June 27, 2010 - HWL Turning Point - Rochester, NY

HWL Turning Point PPV
June 27, 2010
Blue Cross Arena
Rochester, New York

— Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Rochester as fireworks explode inside the Blue Cross Arena; “The Good Life” by Three Days Grace blasts through the air. They announce the attendance at 8,120 for tonight’s event.

HWL Women’s Title Match
Gail Kim vs. © Natalya

Both of these Vixens showed up to fight, as they were given the challenge of getting the crowd heated up for the event. It didn’t take long for the crowd to get into the match as Gail Kim threw the Champion outside the ring, and the ensuing brawl that almost resulted in a double count-out. However, Natalya showed - once again - why she has been Women’s Champion for so long, fighting back and hitting the Discus Lariat to pick up the victory and retain her title.

Natalya pinned Gail Kim after a Discus Lariat in 6:22.
Rating: ** ½
(Natalya retained the HWL Women’s Title.)

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with CM PUNK. Punk says that he agrees that tonight is Yoshi Tatsu’s chance to prove that he could beat Punk without the help of outside interference. Punk says that, also, tonight is the night that he proves that he doesn’t need anyone on his side to help him win matches… or to take them away from him. Punk says that it’s been a while since he last got his hand raised based on pure talent and skills inside the ring; he says that tonight, that trend continues.

— Also, backstage, Heavyweight Champion DESMOND WOLFE - and Chelsea - are seen entering the arena. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels wonder who kind of condition Wolfe and his opponent - AJ Styles - are going to be in for tonight’s Heavyweight Title match.

Yoshi Tatsu vs. CM Punk
CM Punk said, earlier tonight, that he was going to use this match to prove that he didn’t need anyone by his side; and he made good on that claim, but he had to bend the rules to do it. Tatsu came out strong, wanting to get his own victory over Punk, and his aggression caused Punk to cause a blatant knockdown of the referee which opened up an opportunity for Punk. But, Tatsu was able to come back and even things up -outside the ring- causing Punk to bleed from the forehead, after sending Punk into the guardrail. However, Punk was able to fight his way back into control, and hit the G.T.S for the victory.

CM Punk pinned Yoshi Tatsu with the G.T.S. in
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An advertisement for the next HWL pay-per-view: JUSTIC E is shown. The event will take place on July 25, 2010, live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Randy Orton, who is dressed in his ring gear - with a large bandage wrapped around his ribs. Orton says that he can’t remember the last time he has been so angry; so ready - and willing - to end someone’s career. Orton says that he knows Kane is bigger, stronger, and more powerful then he is, but that it won’t stop Orton from coming out tonight and beating the hell out of Kane. Orton says that this match isn’t about finishing moves and what kind of technical skills either of them have; this match is all about who wants to beat their opponent into a bloody pulp on that arena floor. Orton says that tonight, with the odds stacked against him, that’s exactly what he plans on doing.

— A short video package is shown, highlighting the events leading up to the Tag Team Title match, between The British Invasion and The Motor City Machine Guns.

Tag Team Title Match
The British Invasion vs. © The Motor City Machine Guns

If the crowd in Rochester was not into this event, this match certainly grabbed their attention. For weeks, these two teams have been throwing out insult after insult, claiming that they would show up each other, only to be outdone by their weekly opponents. Tonight, they finally met up and let their anger and frustration out in a brutal match. The Machine Guns almost had the match won as Chris Sabin hit the Made in Detroit, but Brutus Magnus was able to get his foot on the ropes. The referee allowed the match to go past the time limit, and it was exactly what the champions needed, as Alex Shelley hit the Slice Bread #2 to pick up the victory and retain the Tag Team Titles.

The Motor City Machine Guns defeated The British Invasion when Alex Shelley pinned Big Rob with the Slice Bread #2 in 24:12.
Rating: ***
(The Motor City Machine Guns retained the HWL Tag Team Titles.)

— Backstage, AJ STYLES and RIC FLAIR are seen entering the arena as the crowd voices their displeasure from inside the ring area.

Another advertisement for the next up-coming pay-per-view: JUSTICE is shown. The event will take place on July 25, 2010, live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

— A video package is shown highlighting the events that led up to the Street Fight between RANDY ORTON and KANE.

Street Fight
Randy Orton vs. Kane

The feud between these two started over a month ago when Randy Orton interfered in one of Kane’s matches. That interference set off a torrent of sneak attacks that left both men bloody and damaged before tonight’s Street Fight even began. Even with this match being sanctioned - and knowing their must be a winner - the referee did his best to stay out of their way when the bell rang. They battled each other all over the ringside area, never taking the match through the arena itself, but they didn’t need to. Orton thought he had the match won, after hitting Kane with the ring bell outside the ring, but was unable to get the fall as “The Big Red Monster” kicked out at two. Infuriated, Orton attacked the referee, hitting a belly-to-belly suplex on the concrete floor! The crowd booed Orton, as it was a side of him they hadn’t seen in recent months; but he showed no remorse for his actions as he re-entered the ring, with the bell firmly in his grasp. However, taking his attention off his opponent proved to be “The Viper’s” downfall as Kane caught him in the Chokeslam From Hell just as the referee was making it back to his feet. Kane made the easy cover and picked up the victory.

Kane pinned Randy Orton with the Choke Slam From Hell in 14:15.
Rating: ¼

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is shown with Heavyweight Champion DESMOND WOLFE and Chelsea. Wolfe is sporting a bandage on his head, from the attack by AJ Styles and Ric Flair, Monday night, and Alisha asks how the champion is doing. Wolfe says that he’s still groggy from the head shot, but that the doctors - and the HWL trainers - have given him permission to wrestle tonight. He says that Styles and Flair had to sneak attack him, because they both know that AJ doesn’t stand a chance against him in a straight-up fight. Wolfe says that he’s not worried about the stitches or the injury - he’d bled many times before - but, that nothing is going to keep him from getting his revenge on Styles tonight… and if he’s lucky, he’ll get his hands on Flair when it’s all set and done.

— Also, backstage, D’ANGELO DINERO is seen walking towards the stage entrance, when he is stopped by KAZ. Dinero asks Kaz how he’s feeling after his match with Kane on Monday night; Kaz stuns Dinero with a quick slap in the face! Before Dinero can retaliate, Kaz reminds him that he has a title match… and that he doesn’t want to jeopardize it. But, Kaz says that, whether Dinero wins or loses tonight, they will meet up, it’s only a matter of when.

The final advertisement is shown for JUSTICE. The event will take place on July 25, 2010, live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

X-Division Title Match
D’Angelo Dinero vs. © Rhino

Using the confrontation with Kaz before the match as added motivation, Dinero came out swinging and took the fight to the “Beast of the Motor City”. Dinero was all over the ring, not allowing Rhino the time to get many moves in at the beginning of the match. But when Rhino was able to get a hold of the challenger - especially outside the ring - he wasted no time in evening things up. Eventually, the match made it’s way back into the ring, where Dinero took advantage of a miss Gore attempt to connect with the DDE for the pinfall victory and to WIN the X-Division Title. After the match Dinero celebrated with the belt, in the center of the ring, as he received a mixed reaction from the Rochester crowd.

D’Angelo Dinero pinned Rhino with the DDE in 11:39.
Rating: ¼
(D’Angelo Dinero won the HWL X-Division Title.)

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is with AJ STYLES and RIC FLAIR. Styles says that he is going to put an end to Desmond Wolfe’s unbeaten streak, and in the process, take the Heavyweight Title back. Styles says that tonight is the moment he’s been working for, ever since re-joining the HWL, and that anything less than winning the Heavyweight Title would be considered a failure. Flair interjects, and says that tonight, Wolfe - and rest of the HWL - will know why AJ Styles is phenomenal, and that he will be the greatest Heavyweight Champion of all-time. Wooo!

— A video package is shown, highlighting the events leading up to the Heavyweight Title Match.

HWL Heavyweight Title Match
AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair) vs. © Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea)

At the start of the match, Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels discussed Desmond Wolfe’s undefeated record, and how, to-date, he has been the longest-reigning Heavyweight Champion in the history of the HWL. Styles got the upper hand, attacking Wolfe before the bell sounded, and took the advantage, getting a close near-fall minutes into the main event! Wolfe was able to fight back, and even things up, as the tide turned back and forth throughout the rest of the match. Seeing his chance to strike, Wolfe connected with the Jawbreaker Lariat, but the count was interrupted as RIC FLAIR jumped onto the apron, stopping the count. However, in a show of emotion, CHELSEA grabbed Flair’s leg and pulled him off the apron, getting a huge cheer from the crowd! Stunned by what he saw, Flair stared at Chelsea as, inside the ring, Wolfe connected with a flying cross body - catching Styles off guard - and securing another successful title defense.

Desmond Wolfe pinned AJ Styles after a flying cross body press in 9:30.
Rating: ¼
(Desmond Wolfe retained the HWL Heavyweight Title.)

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