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!
The end of an era has arrived! It's the FINAL episode of WrestleRant Radio hosted by Graham "GSM" Matthews and Tommy Sharp at Endicott College, and they don't disappoint in delivering a stellar show! They kick off the hour in previewing Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view and discuss whether Jinder Mahal is walking out of Chicago with the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles battling for the United States Championship, Shinsuke Nakamura's in-ring debut against Dolph Ziggler, what the future of SmackDown Live's women's division beholds, and more!
From there, they get into Raw from Monday night with their thoughts on the pending Fatal 5-Way match at Extreme Rules, Alexa Bliss continuing to target Bayley, Sasha Banks' latest loss to Alicia Fox, The Miz's pursuit of the Intercontinental Championship, unfinished business between Finn Balor and Roman Reigns, and Sheamus and Cesaro's singles shortcomings versus The Hardy Boyz. Plus, don't miss the heartfelt farewell from GSM and Tommy at the end of the episode!
With Tommy Sharp unable to appear this week, Graham "GSM" Matthews flies solo on WrestleRant Radio to analyze all the latest buzz in the world of wrestling, including full predictions for Friday's ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds pay-per-view event! What championships does he see changing hands (if any)? From there, he reviews Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT from this week and discusses why Mickie James' WWE return has been disappointing thus far, how Braun Strowman's injury affects Roman Reigns' plans (and an interesting new feud for him), high praise for Tag Team Turmoil, a possible WWE Cruiserweight Championship match for Extreme Rules, rumors of Charlotte Flair not turning full-fledged babyface after all, Luke Harper being criminally wasted, The Usos continuing to kill it as heels, why Aliester Black on the main roster might be imminent, Hideo Itami and Roderick Strong battling it out in the NXT main event, and much more!
May the Fourth be with you! The latest jam-packed edition of WrestleRant Radio with Graham "GSM" Matthews and Tommy Sharp runs down the results from Sunday's Payback pay-per-view, reviews the "House of Horrors" match and how Bray Wyatt has become an afterthought, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins' interaction on Raw, why The Miz wants the Intercontinental Championship back, Kevin Owens putting Chris Jericho on the shelf on SmackDown Live and potentially having to deal with John Cena upon his return, Jinder Mahal's recent win over Sami Zayn, and Alexa Bliss becoming the new Raw Women's Champion and what's next for her.
From there, GSM and Tommy talk the landscape of SmackDown's women's division and what might come out of the events from Tuesday night, Austin Aries' unfinished business with Neville, why it's wise to position Titus O'Neil as a manager and not a wrestler, Cesaro and Sheamus turning heel and why they could be the best team in WWE today, Aiden English's apparent new gimmick, what the hell is going on with Dolph Ziggler, a quick preview for Backlash, and much more!