It's Thanksgiving week on WrestleRant Radio and wrestling fans worldwide are giving thanks for the highly entertaining WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event we were presented with on Sunday night live on the WWE Network! Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his full review of the show, including his two cents on the Kickoff show. What's so "new and improved" about Fandango, and why didn't Cesaro make the main card? Also, we've got two new champions in The Miz (and Damien Mizdow) and Nikki Bella! GSM discusses the two title changes as well as the stellar Team Cena vs. Team Authority main event! What's next for the sole survivor Dolph Ziggler and the debuting Sting in WWE?
Also, stay tuned for a candid car ride conversation between GSM and John Napolitano where they discuss they favorite years in wrestling, if 2014 has been a good or bad year for WWE, their experience at the Northeast Wrestling event in Danbury, CT on November 14, favorite pops in history, early predictions for WrestleMania 31, Daniel Bryan potentially retiring, and much more!
We're only days away from Survivor Series, but before getting to their predictions for WWE's premiere pay-per-view, the trio of Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ Marceau and special guest Mike Yoder discuss Monday's Raw. One of the biggest talking points coming out of the show was Erick Rowan's inclusion on Team Cena. Was it the right move? Luke Harper also walked away from Raw with Intercontinental Championship gold around his waist. Could his first feud for the belt be with one of his former Wyatt Family stablemates? They also give their two cents on The Great Khali's release and TNA potentially landing a new TV deal.
In the final stretch of the show, the trio give their picks for Sunday's Survivor Series event. Will Team Authority fall to Team Cena and finally lose power? Will new tag team champions be crowned? Will Brie Bella (inadvertently or otherwise) help her sister win the Divas Championship? Also, tune for thoughts AJ Lee's rumored departure, the return of Fandango, if Randy Orton will be at the event, and more!
Joined by special guest Brendan Ecker, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are back with another electric edition of WrestleRant Radio, kicking things off with their review of Monday's Raw emanating from England. There's no questioning Ryback was the star of the show, but where did "The Big Guy's" allegiance lie? With Team Cena or Team Authority? GSM, RJ and Brendan take their pick! Speaking of Team Authority, it appears as if Luke Harper will be a part of it. Is a feud with Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in his future? The trio also analyze Erick Rowan's actions from Monday night and whether he has anything offer in today's WWE.
It's official: SmackDown is moving back to its original home of Thursday nights starting January 15! GSM, RJ and Brendan break down the announcement and what it means for the blue brand in the new year. It was also announced Jim Ross will be calling the action at Global Force Wrestling's first pay-per-view on January 4. Will this lead to more PPV buys for GFW, and what does the company need to do in order to find success! The trio of wrestling analysts also give their thoughts on Adam Rose's heel turn, the "New Day" stable, the "ECW Exposed" special on the WWE Network, what else can be added to the Survivor Series card, and much more!
It's been a newsworthy last seven days in the world of wrestling, and Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ Marceau and special guest Jared dissect it all! To kick things off, GSM and Jared discuss the debut episode of Lucha Underground and what you should go out of your way to watch from it. Could it prove to be competition for TNA? RJ chimes in with his thoughts on Bo Dallas' recently suffered injury and if it'll be a blessing in disguise for the former NXT Champion. The trio also analyze the recent WWE Network announcements in regards to it being free for the entire month of November, making a case for why first-day subscribers should be rewarded as well.
In the second half of the show, GSM, RJ and Jared get into their Raw review as the road to Survivor Series intensifies. Rusev is the new United States Champion! However, you may not have known that if you didn't tune into the WWE Network to see it. Should it have happened at the pay-per-view instead? Speaking of such, The Authority spent most of the show recruiting members for their team, not to mention a surprise return from Mr. McMahon! The trio discusses whether it was a one-off appearance for the WWE Chairman as well as Randy Orton's apparent face turn, a pending heel turn for Sheamus, and much more!