Tommy Sharp has returned from "Parts Unknown" to reunite with Graham "GSM" Matthews on WWEC Radio to preview the Payback pay-per-view on Sunday night! They get into who will walk away the WWE World Heavyweight Champion between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles, how Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson will make their presence felt, the ruthless rivalry between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho settling their score, the finals of the No. 1 Contender's WWE Tag Team Championship tournament, Cesaro contending for the Intercontinental Championship against The Miz, Natalya's last shot at the WWE Women's Championship, and more!
Stay tuned until the final few minutes for a brief preview for tonight's SmackDown and a recap of NXT from Wednesday night!
Five days ahead of WWE Payback, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are joined by Ring Rust Radio's own Donald Wood for another entertaining episode! But before they get into their pay-per-view predictions, they share their thoughts on Monday night's edition of Raw including Stephanie McMahon's return, who should run Raw, League of Nations possibly disbanding, the in-ring debut of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, the amazing video package for Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens and why it could be too little, too late, Dean Ambrose calling out Chris Jericho, the absence of the Emma vs. Becky Lynch feud, and more!
From there, they preview Payback and discuss why no one cares about Kalisto vs. Ryback for the United States Championship on the Kickoff show, Baron Corbin's singles pay-per-view debut, the finals of the No. 1 Contender's WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament, Charlotte vs. Natalya for the WWE Women's Championship, The Miz defending the Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho going one-on-one, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens finally clashing, Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and how Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will factor into the finish!
The latest episode of WWEC Radio starts out on a somber note as Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ Marceau and Tommy Sharp (calling in from Parts Unknown!) discuss the shocking death of women's wrestling pioneer Chyna, who passed away this week at age 45, as well as her incredible impact on the industry and whether a WWE Hall of Fame induction is only inevitable.
From there, they get into Wednesday's enjoyable edition of NXT and offer their two cents on the anticipated debut of No Way Jose and if the gimmick has lasting power, Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady's apparent swan song from NXT against American Alpha, Nia Jax's strong showing versus Deonna Purrazzo, Samoa Joe and Apollo Crews doing battle in the main event, and the overall direction of the brand in the weeks to come. To close it out, the trio preview tonight's SmackDown, NXT's live event in Lowell, MA, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews brings the goods on the latest episode of WrestleRant Radio with not one but two special guests! In the first half of the show, he sits down with Adam Nestle to discuss how he broke into the business as an independent wrestler, tips to other aspiring athletes, his experience with injuries over the course of his career and how one injury put him on the shelf for almost two years, how it affected his life outside the ring, the changing culture of being a wrestling fan, his last match, and more!
From there, GSM is joined by the returning Jonn R. to analyze the overall state of WWE including why Vince McMahon should step down sooner rather than later, Monday's episode of Raw in England, the tag team tournament, NXT call-ups, Natalya challenging for the WWE Women's Championship, Bray Wyatt's injury, and a multitude of other topics. Also, is Roman Reigns a lost cause as champion or is there hope yet for him as a heel?
On the heels of another awesome week in the world of WWE, Tommy Sharp and Graham "GSM" Matthews dive right into it all by sharing their immediate reaction to Wednesday night's noteworthy edition of NXT featuring the televised in-ring debuts of Shinsuke Nakamura and Austin Aries, Samoa Joe's violent path of destruction and where it's headed next, why Tye Dillinger is a grossly underrated talent, Bayley's first match since losing the NXT Women's Championship, and what's on tap for next week's episode.
In the second half of the show, the dynamic duo preview the upcoming edition of SmackDown with thoughts on Chris Jericho and his pending program with Dean Ambrose, what The Lunatic Fringe can do to act more insane, the continuation of the WWE Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's tournament, The Miz coming into his own as a heel with Maryse by his side, Zack Ryder's passionate WWE.com interview with Michael Cole, and much more!