WWE Vengeance 2011: Top 5 Vengeance Shows of All Time
WWE Vengeance is right around the corner. The PPV hype has been very disappointing, but I understand that Survivor Series is going to more than make up for it next month.
With that being said, I have already looked back at the best moments in Vengeance history. I have also looked back at every past event. Now, I'm going to countdown the five best events in WWE Vengeance history.
5. Vengeance 2006
I thought this event was pretty good. It wasn't anything special, but I did end up buying it five years ago. I remember feeling a little let down, but it was a good event for the Red Brand.
Being in North Carolina, Flair battled Foley in what ended up being a blood bath. Big shocker! RVD defended his WWE title against Edge, and I did not care one bit.
Thankfully, Cena and Sabu had a great match. Orton and Angle had an okay opener and the main event, where DX squashed the Spirit Squad, was a nice touch for this event.
And yes, it also featured Kane vs. Kane. Be sure to check that epic match out.
4. Vengeance 2001
This was a little bit better than the 2006 version, but not by much. The only saving grace here was the main event(s) of the night.
Undertaker beat RVD for the Hardcore title, Jeff and Matt Hardy had a pretty bland match, with Lita as the special ref, and Kane and Big Show challenged for the tag titles. Thankfully they lost, unlike earlier this year.
Of course, this night will always be remembered for Jericho winning the Undisputed Title. Nothing will ever top that moment for Chris, and this night belonged to him.
Kudos to The Rock, Kurt Angle and Stone Cold for making this a historic event for Jericho.
3. Vengeance 2002
I remember back in 2002 wanting to order this so bad. But my cable was out, so I couldn't see it live. Either way, when I found out the results, it was a surefire DVD buy. What I saw was one of the best events of the year.
We all know about the amazing triple threat main event for the WWE title. Rock, Angle and Taker really gave everyone a great show. The undercard was also very good.
Brock Lesnar and RVD fought to a DQ finish. Booker T and Big Show had a fun match. We even saw Edge and Hogan lose the tag belts to the UnAmericans. Very fun show.
2. Vengeance 2003
This was Smackdown's first ever exclusive PPV show, and they delivered big time.
Zack Gowen vs. Vince McMahon.
Sable vs. Stephanie McMahon.
Undertaker vs John Cena (only PPV match).
Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE title.
You add in a great undercard, a fun Bar Room Brawl and an amazing (but forgotten about) WWE tag title match, and you end up with a wonderful show worth watching over and over.
1. Vengeance 2005
What can be said here? Carlito fought Shelton Benjamin over the IC belt to start the show. Victoria and Christy Hemme had a decent match.
Kane and Edge had a fantastic match, like they always tend to do. We even saw Ms. Garcia propose to Viscera. Of course, nothing comes close to the main events.
Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle had their great rematch from Wrestle Mania 21 and Cena defended his WWE title against Jericho and Christian in an amazing triple threat match.
The icing on the cake was Batista defeating Triple H for the third straight time in a Heck on a Deck match to close the show. This was a great show that means even more as time goes by.