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Sound Off 582 - FINN BALOR REPLACES BRAUN STROWMAN AT ROYAL RUMBLE

January 20th, 2019

SOUND OFF 582 talks about the legal dispute over the Superstars of Wrestling name... Finn Balor replacing Braun Strowman against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, how far back the change was made, why it makes for a better match and "Superstar" Billy Graham's asinine comments about the change... The Revival request their WWE release, their reasons for doing so, why they won't get it and Maria Kanellis disputes a report that she also asked for her release... EC3's ridiculous main roster debut and why Vince McMahon should move on from Lars Sullivan if he can't be relied upon for his program with John Cena... the controversial Alexa Bliss segment from Raw and thoughts on the new Women's tag team belts... Andrade Cien Almas gets a name change and tears down the house with Rey Mysterio, plus an idea for a Mask vs. Title match at Wrestlemania... NXT TAKEOVER PHOENIX PREDICTIONS... thoughts on WWE's documentary on Nigel McGuinness and the best matches of his career... The Bella Twins in the Hall of Fame and who should induct them... what were some of your earliest sources for wrestling news?... and MATCH #2 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 581 - CAN ALL ELITE WRESTLING CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE?

January 13th, 2019

SOUND OFF 581 has nearly an hour on this week's ALL ELITE WRESTLING RALLY, the announcement of the company's first big show, big signings including Chris Jericho and PAC, the length of Jericho's deal and his conversation with Vince McMahon, rumors about a possible TV deal, the talks between Triple H and The Young Bucks and the offers WWE made to them, clarifying the health insurance rumors and much more... plus, the status of Kenny Omega and why I think he's still likely to end up splitting his time between AEW and New Japan... Kushida leaving New Japan for NXT, but before one last big match... rumored price increase for WWE Network subscribers... Lars Sullivan's planned feud with John Cena in jeopardy due to ANXIETY attacks?... praise for WWE's tribute to Mean Gene Okerlund... a horrendous segment on Raw with Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman... Nia Jax has a Scott Steiner math moment... Daniel Bryan reveals DUGOUT ENTRANCES for talent at the Royal Rumble?... it appears we may NOT be getting a Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch singles match at Wrestlemania after all... a rant on dumb male fans who feel I'm "too afraid" to speak the truth about women's wrestling in WWE... NXT UK TAKEOVER BLACKPOOL REVIEW... ranking John Cena's five greatest rivals and why #1 is NOT Randy Orton... BUY OR SELL on the more impressive single-night King of the Ring performance, Bret Hart (1993) or Kurt Angle (2001)?... and MATCH #3 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 580 - 2019 PREDICTIONS AND A TRIBUTE TO MEAN GENE OKERLUND!

January 6th, 2019

SOUND OFF 580 is the annual PREDICTION SHOW recapping last year's hits and misses and offering up new predictions for 2019 for Kenny Omega, CM Punk, a Royal Rumble swerve, Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch, Matt Riddle and more... plus, a tribute to the late "Mean" Gene Okerlund who passed away this week, including his greatest moments, why he left WWE for WCW, why there will never be another like him and Hulk Hogan paying tribute to him on Raw this week... the fallout from Wrestle Kingdom 13 and New Japan's New Year Dash show... ALL ELITE WRESTLING officially launches with a rally planned for this week... what Vince McMahon firing up AJ Styles and Triple H motivating Seth Rollins might be leading to... Road Warrior Animal offers Becky Lynch advice that she doesn't need... thoughts on the tampon incident at an independent show... thoughts on Toni Storm having private photos leaked and deleting her social media accounts... ranking all of the gaijin IWGP champions in history from worst to best... and MATCH #4 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 579 - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF WRESTLING IN 2018!

December 30th, 2018

SOUND OFF 579 is THREE HOURS with a YEAR IN REVIEW look back at 2018 in wrestling and on a personal level, plus picks for my three favorite matches of the year and both Male and Female Wrestler of the Year... thoughts on the Jones Jones situation with UFC 232... live thoughts from the WWE show at Madison Square Garden, including the story of The Brooklyn Brawler once wrestling Shawn Michaels for the WWE title and Undertaker's priceless reaction... a full preview and predictions for New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 13 show... where the AJ Styles/Vince McMahon stuff could be leading... which member of The Shield did Gerald Brisco once say would FADE AWAY?... some of the greatest corpsing moments in WWE history... and MATCH #5 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 578 - IMPACT MOVES TO ITS FOURTH NETWORK IN 4 YEARS

December 23rd, 2018

SOUND OFF 578 is the CHRISTMAS SHOW with thoughts on Impact Wrestling moving to PURSUIT CHANNEL, the amazing lineup of programs they will be joining and why after 16 years the company just can't seem to gain any traction... fallout from the McMahons "shaking up" Raw and Smackdown and why the recent Jimmy Jacobs interview highlights exactly what is wrong with the WWE creative process... Asuka vs. Becky Lynch is announced for the Royal Rumble, but then gets pulled... Mustafa Ali gains a Smackdown roster spot, pins the WWE champion and nearly kills him in the process... Andrade Cien Almas said to be UNHAPPY with his position in WWE... evaluating each of the six NXT main roster callups and their chances of success... an unfortunate closed captioning typo insults Ronda Rousey... The Million Dollar Man mistakes a young Stephanie McMahon for a little boy... should New Japan add a WOMEN'S DIVISION?... why the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal should be called THE SENSATIONAL INVITATIONAL... the story behind Andre the Giant under a mask as GIANT MACHINE... and MATCH #6 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 577 - WWE PANICS AND SENDS VINCE MCMAHON TO RESCUE RAW!

December 16th, 2018

SOUND OFF 577 has WWE TLC 2018 PREDICTIONS... thoughts on Seth Rollins saying that Monday Night Raw sucks, former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs says writing a three hour show is hard, Vince McMahon returning this Monday to "shake things up" and why the crowd needs to BOO, NOT BOW, in order to send a message to him... Vince and Triple H have a difference of opinion on the Universal title match at Wrestlemania?... Final Battle thoughts and why, even with The Elite leaving, any reports of ROH's demise are very much overblown... thoughts on MLW's live Fusion special and why 2019 could be a big year for them... Tyler Breeze returns to NXT, and a bone to pick with EC3... why a WWE off-season isn't practical, but there is a system that can work to give talent more time off... and MATCH #7 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 576 - THE COMPLICATED HISTORY OF THE DYNAMITE KID

December 9th, 2018

SOUND OFF 576 talks about Big Cass having a seizure at the House of Hardcore show... two major wrestling deaths this week with Larry "The Axe" Hennig and The Dynamite Kid, looking at the good and bad of Dynamite's career, why he was estranged from Davey Boy Smith, the injury that began his downward spiral, the famous story of his fight with Jacques Rougeau and why he disappeared... the XFL announces team cities, but not names, and why WWE fans should all be hoping the league is a big success... Christian with a sick burn to Impact Wrestling... Raw and Smackdown hit new ratings lows this week, and why Raw is like a patient with a terminal illness... THE REVIVAL to All Elite Wrestling?... THE ROCK to win the Royal Rumble?... a QUEEN OF THE RING tournament is rumored and one idea for how to do it... is Kenny Omega getting his own HBO documentary?... PETA wins for Sad Tweet... and MATCH #8 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 575 - LEGO MAN XAVIER WOODS SAYS EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

December 2nd, 2018

SOUND OFF 575 has more thoughts on the worst Monday Night Raw of all time... a rebuttal to Xavier Woods who says fans who complain about the shows are entitled infants... a big scheduling change for NXT over Wrestlemania weekend... FOX wants Ronda Rousey on Smackdown next year and why that's a good thing... Asuka earns a spot in the women's TLC match and why Becky Lynch should drop the title to Charlotte... thoughts on the Edge & Christian Show premiere and Edge's mother passes away... the death of Larry Matysik and my accidental visit to the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame... WALTER signs with WWE, but says he has no interest in going to Raw or Smackdown... a not-so-shocking stipulation of the deals WWE signed with indy promotions in the U.K. and what it means for the company's global expansion... AJ Styles against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania?... why Ric Flair was WRONG to say Kevin Nash has no talent and ranking the three best matches of Nash's career... thoughts on this blockbuster Mets trade that sends Robinson Canoe back to New York... what the hell was the deal with Beaver Cleavage?... and MATCH #9 in our Top 10 Countdown of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 574 - ALL ELITE WRESTLING LOOKING TO POACH WWE TALENT?

November 25th, 2018

SOUND OFF 574 talks Jake Roberts on Joe Rogan's podcast... why Survivor Series ended up being absolutely meaningless... more evidence of a new wrestling promotion with The Elite and two WWE stars said to be interested in jumping ship... the latest on AJ Styles' WWE contract status, what he is asking for to stay and why he's not going anywhere... Stephanie McMahon jokes about dismemberment on Raw... Braun Strowman having elbow surgery this week, what is his status for the TLC PPV?... Seth Rollins now scheduled to challenge Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania?... why Alexa Bliss would be a fine choice for Raw General Manager... going off on PEE jokes, AOP, The Revival and Monday Night Raw in general... Charlotte Flair as BOOTLEG Becky Lynch... praise for Daniel Bryan's promo and a comparison to Chris Jericho's heel run a decade ago... why Lars Sullivan is a better fit for Smackdown over Raw, and old message board posts dug up exposing racial and homophobic comments by Sullivan that he made years ago... wrestler has a CINDERBLOCK thrown at his head in Mexico and suffers bleeding on the brain... why NXT challenging WWE at Survivor Series next year would be a big mistake... Undertaker's five greatest Wrestlemania matches not involving Shawn Michaels... and starting our 10-WEEK COUNTDOWN of the greatest championship matches in Royal Rumble history!

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Sound Off 573 - NIA JAX PUNCHES BECKY LYNCH’S TICKET TO WRESTLEMANIA

November 18th, 2018

SOUND OFF 573 is an INSANELY packed show with thoughts on the death of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee... WWE SURVIVOR SERIES PREDICTIONS... thoughts on Nia Jax injuring Becky Lynch, the argument that criticizing Nia for what happened is sexist and how to build to a Rousey/Lynch main event at Wrestlemania... Daniel Bryan wins the WWE title and turns heel, and why it's a positive thing... Mixed Match Challenge winners getting the #30 spots in the Royal Rumble and my pick to win... Starrcade 2018 airing on the WWE Network?... a FULL REVIEW of the NXT Takeover War Games show, one of the best WWE shows all year... James Ellsworth accused of sexting an underage girl... Enzo Amore kicked off a flight for vaping... David Arquette gets his throat cut in a deathmatch against Nick Gage and praise for the former WCW champion... Jim Ross takes a nasty fall and Sabu shows us again why he is a garbage human being... WHO IS MISTER SURVIVOR SERIES?... Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania?... why Steve Austin did not want to work with Jeff Jarrett... and ranking the FIVE GREATEST champion vs. champion matches in WWE history!

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