Vengeance 2011

|Date: October 23, 2011
|Venue: AT&T Center |City: San Antonio, Texas
|Attendance: 8,000 |Buys: 247,000
|Brands: Brand split seemingly over

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Vengeance is mine. That’s the tag for this event and the sentence on everybody’s lips. There are eight big matches scheduled for tonight and the WWE Championship will be on the line. Alberto Del Rio defends the title against the man using his automatic rematch clause, John Cena. This match was announced by interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis and later on a tag team match would occur whereby John Cena and Jim Ross beat Alberto Del Rio and Michael Cole which meant Cena could pick the stipulation for Vengeance. John Cena chose a Last Man Standing match which could be a match to settle this feud once and for all.

The World Heavyweight Championship will also be on the line as Mark Henry defends against the man that Henry put on the shelf, The Big Show. Big Show returned and immediately targeted Mark Henry. Henry initially refused to give Big Show a title match but after Big Show attacked Henry, Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long made the match to stop Big Show inflicting any more damage. The WWE Tag Team Championships will also be defended as Air Boom once again put the titles on the line against Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. But Dolph will be pulling double duty tonight as he must also defend the United States Championship against the man that has pinned him twice in recent weeks, Zack Ryder.

A big match tonight pits the team of Triple H and CM Punk against the team that John Laurinaitis reinstated following their sacking from Triple H, The Miz and R-Truth. Miz and R-Truth continue to claim there is a conspiracy in the WWE against them and they are looking for justice, particularly against Triple H. The Divas Championship will also be defended as Beth Phoenix takes on Eve Torres. Eve has stood up to Beth Phoenix and Natalya, pushing Beth over a few weeks and embarrassing her. Also tonight Christian has been given one more match against Sheamus  and Randy Orton will battle against Cody Rhodes. Rhodes has cost Randy Orton two shots at the World Heavyweight Championship and tonight Orton gets his revenge in a non-title match.

In a dark match prior to the event Wade Barrett defeated Daniel Bryan.

The show kicks off with a video package, first concentrating on Triple H and then Big Show and Mark Henry and the WWE title picture.

Michael Cole welcomes us to San Antonio, Texas. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler and Booker T.

Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger – WWE Tag Team Championship match

This is a second PPV match between these two teams. Air Boom beat Ziggler and Swagger at Hell In A Cell last month. Vickie Guerrero introduces her team. Dolph Ziggler is the only man to have previously wrestled at a Vengeance PPV, back when he was “Nicky” on the Spirit Squad and he lost in the 2006 main event. The tag team titled have only changed hands once in the five times they have been defended at Vengeance events. Kofi and Dolph start the match. Ziggler is in a singlet with the straps down which is different for him. He gets into some chain wrestling with Kingston, hitting a headlock takedown as Vickie screams on from the outside. Kofi hits an elbow and a monkey flip for the first near fall of the night. Kofi tags in Evan Bourne who hits a dropkick for a two count. Ziggler tags in Swagger who gets caught with a sunset flip for a two count. Bourne tags in Kingston who comes in off the top with a stomp for a two count. Kofi tags in Bourne and the champs hit a double baseball slide on Swagger.

Bourne tags Kingston back in and the champions hit a double bulldog. Bourne then makes the cover having forgotten that Kingston is the legal man. Swagger hits a takedown on Kingston and tags in Ziggler. Dolph hits a nice dropkick for a two count and then applies a modified abdominal stretch. Ziggler will be wrestling again tonight. Ziggler tags Swagger who hits a big shoulder charge, a snapmare and then a headlock. Kingston gets out of the headlock and tags in Bourne who hits a big hurricanrana and a few kicks to Swagger. Bourne heads to the top but Swagger moves and Bourne lands on his feet. Bourne takes Swagger back down and disposes of Ziggler before going back up to the top, looking for Air Bourne but Swagger gets his knees up. Swagger tags in Ziggler who gets a near fall. Ziggler applies an armbar and then a hammerlock but Bourne counters it and the two men roll each other up for near falls. Dolph then hits a clothesline for another two count.

Ziggler tags in Swagger who lays in the stomps and then hits a splash for a two count. Jack then looks to apply the ankle lock but Bourne sends him to the outside.Ziggler gets in the ring and Swagger pulls Kingston off the apron. Swagger then tags Ziggler and the challengers double team Evan Bourne. Dolph hits a neckbreaker and then tags in Swagger who takes time to pose but then hits a powerslam and attempts another splash but Bourne gets his knees up. Swagger tags in Ziggler and Bourne finally tags in Kingston! Kofi hits clotheslines and dropkicks and then tries for the SOS but Ziggler counters. Kofi heads to the top and hits a big cross body for a near fall. Kofi hits the boom drop and then motions for trouble in paradise but Ziggler ducks. Kofi hits SOS for a near fall and then looks for trouble in paradise on Swagger but Swagger counters, locking on the ankle lock. Bourne takes out Swagger with double knees and Kofi hits trouble in paradise on Ziggler! Kofi tags in Bourne who hits the shooting star press on Dolph for the three! Air Boom retain the WWE Tag Team Championships in a good opener.

Rating: 6.75/10

And we are straight into the next match!

Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Zack Ryder – United States Championship match

This is a first PPV match between these two men. It’s a Vengeance debut for Ryder. Ziggler is now 0-2 at the event. Ryder hits some right hands as the bell rings and then a reverse elbow. Zack hits a hard Irish whip for a two count but Dolph hits him with a neckbreaker. There’s a big “let’s go Ryder chant”. Zack hits a clothesline and Ziggler slides out of the ring. Ziggler crawls up the ring aisle but Air Boom throw him back into the ring! The referee then sends Air Boom to the back! Ryder hits a couple of clotheslines on Ziggler and a flapjack for a near fall. Ryder looks for something….I have no idea what, a cross body? He misses anyway, Ziggler moved and then lays in some stomps and an elbow drop for a two count. Fair play to Dolph Ziggler, he must be shattered. He applies an armbar and then breaks it and hits another elbow drop for another two count. Dolph hits a big splash in the corner and then attempts a second but Zack gets out of the way.

Zack Ryder misses with a Broski boot and Ziggler hits him with a fame-asser for a two count. Ryder hits the Broski boot but Vickie Guerrero gets up on the apron. Swagger looks to get involved but Ryder disposes of him just to walk into a superkick from Ziggler. Dolph hooks the leg and gets the three! Dolph Ziggler beats Zack Ryder tonight! A short and sweet match between these two tonight.

Rating: 3.75/10

Backstage CM Punk is talking tattoos with Ted DiBiase Jr when Triple H turns up. Triple H clears up why he had to leave in Raw and wants to make sure they’re on the same page tonight. Punk wants to make sure it’s an unsafe working environment for The Miz and R-Truth tonight.

Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Eve – WWE Divas Championship match

This is a first PPV match between these two girls tonight. We’re shown some footage from earlier with Kelly Kelly getting attacked backstage by Beth Phoenix as Natalya and The Bellas encouraged her. Eve then made the save and it was all broken up. We’re told that as a result Kelly Kelly and Natalya have been banned from ringside. It’s a Vengeance debut for both girls. Both girls go right at it as the bell rings and Eve comes off the top with a sunset flip for a near fall. Beth takes down Eve for a two count and Eve then applies a wristlock. Eve hits an enzeguri and she is showing a lot of improvement tonight. Eve then ties Beth to the middle rope using her own belt! Eve lays in some boots and knocks Beth out of the ring. Eve looks to go out with her but Beth knocks her off the apron and then gorilla press slams her onto the barricade.

Beth gives Eve a kicking on the outside and then throws her into the ring apron before dragging her into the ring for a two count. Beth applies a seated abdominal stretch but Eve gets out of it only to run into a gutbuster. Beth applies a bodyscissors and screams at Eve to cry. Eve gets out of it and hits some right hands, a knee and a clothesline. Eve hits a flipping senton for a two count and then sits on Beths shoulders and applies a headscissors, taking Beth down to the mat but Phoenix manages to get to the bottom rope. Eve smashes Beth into the top turnbuckle but Beth then drops Eve on the top rope. Beth then sets up for the glam slam but Eve counters and then rolls Beth up for a two count. Beth runs into an elbow and Eve follows up with a kick to the face and then looks for a moonsault but Beth rolls out of the way. Beth hits the glam slam and that’s enough for the three. Good match from these two girls. Eve has really gone up in my estimations, she’s good.

Rating: 6.25/10

Matt Striker is backstage with The Big Show. Striker asks Big Show if he’s prepared and Big Show says he is and tonight he’ll take away 15 years of Mark Henry’s hard work in 3 seconds.

Sheamus vs. Christian

This is a second PPV match between these two men, Sheamus beat Christian at Hell In A Cell 3 weeks ago. Christian is 1-2 at Vengeance events whilst Sheamus makes his Vengeance debut tonight. Christian starts the match with a slap to the face and then lays in some more right hands. Sheamus fires back with a powerslam but misses with an elbow drop. Sheamus hits a shoulder charge and then throws Christian into the corner before hitting him with right hands and kicks. Sheamus hits an uppercut but Christian slides through his legs and applies a headlock but for Sheamus to lift him up, pop him on the apron and hit Christian with ten clubbing blows to the chest. Sheamus hits a stalling suplex for a near fall but Christian takes the advantage with a chop block and two neckbreakers. Christian hits some right hands and then chokes Sheamus with his boot. Christian rolls Sheamus up for a one count and then applies a chinlock. Christian lays in some elbows and right hands to the back of Sheamus’ neck and then applies another chinlock.

Sheamus gets out of the chinlock but Christian drops him on the middle rope before choking him on it and then hitting his trademark right hand from the outside. Christian hits an uppercut off the middle rope and then pins Sheamus for a one count. Christian hits a missile dropkick and then heads to the top and misses with a diving headbutt. Sheamus hits a couple of big clotheslines, a powerslam but then runs into Christians boot. Christian comes off the second rope but Sheamus catches him and hits a fallaway slam for a two count. Christian drops Sheamus on the top rope and then low bridges him, sending Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus hits a shoulder charge from the apron for a two count and then attempts a gorilla press slam but Christian slips down and hits a slop drop. Sheamus motions for a powerbomb but Christian counters and attempts a pendulum kick but Sheamus counters.

Christian attempts the killswitch but Sheamus counters and looks for the Celtic cross but Christian counters and hits a pendulum kick. Christian looks for a springboard cross body but Sheamus counters with a backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus motions for the brogue kick but Christian hits him with a spear for a near fall! The two men slug it out and Sheamus hits a knee and then heads to the top but Christian crotches him. Christian hits a top rope hurricanrana and then motions for another spear but Sheamus hits the brogue kick! Sheamus hooks the leg and gets the three! Another big win for Sheamus tonight. Decent match.

Rating: 6.5/10

John Laurinaitis is backstage with David Otunga. They’re interrupted by The Miz and R-Truth who kiss his ass. Laurinaitis tells them that they suck up well. Miz and Truth say that Triple H and CM Punk. Truth says the state of Texas sucks too.

There’s a video package next showing the build to the tag team match between Triple H, CM Punk and The Miz and R-Truth.

Triple H & CM Punk vs. The Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth)

This is a first time tag team match between these two teams. Triple H is 1-2 at Vengeance events, CM Punk is 0-1 whilst The Miz and R-Truth make their Vengeance debut tonight. CM Punk is one of three men who have wrestled on every PPV in 2011 along with Randy Orton and John Cena. CM Punk keeps stepping on Scott Armstrongs foot before the match begins, nice rib. Punk starts the match against The Miz and it’s Punk with the early advantage, hitting right hands, kicks and a snapmare. Punk tags in Triple H and Miz tags R-Truth. Triple H is slightly more out of shape than in the past. Triple H hits a big shoulder knockdown and then a couple of right hands. Triple H tags in CM Punk who hits a sit-out suplex for a two count. Truth tags in Miz but Punk takes him down before tagging Triple H back in. Punk and Triple H hit a double suplex on Miz and Triple H then hits a chopblock before locking on a figure four. CM Punk helps out Triple H  as they play heel much to the crowds enjoyment.

Triple H tags in CM Punk who applies an armbar and hangs on to Triple H for extra leverage behind the referees back. R-Truth takes a cheap shot at Punk allowing Miz to take the advantage. Miz tags in Truth who hits a right hand and then locks on a sleeper. Punk gets out of the sleeper with a side suplex and then tags in Triple H who hits Truth with a big knee and then pulls Miz into the ring. Triple H hits Truth with a spinebuster and then clotheslines both men out of the ring. Triple H rolls Truth back into the ring but the numbers get too much, Truth hits a baseball slide and then Miz lays in the stomps. Truth hits some right hands on the outside and then rolls Triple H back into the ring. Truth tags Miz who lays in more boots. Plenty of double teaming form Miz and Truth now as they keep the advantage. Truth applies a front facelock but Triple H gets out of it only to be hit with a corkscrew elbow from Truth for a two count. Truth tags in Miz who hits some knees.

The Miz applies a chinlock but Triple H battles out of it just for Miz to hit a neckbreaker/backbreaker combo for a two count. Miz tags in Truth and they hit double boots on Triple H. Truth applies a headscissors but Triple H gets up to his feet and hits an electric chair drop. R-Truth tags in The Miz but Triple H drops him with a clothesline. Miz tags Truth back in but Triple H drops him with a DDT. Triple H tags in CM Punk who hits clotheslines and dropkicks to both Miz and Truth. Punk hits Miz with a neckbreaker and Truth with a running knee and bulldog, also hitting Miz with a clothesline. Punk powerslams Miz and then heads to the top but Truth gets involved so Triple H throws him over the barricade. Punk hits a flying elbow drop on Miz and then motions for go to sleep but on the outside Kevin Nash attacks Triple H! CM Punk looks for go to sleep on The Miz but R-Truth gets involved and Miz and Truth hits a combination skull-crushing finale/lie detector which they call the Little Jimmy Finale and that’s enough for the three!

The Awesome Truth win the match tonight! After the match Kevin Nash continues to lay into Triple H in the ring, hitting right hands, a clothesline and then a Jackknife! Nash leaves but the damage has been done! A good tag team match though.

Rating: 7.25/10

John Laurinaitis is backstage on the phone when Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez show up. Alberto isn’t happy about being in a Last Man Standing match tonight but John says he had never been ion a Hell In A Cell match before when he won the WWE Championship.

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Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes

This is a first singles match on PPV between these two men. Cody Rhodes’ Intercontinental Championship is not on the line. Randy Orton is 1-2 at Vengeance events, Cody makes his Vengeance debut tonight. A non-title match suggests a win for Orton tonight. But would that be too predictable? Cody Rhodes is joined by two baggers, one of which is future WWE employee Oney Lorcan. Orton hits a couple of right hands and a clothesline in the early going. Cody looks for a bulldog but Orton counters and clotheslines him out of the ring. Back in the ring and Randy hits another clothesline. Rhodes escapes the ring and takes a cheap shot before hitting a face-first suplex. Cody hits a knee drop off the second rope to the back of the neck and then right hands and knees. Rhodes hits a clothesline for a two count and then applies a chinlock. Orton hits a side suplex but Cody hits a dropkick for a two count.

Cody lays in the boots and then locks on a Boston crab. Orton boots his way out of it and then rolls Cody up for a two count. The two men slug it out and Cody ends up hitting an Alabama slam for a near fall. nice homage to Hardcore Holly, Cody’s first tag team partner in WWE. Rhodes attempts a moonsault but Orton gets out of the way. Orton starts to fire up with clotheslines and a powerslam. Cody hits another cheap shot and heads to the top but Orton hits him with a dropkick on the way down. Cody hits the disaster kick for a two count. Orton back drops Rhodes on to the apron and looks for the hangmans DDT but Rhodes counters just for Orton to hit him with a neckbreaker instead. Randy hits a gutwrench neckbreaker for a two count and then pops Cody on the top rope but Cody fights him off with headbutts and hits a standing moonsault for a two count. Rhodes goes up to the middle rope but Orton gets out of the way of the incoming kneedrop.

This is Ortons 40th PPV in a row which is a record. Orton hits an uppercut but one if the baggers gets up on the apron. Orton hammers him off the apron but then turns around into cross-Rhodes! Cody hooks the leg but Orton kicks out at 2. Rhodes then mimics Randy Orton, motioning for the RKO but Randy hits him with a dropkick. Orton then hits the hangmans DDT and motions for the RKO himself but Rhodes motions to the other bagger (Lorcan) who gets up on the apron. Orton sidesteps Cody, sending him into the bagger and then hits the Intercontinental Champion with the RKO which is enough for the three! Randy Orton wins the match tonight! Solid enough match between these two tonight.

Rating: 6.5/10

There’s a video package next showing the history between Mark Henry and The Big Show.

Mark Henry (c) vs. The Big Show – World Heavyweight Championship match

This is a second pay per view match between these two men, Mark Henry beat Big Show at Money In The Bank three months ago. Big Show is 0-3 at Vengeance events, Mark Henry makes his Vengeance debut tonight. Big Show lays into Mark Henry in the early going, hammering him out of the ring which frustrates the World Heavyweight Champion. Big Show then pulls Henry back into the ring before hitting him with a headbutt and a superkick. Henry retreats to the outside again and asks for his championship belt. Henry looks to leave but Big Show rolls him back into the ring. Henry then hits a chopblock and a massive powerslam. Henry hits an elbow drop and then rams Big Shows knee into the canvas. Mark hits another couple of elbow drops and then applies a leglock. Big Show fights his way out of it and then looks to hit a powerslam but his leg gives out and Henry lands on top of him.

Mark Henry applies an ankle lock but Big Show fights out of it again. Both men are dripping in sweat and they run at each other and knock one another down with clotheslines. The two men then slug it out n their knees and Big Show hits headbutts and then a couple of clotheslines. Big show hits a splash in the corner and a shoulder charge before motioning for a chokeslam. Instead he powerslams Henry and then motions for another chokeslam which he hits! Big Show hooks the leg but Henry kicks out at 2! Big Show looks for a big right hand but Henry gets a kick in and then the world’s strongest slam! Henry hooks the leg but Big Show kicks out at 2! Henry heads to the top rope but Big Show grabs him by the throat and hits a top rope chokeslam! He hooks the leg but Henry kicks out again! Big Show then heads to the top rope but Henry goes up with him for a superplex and hits it! The ring collapses! Both men stay down and a doctor comes out to check on both men.

The referee and doctor call for a stretcher and more doctors come out with one. Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis head out from the back looking concerned. Big Show is taken away on a driven stretcher whilst Mark Henry is carried to the back.

Rating: 5.75/10

John Laurinaitis says that regardless of the injuries suffered tonight and the ring being broken, there will still be a WWE Championship match tonight.

There’s a video package for the main event next.

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Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena – Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship

This is the second pay per view match between these two men. Cena won the first at Night Of Champions a couple of months ago. John Cena is 3-1 at Vengeance PPV’s, Alberto Del Rio makes his debut at the event. The ring is still in a collapsed state for this match which should make it interesting. Ricardo Rodriguez is present with a black eye courtesy of The Big Show. Del Rio throws Rodriguez at Cena which distracts the challenger long enough for Del Rio to take an early advantage. Alberto hits a suplex and then a running boot before knocking Cena out of the ring. The WWE Champion then throws challenger into the ring post as the referee makes his count. Cena rolls into the ring and Del Rio follows, continuing to keep John grounded. Cena fires back with a back body drop and then a powerslam and elbow drops. Cena hits lefts and rights but Alberto drops him with a kick. Del Rio hits three side suplexes and the referee counts again. Cena beats the count and knocks Del Rio down with a clothesline. Cena looks for the attitude adjustment but Del Rio counters and hits a backstabber.

Alberto Del Rio hits a couple of suplexes and then tries for a third but Cena reverses it. Cena builds momentum with a couple of shoulder blocks and a side suplex before hitting a modified five knuckle shuffle. Cena sets up for the attitude adjustment but Del Rio counters with a German suplex. Cena hits a suplex but Del Rio hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio then places Cena under a ringpost and the referee counts again but Cena is up at 8. Del Rio then runs at Cena who sees him coming and hits an attitude adjustment! Del Rio beats the count but Cena tries for a second attitude adjustment but Ricardo Rodriguez gets in the ring and breaks it up! Del Rio then locks on a chinlock/choke before breaking it up and allowing the referee to count. Cena beats the count again, getting to his feet and then throwing Del Rio out of the ring and into the barricade! Del Rio is up at 7 but Cena smashes him into the barricade again. Del Rio then reverses an Irish whip and sends Cena into the ring steps. Cena crotches Ricardo Rodriguez on the ringpost which allows Del Rio to take the advantage again.

Cena drop toe holds Del Rio into the ringpost and then out of the ring. Cena picks up the ring steps but Del Rio cuts him off before he can use them. Del Rio picks up the bigger set of steps and smashes them off the head of Cena. Cena beats the count and the two men fight to the back. Cena throws Del Rio into a catering table and then tips over a huge flight case but Alberto just gets out of the way. Del Rio then slams Cena on the flight case before dropping part of the interview set on him. Cena gets up at 8 and the two men battle back to the entrance ramp where Ricardo Rodriguez gets involved and Alberto Del Rio throws Cena through the huge “V” for Vengeance that makes up the set. Del Rio then sets up a table and lays Cena on it before climbs the set. Cena gets up though and pulls Del Rio down from the set and through the table that he’d just set up! Del Rio just beats the count and Cena battles him through the crowd and back to the ringside area. Cena throws Del Rio into the barricade and then hits Ricardo Rodriguez with a clothesline for good measure.

Del Rio tries to take advantage of the distraction but Cena moves and Alberto hits a shining wizard on the ringpost. Cena sets up the ringsteps next to the Spanish announce desk and then sets Del Rio up for an attitude adjustment, hitting it and sending the WWE Champion through the announce desk! The Miz and R-Truth then appear and lay into Cena! Miz hits a skull-crushing finale on Cena and R-Truth hits the lie detector! The referee has been distracted by The Awesome Truth so hasn’t been counting Cena. Truth and Miz leave so the referee counts both men! Del Rio gets up to his feet and so does Cena! Del Rio then nails Cena with the WWE Championship belt. Del Rio falls out of the ring but gets to his feet before the count of 10. Cena doesn’t! Alberto Del Rio wins the match and retains the WWE Championship!

Rating: 7.5/10

And that was Vengeance 2011. It follows a few good PPV’s and again there was nothing terrible on this show. It started well with the Tag Team Championship match. All four men are very talented and once again they put on a great performance. Two really talented teams but it’s Air Boom who are getting the big push at the moment. Dolph then had to go right into a United States Championship match which is some effort because he did not hide in the tag team match. Dolph would beat Zack Ryder to retain the United States Championship but I do think he should drop the title if he’s going to be a fixture in the tag team division. Beth Phoenix then beat Eve Torres to retain the WWE Divas Championship. This was good, I think these might be the two most talented girls in the division. Eve has shown some real improvement recently. But I’m happy with Beth as champion so I hope she has a long reign.

Sheamus and Christian were up next and this match didn’t seem as important as their last match. I think it was because of the match placement. They opened the show last time so it felt like there was a lot more emphasis on them. Sheamus won this match again so I’m guessing that this is the end of the feud. I don’t think another match is necessary. But this match was decent enough. Then came the tag team match and I did wonder whether this one would close the show. The Miz and R-Truth won the match which was slightly surprising but it was because of the Kevin Nash interference. Kevin Nash hangs around like a bad smell. He’s been about for three months and he’s yet to have a match. Maybe he will finally have a match with Triple H at Survivor Series next month? and where does this leave CM Punk? More questions than answers following this match.

Randy Orton then beat Cody Rhodes in a decent match. Again, this match didn’t have a lot of heat and I found it a little difficult to get into but it was a good match by two talented wrestlers. I’d rather have seen the Intercontinental Championship on the line. It’s a big win for Randy Orton though, albeit a predictable one. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see this feud continue and boil over into a traditional Survivor Series match next month. The Mark Henry and Big Show match then caused absolute chaos when the ring imploded. This was cool, although we have seen it before, it was a good way to keep the heat and continue the feud. I can only see this leading to a gimmick match at Survivor Series.

I loved that the ring was still broken for the main event. This was pretty clever. It made the main event feel really unique. It was Alberto Del Rio that own the match after help from R-Truth and The Miz. I’m not sure where this leads. Cena and Punk against Truth and Miz? It’s a big push for Truth and Miz though. they’re getting a lot of air time and appearing all over the show. Del Rio wins but who will step up as his next opponent? With the brand split practically over I guess it could be someone like Randy Orton? We’ll find out soon but this was a good main event.

Overall Rating: 62.81/100 (ranked joint 63rd out of 271)

Match Of The Night: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena
Worst Match Of The Night: Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder
Surprise Of The Night: Kevin Nash returns to cost Triple H the match
Worst Booking Of The Night: Kevin Nash returning again
Superstar Of The Night: Dolph Ziggler for pulling double duty
Vengeance 2011 Will Be Remembered For: Mark Henry and The Big Show imploding the ring

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