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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!

Latest Episodes

WrestleRant Radio - October 10, 2019: Hitting the Road with an AEW Dynamite On-Site Report! (ft. Alexis DiGiacomo)

EFor the first time ever, Graham "GSM" Matthews (literally) takes WrestleRant Radio ON THE ROAD withAlexis DiGiacomoas they head home from Wednesday's electric edition of AEW Dynamite in Boston! They're talking all about their experience at the show and the overall atmosphere, how it compares to other shows they've been to, the audience they're attempting to appeal to and what they need to work on, their weak women's division, matches taped for AEW Dark, and acts that were surprisingly left off the show.Plus, hear their thoughts on Private Party beating The Young Bucks in an awesome opener, the new faction now known as The Inner Circle, Darby Allin becoming the number one contender to the AEW World Championship on next week's episode, Jon Moxley besting Shawn Spears, the chaotic ending to the show, and much more. Did GSM and Alexis get lost on their way back to Connecticut? Tune in and find out!

78 MIN6 days ago
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WrestleRant Radio - October 10, 2019: Hitting the Road with an AEW Dynamite On-Site Report! (ft. Alexis DiGiacomo)

WrestleRant Radio - October 3, 2019: Who Won Night 1 in the Wednesday Night Wars Between AEW and NXT?

EThe Wednesday Night Wars are officially on, but who won Week 1? Before the ratings were released, Graham "GSM" Matthews had a ton to say about AEW and NXT going head-to-head this week on WrestleRant Radio. But first, he previews SmackDown's huge premiere on Fox this Friday night and everything on tap for the epic event as well as Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (even though there's only three matches currently advertised for the card). He also talks Monday's "season premiere" of WWE Raw and gives his thoughts on the fresh feel of the show, the new commentary team, Brock Lesnar's amazing attack on Rey Mysterio and Dominick, Team Hogan and Team Flair clashing at WWE Crown Jewel, and the awful ending involving Rusev and the returning Bobby Lashley and Lana.Then, GSM gives a complete breakdown of the first night in the Wednesday Night Wars! He discusses Cody and Sammy Guevara kicing off AEW Dynamite, Pac and Adam Page finally facing off, Riho becoming the inaugural AEW Women's Cham...

65 MIN1 weeks ago
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WrestleRant Radio - October 3, 2019: Who Won Night 1 in the Wednesday Night Wars Between AEW and NXT?

WrestleRant Radio - September 26, 2019: NXT Debuts on USA Network in Epic Fashion

EAhead one of the biggest weeks in recent wrestling history, Graham "GSM" Matthews has all the latest on everything leading up to Raw's "season premiere," NXT's biggest show to date on USA Network, and Friday Night SmackDown's FOX premiere! He's giving his thoughts on NXT's USA Network debut last week and the rating it received before previewing what's on tap for next Monday's Raw and how the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view has been poorly built so far.In his reviews of Raw, SmackDown Live and 205 Live, GSM talks The Viking Raiders remaining undefeated, the sit-down interviews with Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston, the burial of EC3 and how Ember Moon isn't much better off, Carmella winning the 24/7 Championship from R-Truth, why the King Corbin and Chad Gable feud must continue, Rey Mysterio becoming the number one contender to the Universal Championship, The Fiend targeting Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan exceeding expectations, the filler featured on SmackDown, the latest in...

61 MIN3 weeks ago
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WrestleRant Radio - September 26, 2019: NXT Debuts on USA Network in Epic Fashion

WrestleRant Radio - September 19, 2019: The End Is Nigh for WWE's Wild Card Rule

ERejoice! WWE's Wild Card Rule is finally coming to an end next month and Graham "GSM" Matthews couldn't be happier. He kicks off WrestleRant Radio discussing the Draft, what it means for Raw and SmackDown Live moving forward, and the possibility of WrestleRant Radio eventually switching days. He also addresses the future of 205 Live and if it will be folded into NXT as has been rumored recently, reviews Sunday's Clash of Champions pay-per-view, and talks the rise of Robert Roode as well as The Revival becoming the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.GSM then has a ton to say about Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks stealing the show, an honest assessment of Kofi Kingston's WWE Championship reign thus far and why he'll likely lose to Brock Lesnar during SmackDown's debut show on FOX, Luke Harper returning and what match it might lead to at Hell in a Cell, why Braun Strowman is the ultimate loser and how his main event matchup with Seth Rollins exceeded expectations, why "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt ...

59 MINSEP 19
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WrestleRant Radio - September 19, 2019: The End Is Nigh for WWE's Wild Card Rule

WrestleRant Radio - September 12, 2019: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Shines in Return to Madison Square Garden

EWWE returned to Madison Square Garden this past week for two jam-packed episodes of Raw and SmackDown Live, and Graham "GSM" Matthews was there live on Monday night to witness all the action in person! He speaks about his experience at the world's most famous arena (along with how he met Kofi Kingston, Big E and Mandy Rose at CitiField!) including the insane reaction "Stone Cold" Steve Austin received, the women's tag team match, Gran Metalik getting a chance to shine versus Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin advancing in King of the Ring, the crowd doing the wave during the 10-man tag team main event, and Cedric Alexander's big win.While giving his thoughts on SmackDown Live, GSM also discusses The Undertaker's pointless appearance, The Miz battling Andrade, Heavy Machinery getting back on track, Roman Reigns and Erick Rowan brawling, how Bayley's heel run has been confusing so far, the Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton rivalry going full circle in MSG, Chad Gable beating Shane McMahon and who...

62 MINSEP 12
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WrestleRant Radio - September 12, 2019: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Shines in Return to Madison Square Garden

WrestleRant Radio - September 5, 2019: Bayley's Heel Turn Sets Stage for Four Horsewomen 4-Way at WrestleMania 36

EFresh off his quick visit to Chicago, Graham "GSM" Matthews explains how his trip to Chi-Town came out and his experience meeting CM Punk at Starrcast before reviewing AEW All Out from Saturday night! He gets into his thoughts on the 21-woman Casino Battle Royal, why Private Party will be a team to watch going forward, Luchasaurus receiving a mega reaction, Pac's surprising win over Kenny Omega, the Cracker Barrel Clash, why The Dark Order just isn't clicking so far, Riho beating Hikaru Shida, Cody vs. Shawn Spears, the wild AAA World Tag Team Championship match, AEW's loaded tag team division, and why Chris Jericho becoming the inaugural AEW World Champion was the right call.GSM then gives his thoughts on the terrific NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff event including Noam Dar vs. Travis Banks, Cesaro making a special appearance, the NXT UK Tag Team and Women's Championships changing hands, the Last Man Standing match, and the near-perfect main event. To close out the episode, GSM also revie...

66 MINSEP 5
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WrestleRant Radio - September 5, 2019: Bayley's Heel Turn Sets Stage for Four Horsewomen 4-Way at WrestleMania 36

WrestleRant Radio - August 29, 2019: WWE's King of the Ring Rolls on with More Fun First Round Matches

EAre you all in on All Out? Graham "GSM" Matthews opens this week's WrestleRant Radio with his full preview and predictions for AEW's latest (and perhaps biggest to date) pay-per-view this Saturday night live from Chicago! He discusses the 21-woman Casino Battle Royale, which stars you should expect to break out, AEW's loaded tag team division, why Shawn Spears must defeat Cody, The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers taking their heated rivalry to new heights in a Ladder match, PAC replacing an injured Jon Moxley against Kenny Omega, who will walk out the inaugural AEW World Champion, and much more.From there, GSM runs down his reviews of Raw and SmackDown Live from this week and gives his two cents on Sasha Banks' promo, the first round of the King of the Ring tournament wrapping up and what the final eight looks like, the mess that was the Tag Team Turmoil, Cesaro heading to NXT UK, Braun Strowman vying for the United States Championship for the second straight week, more matches c...

65 MINAUG 30
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WrestleRant Radio - August 29, 2019: WWE's King of the Ring Rolls on with More Fun First Round Matches

WrestleRant Radio - August 22, 2019: Brad Hollister Talks Big Bacon Gimmick, Orange Cassidy, Kurt Angle, N.E.W. & More!

EGraham "GSM" Matthews celebrates the historic 300th episode of WrestleRant Radio with hosting his last exclusive interview of the summer, this time with former Northeast Wrestling Champion and host of theWhat's Sizzlingpodcast,Brad Hollister! Big Bacon has a ton to say about joining N.E.W., the origin of his gimmick, his thoughts on N.E.W. president Michael Lombardi, facing Joey Janela and wanting a match with Jon Moxley, working other independent promotions around the northeast, Kurt Angle's influence on him, wrestling the likes of Matt Riddle and Jack Swagger and what he learned from them, his in-ring style, becoming N.E.W. Champion and how Flip Gordon surprised him the night he won the title, going to Money in the Bank 2019, his goals going forward, and much more.Stay tuned for GSM's thoughts on this week's episodes of Raw and SmackDown Live, NXT officially moving to the USA Network, and his predictions for the rest of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament!

75 MINAUG 22
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WrestleRant Radio - August 22, 2019: Brad Hollister Talks Big Bacon Gimmick, Orange Cassidy, Kurt Angle, N.E.W. & More!

WrestleRant Radio - August 15, 2019: Ross and Marshall Von Erich Talk MLW, Family Legacy, Dark Side of the Ring & More!

EAfter giving his quick thoughts on SmackDown Live returning to Friday nights later this year (and why it's a good move) and SummerSlam weekend emanating from Boston in 2020 to kick off this week's WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews airs his exclusive interview with two of MLW's newest acquisitions,Ross and Marshall Von Erich! They're talking relocating to Hawaii, choosing MLW over WWE and why it's the right fit for them, their rich family history, their dad Kevin Von Erich's thoughts on them signing with MLW, multi-generational talent, wrestling worldwide, working with Tom Lawlor and CONTRA Unit, appearing on Viceland'sDark Side of the Ring, and much more!At the close of the show, GSM runs down the results from ROH Summer Supercard, NXT TakeOver: Toronto II, and SummerSlam and analyzes the biggest moments from each event! Plus, is NXT really on the verge of moving to FS1 and expanding to two hours sometime soon? GSM discusses why that isn't the best idea along with what's next...

73 MINAUG 16
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WrestleRant Radio - August 15, 2019: Ross and Marshall Von Erich Talk MLW, Family Legacy, Dark Side of the Ring & More!

WrestleRant Radio - August 8, 2019: SummerSlam & TakeOver: Toronto II Predictions! (ft. RJ Marceau & Alexis DiGiacomo)

EYet another jam-packed wrestling weekend is on the horizon, and not only doesRJ Marceaureturn as always to break down both NXT TakeOver: Toronto II and SummerSlam with Graham "GSM" Matthews, butAlexis DiGiacomojoins them as well! They kick off the hour by giving their picks for Saturday's TakeOver special and discussing Io Shirai's recent heel turn and how exceptional she's been in the role, if The Street Profits are on the verge of losing the NXT Tag Team Championship and if they'll officially be called up to Raw soon, if Mia Yim is the right woman to dethrone Shayna Baszler as NXT Women's Champion, the Triple Threat match for the NXT North American Championship, Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano III in the main event, and if every member of Undisputed Era will leave Toronto with gold.From there, the trio preview SummerSlam and talk the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match, how the build to Bayley vs. Ember Moon for the SmackDown Women's Championship has been disappointing, Charlotte Fl...

71 MINAUG 9
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WrestleRant Radio - August 8, 2019: SummerSlam & TakeOver: Toronto II Predictions! (ft. RJ Marceau & Alexis DiGiacomo)

Latest Episodes

WrestleRant Radio - October 10, 2019: Hitting the Road with an AEW Dynamite On-Site Report! (ft. Alexis DiGiacomo)

EFor the first time ever, Graham "GSM" Matthews (literally) takes WrestleRant Radio ON THE ROAD withAlexis DiGiacomoas they head home from Wednesday's electric edition of AEW Dynamite in Boston! They're talking all about their experience at the show and the overall atmosphere, how it compares to other shows they've been to, the audience they're attempting to appeal to and what they need to work on, their weak women's division, matches taped for AEW Dark, and acts that were surprisingly left off the show.Plus, hear their thoughts on Private Party beating The Young Bucks in an awesome opener, the new faction now known as The Inner Circle, Darby Allin becoming the number one contender to the AEW World Championship on next week's episode, Jon Moxley besting Shawn Spears, the chaotic ending to the show, and much more. Did GSM and Alexis get lost on their way back to Connecticut? Tune in and find out!

78 MIN6 days ago
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WrestleRant Radio - October 10, 2019: Hitting the Road with an AEW Dynamite On-Site Report! (ft. Alexis DiGiacomo)

WrestleRant Radio - October 3, 2019: Who Won Night 1 in the Wednesday Night Wars Between AEW and NXT?

EThe Wednesday Night Wars are officially on, but who won Week 1? Before the ratings were released, Graham "GSM" Matthews had a ton to say about AEW and NXT going head-to-head this week on WrestleRant Radio. But first, he previews SmackDown's huge premiere on Fox this Friday night and everything on tap for the epic event as well as Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (even though there's only three matches currently advertised for the card). He also talks Monday's "season premiere" of WWE Raw and gives his thoughts on the fresh feel of the show, the new commentary team, Brock Lesnar's amazing attack on Rey Mysterio and Dominick, Team Hogan and Team Flair clashing at WWE Crown Jewel, and the awful ending involving Rusev and the returning Bobby Lashley and Lana.Then, GSM gives a complete breakdown of the first night in the Wednesday Night Wars! He discusses Cody and Sammy Guevara kicing off AEW Dynamite, Pac and Adam Page finally facing off, Riho becoming the inaugural AEW Women's Cham...

65 MIN1 weeks ago
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WrestleRant Radio - October 3, 2019: Who Won Night 1 in the Wednesday Night Wars Between AEW and NXT?

WrestleRant Radio - September 26, 2019: NXT Debuts on USA Network in Epic Fashion

EAhead one of the biggest weeks in recent wrestling history, Graham "GSM" Matthews has all the latest on everything leading up to Raw's "season premiere," NXT's biggest show to date on USA Network, and Friday Night SmackDown's FOX premiere! He's giving his thoughts on NXT's USA Network debut last week and the rating it received before previewing what's on tap for next Monday's Raw and how the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view has been poorly built so far.In his reviews of Raw, SmackDown Live and 205 Live, GSM talks The Viking Raiders remaining undefeated, the sit-down interviews with Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston, the burial of EC3 and how Ember Moon isn't much better off, Carmella winning the 24/7 Championship from R-Truth, why the King Corbin and Chad Gable feud must continue, Rey Mysterio becoming the number one contender to the Universal Championship, The Fiend targeting Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan exceeding expectations, the filler featured on SmackDown, the latest in...

61 MIN3 weeks ago
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WrestleRant Radio - September 26, 2019: NXT Debuts on USA Network in Epic Fashion

WrestleRant Radio - September 19, 2019: The End Is Nigh for WWE's Wild Card Rule

ERejoice! WWE's Wild Card Rule is finally coming to an end next month and Graham "GSM" Matthews couldn't be happier. He kicks off WrestleRant Radio discussing the Draft, what it means for Raw and SmackDown Live moving forward, and the possibility of WrestleRant Radio eventually switching days. He also addresses the future of 205 Live and if it will be folded into NXT as has been rumored recently, reviews Sunday's Clash of Champions pay-per-view, and talks the rise of Robert Roode as well as The Revival becoming the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.GSM then has a ton to say about Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks stealing the show, an honest assessment of Kofi Kingston's WWE Championship reign thus far and why he'll likely lose to Brock Lesnar during SmackDown's debut show on FOX, Luke Harper returning and what match it might lead to at Hell in a Cell, why Braun Strowman is the ultimate loser and how his main event matchup with Seth Rollins exceeded expectations, why "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt ...

59 MINSEP 19
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WrestleRant Radio - September 19, 2019: The End Is Nigh for WWE's Wild Card Rule

WrestleRant Radio - September 12, 2019: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Shines in Return to Madison Square Garden

EWWE returned to Madison Square Garden this past week for two jam-packed episodes of Raw and SmackDown Live, and Graham "GSM" Matthews was there live on Monday night to witness all the action in person! He speaks about his experience at the world's most famous arena (along with how he met Kofi Kingston, Big E and Mandy Rose at CitiField!) including the insane reaction "Stone Cold" Steve Austin received, the women's tag team match, Gran Metalik getting a chance to shine versus Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin advancing in King of the Ring, the crowd doing the wave during the 10-man tag team main event, and Cedric Alexander's big win.While giving his thoughts on SmackDown Live, GSM also discusses The Undertaker's pointless appearance, The Miz battling Andrade, Heavy Machinery getting back on track, Roman Reigns and Erick Rowan brawling, how Bayley's heel run has been confusing so far, the Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton rivalry going full circle in MSG, Chad Gable beating Shane McMahon and who...

62 MINSEP 12
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WrestleRant Radio - September 12, 2019: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Shines in Return to Madison Square Garden

WrestleRant Radio - September 5, 2019: Bayley's Heel Turn Sets Stage for Four Horsewomen 4-Way at WrestleMania 36

EFresh off his quick visit to Chicago, Graham "GSM" Matthews explains how his trip to Chi-Town came out and his experience meeting CM Punk at Starrcast before reviewing AEW All Out from Saturday night! He gets into his thoughts on the 21-woman Casino Battle Royal, why Private Party will be a team to watch going forward, Luchasaurus receiving a mega reaction, Pac's surprising win over Kenny Omega, the Cracker Barrel Clash, why The Dark Order just isn't clicking so far, Riho beating Hikaru Shida, Cody vs. Shawn Spears, the wild AAA World Tag Team Championship match, AEW's loaded tag team division, and why Chris Jericho becoming the inaugural AEW World Champion was the right call.GSM then gives his thoughts on the terrific NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff event including Noam Dar vs. Travis Banks, Cesaro making a special appearance, the NXT UK Tag Team and Women's Championships changing hands, the Last Man Standing match, and the near-perfect main event. To close out the episode, GSM also revie...

66 MINSEP 5
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WrestleRant Radio - September 5, 2019: Bayley's Heel Turn Sets Stage for Four Horsewomen 4-Way at WrestleMania 36

WrestleRant Radio - August 29, 2019: WWE's King of the Ring Rolls on with More Fun First Round Matches

EAre you all in on All Out? Graham "GSM" Matthews opens this week's WrestleRant Radio with his full preview and predictions for AEW's latest (and perhaps biggest to date) pay-per-view this Saturday night live from Chicago! He discusses the 21-woman Casino Battle Royale, which stars you should expect to break out, AEW's loaded tag team division, why Shawn Spears must defeat Cody, The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers taking their heated rivalry to new heights in a Ladder match, PAC replacing an injured Jon Moxley against Kenny Omega, who will walk out the inaugural AEW World Champion, and much more.From there, GSM runs down his reviews of Raw and SmackDown Live from this week and gives his two cents on Sasha Banks' promo, the first round of the King of the Ring tournament wrapping up and what the final eight looks like, the mess that was the Tag Team Turmoil, Cesaro heading to NXT UK, Braun Strowman vying for the United States Championship for the second straight week, more matches c...

65 MINAUG 30
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WrestleRant Radio - August 29, 2019: WWE's King of the Ring Rolls on with More Fun First Round Matches

WrestleRant Radio - August 22, 2019: Brad Hollister Talks Big Bacon Gimmick, Orange Cassidy, Kurt Angle, N.E.W. & More!

EGraham "GSM" Matthews celebrates the historic 300th episode of WrestleRant Radio with hosting his last exclusive interview of the summer, this time with former Northeast Wrestling Champion and host of theWhat's Sizzlingpodcast,Brad Hollister! Big Bacon has a ton to say about joining N.E.W., the origin of his gimmick, his thoughts on N.E.W. president Michael Lombardi, facing Joey Janela and wanting a match with Jon Moxley, working other independent promotions around the northeast, Kurt Angle's influence on him, wrestling the likes of Matt Riddle and Jack Swagger and what he learned from them, his in-ring style, becoming N.E.W. Champion and how Flip Gordon surprised him the night he won the title, going to Money in the Bank 2019, his goals going forward, and much more.Stay tuned for GSM's thoughts on this week's episodes of Raw and SmackDown Live, NXT officially moving to the USA Network, and his predictions for the rest of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament!

75 MINAUG 22
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WrestleRant Radio - August 22, 2019: Brad Hollister Talks Big Bacon Gimmick, Orange Cassidy, Kurt Angle, N.E.W. & More!

WrestleRant Radio - August 15, 2019: Ross and Marshall Von Erich Talk MLW, Family Legacy, Dark Side of the Ring & More!

EAfter giving his quick thoughts on SmackDown Live returning to Friday nights later this year (and why it's a good move) and SummerSlam weekend emanating from Boston in 2020 to kick off this week's WrestleRant Radio, Graham "GSM" Matthews airs his exclusive interview with two of MLW's newest acquisitions,Ross and Marshall Von Erich! They're talking relocating to Hawaii, choosing MLW over WWE and why it's the right fit for them, their rich family history, their dad Kevin Von Erich's thoughts on them signing with MLW, multi-generational talent, wrestling worldwide, working with Tom Lawlor and CONTRA Unit, appearing on Viceland'sDark Side of the Ring, and much more!At the close of the show, GSM runs down the results from ROH Summer Supercard, NXT TakeOver: Toronto II, and SummerSlam and analyzes the biggest moments from each event! Plus, is NXT really on the verge of moving to FS1 and expanding to two hours sometime soon? GSM discusses why that isn't the best idea along with what's next...

73 MINAUG 16
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WrestleRant Radio - August 15, 2019: Ross and Marshall Von Erich Talk MLW, Family Legacy, Dark Side of the Ring & More!

WrestleRant Radio - August 8, 2019: SummerSlam & TakeOver: Toronto II Predictions! (ft. RJ Marceau & Alexis DiGiacomo)

EYet another jam-packed wrestling weekend is on the horizon, and not only doesRJ Marceaureturn as always to break down both NXT TakeOver: Toronto II and SummerSlam with Graham "GSM" Matthews, butAlexis DiGiacomojoins them as well! They kick off the hour by giving their picks for Saturday's TakeOver special and discussing Io Shirai's recent heel turn and how exceptional she's been in the role, if The Street Profits are on the verge of losing the NXT Tag Team Championship and if they'll officially be called up to Raw soon, if Mia Yim is the right woman to dethrone Shayna Baszler as NXT Women's Champion, the Triple Threat match for the NXT North American Championship, Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano III in the main event, and if every member of Undisputed Era will leave Toronto with gold.From there, the trio preview SummerSlam and talk the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match, how the build to Bayley vs. Ember Moon for the SmackDown Women's Championship has been disappointing, Charlotte Fl...

71 MINAUG 9
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WrestleRant Radio - August 8, 2019: SummerSlam & TakeOver: Toronto II Predictions! (ft. RJ Marceau & Alexis DiGiacomo)