Event: WWE Over The Limit Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Results by WZRONLINE.COM
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Kane vs. Zack Ryder
This is the Internet Pre-Game show match. Ryder was precarious towards Kane and avoided him early, running to the floor. Kane followed but was dropkick through the ropes and whipped into the corner. Ryder told the referee to count him out but then worked over Kane when he return to the ring. Kane cut him off and slammed Ryder.
Kane worked over Ryder in the corner. He pulled Ryder out with an Irish whip but lifted his knee, sending Ryder flipping over. Kane mauled Ryder with a series of right hands. Kane locked Ryder in a bear hug.
Ryder worked over Ryder with right hands. Ryder mounted a comeback and avoided a big boot, nailing Kane with a neckbreaker for a two count. He charged Kane in the corner but was sent up and over to the apron, landing on his feet. Ryder dropped Kane over the ropes.
Kane grabbed Ryder for a chokeslam but Ryder used the ropes. He nailed Kane several times and went for the Rough Ryder but was caught and nailed with a sideslam for a two count. Kane went to the ropes but was nailed and fell off.
Ryder set up Kane and nailed the Broski Boot for a two count. Ryder set up for the Rough Ryder but was caught in mid-air with a chokeslam for the pin.
OK match. Ryder showed some fire but the window where he was hot and the crowd believed in him seems to have passed, which is WWE Creative's fault. But, the work was fine and it was about what you would expect from these two.
The PPV will open with the Battle Royal.
WWE Over The Limit Opener
People Power Battle Royal:
Everyone is in the ring brawling and Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole point out that Christian is in the Battle Royal, making his return to PPV. Heath Slater is tossed over the top, but with so many bodies, it's hard to see who eliminated him. Michael McGuillicuty is eliminated by the Great Khali. JTG is taken out by a double superkick from the Uso's.
Yoshi Tatsu is suplexed to the floor, coming up grabbing his ankle. Ezekial Jackson almost eliminates Hawkins, but Tyler Reks stops it and the two eliminate Jackson. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil are able to eliminate one of the Uso's. This is just a mess.
Drew McIntyre is eliminated by Hawkins and Reks, who are eliminated in turn by Khali. Khali also turns around and eliminates Jinder Mahal. Cody Rhodes and Santino Marella are sitting ringside watching things unfold. William Regal almost eliminates Tyson Kidd, but Kidd is able to hang on. Superstars gang up on Khali and Titus, Young and Miz team up to eliminate the big man.
Titus tries to eliminate one of the Uso's, but misses a kick and is hung up on the top rope, Uso eliminates him with a superkick to send him to the floor. We're down to the last eight men, and it turns to seven as Young clotheslines Uso over the top rope.
Christian eliminates William Regal, and the crowd's not happy about it. Young beats down Alex Riley, but he ends up dropkicked and sloppily falls to the outside. Riley plants Miz with a big spinebuster, but Miz is able to back drop Riley to the ring apron, and force him out to the floor.
Kidd kicks away at Miz, blasting him with a dropkick. Kidd kicks Otunga, flipping out to the apron. He comes back in with a springboard dropkick to Miz and Otunga. Kidd is thrown over by Miz, but he skins the cat, only to be knocked back by Miz and Otunga. It's down to Otunga, Miz and Christian.
Otunga and Miz team up on Christian, beating him down to the mat. Otunga holds Christian up for Miz to blast him with a big forearm. He holds him up for another. Miz and Otunga try and eliminate Christian in the corner, but Christian is able to fight them off. Miz misses a corner clothesline, and Christian hits Otunga with a couple of big right hands. Otunga tries for a powerslam, but Christian drops down and shoves him out of the ring. Miz tries to eliminate Christian, but Christian fights him off. Miz tries for the SCF, but Christian fights it off. Christian tries for the Killswitch, but can't hit it. Miz is almost able to eliminate Christian, but he holds on, on the apron. Christian sends Miz out on the apron on another side of the ring, and goes through the ropes with a spear to knock Miz to the floor.
Christian signals that he wants to take on Santino in a U.S. Championship match, so we have that to look forward to later tonight.
- Next we get the video package that normally would have opened the show, focusing on the main feud of the evening, John Laurinaitis and his beef with John Cena. The package focuses heavily on the 'People Power' initiative that Ace has been beating like a dead horse lately.
- As if the opening video package wasn't enough of a throwback to the beginning of the show, we get the opening pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, 16 minutes in. He's interrupted by Vickie Guerrero, asking the crowd to excuse her. She says tonight will be a monumental night. First of all she says hello to the WWE Board of Directors. She believes she's on a short list of candidates to lead the shows if Johnny is terminated, but before she leads the shows, she's going to lead us into a new era of tag team excellence. She introduces her charges, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
- Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger
The bell rings and it looks like Swagger and Kingston will kick things off. Swagger goes behind Kofi and takes him down to the mat. Kofi gets to his feet and clamps on a head lock. Swagger fights right out, and the two trade off for a bit working on each other's arms.... (Continues on next page)