WWE Vengance 10/23

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Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio (C) vs. John Cena

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Alberto Del Rio will defend his WWE Championship at Vengeance against John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match – a stipulation hand-picked by Cena! The match was one of the first major announcements made by Raw SuperShow's new Interim General Manager, John Laurinaitis.

Because he and Jim Ross defeated Del Rio & Michael Cole on Raw SuperShow in Mexico City, Cena was given the opportunity to choose the match’s stipulation. With no count-outs and no disqualifications, the competitor who doesn’t answer the WWE official’s 10-count loses in a Last Man Standing Match.

Cena has been ready for his rematch since he lost the WWE Title at WWE Hell in a Cell in a Triple Threat Match against Del Rio and Punk, when The Mexican Aristocrat locked Cena out of the cell and used a steel pipe to defeat The Straight Edge Superstar. However, Laurinaitis has declared that this is Cena’s last chance at the WWE Championship. If he doesn’t defeat Del Rio on Sunday, he doesn’t get another title match against him. Cena stated that he only needs one chance at Del Rio – a Superstar who has yet to beat him in his life.

Now that Del Rio has won his second WWE Title, the Mexican Superstar isn’t ready to give up his destiny just yet. After defeating both Cena and Punk at WWE Hell in a Cell, Del Rio is determined to hold onto the most coveted prize in WWE, no matter the cost and regardless of the stipulation.

Will Cena capture the WWE Championship for a record 11 times at Vengeance? Or will Del Rio finally defeat Cena, one-on-one in a Last Man Standing Match, to continue his title reign? Watch Vengeance Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT, live on pay-per-view.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mark Henry (C) vs. Big Show

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The World’s Strongest Man versus The World’s Largest Athlete for the World Heavyweight Championship. Do we have your attention now?

After Mark Henry rendered Big Show unable to compete for four months by crushing his leg in a steel chair, the 7-foot, 485-pound goliath returned on SmackDown and demanded a match with the now-World Heavyweight Champion. When Henry denied Big Show’s demand, The World’s Largest Athlete charged to the ring like a furious beast and brutalized Henry with punishingly painful punches. Even a sea of WWE security personnel could not stop the onslaught.

After powering his way through bodies in the ring, Show viciously speared Henry, and then brutalized all of security personnel. When the World Heavyweight Champion tried to walk away with his title, The World’s Largest Athlete chased him down. At first, it looked as if Henry was going to win the battle of the behemoths when he smashed Show into the ringside barrier, but The World’s Largest Athlete battled back and chokeslammed the 400-plus-pound World’s Strongest Champion through the announce table.

With Henry incapacitated, Big Show was prepared to inflict the exact same injury that Henry used to put him out of commission. With the champion’s massive leg trapped in a steel chair, Show was ready to crush him from the steel ring steps. However, Henry was spared when GM Teddy Long emerged to stop the raging giant by agreeing to give him what he wanted: a World Championship Match – as long as he did not injure Henry. Show agreed to Long’s offer and now, the titans will clash on pay-per-view.

At Vengeance, two massive men weighing nearly half a ton will collide with the World Heavyweight Championship hanging in the balance – and only one will walk away with it.

Triple H & CM Punk vs. Awesome Truth

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The Miz and R-Truth are once again legally contracted WWE Superstars and will face off against WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H – the man who fired them – and his partner CM Punk – the man who insulted The Game and his entire family.

We’ve always said anything can happen in WWE and this match proves it!

Ironically, The Second City Savior leaving with the WWE Championship at SummerSlam in July started a domino effect of anarchy that ultimately led to the WWE Board of Directors relieving Mr. McMahon of his day-to-day duties as WWE Chairman and appointing Triple H as Chief Operating Officer of WWE.

Punk was no easier for The Game to manage than he was for Mr. McMahon to manage. The war of words between CM Punk and Triple H escalated exponentially on a weekly basis. Their mutual animosity came to a head at Night of Champions when the COO traded in his suit and tie for his tights and boots to try and silence the self-proclaimed “Voice of The Voiceless” at Night of Champions.

Because of interference from Kevin Nash, The Miz and R-Truth, neither The Cerebral Assassin nor Punk truly achieved satisfaction; their rivalry remained unresolved. The situation became even more tumultuous on Raw the following evening when the COO fired The Miz and R-Truth. Even unemployed, The Awesome Truth continued to make life miserable for Triple H when they crashed the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, assaulted two referees, cameramen and Superstars, ending their assault only when confronted by police officers who restrained them and removed them from the cell. However, while being walked out of the arena with their hands bound behind them, COO Triple H could no longer keep his composure and attacked a defenseless conspiracy theorists.

Miz and Truth responded with a lawsuit and the majority of WWE Superstars, Divas, referees and announcers responded with a vote of no confidence in COO of WWE Triple H and fearing for their safety, walked off Monday Night Raw SuperShow, vowing to extend the walkout to SmackDown and all WWE events if The Game did not relinquish his day-to-day duties as COO.

As defiant as an executive as he is as a Superstar, Triple H vowed not to step down and the result was the WWE Board of Directors again interjecting itself, this time relieving Triple H of his governance over Raw and appointing Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis as interim Raw General Manager.

Laurinaitis wasted no time in rehiring The Miz and R-Truth, who ended their first night back on Raw SuperShow once again attacking CM Punk until none other than The King of Kings charged the ring and went after The Awesome Truth with a Vengeance.

Appropriately, at the pay-per-view event bearing that very name, unlikely allies Triple H and CM Punk will fight side by side against the Miz and Truth in one of the most unexpected yet anticipated tag team matches in WWE history. Can The Straight Edge Superstar and Cerebral Assassin co-exist and prevail or will Miz and Truth continue to make chaos the norm in WWE?

United States Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (C) vs. Zack Ryder

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As faithful viewers of his YouTube show are well aware, Zack Ryder is the first and only bearer of the Internet Championship – a title that has yet to be sanctioned by WWE. However, Long Island Iced-Z will have the opportunity to become an official titleholder when he challenges Dolph Ziggler for the United States Championship this Sunday at Vengeance.

On the same night he will stand alongside Jack Swagger to challenge Air Boom for the WWE Tag Team Championships, Ziggler must defend his star-spangled prize against Ryder – a Superstar that has been on a roll as of late. In fact, Ryder’s most impressive victories have come at the expense of the United States Champion himself, most recently on Friday Night SmackDown and most memorably on the Sept. 19 edition of Raw SuperShow. There, with Real Steel star Hugh Jackman serving as an equalizer against the scheming Vickie Guerrero, Ryder scored an incredible title-free victory over the blond blowhard. (WATCH | PHOTOS)

By attaining the U.S. Championship at Vengeance, Ryder would secure himself a place among the squared circle’s most elite competitors. The title has been held by such iconic ring warriors as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Booker T, Dusty Rhodes, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Bret “Hit Man” Hart.

Despite Ryder’s incredible momentum over the past several weeks, one would be unwise to underestimate Ziggler, who has clung to his coveted U.S. Title since he felled Kofi Kingston with his dreaded sleeper hold at WWE Capitol Punishment back in June. A similar fate could very well befall Ryder – especially if Vickie is at ringside.

With his legions of Broskis cheering him on, will Ryder take care, spike his hair and become U.S. Champion in San Antonio? Or will Ziggler manage to overcome the pressure and physical challenge of competing in two title matches in a single night? To find out, tune in to Vengeance this Sunday, only on pay-per-view.

Non-Title Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton

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A long standing rivalry born in a “Legacy” of hate is now all about Vengeance. At this Sunday’s explosive pay-per-view, Randy Orton will lock horns with Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.

Many things have changed for Rhodes since he stood side-by-side with The Viper as part of The Legacy. The accidental facial injury Rhodes sustained at the hands of Rey Mysterio in January transformed him into a resentful force of brutal aggression. His dark path eventually catapulted the tortured grappler all the way to the Intercontinental Championship. Considering his vow that he will “return the title to its former glory,” a triumph over the Nine-time World Champion and former cohort would be a huge step in the right direction.

Despite Rhodes’ success, however, victory is far from being “in the bag." Time and time again, Randy Orton has proven himself as dangerous as he is accomplished, largely because of the volatile combination of his incredible skill set and innate ability to use his anger issues to his advantage. Together, these two attributes spelled agony for Rhodes on the Sept. 23 edition of SmackDown. After The Viper smashed him with the timekeeper’s bell – an injury that left nine-staples in his Rhodes’ head – Orton treated him to an RKO onto the announce table. (WATCH)

Although the Intercontinental Champion suffered one of the worst assaults of his career, he refused to be overshadowed by the serpentine Superstar. In addition to costing Orton the World Heavyweight Championship on the Oct. 14 edition of SmackDown (WATCH), Rhodes’ greatest blow may have been to The Viper’s ego four days earlier. Following an attack on WWE’s Apex Predator during his match against Mark Henry on the Raw Supershow, Rhodes placed one of his paper bags on his head in the ultimate act of humiliation. (WATCH)

Find out who will get his payback at Vengeance, this Sunday at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view.

Sheamus vs. Christian

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Revenge is said to be a dish best served cold. But, the fierce rivalry between bitter foes Sheamus and Christian has traveled so far beyond the boiling point that, at Vengeance, their combined thirst for payback is red hot.

At WWE Hell in a Cell, Sheamus emerged victorious over Christian with a booming Brogue Kick (PHOTOS). However, rather than settle the score between them, the match only added fuel to an already blazing fire.

In the weeks that followed, the volatile insurgency between the two Superstars only increased. Sheamus, for his part, handed his resentful adversary three frustrating tag team defeats. In the 12-Man Tag Team Match on the Oct. 3 edition of Raw Supershow, The Great White joined Team Cena to triumph over Christian and the rest of Team Del Rio. (WATCH) Then, alongside Randy Orton on SmackDown four days later, the Irish Superstar reigned supreme over Christian & Cody Rhodes. (WATCH) The Celtic Warrior then teamed with Zack Ryder just two days before Vengeance, collecting yet another victory over Christian and his partner, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler. (WATCH)

Despite the success of the first Irish-born WWE Champion in the win-loss column, the always-dangerous Christian managed to be a painful thorn in Sheamus’ side. On the Oct. 14 edition of SmackDown – after being eliminated for the largest Battle Royal in WWE history for a chance at the World Heavyweight Title – the cunning Superstar reentered the ring and eliminated The Celtic Warrior (PHOTOS). On the same night, he cost his enemy an important match against WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio. And by blindsiding the Irishman with the spear on the final SmackDown before their pay-per-view showdown, Christian has made it clear that he heads to Vengeance hungrier-than-ever to bring further misery to Sheamus.

Every time Sheamus and Christian enter the ring together, the result is absolute mayhem. Can Christian get revenge against The Celtic Warrior at Vengeance? Or will Sheamus continue his successful run against the former World Heavyweight Champion? Find out Oct. 23 at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Air Boom (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger

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With Vickie Guerrero cheering them on from ringside, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger will challenge the exciting tandem of Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne – collectively known as Air Boom – for their WWE Tag Team Championships at Vengeance.

Using a little professional persuasion, Vickie convinced Raw’s Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis to grant her clients a WWE Tag Team Title opportunity against Air Boom this Sunday in San Antonio. There, The Queen of Cougardom aims to cement herself as one of the premier managers in the history of the squared circle by leading Ziggler and The All-American American to both U.S. and WWE Tag Team Championship glory.

Although Air Boom’s cohesion and aerial offense earned them a decisive title defense against Ziggler & Swagger at WWE Hell in a Cell, the calculating pair has nevertheless continued to tenaciously pursue the WWE Tag Team Championships. Just days after that failed attempt to topple the high-flyers, Swagger & Ziggler picked up a title-free triumph over Air Boom on SmackDown, proving to the WWE Universe that they are more than capable of grounding the reigning titleholders at Vengeance. (WATCH)

Also at Vengeance, Ziggler will be forced to defend his United States Championship against Long Island Iced-Z, Zack Ryder. Thanks to a decision by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, the arrogant Superstar must overcome the physical and psychological strain of competing in two title matches in a single night.

Will Ziggler & Swagger emerge victorious under the vigilant gaze of WWE’s resident cougar? Or will Air Boom deflate their challengers’ massive egos? To find out, tune in to Vengeance, this Sunday, only on pay-per-view.

Divas Championship Match: Beth Phoenix (C) vs. Eve

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Eve has been at Kelly Kelly’s side for months, helping the blonde bombshell fend off Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya. However, after weeks of watching fellow Divas suffer excruciating pain due to the pin-up strong Divas’ unique submission maneuver, Eve will have her chance to lock up with The Glamazon at Vengeance.

Recently named No. 1 contender to the Divas Title, Eve is focused on netting the “Butterfly” for the third time, as well as defending the honor of her fellow Divas. While Kelly Kelly’s new attitude has shown off a more aggressive side to the blonde bombshell, she was unable to recapture the Divas Title. This opened up an opportunity for Eve, and she immediately sent a message to The Glamazon with a convincing victory over Natalya on WWE Raw SuperShow.

Utilizing a unique submission maneuver, Beth and Natalya have been seemingly taking pleasure in hearing the agonizing screams of their opponents including Alicia Fox and Kelly Kelly. But The Glamazon will certainly have her work cut out for her inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio when she squares off with Eve. A student of Gracie jiu-jitsu, Eve is an agile competitor inside the ring and has a wide array of abilities to keep the Divas Champion against the ropes. While The Glamazon is known for her strength and sheer power, Eve’s skills and style may indeed be the perfect counter.

While the Divas Champion will have Natalya lurking at ringside, Eve will most certainly be accompanied by the enraged Kelly Kelly. This contest could prove to be one of the most competitive of the pay-per-view event, or it will simply deteriorate into an all-out brawl? Can Eve end the reign of The Glamazon and net the butterfly emblazoned title for the third time? Tune in to Vengeance this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT, live on pay-per-view.

Kind of surprised that there's 8 matches at this PPV, I wish the match between Cody & Randy was for the IC title. Sure it's more of a grudge match, but you need to defend the IC title if you're trying to bring it back up to it's old prestige level
 

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Dolph is in 2 matches?
He is supposed to be getting a huge push in 2012.

I would guess the reason it isn't an IC match is Cody will win tonight
 

Jimmy's Dignity

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Yeah, that's kind of what I'm thinking. I hope that Ziggler gets a win in both matches, he really should be getting that next-level push. He can make almost anyone look damned good
 

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Coming to you live but close to a wwe worker so I can't pop on here too much. Another thing to point out if they did what they did during Houston WM. When they're showing the live from outside the arena, it is dark but its really daytime. Right now dark match Wade Barrett vs Daniel Bryant
 

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Any links to a stream would be greatly appreciated. PM please.
 

UCJOE

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Just change is fucking name. All I ask. Could enjoy him in matches if it wasn't for that shitty fucking name.
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Who

Ziggler? I agree with a name change
 

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Just can't deal with the Boogie Nights knock off name.

And swagger needs to drop the dumb jock act and grab a new one.

Matches seem pretty tepid this evening.

I enjoyed Kingston/Borne acting 'heelish'.

Awesome. Girl match. Time for a sandwich, get a drink, take a dump, do a little housework.
 

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Im a fan of Ryder. Heard the loss kinda still pit him over a bit.
 

Jimmy's Dignity

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I just found a feed, I guess they're about to do the Punk & HHH vs. Awesome Truth?
 

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Hopefully they go into Survivor Series set-up with this match
They have 4 weeks to explain Rock & Cena teaming with HHH & Punk
 

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I just found a feed, I guess they're about to do the Punk & HHH vs. Awesome Truth?
Yup. I've been using the same site for the past year or so. Clear picture, no ads. Yay.

This is one snore of a ppv though. My god. Have the audio in the background only.
 

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HHH just did a crotch shot, is this going to lead to a new DX spin?
 

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Someone behind me Booed at RKO and yelling Cardinals Suck. Wade won the dark match and yeah the crowd is lackluster. They had to move people to side opposite camera to fill in seats
 

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It's a snore. It's like I'm watching an episode of Raw.

This Show/Henry match is going to riveting. I'm sure it will be fast paced. Will be like taking an Ambien.

The broken ring thing again? Cmon Vince.
 

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What is this, No Holds Barred?
 

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I only am barely paying attention to it...who's won what? Only thing I saw was
Nash's run-in
 

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Miz/Truth won.

No Contest with Henry/Show.

As Booker blurts out "Ring collapse has never happened before." with King following up with "I think I saw it one time in a 50 man battle royal."

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Yeah, those are the two that I saw.

What about the Ziggler/Ryder match or the tag title match?