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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The Road to WrestleMania is nearly upon us as WWE presents one of its premier events, the 2022 Royal Rumble. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the event with Getting Over's signature WWE Royal Rumble ultimate preview [59:30] as they break down the entire card with predictions for each match. With a wrench thrown into WWE's plans earlier this month, the guys evaluate the potential outcomes for two WrestleMania-caliber world title matches in Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley before explaining why the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches are truly toss-ups. Plus, "The Silver King" and "Vintage" open the show discussing their gripes with WWE this week before moving into The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [22:40] where topics include bright spots for Chad Gable, AJ Styles and Austin Theory; more disappointing women's booking; and a rare dud by Sami Zayn. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The return of Jon Moxley to AEW and full-time debut of WALTER on NXT created shockwaves in the world of professional wrestling this week. Host Adam Silverstein begins the show with a look at AEW's extended build to Revolution, starting with Mox's profane but inspiring promo to open Dynamite [5:33]. Adam wonders about the direction of CM Punk vs. MJF, the repetitiveness of Adam Cole's booking, the purpose of Cody Rhodes' meandering promo, the decision to put Lance Archer in the world title picture and the endless barrage of Dan Lambert appearances. Next, "The Silver King" focuses on NXT's controversial decision to change WALTER's name to Gunther [35:25], including a problematic trademark filing and massive, illogical overreactions to the situation. Plus, WALTER's banger with Roderick Strong, Santos Escobar's elevation to NXT title contender, Grayson Waller getting a heavy and concerns about the repackaging of Sarray. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE is less than two weeks out from the 2022 Royal Rumble as the build towards the double main event of Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley continues. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show with a look at WWE's troubling trends across SmackDown and Raw [8:00] -- including a lack of wrestling and strange scheduling amid commercial breaks -- and Mustafa Ali requesting his release. The Main Event [31:40] focuses on the build for those co-main events, including the first Reigns-Rollins face-to-face in years. The guys then tackle The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [49:15] across the week in WWE, including Lita's return to SmackDown, Doudrop's work with Becky Lynch, fun sports entertainment with In-Zayn and the Alpha Academy Graduation Ceremony, pitiful booking for Finn Balor and Kofi Kingston, and hope for Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW and NXT are both resetting their decks coming out of major shows to start 2022. Host Adam Silverstein begins with a look at AEW's extended week, which featured a special Battle of the Belts event and saw two significant names make surprise appearances on Dynamite [3:20]. "Hangman" Adam Page looks to have his next AEW world title challenger, while the TNT title picture and Chris Jericho-Eddie Kingston storyline have both become convoluted. Plus, Britt Baker's gimmick gets freshened up, Adam Cole continues working an intriguing storyline and CM Punk vs. Wardlow delivers with a caveat. "The Silver King" then turns his focus to NXT [35:00] as Bron Breakker begins his championship reign, AJ Styles puts on a fantastic main event vs. Grayson Waller and Carmelo Hayes finds his next challenger. Also, criticism over Mandy Rose's lacking gimmick, excitement for WALTER in the United States and why Adam is all-in on Wendy Choo. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Roman Reigns returned to action with Seth Rollins stepping up as a surprise challenger while Brock Lesnar appeared across both shows. Host Adam Silverstein opens with The Main Event with a deep dive into WWE's world championship picture for the Royal Rumble and beyond [7:00]. Will Reigns and Lesnar both retain at the tentpole event, or might Rollins topple Reigns with WWE getting its booking back on track for WrestleMania? "The Silver King" then goes through The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from the past week [20:15], including Doudrop stepping up to challenge Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair entering the women's Royal Rumble, Mickie James breaking down the Forbidden Door and a shocking tag team title change. Plus, a look at John Cena's availability and the outcome for injuries suffered by Sasha Banks and Shinsuke Nakamura. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
NXT and AEW each kicked off 2022 with major shows, and host Adam Silverstein is here to break them down. First, "The Silver King" looks at another mind-numbing set of releases from WWE with William Regal most notable among the departures from NXT as it continues its unfortunate transition [3:07]. Next is a dive into New Year's Evil [13:30], featuring Bron Breakker defeating Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT championship, Roderick Strong dropping his title to Carmelo Hayes in a unification match and appearances by Riddle, WALTER and AJ Styles. Adam then analyzes the debut of AEW Dynamite on TBS [30:12], featuring a "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson rematch for the AEW championship, the inaugural TBS championship match, a title change and more pot shots at WWE from CM Punk. Plus, the women go wild on an AEW Rampage street fight, and Cody Rhodes holds his first TNT title defense. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Despite being added at the last minute, Brock Lesnar emerged as the new WWE champion at Day 1, seemingly throwing plans for the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania up in the air. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show with a discussion about WWE's releases coming back to bite it in the ass before moving into The Main Event [18:30] as they look at Lesnar's title win, his new No. 1 contender as decided on Raw and what's ahead for former champion Big E. The guys then break down the rest of Raw in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [36:30], including Becky Lynch's lack of title challengers, AJ Styles being squashed by Omas, the Edge and Beth Phoenix match being scheduled for Royal Rumble, Damian Priest's gimmick and more. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" wrap things up by opening the mailbag to answer listener questions [1:09:30] about how recent booking decisions may alter plans for the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE Day 1 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from WWE's first pay-per-view of 2022, a "premium live event" that came with major breaking news as Roman Reigns was ruled out hours before showtime after testing positive for COVID-19. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" open this instant analysis with a look at the decision to put Brock Lesnar in the WWE championship match with Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley along with how that booking played out and what it means for both the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. The guys then discuss Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan, Edge vs. The Miz and two tremendous tag team title matches featuring The Usos vs. New Day and RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits. Plus, results and grades from the rest of the Day 1. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW and NXT are looking to enter the new year with a bang as both brands built to special episodes featuring multiple championship matches. Host Adam Silverstein begins Getting Over's final show of 2021 with a look at AEW New Year's Smash [2:55] as the branded edition of Dynamite featured important promos from MJF and CM Punk, a TBS tournament semifinal and the start of an interesting storyline between Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish and the Young Bucks. This as AEW built toward its debut on TBS. "The Silver King" then looks at a go-home NXT episode ahead of the brand's signature New Year's Evil show to kick off 2022 [25:05]. Most notable are Riddle, WALTER and AJ Styles all being featured as Grayson Waller continued to shine, Malcom Bivens again proved to be stellar on the mic and Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray got inserted into the main event. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Welcome to the 2021 Getting Over Awards as host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini spared no expense creating professional wrestling's greatest awards show honoring the best (and yes, some of the worst) from the last calendar year. With votes from "The Silver King," "Vintage," and our listening audience, The Meatys are awarded to the best wrestlers, matches, storylines, feuds, events and brands that took over the squared circle in 2021. End the year the right way as Adam and Chris review the good, bad and ugly from another strange 12 months. The guys discuss the dominance of Roman Reigns and Kenny Omega, Bianca Belair's incredible breakout, CM Punk's return to the squared circle, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson flipping from WWE to AEW, Big E's year to remember and much more. The second-annual Getting Over Awards are a can't miss show as The Meatys wrap up 2021 with a bow. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
It's been rocky at times, but WWE has built a strong card for Day 1, its first pay-per-view of 2022. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the event with Getting Over's signature WWE Day 1 ultimate preview [54:05]. The guys discuss how COVID-19 may impact the card and whether this will be a tentpole event for WWE as they break down every match, sharing predictions for Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lensar for the universal title (will Paul Heyman play a role?), Big E vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE title, Liv Morgan's rematch with Becky Lynch for the Raw women's title, Edge vs. The Miz and more. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" open with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [18:15] where they discuss the gauntlet match on SmackDown, Charlotte Flair vs. Toni Storm for the SmackDown women's title and everything that happened Monday night on Raw. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW and NXT are both building towards major shows to start 2022 that will feature rematches as their respective main events. Host Adam Silverstein looks at how each brand is going about booking those special episodes in this holiday episode. "The Silver King" first dives into AEW [3:35], which featured CM Punk and Sting impressing in the main event of Dynamite, Kyle O'Reilly making his expected debut alongside Adam Cole and "Hangman" Adam Page and Bryan Danielson setting their rematch. Next is NXT [21:50] where Tommaso Ciampa and Bron Breakker had an intriguing confrontation, Raquel Gonzalez battled Dakota Kai in a street fight and a title vs. title match with a championship unification was set for New Year's Evil. Plus, everything else from this week in AEW and NXT. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE continues to build towards its opening salvo of 2022 with host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini wondering whether the top of its card is steady enough for long-term success. The guys break down the week in WWE starting with Kevin Owens re-signing [7:15], Sami Zayn potentially doing the same and whether a second COVID-19 surge could drastically impact the business. The Main Event [21:45] features a discussion about SmackDown's stellar closing segment with Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, what's ahead in the storyline and whether Brock Lesnar is still expected to be his WrestleMania opponent. The fallout from Bobby Lashley being added to the WWE title match at Day 1 and Big E's diminishing role as world champion also take center stage. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [49:45] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" take turns judging Liv Morgan's attack on Becky Lynch, the end of Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop, the continuation of Edge vs. The Miz, the split of AJ Styles and Omos and everything else that happened across SmackDown and Raw. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW's second annual Winter is Coming featured a 60-minute time limit draw banger for the world title between "Hangman" Adam Page and Bryan Danielson, while NXT aired its first episode with Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly off the roster. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show with a review of AEW Winter is Coming [5:20], including a discussion about AEW's booking decision, grades for the Hangman vs. Danielson match and Chris' experiencing AEW Dynamite in person. The guys then talk MJF's promo on CM Punk, Malaki Black building a house, Hook's debut and everything else from Dynamite and Rampage. "The Silver King" rocks the mic solo in his review of NXT [48:20] where he looks at Bron Breakker's never-ending feud with Tommaso Ciampa, Grayson Waller generating heat, Cameron Grimes vs. Duke Hudson surprising, Cora Jade being completely over-pushed, Harland's debut and Grizzled Young Veterans getting misused. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE is looking to kick off 2022 on a high note, but the way its booking SmackDown and Raw recently as it builds toward Day 1 is leaving a lot to be desired. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini dive into WWE's storytelling issues and why its inability to create compelling character arcs is hurting the entire product [2:40]. The guys then move into The Main Event [18:45] where topics include Paul Heyman becoming the focal point of Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, Reigns being absent from SmackDown, RK-Bro randomly showing up Friday night and Bobby Lashley running through Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and WWE champion Big E all in one night. Next is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [46:40] where "The Silver King" and "Vintage" break down the rest of the week in WWE, including Edge, The Miz and Maryse nailing a perfect segment; Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan and Charlotte Flair vs. Toni Storm heading in opposite directions; Doudrop's ascension, Drew McIntyre's descension and some truly embarrassing booking decisions. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE released Jeff Hardy just days after an incident at a live event brought questions about his current state. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show by discussing Hardy's recent WWE run, it appearing as if he was set for a main event push and how they hope he gets the help he needs [5:50]. The guys then move onto the show as planned beginning with NXT where Johnny Gargano addressed his future -- "The Silver King" provides his detailed take on what's next for him -- Kyle O'Reilly wrestled his farewell match, Bron Breakker remains a top contender for Tommaso Ciampa and MSK finally met its Shaman [14:25]. On AEW this week, MJF stole the show in his Long Island homecoming as CM Punk surprisingly fell short on the mic [30:10]. Other topics covered: The build to Winter is Coming, "Hangman" Adam Page's AEW title run, post-match attacks and the return of Trent Barretta. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE is quickly building towards its Day 1 pay-per-view despite plenty of time remaining until the event. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open the show with a look at the suddenly drastic decline in quality of SmackDown, WWE's uneven rosters and its inconsistent booking at a key time for the company. The guys kick things off with The Main Event [16:45] where they discuss a seemingly never-ending Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar feud, wasting Sami Zayn's title contention, throwing Big E vs. Kevin Owens in a steel cage on a random Raw, Bobby Lashley's strange insertion into the WWE title picture and whether Liv Morgan stepped up in her big moment vs. Becky Lynch. Next, "The Silver King" and "Vintage" look at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from this week in WWE [52:15], including Edge vs. The Miz, Toni Storm vs. Charlotte Flair, women finally getting longer matches, ignoring the midcard titles and Vince McMahon's on-air role with Austin Theory. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after NXT WarGames 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein jumped on the mic to break down the first special event of the NXT 2.0 era. With TakeOvers now a thing of the past, NXT focused on building its young talent in a set of five matches against veterans of the black and gold era. "The Silver King" discusses each match by diving into the results before providing grades and looking ahead at what's next. The men's WarGames match was perfectly booked with Johnny Gargano's potential departure serving as the top storyline, while the women's WarGames match featured some big spots but ultimately presented a clunky finish despite one of the best injury sell jobs of the year from Cora Jade. Imperium vs. Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner for the NXT tag team titles surprised as Fabian Aichner had his breakout moment in what may be O'Reilly's penultimate match in WWE. Plus, has Adam finally come around to LA Knight? And late-breaking news on Jeff Hardy. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With the first pay-per-view of its era set to go down, NXT WarGames presents an opportunity for WWE to put its best foot forward with its developmental brand. Host Adam Silverstein opens the show with Getting Over's trademark ultimate preview of NXT WarGames 2021 where "The Silver King" breaks down the card with predictions not only for the matches but how storylines will develop going forward [6:15]. Will team black-and-gold or team 2.0 win the men's main event, and what's in store for the likes of Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano going forward? Adam then dives into AEW as the company continues building for its Winter is Coming special [33:50]. While Dynamite and Rampage were not particularly great shows, the "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson and CM Punk vs. MJF storylines continue to be top-tier. Other topics include: Cody Rhodes vs. Andrade El Idolo in a street fight, the utilization of Britt Baker, the endless FTR vs. Lucha Brothers feud and the TBS tournament. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Entering the final month of 2021, WWE is trying to build strong TV for SmackDown and Raw while creating an exciting card for Day 1, its next pay-per-view. Host Adam Silverstein opens the show with a look at WWE's crowd problem before The Main Event [6:25], which dives into Sami Zayn earning a universal championship match against Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens joining Seth Rollins as No. 1 contender for Big E's WWE championship. Topics for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [21:21] include Edge, The Miz and Maryse returning on Raw; Becky Lynch helping Liv Morgan look strong while Charlotte Flair assisted in Toni Storm appearing weak; Randy Orton's continued popularity; Vince McMahon working with Austin Theory; and everything else from SmackDown and Raw. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW continued to build two big storylines featuring a couple of its newest acquisitions in CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, while NXT set its course for WarGames with both brands having big shows coming up in a matter of weeks. Host Adam Silverstein begins with AEW [2:30] where the highlight of the week was a promo battle between Punk and MJF to open Dynamite. Other topics include Danielson's continued heel turn juxtaposed to "Hangman" Adam Page, a car crash eight-man main event, Darby Allin vs. Billy Gunn and a lack of time for Britt Baker. Next, "The Silver King" moves to NXT [19:20] where the men's WarGames match was set with an intriguing old school vs. new school battle. Adam also touches on a triple threat North American championship match, Johnny Gargano's future, Cameron Grimes' new look and the MSK vignettes. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE looked to bounce back from an underwhelming Survivor Series pay-per-view by charting its course for the end of 2021. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini begin with The Main Event [7:45], diving into whether WWE saved the egg storyline on Raw, Vince McMahon's interactions with Sami Zayn and Austin Theory, Seth Rollins being attacked by a fan, and Big E getting some momentum back after losing to Roman Reigns. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [31:50] where the guys break down Becky Lynch's continued dominance on the mic, Liv Morgan's potential, more uneven booking of the women's division, Riddle becoming Randy Orton and much more. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" wrap up by breaking down the latest set of WWE releases [1:18:30], unfortunately featuring John Morrison and Swerve along with Hit Row. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after WWE Survivor Series 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from one of WWE's big four pay-per-views, this one with SmackDown and Raw going head-to-head. While "The Silver King" and "Vintage" have been bullish recently about WWE's major shows, this one disappointed. The guys were thrilled with the Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair opener but felt nearly everything went downhill from there, including a Roman Reigns vs. Big E main event that failed to live up to expectations. Adam and Chris break down both big bouts, the traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination matches and everything else on the show as they provide grades and wonder whether this was a bump in the road or the future of WWE PPVs. Other topics include: Vince McMahon's big gold egg, The Rock not appearing, poor women's booking revealing itself and WWE trying too hard to protect all its superstars at once. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW began moving past Full Gear -- for most of its major storylines, at least -- while NXT kicked off its build for the latest edition of WarGames. Host Adam Silverstein breaks down both brands with an in-depth look at what happened on TV this week and how booking may move forward from here. "The Silver King" starts with AEW [3:50] where Bryan Danielson turned heel while stepping up to new champion "Hangman" Adam Page, CM Punk is headed for a feud with MJF and Kenny Omega looks to be time off. Other topics from AEW Dynamite and Rampage include feuds that must end, Britt Baker's screen time and the debuts of Tomohiro Ishii and Jay Lethal. Next up is NXT [27:34] where Adam examines Bron Breakker remaining the top challenger for Tommaso Ciampa; booking for the women's WarGames match with Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai, Toxic Attraction and Io Shirai starring; a potential double turn; and concerns over the long-term survival of NXT given its change in direction. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Though the build has been less than exemplary, WWE has managed to put together star-studded matches for Survivor Series 2021 with a card that could produce some epic moments. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into the event with Getting Over's signature WWE Survivor Series ultimate preview [31:50]. The guys break down every bout, sharing predictions for Roman Reigns vs. Big E and Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair while sharing their disappointment over the build for the traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series matches. "The Silver King" opens the show with a look at the Roman Reigns vs. King Woods feud and Kevin Owens' return to the top of the card in The Main Event [10:20] before discussing the respective elevation of Toni Storm and Liv Morgan against Flair and Lynch, WWE having champions and contenders lose irrelevant matches and concerns about Hit Row in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [18:20]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
Just minutes after AEW Full Gear 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from a loaded card that was one of AEW's biggest pay-per-views of the year. AEW delivered on a two-year storyline with "Hangman" Adam Page defeating Kenny Omega for the world title and put on a number of top-tier matches involving the likes of MJF, Darby Allin, CM Punk, Eddie Kingston, Bryan Danielson and more. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" discuss the AEW Full Gear results, providing grades for each match and looking ahead to what may be in store going forward. Plus, thoughts on some controversial finishes, the use of American Top Team and the debut of Jay Lethal. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW has put together a loaded card for Full Gear 2021, one of its four major pay-per-views, with a number of top-tier matches exciting Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini as they take a deep dive into he show with Getting Over's trademark AEW Full Gear ultimate preview [11:55]. The guys break down every match, sharing their predictions for Kenny Omega vs. "Hangman" Adam Page for the AEW title, Bryan Danielson vs. Miro in the eliminator tournament final, CM Punk vs. Eddie Kingston, Darby Allin vs. MJF and much more. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" look at whether there will be any title changes, how the booking of these matches will impact AEW going forward and whether this has the potential to be the PPV of the year before providing their pre-show grades. Adam concludes the episode with a look at the latest edition of NXT [1:33:33], which featured better wrestling than usual, a focus on the women's division and the announcement of NXT War Games for December. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE finally began its build for Survivor Series two weeks before the annual pay-per-view, and it did so on Twitter. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini break down the lackluster booking ahead of a "big four" WWE PPV [41:45], including the 5-on-5 matches, what to expect from the show and Liv Morgan becoming a No. 1 contender. The guys open with The Main Event [4:45] where they discuss Big E's rise as a main eventer, Kevin Owens turning heel, KO's future in WWE, Roman Reigns reigniting his character while embroiled in a feud with King Woods and New Day, and why short-term storytelling is hurting WWE. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then move to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:11:25] where topics include the Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet sprint, what's ahead for Sheamus and Cesaro, the introductions of heel Shotzi and Ridge Holland, plus much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE released another swath of superstars with Keith Lee headlining the 18 wrestlers who are no longer employed by the company. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini quickly convene to provide their instant reaction to the releases. The guys open with a look at WWE releasing more than 70 wrestlers in 2021 alone with more than a dozen cuts particularly confusing due to their immense talent and long-term potential. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then dive into each of the new releases starting with Keith Lee, who appeared to be on the precipice of being a main eventer for WWE prior to contracting COVID-19. Other talent discussed include Karrion Kross and Scarlett, Nia Jax, Ember Moon, Mia Yim, B-Fab, Franky Monet and the rest of those released with Adam and Chris projecting where each will land with their time at WWE in the books. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With just over one week left until AEW Full Gear 2021, the company spent much of Dynamite and Rampage building to one of its four annual pay-per-views, while NXT started new storylines following a well-regarded Halloween Havoc special. Host Adam Silverstein opens with a look at Jon Moxley's decision to get treatment for alcohol use [2:00] and how it affected AEW's plans for its world title eliminator tournament. The AEW focus continues [11:37] with MJF and Darby Allin stealing the show ahead of their match, while the build for Kenny Omega vs. "Hangman" Adam Page largely took a week off. Other topics include the booking of CM Punk, Cody Rhodes and Inner Circle vs. American Top Team. Next up, "The Silver King" dives into NXT [26:00] with a look at Tommaso Ciampa reigning as NXT champion, Carmelo Hayes' continued growth, Mandy Rose's first night as women's champion, Io Shirai's future, a unique gimmick for Dakota Kai and more from this week's show. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE aired arguably the best Raw of 2021 with a unique show that featured fresh matches, exciting feuds and clear storytelling [7:50]. This while SmackDown remained largely the same without Roman Reigns with the build for Survivor Series on hold. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with The Main Event [13:10] as they take a closer look at Kevin Owens' insertion into the WWE title picture with Big E and Seth Rollins [36:15]. With multiple references to Owens' contract status on Raw, what does this mean for his character and future with WWE? It was the women, however, who dominated both shows with Shotzi and Liv Morgan entering title pictures while the Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair feuds appear to be getting some air. The guys discuss the two big angles and why their excitement is muted for these developments. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [51:51] where topics include Chad Gable being featured, Brock Lesnar being fined, Kofi Kingston being knighted, Mustafa Ali potentially being put in a bad position, Damian Priest vs. T-Bar being a pleasant surprise and everything else that happened on SmackDown and Raw. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
With AEW's schedule all messed up due to preemptions, host Adam Silverstein took advantage of the opportunity to do an all-AEW show breaking down two episodes of Dynamite plus one episode of Rampage. "The Silver King" begins with The Main Event [3:35] where topics include whether the third Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black match is the end of their feud, what's to come for both wrestlers, questions involving Andrade El Idolo and Pac, and the first four matches of the AEW world title eliminator tournament that will surely end in Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson. Next up is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [21:15] where Adam covers The Elite vs. Dark Order, comedy wrestling, MJF and Darby Allin elevating each other, the strange overuse of Bobby Fish, the start of the TBS championship tournament and AEW's sudden reliance on rematches. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The best show of the NXT 2.0 era was unsurprisingly the NXT Halloween Havoc special as WWE's developmental brand put on a terrific event for the second-straight year. Host Adam Silverstein dives into this new version of Halloween Havoc, which included three title changes and a perfectly booked main event between NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa and Bron Breakker. "The Silver King" breaks down why Breakker was more successful in defeat than he would have been in victory, why Io Shirai is the best kind of psychopath, when Io should get called up to WWE proper, how NXT fans were forced to turn a corner on MSK, and why Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams were so funny in Dexter Lumis' haunted house. Plus: Kay Lee Ray, Joe Gacy and the debut of Solo Sikoa. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
The season premieres of SmackDown and Raw were supposed to push WWE into a new era, but instead, it appears as if we are headed for much of the same. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini dive into the first set of WWE shows with new rosters finalized following the WWE Draft with a primary focus on the lack of effort to showcase new superstars [2:50]. The Main Event begins with a look at the controversy swirling around Charlotte Flair going off script and being confronted by Becky Lynch as a guys look at what this means for the main event women's picture entering Survivor Series [12:45]. They also discuss what the future holds for Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins emerging as Big E's first challenger for the WWE title. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [1:03:12] picks apart a bunch of unnecessarily revamped gimmicks along with the coronations of King Xavier Woods and Queen Zelina Vega. Plus, "The Silver King" and "Vintage" discuss WWE's 2022 pay-per-view calendar.
Just minutes after WWE Crown Jewel 2021 went off the air, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convene to break down the results from a loaded card ahead of the season premiers of both SmackDown and Raw. WWE delivered with easily its best pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia to date despite the problematic nature of the deal. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg and Big E vs. Drew McIntyre all brought out the big meaty men slappin' meat dynamics with the latter matches far exceeding expectations. Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair went to war for the SmackDown women's title, while Seth Rollins and Edge stole the entire show inside Hell in a Cell. Plus, the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournament finals and what may be ahead at Survivor Series. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
AEW delivered big with Bryan Danielson this past week, while NXT continued taking steps in the right direction with its final build for Halloween Havoc. Host Adam Silverstein dives into both programs with analysis of what went right and wrong across the last week for the brands. "The Silver King" begins with AEW where he kicks things off with Danielson's dream match showdown with Minoru Suzuki before moving into a breakdown of AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage [23:40]. Topics include "Hangman" Adam Page's star-making promo, thoughts on the upcoming eliminator tournament and growing tired of American Top Team with Dan Lambert. Next up is a look at NXT [3:45], which featured the return of Johnny Gargano and the best look yet from Tony D'Angelo. Adam also breaks down the four title matches on the NXT Halloween Havoc card [13:40], including whether WWE would actually take the NXT title off Tommaso Ciampa to put it on Bron Breakker. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
WWE has worked hard to put together star-studded matches for Crown Jewel despite it being the company's most controversial event 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 Crown Jewel ultimate preview [50:50]. The guys break down every match, sharing their predictions for Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the universal title with Paul Heyman hanging over the match, Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair for the SmackDown women's title, a blow-off meeting between Seth Rollins and Edge inside Hell in a Cell, Big E's babyface battle with Drew McIntyre for the WWE title, Goldberg's no holds barred showdown with Bobby Lashley and the finals of the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" look at whether there will be any title changes, how the WWE Draft may impact match results and why Crown Jewel has been booked and built better than other such pay-per-views. Adam and Chris open the show with a look at the SmackDown vs. AEW Rampage head-to-head controversy [3:40] and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly diving into everything else from this week on WWE TV [27:15]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
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.