Two matches for WWE Over the Limit have been announced on Monday Night RAW: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship and John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis.
Yes, you read that correctly, Johnny Ace is going to face Cena at a pay-per-view.
Cena came out on RAW and was talking about showing up and how none of his bones are broken. Cena said he is not able to compete this week, but he should be ready by the Over the Limit PPV. Johnny Ace then came out and he had to sit in the ring and listen to Cena ridicule him for a couple of minutes.
Then, Laurinaitis was about to announce Cena's opponent for the PPV and Lord Tensai's music hit and he was interrupted. Everyone fully expected for Cena and Tensai to fight at the PPV when he came out, but that was not the case.
Laurinaitis took the microphone as Tensai and his friend were about to attack Cena. Laurinaitis then used the mic to hit Cena on the back of the head. As Cena was on the floor in pain from the hit to the back of his neck, Laurinaitis put the mic to his mouth and said, "Your opponent at Over the Limit is ME!"
The three men in the ring then began to assault Cena with kicks to his injured arm. Tensai taunted Cena then did his finishing move on his arm. As Cena was weakened from all the hits, Laurinaitis threw Cena into the ring-post shoulder first.
All three of the men in the ring continued to beat Cena and hurt his arm as much as possible. It's obvious that they are doing this only to have Cena as weak as possible for the match at Over the Limit.
This is as big of a shock as you can ask for, but it does not mean that it will be a match many would want to see. Lesnar and Cena should have at least had a re-match here, but they might be saving it for a bigger PPV like SummerSlam.
As for the match between Bryan and Punk, this will likely be the match of the night. No other match on this card would be able to pass this match because these are the two of the three best wrestlers in the company. Punk already had two matches against the the other wrestler, so now it's time to fght Bryan.
These two had a couple of matches on Monday Night RAW and SmackDown, and both were very good. Expect for this PPV match between the two to be the same.
The Over the Limit card already looks pretty interesting, but I honestly doubt it will come near the success and hype of Extreme Rules and WrestleMania 28.
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