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

Episodes

For the first time in many months, Jonn Ritland is back on WrestleRant Radio with Graham "GSM" Matthews to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of wrestling and nothing is off limits! They're talking WWE TLC this Sunday, the current whereabouts of The Usos and Naomi, shows Jonn has been to this year and wrestlers he's met, if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not, thoughts on AEW's Marko Stunt, the recent releases of Luke Harper, Sin Cara and The Ascension from WWE and where they might end up, wrestlers to be on the lookout for, the Jim Cornette, and the addition of Stu Bennett to the NWA announce team.

Plus, they have a FULL PREVIEW of NWA's upcoming Into the Fire pay-per-view complete with predictions for every match on the card! Listen as they break down The Question Mark vs. Trevor Murdoch, the women's tag team match, Eli Drake vs. Ken Anderson and who the better performer is of the two, Colt Cabana's defense of the NWA National Heavyweight Championship against Aron Stevens and Ricky Starks, if The Rock 'N' Roll Express will walk out still the NWA World Team Champions, Nick Aldis vs. James Storm in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, and much more!

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For the first time since January, David Joseph is back on WrestleRant Radio to help Graham "GSM" Matthews break down all the latest happenings in the world of wrestling! After briefly discussing the Christmas season, the two get into John Cena's infrequent appearances this year in WWE, if his absence has been felt and who an ideal opponent would be for him at WrestleMania 36. They also analyze how WWE has given more chances to black wrestlers on their roster in 2019, why a Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar match hasn't happened yet, and if Keith Lee could be line for a run with the NXT Championship before long.

In the second half of the show, GSM and David discuss Kushida returning to NXT on Wednesday night and what his ceiling is in WWE, NXT's weak tag team division, if Rhea Ripley will win the NXT Women's Championship from Shayna Baszler in two weeks, Jurassic Express stepping up to AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, if Cody is AEW's biggest babyface right now, The Nightmare Collective, similarities and differences between Dean Ambrose and Jon Moxley, if AEW's "honeymoon phase" is coming to an end, John Morrison officially returning to WWE and possible plans for him, CM Punk joining WWE Backstage and fantasy booking his return to the ring, and much more!

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It's the Thanksgiving edition of WrestleRant Radio, and Graham "GSM" Matthews and Alexis DiGiacomo are giving thanks to WWE for an amazing wrestling-filled weekend in Chicago! They kick things off with a full review of NXT TakeOver: WarGames III and discuss Angel Garza's potential, the women's WarGames match with Rhea Ripley's squad emerging victorious and Dakota Kai's heartbreaking betrayal of Tegan Nox, Pete Dunne becoming the number one contender to the NXT Championship, Finn Balor and Matt Riddle facing off for the first time ever, the second WarGames matchup of the night and Kevin Owens joining Team Ciampa as the mystery fourth partner.

​GSM and Alexis also analyze Survivor Series from Sunday and give their thoughts on the Kickoff show matches, why the women's tag team elimination probably should have headlined, Ripley's huge weekend and why she may be called up to the main roster sooner rather than later, Roderick Strong besting Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles in a Triple Threat, Adam Cole and Pete Dunne stealing the show, Daniel Bryan giving "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt his best bout yet, the strange booking in the men's tag team elimination match and WALTER's disappointing elimination, Keith Lee and Roman Reigns going head-to-head, why Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio was exactly what it needed to be, why the main event was underwhelming, fallout from Raw including Mysterio becoming United States Champion and Seth Rollins turning heel, and much more!

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It's that time of the year again! RJ Marceau returns to WrestleRant Radio once more to help Graham "GSM" Matthews break down the cards for the jam-packed weekend coming up including NXT TakeOver: WarGames III and Survivor Series! They break down the recent Twitter exchange between WWE and AEW stars, Matt Riddle replacing Johnny Gargano against Finn Balor, a new number one contender's match added to TakeOver and who will win, the two WarGames matches and which one should main event, and where Dakota Kai might factor in.

GSM and RJ also get into their Survivor Series predictions and who they think will reign supreme when Daniel Bryan challenges "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship, how mind boggling it is that Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville were left off Team SmackDown for the women, who Team NXT will consist of, Lana's terrible promo from Raw, why AJ Styles defeating Roderick Strong and Shinsuke Nakakmura should be a given, Erick Rowan's new gimmick, Team Austin vs. Team Bischoff from Survivor Series 2003, how Randy Orton is a Survivor Series expert, the magic of Survivor Series 2002, how Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler has been the best built match going into the show, why Rey Mysterio should beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship, chances of CM Punk showing up, and much more.

Between all that and some football talk toward the end, it's a can't-miss episode!

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With CM Punk's shocking appearance on WWE Backstage this past week breaking the internet, Graham "GSM" Matthews opens WrestleRant Radio with a whole heap of thoughts on his deal being with FOX and not WWE, how it could possibly lead to him getting back in the ring eventually (and whether that's even necessary), why it wouldn't be any time soon (including Survivor Series in Chicago), potential opponents for him, what he brings to Backstage as an analyst, the show's terrible rating last week and how that might change with Punk joining the crew, why he was wise to choose Backstage over AEW, and much more.

In the remainder of the show, GSM breaks down Sin Cara requesting his release from WWE and why it won't likely be granted, an update on the Jordan Myles situation, a full review of AEW Full Gear from Saturday night with thoughts on the polarizing main event, MJF's brilliant betrayal of Cody and his newfound alliance with Wardlow, Christopher Daniels and Luchasaurus returning from injuries, the issue with the finish to the main event on Dynamite, matches lined up for next week, Lio Rush defending his NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Angel Garza, changes made to the NXT TakeOver: WarGames III card, the fantastic Ladder match main event, the unexpected ending, and quick thoughts from Monday's Raw!

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On this week's WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews shares his experience from Ringside Fest in New York City where he met now-former Universal Champion Seth Rollins before getting in his review of Raw from Monday night! He's talking Brock Lesnar returning to Raw so soon after being drafted to SmackDown and the status of the WWE Championship, why his Survivor Series match with Rey Mysterio could be great despite not being entirely believable, Charlotte Flair and Natalya entering the tag team division, why champions getting pinned in non-title matches is a tired trope that needs to die, Cedric Alexander's lack of wins lately, NXT invading again and how it was handled, why it's time for Andrade to move on from Sin Cara, Shayna Baszler confronting Becky Lynch and why she should be the one to beat The Man for the Raw Women's Championship eventually, more matches announced for Survivor Series, and Seth Rollins challenging Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in the main event.

GSM then gets into his thoughts on The O.C. making their debuts at Full Sail University on NXT, Pete Dunne avenging his loss to Damian Priest, Santana Garrett's long history at NXT despite being signed recently, Dakota Kai being snubbed from Team Ripley and what it might mean for her going forward, Lio Rush vs. Angel Garza for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship happening next week, where Finn Balor's allegiance lies, Cody's amazing promo from AEW Dynamite, why the AEW World Tag Team Championship and AEW Women's Championship matches announced for Full Gear don't make much sense, and the chaotic brawl that closed the show.

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On this special spooktacular episode of WrestleRant Radio, your ghostly host with the most Graham "GSM" Matthews gives you in-depth back-to-back reviews of this week's exciting episodes of WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite! First, he breaks down NXT and gives his thoughts on the rematch between Candice LeRae and Io Shirai and how it compared to their original encounter at TakeOver: Toronto II, Finn Balor's first promo as a heel and and why his line about Bray Wyatt wasn't necessary, Bronson Reed's breakout performance versus Shane Thorne, The Kabuki Warriors defending the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship against Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox, the announcement of a women's WarGames match happening, Cameron Grimes beating Tyler Bate thanks to Killian Dain and where it might be leading, Matt Riddle and Keith Lee taking on the NXT Tag Team Champions in the main event, why two WarGames matches could be overkill, and who Tommaso Ciampa could recruit as the fourth member of his team.

From there, GSM shares his two cents on everything that went down on Dynamite including Adam Page knocking off Sammy Guevara in the show opener, Hikaru Shida's Dynamite debut and more thoughts on AEW's women's division, The Rock 'n' Roll Express making the rounds and the possibility of them wrestling Santana and Ortiz sometime soon, why Best Friends and Orange Cassidy dressing up as Rick and Morty characters was dumb Halloween fun, The Elite dressing up as well, why AEW should do away with contract signings all together, Jon Moxley finally getting a chance to talk on TV, SoCal Uncensored becoming the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions (and why it was slightly disappointing), and much more!

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