It's the final WrestleRant Radio of 2015, and Graham "GSM" Matthews is closing out the year with a bang with the returning John Nap! After giving an update on their "beast booking" in SmackDown vs. Raw 2007's General Manager Mode and giving their thoughts on WWE 2K16, they review the results of the 2015 WWE/NXT Year in Review Awards, as voted on by YOU!
In this near hour-and-a-half spectacular, GSM and John break down the year in wrestling (and why it's been their favorite as fans) including the greatest matches, wrestlers, specials and feuds of the year, who the real women's wrestler of the year was, who had the most disappointing 2015, which newcomer made the biggest impact, the most electrifying return, what tandem took the tag team division by storm, who improved the most, what moment was the most shocking, and much more!
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It's Christmas week on WrestleRant Radio! And as an early holiday treat, host Graham "GSM" Matthews airs his interview with former UFC fighter John Lewis to talk his role in the upcoming film "Check Point" (which hits theaters Memorial Day weekend 2016) as well as how he got involved with the film, his acting background, similarities and differences between acting and mixed martial arts, getting into character, his future in acting, and more!
From there, GSM gives his ranting thoughts on the trainwreck that was the 2015 Slammy Awards on Monday night including who should have won which award, Kane's random return and what's next for The Wyatt Family, Seth Rollins becoming Superstar of the Year, the Intercontinental Championship picture, John Cena coming back next week, and the Steel Cage main event between Sheamus and Dean Ambrose.
On a rare Wednesday episode of WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau break down the massive noteworthy week in wrestling, starting with Sunday's WWE TLC pay-per-view event that they were in attendance for in Boston! They talk about their awesome experience including the insane Ladder WWE Tag Team Championship match, Becky Lynch in the Divas Championship picture, the best and worst of the night, what Dean Ambrose's Intercontinental Championship victory means for him and Kevin Owens, how Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger exceeded expectations, and more!
Plus, wrestling fans were treated to an excellent edition of Raw on Monday night that saw Roman Reigns finally capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. How did the surprise title win affect GSM and RJ's early plans for WrestleMania 32? They give their thoughts on the show's hot conclusion as well as how Tyler Breeze has flopped on the main roster thus far, what's next for The Wyatt Family, the Divas division, and if Stephanie McMahon relentlessly slapping Reigns was necessary.
To top off the blockbuster episode, the duo discuss NXT TakeOver: London and its amazing championship matches, Stone Cold Steve Austin's latest WWE Network podcast with Shawn Michaels, worst NXT call-ups, the best wrestling shows they've ever attended, and a recap of the year of 2015 as a whole in wrestling!
Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are Boston bound for WWE TLC this Sunday, but first, they give their candid predictions for the pay-per-view on WrestleRant Radio! Not only that, but they offer their ranting thoughts on Monday's Raw including its poor format, Superstars pulling double duty, the exciting opener and why it was a breath of fresh air, why very few people feel special at the moment, and how the build for the pending PPV has been lousy.
That's not all, however, as the duo break down Sasha Banks and her place on the roster right now, The Lucha Dragons' win over The New Day, why 'Miz TV' with Charlotte, Ric Flair and Paige was confusing as all hell, the lack of direction for Jack Swagger, Rusev and others, how the WWE World Heavyweight Championship feud between Roman Reigns and Sheamus as fallen flat, and much more!
WrestleRant Radio lives up to its name this week as hosts Graham "GSM" Matthews, RJ Marceau and special guest Arden Franklin rant on Raw from Monday night and the deplorable state of WWE's programming at the moment. They jump right into how Sheamus simply isn't clicking as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the 50/50 booking with Dolph Ziggler and Tyler Breeze, why Lana's return fell flat, and the reason Kevin Owens wasn't on Raw.
The show wasn't entirely atrocious, however, as the trio praises Tommy Dreamer's return to Raw, The Dudley Boyz' war with The Wyatt Family, and who else could come back to join the fray. Other topics discussed include how Sasha Banks is currently underutilized, the WWE Tag Team Championship match at TLC, The League of Nations (and why it's destined to fail), early WrestleMania 32 plans, and much more!