Ahead of a huge Elimination Chamber weekend that will also feature the debut of his new documentary on A&E, WWE icon Randy Orton makes his WrestleRant Radio debut talking to Graham "GSM" Matthews for an exclusive interview! The Viper has a lot to say about being back and why he feels he's in the prime of his career right now, being an avid gamer, being proud of John Cena and Dave Bautista's acting accomplishments and why he didn't pursue Hollywood himself, the extent his creative freedom and promo process, almost changing his theme song ahead of his recent return and why he'd still like to move on from "Voices" eventually, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then get into all the latest from the wrestling world including The Rock's polarizing promo from last Friday's SmackDown cementing his heel turn and what WWE needs to be careful with, why heel Rock should be for the long haul, Bron Breakker signing with SmackDown and potential feuds for him at WrestleMania 40, Drew McIntyre beating Cody Rhodes on Monday's Raw and if it's an indication he's re-signed, Michael Chandler's Raw appearance and what will be the extent of the WWE-UFC crossover, anticipation level for Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso at WrestleMania, who will be next to challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship, thoughts on O'Shea Jackson's recent comments about AEW needing more video packages to introduce new wrestlers, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Saturday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view!
In his complete audio review of the February 16, 2024 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses the top takeaways along with Kevin Owens and Logan Paul qualifying for the men's Elimination Chamber match, Tiffany Stratton and Naomi qualifying for the women's Elimination Chamber match, The O.C. being on the brink of collapse, the latest on the Damage CTRL drama, The Rock's first full-fledged heel promo in over 20 years and him officially joining The Bloodline, what the long-term plan is and why he should remain a heel beyond WrestleMania 40, and more!
Ahead of FXE's Crush Live event this Sunday, February 18th in Hendersonville, TN, Connor Casey joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on WrestleRant Radio to discuss the event in depth, what fans can expect, his role at the show and how Marvel's Kingpin has influenced his character, getting into the business, forming a faction, ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis making his in-ring debut at the event, and more!
From there, GSM and RJ Marceau discuss the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl (again), the fallout from the buzzworthy WrestleMania 40 press conference, what The Rock and Roman Reigns will have in store for SmackDown on Friday, more teases of a tag team match with them, Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins, if Rock could face Randy Orton at 'Mania instead, Rollins' great promo with Rhodes on Raw, Drew McIntyre being the odds-on favorite to win the men's Elimination Chamber, why it's egregious that Bronson Reed failed to qualify and his bizarre booking on the main roster so far, Jey Uso set to challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship, if LA Knight is still on track to face Logan Paul for the United States Championship at 'Mania, what Sami Zayn's role at the event will be, and who will fill out the women's Elimination Chamber.
In his complete audio review of the February 9, 2024 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses how WWE effectively followed up to the hot ending of Thursday's WrestleMania 40 press conference in Las Vegas involving Cody Rhodes, The Rock and Roman Reigns and a potential power struggle between Triple H and Rock, a World Heavyweight Championship number one contender's Elimination Chamber match being announced, Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles in the first qualifier, Knight vs. Styles possibly happening at Elimination Chamber, Bianca Belair qualifying for the women's Chamber, where Dakota Kai's allegiance will lie between Damage CTRL and Bayley, Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate becoming the number one contenders to the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship, Randy Orton vs. Sami Zayn in another men's qualifier in the main event, who should win the rest of them, and more!