Within only a matter of days, the entire landscape of the WWE has changed immensely. Whether it be the ground-breaking WWE 2011 Draft or the historic World Championship victory, to Michelle McCool's immediate retiring and even the controversial capturing of Osama bin Laden on Sunday, this past week proved to be on the most memorable in professional wrestling for the first time in a good while.
Alas, Bleachers, GSM has returned from a week-long hiatus to present to you the fallout from this past Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Although I was out of town all weekend, I was fortunate enough to return in time that night to view the amazing Extreme Rules pay-per-view, which was probably the best event so far this year.
Now as we move forward to what is awaiting on the horizon of professional wrestling, we now turn on our focus to the upcoming WWE pay-per-view, Over the Limit, which will occur in nearly three weeks. As one of the latest additions to the event lineup last year during the revamping of the entire schedule, last year's May event would be soon known as one of the most lackluster shows of 2010.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Judgement Day events that originally occupied the May pay-per-view slot, but it was possibly due to the buy rates that would lead the WWE to replace it with something that felt fresh. I'm not really sure how adding an event with a ridiculous name and a disappointing card would help improve that.
Hell, I've seen independent shows with better event names than Over the Limit.
Anyways, I have composed a list of 10 potential pay-per-view titles that, in my opinion, would be suitable replacements for the upcoming event. Obviously, it's too late for any of these to go into effect now, but one can only hope some could be taken under consideration by WWE management.
On a side note, most of these event names are current titles of event shows I host under my personal business, Next Era Wrestling, that I've created. I apologize to those that may have suggested some of these titles before without my knowledge, as that was not my intention to steal other's ideas.
With the removal of the former annual pay-per-view Backlash from the line-up last year, I have also been thriving for something similar to rightfully replace it. Redemption could be the blow-off to many continuing rivalries from WrestleMania, with the Superstars earning justice once and for all.
Day of Darkness
This specific title in North East Wrestling serves as the equivalent to WrestleMania, but I understand it could play an entirely different role in WWE. It could be the counter to the now questionable Night of Champions, although the name is debatable.
During the pay-per-view revamping throughout late 2009, changes saw Breaking Point added to the line-up, where the three top matches of the evening were contested under submission rules. I liked the concept of the event and was surprised to learn it would meet the same fate as Unforgiven, so having it return under his name still in WrestleMania aftermath mode would bring in a larger audience.
Crash and Bash
It fits a similar format to Over the Limit, but you can decide which displays the better name. I strongly disliked the hype video for Over the Limit that aired on Sunday, with no relation to the supposed automobile theme whatsoever. This event could also bring back of what the Great American Bash used to be.
Heroes Final Stand
The title sounds intriguing, as if it were the climax to a boiling battle between two of the top stars in WWE. It closely resembles the name of the Last Man Standing Match, leading me to believe that the bout type could serve as this event's main event.
All or Nothing
Although the title may sound basic, the theme of the show could revolve around each wrestler putting something at stake in their respective matches. Whether it be each individual match or only the main event, I have always enjoyed the concept of was the headlining match of TNA Sacrifice 2009.
The card for this specific event could be stacked with intense matches, thus earning the name No Vacancy. It's opposed to the usual WWE pay-per-views these days where matches are made on that night without prior hype or mentioning.
See No Evil
As we enter my personal top three picks, I present to you readers See No Evil. The title has an eerie and intimidating feel to it, which certainly surpasses the bland pay-per-view name of Hell in a Cell that we currently have now.
Take No Prisoners
As used in a slogan of war, the event could serve as the home of such structures such as the Elimination Chamber or Hell in a Cell if either event is scrapped anytime soon. It seems as if the title could imply a war erupting between two feuding Superstars.
As my personal favorite, I present Capital Carnage. With rumors spreading that the Fatal-Four Way pay-per-view in June has been replaced by a new event entitled Capital Punishment, why not spice it up a bit and add the extra carnage? It implies that the destruction of the show would be nothing short of epic.
Well, there you have it, Bleachers. With such a short period of time to be building rivalries, I have a strong feeling Over the Limit will be the downfall of the steady pay-per-views WWE has produced recently.
The Over the Limit title obviously has played no factor in earning more buy rates for the event, and its lackluster theme thrown into the mix adds nothing to its prestige of the potential card. Make sure to comment below with feedback on my possible pay-per-view titles and even some of your own. GSM out.
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