DVD Preview: Over the Limit 2011 - Randy Orton defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Christian06/17/2011 - 11:30
John Cena hopes to teach John Laurinaitis a lesson, but he's got a backup plan ready. 05/19/2015 - 16:08
Rey Mysterio catches CM Punk by surprise with the Mysterio Express at Over the Limit 2010. 12/11/2012 - 11:01
Daniel Bryan challenges CM Punk for the WWE Championship at WWE Over the Limit 2012. 06/08/2012 - 15:34
Those in attendance at WWE Over the Limit share their feelings on what transpired during the match between John Cena and John Laurinaitis. 05/21/2012 - 17:46
WWE Superstars who were hoping for a John Cena win are none too happy with John Laurinaitis' win. 05/21/2012 - 00:39
Christian explains why he decided to challenge for the Intercontinental Championship. 05/21/2012 - 00:28
A silent Big Show storms off as John Laurinaitis receives a standing ovation from his supporters. 05/21/2012 - 00:11
WWE Superstars and Divas applaud John Laurinaitis and "People Power" overtaking John Cena at WWE Over The Limit 2012. 05/21/2012 - 11:47
After removing signs of anti "People Power", Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks trash the negativity backstage at WWE Over The Limit. 05/21/2012 - 11:22
After shocking the WWE Universe at WWE Over The Limit by helping John Lauriniatis defeat John Cena, Big Show chooses not to speak to WWE.com reporters. 05/21/2012 - 12:24
Michael Cole loses a Kiss My Foot Match to Jerry Lawler and winds up smothered in J.R.'s BBQ sauce as "The King" invites Cole's other scorned rivals to join the party on May 22, 2011.02/29/2012 - 13:30
Feeding off the energy of the WWE Universe, Sin Cara lets loose with a flurry of high-octane maneuvers against Chavo Guerrero at WWE Over the Limit on May 22, 2011. 03/02/2012 - 11:32
Could Big Show have saved his job any other way?
May 20, 2012
John Laurinaitis’ absolute power (deviously dubbed People Power by Laurinaitis himself) was supposed to have met an ugly end at WWE Over the Limit. The WWE’s Board of Directors had finally painted the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of both Raw and SmackDown into a corner ... but little did they or anyone else know that Laurinaitis had a 7-foot tall, 441-pound wrecking ball to take down a wall, allowing him to escape ( PHOTOS).
Big Show was humiliated and then fired by Laurinaitis on Raw less than a week before Over the Limit ( WATCH). Therefore as a former WWE talent, Big Show cannot be terminated for protecting Laurinaitis’ place atop WWE’s power pyramid as any other Superstar or Diva would have been.
Big Show expressed his love for competing in front of the WWE Universe as he was forced to plead for his job in front of them. Does Big Show love being a WWE Superstar so much that he could surmise no other way to be rehired by WWE? Were there any other paths leading to renewed employment for the embattled behemoth?
If Laurinaitis had been beaten by Cena and terminated himself, would his replacement have had enough common sense to bring back one of WWE’s most decorated Superstars? Would Chief Operating Officer Triple H have rehired Big Show himself immediately, before even naming Laurinaitis’ replacement? Would the Board of Directors, who obviously wanted Laurinaitis’ reign of ego to end, have interceded on Show’s behalf? Even less contemptible than his actions tonight, could Big Show have enlisted the counsel of Paul Heyman, who is currently suing WWE over the way Brock Lesnar and WWE parted ways? Surely any other option would have been less offensive than allowing Laurinaitis to pin Cena.
How was this proverbial deal with the devil struck? Did Big Show call Laurinaitis tearfully begging for his job back? Did Laurinaitis use his ubiquitous BlackBerry to text the offer to the goliath? Was there a third party involved who proposed this mutually beneficial betrayal?
Big Show’s eventual explanation of his actions at Over The Limit may be one of the most must-hear promos in WWE history.