July 5, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Toronto, ON

Monday Night Anarchy
July 5, 2010
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

— Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Toronto, and wish everyone in the U.S. a happy Forth of July. Just three weeks away Justice, it is announced that tonight’s main event will be a Heavyweight Title rematch between Mr. Anderson and Desmond Wolfe. Also, tonight, Yoshi Tatsu takes on Montel Vontavious Porter, and Sarita takes on Nikki Bella.

— The show starts off with HWL Owner, Peter Bradshaw, making his way out to the ring for the second week in a row. The crowd murmurs as he makes his way down to the ring; and the camera focuses on a pedestal, located in the center of the ring, covered in a black sheet. Inside the ring, Bradshaw says that he was a little unhappy with the outcome of the Tag Team Title match last week, saying that a draw is no way to have a match end, especially when a vacant title is on the line. Bradshaw then says that he has made sure that tonight’s rematch would have a clear-cut winner, making it a two-out-of-three-falls match. And, to add extra incentive to both teams, he unveils two newly designed tag team title belts; saying that either Legacy or The Hart Dynasty will be the first team to ever carry the new belts in the HWL. Bradshaw then leaves the ring as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels discuss the new titles and what they might mean for both teams later tonight.

Commercial Break

Jay Lethal vs. CM Punk
Over the past week weeks, CM Punk has gone through a change inside the ring. He’s been on an impressive winning streak, and was looking to continue that trend tonight, against “Black Machismo”, who was making his singles debut. Not having a tag team partner to replace him, Jay Lethal appeared to be out of his game, as the singles veteran beat Lethal around the ring for first few minutes of the match. But, knowing he had nowhere to turn, Lethal found a way to fight back; his biggest achievement was to kick out after Punk connected with the G.T.S. In the end, Lethal took advantage of a mistake by Punk, hitting a reverse neck breaker for a two-count. Seeing Punk, still prone on the ground, Lethal headed for the top rope and hit a Flying Elbowdrop to pick up his first singles victory in the HWL! After the match, Lethal slid out of the ring and celebrated with the fans at ringside.

Jay Lethal pinned CM Punk with the Flying Elbowdrop in 14:37.
Rating: *** ¼

Commercial Break

— Coming back from the commercial break, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase is seen entering the arena. The crowd murmurs from the ringside area, as DiBiase makes his way through the backstage area, as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels speculate as to why he is at the arena…

Sarita vs. Nikki Bella
It had been a couple weeks since either of these Vixens had been in the ring; and Sarita was coming an impressive debut victory over former number one contender, Gail Kim. Both ladies showed impressive skills in the ring, but Sarita used her experience to gain the upper hand on the Bella twin, nearly getting Nikki to tap out, before hitting the Tiger Driver for the three-count. After the match, and a small argument over what she thought was a fast count, Nikki Bella fell to her knees and began to cry; Sarita made her way up the ramp to encouraging chants from the crowd. As Sarita acknowledged the crowd, NATALYA came from behind and attacked her with the Women’s Title! The crowd’s cheers quickly turned to boos as Natalya stood over Sarita’s prone body.

Sarita pinned Nikki Bella with the Tiger Driver in 6:55.
Rating: ** ¼

Commercial Break

— Coming back from commercial break, a preview for Justice is shown, hyping the Heavyweight Title match between AJ Styles and champion Desmond Wolfe, that will be taking place inside a steel cage! The event will take place on July 25th, live from Chicago, Illinois.

— Kurt Angle comes out to the ring, dressed in a black suit, to a tremendous ovation from the crowd. Inside the ring he says that he wanted to come out and respond - in the middle of the ring - to a statement made by Matt Morgan last week. Angle said that Morgan let his frustrations about their match at Fully Loaded get the best of him last week, and he lost an embarrassing match against MVP. Though, Angle says that MVP’s tactics weren’t the greatest, and it’s a shame that the referee didn’t realize what happened, but Matt Morgan should’ve known to be aware of who he was facing. Angle then says that, for the same reasons, Morgan wasn’t able to beat him at Fully Loaded; and that he was a little disappointed that Morgan couldn’t find the strength to get back to his feet and make it back inside the ring so that Angle could make him tap out in the center of the ring. But, Angle says that he has nothing to do on July 25th, and if Matt Morgan really wants a second chance at proving he can’t beat him, then Angle is fair game. Angle says that he’s been in a good mood lately, and that because of it, he’ll even let Morgan pick a stipulation if he wants one.

Angle is quickly interrupted as MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER appears on-stage to a roar of boos. MVP says it’s funny how Angle thinks he knows what kind of opponent - or person - MVP is, and says if Angle thinks he can do better than Matt Morgan, then they should find out next week. Angle commends MVP on his “guts”, and agrees to the match, saying that it’d be a great warm-up for Justice. The two of them stare at each other, from across the arena, as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels hype the challenge.

Commercial Break

HWL Tag Team Title Match
2-out-of-3 Falls
The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya) vs. Legacy

These two teams were quite eager to get this match under way tonight, and the stipulation added by Peter Bradshaw guaranteed that a winner would be named at the end. Both teams came out swinging for the first fall, with the Hart Dynasty looking to be the more aggressive team. However, as the match wore on, the speed and quickness of Legacy helped slow down their opponents. Cody Rhodes was able to pick up the first fall of the night, pinning David Hart Smith with the Cross Rhodes. Quickly, the second fall went to the Hart Dynasty, as David Hart Smith was able to catch Rhodes with a thunderous boot to the midsection; Tyson Kidd - the legal man - connected with the Springboard Elbowdrop to even the score at one fall apiece. Finally, the match came down to the last fall, and with both teams winded, it came down to the two freshest men: Ted DiBiase and Tyson Kidd. All four men continued to battle as hard as they could, but the match had clearly taken a toll on all of them. Feeling the brunt of it was Smith, who was breathing very heavy at the end, leaving Kidd to fend for himself. The task appeared to be harder then believed as he found himself the victim of the Dream Street. DiBiase made the pinfall to capture the Tag Team Titles for Legacy! After the match, as DiBiase and Rhodes were being awarded their titles; Natalya entered the ring and connected with a vicious chairshot to DiBiase’s back! She quickly left the ring before Rhodes could retaliate, and The Hart Dynasty made their way up the ramp, much to the ire of the Toronto crowd.

Legacy defeated The Hart Dynasty 2-falls-to-1:
X Cody Rhodes beat D. H. Smith with the Cross Rhodes in 8:33.
X Tyson Kidd beat Cody Rhodes with the Springboard Elbowdrop in 12:05
X Ted DiBiase beat Tyson Kidd with the Dream Street in 15:25.
Rating: ¼
(Legacy won the HWL Tag Team Titles.)

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Velvet Sky confronts Daffney about the attack on Angelina Love last week. Velvet says that Daffney is “super crazy” and needs to be removed from the HWL. Velvet says that, not only is Daffney a risk to every woman in the locker room, but that she’s the ugliest woman in the company! Velvet demands that Daffney stay away from her and Angelina before storming away. But, as quickly as Velvets walks away, Daffney attacks her from behind, pulling Velvet’s hair and screaming out in rage! HWL officials pull Daffney off of Velvet and separate the two of them as Daffney claims that she’s not finished with Velvet.

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Montel Vontavious Porter
Montel Vontavious Porter came into this match after a huge victory over Matt Morgan last week, but found himself facing a tenacious Yoshi Tatsu, who was coming off a tough loss against CM Punk. Tatsu started off strong, using his speed and agility to get the advantage over MVP, but Porter wasn’t going to lay down heading into an X-Division Title match against D’Angelo Dinero at Justice. Porter ended the match after hitting the Playmaker to pick up the victory.

Montel Vontavious Porter pinned Yoshi Tatsu with the Playmaker in 8:02.
Rating: ** ¾

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Mr. Anderson vs. © Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea)

These two men have a lot of history between them, including a vicious match at Fully Loaded that saw Wolfe retain the title. Tonight, however, the title wasn’t on the line, but Wolfe’s spotless record was; and Mr. Anderson was looking to come out on top - to be the one who broke the streak. He got a little bit of help from the very beginning as AJ STYLES made his way down to the ring, and immediately got involved in the action, pulling the ropes down and sending Wolfe to the outside. Styles’ presence at ringside clearly affected the champion as he wasn’t able to sustain any amount of offense during the match. But, with his ability to survive, Wolfe was able to kick out of the Mic Check on more than one occasion! Seeing that he couldn’t put the champ down, Anderson resorted to using brass knuckles; and even then, wasn’t able to get a pinfall! Frustrated, Anderson stayed on the attack, but Wolfe dodged a bullet when he ducked a clothesline and connected with the Jawbreaker Lariat. But, as luck would have it, AJ Styles quickly entered the ring and broke up the pinfall, attacking Wolfe, and getting Anderson disqualified. Wolfe continued his winning streak tonight, but after the match, Styles, Anderson, and Ric Flair made a bloody mess of the Heavyweight Champion as Chelsea looked on in horror…

Desmond Wolfe defeated Mr. Anderson by disqualification in 21:59.
Rating: *** ½

Card Rating: *** 1/4

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