In just three weeks, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will hold its next pay-per-view (PPV) event, Over the Limit, and that means they need to build a card quickly if they're going to properly promote it before they go rolling into Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 20, 2012.
Last night's (April 30, 2012) episode of Monday Night Raw gave us two matches to look forward to, albeit for different reasons. Here's how the card looks as it stands right now:
-- John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis
This feels a bit rushed, although it makes sense when one considers Laurinaitis' motives. He brought Brock Lesnar in to be the new face of the WWE and Cena pinned him in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3. It doesn't work as well when "Ace" was ignoring the win at first but he'll presumably change his tune over the next few weeks. Cena selling an injury is the only way to make this match believable, unless Lord Tensai will be Laurinaitis' muscle, which would be a welcome addition to that character. It should be interesting to see how they handle this going forward.
-- CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship
The set up for this was simple. Bryan won a Beat the Clock Challenge on Raw to earn his number one contender status and now he gets a shot at the belt on the next PPV. These two had already had a series of matches while they were both champion and every one of them was good. Now they get the chance to up the ante on a bigger stage and really, what are the chances they don't tear the house down? Slim to none, friends.
That's how the show looks at present time. That title match is enough to sell me. How about you?