Join Graham "GSM" Matthews every Thursday as he runs down his weekly wrestling rants, welcomes guests, hosts exclusive interviews and more!
WrestleRant Radio - June 10, 2021: Raw's Atrocious Ending, Andrade's AEW Debut & TakeOver: In Your House Predictions!
SummerSlam is hitting Las Vegas this August and, per reports, WWE is going all out for the event! Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau open WrestleRant Radio with their thoughts on what the card could consist of as well as whether Bobby Lashley will leave Hell in a Cell still WWE Champion, where MVP's interaction with Kofi Kingston might be headed, The Viking Raiders becoming number one contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship, Jaxson Ryker's face turn (and why it won't work), Nikki Cross pinning Raw Women's Champion Rhea Ripley, and THAT awful ending to Monday's Raw. Was it among the worst in recent memory, if not ever?
The duo also discuss Andrade El Idolo's AEW debut last Friday night on Dynamite and getting paired off with Vickie Guerrero, most of the feuds from Double or Nothing continuing and why that's a mistake, Lio Rush announcing his apparent retirement from wrestling, if Braun Strowman could return to WWE, Io Shirai and the Million Dollar Championship returning on Tuesday's NXT episode, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's NXT TakeOver: In Your House event!
WrestleRant Radio - June 3, 2021: Shayna Baszler Interview, More WWE Releases, & AEW Double or Nothing Thoughts
Former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler joins Graham "GSM" Matthews at the beginning of this week's WrestleRant Radio to discuss her Raw match against Reginald this past week and her thoughts on intergender wrestling, comparing wrestling to Marvel movies and what Marvel character she feels she relates to the most, the status of her team with Nia Jax, possible opponents, competing in front of fans at WrestleMania 37 and how she benefited from the ThunderDome era, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then break down all of the latest shocking WWE releases including Tom Phillips (and Jimmy Smith replacing him on Raw commentary), Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Murphy, Ruby Riott, Lana and Santana Garrett. Which departures were the most shocking? Who among them had the most potential to be a bigger star? Where will they wind up next? Is a sale of WWE imminent? They also share their quick thoughts on AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view event and the biggest highlights and low points from the night!
WrestleRant Radio - May 27, 2021: Bronson Reed Interview, Latest WWE Departures & AEW Double or Nothing Predictions!
On the exact 11-year anniversary of when he joined Bleacher Report, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses his journey before airing his exclusive interview with all-new NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed! They talk his title win and what it meant to him, feedback he got from it, what he wants to emulate Rob Van Dam's Television title championship reign from ECW, the Australian influence in WWE currently, his goals in wrestling including facing Samoa Joe at some point, movies he wants to see, and more!
RJ Marceau then joins GSM to talk WWE releasing Velveteen Dream and if it's "dream over" for his wrestling career, Adnan Virk mutually parting ways with WWE and why he was never a good fit for the announcer role on Raw, WWE officially hitting the road again this summer, if Raw was better than usual on Monday night and the biggest issues with the show, the face-off between Cameron Grimes and Ted DiBiase on NXT and if DiBiase is now the new manager for LA Knight, Franky Monet's in-ring debut, the highly-anticipated NXT Championship rematch between Finn Balor and Karrion Kross, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event!
WrestleRant Radio - May 20, 2021: Drew McIntyre Talks New Book, John Cena, WrestleMania 37, Fan Backlash & More!
WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre's all-new book My Chosen Destiny is out now, and he's on WrestleRant Radio this week to talk all about it! In his exclusive interview with Graham "GSM" Matthews, The Scottish Warrior discusses what went into writing the book, growing up a fan of wrestler autobiographies, doing media and what he learned from John Cena, missing fans, his thoughts on his WrestleMania match with Bobby Lashley and if he feels fans are starting to turn on him, how it's harder to stay on top, one thing he hopes to keep doing once fans return, if we'll ever hear his "Broken Dreams" entrance theme again on WWE TV, and more!
GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss when we can expect fans back in the buildings at WWE shows now that multiple mandates have been lifted, AEW Dynamite moving to TBS in 2022 along with its new Friday night program Rampage, the latest round of releases from NXT, an overall enjoyable WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view (outside of the asinine zombies), who's next for Roman Reigns, what feuds will carry over into Hell in a Cell, Kofi Kingston's big night on Raw, Natalya and Tamina becoming WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, Bronson Reed capturing the NXT North American Championship on NXT and how the black-and-yellow brand has been firing on all cylinders lately. Plus, thoughts and highlights from Wednesday's AEW Dynamite!
WrestleRant Radio - May 13, 2021: Braun Strowman Talks WrestleMania Backlash, His Last Year in WWE, State of Raw & More!
Ahead of his huge WWE Championship opportunity at WrestleMania Backlash, WWE Superstar Braun Strowman returns to WrestleRant Radio to speak with Graham "GSM" Matthews about facing Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre this Sunday, his last year in WWE, the pros and cons of having no fans, being back in front of a crowd at WrestleMania 37, his feud with Shane McMahon, getting in great shape during his absence, the current state of Monday Night Raw, and more!
In the second half of the show, RJ Marceau joins GSM to talk the recent report regarding Zelina Vega. Is the recently released Superstar already on her way back to WWE? They then review a newsworthy edition of AEW Dynamite featuring a rare IWGP United States Championship defense from Jon Moxley, SCU's swan song against The Young Bucks, the issue with the AEW World Championship match at Double or Nothing, Stadium Stampede 2, and Miro winning the AEW TNT Championship from Darby Allin.
Plus, hear their thoughts on Alexa Bliss using her supernatural powers on Shayna Baszler on Raw, the return of Jinder Mahal, what the hell is going on with Jeff Hardy, if Dakota Kai is next in line for a shot at Raquel Gonzalez's NXT Women's Championship, the debut of Hit Bow on NXT, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish reuniting (kind of), what's next for Santos Escobar, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view!
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.
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.