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Sound Off 689 - PEACOCK ACQUIRES WWE NETWORK FOR A BILLION DOLLARS

January 31st, 2021

It's ROYAL RUMBLE SUNDAY and that means Royal Rumble 2021 predictions with news on who's entering #1 and #2 in the men's Rumble match... Peacock acquires WWE Network in the U.S. in a mega deal worth a billion dollars, when the migration will happen, why it's both good and bad for the fans, and could this lead to NBC Universal buying WWE?... Brodie Lee's widow shares heartbreaking details of his final days and his cause of death... WWE signs a Japanese women's legend as a player/coach for the NXT UK brand... and THIS WEEK IN WRESTLING HISTORY has details on Ric Flair's WWE departure in 1993, the death of Andre the Giant, Kevin Nash makes himself WCW champion, Mike Graham threatens violence against Chris Benoit and the Radicalz, Vince McMahon tears BOTH quads in one of the most memorable botches in WWE history, CM Punk WALKS OUT on WWE and never looks back, and a Royal Rumble SO BAD it sparked a #CancelWWENetwork hashtag and crashed their cancellation page!

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WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Predictions - WILL GOLDBERG BECOME WWE CHAMPION?

January 29th, 2021

Solomonster has a full rundown of the match card and predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2021, the first ever fan-free Rumble from Tropicana Field.  Is Goldberg taking the WWE championship from Drew McIntyre, or will The Miz cash in his MITB contract?  Kevin Owens challenges Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing match for the Universal title, plus the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches, including one promo from Monday Night Raw that changed my mind on one of the finishes.  Plus, what I think FOUR of the marquee matches at WrestleMania 37 will be this year.

AEW Dynamite 1/27/21 Review - SHAQ CHALLENGES CODY TO A MATCH?

January 28th, 2021

Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for January 27th, the final show before Beach Break, with Shaq challenging Cody Rhodes to a match at AEW Revolution, Jungle Boy and Dax Harwood steal the show and Jon Moxley explains why he enjoys having sex in the morning.  I mean, he's not wrong.  Support the Sound Off and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER right now!

Sound Off 688 - UNDERTAKER PODCAST COMMENTS SPARK CONTROVERSY

January 24th, 2021

This week's show will get people talking.  Solomonster remembers Hank Aaron and Larry King and their ties to pro wrestling, plus details on WWE's Superstar Spectacle airing on the network this week... then we deep dive into The Undertaker's controversial comments on The Joe Rogan Experience longing for the days when "men were men" in the locker room and they didn't just play video games, why he feels the WWE product today is a little "soft", Drew McIntyre's response and why both sides are right... thoughts on the intergender match from Smackdown with Sasha Banks... Sting's first AEW match confirmed and the new date for their Revolution PPV... why Triple H's favorite show isn't NXT, it's AEW Dark... predictions for who will win the men's and women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournaments... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY talks Hulk Hogan's first title win and Verne Gagne tries to pay The Iron Sheik to break Hogan's leg, why Bret Hart nearly jumped to WCW in 1992, how Vince Russo caused the finish of the 1997 Royal Rumble to be changed and Mike Tyson gets into a shoving match with "COLD STONE" STEVE AUSTIN!

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AEW Dynamite 1/20/21 Review - STING’S FIRST MATCH APPEARS TO BE SET

January 21st, 2021

Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for January 20th, a show that had its moments, but on the whole was just not very good.  It appears Sting's first cinematic match may be set, Chris Jericho nearly kills himself on a lionsault, Hangman Page rebuffs The Dark Order, the Impact tag team champions make another appearance, and YOUR questions!  Support the Sound Off and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER right now!

Sound Off 687 - MAJOR WRESTLEMANIA NEWS + HEAT ON MUSTAFA ALI?

January 17th, 2021

Solomonster opens with BREAKING NEWS on the dates and locations for the next THREE WRESTLEMANIAS, whether the show will have fans in attendance this year and where Mania 40 should be held... Kenny Omega steps into an Impact Wrestling ring for the first time, when he might take the Impact World title and why he may drop it to MOOSE... news on Dark Side of the Ring and which episode will open season three... Drew McIntyre tests positive for COVID-19, which leads Triple H back to the ring... BACKSTAGE HEAT for Mustafa Ali after his comments on Raw Talk and you'll never guess why... Daniel Bryan using his creative pull to put people over on Smackdown... MSK debuts on NXT, but what does it stand for?... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the Barber Shop Window incident and Marty Jannetty's arrest, the debut of Monday Night Raw, Stone Cold swerves his own neck surgeon and causes controversy, Eric Bischoff and Fusient Media Ventures announce their intent to buy WCW and then it all falls apart, the most gruesome injury in wrestling history, Daniel Bryan leaves The Wyatt Family and Tessa Blanchard nukes her career with one tweet!

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Sound Off Extra - THE TOP 10 BEST PRO WRESTLING MATCHES OF 2020!

January 15th, 2021

As crazy a year as 2020 was, there was no shortage of great pro wrestling matches from WWE, AEW, New Japan and more.  In this SOUND OFF EXTRA, Solomonster has selected what he thinks were the 10 best matches of the year and did his best to rank them accordingly, while offering a few honorable mentions at the end.  Get ONE FREE AUDIO BOOK when you visit audibletrial.com/solomonster and sign up for a 30-day trial!

AEW Dynamite New Year’s Smash Night Two - DARBY ALLIN DEFENDS THE TNT TITLE!

January 14th, 2021

Solomonster recaps Night Two of AEW Dynamite New Year's Smash, featuring a hellacious main event for the TNT title between Darby Allin and Brian Cage, Sting finally gets physical, the Impact tag team champions make their in-ring Dynamite debut, The Inner Circle's resolutions for the new year and Miro battles Chuck Taylor to see who I care less about.  Plus, YOUR QUESTIONS on Josh Mathews leaving the Impact announce booth, my Nintendo Switch and more.  Support the Sound Off and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER right now!

Sound Off 686 - PREDICTIONS FOR THE WRESTLING LANDSCAPE IN 2021!

January 10th, 2021

It's the annual SOUND OFF PREDICTIONS SHOW looking back at what I got right, and what I got very wrong in 2020, and what lies ahead in the world of wrestling in 2021 for WWE, AEW, New Japan, the NWA and more.  But there's also a TON of other business to dive into, including BILL GOLDBERG challenging Drew McIntyre for the WWE title at the Royal Rumble and the absurd reason why Vince McMahon supposedly felt he had to go with Goldberg... why it should've been Randy Orton in that spot... the SHAME of how WWE portrays its legends on TV... rumors of Jay White LEAVING New Japan for WWE and why I don't think it's going to happen... Marty Scurll GONE from Ring of Honor as his fall from grace is now complete... where this renewed Shinsuke Nakamura push may be leading on Smackdown... Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns NIX the Smackdown debut for Damian Priest?... pitching an idea for Rhea Ripley to WIN the women's Royal Rumble match... THIS WEEK IN HISTORY tackles the debut of WCW Thunder, the Fingerpoke of Doom, ECW airs its final PPV, Triple H blows the roof off MSG and THE MONDAY NIGHT SKIRMISH between Raw and Impact!

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AEW Dynamite New Year’s Smash Night One - BULLET CLUB REUNION!

January 7th, 2021

Solomonster recaps Night One of AEW Dynamite New Year's Smash, featuring a fantastic main event for the AEW championship between Kenny Omega and Rey Fenix, the return of Jon Moxley, Snoop Dogg takes a bump and the Impact Wrestling invasion begins with a Bullet Club reunion to end the show.  Sign up for a FREE TRIAL and 15 PERCENT OFF your first month of fuboTV when you visit FUBOTV.COM/SOLOMONSTER for a limited time!

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