SOUND OFF 555 has EXTREME RULES PREDICTIONS, including why the time isn’t right for AJ Styles to drop the WWE title and why Braun Strowman should call out Brock Lesnar on Raw…



Ring of Honor and New Japan co-hosting a G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden opposite NXT Takeover, how it may affect the contract status of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks and why it should be a wakeup call to Vince McMahon… early G1 Climax thoughts on Tanahashi/Suzuki and Okada/Jay White, plus an injury update on Jim Ross… Raw sets one of its lowest ratings ever, yet still occupies three of the top five cable rankings, looking at some of those other shows and the return of the LOVE & HIP HOP REVIEW… an all-women’s event being rumored for this fall, plus the first participants announced for this year’s Mae Young Classic…



a FANTASTIC tag team title main event this week on NXT… making AJ Styles a traveling champion on both shows and dropping the Universal title… the reason why Enzo Amore and Big Cass haven’t spoken in nearly a year… thoughts on the latest war of words between Bret Hart and Martha Hart, and why there’s no easy solution to Owen Hart going into the WWE Hall of Fame… plus, quick thoughts on The Rock’s new SKYSCRAPER movie and season 2 of GLOW on Netflix.


SOUND OFF 554 talks Brock Lesnar crashing UFC 226 to challenge Daniel Cormier, the earliest Lesnar would be able to fight and why he needs to either drop the Universal title or WWE needs to retire it…



thoughts on the New Japan G1 special, including a possible broken neck for Hiromu, a feel good story for Juie Robinson and a fracture within Bullet Club… the LEX EXPRESS gets its own Hidden Gem on the WWE Network… more frightening tweets from the Roman Expire… WWE suffering from COMEDY OVERLOAD and much of it isn’t even funny… praise for the Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy No DQ match from 205 Live, and why both men (especially Ali) can be key players on Raw or Smackdown… Famous B in danger of LOSING HIS LEG on Lucha Underground thanks to Jack Swagger… Sad Tweet of the Week and a lesson on spoilers… NXT call-ups that have been a pleasant surprise… someone finds THAT PHOTO of myself and Jeff Hardy… and BUY OR SELL on the better WWE developmental system, OVW or NXT?


SOUND OFF 553 celebrates BOBBY BONILLA DAY… Daniel Bryan casting doubt on WWE’s ability to properly build to a Wrestlemania match with The Miz… remembering Matt Cappotelli who passed away this week at age 38 and why the man was such a true warrior… Smackdown is officially headed to FOX, but will NXT end up moving to FS1?…



Vince McMahon to spend $500 MILLION of his own money to help fund the XFL… review for both nights of WWE’s United Kingdom Championship Tournament special… why the reports of Brock Lesnar missing Summerslam are nonsense… Bayley finally goes postal on Sasha Banks… Shinsuke Nakamura bitten by a police dog… the pros and cons of reuniting Team Hell No… why Becky Lynch is turning into one of the low key great stories on Smackdown… Viceland airing some really interesting wrestling documentaries starting this Fall, and why WWE dropped the ball on this… remembering the night Mankind was tossed off Hell in a Cell 20 years later and why it’s both one of the best and worst matches in WWE history.


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.


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.


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?


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!



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.


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.


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?