The debut edition of WWE Over The Limit came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. After a rivalry dating back to February and animosity dating back to their rise to superstardom, the final clash between John Cena and Batista will take place at WWE Over The Limit in one of the most brutal matches conceivable in the WWE as John Cena will defend the WWE Championship against “The Animal” Batista in an “I Quit” Match. On April 2, Jack Swagger cashed in his Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity to win the World Heavyweight Title from Chris Jericho and, at WWE Over The Limit, Jack Swagger will face his “largest” title defense to date as Jack Swagger will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show. Upon being drafted to RAW via the 2010 WWE Draft, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge made an immediate impact by costing Randy Orton a shot at the WWE Championship and, now at WWE Over The Limit, Edge will go one-on-one with “The Viper” Randy Orton. In their third pay-per-view match against each other, CM Punk and Rey Mysterio will put it all on the line as, if CM Punk loses, then “The Straightedge Savior” will be forced to suffer the same fate as his followers by having his head shaved bald, but if Rey Mysterio loses, then Mysterio will be forced to join The Straightedge Society. After combining their agendas for revenge on Big Show, The Miz & Chris Jericho formed a team and the new team did not take long to make an impact as JeriMiz attacked Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty and, now at WWE Over The Limit, The Hart Dynasty will defend their Unified WWE Tag Team Titles for the first time against the formidable new team of The Miz & Chris Jericho. After seemingly winning the vacant Intercontinental Title, Kofi Kingston had the Intercontinental Title belt taken away from him and given back to Drew McIntyre by the order of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon and, now at WWE Over The Limit, Kofi will get his shot at revenge as he challenges “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre for the Intercontinental Championship. After Ted DiBiase tried to enlist him as the new “Virgil”, R-Truth slapped “The Fortunate Son” across the face and, now at WWE Over The Limit, R-Truth will go one-on-one with Ted DiBiase, who will have the original Virgil in his corner. After weeks of back-and-forth attacks on each other, Maryse has invoked her rematch clause at WWE Over The Limit as she will challenge Eve Torres for the Divas Championship.
- Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston def. Drew McIntyre (c) by pin with the S.O.S. to win the Intercontinental Title.
- R-Truth def. Ted DiBiase (with Virgil) by pin following the Lie Detector.
- CM Punk’s Hair Vs. Rey Mysterio Joining The Straightedge Society: No Outside Interference: Rey Mysterio def. CM Punk by roll-up to force CM Punk to have his head shaved bald.
- Unified WWE Tag Team Championship: The Hart Dynasty (c) (with Natalya) def. The Miz & Chris Jericho by Tyson Kidd (c) pinning The Miz following the Hart Attack to retain.
- Edge & Randy Orton fight to a Double Count-Out.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Big Show def. Jack Swagger (c) by intentional DQ following a shot with the World Heavyweight Title belt; Jack Swagger (c) retains.
- Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) def. Maryse by pin following a modified facebuster to retain.
- WWE Championship: "I Quit" Match: John Cena (c) def. Batista to retain.
After having the Intercontinental Title taken away and given back to Drew McIntyre per the orders of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, Kofi Kingston would be looking for revenge as the opening match of the night would see “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre defend the Intercontinental Title against Kofi Kingston! In the end, it was a driven and determined Kofi Kingston successfully hitting his S.O.S. finisher and pinning Drew McIntyre to win the Intercontinental Title! After the match, the now former Intercontinental Champion got in the ring and vowed that the pay-per-view event will “stop” until SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long comes out and “reverses” the decision and gives him the Intercontinental Title back! While Drew McIntyre wanted Theodore Long to come out, “The Chosen One” got the Superstar who has been victimized by Drew McIntyre as of late, Matt Hardy! Things then went from bad to worse for the former Intercontinental Champion as Matt delivered a Twist of Fate to “The Chosen One”! How will Drew McIntyre respond to losing the Intercontinental Title to Kofi Kingston and getting laid out by Matt Hardy? How will WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon respond to Drew McIntyre losing the Intercontinental Title?
After refusing Ted DiBiase’s offer to be his “Virgil” via a slap to the face, R-Truth would go one-on-one with “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase, who would have the original Virgil in his corner! Despite interference by Virgil, R-Truth was able to hit the Lie Detector en route to picking up the win over Ted DiBiase!
Backstage, Drew McIntyre storms into the office of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and demands that Theodore Long reverse the decision of his match and give him the Intercontinental Title back and also demands that Long fire Matt Hardy! The GM refuses to do any of those things and Drew McIntyre responds by destroying Long’s office! After being begged by Long to not wreck his picture of Martin Luther King, McIntyre calls MLK a “revolutionary” and calls Long “spineless” and says that he is more like Martin Luther King than Theodore Long! How will Theodore Long respond to the words and actions of Drew McIntyre?
Two SmackDown Superstars would put their way of life on the line as “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk would go one-on-one with Rey Mysterio with the stipulation being that, if Rey Mysterio loses, then Rey must join The Straightedge Society, but if CM Punk loses, then Punk would be shaved bald! Not only that, but, by the orders of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, any outside interference would be banned! In an incredible and, for CM Punk, bloody war that saw both men give it their all, it came down to Rey Mysterio rolling Punk up for the win, meaning that Punk would have his head shaved bald! However, the mysterious ally of The Straightedge Society attacked Rey! Luke Gallows & Serena then came down to the ring and Gallows brought out a pair of handcuffs! Whatever diabolical plans The Straightedge Society were foiled by the arrival of “The Big Red Machine” Kane, who took out The Straightedge Society before planting CM Punk with a chokeslam! Rey then handcuffed CM Punk to the ropes and delivered the 619 to Punk before Rey proceeded to forcefully shave the head of “The Straightedge Savior”! How will CM Punk & The Straightedge Society respond to CM Punk’s head getting shaved bald?
Then it was time for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles to be put on the line as The Hart Dynasty would make their first defense of the gold against the newly formed team of The Miz & Chris Jericho! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was The Hart Dynasty successfully hitting the Hart Attack on The Miz en route to successfully retaining the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles! Now that they have failed to secure the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles, what is next for the team of The Miz & Chris Jericho?
After choosing to make an impact at the expense of Randy Orton after being drafted to RAW, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with “The Viper” Randy Orton! During the course of the match, Edge worked on the right arm of Randy Orton and, as Orton pounded the mat to signify he is about to hit the RKO, Orton stopped and held his right arm, which was rendered useless as it simply hung as the right shoulder of Orton showed a distinct discoloration and unnatural look! Despite only having one functioning arm, Randy Orton continued the match with Edge and the match spilled to the outside where Edge narrowly missed a Spear on Orton and instead found the barricade! With both Superstars down on the outside, the referee’s count reached ten meaning that the match was ruled a Double Count-Out! What is the status of Randy Orton following this match?
Then it was time for the World Heavyweight Championship to be decided as “The All-American Champion” Jack Swagger would face his biggest test to date as he would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! After throwing his best at Big Show, Jack Swagger resorted to getting himself disqualified to retain his World Heavyweight Title by blasting Big Show with the World Heavyweight Title! Swagger followed that up with a second shot with the title belt and a steel chair shot to the back, but none of this was able to keep Big Show down as “The World’s Largest Athlete” fired back by delivering a chokeslam to Swagger before blasting “The All-American Champion” with a steel chair shot of his own, planting Swagger with a chokeslam on a steel chair, and, finally, laying Swagger out with the Knockout Punch! What will be the fallout of this controversial title match and the post-match exchange between World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger and Big Show?
The Divas Title was also on the line at WWE Over The Limit as Eve Torres would make her first defense of the Divas Championship against former champion Maryse! In the end, it was Eve hitting a unique facebuster maneuver on Maryse that allowed Eve to pick up the win and retain her Divas Championship! Who will be the next Diva to step up and challenge Eve Torres for the Divas Title?
Then it was time for the main event of WWE Over The Limit as, after a three month rivalry and years of animosity, the feud between John Cena and Batista would come to an end in one of the most brutal matches ever to take place in the WWE where there are no pinfalls, no submissions, no count-outs, no disqualifications, and no mercy as John Cena would defend the WWE Championship, for the final time, against “The Animal” Batista in an “I Quit” Match, where the only way to win is to force your opponent to publicly utter the words, “I Quit”! During the course of the match, a determined and sadistic Batista actually managed to outmaneuver John Cena and deliver a powerslam to the WWE Champion through the Spanish announce table, leaving Cena bloody, but still Cena refused to quit! Shortly after this, Batista took Cena through the crowd and threatened to throw over a high-level barricade in the audience if Cena refused to quit and, after Cena refused, Batista was set to deliver the Batista Bomb over the barricade to the cold concrete several feet below, but Cena fought out and managed to knock Batista off of the rail and into a gathering of arena security, but Batista refused to quit! The two combatants then fought through the arena and onto the staging area where “The Animal” wore the WWE Champion out with a steel chair, but still Cena wanted to continue! A desperate Batista then resorted to trying to back Cena over with a car placed on the staging area, but Cena managed to get out of the way! After realizing the sick intentions of Batista, John Cena unleashed an assault on Batista that saw Cena bash the head of Batista off of the car hood before delivering the Attitude Adjustment on the hood, but Batista still refused to quit! Cena then brought Batista to the roof of the car and loaded Batista up for an unbelievable Attitude Adjustment onto the stage, but once Batista realized the fate that awaited him, “The Animal” quickly shouted “I Quit” to end the match and prevent being destroyed by the move! John Cena successfully retained the WWE Championship by forcing Batista to say “I Quit”, but Cena was not done with “The Animal” as Cena still delivered an Attitude Adjustment to Batista from the roof of the car and all the way through the stage! As referees and other officials attended to Batista, it looked as though John Cena was going to end the night on a high note with a successful title defense in a brutal “I Quit” Match, but as Cena turned around to exit, he was caught with a pump kick by Sheamus! What is the status of Batista after being sent crashing through the stage at the hands of John Cena? How will John Cena respond to Sheamus blasting the WWE Champion after the match was over?