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AEW Dynamite 6/26/21 Review - JUNGLE BOY CHALLENGES FOR AEW TITLE!

June 27th, 2021

Solomonster reviews a special AEW Saturday Night Dynamite with a great open and a great close with Hangman Page against Powerhouse Hobbs, and Jungle Boy challenging Kenny Omega for the AEW championship, plus Konnan goes face to face in the ring with Tully Blanchard.  Then the show basically turns into an AMA with questions about classic cartoons, movies and TV shows, wrestling and more.

Sound Off 710 - WWE FIRES 15 PEOPLE INCLUDING RAW COMEDY WRITER

June 27th, 2021

WWE released another 15 people this week (that we know of), 14 of which were wrestlers in the name of budget cuts, and a comedy writer they had just hired for Monday Night Raw.  Solomonster gives his thoughts on the releases, including the podcast interview that led to Kenice Mobley being fired after WWE was left embarrassed about their hiring practices being publicly mocked... plus, quick thoughts on last night's AEW championship match between Kenny Omega and Jungle Boy... Kofi Kingston challenging Bobby Lashley for the WWE title and the great closing angle on Raw... Nikki Cross's new superhero gimmick... Edge returns as the next challenger for Roman Reigns and what this will lead to at Summerslam... NXT holds a talent show with mandatory attendance to boost morale... THE DIAMOND MINE faction debuts on NXT... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY is legendary with the birth of Austin 3:16, John Cena's debut and the birth of Ruthless Aggression, CM Punk drops a pipebomb on Monday Night Raw, one of the WORST shows in WWE history, Chris Jericho's epic rant on internet fans in 2002, Kane loses his mask at MSG and the Chris Benoit murder/suicide shakes the wrestling world to its core.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

RSPW Rewind 35 - FAN IN 1995 SAYS DAVE MELTZER IS OVERWORKED!

June 21st, 2021

RSPW Rewind makes its triumphant return, revisiting what the internet wrestling community was talking about years ago.  Episode 35 features one fan wondering if anything could SAVE the upcoming Summerslam match between Triple H and the returning Shawn Michaels... why do wrestlers SPIT so much and is it true that amateur wrestlers spit as a way of losing weight (no, really)... one fan says WCW Thunder is no longer his favorite show and he's sick and tired of Goldberg squash matches... why did WCW allow Hulk Hogan to "screw them" by granting him full creative control in his contract?... a rant on Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler's commentary... hero worship of Dave Meltzer and one fan in 1995 who days the Observer is suffering because Dave is OVERWORKED!

WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Review - REMEMBER WHEN THE CELL MEANT SOMETHING?

June 21st, 2021

Solomonster is back with a full review for WWE Hell in a Cell 2021, because the calendar says June, so I guess it's time for a bunch of cell matches.  WWE decided to remove its biggest attraction in Roman Reigns from the show just days before the PPV, and having now watched the show, I'm not sure why it was done. But we did get a distraction rollup finish to the main event, more voodoo magic from Alexa Bliss and some good wrestling in between all of that.   Take the Hawthorne quiz at hawthorne.co and use promo code SOLOMONSTER for 10 PERCENT OFF your first order!

Sound Off 709 - SAMOA JOE RETURNS, THE SAD CASE OF CHYNA AND MORE!

June 20th, 2021

It's a FATHER'S DAY EDITION of the Sound Off with WWE HELL IN A CELL PREDICTIONS for the final Thunderdome PPV, thoughts on the cell match on Smackdown with Roman Reigns against Rey Mysterio and is Kofi Kingston being groomed for a Money in the Bank victory?... NBC and FOX pitching ideas for themed episodes of Raw and Smackdown... Eva Marie makes her Raw return with Piper Niven, or should I say DOUDROP?... AEW announces its New York City debut and why it's the perfect place to crown new tag team champions... Andrade and Vickie Guerrero teasing a surprise and what it might be... SAMOA JOE returns to NXT as William Regal's enforcer, and news on why Karrion Kross and Bronson Reed had dark matches before Smackdown this week... thoughts on the Chyna documentary on Vice TV, what led to her WWE departure and why her life could've been saved... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the legend of Art Donovan at King of the Ring 94, WWE files suit against WCW over the nWo invasion angle, DDP debuts in WWE stalking The Undertaker and his wife, Vince McMahon RE-HIRES Vince Russo, Donald Trump buys Monday Night Raw and Roman Reigns is suspended for violating the Wellness policy!  Grab Drew McIntyre's new book "A Chosen Destiny" FREE when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day trial!

Sound Off Extra - DARK SIDE OF THE RING REVIEW ON THE DYNAMITE KID!

June 15th, 2021

Solomonster reviews the Dark Side of the Ring mid-season finale on The Dynamite Kid, one of the most influential wrestlers of all time, but also one of the most troubled.  There was an evil side to Tom Billington that the episode covered in some detail, but not nearly all of it, including his home life with ex-wife Michelle, his extensive use of steroids and the back injury that ruined his career, and the famous incident involving Jacques Rougeau with even MORE details here than you got in the episode.  Visit HelloFresh.com/solomonster12 and use code solomonster12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!

NXT Takeover In Your House 2021 Review - MILLION DOLLAR CHAMPION CROWNED!

June 14th, 2021

Solomonster is back with a full review for NXT Takeover In Your House 2021 featuring a Fatal Five-Way for the NXT championship, a new Million Dollar Champion crowned, a William Regal cliffhanger to end the show and a crowd that sounded like they would rather have been anywhere else in the world.  Take the Hawthorne quiz at hawthorne.co and use promo code SOLOMONSTER for 10 PERCENT OFF your first order!

Sound Off 708 - SHAYNA AND THE DOLL, THE SEQUEL NO ONE ASKED FOR

June 13th, 2021

Solomonster talks about TWO major title changes this week, which happened to also be the two best matches he saw all week... NXT TAKEOVER "IN YOUR HOUSE" 2021 PREDICTIONS... Triple H gets testy during the pre-Takeover media call and addresses Mickie James suggesting that all women, regardless of contractual status, come work the NWA's all-women's PPV in August... dates for the next WWE draft, the company wanting Summerslam to be BIGGER than WrestleMania and wanting THE ROCK for Survivor Series?... WWE already regretting its decision to release Aleister Black?... SHAYNA BASZLER AND THE @#$!% DOLL... WWE sending Rey Mysterio to his death on Father's Day inside Hell in a Cell... last night's Against All Odds main event with Kenny Omega defending the Impact World title against Moose and Don Callis FIRES Sami Callihan?... Lio Rush announces his retirement from the ring and why he'll be back... Mark Henry offers criticism of the AEW product... thoughts on the excellent Bret Hart biography on A&E... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers what Bret Hart said to Hulk Hogan backstage at King of the Ring 1993, Kevin Nash debuts on Nitro and wants us to look at the ADJECTIVE, CNBC fires John Bradshaw Layfield after incident in Germany, the first ever ECW One Night Stand PPV, the Vince McMahon limo explosion on Raw, Mitsuharu Misawa dies in the ring and Daniel Bryan FIRED after the Nexus invasion angle!

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Sound Off Extra - IN THE SHADOW OF GRIZZLY SMITH (DARK SIDE OF THE RING)

June 8th, 2021

Solomonster reviews the Dark Side of the Ring episode on Grizzly Smith and his children, including Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Sam Houston and Rockin' Robin.  Even if you already know the story, it's still shocking to hear them talk about their father, and even more startling he got away with the things he did for so long.  Take the Hawthorne quiz at hawthorne.co and use promo code SOLOMONSTER for 10 PERCENT OFF your first order!

Sound Off 707 - ANDRADE MAKES UNDERWHELMING DEBUT ON AEW DYNAMITE

June 6th, 2021

Solomonster is back with the location for Summerslam and on-sale date... more news on this week's WWE releases for Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and others... Okada BURIES the IWGP title unification as he prepares to challenge for the championship... Andrade El Idolo makes an underwhelming debut on AEW Dynamite... Keith Lee continues with the cryptic tweets... Shayna Baszler LOSES to Reginald and yells at a doll on Mundane Night Raw... Smackdown continues to be the Roman Reigns Show and why that's a good thing... Karrion Kross and Adam Cole steal the show on NXT... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the time Muhammad Ali tried to pick a fight with Gorilla Monsoon on WWE television, Kerry Von Erich loses his foot after a motorcycle accident, why Ricky Steamboat was forced to drop the Intercontinental title to the Honky Tonk Man, one of the greatest matches of the Attitude Era, BLUETISTA debuts and Big Dave isn't happy about it, and Seth Rollins breaks up The Shield!  Take the Hawthorne quiz at hawthorne.co and use promo code SOLOMONSTER for 10 PERCENT OFF your first order!

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