For more than half its length, "Vengeance 2011" feels like what it mostly is: a placeholder until the important PPVs of the year come along. But in its last hour, it turns into something different. For the record, the six first matches are Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. Jack Swager and Dolph Ziggler for the Tag Team titles, Ziggler (again) vs. Zack Ryder for the US title, Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas' title, Christian vs. Sheamus, Triple H and CM Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth, and Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes. There is nothing wrong with any of those matches, they are average at least. But then we come to Mark Henry vs. the Big Show for the World Heavyweight title, and aside from the match itself being better than expected, what happens at the end guarantees this PPV's place in history. And the fact that the remaining Last Man Standing match for the WWE title between Alberto Del Rio and John Cena continues in this environment is certainly a unique sight. Their extended backstage brawling also recalls the Attitude Era - only there is not a drop of blood to be found.
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