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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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.
Solomonster is back with a PACKED show talking the labor union strike that was just averted that could have impacted pro wrestling... SMACKDOWN VS. RAMPAGE on Friday night, early numbers, Tony Khan talks competition with WWE... Danielson and Suzuki deliver a MOTY candidate and predictions for the AEW World Title Eliminator... Roman Reigns fires shots at AEW and CM Punk and why he's not wrong with a lot of what he said... Bray Wyatt released by WWE for being DIFFICULT?... why WWE canceled the TLC PPV in December... why Kevin Nash tweeted an apology to The Rock... another terrible episode of Monday Night Raw... WWE CROWN JEWEL PREDICTIONS and why Shayna Baszler may not be bound for Saudi Arabia after all... multiple kidnappings on NXT this week... Vince McMahon wants to make CHANGES to Cameron Grimes?... a rant on one possible reason Santos Escobar was NOT called up to the main roster... and YOUR questions on Matt Riddle going heel and turning against Randy Orton, less scripted promos for Ricochet and should Tony Khan be reacting to WWE's antics? 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!
Solomonster reviews a special AEW Saturday Night Dynamite for October 16th with Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish, a terrific Hangman Adam Page promo, new AAA tag team champions crowned, the brackets revealed for the Full Gear World Title Eliminator 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!
Solomonster reviews a super-sized WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage for October 15th. WWE fired the first shot by extending Smackdown an extra half hour to compete with AEW and airing that last half hour commercial free. Tony Khan responded by adding a YouTube pre-show during Smackdown's 9pm hour featuring a DREAM MATCH for hardcore fans, and making the opening match with CM Punk on TNT commercial free as well. He breaks it all down, including the GLORY of Bryan Danielson vs. Minoru Suzuki. Visit BetDSI.com and use promo code MONSTER100 and get a limited time 100% bonus offer to make some extra cash on the sports you know and love!
Solomonster reviews the "Bikers, Bombs and Bedlam" episode of Dark Side of the Ring on Johnny K9 a/k/a Brusier Bedlam in Smokey Mountain Wrestling. Includes thoughts on Jim Cornette finding him and wanting to change his name... pinning "Macho Man" Randy Savage in SMW while Savage was still working for WWE... getting involved with organized crime and joining a notorious biker gang... going to prison for his role in bombing a police station and later being charged with a double homicide. This is a wild story and one of the better episodes they've done because you'll learn things you didn't know about the man coming into it.
Solomonster opens the show with thoughts on last night's GCW surprises including their big Hammerstein Ballroom announcement, plus Impact pays tribute to Daffney during its Knockouts Knockdown tournament while WWE gives us a Queens Crown DISGRACE on Smackdown... some words about the death of Reggie Parks, the greatest beltmaker there ever was... who got the better of the WWE Draft between Raw and Smackdown, three matches we need to see on each show, the total destruction of the women's tag team division and the big problem WWE has with Roman Reigns... AEW unveils its new TBS championship, Hangman Page returns just in time for Full Gear and Tony Khan tweets about WWE running part of Smackdown head to head with Rampage this Friday... WOW Women of Wrestling signs April Mendez and Tessa Blanchard for its new relaunch and already things have gone off the rails... thoughts on MLW Fightland and Alex Hammerstone ending Jacob Fatu's 825 day reign as champion... reviewing "Escape The Undertaker" on Netflix... King of the Ring and Queen's Crown thoughts so far... putting the NXT championship on Bron Breakker at Halloween Havoc... and what makes a dream match a DREAM MATCH? Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage for October 8th with CM Punk in action, The Lucha Bros defending their AEW tag team titles and Ricky Starks defending his FTW title against Brian Cage in a Philadelphia Street Fight. Then we get some breaking news in real time about Tony Khan tweeting at WWE about part of Smackdown running head to head with Rampage next Friday.
Solomonster celebrates his birthday with a review for AEW Dynamite from Philadelphia, celebrating the two year anniversary of its debut on TNT! Featuring the return of Hangman Page as the Joker entrant in the Casino Ladder Match, Bobby Fish making his AEW debut against Sammy Guevara, the announcement of the new TBS championship for the women and lots more. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews the final night of the 2021 WWE Draft on Monday Night Raw, an absolute chore of a show to sit through. Raw raided most of Smackdown's top male stars while mostly keeping their own, but Smackdown ends up with the stronger women's and tag team rosters. WWE has also obliterated all of its female tag teams and would be better off turning those belts into scrap metal at this point. Visit BetDSI.com and use promo code MONSTER100 and get a limited time 100% bonus offer to make some extra cash on the sports you know and love! Use Bitcoin and get 100% deposit bonus on your first TWO deposits Up to $2,000!
Solomonster reviews the "Blood & Wire: Onita's FMW" episode of Dark Side of the Ring, looking at Japanese deathmatch legend Atsushi Onita and the birth of his FMW promotion. Includes thoughts on how Onita's early trip to the United States influenced his future hardcore style... his famous Timebomb match with Terry Funk that inspired this year's AEW Revolution main event with Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega... the in-ring injury that paralyzed Hayabusa and put the final nail in FMW's coffin... the company's Yakuza ties and what led to the president taking his own life years later.
IT'S OCTOBER and Solomonster has his own Halftime Report midway through the 2021 WWE Draft, running down all of the moves so far and previewing others coming this week, why Becky Lynch MUST move to Raw with Bianca Belair if she isn't losing her championship soon, concern for Hit Row being moved up from NXT and thoughts on Top Dolla's ignorant tweet... news on the Royal Rumble and Summerslam as stadium shows next year... actual PRAISE for Monday Night Raw this week... the Mall of America wants AEW Dynamite... thoughts on the debut episode of RHODES TO THE TOP... why Seth Rollins wanted to strangle Vince McMahon and other thoughts from his Broken Skull Sessions interview, including how early WWE wanted to break up The Shield... can MJF be a massive babyface one day?... and can AEW appeal to a more casual audience? Visit BetDSI.com and use promo code MONSTER100 and get a limited time 100% bonus offer to make some extra cash on the sports you know and love! Use Bitcoin and get 100% deposit bonus on your first TWO deposits Up to $2,000!
Solomonster is back with another SUPERSHOW reviewing Night One of the 2021 WWE Draft on Smackdown, as well as AEW Rampage with Bryan Danielson wrestling Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks. A lot to unpack here with roster moves between Raw, Smackdown and NXT, and we now know most of the names for next week's Casino Ladder Match on Dynamite. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for September 29th from Rochester, NY, the home of the late Brodie Lee. His family were in attendance for a celebration in his honor, while Sammy Guevara challenged Miro for the TNT championship and Adam Cole collided with Jungle Boy for the first time ever. A fun show overall with one very valuable lesson learned coming out of it... NEVER carjack Arn Anderson.
Solomonster reviews the Dark Side of the Ring episode on "The Double Life of Chris Kanyon", the sad story of a man who loved pro wrestling and was quite good at it, but severe mental health issues, along with his struggles to keep his sexuality a secret, made life hell for him and eventually led to his early demise. He also discusses the Mortis character in WCW that almost made its way to WWE television... the infamous Boy George segment with The Undertaker on Smackdown... the comments John Cena and Ric Flair made about him on The Howard Stern Show... his letter to Stephanie McMahon in 2006 and lots of other details not included in the episode. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews WWE Extreme Rules 2021, with some really good wrestling and a hilariously awful finale. The Demon is dead. Let us remember him, not for what he's become, but for what he once was. He also needs to lose some weight. Either that or the WWE ring crew needs to get its act together. Visit BetDSI.com and use promo code MONSTER100 and get a limited time 100% bonus offer to make some extra cash on the sports you know and love!
Solomonster is back with NOT SO EXTREME RULES PREDICTIONS for tonight's PPV, including Roman Reigns defending the Universal championship against Demon Finn Balor... one Raw star requests his WWE release and why Bryan Danielson wants to wrestle him... pitching some DRAFT MOVES for Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Kevin Owens and several NXT names... thoughts on the biggest week in AEW history and their Grand Slam shows from New York City... Adam Cole confirms WWE wanted to change his name and throwing cold water on people's attempts to discredit Dave Meltzer's earlier reporting... AEW working with the Owen Hart Foundation on some cool things and a rant on an embarrassing segment of the wrestling fanbase... why Impact fans won't be seeing Sami Callihan for a very long time... WWE looking to re-imagine the old American Gladiators show... why Joe Gacy's new NXT character may be done before it ever had a chance... the heat between Bret Hart and Eric Bischoff... and is the Ruthless Aggression era OVERRATED? Visit BetDSI.com and use promo code MONSTER100 and get a limited time 100% bonus offer to make some extra cash on the sports you know and love! Use Bitcoin and get 100% deposit bonus on your first TWO deposits Up to $2,000!
Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, featuring CM Punk against Powerhouse Hobbs in Punk's first televised match since January 2014. Plus, Moxley and Kingston against Archer and Suzuki in a LIGHTS OUT match, the Super Kliq reunites against Christian and Jurassic Express 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!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium, the company's New York City debut, before a record crowd of more than 20,000 fans. Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson delivered a clinic to open the show with some fantastic pro wrestling before a molten hot crowd, and a finish that keeps things open for a championship rematch. Plus, the ladies headline the show for the AEW Women's championship, NYC turns against Cody Rhodes and a rant about people having issues with AEW honoring Owen Hart and working with his family. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster warned all of you six weeks ago that this would happen. The latest Dark Side of the Ring episode has dropped on "The Plane Ride from Hell" from 2002 and the fallout is already being felt. We have a review of the episode, which absolutely nobody comes out of looking better than they did going into it, the repercussions (so far) for Ric Flair, why AEW needs to steer clear of him, Tommy Dreamer suspended by Impact Wrestling and why his comments were so repulsive. We also run down the cards for the biggest week in AEW history with KENNY OMEGA VS. BRYAN DANIELSON and predictions for both Grand Slam shows at Arthur Ashe Stadium... Big E cashes in his MITB and wins the WWE championship, and why they are giving away the Survivor Series main event on Raw this Monday with THE BLOODLINE against THE NEW DAY... praise for Bobby Lashley's run as WWE champion and why they should bring back The Hurt Business... a FULL AUTOPSY on the NXT 2.0 reboot, Samoa Joe VACATING the NXT title, a surprise choice for the new NXT champion and news on Johnny Gargano's contract status... Andrew Yang is back talking about WWE performers being misclassified as independent contractors, just in time for him to promote his new book... John Cena addresses his COLOSSAL failure at Summerslam... Paige gets the devastating news that her boyfriend is CHEATING on her with a WWE Hall of Famer! Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews AEW Rampage from Newark, NJ for September 17th featuring two championship matches with the TNT title and AEW tag team titles being defended, a fire face-to-face promo segment with Britt Baker and Ruby Soho, and a preview of what is shaping up to be the BIGGEST show in AEW history next week at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Solomonster says Mick Foley told the TRUTH this week when he posted a viral video saying that WWE has a real problem right now, and the only reason they're upset with him is because they know it's true... Vince McMahon supposedly gave Bryan Danielson permission to do the G1 Climax before he made the decision to leave anyway for AEW... he also wanted Adam Cole to be a MANAGER for a heel Keith Lee... Melissa Santos says Brian Cage is being MISUSED by AEW... Kevin Owens' contract with WWE finishing up a lot sooner than anybody thought... Jeff Hardy responds to being part of the 24/7 title parade on Raw this week... why Smackdown at MSG was the best two hours of television from WWE all year, and thoughts on Zelina Vega's match being cut from the show... my biggest gripe with Finn Balor as The Demon King and how to fix it... Undertaker terrorizes The New Day in his haunted mansion... how Pat McAfee has elevated Michael Cole as an announcer... a quick review of WWE's "Never Forget" documentary and my thoughts on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster is back with a rare SUPERSHOW and reviews for both WWE Smackdown from Madison Square Garden and AEW Rampage from Cincinatti, OH. Smackdown featured a tense face off between Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, as well as a PPV caliber rematch between Edge and Seth Rollins and the return of Finn Balor as THE DEMON. Over on Rampage, Pac and Andre El Idolo had their match that was bumped off the All Out PPV, and we celebrate 65,000 subscribers on YouTube!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite from Cincinatti for September 8th, featuring the hometown boy, Jon Moxley, stepping into the ring with MINORU SUZUKI of New Japan Pro Wrestling. It also marks the start of a new era for AEW with the arrivals of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. Plus, news on the PWI Top 500 and people freaking out over Kenny Omega being ranked #1 over Roman Reigns.
Solomonster reviews AEW All Out 2021 from Chicago, the greatest AEW PPV of all time, featuring the return of CM Punk to the ring for the first time in more than seven years, the AEW debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson, and a surprise appearance by MINORU SUZUKI to confront Jon Moxley. This WILL be a show that we look back on years from now as one of the most important in company history.
Just HOURS before AEW All Out, with CM Punk's first match in more than seven years and the likely debut of Bryan Danielson, Solomonster is back with PREDICTIONS for tonight's PPV... thoughts on Jon Moxley winning the GCW championship and when he will be defending against Nick Gage... remembering Shannon "Daffney" Spruill who took her own life this week at age 46, her struggles with mental health issues, her terrible injuries suffered in TNA and how she nearly changed the entire business after filing a workman's comp claim against the company and why Vicky Lyons is a name you probably don't know, but you should... Karl Anderson can't "read the room" and wins for Sad Tweet... NWA 73 thoughts with Trevor Murdoch beating Nick Aldis and Ric Flair being Ric Flair... WrestleMania running two nights again, while New Japan expands Wrestle Kingdom to THREE nights?... the abomination that was Charlotte Flair against Nia Jax... and the final installment of THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers The Black Scorpion in WCW, the night Lex Luger's career in WWE truly died, the debut of WCW Monday Nitro and Hulk Hogan's PASTAMANIA in the Mall of America, Steve Austin gets knocked out at Summerslam, the ALL IN PPV that made AEW possible, and Chris Jericho loses his AEW championship but not in the ring! Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews the final AEW Rampage before ALL OUT 2021, an enjoyable hour with another victory for Malakai Black, a final face off between CM Punk and Darby Allin, and the new date for the Pac vs. Andrade match. Plus, he runs through the entire All Out card for Sunday's PPV and gives his predictions on the winners and surprises that he expects.
Solomonster reviews the 100th episode of AEW Dynamite with CM Punk being ambushed and then delivering his first GTS on television in more than seven years, plus a great tag team battle with Santana and Ortiz against FTR, Billy Gunn turning heel on Big Show (yes, really) and changes to the All Out card for Sunday, including a big match scrapped from the show. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster has a TON to talk about this week including last night's NWA EMPOWERRR PPV including an emotional retirement speech from Awesome Kong... CM Punk and Tony Khan both all but confirm Bryan Danielson's upcoming AEW debut and news on when you can expect to see him on TV... Jim Ross being moved off full-time AEW commentary?... thoughts on Nick Khan's interview with Ariel Helwani and why it wasn't surprising at all... Matt Riddle tells Roman Reigns he could beat him up in a real fight... why the Becky Lynch heel turn is a BAD IDEA... why Brock Lesnar should transition from a match with Roman Reigns to a match against Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the birth of heel Vince McMahon in Memphis, the famous ECW double-cross with Shane Douglas throwing down the NWA championship, the KISS DEMON debuts on Nitro only to be buried six feet under by WCW, how WWE tried to get Ric Flair to appear at Summerslam 1988, Andre the Giant arrested for assaulting a camera man, why the British Bulldog told Bret Hart he was FOOKED during their Wembley match, and the greatest cage match in WWE history! Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster hosts the first AEW Rampage Watch Along, with live real-time reaction to Jurassic Express vs. The Lucha Brothers in the finals of the tournament to determine who challenges The Young Bucks for the AEW tag team titles at All Out. Plus, Christian Cage and Frankie Kazarian take on Kenny Omega and Brandon Cutler, Tay Conti takes on The Bunny, BREAKING NEWS on Bryan Danielson's reported AEW debut date and why it's happening earlier than expected, YOUR phone calls and more. This was a one-time experiment and the reviews will return to their regular format next week.
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite for August 25th from Milwaukee, a lackluster show featuring CM Punk's first Dynamite appearance and the biggest tease yet of Bryan Danielson's upcoming AEW debut, Chris Jericho makes a threat to all AEW television viewers, Red Velvet and Jamie Hayter have a rough night and more.
Solomonster reviews NXT Takeover 36, the final Takeover as he we know it before the NXT is completely rebooted. These have been some of the greatest wrestling shows of the last several years and I fear we may not be able to say that for much longer. Samoa Joe returns to the ring for the first time since February of 2020 to challenge for the NXT championship, and Adam Cole wrestles his FINAL match for the NXT brand. Is he main roster bound or headed to AEW?
Solomonster is running on fumes, but he's back with another TWO AND A HALF HOURS of audio covering CM Punk's AEW debut and Roman Reigns' comments that Punk is not as good or as over as John Cena or The Rock... thoughts on the mixed bag that was Summerslam, including the return of Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch and holding WWE to account for false advertising Sasha Banks for the show when they knew she wouldn't be there... news on NXT ending its partnership with Full Sail University, plus NXT TAKEOVER PREDICTIONS and is this the end of Adam Cole in WWE?... New Japan continues to be hammered by COVID issues... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the THE SHOCKMASTER incident in WCW... Shawn Michaels threatens to get Vader fired for working stiff with him... Hulk Hogan tells Shawn Michaels THAT DON'T WORK FOR ME, BROTHER... Booker T and Batista throw down at a WWE commercial shoot... Jim Ross fired by WWE over the Ric Flair video game panel incident... NXT Takeover plays host to the greatest women's match in WWE history and so much more. Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews WWE Summerslam 2021 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, a mixed bag of a show with two top matches that delivered and the surprise return of Brock Lesnar to confront Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, but also several matches that fell flat, a horrendous WWE championship match and why Bill Goldberg should be kept out of the ring, Becky Lynch returns to win the Smackdown Women's championship and taking WWE to task for its blatant false advertising of Sasha Banks when they knew she would not be on the show. Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Last night was a night wrestling fans will not soon forget as CM Punk made his return after a seven year absence, making his AEW debut to a thunderous ovation in his hometown of Chicago, IL on Rampage. Solomonster talks about the moment and what it meant, why he thought the segment was perfect, the match against Darby Allin at All Out and all the other stuff that happened on the show. This was a special moment that will go down in history.
Solomonster previews the card for WWE Summerslam 2021 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, featuring the in-ring return of John Cena challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal championship. Will Cena make history by winning the top title for a 17th time? He pitches ideas for a Money in the Bank cash-in, why Edge should beat Seth Rollins, how to split Doudrop from Eva Marie and tons more. Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite from Houston, TX for August 18th featuring Chris Jericho's final labour against MJF, Sting's first match on TNT in 20 years since his match with Ric Flair on the final WCW Monday Nitro, and thoughts on what AEW may have planned for the debut of CM PUNK this Friday on Rampage from the United Center. Does it involved Darby Allin, MJF or possibly both?
Solomonster covers a WILD week in wrestling that included a surprise appearance by Ric Flair at last night's TripleMania coming off his WWE release, Christian Cage pinning Kenny Omega to win the Impact World championship on the AEW Rampage premiere and Will Ospreay making a surprise return at New Japan's Resurgence show claiming to be the real IWGP champion... plus the latest on CM Punk's upcoming AEW debut and Max Caster's punishment for his "controversial" rap... Keith Lee breaks his silence on the scary health issue that kept him off WWE television for six months... the truth about Bray Wyatt's absence from TV after WrestleMania... internal forces in WWE working against Triple H and NXT?... John Cena and Roman Reigns face off on the microphone... the most entertaining thing on WWE programming is BARON CORBIN!?... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers the third and final Showdown at Shea, the most violent match in ECW history that Paul Heyman refused to ever do again... Bobby Heenan drunk at WCW Hog Wild... Chris Jericho debuts on Raw is War... the WORST thing Vince Russo ever did in WCW... Steve Austin gives birth to the WHAT? chant... Pacman Jones in TNA... and Vader wrestles Will Ospreay! Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews the debut episode of AEW Rampage from Pittsburgh, a very enjoyable one-hour program with Christian Cage handing Kenny Omega his first loss in a year and winning the Impact World championship, Fuego Del Sol earning an AEW contract even in defeat, and Britt Baker going over in her hometown with a surprise return at the end of the show. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite from Pittsburgh, PA featuring Chris Jericho against Wardlow in his Fourth Labor as he tries to secure a match with MJF, The Good Brothers defend the Impact Tag Team Championship, Christian Cage gets not one but TWO titles shots against Kenny Omega and where they may be going with this, plus Tony Khan appears on Busted Open and appears to spill the beans on CM Punk's debut in Chicago next week!
This week is a MONSTER show with late news on the future of NXT as we know it and it doesn't look good as Triple H all but loses control of what he created. It's THREE HOURS of audio covering the deaths of Jody Hamilton, Bert Prentice and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton... NXT's Friday night massacre with 13 talents released, breaking news on NXT reverting back to its developmental roots, the new criteria for what type of talent they are looking for and why Adam Cole would be insane to re-sign with this company... details on Adam Cole's backstage meeting with Vince McMahon at Smackdown and the status of Pete Dunne... Ric Flair released and why AEW may not want to be so quick to bring him in... thoughts on Ruby Soho coming to AEW and the Max Caster rap controversy... Ronda Rousey wins for SAD TWEET... Reddit exposes how embarrassing the state of the Smackdown women's division really is... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers Ron Simmons winning the WCW World championship, Owen Hart nearly breaks Steve Austin's neck and why Austin never really forgave Owen for what happened, Lex Luger wins the WCW title from Hollywood Hogan on Nitro, Jay Leno headlines a WCW PPV, Bully Ray puts Dixie Carter through a table, Alberto Del Rio is fired for assaulting WWE's social media manager over a racial joke, and two of WWE's biggest creative blunders of 2020 debut on the same night! Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
Solomonster reviews the Homecoming edition of AEW Dynamite for August 4th from Daily's Place in Jacksonville with Malakai Black "retiring" Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho wrestling Juventud Guerrera for the first time in 22 years and Christian named #1 contender for the AEW World championship. Plus, news on Ruby Soho coming to AEW and thoughts on the controversial Max Caster rap that got Tony Khan very upset.
Yet another WWE star felt the wrath of (Nick) Khan this week with the release of Bray Wyatt due to what was said to be budget cuts. Solomonster has a few choice words about that, what it means for all of the other WWE stars, where the company went wrong with Wyatt and what his future might hold. Plus, AEW announces "The First Dance" in Chicago and sells over 12,000 tickets in one day for the United Center for the anticipated debut of CM Punk... Hangman Page reportedly NOT facing Kenny Omega at All Out... the AEW/Dominos Pizza situation and was WWE actively reaching out to reporters to stir up controversy?... Vince McMahon dismisses the idea of AEW as competition and why he is WRONG... Sasha Banks returns and why the Smackdown side of the Summerslam card BLOWS AWAY Monday Night Raw... Samoa Joe officially returning to the ring against Karrion Kross... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers Jerry Lawler slapping Andy Kaufman on David Letterman's show, Kurt Angle winning an Olympic gold medal with a broken neck, Orlando residents call the cops over nWo invasion angle, RODMAN DOWN UNDER in Australia and Impact Wrestling's infamous #August1Warning! Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster reviews AEW Dynamite Fight For The Fallen 2021 edition with Nick Gage doing Nick Gage things to Chris Jericho in the main event... a MAJOR Chicago event announced in advance of All Out and a tease for a possible CM Punk match with Darby Allin... the ACE of New Japan HIROSHI TANAHASHI makes a video appearance... and Hangman Page falls to Kenny Omega, so now what? This was a wild show.
With not one but TWO bombshell reports this week, AEW has turned the wrestling world on its head and is about to enter into the most important period in its history. Solomonster has all the latest details on CM Punk and Bryan Danielson signing with AEW, which discussions came first, where and when they might debut, how New Japan factors into things and why Tony Khan needs to be very cautious when it comes to Hangman Page... plus, Matt Cardona pins Nick Gage to win the GCW championship in a shocker and why it likely happened... WWE releases Ceman, while also considering bringing back a released talent... QUEEN OF THE RING about to become a reality?... Solomonster UNLOADS on WWE for how they handled Keith Lee and Karrion Kross on Raw last Monday, and how we learned what Vince McMahon REALLY thinks of NXT... Roman Reigns says NO to John Cena's Summerslam challenge, but says YES to Finn Balor... Samoa Joe's in-ring return confirmed for NXT Takeover... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers hell freezing over as Jim Cornette makes his WWE debut, Vince McMahon acquitted in his steroid trial, WWE officially moves into the PG Era, THE WORST WOMEN'S MATCH OF ALL TIME at TNA Victory Road, how Daniel Bryan almost wrestled Charlie Sheen and WWE fires Hulk Hogan over racist comments from an old sex tape. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
AEW presented FYTER FEST NIGHT TWO last night from Garland, TX on a day where news broke of CM Punk having discussions with AEW and Bryan Danielson reportedly signing a deal with the company. Lance Archer gets a much needed win over Jon Moxley to become IWGP United States champion, Andrade el Idolo gets a new replacement for Vickie Guerrero, Sting has a brutal confrontation with Orange Cassidy for mature audiences only, Tony Khan teasing a MAJOR live event announcement and more!
Solomonster reviews WWE Money in the Bank 2021, one of the best WWE shows all year, with the return of John Cena to confront Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley's complete destruction of Kofi Kingston, Big E winning the men's MITB briefcase, Peacock problems and choosing a winner in the custom Solomonster belt contest! Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!
Solomonster wasn't planning on watching the Impact Slammiversary PPV, but with Sami Callihan challenging Kenny Omega for the Impact World title, he did and he's got some observations to share about the show, including a surprise appearance by JAY WHITE at the end of the show. He also has predictions for MONEY IN THE BANK 2021... thoughts on Bill Goldberg's upcoming return to WWE television and why he should be kept away from the championship... AEW nearly sells out Arthur Ashe Stadium for its NYC debut, while Summerslam closes in on 50,000 seats sold in Las Vegas... remembering "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff who passed away this week, the incredible run he had with Hulk Hogan and why it carried such a heavy price... where things may be going with Karrion Kross in NXT and why it's NOT a match against Samoa Joe... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers Black Saturday in 1984, Bruiser Brody murdered in Puerto Rico, Hulk Hogan takes the stand at the Vince McMahon steroid trial, Dennis Rodman embarrasses WCW at Bash at the Beach, Eric Bischoff debuts as Raw General Manager, how Muhammad Hassan nearly became World Heavyweight Champion and CM Punk beats John Cena at Money in the Bank! Visit HelloFresh.com/solomonster14 and use code solomonster14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping!
AEW presented FYTER FEST NIGHT ONE last night, one of the greatest episodes of Dynamite the company has ever produced with one of the hottest crowds. Jon Moxley returned to defend the IWGP United States title against Karl Anderson, Hangman Page formally challenged Kenny Omega, Ricky Starks picks up a big win in his hometown and Darby Allin takes some crazy bumps in his Coffin Match with Ethan Page. Plus, Solomonster has a BIG announcement about how YOU can win two tickets to AEW All Out in Chicago!
WWE has once again pulled a last minute switcheroo on its latest network special and Solomonster isn't happy about it... he also has LOTS to say about the latest Jimmy Uso DUI arrest and WWE's lack of response to it... AEW All Out SELLS OUT in Chicago and why it's time to move to the larger United Center going forward... Tommy End makes his AEW debut and the embarrassing reason it was able to happen so soon after leaving WWE... Terry Funk moved to an assisted living facility... a total collapse for Monday Night Raw and the lowest viewership in the history of the show... Bayley OUT of Money in the Bank after suffering an injury in training... the Smackdown women's division finally getting the new blood it desperately needs... SAYING GOODBYE TO THE THUNDERDOME and remembering some of the highlights of what will go down as the worst era in WWE history... NXT Great American Bash thoughts and why MSK has been getting boos... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers jury selection in the Vince McMahon steroid trial, the 25th anniversary of the birth of the NWO and the most shocking heel turn in wrestling history, one of the greatest WWE matches of all time takes place at the Canadian Stampede, Goldberg wins the WCW title on Nitro and it's all downhill from there, the Bash at the Beach controversy with Hulk Hogan and Vince Russo, ECW invades Monday Night Raw and is ruined an hour later, Kevin Nash tears his quad, THE FINAL DELETION on Impact Wrestling and tons more. Get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE with EXPRESSVPN when you visit EXPRESSVPN.COM/SOLOMONSTER and support the Sound Off!
AEW has left Jacksonville and is back on the road for the first time in 16 months, with its first stop in Miami, FL for a special ROAD RAGER edition of Dynamite. Solomonster recaps the show, including the surprise AEW debut of TOMMY END, the former Aleister Black, the in-ring debut of Andrade el Idolo, a tag team championship streetfight, Hangman Page confronts Kenny Omega and much more. He also shares an old bar story involving a cute girl and a shocking revelation about Hulk Hogan.
On this Independence Day, SOUND OFF 711 addresses about the death of The Patriot, Del Wilkes, why his WWE run was so short, and crazy tales he shared about the drug habits that landed him behind bars... Chris Jericho lobs a childish threat at two female WWE stars for criticizing his Blood & Guts bump... thoughts on WWE ranking The New Day as the greatest tag team in company history and Solomonster ranks his OWN top five... Drew McIntyre wins his way into the Money in the Bank match and why him winning could backfire on them... why WWE is getting Solomonster to feel SORRY for Baron Corbin... Zelina Vega returns to Smackdown and no longer supports unionization... Bronson Reed LOSES the North American title on NXT and what it means for his future... Xia Li knocks out Mercedes Martinez with a brutal roundhouse kick... and THIS WEEK IN HISTORY covers Stan Hansen running over the AWA title with his truck, the first ever WAR GAMES match, Brutus Beefcake is nearly killed in a parasailing accident, Jim Herd FIRES Ric Flair who takes the big gold belt with him to WWE, Lex Luger slams Yokozuna aboard the USS Intrepid, MANKIND GOES FLYING OFF THE HELL IN A CELL, Booker T and Buff Bagwell wrestle on Raw and single-handedly kill WCW once and for all, RVD and Sabu are arrested after a traffic stop and tons more. Get one FREE audio book of your choice when you use audibletrial.com/solomonster to sign up for a 30-day Audible trial!