WWE Over the Limit Recap
Rey Mysterio vs. R-Truth
R-Truth’s heel turn has been one of the more interesting things on Raw lately as the character just suits him a lot better than the rapper gimmick. Mysterio seems to be WWE’s new go-to guy for putting heels over as this match was basically only on the card to give R-Truth some rub. Pretty good back and forth action between the two with a cool spot of Rey getting hung up in the ring apron on the outside after R-Truth dodges a 619. Truth then hits his finisher in the ring for the win.
Ezekiel Jackson vs. Wade Barrett – WWE Intercontinental Championship
I don’t really get why Jackson is out of the Corre before the group has even had a chance to do anything but it seems to be a majorly failed angle that WWE just doesn’t know what to do with. Jackson dominates the match early until Barrett reverses the momentum by ramming Jackson into the ring post. Barrett controls the match for a bit after this but Ezekiel starts to mount a comeback. Justin Gabriel comes out for the save and Jackson wins by DQ. This was really a throw away match on the card and a feud where neither guy will benefit.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson by DQ
Sin Cara vs. Chavo Guerrero
Sin Cara has been getting a lot of time for his matches on Smackdown and seems to be getting used to the WWE style, even though some of his moves are already starting to get repetitive. Chavo had the task of helping Sin Cara get over in this match and it was a pretty solid outing for both guys. Sin Cara had a nice head scissor take down on the outside as well as a moonsault off the top rope for a 2 count. He also hits a great springboard hurricanrana and a flying crossbody over the top rope to the outside. Sin Cara predictably wins the match although the pin came out of nowhere. I expect this feud to continue for another pay-per-view or two.
Winner: Sin Cara
CM Punk and Mason Ryan vs Big Show and Kane – WWE Tag Team Titles
I really despise the team of Big Show and Kane as neither guy is putting any effort into their ring work these days and lumbering around the ring hitting choke slams is not entertaining. CM Punk was in top form as always in the match and Mason Ryan is still pretty green to do much on his own. Punk and Ryan mainly dominated the match early on with frequent tags. Kane mounts a bit of a comeback and as he is going for a chokeslam, Ryan distracts the ref so that Punk can take back control. Kane and Big Show eventually overpower them and CM Punk is chokeslammed to the outside by Kane and then both men chokeslam Mason Ryan in the ring for the win.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champs: Big Show and Kane
Kelly Kelly vs Brie Bella – WWE Divas Championship
Typical Bella Twins match with both getting involved on and off in the ring while the ref remains oblivious to it all. It’s never good when none of the competitors in the ring can really wrestle, but the match was fortunately short and sweet with Nikki pulling the switch with Brie and getting the win over Kelly Kelly.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champ: Brie Bella
Christian vs Randy Orton – WWE World Heavy Championship
This was probably the match of the night for me as both men have been having tremendous matches against each other. Some really cool spots in this match like Christian hitting a drop kick off the 2nd rope and an inverted DDT. Both men countered a lot of signature moves like Orton’s angle slam, DDT from the 2nd rope and an elbow from Christian from the top rope. Orton then applies a backwards Boston crab which has never been seen before and looked genuinely painful. Christian breaks the hold and dodges an RKO. Orton hits the second rope DDT and gets a 2 count. Christian gets back to his feet and sets up a spear in tribute to his buddy Edge. Christian charges for the spear but Orton reverses it into a powerslam. Orton calls for a punt kick but Christian spears him and gets a 2 count. Christian goes for the killswitch but its reversed by Orton who hits an RKO out of nowhere gets the win. Outstanding match and chemistry between the two and this rivalry has got a ton of potential.
Winner and still World Heavyweight Champ: Randy Orton
Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler – Kiss My Foot Match
Hopefully this is the nail in the coffin in the feud between these two as the matches are getting downright painful to endure. Cole comes to the ring in his suit and says he has a doctor’s note that he can’t compete in the match. The ref tears the note up and rings the bell and Lawler goes on the offensive. Out on the floor, Cole takes over control of the match with a cheap shot on Lawler and throwing him into the ring steps. Cole takes off his sock and shows his brown athlete’s foot. Lawler throws Cole through the Cole Mine making it collapse in which was the coolest part of the match. Lawler then drops a fist off the top rope back in the ring and wins the match.
Eve Torres comes out after the match and hits a moonsault on Cole from the top rope, most likely as retribution for him interrupting so many of his matches. Then Jim Ross comes out and pours his BBQ sauce all over Cole’s face as he is lying on the ground. Cole escapes from the ring and has a mic as he walks up to the entrance way talking about how he won’t kiss Lawler’s foot. As he gets near the top of the ramp, Bret Hart’s music hits and Hart comes out from behind Cole making him back his way into the ring. Bret then locks the sharpshooter onto Cole in the ring while Lawler
shoves his foot in Cole’s mouth.
Winner: Jerry Lawler
The Miz vs John Cena – WWE Championship, I Quit Match
As this is an “I Quit Match” there are no rules and Alex Riley joins the MIz in the ring from the beginning to beat on Cena 2 on 1 handicap style. Weapons are also legal in the match. Cena fought off both men pretty well at first hitting a big bulldog on the Miz and locks in the STF but Riley breaks it up. Miz and Riley take back control and Cena and Miz trade finishers which they keep countering. Cena is eventually thrown to the outside where Miz hits him with the announce table monitors and eventually picks up a kendo stick. Riley holds Cena up from outside the ring while Miz wails on him with the kendo stick but Cena does not quit. The action works its way back up the entrance ramp where the Miz gets a belt from one of the stage hands and Riley holds Cena over the camera crane while Miz wails on him with the belt. Cena still won’t quit and the action heads back towards the ring where Riley gets a steel chair. Miz starts harassing a kid at ringside who is a Cena fan asking if Cena should quit and the kid says never. Miz hits a headshot on Cena with the chair and Riley holds the mic up to Cena and you hear the words “I Quit.” The ref goes over to Cena and spots a cell phone and reverses the decision.
The match continues and Miz holds Cena while Riley charges at him with the belt, Cena ducks and hits the attitude adjustment on Riley through he announce table. Cena takes off his belt and starts whipping the Miz with it. Miz runs up the ramp and Cena follows, Cena stops Miz from going to the back and hits him with the STF on the stage where Miz says “I Quit.”
Winner and still WWE Champ: John Cena