|Vengeance: Night of Champions|
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f6/Vengeance_2007.jpg/200px-Vengeance_2007.jpg Promotional poster featuring Bobby(left) holding the XCW World Championship, Edge (center) holding the World Heavyweight Championship and Dustin Simpson (right) holding the IWE Championship
|Tagline(s)||Night of Champions|
|Theme song(s)||"Gone" by Fuel|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||June 24, 2007|
Vengeance: Night of Champions was the seventh annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) within its Vengeance/Night of Champions chronology, the last with the Vengeance name, and the first with the Night of Champions name. It featured talent from the Meltdown, Fusion and XCW brands. The event took place on June 24, 2007 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Every match on the card was contested for a championship;; two were won and seven were retained. This event was notable for being on the weekend of the Kevin Hunter double murder and suicide. Hunter, who was originally booked to face Justin Eldridge for the XCW World Championship, legitimately no-showed due to "personal reasons."
Background[edit | edit source]
The main feud on the Meltdown brand heading into the event was between Dustin Simpson, Bobby, King Britz, Mick Foley, and Kevin McAlmond over the IWE Championship. The feud began when Bobby was drafted to the Meltdown brand and stripped of the XCW World Championship. On the June 18 edition of Meltdown, Foley, McAlmond, Britz, and Bobby all cut promos on why they deserve to be the number-one contender to the IWE Championship. Simpson also cut a promo on who he believed deserved to be the number one contender to the championship.
The main feud heading into Vengeance on the Fusion brand was between Edge and Jesse Dern over the World Heavyweight Championship. Their match stemmed from their Steel cage match at One Night Stand, the pay-per-view three weeks before Vengeance, where Edge won by escaping the cage. On the June 8 edition of Fusion, IWE Chairman Grant Mayer announced that Edge would be defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Jesse Dern in a "Last Chance" match at Vengeance. On the June 22 edition of Fusion!, Jesse Dern and Ric Flair defeated Edge and Mikhail Schmalzried. Midway through the match, Flair and Mikhail brawled outside the ring, leaving Edge on his own against Batista. Batista gained the pinfall after executing a Dern Bomb on Edge.
The feud between The Hoopers (Matt and Jeff) and Collin McCullough and Phillip Legg began at Backlash. At the event, The Hoopers defeated McCullough and Legg to retain the World Tag Team Championship. At the following event, Judgment Day, Matt and Josh defeated McCullough and Legg once again to retain the title.
Event[edit | edit source]
Preliminary Matches[edit | edit source]
Main Event Matches[edit | edit source]
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
Vengeance: Night of Champions (Results)[edit | edit source]
|1||Collin McCullough and Phillip Legg (c) defeated The Hoopers||Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship|
|2||Josh Nuss (c) defeated Jimmy||Singles match for the IWE Cruiserweight Championship|
|3||Joey Linderman defeated Justin Eldridge||Singles match for the vacant XCW World Championship|
|4||Justin Black (c) defeated Keith Coleman by disqualification||Singles match for the IWE Intercontinental Championship|
|5||Mikhail Schmalzried (c) defeated Ric Flair||Singles match for the IWE United States Championship|
|6||Devin and Jared (c) defeated Sgt. Slaughter and Jimmy Snuka||Tag team match for the IWE Tag Team Championship|
|7||Edge (c) defeated Jesse Dern by Countout||Last Chance match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
|8||Ali Richards defeated Denise (c)||Singles match for the IWE Women's Championship|
|9||Dustin Simpson (c) defeated Bobby, Mick Foley, Kevin McAlmond and King Britz||Challenge Match for the IWE Championship|