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Vengeance is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by WWE. The event was first held in December 2001, replacing Armageddon for that year due to the possible insensitivity of the latter's name with respect to the 9/11 tragedy. In 2002, Vengeance replaced WWF Fully Loaded's schedule date, making it an annual event in July and featured the Raw and SmackDown! brands. The event was made exclusive to the SmackDown! brand in 2003 and then was made exclusive to the Raw brand in 2004. In 2005, the event was moved to June, switching schedules with The Great American Bash. In 2007, after WrestleMania 23, all PPV events became tri-branded, and Vengeance was promoted as Night of Champions which featured all WWE titles being defended.

In 2008, the event dropped the Vengeance name and is now named Night of Champions, later moving to September in 2010. After tentatively scheduling Night of Champions in 2011, the October-held Bragging Rights was cancelled, being replaced by the event once again under the Vengeance name.

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In February 2021, WWE revived Vengeance for the NXT brand as a TakeOver event called Vengeance Day, which was the first and only Vengeance to air on the WWE Network in addition to traditional PPV. The name was also a reference to its Valentine's Day scheduling. The TakeOver series was discontinued that September, however, Vengeance continued on under the Vengeance Day name with the 2022 event being held as a special episode of NXT 2.0. This established Vengeance Day as NXT's annual Valentine's event.

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