December 13, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Las Cruces, NM

Monday Night Anarchy
December 13. 2010
Pan American Center – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Attendance: 6,116 (49%)

A clip of Ted DiBiase's victory over Desmond Wolfe is shown as “Anarchy” comes on the air. The clip ends with DiBiase and Cody Rhodes staring each other down at ringside. Also, a clip of Kane's victory over Kyle O'Reilly is shown…

“Headstrong” by Trapt blares through the arena as fireworks shoot from the stage. The cameras inside the arena pan around to show the crowd and the various signs being held into the air. Josh Daniels and Scott Micheals welcome everyone to the campus of New Mexico State University, just 13 days away from Caged Rage. They announce, that tonight, Kurt Angle and Matt Morgan will face-off in the main event. If Angle wins the match, he earns a spot in the Heavyweight Title match at Caged Rage; but if Morgan wins, their feud ends for 30 days, immediately. Also, tonight, its announced that Tyson Kidd will take on the X-Division Champion, D'Angelo Dinero in a non-title match.

DESMOND WOLFE comes out to the ring. He is dressed in a finely-pressed suit, and carrying the HWL Heavyweight Title over his shoulder. He enters the ring and grabs a microphone, before saying that he has been dreading this moment for over two weeks. Wolfe says that, ever since the HWL went overseas to Japan and Australia, he has not been feeling up to 100 percent on a day-to-day basis. He says that, two weeks, he went to get himself tested, and it was revealed that he had contracted Hepatitis B, and that he would be forced to retire. Wolfe says that last week was one of the toughest matches he had been in, because he knew it was his last one… ever. He says that the past eight months have been the best he could remember, and that he would always remember holding the HWL Heavyweight Title on two different occasions. He thanks the fans for all their support over that time, and says that he wishes he could go into Caged Rage and defend the title with the honor it deserves. Wolfe then calls out PETER BRADSHAW, who joins him in the ring. Wolfe says that it was an honor working for Bradshaw, and that he was happy to be apart of making the HWL what it is today. Wolfe hands over the Heavyweight Title before waving to the fans and leaving the ring. Wolfe continues to say goodbye to the fans as Daniels and Michaels agree that the HWL will never quite be the same…

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Velvet Sky vs. © Natalya

Velvet Sky came out with a clear mission in mind; and that was to show that, even though she came up short in the battle royal two weeks ago, she should be considered a challenger for the Women's Title, in the near future. Tonight, Sky came out and took the fight to the unsuspecting champion, who came into the match with a little too much confidence. Sky showed a more vicious streak tonight, as well, slamming Natalya into the steel ring steps and doing most of her damage outside thC ring. She was able to escape a possible Sharpshooter attempt on the outside, and slid into the ring, before surprising Natalya with the Beauty Mark for the shocking 1-2-3. After the match, Sky celebrated with the fans as Natalya looked on in utter disgust…

Velvet Sky pinned Natalya with the Beauty Mark in 0:08:26.
Rating: *** ¼

Commercial Break

Backstage, KURT ANGLE is seen with Alisha Hicks. Angle is wearing his ring gear, and says that he has been looking forward to this night since he returned a few weeks ago. He says that Matt Morgan spent too much of his time, running his mouth, after Angle moved down to the development league; and that tonight's the night that Angle makes good on his promise of shutting Morgan up, once and for all. Angle says that tonight isn't just about shutting up Morgan, but more about getting to earn his shot at facing Morgan inside a steel cage in two weeks. He says that a third person in the match, and having the Heavyweight Title on the line matter nothing to him; they're just perks. Angle says that Caged Rage would be a fitting end to his rivalry with Morgan, because “The Blueprint” would have nowhere to run, and that it could be settled finally. He says that it would be a great ending to 2010, and an even better way to start off the New Year.

“The Cornfed Meathead” Skip Sheffield vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair)

Both men were looking to pick up a victory in this “power vs. speed” match, tonight, as they were both coming off loses the last time they stepped into the ring. Sheffield came out strong at the start of the match, surprising everyone – including Styles – with some of his own high-flying moves. But, soon, all the extra energy Sheffield had lost started taking its toll on him. He began to look a little sluggish in the ring, and Styles made sure to take advantage of it at every turn. Styles used his vast array of aerial moves to wear down Sheffield even further, before connecting with the Pele kick. Exhausted, and unable to defend himself, Sheffield became a surprising victim to the Styles Clash; and AJ walked away with the 1-2-3.

AJ Styles pinned Skip Sheffield with the Styles Clash in 0:09:02.
Rating: ¼

Commercial Break

TED DIBIASE makes his way out to the ring as “Anarchy” returns from the break. DiBiase says that it's a shame that Desmond Wolfe is leaving the HWL, just a week after losing to DiBiase in the very same ring. He says that Wolfe came out with a bogus story about getting sick overseas, when the truth is, Wolfe saw what DiBiase was fully capable of inside the ring… and he figured that tonight was the best time to leave before DiBiase took the title away from him. DiBiase then soaks in the boos from the crowd before announcing the real reason he came out to the ring. He says that Cody Rhodes has been nothing but a thorn in his side… ever since their days in the “other organization”. DiBiase says that he has always had to carry Cody on his back, and every single time Legacy lost either the HWL Tag Team Titles or the PCW Tag Team Titles, it was because of Cody Rhodes. He says that Cody even tried to equal the success he had as a member of Legacy, with Brother Devon… only to have Devon leave the day after they won the Tag Team Titles. DiBiase says that it's an example of it being impossible to work with Rhodes, because Cody wants to be the “bigger star”. He says that's all Cody was trying to do last week, too, when he interfered in DiBiase's match against Desmond Wolfe. DiBiase says that Cody couldn't stand seeing him in a spot that Cody felt was his, and he wanted DiBiase to lose. He says that Rhodes is nothing but a jealous, no-talent, loser who's “daddy” has been writing checks to make sure his boy still had a job. DiBiase says that, if Cody wants a match at Caged Rage, then he's got one. He says that, at Caged Rage, DiBiase will finish what Cody started.

Commercial Break

“The Viper” Randy Orton/Alex Shelley vs. The Usos (w/Tamina)

Before the match could get started tonight, The Usos took the time to announce that they were the only team in the HWL who had not gotten their fair chance at the Tag Team Titles, and that they were naming themselves the new Number One Contenders. They demanded a match against The Hart Dynasty at Caged Rage, and said that they were going to prove that there is more than one team in the HWL that has a superstar lineage. The match, however, was not as one-sided as the match-up these two teams had at Downfall in October. Shelley and Orton were determined to correct the mistakes they made in the embarrassing loss, and did all they could, but they were unable to take a meaningful advantage as Jimmy hit the Superfly Splash on Shelley to pick up the victory. After the match, as Shelley rolled out of the ring and Orton helped him to the back, DAVID HART SMITH and TYSON KIDD ran down to the ring and attacked The Uso's from behind! Outside the ring, Natalya held Tamina from behind as Smith hit Jimmy Uso with a running power slam. Kidd worked over Jey Uso until Smith pick Uso up, and Kidd connected with the Springboard Hart Attack in the center of the ring. Natalya let Tamina go, and entered the ring, as The Hart Dynasty celebrated inside the ring, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd.

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) defeated Alex Shelle & Randy Orton when Jimmy pinned A. Shelley with the Superfly Splash in 0:16:06.
Rating: ***

Commercial Break

Backstage, PETER BRADSHAW is seen with Alisha Hicks. Bradshaw is seen with the HWL Heavyweight Title draped over his shoulder. He says that is very sorry – and saddened – to hear that Desmond Wolfe will be leaving the HWL, and that the longest-reigning Heavyweight Champion has to lose the title in such a way. But, Bradshaw says that business must go on as usual, and announces that next week, there will be a 10-man Battle Royal to determine the Matt Morgan's opponent at Caged Rage. He says, as a caveat, that the winner of the Battle Royal could also be the third member of a Triple Threat Match, bases on the outcome of tonight's main event.

Non-Title, X-Division Match
Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya) vs. © D'Angelo Dinero

This match got off to a quick start as both men traded blows. Dinero connected with an inverted DDT before whipping Kidd into the corner, and hitting a DDE very early. Dinero went for the cover, but Natalya distracted the referee, breaking up the all. Dinero got to his feet and shared words with Natalya, before returning back to Kidd. Dinero kept up the attack on Kidd, until Natalya interfered, tripping the champion. The referee called for the bell as Kidd quickly jumped at the chance to attack. Kidd got in a few cheap shots before the referee grabbed him and demanded that Kidd leave the ring. Kidd and Natalya made their way up the ramp as the referee tended to “The Pope”.

D'Angelo Dinero defeated Tyson Kidd by disqualification in 00:05:01.
Rating: *** ¼
[Natalya interfered against D'Angelo Dinero.]

Commercial Break

“The Olympic Gold Medalist” Kurt Angle vs. “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan

After the news that rocked the HWL earlier in the evening, everyone on campus was looking forward to finding out whether Kurt Angle would make himself a part of the main event at Caged Rage, and self-proclaimed Olympic Hero wasted no time giving the fans the answer they were waiting for. Angle came down to the ring in a fury, taking Morgan of his feet. Just minutes after the bell sounded, the referee was knocked to the canvas, and Matt Morgan looked to have the match won. Angle, though, was destined to get into the ring with Morgan at the pay-per-view, and connected with a low blow that sent Morgan to his knees. Just as the referee got back to his feet, Angle locked in the Ankle Lock, forcing Morgan to tap out!

Kurt Angle made Matt Morgan submit to the Ankle Lock in 0:03:36.
Rating: ** ½

Card rating: ***

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