July 12, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Detroit, MI

Monday Night Anarchy
July 12, 2010
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan

— A clip from last week’s main event is shown between Desmond Wolfe and Mr. Anderson. The clip ends with Styles breaking up Wolfe’s pin attempt, and the post-match attack by Styles, Anderson, and Ric Flair.

— Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to the “Motor City” of Detroit, just 13 days away from JUSTICE. It is announced that, due to the attack he suffered last week, Desmond Wolfe would not be at the arena tonight. But AJ Styles will be in action, taking on David Hart Smith. Also, in action tonight, Montel Vontavious Porter will face Kurt Angle.

— For the second week in a row, HWL Owner Peter Bradshaw comes out to the ring to start off the program. He says that, after weeks of thought, he has devised a system for the entire HWL roster in the hopes of bettering the competition in the ring, and to properly name deserving challengers for the four HWL Titles. Bradshaw says that nothing will change the current card for Justice on July 25, but starting the Monday after, the new Ranking System will be put into place. He then issues the athletes in the back the chance to offer up suggestions, if they disagree, but to do so in his office only. He then wishes the Detroit crowd a good evening before leaving the ring, leaving the crowd in a state of unknowing shock.

Commercial Break

Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya) vs. Alex Shelley
The Detroit crowd got a big surprise tonight as their hometown favorite, Alex Shelley made his singles debut against one-half of the Hart Dynasty. Shelley definitely had the crowd behind him tonight, but Kidd was looking for a small bit or redemption after coming up short-handed in the Hart Dynasty’s bid to win the Tag Team Titles last week; and, as always, Natalya would be a threat at ringside. The match started off as expected, with both men showing off their speed and aerial skills, but Kidd had the extra advantage of the Women’s Champion outside the ring. Natalya used that advantage wisely, distracting Shelley throughout the match, and ultimately leading him to walk blindly into a Springboard Elbowdrop that Kidd used to pick up the victory. After the match, as Kidd and Natalya left the ring, the Detroit crowd respectively applauded their own as Shelley got to his feet.

Tyson Kidd pinned Alex Shelley with a Springboard Elbowdrop in 0:15:49.
Rating: *** ½

Commercial Break

— Backstage, YOSHI TATSU is seen stretching when he is approached by KAZ. Kaz says that this is their time to shine; that they were impressive in their first tag match together, and that if they’re successful again, they could find themselves getting closer to the Tag Team Titles. Tatsu stands, and says that the two of them worked well for one night, but that there’s still a lot of tension between them based around the X-Division Title. He says that, tonight, they must work together one more time against The British Invasion, and that after that they can see if the Tag Team Titles are something reachable…

Daffney vs. Velvet Sky
This match was signed last week after Velvet Sky confronted Daffney about a post-match attack on Angelina Love two weeks ago, and Velvet wanted to get some retribution for her Beautiful People partner. She put up a valiant effort tonight, but the craziest Vixen on the roster - and the more experienced - used a mixed of skills and psychotic behavior to get the better of her opponent. Daffney was able to hit the Lobotomy - a move that hasn’t been seen too often here in the HWL - to pick up the victory. After the match, the deranged Vixen unleashed a fury of punches onto Velvet while screaming, before the referee was able to pull her away and escort her out of the ring. Velvet Sky looked on in horror as Daffney and the referee left ringside.

Daffney pinned Velvet Sky with the Lobotomy in 0:13:29.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

— Coming back from the break, the newly crowned Tag Team Champions, LEGACY, make their way to the ring; the new Tag Team titles wrapped securely around their waists. Cody Rhodes grabs a microphone and says that he couldn’t feel better than he does right now with the titles in his and Ted DiBiase’s possession. He says that he and Ted had to wait a very long time, but that it was worth waiting for, when the referee’s hand went down for the one-two-three last week against The Hart Dynasty. Rhodes says that it was only a matter of time before they would be named champions, and now that they have the titles, they plan on holding onto them for as long as possible.

Ted DiBiase then gets on the microphone, and says that they are going to be fighting champions; not like the former champions, who he won’t mention by name. He says that they are out, tonight, to issue an open challenge to any of the remaining teams on the HWL roster for a Tag Team Title match at Justice on July 25th.

This brings out THE HART DYNASTY, who walk on-stage as the crowd roars in cheers. David Hart Smith says that there is only one reason behind Legacy being Tag Team Champions, and they have no one to thank but “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Sr. Smith then asks for a video to be played on the Titantron, that shows footage from backstage at last week’s show. The footage shows Ted DiBiase, Sr. offering the referee a large wad of cash in return for calling the match in Legacy’s favor. The clip ends, and the arena rocks with boos as DiBiase and Rhodes look around in horror. Smith says that, if nothing else, they deserve a rematch at Justice before anyone else on the roster. And, he says if Legacy doesn’t accept, then they will have to answer to the Owner, himself. The Hart Dynasty leaves the stage as Cody Rhodes stares at Ted DiBiase in the center of the ring.

Commercial Break

Yoshi Tatsu/Kaz vs. The British Invasion
It had been some time since Yoshi Tatsu and Kaz teamed up in an HWL ring, but tonight they tried their luck again, taking on The British Invasion. Brutus Magnus and Rob Terry have been having some trouble of their own, losing their last two matches after very impressive debut some time ago. Their troubles seemed to continue tonight as DAVID HART SMITH surprisingly made his way down to the ring and attacked Rob Terry! However, after the attack, tonight, they were the stronger and more well-aligned team which proved to serve them very well. Tatsu and Kaz had their moments of friendly partnership, but more often than not, they tried to out-do each other inside the ring. This gave The British Invasion all the needed as Rob Terry was able to decapitate Tatsu with a Jumping Spin Kick to pick up the victory. A

The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Rob Terry) defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Kaz when R. Terry pinned Y. Tatsu with the Jumping Spin Kick in 0:16:01.
Rating: *** ½
[David Hart Smith interfered against Rob Terry.]

Commercial Break

— Coming back from the break, Velvet Sky and Angelina Love are seen in Peter Bradshaw’s office, and demand that they face Daffney next week in a Handicap Match. Velvet says that it’s not fair, the way Daffney has been treating them over the last few weeks; and Angelina says they want to teach her a lesson. Bradshaw says that he has noticed the way Daffney has been acting, and that he will give their request some thought. The two Vixens celebrate and leave the office as Bradshaw smirks and shakes his head…

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Kurt Angle
This match was signed last week after a tense confrontation between these two HWL Superstars, and both men wanted to prove that they could back up their words. Angle wanted to make sure he could have a better outcome against Porter, and MVP wanted to send a message to D’Angelo Dinero and to prove that he was more than just a “warm-up match” for “The Olympic Gold Medalist”. However, neither men were able to successfully follow through on their words, as MATT MORGAN made his way down to the ring and attack Angle during his pinfall attempt. As the referee called for the bell, Morgan grabbed Angle and tossed him shoulder-first into the ring post.

Kurt Angle defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by disqualification in 0:13:07.
Rating: ** ¾
[Matt Morgan interfered against Kurt Angle.]

Commercial Break

David Hart Smith (w/Natalya) vs. AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair)
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles found himself with a big burden across the ring from him tonight, taking on the second-generation Superstar in David Hart Smith. The odds were evened outside the ring between Natalya and Ric Flair, so the match came down to Smith’s power and Styles’ speed. The strength was used to Hart’s advantage as he was able to get the upper hand early in the match, and held it for the duration… until “The Nature Boy” distracted Smith by confronting Natalya. With Smith’s attention diverted, Styles saw his chance, and rolled up Smith in an inside cradle, pulling his tights as the referee counted one-two-three. After the match, Styles quickly rolled out of the ring, and he and Flair made their way up the ramp as Smith and Natalya stared in shock.

AJ Styles pinned David Hart Smith after a rolling cradle in 0:15:01.
Rating: ** ¾

Card Rating: ***

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