November 1, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Sydney, AU

Monday Night Anarchy
November 1, 2010
The Dome - Sydney, Australia
(Attendance: 6,100)

— Still photos are shown from last night’s “Downfall” event. They include Matt Morgan hitting the Hellevator; Jey Uso hitting the Superfly Splash on Randy Orton; Natalya rolling up Sarita into a small package; Tyson Kidd hitting the Springboard Hart Attack on Brutus Magnus; Velvet Sky hitting the Beauty Mark on Angelina Love; D’Angelo Dinero hitting the DDE on Mr. Anderson; and finally, Desmond Wolfe crumpled on the canvas, holding the Heavyweight Title…

… “Headstrong” by Trapt plays inside the arena as fireworks go off from the stage. The cameras pan the audience as they cheer and wave signs into the air. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to The Dome, in Sydney, Australia, just 24 hours after an amazing Downfall pay-per-view. They say that things are just starting to “heat up” as the colder months arrive; and that HWL Owner, Peter Bradshaw has a big announcement…

— Peter Bradshaw wastes no time, heading out to the ring in a finely pressed suit, and a microphone in-hand. Bradshaw says that he couldn’t be happier with seeing how far the HWL has come since he bought the company just over a year ago. Bradshaw says that he had a different vision of the HWL, when he bought the company, and that he is finally getting to see that vision come to life. He says that he has waited long enough to unveil something that the previous ownership was afraid to do, but it’s something that has taken place in the wrestling world for years. Bradshaw announces that on November 28th, at Wicked Games, an eight-man tournament will take place to determine the challenger for the Heavyweight Title. He says that things will get underway tonight with two qualifying matches, with the two winners securing themselves positions in the tournament. Bradshaw also announces that in order to decide Brutus Magnus’s opponent in the first qualifier, there will be a five-man Battle Royal… coming up next.

Commercial Break

Five-Man Battle Royal
(including Abyss, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Rob Terry, and Tommy Dreamer)

All five of these men were wanting to prove themselves tonight, vying for the final qualifying position for the Wicked Games tournament. There were two men however - Abyss and Tommy Dreamer - who were making their televised debuts with the HWL, after signing over from TNA. In the end, this match came down to Abyss and Jey Uso, and “The Monster” clearly had the advantage, cleanly lifting Uso over the top rope and dropping him to the concrete at ringside. After the match, Abyss stood in the center of the ring, awaiting Brutus Magnus, as the crowd watched on impressed.

[5-Man Battle Royal]:
Abyss won a 5-Man Battle Royal:
x T. Dreamer threw out Jey after a faceslam in 0:3:30.
x R. Terry threw out Dreamer in 0:05:14.
x Jimmy threw out R. Terry after a side step in 0:06:28.
x Abyss threw out Jimmy after an overhead belly-to-belly suplex in 0:06:58.
Rating: ** 3/4

Commercial Break

— Returning from the break, Velvet Sky is seen walking through the backstage area, celebrating her victory over Angelina Love last night, when DAFFNEY attacks her from behind! Daffney slams Velvet into the brick wall of the hallway, before smearing her face onto the floor while screaming that Velvet was the most hideous women in HWL. Daffney gets back to her feet, lets out a primal scream, and kicks Velvet in the head before walking away. The camera shows Velvet holding the back of her head as we go back ringside…

Wicked Games Qualifying Match
“The Monster” Abyss vs. Brutus Magnus

The first official qualifying match tonight pitted two men who are quite familiar with each other from their time in TNA. Magnus charged in hard, taking the fight to Abyss, but “The Monster” was able to thwart away any of Magnus’s offense. Frustrated, Magnus pushed the referee down to the canvas, and resorted to some underhanded tactics to get the better of his bigger opponent. A replacement official rushed down to the ring and the match continued, until the starting referee got back to his feet and called for the bell! After the match, Magnus turned and began screaming into the referee’s face. Abyss, who had been backed into a corner, attacked Magnus from behind, and sent him into the ropes, hitting the Black Hole Slam in the center of the ring! Abyss stood over Magnus for a moment before leaving the ring, as both officials checked on Magnus.

Abyss defeated Brutus Magnus by disqualification in 0:4:58.
Rating: *

Commercial Break

— X-Division Champion, D’Angelo Dinero, comes out to the ring with the title belt draped over his shoulder. Dinero says that last night was a great night for “The Pope”, because he had said week after week that Mr. Anderson didn’t deserve to challenge him for the title, and he proved that in front of the world. Dinero says that Anderson can go back to sucking on the teat of AJ Styles and Ric Flair, because “The Pope” is moving forward. Dinero says he came out to the ring tonight, with a proposition for Desmond Wolfe. Dinero says that he knows Wolfe doesn’t have any plans for the pay-per-view, and suggests seeing which one of them is better… and putting both the titles on the line at Wicked Games…

… This brings out Desmond Wolfe, who is carrying the Heavyweight Title over his shoulder. Wolfe says he just finished putting away Kane, and will never have to worry about him challenging for the title as long as Wolfe holds it, so Dinero’s offer is a “welcome surprise”. But Wolfe wants to know what Dinero has up his sleeve, because they have no issue between them. Dinero assures Wolfe that there is no problem between them; but that he thinks the fans need something exciting. He asks what would be more exciting then seeing the Top Two in the HWL going head-to-head, with both their titles on the line. Wolfe says that he’ll at least think about the offer, and starts to head out of the ring…

… but is stopped as Peter Bradshaw reappears on the stage, with a microphone of his own. He says that Dinero is taking a big step, challenging Wolfe - who’s been tearing up the competition lately - to a match with the X-Division Title on the line. But, Bradshaw says that if that’s the Champion’s decision, then it’s up to Wolfe if the match happens or not. Bradshaw remarks on Dinero’s claim that there is no ‘issue” between Dinero and Wolfe, and says that, if they are on the same page they will have no problem teaming up later tonight… in a non-title match against The Hart Dynasty. Bradshaw leaves the stage as Wolfe and Dinero stare at each other in the center of the ring.

Commercial Break

Alex Shelley/”The Viper” Randy Orton vs. Yoshi Tatsu/Kaz

Shelley and Orton didn’t have the night they were hoping for last night at Downfall, losing in very quick fashion to The Usos. But tonight, they had the chance to make up for their disappointing performance, taking on Tatsu and Kaz, who have been making their unorthodox partnership work for the past several weeks. This match was very fast paced, and brutal at times, as “The Viper” tried to get the chip off his shoulder. Just as Orton was gaining the upper-hand, RIC FLAIR made his way to the ring, and tripped Orton, getting Tatsu and Kaz disqualified. After the match, AJ STYLES and MR. ANDERSON ran down to the ring, and attacked Shelley and Orton, as Tatsu and Kaz looked on in shock. Styles, Anderson, and Flair leave the ring, satisfied with the attack, and head to the back…

Alex Shelley &Randy Orton defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Kaz when R. Orton defeated Kaz by disqualification in 0:13:51.
Rating: ** ½
[Ric Flair interfered against Randy Orton.]

Commercial Break

— Returning from the break, a video package announces that there will be two more qualifying matches for the Wicked Games tomorrow next week, on Anarchy.

Wicked Games Qualifying Match
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Mr. Anderson

Anderson started off the match with an impressive showing of aggression, coming off his attack on Shelley and Orton during the last match. Anderson kept the fight going on O’Reilly, but the HWL newcomer fought back with all he had, wanting to make up for his quick victory against Matt Morgan last night at Downfall. O’Reilly was able to even things up with Anderson, and shocked everyone in the arena when he hit the Brain Buster, and picked up the victory… ensuring himself a spot in the tournament on November 28th.

Kyle O’Reilly pinned Mr. Anderson with the Brain Buster in 0:09:56.
Rating: *** ¼

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
© “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero/ © Desmond Wolfe vs. © The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya)

The crowd was really hyped for tonight’s main event, and they let out a collective groan when a video played on the Jumbotron of D’Angelo Dinero laying, motionless in the hallway backstage, with the X-Division title draped over his body. Peter Bradshaw came out to the stage and announced that the match would still take place, but that he would choose Desmond Wolfe’s partner, settling on Evan Bourne. Wolfe and Bourne worked well as a team, but the crowd certainly let their frustration known. Bourne nearly picked up the victory towards the end of the match, but Natalya distracted the referee, allowing Hart and Kidd to gain the upper hand. They hit the Springboard Hart Attack for the victory.

After the match, the lights in the arena went off. When they turned back on, D’Angelo Dinero was laying prone on the stage area. The crowd gasped in shock. Laughter filled the arena as Desmond Wolfe looked around the ringside area, in fear.

The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) defeated Evan Bourne & Desmond Wolfe when T. Kidd pinned E. Bourne after the Springboard Hart Attack in 0:18:55.
Rating: *** ½
[Natalya interfered against Evan Bourne.]
(D’Angelo Dinero no-showed.)

Card rating: ** ¾

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