August 15, 2011 - Monday Night Anarchy - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Monday Night Anarchy
August 15, 2011
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Attendance: 8,710 (67%)

Interview:
As the show begins, Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring, to a mixed reaction from the crowd. In the ring, Angle says that he has been noticing that a lot of people - both in the locker room and out on the streets - have been talking about Angle’s possible match against Randy Orton this Sunday night at Unbreakable. Angle says that he has thought about the match, too, but that he’s tried to put it out of his mind, because Randy Orton hasn’t been seen in an HWL ring for nearly a month. Angle says that he has already told the world how much of a better wrestler he is compared to Orton; and how much stronger he is, because of the injuries he’s had to fight through earlier on in his life. But, Angle says, that he’s worried that Orton will use his injury as an excuse to back out of Unbreakable, somehow finding away to avoid getting into the ring with Angle. “The Olympic Gold Medalist” says that he is out here tonight, because he wants to ask Randy Orton to toughen up, fight through his pain, and show up in Fargo, North Dakota on Sunday night. Angle said that he wants Orton in the ring one more time, so that he can be the one that ends Orton’s career for good.

As the crowd boos Angle, HWL Owner Peter Bradshaw appears on-stage. Bradshaw says that he has good news for both the fans and for Kurt Angle. Bradshaw says that he has spoken to Randy Orton, and that Kurt Angle will not have to wait until Sunday night to face him. Bradshaw announces that, in tonight’s main event, Angle will team up with Yoshi Tatsu to take on Adam Cole and “The Viper” Randy Orton. Bradshaw leaves the stage as Angle stands in the ring, with an evil smile crossing his lips.

Commercial Break

Interview:
Backstage, THE BELLA TWINS are seen with Alisha Hicks. Alisha asks Brie, who has taped-up ribs, about her thoughts heading into Sunday night’s Dog Collar Match against Women’s Champion, Daffney. Brie says that Daffney may have busted a few of her ribs last week, but nothing was going to stop her from going into Unbreakable, and winning the Women’s Champion. She says that Daffney certainly is the bitch of the HWL, but on Sunday, Brie is going to treat her like Ole Yeller.

Alisha turns her attention to Nikki, and asks how’s she feeling after sustaining the concussion last week against Maryse. Nikki says that it was a fluke accident, that she unfortunately paid the price for. But, tonight, she’s hoping the symptoms don’t pop up again, and that she go out there and get retribution against Maryse.

Backstage:
In the parking of the Coliseum, ADAM COLE is seen talking to someone on his cell phone, pacing back and forth. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels speculate as to who Cole is talking to as the camera goes back to ringside.

Nikki Bella pinned Maryse with the Sitout Facebuster in 0:09:47.
Rating: ¾*

Maryse jumped Nikki before the bell rang, hoping to capitalize on the concussion Nikkie suffered during their match a week ago. The attempt failed as Nikki moved out of the way and flung Maryse into the turnbuckles as the match officially started. The rest of the match was totally dominated by Nikki Bella, who didn’t allow Maryse a second of offense throughout the entire match. Nikki picked up an impressive victory after hitting a Sitout Facebuster for the 1-2-3.

Commercial Break

Backstage:
NATALYA is seen, walking through the backstage area, when she is confronted by STEVE CORINO, who is still limping from being in the Sharpshooter last week. Corino says that he has never been as humiliated as he was last week, and that if Natalya’s looking for a match at Unbreakable, she now has one: a SUBMISSION match against Steve Corino. Natalya congratulates Corino on manning up and accepting the challenge, before slapping Corino across the face and walking away. As Corino holds his face, RAMI SEBEI appears from behind Corino shaking his head, before walking away…

Backstage:
In the locker room, YOSHI TATSU and KURT ANGLE are seen talking. Angle asks if Yoshi thinks Randy Orton will make it to the arena tonight, or if he’s too scared to show his face because he knows what Angle will do to him. Yoshi says that he doesn’t think Orton is that scared, only because he’s beaten Angle before. Angle, enraged, stands up and throws his chair into the wall, before storming out of the room…

Non-Title Match:
Skip Sheffield & Rob Terry defeated Steve Corino and Rami Sebei when R. Terry pinned S. Corino with the Freakbuster in 0:06:10.
Rating: ** ¾

Tonight saw the debut of Rami Sebei, formerly known as El Generico in PCW, who teamed with Steve Corino to take on the Tag Team Champions. Sebei was impressive in his debut, hitting a number of high-flying moves that took the champs off their game in the early part of the match. But, after a vicious clotheslines from Skip Sheffield, the tone of the match changed dramatically. After getting a taste of HWL action, Sebei tagged in Corino, who was still showing signs of his injury - suffered at the hands of Natalya last week - and quickly became a sitting duck for his bigger opponents. Corino wasn’t able to garner much offense as Sheffield and Terry had their way with him, before Big Rob hit the Freakbuster for the victory.

Backstage:
In their locker room, AJ STYLES, MR. ANDERSON, MATT MORGAN and CHELSEA are seen sitting in chairs as RIC FLAIR stands in front of them. Flair says that tonight, they will be one step closer to bringing the HWL Heavyweight Title into the room, on the shoulders of AJ Styles. Flair says that tonight, Mr. Anderson will get his chance to show how well he can perform against the Heavyweight Champion in front of thousands of fans. Flair says that he knows Anderson has it in him to pull out a victory; to show the world that he can be a contender for the Heavyweight Title; and to prove that Cody Rhodes is nothing more then an opportunistic champion, who won’t be holding the title after this Sunday night. Flair tells Styles and Morgan that, if either of them interfere in the match tonight, that there will be a price to pay, because he doesn’t want to give Rhodes a cheap victory heading into Unbreakable. Flair says that, if everyone is clear on what they are supposed to do tonight, that they are free to watch what’s about to happen. Flair leaves the room as the four others talk amongst themselves…

Commercial Break

In-Ring:
Coming back from the break, TYSON KIDD makes his way to the ring, oozing confidence. Kidd says that he realizes a lot of people in the back don’t take him seriously, or that they don’t think he’s a serious threat to anyone’s title without the help of David Hart Smith or Natalya. He says that he has taken those words to heart, and that he has been doing something about it. Kidd says that, every single week, when he goes home to Calgary, he spends every waking moment back inside the Hart Dungeon. He says that’s where he was trained by, and with, some of the most technically sound wrestlers to ever be in the business; and it’s where he is making sure that he is ready for this Sunday night at Unbreakable. Kidd says that “The Hitman” Bret Hart has been putting his body through all sorts of hell in preparation for the Leather Strap Match.

Soon, Kidd gets interrupted as X-Division Champion, ALEX SHELLEY makes his way down to the ring, a well. Shelley says that he’s impressed that Kidd is taking his one - and probably only - title shot so seriously; because without The British Bulldog or The Anvil’s spawn helping them to victory, he will never savior the taste of winning gold in the HWL. Shelley says that he’s impressed by what Kidd has done, but says that he’s a little concerned on what Bret Hart could teach him, seeing as how “The Hitman” has become a shell of his former self. Shelley says that the best training he could get was from a 50 year stroke victim, and that Kidd was hoping to use that training to get the better of him. Shelley says that Kidd’s training is laughable… just like his hopes of winning the X-Division Title this Sunday night.

Before Shelley could continue, Kidd pushed him to the ground and a brawl ensued. Kidd didn’t allow Shelley back to his feet, but eventually, Shelley was able to escape under the bottom rope, fleeing up the ramp. Inside the ring, Kidd grabbed the X-Division Title and held it in the air as the crowd cheered.

Commercial Break

Backstage:
MR. ANDERSON is seen heading towards the stage, when he is confronted by AJ STYLES. Styles reminds Anderson about what’s at stake this Sunday night, and that whether or not he likes it, Anderson’s job is important. Styles tells Anderson to get him ready for Unbreakable, and there will be something in it for Anderson.

Backstage:
In the parking lot, a car pulls up, and the back door opens to reveal “The Viper” RANDY ORTON. ADAM COLE approaches, and says that he’s glad Orton could make it tonight, before being interrupted as Orton says he doesn’t have time to talk. Orton tells Cole that the only thing he wants to do tonight is get his hands on Kurt Angle, and that if Cole wants to win, then he should stay out of Orton’s way.

Non-Title Match:
Mr. Anderson and Cody Rhodes battled to a no-contest in 0:07:30.
Cody Rhodes suffered a torn groin, and will be out for five (5) weeks.
Rating: *** ½

Mr. Anderson came into this match determined to inflict some damage on the Heavyweight Champion, after hearing the speech by Ric Flair; and the confrontation between himself and AJ Styles. Anderson tried his best, as the match went back-and-forth, with neither men gaining an outright advantage. Rhodes appeared to be gaining the upper hand, when he ran into the ropes and tried to connect with a running high knee, before crumpling to the canvas in pain. The referee quickly signaled for the bell as medical officials rushed to the ring. The crowd watched helplessly as Rhodes was transferred to a gurney and carted backstage. Anarchy went to commercials as Mr. Anderson stood silently in the ring.

Commercial Break

Segment:
A recap from last week’s tag team match between Evan Bourne & Kaz and Chris Hero & David Otunga is shown, ending with Chris Hero hitting Bourne with a loaded elbow pad and picking up the victory. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels said that Peter Bradshaw had signed this match, last week, to give Bourne the chance to face Hero, one on one, inside the ring…

Chris Hero pinned Evan Bourne with the Hero’s Welcome in 0:12:33.
Rating: *** ¾
[David Otunga interfered against Evan Bourne.]

Last week, Chris Hero and David Otunga stole a victory from the grasps of Evan Bourne and Kaz, as Hero used the distraction by Shane Hagadorn to unleash his loaded elbow pad onto Bourne, and pick up the victory. Tonight, Bourne had revenge on his mind as he stepped into the ring with Hero, but the odds turned against him quickly, as Hero sent the match to the floor after the bell rang, using the ring and guardrail to his advantage. Disoriented, Bourne was unaware that DAVID OTUNGA had made his way to the ring. Otunga quickly made his presence known by throwing Hero a steel chair as Hagadorn once again distracted the referee! Hero used the chair and quickly went for the cover, but Bourne was able to kick out at two. Bourne fought back, and was able to connect with a spinning heel kick, before going for the cover; but Otunga grabbed his foot and pulled Bourne off of Hero, breaking up the count. Bourne stood up and starting arguing with Otunga, before turning around and walking into the Hero’s Welcome. Hero made the cover as the referee counted to three.

After the match, Otunga entered the ring, as he and Hero attacked Hero. SKIP SHEFFIELD and ROB TERRY ran down to the ring, breaking up the attack, as all four men started brawling in the center of the ring. Officials attempted to break them apart, but to no avail, as all four men made their way outside the ring. The fight continued as Anarchy went to commercials.

Commercial Break

Segment:
A final preview for Unbreakable is shown, as ‘Yellow Belly” by Thrice plays in the background. All seven matches are hyped, including the situation surrounding the Heavyweight Title Match between AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels announce that before the event starts on Sunday night, Peter Bradshaw will have an announcement on the condition of Cody Rhodes, and will comment on the Heavyweight Title Match.

Interview:
Backstage, Alisha Hicks catches up with RANDY ORTON, as he makes his way to the stage area. She asks about his back injury, how he feels tonight, and about a possible match with Kurt Angle at Unbreakable. Orton says that his back feels fine, and that he couldn’t be in better shape for tonight - and for Unbreakable. Orton says that he doesn’t want to comment on his plans for Sunday night, because he has a little surprise for Kurt Angle. Orton then walks away, leaving Alisha staring off after him…

Commercial Break

Adam Cole & Randy Orton defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Kurt Angle when R. Orton pinned Yoshi with the RKO in 0:19:07.
Rating: ¼

Randy Orton made his return tonight, getting a huge ovation from the crowd during his introduction. Kurt Angle seemed very upset with the fanfare Orton was receiving, and when the bell rang, made it his point to focus on “The Viper’s” injured back. Angle and Yoshi Tatsu worked surprisingly well as a team, and wore down Orton with Angle’s ground attack, and Yoshi’s use of aerial moves that sent Orton hard to the canvas. When he was tagged in, Cole faired a little better, but Angle and Tatsu were still able to keep him separated from Orton for most of the match. Cole finally managed to connect with a Yakuza kick on Angle, which gave him time to crawl across the ring, towards Orton. Angle made the tag just before Cole did, and Orton quickly clearing house, sending both Yoshi and Angle to the canvas. Angle rolled out of the ring as Orton connected with a power slam. Orton then hit the RKO and made the cover as the referee counted the pinfall.

After the match, Orton rolled out of the ring and grabbed a microphone, as Kurt Angle made his way up the ramp. Orton said that he is finished having a battle of words with Angle, and that it’s time for Angle to put up or shut up. Orton says that he is completely healthy, and has already spoken to Peter Bradshaw about being at Unbreakable this Sunday night. Orton said that Angle will get his wish, and will face Orton, in a STRETCHER match. Orton dropped the microphone, as the crowd went crazy, and Anarchy went off the air showing Angle’s stunned expression.

Card rating: *** ½

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