WrestleRant Radio - June 24, 2014
Summer has officially arrived and Graham "GSM" Matthews kicks off the hottest season of the year with an absolutely jam-packed edition of WrestleRant Radio! In the first portion of the show, GSM talks TNA's first live episode of Impact Wrestling in several months with thoughts on Lashley winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the issue with Eric Young dropping it too soon, Bobby Roode's return and what it means for TNA, the latest on the annual Bound for Glory (is it coming back this year?), Tommy Dreamer's heartfelt promo toward Dixie Carter, the returns of Rhino, Taryn Terrell, Homicide, Low-Ki and others, the six-sided ring and what else is in store for TNA's tapings in New York.
Then, GSM transitions over to Ring of Honor with his review of their latest pay-per-view Best in the World and thoughts on the electric opener, the silliness of the World Television Championship match, how Roderick Strong could be a nice pickup for WWE, the awesomeness of the No Disqualification tag team match pitting The Briscoe Brothers against Matt Hardy and Michael Bennett, what's next for Kevin Steen, the returns of Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, and Michael Elgin winning the ROH World Championship.
Last but not least, GSM gets into the June 23 Raw with discussion of Vickie Guerrero's "firing" and how it was better than expected, Triple H announcing the Money in the Bank Ladder match participants, the enjoyable exchange between Seth Rollins and Rob Van Dam, the stellar Intercontinental Championship match between Bad News Barrett and Dolph Ziggler, the demise of Damien Sandow, Kane being added to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder match and more. Plus, predictions for Sunday's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view!
WrestleRant Radio - June 17, 2014
Graham "GSM" Matthews is back on the best day of the month (what's not to love about the 17th?) for another electric edition of WrestleRant Radio! GSM kicks things off with his candid thoughts on the most recent WWE releases including how Evan Bourne and Curt Hawkins could have attributed to the dwindling tag team team division, Drew McIntyre's wasted potential, and what's next for each of them. He also talks about the reported reason why Dolph Ziggler isn't being pushed right now and Matt Hardy's return to TNA this summer.
From there, GSM gets into his review of Sunday's TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view with who will be X-Division Champion by Destination X, why Samoa Joe is being underutilized, why it was asinine to have The Bro-Mans beat The Von Erichs by disqualification, Bully Ray's Texas Death match against Ethan Carter III and the Steel Cage main event.
In the final portion of the show, GSM analyzes the latest episode of Raw by discussing John Cena's Stretcher match with Kane, the sweet showdown between Roman Reigns and Rusev in the Battle Royal, if Heath Slater and/or Summer Rae are turning face, the terrible vomiting scene, an idea to turn Cameron heel, and of course, the debut of Star Dust!
WrestleRant Radio - June 10, 2014
In the latest episode of WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his in-depth analysis of the June 9 edition of Raw with thoughts on The Authority stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and evaluating Bryan's title reign, who could win the Money in the Bank Ladder match and why Sheamus a likely candidate, how Lana could be overshadowing Rusev, the latest in the Cody Rhodes and Goldust saga, strong promo work from Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, Damien Sandow's surprisingly entertaining performance, the horrible mishandling of Xavier Woods, Seth Rollins' impressive showing on the mic, the current state of the Divas division, and the highly enjoyable six-man tag team main event.
Also, GSM gives his ranting thoughts on TNA's current direction, why Willow is a horrible gimmick, how it's mind boggling how many of the matches lined up for Slammiversary have received zero build-up at all, the latest on MVP's injury, and predictions for this Sunday's pay-per-view.
After a whirlwind week in WWE, Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews it all starting with NXT Takeover including his thoughts on why Camacho just isn't clicking, why The Ascension should have dropped the NXT Tag Team Championships and the potential star in Kalisto, the amazing performances of Tyler Breeze and Sami Zayn, a striking resemblance between Mojo Rawley and The Ultimate Warrior, one of the best women's matches of the year in Charlotte vs. Natalya for the NXT Women's Championship, the main event for the NXT Championship and a potential idea for a repackaged Tyson Kidd.
From there, GSM discusses Sunday's WWE Payback pay-per-view with thoughts on the pre-show match between Hornswoggle and El Torito, the brilliant booking of Sheamus vs. Cesaro, where the Cody Rhodes and Goldust story might lead, an impressive outing from Rusev and Big E, Bo Dallas getting over as a heel, Brie Bella winning over the fans with her stunning slap to Stephanie McMahon, John Cena and Bray Wyatt's awesome Last Man Standing match, The Shield vs. Evolution, the CM Punk chants/references throughout the night and how Payback compared to NXT Takeover.
In the final few minutes of the show, GSM briefly gives his thoughts on Raw, why it was asinine to put Alberto Del Rio in the Money in the Bank Ladder match over Dolph Ziggler, Batista "quitting" and how his most recent run has not been a flop, the shocking moment that saw Seth Rollins turning on The Shield and whether it was the right move, and much more!