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Sound Off 539 - NOT SO FABULOUS MOOLAH AND WWE’S BIG PR BLUNDER

March 18th, 2018

SOUND OFF 539 covers Wrestlemania returning to MetLife Stadium, rumors of Summerslam next year coming to an MLB stadium and suggesting some for them to use... Jeff Hardy's DWI arrest and Reby Hardy does not mince words about what she thinks of Jeff's behavior... Rey Mysterio signs with Aro Lucha and not WWE, and the crowdfunding effort allowing fans to buy a minority stake in the company... Kid Rock in the WWE Hall of Fame highlights an underwhelming class this year, but could point to an American Badass return... Roman Reigns calls Brock Lesnar "Vince McMahon's boy" and starts his comedy career on a high note... Jon Bravo's big reveal on Roman Reigns predictably fails... WWE announces, then ditches the Fabulous Moolah name for their Wrestlemania women's battle royal in a spectacular PR blunder... going through the current card for Wrestlemania and why, on paper, it looks pretty damn good right now... suggesting RUSEV as Shane McMahon's partner if there is a tag match with Owens and Zayn at Mania... and is Alexa Bliss overrated?

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Sound Off 538 - WILL CM PUNK GO ALL IN WITH CODY AND THE YOUNG BUCKS?

March 11th, 2018

SOUND OFF 538 has WWE FAST LANE PREDICTIONS, why AJ Styles should pin John Cena and Sami Zayn's absurb strategy of turning on Kevin Owens six days before the PPV... some quick thoughts on two matches from New Japan's 46th anniversary show... the GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE coming to Saudi Arabia with 50 superstars... Hillbilly Jim going into the WWE Hall of Fame... Cody and The Young Bucks announce their "ALL IN" show for Chicago, but would a CM Punk appearance help get them to 10,000 fans?... Jonathan Coachman named in a sexual harrassment lawsuit... Jon Bravo continues to tease evidence against Roman Reigns (or is it Luther Reigns?)... The Ultimate Deletion is nearly upon us, and the familiar face that was helping with the filming this past week... WWE introducing new tag team titles to 205 Live soon, and who I think should win the cruiserweight tournament at Wrestlemania... NXT spoilers on the status of the tag team titles after Bobby Fish's injury, the NEW TITLE being introduced at Takeover in New Orleans and the six men who will be competing for it, including who I think should win... Sad Tweet lists the TOP TEN DRUNKEST STATES IN AMERICA... the reasons why Booker T left WWE in 2007... the TOP FIVE WWE PPVS from the year 2000 you have to watch... and BUY OR SELL on which you prefer, a heel GM or a babyface GM?

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Sound Off 537 - KAYFABE LIVES WITH BROCK LESNAR/ROMAN REIGNS SITUATION

March 4th, 2018

SOUND OFF 537 talks about rumors of a Rey Mysterio return at Wrestlemania and the apparent injury that could not have come at a worse time... why kayfabe is alive and well with the Roman Reigns promo and Brock Lesnar controversy, plus one good reason to keep Lesnar around beyond Wrestlemania... why heel Bayley could work one day, but now is not that day... how the Ronda Rousey signing is already paying off big for WWE... rumors of a WWE PPV in Australia aiming for 100,000 fans... the Fox pursuit of WWE TV rights heats up, the pros and cons of making the move away from USA and thoughts on Colin Cowherd being chummy with the talent backstage at Smackdown... the worst example yet of production malpractice on Smackdown... Tammy Sytch is arrested TWICE IN TWO WEEKS for DUI and why she should never be allowed behind the wheel again... thoughts on Sami Callahan hitting Eddie Edwards in the face with a baseball bat on Impact, the fallout from it and TMZ coverage that it's gotten... bringing back Women's tag team titles to WWE... BUY OR SELL on the sports name who would have the most success in WWE, Lebron James or Tom Brady?... and has the internet ruined your enjoyment of pro wrestling? It's an ignorant argument to make and I'll explain why.

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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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Sound Off 532 - THE GREATEST NXT MATCH I’VE EVER SEEN IN ALL MY LIFE

January 28th, 2018

SOUND OFF 532 is a PACKED SHOW with ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 PREDICTIONS and two surprise picks for the Rumble matches, plus the location for next year's show... the return of the XFL, Vince McMahon claiming three hours is too long, why his track record works against him and what he needs to do to grab eyeballs right out of the gate... Enzo Amore fired from WWE after being accused of rape, why WWE was right to let him go and what should happen to the woman if it turns out she lied and made the story up, plus the future of 205 Live, who the new General Manager might be and praise for last week's main event with Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali... THE FALLOUT FROM RAW 25 and WWE's poor planning at The Manhattan Center... why Braun Strowman challenging Miz for the IC title at Wrestlemania is a GOOD idea... Big E making his move on Carmella while he still can... COLISEUM HOME VIDEOS COMING TO THE WWE NETWORK... thoughts on NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA, including the greatest NXT match in history, why Johnny Gargano is a cross between Bret Hart and Daniel Bryan, why it was the right move to keep the title on Andrade Cien Almas and EC3 MAKES HIS FIRST NXT APPEARANCE... thoughts on the NWA Empty Arena Match between Tim Storm and Jocephus, and the Barbed Wire Massacre on Impact that was too violent to air on POP TV... explaining the Undertaker/Kanyon incident... and a great story about SNOOP DOGG CUSSING OUT KEVIN DUNN AT A GIRLS GONE WILD EVENT!

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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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