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COMPLETE WWE VENGEANCE PPV COVERAGE: CENA VS. DEL RIO, THE WWE RING ENTERS THE HALL OF PAIN, HHH TEAMS WITH PUNK, NASH RETURNS AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2011-10-23 22:59:00
John Laurinaitis was talking to David Otunga when Miz and R-Truth showed up and praised his work as the interim GM on Raw. Truth said that they’ve heard rumors but asked why they were reinstated. Ace said they suck up well. He left and it turned into them ripping on HHH, Punk and Texas.

HHH and CM Punk vs. Miz and R-Truth

Punk and HHH had separate entrances. HHH came out last, of course. Punk worked over Miz early. He tagged HHH and Miz tagged out to Truth. HHH shoved Miz off the apron. He and Truth locked up. HHH rebounded off the ropes and shoulderblocked Truth down.

HHH got the better of Truth and tagged in Punk. Punk scored a near fall. Miz tagged in but Punk sent him into HHH’s boot. HHH and Punk nailed a double suplex and HHH covered Miz for a two count. HHH nailed a chop block on Miz and locked in a figure four leglock. Punk grabbed HHH’s hands to add to the momentum. They did it a second time as the referee argued with Truth, who tried to hit the ring to make the save. Isn’t the entire point of that spot to build heat on the heels?

Punk tagged in and drilled Miz, scoring a two count. Punk locked in an armbar while sitting on Miz’s back. Now HHH was helping Punk by grabbing his arm. Miz took over on Punk, stomping him and tagged Truth back in.

Truth locked in a side chinlock as the crowd chanted for Punk. Punk fought his way to his feet and nailed a belly to back suplex to break the move. Punk looked to make a tag and connected it. HHH hit the high knee on Truth and tossed Miz into the ring. He nailed a spinebuster on Truth then drove Miz’s face into his knee.

Truth and Miz were on the outside. HHH tossed Truth back in but Miz nailed HHH on the floor. Truth followed up and worked over HHH on the floor. Back in the ring, they worked on picking apart HHH in their corner, taking turns. Truth choked HHH on the apron as Miz argued with the referee. Truth covered HHH, who kicked up at two. He cinched in a front facelock. They continued working on HHH in their corner.

For such a grudge tag match, this isn’t anywhere near as heated a match as you’d have expected going in.

HHH tried to battle his way out but Miz caught him with a knee into a neckbreaker for a two count. He tagged Truth in. Truth covered HHH for a two count. He cinched in a chinlock. HHH climbed to his feet and fell backwards. Truth took a hellacious backwards bump. HHH went to the wrong corner. Miz tagged in but was drilled with a big clothesline. Miz tagged Truth but HHH caught him with a DDT.

HHH made his way to his corner and Punk got the hot tag. Punk cleaned house with clotheslines and neckbreakers. He nailed the running knee in the corner and bulldogged him as he clotheslined Miz at the same time. Punk went to the top rope. Truth tried to get involved but Punk nailed him. HHH grabbed Truth and tossed him into the timekeeper’s area.

Punk nailed a flying elbowdrop on Miz and set up for the GTS. Kevin Nash hopped the railing and attacked HHH on the floor. Punk went for the GTS but Truth nailed Punk. Miz and Truth destroyed Punk and pinned him.

Your winners, Miz and R-Truth.

Nash began beating the hell out of HHH, sending him into the ring stairs. He brought HHH into the ring and drilled him with knees in the corner. Nash nailed the Jackknife powerbomb in the center of the ring on HHH and walked off back into the crowd.

Backstage, John Laurinaitis said he would get to the bottom of things. Alberto Del Rio showed up and complained about being booked into a Last Man Standing matches. Ace told him that he had never been in a Hell in A Cell match but still found a way to win. He said he gives opportunities and it’s up to Del Rio to make the most of them. Ace said it’s his job to relate to talent and the WWE Universe to make the best show possible.

WWE Intercontinental champ Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton

They went back and forth. Orton went to grab Rhodes through the ropes and got nailed. Rhodes picked up Orton for a suplex and slammed him down forward. He drilled Orton in the neck. Cody worked over Orton in the corner then drilled him with a knee to the mid-section. Rhodes drilled him with a clothesline out of the corner for a two count.

Rhodes locked in a side chinlock but Orton fought his way to his feet. Rhodes launched himself into the air for stomps, using the ropes. Rhodes continued working on Orton’s back, locking in a Boston Crab. Orton finally sent him into the corner. Rhodes missed a charge and was rolled up for a two count. Rhodes cut him off and nailed the Sidewalk Slam for a two count. So far, they are telling a good story in the ring.

Rhodes went to the top but missed a moonsault. Orton nailed a clothesline and a powerslam. Cody nailed him and went for a move off the top but Orton dropkicked him in the mid-air. Rhodes cut him off and covered Orton for a two count.

Orton kicked Rhodes onto the apron and went for the hanging DDT. Rhodes escaped but was caught in the sideways backbreaker for a two count. Orton covered him for a two count. Orton placed Rhodes on the top turnbuckle and drilled him with a right hand. Rhodes headbutt Orton down and moonsaulted him for a two count.

Rhodes went to the top but missed a move off the ropes. Orton starting cleaning house on Rhodes. One of the baggers got on the apron but Orton nailed him. Rhodes drilled him with a Crossroads from behind for a two count. Rhodes mocked Orton, pounding on the mat. Orton went for the RKO but was nailed with a dropkick by Orton. Rhodes landed outside on the apron, where he was nailed with the hanging DDT.

Orton psyched himself up for the RKO but another bagger tried to interfere. Orton nailed him, then snapped Cody with the RKO for the win.

Your winner, Randy Orton!

Good back and forth match but the entire point of this should be to build Rhodes and they failed at that given the finish.

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