– The 2012 WWE Over the Limit pre-show opens up with Matt Striker and Josh Mathews as fans are still filing into the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Striker and Mathews hype tonight’s matches.
Zack Ryder vs. Kane
We go to the ring and out first comes Zack Ryder. Kane is out next and here we go. They lock up and Kane takes it to the corner. WWE’s feed cuts out and goes back to the “Up Next” graphic. It comes back and Ryder is trying to make a comeback but Kane stops him.
Kane keeps control but Ryder fights out with elbows to the head. Kane stops another Ryder comeback and knocks him to the mat. Kane comes crashing down on Ryder for another 2 count. Kane with a body scissors now. Ryder fights out with more elbows. Kane misses a big boot and gets hung on the ropes. Ryder with a neckbreaker for 2. Ryder keeps on and goes to the top but Kane stops him. Ryder goes for the Ruff Ryder but Kane counters with a sideslam for 2. Kane climbs up but Ryder hits the ropes. Ryder drops Kane in the corner and hits the Broski Boot for a 1 count. Ryder goes for the Ruff Ryder again but Kane catches him in mid-air and chokeslams him for the win.
– We get replays before Striker and Mathews go back to hyping tonight’s card. They air a promo video for John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena.
– Eve Torres is backstage with United States Champion Santino Marella and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. Santino says he has held both titles but would rather hold the US Title than the Title of Incompetence. Cody doesn’t like him disrespecting the title. Eve says she and David Otunga have came up with a resolution to their dispute. She announces a People Power Battle Royal, in honor of John Laurinaitis. The winner will decide which title shot they want later tonight. The battle royal is up next.
– We’re about 10 minutes away from the pay-per-view as Michael Cole, Booker T and Jerry Lawler are introduced to the crowd. They come out to take over on commentary.
– WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes is out next, followed by WWE United States Champion Santino Marella. The champions will be watching this one from ringside.
People Power Battle Royal: The Great Khali, The Miz, JTG, Ezekiel Jackson, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Michael McGillicutty, Yoshi Tatsu, Tyson Kidd, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Alex Riley, David Otunga, William Regal, Christian
Everyone does their entrances and here we go. William Regal gets the biggest pop and a chant from the crowd. It looks like we’re about to start when Christian’s music hits and out he comes as a surprise.
WWE’s 2012 Over the Limit pay-per-view kicks off with the battle royal beginning. Things start crazy and we get a few early eliminations. Young and O’Neil eliminate The Great Khali and go to work on Regal. Regal goes to work on Riley. Titus misses a big boot and gets kicked out by one of the Usos.
Young tangles with the other Uso and Uso gets eliminated. Christian and Regal go at it while Miz and Young do. Riley and Kidd work on Otunga in the corner and that’s it. Christian eliminates William Regal and gets boo’d. Young gets eliminated by Riley. Miz and Riley go at it now. Miz dumps him to the apron and they fight. Riley climbs the ropes and Miz eliminates him with a knee to the face. Otunga and Christian go at it while Miz and Kidd trade shots. Otunga gets into it with Kidd. Kidd springboards in and takes out Miz and Otunga at once. Miz eliminates Kidd after some close spots on the apron. It’s down to Miz, Otunga and Christian.
Miz and Otunga team up to beat Christian down. The double team continues but he fights them off from eliminating him. Miz charges in the corner but Christian moves. Christian with rights to Otunga but Otunga scoops him. Christian blocks it and eliminates Otunga. Miz comes from behind and tries to eliminate Christian but he holds on and fights back in. Christian blocks the Skull Crushing Finale and goes for Killswitch. Miz blocks it and tries to eliminate him. Christian hangs on and they fight on the apron. Christian with kicks to the head. Christian spears Miz on the apron and he falls to the floor to end the match.
– After the match, Christian gestures to Santino Marella and it appears he’s going for the United States Title later on tonight. Christian poses in the corner as we go to the announcers.
– We get a video package for John Laurinaitis and his People Power.
– We finally get the Over the Limit opening video and the pyro going off inside the arena. Michael Cole confirms Marella vs. Christian for later.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger vs. R-Truth and Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out comes Vickie Guerrero. She says hello to the Board of Directors. She says she’s on the list of people to take over if Laurinaitis gets terminated. She introduces who she calls the next tag team champions – Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. Out next comes the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth.
Kofi starts things off with Swagger and they lock up. Swagger slams Kofi to the mat and they go back and forth with holds. Swagger looks to take control but Kofi knocks him to the mat for a 2 count. Truth comes in for a bit of double team. Truth drops down and does the big leg drop for another pin attempt. Truth works on the arm now. Swagger breaks free and in comes Ziggler. Truth rocks Ziggler with right hands and tags back in Kofi. Kofi comes flying off the top and takes out Dolph for a 2 count.
Ziggler and Swagger tag again and do some more double teaming. Ziggler with cheap shots while the referee is distracted. Ziggler tags in for more double teaming then another tag to Swagger. Swagger misses a big leg drop as Kofi moves and tags in Truth. Truth with clotheslines and a big right hand on Swagger. Truth with the corkscrew elbow and front suplex. Vickie gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Ziggler comes over but Truth kicks him to the floor. Swagger drops Truth in the corner and hits the Swagger Bomb for 2. Ziggler comes back in and stomps away on Truth. Ziggler with a big elbow drop and a 2 count on Truth. Another tag to Swagger as the challengers keep control of Truth in their corner.
Ziggler comes back in with more offense and another 2 count on Truth. Ziggler stops a tag and goes for a neckbreaker but Truth backslides him for 2. Ziggler comes back with a pin attempt of his own. Swagger comes back in and drops an elbow on Truth. Swagger goes back to a submission hold on Truth. Truth fights off Swagger and Ziggler in the corner but they stop him. They hit a big double team move but Truth kicks out at 2. Truth rolls Ziggler up out of nowhere for a 2 count. Ziggler goes right back to the attack and cuts Truth off. Ziggler stands on Truth and tags Swagger back in.
Truth finally manages to hit a tornado DDT on Swagger out of the corner. Ziggler and Kofi both come in. Kofi leaps across the ring and takes Ziggler out. Kofi unloads on Ziggler with a bunch of high flying moves and hits the Boom Drop. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise. They trade counters. Kofi with a big lateral press for a close 2 count as Swagger breaks the pin. Swagger grabs Kofi but gets dumped onto the floor. Ziggler with the Zig Zag on Kofi but Truth breaks the pin. Truth leaps out on the floor and takes out Swagger. Ziggler runs at Kofi but gets caught with Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
– Tyler Reks and Cut Hawkins are backstage with Eve Torres. They’ve accepted a job to go into the audience and take signs that could be offensive to John Laurinaitis. David Otunga chimes in and says it’s not illegal, WWE can remove any sign they want.
WWE Divas Title Match: Beth Phoenix vs. Layla
We go to the ring and out first comes Beth Phoenix. The WWE Divas Champion Layla is out next.
The bell rings and they lock up. Layla with a headlock first. Beth tries to power out and eventually does. She knocks Layla to the mat and goes to work. Beth takes it to the corner. Beth misses a clothesline and goes for a backbreaker but it’s countered. The crowd chants for Kharma. Layla makes a comeback but Beth is right back on her. Layla with a crossbody from the corner for 2. Layla with a low dropkick and another 2 count.
They tangle in the corner again until Beth takes out Layla’s previously injured knee. Beth wraps Layla’s knee around the ring post and slams it. Beth continues to use the ring post on Layla’s leg. Beth brings it back in the ring and goes back to work on the knee. Beth slams the knee into the mat and covers for a 2 count. Beth with a single leg crab now. Layla fights back and kicks Beth’s leg out. Layla with a 2 count. Beth goes right back to work on the knee and uses the ropes to bend it again.
Layla kicks Beth off and makes a comeback. Beth scoops her up and presses her high above her head. Layla counters and DDT’s her on the way down. More back and forth action. Beth puts Layla on the top and talks trash to her. Layla fights her off and goes for a move out of the corner. Beth counters and goes for the Glam Slam. Layla rolls through for a pin attempt but Beth blocks that with a 2 count of her own. Beth goes right back to working on the injured knee. Layla hits a neckbreaker from out of nowhere for the win.
– Matt Striker is backstage with Randy Orton seeking comments about the Sheamus controversy. Orton says Sheamus had a fluke victory on SmackDown but tonight is a completely different story. Chris Jericho walks in and says he enjoyed watching them beat each other on SmackDown. He says they were too stupid to realize they were being played. Jericho says he’s been on a roll lately and tonight, he will become the World Heavyweight Champion for the 7th time and prove once again that he’s the best in the world at everything he does. Orton says if Jericho gets in his way, he will be the best at getting RKO’d and losing. Orton walks off.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio comes in driving a convertible Maserati. Chris Jericho is out next followed by Randy Orton to a huge pop. The World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is out next.
Lilian Garcia does formal ring introductions and here we go. Del Rio and Sheamus go at it while Orton and Jericho go at it. It comes down to Sheamus and Orton. They stare each other down but Jericho and Del Rio come back in and continue the fight. Orton and Jericho fight on the floor as do the other two. Sheamus and Orton lay their opponents out on the floor and go back in the ring to each other. They start brawling in the middle of the ring. Sheamus with a big knee to the gut and a knee drop for a 2 count. Sheamus with more knee drops. Jericho pulls Sheamus out to the floor and throws him into the fan barrier. Del Rio kicks Orton in in the ring now and stomps away. Jericho comes in and they double team Orton.
The double team on Orton continues before they go outside and work on Sheamus. They focus on his shoulder and throw him into the announcers table. They come back in the ring but Orton fights back. Orton with a big suplex on Jericho. He stomps and drops a knee on Jericho for 2 as Del Rio breaks the hold. Del Rio slams Orton for a 2 count as Jericho kicked him in the head. Jericho and Del Rio argue now. They go at it and Del Rio catches him in a big backbreaker. Orton comes over and uppercuts Del Rio before clotheslining him to the floor. Jericho kicks Orton in the head and covers for 2.
Sheamus tries to get in the ring but Jericho slides and kicks him back to the floor. Jericho goes back to work on Orton now. Jericho goes to the top but Orton cuts him off. Orton climbs up for a superplex but Del Rio runs up and stops it. Del Rio gets beat down in the corner. Sheamus runs up and knocks Orton and Jericho off the corner. Sheamus leaps from the top with the big battering ram on Del Rio for a 2 count. Sheamus takes Del Rio to the corner and beats him down. Sheamus runs into a boot but catches Del Rio with the rolling senton. Sheamus gets distracted by Ricardo. He turns around to a big kick to the head from Del Rio. 2 count by ADR. Del Rio with a series of right hands and a knee drop. Del Rio works on the arm now.
Sheamus fights out with elbows to the head and hits a pair of clotheslines. Sheamus with a shoulder thrust in the corner and a high knee. Sheamus powerslams Del Rio for another 2 count. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Del Rio slides out and takes him down. Del Rio with another 2 count. Del Rio misses and ends up on the apron. Sheamus beats him with a series of forearm shots to the chest. Jericho comes from behind and knocks them both to the floor. Orton comes in and unloads on Jericho. Sheamus also catches a powerslam from Orton. Orton grabs Sheamus for the second rope draping DDT and nails it. Orton hits the mat and readies for the RKO. Del Rio runs up and applies the cross armbreaker on Orton out of nowhere. Jericho runs over and breaks the hold. Jericho and Del Rio go at it now. Jericho goes for the Lionsault but Del Rio puts his knees up. Orton with the backbreaker on Jericho for a 2 count as Del Rio breaks it up. Sheamus with the Irish Curse on Del Rio. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Orton misses the RKO. Sheamus rolls Orton up for 2. Orton throws Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post and he goes out to the floor.
Orton hits a draping DDT on Del Rio and Ricardo at the same time. Orton with a 2 count. Jericho hits a Codebreaker, sending Orton out to the floor. Del Rio with the cross armbreaker on Jericho now. Jericho turns it into the Walls of Jericho and locks it. Sheamus runs in but misses a Brogue Kick. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Sheamus for a close 2 count. Jericho yells to Sheamus to stay down and kicks him. Sheamus catches Jericho but Jericho fights out and rolls him up for the Walls. Jericho locks it. Jericho pulls him back to the center of the ring and tightens the hold. Orton runs in and RKO’s Jericho for a 2 count. Del Rio catches a RKO. Orton catches a Brogue Kick. Jericho rolls Sheamus up for 2. Sheamus goes for White Noise on Jericho and nails it for the win.
– Cody Rhodes is backstage with Eve Torres talking about the battle royal from earlier tonight and Christian’s return. He says it’s a good thing Christian chose the US Title shot because he would have embarrassed him. Christian appears and says Cody is full of crap. He’s changed his mind and wants to face Cody for the Intercontinental Title tonight.
The Miz vs. Brodus Clay
The Miz comes out for the next match and has a mic. He says the fans should be on their feet praising him since they get to see him twice in one night. Miz says he’s found what’s wrong with WWE and that’s Brodus Clay. Miz says people liking Brodus is pathetic. Miz says he’s the most must-see WWE star of all-time and the best dancer in WWE. Miz says he’s going to prove that right now. Miz says hit the music and has his theme song played. Miz starts dancing, kind of, until Brodus Clay’s music hits and out he comes with his dancers. During the intro of Brodus, they botch it and still have Miz’s music playing. Brodus and his dancers hit the ring as Miz looks on.
Miz charges but Brodus knocks him away. A big shoulder sends Miz to the floor to regroup. Miz comes right in and slaps Brodus. Brodus gets pissed and unloads on Miz, taking him to the corner. Miz kicks Brodus in the head and drops him down over the top rope. Brodus with a big shot to the gut and a knee to the face. Brodus with headbutts to the back now. Brodus with a big throw for a 2 count. Brodus knocks Miz out of the ring and into the fan barrier. He follows to the floor and continues the assault on Miz. Miz counters and rams Brodus shoulder first into the ring post. Miz brings it back in the ring and climbs to the top. He comes down and staggers Brodus. Miz with a clothesline in the corner and back tot he top he goes. Miz with another big shot that takes Brodus to one knee. Miz with a kick to the face for a 1 count.
Brodus fights back with clotheslines and a big headbutt as Miz charges in. Brodus runs into a boot in the corner but knocks Miz down on the top. Brodus climbs up with him. Brodus with a big overhead throw from the top. Brodus runs the ropes and hits the big splash for the win.
Winner: Brodus Clay
– We go to replays as kids come in the ring to dance with Brodus and his dancers.
– We see Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks going through the crowd snatching and tearing up signs that are offensive to John Laurinaitis and People Power.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Christian vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out first comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes with a microphone. He’s not happy that the fans are happy he has to defend tonight. He says the Rhodes family and the Carolinas go way back. Rhodes rips the North Carolina fans. Out next comes Christian to a decent pop.
The bell rings and they go at it. Cody looks to take control but Christian throws him out to the floor. Christian follows and Cody throws him into the steel steps. Cody brings it back in the ring for a 1 count. Cody keeps control and leg sweeps Christian for another pin attempt. Cody works on the arm now. More back and forth with Cody taking control. Christian fights out of the corner and goes to climb but Cody cuts him off. They both climb up to the top for a superplex and Cody nails it. Christian catches Cody and rolls him up for 2. Cody comes back with a kick to the head and more rights. Christian turns it around and they both fall over the top to the floor.
Cody keeps in control and smacks Christian in the back of the head. Cody goes to the second rope and comes down but Christian punches him in the gut. Christian with a kick to the face and missile dropkick from the corner. More back and forth. Christian nails a big right hand from the floor. Christian goes to the top but Cody moves and rolls Christian up for 2. Cody takes Christian to the top. Christian goes for a tornado DDT but Cody counters. Cody goes up and nails a moonsault for a close 2 count. They tangle and Christian hits Killswitch for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Christian
– Josh Mathews is backstage with WWE Champion CM Punk. We see footage from what happened on SmackDown with Kane and Daniel Bryan. Mathews asks how Punk is feeling. Punk says he feels like crap but he’s happy about John Laurinaitis being out of a job tonight. Punk says before that, he has to deal with Daniel Bryan. Punk talks about he and Bryan main eventing a WWE pay-per-view when AJ Lee walks up and creeps him out.
WWE Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next to a big pop.
Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions and here we go. They lock up and it’s back and forth to start. Bryan with a headlock and shoulder block. They run the ropes and Punk hip tosses Bryan. They trade more shots and Punk beats Bryan to the mat. Punk ties Bryan up in the corner and kicks away at his leg, sending him to the mat. Punk takes Bryan back to the mat with a headlock as the crowd chants for both men.
Punk continues working on Bryan’s leg. Bryan fights back and takes Punk to the corner with a series of kicks. Punk goes for a quick GTS but Bryan slides out. Punk kicks his leg out and stops the momentum for a 2 count. Punk goes back to working on Bryan’s leg and ties him up. Bryan fights out and fires back with forearm shots to the face. Bryan with kicks and uppercuts now. Bryan misses a dropkick and lands on his back. Punk goes back to the leg and covers him for a 2 count. Punk dumps Bryan out to the floor and runs the ropes, sliding out to the floor. Bryan catches him and rams him back into the barrier. Bryan suplexes Punk on top of the barrier and kicks him over it.
They come back in and Bryan hits a big missile dropkick from the top for a 2 count. Bryan with kicks while Punk’s on his knees. Bryan takes Punk back to the mat and ties him up in an abdominal stretch. Bryan with another pin attempt. Punk with a pin of his own. Bryan runs the ropes and hits a big knee to the gut before kicking Punk in the back. Bryan with another 2 count. Bryan with a modified surfboard submission before pulling it back and lifting Punk in the air. The referee checks on Punk as Bryan pulls his neck back and screams for him to tap out. Punk breaks the hold with elbows and beats Bryan with rights and elbows. Pin attempt by Punk.
Bryan runs and drops two knees to Punk’s back. Bryan goes for another but Punk moves. Punk with a fisherman suplex for a 2 count. They both get to their feet and trade shots as the crowd does dueling chants. Bryan takes Punk down and climbs to the top. Bryan nails a big flying headbutt and covers for a 2 count. Bryan with another neck hold. Punk fights out and they collide in mid-air with crossbody shots. The referee begins to count as both are down.
They get up and trade more shots. Punk fires away with forearms and goes on but runs into a boot. Punk with a power slam for a 2 count. They end up on the apron. Bryan goes out and Punk dives through the ropes, sending them both into the barrier. They come back in the ring and Bryan catches Punk in mid-air with a dropkick for another 2 count. Bryan with kicks while Punk’s on his knees again. Punk catches it and they lock up in a figure four on the mat. They trade shots while in the hold and go at it. Punk finally has to break the hold but continues working on Bryan’s leg. Bryan counters and rolls Punk up for 2. Bryan with another near fall. The fans chant awesome now. Bryan with knees to the gut in the corner. Bryan takes Punk up top but they tangle and fall off. Punk springboards in and clotheslines Bryan off the top rope. Punk with another 2 count.
More back and forth and kicks being traded. Punk goes for GTS but Bryan slides down and rolls him up. Punk rolls Bryan up but he kicks out. Bryan tries for the Yes Lock but Punk catapults him over the top rope. Bryan hangs on and pulls himself back in the ring. Punk drops him with a roundhouse kick and covers but Bryan gets his foot on the bottom rope. Punk scoop slams Bryan and goes back up top. Punk nails the big elbow drop but hurts himself with the landing. Punk covers for a 2 count as the crowd chants Randy Savage. Bryan with more knee shots to the ribs now. Bryan unloads with shots to Punk’s ribs until the referee backs him off. Bryan chants Yes and misses the dropkick in the corner. Punk with the running knee. Bryan blocks the bulldog and applies the Yes Lock. Punk rolls back out of it and pins Bryan’s shoulders for the win. The controversy is that Punk was tapping out as he reversed the hold.
Winner: CM Punk
– After the match, we go to replays and it shows Punk tapped after the pin was counted. Bryan argues with the referee as Punk leaves with the WWE Title.
– David Otunga and Eve Torres are walking backstage. They walk up on Teddy Long, who is all smiles. They say Teddy won’t be getting his job back if Laurinaitis gets fired tonight. Teddy says he could see the Board promote Eve and Otunga to new GM roles. Teddy says he’s going to check on Laurinaitis but says he could also see the Board terminating Eve and Otunga.
Camacho vs. Ryback
We go to the ring and out come Hunico with Camacho on their bicycle. Ryback is out next.
Ryback blocks a suplex and drops Camacho hard. Ryback keeps up the offense until Hunico kicks him in the back. Ryback fights them off and takes Camacho to the corner as the crowd chants Goldberg. Ryback with another takedown and a big powerbomb. Ryback yells “finish him” and hits his finisher for the win.
– We get another video promo for tonight’s main event.
John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena
John Laurinaitis comes out first for tonight’s main event. Laurinaitis is wearing a track suit but looks ready to go. John Cena is out next to a big pop.
The bell rings and Laurinaitis runs for the crowd. Cena chases him and brings him back in. Cena catches Laurinaitis’ leg and clotheslines him. Cena takes it to the corner and puts Laurinaitis’ shirt over his face. Cena with a big chop to the chest and then a chop to the back. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but spins Laurinaitis around instead. Laurinaitis is so dizzy he just falls and stumbles around, falling out of the ring. Cena grabs the timekeeper’s bell and rings it Ace’s ear several times.
Cena continues beating Laurinaitis around the ring, using the announcers table. Cena sits Laurinaitis in an announcer chair and takes a seat. Cena puts on a headset and impersonates Cole. He puts one on Laurinaitis and he’s so out of it he impersonates Booker. Cena cuts the comedy and throws Laurinaitis back in the ring. Laurinaitis pleads with Cena and offers a handshake. Cena smacks Laurinaitis and scoop slams him. Cena drops an elbow and grabs a mic. He brings it in the ring and tells Laurinaitis he’s about to put him in the STF. Cena says if he taps out, he’s fired. Cena says he will let go of the hold if Laurinaitis can last 10 seconds. Cena wants the fans to help him count. He applies the hold and the fans start to count. Laurinaitis lasts 10 seconds. Cena says he’s going to do it again and he does. Laurinaitis lasts another 10 seconds in the STF. Cena goes to ringside and gets a bottled water. He grabs several bottles of water and brings them in. Cena soaks Laurinaitis as the crowd cheers.
Cena brings a fire extinguisher in the ring as Laurinaitis backs up against the ropes and puts his hands up. Cena backs him into the corner and shoots him with the extinguisher. Cena follows Laurinaitis out to the floor and slams him into the barrier. Cena gets a trash can now and dumps it over Ace’s head. Laurinaitis tries to leave through the crowd but Cena pulls him back. Laurinaitis hits him in the injured arm and comes back over the barrier for a fight. Laurinaitis starts working on Cena’s arm and throws him into the steps. Laurinaitis brings it back in the ring and grabs a steel chair.
Laurinaitis works Cena over. Cena grabs the chair and takes out Ace’s leg with it. Cena drops the chair over Ace’s face. Laurinaitis gets up and connects with a low blow. Laurinaitis goes to leave through the crowd again while Cena is down in the ring. Laurinaitis limps through the crowd as the fans boo him. Cena and the referee look on as Laurinaitis walks out of the arena into the concessions area. All of a sudden Big Show comes walking in holding Laurinaitis by his neck. Big Show brings Laurinaitis over the fan barrier and throws him in the ring. Show steps on his hand and stops his from leaving the ring. Show grabs Laurinaitis for a chokeslam but Ace pleads with him. Cena grabs Laurinaitis for the Attitude Adjustment but Show decks Cena with the knockout punch. It takes Laurinaitis a minute but he crawls over and covers Cena for the win.
Winner: John Laurinaitis
– After the match, Show helps Laurinaitis up to his feet and raises his arm in victory. Laurinaitis smiles but falls to his knees as Show leaves the ring. We go to replays as Laurinaitis crawls out of the ring. Over the Limit goes off the air with Laurinaitis limping up the ramp and Cena laid out in the ring.