In his complete review of the September 24, 2023 edition of AEW Collision, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses the new matches announced for WrestleDream, Christian Cage capturing the AEW TNT Championship in a three-way match with Luchasaurus and Darby Allin, Rob Van Dam returning for a tag team match with Hook against Matt Menard and Angelo Parker, Julia Hart issuing an AEW TBS Championship open challenge to Kris Statlander, Jay White beating Andrade El Idolo and what it might be leading to, FTR defending the AEW World Tag Team Championship against The Workhorsemen, a Texas Death match main event between Bryan Danielson and Ricky Starks, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses a bit of breaking news from late Friday night regarding Matt Riddle's release from WWE and why he only has himself to blame. In his complete review of the September 22, 2023 edition of SmackDown, he breaks down John Cena and AJ Styles challenging Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa to a tag team match at Fastlane, Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar battling The Street Profits and a possible reason for why we haven't seen a significant character change for the Profits yet, IYO SKY defending the WWE Women's Championship against Asuka in an excellent match, Austin Theory and Grayson Waller vs. The Brawling Brutes, Styles' possible replacement at AJ Styles, and more!
Coming off one of the most newsworthy weeks in wrestling in recent memory, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are breaking it all down on WrestleRant Radio, starting with the news that Jade Cargill has exited AEW and is reportedly WWE bound. They discuss her departure and run there, why a move to WWE is logical, if she should go straight to the main roster or to NXT first, when she should debut, and much more. They also have thoughts on Edge being removed from WWE's internal roster and if Sheamus will re-sign with WWE or leave when his contract expires next year.
GSM and Mr. Marceau then give their top takeaways from Monday's Raw and Wednesday's Grand Slam edition of AEW Dynamite including the Jey Uso saga and how it's been the focal point of WWE's flagship show, what to do with The Viking Raiders, two AEW championships changing hands, and AEW expanding to monthly pay-per-views starting in October. What are the pros and cons?
Finally, they get into today's breaking news regarding SmackDown moving back to USA Network in October 2024 as part of a lucrative deal, if the WWE-Fox relationship lived up to its full potential, what it means for the future of Raw and NXT on USA, Elimination Chamber being announced for Australia next February, and a slew of talent releases including Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Elias, Top Dolla, and more.
Collision at Risk of Losing Identity as AEW Alternative? (AEW Collision Review - September 16, 2023)
We're three weeks into the post-CM Punk era of AEW Collision, and already it's starting to feel like Dynamite and Rampage. Is the show at risk of losing its identity as AEW's own alternative? Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews the September 16, 2023 edition and discuses the dilemma the show is currently facing, Ricky Starks and Big Bill battling Blackpool Combat Club, FTR defending the AEW World Tag Team Championship against Iron Savages, Anthony Bowens vs. John Silver, Aussie Open's WrestleDream challenge to FTR, Andrade El Idolo vs. Scorpio Sky, why The Righteous' win over The Hardys doesn't mean as much as it should, Britt Baker challenging Kris Statlander for the AEW TBS Championship, and more!