From the controversial finish to the Royal Rumble match on Sunday night to the #CancelWWENetwork Twitter trend that caught fire, it's been a whirlwind of a weekend in WWE... both figuratively and literally! Snowed in by the storm, Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes John Nap back to WrestleRant Radio to talk all about the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and its repercussions! Is Roman Reigns ready for the main event of WrestleMania 31? And why was Daniel Bryan eliminated so early from the bout? The two sound off on all of that, plus the immense backlash it received from the fans!
Also, GSM and John get into The Rock's Rumble involvement and why it was seen as "damage control" from WWE. In spite of the fans apparently canceling their WWE Network subscriptions in anger, the service still managed to surpass the one million subscriber mark this week. They give their two cents on why the movement was stupid, what's on tap for WrestleMania 31 and much more in the first official show on the road to WrestleMania!
Are you ready to rumble?! With WWE Royal Rumble this Sunday, Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his full predictions for the pay-per-view on this week's WrestleRant Radio, including who he thinks will walk away with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, The New Age Outlaws returning to action, and of course, who will win the 2015 Royal Rumble match! However, that's only scratching the surface on what's featured in the longest episode in WrestleRant Radio's history! GSM gives his two cents on WrestleMania 32 coming to Texas, if we'll see the final matches of The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin at that event, plus Monday's Raw Reunion show, nWo reuniting, Sting's Raw debut, and Brock Lesnar unofficially turning face.
Also, stay tuned as GSM sits down with RJ Marceau to do live commentary during the 2006 Royal Rumble while watching it on the WWE Network! They give their thoughts on Rey Mysterio winning the Rumble, history of Rumble winners capturing world title gold at WrestleMania, the early signs of Triple H turning babyface, Goldust's return, what purpose Tatanka served in WWE, Shane McMahon eliminating Shawn Michaels, and much more!
The second WrestleRant Radio of 2015 recaps a very newsworthy week in the world of wrestling, and what better way to kick things off than with the announcement that Macho Man Randy Savage is WWE Hall of Fame bound the night before WrestleMania 31? Graham "GSM" Matthews talks about why it wasn't a shocking move but still a great one, fondest memories of Macho Man and his best memories, the legacy he leaves behind, why it took so long for get inducted, Hulk Hogan being the one to induct him and who else could make the WWE Hall of Fame legitimate. Dig it!
GSM was also in attendance for the premiere of TNA Impact Wrestling on Destination America last Wednesday and he's got an on-site report of the entire event! Everything from the return of Awesome Kong (and the MASSIVE reaction it received), the two title changes, the heel turns in the main event, and the loooooong commercial break (and what caused it) are covered. To close out the show, GSM sounds off on Monday's episode of Raw, why Roman Reigns simply isn't ready for the main event of WrestleMania, the evolution of Seth Rollins, SmackDown moving to Thursdays this week, the announcer shake-up, and much more!
WrestleRant Radio rings in the new year in a huge way as Graham "GSM" Matthews sits down with former WWE wrestler and star of 'Gotham', Giovanni "Romeo" Roselli! They discuss how he got into wrestling, his inspirations growing in, making it to WWE and his reaction when he got the news, his "Heart Throbs" tag team with Antonio Thomas, his favorite opponent, getting into acting, filming 'Jersey Shore Massacre,' his career aspirations and much more! Also, GSM gives his brief thoughts on Monday's atrocious episode of Raw and The Authority's return to power!