April 04, 2011

Attendance: 4,324 (47%)

The show opens as “Headstrong” plays through the arena, and Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Moline for the One Year Anniversary edition of Monday Night Anarchy.

Peter Bradshaw starts off the show, coming down to the ring, and announcing that there will be an evening-long celebration of the last year in the Horizon Wrestling League. He says that, throughout the evening, there will be awards given out to those men and women who were responsible for the longest title reigns of the past year; and a special award for the match of the year. Bradshaw says that tonight is going to be a special night, and wishes the fans in Moline enjoy themselves. Bradshaw leaves the ring as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

D’Angelo Dinero vs. Matt Morgan

Before the match could even get started, ADAM COLE made his way down to the ring, and quickly became a distraction to “The Pope”. Dinero tried to ignore the X-Division Champion, but Cole threw a chair into the ring, which Morgan used to crack over Dinero’s head. The referee threatened to disqualify “The Blueprint”, and while he was busy with Morgan, he didn’t see Cole choking Dinero from outside the ring. Morgan got back on the offensive, and put Dinero in the corner, where he repeatedly choked Dinero, until the referee had seen enough and called for the bell. After the match, Morgan left the ring as Cole slid in from behind and hit the Panama Sunrise on Dinero. He stood over Dinero, while the crowd booed, as Anarchy went to commercials.

D’Angelo Dinero defeated Matt Morgan by disqualification in 0:03:57.
Rating: ** ¼
[Adam Cole interfered against D’Angelo Dinero.]

Commercial Break

Backstage, Velvet Sky, the Women’s Champion, tells Alisha Hicks that she really wasn’t surprised by the fact that Daffney came out and demanded a title match against her; that it was only a matter of time. Velvet says that she and Daffney do have a long history, and have had some of the toughest matches she’s been in throughout her career. Velvet says that she has always said that she was going to be the best champion she could be, and would defend the belt whenever and wherever there was a challenge. She says that, if Daffney wants a match at REBELLION, for the title, then she will have to be at her absolute best to take the title away from her.

Out, on the stage, Peter Bradshaw walks out with an award in-hand. He announces that the first award of the night will be going to the woman who was responsible for holding the Women’s Title longer than anyone in the history of the HWL: Natalya. Natalya comes out to accept the award, and says that there was a reason she was the longest reigning champion in the history of the HWL: because no one in the back could beat her. She says it’s only a matter of time before the HWL Women’s Title is back around her waist, and that whoever wins at REBELLION will have to keep eyes in the back of their head.

Angelina Love vs. Daffney

A week after declaring herself as the new number one contender; and just moments after hearing Velvet Sky accept her challenge, Daffney stepped into the ring to take on Sky’s friend, Angelina Love. This match was very evenly fought, as both Vixens attempted their finishing moves, only to get two-counts on their attempts. Daffney nearly got herself disqualified for not breaking at the count of four, but then quickly hit the Lobotomy to pick up the victory. After the match, Daffney stood over Love for a moment before rolling out of the ring and making her way up the ramp.

Daffney pinned Angelina Love with the Lobotomy in 0:14:40.

Commercial Break

Kyle O’Reilly comes down to the ring, in his ring attire, and says that he has something to get off his chest. He stands in the center of the ring, as the crowd boos, waiting for the chance to speak. After the crowd quiets down, O’Reilly says that he had a reason for doing what he did last week, attacking Cody Rhodes. O’Reilly says that he has been tired of watching Rhodes get all the chances that O’Reilly feels he should have instead. He says that he’s a better wrestler - and overall athlete - then Rhodes, and that his two losses to Rhodes have been nothing short of miracles. O’Reilly says that, at REBELLION, he wants a match against Rhodes, to prove that he truly is better.

This brings out Cody Rhodes, who gets a huge reaction from the crowd. Rhodes comes down to the ring, and tells O’Reilly that, instead of waiting until REBELLION, he should “knock his lights out” right now. But, Rhodes says, that since he’s already beaten O’Reilly twice in the past, he’ll make him wait a couple more weeks. Rhodes tells O’Reilly to go back, and until April 24th, think hard about who really is the better wrestler; and that at REBELLION, Rhodes will answer that question, once and for all, after beating O’Reilly for the third straight time. Rhodes then leaves, as O’Reilly stands in the center of the ring, fuming.

Commercial Break

Peter Bradshaw comes back on-stage, as Anarchy returns from commercials, and announces the second award of the evening. Bradshaw calls out the HWL Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty, and awards them for having the longest reign as champions for the year. David Hart Smith says that he and Tyson Kidd have been saying it since they first won the belts: that they are the absolute best tag team in the history of the Horizon Wrestling League; and tonight, they - and Natalya - have proven that the Hart Dynasty truly is the dominant force in professional wrestling. They leave the stage, as JD and SM discuss the events that took place last week, between Yoshi Tatsu and X-Division Champion, Adam Cole…

Yoshi Tatsu/Kaz vs. © Adam Cole/Kyle O’Reilly

O’Reilly came out to the ring, wanting to make a statement by challenging Cody Rhodes to a match at REBELLION; and he wanted to add to that statement with a victory over Tatsu and Kaz tonight. However, his or Cole’s opponents would not go down without a fight that went past the initial time limit. Both teams fought hard, and the crowd was really into this match, as their were plenty of high-risk moves and countless near falls. The end of the match saw Tatsu connect with the Roundhouse Kick on the X-Division Champion, leading to the 1-2-3 as Kyle O’Reilly was unable to make the save. After the match, JD and SM discussed what kind of momentum the victory gives Tatsu, heading into their title match at REBELLION.

Yoshi Tatsu & Kaz defeated Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole when Tatsu pinned A. Cole with the Roundhouse Kick in 0:24:56.
Rating: ¼

Commercial Break

Backstage, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards are seen with Alisha Hicks. Edwards says that, ever since he made his debut in the Horizon Wrestling League, he has been the laughing stock of the company. He says that, having not won a match since he first came in, is something that he thinks is very embarrassing; but that it doesn’t show what he’s truly capable of. Edwards says that he was waiting for the right moment to prove that he’s much, much better then his record shows, and that that moment came last week, when Davey Richards made his debut. Edwards says that, yes, they weren’t successful in their first match, but that he nor Richards would settle for anything less then challenging The Hart Dynasty for the Tag Team Titles in the very near future.

Peter Bradshaw returns to the stage, and announces the award for the longest-reigning X-Division Champion, calling out D’Angelo Dinero to accept. Dinero came out, still showing signs from the earlier attack by Adam Cole, and says that it was an honor to hold the X-Division Title for as long as he did. He says that it was something that he would cherish forever, and that he’ll remember it - always - when he looks at his award. But, Dinero says, that now he is able to focus his attention on bigger things, like the Heavyweight Title. Dinero slowly leaves the stage as JD and SM discuss the attack by Cole earlier in the show, and what happen next between the two men…

X-Division Match
Kaval vs. Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya)

Earlier in the night, Tyson Kidd was awarded for being one-half of the longest-reigning Tag Team Champions in the history of the HWL; but tonight, he stepped into the ring against the longest-reigning Television Champion from Premiere Championship Wrestling, Kaval. This match went all over the arena, and involved weapons and interference from Natalya as well. Kaval hit the Warrior’s Way, onto the concrete floor, to pick up a huge upset over the current Tag Team Champion, and to make a statement in the standings for the X-Division Title.

Kaval pinned Tyson Kidd with the Warrior’s Way in 0:12:17.
Rating: ¼
[Natalya interfered against Kaval.]

Commercial Break

Coming back from the back, Peter Bradshaw joins Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels at the broadcast table, and announces that the final award of the night will go to the man who held the Heavyweight Title longer than anyone else over the course of the last year, before introducing Desmond Wolfe, who appears on the Jumbotron. Wolfe says that it is an honor to be recognized, but that he would hope he’d still be Heavyweight Champion if he didn’t have to call his journey short. JD asks how Wolfe has been doing since leaving the company in December, and Wolfe says that he is just enjoying his time in London, but that he has been trying to keep up with the product as much as possible. SM then asks what Wolfe’s take is on the current state of the HWL. Wolfe says that he’s saddened to see a lot of the familiar faces have left the company, but says that the current crop of “kids” coming from the PCW should be able to make up for the losses in no time. JD thanks Wolfe for his time, before sending things back to the ring.

Mr. Anderson (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) vs. Randy Orton

After last week’s interference allowed Kurt Angle do defeat Mr. Anderson, Anderson wanted a chance to get into the ring with the defacto Number One Contender. The fans were looking forward to a fight, and they certainly got one; but they also got a surprise as “The Monster” Abyss made his way to ringside during the early portion of the contest. Abyss set his sights on “The Viper”, taking offense to the comments made by Orton, last week, essentially making this match a Handicap Match. Being able to fight off the interference by Abyss, Orton connected with the RKO, but only got a two-count. Orton quickly got into the referee’s face, complaining about a slow count, only to fall victim to an inside cradle that Anderson used to still a victory! After the match, Anderson rolled out of the ring as Orton got his feet, fuming mad. Orton demanded that Anderson come back to the ring, but did not see Abyss enter behind him. As Orton turned around, Abyss lifted him up with the Black Hole Slam in the center of the ring! Anarchy goes off the air as Abyss stands over Orton in the center of the ring.

Mr. Anderson pinned Randy Orton after an inside cradle in 0:14:07.
Rating: *** ¼
[Abyss interfered against Randy Orton.]

Card rating: *** ¾

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