Coming off one of the wildest weekends in wrestling history, Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks it all down on the final episode of WrestleRant Radio of the summer! He gives his on-site report of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn from Saturday night and why it was the best NXT live special to date, along with high praise for the Women's Championship match between Bayley and Sasha Banks and the WWE debuts of Jushin Liger and Apollo Crews.
From there, GSM is welcomed by the returning RJ Marceau to share their experience at SummerSlam in the Barclays Center on Sunday night, including the reaction to Jon Stewart, how Seth Rollins came off like a star, anti-Roman Reigns chants, the issue with WWE's "Diva Revolution," the controversial finish to The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and whether a rematch is in order, Sting going after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions, the return of The Dudley Boyz on Raw, a new Wyatt Family member, and much more!
Don't forget: Next Tuesday, Sept. 1, WrestleRant Radio returns to EC Radio LIVE at 9/8c!
After months and months of anticipation, SummerSlam week has finally arrived! Before Graham "GSM" Matthews takes the train to Brooklyn and witnesses a wrestling weekend of epic proportions, he welcomes Michael Yoder and Arden Franklin to the go-home episode of WrestleRant Radio to preview both SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn!
In this hour and a half hour-long extravaganza, the three share their thoughts on the WWE debuts of Jushin Thunder Liger and Apollo Crews, why Finn Balor must leave TakeOver still the NXT Champion, WWE dropping the ball on Dolph Ziggler, making a case for a Stardust and King Barrett victory, if Dean Ambrose will turn on Roman Reigns, John Cena potentially winning his record-setting 16th world championship, predictions for the epic main event between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker, and much more!
Less than two weeks out from WWE SummerSlam, PW247.net's own Nick Halgan joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on the latest episode of WrestleRant Radio to talk all things wrestling including an analysis of the current state of WWE and what it's missing, including in NXT. Also, will the women ever get the chance to headline Monday Night Raw? They give their candid thoughts on how far women's wrestling WWE has come in the last few weeks and CM Punk and Ronda Rousey in UFC before transitioning into some TNA talk along with what the company needs to do in order to succeed.
From one organization to another, GSM and Nick break down everything Lucha Underground has done right and why they're the perfect alternative to WWE, sharing their two cents on last week's critically acclaimed Ultima Lucha season finale and whether there will end up being a Season 2. Finally, they close out the show discussion the rise of Global Force Wrestling, their recent television tapings, if they need a "face of the company," and much more!
This past week, the wrestling world lost another legendary icon in Roddy Piper, and Graham "GSM" Matthews spends a good portion of this week's WrestleRant Radio paying tribute to the "rowdy icon" by sharing his earliest non-WWE memories of him and the incredible impact he left on the pro wrestling business. He also shares his brief thoughts on the tremendous video package WWE put together for him at the start of Monday's Raw and the overwhelming response from fans and wrestlers alike on social media in recent days.
In other news, Layla retires from WWE! GSM talks her decision to hang up her boots for good and some of her career highlights over the last nine years. Also, he gives his full predictions for Wednesday's Ultima Lucha special presented by Lucha Underground, which will be headlined by a blockbuster title bout between Prince Puma and Mil Muertes. Stay tuned for more random wrestling ramblings as well as his experience meeting the likes of Rey Mysterio, Alberto El Patron, Mick Foley, Samoa Joe and others at Sunday's Northeast Wrestling show!