April 24, 2011

Attendance: 16,882 (93.6%)

A video package is shown, with “The Fad” playing in the background, as the event comes on the air. When the package ends, fireworks scream with the arena, lighting the stage and ring area as the capacity crowd goes crazy. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Oklahoma City, and briefly go over the six matches scheduled for tonight. Josh Daniels announces that, Monday night after Anarchy went off the air, Brie Bella demanded a match against Natalya because of Natalya’s actions during the show. Josh Daniels says that Bradshaw agreed, before sending it to the ring for the opening contest.

Natalya defeated Brie Bella when Brie passed out in the Sharpshooter in 0:15:16.
Rating: ** ¼

Brie Bella returned to the ring tonight, 24 hours after making her re-debut, with sister Nikki, and getting bullied by Natalya. Brie came out fighting tonight, even getting a good amount of offense in on the former Women’s Champion, before Natalya took over once and for all. Natalya locked in the Sharpshooter in the center of the ring, and the referee let Brie’s arm drop three times before calling for the bell. Natalya kept the hold locked in after the bell rang, until the official pried her off of Brie and demanded that she go backstage. Natalya left the ring, laughing manically, as the official checked on Brie.

Backstage, HWL Women’s Champion, Velvet Sky, tells Alisha Hicks that she is completely aware of the history between herself and Daffney. Velvet admits that she has lost more than enough matches to Daffney, but she feels like tonight is the one match between them that really matters. Velvet says that there were a lot of people in the back - and online - that didn’t think she had what it took to beat Natalya for the belt. She says that, tonight, she’s going to prove all of those people wrong again.

In the locker room, AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson are seen getting ready for their match later tonight. Josh Daniels says that they are getting a second chance to win the Tag Team Titles, against The Hart Dynasty. Scott Michaels wonders if they have what it takes the second time around.

Daffney defeated Velvet Sky by countout in 0:17:32.
Rating: * ½
(Velvet Sky retained the HWL Women’s Title.)

This match stay trued to the others these two Vixens have had in the past, with both women pulling out all the stops to ensure victory. Velvet was on the defense for most of the match, after suffering a top-rope Frankensteiner in the opening moments. Daffney stuck to wearing down the champion, and after being thrown to the outside by her hair, Velvet Sky got to her feet and, grabbed the Women’s Title, and marched up the ramp as the referee counted her out. After the match, Daffney stood in the center of the ring, dumbfounded, by what she just witnessed.

A preview for FULLY LOADED is shown. The pay-per-view will take place May 29th, live from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey!

Backstage, Cody Rhodes tells Alisha Hicks that he honestly thought he had been finished with Kyle O’Reilly for some time. Rhodes says that he has aspirations for bigger things in the HWL, but that, for tonight, he will have to settle for facing a man he has beaten twice already. Rhodes says that, after tonight, hopefully he will be done with Kyle O’Reilly, and can start looking forward to making a bigger name for himself in the HWL.

The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) defeated AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson when D.H. Smith pinned Styles after hitting him with a steel chair in 0:08:55.
Rating: *** ½
(The Hart Dynasty retained the HWL Tag Team Titles.)
[Davey Richards interfered against AJ Styles.]

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s charges got their second chance at the Tag Team Titles in this re-match from the BRUTALITY pay-per-view in January. Things got off to a very shaky start for the challengers as Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards made their way to the bottom of the ramp just seconds after the match started, apparently still upset about their lose a couple weeks ago. The American Wolves watched as Styles and Anderson tried to hold their own against the Champions, but their minds weren’t fully in the match with the two men standing at ringside. The end of the match saw Natalya jump onto the apron, grabbing the referee’s attention as Davey Richards slid a steel chair into the ring. D.H. Smith grabbed the chair and swung for the fences, completely denting the steel over Styles’s head! Smith tossed the chair outside the ring as Natalya jumped off the apron. With Anderson, Flair, and Chelsea protesting, the referee counted the three and awarded the victory to The Hart Dynasty.

After the match, as Smith, Natalya and Tyson Kidd made their way up the ramp, Anderson and Flair entered the ring and tried to plead their case. The referee says he didn’t see anything, and that they fall counts. Flair and Anderson go crazy in the ring, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd, as Chelsea tends to AJ Styles, who has begun to bleed from the chair shot.

Backstage, Adam Cole gives a pep talk to Kyle O’Reilly before his match against Cody Rhodes.

Cody Rhodes pinned Kyle O’Reilly with the Cross Rhodes in 0:12:52.
Rating: ¼

Kyle O’Reilly was looking to pick up his first victory against Cody Rhodes tonight, but “The Dashing One” show no letting up in the third match between these two. Rhodes caught O’Reilly with the Cross Rhodes to pick up the victory.

A preview for FULLY LOADED is shown. The pay-per-view will take place May 29th, live from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey!

Backstage, Yoshi Tatsu tells Alisha Hicks that tonight is going to be a huge night for him; he finally gets a chance to challenge for a title in the HWL! Yoshi says that Adam Cole has said some very hurtful things over the past few weeks, and will pay for those words tonight. He says that the best way to make Cole pay for his insults is to walk out as the new X-Division Champion.

Kurt Angle is shown, stretching and warming up in the locker room, as Josh Daniels talks about the rivalry between he and Randy Orton that started in the weeks leading up to Wrestleocolypse.

Adam Cole pinned Yoshi Tatsu after a flying forearm in 0:17:02.
Rating: *** ¼
(Adam Cole retained the X-Division Title.)

These two superstars showed off their aerial skills in a very fast-paced match, that had the crowd’s attention for its entirety. Cole started off, impressively, holding the advantage for the better part of the beginning of the match. Eventually, both men found their way outside the ring, where Cole used the ring steps to wear down Tatsu’s shoulder and lower back. Cole pulled back the apron, exposing the steel beams of the ring, and rammed Tatsu into it before rolling Tatsu back in the ring for a near-fall. Tatsu was able to fight back, hitting a Spinning Heel Kick, but his back caused him to waste time before making the pin, and Cole was able to kick out at two. Tatsu kept up a small amount of offense, until Cole ducked until a clothesline and connected with a flying forearm. Cole quickly covered Tatsu, grabbing a handful of tights out of the referee’s view, for the victory.

After the match, rolled out of the ring and grabbed the belt, hurrying up the ramp as Tatsu claimed that his tights were pulled. The crowd jeers the result as the camera goes backstage.

Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with “The Viper” Randy Orton. Orton says that tonight is a culmination of a month’s worth of events that did nothing but upset both he and Kurt Angle to no end. Orton says that ever since Wrestleocolypse, he’s known that he was the better wrestler, and that he should be Heavyweight Champion. Orton says that Angle couldn’t pin him - and didn’t try - because he knew he wouldn’t be able to do it. Tonight, he says, Orton will prove that Angle can’t pin him; and that he will walk out as the new Heavyweight Champion.

A video package, showing the events leading up to the main event, is shown.

Kurt Angle made Randy Orton submit to the Ankle Lock in 0:19:33.
Rating: *** ½
(Kurt Angle retained the HWL Heavyweight Title.)

These two have gone after each other ever since last month’s Wrestleocolypse pay-per-view. There is absolutely no love lost between them, and it showed here tonight. Kurt Angle used his expertise in mat wrestling to try and wear down Orton early on, but “The Viper” was able to get some valuable counter moves in when they were needed most. The match went outside, to the concrete, where both men made the ringside area look like a crash site! Angle whipped Orton into the ring steps and then into the guardrail before rolling him back in. Angle quickly went for the cover, but Orton kicked out. The match continued, and now with Orton at the helm, he attempted a Garvin Stomp, but Angle rolled away, grabbing Orton’s foot and locking in the Ankle lock! Orton quickly tapped out as the crowd went crazy!

After the match, the lights in the arena went out and camera flashes showed a commotion taking place inside the ring. When the lights returned on, Randy Orton was nowhere to be found, and “The Monster” Abyss had Kurt Angle poised for a choke slam! Abyss slammed Angle to the canvas as the crowd roared with anticipation. Abyss went outside the ring and grabbed the Heavyweight Title, before entering the ring and placing the belt over Angle’s chest. The crowd looked on in shock as Abyss stood over the Champion. Josh Daniels said that Abyss has had two opportunities to cash in on the Title, but hasn’t done it yet. Scott Michaels wondered if there was a certain moment he was waiting for. Daniels then thanked everyone for tuning in as Rebellion went off the air.

Card rating: *** ½

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