WWE Over The Limit Preview: Predictions You Can Take to the Bank
This Sunday marks the culmination of some old feuds, while some others may be just beginning.
WWE Over The Limit currently has six confirmed matches but as we saw last month at Extreme Rules, the card is always subject to change.
Extreme Rules had an eight-match card and I expect at least one or two matches to be added at the last minute.
If WWE adds matches during the actual pay-per-view, I kind of agree with what they're doing. It may hurt in the short-term with the buys being low but going forward it adds some intrigue to the card. It could also get people to buy future pay-per-views with hopes of being surprised by an unannounced match or two.
Until then here are predictions you can take to the bank on the matches already announced...
John Cena vs The Miz: 'I Quit' Match for the WWE Championship
Earlier in the week I wrote an article taking a look at how this match may play out.
A lot has been said about how it is unfathomable to think that John Cena will say 'I Quit'.
While I agree with that statement, don't rule out some foul play by The Miz.
The range of what could happen in this match is endless. I'd believe anything from The Miz passing out, forcing Alex Riley to 'throw in the towel' all the way to The Miz and Riley handcuffing Cena to the ropes while "threatening" a young fan, forcing Cena to quit.
All that being said, the two main points in play are Cena's entire gimmick is based around "never giving up" and I just refuse to believe the WWE would only give Cena a three-week title reign.
Winner and still WWE Champion: John Cena
Randy Orton vs Christian for the World Heavyweight Championship
While it was a heart-warming story when Christian was able to achieve his dream of becoming a World Champion after 17 years in the business, the WWE is exactly where Vince McMahon wants it to be.
In the hands of John Cena and Randy Orton.
I'm totally fine with the way it played out after Extreme Rules because it was intriguing television. It's too bad that SmackDown is a taped show because if that happened live, it would have gone down as an all time shocker (and still might).
I, like a lot of others, are unsure where this feud is headed. A slow heel turn for Christian could be in the works, but the WWE played him up as the ultimate underdog babyface after Edge's retirement. It will take something drastic for Christian to start getting heat as a heel.
A Christian heel turn can certainly be done, if done correctly and it starts with a loss to the Apex Predator/Viper/Legend Killer/McMahon Favorite at Over The Limit.
Winner and still World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole in a 'Kiss My Foot' Match
We're starting to run out of pictures of these two to run in the top of these slides.
In a feud that seems to be neverending, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole meet one more time, but this time it's a combo stipulation match.
If Lawler wins, Cole has to kiss his feet while if Cole wins, not only will Lawler have to kiss Cole's disgusting non-athlete's foot (like what I did there?) he will also have to give up his Hall of Fame ring and one day induct Michael Cole into the WWE Hall of Fame.
I have to believe that the WWE is bringing this feud to an end. After an excruciating 14-minute match at WrestleMania 27 their match at Extreme Rules was cut to only seven minutes. Hopefully we will be in for a five minute treat where Lawler wins and everyone's happy.
That has to be the outcome right? RIGHT? (Crickets)
Winner: Jerry Lawler
PS- The way WWE has been booking this program I wouldn't exactly 'take this one to the bank'. Maybe just take it to your piggy bank and cross your fingers.
R-Truth vs Rey Mysterio
The new and improved R-Truth has been a breath of fresh air.
At least the creative team is taking a chance on a new character and thus far R-Truth has been great as a heel.
It's a shame that John Morrison got injured because it probably took away Truth/JoMo and Rey/Del Rio matches at the pay-per-view.
That said, I think WWE did as good of a job as they could with the cards they were dealt. It probably means that Alberto Del Rio will be in some sort of ringside role whether it be during this match or the WWE title match.
I'm fine with that. I think Del Rio is great when he commentates ringside. His natural charisma and broken English work for his character.
Plenty of predictions like R-Truth in this match but I disagree. I believe that losing this match only helps R-Truth's angle of being screwed over. Look for the conspiracy to continue at Over The Limit.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Wade Barrett vs Ezekiel Jackson for the Intercontinental Championship
Quick, how many times has Wade Barrett defended the Intercontinental Championship since winning it back in March?
The answer is not many (cue up all the troll comments complaining that it's been X times).
I'm not going to spend too much time on this preview considering WWE hasn't done much to hype it.
The match wasn't even announced on television. WWE.com broke the story last week.
Since the IC title doesn't have a whole lot of meaning right now, I expect the title to switch hands just like the rest of the WWE Universe.
While I am picking Ezekiel Jackson to become the new champ, don't be surprised if Vinny Mac uses this match as his "swerve" match. Big Zeke could just as easily win due to a Corre interference thus keeping the belt on Barrett.
Winner and new Intercontinental Champion: Ezekiel Jackson
Big Show & Kane vs CM Punk & Mason Ryan for the WWE Tag Team Championship
In a very strangely booked match, Big Show and Kane will be defending their Tag Team Championship against CM Punk and Mason Ryan of the New Nexus.
Even though Show and Kane have only been champions for a month, I believe that we will see new champs this Sunday.
While becoming a Tag Team Champion may not be the answer to CM Punk's (alleged) issues with the company, it's certainly a start.
Kane is also needed on SmackDown where main even talent is real thin. Big Show can move on to help get the younger heels like Drew McIntyre or Zack Ryder over on Raw.
Let the takeover by the New Nexus begin.
Winners and new WWE Tag Team Champions: CM Punk and Mason Ryan
That's a Wrap PLUS: Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero Via Wikipedia
As of about 15 minutes ago the Over The Limit Wikipedia page is listing Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero as a singles match at the pay-per-view.
If that's true then sign me up for Sin Cara.
He's being promoted as the next big thing in WWE and I'd be shocked if he lost at his first televised pay-per-view match.
Feel free to go to your favorite betting site or bookie and lock up these picks before the word gets out.
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