From an awesome WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event to an entertaining episode of Raw, it's been a whirlwind of a week in the world of wrestling, and in their first WrestleRant Radio back on Endicott College campus, hosts Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau waste no time in breaking it all down! Before they delve into their thoughts on said shows, they offer praise the WWE 24: WrestleMania 31 special and the Ride Along premiere on WWE Network and why fans should check them out.
Getting into their review of the Royal Rumble, the duo discuss the best Last Man Standing match in years between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens, Kalisto winning back the United States Championship, where the Royal Rumble match ranks among the recent installments, AJ Styles' WWE debut, Sami Zayn's surprise return, Triple H becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, who should have won instead, and what it means for WrestleMania 32.
In the latter half of the show, GSM and RJ give their two cents on Monday's Raw including Flo Rida's appearance, Styles' in-ring debut on the flagship show and the subtle tease for Chris Jericho's pending heel turn, the state of the Divas division, what's next for The Wyatt Family, The Rock's return and verbal exchange with The New Day, the Triple Threat Fastlane main event, and much more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau get ready to rumble on the latest WrestleRant Radio with their candid picks and predictions for Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view! But before that, current GFW Global Champion and former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Nick "Magnus" Aldis is back for Part 2 of our exclusive interview to talk whether management dropped the ball on him by turning him heel in late 2013, if English wrestlers have traditionally been held back in major American wrestling organizations, and if there was ever one point during his TNA tenure he thought it was time to leave.
Plus, he dishes out on the morale in the locker room toward the end of his stint there, his last TNA match with James Storm, their move to their new network Pop TV, if he's ever contemplated a run in WWE, if there's anyone on the wrestling scene today he'd be interested in working with, if there are any other endeavors he wishes to explore, and much more!
Stay tuned until the second half of the show for GSM and RJ previewing the Royal Rumble card including The New Day vs. The Usos for the WWE Tag Team Championship, Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto for the United States Championship, Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch for the Divas Championship, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing match for the Intercontinental Championship, and of course the 30-man Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
We're only two weeks into 2016 and WrestleRant Radio is no less loaded than usual! The first half of the episode features Part 1 of Graham "GSM" Matthews' exclusive interview with former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and current GFW Global Champion Nick "Magnus" Aldis and they talk all about his new book out on Amazon and why wrestling fans should check it out, how his time with Global Force Wrestling has been so far, his time in TNA's tag team division and if his tandems went as far as they could go, what it was like to be among legends such as Kurt Angle and Sting in the Main Event Mafia, if he felt his match with AJ Styles in 2013 was a turning point in his career, what it was like to become the first-ever British-born world heavyweight champion in a major American organization in over a century, and more!
Also, stay tuned until the final quarter of the show where GSM gives his two cents on Sting getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year and who else might have the honor of entering the prestigious hall, the Stone Cold Podcast with Ric Flair that aired on WWE Network, SmackDown's USA Network debut and praise for Mauro Ranallo on commentary, TNA's first show on Pop TV, Kalisto winning the United States Championship, and Brock Lesnar's Raw return.
It's a new year (yes it is!) on WrestleRant Radio, and what better way to ring in 2016 than by breaking down the rumors of AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson possibly heading to WWE? RJ Marceau returns to the show to join Graham "GSM" Matthews to recap the wild week in wrestling including those reports and what they might mean for the future of WWE and NXT, how Finn Balor and even The Authority could get involved, the Royal Rumble match now being for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WrestleMania 32 plans, and SmackDown moving to USA Network this Thursday.
GSM and RJ also waste no time in reviewing Raw from Monday and give their thoughts on Kevin Owens and Neville putting on a clinic, the Divas Championship picture, The Wyatt Family's attacks on Ryback and Big Show, Heath Slater's new "Social Outcasts" group, why all hope might be lost for Dolph Ziggler in WWE, Chris Jericho's surprise return and who he might be feuding with going into WrestleMania, Roman Reigns' WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against Sheamus, the predictability of the Rumble, and much more!