Mere days ahead of an absolutely star-studded WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Graham "GSM" Matthews and Tommy Sharp reunite at long last on WrestleRant Radio to bring you a stacked show filled with bold picks, predictions and previews of the anticipated event! First, they look at the WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and John Cena and their respective odds of emerging with the title in tow, Kevin Owens' WWE Universal Championship defense against Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair and Bayley's battle for the Raw Women's Championship, and the rest of the exciting undercard.
Then, the duo shift their focus to what is being called one of the most unpredictable Royal Rumble matches in many years and break down every announced participant in the bout. What brought them to the dance and what are their motivations for winning the Rumble? Who can fans expect as surprise entrants? Who do GSM and Tommy see reigning supreme? Find out the answers to all of these questions and much more in this blockbuster rundown of the Rumble!
From Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka passing away to Kurt Angle's WWE Hall of Fame induction announcement to Mickie James' return on SmackDown Live, it has been nothing short of a newsworthy week in the world of wrestling, and Graham "GSM" Matthews is analyzing it all on the latest episode of WrestleRant Radio! He opens the hour with his candid thoughts on the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament and if it was a success, Snuka's passing and whether it should have been honored the way he was, Brock Lesnar's return on Raw, the Elimination Chamber announcement on SmackDown, Dolph Ziggler on The King's Court, Mickie James being revealed as La Luchadora, and much more!
Also, stick around for Jamie Lee Mac and GSM talking the exciting announcement regarding Angle heading into the Hall of Fame, Jamie's initial reaction to the news, who he could see inducting him, a potential on-air role for him on WWE programming, whether we will see him ahead of his induction, and if one more match is in the cards from the Olympic gold medalist!
For the second straight week on WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews is joined by an all-new guest, and this week it's Lucas Rojas from Rivals React Radio! They immediately analyze WWE's decision to return to New Orleans for WrestleMania 34 and if a 'Mania in London will ever be feasible, as well as preview the United Kingdom Championship Tournament this weekend.
From there, the duo discuss the most newsworthy moments from Monday's Raw including The Undertaker's return and what his road to WrestleMania 33 might look like, the use of Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho winning the United States and what that might mean for Roman Reigns' chances of capturing the WWE Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble, and what Brock Lesnar might have in store for the WWE Universe on Monday night.
Other hot topics they break down include how to use Samoa Joe when he gets called up to the main roster, what will happen with The Wyatt Family, pitching John Cena to win the Royal Rumble, Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz and how long the feud will last, Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch headlining next week's SmackDown Live inside a Steel Cage, and much more!
WrestleRant Radio rings in the new year with Graham "GSM" Matthews and special guest David Joseph breaking down the latest week in WWE while also previewing the road to WrestleMania 33! To kick things off, they make a few bold predictions for 2017 (which you need to hear to believe), who the first NXT call-up of the year will be, the top matches at WrestleMania, potential Rumble winners, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels returning to Raw this coming week and what they'll have in store for the WWE Universe, Braun Strowman's impressive push and a possible opponent for him, an interesting idea for The New Day, and other Raw talk.
Additionally, GSM and David discuss an another excellent episode of SmackDown Live from Tuesday night where Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship! What's next for The Awesome One coming off his tremendous tirade? They also analyze Dolph Ziggler's heel turn, AJ Styles vs. John Cena at the Rumble, where Carmella's "relationship" with James Ellsworth is headed, who American Alpha should defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against at WrestleMania, thoughts on "Bring It to the Table" on the WWE Network, and much more!