PPV Fusion: Over The Limit 2012
The 2012 WWE Over The Limit Pay-Per-View starts during the middle of a “People Power” Battle Royal, with the winner of the Battle Royal being able to challenge their choice of either Santino Marella for the United States Championship, or Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship (both of whom are sitting at ringside to watch the match).
The match sees Christian get the victory, when he eliminates The Miz by knocking him off the ring apron to the floor, and Christian appears to indicate that he chooses to challenge Santino Marella for the United States Championship.
Next, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth take on Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger in a tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, which sees Kingston get the victory and retain the titles for his team, when he intercepts Ziggler by hitting him with Trouble In Paradise for the 3-count.
After an interaction involving Eve Torres, David Otunga, Tyler Reks, and Curt Hawkins, in which it is revealed that Reks and Hawkins will be going into the crowd and deeming anti-John Laurinaitis signs, and a video recapping the Extreme Rules match between Layla and Nikki Bella, Beth Phoenix is pitted against Layla for the Divas Championship.
The match sees Layla get the victory and retain her title, when she hits Beth with the Layout-neckbreaker for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the aftermath between Randy Orton and Sheamus after their match on Friday Night SmackDown! (click here for our SmackDown! report), Matt Striker interviews Randy Orton and then Chris Jericho, with Jericho saying that he will become the World Heavyweight Champion, and Orton saying that if he gets in his way, Jericho will become the “Best In The World” at getting RKO’d.
Now, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and Sheamus go against each other in a Fatal Four-Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship, which sees Sheamus get the victory and retain his title, when Sheamus hits Jericho with White Noise for the 3-count.
After a video hyping the release of WrestleMania XXVIII (28) on DVD and Blu-Ray, and an interaction backstage involving Eve Torres, Cody Rhodes, and Christian, in which Christian changes his mind about his earlier decision and challenges Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship instead, The Miz takes on Brodus Clay (accompanied by Cameron and Naomi).
Before the match takes place however, The Miz talks about how the fans should be on their feet praising his existence, and how he has pinpointed what is wrong with the WWE, naming Clay as that which is wrong.
He claims that the fans have no idea what a real dancer looks like and that he himself is the best dancer in the WWE, then demonstrating it as his music plays – until he is interrupted by the introduction of of Clay (though The Miz’s music is still audible, until Clay’s actual entrance hits).
The match sees Clay get the victory, when he hits The Miz with a jumping body splash for the 3-count. Afterwards, Clay, Cameron, and Naomi celebrate by dancing in the ring with a number of kids.
After a video asking that fans not to try this at home, as well as Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks going through the crowd to confiscate and rip up anti-Laurinaitis signs, Cody Rhodes is pitted against Christian for the Intercontinental Championship.
Before the match takes place however, Rhodes complains about having to defend his title against Christian, and that his father (Dusty) would never let him come a show to North Carolina but would never let him know why, except for saying that he will understand one day, and Rhodes says that he understands now – the people are short-sighted, biased, and he is a better man for not having grown up around them.
He also says that he is a better man than Christian, and tells the fans to watch him prove it. The match sees Christian get the victory to become the new Intercontinental Championship, when Christian hits Rhodes with the Killswitch for the 3-count.
After the announcers inform us that the next WWE Pay-Per-View will be No Way Out on 17th June, and a video recapping the events of SmackDown! involving Kane, Daniel Bryan, and CM Punk, Josh Mathews interviews CM Punk backstage, with Punk saying that he feels like crap, but that he has a smile on his face as John Laurinaitis will be out of a job by the end of the night.
As for his match against Daniel Bryan, he says that if Vince McMahon was told ten years ago that Bryan and Punk would be one of the main events of one of his Pay-Per-Views, he would ask who the hell they were, and that his head would have probably exploded.
Punk says that the fact that he and Bryan have wrestled at such a high calibre, and have made it to this level against each other for the WWE Championship, should be a triumph in itself and the match should be a reward for the both of them.
Instead, he says that Bryan has changed and gotten on his bad side, so their match will not just be the five-star classic that everybody is expecting. Before he can explain exactly what it will be, he stops and the camera pans around reveal AJ.
AJ says that it will be a lot of fun to watch, and wishes Punk luck.
Back in the arena, CM Punk goes against Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship in a match which sees Punk get the victory and retain his title, when Punk pins Bryan’s shoulders to the mat for the 3-count, despite still being in the Yes Lock from Daniel Bryan.
A second afterwards, Punk taps out to Bryan and Bryan thinks that he has won, only to learn that Punk has somehow won.
After an interaction backstage involving Teddy Long, Eve Torres, and David Otunga, Camacho (accompanied by Hunico) takes on Ryback in a match which sees Ryback get the victory, when he hits Camacho with the muscle-buster for the 3-count.
After a video hyping the release of “The Best of WCW Clash Of The Champions” on DVD and Blu-Ray, and a video recapping the events that lead to the upcoming match, John Laurinaitis is pitted against John Cena in a match which sees Cena and Laurinaitis imitate Booker T and Michael Cole on commentary at one point, and also sees The Big Show appear, dragging Laurinaitis back out to the ring as he attempts to escape.
Laurinaitis gets the victory however, as Show ends up hitting Cena with the Weapon of Mass Destruction, allowing Laurinaitis to cover Cena for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Cena is still knocked out in the ring while Laurinaitis limps towards the entrance, as Over The Limit goes off the air.