June 29 2009 - Monday Night Anarchy - Sommet Center - Nashville, Tn

HWL General Manager, Tim Jacobs, comes out to the ring in a suit and tie with a black briefcase in his hand. Once inside the ring, Jacobs says that “through power and wealth anything is possible.” He opens up the briefcase and says that he has purchased the rights to every single talent in the three main American wresting promotions. He informs the crowd that they will see the best from Ring of Honor… TNA… and the WWE on a weekly basis in the Horizon Wresting League. Jacobs says that tonight is the start of something new in the world of professional wrestling and that he doesn’t plan on following in anyone’s footsteps on his way to making the HWL the most prominent promotion in the country.

He then announces that on July 26th, from the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, HWL will be holding their first-ever pay-per-view event called “Rebellion”. Tonight, he says, participants for titles matches will be determined in two Battle-Royal style matches. He says that every champion he has signed that was holding a title at the time will compete in one battle royal, while the non-champions will face off in the second to see who will compete to be the first-ever HWL Heavyweight Champion! Jacobs then wishes the fans a good evening before leaving the ring.

Commercial Break

Daizee Haze vs. Sara Del Rey
The ladies of the HWL started off the first Anarchy of existence as two of ROH’s finest squared off against each other. Haze and Del Rey went after each other early in this match, sharing multiple near-falls between the two of them. Del Rey almost had the match won when she rolled Haze in an inside cradle as Haze was arguing what she thought to be a slow count. But, Haze was able to recover, taking the fight outside the ring where both women barely made it back into the ring after an eight-count. A bodyslam onto the concrete floor appeared to be what did Del Rey in as Daizee wasted no time in hitting the Mind Trip for the 1-2-3. Daizee Haze celebrated her victory with the crowd as she made her way up the ramp. Del Rey, slowly getting to her feet nodded her head in acceptance after losing the match.

Daizee Haze pinned Sara Del Rey with the Mind Trip in 0:09:13.
Rating: *

Commercial Break

“The Straight-Edge Superstar” CM Punk is backstage with Alisha Hicks as “Anarchy” returns. Hicks asks Punk how he feels knowing that he’s one of the five men entered into the “Champions” Battle Royal for later in the evening. Punk says that he understands that there’s going to be a lot of competition in that ring later tonight, and that every person in that match has the talent to be HWL Heavyweight Champion. But, Punk says that he’s the only one to have spent time in each one of the promotions that are now under one roof. He says that he has held titles and each of those promotions, so if anyone has that “little bit more” to walk away from Rebellion as Heavyweight Champion… it’s him.

Cryme Tyme vs. Up In Smoke
Cryme Tyme came into this match with a distinct size advantage over their opponents. But, what they had in strength, they gave up in speed making this match as even as it could possibly be. Both Shad Gaspard and JTG worked over Cheech for a good portion of the start of the match, mixing in tags to keep each other fresh. The tide turned when Cheech was able to tag in the fresh Cloudy, who quickly cleared house to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He would keep a good hold of the advantage until JTG was able to overpower him to the outside of the ring where both men came within four seconds of getting counted out. The battle outside the ring went in Cryme Tyme’s favor as JTG hit the Jumping Frontflip Neckbreaker… but only got a two count! Upset, JTG threw the referee outside the ring to the disdain of the crowd, but the lack of officiating allowed Up In Smoke to hit the “Cloudy with a Chance of Cheech” and a pinfall attempt that was broken up by Shad Gaspard. Gaspard and Cloudy found their way onto the concrete floor outside the ring as JTG was able to hit the Front-flip Neckbreaker a second time… this time for the 1-2-3! Shad Gaspard and JTG left the ring to a mix reaction from the crowd as they celebrate their victory. Cloudy slides into the ring and helps Cheech exit as “Anarchy” goes to commercials.

Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) defeated Up In Smoke (Cheech and Cloudy) when JTG pinned Cheech with the Running Front Flip Neckbreaker in 0:17:19.
Rating: *

Commercial Break

“The Olympic Gold Medalist” Kurt Angles comes out to the ring in a finely pressed suit – to a big ovation of boos from the crowd. Entering the ring, Angle starts off saying that CM Punk only thinks he has what it takes to be the first-ever HWL Heavyweight Champion. Angle says that Punk may have been a champion in all three promotions, but that Angle is the only Olympic Gold medalist in the Horizon Wrestling League! Angles says that if anyone has what it takes to be Heavyweight Champion, it’s going to be the man that won gold in the Olympics with a “broken freakin’ neck”!

Angle tries to continue but is interrupted as Austin Aires appears on-stage, with a microphone in-hand. As he walks down the ramp he says that everything Kurt Angles has ever done in the world of wrestling is something to be admired; that it’s something to be looked at as a huge success. Aires says that being the first Olympic wrestler to make it big in “sports entertainment” was something to be proud of… but that it was starting to get old! (Crowd pops) Entering the ring, Aires and Angle come face to face with one another as Aires says that he was the most unlikely Heavyweight Champion Ring of Honor had ever seen… and that at Rebellion, he was going to do the same exact thing.

The two men continue to stare at one another as “The Viper” Randy Orton’s entrance music begins to play. Orton appears in his ring attire and makes his way into the ring before grabbing a microphone and standing between Aires and Angle. Orton says that he and Kurt Angle have battled inside a ring before, and that there’s absolutely no love lost between the two of them. Orton says that his matches with Angle are some of the best he’s ever had during his career. He then turns to Aires and asks him who he is, since Orton has never heard of him. (Crowd boos) Aires becomes infuriated and goes to throw a punch towards Orton, but he gets interrupted by the sound of AJ Styles’ voice.

Appearing on-stage in his ring gear, Styles says that whether they liked it or not, the three men in the ring knew that no debate about who should be Heavyweight Champion is complete without his name being involved. He enters the ring as all four men find a corner of the ring and stare at each other. Styles says that he was Legends Champion for a reason… that he might be the biggest person to ever step foot into the ring, but that he was still a force to be reckoned with. Styles says that he is the one most likely to put his body on the line to ensure that he walks out of the ring with the Heavyweight Title around his waist. Styles then says that he’s been proving people wrong all his life, and that he doesn’t want to wait to do it again. He drops the microphone and attacks Randy Orton as Austin Aires and Kurt Angle brawl on the opposite side of the ring. (BIG crowd pop!) HWL officials rush down to the ring and separate the four men, escorting them each off as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Beer Money, Inc. vs. The Colons
TNA and WWE squared off in this one as the two former promotions’ set of tag team champions stepped into the ring for their first match in the HWL. Beer Money came in showing great team work, keeping Carlito and Primo sectioned off from one another for long amounts of time for the beginning of the match, getting themselves a couple near falls. But a quick tag into Carlito turned things around for The Colons in the middle of the match as the sudden change in pace caught the former TNA Tag Team Champions off guard. Trying to take the match to the outside backfired on Robert Roode as he was busted open after being thrown face-first into the ring post! Carlito rolled Roode back into the ring and went for the quick pin, but Roode was able to get his foot on the ropes to break the count. Carlito went for the Backstabber on Roode, but James Storm entered the ring and attacked Carlito from behind, giving Roode time to make the tag. After a bloody Roode knocked Primo off the ring apron, he and Storm hit the DWI for the victory. And, with the victory, Beer Money found themselves in the Tag Team Title Match on July 26th at Rebellion. The crowd booed as Storm and Roode made their way up the ramp. Roode wiped away blood from the cut over his left eye and flung it towards the crowd at ringside before raising his arms in victory. Inside the ring Primo helped Carlito to his feet as “Anarchy” went to commercials.

Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated Carlito and Primo when J. Storm pinned Carlito after the DWI in 0:11:18.
Rating: 3 stars

Commercial Break

Tim Jacobs is seen sitting at his desk inside his arena office. He says that tonight has already been shaping up to be a great night… and a great way to begin the path to Rebellion. Jacobs says that the road to “Rebellion” will get clearer next week as there will be three matches to determine the card for July 26th. Jacobs announces that Daizee Haze, Sara Del Rey and Tara will face off in a Triple Threat Match to determine one-half of the Women’s Title Match… and that Angelina Love, Maryse and Melina will face off in the same type of match to determine the second half. Also, he says, a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match will take place to determine what team will face Beer Money for the Tag Team Titles at “Rebellion”. The owner then says that he personally can’t wait to see who will face off for the Heavyweight Title at the first-ever HWL pay-per-view.

7-Man Battle Royal
Cody Deaner and Tyler Black started things off and went after each other for the first 90 seconds until Evan Bourne entered the ring. Bourne didn’t take long – waiting 23 seconds – to throw Deaner out first. Bourne and Black continued their batted for close to a minute until Bourne was tossed over the top rope as well. Tyler Black held his own inside the ring eliminating Brent Albright and Tyson Kidd each within a minute of their entering the ring! That all changed as Matt Morgan and Kenny Omega were the final two to enter the ring. The three of them of battled for nearly 30 minutes! The smaller Omega and Black doubled-up on Morgan throughout the rest of the match, managing to get him outside of the ring… but never over the top rope. All the near misses finally caught up with the duo as Morgan became more and more focused during the later part of the match, eliminating both men less then a minute apart to earn himself a spot in the Heavyweight Title Match at “Rebellion”. An exhausted Matt Morgan falls to the canvas after the battle royal as “Anarchy” goes to commercials.

Matt Morgan won a 7-man Royal Rumble:
x Deaner and T. Black started out.
x Evan Bourne entered at 0:01:30
x E. Bourne threw out Deaner in 0:01:53
x T. Black threw out E. Bourne in 0:02:27
x Brent Albright entered at 0:03:00
x T. Black threw out B. Albright in 0:03:34
x Tyson Kidd entered at 0:04:30
x T. Black threw out T. Kidd in 0:04:48
x Matt Morgan entered at 0:06:00
x Kenny Omega entered at 0:07:30
x M. Morgan threw out T. Black after a kneelift in 0:35:34
x M. Morgan threw out K. Omega after a headsmash into the turnbuckle in 0:36:29
Rating: 3 stars

Commercial Break

5-Man Battle Royal
The four former champions who brawled in the ring earlier in the show couldn’t wait to step into the ring to see who would be facing Matt Morgan at “Rebellion” for the Heavyweight Title. This was a fierce battle as a lot of anger carried over from the middle of the show. However, it was CM Punk – who entered third – who survived for nearly 14 minutes, throwing out Randy Orton, Kurt Angle and Austin Aires to win the match and earn a main event spot on July 26! After the match, Punk stands in the ring as Matt Morgan appears on-stage. The crowd cheers the confrontation as the two men stare at each other from across the arena as “Anarchy” goes off the air.

CM Punk won a 5-man Royal Rumble:
x Styles and R. Orton started out.
x CM Punk entered at 0:01:30
x Austin Aries entered at 0:03:00
x Punk threw out R. Orton after a headbutt in 0:04:18
x Kurt Angle entered at 0:04:30
x Punk threw out K. Angle after a single-leg takedown in 0:08:24
x Aries threw out Styles after a duck-down move in 0:09:06
x Punk threw out Aries in 0:15:29
Rating: 3 Stars

Card Rating: ***

HWL Rebellion – July 26, 2009 – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Heavyweight Title Match: Matt Morgan vs. CM Punk
Tag Team Title Match: Beer Money vs. ??

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