July 26, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Indianapolis, IN

Monday Night Anarchy
July 26, 2010
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
(Attendance: 9,961)

— Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Indianapolis, just 24 hours after “Justice”, where AJ Styles walked away with the HWL Heavyweight Title, in one of the most unexpected betrayals by Chelsea towards Desmond Wolfe. It is announced that, tonight, the newly crowned Heavyweight Champion will be in action, as AJ Styles will take on “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan in a non-title match. Also tonight, the HWL will debut a new Tag Team, as they will face The British Invasion. And, also, the new number one contender of the Women's Title will be named as Sarita takes on Daffney.

— The lights in the arena go out as RIC FLAIR's entrance music plays, and the crowd instantly begins to boo as “The Nature Boy” walks on-stage, into the spotlight shining on the ramp. He walks down the ramp, ignoring the insults from the fans, and enters the ring – as the lights return on – and asks for a microphone from the ring announcer. Flair waits for the audience to die down before saying that last night, at Justice, was one of the best nights of his career. He says that the look on Desmond Wolfe's face was so priceless, Flair doesn't think he'll ever forget what it looked like. He continues to say that, tonight, he isn't out to gloat about the events that took place last night, but rather to introduce a collection of talent that he believes will have the HWL “by the balls”. The first person Flair says the first person is the only one responsible for how last night went down; and he introduces MR. ANDERSON! Anderson walks out to a round of jeers from the Indy crowd, and joins Flair in the ring, shaking hands and waiting for the other introduction. Next, and finally, Flair says that everyone should get up and applaud the next person he's introducing… and AJ STYLES walks on-stage, carrying the Heavyweight Title over his shoulder, accompanied by CHELSEA. The crowd continues to boo as Styles enters the ring, shaking hands with Flair and Anderson. Flair then says that, with the three of them working together, they will control the HWL in no time. All three celebrate inside the ring as “Anarchy” goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

— As “Anarchy” returns from commercials, DESMOND WOLFE is seen entering the arena, looking depressed and still in shock. Josh Daniels asks why Wolfe is in the arena, when he doesn't have a match scheduled; and Scott Michaels says that, if he were Wolfe, he'd be in a bar somewhere in Chicago, trying to forget what happened last night.

Number One Contenders Match
Sarita vs. Daffney

Just 24 hours after coming up short against Natalya in her first title match in the HWL, Sarita stepped into the ring with Daffney for the chance to challenge for the title again. Daffney came into this match on a huge roll, after beating both members of The Beautiful People bot separately and in a handicap match just a week ago. But Sarita came out with something to prove, and took the fight to Daffney, showing that she wanted another shot at the Women's Champion. And, after hitting a beautiful belly-to-belly suplex, Sarita found herself as the Number One Contender once again.

Sarita pinned Daffney after a belly-to-belly suplex in 0:06:24.
Rating: ** ½

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is shown with a very beat-up KURT ANGLE, who is shown with stitches on his forehead. Angle says that, last night, he and Matt Morgan put each other through hell. He says that he still lives by the Three I's, and that he will admit that Morgan got the better of him at Justice. But, he says that Morgan is in no better shape than Angle is, and tonight, Morgan has to go out and prove himself against the Heavyweight Champion. But, Angle says, when Morgan is finished facing AJ Styles, he can start thinking of a way to end things once and for all.

— Also, backstage, in the locker room, CODY RHODES is seen getting ready for his match, when he is confronted by TED DIBIASE JR. DiBiase demands to know what was going through Rhodes's mind when he went out and attacked Randy Orton last night, at Justice. Getting no answer, DiBiase says that they lost the Tag Team Titles because Cody's head wasn't in the match; it was off thinking about what he had done to Orton. DiBiase says that Rhodes has a lot of explaining to do, and walks out of the locker room, leaving Rhodes to finish getting ready.

Commercial Break

Alex Shelley vs. Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes was given the chance to redeem himself, 24 hours after he and Ted DiBiase lost the HWL Tag Team Titles, and he stepped into the ring with a very familiar opponent. However, Rhodes probably didn't think that RANDY ORTON would want retribution so quickly, as “The Viper” made his way to the ring early on, and nearly got Shelley disqualified for tripping Rhodes. But, after the warning from the referee, Orton stayed quiet. But he made sure that the “Dashing” one knew he was there. Rhodes, however, was able to fight through the tense situation, and lock in a sleeperhold. Shelley fought his way out of the move, but was too far gone, and Rhodes pushed him out of the ring for the count-out victory. That was all that “The Viper” needed, as Orton slid into the ring and connected with and RKO in the center of the ring! The crowd went crazy as Orton stood over Rhodes, staring down at him.

Cody Rhodes defeated Alex Shelley by count-out in 0:09:56.
Rating:
[Randy Orton interfered against Cody Rhodes.]

— Backstage, Ric Flair, Mr. Anderson, AJ Styles, and Chelsea are seen continuing their celebration from earlier tonight, when PETER BRADSHAW walks up onto the group. They all turn to face the owner of the company, and he reminds them that he could end their career if they lay a single hand on him. Bradshaw then singles out Flair, and says that he isn't sure what “The Nature Boy” has up his sleeve, but that he won't allow Flair – and the rest of them – to just run rampant week after week. Bradshaw says that they've had their “coming out” party, and except for Styles's match against Matt Morgan, he doesn't want to see them ringside for the rest of the evening.

Flair cuts off Bradshaw and reminds the owner of just who he is; and says that he's going to do whatever he pleases, and that the rest of his “guys” are going to do whatever they want, too. Flair says that they're grown men – and woman – and that he's not going to tell them what they can and can't do. He says that Mr. Anderson doesn't have anything to do tonight, but the rest of them will be at ringside for the main event. Anderon, Styles, and Chelsea walk away from Bradshaw as Flair gets in his face, and says that Bradshaw doesn't have the balls to get rid of “The Nature Boy” and the reigning HWL Heavyweight Champion. Woooooo!

— In another area backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with The Hart Dynasty, who receive a mixed reaction from the crowd when they appear on the Jumbotron. Alisha asks what it feels like to be holding half of the championship gold in the HWL. David Hart Smith said that no one thought that he and Tyson Kidd would amount to anything; that their troubles outside of the wrestling world would hinder them from doing what they needed to do inside the ring. But, he says, that he nor Kidd really listened to what the public thought about them, because the people that mattered most are the ones who knew what they were capable of. Smith says that, last night at Justice, they finally showed that they were work their way to the top of the Tag Team division, and that justice was served to Legacy for stealing the title away from them a few weeks ago on Anarchy.

Tyson chimes in and says that whether people like it or not, they're looking at a very dominating force in the HWL. He says that it means something to hold half the gold in a company, and that the next goal, for him at least, is to make his way into challenging for the X-Division Title. Kidd reminds the fans that he was in the first-ever X-Division title match, in the summer of 2009, and came up on the short end. But, he says that he's gotten over the demons that held him back, and is now ready to disprove all the people who don't think he can do anything without someone by his side.

Natalya then says that she would say something to add to the moment, but she does all her talking in the ring. However, she does say that, until there is some new, more challenging competition in the Woman's Division, she is going to hold on to the title for as long as she wants it. The three walk away as the mixed reaction grows once again.

Yoshi Tatsu vs. David Hart Smith

Coming off winning the Tag Team Titles last night, and making his very stern statement to Alisha Hicks moments before, David Hart Smith was looking to add to his successful past 24 hours, but was met by a very determined Yoshi Tatsu. Tatsu used his speed to counter a lot of Smith's power moves, and picked up a series of near-falls. Smith was able to right himself and gain control, tossing Tatsu outside the ring, using the surroundings to his advantage. Back in the ring, the match appeared to be Hart's until Tatsu reversed a clothesline into a crucifix, stunning his bigger opponent. Tatsu was able to connect with a Northern Lights suplex to pick up the impressive victory.

Yoshi Tatsu pinned David Hart Smith after a Northern Lights suplex in 0:09:42.
Rating: *** ½

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, who is banged up from his match last night at Justice. Alisha asks how he feels, evening the score with Kurt Angle last night, and what that might mean for his future. Morgan says that he did, indeed, even things up with Angle at Justice; but that he feels like he got the upper hand, because he actually pinned Angle and beat him; not just using the ring steps to get a count-out. Morgan says that his future is only looking up from here, and that some time soon, he expects to get back into the ring with Angle one more time, so they can finally see who the better man is. He says, however, that until that match is made, he's going to focus on AJ Styles and tonight's main event. He reminds Alisha that he and Styles have met in the ring before, and it just so happened that Styles was able to beat Morgan for the HWL Heavyweight Championship back in September. He says that, just like at Justice, tonight, he's going to even the score.

— A preview for “Unbreakable” is shown. The event will take place, August 29th, live from the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Usos (w/Tamina) vs. The British Invasion

The Uso Brothers – recently signed from the FCW – made their debut here tonight, taking on Rob Terry and Brutus Magnus. The new duo looked very impressive, using their speed and high-risk moves, to take the fight to the Invasion. However, even with Tamina on the outside, they made their rookie mistake, which Rob Terry took full advantage of, hitting the Tormentum on Jimmy Uso to pick up the victory.

The British Invasion (Rob Terry & Brutus Magnus) defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) when Big Rob pinned Jimmy with the Tormentum in 0:14:06.
Rating: * ¾

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with “The Viper” Randy Orton, and asks for an explanation behind his attack, earlier tonight, against Cody Rhodes. Orton says that Rhodes brought it upon himself, last night at Justice. He says that, it's clear to Orton, that Rhodes is jealous of what Orton has accomplished in the wrestling business. Orton says that he's been a multi-time Heavyweight Champion, and Cody Rhodes hasn't risen to that “rank” yet. He says Rhodes is trying to prove himself, now that he's lost the Tag Team Titles, but that he picked the wrong first target.

Commercial Break

— Desmond Wolfe is seen walking around backstage as “Anarchy” returns from commercials, and is stopped by Alisha Hicks, who asks what he must be feeling after the events that took place last night at “Justice”. Wolfe says that he isn't in the mood to talk about what happened last night; not yet, at least. He continues to walk past Alisha as she stands, watching in shock. Scott Michaels thinks that losing the Heavyweight Title and having Chelsea betray him has had a bigger toll on Wolfe than anyone would've thought.

Evan Bourne vs. Randy Orton

Randy Orton had already made his presence known tonight, attacking Cody Rhodes with an RKO; and he looked to continue his roll against Evan Bourne. Orton wasted no time at all, hitting an RKO just seconds into the match, but Bourne was able to kick out just before the three-count. Orton stayed on the offensive throughout the match, and it didn't take long for frustration to set in on the young high-flyer. Seeing an opportunity, Bourne pushed down the referee, who rolled outside of the ring. Bourne then went on a tear, trying to even the score against Orton, but “The Viper” caught Bourne with a second RKO! There was no referee to count, so Orton stopped the pinfall. And, as the referee slowly made his way back into the ring, Orton connected with a flying cross body press to pick up the victory.

Randy Orton pinned Evan Bourne after a flying cross body press in 0:04:15.
Rating: ** ¼

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is with Ric Flair and the HWL Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles, who comment on Desmond Wolfe's appearance earlier tonight. Styles says that Wolfe is upset because he lost the title to a better wrestler, and that it'll be a long time before Wolfe gets another title shot at “The Phenomenal One”. Flair then says, that Wolfe should go find a local bar after the show, and hit the bottle, because not only does AJ have the Heavyweight Title, but he's also got Chelsea by his side now. Flair says that Styles – and soon Mr. Anderson – will run the show in the HWL, and Desmond Wolfe will have no chance at slowing them down. Woooo!

— Highlights are shown from last night's “Justice” pay-per-view, highlighting the crowning of new Tag Team Champions and the crowning of AJ Styles as the new Heavyweight Champion.

Commercial Break

Non Title Match
Matt Morgan vs. © AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair & Chelsea)

AJ Styles came into this match 24 hours after “stealing” the Heavyweight Title away from Desmond Wolfe, and appeared to be very “high” on himself and his new-found partnership with Mr. Anderson. Matt Morgan was coming off a very hard-fought and bloody battle with Kurt Angle at “Justice”, and was looking to keep his momentum going against the new Champion. These two know each other well, having fought for the Heavyweight title almost a year ago, and they both appeared to remember their rivalry. “The Blueprint” came out swinging, stunning the Champion off the bat, hitting the Carbon Footprint and pinning Styles, but Chelsea distracted the referee before he could give the three-count. This opened up an opportunity for Flair to slide AJ the Heavyweight title, who used it to hit Morgan in the back of the head, startling the big man. But, with Chelsea still on the apron, Styles had no time to capitalize on the attack as Morgan got his bearings and become enraged. Sensing the title shot's failure, AJ fled the ring, and he, Flair and Chelsea made their way up the ramp as the referee counted AJ out, awarding the match to Morgan.

Matt Morgan defeated AJ Styles by count-out in 0:14:36.
Rating: ** ½
[Chelsea interfered against Matt Morgan.]

Card Rating: ** ½

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