Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau close out 2023 the same way they do every year: with the 11th-annnual WWE/AEW Year in Review Awards! After giving some already-outdated predictions for AEW's Worlds End pay-per-view this weekend (they recorded prior to Wednesday's Dynamite), they look back at the year that was 2023 for WWE and AEW, as well as what YOU voted for in every category: Show of the Year, Pay-Per-View of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Men's and Women's Match and Wrestler of the Year, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau open the holiday edition of WrestleRant Radio going off on a tirade about the best movies they've seen in 2023 before getting into if Liv Morgan's recent arrest could affect her push upon returning to the ring and if she could be considered a frontrunner to win the women's Royal Rumble match, Carmelo Hayes' ceiling on WWE's main roster, why "dark" AJ Styles is a refreshing chance of pace for him, The Miz having one of his best matches in years against Gunther on Monday's Raw, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter capturing the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship and why it might be short-lived, and who will eventually dethrone The Judgment Day as Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
On the subject of Judgment Day, the duo discuss Dominik Mysterio being an MVP for WWE in 2023, contract talk for Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and Drew McIntyre and the possibility of any of them actually leaving, what can be done with Omos, Kenny Omega announcing he has diverticulitis, the updated card for AEW Worlds End, upcoming opponents for Swerve Strickland and how AEW missed the boat to do the match with Keith Lee, and who is a better choice to beat MJF for the AEW World Championship: Swerve or Samoa Joe?
In his complete audio review of the December 15, 2023 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham Matthews discusses the return of Roman Reigns and why it's time to switch things up with The Bloodline, Randy Orton challenging Reigns to an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble, Carmelo Hayes' successful SmackDown in-ring debut against Grayson Waller, Kevin Owens advancing in the United States Championship number one contender's tournament and if he could be turning heel soon, Karrion Kross' latest vignette, The Kabuki Warriors reuniting in tag team action, an update on the injured Charlotte Flair, Orton vs. Jimmy Uso in the main event, AJ Styles returning with a vengeance and setting his sights on Reigns as well as LA Knight, and more!
Fresh off his huge Iron Survivor Challenge win at NXT Deadline, WWE NXT star Trick Williams joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on WrestleRant Radio to talk his career-altering conversation with Shawn Michaels, his breakout match against Ilja Dragunov, winning and losing the NXT North American Championship, the surge in fan support, Booker T being among his biggest supporters, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then talk their in-person experience at last week's SmackDown in Providence, an overview of NXT Deadline, CM Punk making the rounds and how he could make a difference with WWE's Raw television deal negotiations, his heated confrontation with Seth Rollins on Raw and the stage being set for a huge WrestleMania match, if WWE could or should pivot to Punk vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin if the marquee match presents itself, other highlights from Raw including Jey Uso's latest loss, Drew McIntyre challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship on the Day 1 edition of Raw and if he should get a temporary run with it, and if we'll see either sets of tag titles change hands next week.
They also have thoughts on Wednesday's Winter Is Coming edition of AEW Dynamite including the latest on The Devil and who will be a part of the group, updated predictions for the Continental Classic, and why that Golden Jets segment with Ricky Starks and Big Bill was terrible television.