Filling in for The Masked Marvel, the manof1004gimmicks present to you:
1004 Over The Limit PPV Predictions
(Actual number of predictions subject to change)
Eve (c) vs. Maryse
The set up for this one is that Eve beat Maryse using her training in Gracie Jujitsu. The past few weeks Maryse has been training in martial arts as well, sabotaging photo-shoots and basically trying to prove she’s better than Eve in every way.
No one’s really grabbed the upper-hand in this feud yet so I see Eve retaining for a while longer.
Ted DiBiase (w/Virgil) vs. R-Truth
This feud started on RAW during the 2010 Draft with Ted DiBiase cashing in on his trust fund and officially following in his father’s footsteps. All he needed was his own Virgil. Carlito turned it down but this didn’t slow down Ted who later offered the position to R-Truth…who slapped him. Eventually Ted decided that the only thing better than a new Virgil was the old Virgil and here we are.
R-Truth gets nothing out of this feud, win or lose, so I see DiBiase taking the win here. Although it would be interesting to see Virgil turn on DiBiase costing him the match.
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
Basically “The Chosen One” has become the “Untouchable One” as of late after having several losses expunged and assaulting Matt Hardy to the point of suspension, being stripped of the title and fired by Teddy Long. In the wake of a vacant IC title, Kofi defeated Christian to win the Championship. But wait, there’s more. McIntyre returns immediately after the match with a letter from Vince McMahon reinstating him back into the company and back as Intercontinental Champion. Long responds with something McMahon can’t really save McIntyre from and makes this championship match.
This match has the most likely chance to change at the PPV. I don’t see McIntyre losing the belt but he may lose the match prompting Long to change the stipulation. If this happens, Kofi wins and they wash, rinse, repeat the underlying angle of this feud.
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship
The Hart Dynasty vs. The Miz & Chris Jericho
This entire feud revolves squarely around The Miz and Bret Hart. That’s crazy right? But here it is:
Miz and Big Show lose the Championships to the Hart Dynasty at the Draft (a match Bret Hart instigated). After the loss Big Show KO’s Miz and is drafted to Smackdown. Jericho’s drafted to RAW and feels Miz’s pain having also been Show’s partner and recently KO’d as well. The two plot to become Unified Tag Team Champions together. During singles matches against the Hart Dynasty they earn their title shot but the Hart’s also earn a US Championship match as well. Miz pulled a fast one on them calling out Bret Hart instead (as he is part of the Hart dynasty). Guess what? Hart won and that’s where we’re at.
Bret Hart will get involved this match and The Hart Dynasty will retain. I think Hart’s involvement in the match will result in him vacating the title on RAW.
World Heavyweight Championship
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Big Show
This one’s pretty simple. Big Show is drafted to Smackdown and is immediately named #1 Contender. Big Show (in jovial giant persona) makes Swagger look like a punk for a few weeks and Swagger makes a strategic assault on the go home show.
Just like last month, I think Swagger retains because all signs point to Big Show dominating. Will we see a Gutwrench Powerbomb? One can only hope but look for Swagger to win via submission.
Hair vs. Joining The SES
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
Since the lead up into Wrestlemania we’ve seen Punk trying everything to get Mysterio into his Straight Edge Society. Both PPV before saw one competitor save himself from losing stipulation while the other had nothing to lose. Finally both men have something at stake. If Punk loses he loses his hair and possibly his SES in the aftermath. If Mysterio loses he’s forced to join the SES.
This feud has been really good so far. It’s even boiled over onto NXT on occasion. With the stipulations as they are I’m hoping CM Punk wins and keeps this going for a few more months.
Randy Orton vs. Edge
Another simple setup. Edge is drafted to RAW and makes a statement spearing Orton and costing him a title shot in the process. Edge reveals his true colors reverting back to his heel persona and is out for just himself again. It’s the Spear vs. the RKO.
Despite the simple setup I honestly have no idea how this one plays out. I’m gonna go with Orton to keep his anti-hero face push going.
I Quit Match for WWE Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Batista
This one goes all the way back to Elimination Chamber. The short version is Batista is jealous of Cena for becoming the face of the company despite paralleling careers. He helps McMahon against Bret Hart to get a title shot against Cena who just competed in an Elimination Chamber and winning. Next stop is Wrestlemania where Cena wins back the title. Batista invokes his rematch at Extreme Rule in a Last Man Standing Match. With a clever turn of the rules and abundant use of duct tape Cena retains his championship. Batista calls BS and Cena, not one to be called a coward gives Batista another shot. Cena wins a Beat The Clock Challenge to choose the stipulation. He chooses “I Quit” and forfeits his rematch clause for incentive.
This is an interesting one. If Batista wins Cena’s out of the title picture for a while and that could be a very interesting place for him to be for a while. On the other hand, if Cena wins we get a new unwritten rule in wrestling (i.e. don’t try to powerbomb Billy Kidman or fall on the 2nd rope against Rey Mystero) with don’t go against John Cena in an “I Quit” match cause he will not quit. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Rock/Mankind prerecorded gag used against Cena.
After writing it all out. Yeah, it is probably worth buying because something that happens at Over The Limit that will make an impact for weeks to come. So gather some friends, chip in together on the cost and share what will be a PPV to talk about for the next few days at the least.