Title: Over the Limit 2011

Format: DVD

Studio: WWE Home Video

Review by: Bill Jones

Over the Limit has been a strange pay per view for the last few years in World Wrestling Entertainment. Its speedometer and car theme seems entirely random, in comparison to its wrestling theme, which mostly seems to be that John Cena has an annual “I Quit” match that mostly consists of him being whooped for an unbearably long time, only to refuse to quit and eventually prevail. It’s like the writer of The Passion of the Christ is called in to handle this PPV once a year. This time, Cena’s getting whooped by The Miz and his protégé, Alex Riley. It’s unbearably long and boring, and like a superhero, Cena takes a ridiculous amount of punishment and never gives up, only to slap a quick finisher on The Miz, who taps immediately. WWE should not be allowed to have these matches anymore, if that’s how they book them, because this is an awful excuse for sports entertainment.

Pros: Randy Orton vs. Christian, with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line — such a great feud.

Cons: Kiss My Foot Match — thank goodness this was the end of the “Michael Cole as a wrestler” spectacle. Undercard is weak, all around. Another boring home video exclusive interview.

For more info, wwe.com

Pads & Panels received a copy of the DVD courtesy of the studio for review purposes.