Coming off the controversy surrounding Roman Reigns and his 30 day suspension from WWE, Graham "GSM" Matthews opens WrestleRant Radio this week with his brief thoughts on the matter and how it affects the Battleground main event before transitioning into his two cents on Ring of Honor's Best in the World pay-per-view from last Friday and the imminent departures of Roderick Strong and Moose. Could they be WWE bound before long?
Additionally, GSM talks Kurt Angle's rumored return and why it's only inevitable, Brock Lesnar gracing the cover of WWE 2K17, Clash of Champions and other pay-per-view potentially making a comeback, how Reigns' suspension was addressed on Raw, WWE's growing women's division with two strong feuds, pitching a United States Championship match for next week's July 4th Raw, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens on 'The Highlight Reel,' The Miz defending the Intercontinental Championship in a dud of a match, how a Wyatt Family vs. New Day feud could work, and more!
WrestleRant Radio kicks off the summer season with a bang by breaking down all the latest happenings in the world of wrestling! Graham "GSM" Matthews kicks things off by discussing the WWE Draft that is set to be held on the July 19th edition of SmackDown as well as Stone Cold Steve Austin's interview with AJ Styles on the WWE Network talking his time in TNA, how he has been handled thus far, his debut, his start in the wrestling business, why he left TNA, wrestling in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and a slew of other topics.
From there, GSM gets into his reviews of Money in the Bank and Raw and dishes out on the various miscues in the WWE Tag Team Championship match, why the show didn't need to be as long as it was, Natayla's shocking heel turn, AJ Styles' big victory over John Cena and why fans need not worry about it being dirty, a stellar WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event and a subsequent Money in the Bank cash-in by Dean Ambrose, if Battleground is the right event to host the long awaited Shield Triple Threat, the returns of Sasha Banks and Bray Wyatt, and much more!
Five days out from what WWE is advertising as the greatest Money in the Bank installment to date, WrestleRant Radio is an equally stacked show as well! Graham "GSM" Matthews offers brief thoughts on Sunday's TNA Slammiversary event as well as where you can listen to his thoughts on NXT TakeOver: The End. From there, he offers his two cents on Monday's enjoyable edition of Raw featuring a hilarious opening segment, the brilliance of Kevin Owens on commentary, the return of Corporate Kane, The Shield on 'The Ambrose Asylum,' the fantastic finish to Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro, another epic encounter between John Cena and AJ Styles, and more!
In the second half of the hour, Mike Yoder joins GSM for predictions for the pending pay-per-view! Will Charlotte and Dana Brooke be able to coexist? Who will leave as WWE Tag Team Champions? Does Dean Ambrose cash in the opportunistic briefcase the same night he wins it? Can AJ Styles defeat John Cena? Will controversy ensue in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match? Does anyone honestly care about Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin on the Kickoff show? The duo answer all your questions in regards to everything that is Money in the Bank!
For the first time in over a month, WWEC Radio is back on the airwaves for a special one-off episode to review WWE NXT TakeOver: The End! Tommy Sharp and Graham "GSM" Matthews reunite to talk all about the significance behind "the beginning of the end," Andrade "Cien" Almas' debut and how Tye Dillinger had an equally impressive showing, a stellar NXT tag team title match, if American Alpha are main roster bound, Paul Ellering managing Authors of Pain, and the instant classic between Shinsuke Nakamura and Austin Aries.
Additionally, they discuss the impending arrival of Bobby Roode, NXT Women's Champion Asuka's toughest challenge to the form of Nia Jax, where Bayley fits in to all of this, the Steel Cage main event between Samoa Joe and Finn Balor for the NXT Championship, production values, where the brand goes from here, and much more!
Wrestling's summer season is already off to an explosive start! On the premier episode of WrestleRant Radio in the month of June, Graham "GSM" Matthews talks all about Brock Lesnar's upcoming fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200! What does his UFC return mean for WWE? What is his SummerSlam status and who are potential opponents for him at the event? What WWE might get in return from this deal? Is The Beast at risk of getting hurt one month before his in-ring return? GSM answers your questions!
From there, he breaks down Monday's episode of Raw and gives his two cents on the Money in the Bank Ladder match participants facing off in one-on-one action, Teddy Long's surprising return, John Cena calling out AJ Styles and why he once again proved he's a great mic worker, Alberto Del Rio's asinine finisher, The Club going to war with The New Day in the main event, the amazing video packages featuring Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, the loaded Money in the Bank card, and much more!
Plus, stick around until the end of the episode for full predictions for NXT TakeOver: The End this Wednesday, headlined by NXT Champion Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor in a Steel Cage match and other exciting matchups!