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Getting Over: Wrestling Podcast
116 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
WWE: Roman Reigns accepts Sami Zayn, Edge returns, Extreme Rules actually gets extreme
The two-year storyline featuring Roman Reigns and The Bloodline received a shot in the arm as Sami Zayn was finally accepted by the faction. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open this week's WWE episode with The Main Event [11:35] focusing on arguably the segment of the year as Reigns welcomed Zayn into his family with open arms. The guys dive into the fascinating dynamics of Zayn and Jey Uso, how the Samoan elders could ignite The Rock's return and The Usos' place in the tag team pantheon. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then move to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [43:10] where topics include the latest White Rabbit teases for Bray Wyatt, Edge's surprise return against Finn Balor and Judgment Day, Candice LaRae's debut and the build to Bianca Belair vs. Bayley. Plus: Extreme Rules is finally getting extreme again as Liv Morgan takes a risk, Braun Strowman and Otis bump meat, Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross bores and Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins intensifies. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
69 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam results, focus on MJF | NXT strips Solo Sikoa, Ilja Dragunov returns
AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam 2022 again delivered strong action and a couple surprises as NXT focused on rebranding and transitioning its product. Host Adam Silverstein dives into everything that went down across both brands this week starting with extended analysis and grades of the AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam results [3:55]. "The Silver King" looks at Jon Moxley outlasting Bryan Danielson, a far-too-heavy focus on MJF, the debut of Saraya (WWE's Paige) and the decisions to strap up Chris Jericho and The Acclaimed. Adam then moves to NXT [45:10] where topics include the convoluted booking of Solo Sikoa's North American championship storyline, Ilja Dragunov's surprise return, plans for Carmelo Hayes, Toxic Attraction's future and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
121 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
WWE: The Bloodline, Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul, White Rabbit, Survivor Series: WarGames
WWE is running hot with three premium live events over the next two months. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini waste no time jumping into The Main Event to analyze the booking of Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel [6:30], how The Bloodline has become an epic long-term storyline [31:55] and the positives and negatives of Triple H transitioning to WWE Survivor Series: WarGames for the first time [49:30]. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then lead off The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by diving into the "White Rabbit" teases and whether they indicate the forthcoming return of Bray Wyatt [1:02:25]. Other topics include: Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins in the Fight Pit at WWE Extreme Rules, Bobby Lashley's United States championship run, the development of Damage CTRL and Judgment Day, Finn Balor confronting AJ Styles and the improving tag team division. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
68 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
NXT eyes rebrand as Solo Sikoa surprises | AEW puts wrestling in focus for Grand Slam build
Change is coming to NXT and AEW with host Adam Silverstein here to break it all down across an in-depth episode covering the happenings across both brands. "The Silver King" begins with NXT [3:20] where a white-and-gold rebrand appears to be on the horizon following a tremendous one-year anniversary of the NXT 2.0 product. On that show, a surprise appearance from Solo Sikoa led to a notable title change, the women were heavily featured and numerous storylines built on the road to Halloween Havoc. Adam next dives into AEW Dynamite's build to Grand Slam [37:25], including the Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson final, MJF's focus on Mox, Stokely Hathaway's introduction of The Firm, odd creative for the tag team division and extremely disappointing women's booking. Plus: Rampage's focus on Ring of Honor and Miro's return to purgatory. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
129 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
WWE: Bright side of Roman Reigns' title run, women's booking issues, Triple H speaks
WWE set its course for Extreme Rules as creative across SmackDown and Raw left a bit to be desired for the first time in the Triple H era. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with The Main Event [15:20] as they discuss the overlooked bright side of Roman Reigns' extended title run, Pat McAfee's decision to take a break for ESPN's "College GameDay" and Triple H setting the record straight on numerous topics. The guys then move to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [55:00] where topics include Solo Sikoa's main roster debut, what the future holds for Drew McIntyre and Karrion Kross, Johnny Gargano's debut match, Kevin Owens' promo of the year contender, Bobby Lashley injecting himself between Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle, extensive issues with women's booking, usage of Judgment Day and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
57 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
AEW vacates titles, suspends stars as MJF, Jon Moxley shine | NXT resets post-Worlds Collide
The fallout from a controversial and chaotic AEW All Out continues as AEW has been forced to vacate two newly won titles and suspend nearly a dozen wrestlers and personnel. Host Adam Silverstein opens by diving into AEW's on- and off-screen decisions [3:45], including Tony Khan's actions/inactions, details about the backstage brawl involving CM Punk, plans to crown new champions, the return of MJF, Jon Moxley's passionate promo, what the future holds for Kenny Omega, the Young Bucks and others, and everything that went down on AEW Dynamite. "The Silver King" then breaks down the latest episode of NXT [38:10] as the brand resets following NXT Worlds Collide and the closure of NXT UK. Bron Breakker and Mandy Rose are both awaiting formal challengers in a disappointing main event picture, while the midcard remains strong with big names like Meiko Satomura, Ricochet, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. still taking residence at the WWE Performance Center. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
111 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
WWE: Braun Strowman returns on exciting Raw | AEW has a CM Punk, Tony Khan problem
A wild year in professional wrestling continued following one of the busiest weekends of the year with WWE coming off Clash at the Castle and AEW following All Out with a controversial, headline-making press conference. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini begin with a detailed look AEW's major problem with not only CM Punk but owner Tony Khan following an appalling set of words and actions taken Sunday night [4:00]. "The Silver King" and Vintage" then dive into the latest in the world of WWE [46:15], including last-chance thoughts on Clash at the Castle, Braun Strowman making a surprise return on Raw, Ronda Rousey's future booking, Rhea Ripley making a man out of Dominik Mysterio, a surprisingly awesome Viking Rules match, problems with the tag team division, a big moment for Bianca Belair, a potential Sasha Banks and Naomi return, Dexter Lumis, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
120 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
AEW All Out 2022, NXT Worlds Collide 2022 results, instant analysis, grades
Just minutes after a busy Sunday in the world of professional wrestling concluded, host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini convened to break down the results of AEW All Out and NXT Worlds Collide with Getting Over's signature instant analysis. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" cover each match on the cards with grades for the in-ring action and predictions going forward for the brands and their wrestlers. The guys open with AEW All Out [7:05] where Jon Moxley and CM Punk battled in a controversial match for the AEW title, an inaugural trios champion and interim women's champion were crowned, The Acclaimed made a splash and a surprise return contributed to an lackluster card. Adam then evaluates NXT Worlds Collide [1:38:28], which featured three championship unification matches, including a Bron Breakker vs. Tyler Bate banger, another tremendous bout between Carmelo Hayes and Ricochet and an unexpected heel turn on a short yet explosive card. Follow Getting Over on Twitter at @GettingOverCast.
49 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
WWE Clash at the Castle results, instant analysis, grades: Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Just minutes after WWE Clash at the Castle went off the air, host Adam Silverstein jumped on the horn to break down WWE Clash at the Castle results with grades for each match and predictions going forward to Extreme Rules and beyond with Getting Over's signature instant analysis. "The Silver King" opens by discussing the booking of Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre for the undisputed WWE universal championship, whether the right man won and what's next for the world titles. Adam then breaks down a big meaty brawl between GUNTHER and Sheamus, Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins putting on a show, a notable heel turn, a surprise main roster debut, the tremendous reception for Edge, what's next for Bianca Belair and Bayley, a thunderous crowd in Cardiff, Wales, and why WWE should make the United Kingdom a more regular stop. Follow Getting Over on Twitter at @GettingOverCast.
103 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
AEW All Out 2022 ultimate preview, predictions, card, matches: Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk
AEW took a long, strange trip to book its main event, but AEW All Out 2022 nevertheless returns to Chicago featuring a card stacked to the brim with top wrestling talent. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into AEW All Out with Getting Over's signature ultimate preview [29:15] breaking down every match with predictions. Did AEW's convoluted storytelling lead to a more or less exciting Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk title match? Will Kenny Omega be crowned with another title shortly after his return? Does AEW finally strap up Toni Storm with Thunder Rosa sidelined? Plus, will there be any surprises, and are more than a dozen matches really necessary? "The Silver King" and "Vintage" answer those questions and more after opening with an overview of AEW booking as of late along with breakdowns from Dynamite and Rampage [3:40]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
46 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
NXT Worlds Collide 2022 ultimate preview, predictions, card, matches: NXT 2.0 vs. NXT UK
Despite a truncated build, NXT Worlds Collide 2022 has been made to feel like one of the most important shows in brand history. Host Adam Silverstein takes a deep dive into NXT Worlds Collide with Getting Over's signature ultimate preview [15:45] breaking down every match on the card with predictions. With the NXT, women's and tag team titles all being unified, will any of the NXT UK talent emerge as champions? Bron Breakker and Mandy Rose aim to continue their lengthy reigns, while Tyler Bate, Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport look to make an impact in the United States. Plus, Carmelo Hayes and Ricochet could steal not just the show but the weekend. "The Silver King" also looks at everything else that went down this week in NXT [5:10]. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
141 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
WWE Clash at the Castle ultimate preview, predictions, matches: Drew McIntyre's time?
WWE returns to the United Kingdom with a stadium show for the first time in 30 years as 2022 WWE Clash at the Castle features a card filled with potential bangers and Roman Reigns' greatest challenger yet for the undisputed WWE universal championship. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini take a deep dive into Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, with Getting Over's signature ultimate preview [1:05:30] breaking down every match with predictions. Will Drew McIntyre dethrone Reigns, ending his two-year championship run? Are Sami Zayn and/or Kevin Owens going to factor into the decision? Will Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins or GUNTHER vs. Sheamus steal the show? Will there be a surprise return? Plus, what will Clash at the Castle results mean for WWE going forward? "The Silver King" and "Vintage" answer those questions and more after opening with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [17:30] as they discuss the women's tag team championship tournament, Johnny Gargano's first feud, Dexter Lumis' stalking and Kurt Angle's appearance. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
78 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
AEW controversy swirls as Jon Moxley squashes CM Punk | NXT builds to Worlds Collide
Controversy has been swirling behind the scenes and on the screen in AEW with less than two weeks until All Out, while NXT in the process of merging its brands as it builds to Worlds Collide. Host Adam Silverstein dives into the biggest topics across both shows, beginning with AEW [5:00] where the CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley title unification match ended in a squash that provided few answers and raised more questions. Thunder Rosa's injury creating the need for an interim women's champion, the Chris Jericho vs. Bryan Danielson feud and thoughts on a talent meeting wrap up the week in AEW. Next, "The Silver King" dives into NXT [45:35] where topics include two title unification matches being set for Worlds Collide, booking problems continuing in the main event, Tiffany Stratton and Wendy Choo delivering in a lights out match, Santos Escobar and Legado del Fantasma riding off into the sunset and ongoing issues with WWE's TV-PG rating. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
117 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
WWE: Johnny Gargano surprises on Raw, Roman Reigns buddies up to Sami Zayn
WWE's creative surge continued with one of its best weeks of television in years. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini dive into the eventful build for Clash at the Castle as surprises continued in the lead up to the epic stadium show. The guys open in The Main Event [15:25] with Roman Reigns' interaction with Sami Zayn standing as the best backstage segment of the year, Drew McIntyre's elevation continuing and Johnny Gargano's surprise WWE debut sending shockwaves through the industry. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then move to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [57:10] as topics include Edge's return to Toronto and future in WWE, the booking of GUNTHER vs. Sheamus, Ronda Rousey's momentum, obstacles in the women's tag team title tournament, Trish Stratus' appearance and a creative use of pyro to open Raw. Plus, why WWE should visit Canada more and Road Dogg replacing Jeff Jarrett as a senior vice president. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
65 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
NXT Heatwave, NXT Europe analysis | AEW: Kenny Omega returns as CM Punk makes noise
NXT and AEW offered plenty of news coming out of special shows this week with both brands entering crucial periods. Host Adam Silverstein dives into all the major headlines. "The Silver King" begins with analysis of an NXT Heatwave special [3:15] that featured tremendous entertainment but some odd creative and booking decisions that left him scratching his head. Also covered is WWE's announcement of a Worlds Collide special that will mark a transition from NXT UK to a new NXT Europe brand. Next is a look at a noteworthy week in AEW [36:20], including the return of Kenny Omega in the main event and a promo segment between CM Punk and Jon Moxley that got so heated, it resulted in the All Out main event being scheduled for TV next week. Plus, an unexpected shot at "Hangman" Adam Page, interesting creative around Bryan Danielson and Daniel Garcia, and examples of AEW's mishandling of contracted talent for pay-per-appearance wrestlers. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
118 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
WWE: Drew McIntyre, midcard titles in spotlight as Clash at the Castle builds
WWE amped up its build for Clash at the Castle with Drew McIntyre front and center as Roman Reigns was absent from TV once again. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with The Main Event [17:00] as they evaluate McIntyre's ascension back to the top of the card, whether he is set to win the undisputed title from Reigns in Cardiff and how Karrion Kross, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens all factor into the larger Bloodline story. The guys then evaluate SmackDown and Raw in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [47:25] where topics include curious booking for Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey, the elevation of the intercontinental and United States titles, GUNTHER vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, lackluster creative for Riddle and Seth Rollins, the return of Hit Row and future plans for Dexter Lumis and Max Dupri. Plus, why the WrestleMania 39 launch was such a major success. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
74 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
AEW: CM Punk returns, Quake by the Lake analysis | NXT: Heatwave ultimate preview
AEW went all-in as it builds to All Out with three shows -- including a third Battle of the Belts and special Quake by the Lake edition of Dynamite -- while NXT found its footing ahead of Heatwave with plenty up in the air across the pond at NXT UK. Host Adam Silverstein dives into it all, including Ric Flair's Last Match [1:07:45], in a supersized episode. "The Silver King" opens with AEW [4:40] where CM Punk's return to close Quake by the Lake -- following a banger Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho title match -- may have injected some life into a brand that has been lacking creatively as of late. What follows is an NXT Heatwave ultimate preview [38:30] before of next week's loaded show as NXT attempts to repair struggles at the main event of its card. Adam then closes with a look at Ilja Dragunov relinquishing the NXT UK championship [1:00:55] as he wonders why Meiko Satomura vs. Sarray never happened as scheduled. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
118 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
WWE: Creative improvements clear as Karrion Kross, women's tag titles, Dexter Lumis return
WWE continued riding its post-SummerSlam momentum as the build to Clash at the Castle kicked into high gear. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open by breaking down clear improvements being made to creative under Triple H [6:35] before entering The Main Event [17:20] where they focus on Karrion Kross' surprising invasion of the Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre storyline and whether a women's tag team championship tournament signals the return of Sasha Banks and Naomi. "The Silver King" and "Vintage" then dive into the rest of the week across SmackDown and Raw in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [51:30] as topics include fans turning on Liv Morgan, Ciampa's elevation vs. Bobby Lashley, Dexter Lumis' shocking main roster debut, Kevin Owens going back to basics to write off Ezekiel, Edge's interesting storyline with the Mysterios and a major pop for Ricochet alongside Pat McAfee. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
53 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
NXT: Heatwave builds, new champions | AEW: Undisputed Elite splits as Adam Cole returns
With both brands building to numerous special shows, NXT and AEW put a better foot forward this week. Host Adam Silverstein dives into the highlights and lowlights from both, starting with NXT's focus on title matches ahead of Heatwave [6:00]. The vacant women's tag team championship found a long-overdue home, while Carmelo Hayes again impressed with Solo Sikoa appearing to step up as No. 1 contender. Meanwhile, the main event storylines for the men and women continue to leave a lot to be desired, especially around Bron Breakker and JD McDonagh. AEW continued its trek to All Out [28:20] while promoting Quake at the Lake as Chris Jericho emerged, Undisputed Elite split after Adam Cole's return and Jamie Hayter got a big win alongside Britt Baker against Thunder Rosa and Tony Storm. Plus, a look at far too much undercard action being featured on AEW's limited TV time. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
111 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
WWE: Triple H makes statement on banger Raw after SummerSlam -- change has arrived
WWE followed a momentous SummerSlam with its best TV episode of 2022 as Triple H's influence could be felt across Monday Night Raw. Host Adam Silverstein and co-host Chris Vannini open with an extended discussion about obvious changes to WWE creative and how slight improvements made a world of difference [2:50]. "The Silver King" also waxes poetic about Brock Lesnar, offering a fresh perspective on his career with the Roman Reigns feud in the books [17:20]. The guys then move to an all-women's The Main Event [28:00] with looks at Becky Lynch's separated shoulder; Bianca Belair's rise; chaos created by Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky; Ronda Rousey's suspension; and the futures of Sasha Banks and Naomi. Next is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly [56:50] where topics include Drew McIntyre emerging over Sheamus in a Donnybrook match, elevating the United States championship, a big moment for Ciampa, Seth Rollins starting a feud with the Street Profits, Edge's return, Rhea Ripley's uniqueness, Logan Paul's future and much more. Follow Getting Over on Twitter @GettingOverCast.
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