August 2 2010 Monday Night Anarchy Cincinnati Oh

Monday Night Anarchy
August 2, 2010
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, Ohio
(Attendance: 11, 951)

(Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Cincinnati, and announce that tonight, former Heavyweight Champion Desmond Wolfe, will take on the X-Division Champion, Montel Vontavious Porter, in a non-title match in the main event. Also announced is a rematch from Justice for the Women's Title, as Sarita will once against challenge Natalya.)

(The lights in the arena go out as AJ Styles' music blares through the arena. A spotlight shines onto the center of the stage as the HWL Heavyweight Champion walks out – carrying the title over his shoulder – as the crowd roars with boos. Styles is followed down the ramp by Ric Flair, Mr. Anderson, and Chelsea. Inside the ring, Flair grabs a microphone and waits for the jeers to die down, before saying that the crowd could boo AJ all he wants because of that actions he took last week, but that they will never understand his reasoning because their idiots. Flair says that he's helping AJ to think like him; to see himself like Flair saw himself during his 17 different title reigns. Flair says that he isn't going to allow AJ to step into the ring with people who don't deserve to wrestle the Heavyweight Champion, and that's exactly why they left last week. Flair says that Matt Morgan may have been Heavyweight Champion some time last year, but even back then, he should've known that AJ was a better wrestler, because he beat Morgan for the belt. Flair says that Matt Morgan hasn't done enough to prove himself worthy of stepping into the ring with Styles; and that he needs to focus more on Kurt Angle before he can ever hope of facing the Heavyweight Champion again. The crowd boos loudly once again.

Flair then says that the real reason they're all out here tonight, is to say how happy they were to see the way Desmond Wolfe was acting last week on Anarchy. He says that neither Wolfe nor anyone else in the arena could imagine the amount of joy all four of them got by watching Wolfe mope around the backstage area, having lost the Heavyweight Title and the love of his life. Flair says that it was only a matter of time before Chelsea figured out that Wolfe wasn't a “real man”. More booing from the crowd.

Flair's rant was cut off as Desmond Wolfe's music blares through the arena, instantly changing the crowd's mood. Wolfe walks down the ramp and enters the ring, as all four members of Flair's group backs into the corners. Wolfe paces around the ring for a moment, looking nothing like he did a week ago, before walking over the Flair and grabbing the microphone out of his hand. Wolfe stares into Flair's eyes for a moment before turning away and walking around the ring. He wastes no time, saying that Flair, Anderson, and “that whore” Chelsea – along with everyone in the arena – know that AJ Styles shouldn't be Heavyweight Champion tonight. He says that all four of them knew AJ wouldn't stand a chance inside that steel cage at Justice, so they had to spend some amount of money to lure Chelsea to their side, all in the hopes of distracting Wolfe; and it worked. Wolfe says that, without Flair or Anderson, Styles would still be in the back complaining about a second-straight loss. He says that Matt Morgan may not be what they deem “worthy” of stepping into the ring with AJ, but says if there's one man who is, it's the one who had the title stolen from him. Wolfe then says that, if AJ's man enough to accept the challenge, he's invoking his “rematch clause” at Unbreakable. Wolfe says that he wants their match to “fit the bill” of the pay-per-view, and challenges AJ to a Ladder Match for the HWL Heavyweight Title. The crowd goes crazy as Flair, Anderson, and Styles all look at each other in shock.

Wolfe stares at Chelsea and shakes his head, and says that he has nothing to say to her, except that now he sees that she's nothing more than a money-hungry tramp. He warns her that Flair, Styles, and Anderson are simply using her as leverage to get inside his head, and that at Unbreakable when he walks away with the Heavyweight Title again, they're just throw her to the curb because she'll be of no use to them. And, he says that, when that happens, Wolfe wouldn't be there for her… ever again. Wolfe then leaves the ring as Anarchy goes to commercials.)

Commercial Break

(Backstage, KURT ANGLE is seen entering the arena.)

Women's Title Match
Sarita vs. © Natalya

Sarita has been making quite the name for herself since joining the HWL last month, with her only loss coming at the hands of the Women's Champion, at Justice. However, last week, she earned the chance to face Natalya again, after defeating Daffney in a Number One Contender's Match. The champion, who has been on a tear since winning the title, was looking to continue her winning ways, but was not prepared for a different opponent than the one she faced at Justice. Sarita countered just about everything Natalya threw at her, and was wearing the champion down, until Natalya brought the fight outside the ring. There, she used everything she could to get the better of the challenger, but did not risk a count-out, bringing the fight back inside. Natalya went back on the offensive, but Sarita continued to counter the Champion, ultimately locking in a flying armbar, and getting Natalya to tap out, winning the Women's Title.

Sarita made Natalya submit to a flying armbar in 0:14:33.
Rating: *** ¼
(Sarita won the HWL Women's Title.)

(Backstage, David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd are seen walking out of their dressing room, and are approached by Rob Terry and Brutus Magnus. Magnus says that the Hart Dynasty's dream of being a force in the HWL is crumbling right before their eyes. He says that David lost last week – and better hope his luck changes tonight – and that Natalya just lost the Women's Title. He tells Smith and Kidd to do whatever they can to make sure they don't follow the same fate, at Unbreakable, because Magnus and Terry are looking to leave them with nothing.)

Commercial Break

Alex Shelley vs. David Hart Smith

David Hart Smith had a lot of pressure on his shoulders tonight, as he tried to reclaim himself from his loss last week, and trying not to be the second member of the Hart Dynasty to lose tonight. It appeared that his night was going to get a little more difficult as CODY RHODES and TED DIBIASE made their way down to ringside. The mood at ringside was very tense, until DiBiase pulled down the top rope as Smith whipped Shelley into them. Rhodes and DiBiase began to attack Shelley outside the ring as Smith watched from inside. When they finished with their assault, Legacy threw Shelley back into the ring, and straight into a Saito suplex by Smith. Smith pinned Shelley for the 1-2-3.

After the match, Rhodes and DiBiase enter the ring and continue their assault on Alex Shelley, as the referee tried to stop them. Suddenly, RANDY ORTON ran down the ramp, and cleared out the ring as Rhodes and DiBiase avoided “The Viper”. Orton stands over Shelley as he and Legacy share words from across the arena.

David Hart Smith pinned Alex Shelley with the Saito Suplex in 0:10:27.
Rating: ** ½
[Ted DiBiase interfered against Alex Shelley.]

(Backstage, Kaz is seen leaving the dressing room, when he is approached by Yoshi Tatsu. Tatsu says that he knows that their team hasn't had the best of luck in the past, but after beating David Hart Smith last week, he thinks their fortune is going to turn around. Unimpressed, and feigning interest, Kaz says he hopes that Yoshi is right. He says that it's one thing to “think” they can turn it around; it's another thing to go out and actually do it.)

(At ringside, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase make their way to the ring, as the crowd restarts their booing for just moments ago. They enter the ring, as Cody Rhodes grabs a microphone, and tries to compose himself before speaking to the crowd. Rhodes says that he first wants to apologize to Ted DiBiase, for making his partner think that his head wasn't in the “game” as far as eventually having the Tag Team Titles back in their possession; and he says that what the crowd just witnessed was Legacy making a statement, that they will go through every single person or team until they get another shot at the Tag Team Titles. He says that tonight, that quest begins as they make examples out of Yoshi Tatsu and Kaz.

But, he says that before the match starts, Rhodes wanted to get something off his chest concerning Justice. Rhodes says that he heard Randy Orton say that he was jealous of Orton's success in the wrestling business, and Rhodes admits that, while he was younger he would feel a hatred towards Orton for doing things that Rhodes knew he should be doing instead. Rhodes goes onto to say that his hatred didn't just start when they started out in the business, but that it goes back to when their parents were wrestling as well. Rhodes says that he grew up despising “Cowboy” Bob Orton because his father “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes couldn't stand the sight of Randy's father. So, Rhodes says that, at Unbreakable, he wants to do something that will make his father happy: take out an Orton once and for all.)

Legacy vs. Yoshi Tatsu/Kaz

Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase were very confident with themselves just minutes before the bell rang, but no one in the arena thought they were ready for the newly dedicated Yoshi Tatsu. Tatsu had said earlier that he was going to do his part in helping their team get to the Tag Team Titles, but Kaz seemed to take the match in his own hands. However, Kaz got a little bit of help as RANDY ORTON appeared on-stage, distracting DiBiase as Kaz hit a moonsault side suplex to pick up the victory.

Yoshi Tatsu & Kaz defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase) when Kaz pinned Rhodes after a moonsault side slam in 0:04:19.
Rating: ** 3/4

Commercial Break

(Kurt Angle's music blares through the arena as Anarchy comes back from commercials, and he is welcomed by a warm reception from the Cincinnati crowd. He makes his way down the ramp, still showing signs of injury from two weeks ago, and enters the ring where he is handed a microphone. Angle waits for the cheers to die down before saying that he is out here for only one reason tonight, and that he doesn't want to waste a lot of time getting to the point. He says that, last week, Matt Morgan seemed very confident with his victory at Justice. Angle says Morgan should be happy with the win, because he was the better man and deserved to win… on that night. Angle says that Matt tied things up between them at Justice, but it didn't settle anything; it just made the need to find out who is better that much greater, and Angle thinks he has the perfect match to test both of them. Angles says the reason he is in the ring tonight is to issue a challenge to Matt Morgan – for one more match – at Unbreakable. The only catch, Angle says, is that he wants Morgan to accept adding the stipulation of making the match a Submissions Only match. Angle says, that if Morgan thinks he can beat Angle again, he'll have to work for it. Angle then leaves the ring as the crowd murmurs amongst themselves.)

(Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with The Usos and Tamina, and welcomes them to the Horizon Wrestling League. Jimmy Uso says that it was only a matter of time before they hit the ranks of the “big leagues” in the wrestling business. He says that it is ingrained in all three of their bloods, having grown up watching their various relatives reach all sorts of success throughout the years. Jey Uso says that last week was a rough way to start their careers in the HWL, losing to The British Invasion. But, he says, that it won't take long before they make their marks, just like the did in their previous endeavors.)

Evan Bourne vs. Mr. Anderson

Mr. Anderson was coming into this match, feeling pretty good about his role in screwing Desmond Wolfe out of the Heavyweight Title at Justice, but Evan Bourne was looking to make up for his loss against Randy Orton last week. Without Ric Flair, AJ Styles, or Chelsea at ringside, Anderson had to rely on his own abilities and skills to take on the high-flying Bourne. Boure was impressive in the outing, using the Shooting Star Press to pick up the victory.

Evan Bourne pinned Mr. Anderson with the Shooting Star Press in 0:13:13.
Rating: ***

(Backstage, Alisha Hicks catches up with Randy Orton, and asks for a response to Cody Rhodes' statements earlier tonight. Orton says that he wasn't surprised to hear what Rhodes had to say, about his family being jealous of the Orton family legacy. And, because of that, he says that there's only one kind of match that he and Cody should be in at Unbreakable: an old-school Strap match. Orton says, that if Cody wants to make his “daddy” proud, he knows what he has to do. Orton then walks away as the crowd inside the arena cheer.)

Commercial Break

(Backstage, Ric Flair and AJ Styles are joined by Alisha Hicks, who asks for a comment about tonight's earlier showdown with Desmond Wolfe. Styles says that, if Wolfe was trying to threaten him with the stipulation of a Ladder Match, it fell on deaf ears. He says that Wolfe is just searching for a way to put the odds on his favor, in the hopes of winning back the Heavyweight Title at Unbreakable, but Styles says that the odds are already stacked against Wolfe, and putting the title on the line in that type of match just puts him more at risk. So, Style says that, if Wolfe is sure he wants a Ladder Match at Unbreakable, then he will accept the challenge, and prove to everyone in the HWL that he can beat Wolfe no matter what the match is.)

Jay Lethal vs. Kane

The Cincinnati crowd was absolutely stunned by Jay Lethal's performance tonight, as he shocked them – and “The Big Red Monster” - by stopping at nothing to ensure he reached victory tonight. Lethal was able to bring Kane to the outside, and tripped the big man; his head and upper body falling hard onto the ring steps! And, to make sure Kane was down, Lethal hit the Flying Elbowdrop onto the concrete floor! Lethal, showing signs of an slightly injured leg/hip, rolled back into the ring as the referee finished the 10-count.

Jay Letahl defeated Kane by count-out in 0:05:00.
Rating: * ¾

(Backstage, Matt Morgan finds Alisha Hicks talking with a few HWL staff members, and demands the microphone. Morgan says that Kurt Angle doesn't have to wait long to get his answer concerning the challenge issued for Unbreakable. Morgan says that he couldn't be more confident about what he's able to do inside the ring, and that making Angle tap would be the highlight of his career. Morgan then walks away, laughing to himself, leaving Alisha alone.)

(A preview for “Unbreakable” is shown. The event will take place, live, from the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska on August 29th.)

Commercial Break

Non Title Match
Desmond Wolfe vs. © Montel Vontavious Porter

Desmond Wolfe was looking to take out some frustrations against the new X-Division Champion, was came in with a huge boost of confidence, after winning the title at Justice. However, the match had just barely started when D'ANGELO DINERO made his way to the ring, and attacked Porter outside the ring. The referee had no choice, but to call for the bell, and award the match to the champion. Wolfe stood in the center of the ring, watching in shock, as Dinero made his way up the ramp.

Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Desmond Wolfe by disqualification in 0:02:09.
Rating: * ¾
[D'Angelo Dinero interfered against Montel Vontavious Porter.]

Card Rating: ** ¼

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