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At Vengeance: Night of Champions, Edge did it. The World Heavyweight Champion went 3-0 against the raging beast, defeating Batista in a Last Chance Match and ridding himself of The Animal as a threat to his championship gold.

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At Vengeance: Night of Champions, every titleholder in WWE knew their opponent…except for WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino. So, imagine their surprise when their open challenge wasn't answered by two current WWE Superstars, but a pair of Hall of Famers instead.

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"It was, simply stated, a battle between the greatest United States Champion ever and the oldest former United States Champion there's ever been." Such were the words of Montel Vontavious Porter after his victory over Ric Flair at Vengeance. In front of a number of legends, including former U.S. Champions such as Magnum TA, Harley Race and Dean Malenko, the cocky young champion stepped into the ring on a Night of Champions and defeated perhaps the biggest Legend in sports-entertainment.

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Magnum T.A. couldn't help but smile as he looked around at Vengeance: Night of Champions. On an unprecedented night where all champions in WWE put their gold on the line, he couldn't help but be awestruck.

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HOUSTON -- Winning the Women's Championship from Melina at Vengeance: Night of Champions was not solely a victory over one her most hated rivals for Candice Michelle. Taking nothing away from how it felt to strip the title from someone she's had a public quarrel with for months on WWE.com, a teary-eyed, choked-up new champion said that aspect of the victory was merely a piece of a larger puzzle.

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Although he's not the most physically intimidating person roaming the backstage area of the Toyota Center (Umaga would arguably take that honor), lead investigator Daniel Beck created quite the stir shortly after his arrival in Houston.

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HOUSTON - Vengeance was the Night of Champions, and on this night, it was THE Champ who stood tall once again with the WWE Championship around his waist. Just as he always seems to do, John Cena survived horrendous odds to win the WWE Championship Challenge Match and retain the gold.

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HOUSTON -- The third time, by all rights, should have been the charm for Batista at Vengeance: Night of Champions. Despite being turned away by World Heavyweight Champion Edge at Judgment Day and One Night Stand, The Animal was primed to capture his third World Heavyweight Title in Sunday night's Last Chance Match.

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HOUSTON -- In this night of celebrating legends of the ring, it was the brash, ballin' Superstar who shined brightest. Or maybe that shine was just from all the bling he was wearing.

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Gaining another victory over Umaga at Vengeance: Night of Champions was short, though anything but sweet for Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella.

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After countless aerial maneuvers and one devastating Frog Splash, Chavo Guerrero stood tall the same way he came in: as Cruiserweight Champion of the World.

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HOUSTON -- In their rematch for the World Tag Team Championship, The Hardys tried to take a page out of the Cade & Murdoch playbook of sportsmanship. Unfortunately, it was an act of unsportsmanlike conduct from the challengers that made the difference, as Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch came out victorious to retain their gold.

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Deuce & Domino thought they were going to an easy night. Deuce, with his girlfriend Cherry at his side and Domino taunted our fans at ringside. The WWE Tag Team Champions had issued an open challenge to any team that wanted to take them on at Vengeance: Night of Champions, and no one had answered.

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HOUSTON -- Candice Michelle defeated Melina at Vengeance: Night of Champions to capture her first WWE Women's Championship.

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Debate has spread like wildfire regarding who will walk out of the WWE Championship Challenge with the title in hand. Each Superstar involved has a case as to why they'll emerge as the victor. In the end, it could come down to circumstance; but anything can happen in WWE, and banking on circumstance to bend in one's favor is as foolish as taking someone in the match lightly.

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It's been said before that a cornered animal may, in fact, be the most lethal. Consider telling that same highly lethal, 300-pound Animal that it's his last chance to get out of that corner with the one thing he's spent months striving to reclaim. What's going through that beast's mind? For Last Chance Match combatant Batista, it's several things: survival, victory and the World Heavyweight Championship.

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When our fans tune into Vengeance: Night of Champions this Sunday night, not only will they witness some hard-hitting blows, but they'll hear one hard-hitting hit by Fuel. "Gone" is the official theme song for Vengeance: Night of Champions.

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Edge ditches The Animal?

At Vengeance: Night of Champions, Edge did it. The World Heavyweight Champion went 3-0 against the raging beast, defeating Batista in a Last Chance Match and ridding himself of The Animal as a threat to his championship gold.

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Back in the saddle

At Vengeance: Night of Champions, every titleholder in WWE knew their opponent…except for WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino. So, imagine their surprise when their open challenge wasn't answered by two current WWE Superstars, but a pair of Hall of Famers instead.

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MVP's defining moment?

"It was, simply stated, a battle between the greatest United States Champion ever and the oldest former United States Champion there's ever been." Such were the words of Montel Vontavious Porter after his victory over Ric Flair at Vengeance. In front of a number of legends, including former U.S. Champions such as Magnum TA, Harley Race and Dean Malenko, the cocky young champion stepped into the ring on a Night of Champions and defeated perhaps the biggest Legend in sports-entertainment.

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Legends smile with a vengeance as they pass the torch

Magnum T.A. couldn't help but smile as he looked around at Vengeance: Night of Champions. On an unprecedented night where all champions in WWE put their gold on the line, he couldn't help but be awestruck.

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Candice Michelle credits karma at Vengeance

HOUSTON -- Winning the Women's Championship from Melina at Vengeance: Night of Champions was not solely a victory over one her most hated rivals for Candice Michelle. Taking nothing away from how it felt to strip the title from someone she's had a public quarrel with for months on WWE.com, a teary-eyed, choked-up new champion said that aspect of the victory was merely a piece of a larger puzzle.

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Beck arrives at Vengeance: Night of Champions

Although he's not the most physically intimidating person roaming the backstage area of the Toyota Center (Umaga would arguably take that honor), lead investigator Daniel Beck created quite the stir shortly after his arrival in Houston.

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WWE Champion John Cena def. King Booker, Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley & Mick Foley (Challenge Match)

HOUSTON - Vengeance was the Night of Champions, and on this night, it was THE Champ who stood tall once again with the WWE Championship around his waist. Just as he always seems to do, John Cena survived horrendous odds to win the WWE Championship Challenge Match and retain the gold.

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World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Batista (Count out; Last Chance Match)

HOUSTON -- The third time, by all rights, should have been the charm for Batista at Vengeance: Night of Champions. Despite being turned away by World Heavyweight Champion Edge at Judgment Day and One Night Stand, The Animal was primed to capture his third World Heavyweight Title in Sunday night's Last Chance Match.

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United States Champion MVP def. Ric Flair

HOUSTON -- In this night of celebrating legends of the ring, it was the brash, ballin' Superstar who shined brightest. Or maybe that shine was just from all the bling he was wearing.

Read Full Story»

Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella def. Umaga (DQ)

Gaining another victory over Umaga at Vengeance: Night of Champions was short, though anything but sweet for Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella.

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Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero def. Jimmy Wang Yang

After countless aerial maneuvers and one devastating Frog Splash, Chavo Guerrero stood tall the same way he came in: as Cruiserweight Champion of the World.

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World Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch def. The Hardys

HOUSTON -- In their rematch for the World Tag Team Championship, The Hardys tried to take a page out of the Cade & Murdoch playbook of sportsmanship. Unfortunately, it was an act of unsportsmanlike conduct from the challengers that made the difference, as Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch came out victorious to retain their gold.

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Johnny Nitro def. CM Punk to win the vacant ECW World Title

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WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino def. Sgt. Slaughter & "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka

Deuce & Domino thought they were going to an easy night. Deuce, with his girlfriend Cherry at his side and Domino taunted our fans at ringside. The WWE Tag Team Champions had issued an open challenge to any team that wanted to take them on at Vengeance: Night of Champions, and no one had answered.

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Candice Michelle def. Women's Champion Melina

HOUSTON -- Candice Michelle defeated Melina at Vengeance: Night of Champions to capture her first WWE Women's Championship.

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What's happening at Vengeance

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Championship Challenge Breakdown

Debate has spread like wildfire regarding who will walk out of the WWE Championship Challenge with the title in hand. Each Superstar involved has a case as to why they'll emerge as the victor. In the end, it could come down to circumstance; but anything can happen in WWE, and banking on circumstance to bend in one's favor is as foolish as taking someone in the match lightly.

Read Full Story»

Animal control?

It's been said before that a cornered animal may, in fact, be the most lethal. Consider telling that same highly lethal, 300-pound Animal that it's his last chance to get out of that corner with the one thing he's spent months striving to reclaim. What's going through that beast's mind? For Last Chance Match combatant Batista, it's several things: survival, victory and the World Heavyweight Championship.

Read Full Story»

Fueling Vengeance: Night of Champions

When our fans tune into Vengeance: Night of Champions this Sunday night, not only will they witness some hard-hitting blows, but they'll hear one hard-hitting hit by Fuel. "Gone" is the official theme song for Vengeance: Night of Champions.

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