WWE Over The Limit Results (5/20/12) - Christian Returns & Wins WWE Intercontinental Championship, Sheamus & Punk Retain, Big Show Helps Laurinaitis

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WWE Divas Championship Match
- Layla (c) vs. Beth Phoenix

The entrances:

Beth Phoenix is out first, and the former champion makes her way to the ring quickly, looking to get right down to business, as we get a recap of Layla returning and winning the Diva's Championship last month at Extreme Rules.

Layla is out next, and the champion gets a decent reaction from the crowd on her way out.

The start:

The bell rings and we get a lock up. Layla locks on a side headlock. Beth is quick to fight it off and take Layla to the mat with a big chest chop. Beth takes Layla into the corner and beats on her.

Mid-match notes:

The crowd starts a 'We Want Karma' chant. Layla comes back with a big cross body, and a low dropkick, but she can't keep Beth down. Beth whips Layla into the corner, but Layla continues to fight. Beth catches a kick and drops down with Layla's leg over her shoulder. Beth wraps Layla's knee around the ring post and ties her up, wrenching and pulling at her knee.

Beth sends things back into the ring and continues to focus on the injured knee, snapping it back and driving it into the mat. Beth lifts up Layla's entire body by her foot before jamming her knee into the canvas. Beth clamps on a half crab in the middle of the ring and yanks back. Beth punches at Layla's knee while she's got the hold locked in. Layla is able to fight Beth off, and roll up Beth for two, but Beth gets right back up and threads Layla's leg through the middle rope, and pulls. Layla fights back, dropkicking Beth from the apron out to the floor.

Back in the ring, Layla fights back with a couple of kicks, but Beth hoists Layla up in a gorilla press. Layla counters coming down though, and turns it into a DDT. Layla covers Beth, but Beth kicks out at two. Layla rolls Beth up for another two count. Beth picks up Layla and rams her into the corner before seating her on the top turnbuckle.

The finish:

Layla fights Beth off and tries for something, but Beth turns it around into the Glam slam. Layla reverses into a roll up, and Beth turns it around, but neither gets three. Beth turns back to Layla, and is hit with a neckbreaker out of nowhere. Layla pins Beth, and this one is over.

Winner and STILL WWE Diva's Champion: Layla

Randy Orton is backstage with Matt Striker. They review footage of this past Friday on Smackdown where Sheamus pinned Orton, then Orton hit the RKO after the match. Orton says that Sheamus is a big boy and he knew what Orton was doing. He says that beating Orton tonight for the World Title will be a different story from Smackdown. He says tonight there are four of us out there, and no one likes each other. Jericho interrupts and says he likes Orton. And he liked his match with Sheamus. He liked watching the two beat each other up while he sat in the back doing nothing. He says that he's on a roll, beating Orton and Sheamus, and tonight he's going to become the World Champion for the seventh time to prove he's the best in the world at everything he does. Orton says if he gets in the way tonight, he'll be the best at getting RKO'd and losing to Orton.

Fatal 4-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
- Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton

The entrances:

Alberto Del Rio is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and there's a little, very vocal, contingent of pro-heel fans in the crowd. They're chanting 'Si! Si! Si!' as he makes his way down. Chris Jericho is out next, and Y2J gets a mixed reaction on his way to the ring.

Randy Orton is the third man to make his way out for the match, and the Viper gets a nice pop from the crowd. The champion, Sheamus, is the last man to make his way out to the ring, and the Irishman gets a pretty nice reaction from the crowd.

Lillian Garcia does formal ring introductions for the match, and we're finally ready to begin.

The start:

The bell rings and everyone is slow to start, but Del Rio and Sheamus pair off in one corner with Jericho and Orton in another. The heels are sent from the ring, and Orton and Sheamus stare each other down.

Mid-match notes:

Del Rio and Jericho come back in and attack from behind, sending Del Rio and Orton from the ring. The both follow, but Sheamus and Orton are quick to fight back, sending the bad guys into the ring barricades. Orton and Sheamus head back into the ring and trade right hands. Sheamus gets the advantage, hitting a knee to the gut, and following up with a knee drop for two.

Jericho low bridges Sheamus, and launches him into the ringside barricade. Del Rio attacks Orton in the ring, and Jericho makes his way in to join in on the attack. The two stomp away at Orton before hitting a double suplex and stomping away at him some more. Jericho slingshots Orton into the bottom rope throat first. Del Rio heads to the outside and blasts Sheamus in the shoulder with a huge kick. Jericho joins in and the two double team Sheamus, sending him flying into the announcer's table. Jericho and Del Rio head right back into the ring, but Orton is fired up and he hits Del Rio with a dropkick and Jericho with a suplex. Orton continues, hitting a knee drop on Jericho for a pin, but it's broken up by Del Rio. Del Rio slams Orton for a cover, but Jericho breaks up the pin.

Jericho and Del Rio get into a shoving match, leading to them squaring off. Del Rio plants Jericho with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Orton comes in, clotheslining Del Rio over the top to the outside. Jericho hits Orton with an enzugiri for two. Jericho hits Sheamus with a baseball slide as the champ tries to return to the match. Jericho turns back to Orton and locks in a rear chin lock. Orton fights up to his feet and out of the hold, sending Jericho into the corner, but he runs into a big boot. Jericho heads to the top rope, but Orton catches Jericho and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Orton tries for a superplex, but Del Rio breaks it up. Orton fights Del Rio off and tries for a superplex again, but Sheamus pushes both men aside. Sheamus heads to the top and hits Del Rio with a battering ram for two before sending Del Rio into the corner and just beating him down.

Sheamus shoulders Del Rio and hits the rolling senton before getting himself psyched up. Ricardo distracts Sheamus and Del Rio hits a huge enzugiri, but Sheamus kicks out of a pin attempt. Del Rio focuses on Sheamus' shoulder, wrenching back. Sheamus backs Del Rio into the corner and fights him off with elbows. Sheamus hits a couple of big forearm smashes and a high knee before slamming Del Rio to the mat for a two count. Sheamus tries for the high cross, but Del Rio avoids it and drops Sheamus with a low dropkick to the side of the head for a near fall.

Del Rio charges Sheamus and tries for a dropkick, but misses and ends up out on the apron where he's caught with a bunch of clubbing blows to the chest. Jericho breaks it up with a dropkick out of nowhere and Orton is in. He hits Jericho with a powerslam, then Sheamus with the same. Orton hits the suspension DDT on Sheamus, but when he sets up for the RKO, Del Rio locks on the cross arm breaker.

Jericho breaks it up and tries for the lionsault on Del Rio, but Del Rio gets his knees up and Orton hits his signature backbreaker. Sheamus hits Del Rio with the Irish curse backbreaker, and rolls up Orton for two. Orton launches Sheamus into the ring post shoulder first. Orton catches Del Rio coming back into the ring and Ricardo trying to interfere and plants them both with suspension DDTs. He pins Del Rio for two. Jericho hits Orton with the codebreaker, but Orton falls to the outside. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker on Jericho, but Jericho counters into the walls of Jericho.

The finish:

Sheamus goes to break it up, but Jericho hits the codebreaker and pins the champ for two. Jericho kicks at Sheamus and tells him to stay down. Sheamus shoulders Jericho, but Jericho rolls through and locks in the walls of Jericho. Sheamus hand walks toward the ropes, but Jericho pulls him to the center of the ring and sits down. Orton pops into the ring and hits the RKO on Jericho. Del Rio tries to break it up, but Orton sees and hits him with the RKO. Sheamus hits Orton with the bicycle kick, but Jericho rolls up Sheamus for two. Sheamus hits Jericho with white noise, and pins Jericho for three.

Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus

Cody Rhodes is shown backstage talking to Eve. Rhodes says Christian could legitimize the US Championship, and had he been in the ring with Rhodes, he probably would have been embarrassed by Rhodes. Christian walks in and asks what's going on. Rhodes says Christian will make a great US Champion. Christian says Rhodes is full of crap, and he's changed his mind, saying he wants to take on Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship instead.

Singles Match
The Miz vs. Brodus Clay

Miz makes his way out to the ring, saying that the fact that the WWE Universe is enamored with Clay is pathetic. They have no idea what a dancer is supposed to look like. Miz is the most must-see WWE superstar of all time, and he's the best dancer in the WWE, and he's going to prove it here tonight. Miz's music hits, and he does some Thriller type moves, before he's interrupted by Brodus Clay's music.

Clay makes his way out to the ring with Naomi and Cameron in tow, dancing the whole way down.

The start:

The bell rings and we get a lock up, only for Clay to shove Miz away. Brodus takes Miz out with a shoulder block and Miz bails to the outside.

Mid-match notes:

Miz heads back in and slaps Brodus, and Clay freaks out. Clay slams Miz's face into the corner turnbuckle repeatedly. Miz is able to catch Brodus with a kick to the face and snaps his throat across the top rope. Brodus comes back, pulling back on Miz's arms and head butting him in the back.

Brodus sends Miz to the outside and follows. He tries to slam Miz into the ring post, but Miz drops down and pushes Clay into the post instead. Miz sends Clay back into the ring and heads up to the top, delivering a double axe handle smash. Miz hits another, then boots Brodus in the face, getting a one count before being pushed off. Miz lock in a rear chin lock, but Brodus is quick to power out of it. Clay hits Miz with a couple of dropkicks and a big head butt. Clay runs into a big boot and heads to the top, but he's stopped by Brodus. Clay heads to the top and hits a super fall away slam.

The finish:

Clay hits the big splash and pins Miz for three.

Winner: Brodus Clay

Following the match, Clay and his dancers have a bunch of kids in the ring to do the funkasaurus dance and hop around the ring.

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  • james

    Everything was good till the outcome of cena match. That killed it.

    • ATR

      Big Show F’d that one up! Damn Big Goof!

  • leonard

    Wow the ending with Big Show helping Ace , I would have never guessed that. Not!! Come one WWE Really …? So glad i didn't order over the limit, and Thank you Wrestling news world for providing such a good play by play of the PPV

  • JAE

    What the hell?? Cena LOST? I mean, I cannot stand Cena, but come on, John Laryngitis is a jackal! He's boring.
    Then again, it was too good to be true, seeing him leave WWE.

    Either way, I'm glad Christian is back! And with gold around his waist!

  • vivalajady

    is it just me or was this whole ppv predictable i mean i got all bar one match correct

    • James M>>>

      Well, if you missed one match, I would say the whole ppv wasn’t predictable.

  • pipebomb

    raise your hand high above your head and then smack yourself if you didnt see this outcome coming for the johhny ace/cena match

  • Ricky Valdez

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a match between Daniel Bryan and c m punk, WOW, I’m begging for an IRON MAN match between those two.

  • Chad

    And the award for the most predictable ending to a match goes to: Cena and Laurianitis!

  • AJG316

    The PPV was ok, just had a terrible ending

  • Kleck

    Was it worth $55.00?

  • Terra Ryzing

    Good to have Captain Charisma back. I kinda wish he was in the world title hunt instead of Del Rio.

  • Dangerous Lee

    Did Lilian botch the intro to the Camacho match?

  • Anthony

    The main event killed what was a solid pay per view, Christian coming back and winning the IC championship caught me off guard. The results of the other matches were obvious but they were good matches. Cena vs Laurinaitis was brutal to watch. Just a horrible match with the most obvious ending, I might have left early in the match to get a heads up on any potential traffic. Thats how bad and predictable the match was.

  • H.M.

    Come on guys, you can't expect WWE to attempt to swerve us from the obvious result ALL the time…even that in itself tends to get predictable. It was predictable, but it was effective. The event itself was pretty solid and both World Title matches were so amazing that they left me wanting so much more out of them. The ending to Punk/Bryan probably means we can expect a continuation of this rivalry and I for one am happy at that. As for the WHC match I prefer Sheamus' Crucifix Powerbomb – speaking of which, when was the last time he successfully hit it?

  • Thomas

    I am not surprised regarding the ending of the PPV. It'll put Show back as a heel and I think he actually works better as a heel personally. Glad to see Christian back. Him and Rhodes had a pretty decent match. And the whole think with Punk vs Bryant, tis far from over. He's gonna try and do something fancy and it'll probably be a submission match or something for the next PPV.

  • Charlene

    So preditable said it the minute show was fired and cena read the letter I turned round and said John GM will win because show will help him as he was ‘fired’ so ain’t really a wwe star. Such a fix you are letting people down wwe and making the whole show boring and predictable to watch

  • Wow Punk has a very long title reign, something you don't see to often in the wwe these days. I can assure you though that his reign is over at the next one. there is no way wwe will let this go on any longer. right? right?

    Wait a minute, how long has it been since either cena or randy was world champion, something you don't see to often in wwe these days. that gonna change soon. right? right?

    The intercontinental championship actually looks like a worthy belt, good story lines, credible wrestlers holding it with the beautiful old look. something you don't see too often in the wwe these days. It's gonna become irrelevant again soon. right? right?

    What the hell, did we just see a women's match go 10 minutes and actually look like a good wrestling match. something you don't see to often in the wwe these days. That's not gonna happen again. right? right?

    Cena lost 2 of the last 3 ppv, yep definitely not gonna happen again, not even going to ask you.

  • bimo

    i have seen a long way back , the same ending from cmpunk, danielbryan match, with undertaker and kurtangle. undertaker gone for a last ride and kurt angle stops and locks undertaker’s arm into some hold and undertaker taps at the same time ref pins three against kurt

    • BOB

      It happens alot in wrestling its booking 101

  • Higgins

    Isn’t the next ppv no way out? Or is it the submission match ppv?

    • TCB

      No Way Out I believe.

  • The Savior of wrestling

    I predicted show would b involved somehow but I think that waz the best way he’s better heel he gonna b laurinightus’ goon yes yes yes.

    • I called it Big Show was not really fired good storyline been watching for so long I should be a writer, Laurinitis looks like he’s with wwe for longer. No No No!!!!!

  • BOB

    I kind of sense they will do a shawn micheals/ JBL thing with the Big Show and big Johnny….

    Weird start to the PPV and let down of a end….Im betting they let CM/ BD go last…

    Why was the MIZ in the battle royal if he had a match? there was no BC so lets say The Miz did win that would have been 3 matches in one night, Stupid booking.

  • Mastermind

    Ridiculous outcome of main event. Everyone knew that big show will interfere.

    It would have been better if they dont add stipulation into match or

    stipulation should have been that johnnys boys i.e. Otunga, brock … Should have been banned

  • Bops

    It’s a reach, but I was hoping for a Laurinaitis loss (with or without Show’s involvement). Thus resulting in Laurinaitis transitioning into a manager role for Tensai and others. I’m pretty bored with the “abuse of power” storyline. It’s just not realistic. A real-life company wouldn’t allow it.

    • H.M.

      Agree completely.

  • Bops

    But overall, I loved this pay-per-view. The Cena/Laurinaitis match was painful though. Reminded me of the Bret Hart/Mr. McMahon from Wrestlemania. And I’m a big Bret fan!!

  • Lenny

    I wonder of Vince Russo is back as a wwe writer…

  • Anon313

    That ending with show helping johnny could lead into big show vs. lesnar in the future i think

  • A.C.

    I'm very curious to see what is going to happen on Raw tonight. If John Cena doesn't go anti-hero and deal with Big Johnny the same way Stone Cold dealt with Mr. McMahon – anybody remember him either Stone Cold Stunners in the ring or a car full of cement? If Cena doesn't go that route, and/or HHH and Stephanie decide to just let ol' Johnny Ace run wild and unchecked, WWE is going to become a total joke. Doink The Clown would be a better GM.

  • Me.

    And the E wonders why PPV buys are plummeting…

  • Mr.Love

    I don’t have twitter but lets get this started #johnnyaceisthenewmikeadamle