August 23, 2009 - HWL Turning Point - Minneapolis, MN

Target Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota
LIVE on pay-per-view

Two-out-of-three-Falls Match
Cheech beat Kory Chavis 2 falls to 1:
x K. Chavis beat Cheech via a backdrop driver in 0:09:28
x Cheech beat K. Chavis via the Deluxe in 0:18:07
x Cheech beat K. Chavis via the Deluxe in 0:22:02
Rating: ***

Both of these men wanted to walk out of Minneapolis with a win tonight, after two weeks of sharing victories over each other. However, it was Cheech's night, coming back to win the final two falls to pick up the win.

Brent Albright made Cody Deaner submit to the Crowbar in 0:16:40.
Rating: *** 1/2

Brent Albright came into this match with a lot of pent-up frustration after getting hit with a hubcap two weeks earlier. Albright locked in the Crowbar and appeared to be close to snapping Deaner's arm until the "resitent redneck" tapped out in torture.

[Falls Count Anywhere - X-Title Match]:
Kenny Omega pinned Austin Aries with the Electric Chair German Suplex in 0:11:20.
Kenny Omega suffered a back injury. He will be out for approximately 2 cards.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Kenny Omega retained the HWL X-Title.)

Kenny Omega had a great night… that then turned into a horrible one inside the Target Center tonight. Omega and Aries battled throughout the arena, fighting through the crowd and destroying a couple vendor displays, all in the hopes of walking away with the X-Title. That's exactly what Omega was able to do. However, as he went to hi the Electric Chair German Suplex, he injured his back in the landing… but, was able to cover Aries for the successful title defense. Omega was helped to the locker room by officials after the bell rang.

[Womens Title Match]:
Tara defeated Maryse by disqualification in 0:02:30.
Rating: * 1/2
(Tara won the HWL Womens Title.)

These two women have been going tooth-and-nail for two months over who the best woman wrestler is in the Horzion Wrestling League. Their first match ended with the title being vacant. And, after winning a match against Angelina Love two weeks ago, Tara chose this match with the distinct option that the title can be won by disqualification or countout. Apparently, that stipulation was lost on Maryse, who pulled the referee in front of her during an attack by Tara. The match was quickly called and the belt was handed over to Tara - must to the distaste of Maryse. Tara celebrated the victory outside the ring as Maryse stared at her.

Kurt Angle pinned CM Punk after a German suplex in 0:08:58.
Rating: *** 1/4
[Tyler Black interfered against Kurt Angle.]

Kurt Angle came into this match wanting to get a bit of redemption from CM Punk. Angle blamed Punk for him not getting a shot at the HWL Heavyweight Title, and wanted this match to teach the "Straight Edge Superstar" a lesson. Punk wanted to show Angle that he wasn't going to back down for the challenge set forth by the "Olympic Gold Medalist". Punk put up a good fight throughout the match, but things got interesting when TYLER BLACK came to ringside. Black tossed Punk the ring bell, which Punk used squarely across the back of Angle's head. However, Angle had just enough time to put his foot on the ropes to break the count. Disgusted with himself, Punk was unable to continue his aggressive attack, and Angle connected with a German suplex for the victory.

[HWL Tag Team Title Match]:
Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) defeated
Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) when Shad pinned J. Storm with the Mug Shot in 0:14:22.
Rating: *** 1/4
(Cryme Tyme won the HWL Tag Team Titles.)

Cryme Tyme made good on their promise of getting the tag team titles back from the team that beat them for the belts last month. Storm and Roode put up an outstanding effort trying to retain their titles, but it was apparent that JTG and Shad wanted the belts more. And, after hitting the Mug Shot, Cryme Tyme can now call themselves Tag Team Champions.

[HWL Heavyweight Title - Triple Threat Match]:
Matt Morgan defeated AJ Styles and Randy Orton when M. Morgan pinned Styles after hitting him with the title belt in 0:15:11.
Rating: *** 1/4
(Matt Morgan retained the HWL Heavyweight Title.)

For nearly a month, AJ Styles and Randy Orton were at each other's throats, trying to get a shot at the Heavyweight Title. When circumstances found them both defeating Matt Morgan for the rights to face off tonight, it made this match even more interesting. Orton and Styles went after each other during the early part of the match, trying to wear each other down so the other could have a better chance of walking away with the title. Orton went for the RKO on the concrete outside of the ring, but Styles was able to reverse it and whip Orton over the guardrail at ringside! This gave Morgan the time to grab the Heavyweight Title and conseal it from the referee. As Styles went to grab Morgan to bring him into the ring, the champ blasted Styles in the head with the title belt! Entering the ring, Morgan covered Styles for the cheap victory.

Card Rating: ***
Attendance: 13,940

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