August 30, 2010 - Monday Night Anarhcy - Des Moines, IA

Monday Night Anarchy
August 30, 2010
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa
(Attendance: 5,465)

Highlights from last night's Unbreakable pay-per-view are shown to begin the program; the final still is of Desmond Wolfe holding the HWL Heavyweight Title. Now, in the arena, pyrotechnics shoot through the air, as the crowd goes crazy, and Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Des Moines. It is announced that all three champions will be in action tonight, including a rematch for the X-Division Title between Montel Vontavious Porter and D'Angelo Dinero.

Desmond Wolfe appears on-stage, dressed in a brand new suit, and holds up the Heavyweight Title as the crowd cheers. Cameras flash throughout the arena as Wolfe drapes the title over his shoulder, and make his way down the ramp, entering the ring. He takes a microphone and says that it's good to stand in the ring as champion once again. (Crowd cheers) But, he says that he's even happier that, last night at Unbreakable, he finished what AJ Styles started. (Crowd boos Styles) Wolfe says that AJ put up a good fight last night, but that he just can't get the job done by himself. Wolfe wonders what Chelsea thinks about the former champion tonight, and if she sees Wolfe standing out here, regretting the decision she made. Wolfe says he's not going to concern himself with that thought, because “that bitch” made the choice, and now she has to deal with it. (Crowd cheers) Wolfe says that he's out here tonight because he knows that there are plenty of people who are waiting in line to get a taste of the Heavyweight Title, and he just wants to see who's next…

The lights in the arena go out as fire shoots out from the stage. Josh Daniels and Scott Micheals say that it could only be one man… “The Big Red Monster” Kane! Kane appears on-stage, walking through the flames, on his way to the ring. Kane steps over the top rope and stands in the center of the ring, looking down at the Heavyweight Champion; a sadistic smile on his face. Kane takes the microphone from Wolfe, as the lights come back on, and says that he's going to make this short. He says that, just like everyone in the back, the Heavyweight Title is definitely on his mind. But tonight, the only thing he's thinking about, is sending a message to Wolfe; to hurt him. Kane says that Wolfe may now be finished with AJ Styles, but that his second title reign won't be nearly as long as his first one… as long as Kane has anything to say about it. Kane drops the microphone, and leaves the ring, staring into the ring as Desmond Wolfe stands in the center of the ring, returning the glare.

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match:
Velvet Sky vs. © Sarita

It appeared that The Beautiful People had been thinking up a pretty decent plan during their time away from the wrestling ring. Tonight, Velvet Sky had the chance to show what she could do against Sarita, who was coming off an impressive victory against Gail Kim last night at Unbreakable. However, Velvet had no plans of using her wrestling skills to her advantage, as she ran out of the ring, pleading for Sarita to come and get her. Not wanting to win the match by countout, Sarita gave in, and gave chase. Unknown to the Women's Champion AND the crowd in Des Moines, ANGELINA LOVE had been hiding under the ring! She sneaked out and connected with a boot shot to Sarita's head, knowing the champion unconscious. Velvet slid into the ring and celebrated as the referee counted Sarita out. After the match TBP celebrated as the crowd looked on in disgust.

Velvet Sky defeated Sarita by countout in 0:00:50.
Rating: *

Backstage, the camera shows Cody Rhodes walking slowly into the locker room, where Ted DiBiase is seen sitting on a chair next to his locker. DiBiase waits for Rhodes to sit down at his locker before asking whether or not his match at Unbreakable was worth it or not. DiBiase says that he had never once heard Rhodes talk about wanting to get even with Randy Orton, and that he thought they were on the same page. But, DiBiase says, he hopes Cody learned his lesson last night. But, before he can finish his thought, Rhodes interrupts him, wanting to know why DiBiase has been on his ass about facing Orton last night. DiBiase says that it's simple. He tells Cody that Cody turned his back on their tag team after they lost the titles to The Hart Dynasty, and that if he had given a damn, they would be doing whatever they could to get those belts back. Rhodes slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head, and tells Ted that he doesn't have to put up with his crap. Rhodes walks back out of the locker room, and the camera shows DiBiase staring at him as he leaves.

Also backstage, Peter Bradshaw is seen walking through the hallways, greeting various crew members and making small talk. Montel Vontavious Porter appears on-screen, and interrupts the Owner, saying that he wanted to thank Bradshaw for allowing the rematch to take place tonight. Bradshaw says that, whether the rematch happens tonight or not, Porter should be ashamed of what the fans had to witness last night. Porter says that he doesn't care what the fans think, but that he has another chance to win back the X-Division Title. Bradshaw tells Porter that Porter might not care about the fans, but Bradshaw does; and that if Porter doesn't care about fans, then he clearly doesn't care what Bradshaw thinks. Porter stumbles over his words, trying to find something to say, but Bradshaw pats on the arm and walks away, leaving Porter flustered.

Randy Orton vs. Matt Morgan

Both of these men were coming off wins last night at Unbreakable, but “The Blueprint” showed his displeasure for having to face Steve Corino instead of Kurt Angle, and he took out that aggression on “The Viper”. However, Morgan's rage got the better of him tonight, as he continuously disobeyed the referee's orders, and eventually got disqualified for not breaking a chokehold after the five-count. After the referee called for the bell, Morgan turned his attention on him, and chased the referee out of the ring as Orton lay prone in the corner. Seizing the opportunity, Morgan grabbed Orton, and brought him to his feet before hitting a Hellevator in the center of the ring! The crowd booed as Morgan stood over Orton, staring at him.

Randy Orton defeated Matt Morgan by disqualification in 0:12:52.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, Alisha Hicks introduces the new X-Division Champion, D'Angelo Dinero, who gets a huge cheer from the crowd at ringside. Hicks asks for Dinero's thoughts on having the defend the title he won just 24 hours ago, against the man he beat for it – MVP. Dinero says that he heard what Peter Bradshaw had to say a little bit ago, and that he's not the only one that's embarrassed about how last night's match ended. Dinero says that he didn't want to beat Porter because of a fluke accident inside the ring, but that he wanted to go out and prove there's a reason why he's the only two-time X-Division Champion. And, unlike Porter, Dinero says that he knows the fans deserve an X-Division match for the title, and promises to give them what they want, later tonight.

Back at ringside, The Hart Dynasty is seen standing in the center of the ring. Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith have the Tag Team Titles wrapped around their waists, and Natalya stands between them, motioning for the crowd to continue the mixed reaction they are giving the trio. D.H. Smith takes a microphone and says that, whether the crowd in “this poe-dunk city” likes it or not, last night they did what they said they were going to do: they shut up The British Invasion. Smith says that he and Tyson Kidd may not have been champions as long as some other team – in reference to the former champions, The Motor City Machine Guns – but that they have shown dominance over every other tag team in the HWL, and that they have nothing left to prove. Smith says that, tonight, The Usos should be honored to even be stepping into the same ring with The Hart Dynasty, and that they will get a lesson in what a tag team with “real heritage” can do. Smith gives the microphone to Natalya, as she leaves the ring, and Smith and Kidd await The Usos…

Non-Title Match:
The Usos (w/Tamina) vs. © The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya)

The Hart Dynasty were coming off a huge title defense against The British Invasion, just 24 hours ago, and were looking to keep that momentum going tonight, as they took on the winless HWL rookies. The Usos were determined to get their first victory, and hoping for a huge upset tonight against the Tag Team Champions, but their determination seemed to have gotten the better of them as Jimmy Uso failed to heed the five-count from the referee, thus getting him and his brother disqualified, and continuing their losing ways.

The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) when D.H. Smith defeated Jimmy by disqualification in 0:03:32.
Rating: * ¼

After the match, Tyson Kidd jumped into the ring and attacked Jimmy Uso, pulling him away from Smith. Kidd and Jimmy Uso began to brawl in the center of the ring as Jey Uso rushed into the ring and threw Smith to the outside. Jey then attacked Kidd from behind, and The Usos kept up the assault until Smith gained his composure and slid under the bottom rope, clearing the ring. Smith knelt over Kidd's body, and stared at The Usos, as they made their way up the ramp, smiling at what they had done to the Tag Team Champions.

Backstage, Yoshi Tatsu is seen sitting in the locker room with a large wrap around his midsection, when Kaz walks in and sits beside him. Kaz says he wants to know what was going on through Yoahi's mind last week, when he attacked Kane and agreed to the match with him last night. Through slow, drawn-out breaths, Yoshi says that Kaz has been telling Yoshi to take control of his career, and to prove that he can hold his own inside the ring, so he went after the biggest man on the roster. Yoshi says that he wants Kaz to be proud of him, and he wants to win the Tag Team Titles… Kaz tells Yoshi that he needs to stop trying so hard, and just let things come together. Kaz says that, sooner or later, they will get their shot at the Tag Team Title… and when it happens, they will walk away as champions.

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, Alisha Hicks is seen backstage with Steve Corino, who gets a mixed reaction from the crowd at ringside. Alisha asks for Corino's thoughts about debuting last night in place of Kurt Angle in the “I Quit” Match against Matt Morgan. Corino says that he wasn't going to lie, and that last night was very nerve-racking for him. He says that he knew his chances against Matt Morgan were going to be slim, because Morgan was dead-set on sending a message to Angle, but that Corino was just hoping to survive the match. Corino says that he is sore, and a little banged up, but he did survive “The Blueprint's” rage. He says that he got off to a really rough start in the HWL, but that his goal was to make up for it, and make the best of the chance that's been given to him.

X-Division Title Match
Montel Vontavious Porter vs. © D'Angelo Dinero

MVP came out to the ring, to a strong negative response from the crowd, and restated that his loss last night was nothing but a fluke. He said that there was no way D'Angelo Dinero could have legitimately beaten him that quickly without something going wrong. Before he could continue, the X-Division Champion made his way to the ring, and the match began. This time around there were no unintended mishaps from the challenger, as MVP and Dinero fought back and forth, trying to wear each other down enough to walk away with the championship belt. But, as luck would have it, MVP would be the only one to blame for his demise tonight, as he attempted a springboard bodyblock, but Dinero was quick enough to move aside, and MVP landed chest-first onto the concrete outside the ring! Unable to move, with the air knocked out of him, MVP laid motionless on the concrete until Dinero picked him up and rolled him into the ring. Dinero propped MVP in the corner, and adding insult to injury, connected with a vicious DDE before getting the 1-2-3.

D'Angelo Dinero pinned Montel Vontavious Porter with the DDE in 0:11:14.
Rating: *** ¼
(D'Angelo Dinero retained the X-Division Title.)

After the match, Dinero stood over MVP, holding the X-Division Title high in the air, when from the backstage area, RHINO ran down to the ring and attacked Dinero from behind! Rhino grabbed the title belt as Dinero got to his feet, and connected with a straight shot to Dinero's head, opening up a small gash on his forehead. Rhino, with the title still in hand, stood over both Dinero and MVP, holding the title into the air as the crowd booed.

A preview for HWL's next pay-per-view, HOSTILE TAKEOVER, is shown. The event will take place, live from the Rexall Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 26th!

Backstage, Peter Bradshaw tells Alisha Hicks that he has an announcement to make concerning next week's Anarchy. Bradshaw says that he was listening when The Hart Dynasty said they were waiting to see who would be “next in line” for their Tag Team Titles at Hostile Takeover, and says that they will get their answer next week, because there will be a Number One Contenders match to determine their opponents. Bradshaw thanks Alisha for the time, and walks off-camera, as the shot goes back to ringside.

Non-Title Match
© Desmond Wolfe vs. Kane

Desmond Wolfe came out first, and was welcomed by a very warm response from the crowd. Twenty-four hours removed from ending his feud with AJ Styles, and winning back the Heavyweight Title, Wolfe found himself stepping into the ring with the man he originally defeated to win the title back in April. Kane, who had used Yoshi Tatsu as a warm-up, last night at Unbreakable, had said earlier in the evening that he would send a message to the Heavyweight Champion, and that's exactly what he came out and did. Wolfe threw everything he could at “The Big Red Monster”, but his body began to break down from the torture it had gone through last night, and Kane was able to connect with a back-breaking Choke Slam From Hell to pick up the victory.

Kane pinned Desmond Wolfe with the Choke Slam From Hell in 0:04:29.
Rating: ** ¾

After the match, Kane stood over Wolfe, looking down at the champion, as fire erupted from the ring posts.

Card Rating: ** ½

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