WrestleRant Radio - December 17, 2013
On the final episode of WrestleRant Radio (and on one of his favorite days of the year, no less), Graham "GSM" Matthews slams shut 2013 with the most electrifying edition to date! GSM kicks things off by revealing the results of the WWE/TNA Year in Review Awards poll, which featured categories such as Wrestler of the Year, Match of the Show, Shocker of the Year, Biggest Disappointment of the Year, Show of the Year, Women's Wrestler of the Year, and much more!
After that, it's time to review the WWE TLC pay-per-view! GSM gives his thoughts on CM Punk overcoming The Shield in a Handicap match and when we should expect to see The Shield split up, AJ Lee's apparent heat with Michelle Beadle and how it played into her Divas title defense against Natalya, the Rhodes brothers stealing the show yet again, the meaningless match between The Miz and Kofi Kingston, The Wyatt Family scoring a big win over Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton becoming the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating John Cena in a TLC match.
Finally, GSM reviews Raw one last time in 2013 by discussing the tag team division in WWE and how it is flourishing at the moment, Dolph Ziggler getting his win back over Fandango, the new alliance of Big E Langston and Mark Henry and whether it will lead to a feud between the two down the line, a random appearance by Shawn Michaels and his confrontation with CM Punk, Tamina Snuka knocking Nikki Bella's teeth right down her throat (literally) with a beautiful superkick, Daniel Bryan's awesome match with Randy Orton, and potential plans for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at the Royal Rumble.
Happy holidays, and be sure to listen to the return of WrestleRant Radio on January 28 at 9/8c!
WrestleRant Radio - December 10, 2013
As Christmas nears, Graham "GSM" Matthews hosts another jam-packed episode of WrestleRant Radio! Among the first topics discussed is in regards to the rumors of a pending WWE Network. With the announcement of a new Network coming sooner rather than later, would you purchase it if it came to fruition with all that is being offered a part of it?
Also, GSM talks about the New England Championship Wrestling "Unwrapped" event he attended a few days prior with thoughts on the highly entertaining Johnny Vegas, "The Masshole" Mike McCarthy winning the NECW Television Championship from Johnny Thunder, the in-rind debut of "Diamondback" Jason Maverick, Scotty Slade and Mark Shurman putting their NECW Tag Team Championships up for grabs, and a star-studded main event pitting Slyck Wagner Brown, Antonio "The Promise" Thomas and "Asylum" Nick Shepard against Sean Burke, Jeremy Prophet and Genesis.
Then, it's Slammy Award time! GSM first runs down the night's list of Slammy Award winners and then gives his thoughts on the never-ending feud between The Miz and Kofi Kingston, the new team of Big Show and Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio suffering a concussion in a match with Sin Cara, Brodus Clay dismantling Xavier Woods and furthering his heel turn, and the unforgettable Championship Ascension Ceremony that closed the show.
Last by not least, GSM gives his predictions for the WWE TLC card, which will feature Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango on the Kickoff show, AJ Lee vs. Natalya for the Divas Championship, Big E Langston vs. Damien Sandow for the Intercontinental Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family, CM Punk vs. The Shield, and John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a TLC match to determine the inaugural undisputed champion.
Graham "GSM" Matthews is back on WrestleRant Radio after a two week hiatus to talk about everything going down in the world of wrestling! Following his brief thoughts on the Survivor Series pay-per-view, GSM talks TNA with his thoughts on the golden Aces and Eights funeral from the Thanksgiving edition of Impact Wrestling and his prediction for who he will think will advance to the finals of the TNA title tournament.
In his review of the December 2 edition of Raw, GSM discusses CM Punk moving into a feud with The Authority, the feud between Xavier Woods and Brodus Clay and why a heel turn for Clay is long overdue, the repackaging of the Sin Cara character and where Alberto Del Rio goes from here, The Shield taking on Big Show, Cody Rhodes and Goldust in tag team action, the contract signing for the title unification match at WWE TLC and the pros and cons of having one world champion.