Before getting into his review of the June 25, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews shares his two cents on the latest round of releases from WWE from earlier in the day including several notable names from NXT and 205 Live. Then, he discusses an eventful episode of the blue brand with thoughts on Bayley and Seth Rollins beating Bianca Belair and Cesaro in intergender tag team action and why the Belair vs. Belair feud should have ended at Hell in a Cell, Shinsuke Nakamura's king coronation and his apparent new name, Big E and Carmella qualifying for the men's and women's Money in the Bank Ladder matches respectively and who else could join them from the SmackDown side, Jimmy Uso taking on Dolph Ziggler, Edge returning and attacking Roman Reigns, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes another huge name in the wrestling world to WrestleRant Radio this week: 13-time WWE women's champion Charlotte Flair! She has a ton to say about her rivalry with Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley, her current booking and why she prefers being a heel, the state of the women's division right now, why she doesn't think an all-women's show in WWE is necessary, SummerSlam this year being her WrestleMania, Andrade's decision to leave WWE, acting aspirations, and more!
RJ Marceau then joins GSM to talk the latest happenings in AEW, why certain talent are starting to feel overexposed and if the debut of Rampage is going to help with that, overall thoughts on last Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and why four in three days was way too many, the weak finishes at the end, Shayna Baszler's latest loss, thoughts on Roman Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio from SmackDown, everyone who's qualified for the men's and women's Money in the Bank Ladder matches so far, who could win and who else could qualify, a quick review of Tuesday's NXT and the debut of Diamond Mine at the end. Are there too many factions in NXT? And are Karrion Kross and Bronson Reed main roster bound before long?
Why did WWE decide to move the Universal Championship Hell in a Cell match between Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio from Sunday to Friday? Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down the (questionable) decision in his full review of the June 18, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown along with thoughts on new additions to the pay-per-view card, Commander Azeez making his in-ring debut alongside Apollo Crews against Kevin Owens and Big E, Shinsuke Nakamura and King Corbin clashing in a "Battle for the Crown" and if it finally means the end for the king crap for Corbin, Bianca Belair vs. Bayley at Hell in a Cell becoming a Hell in a Cell match, Alpha Academy attacking Otis, the excellent main event between Reigns and Mysterio, and more!
Fresh off his huge victory at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, new Million Dollar champion LA Knight joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on WrestleRant Radio to discuss winning the title and what it meant to him, working with Ted DiBiase, his Ladder match with Cameron Grimes, why 2021 was the right time for him to return to WWE NXT, following in the footsteps of Drew McIntyre, seeing familiar faces backstage, the inspiration behind his entrance music, and more!
From there, GSM talks with RJ Marceau about the latest happenings in AEW including Team Taz splitting up, Christian Cage feuding with Matt Hardy and if All Out is the right time for Adam Page to beat Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship, if In Your House was one of the weaker installments of TakeOver NXT has done to date, a hot follow-up show on Tuesday night featuring the return of Samoa Joe, if he'll eventually wrestle, what's next for Karrion Kross as NXT Champion, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole being set for The Great American Bash, quick thoughts on Monday's Raw including the return of Eva Marie and Piper Niven's debut, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event!