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Sound Off 552 - REMEMBERING BIG VAN VADER AND SHAME ON WWE

June 24th, 2018

SOUND OFF 552 shares a horrifying MRI experience that ties in with wrestling... remembering the career of Big Van Vader, some of his greatest matches, the infamous incident in Kuwait and the shame that he never got to give his own WWE Hall of Fame speech... Big Cass fired by WWE and the possible reasons why... Sami Zayn suffers TWO torn rotator cuffs and his expected return date... WWE allegedly sabotages Ring of Honor's planned MSG date next year and the possible ramifications... thoughts on the WWE Network special on the Hardys and some of the surprising things that were shown... The Undertaker joins Instagram... praise for "Stone Cold" Ronda Rousey and where her feud with Alexa Bliss is likely headed... predicting the members of Raw's #1 contenders match at Extreme Rules and why it's unlikely to include Seth Rollins... Rusev to challenge AJ Styles for the WWE championship... THE CURE FOR DUMB BABYFACE SYNDROME... Jack Swagger makes his Lucha Underground debut... why Jason Jordan should reunite with Chad Gable as American Alpha... and rare audio of Papa Monster chewing out an obnoxious real estate agent.

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Sound Off 551 - NXT TAKEOVER DELIVERS MORE THAN THE POSTAL SERVICE!

June 17th, 2018

SOUND OFF 551 is over TWO AND A HALF HOURS with a full review of last night's excellent NXT Takeover Chicago show... predictions for WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2018... the WWE 2K19 cover boy revealed... WWE announces supershow set for 100,000 seat stadium in Australia and will Shawn Michaels wrestle again on that show?... Brock Lesnar NOT currently scheduled for Summerslam?... Sinclair CEO claims Ring of Honor to make its Madison Square Garden debut next year, the rumored date for the show and why it makes sense... WWE love doctor exposed by Deadspin and why it will likely cost him his job... why it may be a while before Chris Jericho defends his IWGP Intercontinental title... thoughts on the 25th anniversary of King of the Ring 1993, including Hulk Hogan's thoughts on why he put Yokozuna over and not Bret Hart and the infamous photo shoot for the Summerslam match that never was... LUCHA UNDERGROUND Season 4 premiere thoughts and why it disappointed... and thoughts on the "Drop The Mic" rap battle between the WWE and GLOW ladies.

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Sound Off 550 - CM PUNK DEFEATED IN EMBARRASSING FASHION AT UFC 225

June 10th, 2018

SOUND OFF 550 is WELL OVER TWO HOURS with brutally honest thoughts on CM Punk's embarrassing loss at UFC 225, his big courtroom victory over the WWE doctor and what his wrestling future may hold... Corey Graves ranting about Punk like a jilted ex-lover on Twitter and the reason Punk has allegedly abandoned many of his WWE friends... reviewing the New Japan "Dominion" show, including Chris Jericho winning the Intercontinental title and Kenny Omega winning the IWGP title, why Okada is the best in the world and possible matches for their G1 special next month at the Cow Palace... previewing the return of Lucha Underground this Wednesday... why Ronda Rousey's UFC Hall of Fame induction may help explain her Women's title match at MITB... why BARON CORBIN RUINS EVERYTHING... Daniel Bryan threatens Big Cass with a SHIN BONE TO THE DOME... previewing the WWE UK tournament special from the Royal Albert Hall and remembering WWE's last show there in 1991... Shawn Michaels teases a possible in-ring return and why Samoa Joe would be the perfect opponent for him... who would have made a great Mr. Money in the Bank in the 80's and 90's... AAA possibly running a show at Madison Square Garden?... thoughts on the new HALLOWEEN TRAILER that dropped on Friday... and thoughts on the finale of The Sopranos - was Tony killed in the final scene?

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Sound Off 549 - CM PUNK HEADS TO COURT AND HILARITY ENSUES

June 3rd, 2018

SOUND OFF 549 recounts the absurdity of the Chris Amann vs. CM Punk lawsuit for each day in court, including mean tweets, Z-Paks, eighth graders and a shouting match over Kane... thoughts on Enzo Amore's new rap song, including reading some of the lyrics and why WWE is under no obligation to bring him back... Seth Rollins rumored to be Brock Lesnar's opponent at Summerslam, why it should happen and why Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the Universal title is something that should happen... the bipolar booking of Nia Jax, going from anti-bullying hero to schoolyard bully in less than a month... Vince McMahon reportedly sours on Bobby Roode and why he isn't the only one... possible Summerslam opponents for Daniel Bryan and will he leave WWE when his contract expires in September?... praise for The New Day and admitting my mistake in being too dismissive of Xavier Woods... thoughts on the 205 Live match with Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy, and pitching some ideas for Murphy for when he hits Raw or Smackdown... DAVID ARQUETTE announces his return to wrestling and he may already have his first opponent... the insanity of Ricochet on NXT this week, and could we be headed for a title match in Brooklyn with Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream?... Total Bellas does its lowest audience ever as Cena and Nikki get "back together"... Cody and Nick Aldis possibly going ALL IN for both the NWA and ROH titles, and why Dalton Castle's ROH title reign has been so underwhelming... thoughts on the new COBRA KAI show, and the controversies involving Roseanne and Samantha Bee... and quick predictions for New Japan's Dominion show next Saturday!

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Sound Off 548 - WWE FAN FEEDBACK HAS NEVER MEANT LESS THAN IT DOES TODAY

May 27th, 2018

SOUND OFF 548 explains what the hell happened last week in Colombia when I went through a glass window and ripped my leg open, and a real life Barber Shop Window incident in Brooklyn... thoughts on the "All In" sellout and why it's such a big deal... USA keeps Raw and FOX throws a billion dollars at WWE for Smackdown, plus rumors of a network bidding on the rights to air Wrestlemania and why it would be a smart idea... two big observations regarding WWE coming out of this week's TV contract news, one of which should be depressing to all fans... wrestling legend Bobby Fulton says that if Roman Reigns can't get over as a babyface, he should be fired... would Roman Reigns have gotten over as a top star during the territory days?... the DISGRACE of a segment involving Sami Zayn and Bobby Lashley's "sisters"... why Baron Corbin would probably make a great Uber driver... is Big Cass really injured again or are they setting him up to screw Daniel Bryan over against Samoa Joe?... why was Buff Bagwell fired from WWE and does he belong in the Hall of Fame?... thoughts on this upcoming Thundercats Roar nonsense and remembering FISTO.

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Sound Off 547 - BOBBY LASHLEY WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE LOVES HIS SISTERS

May 13th, 2018

SOUND OFF 547 talks about why Backlash was trash and received the worst vote ratio of any Twitter poll we've ever done, plus listing all the other crappy finishes WWE could use for future matches between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura... what the stipulation for their next match might be... WWE using Jinder Mahal to get Roman Reigns cheered... Bobby Lashley's awkward interview on Raw professing his love for his sisters... the problem that isn't going away with Bobby Roode... Seth Rollins starts an open challenge for the Intercontinental title and why it has surpassed the Universal title as the top belt on the Raw brand... why The Miz needs to win Money in the Bank... Rusev beats Daniel Bryan to qualify for MITB and you would think the sky is falling... heat on Big Cass for going off script, why it was a dumb thing for him to do and was he supposed to get Rusev's spot in MITB?... The Iconics fall flat so far on the main roster... pitching an idea for Becky Lynch and her road to redemption at Summerslam... Shayna Baszler bullies Dakota Kai and sharing my own story about a cafeteria brawl with a bully in middle school... why Tomasso Ciampa is the best heel in all of wrestling right now... does Vince McMahon take the fans for granted?... which lower card WWE performers could leave for a few years and come back to be headliners?... is a WrestleMania return to Las Vegas all but a lock, and if so, when?... then ending with some words about my mother on this first Mother's Day without her and a replay of last year's Mother's Day Madness segment.

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Sound Off 546 - SHOULD SETH ROLLINS BE THE MAN TO BEAT BROCK LESNAR?

May 6th, 2018

SOUND OFF 546 has WWE BACKLASH PREDICTIONS and why it's nut up or shutup time for Nakamura... at what point does Vince McMahon acknowledge the problem with Roman Reigns?... Chris Jericho returns to New Japan to bloody up Naito and Okada sets new records on his way to one more match with Kenny Omega... Kane wins the Republican primary for Mayor of Knox County by just 17 VOTES... why Hulk Hogan almost made his WWE return in Saudi Arabia and the other crazy names requested by the royal family... Jim Ross addresses the rumor of WWE paying its female talent for the Greatest Royal Rumble even though they were not on the card and makes some ridiculous comments... Catrina's lick of death comes to the NHL... thoughts on Seth Rollins being the man to beat Brock Lesnar for the Universal title... has Wrestlemania lost a lot of its prestige in recent years?... the story of why Fit Finlay was fired years ago by WWE... is Bruce PRICHARD or Brother LOVE Hall of Fame bound?... recalling some of the most random wrestler cameos in movies... and BUY OR SELL on the match that failed to live up to the hype the most, Rock vs. John Cena at WM28 or AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at WM34?

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Sound Off 545 - WHY IS WWE GIVING BATISTA THE COLD SHOULDER?

April 29th, 2018

SOUND OFF 545 includes a full review of WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia... thoughts on Nakamura's new heel music... pitching an idea for the next Gargano vs. Ciampa match at Takeover in Chicago... remembering the WWE fan riots in Memphis and Little Rock in 1997... and Batista claims WWE has stopped talking to him, so why are they giving him the cold shoulder?

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Sound Off 544 - SMACKDOWN CLEANS UP IN THE SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP

April 22nd, 2018

SOUND OFF 544 talks about the death of Bruno Sammartino and five other notable names we lost this week... John Cena and Nikki Bella break off their engagement and why it shouldn't come as much of a surprise... evaluating all of the Superstar Shakeup moves between Raw and Smackdown and which brand came out of it the winner... why Miz recruiting Big Cass as his heavy in a feud with Daniel Bryan could absolutely work... GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE PREDICTIONS for the Saudi Arabia show this Friday (I forgot to include my prediction for the 50-man Rumble match, which is Braun Strowman to win) and how many hours the show is expected to be... OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD as Superstar Billy Graham shoots on Ronda Rousey... the story behind Mark Henry threatening Shawn Michaels and being banished to Canada... why A.J. Lee will one day return to WWE... who has the old Stone Cold BMF walk on the current WWE roster?... how big was the Batista vs. Triple H match heading into Wrestlemania 21?... and BUY OR SELL on the better Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect match, Summerslam 91 or King of the Ring 93?

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Sound Off 543 - HOW TO SHAKE UP THE RAW AND SMACKDOWN ROSTERS

April 15th, 2018

SOUND OFF 543 talks the Superstar Shakeup and pitches moves for Raw and Smackdown... the measles scare in New Orleans... Jerry Lawler has a different kind of stroke while having sex... Alberto El Patron fired from Impact Wrestling... thoughts on the Andre the Giant HBO documentary and why Hogan vs. Andre is still the biggest Mania match of all time... the loaded card for the Greatest Royal Rumble and the latest big name added to the show... Rusev replaced by Chris Jericho against The Undertaker and what it means for his WWE future... what the hell happened with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania and his supposed new deal with WWE... Paige retires on Raw and is named General Manager on Smackdown... praise for Nutcracker Nakamura and why he needs to stay on Smackdown... why the Authors of Pain don't need Paul Ellering and might just be a good fit with Roman Reigns... why Carmella cashing in MITB on Charlotte is fine and might actually have been the best move to make... why Bray Wyatt leading Sanity would be a bad idea... what to do with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn... and do some of the smaller 205 Live stars need to bulk up for people to take their offense seriously?

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