VENGEANCE: Kingston/Bourne vs. Ziggler/Swagger (WWE Tag Titles)
Oct 23, 2011 - by Adam Martin
The WWE opening promo plays.
A video package runs focusing on the definition of vengeance. We see recent events of Vince McMahon removing Triple H from his duties of running Raw, Big Show seeking revenge from Mark Henry, Triple H and CM Punk seeking revenge against The Miz and R-Truth and John Cena seeking back the WWE Championship from Alberto Del Rio.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE Vengeance. We go live to the AT&T Center in San Antonio where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole is the first to welcome us to the show. Cole is joined at ringside by Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Vickie Guerrero is out first to introduce “your next WWE Tag Team Champions” – Jack Swagger and the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler. We are informed that Ziggler will defending his WWE United States Championship against Zack Ryder immediately following this match.
WWE Tag Team Championships
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne (c’s) vs. WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger w/ Vickie Guerrero
We start with Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler. Both exchange headlock takedowns early. Kofi with a big spinning elbow and a huge monkey flip that sends Ziggler flying across the ring. Tag to Evan Bourne who drops Ziggler with a dropkick. Tag to Swagger and Bourne lights him up with a few kicks. Quick tag to Kofi, Bourne drops Swagger over the ropes and Kofi drops down over him. Kofi and Bourne with a double team dropkick to Swagger. Tag to Kofi and they hit a double bulldog. Bourne went for the cover, but the referee tells him that Kofi is the legal man. Swagger catches Kofi after a springboard off the ropes and plants him with a big powerslam. Tag to Ziggler who drops Kofi with a big standing dropkick. Tag to Swagger who drops Kofi with a big shoulder block. Booker and Cole start arguing on commentary. Booker lost his words and we can see a shot of Cole breaking down in laughter at the table. Tag to Bourne who drops Swagger with a series of kicks and tosses Ziggler off the ring apron. Bourne with a kick to the jaw of Swagger for a two count. Bourne heads up top, Swagger moves, Bourne kicks Swagger into Ziggler, goes back up top, executes the 450 and Swagger gets his knees up. Ziggler gets the tag and starts grounding Bourne stretching him. Tag to Swagger who body splashes Bourne in the corner. Kofi with a right hand to Swagger allowing Bourne to get a close rollup. Swagger drops Kofi down face first over the ring apron. Tag to Ziggler who stomps over Bourne. Quick tag to Swagger who starts choking Bourne with his boot. Bourne counters another Swagger splash in the corner. Hot tag to Kofi and Ziggler. Kofi with a springboard forearm and a big dropkick. Ziggler counters SOS, but Kofi catches Ziggler and Swagger with some big kicks to the head. Kofi with a huge crossbody on Ziggler for a close two count. Kofi with the Boom Drop over Ziggler. Kofi with the SOS on Ziggler and Swagger tries to break it up taking out Ziggler when Kofi moves. Swagger has the ankle lock on Kofi. Bourne breaks it up coming off the top rope. Ziggler rolls up Kofi and gets a two count. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise on Ziggler. Tag to Bourne. Bourne goes up top and connects with the 450 Splash. Bourne hooks the leg of Ziggler and gets the pinfall.
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne
* Dolph Ziggler defending the WWE United States Championship against Zack Ryder is up next.