The excitement of WWE's WrestleMania week is in full force on WrestleRant Radio, and in a bit of breaking news, Grammy-nominated rapper and producer Wale will sing Big E to the ring on The Grandest Stage of Them All this Sunday! The Intercontinental Champion talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about how it happened, his friendship with Wale, being back in front of fans, the importance of defending the title at WrestleMania, his favorite live performance to have taken place at The Show of Shows, and more!
Then, after giving their quick thoughts on this year's WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies and Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, GSM and RJ Marceau give their full preview and predictions for WrestleMania 37! Hear their thoughts on why Cesaro must beat Seth Rollins, the absurdity of the Steel Cage match between Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon, The New Day defending their Raw Tag Team Championship against AJ Styles and Omos, which match will main event Night 1, why isn't imperative Bianca Belair becomes SmackDown Women's Champion on Saturday night, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley's chances of victory versus Drew McIntyre, Logan Paul's involvement in Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn, Rhea Ripley needing to avenge last year's WrestleMania loss, and who is walking out the Universal Champion.
One week out from WrestleMania weekend, Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his thoughts on the April 2, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown featuring Edge's promo cementing his heel turn and why he's better off in that role, the eight-man tag team match and next week's WrestleMania edition of SmackDown, the pros and cons of it, Seth Rollins and Cesaro going face-to-face, Shayna Baszler losing to Natalya in under a minute, what the post-match angle could be leading to, Kevin Owens crashing Sami Zayn's red carpet premiere with Logan Paul, Bianca Belair beating Carmella, the Street Fight main event between Daniel Bryan and Jey Uso, and more!
NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on this week's WrestleRant Radio to talk his upcoming title defenses against Tommaso Ciampa and Rampage Brown, his WWE journey so far, returning to NXT after a year away, his historic title reign, his instant classics with Ilja Dragunov and Tyler Bate, why he's enjoyed wrestling without a crowd, being an attraction wrestler, if he'd ever go to NXT full-time, opponents he still wants to face, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau are also talking William Shatner being announced for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021, Monday's abysmal episode of Raw, the mind-boggling decision to break up The Hurt Business and what it might be leading to, Christian Cage's return to the ring on AEW Dynamite, QT Marshall debuting a new heel stable, why Cody Rhodes the Arcade Anarchy main event, Kenny Omega's next opponent, the convoluted Battle Royal main event on NXT, what else stood out from the show, NXT officially moving to Tuesdays after WrestleMania 37, and complete predictions for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver next week!
In his review of the March 26, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses Edge apparently cementing his heel turn, Seth Rollins colliding with Shinsuke Nakamura in a rematch from Fastlane, Apollo Crews pinning Big E in a six-man tag team match to earn yet another shot at the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37, two more matches added to the card, Logan Paul's involvement in Kevin Owes vs. Sami Zayn, Bianca Belair battling Natalya and tensions rising between her and Sasha Banks, Rey Mysterio rekindling his rivalry with Dolph Ziggler, the Universal Championship match at 'Mania turning into a Triple Threat, and more!