March 19, 2012 - Bossier City, LA

Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Bossier City, just 24 hours after Wrestleocalypse! It is announced that, tonight, the X-Division Title will be on the line in a rematch from last night, as Rami Sebei looks to regain the belt from “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan. Also, Michael Tarver will take on Jesse Neal, the man responsible for eliminating Tarver from the Golden Opportunity Match.

Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring, carrying his newly-won Heavyweight Title over his shoulder. Orton says that last night will go down as one of the highlights of his career. The night he walked out of the biggest event of the year with the Heavyweight Title around his waist. Orton said that it was only a matter of time before he got his chance to prove Punk’s victory over him couldn’t be repeated. He says that he was tired of sitting back, watching others get the chance he knew he deserved. Orton says he earned that chance, and last night staked his claim as the best in the Horizon Wrestling League.

CM Punk’s music hits as he makes his way to the ring. Punk sits on the turnbuckle and rubs the top of his head. Punk says that the stitches he had to receive last night would argue that Orton can stake his claim as being the best in the HWL. Punk says that Orton may have earned the right to headline Wrestleocalypse for the second straight year, but that he didn’t earn the right to be called a champion. Punk says Orton can thank Colt Cabana for holding the title. Punk says the difference between their last two matches are very simple: Orton won because Colt Cabana’s an idiot, Punk made Orton tap out. Punk jumps off the turnbuckle, getting into Orton’s face, saying that he has every intention to prove that he can beat Orton again. Punk says that he made Orton tap out before. The next time, he’s put Orton to sleep.

Adam Cole’s music plays, breaking up the scene in the ring, as Cole makes his way to the ring. Cole introduces himself. He says that neither Punk nor Orton probably know who he is. He says he’s the one other person they need to worry about for the next six months. Cole says that he’s made quite the little system for himself, of just sitting in the background, waiting for the time to strike. He says he worked out last night, because he’s not the proud owner of a Heavyweight Title match whenever he wants it. Cole says he could choose to do it right now, tomorrow, or all the way in September. Cole says he thinks he’ll like to sit back and watch Orton and Punk take each other out first. Punk tells Cole that he’ll have to stand in line, because he wants a shot at Orton, for the belt, tonight.

This brings out Peter Bradshaw. Bradshaw congratulates Cole on his victory last night. Bradshaw agrees that Punk is the rightful challenger, due to his rematch clause, but that that match won’t be happening tonight. But, Bradshaw says that Punk will get a chance to become familiar with Cole, as they will be facing each other in tonight’s main event. Bradshaw leaves the stage as all three men stand in the ring.

Commercial Break

Eve Torres vs. Melina

Twenty-four hours after coming up short against Hamada for the Women’s Title, Eve Torres faced-off against Melina, hoping to show that last night was just a bump in the road. Eve took control early in the match, and dominated the match, until Melina reversed Eve, smashing her head into the turnbuckle. Melina used a shoulderblock into the lower back of Eve. As Melina took control, NIKKI BELLA made her way to ringside. Eve reversed an irish-whip, using a headlock takedown on Melina, picking up a quick – and surprising – 1-2-3.

Eve Torres pinned Melina after a headlock takedown in 0:08:15.
Rating: * ¾

After the match, Nikki slides into the ring, as Eve rolls over holding his back. Nikki throws Melina through the ropes. She then attacks Eve, targeting her lower back. She kicks Eve out of the ring and demands a microphone. Nikki says that Eve does not belong in the HWL. Nikki says that Eve took a title shot away from someone more deserving, and that she’s happy Eve lost last night. Nikki leaves the ring and stares down with Melina.

Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with former X-Division Champion Rami Sebei. Alisha asks what Sebei’s tactic will be against the much larger Matt Morgan later tonight. Sebei says that there really is no tactic. He knows he’s giving up both size and power to Morgan. Sebei says that’s the great thing about the X-Division: anything goes. He says that he will find a way to win back his title.

Commercial Break

Steve Corino (w/Shane Hagadorn) vs. Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana came into this match with a lot on his mind after costing CM Punk the Heavyweight Title last night. Colt also wanted to get some retribution on Corino for costing him a shot at the Golden Opportunity Match. Steve Corino came in, tonight, with a couple targets on his back, but he was able to look past those things and take advantage of Cabana trying to do too much. Corino had control throughout this match. Cabana, however, was able to garner some offense; but not enough to take Corino off his game. The end of the match saw Shane Hagadorn pull down the ropes, sending Cabana crashing to the concrete. Hagadorn laid into Cabana with kicks, as Corino distracted the referee. Hagadorn rolled Cabana back into the ring, as Corino connected with a lariat for the 1-2-3.

Steve Corino pinned Colt Cabana after a lariat in 0:10:09.
[Shane Hagadorn interfered against Colt Cabana.]

After the match, JESSE NEAL ran down to the ring, attacking Corino and Hagadorn. Corino and Hagadorn quickly left the ring, as Neal looked on.

Backstage, Matt Morgan and Ric Flair are seen outside The Conglomerate’s locker room. Flair says that, last night, Morgan won the X-Division Title. But, tonight, Morgan needs to finish Sebei.

Commercial Break

X-Division Title Match
Rami Sebei vs. © Matt Morgan (w/Ric Flair)

Rami Sebei was given the chance to reclaim his X-Division Title tonight, but Matt Morgan was given strict orders to finish things. Morgan came out intent on doing just that. Morgan held control throughout this match, although Sebei tried to work his way back. As the match wound its way outside the ring, COLT CABANA and CM PUNK made their way down the ramp! Ric Flair looked on in shock as Punk distracted Sebei with a shot to the back with a steel chair. Punk and Cabana walked away from the scene as Sebei got to his feet, just in time to eat a Carbon Footprint from the champion.

[X-Division Title Match]:
Matt Morgan pinned Rami Sebei with the Carbon Footprint in 0:08:14.
Rating: *** ¾
[CM Punk interfered against Rami Sebei.]

After the match, as Flair continues to look on in disbelief, ROB TERRY and BRUTUS MAGNUS appear from the crowd, attacking Morgan! Terry grabs Flair and whips him into the ring post as AJ STYLES runs down to the ring. All four men brawl at ringside as officials run down to break them up.

Commercial Break

A preview for Rebellion is shown, with “War of Change” by Thousand Foot Krutch playing in the background. Rebellion will be live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on April 15th. Only on pay-per-view!

Backstage, CM Punk and Colt Cabana are seen walking backstage. Cabana tells Punk that he’s sorry for what happened last night. Cabana says that he was only trying to help. Punk says that the best way Cabana can help is to get out of his sight. Punk says Colt has been following him around all night, and it’s starting to annoy Punk. Cabana walks off, as Punk stands, shaking his head. Punk is then approached by Alisha Hicks. Hicks asks for a reason behind what Punk just did at ringside. Punk says that he doesn’t need to give anyone a reason for what he did tonight. But, if he had to, his reason is on Randy Orton’s shoulder.

A recap of last night’s Golden Opportunity Match is shown, highlighting things between Michael Tarver and Jesse Neal.

The camera goes backstage, showing Steve Corino attacking Jesse Neal, as Shane Hagadorn shouts instructions. Corino whips Neal into the brick wall. Corino lands a series of stomps on Neal, before saying that things are only beginning between them. Corino and Hagadorn walk away as the show goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Backstage, Alisha Hicks is with Adam Cole. Alisha congratulates Cole on his victory last night, and asks about his match with CM Punk. Cole says that what he said earlier tonight was the truth: he is the man that both Punk and Randy Orton need to look over their shoulder for. Tonight, Cole says that he will not be overlooked and under-estimated.

Luke Gallows vs. Chris Sabin

Sabin came out quick to start the match, using his speed to get to Gallows, and then drawing heat from the crowd for taunting. Sabin tried to knock down the bigger Gallows, with no luck, before dropping him with a dropkick from the second turnbuckle. Sabin started working on Gallows’ legs, keeping the big man off his feet. Gallows was able to fight back, pushing Sabin through the ropes and to the outside of the ring. Sabin came back into the ring and was met with a clothesline. Gallows then worked over Sabin, using his size to wear him down. Gallows landed a senton for a two-count. Gallows attempted to suplex Sabin, but Sabin wrapped his legs around the top rope, pulling Gallows onto the concrete floor. Sabin hit a flying clothesline from the apron, before rolling Gallows back into the ring. Sabin dropped Gallows with another dropkick, before hitting the Cradle Shock for the 1-2-3.

Chris Sabin pinned Luke Gallows with the Cradle Shock in 0:10:38.
Rating: * ½

Commercial Break

Adam Cole vs. CM Punk

Cole came in, riding high, after his victory last night in the Golden Opportunity Match. Cole got an added boost to his offense as RANDY ORTON made his way to ringside. Orton stood at the bottom of the ramp, watching as Cole went to work on Punk. Cole hit a swinging neckbreaker for a two-count. Cole wasted time taunting the crowd, and was met with a clothesline. Punk worked over Cole, motioning to Orton every time Cole was on the canvas. Punk attempted to lock on the Anaconda Vice, but Cole got to the ropes. Punk attempted the G.T.S, but Cole slid down his back. Cole distracted the referee as Orton jumped onto the ring apron and connected with a steel chair to Punk’s back! Cole rolled Punk up for another two-count. Cole focused on Punk’s back, before going for the Panama Sunrise, but Punk countered. Punk ducked a clothesline, and lifted Cole up for the G.T.S., but Orton entered the ring, kicking Punk in the midsection. Punk dropped Cole, and turned right into an RKO from Orton, as the referee called for the bell.

CM Punk defeated Adam Cole by disqualification in 0:15:06.
Rating: *** ¼
[Randy Orton interfered against CM Punk.]

After the match, Orton and Cole stare at each other as Anarchy goes off the air.

Card rating: ***

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