WWE Over the Limit PPV Predictions
It's that time of the month again... a WWE PPV! The card looks somewhat bland on paper, but hopefully we get a good show out of it. Since I haven't had much time lately to keep up with RAW and Smackdown reviews, I'll do my best to summarize the feuds leading up to each match. Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero on a PPV? Hell yeah!
This feud isn't really much of a feud. Chavo showed up on commentary the last few weeks on Smackdown telling people that Sin Cara is following in his footsteps. When Sin Cara fought Daniel Bryan 2 weeks ago (terrific match by the way), Chavo interfered to help Sin Cara win.
Sin Cara didn't realize that Chavo helped him win until he saw the replay, in which he shoved Chavo in anger. Last Friday Night, Chavo said he could do better than Sin Cara. He said he will defeat Daniel Bryan in 5 minutes. Chavo did come close though, but Daniel Bryan kicked out of the 3 Amigos and the Five-Star Frog Splash before time expired. After the match, Sin Cara came out to attack Chavo.
As for the match itself... I think it has HUGE potential. If WWE allows Chavo and Sin Cara to work a 10-15 minute match, I think they can steal the show easily. Chavo is a great wrestler and he has shown that he is capable of wrestling at a "high level" if he's taken seriously. The only downside for Chavo is that he's been in one too many comic relief appearances with Hornswoggle and therefore, people won't care about this match as much as they should.
There is no way Chavo wins here though. Sin Cara is the new superstar (who is also extremely popular) and needs the win more. Sure, Chavo needs a win... but another loss for him isn't going to derail his career any further because we have Hornswoggle to thank for that. My Prediction: Sin Cara by pinfall. WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Big Show & Kane (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs CM Punk & Mason Ryan
This is a last ditch effort for WWE to try and redeem the credibility of the New Nexus. As you may already know, Cena single-handily punked the original Nexus and then Randy Orton did the same to the New Nexus.
CM Punk himself lost match after match even without New Nexus around. Then suddenly, on last week's RAW... CM Punk said he wanted to show the WWE Universe that the New Nexus is still a threat. So they had CM Punk defeat Kofi Kingston. Then later in the night, they had David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeat Big Show and Kane!
If McGillicutty and Otunga can beat Big Show and Kane, what makes you think Punk and Ryan won't do the same? The main point of this match is to "rejuvenate" the New Nexus... and that's why I think the New Nexus will be the new Tag Team Champions.
As for Big Show and Kane, it doesn't really matter if they win this or not. They're both constantly booked as "giants" anyway, so they won't look weak either way. My Prediction: CM Punk & Mason Ryan win the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall. R-Truth vs Rey Mysterio
Ugh... I really don't care about this match at all.
Now let's see... this match happened because the RAW GM didn't include R-Truth in a Triple Threat #1 Contender's match on RAW. The RAW GM picked Mysterio, Del Rio, and The Miz. So R-Truth took his anger out on the only face in that match, Rey Mysterio.
R-Truth is being pushed right now. Storyline wise, he feels that there is some conspiracy going against him. This is honestly his time to shine. But the reason I'm so put-off by R-Truth is because he is TERRIBLE on the mic. Way too much pausing in between everything he says. The delivery is just way off. =\
For the match itself, the only "right way" to go about this is to have R-Truth win. Probably won't be clean, but he'll pick up the victory. I can still see Rey winning here, and R-Truth can complain some more, but really... R-Truth winning would help him more than it would help Rey. My Prediction: R-Truth by pinfall. Divas Championship Match: Brie Bella (Divas Champion) w/Nikki Bella vs Kelly Kelly
Let's see who Kharma has destroyed so far.
- Michelle McCool
- Alicia Fox
- Nikki Bella
I figured Nikki would be "out" but she was on Smackdown with Brie, so I'll expect her to be ringside for this match.
It looks like they're teasing a Kelly Kelly vs Kharma feud. It doesn't quite make sense, considering Beth Phoenix or Natalya would be a better "match up". Hell, Gail Kim would be great because she had a bunch of matches with Kharma on TNA.
But WWE is going with Kelly Kelly it seems. I think at Over the Limit, Kelly Kelly will win her first ever title. Then I will expect Kharma to come out and destroy the twins. My Prediction: Kelly Kelly wins the Divas Championship by pinfall. Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion) w/The Corre vs Ezekiel Jackson
This match is somewhat interesting. If you weren't following, The Corre has excommunicated with Big Zeke.
Basically, The Corre has been losing for weeks now individually and they're all placing blame on each other. They teased a breakup between everyone, but then suddenly that went away.
When Big Zeke won a match by himself, he walked away from The Corre instead of celebrating with them. Wade Barrett took offense to this and he got Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater to attack Big Zeke backstage.
Ezekiel Jackson said on Friday Night Smackdown that he wanted to make an impact when he came to Smackdown, which was why he joined The Corre. He then said that he didn't need The Corre and that it was The Corre that needed him.
Wade Barrett challenged him to a match but oddly enough, Heath Slater added in, "So you're putting up the Intercontinental Title too right?". So that's how we have a title match.
This match is much more important for Big Zeke because he needs to win. They've been pushing him as a monster who can body slam Big Show and all that. The Corre will probably try to interfere here and fail. Look for Ezekiel Jackson to add the Intercontinental Championship under his resume in impressive fashion. My Prediction: Ezekiel Jackson wins the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall. Kiss My Foot Match: Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole
There's a stipulation to this match as well. If Michael Cole defeats Jerry Lawler... then Jerry will have to give Cole his Hall of Fame ring as well as being the guy to induct him into the Hall of Fame.
Let's be realistic. This feud has gone on WAY too long. It was funny heading to Wrestlemania because everyone expected Cole to get his ass whupped... and he did. But on a technicality, he "won" the match. Then at Extreme Rules, in a Country Whipping Match, he won again.
The feud won't end until Cole loses, but even then... Cole might still brag about how he has 2 wins over Jerry while Jerry only has 1.
I've called for this feud to end for 2 months now. Unfortunately, I still don't see it happening. Michael Cole will win yet again. My Prediction: Michael Cole makes Jerry Lawler kiss his foot. World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian
Christian won the title at Extreme Rules. He loses it "5 days" later on Smackdown. Many people (including me) were upset about the booking decision. We all know Vince McMahon doesn't have faith in Christian as the World Champ.
What's funny is that Orton, Jim Ross, Jericho, Christian have all responded to the "backlash" on Twitter that this was a start of the 2nd reign for Christian. Obviously, we all hope that is the case. It's too bad that I don't have faith in the WWE to carry out a decent storyline.
What I want is for Christian to eventually turn heel. He should be blaming the WWE Universe for making him defend the title against Orton and blaming Teddy Long for making a match.
Instead, we have Christian praising Teddy Long for "making a match" that everyone wanted to see. Here we have Christian saying that he can beat Orton at 100%. Orton wants to face Christian at 100%, but he said that if Christian was only 99% healthy.. he wouldn't win.
It also seems like Sheamus and Mark Henry are in the "title hunt". So expect interference from them maybe.
In case you guys don't know, Orton has turned into a Super Cena now. Christian will likely control most of the match, but then just expect Orton to hit an RKO out of nowhere to retain the title. WWE Championship "I Quit" Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs The Miz w/Alex Riley
The "I Quit" matches seem to be Cena's specialty. If I'm not mistaken, Cena is 4-0 in "I Quit" matches.
I really liked what they've done with The Miz. He's solidified as a main eventer thanks to his 5 month title reign... so I think having him lose here wouldn't hurt one bit.
They have also teased a breakup between The Miz and Alex Riley too. The Miz has gotten mad at A-Ri for not being able to do anything right. Oh, remember also that Alex Riley has been drafted to Smackdown, but he kept showing up on RAW anyway because The Miz personally hired him.
I can see A-Ri screwing up somehow and costing The Miz a victory. There will need to be something here that causes The Miz to lose for sure. I don't see Cena dropping the title this quickly. If he's going to drop it, I think he's going to have to lose the title to Alberto Del Rio. My Prediction: John Cena retains the WWE Title.