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Sound Off 508 - EARLY SUMMERSLAM PREDICTIONS AND G1 CLIMAX THOUGHTS!

August 13th, 2017

SOUND OFF 508 is a PACKED SHOW that opens with half an hour of G1 CLIMAX THOUGHTS, including the finals between Kenny Omega and Tetsuya Naito, why Okada/Omega may be the greatest wrestling trilogy of all time and where Okada stands as one of the greats in history... SUMMERSLAM PREDICTIONS a week early, including who's cashing in and who's NOT cashing in their briefcase... the disrespect shown to Bayley in Toronto... why Nakamura's run on the main roster has been impressive so far... James Ellsworth burns Becky Lynch on Twitter... the stupidity of Randy Orton beating Jinder Mahal clean on TV this week... NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN PREDICTIONS and why Asuka's reign is likely coming to an end... Gabe Sapolsky working for NXT creative and why that may be a good thing... Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen rumored for Wrestlemania and pitching an alternate idea involving Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Santos... an interesting theory about Baron Corbin cashing in at Summerslam... thoughts on the controversy involving Charlotte and GFW Knockouts champion Sienna... why Test would have made a better substitute than Big Show in the main event of Survivor Series 1999... why we never saw Shawn Michaels wrestle Brian Pillman in WWE and more. Less than a week to go before our Sound Off Meetup in Brooklyn!

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Sound Off 507 - EVA MARIE BIDS FAREWELL TO WWE AFTER FOUR YEARS

August 6th, 2017

SOUND OFF 507 is an emotional rollercoaster with the news that Eva Marie is leaving WWE. Surely, there must be a support group for people like us... the latest on budget cuts hitting the WWE Network and the shows you won't be seeing after all... don't be fooled by WWE's tease of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman leaving for good... why WWE is better off taking their time before having Jason Jordan challenge for the Intercontinental title... the injury that may keep Bayley out of Summerslam and what the backup plan should be... the heat on Enzo Amore and why people are pushing for him to be moved far away from Vince McMahon... a comically awful ref botch from Smackdown... praise for Rusev's match with Chad Gable and why the Bulgarian's chances don't look too good against Randy Orton at Summerslam... thoughts on the first ever match between John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura and who was responsible for Cena's nearly breaking his neck... debunking the ridiculous argument that wins and losses no longer matter... why Baron Corbin should cash in and lose at Summerslam... pitching a name for John Cena's first opponent on the Raw brand... pitching an idea on how to launch a faction of ROH talents on NXT... Johnny Mundo attacks Rey Mysterio's son... Kenny Omega nearly KILLS Evil in the G1 Climax, plus two major upsets on Saturday... BUY OR SELL on the best WWE match this week... why the cruiserweights as part of The Alliance in 2001 would have been a big mistake... did Rick Rude deserve a run as WWE champion... remembering that time Koko B. Ware stiffed the hell out of a jobber... and BUY OR SELL on the best Summerslam match in the last five years, Punk/Lesnar or Cena/Styles?

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Sound Off 506 - IS WWE PREPARING FOR ANOTHER SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP?

July 30th, 2017

SOUND OFF 506 talks about Jon Jones calling out Brock Lesnar at last night's UFC show and Brock's response... Battleground or Fast Lane for worst PPV of 2017... WWE issues an interesting survey asking fans about their favorite stars from New Japan, GFW and Lucha Underground... rumors of another Superstar Shakeup and what moves I would make, including moving some names down to NXT... why, despite the rumors, WWE isn't moving Raw or Smackdown to the network or Facebook anytime soon... how I would handle a Shield reunion and who should turn heel from it... an INCREDIBLE story involving Braun Strowman and Karen Jarrett that has to be heard to be believed... a mixed showing for Jason Jordan on Raw and what WWE needs to avoid doing again or risk killing their entire storyline... setting up a possible turn for Sasha Banks and how ass backwards it is for her not to be wrestling Alexa Bliss at Summerslam... Randy Orton's horrible streak of PPV matches... giving away John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on TV this week, why it doesn't anger me but there's plenty about it that's ridiculous... Madusa disappoints and pulls the old Tweet and Delete... the latest in the battle between Anthem and the Hardys, and why it's time for Matt Hardy to come up with a creative Plan B for his TV persona... MORE G1 CLIMAX COVERAGE, including thoughts on the very polarizing Kenny Omega vs. Toru Yano match... how would Roman Reigns fare in NEW JAPAN?... a question about the 1993 WWF Women's tournament... does Vickie Guerrero belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?... and why King of the Ring 1995 is truly one of the worst WWE shows of all time.

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Sound Off Extra - JUSTIN ROBERTS Talks Backstage WWE and More!

July 25th, 2017

On this special SOUND OFF EXTRA, Solomonster is joined by former WWE ring announcer JUSTIN ROBERTS for a nearly 75-MINUTE INTERVIEW talking about his new book and the highs and lows of his 12 years working for WWE. We cover a lot of ground here, including:

*Meeting a young CM Punk on the independent scene
*Being a fan of the original GLOW show and thoughts on the new Netflix series
*The biggest misconception about the role of ring announcer in WWE
*Howard Finkel's influence on him in his early days in WWE
*Why he absolutely loved his time on the ECW brand
*The Nexus invasion on Raw and Daniel Bryan's firing
*What it was like being ringside when Undertaker's streak was broken
*The truth about the bullying culture behind the scenes in WWE
*What it's like working for Vince McMahon and all of his imaginary rules
*Triple H not liking him and how things may change when he takes over
*Stories about working for KEVIN DUNN!
*The "suggestion box" in the Gorilla position backstage
*Why the talent are really employees even though they're not classified as such
*Why he was relieved to get his WWE release

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Sound Off 505 - WHY WWE’S BRAND SPLIT ONE YEAR LATER IS A MIXED BAG

July 23rd, 2017

SOUND OFF 505 has WWE BATTLEGROUND PREDICTIONS, Shane McMahon crash lands into the ocean, evil foreign heels leading the Smackdown brand, rumors of a Brock Lesnar return to UFC and why WWE should absolutely sign Lesnar to a new contract next year, Jason Jordan revealed as Kurt Angle's illegitimate son, why it doesn't have to be career suicide for Jordan despite how stupid it is, evaluating the state of the WWE BRAND SPLIT one year later and why it's a mixed bag, the five-year anniversary of Raw moving to three hours and the undeniable damage it has done to the product, Alberto El Patron no longer under investigation, why Paige could be terminated by WWE and the alarming photo of her circulating online, GFW's updated talent contracts and taking 100 percent of their own merchandise sales, COVERAGE OF NEW JAPAN'S G1 CLIMAX including some outstanding matches and the BRUTAL MURDER of Daryl Takahashi, Jim Cornette wins for Sad Tweet, reading a letter from a listener very upset about my comments about Vince McMahon, the death of Bruiser Brody 29 years after his murder, BUY OR SELL on Triple H or Seth Rollins as the better performer pre-injury, an announcement about our next meetup over Summerslam weekend and more.

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Sound Off 504 - VINCE MCMAHON DECLARES NO FUN, CANCELS TALKING SMACK

July 16th, 2017

SOUND OFF 504 has thoughts on the trainwreck that is Paige and Alberto El Patron, why she needs to be responsible for her own decisions, GFW "suspends" El Patron, a rant on VINCE MCMAHON being outed as the reason why Talking Smack was canceled and what a bone-headed decision it is, a spoiler-free rundown of all the participants in the Mae Young Classic, Kurt Angle's BIG REVEAL on Raw this week and what it could be, the fantastic segment with Brock Lesnar on Raw last Monday and why Roman Reigns felt like the fourth wheel out there, why it must be a Fatal 4-Way for the title at Summerslam and who should win, setting up The Shield against The Balor Club, the latest on the BROKEN battle between Anthem and the Hardys (including how close they were to a deal and how much the Hardys were willing to pay for the trademark), why the U.S. title has overtaken the WWE title on Smackdown, a former ROH champion makes his NXT debut, Triple H invites Mayweather/McGregor to Raw and how best to use them if they were to accept, Miesha Tate expresses interest in going to WWE and more.

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Sound Off 503 - THE GFW CHAMPION CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT WWE

July 9th, 2017

SOUND OFF 503 talks about a very eventful FRIDAY that saw Austin Aries released by WWE, AJ Styles win the U.S. title from Kevin Owens and DIXIE CARTER announced for her WWE Network debut. What may have led to Aries' departure and what his future may hold, the fatal flaws of the cruiserweight division, why AJ beating Owens at a house show to win the U.S. title is a good thing, Dixie being interviewed for a Kurt Angle documentary and how she could fit in to his ongoing storyline on Raw, thoughts from NIGHT 2 of New Japan's G1 Special from the USA and the MVP of the show, Tama Tonga ROASTS Jim Ross and Josh Barnett, WWE data leak leaves up to 3 MILLION fans exposed, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE PREDICTIONS, Rusev returns and runs right into John Cena, thoughts on Naomi's new GLOW belt, WWE edits the best part of the rap battle from Smackdown, Luke Harper's SAD TWEET, praise for Slammiversary, why Alberto El Patron needs to focus less on WWE and more on being GFW champion, Ring of Honor moves to CHARGE! TV, TOPANGA gets her photo taken with Lio Rush, why Okada should NOT GO to WWE, Victoria denied entry to the WWE locker room, why Vince McMahon never took back Lex Luger, plans for Brock Lesnar had he stayed after Wrestlemania 20 and more.

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Sound Off 502 - WHY SAMOA JOE SHOULD WIN THE UNIVERSAL TITLE

July 2nd, 2017

SOUND OFF 502 has a FULL REVIEW of Night 1 of New Japan's G1 Special on AXSTV with dissention in Bullet Club, BILLY GUNN AND TANAHASHI, and a rough night on commentary for Jim Ross. Plus, thoughts on GLOW on Netflix and why every wrestling fan should watch it, breaking in with Donald Trump's wrestling tweet and what role Vince McMahon would best serve in his cabinet, a MAJOR CHANGE rumored for the Summerslam main event and how it affects next year's Wrestlemania, why Samoa Joe needs to win the Universal title, the trainwreck that was Miz TV with LAVAR BALL AND SONS and WWE forced to issue a statement apologizing for it, three straight women's main events on WWE TV this week and ranking them from best to worst, a possible double turn in the feud with Lana and Naomi, pitching a Cena vs. Nakamura match for Summerslam, Kairi Hojo gets a new name and might be keeping her elbowdrop after all, IMPACT WRESTLING IS DEAD as Anthem acquires Global Force Wrestling and Jeff Jarrett gets his long-awaited TV deal, Scott Steiner suggests that WWE put its Hall of Fame ON THE MOON and makes a crack about Savage and Stephanie, a sad update on Matt Cappotelli, Wrestlemania in St. Louis, James Hetfield reacts to Hulk Hogan's Metallica claims, the story of THE MIDNIGHT RIDER, The Messiah gets his THUMB cut off in a home invasion in 2002, a story about my chat this week with the former CEO of Marvel, my favorite band and song of all time, thoughts on The Sopranos and more.

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Sound Off 501 - RUSSO AND CORNETTE STORY TAKES A BIZARRE TURN (BRO)

June 25th, 2017

SOUND OFF 501 opens with a parody of the real life parody between Vince Russo and Jim Cornette, details on Russo serving Cornette with an order of protection, Mauro Ranallo named the new voice of NXT, Cody Rhodes wins the Ring of Honor title and the message it sends to those in WWE, what the future holds for Enzo and Big Cass after their breakup, why Kurt Angle would be a terrible detective, the return of Braun Strowman, Naomi's terrible FEEL THE GLOW catchphrase, Bray Wyatt now the eater of pins and PLANCHAS, Daniel Bryan threatens an in-ring comeback and becomes the latest WWE star to criticize the product, a former WWE writer reveals why Vince McMahon doesn't like Dolph Ziggler and how his MITB cash-in came about, Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal headed for the PUNJABI PRISON, a former ROH star debuts for NXT and Hideo Itami suffers ANOTHER injury, Impact releases several agents and Reby Hardy releases details of Jeff Jarrett's DUI arrest last year, a former NXT star suggests WWE stop recruiting new wrestlers until they fix their writing, Corey Graves as the modern Jesse Ventura, revealing the most listened-to SOUND OFF of all time and some candid thoughts on the 10 year anniversary of the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide.

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Sound Off 500 - MONEY IN THE BANK, CAMEOS, PHONE CALLS AND MORE!

June 18th, 2017

Our landmark 500TH EPISODE stretches over FOUR HOURS with Money in the Bank predictions, Big Show wanting to bash his head in with a hammer whenever he has to work WWE TV, the odd couple of Bray Wyatt and JoJo, Roman Reigns' major announcement, free agent John Cena, Lorenzo Lamas is killed off from Lucha Underground, a MAMA MONSTER cameo, a WRESTLING SOUP run-in, tons of live calls and so much more.  Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped make this longest Sound Off of all time such a big success!

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