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








WrestleRant Radio - May 25, 2023: WWE Night of Champions, AEW Double or Nothing, & NXT Battleground Full Predictions!

A massive weekend of wrestling approaches, and WrestleRant Radio's got you covered! Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau give their complete previews and predictions for the upcoming events including WWE Night of Champions, NXT Battleground and AEW Double or Nothing. Hear their thoughts on the Raw and SmackDown women's divisions, if Brock Lesnar will avenge his loss to Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa challenging for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship, who will become the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles, which championships will change hands at Battleground, some questionable entrants in the Blackjack Battle Royale for the AEW International Championship, Adam Cole vs. Chris Jericho in an Unsanctioned match, The Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club in the second-ever Anarchy in the Arena match, MJF defending the AEW World Championship in a "four pillars" main event, and more!


WrestleRant Radio - May 18, 2023: ”Stone Cold” Steve Austin Talks If He’d Wrestle Again, LA Knight, ”What?” Chant, & More!

The iconic "Stone Cold" Steve Austin returns to WrestleRant Radio to shoot the breeze with Graham "GSM" Matthews about his new Stone Cold Takes on America show on A&E, life after wrestling, his line of beer, staying busy and why he didn't compete at WrestleMania 39, what it would have entailed exactly, if he's leaving the door open for another match, thoughts on LA Knight, how to combat the "What?" chant, and more! GSM and RJ Marceau have plenty to discuss regarding "Superstar" Billy Graham's passing, the official announcement of AEW Collision on Saturday nights, the rumored brand split for it and who is advertised to appear, CM Punk's latest holdup with AEW and if he'll actually return in time for the show's premiere, the finals of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament set for Night of Champions and if there's a chance AJ Styles could win, Mustafa Ali becoming number one contender to the Intercontinental Championship on Monday's Raw, Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa challenging Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship and whether it's the right or wrong call, where the Bloodline storyline could be headed and if Cody Rhodes will factor in at all, the Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus feud, and the return of Ronda Rousey falling flat.


WrestleRant Radio - May 11, 2023: Lita Talks Latest WWE Run, Retirement, Rhea Ripley, Most Wanted Treasures, & More!

Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes WWE Hall of Famer Lita to WrestleRant Radio for the first time ever to discuss the second season of "WWE's Most Wanted Treasures" on A&E, dealing with the difficulty of collectors parting with their items, her most prized possessions, wanting to see a physical WWE Hall of Fame, her most recent run with WWE, working with Trish Stratus and Becky Lynch again, the women's division getting more non-title stories, if she'll ever have a definitive retirement match, wanting to wrestle Rhea Ripley, and more! RJ Marceau and GSM then break down WWE Backlash from Saturday including the electric atmosphere in Puerto Rico, IYO SKY's standout showing against Bianca Belair, Seth Rollins vs. Omos exceeding expectations, Austin Theory escaping once again as United States Championship, Zelina Vega's emotional homecoming, Bad Bunny's San Juan Street Fight and why Damian Priest deserves to be higher on the card, The Bloodline's latest win and what's next for them, Cody Rhodes besting Brock Lesnar and what needs to happen in the rematch at Night of Champions, and where else WWE should hold an international premium live event. They also have thoughts on Roman Reigns' next challenger, who will win the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (and how a SmackDown Superstar could conceivably capture the title), and a pair of surprise debuts on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite!


WrestleRant Radio - May 4, 2023: WWE Draft Recap, AEW All In Update, Backlash 2023 Predictions, & More!

It's been a historic week in wrestling for more reasons than one, including AEW selling an astounding amount of tickets for August's All In event in London from pre-sales alone! Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau break down the news, what it means, and what they expect the ultimate attendance to be. They also discuss Dark and Dark: Elevation reportedly coming to an end and whether it's a positive or a negative. Did the 2023 WWE Draft truly "change the game" as promised? Well, not really, but the two-night event was certainly eventful, and GSM and RJ have their full breakdown. Hear their thoughts on everyone who switched shows (and stayed put), the most surprising moves, whether SmackDown or Raw emerged stronger, if Cody Rhodes can still "finish the story" with Roman Reigns, what happens with the Raw Women's Championship and the SmackDown Women's Championship, and the NXT call-ups with the most potential. Plus, FULL PREDICTIONS for Saturday's WWE Backlash pay-per-view!


WrestleRant Radio - April 27, 2023: WWE Mock Draft, New World Title Announced, Roderick Strong Is All Elite, & More!

It's Draft week on WrestleRant Radio! Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau briefly preview the NFL Draft and some potential top picks before discussing the passing of Jerry Springer and his involvement with WWE, the former Naomi reportedly set to debut in IMPACT this weekend, Roderick Strong being declared "All Elite" as of Wednesday's Dynamite and where he'll fit into the AEW shuffle, CM Punk visiting backstage at Monday's Raw in Chicago and what it might mean, and the announcement of a new World Heavyweight Championship debuting at Night of Champions! Is it necessary? Who will be the inaugural champion? Thoughts on the design? Does it feel like a consolation prize? After answering all of those questions, GSM and RJ do a MOCK DRAFT for the 2023 WWE Draft! They make their selections for the Raw and SmackDown rosters and address what happens with the world titles, potential tag team and stable breakups, NXT call-ups, and more!


WrestleRant Radio - April 20, 2023: What’s Next for The Bloodline, King of the Ring Update, AEW Brand Split, & More!

On this week's WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau review Raw highlights from Monday night including The Bloodline and The Judgment Day reaching a short-term agreement and what consequences Judgment Day may face for not holding up their end of the deal, if The Usos will regain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship from Sami Zayn and The Usos, mapping out where the Bloodline storyline is headed, potential ideas for Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa defecting from the group, if Cody Rhodes will still be the one to ultimately dethrone Roman Reigns and thoughts on his program with Brock Lesnar, the perfect opponent for Reigns at Night of Champions, and if the King and Queen of the Ring tournaments are still happening this year. The duo also discuss Trish Stratus' heel promo on Raw explaining her actions and when we can expect her to face Becky Lynch, the curious case of Austin Theory right now and why he feels like an afterthought, reports of CM Punk heading up AEW's new Saturday show and an apparent brand split being implemented, how it could backfire, who will win the Four Pillars tournament to face MJF for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing and if a four-way is still possible, why it's hard to care about Wardlow regaining the AEW TNT Championship, and more!


WrestleRant Radio - April 13, 2023: WWE Draft Announced, Logan Paul Re-Signs, Jeff Hardy Returns to AEW, & More!

Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau open WrestleRant Radio with a complete analysis of the returning WWE Draft! Will WWE actually enforce the rules of the Brand Split this time, what moves should be made, and what tag teams and stables are in jeopardy of being split up? Where should certain championships end up, and how should WWE handle the situation surrounding the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship? The duo also discuss Trish Stratus' heel turn on Raw and how her feud with Becky Lynch will play out, IYO SKY becoming the new number one contender to the Raw Women's Championship, Raw exceeding expectations despite travel woes, Logan Paul re-signing with WWE and if championship gold is in his future, CM Punk reportedly being on his way back to AEW, and thoughts on Wednesday's Dynamite featuring the returns of Wardlow and Jeff Hardy. Plus, who are AEW's actual "four pillars"?


WrestleRant Radio - April 6, 2023: WrestleMania 39 Review, Endeavor Buys WWE, Jay White Joins AEW, & More!

Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are breaking down everything from one of the most newsworthy weeks in wrestling history, starting with Endeavor buying WWE! The duo discuss what it means for the company, pay-per-view prices potentially reverting to what they were years ago, and Vince McMahon seemingly being back in creative control. They then give their complete review of WrestleMania 39 including whether Austin Theory's win over John Cena was enough to make up for Cena's verbal burial of him, the WrestleMania Showcase matches, why a character change for Seth Rollins is desperately needed, why Damage CTRL is done, how Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio and Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley delivered big time, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn ending The Usos' historic run as Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Gunther shockingly retaining the Intercontinental Championship, Drew McIntyre's contract reportedly expiring soon and whether he'll stick around, what's next for Bianca Belair following her successful defense of the Raw Women's Championship, and if Roman Reigns beating Cody Rhodes was the right call and how WWE can "finish the story." Plus, quick thoughts on AEW's latest acquisitions and All In headed to London this August!


WrestleRant Radio - April 1, 2023: Rey Mysterio Interview + WrestleMania 39 Predictions!

It's an abbreviated edition of WrestleRant Radio this week as Graham "GSM" Matthews hosts the show solo from WWE's WrestleMania weekend in Los Angeles, featuring an exclusive interview with SmackDown Superstar and new WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio! They talk his induction and how much it means to him, why in-ring retirement isn't on the horizon, his partnership with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, feeling rejuvenated by his recent run and rivalry with Dominik Mysterio, and more. Plus, GSM gives his last-minute WrestleMania 39 predictions!


WrestleRant Radio - March 23, 2023: Trish Stratus Talks Lita Feud, Returning at WrestleMania, Becky Lynch & More!

Ahead of her return to the ring at WrestleMania 39, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus chats with Graham "GSM" Matthews on WrestleRant Radio about the new A&E doc focusing on her feud with Lita, when she realized they forever changed women's wrestling, how Becky Lynch reminds her of Lita, coming out of retirement once more and what factors went into making that decision, competing at WrestleMania, and more! The back half of the show features GSM and RJ Marceau discussing Randy Orton reportedly returning soon from injury and how it could happen, Andy Kaufman being announced as the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, The Usos vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn being made official for 'Mania and why it should headline Night 1 over Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley, the issue with the WrestleMania Showcase matches, the outstanding exchange between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes that closed Monday's Raw, why Rhodes beating Reigns is a must, and what The Bloodline will look like once Reigns loses the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.


WrestleRant Radio - March 16, 2023: Danny Cage Interview, On-Site Raw Report, & Bray Wyatt Missing WrestleMania 39?

Graham "GSM" Matthews welcomes Danny Cage to WrestleRant Radio this week to discuss the premiere of "Monster Factory" on Apple TV+ this Friday, what viewers can expect from it and why non-wrestling fans will want to tune in, how long it's been in the works, what went into filming it, his experience training the talent of tomorrow, and more! Then, after giving their thoughts on The Bella Twins' departure from WWE and Bray Wyatt's status for WrestleMania 39 being up in the air, GSM and RJ Marceau then give their full on-site report from Monday's Raw in Providence including Edge vs. Finn Balor in a Hell in a Cell match being made official for 'Mania, how Johnny Gargano can get over with the main roster audience, why the Brock Lesnar and Omos face-off was what it needed to be, LA Knight's trajectory, Cody Rhodes' latest excellent promo and why he needs to beat Roman Reigns, the follow-up with Austin Theory this week, Dominik Mysterio continuing to taunt Rey, and the Street Fight main event between Solo Sikoa and Kevin Owens.


WrestleRant Radio - March 9, 2023: Kane Interview, AEW Revolution Review, John Cena Buries Austin Theory, & More!

For the first time ever, WWE Hall of Famer Kane is on WrestleRant Radio! He talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about his upcoming episode of "Biography: WWE Legends" on A&E, his iconic debut and at what point he felt the Kane character was truly established, his rivalry with The Undertaker, what he attests his longevity to, if the character would work today, becoming mayor and what his wrestling career would've looked like if he wasn't successful, filming See No Evil and why he prefers the wrestling ring, his favorite time of his career, if one more match is in the cards, and more! GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss WWE Backlash emanating from Puerto Rico this May and a potential match for the host Bad Bunny on the show, why WWE adding more international events to its premium live event schedule is a positive, Sarray's departure from NXT, the top takeaways from AEW Revolution and high praise for the AEW World Championship Iron Man match, why MJF is such a star and if he's already re-signed, why the Texas Death match was a low point, Ruby Soho's heel turn, FTR returning to rekindle their rivalry with The Gunns, House of Black becoming the new AEW World Trios Champions, Wardlow winning the AEW TNT Championship before losing it to Powerhouse Hobbs on Dynamite, an ongoing issue with the product, and on-site report from Monday's Raw in Boston from Mr. Marceau, including a rant on John Cena's complete verbal burial of Austin Theory and how it could be difficult to bounce back from.


WrestleRant Radio - March 2, 2023: Vinny Pacifico Interview, AEW Revolution 2023 Predictions, & More!

Independent wrestling standout Vinny Pacifico is a guest star on this week's WrestleRant Radio talking to Graham "GSM" Matthews about his partnership with Bang Energy, the origin of his current gimmick, his recent experiences at WWE, AEW and MLW and if there was any noticeable differences between the three companies, what feedback he got, when he felt he started getting noticed more, favorite music to listen to at the gym, best wrestling video game soundtrack songs, and more! From there, RJ Marceau joins GSM to discuss Becky Lynch and Lita capturing the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship in the main event of Monday's Raw and how it affects the WrestleMania 39 card, Brock Lesnar vs. Omos being made official for 'Mania and why it's a total waste of Lesnar, Bray Wyatt vs. Bobby Lashley not being much better and how Wyatt's return run so far has underwhelmed, quick thoughts on Wednesday's edition of AEW Dynamite, and FULL PREDICTIONS for Sunday's Revolution pay-per-view event.


WrestleRant Radio - February 23, 2023: Elimination Chamber On-Site Report, Kenny Omega-WWE Rumors, & More!

Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau are back at it on WrestleRant Radio this week giving their complete ON-SITE REPORT from an electric Elimination Chamber event in Montréal! They have plenty of thoughts on the two excellent Elimination Chamber matches, Asuka becoming the number one contender to Bianca Belair's Raw Women's Championship, why the women's division could use more stories outside of the title pictures, the indecisive finish to Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley and rumors of them facing Omos and Bray Wyatt instead at WrestleMania 39, Edge and Beth Phoenix besting The Judgment Day, Austin Theory retaining his United States Championship inside Satan's Structure, how Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul can be a 'Mania show-stealer, why it would have been shortsighted for Roman Reigns to lose the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Sami Zayn, the drawback of Cody Rhodes losing to Reigns, how everything should be executed with Zayn, Kevin Owens and Jey Uso, other expected 'Mania matches, and what will and should happen with the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. They're also giving free agency updates on Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi and Jay White. Which of the three is most likely to jump to WWE? Who would be the best fit there? Plus, a rundown of Wednesday's AEW Dynamite including the highlights and low points, if the Revolution build has been lackluster, and Tony Khan's latest "important" announcement falling flat.


WrestleRant Radio - February 18, 2023: WWE Elimination Chamber 2023 Prediction Panel Live From Montréal! (ft. Jamie Lee Mac)

It's a podcast over a decade in the making! Jamie Lee Mac finally joins Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau for a live WrestleRant Radio (along with two great guests in Brandon and John!) for an epic prediction panel ahead of WWE Elimination Chamber. They're talking their histories of watching wrestling, their wild journeys to Montréal, an in-person perspective on the raucous reaction to Sami Zayn on Friday's SmackDown and if it means he should beat Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, how they'd book the finish, Bray Wyatt possibly facing Brock Lesnar or Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 39 and who wins between Lashley and Lesnar at Chamber, Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Judgment Day, who wins the Raw Women's Championship number one contender's and United States Championship Elimination Chamber matches, other potential 'Mania matches, testing Jamie on his knowledge of Elimination Chamber theme songs, and a little Chamber trivia game naming every person to win inside Satan's Struture!


WrestleRant Radio - February 9, 2023: Early WrestleMania 39 Match Card Projections, The Gunns Win Gold & More!

Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau have a ton to talk about on WrestleRant Radio this week, starting with the news that SmackDown will be airing live from London for the first time ever the day before Money in the Bank! They also have plenty of thoughts on Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship being made official for Elimination Chamber and the finish should be booked, if WWE should stay the course with everyone involved in the storyline, and the exceptional exchange between Cody Rhodes and Paul Heyman on Monday's Raw. And that's not all! They're breaking down Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar III being added to Elimination Chamber and why WrestleMania 39 should still be the endgame, the upcoming United States Championship Elimination Chamber match, if Austin Theory needs the star-spangled prize for a rumored 'Mania clash with John Cena and if Theory needs to beat Cena, why the Raw Women's Championship number one contender's Elimination Chamber is a bit more clear-cut, thoughts on Chelsea Green's new gimmick, Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Judgment Day at Elimination Chamber, potential plans for Becky Lynch and Bayley at WrestleMania, and if Baron Corbin can be salvaged. Plus, quick thoughts on NXT Vengeance Day and Wednesday's edition of AEW Dynamite featuring The Gunns becoming the new AEW World Tag Team Champions!


WrestleRant Radio - February 2, 2023: LA Knight Interview, Royal Rumble Review, NXT Vengeance Day Predictions & More!

Let 'em talk to ya! LA Knight is on WrestleRant Radio this week chatting with Graham "GSM" Matthews about facing Bray Wyatt in a Pitch Black match, his transition to the main roster, making the most of what he's given, the name change, his interaction with The Undertaker on Raw 30 and connection to Paul Bearer, his merchandise and entrance music, the possibility of a match with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and more! After GSM gives quick picks for Saturday's NXT Vengeance Day event, he's joined by RJ Marceau to review Royal Rumble and discuss their overall thoughts on the show, if the undercard matches fell flat, WWE getting the Rumble winners right with Rhea Ripley and Cody Rhodes, which Rumble was better, if Becky Lynch vs. Bayley will extend through WrestleMania 39, Ripley choosing to face Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship, if Ronda Rousey has any value left to WWE, who will win the Raw Women's Championship number one contender's Elimination Chamber match, if Rhodes' return should have been kept a surprise in retrospect, if there were enough surprise entrants, and if Sami Zayn should be the one to dethrone Roman Reigns as Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.


WrestleRant Radio - January 26, 2023: Stone Cold vs. Reigns, Raw 30 Review, & Royal Rumble Predictions!

WrestleRant Radio kicks off Royal Rumble weekend with Graham "GSM" Matthews and RJ Marceau reacting to the breaking news of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin reportedly being offered a big-money match deal against Roman Reigns! Could and should the marquee match come to fruition? They're also giving their full review of Raw's 30th anniversary episode on Monday night featuring the trial of Sami Zayn and why it was one of the greatest segments in Raw history, The Usos vs. The Judgment Day for the Raw Tag Team Championship, the return of The Undertaker's American Badass persona, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley in a Steel Cage match not happening as advertised, D-Generation X interacting with Imperium, and Brock Lesnar returning to cost Bobby Lashley the United States Championship (again). Plus, GSM and Mr. Marceau give their complete preview and predictions for Saturday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view! Hear their thoughts on Bray Wyatt's in-ring return against LA Knight in a Pitch Black match, Bianca Belair defending the Raw Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss, if and how Sami Zayn could factor into the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens, who will win the women's and men's Royal Rumble matches, potential surprise entrants, and more!


WrestleRant Radio - January 19, 2023: Kofi Kingston Interview, Remembering Jay Briscoe & More!

You know it's Royal Rumble season when Kofi Kingston returns to WrestleRant Radio! The NXT Tag Team Champion talks to Graham "GSM" Matthews about everything he's going going on, his current run on NXT and where the idea originated from, a special project he's working on and how people can contribute, his history at the Rumble and some of his greatest saves, if he practiced any of them beforehand, who helped him come up with a few of the ideas, and more! GSM and RJ Marceau then discuss Cody Rhodes officially declaring himself for the men's Royal Rumble match, what other surprises we may see instead, if the hype for Raw's upcoming 30th anniversary episode has been disappointing, if The Rock will make his presence felt during The Bloodline's acknowledgement ceremony, the shocking passing of ROH World Tag Team Champion Jay Briscoe, WarnerMedia reportedly not wanting Wednesday's Dynamite to be a tribute show for him, and other thoughts from the episode including Toni Storm and Saraya seeming turning heel.


WrestleRant Radio - January 12, 2023: Alexander Hammerstone Interview, WWE Sale Rumors, Jay White’s Future & More!

MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone joins Graham "GSM" Matthews at the start of this week's WrestleRant Radio for an exclusive interview talking his reign so far, reflecting on his 2022, honing his skills on the mic and as an all-around performer, MLW's identity, what he sees being the biggest match he can possibly have in MLW right now, and more! From there, GSM and RJ Marceau get into what the entire wrestling world is talking about right now: the official return of Vince McMahon to WWE's Board of Directors, Stephanie McMahon's resignation, and the possibility of the promotion being sold. They discuss the Saudi Arabia rumors being overblown, wanting the best for the product, and why it's important to take a wait-and-see approach. Plus, they have plenty of thoughts on WWE and AEW both reportedly showing interest in NJPW star Jay White, the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship possibly being split up and a rumored tag title match for WrestleMania 39, the odds-on favorite to win the women's Royal Rumble, Wednesday's excellent edition of AEW Dynamite being highlighted by Adam Page vs. Jon Moxley and the return of Adam Cole.