PPV Fusion: Vengeance 2011
The 2011 WWE Vengeance Pay-Per-View starts with Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger (accompanied and introduced by Vickie Guerrero) taking on Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a match which sees Bourne get the victory and retain the titles for his team, when Bourne follows up Kingston’s Trouble In Paradise on Ziggler with a shooting star press for the 3-count.
Immediately afterwards, it is time for Dolph Ziggler to defend his United States Championship in a match against “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder. The match ends with Ziggler getting the victory and retaining his title, thanks to taking advantage of the distraction provided by Swagger, and hitting Ryder with a superkick for the 3-count.
Going backstage, CM Punk is talking with Ted DiBiase (Jr.) when he is approached by Triple H. Triple H wants to clear the air about his “immigration problem” on Monday Night Raw (click here for our Raw report), but Punk says that it isn’t necessary as he knows that somebody else is pulling the strings. Punk says that The Miz and R-Truth have said that it was an unsafe working environment when Triple H was running Raw, but he’d like to prove to them that now is an unsafe working environment.
After a video recapping an incident backstage earlier in the night involving Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya when Kelly was being interviewed for WWE.com, Beth Phoenix is pitted against Eve Torres (the latter sporting a new theme) in a match with Natalya and Kelly Kelly banned from ringside, and which sees Beth get the victory to retain the title, when she avoids Eve’s moonsault attempt and hits her with the Glam Slam for the 3-count.
Backstage again, Matt Striker interviews The Big Show about whether he is prepared for his match against Mark Henry later on. Show replies that he should ask that to Henry, as Henry thought that he’d took everything away from Show and cut his career short.
The Big Show says that Mark Henry found out the hard way that bigger isn’t better, better is better, and says that it took fifteen years to win his first world title, three seconds to end fifteen years of bitterness and failure, but just give Show the same three seconds to take away the World Heavyweight Championship and Mark Henry’s “Hall Of Pain” will tumble like a house of cards.
He says that Henry will experience what he experienced himself over the past few months; a man who takes everything away that he has worked for in his whole life and has strived for as a man, and he says that Vengeance will be his, as will the World Heavyweight Championship.
After a video promoting the upcoming release of the “WWE’s Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart” DVD/Blu-Ray, Christian goes against Sheamus in a match which sees Sheamus get the victory, when he hits Christian with a Brogue Kick for the 3-count.
After an interaction between The Awesome Truth (R-Truth and The Miz) and John Laurinaitis in which he tells them they suck up well, and a video recapping the events of the past few months, and particularly the past few weeks involving Triple H, CM Punk, The Miz, and R-Truth, The Miz and R-Truth take on Triple H and CM Punk in a match which sees The Miz get the victory for his team, when he and R-Truth hit their double team move (which is a combination of both of their finishers) “Little Jimmy’s Finale” on CM Punk for the 3-count, thanks to Triple H being attacked at ringside by Kevin Nash.
Afterwards, Nash continues his attack on Triple H, before finishing it by hitting Triple H with a jackknife powerbomb, before leaving again through the crowd.
After Alberto Del Rio complains to John Laurinaitis about his match against John Cena later on, and Laurinaitis points out that he won a Hell In A Cell match that he had never been in before either, and a video recapping the events over the past month between Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton is pitted against Cody Rhodes in a match which sees Orton get the victory, when he hits Rhodes with an RKO for the 3-count.
After a video hyping Survivor Series and that it will be The Rock’s return to in-ring action, and a video recapping the events involving Mark Henry and The Big Show that led to this upcoming match, The Big Show goes against Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship, in a match which ends in an apparent no-contest, due to a superplex causing the ring to implode in a repeat of the Brock Lesnar/The Big Show superplex from 2003.
Afterwards, trainers and medical personnel as well as Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis make their way down and end up taking away The Big Show on the back of a cart. Those remaining try to help Mark Henry leave, but he is adamant about leaving under his own power, despite the many times he keeps falling down. Laurinaitis says that despite the state of the ring or the possible injuries to Henry and Show, the WWE Championship match will still be going ahead.
After a video recapping the events involving John Cena and Alberto Del Rio that lead to this upcoming match, John Cena takes on Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship in a Last Man Standing match which sees R-Truth and The Miz interfere, attracting the referees attention so that he isn’t counting Del Rio down who had just been put through a table.
The Miz and R-Truth attack Cena, allowing Del Rio the time that he needs to recover, but after R-Truth and The Miz have left, Cena still manages to answer the ten count. Alberto Del Rio gets the victory and retains the title, when he hits Cena in the face with the WWE Championship and Cena fails to get up in time to answer the ten count.
Alberto Del Rio celebrates near the entrance-way, as Vengeance goes off the air.