Solomonster is live from New Orleans with a full review for WrestleMania 34 with Brock Lesnar retaining his Universal title, Nakamura turning heel on AJ Styles, Undertaker returning to squash John Cena, Ronda Rousey having the best match of the night, Daniel Bryan’s triumphant return to the ring, Charlotte ending Asuka’s streak (and revealing the likely main event for next year’s Mania) and Braun Strowman winning the tag team titles with a child. Plus, quick thoughts on a fantastic NXT Takeover show from 24 hours earlier.
Solomonster is back with Noah Mark and Bryan Blade from the Q93.3 studios in New Orleans for their WrestleMania 34 roundtable. The boys run through the Mania card and give their predictions, plus NXT Takeover predictions, thoughts on some great speeches from a really long WWE Hall of Fame show and how to avoid similar problems in the future, new WWE Network programs include the return of the King of the Ring and Bruce Prichard’s podcast, why Conor McGregor deserves to go to jail and more. This show is dedicated to Michele Solomon, my best friend and biggest fan. Rest in peace, mom.
SOUND OFF 540 has a lot to say about Daniel Bryan being medically cleared to compete by WWE, what he had to promise in return, why teaming with Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania makes the most sense and how to get to Bryan and Miz at next year’s show… thoughts on Mark Henry going into the Hall of Fame and who should induct him, plus his latest comments about a possible Hulk Hogan return to WWE… how to watch the Greatest Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia next month… the one segment from TV this week that’s done nearly 9 million views on WWE’s YouTube channel… the identity of the first challenger for Roman Reigns after Wrestlemania… lots of praise for THE ULTIMATE DELETION… Triple H comments on the status of AJ Styles’ injury heading into New Orleans… Bayley’s fiancé wins for Sad Tweet of the Week… why Adrian Adonis was fired from WWE in 1987… and my MATCH ORDER for all of the matches at WrestleMania 34, which is bound to rile some people up, and the stipulation that should be added to the Undertaker vs. John Cena match.
SOUND OFF 539 covers Wrestlemania returning to MetLife Stadium, rumors of Summerslam next year coming to an MLB stadium and suggesting some for them to use… Jeff Hardy’s DWI arrest and Reby Hardy does not mince words about what she thinks of Jeff’s behavior… Rey Mysterio signs with Aro Lucha and not WWE, and the crowdfunding effort allowing fans to buy a minority stake in the company… Kid Rock in the WWE Hall of Fame highlights an underwhelming class this year, but could point to an American Badass return… Roman Reigns calls Brock Lesnar “Vince McMahon’s boy” and starts his comedy career on a high note… Jon Bravo’s big reveal on Roman Reigns predictably fails… WWE announces, then ditches the Fabulous Moolah name for their Wrestlemania women’s battle royal in a spectacular PR blunder… going through the current card for Wrestlemania and why, on paper, it looks pretty damn good right now… suggesting RUSEV as Shane McMahon’s partner if there is a tag match with Owens and Zayn at Mania… and is Alexa Bliss overrated?
SOUND OFF 538 has WWE FAST LANE PREDICTIONS, why AJ Styles should pin John Cena and Sami Zayn’s absurd strategy of turning on Kevin Owens six days before the PPV… some quick thoughts on two matches from New Japan’s 46th anniversary show… the GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE coming to Saudi Arabia with 50 superstars… Hillbilly Jim going into the WWE Hall of Fame… Cody and The Young Bucks announce their “ALL IN” show for Chicago, but would a CM Punk appearance help get them to 10,000 fans?… Jonathan Coachman named in a sexual harassment lawsuit… Jon Bravo continues to tease evidence against Roman Reigns (or is it Luther Reigns?)… The Ultimate Deletion is nearly upon us, and the familiar face that was helping with the filming this past week… WWE introducing new tag team titles to 205 Live soon, and who I think should win the cruiserweight tournament at Wrestlemania… NXT spoilers on the status of the tag team titles after Bobby Fish’s injury, the NEW TITLE being introduced at Takeover in New Orleans and the six men who will be competing for it, including who I think should win… Sad Tweet lists the TOP TEN DRUNKEST STATES IN AMERICA… the reasons why Booker T left WWE in 2007… the TOP FIVE WWE PPVS from the year 2000 you have to watch… and BUY OR SELL on which you prefer, a heel GM or a babyface GM?
March 4th, 2018
SOUND OFF 537 talks about rumors of a Rey Mysterio return at Wrestlemania and the apparent injury that could not have come at a worse time… why kayfabe is alive and well with the Roman Reigns promo and Brock Lesnar controversy, plus one good reason to keep Lesnar around beyond Wrestlemania… why heel Bayley could work one day, but now is not that day… how the Ronda Rousey signing is already paying off big for WWE… rumors of a WWE PPV in Australia aiming for 100,000 fans… the Fox pursuit of WWE TV rights heats up, the pros and cons of making the move away from USA and thoughts on Colin Cowherd being chummy with the talent backstage at Smackdown… the worst example yet of production malpractice on Smackdown… Tammy Sytch is arrested TWICE IN TWO WEEKS for DUI and why she should never be allowed behind the wheel again… thoughts on Sami Callahan hitting Eddie Edwards in the face with a baseball bat on Impact, the fallout from it and TMZ coverage that it’s gotten… bringing back Women’s tag team titles to WWE… BUY OR SELL on the sports name who would have the most success in WWE, Lebron James or Tom Brady?… and has the internet ruined your enjoyment of pro wrestling? It’s an ignorant argument to make and I’ll explain why.
February 25th, 2018
SOUND OFF 536 has ELIMINATION CHAMBER PREDICTIONS, plus praise for the gauntlet match on Raw last Monday, whose idea it was and the one criticism of it… an incredible stat involving Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins… should Seth Rollins or Braun Strowman be challenging Brock Lesnar for the title at WM instead of Roman Reigns?… why Apollo Crews lost his last name… Jeff Jarrett gets his Hall of Fame induction and the embarrassing moment caught on camera after his induction video… ranting on the awful state of Smackdown LIVE and why it’s been so terrible… why Shinsuke Nakamura should be kept far away from that show until after Fast Lane… RUSEV DAY does big numbers for the Mixed Machka Challenge, but is WWE paying attention?… praise for Mustafa Ali vs. Jack Gallagher on 205 Live… the return of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with a prediction on the finals and the winner… some idiots chant racist garbage at Kairi Sane at an NXT live event… if John Cena doesn’t win the Chamber, might he use his free agent status to challenge Nakamura at Fast Lane?… thoughts on Mark Henry telling TMZ that if Hulk Hogan wants to return, he needs to apologize to all of the black performers on the roster… could Razor Ramon have been “The Guy” and been WWF champion?… BUY OR SELL on the better gimmick match, Hell in a Cell or Elimination Chamber?… plus details on our Wrestlemania Meetup in New Orleans and more!
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SOUND OFF 535 discusses WWE returning to dual-branded PPV events and what it means for the future of the brand split, weighing the pros and cons and why it’s a bad move overall… why the MITB winners should be able to cash in on whichever champion they choose… which superstars need to switch brands in the next roster shakeup… WWE spoils a perfectly good cliffhanger ending to Raw… Jeff Jarrett rumored to be on the list of possible Hall of Fame inductees… Dolph Ziggler’s new contract and the outrageous amount of money he allegedly signed for… Rich Swann released and already picking up indy bookings… Buddy Murphy to debut on 205 Live and why things may work out better for him than they did for Tyler Breeze… Lucha Underground returns, but why things are going to look very different… Billy Jack Haynes admits to his role in covering up the double homicide of two teens, has he gone completely insane?… two different internet wrestling writers fake their own deaths after faking cancer… should NXT have its own G1-style tournament?… pitching a role for King Kong Bundy on WWE television… Shawn Michaels’ odd history of winning titles without actually losing them… why there will never be a WWE offseason under Vince McMahon… the story of Antonio Inoki freeing Japanese hostages in Iraq… and the Sound Off is now on SPOTIFY!