The exclusive interviews keep coming on WrestleRant Radio as this week's episode welcomes the incomparable Phil "CM Punk" Brooks! The wrestler-turned-actor talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about how his role in Jakob's Wife came about, if his wife AJ Lee watches his movies with him, memorizing lines for a long scene vs. cutting a wrestling promo, if he still watches wrestling and who he keeps in contact with, staying in shape, AJ's cooking, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss Draft Day for the NFL, Kenny Omega winning the Impact World Championship and what it means, Andrade's first post-WWE match, the latest on a location for SummerSlam, another awful episode of Raw on Monday night, Charlotte Flair getting reinstated, Riddle and Randy Orton forming a tag team, Braun Strowman being added to the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole continuing in NXT, Toni Storm's latest loss, Bronson Reed earning another shot at the NXT North American Championship, the fantastic final build for Blood and Guts on AEW Dynamite, Adam Page losing to Brian Cage, the ending to the episode, and the return of Cody Rhodes.
The April 23, 2021 edition of WWE SmackDown more than made up for Monday's abysmal episode of Raw with an above-average show on Friday night. Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses Daniel Bryan and Cesaro teaming up against Seth Rollins and Jey Uso, Nia Jax vs. Tamina, Apollo Crews defending the Intercontinental Championship against Kevin Owens, the Mysterios beating Otis and Chad Gable and if a SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity is in their future, Roman Reigns challenging Bryan to a huge high-stakes Universal Championship match next week and what it could mean, Bianca Belair vs. Bayley being made official for WrestleMania Backlash, the return of Aleister Black in vignette form, and more!
Joining Graham "GSM" Matthews on this week's WrestleRant Radio for an exclusive interview is none other than NWA Television champion Da Pope! They talk his extensive charity work and where it originated, how he got started with the NWA, serving as a commentator for IMPACT, his promo style, Dusty Rhodes being an inspiration, why he isn't in WWE or AEW right now, and more!
From there, RJ Marceau and GSM discuss last week's shocking releases and where they see each of them going, Pat McAfee joining the SmackDown commentary team, Raw being another abysmal show on Monday night, if T-Bar and Mace are damaged goods, Charlotte Flair's "suspension," if Ronda Rousey getting pregnant means she's officially done with wrestling, Riddle upsetting Randy Orton, thoughts on Wednesday's NXT including the debut of Sarray, AEW doing a great number last week and if they can consistently do over a million viewers each week, MJF's excellent promo, Blood and Guts taking up an entire episode of Dynamite in two weeks, Team Taz being booked like losers, AEW hardly hyping Kenny Omega's involvement in IMPACT's Rebellion pay-per-view this weekend, and if Daniel Bryan will leave WWE when his current contract expires.
Despite being an underwhelming post-WrestleMania show, the April 17, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown was still solid on the whole. Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his complete thoughts on the episode featuring Pat McAfee's debut on commentary, Cesaro stepping up to Roman Reigns, the excessive amount of replays, Rey Mysterio taking on Otis, the WrestleMania rematch between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Bianca Belair celebrating her SmackDown Women's Championship victory, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defending their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Street Profits, Seth Rollins crashing the Cesaro vs. Jey Uso main event, and more!