Breaking down pro wrestling with thoughtful analysis of WWE, NXT, AEW, NJPW and beyond. Plus, instant analysis of pay-per-views and the latest news. Host Adam Silverstein and his co-hosts pull back the curtain, addressing the hottest topics and most controversial developments while putting the highs and lows of sports entertainment in context.
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NXT put its best foot forward since the beginning of its new era, while AEW owner Tony Khan has taken personally WWE's decision to air an extra 30 minutes of SmackDown on Friday after being moved to FS1 due to the MLB playoffs. Host Adam Silverstein opens the show by diving into the latest edition of NXT [3:40], including the surprise of Carmelo Hayes winning the North American championship, whether Toxic Attraction can actually work and why this edition of NXT is the closest to what we can likely expect from the brand. Next, "The Silver King" breaks down AEW Rampage [26:45] -- CM Punk's latest match, Jade Cargill's squash and Ricky Starks vs. Brian Cage for the FTW title -- before wrapping up a look at why AEW must be careful not to cede the high ground to WWE. Plus, a quick take on MLW Fightland. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With SmackDown steady and Raw finding its footing over the last month, WWE looked to be on a creative upswing with new rosters set to take effect. Instead, its booking took a nosedive this week with both shows failing to impress. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini discuss what went wrong for WWE as it builds to Crown Jewel [2:30], beginning The Main Event looking at the bright spot that was the Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman storyline [13:45]. The guys continue with WWE's sloppy use of Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bianca Belair and Charlotte Flair before breaking down the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments, including atrocious and embarrassing booking for the women's division [56:40]. Next is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:05:30] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" talk "can they co-exist" booking of Big E and Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins vs. Edge inside Hell in a Cell, Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley and much more. Plus, a look at a special SmackDown being extended by 30 minutes next week and going head-to-head with AEW Rampage [1:32:30]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
"Hangman" Adam Page returned as the Joker in the main event of AEW Dynamite, becoming the No. 1 contender for Kenny Omega's AEW world title. Host Adam Silverstein kicks off the show with Hangman's return and AEW's main event plans ahead of a pay-per-view named after Page himself [2:45]. "The Silver King" also breaks down everything else from Dynamite and Rampage, including the new TBS title not fixing problems with the women's division, storylines for Bryan Danielson and CM Punk, what's happening with Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson, plus Malakai Black's tremendous presentation. Up next is a complete look at the latest NXT [35:45], including another fun MSK tag team title match, whether Bron Breakker is challenging Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT title too quickly, Mandy Rose stepping up to Raquel Gonzalez, Tony D'Angelo's in-ring debut, Parker Boudreaux's first appearance as Harland, and NXT taking a step forward simply by doing less overall. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With the 2021 WWE Draft in the books, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini break down what went right -- and wrong -- as WWE set new rosters for SmackDown and Raw. The guys start with an overall look at an improved draft presentation that could've been even better [5:15]. The Main Event features reaction and detailed analysis of the rosters [15:40], including SmackDown's lack of main event male talent juxtaposed with the potential for loaded Raw main events, nearly every tag team switching brands and the women's division actually being treated best of all. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:01:20] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" lament WWE not doing more with Roman Reigns and The Usos in the draft nor providing any explanation or insight into "The Demon" Finn Balor's rope-break loss at Extreme Rules. Other topics include Dolph Ziggler injecting himself into Big E vs. Drew McIntyre, Goldberg's intent on killing Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair stepping in for Bayley with the Four Horsewomen, Becky Lynch's new character, Seth Rollins visiting Edge's house and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
A roster shakeup is ahead with the two-day WWE Draft set to begin on SmackDown and continue through Raw. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini are back for Getting Over's second annual WWE Mock Draft. The guys select rosters for each brand, discuss the potential of the superstars they drafted and go over what they want to see from the WWE Draft over the next few days [4:00]. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" also enter into a lengthy discussion about the controversial "Dark Side of the Ring: Plane Ride from Hell" episode [1:02:50], including what has -- and has not -- changed in wrestling and what was completely left out of the show. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The remnants of and fallout from Grand Slam took center stage across AEW as host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini break down Rampage and Dynamite along with the third episode of the new-look NXT. First up, Adam looks at significant improvements made to NXT with the pace slowing and matches being given more time [2:25]. It was ladies' night with the women's title and women's tag team titles both on the line, though Io Shirai and Zoey Stark shone far brighter than Raquel Gonzalez and Franky Monet in the main event. Plus, Bron Breakker calls out Tommaso Ciampa and Grayson Waller makes an impact against Roderick Strong. Next, "The Silver King" and "Vintage" convene to break down the week in AEW [18:30], led by a tremendous co-main event on Dynamite featuring Sammy Guevara beating Miro to become the new TNT champion and MJF squaring off with Darby Allin in a tremendous promo segment. Other topics include CM Punk on commentary, Adam Cole's first three weeks with AEW, the poor usage of Andrade El Idolo, Arn Anderson's gun threat, Brodie Lee tributes, Lio Rush signing and growing tiresome of Dan Lambert. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With Extreme Rules in the rear-view mirror and the WWE Draft ahead, a pleasantly surprising Raw showed that WWE may have finally found its footing with its former A show. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini discuss why Raw has succeeded the last three weeks going up against Monday Night Football as well as some issues with the new A show, SmackDown, that are preventing it from being as great as it can be [3:15]. The Main Event focuses on Big E's two big meaty matches with Bobby Lashley for the WWE title, including a steel cage main event following the shocking return of the Hurt Business [12:25]. The guys break down the booking for Big E, who has a new challenger in Drew McIntyre, and Lashley, who has Goldberg waiting for him. Up next is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [31:15] where topics include two tremendous midcard title matches, Riddle vs. AJ Styles tearing the house down, some atrocious women's booking, Naomi's big moment and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE Extreme Rules 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from the final pay-per-view before the WWE Draft with a huge double main event. With a controversial finish to the universal title match between Roman Reigns and "The Demon" Finn Balor stealing the thunder from what was an otherwise entertaining show, "The Silver King" and "Vintage" discuss every aspect of the bout from the nearly perfectly booked and executed match to the unique resuscitation of "The Demon" to the head-scratching broken top rope that again proves WWE cannot get out of it sown way. The guys also go deep on the SmackDown women's title match between Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair, including whether Sasha Banks' return for a disqualification finish was appropriate or took away from the bout. Plus, three more title matches, a welcome but surprising last-minute addition to the card and a look at what's next from a storyline and booking standpoint in WWE. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW made history with Grand Slam, the largest non-WWE wrestling show since 1999, on a special episode of Dynamite from Queens, New York. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the entire show [5:00], starting with the dream match that opened Grand Slam as Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson fought to a 30-minute time-limit draw. The guys discuss the incredible match before debating the booking and execution of the finish as well as the entire presentation of the bout. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then run through the rest of the card, including CM Punk's promo, a possible heel change for Cody Rhodes as part of a messy match with Malakai Black and the women's title main event with Britt Baker and Ruby Soho. The guys also discuss what happened last week on AEW Rampage [57:30] before Adam tackles the second week of the revamped NXT [1:07:45], including Tomasso Ciampa's state of NXT promo, Bron Breakker continuing to impress, the potential for Toxic Attraction and whether NXT is trying to simply do too much every week. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE has been full tilt ahead of Extreme Rules putting together some creative bookings across SmackDown and Raw while simultaneously building strong matches for the pay-per-view. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the entire card with Getting Over's trademark WWE Extreme Rules ultimate preview [1:14:10]. The guys break down every match, sharing their predictions on whether "The Demon" Finn Balor will finally be the one two take down Roman Reigns for the universal title, Bianca Belair will get revenge on Becky Lynch with the SmackDown women's title on the line and/or other titles change hands across the loaded show. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" open with a conversation about the week in WWE TV before The Main Event [15:25], an extended look at the Bloodline vs. New Day feud that took place across SmackDown and Raw. The guys then move into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [39:50] where topics include insultingly short women's matches, big moments for Shayna Baszler and Naomi, booking confusion and a nickname change for "Bearcat" Keith Lee. Plus, an early look ahead to the WWE Draft. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE's rebranded NXT 2.0 made its debut to mixed reviews. With a new set, young talent, plenty of colors and some questionable booking decisions, host Adam Silverstein has plenty to discuss -- positives and negatives -- as NXT clearly heads in a different direction [4:30]. Adam breaks down each element of NXT 2.0, from the debut of Bron Breakker to Tommaso Ciampa becoming the new champion to the incredible InDex wedding, before co-host Chris Vannini joins to provide his overall thoughts on the show. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then dive into the results from AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage [46:55], including the incredible Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson booking, CM Punk's feud with Team Taz, the early direction for Andrade El Idolo, Adam Cole's debut match, AEW's attempt to fix the Minoru Suzuki vs. Jon Moxley situation, MJF's cheap heat, the continued use of Dan Lambert, the return of Cody Rhodes, AEW's celebrity usage and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE made a big move Monday night by having Big E cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase to become the new WWE champion. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with an extended look at Big E's long-awaited title win, the outpouring of affection for him, WWE's booking of the moment and MITB as a whole, Bobby Lashley's six-month title reign and why WWE actually decided to make the change in this situation [10:00]. The Main Event continues with Brock Lesnar's face-to-face with Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman's character work and how WWE will handle the return of "The Demon" Finn Balor as it relates to Reigns and the universal title [1:02:00]. Next up is an unusually positive edition of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:21:00] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" dive into the rest of the week on SmackDown and Raw, including an incredible Edge vs. Seth Rollins match, Becky Lynch finally getting boos vs. Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax finally breaking up, some redemption for Jeff Hardy, tremendous booking with Hawks star Trae Young showing up in Madison Square Garden, Zelina Vega being left off the 9/11 show and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho in tow, AEW looked to capitalize on the momentum created at All Out with an eventful episode of Dynamite. Host Adam Silverstein dives into a somewhat-disappointing follow-up to All Out [26:30], including Danielson's first verbal interaction with Kenny Omega, Adam Cole's first promo with The Elite, Ruby injecting some life into the women's division, MJF's show-stealing segment and a Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki match that failed to live up to even the most modest expectations. "The Silver King" begins this episode with a cold open discussing Gable Steveson's decision to sign with WWE while defending his NCAA heavyweight championship [0:00]. Adam then breaks down the final black-and-gold branded edition of NXT [8:22], including an all-time segment involving Dexter Lumis' bachelor party, two tag team championship matches, a tremendous Ember Moon vs. Kay Lee Ray bout and what the future holds for NXT as a whole. Plus, Getting Over sends well wishes to Paul "Triple H" Levesque [24:15] following a cardiac incident that hospitalized him last week. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
It was a mixed bag for WWE across SmackDown and Raw this week, though as always, universal champion Roman Reigns and WWE champion Bobby Lashley were booked exceptionally strong. Host Adam Silverstein in The Main Event looks at the dominance of both men, wondering how long they will both hold the titles and whether Finn Balor (perhaps as The Demon?) could be a surprise decision to take the title off Reigns before the end of 2021 [4:55]. "The Silver King" also breaks down the entire Tag Team Turmoil storyline from Raw that delivered in the ring but disappointed with a predictable, repetitive winner. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [24:24] where topics include the Seth Rollins vs. Edge rematch, Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair somewhat struggling to win over the crowd, Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax (with help from Shayna Baszler) redeeming themselves, Rhea Ripley helping Nikki A.S.H. get over, and a lot of ugly creative involving unnecessarily short matches and disqualifications. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after AEW All Out went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from angularly the best pay-per-view in company history. The guys open with an extended discussion about the AEW world championship between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage, but more importantly, the post-match fallout with Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debuting. "The Silver King" explains why AEW now has the best men's roster in professional wrestling while breaking down with "Vintage" how WWE shot itself in the foot, offering talent to AEW on a silver platter while allowing its competition to gain ground without so much as a fight. Adam and Chris then break down the rest of the show, including CM Punk's in-ring return after a seven-year absence against Darby Allin, Chris Jericho's overbooked match with MJF, a stellar tag team steel cage match between the Young Bucks and Lucha Bros, Britt Baker's great women's title bout with Kris Statlander, the debut of Ruby Soho, Minoru Suzuki surprising Jon Moxley, and much more. The guys wrap things up with their post-show grades. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW returns to Chicago for one of its biggest pay-per-views of the year with All Out set to feature the first CM Punk match in seven years along with a number of big bouts and some potential surprises. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the entire card with Getting Over's signature AEW All Out ultimate preview [18:22]. The guys break down every match, sharing their thoughts and predictions on whether Kenny Omega or the Young Bucks will drop their titles, why a heel turn may be in store after CM Punk vs. Darby Allin, how Chris Jericho vs. MJF became the best-built match on the show, whether Bryan Danielson (the former Daniel Bryan) will debut, and why they are excited for the PPV despite an uneven build and a key match being removed. "The Silver King" opens the show with a full breakdown of this week's NXT [3:55], including top challengers emerging for Samoa Joe and Raquel Gonzalez and a loaded card being set with two weeks to go until significant changes are expected to come to the brand. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE presented a strong episode of SmackDown featuring the first television appearance for Becky Lynch in 15 months, while Raw was reportedly changed just before the show began after a full week of promotion. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into both shows as they again wonder how they are made by the same company. The guys open with The Main Event [10:35] as they break down Finn Balor and Edge stepping up as challengers to Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan looking strong as Lynch tried to explain her actions at SummerSlam, and a convoluted yet entertaining primary storyline on Raw involving Damian Priest, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Bobby Lashley, MVP and RK-Bro. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then move into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [49:10] where topics include Baron Corbin becoming "Happy," a disastrous Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax match, Rick Boogs' sustained push, Naomi's debut on SmackDown, horrendous booking for Karrion Kross and Doudrop, plus much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
CM Punk's debut in AEW is still reverberating, while NXT is setting a new course following a tremendous TakeOver. Host Adam Silverstein breaks down the latest from both brands over the last week with AEW planning for All Out and NXT introducing a ton of new talent. "The Silver King" opens with NXT finding challengers for new champion Samoa Joe and reigning champion Raquel Gonzalez while introducing new talent, extending the Hit Row vs. Legado del Fantasma feud and putting a perfect cap on Ted DiBiase's work with Cameron Grimes [4:30]. Adam then moves on to AEW where he breaks down everything that happened on Dynamite and Rampage, including CM Punk's first Dynamite appearance, Chris Jericho's latest stipulation vs. MJF, whether Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage is hitting the mark, and why he wants to see more from Malakai Black, Andrade el Idolo and Miro [21:00]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Coming off an incredible weekend of professional wrestling, WWE has set its sights on the rest of 2021 with somewhat-fresh angles on Raw and a loaded SmackDown roster featuring two massive names returning in Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini address the fallout from SummerSlam by reading your DMs [4:45], which dive into an number of topics including the surprise appearances of Lesnar and Lynch, the unfortunate inevitability of Goldberg as WWE champion and more. The guys then move into The Main Event [32:45] featuring Bobby Lashley beginning a feud with Sheamus, Damian Priest being elevated, Drew McIntyre looking cool again, and Charlotte Flair calling for an evolution only to be met by Alexa Bliss. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" wrap things up with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [50:00] where topics include RK-Bro's celebration, Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley's interesting dynamic, Rick Boogs' first WWE match, John Morrison finally splitting from The Miz, the absolute disaster that is Karrion Kross' repackaging and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after NXT TakeOver: 36 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from one of the most memorable NXT shows over the last couple of years. The guys offer their unique analysis and grades on Adam Cole wrestling his last match in NXT and possibly WWE as a whole, WALTER and Ilja Dragunov putting on arguably the Match of the Year across any promotion, Samoa Joe capturing the NXT championship from Karrion Kross, Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai putting on a barn burner, and Cameron Grimes (alongside Ted DiBiase) finally ending his feud with LA Knight over the Million Dollar Championship. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" discuss all that and more before providing their post-show grades and looking ahead at what's to come. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE SummerSlam 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results WWE's second-biggest pay-per-view of the year. With both Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch making their shocking returns along with a loaded card featuring Roman Reigns vs. John Cena, Edge vs. Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg in the triple main event, there's no shortage of topics that "The Silver King" and "Vintage" cover. The guys break down every match on the card with their unique analysis and grades before discussing what the results mean for WWE going forward. In addition to the two massive returns, WWE put forward some great matches along with some mind-numbing booking decisions that Adam and Chris debate before providing their post-show grades and look at what's next at Extreme Rules and beyond. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
CM Punk returned to professional wrestling for the first time after seven years away in what was immediately an all-time moment for not only AEW but the industry as a whole. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open this special instant reaction episode by breaking down CM Punk's incredible pop on AEW Rampage, everything he said in his captivating in-ring promo and what to expect going forward as AEW looks to attack a vulnerable WWE [3:00]. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then take one final look at WWE SummerSlam ahead of the company's second-biggest pay-per-view of the year [23:16]. The guys discuss the last-minute stipulation added to the Roman Reigns vs. John Cena match, whether Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks will actually happen and why Edge bringing back The Brood popped them to such a significant degree ahead of his match with Seth Rollins. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Celebrate the 200th episode of Getting Over as host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini bring you a special show. "The Silver King" kicks off the episode by welcoming in Riddle for a conversation ahead of his Raw tag team title match alongside Randy Orton as RK-Bro at WWE SummerSlam [4:50]. Riddle discusses his first year in WWE, teaming with Orton, getting the rub from John Cena, his interactions with Vince McMahon, his favorite munchie and much more. The guys then dive into an ultimate preview of NXT TakeOver: 36 [22:00] where they provide picks and predictions for each match, including whether Ilja Dragunov will finally dethrone WALTER, who between Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai may be headed to the main roster, Samoa Joe's expected NXT title win over Karrion Kross and whether Adam Cole's expected last match in NXT will also be his final match in WWE. Adam and Chris then break down the first episode of AEW Rampage [1:05:10], including Kenny Omega losing the Impact title to Christian Cage, and this week's AEW Dynamite featuring Chris Jericho's long-awaited match with MJF, Sting's first TNT match in 20 years. The guys also discuss AEW getting most things right but a few things wrong and the AAA mega title match between Omega and Andrade El Idolo at TripleMania XXIX. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE heads to Las Vegas for its second-biggest pay-per-view of the year with SummerSlam set to feature big-name stars in John Cena and Goldberg. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the entire card with Getting Over's trademark WWE SummerSlam ultimate preview [38:20]. The guys break down every match and share their predictions on whether Cena or Goldberg will actually beat Roman Reigns or Bobby Lashley for their respective titles, whether Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks happens at all, the potential for Edge vs. Seth Rollins to steal the show, the bungled Raw women's title feud and whether the time is right for RK-Bro and/or Damian Priest to win championships. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" open the show by sharing their dissatisfaction for recent match booking across SmackDown and Raw [3:45] before discussing Shinsuke Nakamura's intercontinental title win, Baron Corbin's storyline, Big E's future and what's happening to Elias in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [13:50]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With rumors swirling about the future of NXT, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show by breaking down he latest reports, revisionist history about the brand and what to expect going forward [2:40]. The guys then break own everything that happened this week on NXT and AEW Dynamite. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" start with NXT [55:25] where Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly signed their three-stipulation contract for their rubber match, Ilja Dragunov debuted only to lose to Pete Dunne, InDex went on their first date and Gigi Dolan impressed with a bit of repackaging. Next, the guys dive into AEW Dynamite [1:09:22] where Chris Jericho advanced to his final labor against MJF as AEW ignored the stipulation in its match, Dante Martin had a star-making performance in a six-man tag team match with The Elite and two Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage matches were announced for the Impact and AEW world titles. Plus, Adam and Chris looks at how AEW uses its biggest names and whether it needs to crack open the "forbidden door" rather than let everyone run through it. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Self-inflicted negative headlines have overshadowed WWE's return to live audiences during an extremely important time for the company. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini discuss the latest round of cuts with "The Silver King" ranting about revisionist history from fans regarding NXT [1:42]. The guys then slide into The Main Event [28:00] with lead topics of Finn Balor calling out John Cena and Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair being given a showcase on SmackDown, and Randy Orton returning to seemingly reform RKBro with Riddle. Next is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [52:50] where Adam and Chris judge everything else that went down across SmackDown and Raw, including Edge vs. Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley's WWE title storyline with Goldberg, a storyline based on Drew McIntyre's sword, Baron Corbin's future, rematches upon rematches, Karrion Kross' latest booking and the death of Elias (the character). Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Neither NXT nor AEW lived up to their normally high ceilings this week, leading host Adam Silverstein to dive into a pair of lackluster episodes and look for bright spots. "The Silver King" starts with NXT [7:16] where Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis entertained in the main event with the love of InDex conquering all. Next is AEW Dynamite: Homecoming [18:46] where Malakai Black made his in-ring debut against Cody Rhodes in a piece of booking that felt oddly familiar. Other topics on the show: delaying Kenny Omega vs. "Hangman" Adam Page with Christian Cage stepping in, the sluggish Karrion Kross vs. Samoa Joe build, Dakota Kai's tremendous video package, Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera, unfortunate changes to NXT Prime Target, whether Andrade El Idolo is actually better off in AEW, and remembering "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
While WWE SmackDown continues to deliver quality shows and intriguing storylines each week, Raw remains on its bumpy road towards SummerSlam. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open this week's WWE episode with a SmackDown-focused Main Event [10:55] that takes a deeper dive into the larger Roman Reigns-John Cena storyline, the ramifications of Cena taking Finn Balor's place in the universal title match, and the return -- and subsequent heel turn -- of Sasha Banks as she looks for a rematch with women's champion Bianca Belair. The guys then break down everything else from SmackDown and Raw in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [29:05]. Topics include Seth Rollins attacking Edge off camera, Nikki A.S.H. and Charlotte Flair delivering after a rough outing last week, Bobby Lashley answering Goldberg's challenge, major steps backward for Drew McIntyre and Riddle, the confusing booking of Keith Lee and Karrion Kross, Ric Flair's release and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The latest talent release in a long line of WWE cuts already this year is the most shocking yet as WWE announced it has parted ways with three-time world champion Bray Wyatt. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini jump on the horn to provide their instant reactions to the breaking news. The guys discuss the circumstances of Wyatt's release; reports that he was set to return to WWE;l whether there is any reasonable explanation for cutting Wyatt; his successes and booking's failures throughout his career as the cult leader, Eater of Worlds and The Fiend; WWE unnecessarily decimating its own roster with growing competition; whether Wyatt is an obvious addition for AEW; and much more on this surprising development. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
NXT continued its build to what's shaping up as a strong TakeOver: 36 card, while AEW delivered yet again with the special Fight for the Fallen edition of Dynamite. Host Adam Silverstein -- live on vacation this week -- breaks down both shows. "The Silver King" starts with NXT where highlights include the simple but exceptionally effective build to Karrion Kross vs. Samoa Joe, Dakota Kai turning on Raquel Gonzalez, Adam Cole vs. Bronson Reed and the return of Ridge Holland. Next up is AEW [14:15], which subverted expectations by having "Hangman" Adam Page (and the Dark Order) lose to Kenny Omega (and The Elite), delivered a no-rules main event between Chris Jericho and Nick Gage, set the stage for C.M. Punk's potential debut, and introduced a potential Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi dream match. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The build to SummerSlam is officially off and running with WWE heading in vastly different directions across SmackDown and Raw. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini dive into the early success of building Roman Reigns vs. John Cena as well as the abject failure of booking Nikki A.S.H. in The Main Event [8:05]. The guys also cover Finn Balor stepping up a surprise challenger for Reigns and Edge kicking off his feud with Seth Rollins. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then move into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [40:45] where topics include Bobby Lashley's being built as a monster, Riddle's latest standout effort, the new Championship Contenders Matches, Baron Corbin hitting a home run, WWE at Rolling Loud, the disaster of Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The professional wrestling world may be turned upside downs sooner than later if reports of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk leaning toward signing with AEW are true. Host Adam Silverstein opens the show with a special The Main Event segment looking at the Bryan and Punk reports, why they may head to AEW, what it would mean for WWE in the short- and long-term, and how it could make a massive impact on AEW's future [2:33]. "The Silver King" also breaks down everything that went down on NXT [14:05] as it builds towards TakeOver: 36 on WWE SummerSlam weekend and AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest Night 2 [26:45] with Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer for the IWGP United States championship as the main event. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Fresh off becoming the brand new Mr. Money in the Bank, Big E joins the show to discuss his monumental victory, WWE dividing up New Day being a blessing in disguise, his top five Big Meaty Men Slappin' Meat list and his favorite Seinfeld episode [41:15]. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini begin this post-WWE Money in the Bank episode with The Main Event [7:18] where they discuss John Cena's opening segment on Raw, the returns of Keith Lee and Goldberg in one extended Bobby Lashley segment, and Nikki A.S.H. repeating a trope of cashing in the women's briefcase inside 24 hours to become the new Raw women's champion. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then wrap up with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:00:50] where topics include Riddle's rub from Cena, Finn Balor's return, debuting NXT champion Karrion Kross without his aesthetic but with a loss to Jeff Hardy, Drew McIntyre heading in the right direction, Mandy Rose moving to NXT and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE Money in the Bank 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results of the first sold-out WWE pay-per-view in nearly 18 months instant analysis-style with a special episode that includes detailed thoughts and grades for every bout. The guys begin with their pre-show expectations before moving into the main event as Roman Reigns defended the universal title against Edge in a wild match. They dive into the finish, the surprise return of John Cena at the end of he show and what the booking of Reigns, Edge and Seth Rollins means for SummerSlam. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" next discuss an all-time men's Money in the Bank match that ended as a five-star classic with an exciting winner along with the women's Money in the Bank booking, two title changes at the PPV, a surprising squash booking and what to expect at SummerSlam next month. Adam and Chris wrap things up as usual with with their post-show grades. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The first WWE event in front of a sold-out crowd in over a year went down Friday as SmackDown delivered an exciting go-home show ahead of WWE Money in the Bank. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini break down the first WWE event back with fans in attendance, including Vince McMahon's introduction, the new SmackDown set, major pops for Roman Reigns and Edge, and more [5:10]. The guys then provide last-chance picks for Money in the Bank [31:15] before "The Silver King" welcomes former WWE champion Kofi Kingston for a one-on-one interview [43:30]. Kingston discusses his excitement to headline Money in the Bank, the New Day split, MVP and Shad Gaspard's reaction to his WWE title win at WrestleMania 35 and the New Day vs. The Usos rap battle on SmackDown a few years ago. This is a show you do not want to miss ahead of Money in the Bank. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Another pair of tremendous midweek wrestling shows are in the books with NXT and AEW delivering big-time main event storylines. Host Adam Silverstein opens the show with NXT [4:20] as he breaks down the NXT championship match between Karrion Kross and Johnny Gargano, the involvement of Samoa Joe as a special guest referee and post-match victim, how NXT rebounded from losing three top-tier women to SmackDown and Mandy Rose's surprise appearance. "The Silver King" then moves to Night 1 of AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest [27:24], which featured an perfect segment between AEW champion Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page, a Coffin Match between Darby Allin and Ethan Page, Jon Moxley defending the IWGP U.S. title against G1 finalist Karl Anderson, Malaki Black brawling with Cody Rhodes and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE returns to touring for the first time in nearly 500 days with Money in the Bank, one of it's biggest pay-per-views of the year. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the entire card with Getting Over's trademark WWE Money in the Bank ultimate preview [42:00]. The guys break down every match with picks and predictions, including the best- and worst-case scenarios for the ladder matches; Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley or Rhea Ripley potentially dropping their titles to Edge, Kofi Kingston or Charlotte Flair, respectively; and whether we see the return of Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks. "The Silver King" opens a show by remembering "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff before The Main Event tackles Bayley's untimely injury concluding her run as MVP of the pandemic era and the official end of the WWE ThunderDome [7:55]. The guys also judge the rest of SmackDown and Raw in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [24:16], including Drew McIntyre turning into John Cena, the blue brand's terrible treatment of women's wrestling and debuts for Shotzi Blackheart and Teagen Nox. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
NXT and AEW delivered special shows with NXT offering a TakeOver-esque card for The Great American Bash while AEW Dynamite ran a Road Rager show full of surprises. Host Adam Silverstein breaks down both episodes, beginning with NXT [3:20] where Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly put on the match of the week, Hit Row spit straight fire with a unique cypher, the women's tag team title bout with Teagen Nox's return disappointed, and Karrion Kross vs. Johnny Gargano has been set with WWE rumors abound. "The Silver King" then starts his look at AEW Dynamite [26:10] by providing an in-depth perspective on the company before diving into how the shocking debut of Alestier Black exposes WWE's major flaws, "Hangman" Adam Page's title shot with Kenny Omega developing, the future of the Chris Jericho vs. MJF feud, the main event street fight for the tag team titles, and a pleasantly surprising appearance by Dan Lambert, Amanda Nunes and Jorge Masvidal of American Top Team. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Is WWE actually putting its best foot forward as it builds to the return of fans at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view? Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini break down a rough holiday week of WWE TV, including a below-average SmackDown and an episode of Raw that fell off a cliff after a couple of encouraging weeks. The Main Event [5:45] begins with a discussion about Roman Reigns' absence, Edge's promo work and Jimmy Uso's latest DUI arrest. The guys then move into the Bobby Lashley vs. Kofi Kingston feud going nowhere before closing with a look at the Money in the Bank builds on SmackDown that include the return of Zelina Vega for the women and nothing but rematches for the men. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [44:15] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" debate directionless women's main event storylines, Drew McIntyre's new Scottish folklore gimmick, Riddle's continued ascension, some awfully booked men's matches on Raw and everything else from this week in WWE. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
In a special extended show, host Adam Silverstein takes a deep dive into NXT and AEW with both brands looking ahead to big events. "The Silver King" starts with a breakdown of NXT, including a surprise title change with Isaiah "Swerve" Scott winning the North American championship and a strong build to Karrion Kross vs. Johnny Gargano [4:00]. Are Bronson Reed's days in NXT numbered, and is he headed to the WWE main roster soon with Kross? Next is look of NXT's four other major storylines as part of an ultimate preview for The Great American Bash [21:50], which will be main evented by a rematch between Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly. Adam then shoots you up with a double dose of AEW Dynamite [38:00]. Kicking things off is a look at what's ahead for Kenny Omega after defeating Jungleboy in a tremendous match and whether the new storyline with "Hangman" Adam Page should be taken slowly. Also: Sammy Guevara and MJF tear the house down, the Young Bucks take a big step forward, Konnan sets the mic on fire, Miro gets rejuvenated, Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose continues to veer off course, and Jim Ross ends "WWE Dynamite" with a flub. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The main events of SmackDown and Raw delivered this week as host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down everything in the world of WWE with Money in the Bank fast approaching. The guys open the show with a look at WWE's third round of talent cuts and Samoa Joe's quick jump to NXT before moving into The Main Event [21:30] where they focus on Edge's surprising return to confront Roman Reigns on SmackDown, what the future holds for Seth Rollins, Riddle receiving a consistently strong push with his endearing character, and the latest entrants into the Money in the Bank ladder matches. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then settle in for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:04:45] where they run through the never-ending Bianca Belair and Bayley feud, convoluted women's booking across both shows, and a true delight in Ricochet vs. John Morrison. Plus, potential NXT promotions to the main roster and more from the week in WWE. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
NXT continues to make strides creating new feuds as fans are welcomed back, while AEW completes its three-week stay on Fridays hoping to create momentum for Dynamite going forward. Host Adam Silverstein is here to break down everything from both shows starting with NXT [3:00] where we were finally introduced to Diamond Mine in the show's final moments. "The Silver King" also dives into a potential face turn for The Way, Johnny Gargano's big night, Carmelo Hayes' track, LA Knight making strides and Finn Balor's future. AEW Dynamite [22:10] featured Andrade El Idolo speaking for the first time since joining the company along with a unique MMA brawl between Jake Hager and Wardlow, one of AEW's best video packages yet and some strange booking decisions for Kenny Omega and Britt Baker. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With Hell in the Cell in the books, WWE is off to a fast start building its next pay-per-view, setting up nearly half of the matches for Money in the Bank during a surprisingly good edition of Raw on Monday. Host Adam Silverstein dives into why WWE may have rushed the MITB build before opening The Main Event [8:25] with a look at the WWE title match between Bobby Lashley and Kofi Kingston as well as the two MITB ladder matches that have Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross now qualified. "The Silver King" breaks down each qualifier and looks ahead to potential SmackDown entrants while also discussing WWE's decision to name Piper Nevin as "Doudrop" and Cross' new superhero gimmick. Last but not least is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [40:57] covering the rest of the week in WWE. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE's final pay-per-view of the ThunderDome era went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down every match from Hell in a Cell. The guys begin with a look at the universal title Hell in a Cell match between Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio that was surprisingly moved to SmackDown before beginning their instant analysis on the entire PPV starting with two tremendous matches inside the structure between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre for the WWE title and Bianca Belair and Bayley for the SmackDown women's title. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then break down the rest of the card, discussing match quality, booking, finishes and what's next with fans returning next month. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Ahead of his latest title defense against Drew McIntyre at WWE Hell in a Cell, the Almighty WWE champion Bobby Lashley joins host Adam Silverstein for the first time to discuss his title reign, returning to WWE in 2018 and what to expect from SummerSlam this year. "The Silver King" also looks at the latest edition of NXT as the fallout continues from TakeOver: In Your House. From the surprise return of Samoa Joe as William Regal's enforcer to incremental improvements being made by new Million Dollar champion LA Knight, NXT put forward one of its best shows of the year as it pushes forward with some potential changes on the horizon. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE's final pandemic-era pay-per-view inside the ThunderDome goes down Sunday, so host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene for an ultimate preview of Hell in a Cell [47:15]. From the two matches inside the structure -- Roman Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio for the universal title, Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE title -- to the rest of the card, the guys break down each match and storyline before providing predictions for what will happen before WWE returns to live touring in July. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" also dive into everything else that happened on SmackDown and Raw this week, introducing a new segment "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" [4:30]. Topics include the futures of Kofi Kingston and RKBro, a entertaining but directionless midcard on the blue brand, whether Alpha Academy is better than Heavy Machinery and why TV matches need to be longer. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after NXT TakeOver: In Your House went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down every storyline and match from the second TakeOver of 2021. After discussing their expectations for the show, the guys dive deep into the Fatal 5-Way main event for the NXT championship, explaining how it lived up to expectations and featured great work from Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and even Karrion Kross. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then run through the rest of the show, including an angle involving William Regal that could have long-reaching ramifications, Raquel Gonzalez's thrilling women's championship defense against Ember Moon, the Million Dollar Championship ladder match, a winners-take-all six-man tag team match for two sets of titles and what Xia Li's performance against Mercedes Martinez means for the future of Tian Sha. Plus our post-show grades and storyline thoughts going forward. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Another special weekend edition of Getting Over features a full breakdown from the latest AEW Dynamite plus looks at a couple special matches from the last week in wrestling. Host Adam Silverstein begins with a deep dive into the latest edition of AEW Dynamite [4:40], including why the Kenny Omega vs. Jungle Boy build is outshining his last feud, Miro being established as dominant and issues with Cody Rhodes and Orange Cassidly leveling far down into the low card. "The Silver King" also looks at the tremendous Kay Lee Ray vs. Meiko Satomura women's title match from NXT UK [27:55] and the vacant IWGP world heavyweight championship bout between Shingo Takagi and Kazuchika Okada from NJPW Dominion [31:50]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With NXT's second major event of 2021 set for Sunday, host Adam Silverstein breaks down the entire NXT TakeOver: In Your House card with predictions for each match in this special ultimate preview. "The Silver King" discusses why the NXT go-home show was so successful despite the quick build to this TakeOver before exploring each match in-depth. Is it time for Karrion Kross to drop the NXT title and move to the main roster? Was the six-man "winners take all" double title match the right decision for Bronson Reed, MSK and Legado del Fantasma? Does Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li even belong on the card? Plus, why picking the Raquel Gonzalez-Ember Moon women's title bout and Cameron Grimes-LA Knight ladder match for the Million Dollar Championship are absolute no brainers. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Plans crystalized for WWE's final pay-per-view of the pandemic era as SmackDown and Raw built towards Hell in a Cell this week. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with The Main Event where they discuss the end game for the Roman Reigns storyline with The Usos [7:40], which again took up half of Friday's show, and whether Kofi Kingston is indeed headed for a second WWE championship push at Money in the Bank, SummerSlam or both after the end of the Bobby Lashley-Drew McIntyre feud [24:40]. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" also look at a rumored early date for the WWE Draft [42:40], SummerSlam being held on Saturday, PPVs returning to 8 p.m. ET and everything else from the week [52:10], including a slew of new No. 1 contenders, the main event women's feuds of Rhea Ripley-Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair-Bayley, and WWE giving more attention to its mid- and low-card talent across both programs. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW followed its strong Double or Nothing pay-per-view with a relatively strange and disappointing edition of Dynamite. Host Adam Silverstein breaks down AEW's exciting signing of Andrade El Idolo, one of the hottest free agents in professional wrestling, but wonders why his debut was so mismanaged and poorly booked. Plus, AEW uncharacteristically continued a number of storylines that looked set to end at the PPV, the potential for a breakup of Darby Allin and Sting, Miro's hysterical promo and two championship celebrations in one night. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.