for each day in court, including mean tweets, Z-Paks, eighth graders and a shouting match over Kane... thoughts on Enzo Amore's new rap song, including reading some of the lyrics and why WWE is under no obligation to bring him back... Seth Rollins rumored to be Brock Lesnar's opponent at Summerslam, why it should happen and why Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the Universal title is something that should happen... the bipolar booking of Nia Jax, going from anti-bullying hero to schoolyard bully in less than a month... Vince McMahon reportedly sours on Bobby Roode and why he isn't the only one... possible Summerslam opponents for Daniel Bryan and will he leave WWE when his contract expires in September?... praise for The New Day and admitting my mistake in being too dismissive of Xavier Woods... thoughts on the 205 Live match with Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy, and pitching some ideas for Murphy for when he hits Raw or Smackdown... DAVID ARQUETTE announces his return to wrestling and he may already have his first opponent... the insanity of Ricochet on NXT this week, and could we be headed for a title match in Brooklyn with Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream?... Total Bellas does its lowest audience ever as Cena and Nikki get "back together"... Cody and Nick Aldis possibly going ALL IN for both the NWA and ROH titles, and why Dalton Castle's ROH title reign has been so underwhelming... thoughts on the new COBRA KAI show, and the controversies involving Roseanne and Samantha Bee... and quick predictions for New Japan's Dominion show next Saturday!

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