Jonn Ritland returns to WrestleRant Radio with Graham "GSM" Matthews to shoot the WWE breeze and talk all things wrestling. From the recent sad state of Raw and what WWE can do to change it to Impact Wrestling's upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view, nothing is off limits! Listen to their candid conversation as they discuss Bray Wyatt's downfall, why more managers are needed, a cool idea to turn Roman Reigns heel, why Bayley is the most mishandled Superstar in WWE right now and why she should become more aggressive, Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, fixing the Cruiserweight division and 205 Live, what the chances are of Hulk Hogan returning to WWE, Marty Scurll challenges CM Punk to come out of wrestling retirement, rumors of WrestleMania 35 emanating from England, next year's Hall of Fame class, and a slew of other relevant topics!
To help preview and predict Sunday's WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Nick Krapf joins Graham "GSM" Matthews this week on WrestleRant Radio! They're talking all things SmackDown Live heading into the anticipated event including The Usos defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against The New Day, the whereabouts of American Alpha, Rusev and the rest of the blue brand's midcard scene, Lana's chances of capturing the SmackDown Women's Championship in her singles debut, whether she should drop her Russian accent, who walks away the winner of the first-ever women's Money in the Bank Ladder match, Jinder Mahal's WWE Championship defense versus Randy Orton and how long he will hold the gold for, John Cena's "free agent" status, why Baron Corbin must win the Money in the Bank briefcase and when he could cash in.
In the final few minutes of the show, GSM offers his two cents on Monday's lackluster episode of Raw and its strong opening segment with Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe, WWE's latest mishandling of Bayley, quick thoughts on NXT and 205 Live, the Cueto Cup getting underway in Lucha Underground, and much more!
WWE held its ninth annual not-so-Extreme Rules pay-per-view last Sunday night, ending on a high note as Samoa Joe earned the right to face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire! Graham "GSM" Matthews and special guest Noah Wade (making his WrestleRant Radio debut) break down the entire event and give their thoughts on the Titus Brand, The Miz regaining the Intercontinental Championship from Dean Ambrose in an entertaining opener, the mixed tag team wrong and what's wrong with the Cruierweight division, Elias Samson's performance and his potential on Raw, and the absolutely awful Kendo Stick on a Pole match and why WWE is doing Bayley no favors with their bad booking of her.
From there, the duo discuss the confusing cage match between The Hardy Boyz and Sheamus and Cesaro and if Matt and Jeff are "broken" bound, Neville killing it as Cruiserweight Champion and what's next for Austin Aries following his latest loss, Joe winning the blockbuster main event and his critically-acclaimed segment with Paul Heyman on Raw, and much more!
This past week's Memorial Day edition of Raw was pretty polarizing to say the least, and Graham "GSM" Matthews has plenty to say about the show on the latest WrestleRant Radio! He's giving his candid thoughts on the strange albeit enjoyable six-man tag team match to kick off the evening, Samoa Joe winning a Triple Threat match against Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor, Sasha Banks' involvement in the Rich Swann vs. Noam Dar feud and why it isn't a burial for her, why the Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil pairing could have potential, the absolutely atrocious This Is Your Life segment with Alexa Bliss and Bayley, the Cruiserweight division dying a death, and an excellent main event between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Plus, GSM reviews Tuesday's edition of SmackDown Live with Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura teaming up in tag team action, Chris Jericho possibly returning sooner rather than later, The New Day's grand return, the announcement of the first-ever women's Money in the Bank Ladder match, Breezango gradually getting over, why the Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton feud just isn't working, and Dolph Ziggler beating AJ Styles clean in the main event.
Plus, stay tuned for Extreme Rules predictions at the end of the episode!
Coming off a stacked week in the world of WWE, Graham "GSM" Matthews is back on WrestleRant Radio with his candid thoughts on all the latest happenings, starting with NXT TakeOver: Chicago from last Saturday night! He's talking Roderick Strong's road to the NXT Championship, Pete Dunne and Tyler Dunne contesting a classic, Asuka's successful defense of the NXT Women's Championship, Hideo Itami's potentially turning heel and what's next for Bobby Roode, Tomasso Ciampa shockingly betraying Johnny Gargano and the fantastic feud they're bound to have, and why Adam Cole was nowhere to be seen at the event.
From there, he reviews WWE's Backlash pay-per-view from the next night in Chicago featuring Shinsuke Nakamura's in-ring debut, a pleasantly surprising outing from Breezango, Sami Zayn scoring a rare win, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles stealing the show, and Jinder Mahal winning the WWE Championship. Other topics GSM discusses include a rumored women's Money in the Bank ladder match, when we could see a Balor Club officially take form in WWE, Elias Samson wrestling on Raw, two big matches for next week's Raw, and much more!