Title This: 2012 WWE Over The Limit Reaction

Josh Isenberg

ChristianBrodus Clay def. The Miz

What I Liked:

I figure you would get a Clay match here. Nonetheless, he added two new moves into his arsenal. He hit the suplex off the top rope, which Miz sold perfectly. A great way to make Brodus tweak his game at a Pay Per View.

What I Disliked:

The match itself was not that great. Once again, it was simply a basic match with very little back story and no progression. Where does The Miz go from here? What does Brodus Clay do now? There is little risk and no reward for having these guys fight one another. I assume it is better than Clay vs. JTG, but there is no purpose to have this match for either guy.

Grade: C-

Christian def. Cody Rhodes to Win the Intercontinental Championship

What I Liked:

Even though Rhodes held the title only for a month this time, I liked the title change for a few reasons. Christian has been teased to come back a few times now, and it looks like they are giving him the green light to carry the mid card division for the time being. Rhodes will most likely have a rematch of some sort to finish this feud. I think these two did a great job in the ring together, as both are very similar in offensive attacks. Christian is not a guy who can carry a brand, so this spot is perfect for his return. The match had a solid back and forth pace to it, and Rhodes hit a beautiful somersault onto Christian. It landed perfectly, and the crowd responsed with praise. Furthermore, Rhodes may have the best dropkick in the business aside from Ziggler. He is so good at  transitioning one move to the next in many facets, including something as simple and effective as a Russian Leg Sweep. Christian was able to get the better of Cody when he got frustrated, reversed the move, and hit the Killswitch for the win.

What I Disliked:

I agree with Christian coming back as a face, but didn't he thrive much more when he was a heel? I wonder why they did not let him get the United States Championship off of Santino, a guy who simply does not need a title around his waist. Santino will be over with a title or not, we have seen it before. The match was really good, but the fact that the title drop happened so fast after Rhodes won it makes him look weak and you can tell he will not be holding that title for a while. Hopefully, this is the beginning of Rhodes' shot at the top, but we all have been fooled before with guys like him and Ziggler after losing mid card championships.

Grade: B

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