Where the hell was Aleister Black on Friday Night SmackDown this week coming off his highly-anticipated return? Graham "GSM" Matthews addresses his absence in his complete review of the May 28, 2021 episode and talks The Street Profits and The Usos kicking off the evening on a high note, Natalya and Tamina battling The Riott Squad, Bianca Belair vs. Carmella and why it's evident WWE doesn't currently see women's wrestling as a priority, Seth Rollins' great promo about Cesaro, Kevin Owens vs. Apollo Crews ending so quickly, Rick Boogs playing Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring for the second straight week, the Mysterios defending their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode in the main event, two title matches set up for next week, and more!
On the exact 11-year anniversary of when he joined Bleacher Report, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses his journey before airing his exclusive interview with all-new NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed! They talk his title win and what it meant to him, feedback he got from it, what he wants to emulate Rob Van Dam's Television title championship reign from ECW, the Australian influence in WWE currently, his goals in wrestling including facing Samoa Joe at some point, movies he wants to see, and more!
RJ Marceau then joins GSM to talk WWE releasing Velveteen Dream and if it's "dream over" for his wrestling career, Adnan Virk mutually parting ways with WWE and why he was never a good fit for the announcer role on Raw, WWE officially hitting the road again this summer, if Raw was better than usual on Monday night and the biggest issues with the show, the face-off between Cameron Grimes and Ted DiBiase on NXT and if DiBiase is now the new manager for LA Knight, Franky Monet's in-ring debut, the highly-anticipated NXT Championship rematch between Finn Balor and Karrion Kross, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event!
The latest loaded SmackDown for May 21, 2021 was another entertaining installment, kicking off with the news that WWE is returning to the road this July! Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down that development in his full review of the show, complete with thoughts on the parade of champions, the six-woman tag team match, Shinsuke Nakmura battling King Corbin and the SmackDown debut of Rick Boogs, Roman Reigns' next Universal Championship challenger, Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro continuing at Hell in a Cell, Dominik Mysterio vs. Robert Roode, The Uso vs. The Street Profits being announced for next week, Apollo Crews defending his Intercontinental Championship in a Fatal 4-Way match, the long-awaited return of Aleister Black, and more!
WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre's all-new book My Chosen Destiny is out now, and he's on WrestleRant Radio this week to talk all about it! In his exclusive interview with Graham "GSM" Matthews, The Scottish Warrior discusses what went into writing the book, growing up a fan of wrestler autobiographies, doing media and what he learned from John Cena, missing fans, his thoughts on his WrestleMania match with Bobby Lashley and if he feels fans are starting to turn on him, how it's harder to stay on top, one thing he hopes to keep doing once fans return, if we'll ever hear his "Broken Dreams" entrance theme again on WWE TV, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss when we can expect fans back in the buildings at WWE shows now that multiple mandates have been lifted, AEW Dynamite moving to TBS in 2022 along with its new Friday night program Rampage, the latest round of releases from NXT, an overall enjoyable WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view (outside of the asinine zombies), who's next for Roman Reigns, what feuds will carry over into Hell in a Cell, Kofi Kingston's big night on Raw, Natalya and Tamina becoming WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, Bronson Reed capturing the NXT North American Championship on NXT and how the black-and-yellow brand has been firing on all cylinders lately. Plus, thoughts and highlights from Wednesday's AEW Dynamite!