Happy Independence Day! Before celebrating the red, white and blue, Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down what the blue brand had to offer for its July 3, 2020 episode including the preview for the Swamp Fight between Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Extreme Rules, King Corbin being Matt Riddle's first foe on SmackDown and why rumors about Corbin not being a fan of the feud are likely B.S., The Miz and John Morrison remaining directionless, AJ Styles defending the Intercontinental Championship against Drew Gulak and a pitch for a possible six-man tag team match, tensions rising in the women's division with Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, Shinsuke Nakamura besting Kofi Kingston, Sheamus throwing a "toast" to Jeff Hardy, WWE buying EVOLVE, and more!
Even with over 30 reported cases of the coronavirus in WWE, the show must go on... or at least according to Vince McMahon. Graham "GSM" Matthews gets into how this whole ordeal affected the June 26, 2020 edition of Friday Night SmackDown and how it led to a tribute to The Undertaker airing for a majority of it. He also emphasizes why the mask-wearing is more important than ever before and how ridiculous Low Ki's tweet about it on early Saturday was before getting into what down on the show itself, including King Corbin dissing The Deadman (and why it SHOULD NOT lead to a match between them), Nikki Cross becoming the number one contender to the SmackDown Women's Championship and why the well runs dry in the SmackDown women's division beyond Bayley and Sasha Banks, the awesome eight-man tag team match and why it may be too late for a Lucha House Party push, Braun Strowman challenging Bray Wyatt to a "Swamp Fight" at Extreme Rules and why it's a smart idea, Jeff Hardy besting Corbin in the main event, why it was dumb to have so many wrestlers around ringside for no reason at all, and more!
Before getting into his review of Friday Night SmackDown for June 19th, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses the recent #SpeakingOut movement going on in the world of wrestling right now, why the business needs to be rid of these predators, and how it could affect accused WWE Superstars, including Matt Riddle (especially following the recent release of Jack Gallagher). He then gets into Riddle coming across like a star in his SmackDown debut, what's next in the Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus feud, why Chad Gable needs his name back, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville doing excellent work on Miz TV and why their rematch should be saved for Backlash, The New Day battling The Lucha House Party, clarification on a tweet about how Sasha Banks and Bayley may feel overexposed eventually if they continue to appear on all of the weekly shows, Bray Wyatt bringing back his Eater of Worlds persona, and more!
Can Randy Orton vs. Edge at Backlash truly be "the greatest wrestling match ever" coming off the barn burner that was Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles from Friday's SmackDown? Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his full review of the episode including Jeff Hardy tossing urine into Sheamus' face (...), Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro beating the SmackDown Tag Team Champions in non-title action and what may have happened to the planned program between The New Day and The Forgotten Sons, AJ Styles becoming the new Intercontinental Champion and why should challenge him for the gold, Bayley coming into her own as a heel, why the six-man tag team main event was entertaining yet ineffective, and more!
Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down another surprisingly above-average edition of SmackDown (at least by recent SmackDown standards) and gets the worst out of the way first by ranting about The Miz and John Morrison bullying Braun Strowman and why it may have been bad timing. From there, he discusses why Kurt Angle would be a better manager for Chad Gable than Matt Riddle, if Sheamus attacking Jeff Hardy was a (literal) red herring and if it actually could have been Sami Zayn behind it, why an Otis vs. King Corbin feud is a good idea, Mandy Rose costing Sonya Deville a match against Lacey Evans, Drew Gulak scoring an upset victory over AJ Styles, Shorty G continuing his winning ways, Sasha Banks and Bayley regaining the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, and more!