WWE Over the Limit 2012 PPV Review

Kane def. Zack Ryder * ½ (Not counted)

– Christian wins People Power Battle Royal ** ½

– R-Truth & Kofi Kingston © def. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (WWE Tag Team Championship) ***

– Layla © def. Beth Phoenix (Diva’s Championship) * ¾

– Sheamus © def. Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho & Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Championship) *** ¾

– Brodus Clay def. The Miz * ¼

– Christian def. Cody Rhodes © (Intercontinental Championship) ***

– CM Punk © def. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship) **** ½

– Ryback def. Camacho N/A

– John Laurinaitis def. John Cena DUD

Overall: 7.5

Overall Thoughts – The show kicked off with a Battle Royal to determine a US or IC Championship title match for later that night. I was really surprised when Christian came out even though he’s back to Mid Card status for now. The match was pretty fun for the most part. The Tag Title match was good, it had some pretty dull parts in it but I thought it was good. When Kofi got the hot tag towards the end it really picked up, the finish was also really cool. Layla/Beth wasn’t that bad, Layla has improved a lot since returning. She sold her injured knee well which played up well to the finish. Don’t know where they’re gonna go from here but I think everybody has been anticipating Kharma for months now. The Fatal 4 Way was really good and a ton of fun. This was near fall city, really action packed as expected. I really bought into a couple of false finishes but Sheamus ended up retaining. I guess they go to ADR/Sheamus from here but good stuff. Aren’t we past the random Brodus Clay PPV matches? Well this month is Miz and yet again it’s not good. What the Miz has become is just sad and I’ll leave it at that. Brodus just beat up Miz and that’s really it, nothing good. Christian/Rhodes was pretty good and a nice surprise. I’m hoping these guys start a feud since I think it can go places but good stuff here. They worked well with each other for the most part and had a few nice spots here and there. It could have gone a bit longer and the crowd could have woken up a bit but still good stuff. Punk/Bryan was MOTN as expected. This was excellent, the storytelling and in ring work was just so, so good. The finish was just so unexpected and left me wanting more, but this was phenomenal. I really hope to see a rematch but this was damn good. Ryback/Camacho, Well at least Ryback has moved on to employed jobbers. Thank god for that filler because we all know we needed it from the previous match. Laurinaitis/Cena was everything everyone expected it to be, terrible. We all knew Big Show would come back, this wasn’t good at all and the fact that this went on last is a joke. I’m positive nobody wants to see another Cena/Show feud. This PPV was an up and down show, both good and bad stuff, not great.


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