of the arena staff to let him past. I wasn't quite sure if it was him until he yelled out to Matt Striker who he was - Johnny Fairplay. Apparently he was trying to get in to see someone named Rico, but walked off to some other part of the parking lot when he failed. Crazy.
Anyhow, Striker was nice enough to come over and sign autographs and take pictures for the kids waiting around. So did Brodus Clay after his name was called. Soon after the staff shooed us away, claiming the talent was all gone. There were still cars, so I doubted that, but we turned 'round and headed for home.
All in all a very good show to see live and probably the liveliest crowd I've heard at the RBC/PNC. Over The Limit was starting to get that Great American Bash reputation as the lame duck PPV, but I think this was one to see. Looking forward to the next match between Bryan and Punk, that's for sure.
Jonathan Carbo sent this one in:
What a crazy night. The entire lower bowl and floor were sold out except behind the set. The club level was also full. The entire upper deck was tarped off, though. I've gone to shows in Raleigh for 20-plus years now and it's usually a pretty dead crowd, but this one was a little better than usual, especially in my section. Though it was not anywhere close to what it was in Miami for WrestleMania 28 and the night after.
John Cena, C.M. Punk, and Randy Orton got the biggest pops of the night. Mr. Excitement (John Laurinaitis) and Vickie Guerrero got the most heat. Oh, there was a first for me at a live show. I was chanting for Bryan and this 7-10 year old kid was chanting for Punk across the aisle from me. The mother said I was 'messing' with her son and threatened to kill me. Seriously.
After Ace won, I kept screaming about how much Cena sucked to most everyone's disdain in the arena and in the parking lot. An unforgettable night to say the least.