Everybody already knew that when the WWE PPV schedule came out, PPV's like Over The Limit, Fatal-4-Way and Bragging Rights would most likely be dud PPV's. The main reasons being they either came right after a big PPV, or they are right before a big PPV.
And we as fans have accepted the fact that not every PPV is going to be worth $45. It's almost impossible to make all 13 PPVs worth your hard-earned money.
But with the crap the WWE has put out with Over The Limit, it is an insult that the WWE expects us to pay good money for a product as bad as this.
With a week left to promote the event, it isn't looking to get any better. There have been plenty of bad PPV's in WWE history, but this could be the one that tops them all.
So without further ado, five reasons why Over The Limit will flop.
As of right now, there are two undercard matches, meaning two matches that come before the main events. An Intercontinental Championship match between Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson and another snoozefest between Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole.
I can't speak for anybody else, but Wade Barrett vs. Ezekiel Jackson is a match that the WWE has tried hard to promote, but I just can't bring myself to care. I could care even less about the Intercontinental Championship being involved.
Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole is a match that might actually turn off potential buyers. The feud has dragged on forever. It was a decent Wrestlemania match idea, but for Michael Cole to regularly show up in the upper card on PPV's just shows how low the WWE has become.
R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio might be added later on, but with only a week left to promote, It's hard to get excited about this one either, which brings me to my next point...
Part of the problem of having 13 PPV's is that you won't have as much time to promote them. Saying that Over The Limit is having that problem would be an understatement. And when you burn up an episode of RAW due to The Rock, then you've just dug yourself an even bigger hole.
The WWE's flagship show, Monday Night RAW, has less than four hours to put together three matches, minimum, and make people actually care about them. They may be able to put three matches together, but they will fail miserably trying to make people care.
Smackdown has two more hours to promote, but seems to be having a harder time promoting than RAW, all these elements will make this PPV bomb.
Another problem with rushing a card is a lot of stars are lost in the shuffle. While veterans like John Cena, Christian and Randy Orton are filling up the card, younger stars like Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and Daniel Bryan are left hanging.
While this may make the card look good in the short term, it will hurt the company in the long run, when the guys I listed above are expected to take the reins.
WWE Over The Limit would be a perfect time to give younger stars exposure on a PPV on a less grand stage. But, instead they're going to have to sit this one out as well.
When you have Wrestlemania, then two PPV's in a three week span, your average Joe isn't going to be able to purchase three PPV's in that time span. It's nothing personal, in this economy, we just aren't as willing to shell out $45 so we can watch subpar wrestling.
It amazes me how the WWE thinks that people would actually be willing to pay up to $675 a year just on PPV's. Even if the prices were reduced, I still think PPV buy rate would bomb.
With the economy how it is, and Wrestlemania season wrapping up, most of the "WWE Universe" is looking at this PPV as one they can miss.
The biggest reason why this PPV will be a failure is the winners of the two biggest matches on the card have already been decided.
Let's look at the "I Quit" match between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE championship. This match is almost pointless, because John Cena will NEVER EVER say "I quit."
I'm entirely serious when I say the entire landscape of WWE would change if he said those two simple words. Any superstar that goes against John Cena in an "I Quit" match is 100 percent guaranteed to lose.
Besides, what would be the point of Cena winning the WWE championship at Extreme Rules if he was just going to quit three weeks later. It's not going to happen, Cena will win.
Now let's look at the other main event, Christian vs. Randy Orton. This is another match that Randy Orton is guaranteed to win. What would be the point of Randy Orton winning the World Heavyweight Championship just five days after Christian won it (two technically), just for Christian to win it back at the next PPV?
Both of these main events look really exciting on paper, John Cena vs. The Miz in an "I Quit" match! Christian vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship!
But it's hard to get excited over something of which you already know the winner.