As always, here are some bonus questions for our readers:
Which wrestler left off the card should've gotten a match?
Eric Kanes: I'm glad to see Zack Ryder getting a title shot and The Miz and R-Truth in the main event but one guy still should've gotten a spot somewhere on the card and that guy is Daniel Bryan. This guy will probably be the world champion six months from now and WWE's way of building him up is having him on TV once a month to job in some random match. What sense does that make?
Buzz M: When was the last time we saw Wade Barrett or Daniel Bryan on a PPV?
Geddy Cahoon: Definitely Daniel Bryan. He has the Money in the Bank briefcase. He's getting a title shot at WrestleMania. He's good in the ring, and all right on the mic. It's a travesty that one of our future top stars isn't getting any airtime. Throw him in a feud with Tyson Kidd or something. Anything can work, and it can probably put both Bryan and his opponent over. But that's why I'm not a WWE writer; I'm logical.
Which match will steal the show?
Eric Kanes: Probably Big Show and Mark Henry with their five star classic. Or not. I have to go with Triple H and CM Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth just because there's some hype going into this match and literally no hype going into any of the others.
Buzz M: I’m looking forward to several matches. Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes has the potential to steal the show. Cena and Del Rio showed that they can work a good match together and I think it’s going to be a somehow brutal match. Christian and Sheamus had a good match before. But since the tag team match might end up being the main event, I expect it to get a good amount of time and possibly steal the show.
Geddy Cahoon: Definitely R-Truth/Miz vs HHH/Punk. Even if the ending isn't any good, these are four supremely talented superstars. This match almost looks good enough, in terms of pure wrestling, to entice me to buy Vengeance.
How do you think this PPV will do in terms of buyrates?
Eric Kanes: Not very good. The build-up has been lackluster and it feels like a throw-away PPV going into Survivor Series. To break things down, this PPV is a one-match show. Christian vs. Sheamus and Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton are feuds centered around two guys fighting each week for no reason, Mark Henry vs. Big Show won't exactly be a technical classic, Beth Phoenix vs. Eve is a divas match, and John Cena and Alberto Del Rio will probably just take turns lying down and rolling around for twenty minutes. The tag match and to an extent Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler has potential to be good but overall, this is probably the weakest card since Over the Limit.
Buzz M: The buildup was quick since they only had three weeks. I’m not sure how many people are interested here. I expect an average result since Survivor Series is next and I’m sure it will end up having very high buy rates.
Geddy Cahoon: Terrible. What incentive do we really have to watch it? The Cena/Del Rio story is boring, the HHH story is senseless, the Tag Titles have yet to matter, and every other match is pointless or a placeholder. Plus, WWE obviously does far too many PPVs per year. They never learn from their own mistakes though, so don't worry, even if this does poorly, we'll still get our 13 PPVs per year, dammit!
Will you be ordering this PPV?
Eric Kanes: No. And I'm someone who usually buys the PPVs. I've bought each one since Capitol Punishment but this one does not have very much potential. Plus, the commentary is going to suck.
Buzz M: We had three PPVs in five weeks and that’s too much. I might be busy on this day, but I’ll try to watch it.
Geddy Cahoon: Absolutely not. I have no desire to spend $50 and then not be absolutely wowed. Aside from a few matches, there's no way Vengeance will absolutely wow me. It has a small bit of promise, but surely not $50 worth.
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