The Triple H effect was certainly felt on the August 5, 2022 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, and in his full review of the show, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses Ricochet getting a rare win over Happy Corbin and what should be next for Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura earning an Intercontinental Championship opportunity with a win over Ludwig Kaiser, The Usos teasing tension with Sami Zayn and where it should ultimately lead, Liv Morgan getting booed and why WWE shouldn't turn her, Shayna Baszler becoming the number one contender to the SmackDown Women's Championship, Kofi Kingston beating Erik, the return of Karrion Kross and why he deserves a chance to get over, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are still reeling from their amazing experience in Nashville for WWE's SummerSlam weekend, but before they break it all down, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle joins GSM for an exclusive interview! They talk his doc on A&E, Vince McMahon's retirement, what life after wrestling for him looks like, if a biopic about him is in the works, wanting to manage Chad Gable, his favorite Marvel superhero, and more!
From there, GSM and RJ share quick thoughts on Ric Flair's Last Match before giving their full on-site report from SummerSlam including thoughts on the WrestleMania rematch between Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship, Bayley returning and the debut of her new faction with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, why the Raw women's division is on the ascent and how Sasha Banks and Naomi returning could help with SmackDown's, Logan Paul impressing once again, Edge's return, Ronda Rousey's heel turn and why it's for the best, the absolute spectacle that was Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, and what's next for The Beast following his latest loss.
Plus, the duo discuss whether Monday's Raw was truly a "statement" show by WWE with Triple H now in charge of Creative, what about it felt so refreshing, Ciampa earning a United States Championship opportunity, what AEW Dynamite still needs to improve upon, and a ton of other topics.
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