June 04, 2012 - Monday Night Anarchy - Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,404 (99%)

Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to the final Anarchy before Turning Point, this Sunday. We are live from Miami, where tonight, after getting a cheap victory last week, Kurt Angle has demanded a match against CM Punk. Also, Velvet Sky takes on Women’s Champion Nikki Bella in a non-title match. And, after the attack on Jesse Neal last week, tonight a Lumberjack Match will take place between Rami Sebei and Brutus Magnus!

The crowd explodes as Randy Orton’s music hits. The Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring in street clothes. Orton says that he got a much-needed week off, last week, and that he’s 100-percent prepared to take down AJ Styles at Turning Point on Sunday night. Very quickly, AJ Styles’s music hits, interrupting Orton. Styles comes to the ring, and says that there’s obviously a conspiracy to keep the title on Orton, since he’s allowed to take a week off before the pay-per-view, whereas Styles has been here every day since becoming Number One Contender. Styles demands that Peter Bradshaw come out and answer for his decision.

This bring brings out Matt Morgan who, laughing as he makes his way to the ring, says it’s funny that AJ is demanding answers… when he has been demanding answers from AJ for weeks, and hasn’t gotten any. Morgan and Styles stare each other down, as Orton backs into a corner, getting out of the way. They continue their stare down until Peter Bradshaw appears on-stage. Bradshaw tells AJ that he doesn’t answer to anyone; they answer to him. Bradshaw says that he is going to give the fans in Miami something to whet their appetite for Turning Point. He signs a tag team match or tonight’s main event, pitting Styles and Morgan against the team of Randy Orton and Chris Sabin! Bradshaw leaves the ring as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, we see The Conglomerate standing backstage. Ric Flair is heard pleading with Morgan and Styles to take care of their differences, because they have a chance to own the top two titles in the HWL in six days. Morgan and Styles say nothing, and stare each other. Flair shakes his head and walks away, as the camera goes back to ringside.

At ringside, Josh Daniels leads in to a video, taken last week, of Nikki Bella catching up with her mother backstage. The video shows them getting into a verbal confrontation, but nothing is heard. Daniels says that, later tonight, Nikki – the Women’s Champion – will be in action.

Kofi Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli

Kofi came into this match with momentum, after picking up a victory over Kevin Steen last week. Castagnoli has found himself in the middle of an on-going situation with Shane Hagadorn and his former partner Chris Hero. Both men looked very strong in this opening contest. But the crowd in Miami was denied finding out who was the better man tonight, as KEVIN STEEN entered the ring and attacked Kofi from behind!

Kofi Kingston defeated Claudio Castagnoli by disqualification in 4:31.
Rating: * ¾
[Kevin Steen interfered against Kofi Kingston.]

Steen tossed Kofi out of the ring, and whips him into the ring steps. Steen stomps on Kofi, telling him that his win last week was a fluke. HWL officials come down to the ring, and Steen backs away from Kofi, his hands in the air. He laughs as he walks past the officials, tending to Kofi, and makes his way up the ramp. Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, Nikki Bella is seen confronting her sister, Brie, backstage. Nikki tells Brie that she talked to their mother last week, and that Brie was supposed to tell Nikki the family was there. Brie tells Nikki that’s not true. Brie says that their mom lied to Nikki last week, because she didn’t want to hurt Nikki’s feelings. Brie says that everyone is still upset at the way Nikki won the Women’s Title, and that Brie should still be holding the belt. Brie tells Nikki that she bought the family front row seats to Turning Point, so they can watch her take back what is rightfully hers.

A video plays, showing Tyson Kidd and Eddie Edwards training in the ring together. Kidd is heard saying that Edwards came to the new Hart Dungeon, in Calgary, after getting hurt a few months ago. Edwards knew that the Harts were going to give him the best possible training he could get; and during that time, he and Kidd struck up a friendship. Kidd says there is no one he’d rather be teaming with, and that the sky’s the limit for he and Edwards in the HWL.

Tyson Kidd & Eddie Edwards vs. David Otunga & Santino Marella

Kidd and Edwards came out tonight, in good spirits, after a hard-fought loss to the Tag Team Champions last week. Their playful demeanor came to a halt after the bell rang, and Edwards wasted no time in sending Santino outside the ring. Edwards and Kidd worked over Santino at ringside; but Santino reversed a snap suplex into a suplex of his own – onto the concrete floor! – before returning to the ring. Inside the ring, the match went back and forth, until COLT CABANA and EDWIN COLON appeared at ringside. The champions made no move to interfere, but their presence was enough to intimidate Otunga and Santino. Santino was caught off guard, and fell victim to a superkick by Kidd. He followed that up with the Springboard Elbowdrop for the 1-2-3.

Tyson Kidd & Eddie Edwards defeated David Otunga and Santino Marella when T. Kidd pinned Santino with the Springboard Elbowdrop in 6:22.
Rating: *** ¾

Kidd and Edwards quickly turned their attention to Cabana and Colon at ringside, after the match. Kidd motions for the champions to give them “one more chance”, and holds the ropes open for Cabana and Colon. The champions turn and head up the ramp as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, Alisha Hicks is seen with Tiffany, backstage. Tiffany says that it’s been difficult, over the past few weeks, losing match after match. But, she thinks she’s getting better in the ring, and is hopeful that she will pick up her first victory very soon. Laughter comes from off-camera. Alisha and Tiffany look as Velvet Sky appears, and says that Tiffany is wasting her time. Velvet says Tiffany will never win a match, because the HWL isn’t where she belongs. Velvet says Tiffany is more suited to be on TMZ, having her picture taken with her washed-up actor boyfriends. Velvet laughs again, as she walks away.

Also backstage, Chris Sabin approaches Randy Orton. Sabin says that he’s looking forward to teaming with Orton later tonight. But, he says he’s excited because he gets the chance to win the X-Division Title this Sunday at Turning Point. Orton says that whatever energy Sabin has needs to be put towards their match tonight. Orton tells Sabin that he can worry about Turning Point as soon as their match is over.

Non-Title Match
Velvet Sky vs. © Nikki Bella

Just moments after making some harsh comments to Tiffany backstage, Velvet Sky came out to the ring looking to back her words up. Over the past couple weeks, Nikki Bella has been battling personal issues backstage, and questions have started to rise of whether or not she can handle the pressure as champion. Tonight, those questions appeared to have merit, as Velvet dominated this match from the onset. Velvet picked up a number of near-falls. She brought Nikki outside the ring, and hit the Beauty Mark on the concrete floor! But, wanting to get a pinfall over the champion, Velvet rolled Nikki back inside. Feeling that she was handedly in control, Velvet started taunting the crowd. When she attempted a DDT, Nikki blocked it, hitting the Bella Bomb out of nowhere! Nikki made the cover for the shocking victory.

[Non-Title Match]:
Nikki Bella pinned Velvet Sky with the Bella Bomb in 5:25.
Rating: * ¾

After the match, Nikki rolled outside the ring and grabbed the Women’s Title. Clutching the title to her chest, Nikki staggered up the ramp, as Anarchy went to commercials.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, CM Punk is shown inside a supply room, backstage. Punk sits on a table, his feet on a chair, and looks into the camera. Punk says that, when he was a little kid, living in Chicago, he would stay up late and watch ECW on a muted television. He didn’t need to hear what they were saying, because he could see what they were doing to each other. Punk says that he wanted to emulate that, be like The Sandman, The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer. He wanted to make his mark by taking peoples’ breath away. Over the years, he’s had the chance to do just that. Punk says he knows what Adam Cole can do inside a ring; that he’s seen it firsthand time and time again. Cole cost him the Heavyweight Title on two occasions. So, Punk wanted to send a message last week. That message was that Punk will never give up, no matter how often Cole finds a way to screw him over. Punk tells Cole that he can have his Golden Opportunity, but at Turning Point, Punk will have the satisfaction of putting Cole through a table one more time.

Also backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with John Cena, Rami Sebei, and Michael Tarver. Cena says that The British Invasion is getting in way over their heads, if they think that they can intimidate the three of them. Cena says Jesse Neal isn’t a threat, as they showed last week, when they left him laying backstage. Cena’s interrupted as Rob Terry, Brutus Magnus, and Jesse Neal appear on-camera. Magnus says that, whether or not Cena thinks Jesse is a threat on his own, he’d be smart to watch his mouth. Magnus announces that Neal will be joining he and Big Rob, at ringside, this Sunday night. All six men begin brawling, as Alisha runs to safety. HWL officials try to break up the brawl as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Lumberjack Match
Rami Sebei vs. Brutus Magnus
(Lumberjacks: John Cena, Michael Tarver, Rob Terry, and Jesse Neal)

Just moments after getting into a heated brawl backstage, knowing that this match was taking place, tensions were at an all-time high as all six men made their way out to ringside. Sebei gained an early advantage, as Tarver and Cena were not shy about their intentions to disrupt the flow of the match, and nearly put away Magnus with a roll-up. Magnus fought his way back, and both men traded shots. Magnus sent Sebei through the ropes, and was about slam Sebei face-first into the announce table, when Tarver and Cena pushed him away, dragging Sebei to safety. Terry and Neal were close behind, backing up Magnus, as all six men shouted at each other. Mangus and Sebei made their way back into the ring, and the lumberjacks went back to their respective corners. Sebei caught Mangus with a dropkick. Sending Mangus into the ropes, Sebei connected with a back elbow. Sebei went for the cover – and, out of the referee’s sight, Cena grabbed Magnus’s feet – getting the 1-2-3.

Rami Sebei defeated Brutus Magnus after a back elbow in 10:28.
Rating: ***

After the match, Sebei quickly rolled out of the ring, as he, Cena, and Tarver made their way up the ramp. At ringside, Magnus, Terry and Neal pleaded with the referee. The referee said he didn’t see anything, and the call remains the same. Anarchy goes to commercials as Magnus, Terry and Neal leave ringside, dejected.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, Alisha Hicks catches up with Randy Orton as he leaves the locker room. Alisha asks Orton’s thoughts about the on-going situation between AJ Styles and Matt Morgan. Orton tells Alisha that he is aware of what’s going on between them, and that all the fighting they’re doing together will only hurt their chances at Turning Point. Orton says he’s solely focused on retaining his title, Sunday night, and picking up a victory with Chris Sabin.

Back at ringside, Josh and Chris recap last week’s match between Kurt Angle and Adam Cole; and Angle’s demand to get a match with CM Punk tonight.

Kurt Angle vs. CM Punk

Kurt Angle had been saying all last week, that he wanted a true wrestling match against CM Punk, due to being screwed out of one against Adam Cole. Angle got his match, and was dominate from the start. Angle made sure to take his week-long pent-up frustration on Punk, and nearly put Punk away with his mat wrestling. However, not to be undone, ADAM COLE made his way to ringside. Cole watched as Punk made a comeback, and connect with a back elbow. As Punk went for the cover, Cole slid into the ring and cracked him over the back with the Golden Opportunity briefcase! The referee had no choice but to call for the bell.

CM Punk defeated Kurt Angle by disqualification in 7:51.
Rating: ** ¾
[Adam Cole interfered against CM Punk.]

After the match, Cole tossed Punk outside the ring, and continued his assault. Cole threw Punk into the ring steps, sending them crashing onto the concrete. Cole picked up Punk, and brought him over to the announce table. Cole tried to clear off the table, but Angle, who had slipped out of the ring, attacked Cole from behind! Angle grabbed Cole, but Cole fought out, and jumped the barricade, running to safety. Infuriated, Angle went to the announce table, grabbed Punk, and sent him crashing through the table with an Angle Slam! Anarchy goes to commercials, showing Angle standing over the rubble at ringside.

Commercial Break

A preview for TURNING POINT is shown, as Anarchy returns from break, with “Beyond The Stars” by Evans Blue playing in the background. TURNING POINT will take place Sunday, June 10th, live from Phoenix, Arizona!

Backstage, Adam Cole is seen hurrying through the corridors, looking over his shoulder, when he is stopped by Alisha Hicks. Alisha asks why he interfered in the previous match. Cole, out of breath, and looking all around himself, tells Alisha that CM Punk has only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of what will happen to him at Turning Point. Cole says that he and Punk have been trading shots, but there’s no denying who’s got the edge. Cole says that he’s taken away everything Punk cares about. Cole says, at Turning Point, he plans on killing Punk’s dream – in the amount of time it takes him to put Punk through a table. Cole walks away as the camera goes back to ringside.

AJ Styles & X-Division Champion Matt Morgan (w/Ric Flair) vs. Chris Sabin & Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton

With tensions building between Styles and Morgan over the past few weeks, questions were rising on whether or not they would be able to coexist any longer. The Nature Boy has found himself in a position he didn’t think would be possible – as a moderator for his two charges. But, it all seemed well as the match began. Styles and Morgan showed flashes of the teamwork that won them Tag Team Champions in the past. On the other side of the ring, Orton and Sabin looked very good, as Orton’s words must have sunk in earlier tonight. The match was tense, with a number of near-falls for both sides. Flair looked on, smiling, as it looked like his team would pick up the victory. Morgan choke-tossed Orton to the canvas, and was setting up for his finisher, when Styles tagged himself into the match. Styles waited until Orton started to get up, running into the ropes – where Morgan promptly re-tagged himself in – only for Orton to catch Styles with an RKO! As Orton got back to his feet, Morgan connected with a vicious Carbon Footprint, pinning the champion or the victory.

AJ Styles & Matt Morgan defeated Chris Sabin & Randy Orton when Morgan pinned Orton with the Carbon Footprint in 13:19.
Rating: *** ¾

After the match, Morgan left the ring, grabbing his X-Division Title, and heading towards the ramp. Morgan is stopped by Flair, who offers his hand in congratulations; but Morgan looks at Flair, turning to look a Styles laying in the ring, and heads up the ramp. Anarchy goes off the air showing Flair eyeing Morgan, as Morgan leaves the stage.

Card rating: ***

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