In one of the longest episodes of WrestleRant Radio ever, Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down the extremely newsworthy week in wrestling, starting with last Wednesday's exceptional NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable special! He has plenty to say about the current state of women's and tag team wrestling down in developmental, along with why it's high time Charlotte is called up to the main roster. And who can forget the long awaited debut of Samoa Joe? He gives his full thoughts on his arrival and what the future holds for the Samoan Submission Specialist.
In the latter half of the show, GSM embarks on a rant in regards to the news of Destination America likely canceling TNA Impact Wrestling in the fall. Could the promotion be on the verge of closing? He exposes the stupidity of the company, some of its employees and fans while also defending the quality of the product as of late. Stay tuned until the end of the show for FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view with special guest Tony Mango of Bleacher Report and Smark Out Moment!
Hide your wives and children (from Kane), it's May 19th! To celebrate this (not-so-)special occasion, Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes back John Nap to WrestleRant Radio to bring you one of the best and most jam-packed episodes in recent memory! They immediately delve into the Payback pay-per-view from Sunday night, their thoughts on it, and why it was one of the year's best events. And what would this episode be without a discussion regarding Kevin Owen's Raw debut on Monday night? They give their two cents on the segment, and speculate as to whether the time is right for the NXT Champion to be called up to the main roster.
Additionally, GSM and John give their full predictions for Wednesday's NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable special on the WWE Network! Who do they see walking away with the NXT Championship in the match between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn? And is there a chance of Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch for the NXT Women's Championship closing the show? Speaking of such, stay tuned for more of their thoughts on the current state of the Divas and tag team divisions, how John would repackage Adam Rose, what's next for Rusev following his split from Lana, the Elimination Chamber matches, and much more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews starts the summer season with a stacked show on WrestleRant Radio, kicking things off with an exclusive interview with newly crowned New England Championship Wrestling Champion Slyck Wagner Brown! They're talking Brown's historic title win, his critically acclaimed match against Brad Hollister and what his goals are going forward. Will he be changing up his in-ring game for his title rematch against Hollister come next month?
From there, GSM gets into his thoughts on the return of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and its pros and cons. Who will vie for the Intercontinental and WWE Tag Team Championships inside Satan's Structure come May 31st? Additionally, he discusses the new coaches, trainers and judges announced for Tough Enough, along with a brief review of Monday's Raw.
Also, stay tuned until the end of the show for full predictions from GSM and a returning RJ Marceau for Sunday's WWE Payback pay-per-view!
It's the final episode of WrestleRant Radio live from EC Radio for the spring semester (don't worry, it'll be in podcast form over the summer), and Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are going out with a bang! They waste no time getting into their two cents on the historic Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight from Saturday night, and the backlash it received from Michelle Beadle handing in her WWE "fan card." Was she in the right? From there, they transition into their Raw review, first discussing how far The New Day have come as heels and if their thoughts have changed on them after Monday night.
In other highlights from Raw, Dean Ambrose was added to the Payback main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! What does this mean for the match, and is there a chance he comes out on top with the belt? Not only that, but Sami Zayn made his long awaited main roster debut in a United States Championship match against John Cena! GSM and RJ talk all about it along with their thoughts on Lana potentially turning face, The Wyatt Family getting back together, the latest injury update on Daniel Bryan, and much more!