May 17, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - New York, NY

Monday Night Anarchy
May 17, 2010
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

A replay of last week’s attack on Kurt Angle by Matt Morgan plays as “Anarchy” comes on the air:

…MATT MORGAN appeared from the crowd, jumping over the barricade, and pulling down the top rope, sending Kurt Angle crashing to the outside! The referee quickly called for the DQ as Morgan began to assault Angle. Morgan picked up Angle and tossed him into the barricade. Chris Sabin watched from inside the ring as Morgan then brought Angle to the ramp and hit the Hellevator onto the steel! Morgan stood over Angle and smiled down at him…

“Headstrong” by Trapt begins to play as fireworks explode inside the arena. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to “The Garden” and announce that, because of last week’s attack, Kurt Angle is not in the arena tonight. Daniels says that Matt Morgan will be in action tonight, taking on Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe in a non-title match. Scott Michaels announces that the Tag Team Champion will also be in action, taking on The Hart Dynasty.

Nikki Bella vs. Daffney
These two Vixens faced off for the second time in three weeks as Nikki Bella was aiming to continue her success in singles action leading up to her title match against Natalya at Fully Loaded. Daffney was coming in, wanting to get a little bit of revenge for losing to Bella two weeks ago, and to stake her own claim for a possible title challenge. The match saw a lot of back and forth action, and the highlight of the match was Nikki Bella reversing a top-rope Frankensteiner into a power bomb! However, it wasn’t enough to keep the “Demonic Princess” down, as Daffney eventually connected with the Frankensteiner for the victory.

Daffney pinned Nikki Bella after a Frankensteiner off the top rope in 13:26.
Rating: * ¾

- Backstage, in the dressing room, Luke Gallows and Serena are shown sitting near their locker as CM PUNK comes into view. Punk says that he’s sick and tired of losing all the time… and that he knows exactly who to blame for his record. Looking at Serena, who begins to lower her head, Punk says that if she costs him one more match, her services will no longer be needed. Punk then looks at Luke and says that he needs to do his job and make sure Serena doesn’t get in over her head… or else, he’ll have to answer personally to Punk.

- Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Women’s Champion, NATALYA. Hicks asks the champ to respond to comments made by Nikki Bella last week. Natalya says that she appreciates what Nikki said, calling Natalya a “strong woman”, but says that they are anything but friends. Natalya says that Nikki is saying what she thinks Natalya wants to hear, but that it won’t make her take things easy on Bella at Fully Loaded. Natalya says that, just because Brie Bella was champion - for all of one week - doesn’t mean that Nikki has the skills to duplicate that success.

“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair)
D’Angelo Dinero has been a thorn in the side of Yoshi Tatsu since the week before Rebellion; and last week Peter Bradshaw officially signed a match between the two for Fully Loaded. But, tonight, Dinero came out to the ring to face AJ Styles, hoping to send a message of what’s in store for Tatsu in just under two weeks. Meanwhile, “The Phenomenal One” was looking to copy the luck of his Fully Loaded opponent - Evan Bourne - and pick up a victory this week as well. In a match that saw it’s fair share of high-risk moves and furiously paced action, Styles was able to pick up the victory after hitting the Styles Clash near the ropes. And, taking a page out of “The Nature Boy’s” book, Styles used the ropes for leverage as the referee counted the three. After the match, Styles and Flair mocked the crowd and celebrated their win as Dinero slowly got to his feet.

AJ Styles pinned D’Angelo Dinero after the Styles Clash in 11:30.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

- Coming back from commercials, MATT MORGAN makes his way out to the ring - dressed in street clothes - and grabs the microphone. He stands in the center of the ring and smiles as the crowd voices their disapproval over his actions last week. Morgan says that he’s sure Angle is watching in the hospital in Trenton, wanting nothing more to be here to confront Morgan, but isn’t able to because Morgan proved that Angle is NOT in his head. Morgan says that Angle might be going back to what got him all his titles over a decade ago, but that it won’t do any good at Fully Loaded. Morgan says that, just like Angle, a sleeping beast has been awakened over the last couple weeks; the only difference is that Morgan won’t stop until Angle is out of wrestling for good. Morgan then leaves the ring as the crowd chants “Angle, Angle!”

- Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with LETHAL CONSEQUENCES, and asks them their thoughts on the up-coming Tag Team Title match at Fully Loaded. Jay Lethal says that he and Consequences Creed haven’t been able to show what they can do over the last few weeks. He says that their last match was nothing more than an exhibition for what’s going to happen next Sunday at Fully Loaded. Creed says that the only different in next Sunday’s match is that he and Lethal will be walking out of Hartford as the new Tag Team Champions. Jay Lethal says that they’ve been through their fair share of rough times as members of the HWL, and that at Fully Loaded, they will prove they are worthy of championship gold… Oh yeah!

The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya) vs. © The Motor City Machine Guns
Tonight, The Motor City Machines continued to show their dominance over the Tag Team division in the HWL, with an impressive victory over The Hart Dynasty. The Harts started off the match with a lot of fury and gave the Champions everything they had. The turning point was a top-rope Frankensteiner from Alex Shelley that took Tyson Kidd out of the match, after landing squarely on his head. The champs isolated Kidd, keeping David Hart Smith at bay as Chris Sabin hit the Cradle Shock for the win.

The Motor City Machine Guns defeated The Hart Dynasty when Chris Sabin pinned Tyson Kidd with the Cradle Shock in 7:48.
Rating: ** ½

- KAZ is shown, backstage, getting ready for his up-coming match against MVP, when he is attacked by RHINO! Rhino throws Kaz into the cement wall and lands a series of kicks to Kaz’s gut before walking away, laughing.

Commercial Break

- Coming back from commercials, RANDY ORTON is seen speaking to a member of the Event Staff, before entering the locker room. As the door closes behind him, a quick and loud “thud” echoes through the hallway, followed by the sound of menacing laughter. The door opens, and KANE exit’s the locker room with a sadistic smile on his face. A red glare comes from the locker room as the cameraman shows Randy Orton, unconscious, on the locker room floor…

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Kaz
After the sneak attack, at the hands of Rhino, Kaz had to step into the ring with MVP tonight. The cards were stacked against the #1 Contender for the X-Division title, but Kaz put up a great effort. Ultimately, signs of the attack started taking control, and MVP was able to capitalize on them, hitting the Playmaker for the victory.

Montel Vontavious Porter pinned Kaz with the Playmaker in 10:45.
Rating: ** ¾

- An advertisement for “Fully Loaded” is shown - with “Letter From a Thief” playing in the background - highlighting the seven matches that are scheduled to take place on May 30th, live from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

- Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with the Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe, and Chelsea. Hicks asks how Wolfe is feeling after the attack last week at the hands of Mr. Anderson. Wolfe says that he’s feeling fine - outside of the constant headache he’s had since last week - but, says that nothing is going to keep him from going to Fully Loaded and finally shutting up Mr. Anderson.

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Matt Morgan vs. © Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea)

Mr. Anderson came down to the ring as the match started, trying to further get in the head of the Heavyweight Champion. Anderson quickly got involved, tossing Morgan a pair of brass knuckles, that Morgan used but only got a two-count out of. Chelsea complained from across the ring, causing the referee to keep a closer eye on Anderson, keeping him quiet for the rest of the match. Morgan continued the assault on the Heavyweight Champion, but after arguing a close near-fall, Morgan had his back turned and didn’t see Wolfe setting up for the Jawbreaker Lariat. Wolfe hit the Lariat, much to the surprise of Anderson at ringside, and picked up the victory.

After the match, Wolfe fell to his knee - showing signs from last week’s attack - and paid no attention to Mr. Anderson entering the ring. Anderson grabbed Wolfe from behind and connected with the Mic Check in the center of the ring! Anderson then slid out of the ring, grabbed Chelsea by the arm, and walked away from the ring taking her with him, as she screamed for Wolfe. The camera pans in on Wolfe as “Anarchy” goes of the air.

Desmond Wolfe pinned Matt Morgan with the Jawbreaker Lariat in 10:59.
Rating: ***
[Mr. Anderson interfered against Desmond Wolfe.]

Card Rating: ** ½

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