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    Over the Limit Post-Discussion (No Spoilers until Midnight of 5/22/12)

    I haven't seen a thread for this yet.
    Here are my initial thoughts (since I only got to see the ??? vs. Cody Rhodes match through the Cena vs. Laurinitis bout):

    This was a good pay per view. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan was a fantastic match. I will call this a match of the year candidate. The WWE, thankfully, gave them a lot of time to really tell the story and show off what makes them so damn good. It's about time some technical wrestlers got to the top of the food chain! This match reminded me (VERY MUCH) of a Benoit vs. Angle or Jericho vs. Benoit match up. Daniel Bryan especially reminds me of Benoit. I didn't notice it until this match, but after he hit that flying headbutt, ala Benoit, and really using a modified crossface for a finisher submission, Bryan is using a base of moves much like the Rabid Wolverine's. Knowing their history, it isn't surprising, but they really did put together a good match.

    The Intercontinental Championship match was quite fun to watch. Since i only tuned in at the early to middle of this match, I was shocked to see ???. I wasn't sure if he came back on Raw last week since I missed it, but I knew who the winner of that match was going to be when I saw the two competitors. The IC title really has become more legitimate.

    The Ryback match was a waste in my opinion. That was something that could have been done much sooner. I would have preferred to see a tag title match in that spot.

    Cena vs. Laurinitis was okay, but drawn out way too long. The entire thing was crap up until the finish, really. I mean, I get the comical pace, and some of the spots, but what ever happened to the talent beating the living shit out of the on-screen boss? It's a joke feud between Laurinitis and Cena because of this. However, I did like the finish, though I predicted how the final seconds were going to play out after I realized why the third surprise superstar actually went in the ring (and didn't deliver what they wanted you to expect right away).

    Overall, this was a good pay per view from what I saw of it, with maybe slightly sloppy booking. I hope this sets up much stronger future feuds, and that the Bryan/Punk feud makes it to Summerslam.
    Slick Nelson, World's Greatest Con Man at your service.

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    The CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan match was like watching a Wrestlemania match, and to be honest I think it made the Cena vs Laurinaitis match even worse than it already was because it followed such a stellar match. It wasn't the best PPV in the world but I knew that going in. Punk and Bryan definitely made sure that people got their money's worth on this one.

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    Punk/Daniels was the only reason I bought this PPV. And it was worth every penny to see!

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    Beth Phoenix v Layla was actually really good. Despite the crowds disenthusiasm, Beth showed off a lot of technical prowess, and Layla performed as a good overall striker and also did a bit of technical stuff herself. Trust me, the crowd reaction did not give this the reaction it actually deserved. Little surprised by the ending, but not enough to be blown away.

    Daniel Bryan v CM Punk was amazing and is probably a Match of the Year candidate in my mind. They let CM Punk show how much of a Technical Wrestler he actually is. Daniel Bryan is a wizard in the ring. Pure magic. (Yes2J: That thing you called a modified Crossface is older than the crossface. It is a LeBelle Lock and predates the Crippler Crossface by almost 20 yrs. I would argue that it isn't even the same as a Crippler Crossface at all.) I hope they turn the ending into a feud worth watching, because we could get many more Match of the Year candidates of of them.

    The IC title match was above average. Worth mentioning that I am glad in the way it ended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viperfish View Post
    The CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan match was like watching a Wrestlemania match, and to be honest I think it made the Cena vs Laurinaitis match even worse than it already was because it followed such a stellar match. It wasn't the best PPV in the world but I knew that going in. Punk and Bryan definitely made sure that people got their money's worth on this one.
    That certainly didn't do Cena/Laurinitis any favors. It was predictable because when you saw Laryngitis talking to Show when he was 'goozled' (thank you, Tazz lol), you knew he was saying "I'll give you your job back".
    Slick Nelson, World's Greatest Con Man at your service.

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