December 27, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Beaumont, TX

Monday Night Anarchy
December 27, 2010
Ford Arena – Beaumont, Texas
Attendance: 5,440 (68%)

Photos from last night's “Caged Rage” event are shown as Anarchy comes on the air. Stills are shown of the post-match brawl between Kyle O'Reilly, Randy Orton, Montel Vontavious Porter, and D'Angelo Dinero; Tyson Kidd suspended in the air before hitting the Springboard Hart Attack; the grief on Angelina Love's face, and the joy on Natalya's as she holds up the Women's Title; Cody Rhodes escaping the cage; and of Kurt Angle holding up the Heavyweight Title after escaping the cage.

“Headstrong” plays through the arena as fireworks shoot from the stage. Cameras pan around the arena, showing the mostly-filled seats and the cheering crowd. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to the final Anarchy of 2010, and wish everyone a Happy New Year. They announce that, tonight, Kyle O'Reilly will take on D'Angelo Dinero in a re-match for the X-Division Title. Also tonight, Yoshi Tatsu and Kaz will take on AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson to determine the number one contenders for the Tag Team Titles. And, in tonight's main event, Cody Rhodes will take on the newly crowned Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle.

KURT ANGLE makes his way out to the ring, carrying the Heavyweight Title over his shoulder; a small bandaged is visible on his forehead. Inside the ring, Angle soaks up the cheers from the crowd before grabbing a microphone. He says that last night was “an amazing night”, and that he couldn't be more excited to stand in the ring with the HWL Heavyweight Title on his shoulder. Angle says that, last night, he, Matt Morgan, and Kaz all put their bodies on the line; and that he has the utmost respect for Kaz, who was making his first main event appearance. He says that he knew it was only going to be a matter of time before he held the Heavyweight Title, and now that he has it, he'll do whatever he can to honor the belt just like he's honored his gold medals for all these years. Angle says that he can not wait to find out who's going to step up to the plate and be his first challenger…

This brings out MATT MORGAN, who is greeted by a roar of boos from the crowd. Morgan says that the next person to step up to the plate is the one person that still has a score to settle with Angle: Matt Morgan. He says that last night proved nothing in their year-long battle to see who is better than the other. Morgan says agrees that Angle won the Heavyweight Title outright, but that he did it in a cowardly way. He says that instead of making Kaz, or Morgan, submit – or even pinning one of them – Angle took the easy route and climbed out of the cage. Morgan says that he wants to find out, for good, who the better wrestler is. He says that, if Angle has the “balls” to step into the ring with Morgan again, that they can settle things at Brutality. Morgan walks off-stage as Angle looks on, smirking.

Commercial Break

Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim

The show started off with Vixen action tonight, and Velvet came out looking impressive. If she was trying to send a message to Natalya, who echoed Sky's sentiment last night at Caged Rage – calling Velvet a “bitch” - she did a decent job. Velvet came out strong, with a variety of offense; but Gail was able to fight right back, even hitting a Frankensteiner off the top rope; but she wasn't able to put Velvet away. Velvet, still reeling from the high-risk move, fought back, and ducked under a clothesline, connecting with the Beauty Mark out of nowhere. Velvet easily made the pin for the 1-2-3. After the match, NATALYA made her way onto the stage. She said that Velvet had a lot of guts to say what she said last night; and she wondered if Velvet had forgotten that she has already been defeated for the Women's Title on two different occasions. Natalya said that she's already beaten every other Vixen in the HWL – more than once – and that she has her sights set on beating Velvet one more time. Natalya warned Velvet to watch what she says, because her mouth could get her into a lot of trouble.

Velvet Sky pinned Gail Kim with the Beauty Mark in 0:09:23.
Rating: ***

Commercial Break

PETER BRADSHAW is seen, in his office, when CODY RHODES enters. Bradshaw congratulates Rhodes on his victory last night, and says that he's got “quite the opportunity” tonight, against Kurt Angle. Rhodes agrees, and says that he's looking forward to what the future may hold for him, now that he has finally put his past behind him. He asks Bradshaw about his chances of being named the Number One Contender for the Heavyweight Title, seeing as how Angle beat Morgan last night. Bradshaw is silent for a few moments, before saying that Rhodes is right, however it wouldn't be as easy as just asking. Bradshaw says that if Rhodes beats Angle tonight, then next week, Rhodes and Matt Morgan would have a match to determine the outright number one contender. Rhodes thanks Bradshaw and leaves the office.

“The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer vs. “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan

Tommy Dreamer stepped into the ring with his biggest test, to-date, since entering the HWL. Matt Morgan was coming over a very hard-fought, very intense steel cage match with Kurt Angle and Kaz, just 24 hours before; and earlier in the evening, he said that he wanted another shot at Angle and the Heavyweight Title. This was his chance to prove that he was deserving of that shot. Morgan was shocked – as was everyone in the arena – by Dreamer's offense at the beginning of the match, as he took the fight to the younger, stronger opponent. But, it was short lived as Morgan was able to hit a devastating power slam in the center of the ring, giving “The Blueprint” the advantage. Morgan kept up the offense, but wasn't able to put awy the Hardcore legend. Minutes later, Dreamer ducked a clothesline and hit a Death Valley Driver on Morgan, but only warranted a two-count. Dreamer went for a DDT, but with the referee's view obstructed, Morgan hit a low blow, and followed it up with a vicious power bomb. After getting another two-count, Morgan brough the match outside the ring, he he assaulted Dreamer before throwing him into the ring steps. Morgan then rolled Dreamer back into the ring and stalked Dreamer before hitting the Carbon Footprint in the center of the ring. Morgan made the cover, and the referee counted the three. Dreamer, though, who was still conscious, argued that the referee's count was too fast; and the referee restarted the match! Furious, Morgan got into the referee's face as the bell rang, only to fall victim to the Dreamer DDT when he turned back around. Dreamer made the cover as the referee counted to three again, awarding the match to Dreamer! Dreamer quickly rolled out of the ring as Morgan slowly got to his feet. Enraged, Morgan left the ring and destroyed the ringside area, claiming that someone was going to pay for what happened, before heading backstage.

Tommy Dreamer pinned Matt Morgan with the Dreamer DDT in 0:18:06.
Rating: ***

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER is seen standing in the center of the ring. With the crowd booing, Porter says that he has been biding his time backstage, just waiting for the right moment to make an impact. He says that last night, at Caged Rage, he had seen enough, and had no other choice but to react. Porter says that he has sat back and watched countless men get into the ring and challenge D'Angelo Dinero for the X-Division Title, only to come up empty-handed every time. He says that there has not been a challenge worthy of holding the X-Division Title since Porter, himself, challenged Dinero, back in the summer. Porter says that he is just as capable, if not more so, then everyone else who has gone to the back with a defeat; and that he is just as capable of becoming a two-time X-Division Champion, just like Dinero. He says that he came out to the ring to make a formal challenge to “The Pope”, and that if Dinero accepts the challenge for “Brutality”, then the Champion can name the match. Porter says he doesn't care about putting his body on the line, or not; all he cares about is ending Dinero's reign as X-Division Champion.

Commercial Break

#1 Contenders Match
Yoshi Tatus/Kaz vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles/Mr. Anderson (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair)

The chance to challenge the Hart Dynasty for the Tag Team Titles at Brutality was on the line tonight, three former title challengers stepped into the ring. Kaz was coming off a very impressive showing last night, at Caged Rage, and was hoping to use some of that momentum to springboard himself and Yoshi into title contention one more time. But Styles and Anderson had different plans in mind, as they didn't allow their opponents any opportunity to use their aerial moves to their advantage; keeping the match on the canvas, and even outside the ring. With Anderson and Yoshi inside the ring, Flair snuck his way over to their opponents side of the ring, and connected with a low blow on Kaz, making it unable for him to break up the cover after Anderson hit a somersault slam to pick up the victory. After the match, RANDY ORTON made his way down to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope, stalking Yoshi as he slowly made it to his feet. As Yoshi turned around, he fell victim to his second RKO in as many weeks. Orton stood over Yoshi as “Anarchy” went to commercials.

AJ Styles & Mr. Anderson defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Kaz when Anderson pinned Tatsu after a somersault slam in 0:05:48.
Rating: *** ½

Commercial Break

A preview for Brutality is shown, announcing that AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson will take on the Hart Dynasty for the Tag Team Titles. The event will take place on January 30th, live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

X-Division Title Match
Kyle O'Reilly vs. © D'Angelo Dinero

Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels announced that, during the commercial break, Peter Bradshaw stated that: if either Montel Vontavious Porter or Randy Orton, or anyone else backstage, interfered in this match, they would be suspended immediately. With that in mind, “The Pope” came out swinging, no longer worrying about outside interference. He and O'Reilly went at each other, battling everywhere at ringside – and event into the floor seats at one point. O'Reilly fought hard, and was able to connect with the Brain Buster. But, Dinero kicked out after two, and O'Reilly argued that the count was slow. Enfuriated, and showing signs of frustration, O'Reilly snapped and tossed the referee outside of the ring! Dinero took this chance to connect with the DDE just as another official was running down to the ring. Dinero made the cover and got the 1-2-3!

D'Angelo Dinero pinned Kyle O'Reilly with the DDE in 0:12:09.
Rating: *** ½
(D'Angelo Dinero retained the X-Division Title.)

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes vs. © “The Olympic Gold Medalist” Kurt Angle

a lot of weight rode on the outcome of this match tonight, as Cody Rhodes was hoping to earn himself a place as co-number one contender for the Heavyweight Title; Matt Morgan sat at ringside, hoping to see himself named challenger out-right. The mood at ringside was very tense as Angle – wearing a bandage from injuries endured last night – and Rhodes started the match. Rhodes looked impressive throughout the match, a sign that he may be capable of bigger things in the near future, and he gave the Champion a better challenge then the fans were thinking. The match made its way outside the ring, and Cody executed a cross body block off the apron, but seemed to have landed awkwardly, as he laid motionless on the concrete for a few seconds. Regaining his bearings, Rhodes brought the match back inside the ring, where he set Angle up for the Cross Rhodes. As he hit the move, Morgan left the announce table and grabbed Angle's leg, making him unable to kick out of the finisher. Rhodes covered Angle as the referee counted to three! Morgan then slid into the ring, and as Rhodes turned around, connected with the Carbon Footprint! Anarchy went off the air with Morgan standing over both fallen bodies, in the center of the ring.

Cody Rhodes pinned Kurt Angle with the Cross Rhodes in 0:12:43.
Cody Rhodes suffered a concussion, and will be out approximately one (1) card.

Card rating: *** 3/4

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