More feedback to Vengeance
Terrible. I'm still bummed I watched it. Anybody who bought this shouldn't have. I hope the feeling fades.
- Lewis Feinman
WWE Vengeance Feedback
Thumbs Up Show!
Best Match: John Cena vs. Alberto del Rio
Worst Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton (I didn't watch the women's match.)
I thought this was a fun show to watch, and the main event was GREAT! I really like how they tied in the finish (or non-finish) of Mark Henry vs. Big Show into this one. It made the Last Man Standing Match really different. I didn't care to watch the women's match, so I skipped it. I rated the Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton match as worst match because quite frankly, it bored me, and I don't think anyone in the crowd cared either. I thought the HHH tag team match was fine. I wonder if they're still planning on having Punk challenge Del Rio for the belt at Survivor Series, why have him be the one pinned here? I guess they're putting Truth and Miz in the tag match against The Rock and that's more important than having your challenger win on the PPV beforehand. I don't guess it matters anyway. I also don't understand what the point of having Dolph Ziggler work twice on the PPV if there weren't any title changes planned. I'm sure Mason Ryan will probably just win the United States tomorrow night anyway. Just a couple of complaints, but still a fine show.
Thumbs in the middle
Best: Del Rio vs. Cena
Worst: Ziggler vs. Ryder
I attended live. Would have been a thumbs up show if not for the horrendous finish to the Punk match. That offended me.
Best Match: Alberto Del Rio v John Cena
Worst Match: Beth Phoenix vs Eve
I hate it when WWE books main events and then has to go through Rubik's Cube-like contortions to make the finishes "work" within their storylines.
If they didn't want Cena to win the title, then the finish should have been Del Rio burying him with tons of crap and he couldn't get up. Easy. Simple. Protects the babyface and is realistic. But because Cena is Superman, he has to be able to escape from the pile of stuff. And then you need tons of interference to beat him. So Del Rio comes away looking weak, instead of looking like a top guy.
And it showed where WWE thinks the top guys are - Orton won, Henry and Cena were protected, and Punk was double-teamed and pinned, for the second PPV in a row.
You can do the Lesnar/Big Show spot every 10 years. Now I don't want to see it until 2021.
WWE Vengeance 2011
Thumbs down at approximately a 135-degree angle.
BEST MATCH: Alberto Del Rio vs. Anti-hate Activist John Cena
WORST MATCH: Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder (Champion vs. Champion)
Entertaining show for mostly the wrong reasons. Zack Ryder has clearly been hurled from the train to make room for Mason Ryan (because WWE knows its priorities). The divas continue to put forth the greatest effort for the least reward. Cody Rhodes is Grand Poobah of the Incompetent Geek Heels. CM Punk has evidently put that whole "change" thing on the back burner for a while. John Cena doesn't advocate bullying, but he will murder you and your entire family if you stand between him and the WWE Championship on a day that he actually cares about it. All in all, a very uneventful show.
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