What's up ladies and gentlemen, here are with my thoughts and predictions for the next WWE PPV, Over the Limit.
Over the Limit takes place this Sunday, and there have been some interesting storylines, some not so interesting storylines and some stories that don't really deserve to be mentioned again. It is easy to see that the WWE seems to be rushing a bit since the time between the past PPV and this one was very short.
I don't have huge expectations for this PPV, but I for some reason think that there might be some shockers in store. Nevertheless, let's kick this off!
I am actually somewhat looking forward to this match, while others think that this will be a squash match. Has anyone else noticed how CM Punk always finds a way to get himself involved in a feud with Big Show?
For some reason, I think that this time it will be different. Let's be honest, Mason Ryan is a little more of a hot commodity than Luke Gallows and Joey Mercury (no offense). It appears that Vince is high on Ryan, and we've seen a semi-push lately for Ryan as well as Nexus.
On a side note, I wouldn't be completely surprised to see a return of a former Nexus member at this event, and no, I don't mean Darren Young. I feel that Skip Sheffield will be back sooner rather than later, but I'm not sure exactly in what capacity he will return. I predict that Punk and Ryan walk out with the straps on Sunday in the longest tag team match of the last year, which will probably still be under eight minutes. It appears the sun is showing a little more on this division, so don't be surprised if these belts have some new competition soon.
I would love to see Ryder and Hawkins (great name by the way) feud for the titles soon, and it would be refreshing because they definitely have chemistry and history together.
I expect Punk to work the majority of this match, with Ryan providing the muscle and power when necessary. Don't expect a classic, because you'll probably be disappointed, but I think this match will give us a good implication with what is to become of the Nexus.
Winners and New Champions: CM Punk and Mason Ryan
Am I the only one who actually somewhat enjoys R-Truth more now? I'll be honest, I was never a fan of his face work, but now I somewhat enjoy him. And at least he doesn't say the wrong city now, right?
I am starting to like R-Truth a lot more now, but I don't think there is anyway he comes out with the win this Sunday. I think that for him to keep his storyline going, he needs to lose. It will allow him to complain more about his opportunities being stolen, and will keep his fire burning. With that being said, I don't think this is the last match of this rivalry.
This makes me wonder what will happen with Alberto Del Rio. I feel like he could interfere in this match in some way, which is the only way I can kind of see R-Truth winning. But I feel like Rey Mysterio will still get the win clean on Sunday.
I expect this match to be a fairly solid, and something new that we haven't seen before under these circumstances. Some fast-paced action between two older stars who still have a little left in the tank.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
This match is actually the hardest match on the card for me to predict. I am honestly not sure which direction the WWE will go with this one. On one hand, I think that Barrett will win and the Corre will be a little (more) believable and formidable. Formidable isn't really the word, I'll just stick with believable. To be honest, the booking of the Corre confuses me, but that's for another time.
On the other hand, I can see Ezekiel Jackson walking out with the strap as well. We all know Vince's opinion on large men like Mr. Jackson, and he has been riding a mini face push as of late. But at the end of the day, I think I still see Barrett holding onto the title, probably due to interferrrrrence from the Corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.
Oh and by the way, Wade Barrett is the only current heel superstar holding a title. This might not be a big reason, but I don't see another face coming out with a title.
I foresee some minor distractions from the Corre, which allow Barrett to pick up the win.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett
I really don't even want to talk about this match, so I won't! I'll sum it up quickly.
Cole's foot is nasty, no one will be kissing it, except himself.
Lawler will destroy Cole a la Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon WM26 Style.
This feud will hopefully die off and be completely erased from our memories either Men in Black style, or Ashton Kutcher will tell us we were punk'd.
On a little rant, am I the only one who can completely picture the whole Men in Black thing happening? That would be the best ending to a feud ever.
My fault, back to the program. Okay, this feud sucks and there's no way the WWE will have Cole win (I think).
Winner: Jerry Lawler
I am REALLY looking forward to this match. They have had great matches together, and show great chemistry in the ring. I like both of these guys, and I think that they are both great workers. Although, to be honest, I think that Orton was getting slightly stale on RAW, and I like the move to SmackDown.
And to go along with everyone else's thoughts about Christian's impending heel turn, well...I don't think it's happening. Orton is going to be the heel. Anyone else notice the beard growing out? We know Orton much prefers to be a heel, and I'm sure he has enough say to get this switch done. He has been showing signs of a turn for weeks now, and I think it is only a matter of time before it happens.
I'm going to be my own devil's advocate here though just to raise some thought. A Christian heel turn wouldn't be that unusual though either. I can see Orton taking the title and then next Friday (Tuesday) on SmackDown, Christian comes out, talking about living in Edge's shadow, and basically saying it's time he made a name for himself in singles competition. But I don't see this as likely as Orton turning heel, as WWE knows people will be just as into Orton as a heel as they will as a face.
I look for this match to be Match of the Night.
For some reason, the WWE has been looking for new ways to have the RKO strike out of nowhere, which is kind of cool because the move is capable of doing that. Look for the RKO to hit as a reversal of the Killswitch, or something creative, and look for Orton to pick up the win.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
I get the feeling that this match will be the longest one on the card, but it won't be the best. I think it will be a solid bout, with the usual tactics from both sides. I expect Alex Riley to attempt something in this match, ultimately failing and causing a downfall for the Miz. With that said, John Cena will not say "I Quit" in this match, but I am not convinced that he will win.
John Cena should never lose an "I Quit" Match, especially with his current gimmick. The words "Never Give Up" read across his merchandise, and I don't see Cena giving up cleanly. Which makes me wonder if the WWE has something in store that would allow The Miz to win without actually making Cena quit in this match. I feel that they have shown all the dirty ways Miz wins matches, and he will use a few new ways in this one.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: John Cena
I wouldn't be completely surprised to see a surprise match or two, likely a Divas match and probably a contest between Sin Cara and Chavo Guerrero. In the Divas Match, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kelly Kelly vs. Whichever Bella is the Champion in a Divas Title Match. Expect Kharma to interfere, because she has in the last six Divas matches. I wouldn't be surprised to see a return of Beth Phoenix in the match, maybe setting up a feud between the two.
If Sin Cara and Chavo Guerrero have a match, I expect it to be a strong consideration for match of the night. We know Chavo can go in the ring, and given the similar styles of the two, this match could be a breath of fresh air. High octane, upbeat action that really fits the luchador background of these two men. I am looking forward to this match happening.
Well those are my thoughts and predictions for Over the Limit, this Sunday. I am not expecting a breathtaking PPV, but I have the feeling that we will be given a solid show from top to bottom. Thanks for reading and any comments are appreciated.