January 30, 2012 - Biloxi, MS

Monday Night Anarchy
January 30, 2012
Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Biloxi, MS
Attendance: 7,137 (78%)

- A recap of last week’s show is shown, highlighted by Randy Orton’s victory in the Best of the Best Qualifying Match.

- The Coliseum and the Gulf Coast are shown as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Biloxi, just two weeks away from the Best of the Best pay-per-view. They announce that, tonight, the final spots will be filled for the 15-man battle royal at the event; and that the X-Division Champion, Rami Sebei, will be in action against Santino Marella.

- Peter Bradshaw makes his way to the ring, and calls out Heavyweight Champion CM Punk. Punk’s music hits as Punk joins Bradshaw in the ring. Bradshaw says that he has no problem with Punk and Rami Sebei facing one another at the pay-per-view; and says the only other time the top two champions faced off against each other was 15 months ago. Bradshaw says his only concern is that, this time around, there is a decisive winner. Bradshaw says that the fans deserve to find out who the better champion is. But, Bradshaw says the only thing he does have a problem with, is Punk coming out last week, and saying if Sebei defeats him, that Sebei will get a main event spot at Wrestleocalypse in March. Bradshaw says that there will be a number-one contender crowned on February 12th, and asks where Punk got the idea that he could sign matches as he pleases. Punk tells Bradshaw that he has been the longest-reigning Heavyweight Champion within the past year. Punk says that he has defeated everyone that Bradshaw has thrown in his way: singles matches; triple-threat matches; and matches inside a steel cage. Punk says that he has proven, time after time, that he the Best in the World. Punk says he can do whatever he wants because he is the Heavyweight Champion, and there’s nothing Bradshaw can do about it. Bradshaw says that there’s nothing he can do about Punk being Heavyweight Champion, but that since Bradshaw pays Punk’s salary, Bradshaw makes the final decision. Bradshaw says that Punk will have an opponent at Wrestleocalypse, but it won’t be Rami Sebei. Bradshaw also says that, since Punk is not scheduled to wrestle tonight, that he pack his things and head back to the hotel. Bradshaw leaves the ring as Punk stands in the center of the ring, smiling.

Commercial Break

Matt Morgan (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) vs. Yoshi Tatsu

On paper, this match would’ve been decided before the bell even rang. And, for the most part, the predictions were correct. For the better part of this match-up, Morgan had the upper hand over the smaller Tatsu. Things changed as EVAN BOURNE and KAZ made their way to ringside. Morgan connected with the Carbon Footprint early in the match, but was only able to get a two-count. Moments later, the match would be called, as Kaz was caught tripping Tatsu, giving the victory to the Japanese native.

Yoshi Tatsu defeated Matt Morgan by disqualification in 0:05:51.
Rating: * ¾
(Rob Terry no-showed.)
[Evan Bourne interfered against Yoshi Tatsu.]

After the match, Morgan grabbed Tatsu and whipped him into the ropes, connecting with a second Carbon Footprint. Morgan those tossed Tatsu over the top rope, before leaving the ring, and walking up the ramp with Chelsea and Flair. Bourne and Kaz looked on from ringside, as Anarchy went to commercials.

Commercial Break

- A preview of the Best of the Best pay-per-view is shown.

Brutus Magnus vs. AJ Styles (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair)

Before the match begins, Peter Bradshaw walked on-stage, and informed the crowd that he would be making a change. Bradshaw said that, since Ric Flair could not keep to himself during the Qualifying Match last week, he would be banned from ringside for tonight’s contest. Flair began to go crazy, as PCW officials escorted him from the ring. Bradshaw walked off-stage as the referee started the match.

With Flair banished from ringside, Styles and Magnus put n quite the exhibition, without the fear of outside involvement. This was a very even match-up, as both men were trying to recover from their showing in last week’s qualifying match. Magnus got in some offense early on, but once the match went outside, Styles took over after throwing Magnus into the steel ring steps multiple times, working over the lower back area. Back inside the ring, Styles worked over Magnus’s back, before hitting a stiff kick to the back of his head. Styles then landed a kneedrop, before making the cover for the 1-2-3.

AJ Styles pinned Brutus Magnus after a knee drop in 0:08:08.
Rating: *** ¾

Commercial Break

- After the break, Kaz and Evan Bourne make the way to the ring. Kaz says that he and Bourne were under the impression that Steve Corino and Eddie Edwards were moving on, after they cheated Kaz and Bourne out of a Tag Team Title rematch earlier this month. Kaz says that, last week, both men interfered against Bourne during the BOTB Qualifying Match, so they must not be done, yet. Kaz says that it’s only right that both teams settle things - with the titles on the line - at the pay-per-view… one last time.

This brings out Kurt Angle and Martin Maldonado, who come down to the ring, as well. Angle says that he and Maldonado have been quiet for the past couple weeks, because they have been waiting for the right time to announce their new intention. Angle says that now would be as good a time as any. Angle says that he and Maldonado have already taken care of the largest tag team the HWL has to offer, and it’s time to move on to the team that, right now, is the best. Angle says that, while Kaz and Bourne have their claim for wanting a match with Corino and Edwards, he and Maldonado have clearly been the most-deserving team as of late. Angle says that there should not be a Tag Team Title match at Best of the Best, unless he and Maldonado are apart of it.

Peter Bradshaw appears on-stage, and agrees that both teams have equal claim to a Tag Team Title match. Bradshaw says that Kaz and Bourne have every right to want to face Corino and Edwards “one last time”, and that Angle and Maldonado are currently the next in line to get a title shot. Bradshaw says that, in the interest of fairness, he is signing a Triple Threat Match, for the Tag Team Titles, at Best of the Best. The crowd goes crazy as Bradshaw leaves the stage. The four men in the ring stare at each other, as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Santino Marella vs. © Rami Sebei

Since coming over to the main roster, Santino Marella has not been given the platform he feels is needed to showcase the skills that allowed him to be a three-time PCW Heavyweight Champion. Tonight, he was given that chance, as he stepped into the ring with X-Division Champion, Rami Sebei. Marella put on a very good showing throughout this match, grounding Sebei. The match went outside, and Marella used the guardrail to his advantage, weakening Sebei’s lower body. Back inside the ring, Marella went for the cover, but only got a two-count. Sebei fought back, and with his aerial offense taken away, he focused on beating Marella at his own game - on the mat. Sebei was able to surprise Marella with some reversals; one leading to a tiger suplex for the 1-2-3.

[Non-Title Match]:
Rami Sebei pinned Santino Marella after a tiger suplex in 0:10:20.
Rating: *** ½

After the match, Sebei was handed the X-Division Title, and in a show of good sportsmanship, shook hands with Marella in the center of the ring as the crowd cheered on their performance. Josh and Scott hyped the final Qualifying Match later tonight, as Anarchy went to commercials.

Commercial Break

- Returning from the break, Alisha Hicks is seen with Randy Orton. Alisha asks Orton what it feels like to be in the Top Three of the Qualifying or the battle royal in two weeks; and knowing he has a chance to earn the 15th entry next week. Orton says that he still remembers his poor showing from last year’s battle royal, and that he had to work his ass off to get into the main event at Wrestleocalypse… a match he lost. Orton says that, this time around, he is guaranteed to enter in the last three spots. He says that the number-15 spot is the one he wants, but most importantly, he wants to have his hand raised at the end of the night on February 12th. Orton says when that happens, he will have his sights set on CM Punk. Orton says that he won’t forget the embarrassment Punk caused him nearly two months ago; and that the best way to makes a mends for that will be to walk out of this year’s Wrestleocalypse as the new Heavyweight Champion.

Non-Title Match
Daffney vs. © Nikki Bella

Last week, Women’s Champion Nikki Bella made sure that Hamada knew there was no way Nikki was going to back down from their match at Best of the Best. Tonight, Nikki stepped into the ring with as close an opponent to Hamada as possible, in the former Champion, Daffney. Things started off evenly, but Nikki reversed a suplex from Daffney, and took over the match. As Nikki worked over the “Demonic Princess”, HAMADA made her way onto the stage, distracting Nikki. Daffney took advantage of this, by composing herself, and connecting with an inverted facelock elbow drop for the 1-2-3.

[Non-Title Match]:
Daffney pinned Nikki Bella after an inverted facelock elbow drop in 0:05:06.
Rating: * ¾

After the match, Daffney rolls out of the ring and smiles sadistically, knowing that she had just upset the Champion. On the stage, Hamada stands, looking at Bella laying on the canvas, as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Best of the Best Qualifying Match:
Alex Shelley vs. Martin Maldonado vs. Kurt Angle vs. Adam Cole vs. David Otunga

The main event tonight, was the final chance for these five men to vie for the best possible positions in the 15-man battle royal, next Sunday night, to determine the new Number One Contender for the Heavyweight Title. All five men went at each other, with David Otunga and Adam Cole working each other over from the onset. Otunga, who was returning to the ring after suffering an injury a number of weeks ago, came under attack from just about every one of his opponents tonight; but he was able to fend them off pretty well. Things got serious as Angle and Otunga found their way outside the ring, and Angle was busted open after being thrown into the ring post. Back inside the ring, Otunga came under attack again, only to have Angle regain himself and hit a flying forearm for the first elimination.

X David Otunga is eliminated by Kurt Angle 0:05:45.

The match continued, and it was clear that the four remaining men were going to stop at nothing to punch their ticket into the Triple Threat Match, next week, for the chance to earn the 15th - and final - entry into the battle royal. Alex Shelley and Martin Maldonado started to steal the match, as they worked each other over for a good six to seven minutes, physically wearing each other down, both inside and outside of the ring. Josh and Scott voiced their concerns for Kurt Angle who, by this point, had been shedding blood all over the ring. Angle seemed fatigue, but pressed onward, getting into brawls with both Shelley and Cole. Maldonado connected with a (insert move) on Shelley, and made the cover. Disoriented, Angle tried to make the save, but was not in time, and Shelley was eliminated. And, just seconds later, Cole reversed a flapjack attempt by Maldonado into a sunset flip, and there was another elimination.

X Alex Shelley is eliminated by Martin Maldonado in 0:19:44.
X Martin Maldonado is eliminated by Adam Cole in 0:19:47.

The match came down to Cole and Angle. Cole appeared to have the strength advantage, as Angle appeared out on his feet from blood loss. Both men went after each other, and each one had their fearful moment, as Angle missed a baseball slide to the outside of the ring, landing hard on his back. Cole rolled Angle back into the ring, only to get a two-count. Later on, with Cole in control, he missed a tope that Angle had rolled away from. Angle made the cover, only to have Cole’s foot reach the ropes before a three-count. The match became a war of attrition, and Cole looked on the verge of capitalizing. Cole worked over Angle, but Angle reversed an irish whip into the ropes, and took Cole down with an elbow. Quickly, Angle locked in the Ankle Lock, and Cole quickly tapped out for the final elimination of the night!

X Adam Cole is eliminated by Kurt Angle in 0:24:45.
Rating: ¼

After the match, Angle collapsed onto the canvas, as the referee called for assistance. EMTs rushed down to the ring, as the crowd watched silently. Josh and Scott said that Angle shocked everyone in the arena by coming out victorious tonight, but that his health was the concern on everyone’s mind at this time. The medical staff slowly pulled Angle out of the ring, placed him on a stretcher, and wheeled him up to the stage. Inside the ring, Cole hobbled onto his one good foot, and watched as Angle was carted off. Anarchy goes off the air with a stunned crowd.

Card rating: *** 1/4

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