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Join Graham “GSM” Matthews every Thursday as he runs down his weekly wrestling rants, welcomes guests, hosts exclusive interviews and more!

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Ahead of IMPACT Bound for Glory this Saturday, October 24th, Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes the self-professed TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose to WrestleRant Radio to talk about his upcoming Unsanctioned match with EC3, their rivalry, being a locker room leader, his current character and if it's his favorite run so far in IMPACT, turning heel, the company's growth from when he first signed and how they almost went out of business before Bound for Glory 2016, other Bound for Glory-related memories, and more!

From there, GSM and the returning RJ Marceau discuss the fallout from the 2020 WWE Draft, Raw's women's division and what's next for Asuka, Eva Marie reportedly returning to the company, if Becky Lynch will be back in time for WrestleMania 37 and who she could face, if RETRIBUTION was "buried" on Monday night, AJ Styles' new bodyguard, Braun Strowman beating Keith Lee, predictions for the few matches announced so far for Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view as well as NXT Halloween Havoc next Wednesday, Austin Theory "quitting" NXT, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch winning the NXT Tag Team Championship and aligning with Pat McAfee, AEW's World Title Eliminator kicking off on Dynamite, the polarizing "steak dinner" with Chris Jericho and MJF, and The Young Bucks becoming the number one contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championship at Full Gear.

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This week's WrestleRant Radio kicks off with Graham "GSM" Matthews hosting an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar Kevin Owens! Hear his thoughts on facing "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt last week on SmackDown and his recent rivalry with Aleister Black, where he wanted to go in the 2020 WWE Draft and why Draft day is always stressful for him, WWE potentially touring again and his thoughts on it, his relationship with Vince McMahon, his approach to backstage promos, his favorite feuds so far and who he wants to face in the future, almost returning to NXT last year, and more!

GSM then gives his complete analysis of Night 1 and Night 2 of the 2020 WWE Draft and discusses the highlights, the low points and what could have been done better, Seth Rollins moving to SmackDown for the first time in his career, the top champions staying put, who switched shows but didn't need to and vice versa, the benefits of The New Day splitting up, why breaking up Heavy Machinery was a dumb decision, why "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt is a better fit on Raw, The Street Profits and New Day exchanging tag titles, why Raw drafting RETRIBUTION makes no sense, the returns of Lars Sullivan and Elias, what feuds should now come to fruition, and who went undrafted.

Stick around until the end for his quick thoughts on Wednesday's anniversary edition of AEW Dynamite!

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On the exact seven year anniversary of WrestleRant Radio's debut on the airwaves, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau reminisce on their favorite moments in the show's history before breaking down NXT TakeOver 31 from last Sunday night! Hear their thoughts on Halloween Havoc returning for the first time in 20 years, what's next for Johnny Gargano following his latest loss and if he'll serve as a manager for a Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell tag team, where Velveteen Dream goes from here, Santos Escobar and Isiah "Swerve" Scott arguably stealing the show, Ember Moon and Toni Storm resurfacing following an excellent NXT Women's Championship match, Killian Dain and Drake Maverick joining the tag team ranks, the return of Dexter Lumis, Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly for the NXT Championship and if it's too soon for a major Ridge Holland push.

One of the biggest happenings of the week in wrestling was Mustafa Ali being revealed as the leader of RETRIBUTION on Raw. Will Ali help turn the group's fortunes around? GSM and RJ discuss, along with the latest on the Mysterio family drama, Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship being announced for Hell in a Cell, Chris Jericho's 30-year career celebration happening on AEW Dynamite, Cody regaining the TNT Championship from Brodie Lee and if it was too soon, Will Hobbs challenging for the AEW FTW Championship, who will win the AEW World Championship number one contender's tournament, and predictions for the upcoming 2020 WWE Draft and who should go where!

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Graham "GSM" Matthews is flying solo for the first half of this week's WrestleRant Radio as he gives his complete thoughts on last Sunday's WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view! He's talking which stars were missing from the show, one of the best Ladder matches in recent memory, Asuka pulling double duty (again), the shenanigans in the Ambulance match, the storytelling masterpiece that was Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso, and more. Plus, he discusses the fallout from the event on Raw, the upcoming WWE Draft, Keith Lee not getting revenge on Randy Orton, Robert Roode's return, and Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.

RJ Marceau then joins GSM in their full preview of NXT TakeOver 31 on Sunday night! Hear their predictions for the full card as well as Kushida's chances of victory against Velveteen Dream, if Isiah "Swerve" Scott could be closing in on the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae potentially walking out as champions, Tegan Nox's injury, who the returning mystery can be, and if Adam Cole will cost Kyle O'Reilly the NXT Championship against Finn Balor.

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Was Monday's WWE Raw the worst episode all year? Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau attempt to answer that question on this week's WrestleRant Radio. But before they give their honest analysis of the show, the duo discuss the abrupt passing of WWE Hall of Famer Joe Laurinaitis a.k.a. Road Warrior Animal and how The Road Warriors are considered to be the best tag team in wrestling history.

GSM and RJ are then talking the good, the bad and the (extremely) ugly from Monday's atrocious episode of Raw including RETRIBUTION's "reveal" and why their new names and look are an automatic thumbs-down, Andrade and Angel Garza earning another shot at the Raw Tag Team Championship, the 24/7 Championship silliness, Shane McMahon appearing on The Kevin Owens Show, Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee once again ending in a non-finish, Zelina Vega beating Mickie James to become the number one contender to the Raw Women's Championship, Apollo Crews taking on Cedric Alexander, how the Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins rivalry has officially jumped the shark and where WWE might be going with it, the women's tag team scene being almost as much of a mess as the men's, Peyton Royce's impressive outing against Asuka, The Hurt Business battling RETRIBUITON in the main event, and much more.

Stick around until the end for their full preview and predictions for Sunday's Clash of Champions pay-per-view event!

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Between Ring of Honor and NXT UK returning this week and plenty more to look forward to in the weeks to come, it's a good time to be a wrestling fan right now, and to be a listener of WrestleRant Radio! Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are giving their full reviews of the latest episodes of Monday Night Raw, WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite, but only after discussing whether NXT should switch nights to not longer combat with Dynamite on Wednesdays. They're also talking Drew McIntyre challenging Randy Orton to an Ambulance match at Clash of Champions and why it's not necessary, where Keith Lee factors into the WWE Championship picture, what's next for Dominik Mysterio following his latest loss to Seth Rollins and how the Mysterio family could continue to appear on WWE TV, if the Raw and SmackDown tag titles could still be unified, Zelina Vega transitioning into the Raw Women's Championship picture and what it might mean for Andrade and Angel Garza, and Bobby Lashley's likely opponent for Clash of Champions.

Plus, hear their thoughts on Shotzi Blackheart's breakout performance against Io Shirai, if Kyle O'Reilly is primed for a singles push and why it would be asinine to split up Undisputed Era at this point, fresh faces getting showcased in Kushida and Xia Li, Finn Balor's NXT Championship challenger for the next TakeOver, FTR vs. Jurassic Express killing it in the opener of Dynamite, Adam Page and Kenny Omega continuing to tell their story, what faction MJF might join, if a title unification match is coming for Hikaru Shida and Thunder Rosa, AEW signing Will Hobbs and his potential, the Parking Lot Brawl main event receiving rave reviews, and more!

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There was a ton of news (both good and bad) on the AEW front this week, but before Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau get into any of it, they start off WrestleRant Radio with their thoughts on WWE reportedly restricting Superstars' usage of third-party affiliates like Twitch and Cameo and the issues with charging fans an arm and a leg on the latter for a simple shout-out. They also address the departure of AOP from WWE and if the company missed the boat with them as a tag team.

In their review of AEW All Out from Saturday, the duo discuss why the Tooth and Nail match didn't belong on the main card after all, Lance Archer winning the 21-man Casino Battle Royale, the embarrassment surrounding the situation with Matt Hardy, Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa stealing the show, why the eight-man tag team match was pointless, what's next for "Hangman" Adam Cole and Kenny Omega following their loss of the AEW World Tag Team Championship to FTR, how the Mimosa Mayhem match fell flat and where Orange Cassidy goes from here, Jon Moxley vs. MJF for the AEW World Championship, the signings of Miro and Tay Conti, and more!

GSM and RJ also give their quick two cents on Cedric Alexander joining The Hurt Business, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay having a match out of nowhere, Keith Lee's latest disqualification loss to Randy Orton, Dominik Mysterio beating Murphy in a Street Fight, Finn Balor becoming a two-time NXT Champion, and if Mercedes Mercedes is main roster bound coming off her defeat to Rhea Ripley in the main event of NXT.

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