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It's no secret that the wrestling world is in a state of array at the moment, and where better to rant about it all than on WrestleRant Radio? Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ and special guest host Jamie Lee Mac break it all down, starting with their thoughts on the sad state of the WWE right now and why it isn't all that surprising. From there, the three brighten up the mood by discussing the upcoming WWE 2K15 release and the inclusion of NXT in MyCareer Mode. Will you be buying the game this October/November? Going into their review of Raw, they talk Dolph Ziggler's status as Intercontinental Champion and if it means he's on his way up the card.
Other Raw discussion includes whether the Chicago crowd has lost its luster and if CM Punk was to blame. When was the last time you looked forward to a show emanating from The Windy City? Hell in a Cell is only a few weeks away, but WWE seemingly has no idea what the main event for the pay-per-view will be. Could Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella take place inside the cell? The trio give their ranting thoughts on that, the downfall of The Wyatt Family and Luke Harper's pending push, what's next for Randy Orton, how doesn't TNA care for their biggest show of the year Bound for Glory, and much more!
Coming off a controversial Night of Champions pay-per-view, WrestleRant Radio is back for an another electrifying hour of entertainment! Graham "GSM" Matthews and special guest Jacob Bloom kick it off with the most talked about topic in wrestling this week: Roman Reigns' abrupt injury! Will it help or hinder Reigns' momentum, and could it effect the WrestleMania 31 card? From there, they list potential opponents for current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at the event, including two names you never thought would be brought up! Could a returning Kurt Angle put an end to the reign of terror of Lesnar, and what's the latest on his contract status with TNA?!
It's been a while since we last Batista on WWE TV, but it's been made clear by "The Animal" himself that he'll be back in the squared circle before long. Could Batista vs. Lesnar headline WrestleMania 31? The two then transition to their thoughts of Night of Champions and where it ranks among other events this year. The finish of the main event left a lot to be desired, but GSM and Jacob speculate as to whether it will lead to a Hell in a Cell match between the two next month. Other topics of discussion include NXT, the current state of commentary, the constant Intercontinental title switches, and much more!
Only five days before WWE presents Night of Champions on the WWE Network (for only $9.99), Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ host a pay-per-view pre-show edition of WrestleRant Radio! That's not all they're talking about, though. Other topics covered include thoughts on NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, if The Ascension are main roster bound, expectations for a re-debuting Baron Corbin, how Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester LeFort was the low point of the show, the arrival of KENTA and how his name change to Hideo Itami isn't a big deal, Bull Dempsey's total squash of Mojo Rawley, Bayley's strong showing against Charlotte and why an NXT Women's Championship reign is in her future, the stellar main event main match, if an Adrian Neville heel turn is in the works, and where the event ranks against other live NXT specials.
Plus, the duo reviews Raw from Monday night with thoughts on John Cena's "bullying" of Paul Heyman and subsequent brawl with Brock Lesnar, if hyping the segment for halftime was a smart strategy, how WWE is ruining The Wyatt Family by feuding with Big Show, if the Mark Henry and Rusev segment was justified in the main event slot, why John Cena vs. Rusev shouldn't happen any time soon (if ever), Cameron's "meltdown" on Total Divas, the strange booking of Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns, and much more!
After a four month hiatus, WrestleRant Radio returns to EC Radio! In the show's Season 2 premiere, RJ returns to catch up with Graham "GSM" Matthews and discuss a variety of topics including the current state of WWE and TNA, what they've been watching on the WWE Network and the Monday Night Wars program, The Bella Twins feud, Brock Lesnar being WWE World Heavyweight Champion and who will be the one to dethrone him (and when), how Bray Wyatt's feud with Chris Jericho was underwhelming and if he's been "buried" in recent months.
Plus, they give their ranting thoughts on the controversy surrounding Alberto Del Rio and if he's WWE Hall of Fame worthy, if it's time for Rey Mysterio to officially retired, the season 3 premiere of Total Divas, the New Nation of Domination angle being dropped, predictions for Thursday's NXT Takeover 2 special, if the fans will eventually turn on Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins' future and if he should be more aggressive, the Intercontinental Championship feud between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz, who the true face of The Attitude Era was, the legitimacy of the WWE Hall of Fame, and much more!
In part 2 of their can't-miss two-part interview, Graham "GSM" Matthews sits down with John Nichols once again to discuss a variety of controversial topics including Kurt Angle's rumored return to WWE and if he'd be welcome back, potential opponents for him, if Stone Cold Steve Austin could have one more match and who it would be against (and when), who's the bigger star of The Attitude Era between Stone Cold and The Rock and if a final clash between them is possible.
Then, the die-hard wrestling analysts get into their thoughts on SmackDown moving back to Thursday nights and if it will make the blue brand relevant again, Alberto Del Rio's WWE departure and if he was in the right, the legacy he leaves behind and if he's WWE Hall of Fame worthy, Rey Mysterio's current status, and last but not least, their blockbuster list of the "Superstars of the Year" dating back to 1985!