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Founded and hosted by The Solomonster, the show takes a humorous, no-nonsense approach to the biggest stories in pro wrestling with a mix of breaking news, show recaps and analysis, plus a mailbag segment featuring listener Q&A.

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    Sound Off 740 - BULLY RAY BURIES HIMSELF WITH ABSURDLY BAD TAKE ON JON MOXLEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 109:48

    With less than a week before the Royal Rumble, Solomonster offers his PREDICTIONS for both Rumble winners, plus who walks out as WWE and Universal champion... plus, a preview for tonight's GCW Hammerstein Ballroom PPV... his reaction to WWE changing WALTER's name to GUNTHER and the asinine trademark filing that got them a ton of negative publicity... reports of WWE being disappointed with the NXT relaunch after the first four months... Jon Moxley returns to AEW television and kills Chris Jericho's new catchphrase on his first night back... Bully Ray buries himself with an AWFUL take on why Moxley should have apologized to the fans during his Dynamite promo... AEW teasing a Moxley match with Bryan Danielson, and why Adam Cole should be next in line for a shot at Hangman Page and the AEW title at Revolution... Lio Rush announces the end of his AEW deal next month and why we shouldn't assume it has to do with his reaction to the Big Swole situation... Mustafa Ali's request for his WWE release DENIED... Sami Zayn sticking around in WWE for a few more years... Rey Mysterio announced as the cover boy for WWE 2K22... Finn Balor NO LONGER viewed by Vince McMahon as a main event talent?... L.A. Knight finally on his way to Raw or Smackdown?... and MAILBAG Q&A on why AEW should not do an angle with CM Punk and Colt Cabana... Big E becoming a Paul Heyman Guy after Wrestlemania... the demise of Mike Awesome in WCW... listing the BEST and WORST TNA/Impact champions in history... and was Stephanie McMahon's ascent to head of creative the reason WWE started losing viewers in the early 2000s?  Visit WRESTLERUMBLE.COM to enter the Royal Rumble Pick'em and Custom Championship Belt contests for a chance to win BIG prizes!

    WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage 1/21/22 Review - MOXLEY VS. DANIELSON TEASED!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 92:27

    Solomonster reviews WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage for January 21st, featuring Raw stars Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens crossing over to Friday night to wrestle The Usos in a main event with actual stakes for the Royal Rumble.  Plus, Jon Moxley returns to in-ring action for the first time since October and AEW teases a Moxley match against Bryan Danielson, and a BE THE BOOKER segment that quickly went off the rails.

    AEW Dynamite 1/19/22 Review - THE RETURN OF JON MOXLEY + CODY'S PROMO ADVENTURES!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 137:45

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for January 19th, featuring the return of former AEW champion Jon Moxley after more than two months off television, and the first words out of his mouth are an F-bomb to a heckler in the crowd.  Also, TNT champion Cody Rhodes returns to deliver a promo that was all over the place, but also took a subtle jab at WWE changing WALTER's name, which is well-deserved, and Sting doing stage dives at 62 years old.  Brighten up your boring Thursday with two hours of Sound Off Extra!

    Sound Off 739 - WHY WWE TAKING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND WITH AEW IS HILARIOUS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 125:29

    Solomonster has a PACKED SHOW with thoughts on Mustafa Ali asking for his WWE release... MLW files an antitrust lawsuit against WWE, what they allege the company did and where things are likely to end up... WWE releases a statement singling out AEW's "GORY SELF-MUTILATION" on its Rampage New Year's Smash show, why I would bet anything Vince McMahon came up with the statement himself, his history of making similar statements and why WWE taking the moral high ground will never NOT be funny... WWE wants WARDLOW when his AEW contract is up?... the Elimination Chamber match changing names?... Corey Graves reportedly cleared to wrestle again and why this isn't much of a news story... Tammy Sytch ARRESTED again for threatening to murder her boyfriend... Bob Saget's death and his small connection to pro wrestling... previewing the biggest show in GCW history next Sunday at the Hammerstein Ballroom... actual praise for some things we saw on Raw last Monday... how Lita very nearly ended up in AEW last year and why I'm glad it didn't happen... NXT creative no longer operating independently and instead reporting to Bruce Prichard... rumors of AEW stars appearing in the Royal Rumble and why Tony Khan would be stupid to even consider it... and podcast plans for the 30th anniversary of the 1992 Royal Rumble!  Take the Hawthorne personal care quiz at hawthorne.co and use promo code SOLOMONSTER for 10 PERCENT OFF your first order!

    WWE WANTS WARDLOW? BRODY KING DEBUTS! AEW Dynamite 1/12/22 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 145:57

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for January 12th from Raleigh, NC with the biggest match of Wardlow's career to date against CM Punk, and news on WWE being VERY interested in Wardlow when his AEW deal expires.  Plus, Sammy Guevara defends his interim TNT championship against Daniel Garcia, and former Ring of Honor star BRODY KING makes his AEW debut as part of the House of Black.

    Sound Off 738 - WHY IT'S GAME OVER FOR TRIPLE H + WRESTLING PREDICTIONS FOR 2022!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 101:34

    This was the week the black and gold NXT brand was officially laid to rest and it was GAME OVER for Triple H.  Solomonster gives his thoughts on the Performance Center releases, including Samoa Joe and William Regal, why Triple H doesn't deserve a pity party and the reasons why he fell out of favor the way he has with Vince McMahon... WWE teasing a possible unification match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania, why it won't happen and how things are likely to play out at the Royal Rumble with Lesnar and Bobby Lashley... debunking the fallacy of the Royal Rumble being used to elevate new talent to the main event and why, if he loses his title to Lashley, Brock Lesnar SHOULD win the Rumble match... AJ Styles has the worst match of his career on Raw... Impact Knockouts champion Mickie James announced for the women's Royal Rumble and the REAL reason why it's happening... why Rey Fenix is the luckiest SOB alive after suffering his horrifying arm injury on Dynamite... reviews for AEW BATTLE OF THE BELTS and WRESTLE KINGDOM 16 including some unintentional Dave Meltzer comedy on Shibata's return... and then, it's time for the 2022 PREDICTION SHOW looking back at what we got right and wrong last year, and gazing into our crystal ball to see what this year will bring in the wrestling world!  Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!

    WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage 1/7/22 Review - WWE AND IMPACT FORBIDDEN DOOR?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 142:48

    Solomonster reviews WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage for January 7th, featuring a unification tease with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal title, Impact Knockouts champion Mickie James announced for the women's Royal Rumble, a major change to the AEW Battle of the Belts show, Jake Atlas blows out his knee in a very impressive showing and more.  Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!

    AEW Dynamite TBS Debut 1/5/22 Review - REY FENIX INJURED! DANIELSON VS. HANGMAN PART II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 114:58

    Solomonster reviews the first AEW Dynamite of the TBS era with another classic between Hangman Page and Bryan Danielson for the AEW World championship, Jade Cargill becomes the first TBS Women's champion and Jurassic Express win the AEW tag team titles while Rey Fenix suffers a GRUESOME arm injury.  Including the latest injury updates on Rey Fenix and Jake Atlas, who suffered a knee injury at the Rampage tapings, and today's NXT releases including William Regal being let go.

    NXT New Year's Evil 2022 Review - BIDDING ONE FINAL FAREWELL TO THE BLACK AND GOLD ERA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 70:15

    Solomonster reviews the NXT 2.0 New Year's Evil show with Bron Breakker ending Tommaso Ciampa's reign to become NXT champion, putting the final nail in the coffin of what was left of the black and gold era.  Bron is the future though and there's reason to be optimistic, plus Matt Riddle and WALTER mix it up in an excellent 6-man tag affair and Carmelo Hayes unifies the North American and Cruiserweight titles.

    WWE Raw Review 1/3/22 - HEYMAN AND LESNAR REUNITE! CALL-IN SHOW PILOT EPISODE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 133:05

    Solomonster is back with a rare Monday night review talking about the post-Day 1 edition of WWE Raw with Brock Lesnar reuniting with Paul Heyman after his WWE championship win.  It is now OFFICIAL that Lesnar will defend his WWE title against Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble, and Solomonster breaks down exactly how he see things unfolding at the PPV.  This show also doubles as the pilot episode of the new call-in show "Better Call Sol", which will become a members-only feature going forward for YouTube channel members.

    WWE Day 1 PPV Review - BROCK LESNAR WINS THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP AND MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 124:11

    Solomonster reviews the WWE Day 1 PPV from Atlanta with news on Roman Reigns testing positive for COVID and being bumped off the show, Brock Lesnar winning the WWE championship and sharing the ring for the first time with Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre's neck injury, the return of Beth Phoenix and another banger between The New Day and The Usos.

    Sound Off 737 - ROMAN COVID POSITIVE, LESNAR WWE CHAMPION AND TOP 15 MATCHES OF 2021!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 135:23

    Solomonster SOUNDS OFF for the first time in 2022 with a TON of fallout from last night's WWE Day One PPV, including Roman Reigns missing the show due to COVID, Brock Lesnar winning the WWE championship, Beth Phoenix is frozen in time and the neck injury to Drew McIntyre that could deal a huge blow to Smackdown... the possible scenarios that could play out going forward with Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and *gasp* Bill Goldberg heading into WrestleMania... Toni Storm QUITS WWE without telling anyone... Tony Khan shoots himself in the foot with his response to Big Swole who says AEW lacks structure and has diversity issues and an honest take on what they both said... Chris Jericho says his deathmatch with Nick Gage deserved five stars... predictions for NXT New Year's Evil and Wrestle Kingdom 16 this week... then it's time to rank the TOP 15 MATCHES OF 2021 and name the male and female wrestlers of the year, event of the year and moment of the year.  A packed show to start the new year!  Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!

    Solomonster Countdown To 2022 - TONY KHAN TWEET REACTION + AEW RAMPAGE WATCH ALONG!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 196:18

    Solomonster is back again to ring in the new year with all of you with a LIVE watch along for AEW Rampage New Year's Smash... reaction to Big Swole's comments on her AEW exit and Tony Khan's tweet response... final predictions for tomorrow's WWE Day One PPV... and some Jack and Coke with your superchats as we count down to 2022.  Thanks to our Sound Off family for making 2021 our biggest year to date, with bigger and better things to come in the months ahead!  Happy New Year!!!

    TONI STORM GONE FROM WWE! AEW Dynamite New Year's Smash 12/29/21 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 139:18

    Solomonster addresses the breaking news on Toni Storm's departure from WWE, then reviews the New Year's Smash edition of AEW Dynamite, back at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, the final Dynamite broadcast on TNT with the return of Jim Ross to the announce booth.  Kyle O'Reilly also sees his first in-ring action in AEW tagging with his old Undisputed Era buddies, Mercedes Martinez debuts and costs Thunder Rosa a win in the TBS Title Tournament and more.

    Sound Off 736 - CODY RHODES WINS HIS THIRD TNT TITLE + WWE DAY ONE PREDICTIONS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 105:19

    It's the Sound Off CHRISTMAS SHOW with thoughts on the death of former WWE star Corporal Kirschner and his "first death" in 2006... Kyle O'Reilly's debut on Dynamite and where things may be headed with Adam Cole and Kenny Omega... Cody Rhodes winning his third TNT championship on Rampage, the good and the bad of it and how HOOK may be involved... a possible babyface turn for Bobby Lashley, who his WrestleMania opponent might be and how MVP factors into things... Charlotte Flair's insistence on using Andrade's double moonsault when she's absolutely terrible at it... WWE DAY ONE PREDICTIONS including Paul Heyman will influence the finish of the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns match and why the Raw Women's title match at WrestleMania should be Becky Lynch against Bianca Belair... AJ Styles and Matt Riddle BOTH making appearances on NXT and why it's happening... ranking five of the greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time... and finally, a review of the movie JOKER!  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    AEW Dynamite Holiday Bash 2021 Review - KYLE O'REILLY DEBUTS IN UNDISPUTED REUNION!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 114:50

    Solomonster reviews the 2021 Holiday Bash episode of AEW Dynamite, featuring Sting's return to Greensboro where he wrestled Ric Flair at the first Clash of the Champions in 1988, tagging with CM Punk for the first time, and the debut of Kyle O'Reilly alongside Adam Cole and Bobby Fish.  Is there trouble brewing with The Elite and the former Undisputed Era?  Get THREE FREE MONTHS of Amazon Music Unlimited now through January 10th when you sign up using our link at getamazonmusic.com/solomonster!

    Sound Off 735 - SOCIAL MEDIA TOXICITY BOILS OVER IN EMBARRASSING FASHION THIS WEEK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 108:46

    It was an embarrassing week to be a wrestling fan with the social media mutant brigade attacking Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti, and Devon "Hannibal" Nicholson nearly killing a hapless referee by carving up his head with a spike and choking him unconscious.  Solomonster has a LOT to get off his chest about both incidents, and also discusses Kevin Owens re-signing with WWE for another three years... the death of former ROH and TNA star Jimmy Rave... the ratings success of the 60-minute match between Hangman Page and Bryan Danielson at Winter Is Coming... FOX and USA Networks showing interest in having MJF on WWE programming and why it won't happen... first details for the TWO Owen Hart Cup tournaments coming this May... the absurdity of Ric Flair claiming that Bryan Danielson was only first MADE in WWE by Triple H in their match at WrestleMania 30... Shibata announces his return to the ring at Wrestle Kingdom 16... THREE YEARS since the McMahon family stood in the ring on Raw and promised to give the fans more of what they want and less of what they don't... how Rhea Ripley became just another clown in WWE's weekly circus... and Roman Reigns FIRES Paul Heyman in an excellent angle on Smackdown.  Is Brock Lesnar about to get SCREWED at Day One?  Get THREE FREE MONTHS of Amazon Music Unlimited now through January 10th when you sign up using our link at getamazonmusic.com/solomonster!

    ROMAN REIGNS FIRES PAUL HEYMAN! WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage 12/17/21 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 123:12

    Solomonster reviews WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage for December 17th, including Roman Reigns FIRING Paul Heyman as his special counsel and Brock Lesnar leaving Reigns laying ahead of their Universal title match at the Day One PPV.  Over on Rampage, we got our first details for the upcoming men's and women's Owen Hart Cup tournaments.  Get THREE FREE MONTHS of Amazon Music Unlimited now through January 10th when you sign up using our link at getamazonmusic.com/solomonster!

    AEW Dynamite Winter Is Coming 12/15/21 Review - HANGMAN AND DANIELSON GO THE DISTANCE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 116:23

    Solomonster reviews the WINTER IS COMING edition of AEW Dynamite, with Hangman Adam Page and Bryan Danielson turning out a late MOTY contender with a 60-minute draw for the AEW World championship.  Plus, Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb put on another clinic together, MJF three-peats as the Dynamite diamond ring holder and news on FOX and USA Network executives having interest in MJF coming to WWE (LOL).  Get THREE FREE MONTHS of Amazon Music Unlimited now through January 10th when you sign up using our link at getamazonmusic.com/solomonster!

    Sound Off 734 - JEFF HARDY FIRED BY WWE AFTER REPORTEDLY REFUSING REHAB OFFER

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 113:18

    It was a busy weekend with TWO main events blown up at the last minute, with Amazing Red injured ahead of his House of Glory battle with Malakai Black, and ROH World champion Bandido testing positive for COVID ahead of his Final Battle defense against Jonathan Gresham.  Solomonster recaps all of the chaos and surprises, including the final show for Ring of Honor as we know it, how Tony Khan and AEW bailed them out of a major jam and the company's undeniable legacy.  Then, we have the latest on Jeff Hardy being FIRED by WWE after reportedly declining a WWE offer to go to rehab, the incident that sparked it all and why Hardy will never have a problem finding work in pro wrestling... WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Lanza passes away and why you would never want him doing your Hall of Fame speech... why no one should be surprised that Becky Lynch beat Liv Morgan on Raw this week... and the latest on Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly leaving NXT and entering free agency.  Where might they end up next?  Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!

    WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage 12/10/21 Review - AN IMPRESSIVE DEBUT FOR HOOK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 119:33

    Solomonster is back with a WWE and AEW Friday night SUPERSHOW reviewing both Smackdown and Rampage!  The build continues to Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar at Day One and the company is reportedly planning for a major finish to lead into WrestleMania.  Also, Charlotte Flair and Toni Storm skip the pie-eating contest for a Championship Contender's Match.  Over on Rampage, it's the long anticipated in-ring debut of HOOK, while the Lucha Bros defend their AEW tag team titles against FTR.

    AEW Dynamite 12/8/21 Review - LONG ISLAND DEBUT AND CM PUNK BOOED OUT OF THE BUILDING!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 105:23

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite and the company's debut from Long Island at the new UBS Arena, where they outsold WWE in the same building the week before.  One week out from Winter is Coming and the AEW championship match between Hangman Page and Bryan Danielson, we had CM Punk being booed out of the building and heeling on the New York Islanders because, well, they're not very good.  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 Episode 36 - Why Did RSPW HATE The Rock So Much?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:11

    RSPW Rewind returns with another look back at what the "smart marks" were talking about years ago online.  Episode 36 features a look back at some WWF house show reports from 1993, including the night DIESEL made his debut to assist Shawn Michaels in winning back the Intercontinental title... fans debate Vince McMahon firing back at Eric Bischoff and WCW with his Billionaire Ted skits... one fan posts about Jeff Hardy before his championship ladder match on Raw that night against The Undertaker... and some RSPW hate for The Rock and his lack of "workrate" in 2000?

    NXT War Games 2021 Review - END OF THE ROAD FOR JOHNNY GARGANO?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 89:01

    Last night marked the end of an era for NXT with the possible final appearances by Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly, two key pieces of the old black and gold brand.  Solomonster reviews NXT War Games 2021, the first major event of the 2.0 era without the Takeover name, and also shares BREAKING NEWS on Jeff Hardy being sent home from the road by WWE after a concerning house show match.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    Sound Off 733 - IS WALTER ON HIS WAY TO THE WWE MAIN ROSTER?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 113:42

    Solomonster talks about a busy Saturday night of wrestling with Triplemania and the return of Taya Valkyrie, and NWA Hard Times with Matt Cardona teasing a possible NWA title match... NXT WAR GAMES PREDICTIONS and talk of WWE abandoning the Cruiserweight title... AEW Dynamite ratings disappointment... Bryan Danielson teases a new group and the young star he wants as part of it... the real reason Cody Rhodes went through a flaming table... why Austin Theory is one of the young pillars of WWE... thoughts on both worked-shoot promos on Raw and Edge vs. The Miz... Brock Lesnar returns and gets Roman Reigns at the Day One PPV... WALTER possibly on his way to the WWE main roster and how he should debut... Nia Jax says she's unlikely to ever wrestle again... and the END OF AN ERA for WWE Home Video releases.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    AEW Rampage 12/3/21 Review - MALAKAI BLACK TAKES PAC‘S ONE GOOD EYE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 87:45

    Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for December 3rd with Sammy Guevara defending his TNT championship against Tony Nese.  With Rey Fenix having travel issues getting back into the US, PAC takes his place with Penta against FTR, and Thunder Rosa sits in on commentary to watch one of her students take on Jade Cargill, plus your superchats and booking the top matches for WrestleMania 38.

    AEW Dynamite 12/1/21 Review - CODY RHODES AND THE FLAMING TABLE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 144:19

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for December 1st with Cody Rhodes trying REALLY hard to get the crowd to cheer for him by going through a flaming table in his Atlanta Streetfight against Andrade El Idolo.  Plus, news AEW outselling WWE at the UBS Arena in Long Island and a wild conspiracy theory being talked about internally in WWE about why this is happening.  Visit https://ridge.com/solomonster and use code “SOLOMONSTER” for 15 percent off your order now through December 7th!

    Sound Off 732 - THE UNDERTAKER COMPARES OMOS TO ANDRE THE GIANT

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 104:49

    Solomonster has more details on the deranged fan who attacked Seth Rollins on Raw last Monday and Chavo Guerrero's dumb tweet he posted after the incident... Undertaker claims that Omos is the closest thing WWE has ever had to Andre the Giant... Jerry Lawler admits he doesn't watch WWE and argues that wrestling hasn't changed, the fans and society have changed... CM Punk and MJF have one of the best segments on any wrestling show all year... GCW sells out its debut at the Hammerstein Ballroom... WWE loves releasing PEOPLE, but not documentaries that it's already completed... VINCE MCMAHON AND HIS GOLDEN EASTER EGG HUNT...  Toni Storm takes two pies to the face from Charlotte Flair without any response... Scotty 2 Hotty asks for his NXT release and why it's significant... the latest on Johnny Gargano's NXT contract status... early favorites for the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches in 2022... favorite wrestler phrases to use in everyday life and more.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    AEW Rampage 11/26/21 Review - BLACK FRIDAY EDITION WITH SOLOMONSTER!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 104:46

    Solomonster reviews the Black Friday edition of AEW Rampage for November 26th, including Britt Baker finally trying to win a match against Riho, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish teaming up again and Eddie Kingston against Daniel Garcia.  Plus, a health update on Jim Ross and thoughts on Toni Storm taking two pies to the face on Smackdown.

    AEW Dynamite Thanksgiving Review - CM PUNK AND MJF IN EPIC PROMO BATTLE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 126:47

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite from Chicago for Thanksgiving Eve with one of the greatest segments in AEW history with CM Punk and MJF squaring off in their first promo battle.  It's not often that AEW opens their show with 20 minutes of talking, but if ever there was a time to do it, these were the two people to you would want involved.  Visit https://ridge.com/solomonster and use code “SOLOMONSTER” for 15 percent off your order now through December 7th!

    WWE Survivor Series 2021 Review - VINCE MCMAHON AND THE GIANT GOLDEN EGG!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 139:40

    Solomonster reviews the 35th annual WWE Survivor Series from Brooklyn, which included a show-long storyline involving a 76-year old geriatric psychopath and his missing egg.  That egg isn't the ONLY thing he's missing.  Plus, a show-long tribute to The Rock, who wasn't even on the show.  Visit https://ridge.com/solomonster and use code “SOLOMONSTER” for 15 percent off your order now through December 7th!

    Sound Off 731 - WWE SACKS EIGHT MORE WRESTLERS INCLUDING ALL OF HIT ROW!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 135:18

    After releasing 18 talents at the start of the month, WWE released EIGHT MORE names just in time for Thanksgiving, including John Morrison and all of the remaining members of Hit Row, weeks after debuting on Smackdown.  Solomonster has a TON of details on the supposed "backstage heat" on Top Dolla, his response and the diss track he recorded on Jinder Mahal that he pulled from Twitter... SURVIVOR SERIES 2021 PREDICTIONS, Randy Orton about to make history and thoughts on Becky Lynch's comments about Ric Flair... discussing the significance of the 1996 Survivor Series 25 years ago this week to the careers of Steve Austin and The Rock... Kenny Omega taking time off to have multiple surgeries... a rant on why the AEW drones are every bit as insufferable as the WWE drones... New Japan and Pro Wrestling NOAH working together for third day of Wrestle Kingdom... an unfortunate typo by Meltzer in this week's Observer... rating the careers of Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro in WWE... and has John Cena surpassed "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in popularity and pop culture?  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - start living a happier life today by visiting betterhelp.com/solomonster and get 10 PERCENT OFF your first month!

    AEW Rampage 11/19/21 Review - AN UNDISPUTED REUNION GOES SIDEWAYS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 84:30

    Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for November 19th with Adam Cole and Bobby Fish reuniting to battle Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, the TBS title tournament continues and CM Punk outs himself as a Jim Cornette fan.

    14 Year Anniversary + MORE WWE RELEASES Including John Morrison And Hit Row!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 201:22

    Solomonster was in the middle of celebrating 14 YEARS of the Sound Off with predictions for Survivor Series 2021 when news broke (around the 1:12:00 mark) of EIGHT MORE WWE RELEASES, including John Morrison, Tegan Nox and all of the remaining members of Hit Row who were recently called up from NXT to Smackdown.  Obviously, he has a lot to say about this.

    AEW Dynamite 11/17/21 Review - NATIONAL COWBOY S**T DAY + JAY LETHAL DEBUTS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 113:28

    Solomonster reviews an excellent episode of AEW Dynamite coming off the Full Gear 2021 PPV with Bryan Danielson taking a darker turn in preparation for his upcoming AEW championship match with Hangman Page, the first tease of a feud between CM Punk and MJF, and Jay Lethal makes his in-ring debut challenging Sammy Guevara for the TNT championship.  Visit https://ridge.com/solomonster and use code “SOLOMONSTER” for 15 percent off your order now through December 7th!

    Sound Off 730 - THE WORST SURVIVOR SERIES BUILD IN RECENT MEMORY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 86:09

    Solomonster has all the fallout from last night's AEW Full Gear PPV and Hangman Page's World title victory, when the match against Bryan Danielson could be happening, Jay Lethal becomes the first Ring of Honor defection to AEW and what other names could soon be following... Tony Khan vents his frustration with the NWA during the Full Gear conference call... Bronson Reed debuts for New Japan at their Battle in the Valley show and Will Ospreay confronts Okada to set up the double main event for Wrestle Kingdom in January... Keith Lee implies that WWE did not help pay for his medical bills in his COVID battle and the company responds... Xavier Woods and others holding out on new content for WWE's UpUpDownDown channel until he gets compensated accordingly... CHANGES to the Survivor Series card one week out and why this has been the worst build to one of the "big" WWE events in years... Becky Lynch "shoots" on her relationship with Charlotte Flair and whether or not she trusts her... JACKET TIME ON NXT... and did Steve Austin ever help make another star in his career?  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp - start living a happier life today by visiting betterhelp.com/solomonster and get 10 PERCENT OFF your first month!

    AEW Full Gear 2021 Review - HANGMAN PAGE WINS THE AEW WORLD TITLE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 135:59

    Solomonster reviews AEW Full Gear 2021 from Minneapolis, an excellent show with Hangman Page closing out a two year story arc with an AEW World title win over Kenny Omega, Darby Allin and MJF steal the show in the opening match, CM Punk and Eddie Kingston go to war, the first Ring of Honor star defects to AEW and tons more.  Visit https://ridge.com/solomonster and use code “SOLOMONSTER” for 10 percent off your order, or 15 percent off starting November 17th through December 7th!

    AEW Dynamite 11/10/21 Review - OKADA TEASE + FULL GEAR CONTRACT SIGNING!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 124:52

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for November 10th, the final edition before Full Gear this Saturday.  This was one of the more entertaining "go home" Dynamites the company has ever done.  Featuring New Japan's Rocky Romero against Bryan Danielson with some Okada name drops, Kenny Omega signs the contract for Full Gear in Hangman Page's blood, updated PPV predictions and more.

    Sound Off 729 - WWE RELEASES, MOXLEY ENTERS REHAB + FULL GEAR PREDICTIONS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 137:02

    Solomonster is celebrating 14 YEARS of the Sound Off with a packed episode covering the latest WWE talent purge with 18 superstars released, including two former NXT champions in Keith Lee and Karrion Kross, Nia Jax issues a statement and Lince Dorado scares Izzy's father right off of Twitter... Jon Moxley checks into an outpatient alcohol treatment program... AEW FULL GEAR 2021 PREDICTIONS... a very awkward Twitter controversy involving Kalisto, Chris Jericho and Jon Huber's widow... Angelo "King Kong" Mosca passes away and remembering the incident from 10 years ago with one of his old rivals from the CFL days... Okada challenges the former Buddy Murphy to a match next weekend as he arrives in the United States... why the LET IT PLAY OUT excuses with Bianca Belair are now officially all PLAYED OUT... WWE randomly announces Raw vs. Smackdown teams for Survivor Series on Twitter... Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly could be on their way out of WWE very soon... explaining how the Nielsen television ratings work... David Benoit wanting to get in the ring... whose idea was it for Kane to unmask in 2003... and is Tony Khan the REVERSE Vince McMahon when it comes to the type of talent AEW pushes?  Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!

    AEW Rampage 11/5/21 Review - PUNK AND KINGSTON SPIT FIRE ON THE MICROPHONE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 77:43

    Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for November 5th, a rare live episode from St. Louis with CM Punk and Eddie Kingston in an EXCELLENT face to face to set up their match at Full Gear, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole both in action, and more.

    BREAKING NEWS On 18 More WWE Releases Including Keith Lee And Karrion Kross!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 144:17

    Well, they did it again.  On a day where WWE announced its third quarter earnings, the company cut another 18 wrestlers from the main roster and NXT roster combined, bringing the total number of talent cuts this year to nearly 70.  The latest round of cuts include two former NXT champions who never had a chance in hell under Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard, and NIA JAX, who had no business being on Raw or Smackdown to begin with.  Solomonster runs through the list of releases and gives his thoughts on tonight's breaking news.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    AEW Dynamite 11/3/21 Review - JON MOXLEY ENTERS ALCOHOL REHAB AND MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 133:04

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for November 3rd, less than two weeks out from AEW Full Gear and Jon Moxley is OUT of the World Title Eliminator after checking himself into inpatient alcohol rehab.  We'll address the Moxley situation up front, plus Miro challenging Bryan Danielson at the PPV, Cody against Andrade, Aerostar & Samuray del Sol challenge FTR for the AAA tag team titles and Solomonster shares some songs from his Spotify playlist that you should be listening to.

    Sound Off Extra - THE VINCE MCMAHON STEROID TRIAL (Dark Side of the Ring Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 21:10

    Solomonster reviews the Dark Side of the Ring season finale on the Vince McMahon and George Zahorian steroid trials, with the United States government trying to send McMahon to prison for conspiring to distribute steroids to his wrestlers.  He talks about why their case was so weak, how a lucky tip to Linda McMahon likely saved her husband from going to prison and her confidential memo to Pat Patterson that wasn't covered here, the hilarious testimony offered by Nailz on the witness stand, why Jerry McDevitt was the star of the episode and more.  Visit http://ridge.com/solomonster and use the code SOLOMONSTER for 10 percent off your order!

    Sound Off 728 - THE DEATH OF RING OF HONOR AS WE KNOW IT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 98:42

    It was a dark week for Ring of Honor as the promotion announced it would be going on hiatus after their Final Battle PPV until at least April, and its future is very much in doubt.  Solomonster discusses the death of ROH as we know it and what the "reimagined" version might look like, talent contracts not being renewed, why Sinclair made the decision, who is responsible for things getting to this point and the role both NXT and AEW played in their demise, the status of their tape library and much more.  Plus, WWE releases its PPV schedule for 2022 with Summerslam in July and a planned UK PPV the same weekend as AEW All Out... WWE releases ring announcer after an online spat with a rapper... Bray Wyatt officially a free man and teasing to speak his mind on his WWE exit... Hacksaw Jim Duggan diagnosed with cancer... Keith "BEARCAT" Lee now comes to you with exciting new SOUND EFFECTS... Smackdown exposed with no Roman Reigns this week... Shotzi Blackheart turns heel on Sasha Banks, or does she?... NXT Halloween Havoc review and more.  Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!

    AEW Rampage 10/29/21 Review - DANIELSON AND KINGSTON TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 71:21

    Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for October 29th with Bryan Danielson and Eddie Kingston tearing it up in the Semi-Finals of the AEW World Title Eliminator, plus Britt Baker vs. Abadon in a Trick or Treat match with thumbtacks.  It looks like CM Punk has found his opponent for Full Gear and there may be a tag team match  coming soon that would be fantastic if it happens.  Visit http://ridge.com/solomonster and use the code SOLOMONSTER for 10 percent off your order!

    AEW Dynamite 10/27/21 Review - WITH NEWS ON RING OF HONOR TAKING A HIATUS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 108:02

    Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite from Boston with one a polarizing main event, one of the best women's matches all year, Cody "I WILL NOT TURN" Rhodes and the return of Darby Allin.  Plus, breaking news on Ring of Honor taking a hiatus until at least April to "reimagine" the company and not renewing any talent contracts.  What does this mean for the future of ROH?  Visit http://ridge.com/solomonster and use the code SOLOMONSTER for 10 percent off your order!

    Sound Off 727 - BACKSTAGE DRAMA WITH CHARLOTTE FLAIR AND BECKY LYNCH!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 115:29

    Solomonster closes out another busy week with on Impact's Bound for Glory PPV, why he liked the closing angle with Moose winning the World title and Braun Strowman possibly coming in... Okada wins the G1 Climax in disappointing fashion as Kota Ibushi goes down to injury, while Shibata returns in a shocker... why Crown Jewel will go down as one of the best WWE offerings all year, and the belt swap on Smackdown will go down as one of the worst... TONS of notes on what led to the backstage confrontation between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, their "strained" relationship, why all of this could have been avoided if WWE had not booked themselves into a corner and how they can avoid this from happening in the future... Jim Ross diagnosed with cancer... Saturday Night DYNAMITE thoughts and Lance Archer's scary injury in the AEW World Title Eliminator... NXT Halloween Havoc predictions and the possible reason why MSK has been booed in the CWC for months... DARK SIDE OF THE RING review on Rob Black's XPW and the insane story of Messiah losing his thumb... and if Solomonster could manage ONE PERSON in wrestling today as their mouthpiece, who would it be?  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp -  start living a happier life today by visiting betterhelp.com/solomonster and get 10 PERCENT OFF your first month!

    AEW Rampage 10/22/21 Review - PAC AND ANDRADE TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 80:28

    Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for October 22nd with PAC vs. Andrade Part II, one of the best matches you'll see all month, the start of the AEW World Title Eliminator and the bracket reveal for the women's TBS Title Tournament.  Plus, Andrade posts a cryptic tweet directed at WWE after the show.  Visit http://ridge.com/solomonster and use the code SOLOMONSTER for 10 percent off your order!

    WWE Crown Jewel 2021 Review - STRONGEST SWEET SAUDI MONEY SHOW TO DATE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 111:38

    Solomonster reviews WWE Crown Jewel 2021 (Sweet Saudi Money 6) from Riyadh, the best of all the Saudi shows they have done so far.  Edge and Seth Rollins delivers a fantastic finale to their trilogy of matches, King and Queen of the Ring are crowned, Goldberg fails to kill Bobby Lashley and Paul Heyman causes drama in the Universal title match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.  This review is sponsored by The Ridge Wallet.  Visit http://ridge.com/solomonster and use the code SOLOMONSTER for 10 percent off your order!

    Sound Off Extra - HALLOWEEN KILLS MOVIE REVIEW (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 14:34

    Solomonster reviews Halloween Kills, the sequel to the 2018 Michael Myers film that picks up 40 years after the original.  A different kind of movie than the previous one, and that's not necessarily a good thing.   Note: this review includes some spoilers from the film.

    Sound Off Extra - THE MANY FACES OF LUNA VACHON (Dark Side of the Ring Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 27:20

    Solomonster reviews The Many Faces of Luna Vachon episode of Dark Side of the Ring, including her mental health struggles, how she was adopted by the Vachon family, joining WWE in 1993 and her friendship with Sherri Martel, what she really thought of Madusa, why she almost beat up New Jack, her issues with Sable during the Attitude Era and more.

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