WWE: Over the Limit Recap: Big BOOMs and Hits of the Night!

John KindelanAnalyst IIIMay 21, 2012

The Over the Limit pay-per-view is over and you can get play-by-play back of all the matches right here on Bleacher Report. I thought it was a great show and had some great matches with an extremely full card. This article, rather than just go over the winners and losers will just pin point some of the top hits or BOOMs of the night, and there were some good ones.

Kofi Kingston and R Truth vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler

The two teams met to battle for the tag team championships. Kingston and Truth retained and there were at least three big BOOMs of the match.

 R Truth looked as though he might be taken out while Vickie distracts the referee, but instead he delivers a fantastic kick to Ziggler while he stood on the apron. The kick was insane and sent Ziggler to the floor, it was delivered and received with such intense precision it looked wonderful.

R Truth again with a quality maneuver hits Jack Swagger with an amazing swinging DDT from the top rope. Swagger being over six feet tall had Truth up on the top rope but Truth reversed it and swung his body fully down to the mat taking Swagger down with him and driving his head into the mat below.

The final blow of the match comes when Kofi Kingston delivers a "Trouble in Paradise" kick to Dolph Ziggler. Not just a normal one however, Ziggler came running full force into the kick and took it like a champ.

Beth Phoenix vs. Layla

The two divas went at it non stop in a great match up pitting Beth's power and strength vs. Layla's agility and speed. The Glamazon vs. the former Laker Girl was a surprisingly entertaining match.

 At one point in the match Beth stops Layla from delivering a kick to her in the corner by catching her leg. She pushes her leg up her shoulder and drops down to her knee crushing Layla's thigh.

The final blow of this match Layla delivered a neck breaker bending Beth nearly in two, it was both beautiful and disgusting to watch at the same time.


Fatal Four Way Match for the WHC!

This was an INCREDIBLE match and absolutely stole the show. Even though I may be biased, I'd have to say that Jericho really ran the ring and truly was the highlight of the match. Here's a listing of some of the best BOOMs of the match.

Chris Jericho, at one point in the match, somehow turned Alberto Del Rio's famous arm lock submission into the Walls of Jericho. How does one do this? By being the best there is at what he does, that's how. It was incredible.

Moments later, there were a Code Breaker and Walls of Jericho to Sheamus, and it was looking as though it was Jericho's night.

But then RKO to Jericho, RKO to Del Rio and the Viper made his move, only to be taken out with a kick from Sheamus.

The final blow, the white noise from Sheamus to Jericho and Sheamus retains the title.

(As predicted in my previous article)


CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan

As Mick Foley said on Twitter, I don't think these guys know how to put on a bad match. Two ring technicians putting on a clinic of classic amazing wrestling. At one point, Michael Cole made a comment saying something to the effect of 'these two guys aren't supposed to be here'. He said they don't fit the mold of WWE superstars. That may have been the case when the big men dominated the ring, but we are a long way away from that point. The top hits of their match up?

The big highlight to this match was Daniel Bryan's Mexican Surfboard maneuver that he pulled down into a dragon lock, contorting Punk's neck and body to the point where he looked like he was possessed. With that strain and torture Punk still managed to escape.

An exchange of kicks by both men showed that these two are comfortable enough with one another to not hold back. Bryan's YES kicks to Punks chest lit him up red like a stop light and Punk's kick to Bryan's head spun him like a top.


John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis

This was obviously a bit of a joke of a match. Cena stopped for water, worked the mic during the match and even used the ring bell to ring Johnny's ears. The top hits of this match however looked very nasty, one intentional, one not so much.

The one not really meant to happen? Cena took Laurinaitis by the collar and attempted to throw him in the ring, sadly big Johnny didn't realize it and he took a face plant right into the side of the ring. It did not look like it felt well. 

The second hit while shocking to the WWE Universe, unless of course they read my article HERE on Bleacher Report, back on May 15th, was when the Big Show punched Cena in the jaw. You saw Cena's teeth rattle because Show hit him so hard. While I wanted Cena to win, I had predicted this from Show. 

So many great hits tonight, it will be interesting to see the backlash of those hits on Raw on Monday.

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