For the first time in over seven months, Lucas Rojas returns to WrestleRant Radio to talk to Graham "GSM" Matthews about his experience at SummerSlam 2017 as well as all the latest happenings in WWE including Samoa Joe's injury, how he would book John Cena vs. Roman Reigns at No Mercy as well at WrestleMania 34 and which one of them should turn heel, The Authors of Pain potentially getting called up to the main roster soon, the Top 10 of the PWI 500 and whether they agree with the list or not, initial thoughts on the Mae Young Classic, Alexa Bliss regaining the Raw Women's Championship, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable's tag team debut, why Randy Orton should turn on Shinsuke Nakamura this Tuesday on SmackDown Live, and much more!
To kick off this week's WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews airs his exclusive interviews with the stars of Global Force Wrestling including the illustrious likes of new GFW Global Champion Eli Drake, Lashley, X-Division Champion Sonjay Dutt, Low Ki and Trevor Lee. He covers a slew of topics with all of them including Destination X, Lashley's history with Kurt Angle and why he chose to return to GFW in 2014, Drake returning to NXT down the road and the process of cutting promos, what the X-Division stars believe was a turning point for the X-Division, why Low Ki came back to GFW and his goals, Dutt winning the X-Division Championship in his native India, and much more!
In the remainder of the show, GSM gives his two cents on all the happenings from WWE's loaded SummerSlam weekend including the awesomeness of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III and Adam Cole's arrival, Asuka's best bout in NXT to date, Aleister Black continuing to impress, Drew McIntyre winning the NXT Championship, why SummerSlam was lackluster despite an amazing main event, why Roman Reigns vs. John Cena must be saved for WrestleMania 34, Braun Strowman battling Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at No Mercy, Bobby Roode's SmackDown Live debut, Shelton Benjamin returning, and everything else that's gone down in the last seven days.
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!