It's another exciting hour of WrestleRant Radio as Graham "GSM" Matthews analyzes everything from the last week and previews the blockbuster weekend we have coming up! First, he offers his thoughts on CM Punk's debut at UFC 203 on Saturday night and whether he thinks he will reign supreme in his fight with Mickey Gall. From there, he breaks down an up-and-down episode of Raw from Monday night featuring mind-boggling booking decisions with Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn and Bayley vs. Charlotte taking place, a rare Shining Stars upset over an over tag team, Bo Dallas' random renewed push, Sasha Banks' return, an awful New Day segment, and more.
GSM then dives into talking about SmackDown Live, NXT and the Cruiserweight Classic from this week and his thoughts on The Usos finally turning heel, a solid yet strange Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles segment, the semifinals of the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament, why Andrade "Cien" Almas might not be clicking, who's next in line to challenge Asuka, and an emotional instant classic from TJ Perkins and Rich Swann, in addition to offering predictions for Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view event and next Wednesday's Cruiserweight Classic season finale. Plus, what's the latest on Paige's status with WWE?
WrestleRant Radio rings in the month of September with full reviews of all WWE's latest programs: Raw, SmackDown Live, NXT, and the Cruiserweight Classic! But to kick off the hour, Graham "GSM" Matthews offers his two cents on Alberto Del Rio's rumored departure from WWE and how the company failed to capitalize on his hot return last fall.
From there, GSM discusses why Neville is grossly underrated, the amazing combination of The New Day and Bayley, Sheamus and Cesaro continuing their Best of 7 Series, Paul Heyman's odd apology to Stephanie McMahon, Kevin Owens becoming the new WWE Universal Championship and why Triple H's turn and betrayal of Seth Rollins was a stellar surprise, The Miz's intense promo on SmackDown, why Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt could be a good feud, the fun chemistry between Heath Slater and Rhyno, homegrown talent getting pushed on NXT, another two tremendous matches on the Cruiserweight Classic this week, and much more!