WrestleRant Radio - October 28, 2014
It's Halloween week on WrestleRant Radio, and what better way to kick off the show than with an exclusive interview? Former NECW Champion Sean Burke joins Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ to discuss how he got into wrestling and his background in the business. He goes way back with familiar foe Antonio "The Promise" Thomas, so it doesn't come as any surprise he lists him as one of his favorite opponents. Who else has he enjoyed working with, and who would his dream opponent(s) be? Furthermore, Burke discusses his time in NECW and how his storied undefeated streak came about. What went through his mind when he won the world heavyweight title for the first time? Does he prefer working babyface or heel? What are his goals and aspirations going forward? Burke answers it all!
In the second half of WrestleRant Radio, GSM and RJ break down Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event and Monday's Raw in addition to giving their two cents on the controversial ending between Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins. Why was the right move? John Cena and Randy Orton also collided inside the cell, but it was Orton who had more momentum the next night on Raw. The duo predict when Orton will go full-fledged babyface as well as who will make up Team Cena and Team Authority at Survivor Series. Don't miss their thoughts on Mark Henry turning heel, the return of Ryback, Elimination Chamber getting canned, what's next for Rusev, and more!
WrestleRant Radio - October 21, 2014
Five days before WWE's (not-so-)highly anticipated Hell in a Cell event, Graham “GSM” Matthews, RJ, and special guest host John Napolitano give their in-depth predictions for each match on the pay-per-view! Before they break down the full card, they give their ranting thoughts on Monday's edition of WWE Raw, including the shocking return of Mick Foley! Is The Hardcore Legend back for good, or was it solely a one-off appearance? Also on Raw, Randy Orton once again stole the show by laying out both his Hell in a Cell opponent John Cena as well as Paul Heyman! How long before we see Orton embark on a path of an anti-hero?
From there, the trio of wrestling analysts give their thoughts on the Hell in a Cell gimmick itself and if it still has a place in 2014. Spoiler: it doesn't! Damien Mizdow was also a hot topic of discussion on Monday night after his surprising victory over United States Champion Sheamus in six-man tag team action. John, GSM and RJ predict Mizdow's future, along with Paige and Alicia Fox joining the cast of 'Total Divas', what will main event Sunday's show, the demise of The Authority, how little the midcard championships mean these days, and much more!
WrestleRant Radio - October 14, 2014
Before WrestleRant Radio lives up to its name this week with so much to talk about in the world of wrestling, hosts Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ welcome indie sensation "The One Man Thrill Ride" Jimmy Preston to the program for an exclusive interview! They get intro his background as a professional wrestler as well as his massive following on YouTube and all of social media. What was the motivation behind his viral "Preparing for an Alumni Baseball Game" video and his catchphrase "See ya, dink!"? Also, does he prefer to work as a heel or a babyface, and how is he looking to evolve his character and YouTube videos in the new year? Don't miss him in action on Saturday, October 15th at Northeast Wrestling in Waterbury, CT where he'll be going one-on-one with Cedric Alexander!
In the remainder of the show, GSM and RJ delve into a variety of topics, starting with the very popular question among wrestling fans this week: Are The Rock and Triple H on a collision course for WrestleMania 31 after their confrontation on SmackDown's 15th anniversary show? While on the topic of 'Mania, the two talk discuss the possibility of John Cena vs. Rusev happening, the chances of Kurt Angle coming back to the company, and Hulk Hogan wrestling at the event. Plus, stay tuned for their two cents on Daniel Bryan's injury status and when he's due back, Brock Lesnar being off WWE TV until January, Justin Roberts' release, TNA Bound for Glory, and much more!
Finally, FINALLY The Rock has come back to WWE! Celebrating its one year anniversary on EC Radio, WrestleRant Radio gets the full scoop on The Great One's surprise comeback to the company with thoughts from Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ Marceau and this week's special guest host Arden Franklin. Was Rock's confrontation with Rusev a one-off? And if so, when could we expect him back in the ring and who would he go up against? That wasn't the only highlight from Monday's Raw, as the Hell in a Cell main event was also made official: John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose with the winner facing Seth Rollins later in the night. What does this say about WWE's current roster depth (or lack thereof)?
Based off recent speculation, it appears as if The Wyatt Family is headed toward a split. Did they have more to accomplish as a group, and what will the future hold for them as singles competitors? Rumors have also stated WWE's Christian is cleared to compete, but officials feel he's too fragile. Should he have one more match/run before he officially retires? Plus, don't miss talk of Daniel Bryan's return, Roman Reign's (disappointing) interview from Raw, SmackDown celebrating 15 years, and much more!