June 21, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Manchester, NH

Monday Night Anarchy
June 21, 2010
Verizon Wireless Arena
Manchester, New Hampshire

— Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Manchester, just six days before Turning Point. They announce that, tonight, Kaz will take on “The Big Red Monster” Kane, and in the main event, AJ Styles will face D’Angelo Dinero before taking on Desmond Wolfe for the Heavyweight Title on Sunday night.

— AJ Styles and Ric Flair make their way out to the ring, getting a rousing round of boos from the crowd. Inside the ring, Flair grabs a microphone, and says that he can smell a change coming to the Horizon Wrestling League. Flair says that Desmond Wolfe has been Heavyweight Champion for way too long, and that there’s only one man on the roster to take the belt away from him: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. AJ then takes the microphone and says that Desmond Wolfe has had two great title defenses over the past two months, but that Wolfe hasn’t had a challenge like the one he’ll get at Turning Point. Styles says that he already has a gameplan for Wolfe, and for taking the Heavyweight Title away from him, but says he has six more days before revealing that plan; and that tonight his main focus is on D’Angelo Dinero. Styles says that he and Dinero aren’t strangers, that they’ve met in the ring before, and that Styles picked up the win. Styles says that tonight will be no different, and that with a victory, he’ll just have more momentum heading into Sunday night. Styles advises Wolfe to watch the main event, because the exact same thing will happen to him at Turning Point.

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Women’s Champion Natalya, and asks for a comment about her up-coming title defense against Gail Kim. Natalya says that she was going to give credit where it’s due, saying that Gail Kim had been impressive when she was in the ring. But, Natalya says, that all of her success will end on Sunday night at Turning Point. Natalya says that there’s a reason she’s held the title for as long as she has, and it’s because she’s a better pure wrestler - and athlete - than any other Vixen in the HWL. She says that, unless someone can prove her wrong, things wouldn’t be changing for a long time.

Sarita vs. Gail Kim
Former TNA Knockout, Sarita, made her debut tonight taking on Gail Kim, who will be taking on Natalya for the Women’s Title at Turning Point on Sunday night. Sarita looked impressive in a match-up of two high-flying Vixens. Kim was looking to gain some momentum heading into her title match-up, but came up short as Sarita was able to hit the Tiger Driver to pick up her first-ever victory. After the match, Kim sat in the ring, holding the back of her neck, visibly upset about the loss.

Sarita pinned Gail Kim with the Tiger Driver in 11:34.
Rating: *** ¼

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Yoshi Tatsu, who says that he has something to get off his chest. Tatsu says that, since last week, he’s been asked by other wrestlers and people on the streets, why he attacked CM Punk for no apparent reason last week on Anarchy; he says that tonight he would give his explanation. Tatsu says that, a few weeks back on Anarchy, he had Punk beat… but, then Serena decided to interfere and cost him a pinfall victory. Tatsu says that, now that Punk has pushed them away - and wants to prove that he can win matches on his own - he wants to prove that he can beat Punk without being handed the match because of a DQ. Tatsu says that he knows he can beat Punk, and that he plans on during it Sunday night at Turning Point.

— In another area backstage, KANE is seen stretching before his match against Kaz, when out of nowhere, he blindsided by RANDY ORTON, who chop-blocks Kane’s knee, sending him to the floor. Orton continues the assault on Kane’s knee before warning saying that Kane will regret agreeing to their match at Turning Point.

Commercial Break

Kaz vs. Kane
Kane came into this match, limping from the attack by Randy Orton, but didn’t have to test his knee as D’ANGELO DINERO came down to ringside and attacked Kaz! After the match, Kaz got to his feet and demanded that Dinero fight. But, as Dinero left ringside, Kaz turned around and was caught in a Chokeslam From Hell! Kane stood over Kaz, favoring his leg as the crowd voices their displeasure.

Kaz defeated Kane by disqualification in 1:45.
Rating: **
[ D’Angelo Dinero interfered against Kaz.]

— Backstage, Heavyweight Champion DESMOND WOLFE - and Chelsea - are seen entering the arena, when from behind, he is attacked by AJ STYLES and RIC FLAIR! Chelsea screams out in horror as Flair and Styles take Wolfe to the ground and begin stomping on him. Styles picks up the Heavyweight Title as Flair grabs Wolfe’s arms and holds them behind his back, and Styles hits Wolfe on the head with the title, opening a small gash on Wolfe’s head! Styles and Flair leave the scene as Chelsea screams for help, holding Wolfe on the floor.

— The final preview for Turning Point is shown with “The Good Life” by Three Days Grace playing in the background. The matches announced are: Yoshi Tatsu vs. CM Punk; Randy Orton vs. Kane in a Street Fight; D’Angelo Dinero vs. Rhino for the X-Division Title; Gail Kim vs. Natalya for the Women’s Title; The British Invasion vs. The Motor City Machine Guns for the Tag Team Titles; and AJ Styles vs. Desmond Wolfe for the Heavyweight Title.

Legacy vs. The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya)
Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase were announced as the “mystery” opponents for The Hart Dynasty tonight; and throughout the match, Cody Rhodes appeared to be upset that he was taking part in the match. When he was tagged in, he did what he could to help move his team towards victory, but the Dynasty came out fighting, and dominated Legacy for most of the match. At the end of the match, Rhodes had clearly had enough - and after taking a Tombstone from David Hart Smith - rolled out of the ring to compose himself. As the referee counted to ten, Rhodes gained his composure and immediately headed towards the backstage area, getting himself counted out, as Ted DiBiase looked on in disbelief.

The Hart Dynasty defeated Legacy when David Hart Smith defeated Cody Rhodes by countout in 14:05.
Rating: ***

Commercial Break

— In his office, backstage, HWL Owner Peter Bradshaw is seen sitting at his desk, when CODY RHODES bursts in through the door, demanding to know why he has to wrestle twice tonight, in two consecutive matches. Bradshaw says that Rhodes was nothing by a victim of circumstance; that the team he had originally wanted to face The Hart Dynasty wasn’t able to make it to the event, so he had no choice but to plug in a team to replace them. Bradshaw says that, even though it was unfortunate, he still was not happy to see Rhodes walk away from the match; and that he’s sure Ted DiBiase wasn’t too pleased about it either. Bradshaw says that Rhodes has another match to get ready for, but if deserts this one, there will be consequences to face…

— Also, backstage, BRUTUS MAGNUS and ROB TERRY are seen walking through the hallways, when they are confronted by ALEX SHELLEY and CHRIS SABIN. Shelley says that The British Invasion’s words are starting to come back and bite them, because they haven’t been able to prove themselves worthy of getting a title shot on Sunday night, yet they are getting one because they’re the only team The Machine Guns haven’t beaten - or faced - yet. Sabin then says that it’s pretty sad to see the Number One Contenders getting beaten by Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed - two men who will never seen championship gold in the HWL. This sets off “Big Rob”, as he attacks Sabin, starting a brawl between the two teams. HWL officials break up the fight as both teams scream at each other while being escorted away. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels say that they are looking forward to seeing what will happen when those two teams meet at Turning Point.

Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
Cody Rhodes was given another opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of Peter Bradshaw, after walking out of the tag team match earlier in the evening. However, Rhodes was very defiant in his second match-up, tossing the referee outside of the ring, hoping to gain an advantage over “The Viper”. Still showing signs of exhaustion, Rhodes was unable to capitalize on the lack of a referee, and was disqualified when Rod Zapata was able to re-enter the ring and call for the bell. After the match, Orton slid out of the ring as Rhodes and Zapata argued. TED DIBIASE came down to the ring and was able to persuade Rhodes backstage after a few moments.

Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes by disqualification in 4:31.
Rating: ** ½

— Backstage, D’ANGELO DINERO is seen making his way towards the stage, dressed in his ring attired, when he is attacked by RHINO, who hits Dinero with a steel chair! Rhino briefly continues the attack, smashing the chair into Dinero’s back and shoulders - bending the steel - before walking away from the scene, leaving Dinero cowering on the ground. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels wonder what kind of condition Dinero will be in to face AJ Styles in the main event; and what kind of head games Rhino is trying to play with the Number One Contender before their title match at Turning Point…

Commercial Break

— Backstage, RANDY ORTON is seen leaving his locker room, dressed in street clothes and with a bag draped over his shoulder. The camera follows Orton as he leaves the arena and walks into the parking area outside. As he turns a corner, around a concrete wall, he is viciously attacked by KANE! Still limping from the earlier chop-block by Orton, Kane lands a few hard punches to Orton’s head and body before slamming him into the concrete wall! With Orton slumped onto the pavement, Kane continues the assault, stomping Orton’s midsection until “The Viper” is unable to defend himself any longer. Bending down, Kane gets closer to Orton, and tells him that he has a one-way ticket to Hell; and that after Turning Point, Orton will never be the same. Kane laughs as he walks away from the scene, leaving Orton on the pavement; a small trickle of blood coming from his lips. Josh Daniels speculates that the attack has caused Orton to bleed internally, and wonders what sort of condition Orton will be in on Sunday night…

D’Angelo Dinero vs. AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair)
D’Angelo Dinero had the cards stacked against him tonight, as he took on AJ Styles - who was looking to pick up a victory on his way to Turning Point - while trying to fight through a pre-match attack by Rhino! Dinero’s frustration - and his need to overcome the adversity - fueled him into a dominating performance against the Number One Contender for the Heavyweight Title. Styles fought back as best he could, but still needed help from “The Nature Boy”, who quickly placed Styles’ foot on the bottom rope after Dinero hit the DDE and went for the pin. But, even Flair’s interference and assistance of Styles wasn’t enough to give “The Phenomenal One” a victory, as Dinero rolled Styles up with a sunset flip for the victory! After the match, both Styles and Flair argued that Dinero had held Styles’ trunks, but the referee would hear none of it.

D’Angelo Dinero pinned AJ Styles with a flying sunset flip in 6:58.
Rating: *** ¾
[Ric Flair interfered against D’Angelo Dinero.]

Card Rating: ***

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