By Mike Johnson on 2012-05-20 20:35:00

WWE World champion Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton

We started with all four in the ring. Del Rio and Sheamus slugged it out while Orton and Jericho went at it on the opposite side of the ring. The heels powdered out, leaving Orton and Sheamus to face off. Before they could touch, they were jumped from behind.

All four brawled on the floor. Orton and Sheamus sent their opponents into the guard rails and returned to the ring to face off. They slugged it out. Orton overpowered Orton with a kick to the mid-section and dropped down with a big kneedrop. He went to rebound off the ropes but Jericho pulled down the ropes and Sheamus crashed to the floor.

Orton was double teamed by Jericho and Del Rio. The crowd chanted “Si!” when Alberto kicked at Orton. They nailed a double suplex on Orton. Jericho nailed the old Tully Blanchard catapult under the ropes. Sheamus recovered but was attacked by Del Rio and Jericho and sent hard into the announcer’s table, head first.

Orton made a comeback, taking out Alberto and working over Jericho. They overcame him and when Jericho covered him, Del Rio broke it up, so there went their alliance. They went back and forth with Del Rio nailing him with a backbreaker for a two count. Orton returned, clotheslining Alberto over the top to the floor. Jericho nailed Orton and covered him for a two count. He saw Sheamus coming and nailed a sliding dropkick to the outside, taking out the champ again.

Jericho locked a side chinlock on Orton, who fought his way out with shots to the mid-section. Jericho cut him off and ascended to the top but was cut off. He went for a superplex but Alberto cut him off. He tried to slide underneath for a powerbomb, teasing a Tower of Doom but Sheamus returned and broke it up. He came off the top with the battering ram shoulderblock and beat Alberto down in the corner with punches and kicks.

The champ whipped Alberto into the corner but was kicked off. Sheamus caught him coming with a rolling senton. He went to the corner to set up for a charge but Ricardo distracted him, setting up a leaping enziguiri for a two count. Del Rio locked in a keylock. Sheamus fought his way out and shoulderblocks him into the corner. He slammed Del Rio for a two count.

Del Rio and Sheamus went back and forth. Del Rio was caught in the ropes and beaten over the chest. Jericho nailed Sheamus but Orton made the save. He clotheslined Jericho, then powerslammed Sheamus. Orton draped Sheamus on the ropes and drilled him with the hanging DDT. He set up for the RKO but was captured in the rolling armbreaker for a submission. Orton teased tapping but Jericho broke it up with an elbowdrop.

Jericho chopped Del Rio, then sent him into the ropes for a running forearm. Jericho nailed the Lionsault but Del Rio pulled his knees up. Orton nailed a kick and covered him. Sheamus broke it up and nailed the Irish Curse backbreaker on Alberto. Orton went for and missed the RKO and Sheamus missed the Brogue Kick. Orton went for the RKO but Sheamus ducked and rolled him up for a two count.

Orton sent Sheamus’ bad shoulder into the ringpost. He caught Alberto returning and went for the hanging DDT. Ricardo tried to make the save but was kicked and nailed at the same time. He covered Del Rio for a two count. Jericho attacked and hit the Codebreaker after sliding out of an RKO.

Alberto locked in the rolling cross armbreaker but Jericho slipped out and locked in the Walls of Jericho in the middle. Jericho saw a Brogue Kick coming and ducked it while holding the move, then nailed a Codebreaker for a two count. Jericho began kicking away at Sheamus, yelling at him to stay down. Jericho went for a move but Jericho turned it into the Walls of Jericho, locking on a submission.

Sheamus tried to make it to the ropes but was pulled to the center of the ring. Orton hit the ring and caught Jericho in an RKO. Del Rio tried to interfere but Orton moved and nailed him with one as well. Sheamus nailed Orton with The Brouge Kick but was rolled up by Jericho for a two count. Sheamus cut him off and nailed White Noise for the win.

Your winner and still World champion, Sheamus!

Real good match. Lots of really good near falls and dramatic moments. The way this was laid out, it could have fallen apart really badly if the timing wasn’t right but this was on the mark.;=2


By Dave Scherer on 2012-05-20 19:58:11

Orton got the biggest pop. … I thought I heard Lilian say that Sheamus weighed 227 pounds. I am watching live so I can’t rewind. If she did, someone f’d up. … The heels were in control early on, until Jericho kicked Alberto. Now it’s every man for himself. … Booker just said that Alberto looks like he has been hitting the gym. Cole smartly pointed out like all four of the guys in the match look that way. I am changing the saying. It is now, “There is no cure for Booker”. … Early on, they are all getting their stuff in. I expect this will get some time. … They are doing the bit where it’s mostly two guys in the ring while two guys sell on the floor. The two right now are Orton and Sheamus, but Alberto came in and attacked Orton. Sheamus rolled out. Jericho came in an attacked Alberto. Orton rolled out. Now it’s party time. … Orton is bleeding from the bridge of his nose. More unwanted color for WWE. … Out of nowhere, Jericho puts the Walls on Alberto, which left him open for a Sheamus kick. But,
Jericho knew that and ducked it and hit the Codebreaker. … Cole uses that moment to push some article about whether Jericho should have never come back on Yeah, that is what I want to wonder during a title match I paid big money to see, if one of the guys in it belongs. There is no cure for WWE creative. … Out of nowhere Orton gets a two count on Jericho. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick on Orton and gets a two when Jericho breaks it up. So, Sheamus hit White Noise on Jericho to retain. I guess was right about Y2J. … Anyway, it was a good match once it got going, the first one on the show. … Booker just said it had to have gone 35 to 40 minutes. So the English language isn’t the only thing he is clueless about. Add telling time to that. … Orton isn’t happy. Looks like we have a face vs. face feud coming for the World Title.;=2

WWE Over The Limit 2012: Randy Orton Vs. Alberto Del Rio Vs. Chris Jericho Vs. Sheamus

By Marc Middleton | May 20, 2012

Matt Striker is backstage with Randy Orton seeking comments about the Sheamus controversy. Orton says Sheamus had a fluke victory on SmackDown but tonight is a completely different story. Chris Jericho walks in and says he enjoyed watching them beat each other on SmackDown. He says they were too stupid to realize they were being played. Jericho says he’s been on a roll lately and tonight, he will become the World Heavyweight Champion for the 7th time and prove once again that he’s the best in the world at everything he does. Orton says if Jericho gets in his way, he will be the best at getting RKO’d and losing. Orton walks off.

World Heavyweight Title Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus

We go to the ring and Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio comes in driving a convertible Maserati. Chris Jericho is out next followed by Randy Orton to a huge pop. The World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is out next.

Lilian Garcia does formal ring introductions and here we go. Del Rio and Sheamus go at it while Orton and Jericho go at it. It comes down to Sheamus and Orton. They stare each other down but Jericho and Del Rio come back in and continue the fight. Orton and Jericho fight on the floor as do the other two. Sheamus and Orton lay their opponents out on the floor and go back in the ring to each other. They start brawling in the middle of the ring. Sheamus with a big knee to the gut and a knee drop for a 2 count. Sheamus with more knee drops. Jericho pulls Sheamus out to the floor and throws him into the fan barrier. Del Rio kicks Orton in in the ring now and stomps away. Jericho comes in and they double team Orton.

The double team on Orton continues before they go outside and work on Sheamus. They focus on his shoulder and throw him into the announcers table. They come back in the ring but Orton fights back. Orton with a big suplex on Jericho. He stomps and drops a knee on Jericho for 2 as Del Rio breaks the hold. Del Rio slams Orton for a 2 count as Jericho kicked him in the head. Jericho and Del Rio argue now. They go at it and Del Rio catches him in a big backbreaker. Orton comes over and uppercuts Del Rio before clotheslining him to the floor. Jericho kicks Orton in the head and covers for 2.

Sheamus tries to get in the ring but Jericho slides and kicks him back to the floor. Jericho goes back to work on Orton now. Jericho goes to the top but Orton cuts him off. Orton climbs up for a superplex but Del Rio runs up and stops it. Del Rio gets beat down in the corner. Sheamus runs up and knocks Orton and Jericho off the corner. Sheamus leaps from the top with the big battering ram on Del Rio for a 2 count. Sheamus takes Del Rio to the corner and beats him down. Sheamus runs into a boot but catches Del Rio with the rolling senton. Sheamus gets distracted by Ricardo. He turns around to a big kick to the head from Del Rio. 2 count by ADR. Del Rio with a series of right hands and a knee drop. Del Rio works on the arm now.

Sheamus fights out with elbows to the head and hits a pair of clotheslines. Sheamus with a shoulder thrust in the corner and a high knee. Sheamus powerslams Del Rio for another 2 count. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Del Rio slides out and takes him down. Del Rio with another 2 count. Del Rio misses and ends up on the apron. Sheamus beats him with a series of forearm shots to the chest. Jericho comes from behind and knocks them both to the floor. Orton comes in and unloads on Jericho. Sheamus also catches a powerslam from Orton. Orton grabs Sheamus for the second rope draping DDT and nails it. Orton hits the mat and readies for the RKO. Del Rio runs up and applies the cross armbreaker on Orton out of nowhere. Jericho runs over and breaks the hold. Jericho and Del Rio go at it now. Jericho goes for the Lionsault but Del Rio puts his knees up. Orton with the backbreaker on Jericho for a 2 count as Del Rio breaks it up. Sheamus with the Irish Curse on Del Rio. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Orton misses the RKO. Sheamus rolls Orton up for 2. Orton throws Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post and he goes out to the floor.

Orton hits a draping DDT on Del Rio and Ricardo at the same time. Orton with a 2 count. Jericho hits a Codebreaker, sending Orton out to the floor. Del Rio with the cross armbreaker on Jericho now. Jericho turns it into the Walls of Jericho and locks it. Sheamus runs in but misses a Brogue Kick. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Sheamus for a close 2 count. Jericho yells to Sheamus to stay down and kicks him. Sheamus catches Jericho but Jericho fights out and rolls him up for the Walls. Jericho locks it. Jericho pulls him back to the center of the ring and tightens the hold. Orton runs in and RKO’s Jericho for a 2 count. Del Rio catches a RKO. Orton catches a Brogue Kick. Jericho rolls Sheamus up for 2. Sheamus goes for White Noise on Jericho and nails it for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

411’s WWE Over The Limit 2012 Report

Posted by Scott Slimmer on 05.20.2012

Fatal Four-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus (Champion) vs. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho

All four men stalk each other to start. They pair off with Sheamus beating down Del Rio and Orton beating down Jericho. Del Rio and Jericho bail to the outside, so Sheamus and Orton stare each other down in the middle of the ring. Del Rio and Jericho rush the ring and drags Sheamus and Orton to the outside. Sheamus and Orton beat down Del Rio and Jericho on the outside before heading back into the ring and slugging it out. Sheamus connects with a knee to the gut for a two count. Sheamus heads for the ropes, but Jericho low brides the top rope from the outside to send Sheamus tumbling to the floor. Jericho whips Sheamus into the barrier and then heads into the ring to help Del Rio beat on Orton. Del Rio and Jericho hit Orton with a double team suplex, and Jericho catapults Orton’s neck into the bottom rope. Del Rio chokes Orton around the bottom rope and then heads to the outside to drive a knee into Sheamus’ shoulder that was injured by Daniel Bryan back at Extreme Rules. Continuity! Del Rio and Jericho whip
Sheamus back into the announce table and then head back into the ring, but Orton takes control by whipping Del Rio to the corner. Orton goes to work on Jericho with a volley of kicks and stomps, but Del Rio makes the save. Del Rio tries to cover Orton, but Jericho breaks up the pin to end his temporary partnership with Del Rio. Orton catches Del Rio with a European uppercut before sending him over the top rope. Jericho connects with an enzuigiri to Orton for a two count and follows up with a baseball slide to Sheamus on the outside to prevent Sheamus from heading back into the ring. Jericho returns his attention to Orton and locks in a rear chin lock, but Orton fights back to his feet. Jericho heads up top, but Orton heads up to meet him. Del Rio looks to set up a Tower of Doom, but Sheamus knocks both Orton and Jericho off the top and down to the floor. Sheamus connects with a slingshot battering ram to Del Rio and then stomps a mud hole in him in the corner. Sheamus gets momentarily distracted by Ricardo Rodriguez, and that gives Del Rio the chance to hit an enzuigiri of his own for a long two count. Sheamus gets back to his feet and regains control with a high knee and a power slam for a two count. Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross, but Del Rio floats over and counters into a Big Boot for a two count. Del Rio charges Sheamus, but Sheamus evades, and Del Rio ends up on the ring apron. Sheamus pulls Del Rio to his feet, stretches him across the top rope, and beats on his chest, but Jericho comes out of nowhere with a springboard drop kick to Sheamus’ back. Del Rio tumbles to the outside as Orton comes back to life and hits Jericho with a power slam. Orton catches Sheamus with a power slam and sets up for the RKO, but Del Rio heads back into the ring and catches Orton in the cross arm breaker. Orton refuses to submit, and eventually Jericho makes the save. Sheamus hits Del Rio with the Irish Curse back breaker, but Orton whips Sheamus out of the ring. Del Rio and Ricardo are on the ring apron, so Orton hits them both with the rope-assisted DDT. Orton gets a two count on Sheamus, but Jericho catches Orton with a Code Breaker that sends Orton tumbling out of the ring. Del Rio catches Jericho with the cross arm breaker, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. Sheamus breaks the hold to continue the match, but Jericho kicks Sheamus down to the mat. Jericho charges Sheamus, but Sheamus goes for the rolling senton, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. Sheamus crawls toward the ropes, but Jericho drags him back to the middle of the ring. Sheamus looks ready to tap, but Orton hits Jericho with an RKO. Del Rio eats an RKO, but Orton eats a Brogue Kick. Jericho rolls up Sheamus, but Sheamus kicks out and hits Jericho with White Noise (i.e., the Kryptonite Krunch) for the three count.

Match Result: Sheamus defeats Chris Jericho with White Noise.
Match Length: 15:52

411’s Instant Access 05.20.12: WWE Over The Limit 2012

Posted by Scott Slimmer on 05.21.2012

Fatal Four-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus (Champion) vs. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho

Match Result: Sheamus defeats Chris Jericho with White Noise.
Match Length: 15:52
Match Analysis:
Slimmer: This match was frantic bordering on chaotic, but it was also a ton of fun. There was literally never a dull moment throughout the entire match, and all four guys did a great job of keeping the action going nonstop from bell to bell. The last three or four minutes of the match were just on onslaught of finisher after finisher after finisher, and I loved it all. Having Sheamus pick up the win was the right decision, because there’s no reason to kill his momentum so early into his first run with the belt as a face. Sheamus will be one of WWE’s top stars over the course of the next half decade, and he needs a strong title run to establish him as such. There will undoubtedly be those who question the decision to have Jericho eat the pin, and they will claim that this further proves that Jericho’s most recent return has been a failure. I tend to believe that the whole point of Jericho’s return was to put over the next generation of stars and have great matches, and by those criteria his return has been remarkably successful. Going forward, my guess is that Jericho will fade out of title contention. That will leave Orton and Del Rio as the top contenders for Sheamus’ title. Del Rio will probably get a title shot next, but my guess is that we’re building toward a title match between Sheamus and Orton at SummerSlam.
Match Rating:
Slimmer: ****

WWE over the Limit 2012 Results: Sheamus Retains World Title over Jericho, Orton, Del Rio

By Big Nasty (Featured Columnist) on May 20, 2012

Orton and Sheamus were the focus of this match early as Sheamus got the better of Orton. Jericho low-bridged Orton as the match moved to the outside.

After Sheamus was thrown into the announce desk, heels Jericho and Del Rio reentered the ring to prey on Orton.

Orton fought off the heels early, but they quickly double teamed Orton. The temporary alliance between Jericho and Del Rio quickly faded as Del Rio hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Jericho.

Orton capitalized on the dissension, but walked into an Enzuigiri by Jericho.

Sheamus finally reentered the match as he opened up his offensive playbook on Del Rio. As Sheamus teased the Brogue Kick, a distraction from Ricardo Rodriguez lead to an Enzuigiri by Del Rio.

Sheamus recovered with a comeback on Del Rio, capped off by a British Bulldog-style power slam for a nearfall.

Del Rio battled back, hitting a dropkick to Sheamus’ head for a nearfall. A missed dropkick lead to Sheamus’ patented ten-count chest punches. Sheamus’ punches were interrupted by Jericho, which brought out Randy Orton, who cleaned house.

As Orton pounded the mat, preparing for the RKO, Del Rio caught Orton in the cross arm breaker. The move was broken up by Jericho.

A Lionsault from Jericho was met by knees to the stomach. Jericho was dumped outside of the ring, which lead to Sheamus and Orton countering each others’ finishers until Sheamus rolled up Orton for a two count.

As Ricardo Rodriguez attempted to get involved, Orton hit a double suspension DDT. Jericho reentered and hit a Code Breaker on Orton, followed by the Walls of Jericho on Del Rio, and a Code Breaker on Sheamus for a nearfall.

Jericho rolled through a Fireman’s Carry from Sheamus and turned it into the Walls of Jericho. Orton hit an RKO on Jericho, but the pinfall was broken up by Del Rio, who was RKOed. Sheamus Brogue Kicked Orton, but was quickly rolled up by Jericho for a nearfall.

Sheamus then picked up Jericho and hit his White Noise finisher for the win.

Winner: Sheamus