December 10 2012 Monday Night Anarchy Greensboro Nc

Monday Night Anarchy – December 10, 2012 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Announcers: Josh Daniels & Scott Michaels
Attendance: 16,100

-A video package is played, showing the ending of the CM Punk/Kurt Angle match from last week.

-Intro video is played. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to the jam-packed Greensboro Coliseum, just six days away from the final pay-per-view of the year, Caged Rage. They announce that tonight, AJ Styles and CM Punk will square off in the main event.

-Randy Orton’s music blares through the arena as the crowd gives him a huge pop upon his return. Orton makes his way out the ring and soaks in the cheers for a moment. Orton says that he’s glad to be back and that he couldn’t wait to step foot in this ring again. For the last four weeks, he’s been rehabbing his knee and watching CM Punk take his place as the number one contender for the Heavyweight Title. Orton says that he had some bad luck during the Wicked Games tournament, and it all took place in the finals. He says he’s not here to come after Punk because he knows they’ll meet down the road at some point. Orton says he’s out here for someone else that can’t seem to stop running his mouth – Kevin Steen.

Orton says that Steen came out here the night after Wicked Games saying that, even though he lost to Orton in the first round, he came out better in the end because he still had a title around his waist and Orton was at home recovering. Orton says that Steen can think that all he wants, but until he holds the Heavyweight Title like Orton has on two occasions, Steen will never be better than he is. In fact, Orton says that he’s here tonight because he’s been cleared for action by his doctors and the HWL training staff. So, Orton issues a non-title match challenge to Kevin Steen for next week. Orton leaves the ring as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Five-Man Battle Royal
Cody Rhodes won a five-man battle royal:
X M. Maldonado was eliminated in 6:04.
X B. Roode was eliminated in 19:20.
X A. Riley was eliminated in 22:54.
X K. Kingston was eliminated in 28:43.

After picking up the win in last week’s Triple Threat Match, Bobby Roode found himself in a five-man battle royal with four other superstars looking to pick up a victory as well. Roode was responsible for the first elimination, tossing Maldonado over the top rope. But after that, it became the “Cody Rhodes Show”. Rhodes, who was not at last week’s show, came out and looked on the top of his game, eliminating Roode, Alex Riley and Kofi Kingston on his way to picking up the victory. After nearly 30 minutes inside the ring, Rhodes slumped into the corner as the crowd applauded his efforts.

Commercial Break

-Returning from the break, Alisha Hicks is seen with Peter Bradshaw, who says he has an announcement concerning the Women’s Title Match at Caged Rage. Bradshaw says that, this Sunday, there will be a Fatal Four Way Cage Match for the vacant Women’s Title. He names ODB, Brie Bella, Leva Bates, and Nikki Bella as the four women taking part in the match.

Nikki Bella defeated Melina by DQ in 1:27.
Rating: * ½

Two weeks ago, these women stepped into the ring against each other and Nikki walked away victorious after Melina failed to release a hair pull by the referee’s five-count. This time around, Melina found herself not even waiting for the five-count and smacked the referee for reprimanding her. The referee called for the DQ as Melina left the ring in disgust.

Commercial Break

-Backstage, Jay Briscoe confronts Cody Rhodes, welcoming him back. Briscoe asks where Rhodes has been and says he must have slept off whatever Rhodes had because he looked good in the ring for once. A brawl ensues that is finally broken up by officials.

The A-List Knockouts (Chris Hero & David Otunga) defeated Martin Kirby & Eric Young when Hero pinned E. Young after a spinebuster in 7:46.
Rating: **

Six days before they step into the steel cage and challenge for the Tag Team Titles, Kirby and Young found themselves across the ring from a team currently on one of the hottest winning streaks in the HWL. Hero and Otunga, of course, are former champions as well, and they were a strong test for the challengers. Maybe too strong of a challenge, as Hero was able to pin Young after spinebuster in the center of the ring. What will the loss do for the confidence of Kirby and Young remains to be seen, but the answer will be known this Sunday night.

Commercial Break

-AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says he has a chance to beat both men that will be in the main event at Caged Rage on Sunday night. Styles says he’s already beaten John Cena, and that tonight, he’ll beat CM Punk in the middle of the ring. This brings out John Cena, with the Heavyweight Title around his waist. Cena says that Styles and everyone in the arena knows that Cena would have won that match had it not been for Punk’s interference. Punk finally makes his way out to the ring and tells Cena that, once again, he would have won a match by taking the easy way out. Punk tells Styles that, had it not been for him, Cena would have cracked him in the skull with the Heavyweight Title. Punk tell Styles he’s welcome before saying that he’s already beaten Styles – a year ago – for the Heavyweight Title. He tells Cena to watch their match tonight, because he’ll see a preview of what’s going to happen inside the steel cage on Sunday night!

Commercial Break

Steve Corino (w/Shane Hagadorn) pinned Colt Cabana after a kick to the head in 12:51.
Rating: *** ½

Two weeks ago, when these two men squared off, Cabana walked away with the victory. Tonight, Corino looked poised to avenge that loss by any means necessary. Both men spent a lot of time outside the ring in this contest, and for Corino, that allowed Shane Hagadorn to land a few dirty shots while Corino distracted the referee. Give Cabana credit because he tried to fight back against the odds, but a kick to the head stunned Cabana; and, for good measure, Hagadorn held Cabana’s feet so he could not kick out as the referee counted the pinfall.

Commercial Break

-Backstage, Matt Morgan tells Kevin Steen to not loss focus heading into Sunday because, if he does, he’ll be taking on a pissed-off “Viper” without the X-Division Title.

Jay Briscoe defeated Eddie Edwards by DQ in 10:29.
Rating: *** ½
[Cody Rhodes interfered against Jay Briscoe.]

Just as in the previous match, Briscoe and Edwards squared off with one another two weeks ago, but this time the results was very much the same. After a confrontation backstage earlier in the evening, Cody Rhodes made his way to ringside, obviously upset by the comments made my Briscoe. And, just six days before they are scheduled to meet inside a steel cage, Rhodes blasted Briscoe with a forearm to the back of the head as Rhodes was trying to pin Edwards, giving Edwards the DQ. Visibly upset about having Rhodes cost him a match for the second time in three weeks, Edwards is the one who pulls Rhodes off of Briscoe and the two of them have words. Rhodes slides out of the ring and makes his way up the ramp as the show goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

CM Punk pinned AJ Styles after a swinging neckbreaker in 15:31.
Rating: ¼

After a tense confrontation earlier in the evening that included John Cena, AJ Styles was put to the test, finding out of he could defeat both participants in Sunday’s Heavyweight Title Match before Caged Rage. He and Punk have some history together, including the match that made Punk Heavyweight Champion, just down the road in Charlotte just over a year ago. Styles held his own throughout the match, kicking out of two G.T.S’s. Late in the match, Cena appeared at ringside, distracting the referee and attempting to slide Styles the title belt. When Styles stood up, he was met with a stiff knee that wobbled him. Punk then connect with a swinging neckbreaker for the 1-2-3. After the match, Punk stood in the ring, taunting Cena by holding the title in the air, as the show went off the air.

Card rating: *** ¼

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