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.
On this special edition of One True Pod, Sam and Jason are joined by The Athletic's Chris Vannini from Dallas to discuss Oklahoma's 55-48 win over Texas in an all-time classic Red River Showdown. Kennedy Brooks shines as the difference maker. Is Caleb Williams Oklahoma's starting QB moving forward? Plus, on the Texas side, the Longhorns have a special player in Xavier Worthy. Can we see a rematch in the Big 12 Championship game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.
The Athletic's Chris Vannini discussed the AAC adding schools in the coming weeks, why SDSU and Boise St. could offer the most value & what would compel SDSU to leave the MWC for the AAC.
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.
GP opens on a wild story out of South Carolina that is sure to be a Dateline special at some point. Plus joined by Chris Vannini of The Athletic in Hour 1 to discuss what he's hearing about what's next in conference re-alignment See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.
Nicole Auerbach and Michael Felder are joined by The Athletic's Chris Vannini to discuss USC's decision to fire Clay Helton. Why now and who will be his replacement? Plus, what went wrong for Ohio State in Saturday's loss to Oregon, looking ahead to this weekend's big games & last call! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.
Andy, Ari Wasserman, and Chris Vannini react to Week 0's headlining games. According to Nebraska message boards, this season is just one long interview process for the program's next head coach following a disappointing season-opening loss to Illinois. Is Scott Frost, more or less, out the door? The trio takes recommendations from Huskers fans for the university's next head honcho. What is the complexion of the team as a whole, and what did Saturday's win say about Bret Bielema and his team? UCLA hogtied Hawaii defensively, only allowing 10 points in what was a 30+ point blowout. Is this a foreshadow of our UCLA-LSU bet, where eating an entire banana, peel and all, hangs in the balance? The guys grab their clipboards and other recruiting paraphernalia as they examine 247's talent composite. Which teams exceeded, and fell short of, our expectations? Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Ari on Twitter: @AriWasserman Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic's Chris Vannini on the Pac-12 not expanding, when Texas & Oklahoma will leave the Big-12, why he's surprised Nevada is picked over SJSU in the MW & biggest question facing the Aztecs.
On this edition of the Black & Gold Banneret Podcast, Jeff and Eric begin by welcoming Chris Vannini of The Athletic on the show. Chris discusses the latest realignment talk, including The Big Ten/Pac-12/ACC alliance, and where UCF fits in with all of the uncertainty surrounding the Big 12, plus thoughts on Terry Mohajir and more. Then Jeff and Eric preview the Men's Soccer team with head coach Scott Calabrese, as the Knights chase another conference title after winning the regular season and conference tournament in the same year. Finally, the guys have news on Greg Lovelady's contract extension, coaching staff moves for Softball, and the men's basketball schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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.
Happy Friday! The world of baseball is getting crazy, Cam Newton vs Mac Jones, PFF's Andrew Erickson joins at 12:33pm, Overs & Unders at 12:48pm, preseason betting situations, the mega CFB alliance is forming, The Athletic's Chris Vannini joins at 1:33pm, the running backs discuss the position battle, Lance Lynn explains his ejection, and covering IU with Indy Star's Zach Osterman at 2:33pm!
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.
Andy welcomes The Athletic's Group of Five savant Chris Vannini to the program to discuss the most pressing storylines in the American Athletic Conference. What college football rumor circulating online should you ignore? What is the AAC's future under commissioner Michael Aresco in lieu of the recent realignment tornado? How far can Cincinnati rise this season? Will they beat Notre Dame and Indiana? Can Gus Malzahn elevate Dillon Gabriel's play to new heights? Plus, the Fickells are workout and recruiting machines; we are anxiously awaiting the return of big guy touchdowns, and Chris Berman's legendary nicknames. Follow Andy on Twitter: @Andy_Staples Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisVannini Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.
Jeff and Shaun are joined by Chris Vannini to start hour 3 to discuss which teams might make the college football playoff. Plus, NL East, a talk about NFL quarterbacks and who might throw for the most yards and touchdowns. Plus, a look at a few brutal beats in tonight's games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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.
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.
Chris Vannini of The Athletic Talks Realignment with Ken Carman and Anthony Lima and why it is bad for college football. Is ESPN involved with realignment talk? Would Ohio State make a move? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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.
Nicole Auerbach, Michael Felder and Chris Vannini discuss the news of Texas and Oklahoma officially announcing that they won't extend their Grant of Rights. What does this mean for the remaining 8 schools in the Big 12? Where does the power shift in the college football landscape? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.