Join Graham "GSM" Matthews every Thursday as he runs down his weekly wrestling rants, welcomes guests, hosts exclusive interviews and more!
WrestleRant Radio - May 6, 2021: John Cena Talks "Wipeout", Transitioning Out of WWE, WrestleMania & More!
In one of the biggest interviews in WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes 16-time WWE world champion John Cena to the show! They're talking his current hosting gig on Wipeout, his history with hosting from his time in WWE, the biggest wipeout of his career and what he learned from it, WWE Superstars that would fare well on the show, missing WrestleMania 37 and why he'll always be a part of the WWE Universe, his relationship with Vince McMahon, his thoughts on Roman Reigns' current heel work, and more!GSM is then joined by RJ Marceau as always to preview the premiere of Season 3 of Dark Side of the Ring and what episode they're looking forward to the most, Dario Cueto's return to wrestling in MLW, Daniel Bryan reportedly becoming a free agent following his fantastic championship clash with Roman Reigns on SmackDown and where he could end up, MLW's rumored working relationship with WWE, AEW's big Blood and Guts edition of Dynamite, thoughts on the main event and its polarizing ending, other major developments on the show including setup for Double or Nothing, Eva Marie returning to Raw along with the call-up of Mansoor, Charlotte Flair being added to the Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash, and quick thoughts on a strong show from NXT on Tuesday night headlined by a Street Fight for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship.
WrestleRant Radio - April 29, 2021: CM Punk Talks Acting, Horror, If He Watches WWE, AJ Lee, Staying in Shape & More!
The exclusive interviews keep coming on WrestleRant Radio as this week's episode welcomes the incomparable Phil "CM Punk" Brooks! The wrestler-turned-actor talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about how his role in Jakob's Wife came about, if his wife AJ Lee watches his movies with him, memorizing lines for a long scene vs. cutting a wrestling promo, if he still watches wrestling and who he keeps in contact with, staying in shape, AJ's cooking, and more!GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss Draft Day for the NFL, Kenny Omega winning the Impact World Championship and what it means, Andrade's first post-WWE match, the latest on a location for SummerSlam, another awful episode of Raw on Monday night, Charlotte Flair getting reinstated, Riddle and Randy Orton forming a tag team, Braun Strowman being added to the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole continuing in NXT, Toni Storm's latest loss, Bronson Reed earning another shot at the NXT North American Championship, the fantastic final build for Blood and Guts on AEW Dynamite, Adam Page losing to Brian Cage, the ending to the episode, and the return of Cody Rhodes.
WrestleRant Radio - April 22, 2021: Da Pope Talks NWA, Charity Work, IMPACT Stint, Possibly Going to WWE/AEW & More!
Joining Graham "GSM" Matthews on this week's WrestleRant Radio for an exclusive interview is none other than NWA Television champion Da Pope! They talk his extensive charity work and where it originated, how he got started with the NWA, serving as a commentator for IMPACT, his promo style, Dusty Rhodes being an inspiration, why he isn't in WWE or AEW right now, and more!From there, RJ Marceau and GSM discuss last week's shocking releases and where they see each of them going, Pat McAfee joining the SmackDown commentary team, Raw being another abysmal show on Monday night, if T-Bar and Mace are damaged goods, Charlotte Flair's "suspension," if Ronda Rousey getting pregnant means she's officially done with wrestling, Riddle upsetting Randy Orton, thoughts on Wednesday's NXT including the debut of Sarray, AEW doing a great number last week and if they can consistently do over a million viewers each week, MJF's excellent promo, Blood and Guts taking up an entire episode of Dynamite in two weeks, Team Taz being booked like losers, AEW hardly hyping Kenny Omega's involvement in IMPACT's Rebellion pay-per-view this weekend, and if Daniel Bryan will leave WWE when his current contract expires.
WrestleRant Radio - April 15, 2021: Bianca Belair Interview, WrestleMania 37 Review & WWE Roster Cuts
There's a ton to get to on this week's WrestleRant Radio, but first, Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes all-new SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair on the show for an exclusive interview! They chat about her history-making main event win at WrestleMania 37, her match with Banks being an instant classic, having fans back in the building, the backstage reaction, celebrating with her husband Montez Ford and her family, and more!The rest of the show features a complete breakdown of WrestleMania weekend from GSM and RJ Marceau with thoughts on NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2, the best and worst of both nights of WrestleMania, Bobby Lashley shockingly retaining the WWE Championship, how WWE can follow up on Cesaro's huge victory over Seth Rollins, Bianca Belair becoming the new SmackDown Women's Champion, why The Fiend losing to Randy Orton was incredibly stupid, the terrific Triple Threat main event for the Universal Championship, and quick thoughts on Monday's disappointing post-WrestleMania Raw and Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.Stick around for GSM's two cents on the WWE roster cuts announced on Thursday including Samoa Joe, The IIconics and Mickie James, among others.
WrestleRant Radio - April 8, 2021: Big E Breaks Big News + WWE WrestleMania 37 Predictions!
The excitement of WWE's WrestleMania week is in full force on WrestleRant Radio, and in a bit of breaking news, Grammy-nominated rapper and producer Wale will sing Big E to the ring on The Grandest Stage of Them All this Sunday! The Intercontinental Champion talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about how it happened, his friendship with Wale, being back in front of fans, the importance of defending the title at WrestleMania, his favorite live performance to have taken place at The Show of Shows, and more!Then, after giving their quick thoughts on this year's WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies and Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, GSM and RJ Marceau give their full preview and predictions for WrestleMania 37! Hear their thoughts on why Cesaro must beat Seth Rollins, the absurdity of the Steel Cage match between Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon, The New Day defending their Raw Tag Team Championship against AJ Styles and Omos, which match will main event Night 1, why isn't imperative Bianca Belair becomes SmackDown Women's Champion on Saturday night, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley's chances of victory versus Drew McIntyre, Logan Paul's involvement in Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn, Rhea Ripley needing to avenge last year's WrestleMania loss, and who is walking out the Universal Champion.
WrestleRant Radio - April 1, 2021: WALTER Interview + NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Predictions!
NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on this week's WrestleRant Radio to talk his upcoming title defenses against Tommaso Ciampa and Rampage Brown, his WWE journey so far, returning to NXT after a year away, his historic title reign, his instant classics with Ilja Dragunov and Tyler Bate, why he's enjoyed wrestling without a crowd, being an attraction wrestler, if he'd ever go to NXT full-time, opponents he still wants to face, and more!GSM and RJ Marceau are also talking William Shatner being announced for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021, Monday's abysmal episode of Raw, the mind-boggling decision to break up The Hurt Business and what it might be leading to, Christian Cage's return to the ring on AEW Dynamite, QT Marshall debuting a new heel stable, why Cody Rhodes the Arcade Anarchy main event, Kenny Omega's next opponent, the convoluted Battle Royal main event on NXT, what else stood out from the show, NXT officially moving to Tuesdays after WrestleMania 37, and complete predictions for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver next week!
So much hard work shown!
You can tell HOURS of work is put into this show. This guy clearly knows his stuff and is bound for success. Be sure to give this a listen, you won’t regret it!
One of the best out there.
Doing this by yourself has got to difficult, but this man brings it along with the bubbly. A must listen every week for me! Give it a shot it two!
One of the very best shows!
GSM is the man. In a time where we literally have any option for a wrestling podcast, Graham gives a refreshing narrative from a true wrestling fan that sets him apart from any other show. He’s a fantastic interviewer and an even better dude. I love Wrestlerant.