Over the Limit (2011)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9d/WWE_Over_The_Limit_2011_Poster.jpg/220px-WWE_Over_The_Limit_2011_Poster.jpg Promotional poster featuring Joe Smith and Kody Brown

Tagline(s) "The Most Stimulating Event On TV"
Theme song(s) "Help Is on the Way" by Rise Against
Promotion IWE
Date May 22, 2011
Venue KeyArena
City Seattle, Washington
Pay-per-view chronology
Extreme Rules (2011) Over the Limit (2011) Capitol Punishment
Over the Limit chronology
Over the Limit (2010) Over the Limit (2011) TBA

Extreme Rules is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which will take place on May 1, 2011 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. It will be the third Extreme Rules event.

Background[edit | edit source]

Extreme Rules will feature professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds, plots and storylines that will be played out on IWE's primary television programs. Wrestlers will portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

The main feud from the Meltdown brand heading into Over the Limit is between Dustin Simpson and Joe Smith over the IWE Championship. Dustin Simpson won the IWE Championship from Joe Smith in a triple threat Steel Cage match that also featured Joe Smith at Extreme Rules. On the May 9 edition of Meltdown, Joe Smith defeated Scott Wright and Justin Marlen to earn another shot at the IWE Championship. Later in that night, it was revealed that the match would be an "I Quit" match.

The main feud on the Fusion brand is between Kevin McAlmond and Khristian over the World Heavyweight Championship. At Extreme Rules, Khristian defeated Justin Marlen in a Ladder match to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. The following week it was announced that Khristian would cash in his re-match clause at Over the Limit.

An ongoing feud involves Meltdown commentators Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. At Wrestlemania XXVII, Jerry Lawler made Cole submit to the ankle lock, but the anonymous Raw General Manager reversed special guest referee Stone Cold Steve Johnson's decision, thus making Cole the winner via disqualification. At Extreme Rules Michael Cole teamed up with Charlie Wilson to face and defeat Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross in a Tag Team Country Whipping match after Cole pinned Jim Ross. On the May 9 edition of Meltdown Lawler challenged Cole to another match with the stipulation that if Cole won then Lawler would induct him into the IWE Hall of Fame and give him his Hall of Fame Ring. Jack Swagger agreed to the match on behalf of Michael Cole.

Another feud from the Fusion brand involves former allies Daniel Gonzalez and the rest of the Corre against Russell Dalton. At Extreme Rules, Daniel Gonzalez and Russell Dalton faced the IWE Tag Team Champions Big Marc and Chris LeGreca. Russell had the early advantage in the match. However, Daniel Gonzalez tagged himself in the match just to get pinned by the Big Marc. The following week Russell Dalton decided to leave the Corre. Later in the night, his former teammates Devin Keller, Jeremiah Garcia and Daniel Gonezalez brutally attacked him in their locker room. On the May 13 edition of Fusion, Daniel Gonzalez challenged Russell Dalton to a match at Over the Limit for the Intercontinental Championship.

Over the Limit Card[edit | edit source]

# Match Stipulations
Dark Kody Brown defeated Dax Hoovestall Singles match
1 Blake "The Truth" Wheeler defeated Scott Wright Singles match
2 Russell Dalton defeated Daniel Gonzalez (c) by disqualification Singles match for the IWE Intercontinental Championship
3 Sin Kara defeated Josh Nuss Singles match
4 Big Marc and Chris LeGreca (c) defeated The New Nexus (Justin Eldridge and Peter Damrow) Tag Team match for the IWE Tag Team Championship
5 Crystal Gozelanski (c) (with Tierney Gozelanski) defeated Katie Barnhart Singles match for the IWE Divas Championship
6 Kevin McAlmond (c) defeated Khristian Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship
7 Jerry Lawler defeated Michael Cole "Kiss My Foot" match for Lawler's Hall of Fame ring
8 Dustin Simpson (c) defeated Joe Smith (with Brian Hosmer) "I Quit" match for the IWE Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
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