WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom def. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger

SAN ANTONIO – Air Boom kicked off Vengeance with an explosive start, retaining the WWE Tag Team Championships in a thrilling match against U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger. It was an especially harsh loss for Ziggler, as he had to defend his United States Title immediately following the tag team match! (PHOTOS | WATCH)

While their manager, Vickie Guerrero, may have introduced her team of blond protégés as the next WWE Tag Team Champions before their bout against Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston, their fate at Vengeance was quite different. At the end of a highly-competitive match, Kingston hit Ziggler with Trouble in Paradise, then Bourne nailed the U.S. Champ with Air Bourne to seal Air Boom's huge victory.

Air Boom has found incredible success in the WWE tag team division since winning the titles in August on Raw. Kingston & Bourne have successfully retained the WWE Tag Team Titles for a third consecutive pay-per-view, exciting the WWE Universe with each win. If the Cougar-led team of the braggadocios Ziggler & Swagger couldn’t defeat the impressive Air Boom duo, who can?

To make matters even worse on half of the losing team, Ziggler had to defend his United States Championship immediately following the tag match. Could Ziggler retain his U.S. Title against Zack Ryder after his grueling loss to Air Boom at Vengeance?