WWE SummerSlam is set to be another stacked show this year, and although they won't be in attendance, Graham "GSM" Matthews and the returning RJ Marceau are excited to preview and predict the event's entire card! They give their picks for each bout and give their hot takes on the current product along the way on Neville losing the WWE Cruiserweight Championship to Akira Tozawa on Raw, Enzo Amore's uncertain future in WWE, the pending return of The Demon, Baron Corbin cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase unsuccessfully on SmackDown Live, the state of SmackDown's tag team division, and what needs to be done to make Randy Orton "great" again.
Additionally, they discuss Carmella cashing in her contract on Sunday, if Alexa Bliss is in danger of dropping the Raw Women's Championship to Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens being primed for a feud with Shane McMahon, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rolling reuniting to contend for the Raw Tag Team Championship, why the Jinder Mahal experiment has failed and if it's time to pull the trigger on Shinsuke Nakamura, and who needs to walk out of Brooklyn the Universal Champion.
For the first time ever, Graham "GSM" Matthews' own grandmother joins him on WrestleRant Radio to review Netflix's "G.L.O.W" series! They talk the show's soundtrack, their favorite characters, how it represents wrestling, how they got into the show and why (or why not) you should be watching it, the dynamic between Ruth and Debbie, predictions for the rest of Season 1 and whether there will be a Season 2, and what else she's watching at the moment (and what she recommends you check out as well).
In the remainder of the episode, GSM breaks down the week in WWE with thoughts on the excellent Last Man Standing main event on Monday Night Raw, the great build for the Universal Championship match at SummerSlam, Bayley being booed, why Emma is criminally underutilized, Scott Dawson getting injured, the latest in the ongoing saga between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, John Cena vs. Baron Corbin being confirmed for SummerSlam, a possible Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger tag team, Jinder Mahal losing his first match in many months on SmackDown Live, rumors of an Ring of Honor faction in NXT, The Street Profits' debut, and much more!
John Napolitano is back on WrestleRant Radio for Part 2 of his candid conversation with Graham "GSM" Matthews, and they're talking about what the future of WWE holds with The Shield at the helm. Is it time to move past Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns? Can Finn Balor be "the guy" if booked the right way? And where do Brock Lesnar and the other part-timers fit into this equation? The BooKings analyze it all!
Plus, for the first time ever, listen as they break down their "beast booking" process in SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 General Manager Mode! GSM and John discuss what goes into scheduling the matches, what led them to the point they're at in the game, and a complete simulation of their Survivor Series 2016 pay-per-view event!
In case you've been living under a rock this week, WWE Battleground 2017 has had the entire wrestling world buzzing, with some calling it one of of the worst events the company has produced in some time. Was it truly that terrible? Find out on the latest episode of WrestleRant Radio as Graham "GSM" Matthews and special guest Marlin Phillips break down the pay-per-view event and give their two cents on The New Day winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in an awesome opener and where the tag team scene goes from here, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin and whether we have seen the end of this program, and Natalya shockingly winning the Fatal 5-Way match and what's next for Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
Plus, hear the rest of their ranting review of Battleground and listen as they discuss Kevin Owens capturing the United States Championship in what could have been a botched finish, John Cena and Rusev rekindling their rivalry in a boring Flag match and why the entire feud was a waste of time, 50/50 booking striking again with Mike Kanellis following his loss to Sami Zayn, the atrocity that was the Punjabi Prison match between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton and the return of The Great Khali, what SmackDown Live can do to regain some of its lost luster, and much more!
For the first time in nearly one year, John Napolitano returns to WrestleRant Radio to shoot the breeze on all things pro wrestling with Graham "GSM" Matthews! Nothing is off limits as they discuss the build to this year's SummerSlam, Battleground's history, Kevin Owens' 2015 feud with John Cena, consistency issues between WWE and NXT, why it is no longer necessary for Triple H to be in action at WrestleMania, Roman Reigns being "the guy," what Brock Lesnar has left to accomplish in WWE, Jason Jordan being revealed as Kurt Angle's "son," and much more!
Plus, they're also going in-depth with their "booking" process as they play General Manager Mode in SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 and their history with the game!