WWE Over The Limit Results
Sunday, May 20, 2012
PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
“People Power” Battle Royal
Winner gets a shot at the WWE United States or WWE Intercontinental Championship later in the night.
Ezekiel Jackson, Tyson Kidd, The Great Khali, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Jinder Mahal, Tyler Reks, Michael McGillicutty, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Yoshi Tatsu, Alex Riley, David Otunga, JTG, Curt Hawkins, The Miz, William Regal & Christian
We open the show with a Battle Royal in progress.
Everyone is in the ring brawling and Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole point out that Christian is in the Battle Royal, making his return to PPV. Heath Slater is tossed over the top, but with so many bodies, it’s hard to see who eliminated him. Michael McGuillicuty is eliminated by the Great Khali. JTG is taken out by a double superkick from the Uso’s.
Yoshi Tatsu is suplexed to the floor, coming up grabbing his ankle. Ezekial Jackson almost eliminates Hawkins, but Tyler Reks stops it and the two eliminate Jackson. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are able to eliminate one of the Uso’s. This is just a mess.
Drew McIntyre is eliminated by Hawkins and Reks, who are eliminated in turn by Khali. Khali also turns around and eliminates Jinder Mahal. Cody Rhodes and Santino Marella are sitting ringside watching things unfold. William Regal almost eliminates Tyson Kidd, but Kidd is able to hang on. Superstars gang up on Khali and Titus, Young and Miz team up to eliminate the big man. Titus tries to eliminate one of the Uso’s, but misses a kick and is hung up on the top rope, Uso eliminates him with a superkick to send him to the floor. We’re down to the last eight men, and it turns to seven as Young clotheslines Uso over the top rope.
Christian eliminates William Regal, and the crowd’s not happy about it. Young beats down Alex Riley, but he ends up dropkicked and sloppily falls to the outside. Riley plants Miz with a big spinebuster, but Miz is able to back drop Riley to the ring apron, and force him out to the floor. Kidd kicks away at Miz, blasting him with a dropkick. Kidd kicks Otunga, flipping out to the apron. He comes back in with a springboard dropkick to Miz and Otunga. Kidd is thrown over by Miz, but he skins the cat, only to be knocked back by Miz and Otunga. It’s down to Otunga, Miz and Christian.
Otunga and Miz team up on Christian, beating him down to the mat. Otunga holds Christian up for Miz to blast him with a big forearm. He holds him up for another. Miz and Otunga try and eliminate Christian in the corner, but Christian is able to fight them off. Miz misses a corner clothesline, and Christian hits Otunga with a couple of big right hands. Otunga tries for a powerslam, but Christian drops down and shoves him out of the ring. Miz tries to eliminate Christian, but Christian fights him off.
Miz tries for the SCF, but Christian fights it off. Christian tries for the Killswitch, but can’t hit it. Miz is almost able to eliminate Christian, but he holds on, on the apron. Christian sends Miz out on the apron on another side of the ring, and goes through the ropes with a spear to knock Miz to the floor.
Christian signals that he wants to take on Santino in a U.S. Championship match, so we have that to look forward to later tonight.
Next we get the video package that normally would have opened the show, focusing on the main feud of the evening, John Laurinaitis and his beef with John Cena. The package focuses heavily on the ‘People Power’ initiative that Ace has been beating like a dead horse lately.
As if the opening video package wasn’t enough of a throwback to the beginning of the show, we get the opening pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, 16 minutes in. He’s interrupted by Vickie Guerrero, asking the crowd to excuse her.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
– Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger
Vickie says tonight will be a monumental night. First of all she says hello to the WWE Board of Directors. She believes she’s on a short list of candidates to lead the shows if Johnny is terminated, but before she leads the shows, she’s going to lead us into a new era of tag team excellence. She introduces her charges, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler.
Kofi Kingston and R-Truth are out next, and they make their way out to a nice reaction from the crowd. It seems like the crowd is a little quiet tonight, but they don’t look it. Maybe it’s just an issue of how they’re mic’ed.
The bell rings and it looks like Swagger and Kingston will kick things off. Swagger goes behind Kofi and takes him down to the mat. Kofi gets to his feet and clamps on a head lock. Swagger fights right out, and the two trade off for a bit working on each other’s arms. Swagger is able to put on a headlock, but Kingston sends him into the ropes, only to eat a big shoulderblock. Kingston comes right back with a big back elbow. Kofi tags out to Truth and we get a double hip toss.
Truth hits a crazy leg drop that’s good for two. Truth lock on an arm bar and wont let go. Swagger is able to back him into the corner to tag Ziggler. Ziggler comes in and works over Truth’s arm, wrenching it. Truth comes back with a couple of rights to the face, before tagging out to Kofi. Kofi comes in with a huge dropkick that’s good for a two count. Ziggler comes right back with a huge suplex, planting Kofi for a two count. Swagger comes in and beats on Kofi before choking him in the ropes and allowing Ziggler to get a cheap shot.
Swagger beats on Kofi in the corner. Kofi tries to fight back, but Swagger takes him to the mat with an arm bar. Kofi is able to fight up to his feet and break the hold, but Swagger takes him right to the mat with a big belly to belly suplex. Swagger tries for a leg drop, but Kofi moves and Swagger misses. Truth tags in and hits Swagger with a series of forearms and a big flying forearm. Truth sends Ziggler from the apron, but he’s thrown into the turnbuckles and hit with a Vader bomb for another two count. Ziggler tags in and hits a high angle elbow drop for two.
Frequent tags as Swagger comes in to pound on Truth’s back, and Ziggler tags right back in to hit a big neckbreaker for another near fall. Ziggler locks on a crossface and transitions into a front face lock. Truth fights up to his feet and tries to make it to his own corner, but Ziggler kicks him in the gut. Truth reverses a neckbreaker with a backslide, but Ziggler hits a huge dropkick for a two count. Swagger tags in and grabs Truth’s arms, burying his knee in his back and pulling back.
Once out of the hold, Truth tries to fight back against both challengers. A blind tag leads to a double team face buster from ZigSwag for another two count. Ziggler locks on a side head lock and shows off, doing a headstand to apply more pressure. Truth is able to get to his feet and fight out of the hold. Truth reverses a suplex with a small package, but Ziggler kicks out and goes right back to the attack before tagging out to Swagger. Swagger comes in and takes Truth into the corner, hitting him with a right before seating him on the top. Truth fights Swagger off and hits a big tornado DDT.
Both men make the tag and Kingston comes in with a crazy series of forearms and dropkicks. Kofi hits the boom drop and the crowd is pumped. Kofi tries for the TIP, but Ziggler avoids it. Kofi tries for the SOS, but can’t hit that either. Kofi hits a beautiful top rope cross budy, but a pin is broken up by Swagger.
Kofi sends Swagger from the ring, and when he comes back in he’s met with a rocker dropper from Ziggler. Truth breaks up the pin, then leaps over the top on to Swagger. Ziggler turns around into Trouble in Paradise in the ring, and he takes the pin and the three count.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
Hawkins and Reks are backstage with Eve. Apparently they’re heading into the crowd to confiscate signs that make fun of John Laurinaitis. Otunga is there to let us know that it’s all legal. Hawkins and Ryder head off, but Eve and Otunga look pretty ominous.