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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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Sound Off 529 - PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 WITH BRYAN, OMEGA, ROUSEY AND MORE!

January 7th, 2018

SOUND OFF 529 is the annual PREDICTION SHOW recapping last year's hits and misses on predictions and offering up some new ones for 2018 for Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Ronda Rousey, Kenny Omega and EC3... the fallout from WrestleKingdom 12 with Chris Jericho and Tetsuya Naito, rising tensions in Bullet Club and Okada's next challenger revealed... why it will be a crime if Samoa Joe doesn't hold gold in the near future... what to do with Finn Balor and The Club now that they've reunited... absolutely EVISCERATING the end of Raw with Brock Lesnar and Kane and those awful camera cuts... why I don't think Daniel Bryan is turning heel... making the case for Karl Malone as a celebrity induction for the WWE Hall of Fame... a fan theory about Undertaker's upcoming appearance at Raw 25... what to do if Roman Reigns gets hurt before Wrestlemania... overall thoughts on Sting's WWE run in 2015... and BUY OR SELL on Jericho vs. Omega from WrestleKingdom or Jericho vs. Michaels from WM19?

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Sound Off 528 - RANKING THE TOP TEN WWE MATCHES OF 2017!

December 31st, 2017

SOUND OFF 528 runs nearly THREE HOURS LONG with the first two hours previewing New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 12 show, ranking WWE's TOP TEN MATCHES of 2017 and a YEAR IN REVIEW look at the good and bad in wrestling in Buy or Sell format, including the end of an era with John Cena, Kurt Angle's return, a comeback year for The Miz and the WWE title held hostage by mediocrity... plus, big plans for John Cena at Wrestlemania... Hideo Itami injuring Brian Kendrick spells the end of the GTS?... a prediction for the U.S. title tournament... Rusev Day catching on huge, but will Vince McMahon listen?... Jazzy Gabert reveals why WWE rescinded her contract offer... Psycho Sid no-shows an indy show and blames it on Donald Trump's travel ban... what constitutes a Royal Rumble match as bad?... the mystery of WrestleMania 19's poor buyrate... The Rainmaker Fund and more in this packed show!

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Sound Off 527 - STEPHANIE MCMAHON IS THE WORST TV CHARACTER OF 2017

December 24th, 2017

It's the SOUND OFF CHRISTMAS SHOW talking Vince McMahon cashing out $100 million in WWE stock as rumors swirl about the XFL... Clash of Champions thoughts and ideas for AJ Styles' Royal Rumble challenger for the WWE title... WWE testing virtual reality cameras and one other innovation I hope they try next... the latest on Dean Ambrose's injury, the snakebitten Shield reunion and how it could plant the seed for an eventual heel turn... Stephanie McMahon announces the first ever women's Royal Rumble match, what made the segment so nauseating and why the women's Rumble doesn't need 30 entrants... why it now looks like Ronda Rousey may NOT appear at the Royal Rumble... why Hideo Itami's WWE fate may already be sealed... Kalisto gets hit in the face with a water bottle... the three names on their way to the Performance Center and likely to join NXT... the best hour of NXT all year, including a tag team title change and an OUTSTANDING match for the UK title between Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate, did it steal MOTY honors from their Takeover: Chicago match?... my personal picks for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class... TWO listener ideas for potential Royal Rumble winners, including Finn Balor winning and challenging AJ Styles, and NEVILLE winning and challenging Styles?... pitching a Brock Lesnar match with Matt Riddle and why Riddle could one day be the top babyface in WWE over Roman Reigns... the SVU CHALLENGE and more!

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Sound Off 526 - IS VINCE MCMAHON AIMING FOR AN XFL COMEBACK?

December 16th, 2017

SOUND OFF 526 opens with news of Vince McMahon starting a new company and possibly looking to revive the XFL, could this be a prelude to loosening his grip on WWE?... the headline inductee and rumored class for next year's WWE Hall of Fame... Chris Jericho calls his attack on Kenny Omega the greatest moment in his career in 10 years... Mark Cuban with encouraging comments about the future of New Japan... WWE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS PREDICTIONS, including a possible MITB cash-in and a bold prediction on where the Daniel Bryan/Shane McMahon angle is going... the likely Universal title match for the Royal Rumble disappoints... WWE announces the MIXED MATCH CHALLENGE for Facebook... thoughts on the death of net neutrality, TJ Perkins' comments about it and why the decision may be reversed... a rare YouTube find from 1994 involving Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan and BINGO?... what would happen if DISNEY bought WWE?... Wade Barrett claims WWE killed the Bad News Barrett gimmick because it was TOO OVER... a TNA diehard writes in with a shocking revelation about Solomonster... BUY OR SELL on Eddie or Vickie Guerrero as the better heel... and my interview with ROH star BRANDI RHODES talking Women of Honor, why she left Impact Wrestling and her new reality show on E! Network.

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Sound Off 525 - RICH SWANN ARRESTED AND SUSPENDED BY WWE

December 10th, 2017

SOUND OFF 525 has breaking news on Rich Swann's arrest and suspension, the charges against him, the police report and how WWE can change plans for Raw tomorrow night... the latest on Ronda Rousey signing with WWE, pitching an idea on how to introduce her and thoughts on Mia Khalifa's comments bashing wrestling... Earl Hebner's interview with Sports Illustrated, why he left Impact Wrestling, his desire to return to WWE and why he shouldn't be brought back full-time... Roman Reigns calls himself the best in-ring performer in the world... why 205 Live as a touring brand is destined to fail... WOKEN MATT HAS ARRIVED and for the first time, I find myself excited for a Bray Wyatt storyline... WWE bringing Global Warning back to Australia and looking to fill a 100,000 seat stadium... Rob Van Dam claims his WWE career is over due to a concussion... thoughts on the Michael Elgin controversy... revealing the worst Royal Rumble match of all time... why 1997 is one of WWE's best years creatively... and BUY OR SELL on Pablo Escobar from Narcos or Heisenberg from Breaking Bad?

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